Journal of the British Homoeopathic Society Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...of the pecuniar' loss which the country sustains as a result of the crippling effects of rheumatism on its working population, it would represent such a large sum that the consideration of means for its prevention and cure would be regarded as a social as well as a medical question. 1 Read before the Society, April Cth, 1893.-In almost every case a blowing murmur was heard over the heart some time during the acute stago, but these disappearing murmurs are not included in the above statistics. The liability to heart complications increases with each attack; thus the percentage is 58.8 for first attacks, and this rises to 81.9 for third attacks.--Dr. Saml. West, Practitioner, 188S, p. 104. VOL. I.--NO. 3. 13 The mortality and the suffering which attends it is infinitely greater than that of the combined effects of smallpox and cholera, in the prevention of which so much public money is very properly spent; but the preventive treatment of rheumatism is not at present regarded as a possible result of the advance of medical knowledge. In respect to its cure, I will only say that it was a study of the unfortunate results attending the ordinary methods employed which led me five years ago to a study of its nature and causes, with a view to finding some more satisfactory method of combating the disorder. As a result I was led to adopt measures for the treatment of rheumatic fever which are the reverse of those ordinarily adopted. While watching the results of my earlier cases, it became evident to me that there were methods by which rheumatism could be easily detected long before its actual development, and that by very simple methods of treatment the attack could not only be prevented, but that the measures used for prevention were themselves a cure for...
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