EDITORIAL. Homoeopaths have long been berated and criticized because of their hesitancy in the use of surgery. They have lost patients who could not wait for the system to right itself. They have gained patients who fear surgery and will go to all extremes to avoid it. Many of the latter have been greatly benefited, while others have had to come to it at last.
MY MANAGEMENT OF APPENDICITIS. The Old School tells us we take too many chances with appendicitis. What if it should burst? Well, I am not so sure but that we could handle that too. We have several good remedies that cover all the pathology attendant upon a burst appendix; to name a few, I will list Lachesis, Pyrogen and other good septic remedies.
HEALTH PROBLEMS OF THE SCHOOL AGE CHILD. Frozen foods should be used with caution. Better techniques will no doubt improve their value in time but the risk of careless handling is considerable. A grocer received an order of frozen fish. The entire lot was a total loss. The shipment had stood all night on the warehouse platform, was partly thawed out and then refrozen.
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE. Good homoeopathic prescribing alone can rid the body of the harmful effects of these new drugs that are so popular today. Our only worry is that we do not have enough homoeopathic physician to supply the demand. Homoeopathy is a specialty in medicine. We need more and better facilities for post-graduate study in Homoeopathy.
A CHRONIC CASE. Headaches produced by meningitis, aneurysm, brain tumor or abscess are much rarer. The outstanding features of the migraine syndrome are its periodicity, the unilateral onset that may become generalized, the associated nausea and vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, photophobia, scotomas and sensitivity to noises.