Ellis Barker J
DEAR SIR, Will you kindly allow an orthodox medical practitioner to pay tribute to the benefit which he has derived through being treated homoeopathically for a long standing complaint from which he has been suffering a good many years, and which did not improve after years of treatment with allopathic medicines and drugs?.
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. My improvement began almost immediately after placing myself under the dietetic and medicinal treatment prescribed for me, and in spite of a sharp relapse, brought on by my own indiscretion and disregard of instructions, I feel better today than I have done for years.
I must candidly confess that to my allopathically-trained mind it appeared highly improbable that any effect at all could be produced upon the human system by such fantastically small doses as are used in homoeopathy, and I began taking the small doses prescribed for me in a very sceptical frame of mind; but I soon convinced myself that these infinitesimal doses do undoubtedly produce well-marked therapeutic effects, and I have fully satisfied myself of this by trials and experiments upon myself and upon members of my family. To my mind, once it is admitted that this is really the case (and any qualified medical man can easily find out for himself the correctness or otherwise of this contention), then any objection to the science of homoeopathy on the plea of its being quackery falls to the ground and becomes unreasonable and childish.
In any case, I owe a great debt to homoeopathy which I am glad to acknowledge, and in conclusion I would like to say how earnestly I wish you success in your strenuous efforts on behalf of this system of medicine which, I hope, will be officially recognised in the near future, as it undoubtedly deserves to be and as it ought to have began long ago.
Yours very truly,
New readers will no doubt be interested in the original letter of Dr. M.M.E., which was published in the August issue of “THE HOMOEOPATHIC WORLD.” It was worked as follows:.
A DOCTORS CRY FOR HELP
DEAR SIR, I am an “allopathic” physician of twenty-five years standing, and I have just finished your book, Miracles of Healing, which I read and re-read with the greatest interest. I must candidly confess that this book has made a deep and forcible impression upon me, and that it has entirely changed my ideas of, and my outlook towards, homoeopathy.
Without wishing to boast in any way or to blow my own trumpet, I think that I can say of myself that I have been fairly successful at my profession, at any rate as judged by the ordinary standard of success, viz. professional reputation and financial competence. It will therefore not surprise you when I say that I have hesitated a long while whether or not to write this letter, not only on account of a natural reluctance to trouble and bother you with my requests, but also because my letter must be a candid admission of the failure of allopathic medicine to be of any help to me in relieving my own particular ailments.
I am just forty-eight years of age and I am affected with a high blood-pressure of the so-called “essential” variety, from which I have suffered for a good many years now and which is steadily increasing to such an extent as to threaten my profession; I need hardly add that every possible remedy and drug which has been recommended to me, or which has been lauded in the medical press, has failed to produce the slightest benefit.
I would be deeply indebted to you, therefore, if you would be so kind as to favour me with the name and address of a reliable homoeopathic practitioner whom I could consult with regard to my health. I would also be very much obliged for the information which books mentioned in the bibliographical index at the end of your book would, in your opinion, be suitable for me to start learning the homoeopathic system of treatment, and the names of the publishers as well as the price of any book recommended would also be much appreciated.
In conclusion, please accept my apologies, and my best thanks in anticipation for the trouble which I fear I am causing you, with my requests, but which, I venture to hope, you will not refuse through your obvious desire to further the cause of homoeopathy.
Yours faithfully, M.M.E., M.D.
In a letter dated October 13th, Dr. M.M.E. wrote:.
“I am very pleased to be able to report gratifying and satisfactory progress since my last letter. I am feeling better in myself, and have not once noticed any pain or missed heartbeats. I am also able to walk on the level for a mile or so at a fairly rapid pace without any inconvenience or panting, and occasionally even to take a stiffish hill without much panting, and this in spite of the most depressing and enervating weather imaginable, a damp sultry heat which has stuck to us for the last four weeks, the well-known Scirocco.
I am also steadily regaining feeling of energy, of “pep” and zest of life. Unfortunately both this ability to do more without inconvenience and panting and this feeling of fitness and energy vary considerably from day to day. Both are very appreciably better on some days than on others, but I am very glad to say that the good days have latterly been much more frequent than the bad ones. On my good days, I find that I can mount twenty-five or thirty stairs fairly rapidly not running up, but as an ordinary healthy and energetic person would mount stairs without any inconvenience at all and with very insignificant panting, if any at all.
Thank you very much for the cheery hope at the end of your letter that by next Spring I shall probably be able to do more or less anything I like. Your view is very encouraging, especially when added to the considerable and gratifying improvement in my condition since he last three or four weeks, which has cheered me up a hot.
Very gratefully yours.
A few months ago a thoroughly competent and highly experienced orthodox physician was in despair about his health, suffering from dangerously high blood pressure, which made movement and professional work impossible. He had tried all the resources of orthodox medicine in vain and in his despair he turned to homoeopathy. Years of orthodox treatment had produced no improvement. Competent homoeopathic treatment produced immediate and startingly good results. Dr. M.M.E. can walk miles now. Perhaps this truly eminent man will, like Dr. Thomas Skinner, late in life abandon the orthodox school for homoeopathy and may become one of its shining lights. EDITOR, “THE HOMOEOPATHIC WORLD.”.
“Meat which is minced and immersed for a few hours in distilled water loses its potassium, magnesium, and calcium salts. It also loses its colour. If cooked in this condition it will be found to be tasteless. If fed to dogs and cats or other animals these animals will eat a little, then refuse to take more, and if fed on nothing else will actually die more quickly than animals not fed at all.
This can be accounted for not only through the generation of free sulphuric and phosphoric acids in the bodies of the animals but also by another fact.
The animals fed on the demineralised meat, in addition to being deprived of the food minerals indispensable to lifes processes, are also obliged to dissipate their reserve vitality at a rapid rate through the efforts of their organs to throw off the useless and dangerous food elements imposed upon them; whereas the animal starved outright is not called upon to expend its strength faster than the laws of starvation demand.” ALFRED MCCANN, The Science of Eating.