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HAHNEMANN COLLEGE OF CHICAGO.
By Dr. R. C. Fisher, B.S., B.Pd. It is with feelings of veneration that I respond to the request to write a few lines for Homeopathy.
Homeopathy has shed a new light upon the whole medical world and is everywhere showing its influence. This "science of healing," based upon the law, similia simulibus curantur, is as true as the science of mathematics, and, as the medical pro fession at large becomes more acquainted with its true science of healing the sick, it will overcome all other methods of medical practice until homeopathy reigns supreme as the whole system of cure for all varieties of diseases.
Let us prove the standard of homeopathy first by our ethics toward brother homeopaths who think differently than we as well as toward practitioners from other schools; second, by scholarship. Let it no longer be said that a homeopath knows nothing but materia medica. It is up to our profession to be expert diagnosticians as well as prescribers and to have a knowledge of all kindred subjects.
I firmly believe that the best thing that could happen to all physicians of all schcols would be for them to occasionally investigate the scientific advancement of all medical institutions. Look the world over to-day and see who are the leading apostles of homeopathy, and you will find perhaps a majority of them are graduates from some allopathic college, knowing allopathy makes stronger and firmer homeopaths. Let us leave off all prejudices and drink in the accumulating treasuers of the school of science and bring ourselves into a closer touch with one another.
The quest of an ideal homeopathic college is a dominant factor in the minds of the officers and faculty of the Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago. All departments are being improved upon each year, especially the materia medica and clinical departments, which are so important to the homeopathic
student. It has been stated that Hahnemann was a mongrel college. Inspect with me the materia medica course at that institution.
Let us discuss the merits of the homeopathic triumvirate of Chicago, Doctors Kent, Cowperthaite and Blackwood. They are all known to the world by their writings as three of our strongest pillars in the homeopathic temple. Each has an individuality that inspires students to take up the work with such zeal and enthusiasm that no allopathic influence can erase. Each has written a text book on materia medica that are gems in our libraries; these imperishable masterpieces will be monuments of truth left to us, many years after the authors have passed away; their influence encircles this, our mundane sphere, and there is no fountain of scientific medicine purer and broader than the materia inedica course at Hahnemann led by these masters and assisted by such men as Dr. W. E. Taylor of national fame, whose course of lectures are incalculable in value to any student, and Dr. M. J. Moth, whose clinic work last year showed him to be a true homeopath ; also Dr. George B. Warne, a potency man; Dr. A. M. Cameron, a specialist in pharmacology; Dr. A. H. Grimmer, a young man of exceptional ability, and one of the strictest homeopaths in existence, and Dr. Paul Hullhurst, who is a stranger to me.
Tell me where you can get instruction in the repertory outside the walls of Hahnemann? By this you are introduced into the deeper workings of our great science; you are raised to a height whereby you can look into the distant career and history of man and destroy the chronic miasms and gain a reputation that will make success sure.
The general medical clinical work at Hahnemann cannot be surpassed by any medical college in existence. Nowhere can you find an institution where fairness, frankness and breadth of opinions prevail as you find at Hahnemann. You see the influence of drugs on disease, administered from the 1x to the C. M. potency; and all earnest students are given the privilege of choosing the potency he wishes to use in all cases he reports. What more can be given ?
On looking over the surgical departments, we find Doctors Chislett, Kahlke and Shear:3, three of Chicago's most eminent surgeons, who, with their worthy assistants, have built up clinics that are not equalled. Ilere the student is not only taught surgery by the masters, but he is taught etiology, symptomatology, diagnosis, pathology and prognosis. I know of no college where
the students enjoy such a rich course in auaesthesia as in Hahnemann. In Dr. Costain the college has a man that is recognized by all medical men to be at the head of this science.
We may not wish to be surgeons, but we should get knowledge that will give us a clear vision and a ripe judgment which will enable us to decide when the knife should be used; accuracy in diagnosis is essential here and a true knowledge of the disease, so we can correctly diagnose the case, know the pathology and be able to give a correct prognosis is what every good homeopath should know. We may be able to prescribe well without knowing these, but we can prescribe better with this knowledge.
