The records should be as complete as the doctor can possibly furnish, comprising the objective symptomatology as well as the subjective one, leading to the prescription. Laboratory data, if available, should be included. Records in pictorial form, showing the temperature curve with clinical annotations are particularly desirable.
Homoeopathy exists exactly as it did in the past and so will do in the future. A law of nature and its God cannot die. Undoubtedly the number of present adherents to the ministrations of the physician who is also a homoeopath is larger than ever before since homoeopathy began its career under Hahnemann in the year 1780.
Experimentation on healthy human beings, not on irrationals and less on sick ones, of the substances employed as remedies (a) choice of medicine in accordance with the law of similars ; (b) single remedy ; (c) no absurd combinations of substances in different or same potencies ; and (d) minimum or optimum dose, are the four indispensable requisites which each and all homoeopathic prescriptions should fulfil and when it is forgotten, intentionally or unintentionally, and proceedings adopted are against our wise doctrine, it is only logical that the physician will go astray in the road of uncertainty, of error and of complete failure.
Formation of smaller or larger mixed groups of provers, consisting of doctors and laymen, would make possible the accomplishment of this work. The various existing homoeopathic laymens organizations could be of the greatest service to the cause of homoeopathy by lending their assistance.
Better brush up on this deep subject and cut down on the percentage of those patients who stop coming to you because you have failed to benefit them. Dont begrudge the time it takes to get all the history because there are other patients waiting to see you, or friend wife wants to step out to a show, or you have a date to play bridge at the club.
Gelsemium: Abundant albuminous urine; burning and highly colored; much headache. Veratrum viride: Hypertension; pulse full and slow; throbbing headache; diminished feeling in legs with spasms and tendency to paralysis. Also the following should be consulted: Arsenicum album, Berberis, Digitalis purpureum and Estrin.
All homoeopaths know that eczema is not a local skin disease. The average dermatologist evidently thinks that it is and applies all sorts of treatment to the local manifestation, and practically never cures his patient. The cause of the trouble is some deep-seated miasm, which can often be traced through several generations of the patients family. It does not always show itself as a skin condition but may alternate with asthma or other troubles.
In an editorial in the may 1936 number of the Hahnemannian Monthly concerning the postgraduate teaching of homoeopathy a statement is made to the effect that there would be less need for courses of this kind if the crowded curricula of the colleges allowed opportunity for more thorough instruction in the fundamentals of homoeopathy.
The other peculiar symptom lacking in the books but cured by the remedy was nausea after riding. The sickness would appear immediately after riding, not during it. The reaction of the remedy was so quick that the patient had no recurrence after an hours ride home.
The four outstanding remedies, according to Kent, are Cocculus, Lycopodium, Pulsatilla and Sepia. The aggravations are only under Lycopodium, which was chosen. Consulting Timothy Field Allens Handbook the following data was found, which justified the selection of Lycopodium.
Several characteristic features of the remedy were apparently absent in the symptom totality of the patient. The hunger with sudden repletion was not complained of. The 4-8 p.m. aggravation, not even an afternoon aggravation, could be elicited.
Today there is the opportunity of months of therapeutic preparation of the expectant mother, the practical means to educate the family along homoeopathic lines. In proportion as we grow in the wisdom of our treasured are do we realize the great potential possibilities involved therein. This applies to the important field of obstetrics.