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Hamamelis, directed by Dr. S. before my arrival. Bealising the importance of a correct diagnosis, some of the fibres were collected and safely enclosed in a bottle for future examination, and the patient was left with Arsenicum 3 and China 3 in alternation every half hour until improvement manifested itself, the interval between the doses to be then increased, and the injections of Hamamelis to be continued. A microscopic examination of the shreds showed very plainly the true cancer cells, and also the hair-like appearances noticeable in some cases, and the conclusion was that we had a fibro-cellular cancer of the rectum to deal with. To avoid any possible mistake, fibres were sent to two other physicians (one of them a brother of the professor who had seen the patient), and after careful microscopic examinations they both pronounced the case to be cancer. The case was now left in the hands of Dr., Styles, my opinion being unhesitatingly given that the patient could not possibly recover; and, from Dr. S.'s note-book, I will give the subsequent treatment, and the result.

The Arsenicum and China were continued for one week, an occasional intercurrent dose of Carbo veg. 3 being administered, and under this treatment the patient gradually improved, having but one subsequent hemorrhage, and that but slight. Ordphites 6 was next prescribed, three powders daily (the Hamamelis injections being continued), and one powder per day of Lachesis 12 was also administered.

Improvement continued under this treatment for about two weeks, when the patient seemed to come to a stand-still, but was well enough to be removed to her father's home in Quechee, Vt., a distance of over forty miles, her former allopathic attendants, however, freely expressing the opinion that she would not return alive. A powder of Sulphur 200 was next given, and Iodine of Arsenic 3 prescribed, three powders daily. This treatment was continued for three weeks, with an occasional dose of Sulphur 200, after which Phosphoric acid 3 was administered twice per day for a fortnight, when the patient was sufficiently well to return to her home on the 12th day of October, two months after she adopted homoeopathic treatment. At this time she was well enough to do light house-work, and has continued to steadily improve, without medicine, being now aparently in her usual health. On the 1st of October an examination showed that the cancerous mass had been completely absorbed, a slight induration only remaining, and from present indications the disease is entirely cured.—Dr. Gallingeb, New England Med. Qaz., Feb. 18th, 1874.

OBITUARY.

De. Bebnhabd Hieschel, of Dresden. At the age of fifty-nine Dr. Hirschel, the learned editor of the Neue Zeitschrift fur Homoop. Klinih, died most unexpectedly of strangulated hernia on the 15th of January. He was the author of numerous works on homoeopathy and other subjects, and will make a blank in the ranks of German homoeopathists that will not easily be filled up. The journal he edited so long and so ably will be continued under the editorship of his nephew, Dr. Edmund Lewi.

Dr. Edwaed Acwoeth. We regret to have to announce the death of our colleague Dr. Acworth, which took place at his-residence at Hay ward's Heath on the 17th March, after a short illness, at the age of sixty-four. Though we differed from the deceased on some subjects, which will be fresh in the remembrance of our readers, we have always been ready to acknowledge the charm of his literary style, and to regret that these differences should have lost to our pages a continuation of those brilliant articles on homoeopathic subjects, many of which are to be found in our earlier volumes.

British Homoeopathic Congress.

The Congress for this year is fixed to take place in the large board-room of the London Homoeopathic Hospital, Great Ormond Street, on Thursday, the 4th June. The Congress will open at half-past 10 o'clock, and in order to accommodate provincial members arriving by early train, the President will not commence his address till 11 o'clock. Various papers of interest have been offered, and those selected by the Committee will probably be announced in the Monthly Homoeopathic Review of May. It is hoped that the Congress will be well attended, and that many of our foreign colleagues will honour it with their presence. The members of Congress will dine together the same day at "The Pall Mall," in "Waterloo Place.

BOOKS RECEIVED.

Bonninghausen's Homoeopathic Therapeia of Intermittent and other Fevers. Translated with the addition of new remedies by A. Kobndoebpeb, M.D. Boericke and Tafel, New York and Philadelphia, 1873. 8vo, pp. 223.

0. Hering's Materia Medica, with a Pathological Index, vol. i. Boericke and Tafel, New York, 1873.

Petition to His Excellency John A. Dix, Governor of the State of New York, and the Honorable the Members of the Senate.

