Clinical observation has demonstrated the fact that nursing infants can be successfully medicated in may instances by prescribing for the mother. There are certain conditions, however, which must be understood and fulfiled, otherwise failures will result which might at first seem difficult to explain. Studies carried on during the past several years have enabled us to arrive at a few rather definite conclusions along these lines.
Surgery says operate early, at the incipiency of the disease. Then and only then is there hope of recovery. If operated later a return of the growth is almost certain. Operation on gastrointestinal cancers, under the most favorable conditions, can promise only about two short years of life.
This repertory, and the evaluation of the remedies contained therein, do not follow any now published. We feel it safe to grade the remedies according to the majority of good prescribers rather than to the dictation of any one man. This conclusion is arrived at after nothing the variation of the evaluation in the various repertories.
As a thesis on the subject of homoeopathy, I know of nothing more to the point than a recital of those experiences that led me, as a recent graduate of the allopathic school of medicine, to a wholehearted adoption of the philosophy and practice of the newer school-homoeopathy.
This remark of a regular brother who accidentally had a small degree of homoeopathic curiosity aroused provides plenty of vitamins for thought. There are so many facets for thoughtful consideration that at this time we shall have to content ourselves with a story of the doctors difficulty, the report of a few cases that might increase that difficulty were it to reach his ear, and just few comments.
All modern methods of diagnosis should be employed, in order that every diagnosis made may receive the proper verification. Thus every pneumonia patient admitted should have an x-ray of his lungs; every typhoid case a Widal test, etc. In this way the records will stand the closest scrutiny.
Calcium is found in the skeleton, in the teeth, in the soft tissues of the organism, being an essential element in all the plasma of the tissues and cells. The normal organism contains 9.0 and 11.0 mg. of calcium per 100 c.c. of serum, which quantity varies in children, this proportion increasing or decreasing in them or in the adult according to their diverse troubles.
Voluminous articles have appeared recently proclaiming the great benefits of the Sulphanilamide group of drugs. Lay journals have heralded to the public that infections now can be completely controlled by this new discovery. The claims made for this new product are that it destroys bacteria, especially of pneumonia, as well as other virulent infectious agents.
This is rather a lengthy paper for a question that could be answered by single syllable. But there are many questions to be asked and explained before the answer can be appreciated and accepted. It would rather surprise me to have a real homoeopath ask such a question.