SOME QUESTIONS ON THE SEQUENCE OF POTENCIES. Sometimes I even allow glycerin lozenges, which are absolutely unmedicated. Pine Brothers glycerin lozenges with honey flavor I think are perfectly safe. They have no medical value, but they are very something to a dry throat and help to bridge over the acute stage until the remedy has time to act.
SOME REMEDIES USEFUL IN OBSTETRICS. Hardening of the breasts is very troublesome. In western New York a favorite and successful procedure was to apply on brown wrapping, paper, with a hole cut for the nipple, a preparation of honey, bees wax, lard to soften, and sulphur. Likely Sulphur was the remedy. We found Sulphur in potency, Conium, Phytolacca, Phosphorus, have relieved the most stubborn cases for us; but study the indicated remedy.
TIME OF AGGRAVATION OF REMEDIES. In regard to the repetition each fourteen days of Lachesis, you will find one or two, or possible three, ways. Let us take a characteristic Lachesis case and leave it alone, and if you follow that case through-it has to b e a chronic case naturally- for fourteen days and see it again you will again see the indication for Lachesis sticking out.
EDITORIAL. The brain, heart, liver, spleen, blood, kidneys, muscles and bony system all have good seats as they watch the destroyer sulfanilamide, and its hundreds of derivatives, rush to attack the invading host of streptococcus, as they search out like blood-hounds on the trail every last cranny of the prostate and urethra, that they may come to death grips with the sneaking yet powerful foe, the gonococcus.
THE EFFECT OF VACCINES AND REMEDIES ON BODY REFLEXES. The nerve fibers of the autonomic nervous system pass as nervous from a gray substance to a ganglion on which they encounter a break or “synapse” on the other side of which a post-ganglionic neuron proceeds to the organ controlled. The autonomic fibers regulate the action of certain of the ductless glands, viscera, blood vessels, and all organs containing involuntary muscle, and are for the most part beneath consciousness.
SOME FACTS OF THE MATERIA MEDICA. Ignatia acts better if given in the morning. Apis acts unfavorable if given in low potencies to women who are disposed to miscarry. Lac caninum acts best in single doses; if repeated it should be given at exact intervals. Kali carbonicum is a very dangerous remedy in old gouty cases but Kali iod. is often beneficial. Arsenic is a dangerous remedy in irritable heat; dangerous remedy in dysentery if not the exact similimum.
DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT. Both the apple and the pear have lost much in value through many centuries of one sided cultivation for size, taste and appearance. However, these fruits are nevertheless exceedingly important from a health standpoint and should be eaten early, late and often. Fresh pear cider is a real treat, by the way. Wish more inventive and would concentrate on producing a simple, powerful, efficient, easily operated, easily cleaned, moderately priced juice extractor.
QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT. Undoubtedly some such method will ultimately help to put homoeopathy over the top and we should favor and not condemn such efforts. However, we should not allow ourselves to be sold prematurely on some contraption which may only work satisfactorily in the inventors own hands. Some people are so sensitive as to be able to detect vibrations on more interior planes than the rank and file of mankind.
ALBUMINURIA IN PREGNANCY. Sometimes this trying time for the young mother will be the warning for the doctor that all is not well. The frequent headaches, the rising blood pressure, and a trace of albumin in the urine should be sufficient evidence for him that he is not dealing with a blood condition brought about by pregnancy but that he is confronted with nephritis.
COMMUNICATIONS. Hahnemann could not cure scabies with his potentized remedies. Does it not seem strange that after so much talk about suppression and constitutionally of diseases he advises a local and crude remedy: the lavender oil? With his potencies he cured the accompanying troubles, such as boils, eczema, erythemas, which cleared the way for the action of the ethereal substances of the lavender oil.
VERIFICATIONS AND COMMENTS. Blow to lower extremity of the fibula with but slight pain. Five days later the foot swollen, cold, oedematous, dusky redness, very tender could not step; abrupt demarcation of the swelling at a line above the ankle. Hamamelis 1M. Resumed his walking job in forty-eight hours.