THE COMPARATIVE VALUE OF SYMPTOMS IN HOMOEOPATHY. At a time where our school is threatened in its very existence by socialized medicine, I feel that it would go a long way to attract the physician of the “old school” if we could make our materia medica more practicable and translate it in a “scientific terminology” that is more understandable to him.
HOMOEOPATHIC PSYCHIATRY. Hahnemann was the first to stress the importance of mental symptoms and states in all sickness, either mental or physical, as well as to use them for the selection of the indicated remedy; and a century and a half of homoeopathic applications and trial by him and his disciples have confirmed the truth of the observations.
QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT. The materia medica includes all the Twelve Tissue Remedies and homoeopathic physicians prescribe these medicines on the same basis symptoms similarity as they do all other drugs in their armamentarium. To prescribe two or more drugs at the same time or in rapid sequences is to render it impossible to know when he succeeds and when he fails. The best prescribes always try to find the one similimum.
THE SUPERIORITY OF HOMOEOPATHY IN VETERINARY PRACTICE. A recent graduate of one of our colleges was greatly surprised at seeing me treat cats successfully by homoeopathic measures, he having been taught by his professor of small animal practice that there were only two medicines to give a cat, one being santonine and the other mineral oil, somewhat abbreviated materia medica.
TUBERCULINUM AN EXPLOSIVE. The source of origin considered, we could expect the remedial effects to be deep in action and because of the destructive, shattering action of tuberculosis itself, we could expect nothing from its nosode save upheavals which would bring to light and uncover many unsuspected states and symptoms. Acting upon the vegetative system, wide destruction is manifest, constitution is altered and depletion is rapid.
CLINICAL REPORTS. Various remedies were necessary before the stubborn growth gradually disappeared. The hearts abnormal action became almost normal, and the eyes settled back into their, orbits, restoring to the patient her own sweet expression. Her general health has been very fair considering the damage perpetrated before homoeopathy rescued her.
DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT. Constitutional weaknesses and disease tendencies exist in everyone and nutritional deficiencies, food toxemias and the peculiar stresses of the individual pattern of living all tend to wear down the inherently defective parts of the organic structure.