SUPPRESSIVE DRUGS AND MEDICAL FOLLIES.
One of the most outstanding obstacles against the cure of human ailments today is the flood of suppressive drugs inundating our whole social order.
Foremost among these are great numbers and variations of the coal-tar drug derivatives chiefly used for headaches and the pains of neuritis and other inflammatory conditions, as well as to induce sleep. These pernicious drugs benumb the reactive forces of the organism and dull the sensibilities to pain and other stimuli; but slowly and insidiously destroy the chemistry and cellular contents of the blood stream, ultimating in many chronic intractable disease conditions.
In those addicted to the use of such drugs it is difficult for curative remedies to act until antidotal remedies have reestablished more nearly normal body states; Carbo vegetabilis, Magnesia phosphorica and Calcarea sulphurica have often proven very helpful in antidoting such drugs and restoring normal body states.
A common form of palliation employed in earache is the use of carbolized oil (phenol); this treatment produces necrosis of the ear drum ending in middle ear infection and mastoiditis, often requiring an operation unless the homoeopathically indicated remedy is given.
Among the stupid medical follies practiced today by “old school” empiricists are those pertaining to cancer. For years surgery held undisputed sway and those who opposed it were branded charlatans and misanthropes; then came the applications of radium and x-ray radiation, always resulting in greater suffering with tremendous financial loss as well. Those opposing such methods were considered benighted and unscientific. But the crowning phase of these insanities is the latest; that of freezing patients to death to cure cancer.
Needless to say, this latest folly will prove as useless as the preceding ones, surgery, x-ray and radium irradiations; but perhaps not quite as expensive financially and with the curtailment of human suffering, by reason of a speedier death. In the light of these stupidities perpetrated on an innocent public by so-called scientific medical gentleman, the public might well inquire just who are the charlatans and racketeers in medicine and who are the real doctors and benefactors.- A.H.G.