EDITOR of The Recorder:
I read with much interest your editorial in the November 1949 issue of The Recorder, titled “Why Kent?” I believe that the Pocket Book should be more in common use and I want to offer you and the readers of The Recorder the following case of mine as an illustration.
A gentleman aged 45 and the headmaster of a High School presented the following symptoms:
Vertigo with momentary loss of consciousness felt mostly while walking.
Fullness and pressure in abdomen.
<7 to 8 P.M.
Now craves sugar, formerly averse.
Lack of thirst.
Piles both external and internal.
Two doses of Sepia 30. given three weeks apart cured the case permanently. The case is not so simple as it looks. It may be possible to find the remedy with Kent but more likely some other remedy would be started with. The difference in grade for the above systems in Boenninghausen and Kent is marked. The most peculiar and striking feature in this case is the fullness>after eating and the only remedy that outranks Sepia in Boenninghausen is Phos. which appeared contraindicated by the lack of thirst and desire for sweets, and the rest was easy. Of course, desire for sugar is not given in the Pocket Book for Sepia and <7 to 8 P.M. is found only in Boger’s Time Modalities. My point is that Sepia comes up readily in the Pocket Book and the other symptoms can be checked up and the choice confirmed.