It seems an act of impertinence to prove a drug which has already been proven by Hahnemann. As a matter of fact, however, every reproving should be of value, as it is a process of precisioning and delimiting. On one side is the Law of Similars. This is like charity. It never faileth. By a reproving we are attempting to get out the symptomatic indications in the same category.
The remedy held for five months when a severe attack of la grippe plainly called for Merc. c., which, 2c., gave prompt recovery from this, but the next menstruation failed to appear and a profuse discharge with rapid growth of the tumor and severe pain with reappearance of the toothache, pain in hands and back and general weakness.
Major organization has no guarantee of permanency. Minorities may have a larger bid for public recognition, provided they measure up to th values of the day. It remains for us to put our house in true homoeopathic order, to be worthy of its world wide tradition of service in disease, by improving ourselves to render maximum service with minimum economic outlay.
Children of tuberculous parents who are subject to frequent attacks of croup calls for deeper acting remedy than Aconite. Watery diarrhoea with crying and complaining very much, biting its fists and is sleepless. Should diarrhoea continue after child is quiet, continue giving the Aconite. Gnaws at its fists when stools are hard and difficult. Bowel troubles from intense summer heat.
The knowledge of the temperamental reaction pattern will be a great help in prescribing for a patient. Dr. Roberts, in his “Principles and Art of Cure by Homoeopathy” has pointed out that we should not rely too much on the temperament of the patient for this is likely to lead us to keynote prescribing.
Several years ago a man who was a very good friend of mine developed appendicitis. His wife was a Christian Scientist, and because of her peculiar beliefs she prevailed on him to keep away from medical doctors and trust in the healing powers of Divine Providence.
The applied drug itself supplies no force, it merely repairs the broken line of communication, thereby allowing the real curative agent, the vital force, to do its work; and that it does by supplying enough energy to allow the part to repel all basic cells foreign to the part.