WATER SOFTENERS AND MEDICATED TABLE SALT

Ellis Barker J BY THE EDITOR.   I WAS impressed by the arguments issued by the makers of water softeners. Hard water certainly causes an accumulation of mineral matter in pipes through which it completely clogged at last and unusable. One imagines that hard water might have a similarly unfavourable effect on human beings, and … Read more

CHLORUM

BY DR.A.H.GRIMMER. Read before the December 1935 Meeting of the Chicago Homoeopathic Medical Society. Synonym-Chlorinum. Symbol-Cl. Common Name-Chlorine. Atomic Weight-35.5.   CHLORINE is one of the elements, but does not exist free in nature. It occurs in saline springs and in sea-water in combination with sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium and in the solid form … Read more

THE CLINICIAN FUNCTION IN MEDICINE

THE RT. HON. LORD HORDER, K.C.V.O., F.R.C.P. Consulting Physician to St. Bartholomew Hospital. From New York State Journal of Medicine.   Medical literature is enormous and the vast majority of medical books and articles are unreadable and possess no intrinsic value; they are scarcely glanced at by the initiated and are soon forgotten. However, we … Read more

HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF RHEUMATISM

BY DR. E.P. CUTHBERT. From The Journal of the American Institute of homoeopathy.   I AM a firm believer in homoeopathy being the only law of cure. In that valuable little book, Homoeopathy in Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Edmund Carleton says: “The Homoeopathist accomplishes much with medicine where his old school neighbour is helpless. I … Read more

THE USE OF ALCOHOL IN DISEASE

BY DR. LUCIUS FELIX HERZ. From The Medical Record.   WE had tolerated thirteen years of so-called prohibition during which the medical profession was hemmed in by countless restrictions in supplying much needed alcoholic medication to sick people while Congress, composed of untrained laymen, acted as a super-physician, and dictated to the medical profession how … Read more

ALKALI POISONING

A DANGER IN THE TREATMENT OF GASTRIC ULCER. By CUTHBERT LESLIE COPE, D.M., M.R.C.P. (Senior Beit Memorial Research Fellow). From The British Medical Journal.   The leading medical textbooks say “For acidity give alkalis.” Acidity of the stomach, gastric and duodenal ulcers, indigestion, etc., are treated with large quantities of the “white mixture” which contains … Read more

A SCANDAL CASE FROM NEW ZEALAND

Ellis Barker J ONE meets frequently cases which been treated for years with the greater incompetence by doctors and surgeons. One finds cancer cases where year after year operation follows operation and none of the surgeons employed ever think for a moment that the trouble is due to some condition of the blood which needs … Read more