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D. R. GRAHAM,
H. WELLMANN, PROF. G. SOULÉ, WILL W. WEISS, T. ENGELBACH.
DIRECTORS:-J. I. ADAMS,
S. M. ANGELL, M. D.,
W. H. HOLCOMBE, M. D.,
Officers of the Medical Board,
J. A. MATHIEU, M. D.,
LIST OF CHARTER MEMBERS.
JOHN I. ADAMS,
8. M. ANGELL, M. D.,
C. J. LOPEZ, M. D.,
E. P. MACKIE,
ALF. T. BAKER,
J. J. de CISNEROS, M. D.,
A. C. FREITAG,
M. E. HINCKS, M. D.,
W. H. HOLCOMBE, M. D.,
D. M. LINES, M. D.,
T. G. MACKIE,
C. R. MAYER, M. D., P. MALOCHÉE.
J. A. MATHIEU, M. D.,
CARL F. REDWITZ.
HON. ALBERT VOORHIES
E. R. WELLS,
T. J. WOODWARD,
H. M. WRIGHT.
A LETTER FROM DR. MORROW.
SHERMAN, TEXAS, March 18th, 1891.
C. E. Fisher, M. D.
Dear Doctor:--Your letter of the 15th received and noted. I will accept your pressing invitation and will contribute. something for the JOURNAL Shortly.
It was as well perhaps that you did not publish my letter of criticism last fall for as you say nothing would have been gained by it. If a man gets stuck in a case I am not the one to throw him overboard if he resorts to palliatives and temporary expedients. The great trouble however is that such lapses from rectitude soon become the habit instead of the exception. Every man knows better how a journal should be conducted than the editor himself, you know. My quarrel with you is that in your editorial work, you do not
hew close to the line of Hahnemannian Homœopathy. Alternation and frequent repititions of the dose are not according to the tenets of Hahnemann, and Hahnemann's teachings are true Homœopathy, no matter how much you lug in Hughes, Holcombe, Dake et id omne genus. I do not quarrel with my neighbor because of his low potency predilections, provided he follows the law when he gives them. Belief in high potencies is a matter of conviction based upon actual experiment. Men sometimes make brilliant cures with a low potency. No one potency is the exact simillimum to all the cases. But whether a man gives a low potency or a high potency, let him give but one remedy at a time, and not indulge in shot gun practice and claim it to be Homœopathy. Yours truly,
H. C. MORROW.
A LETTER FROM DR. LEACH.
highest, medium or the lower attenuations" that recalls the Mattei ElectroHomœopathy and dosage. How do you reckon the brethren will take it when I say I believe Count Mattei performs his "wonderful cures" of cancer, scrofula and kindred diseases with his infinitesimals, not so much through that secret, latent electricity he introduces in the manufacture of his gloubles, as in his right conception of the curative action of Similia in chronic so called incurable diseases, and really cures with the Similar frequently repeated. That too while our own men, with proper diagnosis and an exhibition of Similia permit death to conquer while we wait for that reaction the highest attenuations do not show. "Watchman what of the night." What of this Count and his Homoeopathy that we don't look him up and see wherein he accumulates such testimony as that of Lady Paget, Ludwig of Bavaria, Her Majesty the Empress of Austria. and others of like
PARIS, TEXAS, March 21st, 1891. repute, while the world goes mad and
C. E. Fisher, M. D.
the doctors (some) go to Germany to see the greatest failure of the age. And while this count, like many another who wishes good to all men (and not for money), is driven into hiding, fearing assassination even by the "regular board" at Bologna. There is certainly considerable smoke, maybe some fire somewhere in his methods. What better subject for discussion at "The Fort" in May, than Count Mattei and his claimed superior Homœopathy. I believe investigations are the order of the day, especially in Texas; yet a Miss Count would probably be more interesting.
Materia Medica, as she is practiced, is quite a good deal like "English as she is But as you speak of the "high, spoke," so far as my limited experience
goes; for, as we find so-called gentlemen, recognized by society leaders as such, who criticise a man for drinking from a finger bowl (when, perhaps, poor fellow, he didn't know any better), say they "Never seen the like in good society," so you find recognized men of letters in medicine uphold Dr. B— (with whom they have just had the pleasure of a consultation and the handsome accompanying fee), and eulogize him as a veritable Hahnemann, when they have just found three separate and distinct remedies, such as Sulphur 3x., Rhus tox. 3x and Bryonia CC on the table, to be rotated. hourly with about the rotation the cards don't have at Monte Carlo, but with about the same result for the victim. Now isn't this the experience of most practical Hahnemannian Homceopathists? And which of you would dare tell that family that "that doctor doesn't know anymore than some whole families?" Not I, if you please.
