QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

A temporary immunity is developed against the particular strain of gonococcal infection but there are plenty of other strains available. After a lapse of time, a person may even retrieve his own infection from the person upon whom he originally conferred it.

EDITORIAL

What happened was that Hahnemann unwittingly demonstrated Maupertius Law of Least Action: “The quantity of action necessary to effect any change in Nature is the least possible: the decisive amount is always a minimum, an infinitesimal.” Hahnemann expressed the same idea when he advised that the chosen remedy be given in the smallest dose that would cure.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

The period of incubation in gonorrhoea is from a little more than 48 to 72 hours or longer. In the male the disease first attacks the anterior urethra which is very susceptible to the infection and “weak in spontaneous curative reaction.” Therefore, in the lower urogenital tract conditions are favorable for the long retention of small foci of infection.

THE TRUTH ABOUT “WHAT IS WRONG WITH HOMOEOPATHY”

Ever more glorious will homoeopathy unfold its banner; ever more brightly will it beam in the firmament of science; ever more full of curative virtue she will show her wonderful powers if she is not decked in any false finery or disfigured with any borrowed attire or ornaments. It positively will not mix with modern medicine. Then “If I am right your grace impart still in the right to stay; if I am wrong who of you will teach my heart to find that better way?”.

PAINLESS CHILDBIRTH

In my obstetric practice I have tried practically all of the methods of analgesia used and find that the use of these various small doses of novocain are not only entirely satisfactory but free from all danger. The only objection I have to the caudal anaesthesia is the fact that it is often difficult to administer, and the short duration of the anaesthesia.

ABOUT PRESCRIBING FOR MASTOIDITIS

Few who call themselves homoeopaths have the courage to treat mastoiditis medicinally. Like some of the rest of the group my experience in this ailment is limited. I have had four cases in nearly forty years–actually diagnosed. One, a boy of 18 or 19 following an otitis caused by his going in swimming too soon after measles. Hepar was quiet sufficient.

SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER

Homoeopathy can look forward to a future of innocuous desuetude unless we all determine that it shall not. The national organization has a definite responsibility in relation to our progress as a school of medicine. If it is unable or unwilling to undertake leadership, then let the job be delegated to some other more aggressive organization. Individually, each of us must get behind and push, for without cohesion and cooperation we are lost.