EDITORIAL



Let us acknowledge our disorder,and let us remember that we must begin within, if we are to restore health to the sick.

We may well say, “Behold a greater than Hahnemann is among us and we know Him not”. -MARGARET LEWIS M.D.

PHILADELPHIA, PA.

“DOCTORS IN THE PALACE”.

TIME, The Weekly News Magazine,53;3, P.57 (Jan. 17, 1949).

When TIME,The Weekly News magazine,m published a short article under the above occupation Homoeopaths all over the United States reacted vigorously tot the rather slighting references to their believed Art. No doubt the editor of RIME has had ample reason to regret his reporters unfortunate ignorance of Homoeopathy and all the pertains to it. It is quite evident, however, that the editor stares this ignorance; in. no other way can one explain his allowing the article to appear without any apparent competent Homoeopathic revision.

One questions whether Disraeli died of acute bronchitis, though this diagnosis may appear on official records. It is probable that his demise was occasioned by some form of pneumonia, acute bronchitis not being generally considered a fatal disease. But the diagnosis, even if mistaken,quite likely was not instrumental in terminating Prime Ministers life,nor was the fact that his physician was a homoeopath.

that Sir John Weir has been physician to the King for twelve years is a fact of which all homoeopaths are proud,m but what TIMEs article neglects to point out i the further fact that Sir John had been associated with the Royal Family for many years before his appointment as physician to the King. The implied reason for Sir Johns present position vis-a-vis the King is that he is “master of the jolly bedside manner.” But sir John is master of more than that (nor done believe that so unpretentious a person as George VI would be impressed by a bedside manner). He is a master of Homoeopathy.

The editor of TIME evidently has no conception of what that involves. For his information let it be stated here that Sir John has had a training in orthodox medicine similar and equal to that of any orthodox physician in the United Kingdom, not excepting Dr.Horace Evens, his “strong rival”. In addition Sir John has mastered the Art of Homoeopathy, no small undertaking. It can be assumed that Sir Johns important position came as a result of his ability; it can also be assumed that he need fear no rival.

That the Homoeopaths “prestige” in Britain is on the way out we strongly doubt. There is a growing demand for Homoeopathy among the people not only in Brighten but in other countries as well. Homoeopathy does not depend for its existence on royal favor, though many people of rank and little are among its staunchest advocates. Homoeopathys appeal lies in the fact of its ability to heal in the simplest,quickest and least harmful way.

Thousands of people are disgusted with orthodox medicines still crude and expensive science,m a science which thinks first of disease rather than of sick people, a science which says, “If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out,” a science which thinks or relief rather than of cure. We do not intend to minimize medicines accomplishments in recent years, especially in the field of antibiotics. But Homoeopathy was saving lives long before penicillin was developed and will be saving lives long after penicillin has been discarded for something “better”.

Let us hope that TIMEs editor will not “:sound off” about Homoeopathy in the future with less than adequate preparation and no groundwork of facts upon which to base his assumptions. -ALLAN D.SUTHERLAND.

Attended by a large number of homoeopathic physicians from all part of India, the all India Homoeopathic Research Association held a special session late in November, 1948 under the leadership of Dr. A.L.Varma, president. Dr. N.C. Ghose, president-elect was unable to be present because of illness.

The history of the Association was outlined by Dr.Capore who also reported on the work accomplish during the year.

Papers of interest and value were presented by Drs.Deo, Mukerjee and Chai.

In this presidential address Dr.Varma stressed the importance of research conducted on pure Hahnemannian lines,urging the conferees to cooperate in forwarding this work. Explaining the progress of investigations already made in to the value and therapeutic uses of the plant, Siderhomfifclea,also called Sahdevi sun some parts of India,. Dr.Varma stated that homoeopathic potencies of Sahdevi had been successful in curing numerous cases of Filariasis.

Before concluding his address, Dr.Varma gave a picture of present day developments in HOMOEOPATHY (in India) and explained the views of the several Provincial Governments concerning HOMOEOPATHY.

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Royal E S Hayes
Dr Royal Elmore Swift HAYES (1871-1952)
Born in Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA on 20 Oct 1871 to Royal Edmund Hayes and Harriet E Merriman. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Miriam Martha Phillips. He lived in Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States in 1880. He died on 20 July 1952, in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.