The Battle in Glasgow

June 2013 Editorial

It was a hot day in August, 26 years ago and I was sitting at my desk in the city office where I worked. A couple hours before, I had taken the antibiotic Keflex.  Suddenly, I collapsed, and some co-workers rushed me to an emergency room. As I lay there, a doctor approached and asked, “What happened to you?”  I said, “I’ve had a reaction to Keflex.”  “No, he countered, Keflex doesn’t do that.”  A moment later another doctor walked over, pointed to me and said, “What do we have here?” The first doctor replied , “We don’t know.”   I was admitted to the hospital and an hour later a nurse handed me a pill to take. “What’s this?” I said. “It’s your Keflex, sir.”

One of the biggest problems with allopathic hospitals, aside from the medicine, is that no one listens to patients. There’s the implicit assumption that if you’re sick and in a hospital bed, your opinion is worthless. That’s not just arrogant, it’s also dangerous. Someone who is ill enough to be a patient, can’t afford the indifference and mistakes that arise from that attitude.

All of this gives special meaning to the current attempt to defund the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, the last in-patient homeopathic hospital in the UK (see Louise Mclean’s article in this issue.) The hospital has been an oasis for the ill for over 67 years.  Homeopathy by its nature is patient-centered and the hospital operates on that principle. It was designed to be a true healing environment.  If it closes, you won’t find anything like it for a long time. It will be the end of an era.  Join the battle by signing the petition, writing letters and helping get the word out.

In this issue:

David Johnson interviews Roger van Zandvoort, author of the Complete Repertory and Elaine Lewis chats with homeopath and well known author Liz Lalor.

Julian Jonas gives us a look at homeopathy in Myanmar and talks about the homeopathic treatment of monks injured during protest demonstrations. Katja Schuett presents a clear and comprehensive discussion of aggravation in homeopathy. Robert Medhurst has another in his important series on research in homeopathy. Rex Bunn discusses his new homeopathic apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Dr. Rupali Dixit Bhalerao discusses research on vaccination and homeopathy, Joan Goddard helps a dog with infertility; there is a book review from Joette Calabrese and Elaine Lewis offers another in her series “Tidbits“.

We have excellent case presentations from: Dr. Daw Kyu Kyu Lwin, Dr. A.P. Sivakumaran, Katharina Riedener-Brunner, Dr. Kireet Taneja,  Drs. Shubhamoy Ghosh, Subhranil Saha and Dishari Sengupta, Louise Mclean, Elaine Lewis, Monica Robinson, Dr. Sanjay Padole and Inger Agnar –Andersson.

As always there is a new Tips & Secrets, the Plant Doctor with Mark Moodie (send your questions!), an acute quiz from Elaine Lewis, a new crossword and cartoon.  We love to get your comments, questions, articles and cases, so please 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.


  • We all can see where greed centred science,food,politics,banking,security, just about every sphere of life these days,is going greed is the motivator, surely where greed is not central health and well being are central, deserves preservation.

    • Hallo, Oliver,

      I agree with your comment 100 %. I am very afraid that alternative medicine in general and homeopathy in general are being attacked vicously right now from those greedy people that you are talking about because they can see that people are getting fed-up with allopathic medicine. How can you support it knowing that it is the 3rd cause of death in the US (and I suppose in many other industrialized countries). Actually, I believe it is probably the first because heart deseases and cancer (the first 2 death causes) are probably caused by the aggressive diagnoses and treatments of allopathic medicine to a large extent. I really feel a little helpless against this awful power block ruling the world today. But there is hope if there are people like you and all those good homeopathic and alternative doctors and patients. We just have to stand together and unite in a big effort to stop this insanity.


  • take the same tablet of keflex and dissolve it in one cup of water. stir it for ten times with spoon and take one spoon of the same water. it will antidote the drug reaction. same thing can be done to antidote homoeopathic medicinal aggravtion. try it and you will see the miracle.

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