The Study of a Few Typical Remedies.
I am now at work upon the thorough consideration of the action of one or two typical or leading remedies for each distinctive condition of disease, in order that I may present in an early issue of this journal a few remedies which will cover the larger number of all of the conditions which the busy practitioner is commonly needing. We have under consideration too many remedies. I desire that my readers help me to determine which of all the remedies we have access to, could be used as leading remedies.
In order to do this, I would like to obtain from just as many of my readers as possible a list of thirty remedies, which they have found to be the remedies upon which they depend the most. Perhaps I might ask for them in this manner: "It you could not use but thirty remedies, which would those beand if you were going to add ten more to the list which ten would you add." I hope my subscribers will be free to write on this subject, and as you write, doctor, if any one remedy suggests a practical fact or an unusual experience jot that right down with your writing.
I shall take these reports and compare them with each other, and present to my readers the order in which the remedies are considered essentially important. While we have access to at least five hundred remedies there are but few of us who use over fifty or sixty, and a perfect study of a few remedies will be of more value than a general study of a long list.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.