All right if it will make the doctor or the patient any more contented in mind. Small-pox is such a rare disease under conditions of cleanliness and modern sanitary facilities that the best and most sensible thing is to just forget it.
As infinitesimal doses have demonstrated their efficacy. . . it is necessary to accept and not reject them. . . the facts of creation not being subject to our intellectual capacity, but instead, as they are to an infinitely intelligent and superior power
In confinement, early in the game I learned that process, and by studying carefully Guernsey, who was the greatest prescriber that was ever known in any school, and Bell on Diarrhoea, to learn how they prescribed, that gave me the insight into this game.
As stated in last months Recorder, the most frequently indicated remedies for the bad effects of vaccination are: Apis, Ars., Echi., Hep., Kali carb., Lach., Maland., Med., Psor., Pyrog., Sil., Sulph., Thuja and Tub, bov. One more nosode should be added to the list, namely, Syphilinum.
Homoeopathy aims to gather always more experience along these lines, because such symptoms are often of much value, sometimes indispensable, especially where the sickness picture is poor in characteristic symptoms. At times one such peculiarity decided between several apparently indicated remedies, and rarely is a mistake in remedy selection caused thereby.
I suppose had I yielded to popular clamor I would have given her one of the sulfa group and perhaps my patient would have recovered equally well, but I am a firm believer in the use of the indicated remedy and follow that plan if the patient is my own.
Homoeopathy modestly believes it can add much to aid in solving your questions of sickness and health, their treatment, or prevention. Therefore, my friends, make it a point to be well informed on health as well as sickness and how they may best be controlled. Remember, the best thing is oft times a difficult thing to find.