THE ANIMALS PAGES. Readers who wish to treat their dogs for distemper must remember that homoeopaths have no specific treatment for diseases but that they treat symptoms, or a group of symptoms, irrespective of the name of the disease. Therefore the reader whose dog is ill need not ask himself whether it is distemper or not. He can immediately to to work and treat the dog according to its symptoms and leave it to a veterinary surgeon or a knowledgeable neighbour to give to the disease a name fond in the textbooks.
THE BODY HAS IN IT THE MEANS OF CURE. In olden times the priests were the physicians and the simple laws of health which they laid down soon became smothered in superstition. Diseases were said to be punishments sent by God and the only treatments were either peace offerings or thank offerings, both in the early days being paid in the first type of currency-food-and later on in money as well as in food.
THE WORST ENEMIES OF HOMOEOPATHY. In fact the Association has become a tool of the British Homoeopathic Society for both organisations are managed, or mismanaged, by the same people. I have received complaints from all over the country that requests for lecturers, advice and monetary assistance have been refused. The British Homoeopathic Association has existed for thirty years.
A STRIKING NATRUM MURIATICUM CASE. I can never forget my first patient-a little, thin old maid about thirty-five years of age who did not weigh over one hundred pounds. Her skin was the colour of the brown paper in which the grocers of that time wrapped up lard, etc. I looked at her hands and the finger-nails were bluish and her hands were cold. She complained of obstinate constipation, headache, great prostration and pain in the region of the liver and she was always cold.
OVERDOSING OF ANIMALS. “During long experience I have become aware of numerous cases of grave damage, or even of death, resulting from the inexpert and indiscriminate dosing of animals, particularly horses. Passing in review the examples of some thirty years and bearing in mind that it is only more serious cases which would come under my notice, I am painfully impressed by the wide prevalence of this practice, often dangerous, occasionally no doubt beneficial, but in the main, futile and expensive.
THE RECOGNITION OF OUR SCIENCE. In our present issue we print two contributions from Sir Bruce Bruce-Porter, the eminent physicians. In a previous number we had a valuable contribution by Sir Arbuthnot Lane, the great surgeon. We hope that many more of the leaders of orthodoxy will contribute to our pages, will show their sympathy, and will become interested in our methods.