QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT


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.


NOTE: Send questions to Dr. Eugene Underhill, Jr., 2010 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia,

 

Question: WHICH DO YOU REGARD AS THE MORE VALUABLE FOOD, BREAD OR POTATOES?.

Answer: Potatoes, by all means, and the best way to prepare them is to bake them and eat skins and all. All other methods of cooking more or less demineralize the potato to the detriment of the consumer.

Question: HOW WOULD YOU PREPARE A HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDY FOR HYPODERMIC OR INTRAVENOUS USE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY?.

Answer: Why waste valuable time preparing a hypodermic? A few pellets of the potentized drug will be absorbed with amazing speed from the mucous membranes of the mouth, especially from the sublingual space. We cannot even imagine a condition in which hypodermic medication would be really necessary. The only possible exception would be for the purpose of local anesthesia.

Question: ARE THERE NO CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A HIGH POTENCY HOMOEOPATH WOULD CONDESCEND TO PRESCRIBE PENICILLIN OR ONE OF THE SULFONAMIDES?.

Answer: Most certainly there will be as soon as careful and well verified provings of these substances are made. In the meantime our homoeopathic materia medica is adequate for any demands that may be made upon it.

Question: DO YOU APPROVE OF TRAINING YOUNG INFANTS TO SLEEP IN THE PRONE POSITION?.

Answer: Yes. 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.

Allan D. Sutherland