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guide us in the selection of the remedy. for the use of the splendid library which While the old school deny the existence is the property of the College through of any such law, they claim that no thera. the munificence of Mrs. Dr. N. Schneipeutic law has been discovered. Mean- der. We are also endeavoring to artime the Homeopath goes on in the even range for the holding of Saturday clinics tenor of his way prescribing according at the City Hospital. Just how soon to the law of the similars and curing his this may be accomplished it is difficult cases, while the so-called Regular physi- to say. There is a long standing feeling cian blunders along-using Bergeon's that the field does not belong to us, and life-giving gas, the youth-giving Auids it may be difficult to make an opening of Brown Sequard, the toxic dose of there. There is one point which you Koch's tuberculinum, etc., etc., etc., un- should ever keep uppermost in your til their representative editor is fain to minds, and that is that the faculty are moan and groan in this chaotic chasm, ever watchful for your interests. The and from its depths call for another question with us is—“What more can scientific investigation by a scientific in- we do for our students ?”—so that you vestigator. Why in the name of all may be sure you will get enough to keep that's common sense do they not make you busy. a careful, scientific, unprejudiced inves
Nor will we forget that there is a limit tigation of Homeopathy? They would
to all endurance of work. I do not think find something which would satisfy their
there is in the history of the College any fondest hopes—as it satisfies the fondest
record of a case of mental prostration hopes of its true adherents.
through over-study. In fact, I am in The C. H. M. C. has not been lacking.
unison with one of our late writers in bein this onward march. Ever thorough
lieving that there is no such thing as in her work she has recently placed her breaking down through excessive brain curriculum on the same plane as that work. When you hear of a student who occupied by Cornell and other great uni
has to quit college on account of such a versities. Two years ago a curriculum
condition, look into his life. You will nittee was appointed. Their first find there is something else which may move was to send to each one of the account for his collapse. It is so with teachers a request for a list of the sub- the brain as it is with every other part jects upon which lectures had been de- of the body, that hard work invigorates livered during the year just closed. These and hardens, strengthens and develops lists were carefully studied, as were the it and makes it all the better able to withannouncements of other colleges and stand prolonged activity. Thought is universities. From all of this was
to the brain what physical exercise is to.
to the brain what P evolved a course of instruction which is the body. No, the cause for break is not second to none in the land, and the mem
found in the brain—it is found in some bers of your Faculty are now doing their
irregularity in the student's living-perwork under the direction of this com haps lack of nutritious food, or a lack of mittee, so that the entire four years' a proper amount of physical rest, or, percourse is thoroughly and systematically haps, worry. graded. The re-organization of the dis- An equilibrium must be maintained; pensary was another step in advance and that is the sine qua non of health. If you the utilization of its great resources was are driven by the requirements of your made perfect. Steps are being taken course of study to spend hours with your
books, you must be all the more careful to have a proper amount of nourishment, of exercise, of rest, of equable spirits. Concerning the latter much might be said. The student who cultivates a happy disposition, a contented frame of mind, is going to do better work than the one who is irritable and pessimistic. Optimism is a wonderful stimulus toward doing our best. That ancient man of wisdom who taught law to kings and wrote sermons to preachers might well have been addressing students in medicine when he declared, “A merry heart doeth good like medicine.” So cast aside all fears of breaking—the rather, I would say, attend to the demands of the physical system and your mind will readily respond to all demands you may make upon it. And need I say to you that a hill ahead is far larger than a mountain behind ? All our tasks look so much harder before we have reached them than after we conquer them. And do not be discouraged at failures. A sense of failure is a mark of rising ideal. The man who has failed and can acknowledge that he has failed bids fair to become the successful man.
Remember, too, that you must constantly advance—the goal you reach today must be behind you tomorrow. Every task is but the preparation for a harder task; every achievement but opens the way for a greater achievement. “Through the deep caves of thought I
hear a voice that sings:Build thee more stately mansions, O my
Leave thy low-vaulted past!
Till thou at length art free,
In Memoriam We may appropriately amplify the familiar saying "that in the midst of life we are in death" by observing that those who combat disease, and advise for health, are no less subject to the inexorable law that "all who live must die, passing through Nature to eternity.”
