DR. KAPLOWE: Dr. Sutherlands last description reminds me of a patient who came to me about five summers ago, and presented a terrible mass of eczema practically all over the body. I dont think he had a portion that was exempt, at least from the waist up. He recited to me his history, stating he had been suffering from hay fever for about six or eight years previously. This was the first time I had seen this man. I predicted to him that that summer he was not going to have hay fever. Of course, he looked at me in amazement and wondered whether I was turning prophet or not. I did nor prescribe for him that day. I could not work out the remedy. I told him to come back in a week but he did not show up.

In about a month he came back and he said, “I was waiting to see whether my hay fever would come back again, and it didnt, so I knew you were right”.

In other words, I had explained to him that the external manifestation of the inward trouble was representing an expenditure of the trouble and was substituted for a while but should that be suppressed, he would again have his hay fever. I took care of him from then on. He has been a loyal patient ever since.

Allan D. Sutherland
Dr. Sutherland graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia and was editor of the Homeopathic Recorder and the Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy.
Allan D. Sutherland was born in Northfield, Vermont in 1897, delivered by the local homeopathic physician. The son of a Canadian Episcopalian minister, his father had arrived there to lead the local parish five years earlier and met his mother, who was the daughter of the president of the University of Norwich. Four years after Allan’s birth, ministerial work lead the family first to North Carolina and then to Connecticut a few years afterward.
Starting in 1920, Sutherland began his premedical studies and a year later, he began his medical education at Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia.
Sutherland graduated in 1925 and went on to intern at both Children’s Homeopathic Hospital and St. Luke’s Homeopathic Hospital. He then was appointed the chief resident at Children’s. With the conclusion of his residency and 2 years of clinical experience under his belt, Sutherland opened his own practice in Philadelphia while retaining a position at Children’s in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.
In 1928, Sutherland decided to set up practice in Brattleboro.