Well, with such practitioners will "Materia Medica Notes," outside the books of recognized authorities, be of value? I reckon not. Therefore my only light upon this subject is to suggest more work in the library on such notes as have been given us by Hering, Cowperthwaite and the like. Memorize a little more and the experience of all must of "necessity" be alike; for Similia will work every time, as water is sure to flow if you but dig deep enough. More anon.
known as gutta taban. Percha, pertja, or percha (ch not pronounced like k) is another name for the same rubber tree so that the etymology of gutta percha would appear quite simple. But some authorities derive the word percha from "perxa," meaning the "inhabited lands," i. e. Sumatra. And now comes Terulla who claims (Compt. Rend.) that percha or persia signifies "rags," saying that that is an accurate description of the rubber before the treatment with hot water, the substance appearing exactly like compressed rags. The word pertsha not belonging to the common Malay language, the name "gutta percha" is hence unknown to the people of the interior.— Exc.
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF DENTAL PAIN. -In the Journal of the British Dental
Association, Mr. H. Baldwin, M. R. C. S., gives the following useful table. For simplicity, the two kinds of pain may be called "nerve pain" and "pericemental pain."
not necessarily cause pain. Tooth not raised, not loosened.
Tissues around not inflamed, not tender on pressure over root.
PERICEMENTAL PAIN. Arises gradually. Terminates gradually. Is continuous. Is distinctly localized. ***No neuralgia. Tooth not sensitive to ther: mal changes. Percussion or pressure causes much pain. Tooth raised and loosened. Tissues around inflamed, tender on pressure over root, in chronic cases tissues thickened.
In using this table it must always be borne in mind that the two conditions of pulp inflammation and pericemental inflammation may co-exist either in the same tooth or in different teeth; and then the relative importance of the two inflammations will be determined by the relative severity of the two sets of symptoms, and sometimes by the history.-Exc.
Southern Journal of Homeopathy. continue to report its hospital work, with its cus
tomary regularity, for all of us. C. E. FISHER, M. D., EDITOR.
The SOUTHERN JOURNAL has no rival in kind in
medical periodic literature. It has a work pecuThe JOURNAL invites contributions to its pages from liarly and individually its own. The South is a Homeopathic physicians the world over.
All articles contributed as origival matter must be great mission field for Homeopathy. It is a great contributed to it exclusively. Reprints will be furuished at cust if request is made
battle-field in the politics of medicine. The Jourwhen matter is sent to the editor. Early intelligence concerning local events of interest
naL is its “Missionary Advocate" in its first named solicited. as it is desired to make The JOURNAL thoroughly
relation—its doughty champion and defender in the practical, brief articles are earnestly sought from all its last. No journal has a larger territory to cover. readers.
Information relating to Medical Legislition and to the From the Atlantic to the Rio Grande, from the Public Iustitutions of Hemeopathy especially desired.
Chesapeake and the Ohio to the Gulf is our habitation. No other journal in the United States has such a feeble territorial strength to draw sustenance
from and at the same time none other has such a Editorial,
diversity and magnitude of interests to foster and
guard. At the legislative portals of a dozen States VOLUME IX.
this journal is constantly on the watch against sec.
tarian and iniquitous legislation, and but for its past WIT
ITH this number the SOUTHERN JOURNAL OF zeal in effecting organization of Homeopathy's
HOMEOPATHY enters upon a new year, the forces in the South we would surely have been second from its new hone and under its new man- driven to the wall in more than one of our commonagement. As will be noted at a glance its publisher wealths. has indulged in marked improvement in its dress, Necessarily our special work is that of a missionary heavier and better paper than was used last year for Homeopathy in this great Southern field and of has been purchased for the new volume and a a medico-political champion for the cause we reprebrighter and more attractive covered paper, much sent. In these lines of labor the Journal will enmore pleasing to the eye, we think, will greet its deavor to excel, trusting largely to its contributors readers monthly as they take it from its wrapper. for the medical pabulum upon which its readers We hope these improvements will be appreciated have a reasonable right to rely. In pathy and pracby the JOURNAL's subscribers in whose interests and tice its editor is Similia Similibus Curantur to the for whose pleasure they are made.
