A triangle or trinity exists in every case; the mental symptoms, the physical symptoms, and the remedy. Given any two factors and the third may be inferred. The mental symptoms and the physical symptoms will indicate the remedy. the mental symptoms and the remedy will indicate the physical symptoms. The physical symptoms and the remedy will indicate the mental state.
Flouric acid. Necrosis especially of long bones, and ear. Discharge offensive, thin, acrid, excoriating. Better by cold, worse heat (Puls.). Series Puls., Sil., Fluoric acid. Vicious bone disease, calcareous degeneration, thigh and leg bones with chronic fistulous openings and excoriating pus. Affects temporal bone, mastoid process: pains burning, intermittent, discharge thick, acrid.
Captious critics and bumptious students have long made merry over the large number of peculiar, and, to them, trivial symptoms which appear in the materia medica, and also in the clinical records of homoeopathy-symptoms which appear no where else in medical literature, and which have not received the stamp of approval of the ruling authorities.
Some of the great philosophers have eaten neither meat nor fish nor flesh of any kind. They have refused to shed the blood of any creature either in person or by proxy. Partaking of the herbs of the field and he pure fresh fruits of the tree and vine they have cleansed and purified their bodies, rendering them more worthy vehicles for the higher expression of the mind and spirit.
The patient should be gone over again with these remedies in the foreground and plb. Caust. and op. in the background. Each of the five is a searching miasmatic remedy and careful observation should enable a fairly certain choice between the five. Without further data it is impossible to prescribed accurately.
The genus of the wood coming from the Philippine Islands is the Pterocarpus. I will drop this genus with a word that a wood of this genus is also found in the South American countries and Mexico. It is of no particular importance in that it does not show any fluorescent or medicinal properties as does the Philippine variety. It grows in swampy places and reaches a height of forty to sixty feet.
Nourished first from the principles of the ruling school, you have acquired the conviction that no true science can exist of the one who came to enlighten us. He has employed his long career to throw the foundations of a science, to the study of which you have consecrated your vigils. His work is the basis of a solid science. It is all experimental, but it has an immutable starting point and is full of future promise of progress.
After studying the case as presented, and recognizing the miasmatic background, we feel that phosphorus covers the whole condition better than any other remedy, in spite of the fact that phosphorus may not bear the proven relationship to some of the tissues as might be considered desirable on a strictly pathological basis.
This repertory is a long list of symptoms compiled by Dr. Kent and his pupils from all the repertories existing at that time, and from clinical verifications from private practice. These are arranged according to a very definite schema. It is only after long and careful study that one is able to thoroughly master this marvellous book. And it well merits such study.
William Boericke recommends Causticum as an antidote for paralysis resulting from lead poisoning. Gross also expresses this thought when he mentions Causticum in ailments from abuse of Lead of Cinchona, etc., as compared with Phosphorus where the ailments are more frequently the result of abuse of Iodine or Natrum muriaticum.
The general makeup of the journal has been maintained on a high plane and we have striven to hold our position without rancor, believing that homoeopathy is such a tremendous and vital subject that by teaching its truths in a positive and constructive way we can best show the value of our art of healing, avoiding criticism of those who differ from us.