EDITORIAL

It is freely conceded by homoeopathic physicians that the only remedy for the given case is the similimum which, to be more explicit, is that remedy whose pathogenetic symptoms are most similar to the symptoms presented by the patient. However, in order to arrive at the similimum one needs to follow a definite procedure.

CASES

whose second name might well have been “cough,” had grippe last January and the fact that only slow recovery could be reckoned as the result of Bryonia, Gelsemium, Silica and Kali c. by mid-February called a halt to that kind of routinism. He had had one or two colds every year, winter or summer, and “cough” dogged him for weeks or months after them.

DEEP FULMINATING ABSCESSES IN DIFFICULT CHRONIC CASES

One of my pits is deep chronic abscesses would form in subcutaneous tissues but under tough tendons and fascia where, instead of the speedy pointing and discharging, we would like to see, the suppuration had the chance to spread widely and burrow deeply.

HOMOEOPATHIC INDICATIONS DURING THE CLIMACTERIC

All authors are in agreement in considering as very undeterminable the limit and epoch of the normal and pathological crisis in this phase of feminine life, if we take into account the gradual involution of the ovarian function always compensated by very complex glandular and nervous reactions.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

Even “officially” these newest methods of treatment are considered as still in the experimental stage. This fact in itself constitutes a pretty poor endorsement of either their safety or effectiveness. Eighteen months to two years is regarded as the present minimum time to effect a “cure.” Suppression would probably be a more correct word.

STAPHISAGRIA

Which reminds one to thrust forward the query:Does not every great remedy show by its proven power that directly opposed symptoms exist authentically? We have a Bryonia patient who has no thirst at all. Pulsatilla often has thirst markedly. There is a cold stage of Aconite and the fever stage. In fact, good prescribers have told me that this very contradiction would often verify the remedy.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Three remarkable remedies stand out as antisycotics of the highest rank. These are Medorrhinum, Natrum sulph. and Thuja. All are frequently indicated medicines for deeply disordered states of the constitution. They are not so often needed in acute conditions.