Medical literature and radio talks are full of over- statements, but we feel the above comments are founded on fact and will be just as potent one hundred years hence. From careful study of hundreds of case records, we state without fear of successful contradiction, that in the hands of its masters in scientific medication under Similia similibus curantur, todays drugging with the sulfas, penicillin and vitamins leaves much to be desired.
The intense itching, burning and pain that these patients have to endure, coupled with the marked cosmetic embarrassment, make it seem imperative to them that something must be done to relieve them and done quickly.
Marriage of epileptics is to be dissuaded, not only because of the false opinion of relatives regarding harmful results from sexual abstinence, but mainly because epilepsy is a degenerative, progressive, transmissible disease, hence propagation of such individuals should be prevented as much as possible, not to mention the many other dangers and cares which threaten such unions.
The wife of this same doctor complained of numbness of the hands, < when going to bed. She said she would have to get out of bed to swing her arms to get them to feeling all right again. She had very few other symptoms; however, I worked out her case and chose Rhus tox. 30x. This seems to do the trick. She keeps it on hand and takes an occasional dose, and feels reasonably clear of her symptoms.
Arsenicum in higher potency is perhaps the most important remedy, especially in chronic cases with calcareous deposits in the coronary arteries; there is much general weakness, exhaustion and rapid loss of strength; difficult breathing; palpitation with fear and suffocative attacks. Aggravation after midnight, from cold and rest, better from warmth.
Here is where the headaches come in. He had been a great sufferer from migraine since childhood but had been so ill with the ulcers he had barely mentioned them and, of course, the chronic trouble was suppressed by the acute for the time being. After the x-ray treatments he had no headache for nearly a year, then they returned with great severity, often preceded by half vision.
Opium is perhaps one of the most striking examples of development of personality of the drug through the homoeopathic method of preparation, through its recording on the prover and the manifestation of the power of the homoeopathic laws.