A physician who specializes in diagnosis is playing the role of medical traffic cop, directing some patients to a heart man, others to a neurologist and so on through a long and weary list. Nothing is done either to kill or cure the patient until he gets past the diagnostician. On the other hand, there are some general practitioners who attempt anything and everything from pulling teeth and paring corns to examining eyes and fitting glasses.
In conclusion I wish to read a short poem-the preface to The Grounds of a Homoeopaths Faith, by Samuel A. Jones, M.D., Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Homoeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan, published June 23, 1879-sixty years sag:.
These few case histories that it is my privilege to submit to you today are offered as one small addition to the great mass of evidence that has been accumulating through the years, bearing tribute to the skill and genius of our illustrious master, Samuel Hahnemann.
While these few cases are suggestive only, I feel justified in the belief that we have in our list of remedies the most valuable aids in the treatment of goitre known to medical science. Nor should we omit mention of the striking results that can sometimes be obtained from thyroid feeding, so called, in cases of the hypothyroid form, though my experience in this field has been but limited.
Special placebos be used for particular complaints such as Pain, Headache, Insomnia, etc. In such case the word describing the complaint should be written boldly across the face of the drug envelope. This helps considerably in raising the potency of the prescription.
It was repeated in another week and acted well both times. After three weeks Bell. 10M. was given because of a sudden exhaustion returning. This time there was no reaction and ten days later she was given her old chronic remedy, Zinc., once more.
Conscious of the hearts action. Sadness, downhearted, oppressed, very irritable, with dullness of mind and lack of memory. Nervous and irritable on rising in the morning. Frightened, an indefinable dread, and trembling. An excited, frightened feeling, with cold sweat on face.