GLEANINGS. The routine prescription of Calcium tablets during pregnancy is sometimes a cause of imperfect lactation. Many people are of opinion that drinking freely of milk will stimulate the lacteal glands. The effects is frequently the exact opposite.
VITAMINS NO. The nutritional chemist today resembles a man who studies a dynamo minutely in all its numerous parts and from all its possible angles except one, the one which is the most important and essential, the one which concerns the energy that makes the dynamo turn.
VARIOLINUM. It was natural that some doubt should arise in minds of several doctors, especially those with little experience, as to the exclusive use of Variolinum in the prophylaxis of smallpox. Had they been able to test it in the treatment of actual cases they might have gained confidence, but such an opportunity was defined them. In these circumstances one gets help and strength from the writings of our doughty champions who have faced such difficulties in past.
THE INDICATED REMEDY VERSUS SURGERY. This continued for about ten days, when patient wrote, reporting symptoms, that she was feeling much better in general and that “this morning when on my feet, uterus did not protrude.” This continued for about five weeks when there was slight protrusion for two days, ending with taking of Nitric acid CM. Earlier, before the prolapse, I had suggested that patient go to hospital, which she refused to do.
EDITORIAL. The writer uses but two pamphlets (besides literature furnished by The National Physician’s Committee concerning officialized medicine). Of these the one most remarked about was Homoeopathy, originally issued by The Boenninghausen Club and now from some motive or other discontinued by The American Foundation for Homoeopathy.
BRIEF REVIEW OF THE SNAKE REMEDIES. Generally speaking, the toxic part of the snake venom is composed of two primary elements: the hematoxins, and the neurotoxins. The different reactions exhibited by people to snake venom is due to the varying amounts of these two basic ingredients. The venom varies both in toxicity and in the kind of toxins present in the different snakes. In fact within the same species many variations occur.
POLIO-PREVENTION DIET. Don’t sleep late and miss breakfast. If necessary, get up and eat and return to bed. Have something between meals at 10 am., 4 p.m. Tobacco-cut down as much as possible. Don’t smoke before meal time.
RELATIONSHIP OF THE BEHAVIOR OF CHILDREN TO HOMOEOPATHIC PRESCRIBING. Far be it from the mind of any homoeopathic physician to feel that he is wholly equal to the task. When failures come, he must analyze them and endeavor to do better next time; he should not be discouraged for the goal is ever beyond him and its value to the patient and the patient’s descendants is so great as to be incomprehensible to any one thinker.