core. He yields the palm to no man for devotion In editorial conduct and management the Jour- to our law of cure, and at the bedside he is an exNAL will continue as heretofore. No reasonable ponent of that kind of Homeopathy that is exemeffort will be spared to make the Southern one of plified by the use, as a rule, of the single remedy the most readable and generally acceptable of our and the moderate attenuation. With us Homøo. periodicals. We may as well state just here that pathy is not understood to be always the high attenwe shall not attempt rivalry in the regular lines of uation and the single dose, nor does any drug or journalism with the classic periodicals of the mighty agent capable of exemplifying action in harmony East and North. The logical Gazette, the erudite with Similia cease to be a Homopathic remedy North American, and the profound Hahnemannian simply because abused in Allopathic, Eclectic or will find no competition in the SOUTHERN JOURNAL domestic practice. in these respective features. Nor shall we infringe To us Similia is a great orb of medical light break. upon the Era's patented "They Say” nor its copy. ing away the darkness which has for centuries berighted "Doctor's Talks;" nor upon the razzle- clouded the medical practice of the world. Its effuldazzle editorials of the Current and the Homæo- gent rays are capable of penetrating the dark corners pathist. The Advance and the Homæopathic Physi. of medically benighted earth if we but guide them cian may sing "the high attenuation and the single right, and the Journal looks upon its advent as the dose" to their heart's content, and the Clinique may greatest of all achievements in medical science and
art. Still, that it is the only orb of light that shines for years! Yes, fellow Homeopaths, hereafter, hence. the cure of disease or the amelioration of suffering we forth and forever, the white winged Angel of Peace are not fully prepared to assert. As the sun is the is to hover over the devoted head of Allopath and greatest of all the astronomical luminaries, so is Homeopath alike and the Old School Lion and the Similia the greatest of all medical lights. But, as New School Lamb shall lie down together, while a there are lesser orbs in astronomy so may there be little child (named Cochrane) shall lead them. lesser orbs in the realm of inedical practice. And, What wots it is the afore-mentioned Lamb does but therefore, the Journal is not prepared to condemn afford good belly-lining for the Allopathic King of or deny place to the bedside testimony of its con- Beasts? They will be lying down together just the tributors, even though much that may be tendered same, and St. Jerome can do the leading act with so may not be as accurate or scientific as we might wish much more satisfaction to himself if he has but the nor fully in accord with our way of thinking. No one to lead than if there were two, you know. medical journal contains only wheat, and too much Without exception this memorial is the most re. should not be expected of the Southern Journal. markable medico-political document we have ever That which the profession gives us, that will we read, and as a curio in medical literature it takes give to the profession. As ye sow so shall ye reap. high rank. Were it not that it deals with a serious We ask for the best, the purest, the most successful. question and that it evidently means to treat that We court the courtesies of the entire Southern pro- question with seriousness it would but beget a smile fession and of Homoeopaths the world over. If you upon the face of every Homeopath in the land. It don't always like what our columns contain don't roar so clearly exposes the position of “our friends the and rant and sume and order your journal stopped, enemy'' in Alabama that they are much more preg. but sit down and from the laboratory of your expe. nable to attack than ever before, did we care to disrience give us something better for the next issue. sect the document for the Legislature's benefit. This
With our heartiest greetings for the journalistic memorial is rotten to the core and full of deception, New Year to each and all of the Journal readers, hyprocrisy and fraud, or it is a most palpable exhienters upon its volume, with the hope that by your bition of a lack of ability on the part of men, some aid it may far excel in interest and merit any of its of whom are truly learned, to deal with a great predecessors.
moral and legal question from the standpoint of up
rightness, honor and justice, rather than from that A FLANK MOVEMENT IN ALABAMA. of expediency only.
The Montgomery County Society proposes a great IN the Legislative Department of the current issue reform. It proposes not only the full legal recogni.
of the SOUTHERN JOURNAL is to be found a tion of Homeopaths and Eclectics under the laws most important document. It is the Memorial of of Alabama, but it proposes that practitioners of the Montgomery County Medical Society to the these schools shall have membership in the AlloAlabama State Medical Association treating with the pathic County Societies and in the State Medical subject of legal and ethical recognition of the Hom- Association as well. Not only so, but it proposes @opaths of that state. We have titled it, “A Start- also that perfect freedom of consultation between ling Proposition." Read it and ponder over it well. members of the different secis in medicine shall be It is a harbinger of peace or beneath its subtle argu- allowed, and to this end so distorts the American ment lies hidden the deadly dagger of a cunning Medical Associations' Code of Ethics that the most foe.
devoted admirer of that moss-grown document will In this memorial we are to be masticated, gulped scarcely recognize in it the edict of his lifelong serfdown, digested, assimilated (ard excreted ?). And dom. At first glance and upon first thought this by whom? By none other than the Alabama State would seem to be a grand, a magnificently grand Medical Society and its county allies, the Allopathic proposition and one that every lover of peace bebody corporate, and heretofore close communion tween the schools should grasp with fervor and and strictly.according-to-the code State Association zeal and press to his bosom as a truce bringing peace, of Alabama, our mortal enemy for lo these many good will, brotherly love to all the denominations in