Editorial

While we do not advocate the use of sulfadiazine or any of the sulfonamides, we believe their administration would be attended with less danger under the supervision of the well- trained homoeopathic physician who is by experience thoroughly conversant with the toxic properties of drugs.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Very sensitive to hot weather and especially to the direct rays of the sun. Must have head protected from the sun. Menses late, scanty and of short duration. General aggravation before menses. Subject to cold sores and fever blisters with every cold or digestive upset. Worst time of day apt to be along in the middle of the forenoon.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

Fresh, raw, unsweetened fruit juices in season provide the simplest and best laxatives. If the pulp of one or two peaches or plums proves insufficient give more. The same with scraped apple and other fruits. If cereals and so-called infant foods are being given discontinue their use and put the child on the milk and fruit diet.

SURGERY VS PHYSIOTHERAPY

In conclusion I wish to make the suggestion that even a homoeopathic physician could increase his armamentarium and curative facilities if he would be willing to investigate and study the technique and therapeutic value of some of our simpler physical treatments. Most of us do not appreciate what we could do with our hands and the therapeutic value they possess.

WISDOM PLEASE

The aggravation that preceded the curative “phase” is significant. One purpose of potentization, though a lesser one, is to prevent unpleasant or dangerous provings. The doctor was lucky to escape without lasting drug imposition and disease suppression. As to whether we have at our command the similimum for every “case,” that is a question that will never be answered with finality.

SAMUEL HAHNEMANN The Outline of a Play

As this year is the one hundredth anniversary of the death of Hahnemann (July 2, 1843), and as the year 1944 marks the centenary or the founding of the American Institute of Homoeopathy, and likewise of the London Homoeopathic Hospital, it is hoped that opportunity may be had at our different homoeopathic gatherings for the presentation of some of the dramatic incidents in the life of the great leader under whose banner we serve.

DYSENTERY

Medical writers from the time of Hippocrates have prated of dysentery, and the variety of opinions they have entertained is but little less than the number of writers by whom the subject has been discussed. Three thousand years have not sufficed to settle the question for all, whether it be really a disease of independent existence, or whether it be only an adjunct of some other more general form of evil.

FIG WART

A tall, slender, light-haired man, aged twenty-five,single, electrician, pulled a pediculated growth from the right side of the anus in July, 1894. It returned a few months later and much larger, remaining unchanged until now. The growth is flat in shape like a cows’ comb, three-eights of an inch wide at the top, and three fourths of an inch long including the pedicle.

SUPPRESSION AND PROPAGANDA

Nevertheless, to explain the disastrous results of suppression as expressed by the dislocation of symptoms, insidious and obscure though they may be at first, should be by far the greater part of any propaganda among laymen.