Explanation on the Homeopathy treatment of enlarged tonsils and recurring tonsillitis. How homeopathy is successful in prevention of tonsillectomy….

Unnecessary Tonsil Operations

DOCTORS often have things told them by their patients which were never intended to reach their ears. Generally these “repeats” are more comical than serious. Such happened to me last week. But such interference at times has frightened patients, who drift hurriedly away from a further consideration of Homoeopathy, without giving it a fair trial.

A very dear friend told the father of two young patients of mine what he ought to do for his two boys. This kind “free advice” happens all over the world. Their nutrition had been seriously injured by an underlying constitutional defect which had brought about abnormal adenoids and enlarged tonsils, to such an extent that a few months previously a school inspector had “ordered” a 30 dollar operation on each boy (a certain doctor being recommended), otherwise their studies would suffer and they could not be advanced to a higher grade.

The father told my good friend that his boys were under my care, and, moreover, they were nearly well now, and that they had actually gained in weight, to which my friend remarked that I was “very old-fashioned” as I had opposed an operation, which certainly I had done. Nevertheless Baryta carbonica, in 6x and 30th strengths, which I had prescribed for both boys had reduced the abnormal local swellings and had cured their husky nasal voices, etc., by correcting their underlying ill-health, though there is still some body weight to be made up by both boys to bring them to absolute normality.

If adenoids and enlarged tonsils can be cured by treating the constitution producing same in three months by using the necessary Homoeopathic medicine, this not always being Baryta carbonica, why have expensive operations, which can never reach and cure the physical condition which causes such abnormalities?

If by sticking to Homoeopathy which corrects these constitutional weakness, and which medical power has been common practice with every Homoeopath all over the world for 140 years, I plead to being “old-fashioned”, and I glory in these Homoeopathic powers which are able to do such good work.

And what is the alternative to being so “old-fashioned”? Orthodoxy, refusing to test Homoeopathy, says, “Operate at once”, and take out those tonsils, etc., though two orthodox men (Drs. Alison Glover and Joyce Wilson) wrote in the B.M.J., September 10th, 1932, that “the function of the tonsil is still unknown” (!). In Progress To-day, July-September, 1932, we read that in 1927, no less than 14,843 children in the London elementary schools had their tonsils removed, whilst in England and Wales 92,171 underwent this operation in 1928, and 97,518 suffered such losses in 1929 at the hands of orthodox medicine men and their surgeons, in face of the fact that they do not yet know the function of these glands, which surely the Almighty put there for adequate reasons and purposes. Is it more scientific to be “old- fashioned” and cure the constitution producing abnormal tonsils, etc., or to cut them out hurriedly, leaving the body still in its diseased state to break down later in some other more or less remote manner?

The general public have some rights in this matter, and I applaud the work “HEAL THYSELF” is doing in carrying this knowledge to all who may be fortunate enough to read its pages.

These operations carried out by orthodox proclaim their medical weakness, which is emphasized by their admission that these glands are a mystery to them. Their doubtful position is still further articulated by their eternal change in their methods and therapeutics which changes are a groping for some better plan of treatment. Yet they scout or ignore the very thought of testing the stability of Homoeopathy.

On my desk at this moment are five medical journals of this year. Each journal has one-third of its title-page taken up by the medical publishers, W.B. Saunders & Co. of Philadelphia and London, so these five advertised Standard medical works of and for the orthodox school, will be current text and authority in Great Britain and the world over for that matter. Each advertisement is about a different orthodox text book. These large and expensive advertisements prove that orthodox medicine wishes to be so up-to-date that it has evidently been found necessary to scrap practically all their knowledge which was employed by them heretofore.

What are we to think about a medical practice which has to be changed so often and so radically? If what orthodoxy presents now is exact, their late text books, which are actually orthodox treatment for you at this moment, are all absolutely worthless and a fraud on the general public, and so you, the laity, must have suffered from a wrong treatment up to this moment.

Ethelbert Petrie Hoyle
BIO: Dr. Ethelbert Petrie Hoyle 1861 – 1955 was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy. He served as editor of the International Homeopathic Medical Directory and Travelling Secretary to the International Homeopathic Society.