RADIO AND MEDICINE.
No propaganda is so insidious widespreading and harmful to human health, as are the advertised nostrums acclaimed over many radio stations; nearly every hour of the day and far into the night the vicious and venal tirade keeps up.
Interspersed with a musical program to attract and compel attention, the public must absorb by the process of mental suggestion, accomplished by constant repetition, a mass of distorted statements, claiming great benefits for many common ailments by the use of these advertised products and all for a trifling expenditure with the saving of the expense for a physicians care.
Among the most pernicious of these substances are those pain killing, blood destroying, nerve degenerating drugs derived from the coaltars, which come before the public under many trade names, aspirin being one of the most common.
These insidiously acting yet nevertheless poisonous and life destroying products, are sold without the guidance or advice of a physician; and because in some instances they stop or alleviate pan for a short while, without curing the cause of pain, the public is led into a more or less constant use of them even for every trivial ailment until a habit for their use is formed; and these substances must be taken in ever increasing dosage to obtain even short lasting palliation.
Our medical brothers of the allopathic faith know the bad effects of these blood destroying agents yet remain strangely silent concerning their universal sale and use without scientific guidance, and the great allopathic political machine, purporting to be the guardian of public health, is wantonly negligent in its condemnation of these poisons.
Perhaps the fat lucrative sums obtained by them for advertising the virtues of these same drugs to a gullible public may explain the reason for their eloquent silence concerning this shameful abuse of medical advertising with its consequent far reaching and devastating increase of chronic incurable diseases.
Homoeopathic doctors at least should be alive to the public weal and condemn this wholesale public poisoning for the benefit of commercialized medicine. –A.H.G.
Arsenicum. Arsenic compounds are used so much in spraying fruits and in tanning to protect from insects that it is best to consider Arsenicum in suspected cases. There may be rapid and great prostration, sinking of vital forces with great restlessness and fear of death. Worse after midnight. Most provings of our remedies were made when sun time was used, so this should be taken into consideration as to times of aggravation and amelioration in selecting the remedy. Teething children who lose flesh rapidly and want to be carried fast.–V.M. JOHNSON, M.D.
I find Sabal serul. helps a great many prostatic cases.— W.B. KLINETOP.