EDITORIAL. There are some who maintain that the salvation of Homoeopathy in the United States depends upon the re-establishment of Homoeopathic medical colleges such as were maintained at the turn of the century. With this point of view, the writer would agree, were conditions to-day the same as those which existed fifty years ago.
RELATIVITY OF VERDICTS. Einstein, by expounding his theory of relativity, invalidated all previous conceptions of gravitation, the ether, geometry and other matters. Some cynic may give him a buffet in the retort that his theory of relativity itself is only relatively true. Whatever it may be, we may vouch for it that it works in the province of medical verdicts.
CONVENTION NOTES. Automobiles are allowed but cannot be operated under their own power. There are some 500 horses on “The Island” which give the street cleaners and English sparrows plenty of work. In the village area, the equine aroma is pronounced, bringing back pleasant childhood memories to those of us brought up in the pre-auto era.
A CASE OF GOUT-COMPARISON BETWEEN COLCHICUM, LEDUM AND BENZOIC ACID. Here is a definitive history of gout starting in 1940 in both feet and recurring yearly. For the last 2-3 years the knees have been more affected. This last bout started with a head cold, some fever and pains in the left arm, then suddenly the localization in the left knee. He considers himself a very moderate man, smokes a pack of cigarettes a day, takes only two drinks before his dinner.
ONE MORE “CHRONIC”. Homoeopathic physicians are urged to provide for the preservation of their homoeopathic libraries, many volumes of which are out of print and practically unobtainable. The Board of Trustees of the American Foundation for Homoeopathy suggests that homoeopathic physicians bequeath such libraries to the Foundation, making provision in their wills not only for the bequest itself but for the cost of transporting the libraries to the Foundation headquarters.
RELATIONSHIP OF PLUMBUM TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. A prominent symptom is retraction of the abdomen with violent colic and sensation as if the abdominal wall was drawn as if by a string to the spine. There is constriction of internal organs and painful contraction of the arms which are drawn up. Colic may alternate with delirium or may occur during a costive state.