QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

Would suggest a complete blood count and chest x-ray in addition to a careful check on the weight trend, urine and blood pressure. Careful inquiry should be made into the patients eating habits and mode of life and corrections made according to indications. The possibility of a tuberculous process must be considered. A case of this kind could easily have an emotional etiology.

EDITORIAL

Alexis Carrel in his book, Man the Unknown, states that medical science has succeeded in saving more infants and protecting the youth from the ravages of acute self-limiting disease,but that more people are dying in early middle life of chronic degenerative diseases, cancer, kidney and heart diseases, than ever before.

SOCIALIZED MEDICINE AND HOMOEOPATHY

In case socialized medicine does come, the homoeopaths will be in a better position to demand their rights, and especially as they will be recognized largely by an organized body as specialists in medical therapeutics. Let no one who can qualify as a real homoeopath-a therapeutic specialist-fail to apply to the Academy for certification and fellowship therein.

LYCOPODIUM IN ITS RELATION TO THE MIASMS

In Lycopodium we find chronic gout with chalky deposits in the articulations, and a sciatica, especially at night, which is better by motion and worse by rest. These features are clearly sycotic. The characteristic symptom of Lycopodium, “One foot hot and the other cold,” is a psoric symptom.

LECITHIN

In the yolk of eggs it occurs with vitellin, but is here apparently not closely bound. A certain similarity thus exists between the lecithins and the nucleins: both combine with the albumins to form more complex substances; both contain phosphorus in their molecules. The lecithins occur widely distributed in both the animal and vegetable world.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

The only medication that is ever indicated or required in the treatment of cases of either acute or chronic Neisserian infection is the well selected homoeopathic remedy. There is never any need for the use of sulfonamides. In facts, their use tends to produce a false cure which is worse than no cure at all as patients who have undergone sulfonamide treatment often become symptomless carriers of gonococcal infection.

CUPRUM ARSENICUM

Uraemic convulsions, headache, vertigo, loss of consciousness, especially when due to oedema of the brain, nephritis with pregnancy, and gastroenteritis of influenzal or other origins. chlorosis, bronchial asthma, with emphysema, enteroptosis and painful neurosis, especially when these conditions follow or are accompanied with convulsive, griping or cramping pains, especially in the abdomen or pelvis.