I went to tell about some cures I have made where careful case- taking has given me the revealing causes for their ailments, thereby pointing the way to the correct remedy and a cure. These days it is nothing unusual to find that the stranger in your office has come to you from a clinic or a long line of “Specialists”, so the following cases are all failures of the “Top Notchers” in the medical profession.
Notice in the pre-natal stage the over-anxiety produced in the minds of pregnant mothers; that anxiety disturbs their psychology and leaves its impress on the coming child. The physician should not so disturb, but rather reassure, the mother. The state is a normal one and should be so recognized.
Mental stasis is the harvest of nerve depletion. One widespread cause is found in the tubercular diathesis. A prominent symptom, and of clinical importance, is tubercular fatigue, fundamentally tincturing all activities of the individual life.
The child was thin and pasty-looking, his mouth open, drooling slightly, with a sort of snorting snuffle every few breaths; his dead shape was within the limits of normal and his ears normal. He had no teeth. He could neither stand nor sit without support, nor creep, and his head would wobble if he got off balance. The fingers of his hands were spread widely apart and back and had spatulate tips.