CURES BY A VILLAGE SCHOOLMASTER. I felt highly elated. I thought that all my worries about the health of my family were at an end, and I started treating them with the greatest zest. Unfortunately all my endeavours were in vain. I had no success whatever. I thought the whole thing a fraud and deception and made up my mind that I should put the box of medicines and the book into the fire.
DIET OR DRUGS. EVERY good homoeopath is an enthusiast for homoeopathy, for he knows from experience that the wonderful medicines employed by him will cure rapidly, pleasantly, and permanently numerous diseases and disorders which have been declared “absolutely incurable” by leading orthodox physicians and specialists. The wonderful successes which one has with homoeopathic remedies, given in infinitely small doses, are apt to blind one to the supreme importance of diet and other commonplace factors.
CHILDBED FEVER CURED WITH SULPHUR. I had a case of childbed fever with sepsis. The patient was a lady of twenty-two years, and had had her second baby. Her delivery had been normal, but she developed high fever and had rigors and flushes of heat and outbreaks of sweating. She complained of bad headaches, her abdomen was exquisitely tender, she had pain all over the body, her urine was very thick and concentrated, there had been no stools for three days, and her discharges were scanty and very offensive.
HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES IN SURGERY. Aconite is preferred by some instead of Arnica. A differential point would be Arnica where there is more of a shock to the tissues, a depression of the forces due to direct injury, a reaction asthenic in type; Aconite where the reaction is more sthenic, the shock being more mental. The location and character of the operation would be influencing factors.
THE STORY OF MY EYES. SOME time ago I went to my optician in the West End to have my eyes tested. The usual reading tests were not satisfactory. Following them, the very experienced optician examined my eyes very carefully with the ophthalmoscope, spending, I thought, an unusual length of time. When his examination was over, he looked at me in an embarrassed way and, after some hesitation, said: “I am afraid there is a peripheral opacity in both eyes.” “Good God, is it cataract?”
AN ALLOPATHIC DOCTORS EXPERIENCE OF HOMOEOPATHY. You may perhaps recall to mind that I wrote to you a few months ago begging your help to be put into touch with a homoeopathic practitioner whom I could consult. Since then, I have been under homoeopathic treatment, and I feel I am in duty bound to testify to the decided benefit I have derived under this treatment.
THE ANIMALS PAGES. Many town dogs suffer with their eyes. Inflammation, abundance of phlegm, are very frequent, and blindness is found in large numbers of dogs. Blindness is often caused by constipation, which in turn is created by the soft diet of civilisation. A dog whose eyes begin to show an opacity should be given an abundance of vegetables and liquid paraffin to establish free bowel action.
A RARE CHRONIC CASE OF CHOREA. Nature records in the eye, acute and inflammatory changes. It is possible even to foretell from the eye the advent of an acute critical illness. Catarrhal conditions are clearly manifested in the blue iris by white lines or cloudings, and in the brown iris by a “whitening” of the original brown of the iris. Chronic destructive conditions such as exist in cancer are clearly shown in the iris by dark spots or marks.
HOW I LEARNED HOMOEOPATHY. When I started on my career, I laboriously worked up case after case in the manner described until the principal remedies became to me like familiar friends with well-known faces. As soon as one has arrived at the necessary familiarity, one asks a few questions and then one decides at once that the patient needs Aconite, Belladonna, Bryonia, Chamomilla, etc.