There is nothing that works quite so well, in the exceptional treatment, as the indicated homoeopathic remedy improving the patients general health as well as the asthma. Herein lies the specificity of tissue reaction of our remedies as well as constitutional betterment. I have no argument to make over the repertoires. Some find they can use one better than another.
The purpose of my paper is to differentiate between Bryonia alba and Ranunculus bulbosus-two purely homoeopathic drugs having no physiological use, the first well known, the latter less so. Yet these two remedies are quite similar as to their general modalities and the tissues upon which they act.
Mothers have a few instincts left, even in these times, and one is a distinct aversion to having their children shot full of this and that preventive serum or vaccine. Blessed and sane instinct! When they realize that the same good end can be accomplished by mild internal protection by high potency, without introducing foreign blood rhythms and with no fear of bad reaction, they are delighted.
From the clinical viewpoint the only affections in which both Ranunculus and Mezereum seem to be useful are neuralgia, herpes zoster, and rheumatism. It is with the first of these only that this paper is supposed to with the first of these only that this paper is supposed to deal, and yet in order to get a fairly complete picture it seems well to run through outstanding symptoms in the usual order.