HOMOEOPATHY IN INDIA. THERE is no part of the British Empire in which the Homoeopathic Art has taken deeper root than in India, and we publish elsewhere a letter from our correspondent, Dr. Sarat Chandra Ghose, telling of the movement made by our Indian colleagues to co-ordinate and regularise the various Homoeopathic activities of the great Province of Bengal.
HOMOEOPATHY IN THE SURGERY. Our Scotch Grandfather, Sir Charles Pasley, K.C.B.R.E. who died in 1861 used to come to Annual Meetings of this Hospital. I am told that his name appears in its annals, as moving resolutions. He became a very keen homoeopath, because he was a man of rare ability and intellect, and his life had been saved by Lachesis (one of our snake poisons) when he was desperately ill with pneumonia.
A NOTE ON DIGITALINUM. Probably a strong reason why they have not been employed, lies in the fact that a patient who dies lege artis leaves behind him a grieving family, satisfied that all was done which could have been done, by the spectacular and theatrical methods of orthodox medicine which the majority of homoeopaths delight in emulating.
ELASTICITY OF THE CARDIAC MUSCLE. It is a well-known fact that many patients suffer from angina pectoris, whose coronary arteries are perfectly sound; such cases, I believe, are entirely due to the loss of elasticity of the cardiac muscle. We know that on any effort an extra amount of blood is sent to the heart, and the heart cavities must dilate slightly to accommodate this extra quantity, and the more severe the effort the greater the extra amount sent to the heart.
NEWS AND NOTES. OUTSIDE the Metropolis it would appear that in this country Homoeopathy is perishing of professional politeness. Homoeopaths imagine that if graduates and post-graduates can only be induced to smile benevolently on disciples of Hahnemann the trick will be done. But though we do not despise anybodys smiles, they cut no ice; and something more than smiles is needed for the conquest of the homoeopathic art.