The specific ideas which are peculiar to our methods of teaching are being studied and presented by other writers, and it is a matter of satisfaction to observe at once a comprehensive grasp of the situation which is sure to result in only excellent advancement.
We claim that the action of a remedy is fixed and invariable when the conditions for which it is prescribed are present. If this be true, then this relationship has always existed, and will exist for all time. The knowledge of this has been obtained by experimentation, by an empirical use of the drug, and that knowledge by accident in many cases. This knowledge in each specific case can hardly be said to be perfected, and it is for us to persist in our study and application in order that we make this knowledge perfect.