In February, I visited a village in the course of my work and found that many of the people were sick with Asiatic cholera. Two small children were already stiff and dying. A pregnant woman and a man were purging and vomiting excessively. I carry a small box of remedies with me and, since I did not have Camphor, I gave these very sick people Bacillinum 30 ,and sulphur 30., one dose. Some did not even get the Sulphur. then I notified the health officer who did inoculations the next day. The next week when I returned to the village I was pleased to find that not one to whom I had given the above remedies had died, even the pregnant woman did not abort, I decided on the above remedies had died, even the pregnant by bacilli and I remembered that Sulphur was useful in cholera.

I have never failed of a cure in bacillary dysentery here when I have used Merc.cor., in a small amount of water giving a spoonful every hour and lengthening the intervals between with improvement, and If some diarrhoea is stiff present after the blood ceases, I five a dose of Sulphur 30. I hope that this may be a help to other I have seen cases of bichloride poisoning and remembered the blood purging and pain. Therefore, I thought that Merc. cor. would be good for these symptoms.

I have often brought complete health to a high fever with aching all over, by a dose of Aconite 200. and Eupatorium perf. 3o. in twenty-four hours or a little longer. I wish I knew more about the correct potency, but that was a potency I had on hand and anyway they get well fast. I do not worry about my sick children as I used to do when I was an allopath! I know that in the morning they will be better, but I do sometimes keep them near me so that I can see them a few times in the night and dose them again if necessary, It is great fun to use homoeopathic remedies! I have thanked god many times for showing them to me and for helping me to learn how to use some of them.

Yours sincerely,


Velacheri, Madras 16, India.

Allan D. Sutherland
Dr. Sutherland graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia and was editor of the Homeopathic Recorder and the Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy.
Allan D. Sutherland was born in Northfield, Vermont in 1897, delivered by the local homeopathic physician. The son of a Canadian Episcopalian minister, his father had arrived there to lead the local parish five years earlier and met his mother, who was the daughter of the president of the University of Norwich. Four years after Allan’s birth, ministerial work lead the family first to North Carolina and then to Connecticut a few years afterward.
Starting in 1920, Sutherland began his premedical studies and a year later, he began his medical education at Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia.
Sutherland graduated in 1925 and went on to intern at both Children’s Homeopathic Hospital and St. Luke’s Homeopathic Hospital. He then was appointed the chief resident at Children’s. With the conclusion of his residency and 2 years of clinical experience under his belt, Sutherland opened his own practice in Philadelphia while retaining a position at Children’s in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.
In 1928, Sutherland decided to set up practice in Brattleboro.