THE BIG THREE.
There is nothing so essential as good case history taking. Once one has this accomplished, one has laid the foundation for an approach to that difficult case at hand. But one must give time and patience to the problem. It is not so bad, when one knows that it is going to make the case easier in the long run. Always remember that a history well taken is a case 80 to 90% solved. I feel that a curative remedy can be found for almost every individual, if one is clever enough to get the history thoroughly. Each case offers us a challenge? Second, comes the repertorial search. Then follows the materia medica study. These are the big three.
One can go a long way toward getting that know-how by following another big three plan: First, by attending the Postgraduate School of Homoeopathy held each summer by the American Foundation for Homoeopathy. Second, by attending the annual International Hahnemannian Association conventions. Third, by study and consultation with the older prescribers.
THE 1953 CONVENTION.
Dr. Wilbur K. Bond, President of the International Hahnemannian Association, has furnished The Recorder with a tentative schedule of activities for the Annual Meeting of the Association to be held at The New Ocean House, Swampscott, Massachusetts, June 30 to July 3, inclusive, 1953.
This schedule is printed below in the hope that will furnish an incentive for a better than average attendance of both members and friends of the Association. Those charged with the responsibility of preparing for the convention have worked hard to furnish an interesting program and deserve better of the membership than a mere token attendance.
The benefit accruing to the Association–and to homoeopathy –by a lively participation in its activities is too obvious to need further elaboration. Our opinion concerning this matter has been expressed on numerous occasions but without the hoped for result of stimulating an increased interest in the Association or an increased attendance as its conventions. Let us hope that 1953 will see an exception to the general rule of sluggish disinterest.