The sequel was that the surgeon didnt like it because she chose to consult me thereafter!.

DR. F.K. BELLOKOSSY [Denver, Colo.]: I very often have cases of surgery recover more quickly from the effects of the surgery by advising people what to eat. In fact, I dont even know the patient. Generally, it is some relative of my patient. That relative has a cataract operation or some other operation. They ask me what should the patient eat, and I tell them. In the hospital they are very careful what they will give the patient to eat, and when he comes home, after the operation, they feed him correctly as I advise. Everybody is surprised how free from all complications and how quickly the patient recovers. So, that is one thing.

DR. SCHMIDT: No prescription?.

DR. BELLOKOSSY: No prescription, just diet. I never see the patient, just the relatives. So, it is good to know a little about the diet.

Another thing I would like to say, if an appendix ruptures and there is no one that could operate, with good homoeopathy even such cases sometimes may recover.

I know of two cases that didnt have even homoeopathy and they recovered, although the appendix ruptured. The pus found an exit at the navel or went out through the rectum and complete recovery ensued. So, it isnt to terrible as some have indicated. A ruptured appendix, if treated correctly, with diet and good medicine, will get along all right even without surgery. But wherever there is a surgeon available, it is always better to operate.

DR. SUTHERLAND: My problem in surgery often is the immediate postoperative stage. Many times nurses have said to me, “Gee, Im glad that is your case because your cases dont have the trouble with gas pains”.

That seems to be the big bugbear; that often comes on before one begins to feed the patient at all, within the first two or three days after operation. I have been fortunate enough in a number of cases to find a remedy which tides the patient over that rather painful time for them and, also, for the nurses.

Raphanus has been a remedy; so has Argentum nitricum; so has Lycopodium, and so has Sulphur, to mention a few.

With respect to ruptured appendix, I myself had one when I was a child, and I was under homoeopathic care for three weeks before I was operated on, I am quite convinced the fact that I am still alive was due to the homoeopathic physician who took care of me. May be that is not so fortunate as I think it is! [Laughter].

DR. BELLOKOSSY: May I mention another case. I once gave Staphysagria to a case, after a very good abdominal operation where there was much handling of the bowels and resection of quite a large part of the bowel. After the operation the patient was given Staphysagria, and there was no pain.

The doctors who operated went to the patient, to the hospital room and asked her whether she wanted some morphine. She said, no, she had no pain. They couldnt understand why she didnt have pain. She never had a large pain.

DR. MARION BELLE ROOD [Lapeer, Mich.]: I personally would like to thank Dr. Bond for this paper. I have had one or two cases of cancer of the lung referred to my office every year since I have been in practice. One of them, referred to Dr. Grimmer. met a very easy, painless death. Some of them have had terrible deaths.

To get the courage to go on with Homoeopathy is one of the reasons why we have come to this meeting.

Wilbur K. Bond