Go to Dr. Collons' skin and venereal clinics and see hundreds cured with the indicated remedy. The electrical course under Dr. G. and the urinology course under Dr. Mitchell, are in advance of any such courses attainable. I would like to take up all branches of clinical work led by masters in each department, but space forbids. With a faculty of eighty instructors and forty-seven different clinics a week for all connected with the college, leads me to believe that if a student of medicine wishes good homeopathy and a knowledge of the kindred sciences, he should go to Hahnemann of Chicago.
"Seek and ye shall find. Ask and it shall be given unto you."
LEPROSY IN CUBA.- At the present time there are supposed to be about 3,000 cases of leprosy in Cuba. Victims of the disease are obliged to enter leprosy hospitals, and are virtually prisoners for the rest of their lives. The hospital in Havana contains at present about eighty male and forty female patients of various ages. Most of these cases are Cubans. There are also a few Spaniards and Chinese. All present a rather melancholy spectacle. The disease lasts, as a rule, from ten to fifteen years, rarely twenty years. Treatment with chaulmoorga oil has not been productive of good results, and the treatment with the bark of mangle rajo, from which results were expected, has been abandoned.-Journal des Maladies cutan. et syphilit.
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AN IMPORTANT ACQUISITION.-This isssue records the addition of another prominent member of the homeopathic profession to Thc CRITIQUE's editorial staff in the person of Dr. W. J. Hawkes, Los Angeles, California, and I look forward with a great deal of pleasure to the publication of some of the products of his pen or pencil in the near future. Doctor Hawkes nor his brand of homeopathy need an extended introduction in these pages; he is a homeopath of the right sort and the quality of material he may send in will be of the right sort as well. M.
ABSOLUTELY INEXCUSABLC.-I do not believe in making apologies for errors in proof-reading, such as the one
on page 383 of last issue, wherein staff was made to read stuff, but the inexcusable bungle of Doctor V. A. Hutton's article merits nothing but excoriation of the severest sort. Aethusa was the topic of the excellent case record in question, but THE CRITIQUE printed it Arthusa both in the text and title. The good doctor's copy was of the plainest kind, and if he will pardon this one particular side-step from accuracy on our part, I will promise to do the best I can to avoid a recurrence of anything similar in the future.
SPECIAL ARTICLES FOR DECEMBER.-In addition to a specially prepared article by Doctor Kent, December issue of THE CRITIQUE will contain a story of the Philadelphia PostGraduate School of Homeopathy, by some of its alumni. This latter will be the means, no doubt, of clearing up much unfavorable comment which has been circulated concerning this school by those who are either jealous of the influence this institution has had in promoting genuine homeopathy, or who are unfamiliar with the work now being done throughout the country by its alumni. I hope our contributors will bear in mind that space in THE CRITIQUE is at a premium and that the element described as the “soul of wit" will be most thoroughly appreciated by the editor if applied in a practical manner by our esteemed associates.
STAND UP, MR. EDITOR.-Some one has sent THE CRITIQUE an unsigned communication, wherein he or she invites me to “Stand up, Mr. Editor," and tell what I know about the Medical Examining Board of the State of Colorado. Why several so-called doctors who do a thriving business in certain questionable lines are not prosecuted, inasmuch as it has already been proven that they neither possess a license to practice nor have they ever complied with this formality of the law? The point is a good one, but before I “stand up” to discuss this matter I shall surely insist upon the writer adhering to the rule laid down in this office, which requires all communications to be signed by the writer's name as well as giving address, etc. It is a case of “Stand up, Mr. Anonymous.
EDITOR BARTLETT AND THE INSTITUTE JOURNAL.-I wish there was more space to spare in this issue of THE CRITIQUE, as it would afford me much pleasure to print what Editor Bartlett. of Hahnemannian, had to say regarding the publication of an Institute journal, or, more to the point, what he had to say regarding the findings of the committee