Profiles in courage

Editorial, April 2011

Dr. Andrew Wakefield first came to public attention, when he declared there was a connection between vaccines and autism. This was an unpopular view in the British medical establishment. Through relentless attacks with lies and half truths, they managed to end his career in the UK, eventually banning him from practice.

Having been barred from practicing his profession, ostracized by his peers, threatened by the government and defamed in the press, would he surrender? I wondered how Dr. Wakefield would fare, since that kind of treatment has destroyed some good people over the years. Not so Dr. Wakefield. Since he could no longer practice in the UK, he moved to the United States and continued to express his views. During a television interview he described the ban on his practicing as “a little bump in the road”, and vowed to continue his research into vaccines and autism.

Referring to the parents of the vaccine injured children he said: “These parents are not going away, the children are not going away, and I am most certainly not going away.”

Live long and prosper Dr. Wakefield.


Note: in the U.S., the Vaccine Autism link was also denied :  https://hpathy.com/medical-cartoons/autism-and-vaccination/


                                             This Month in the Journal  

This month we have a presentation from the excellent Allen College of Homoeopathy with articles and/or cases by Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea , Janet Robinson-Banerjea and a number of their students. The Allen College of Homoeopathy operates in India, the UK and worldwide, with undergraduate and post graduate courses, as well as correspondence courses.   Students are prepared to function under the most demanding conditions, such as the clinics in Calcutta where scores of patients are seen in one day. Visit the Allen College website: 

Our Hotseat interview is with Dr. Subrata Banerjea, a fourth generation homeopath and master of miasmatic prescribing. He explains how practicing in India differs from the UK.  In his article, Dr. Banerjea explains how to analyze a case for its miasm and presents a case of cerebral atrophy completely cured by Natrum muriaticum.

Daniela Karsten finds the right remedy for a UT infection. Maria Price learns patience with a case of depression. Donna Fox gives a frank description of her first experience as a homeopathy student in India.

We have a reminiscence of the great Dr. Constantine Hering, who proved 91 drugs and spent 50 years writing his Guiding Symptoms . The article is chock full of wonderful anecdotes. Dr. Shailesh Deshpande discusses the homeopathic management of malignancy cases.

Cor van der Meij talks about homeopathy in the Netherlands. Elaine Lewis answers readers’ questions about homeopathy. Dr. P.B. Kader lectures on diabetes and its management. Robert Medhurst provides the keynote remedies for Acne.

 Dr. J. Compton Burnett describes a menopause case where the totality of symptoms was not the best approach.  Elaine Lewis solves a Medorrhinum case. Dr. E. Sampaio presents a grueling case with the homeopathic interventions.        Gill Graham looks at the usefulness of homeopathy in CFS and whether controlled trials are an accurate measure.  Dr. S.C. Datta finds that a homeopathic remedy can control Root Knot disease in Mulberrry trees (used in silk production). Dr Jacques Millemann explains how to use homeopathy for breeding problems.

There are more cases and articles and also… Elaine’s Quiz (send your answers), Tips & Secrets, the Plant Doctor (send your questions), a new Crossword puzzle, and a new cartoon.  Pull up an easy chair, find whatever sings to you and enjoy. We love to get your comments, questions, cases and articles, so send them to [email protected]

About the author

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy for Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also in French, German, Greek, Polish and Portuguese). He is Hpathy’s resident cartoonist and also produces Hpathy’s Tips & Secrets column and homeopathy Crossword puzzles each month. Alan is a recipient of the National Center for Homeopathy Martha Oelman Community Service Award. Visit Alan at his website: Here.

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