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To the Editor of the Homoeopathic Recorder:.
I was much interested in Dr. Gimmers criticism of aluminum cooking utensils in the September Recorder. Will someone please tell me what utensils are perfectly safe for the housewife to use? We can easily see that the glass-like flakes of aluminum taken into the alimentary canal might be very detrimental to the patient. For years we have been warned against tin and the use of copper and brass kettles has been discontinued because of the danger of poisoning. Even the old iron kettles of our grandmothers are made of ferrum. That leaves nothing but pyrex glass and to boil vegetables on top of the stove i pyrex would probably destroy the pyrex. What is there left for the poor housewife to use? Is there such a thing as stainless steel for cooking utensils. If so would there be any possible objection to it? A ferrum that cant rust might be the last objectionable. What kind of utensils is the poor housewife to use?-F. E. GLADWIN.
December 28, 1930.
To the Editor of the Recorder:.
In the Homoeopathic Recorder for December, 1930, p. 888, there is a short article by my good friend Dr. Dayton Pulford on The Origin of Susceptibility, with which I cannot wholly agree, perhaps because I do not understand. Dr. S. L. Guild-Leggett, one of the brainiest women who ever graced the homoeopathic profession, once said.
Now all homoeopathic physicians versed in the purest.
application of similia know that disease, or miasmatic effect, can be eradicated, i.e., that such forms of disturbance, taken in time, can be cured without fear of recurrence. But when we come to talk of the eradication. of a chronic miasm, especially psora, my experience teaches. me that it is never done, nor do I believe it could be done. except when first acquired, and except life could be. extended some centuries. Eradication of tendencies is often. mentioned. This is true of special tendencies, not of a. tendency of the miasm, to aries again, in some new form,. deeper or less violent, according to the care of the. patient, and the direct homoeopathicity of the treatment.-.
(I.H.A. Transactions 1903, p. 79).
The above is but a hint as to the origin of susceptibility, but that hint should lead us to see that susceptibility and the chronic miasms are most intimately related. A relation of cause and effect, I should say. Without the miasms, one or all, would there be susceptibility? I think not. Without a chronic miasm we should have absolute health of the body. We should be at the beginning again.
Nor should we need immunizing agents, for we would have prefect immunity. And we should remain immune to sickness until we transgressed law, either spiritual or natural, which would afford a plane or predisposition for disorderly influx, and hence disease. There must be an active and passive order that anything may be determined. Seed must have its proper soil in order that it may ultimate itself. Susceptibility to bodily afflictions must originate in the chronic miasms of Hahnemann, or else these miasms are nothing.-C. L. OLDS.
Mrs. D. 60 years old. A fleshy, full blooded, dark, blue eyed woman with black hair. For two years has had frequent attacks of so-called “bilious colic” a month to three months apart. I first saw her one Sunday morning. She was taken very suddenly about 10 a.m. without any warning-had been feeling unusually well for weeks. A sudden clutching pain in pit of stomach which continued a few minutes and eased off-then suddenly came on again. During the pain the face was flushed, pulse very full. Gradually nausea and vomiting came on. The vomitus consisted of the contents of the stomach but no bile. Diagnosis, gallstone colic.
Remedy, Belladonna CC in water, teaspoonful doses every 15 minutes during pain. No pain, no medicine. She improved and dropped asleep in a couple of hours. Pain resumed about 2 p.m. and lasted for about an hour when it suddenly ceased. Monday morning she passed a monster stone which measured two and seven-eights inches in circumference. I sent the stone to Chicago for analysis. The pronounced it a gallstone. A picture of it may be seen in Fishers Homoeopathic Text Book of Surgery on page 977. This patient lived many years but never had another attack.-C. F. ELLIS.