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nation of two hundred dollars shall entitle to the right of disposing of a bed in the pay-wards during six months, always with the approval of the Board of Directors. A donation of one hundred dollars shall entitle the donor or donors to the privilege of affixing a name to a bed in the free-wards for three years. The plate bearing the name shall be designed and provided by the Board of Directors. Any person, persons or society furnishing a room with all requisites shall have the right to name said room, affixing a suitable plate to the effect. At the close of every year a list of all the members and donors shall be published, with the consent of the donors, and those who have contributed twenty-five dollars or more shall have the amount specified.
The following fines shall be imposed: 1st, on any officer absent from any meetting 50 cents; 2nd, on every chairman of any committee absent from any regular or special meeting of his committee, for each offense $2.00; 3d, on every officer or chairman of any committee failing to present a report when due, for each offense $1.50; 4th, on every member of any committee absent from any regular or special meeting of his committee, for each offense 50 cents; 5th, on any member who has sign ed a call for a special meeting, for failing to be present at said meeting $5.00; 6th, on every active member absent at annual meetings 25 cents.
Fines are due and collectible from the day and during the month in which they have been imposed.
Excuses for the remittal of fines must be presented in writing or in person. No excuse for any fine shall be entertained after the second regular meeting of the
In all proceedings of the Association and those of its Boards parliamentary rules as per Cushing's Manual, shall be used.
At no meeting shall any member be allowed to speak more than twice on the same subject, nor any longer than five minutes each time, unless by special permission of the assembly. ARTICLE XXI.-Physicians of the Hospital. The Physicians of the Hospital shall be appointed by the Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the Medical Board and they, with the exception of the Resident Physician, shall not receive any salary or remuneration for their services in the free wards. When attending to paying patients they shall make arrangements privately and collect their fees from them independently of the Association.
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.
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 Homœopathy.
C. E. FISHER, M. D., Editor.
The JOURNAL invites contributions to its pages from Homœopathic physicians the world over.
All articles contributed as original matter must be contributed to it exclusively.
Reprints will be furuished at cost if request is made when matter is sent to the editor.
Early intelligence concerning local events of interest solicited.
As it is desired to make The JOURNAL thoroughly practical, brief articles are earnestly sought from all its readers.
Information relating to Medical Legislation and to the Public Institutions of Hemœopathy especially desired.
WITH this number the SOUTHERN JOURNAL OF HOMEOPATHY enters upon a new year, the second from its new home and under its new management. As will be noted at a glance its publisher has indulged in marked improvement in its dress, heavier and better paper than was used last year has been purchased for the new volume and a brighter and more attractive covered paper, much more pleasing to the eye, we think, will greet its readers monthly as they take it from its wrapper. We hope these improvements will be appreciated by the JOURNAL's subscribers in whose interests and for whose pleasure they are made.
In editorial conduct and management the JOURNAL will continue as heretofore. No reasonable effort will be spared to make the SOUTHERN one of the most readable and generally acceptable of our periodicals. We may as well state just here that we shall not attempt rivalry in the regular lines of journalism with the classic periodicals of the mighty East and North. The logical Gasette, the erudite North American, and the profound Hahnemannian will find no competition in the SOUTHERN JOURNAL in these respective features. Nor shall we infringe upon the Era's patented "They Say" nor its copyrighted "Doctor's Talks;" nor upon the razzledazzle editorials of the Current and the Homeopathist. The Advance and the Homœopathic Physi cian may sing "the high attenuation and the single dose" to their heart's content, and the Clinique may
continue to report its hospital work, with its customary regularity, for all of us.
The SOUTHERN JOURNAL has no rival in kind in medical periodic literature. It has a work peculiarly and individually its own. The South is a great mission field for Homœopathy. It is a great battle-field in the politics of medicine. The JourNAL is its "Missionary Advocate" in its first named relation-its doughty champion and defender in the last. No journal has a larger territory to cover. From the Atlantic to the Rio Grande, from the 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 diversity and magnitude of interests to foster and guard. At the legislative portals of a dozen States this journal is constantly on the watch against sectarian and iniquitous legislation, and but for its past zeal in effecting organization of Homœopathy's forces in the South we would surely have been driven to the wall in more than one of our commonwealths.
Necessarily our special work is that of a missionary for Homœopathy in this great Southern field and of a medico-political champion for the cause we represent. In these lines of labor the JOURNAL will endeavor to excel, trusting largely to its contributors for the medical pabulum upon which its readers have a reasonable right to rely. In pathy and practice its editor is Similia Similibus Curantur to the core. He yields the palm to no man for devotion to our law of cure, and at the bedside he is an exponent of that kind of Homœopathy that is exemplified by the use, as a rule, of the single remedy and the moderate attenuation. With us Homœopathy is not understood to be always the high attenuation and the single dose, nor does any drug or agent capable of exemplifying action in harmony with Similia cease to be a Homopathic remedy simply because abused in Allopathic, Eclectic or domestic practice.
To us Similia is a great orb of medical light breaking away the darkness which has for centuries beclouded the medical practice of the world. Its effulgent rays are capable of penetrating the dark corners of medically benighted earth if we but guide them right, and the JOURNAL looks upon its advent as the greatest of all achievements in medical science and