For more than a century homoeopathy has been treated with hostility and contempt by orthodox medicine. Its practitioners have been boycotted by their orthodox colleagues and their organisations. A new era seems to be dawning. Shortly the powerful British Medical Association will celebrate its centenary at huge gatherings attended by leading medical men from all over the world. In numerous addresses every aspect of medicine was to be considered-except homoeopathy.
Dr. George Burford, considering this an unmerited slight, called upon Lord Dawson of Penn, Sir Thomas Horder, and other leading physicians, pointing out the omission, and we rejoice to say that a lecture will be delivered by an able representative of homoeopathy in which he will show the effect which the teaching of Hahnemann has had upon medical practice during the last hundred years. He will undoubtedly show that homoeopathy has been the leaven of medical science, that orthodox medicine owes a vast debt to the new science of healing.
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.