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.
You object to my “jeering, offensive tone”. May I remind you, my “regular” friend, that you began the “jeering”? At your uncle’s you plumed yourself upon being a “regular”, and thought you were looking down from a mighty height upon the homeopaths! You insisted upon having fifty reasons, and I am sending them as fast as I can, and if I parenthetically do a little jeering, you will please remember that I have the most absolutely unspeakable contempt for your ignorance, from the top of which you had the brazen effrontery to call the homeopath’s quacks! You, the grossly ignorant, prejudiced “regular”, call flippantly upon me to justify my professional position. When I speak of your ignorance I mean your ignorance of the art of healing; of other kinds of knowledge I know you are full.
I have given you a case of pain in the left hypochondrium cured by Juglens regia; not many weeks after that case was cured, as stated, a young lady came to consult me in regard to a very similar pain, but hers was on the right side, at the bottom of the right lung. She had had it for three months, and was pulled down by it a good deal, having become weak and anaemic.
Chelidonium majus 1X, five drops in water night and morning, cured it specifically in just a fortnight. I should like to discuss with you the reason why I gave juglans regia in the one case of pain in the one side, and Chelidonium majus in the other; but I have not the time, so this must end my account of my ninth reason.