HOMOEOPATHY AND LONGEVITY.
MR. ELLIS BARKERS entertaining article on the above topic might have been strengthened by the inclusion of the name of DR. Severin Wielobycki, who qualified M.D. of Edinburgh in 1841, practised in Edinburgh for many years and lived latterly in Acacia Road, Regents Park. He was well over a hundred when he died not so very long ago.
The Sunday Times of August 8th last year had a portrait of the matriarch of lady doctors. Dr. Harriet Clisby, who celebrated her hundredth birthday on that date, and who passed away a few weeks back, might almost be added to the list. If she was not a practitioner of Homoeopathy she said this much about it: “I have always been intensely interested in HOMOEOPATHY, of course, possibly because of the extreme kindness shown to me in my early because of the extreme kindness shown to me in my early days by one of the most celebrated homoeopaths of his day”.
INTERNATIONAL HOMOEOPATHIC DIRECTORY.
WE may remind our readers that if they wish to possess a copy of this most important work they should place their orders with our publishers without delay. The price is two dollars a copy, postage paid, if ordered from the American Institute of Homoeopathy, 393 Seventh Avenue, New York City. U.S.A.
OUR reader will not have forgotten the romantic story of how Major Stevens was sent to South Africa to die of consumption and was cured by a native with a native remedy of which he subsequently discovered the name, to wit, Umckaloabo. Wishing to spread the knowledge of the plant which cured him, he was denounced by the B.M.A. in its book called Secret Remedies. Libel action followed which the public have possibly forgotten.
Though he got no satisfaction out of the law-which is not the same thing as justice-Stevens did not desert the remedy which cured him and “An English Physician” tells what Umckaloabo is still doing for consumptive derelicts in a volume published by B. Fraser & Co., 64 Pepys Road, Cottenham PArk, London, S.W. The title is “Tuberculosis: Its Treatment and Cure with Umckaloabo.”
The price is three shillings and six pence. The bulk of the work consists of “A REcord of Cases,” and more convincing record could hardly be. Umckaloabo is not a secret remedy and can be obtained from Homoeopathic Chemists. The author of the work withholds his name and gives only his qualifications. We can understand his modesty, in the face of what is facetiously called “Medical ethics,” but we can see no sense of reason in it. But “either”-that is the “medical” variety-is world of its own and is superior to reason and sense.
HOMOEOPATHIC NEWS JOURNAL.
MR. M. V. RAYMOND, business manager of the Mid-West Homoeopathic News journal, Writes us to announce that his journal is now the official organ of five well-known societies-The Illinois Homoeopathic Medical Association, the Iowa Homoeopathic Medical Association, the Hahnemannian Institution of Chicago, the Chicago Homoeopathic Medical Society and the Southern Homoeopathic Medical Association.
Our readers are well acquainted with the the quality of the contents of the journal from the samples we have presented them with, and with the support of all these live Homoeopathic organisations at its back it is bound to be a power in the world of homoeopathy. We have pleasure in commending it to the notice of our reader.
AUTOHAEMOTHERAPY IN HERPES ZOSTER. C. Scudero (II Policilinico, Sez, Prat., December 24th, 1928, p. 2556) during the last two years has treated a dozen cases of herpes zoster by injecting the patients own blood, and reports three examples, in patients aged 22, 24, and 34 respectively. Intragluteal injections of 2 to 15 c.cm. are given every other day. The method is said to be easy to apply and quite harmless.. It causes a rapid cessation of the neuralgic pain and disappearance of the vesicles, and prevents the occurrence of neuritis, which may last for months or even years after an attack of herpes zoster. British Medical Journal, February 23rd, 1929.