PAGES FOR BEGINNERS. Homoeopathy tries to cure safely, speedily and pleasantly by the use of small quantities of drugs. While the orthodox physician may order Sulphur, Charcoal, Magnesia, and other remedies reputed to be innocent by the teaspoonful, the Homoeopath will order the same medicines in extremely small quantities which, according to orthodox opinion, are quite ineffective.
A DISTEMPER CASE. Restlessness would have indicated Rhus toxicodendron, but I imagined that the restlessness came from bone-ache and as the symptoms of throat, mouth, nose and eyes greatly resembled that form of human influenza which calls for Eupatorium perfoliatum, I gave him a few doses of that medicines IX with great benefit.
MY EXPERIENCE OF HOMOEOPATHY. “THOSE tonsils must come out.” This was the unanimous verdict of several doctors on seeing a child who was ever pale, listless, constantly catching colds and entirely lacking in joyous well- being. Gargles and paintings were tried, but resulted in no improvement. So eventually those tonsils were taken out.
HAY FEVER AND ITS HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT. Time fails me to give you the homoeopathic bibliography on this question, but I am persuaded to cite three cases which seem to me interesting from among the cures I have been able to make of hay fever.
A CASE OF IODINE POISONING. An otherwise healthy man had developed goitre and he had been given large quantities of iodine by the mouth, he had rubbed the outside of the goitre with iodine ointment and had swallowed large quantities of iodised slat with his food. As a result the goitre had grown to double the size, it had become as hard as stone, and yet the physician continued giving iodine, disregarding the disastrous results.
THE FUTURE OF HOMOEOPATHY. Some decades ago the benefits of homoeopathy were widely known through the lectures and writings of distinguished homoeopaths who did not disdain to address the people. Formerly, thousands of ladies treated their children, guided by little text-books and employing medicine chests filled with homoeopathic remedies, which were stocked by scores of homoeopathic chemists.
HOW TO TREAT INFLUENZA. It is much better to get full information from larger books than the one mentioned. Every homoeopath must possess an adequate library if he wishes to study the wonderful science of healing, but he should begin with a popular book, which will gradually unfold to him the art of healing. A child has to spell and to read primers before the masterpieces of literature can be tackled.