EDITORIAL


EDITORIAL. Homoeopathy experiments on well individuals of both sexes with the administration of a single remedial substance or drug. After its administration note is taken of all changes from the normal in the mental and emotional spheres, also changes in the blood chemistry, to form a complete picture or chart of the power residing in each proven remedial agent employed.


HOMOEOPATHIC RESEARCH.

At present a great wave of propaganda for medical research is on, especially in the quest for the prevention and cure of cancer and poliomyelitis. It is the realm of chronic diseases of obscure origin where the Homoeopathic principle and technique of drug application has given the world the most convincing and irrefutable proofs of curative power in sicknesses that are not self-limiting, ending either in recovery or possible death.

In the past decade a new and advanced approached to homoeopathic concepts has sprung up in the regular school of medicine called psychosomatic medicine. This phase of medical thought emphatically stresses the great importance of the mental and emotional states in the causation of illness of even the most chronic nature, such as arthritis of various forms, cancer and numerous forms of mental disease.

Since Hahnemanns time the mental and emotional symptoms have held the highest rank in the treatment of the patient for the selection of his curative remedy. No drug proving is complete without a goodly number of metal and emotional symptoms, desires and aversions of the physical plane and in the sexual re-actions and symptoms, and on the higher planes of being, the loves and hates, the hallucinations and illusions, the mental abnormalities or insufficiencies, etc. Here lies one of the great differences between homoeopathic and allopathic procedure in research.

Homoeopathy experiments on well individuals of both sexes with the administration of a single remedial substance or drug. After its administration note is taken of all changes from the normal in the mental and emotional spheres, also changes in the blood chemistry, to form a complete picture or chart of the power residing in each proven remedial agent employed. On the basis of the well-known, often verified Law of Cure, Similia Similibus Curantur, such proven agents may be given to meet the conditions, symptoms and states produced by said agents to bring about normal physiological activity in the sick patient suffering similar symptoms and states produced by the curative drug on healthy humans.

In many epidemics of poliomyelitis during the past forty years homoeopathic methods have been notably successful in saving life in most of the treated cases and securing a minimum number of crippling cases, most of the latter being only slightly impaired. It is true that many cases are very mild and recover with little or no paralysis, but in the severe bulbar types of the disease it is surprising how positive the curative effects of the homoeopathic specific can be in the saving of life and the prevention of severe maiming. Remedies like Bell., Gels., Helleborus, Cup., Crotal h., curare, Coccul., Lach., Op., Rhus tox., and Zinc are the leaders in serious cases of this type. In the spinal cases Alumina, Caust., Calc. Phos., Calc. Sul., Cocc., Lach., Lath. sat., Hepar, Kalm., Lyc., Op., Plb., Rhus tox., Sulph., Zinc are frequently needed.

In the field of prophylaxis the epidemic remedy, when it is found, gives the best protection. In forty years of practice I have found Lathyrus sat. one hundred percent effective. This remedy given to many thousands of individuals in many epidemics has never failed to protect and this verifies the Law of Similars because Lathyrus affects the specific centers the “polio” virus does, the nerve roots of the anterior horn of the spinal cord and produces a paralysis of both lower and upper extremities in its proving (see W. Boericke and J. Clark).

In the field of cancer research there is much wider compass of activity to cover. That cancer is the outgrowth of deep constitutional or inherited “soil” conditions is the homoeopathic concept only recently partly admitted by the allopathic school of thought. Dr. Maude Sly of Chicago University has bred cancer both into healthy rats, individuals and families, and, reversing the procedure in mate selection, she has bred cancer out of individuals and families, proving convincingly the factor of inheritance as a primary causation force.

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.