Hughes, in his “Manual of Therapeutics” gives many examples of such prescribing and J. Compton Burnett, in his many little, enticing monographs, has done the same. However, to emulate these men is a difficult feat and often a disappointing one. The homoeopathic materia medica contains several hundred of potentially valuable useful remedies, but unfortunately, these have never been given an adequate proving, hence their use has been upon empiricism and pure guess-work.

The ipse dixit of some over-enthusiastic homoeopath has too frequently led to disappointment when another physician has tried to follow his example. What homoeopathy needs most of all, is properly conducted drug proving; controlled, clinical research and post-graduate instruction in its basic philosophy. Undergraduate instruction, in this age of alleged scientific advance, has definitely shown itself to be a failure.

Rabe R F
Dr Rudolph Frederick RABE (1872-1952)
American Homeopathy Doctor.
Rabe graduated from the New York Homeopathic Medical College and trained under Timothy Field Allen and William Tod Helmuth.

Rabe was President of the International Hahnemannian Association, editor in chief of the Homeopathic Recorder, and he wrote Medical Therapeutics for daily reference. Rabe was Dean and Professor of Homeopathic Therapeutics at the New York Homeopathic Medical College.