The homoeopathic physician is fortunate indeed to have a clearly defined law of cure to guide him in the practice of his profession. He need not tremble as he approaches the amazing labyrinth of a fully equipped modern laboratory. Nor need he worry if he saves his patients some of their hard earned money by omitting unnecessary and expensive laboratory studies.
We have yet to see the case which will benefit in any way by being offered “good nourishing food” every two or three hours. To feed anyone, whether sick or well, every two or three hours is one sloe, but sure, way to commit murder or at least to cause much needless sickness and suffering.
Curiously enough, while the sufferer detailed all his chest symptoms–those of heart, pleura, cough, intercostal pains– his examiner was impressed above all by his mental anguish. All else appeared to be secondary with the patient himself. Yet he must stress his body symptoms, since one does not go to a doctor for the “blues”!.
My husband was a practising physician of homoeopathy in Southern Illinois for fifty years and accumulated a large medical and surgical library in those years. He died two years ago and I would like to dispose of the book and also his splendid collections of instruments and drugs. He was a subscriber to your Homoeopathic Recorder and I have taken your name from that publication.
Fifty years ago the word pneumonia was seldom used in this connection. It was usually referred to as lung fever. The treatment at that time seemed to be to sustain the vitality of the patient while the fever ran its course, as it could not be aborted. And he thinks that the treatment of those days was fully as effective as the modern treatment of the present day.
This position strengthens the spine and favors early use of the arms, neck and shoulders. It helps to prevent flattening of the occiput in children suffering from disturbed calcium metabolism. The prone position is a good one to cultivate at all ages and stages of life. In advanced years it prevents passive congestion along the cerebrospinal axis.
A great many doctors do not seem to know that there is a place where they may be taught good homoeopathy, so for your information I want to tell you about the International Hahnemannian Associations Postgraduate School (American Foundation for Homoeopathy). It holds a six weeks course every summer. They teach homoeopathic philosophy, repertory, case taking and materia medica.
Added to these may be physical measures which equalize circulation be derivation, either to the feet or the head, for which purposes we have hydrotherapeutic means. In rheumatic headache we recommend especially the Cornelius Nervepoint massage with its remarkable lasting effect from correct technique and patience on the part of the sufferer.
Three physicians in succession and in as many weeks treated her, without helping her and without knowing what ailed her. The third one advised to take the child to St. Paul. In St. Paul a physician was called about midnight, soon after the child had arrived. But, like his three predecessors, he was stumped and asked to have a pediatrics specialist in consultation.