A Memorial of David James, M.D.

Is it the Tendency of Homoeopathic Treatment to lengthen Human Life? Experience of the Atlantic Mutual Life Assurance Company.

Birmingham Hospital Report for 1873.

Apoplexy not a Disease, by Ed. A. Murphy, M.D., Cleveland.

Notes on Electro-Surgery, by Ed. A. Murphy, M.D., Chicago, 1874.

The Hot Springs of Wisbaden. By Dr. W. Magdeburg.

The Dublin Journal of Medical Science.

The New Zealand Homoeopathic Gazette.

The Monthly Homoeopathic Review.

The Hahnemannian Monthly.

The American Homoeopathic Observer.

The Western Homoeopathic Observer.

The Chicago Medical Investigator.

The North American Journal of Homoeopathy.

United States Medical and Surgical Journal.

The Western Homoeopathic Observer.

The New England Medical Gazette.

The American Journal of Homoeopathic Materia Medica.

El Criterio Medico.

Bibliotheque Homoeopathique.

The Calcutta Journal of Medicine.

The Food Journal.

The Chemist and Druggist.

The New York Journal of Homoeopathy.

The Sanitarian.

The Medical Union.

Compendia di Materia Medica Pura. Par Dr. B. Dade A.

THE

BRITISH JOURNAL

HOMCEOPATHY.

OZONE AND ANTOZONE.

By W. B. A. Scott, M.D.

An opinion has prevailed widely amongst most nations, alike in modern and ancient times, that a storm of lightning, especially if accompanied by a fall of the so-called thunderbolt, is followed by a more or less distinctly perceptible sulphurous odour. So ancient and widely spread is this belief that the expression of it has found its way into the earliest poetry which has come down to us; thus we find frequent allusion made to this phenomenon by Homer:

'Qc S'66 virb irktiyrjs irarpbg Aioq i^epiiry Bpvg

irpoppiZoc, Beivt) Ss Oeiiov yiyvtrai oSjui)

Vc, ixVT1\q' TOV S'ovirfp t\il Opdaog oe KEV (OJ}r(U

lyyiig ewv" xaXsTTog Si Aioe p.sya\oio Ktpavvog"

Orthodox philosophers, however, with their wonted reluctance to acknowledge the occurrence of any phenomenon which does not admit of explanation on principles known to themselves at the time, and feeling certain that there was no actual generation or combustion of sulphur upon such

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occasions, got rid of the difficulty by their customary expedient of denying the alleged fact which bad given rise to it, just as their predecessors had denied the existence of the antipodes on account of the impossibility of reconciling such with their views of natural philosophy. Accordingly, they maintained that the multitude, misled by the resemblance in colour between the flash of the thunderbolt and the flame of sulphur, had imagined the existence of the smell which the optical resemblance of the former suggested to them. But time has shown that the multitude was right, and the orthodox philosophers, as usual, totally wrong, as to the matter of fact; while, as might have been expected, the multitude was mistaken in the inference as to the presence of sulphur, and the philosophers, as it happened, were for once right in the premisses which led them, by a false process of reasoning, to deny the existence of the smell. The actual discovery of ozone, therefore, is of unknown antiquity, and can be attributed to no one person in particular; its source, nature, and properties, however, have only been investigated within the last ninety years.

In the present article I shall to a great extent follow the method adopted by Dr. C. B. Fox in his admirable and exhaustive treatise on Ozone, a work to which I wish here to make my acknowledgment of general and particular indebtedness, once for all, as I should be involved in constant and wearisome repetition were I to make separate references to that learned and ingenious writer regarding every detail in respect to which I am indebted to him for valuable instruction. The whole profession is under a deep obligation to Dr. Fox for the untiring industry with which he has sought and brought together all the various memoirs and monographs upon this important subject, which lie scattered and all but inaccessible through different English, German, French, Italian and American Reviews, Journals, and Proceedings of Scientific Societies; the skill with which he has extracted what is most valuable in each; the patience, care, and ingenuity displayed in his original researches, and the felicity with which he has condensed

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