The falsehood of the oft-repeated "Homoeopathy will not cure ague" has been demonstrated in the book and the author assure us "that there is no more difficulty in treating intermittent fever than in treating any other disease." He has also proved "that the idea that Cinchona or any of its constituent elements or any other drug or nostrum is or can be specific cure for this class of fevers, is without foundation in truth or in sound medical philosophy."
The acknowledged want of Dr. P. P. Wells’ "Intermittent Fever’? which was long out of print has induced us to reprint the publication with the kind co-operation of Messrs. Bcericke and Tafel of America whom we tender our best acknowledgments. The falsehood of the oft-repeated ""Homoeopathy will not cure ague" has been demonstrated in the book and the author assures us "that there is no more difficulty in treating intermittent fever than in treating any other disease’. He has also proved "‘that the idea that Cinchona or any of its constituent elements or any other drug or nostrum is or can be specific cure for this class of fevers, is without foundation in truth or in sound medical philosophy".
The work is reprinted because many, who had seen it, desired to posses a copy and because we desire to afford the lovers of Homoeopathy an opportunity to disprove that "Ague and fever cannot be cured homoeopathically."
We hope and trust that our enterprise will meet with success.
This book was originally begun as an ordinary paper to be contributed to the pages of The Homoeopathic Physician, but in preparing it grew to such large proportions that I finally concluded to publish it as a book. It was therefore, withheld from the pages of that journal for several years.
It had remained in my desk for so long a time that I had forgotten its contents. I have now decided to present it to THE Homoeopathic Physician for publication in such manner as seems to its editors best.
It represents my own experience during fifty years of practice. I have not undertaken to make a complete treatise upon Intermittent Fever—not at all. It is only the record of my own thoughts and experience during these fifty years. It took me thirty years to learn how to examine a case for prescription. For upon the proper getting of the picture of the - condition of the patient depends the success in treating it.
I have cured about fifty cases of intermittent fever in succession upon the first prescription of a single remedy. I think this a sufficient evidence that the law of similars and the totality of the symptoms—-which is the principle upon which I have practiced—is the correct one. I think the reader may be assured that there is no more difficulty in treating intermittent fever than in treating any other disease. By strictly following this principle any one can cure ague.
The Repertory which is added will be recognized as the work of the immortal Boenninghausen. I translated it, not knowing that Dr. Augustus Korndeerfer, of Philadelphia, had already published a most excellent and accurate translation.
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Item Code: NAS402 Author: P. P. Wells, M.D. Cover: PAPERBACK Edition: 2003 Publisher: B. Jain Publishers (P) Ltd ISBN: 818056314602 Language: English Size: 8.50 X 5.50 inch Pages: 262 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 0.3 Kg