If the vital force of each human being is paced within certain limits and must remain within those limits, why is it so often necessary that a patient, instead of receiving a single constitutional remedy must have a series or succession of two, three or more?.


11. How does a Hahnemannian homoeopath treat poisoning cases such as poisoning by nitric acid, mercury, arsenic, etc., and how do the results of such treatment compare to the usual routine results? —J. N. HAZRA.

12. Would you kindly publish in the Recorder the different seasons and the different months in these seasons in the western hemisphere. Also will someone give the earths declination in regard to the sun in each of these months. Is it possible to give remedial aggravations and ameliorations month by month? Such data would be of great value to those practising homoeopathy in other parts of the world, especially to me in India.—J. N. HAZRA.


–Case of Miss G. W., severe headache with menses. Please refer to the July issue, page 535. On line 5 from the bottom please omit words ” and lying”.

–Medorrhinum MM when a person stays well nourished, grows large and rather gross, and has many complaints, think of Medorrhinum and other anti-sycotic remedies. Headache beginning near sunrise and ending at sunset; beating, thumping headache; sub-normal in general; secretiveness related to gonorrhoea in all stages leaves its shadow. The above symptoms form the basis for the prescription of Med.—J. W. KRICHBAUM.

–Kali carb. appears to have the most individual similars.– R. E. S. HAYES.

–I have cured two of these obstinate cases. The remedies have been the same in both cases. The case above differs in some particulars, yet the indications, pathologically and symptomatically considered, call for the same remedies. I believe that Nat. sulph. in the 200th and Mag. sulph. in the 6x, during the attack, would be the remedies and potencies.–M. NOVAK.

–The following rubrics were worked out by the Boenninghausen method: Coldness in general, desires open air, troubles during menses, throbbing internally, nausea and vomiting, worse eating, worse at beginning of menses, better biting hard substance, worse during day, left ovary, better pressure, worse lying, worse noise, worse talking, worse crowds, < among strangers, worse singing, better standing, thyroid, swelling neck glands. Twenty rubrics. The following remedies appeared:.

Nat. carb.–51–15 out of 20 rubrics.

Sepia–62–15 out of 20 rubrics.

Sil.–50–15 out of 20 rubrics.

Lyc.–50–14 out of 20 rubrics.

Phos.–53–14 out of 20 rubrics.

Nux vom.–58–13 out of 20 rubrics.

Puls.–57–13 out of 20 rubrics.

Sulph.–51–13 out of 20 rubrics.

Upon analyzing the case before the class and Dr. Lyle, and reference to the materia medica, leads me to choose Silica as the similimum.–ROBERTS H A.

–Working this case through Kents Repertory the following remedies stand highest, appearing in all or practically all rubrics:.

Nux vom. Phos.

Sil. Bry.

Bell. Lyc.

I gave this patient Medorrhinum 200 and she was considerably better during the next period, but the remedy did not hold. Further progress of the case will be reported later.–E. B. LYLE.


If the vital force of each human being is paced within certain limits and must remain within those limits, why is it so often necessary that a patient, instead of receiving a single constitutional remedy must have a series or succession of two, three or more?.

–In many cases a patient is susceptible to a single remedy throughout his whole life, but there are many exceptions to this rule, one of which is that the remedies to which he might be more susceptible have never been proved. Lippe, after the first proving of Apis, said that formerly he used Hell. and Lyc. for symptoms now covered by Apis. The similimum is found much more rarely than the similar. Therefore we often edge on our cases to a cure.–C. M. BOGER.

Allan D. Sutherland
Dr. Sutherland graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia and was editor of the Homeopathic Recorder and the Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy.
Allan D. Sutherland was born in Northfield, Vermont in 1897, delivered by the local homeopathic physician. The son of a Canadian Episcopalian minister, his father had arrived there to lead the local parish five years earlier and met his mother, who was the daughter of the president of the University of Norwich. Four years after Allan’s birth, ministerial work lead the family first to North Carolina and then to Connecticut a few years afterward.
Starting in 1920, Sutherland began his premedical studies and a year later, he began his medical education at Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia.
Sutherland graduated in 1925 and went on to intern at both Children’s Homeopathic Hospital and St. Luke’s Homeopathic Hospital. He then was appointed the chief resident at Children’s. With the conclusion of his residency and 2 years of clinical experience under his belt, Sutherland opened his own practice in Philadelphia while retaining a position at Children’s in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.
In 1928, Sutherland decided to set up practice in Brattleboro.