In the midst of apparent good health Dr. M. M. Scheble, of Ashley, Ohio, an enthusiastic pioneer of Homeopathy, was fatally stricken with cerebral apoplexy. She was an alumnus of the Cleveland Homeopathic Hospital College, class '80-'81, and practiced medicine successfully till the time of her death, July 13th, 1901.
Apart from immediate relatives and friends, the disappearance from among us of one or more excites no especial interest unless his character was marked by extraordinary genius along the liries practically in touch with the complex machinery of human activity. Among these in no small degree may justly be classed the subject of this memorial; not so much in consequence of the visible result of her work, for she was a woman contending with traditional prejudices against women doctors, as in consideration of the scant means at her command, and lack of early preparation to accomplish it. Her early life was characterized by a forced frugality incident to the early settlement of a new country, but she availed herself of the limited privileges then afforded in country schools, which were few and far between, were in session only a few months in the winter, and which taught reading, writing, and arithmetic.
At an early age she assumed the responsibility of her own support, neglecting no opportunity to improve her mind and to prepare herself for a useful and active life. At nineteen, she married
Jos. A. Scheble, at Marion, O., assuming Thus armed against disease, she opened the duties of an increasing family with her office at Ashley, O. becoming earnestness. Not satisfied Excluding a few short vacations, and that her whole duty was done when her latterly, some perplexing, rather than own four children were grown to man-, dangerous, attacks of rheumatism, which hood, she adopted two others, friendless kept her from business, she devoted her waifs of the neighborhood, and made whole time up to her 24th year to the them a charge on her bounty until they practice of medicine; not in the perfuncwere settled in life.
tory manner common to many, but with Life to her was real, yet she was light- a total disregard of personal convenhearted and sympathetic. The thera- ience. She assumed often the duties of peutic value of these qualities was recog- nurse where emergency indicated, or nized as a substantial aid to the more where circumstances would not indulge formal instruments of her profession such a luxury. Thus by extending the
At the age of 54, a time of life when sphere of her work, she largely multimost persons' minds are engrossed with plied the responsibilities that went with past events and preparing to enjoy the it. fruits of their labor, she determined to Her life's work is finished, but the retake up the study of medicine. She ma- sult cannot be estimated in sensible triculated at the Cleveland Homeopathic signs. Eternity will strike the balance Hospital College, and after three years' and assign to her a suitable niche in the close application received her degree. temple of noble women.
Materia Medica Notes
Treatment of Gall Stone Cases.—Cal. Crataegus oxyacantha.—Should not carb. 30x every fifteen minutes to relieve be lost sight of in those cases of typhoid the pain of a gall stone attack, i. e., gall fever in which there is sudden collapse. stone colic.-Hughes.
In a case brought under my notice the Berberis, (tinct.) every fifteen minutes. action of the new remedy was very --Hughes.
prompt. The patient was a little girl China 6x every eight hours for four twelve years of age, who in the third weeks to prevent their formation, then week of the fever suffered a sudden colat increasing intervals.-Ruddock. lapse. Cactus grandiflorus, strychnia and
Chelidoneum, (tinct.).—Expels and digitalis purpurea were administered prevents formation, has cured numerous without effect, and she was then given cases.—Hughes, Hale, Ruddock.
five drop doses of crataegus oxyacantha Aconite 3x with large hot compresses every two hours. The result was that over the seat of pain.—Ruddock.
she rallied at once, and eventually made Podophyllin 3x to aid expulsion.
a good recovery. The indications which Ruddock. Dr. Horace Packard.—Medi- called for the administration of the drug cal Era.—November.
were: Cold extremities, great pallor, irNext to alcohol, as a poison to the
regular breathing, and the pulse 120, and nervous system, in common use, stands
very weak and irregular. Before the opium with its derivatives, especially
crataegus was given the condition morphine. This most useful and very
described above had existed for two efficient drug for relief from pain is like
days, and only temporary relief had been wise a most fruitful cause of relentless
obtained from the administration of physical and mental suffering.–Dr. J.
strychnia and the other heart tonics. M. Aikin.-Medical Era.—November.
