GRAPHITES, MY FAVOURITE REMEDY

By Heselton J T.   A CLERGYMAN of my acquaintance used to say: “Bryonia will cure nearly all diseases to which humanity is subject.” He was bilious in appearance and it was quite evident that this valuable polychrest suited him. Perhaps, however, if he had had a larger experience he would have modified his conclusion. … Read more

DRUG IDIOSYNCRASY

┬áLayman   THE tale of disaster and the sinister potentialities which can be sensed in the products of chemical research give ample cause for evil foreboding. Experience is already sufficient to justify further precautionary measures. The right of each medical man to prescribe anything which he deems advantageous to his patient is one that must … Read more

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

By DR. DOROTHY SHEPHERD.   SURGERY should be the handmaiden of Medicine. In the olden days right up to the eighties the physician was more highly respected than his brother the surgeon; indeed, the pompous physician complete with snuffbox, which he used to keep off bad humours and fevers wig and golden-headed cane, looked down … Read more

CANCER OF THE COLON AND HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS

By A.J. ARCHIBALD, M.B., CH.B.   SURGERY is generally Medicine at fault; Medicine caught in a blind alley! Surgery calls for a physicians knowledge and acumen; mastery of a complex, glittering technique; a proud handicraftmanship in which delicacy, dexterity, and nice accuracy of touch and movement are co-ordinated with skill and artistry. But all the … Read more