EDITORIAL. Homoeopathic philosophy, as expounded by Hahnemann and to which, at least supposedly, homoeopathic physicians are loyal, teaches that it is the patient who is to be treated and not the disease which has overwhelmed him. Case-taking by the homoeopath is an art and differs widely from what is known as case-taking in the orthodox school.
AVENUES FOR HOMOEOPATHIC PROGRESS. A rather large order you will say. Yes, indeed; but it must be filled sooner or later. And now, in conclusion, let me express the hope that in a not too distant future, we will live to see the day when homoeopathic hospitals, and ultimately Homoeopathic colleges, will again be established throughout the land. Then will Homoeopathy assume her rightful place in the world.
PICRIC ACID. In the head we have a great amount of pain. Some of the symptoms suggest supraorbital and occipital neuralgia with shooting pains, pains relieved by pressure and bandaging the head. Other and more fixed type of pain is in the nape and occiput, worse toward evening. This headache is quite violent, is worse form mental exertion, and the patient is generally tired. This pain is intense and throbbing and bursting.
THE USE OF SYPHILINUM IN ACUTE CONDITIONS. This brief paper is intended as a warning against routinism and sloppy prescribing of which the author is perhaps more guilty than most. Only by strict adherence to law can perfection in the difficult art of cure be attained; and while it may not be given to all to reach this goal, at least all may continue to seek it.
OBSTETRICS IN THE CONGO. Caulophyllum is our most frequently used remedy in labor here and is a sure shot for stopping pains, if false, or increasing them, if it is true labor, and has saved us from many unnecessary trips to attend normal cases, for we do not like to see normal cases if we can avoid it. Many times we send Caul. 3x to a case we have not seen, with instructions to bring word again within a few hours if the baby has not been born.
APIS FOR AN ALLERGY. Trying to interpret an existing symptom picture in the peculiar manner needed for homoeopathic prescribing, is an exacting processing. It demands keenest observation and questioning, followed by a synthesis of the facts thus gleaned, in order to differentiate between several possible remedies.