Dysmenorrhoea, especially in rheumatic cases, headache before menses, severe pain in the back during menses, down the thighs and through the hips from side to side, with labor-like pains, nervousness and weeping mood. Pains double the patient up almost throwing her into convulsions. Ovarian pains up the sides. Debility after and between menses.
The cutaneous eruptions alone are sufficient to show the uselessness of those lines of demarcation. For years past I have ceased to consider the similarity of the cutaneous symptoms as of any consequence. How could a drug produce a herpetic eruption in a prover, if the herpes did not already exist in him? A remedy cures herpes, if it suits the whole organism, not otherwise.
Once compulsory enforcement of medicine under state militia is established for cattle it will be easy for it to get the rest of the way to us. All the wolf of fabled fame asked was to be allowed to get its nose into the crack of the slightly opened door, for it knew that the rest would be easy.
Carelessness in selectivity is the reason for the crowded conditions in all our penal, and other, institutions. Suppressive medications does not and cannot meet the requirements satisfactorily. Pure homoeopathy is the only real cure for a situation that is world wide and steadily progressing to a place where it is arousing an interest that will bring many theories to the front.
It was most homoeopathic, forcible, logical, and held his audience, paving the way for those things which were to follow. His address will be retained in the memories of all his listeners as of the greatest value to the progress of true homoeopathy. His honorary oration presented- we are pleased to say-before a very intellectual and appreciative audience, was an inspiration to us all and held us spellbound.
The value of our remedies cannot be measured by pathological anatomy. Natural and drug diseases are two entirely different conditions; the laws of one have no power in the other, nor can they have any, because those conditions, are not only different from, but totally opposed to one another.
The Guiding Symptoms illuminates the subject with one word, “sphacelus”, which should have such a depressing effect upon the pathological prescriber, that he would perforce drop it from his catalogue of bone remedies. But perhaps I should not inveigh too strongly against pathological prescribing, for most of are guilty at times. The point I wish to make is than in the cases that I am about report Lachesis could not have been selected upon their pathology.
ADDITIONS TO KENTS REPERTORY. A drug has no symptoms inherent in its substance; it merely determines the character of the symptoms evoked in the person of the prover.
Can the call for an acute remedy the satisfied by the exhibition of the chronic remedy? How much can an acute remedy upset a chronic case? To be sure an old symptom-the asthma-came back after Phosphorus but the return of old symptoms under certain conditions does not mean curative action. Discrimination is necessary when unlike causes produce similar phenomena such as the return of old symptoms.
Thus a glimpse into a remarkable mode of thought. I feel impelled to present it to you. It is , for me, an unexplored land. However, one find among these men exceptional experts in therapy and authors of most instructive writings. They are very rare in Germany and for this reason our ignorance of the subject is great and therefore opposition to high potencies is not reasonable.
Time will not permit us to go into detail farther, but we will say that a diagnosis of idiot, Mongolian idiot, a hopeless case, was made by several doctors, one of them claiming special preparation for taking charge of an institution for treatment of cases of this kind. According to this opinion this unfortunate was destined to merely exist through this earthy life without having any knowledge of having lived.
This is too laborious for some who are lazy; to infra dig. for others who desire to play the part of the fashionable profess to their deluded dupes that they can “see their case at a glance”, allotting to the investigation of their condition a brief modicum of time, equivalent to about three minutes per corpus vile. The painstaking method has its reward.
Is it forgotten that the tracing of pathological alterations of structure to a remedy is very uncertain? There might be some certainly in this if men and animals could be dissected after they had been poisoned, in which case many things are found which are either useless or doubtful, inasmuch as we cannot know with certainly whether some of them had not existed previously.
The time for the preparation for this bureau had then become so short that I gave the medicine to my sixteen year old son and also took it myself. The boy had taken the 30th every two hours for three days when he begged to be allowed to stop the medicine because of the condition of his lips and mouth, and after there days more he felt that he must have an antidote, though I did not give one.