EDITORIAL. Organized homoeopathy will do what each individual homoeopathic physician wills and does in this vital and stupendous project. If we are to survive as an organized society of healing, we must act at once and in unison. Ways and means should be discussed and planned at the coming convention at Cincinnati and the plans that are made executed with thoroughness and dispatch.
NEURITIS. Neuritis is defined as inflammation of a nerve. Pathological symptoms include pain, tenderness, more or less impairment of function, sensory disturbances and in severe cases areas of anesthesia and even paralysis. The kind or type of disease from which he will suffer depends upon the direction of susceptibility in his own constitution. Disease attacks the weakest structures in the constitutional chain. The strong parts of the body are disease resistant.
THE TREATMENT OF HERPES ZOSTER WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO AUTO- HEMO-THERAPY. Crusts soon formed and the skin itched and burned severely. In this case, three injections of the patients own blood were given, and Mezereum was ordered as the remedy of choice, because the patient soon exhibited peculiar neuralgic signs, consisting of shooting pains in the head and neck, which jerked him up out of bed. After three doses of Mezereum, the neuralgia subsided.
HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPY IN OBSTETRICS. I would like to repeat the following from Yinglings book, page 12. “Homoeopathy is the ONLY means whereby abnormal labor may be made as natural as the conditions and circumstances will permit. It will relieve suffering and produce normal uterine contractions, and enable the parturient woman to cheerfully bear the ordeal as no other means is capable of doing. It is wonderful, magical indeed, to observe the rapid action of the similimum in obstetrical practice.
CATALEPTIC CONDITIONS. Patient gets the spells in any position of body, walking, riding, working etc.; suddenly he becomes stiff as a statue; eyes staring upward with dilated pupils; speaks unconsciously without any emotion. Forehead hot, pale; cold nose, cheeks and hands; pulse fast; superficial breathing. When attacks last longer body becomes waxily pliable.