The philosophy of homoeopathy has been clarified and modernized so that it can be understood by anyone. The work of modernizing the materia medica is being carried on by Dr. Boericke and a number of others. This stupendous work should be completed. It is a piece of work that every homoeopath should contribute to. Whether you are doing research work, teaching or engaged in the clinical practice of medicine your help is needed.
In acute disease the exteriorization of cure or relief is rapid; in chronic slow and tedious and if there is not enough vitality to exteriorize, the patient is on his way out of this world’s troubles. I wonder if any of us realize the range of harm done by local treatment, suppression. Here is a list of fifty conditions due to local treatment or other suppressive things, with their remedies, mostly from Kent.
There is so much that might be said not only for or against repertory practice but in consideration of a number of associated influences that it would need another paper to bring the material out. This I may do sometime if no one else does. Meanwhile I will leave my real feelings about it in the air. That is where the question will always stay anyhow, no matter what individuals decide about it.
The conditions to which the Foundation has freely committed itself open the way unobstructed to homoeopathy, without binding homoeopathy to anything at all except its own facts with relation to infantile paralysis. Homoeopathy has everything to gain and nothing to lose. This is a clear opportunity, in my opinion, for homoeopathy to do some- thing in a pressing public cause, and get public credit for it.
This patient’s chief complaint besides sterility was a rather persistent ache in the small of the back which was only relieved by lying or pressing the back against some hard object such as a book or balsam pillow. Ever since adolescence her back had caused more or less annoyance, and was apparently slowly but surely getting worse.
A new homoeopathic medical journal has been received from London. The name of this journal is Health Through Homoeopathy (incorporating Homoeopathy), and it is published by the British Homoeopathic Association. The editorial board is composed of Mrs. Thelma H. Benjamin, Editor; H.E. Powell-Jones, Chairman; E. Ford Duncanson, D.S.C., JP.; C. E. Wheeler, M.D.; and W.L. Templeton, M.D. This new publication is a lay journal and is being published so as to be of especial interest to lay people.
The chief difficulty encountered was the obtaining of suitable persons as provers. In this instance only two people were considered sufficiently fitted for this experiment. One was a young man of 26, the other a married mother age 31. I, myself, refrained from taking the drug because at the time I showed enough symptoms of a chronic nature that I felt a true picture of the drug action could not be obtained.
Tributes to her have come in from every side, well deserved, prompted by love, gratitude and appreciation. Many of the present generation of homoeopathic physicians in this country owe much to Dr. Tyler’s interest in post-graduate study of the subject, and there is a deep sense of loss amongst the profession, and a feeling of gratitude to this selfless woman.
More than ever the homoeopathic profession needs statistical proofs of the value of its method. Statistics are what our opponents demand, and statistics are the most convincing proof to the public at large. For the sake of homoeopathy, all homoeopathic physicians are urged to go over their old records and to send them along with the current records regularly.