The head surgeon introduced a poor, miserable specimen of manhood to the class. In a very astonished manner he exhibited the patients thumb; he said, “Look, students, I cannot understand why this growth should appear here, when I removed a similar one from another part of his anatomy.”

Hahnemann in his introductory remarks on A Review on Physic in the Organon, says:.

The vital force, capable of acting only in harmony with the physical arrangement of our organism, and without reason, insight, or reflection, was not given us that we should regard it as the best guide in the cure of diseases having the power of reducing those sad deviations from health to their normal standard; and still less was that vital force given to us, that its imperfect and morbid effects (to rescue itself from disease) might be imitated by servile physicians, adopting methods more inappropriate and depressing than those of the vital force itself; nor that indolent physicians might be enabled to spare themselves all intellectual effort, reflection, and consideration, necessary for the discovery and practice of the noblest of the human arts, the true art of healing, instead of contenting themselves with imperfect imitation of the crude curative efforts of unintelligent nature, and then proclaiming theirs as the “rational art of healing”.

What man of sense would undertake to imitate nature in her endeavors of coming to the rescue? Those efforts are, in fact, the disease itself; and the morbidly affected vital force is the producer of disease becoming manifest. Necessarily, therefore, every artificial imitation as well as the suppression of these natural efforts must either increase the evil, or render it dangerous by suppression; the allopathist does both, and then extols this practice as healing art, as “rational healing art”.

Webster defines suppression thus: to crush, to put an end to, to put down by force; to overpower; to repress; conceal; to cause to stop; to arrest; extinguish. Is this not formidable enough to cause any serious minded physician to ponder over before he resorts to palliatives, such as ointments, salves, etc., thus inflicting a new evil on the already sick human being?.

The local manifestations of disease are but signals of internal disturbances; enemies attacking the life forces; nature is calling for assistance such as the indicated remedy. For over forty years I have fought this pernicious practice of suppression, some times successfully; more often my advice was ignored. Patient requesting quicker action, not willing to wait the beneficent curative property of the remedy. “Your method is too slow,” we are told. What of the years of suffering, and possibly death as the result of suppression?.

We, who are privileged to belong to our merciful school of medicine, should prize and honor it highly, doing all in our power to be worthy of it. Homoeopaths are born, not merely products of certain colleges. A professor once remarked that out of a class of eighteen he only expected three to practice homoeopathy. By adherence to the teachings of the master we shall never be guilty of adding to the overcrowded institutions for the insane and the blind who are victims largely of suppressed diseases.

In my junior year I went to Chicago seeking the best homoeopathy had to offer. I attended a Saturday afternoon clinic. Fortunately for my future as a physician I did so; my eyes were open to what was being taught in this popular homoeopathic college.

The head surgeon introduced a poor, miserable specimen of manhood to the class. In a very astonished manner he exhibited the patients thumb; he said, “Look, students, I cannot understand why this growth should appear here, when I removed a similar one from another part of his anatomy.” Suppression, and this teacher did not recognize it, and he a supposed homoeopath. Needless to say I sought a real homoeopathic college and found it, too, in Hering Medical College.

CASE 1. Emergency case of inflammatory rheumatism, victim of heart disease produced by suppression of rheumatism when a young man. Local applications freely used. The acute attack for which I was employed consisted of a highly inflamed and swollen right hand; all motion was agony. The remedy, Bryonia CC., gave prompt relief. As to the heart, the damage was too great to be repaired. He died several years later from complications, another victim of suppression, and the name is legion.

CASE II. Reporting another case, victim of suppression, I diagnosed as marginal blepharitis. Little miss of eight years brought to the office by her mother, Aug. 3, 1937. History of eczema from birth, involving external genitals, lower abdomen, groins, umbilicus, chest, feet, behind ears, settling on margins of lids; oedema and agglutination of lids, difficult to open on awakening. Local medication employed. Pneumonia at one year of age, then pertussis, influenza and varicella. These signals of distress were not recognized by the attending physician; he saw only the manifestations and not the cause; he used external applications expecting to remove the trouble, which is impossible; experience has proven this fact repeatedly.

An oculist was then consulted; he used his art for one year without avail. All this time the skin affection clamored for attention but was left unheard. Finally the little patient was brought to me hoping our beneficent school would prove the right one, thereby affecting a cure. Forgetting all about the eye trouble only in its relation to the whole patient, I began on the history from birth to the coming to office. Child mentally bright and alert; very disagreeable personality, overbearing, imperious, contradicting her mother, etc. Posture while sitting, unrefined. Lids highly inflamed, itchy, lids agglutinated, on awakening difficult to open. Face greasy and blotchy. Ears, eruption behind. Irritation over body. Hunger at 4 p.m. Aversion to certain vegetables. Aug. 24, Graph. 10M.

Family vacationing, mother writes for more medicine. Highly pleased with progress. Bowels more normal. Slight rash in arm pits, also groins and between the toes. Placebo.

Sept. 23. Agg. lids gummed, breath sweeter; at first visit it was foul. Amel. ears, bowels, arms. Graph. 10M.

Nov. 30, 1937. General improvement of all symptoms.

Feb. 2, 1938. Improvement of bowels, skin, slight rash between toes. Placebo.

Last report very much improved in every way. No medicine since Sept. 23, 1937. Disposition sweet and amiable.

CASE III. Male, 71. Since infancy has been a sufferer from catarrh, caused by suppression of croup by compresses of oil and turpentine applied to chest during an attack of croup. Discharge profuse from nose and throat, more particularly while eating. Aggravated almost all day. Is embarrassed while at table having to use handkerchief frequently. On account of this distressing condition he avoids all social contacts. Careful prescribing has given much relief but no cure. Patient has lived a long life, but not a happy one, due to the curse of suppression.

How many millions are thus afflicted for lack of right thinking!.

Rosalie De La Hautiere