A CASE REPORT.
So long as physicians will continue to seek the causes of disease in germs, worms, viruses and pathological ultimates, which in reality are only the visible results of disease, so long will there be no dearth of failures in their attempt to heal the sick. Disease cause is as invisible, subtle and elusive as thought or energy (e.g. electricity or magnetism), and any attempt to bring it under the ken of the senses, the microscope or other laboratory instruments is bound to result in failure.
Disease is just a deviation from the normal healthful ease due to a disturbance in the harmonious vital operation in which the Vital Force maintains the body, its different parts, organs and the endocrine glands. The derangement of this natural and normal activity of the Vital Force is caused by some invisible morbific influence which expresses itself ONLY through signs and symptoms. The removal of symptoms by a homoeopathic remedy vouchsafes the removal of the cause of disease and therefore its cure.
With the vital functions proceeding in an orderly way, there can be no possibility of organic or pathological changes taking place in the human body and there can be no favourable soil for any germs or worms to thrive. These come into existence when the disease has already worked its way considerably into the body, and these can only be looked upon as effects rather than causes. The correct perspective makes a tremendous difference as the following case report will illustrate.
Mr. J. S., rather heavily built, aged about 37 years, came in for treatment on 16th March 1950, and gave the following facts about his illness:.
About 6 months ago, he returned from a tour with fever, pain in the body, sore and inflamed eyes. In about two or three days the fever left, and after about 8 or 10 days the eye trouble also cleared up. Within the two months next following, he got sore eyes about eight times — redness, gluing of lids, a little pain and lachrymation. He felt much below par and discovered that he had been running a slow fever. He felt depression, disinclination for work, burning in palms and soles. With rise of temperature he felt heat in eyes, increase in respiration and pulse rate, and also some palpitation, these symptoms being worse by walking or other moderate exertion. Appetite a bit less than normal; thirst moderate; desires hot food and drinks, salty and spiced food.
Passes mucus in stool; sometimes feels a little griping pain in bowels which move twice a day. Feels burning in the bladder, and in the urethra during urination which subsides by taking alkaline mixtures. Sensitive to cold, dresses heavily and wants to cover himself warmly. Much yawning and lethargy, worse rise to temperature. Temperature ranges between 98 and 99.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Tongue coated and flabby. Easy spraining of ankles which turn outwards when walking. Limbs “go to sleep” easily. Sometimes gets sleeplessness.
He has had small-pox twice; has had external piles which were operated upon in 1943; had malaria for about a month three years ago. Family history of no importance.
Physical Examination: Weight 162 lb. Pulse 98 per minute. Respiration 28 per minute. Blood Pressure 140/100. Examination of throat, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, right iliac fossa, left illiac fossa revealed no abnormality. X-ray of the chest showed the pulmonary fields to be clear and normal. Urine and stool examination negative. Urine culture negative. Kahns test negative.
Blood Examination Report: Total R.B.C. Count: 5.7 million per cu. mm. Haemoglobin: 93 per cent. Colour Index 93/114. Total W.B.C. Count: 12,000 per cu. mm. Polymorphs: 55 percent; Lympho: 43 percent; Eosinophils: 2 percent. No M.P.; M.F.– Positive; E.S.R. 2/4 mm. (wintergreen method).
The elaborate investigations detailed above revealed no disease to the physicians of the orthodox school of medicine, and so they were compelled to give treatment empirically, presuming the disease to be malaria, amoebic dysentery, paratyphoid, some sort of sepsis somewhere, etc., etc. Courses of Quinine, Paludrine, Mepacrine, Atabrin, Sulfadiazine, Duracillin Fort, Emetine, Carbarson, Thalazol, Irgafen, Omnadin, Aureomycin, Streptomycin, Vitamins and tonics were given, but without the least benefit to the patient. In fact he felt weaker and worse after all this treatment.
Homoeopathic Treatment: A three days course of Sulphur 30. in the morning and Nux vom. 30. at bed time had been taken by the patient of his own accord before he came to me for treatment. He had watched the effect for about a week with no appreciable improvement in his condition.
He was given a dose of Sulphur 30. on the morning of 17th March 1950, and two doses of Calcarea carb. 200. on the two consecutive mornings next following.
On 26th March 1950, the patient wrote a letter reporting his conditions thus: “You will be surprised to know that I feel much better now. In this week my maximum temperature did not rise above 98.4. I do not have that feeling of depression or tiredness and feel a lot better. The medicine has really worked wonders for which I am very thankful to you”.
He was yet a bit diffident whether he had really been cured, and so wanted my permission to have his blood examined again. The total W.B.C. Count which had never so far come down below 12,000 per cu. mm. was found to be 8800 per cu. mm. The differential W.B.C. Count was: Polymorphs 57 percent; Lymphocytes 35 percent; Eosinophils 6 percent; Large mononuclear 2 percent (as against 13 percent found in one of the earlier examinations).
Was orthodox medicine making a mountain of a mole hill, or has homoeopathy got the power to make a mountain vanish with magical speed? The patient had several times before tried homoeopathy for himself and other members of his family with great benefit. But the glamour of orthodox medicine was too great to be resisted, and he chose to come in for homoeopathic treatment only when it had failed him in spite of a six months trial! He met me only a short time ago and said he was getting on fine with his health.
DEHRA DUN., U.P., INDIA.