50 Reasons For Being a Homeopath’ is a lovely little book. It consists of 50 letters from the famous homeopathic doctor J. Compton Burnett to a young skeptic ‘Dr T.A.K’ & was written around 1888. It still shines with truth today.
A lady living not far from your uncle’s, in Kensington, came to me on June 5th 1882, with a sore, gnawing pain on her left side, the pain being at times sharp and darting, and seated just under the ribs, in the region of the spleen: worse at night when she got warm in bed. Concomitantly herewith the left eye is involved: its puncta lachrymalia are very red. This is a comparatively simple case of disease, yet withal very painful, and patient came to me to be cured. I am sure as a “regular” this case would completely baffle anyone. Without a scientific law to guide you, you would not be able to tackle the case curatively at all. It offered no particular difficulty to me, and I cured it with an essence of the common European walnut! Fancy the walnut tree for such a case! We call it Juglans regia, and I gave five drops of the first centesimal dilution in water three times a day. Would you like to know the scientific “why” of this case? Only Homeopathy and the mundane doings of the late Clotar Muller can tell you.
Here again, you see how the law of similars gives executive potentiality to one’s knowledge of drug physiology and, moreover, affords me my eighth reason for not being a “regular”.