TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION


TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION. Wordsworth said: “Nature never betrayed a heart that loved her.” The writer would emphatically declare the same about Homoeopathy which is, after all, nothing but nature discovered and applied in the realm of therapeutics. The way Homoeopathy heals the sick and reclaims them just from the verge of the grave is simply marvellous.


Wordsworth said: “Nature never betrayed a heart that loved her.” The writer would emphatically declare the same about Homoeopathy which is, after all, nothing but nature discovered and applied in the realm of therapeutics. The way Homoeopathy heals the sick and reclaims them just from the verge of the grave is simply marvellous. A few cases will illustrate.

CASE I.

Feb. 1941. Little Goodie aged about 2 years had been suffering from severe dysentery for a little more than a fortnight and had been under allopathic treatment. She had been denied all nutrition except whey, barley water, and glucose. The writer found her cyanosed and gasping for her last breaths. Her little head was restlessly rolling from side to side and she opened her parched mouth for water every few minutes. Her two Allopathic physicians had declared the case to be hopeless and had gladly given their consent to a homoeopath being called in.

A dose of Ars. alb. 30. was dissolved in distilled water and one third part given every fifteen minutes. Within about 15 minutes, the cyanosis started disappearing and the breathing became easier. Two doses were repeated at 2-hourly intervals and after this another two doses at 4-hourly intervals. She was immediately put on feeds of weak Ostermilk and juices of oranges and sweet limes. Steady recovery followed. When the action of Ars. alb. had been exhausted, Calc. carb. was found indicated and was administered for a few days.

CASE II.

Oct. 1942. The same little Goodie at Mussoorie Hills suffered from diarrhoea for about ten days and during it developed a remittent fever which was diagnosed by the allopathic physicians as Typhoid. The treatment of a local homoeopath was started and in spite of it the case steadily went from bad to worse till the little patient developed unconsciousness and convulsive movements of the right side of the body, while the left side was motionless and paralyzed. She did not respond when called on by name; the pupils did not react to light. At this stage the writer was called from Dehra Dun, a distance of about 20 miles, just to satisfy the last wish of the parents. All the family members were sitting around the bed of little Goodie, weeping and sobbing, excepting every breath of the patient to be the last. The local homoeopath had tried almost every medicine he considered indicated, but, luckily enough, Hyoscyamus and Helleborus were not in that list.

The writer dissolved a dose of Hyoscyamus 30. in distilled water and gave one third part every 15 minutes. Three doses were later repeated at 3-hourly intervals. When the writer called the next morning, everybody was gay and happy as Goodie had had no convulsions and was able to recognise her people. The writer had to come back to Dehra Dun and left the case in the charge of the local physician.

The father even today proudly and thankfully relates to his friends how his little child had twice been dragged out of the grave by Homoeopathy.

CASE III.

Oct. 1943. Mrs. T., aged 42 years, had not slept in a recumbent position for about three months and could get short naps only in the sitting posture. As soon as she lay down, she was compelled to sit up on account of suffocation and cough. She was now tired of her life, put her daughter in the school hostel and made up her mind to commit suicide by taking a large dose of opium which had actually been purchased for the purpose. She had been under expert allopathic treatment, her disease having been diagnosed as Asthma. A friend prevailed upon her to try Homoeopathy as a last resort and the writer was called in.

She wept while detailing her ailments, disliked heat, wanted the doors and windows open though the weather was fairly cold, was thirstless and had a dry, hacking cough which was worse when she lay down and was worse during the night as compared with the day. Pulsatilla 30. was fixed upon and administered three times a day. The very first night she was able to lie down several times for short intervals and the next night for several hours at a stretch. Her husband could hardly believe she was sleeping and went to see her several times during the night to make sure that she was not dead. The cough and the respiration became easier and easier day by day. The medicine was discontinued after two days and a dose of the 200th was given after about a week when the progress appeared to come to a standstill.

After about two weeks from starting the treatment, she came to the writers clinic personally to offer her “most grateful thanks” for having given her a new lease of life.

CASE IV.

June 1951. Mr. J. R., aged about 50 years, had both his inguinal glands swollen and enlarged and had already taken a dozen tablets of Sulphathiazol and 25 lacs [In India, 1 lac= 100000- R.S.R.] units of Penicillin without the least benefit whatsoever. The surgeon said the glands must be operated upon. Two doses of Merc. Sol. 200. with a weeks interval made the patient perfectly all right. Didnt the homoeopathic remedy give a far better account of itself than the most highly applauded wonder drug Penicillin?.

CASE V.

9th July 1938. Baby Subhash, aged 1 year and 4 months, had been suffering from severe acute Bacillary Dysentery for more than a fortnight and was passing per day about twenty to thirty stools of blood, mucous and faecal matter; there was great tenesmus and the temperature ranged between 99 degree and 101 degree. The extraordinary feature of the illness was that in only a few days after its commencement, he appeared stunned by its violence and went into unconsciousness. Now he could not be aroused and showed no response if pinched or pricked. He stared, eyes wide open, with vacant looks, and rolled the head from side to side, sometimes throwing his arms about.

R. S. Rastogi
R. S. Rastogi
B.A., M.D.S.
Dehradun, India