We ask our readers indulgence for the foregoing efforts. We have reached the conclusion, after reading the above, that editorials should not be undertaken during vacations nor at any other time for that matter. The man who first started the custom must have had delusions of grandeur a sort of deus-ex-machina complex.
Just why should all surgeons be compelled to study and practice homoeopathy? Study the following exhibits and answer the question yourselves! Do not get me wrongly, I am not unalterably opposed to surgery. I am only opposed to unnecessary surgery! Surgery should only come into play as a dernier resort; a resort to be avoided whenever and wherever possible.
I believe this remedy can be used more frequently in our general practice with very quick and favorable results in many acute cases, chiefly children, where the disease is debilitating to a marked degree, and when other remedy indications are not clearly called for.
This is just a humorous sketch of what the cough remedies can do but it may give you some ideas and I hope you will give me some ideas on ones I have omitted. I should like to know whether anybody uses Arabia racemosa. One of our old members, Dr. John Hutchinson, used to tell me that was his favorite cough remedy. I never see it indicated and never have any luck with it. Perhaps some of you have and can enlighten me.
In this paper we shall deal solely with the use of various remedies given by mouth. No mention will be made of any adjuvant treatment, such as the indications for the use of forceps or the application of pressure in some of the haemorrhages. The subject will be considered under three heads: Complaints During Pregnancy, During Parturition, and During the Puerperium.