HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS, as applied to OBSTETRICS. By Sheldon Leavitt, M. D., Prof, of Physiology and Clinical Midwifery in the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Chicago, pp. 121, price $1.00? Chicago; Duncan Brothers. 1881.
This new advocate for professional favor claims that, only “the most characteristic features of a limited number of remedies, and those only, are embraced” in its design. In pursuance of this object, there is given the condensed symptomatology of ninety odd remedies, with a repertory. The indications for the remedies are short but in the main good; the repertory will be found especially useful. This brochure will be of service to those who are in the habit of searching for the simillimum; to all such we recommend it.
This, the third volume of the “Guiding Symptoms,” has recently appeared, after much delay. Let us hope that the other volumes will be more speedy in coming forth. The homoeopathic profession should subscribe for this work; it is needed by all. And they should demand that the work be given them as Dr. Hering left it. The editors say in their preface: “Actuated, as we have been, by the spirit of the departed author, it has been our aim to complete the volume just as it would have been had Hering lived.”
This volume carries the work from Bryonia to Chamomilla, inclusive. We hope, now that a third volume is out, that there will be a large increase of subscribers to the work. Send your orders to J. M. Stoddart & Co., 727 Chestnut street, Philadelphia.
Dr. Hering wrote, in preface to the first volume: “This work will especially commend itself to the busy practitioner, because it is an attempt to give our materia medica in such a form as will make the selection of the curative medicine in any given case as easy as possible. It is a complement to all other works on our materia medica, being principally a collection of cured symptoms. A symptom only cured has never such intrinsic value as one produced and cured, and yet, such a one must not be ignored.” Clinical symptoms are useful in aiding us to use proved drugs. No drug has yet been exhaustively proven. Clinical symptoms are to the therapeutist as crutches to the lame, an assistance; let us beware lest we rely so much on our “crutches” that we neglect to seek sound limbs. Those who advocate the use of unproved drugs, relying upon clinical symptoms solely, may be said to prefer “crutches” to sound limbs.
|Source:||The Homoeopathic Physician Vol. 01 No. 11, 1881, pages 559-560|
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