Prompt and decided relief, however, was Tuberculin. It was generally agreed
obtained from crataegus oxyacantha and
· a permanent cure was established.—(F. at the recent Congress of Tuberculosis
Kopp.)—Medical Century.—December. that the dose must be very small.—Medical Century.—December.
An Unusual Method of Administering
Potentized Medicine.Phellandrium aquaticum.-Seems to have a special action on the right lung.
The telephone hastily summoned me Clinically it has been found useful in
to a typhoid fever patient, who was "in many phthisical coughs. An article in convulsions, so-called. the Journal Belge D’Homeopathie is de- When the brougham stopped before voted to it, but there is so much alterna- the patient's house my ears were greeted tion in the cases reported treated that no with a series of unearthly shrieks and special value attaches to it. Give us yells. Four men and two women were clean-cut indications for a single remedy making a determined effort to prevent and we will store up some mental mer- the patient from injuring himself and chandise fit for delivery.-Medical Cen them. One of them was already badly tury.—December.
scratched. Adding two men to the force, we finally succeeded in applying eye strain. It is sometimes also found restraining apparatus. To give medi- in chlorotic girls and elderly people, cine by ordinary methods was plainly where it is said to be a gastric localizaimpossible; in fact, it was dangerous to tion of arterio-sclerosis.-W. A. Dewey. come near the patient's head. Such fu- —Medical Century.—October. rious delirium I never saw before.
Adenoid, Vegetations. In the maThe appropriate remedy was then dis- jority of cases pure internal treatment is solved in water and injected under the sufficient. Operations do not remove skin by means of the ordinary hypoder- the disease or the cause. Calcarea and mic syringe. In a very few minutes the sulphur are sometimes all-sufficient, and patient was perfectly quiet.
in most cases will be all that is needed. My professional brother was aston- It takes several weeks, however, to cure. ished. As for the lay spectators, they Other remedies occasionally called for assumed that the patient had been put are baryta carbonica, hepar sulphur, under the influence of morphine; and it kali bichromicum, kali carbonicum, kali has been a difficult matter to convince iodatum, kali muriaticum and the varithem that the injected substance was an ous preparations of mercury.—Dr. Giseordinary solution in water of a Homeo- vius.—Medical Century.—October. ; pathic medicine in the two hundredth Pulsatilla.—This is usually the first potency, which was the case.
remedy thought of in suppression of Subcutaneous medication is unpopular milk. The breasts are swollen and painamong Hahnemannians for the reason ful, and the flow of milk is absent and that it usually consists of heavy allopath- scanty. The patient is apt to be deic doses. The judicious physician will, pressed and tearful. When no cause is nevertheless, remember that the needle discernible for the non-appearance of may occasionally be of legitimate use to milk, urtica urens has been found useful him. — Edmund Carleton. — Journal of and if suppressed from a fit of anger Homeopathics.—November.
chamomilla is the remedy. Causticum, Petroleum.—Petroleum has as limited too, has been used successfully in rheua field in eczema as ledum, it being only matic women.-W. A. Dewey.—Medical suitable to the form where fissures or Century.–October. rhagades are present, which are deep The now well-recognized special liaand frequently bleeding. Especially if bility, of children suffering from measles the affection exacerbates in winter from to contract diphtheria, is probably an the cold and the use of cold water. If example of the toxin of the former disthe lower potencies do not act try the ease preparing the soil in the human syshigher. An intercurrent dose of sulphur tem for the luxuriant growth of the diphhere works well, for sulphur also has theria bacillus.—Medical News. ..! painful fissures of the hands.-W. A. In children and young people comDewey.-Medical Century.-October, plaining of pains about the joints or
Epigastric Pain.—Epigastric pain oc- limbs, never be satisfied with anything curring paroxysmally, coming on several but a searching examination.' It will hours after eating and regularly recur- not do to lightly make a diagnosis of ring, when secretions and digestive func- rheumatism, for both osteomyelitis and tions are normal, is usually due to gall certain malignant tumors may thereby stones. Epigastric pain may also come be overlooked.—Medical Era.—Novemin pelvic lesions and occasionally from ber. .