On attempting to look to the left, with the head held stationary, it was noticed that the left eye failed entirely to move in that direction, so that while the right eye turned to the left, the left eye remained looking forward. The motion of both eyes was normal in every other respect. The only complaint of the child was diplopia.
I found the patient in considerable distress both from the paralyzed bladder and completely inactive rectum, and from a highly nervous state, because of the drugs that had been administered, and from the frequent passing of the catheter. There were no other local conditions and there had been no complications to account for the disfunctioning bladder.
Our field sends out many surgeons, doctors and nurses. This of course influences the home folks who are our clientele, with wonderful advice from John, Bill or Mary, who are ambitious to use all the latest methods in surgery, diagnosis, nursing, etc. Infinitesimals are topics quite often discussed. In such a field there are many postoperatives, and a fair share of them are neurasthenics.
I realize that I have not added anything to science by presenting this paper, but if I have been able to demonstrate the value of the potentized remedy over material medicine, and if I can induce one more of you men to thoroughly study and repertorize your cases, then I will not have labored in vain.
Now it is perfectly possible that the scar was going to clear up anyway and that the remedy had nothing to do with it, but improvement began soon after beginning treatment and both the patient and myself felt that it was the result of the action of the remedy.
There is no equality of men before suffering, is individual, inacessible, incommunicable. My individual struggle was not to live, but to retain the desire to live. I recalled, so often, the story-French, I believe of the dying man,who had made the great refusal. With all my desire to be honest with myself, I dared not think put the implications of what was involved.
Thus we build up a mental picture of the indicated remedy, fitting it to the story just related; thus we reasonably hope for success, if we have weighed carefully the close relationship between the remedy and the patient; hope is born again in the physician and from him radiates a health giving tonic, peace and comfort to the frayed nerves or lacerated tissue, or whatever the case many be.
In acts on the circulation similar to Hamamelis. It is an excellent remedy in that state of inflammation described as dilatation of the blood vessels and if given then prevents the spread of the disease. In engorgement of the lungs it prevents the subsequent pneumonia. The chest feels sore, the pulse is full and soft, the expectoration is scanty and blood-streaked.
The mental symptoms are the key to the use of this remedy. All acute cases exhibit in greater or less degree, the fear of death or apprehension. If the patient wants the doctor he wants him in a great hurry, he is afraid he will suffocate or that he is getting pneumonia, or he may not fear death, but he is afraid, wants help and wants it right away.
Homoeopathic literature, because of the basic laws underlying homoeopathic practice, holds an entirely difficult place in the field of medical literature. So careful and painstaking was the work of he earl authors, that the only limitations today on the work of Hahnemann, Boenninghausen, Hering, and the other standard-bearers, is that of additional remedies that have been developed since their works were published.
In other words, in even the embryonic stages of homoeopathy it was found that law governed. Gradual experimentation widened the possibilities of application of these laws; no amount of experimentation extended the laws themselves. All that experimentation could do was to enlighten our minds regarding the scope of the law.
The question now arises whether the haemorrhages-producing powers of Sabina are confined mainly to the female organs, or whether it possess any more general haemorrhagic properties which have not been brought out due to the fact that the remedy has not received a thorough enough proving.
The action of the remedy is usually prompt, but, in cases under chronic treatment, the constitutional remedy shortens convalescence to a minimum. The above would would seem to show that influenza is an acute expression of underlying chronic miasms rather than a contagious disorder implanted on an otherwise healthy organism.
Early in the morning patient has a kind of asthmatic fit with oppression of the chest, a whistling respiration and a dry cough followed by heavy perspiration of he upper part of the body. There is nothing of importance to record in the examination of he patient except a number of nasal polypi, especially on the right side, about the size of a pea, and a fetid yellow secretion.
There is a great tendency to shriveling, mucous membranes of mouth and lips shrivel, and become wrinkled, mucous membrane of throat looks leathery and wrinkled, these are sure indications for Ars., such causes being very malignant in character. Euthanasia, use higher potencies. No other remedy has burning in so marked degree, better heat.