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THE

BBITISH JOURNAL

UK

HOMOEOPATHY.

EDITED BY

J. J. DRYSDALE, M.D.,

J. RUTHERFURD RUSSELL, M.D.,

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LONDON:

GROOMBRIDGE & SONS, 5 PATERNOSTER ROW;
EDINBURGH: W. H. BILLING, 19 CASTLE STREET;
NEW YORK: W. RADDE, 322 BROADWAY.

miNTED BY W. DAW AND SON, GILBERT STREET, OXFORD STREET. noB

CONTENTS OF No. LVI.

THE

BRITISH JOURNAL

OF

J HOMCEOPATHY.

ON BRIGHT'S DISEASE OF THE KIDNEYS.

By William Henderson, M.D.,

Professor of General Pathohgy in the University of Edinburgh.

Bright's disease of the kidneys has often appeared to me one of the most discouraging, and difficult to deal with profitably, of the maladies commonly encountered in practice; and I confess to having entertuined so little hope of being homoeopathically serviceable in that affliction, that I have not generally taken much pains to endeavour to be so. I believe much of this hopelessness to have been due to the habitual failure during my years of allopathic practice, most of which in this disease was hospital practice, to do more than palliate for the time—to lessen or remove the attendant dropsy perhaps, to give a temporary fillip to the digestive organs, or to mitigate a rheumatic pain. The dissection-room, too, ministered very pointedly towards repressing any tendency (if it ever occurred) to anticipate an epoch when the progress of therapeutics would enable physic to add this lately-discovered (I speak of some fifteen years ago) region of morbid anatomy to its subjugated domains. What hope of raising a kidney from the size of a chesnut up to its original dimensions of five inches by two and a half? Or what hope of broadening again the cortical mass which bad shrunk into a

VOL. XIV, NO. LV.—JANUARY, 1856. B

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