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What is the Institute for Homoeopathic Medicine and what is its role?


The I.H.M. is a teaching organization (founded 1986) that strives to impart the methodology of medical practice as devised by Samuel Hahnemann through original source material.

The members and graduates of the I.H.M. teaching colleges and seminars, have been trained and grounded in the basic tenets of homoeopathic medicine, to the standards of its founder and his approved colleagues of his time.

For the last 40 years, homoeopathy as taught in most mainstream colleges , has been remiss in outlining the  methodology as described and explained by Samuel Hahnemann.  An overlay of philosophy or personal interpretation is apparent in the teaching establishments we have examined.doctor_3_patient_medical_office_exam_card-p137719527009928539b21fb_400

This lack, and deliberate implementation of other methodology, along with neglect and omission, has caused confusion which has  resulted in a foundation for incorrect case-taking and prescribing.  This has led to situation today where the therapy of homoeopathy in the West, no longer represents the medical practice as originally defined.

Using the completely revised and updated version of the P & W Therapeutic Pocket Book by Boenninghausen,  (1846 edition), the ability to choose the medicine that fits the disease state has been simplified in the synthetic analysis of the book.  It is HAHNEMANNS knowledge and observations that come to the fore in every case, and his method of selecting the prescribing symptoms.We call it Hahnemann through

For the experienced Hahmannian prescriber, utilising the original techniques and the T.P.B. most chronic case taking and medicinal prescriptions take less than one hour. First prescription accuracy is around 90%. Follow ups usually take 15-30 minutes and prescription accuracy is again very high. Acute case taking and prescription is around 15 to 20 minutes.

How can this be?

It comes down to understanding Hahnemanns directions and following them. The I.H.M. have perused many hundreds of Hahnemanns original cases from his casebooks (in German) and worked through his steps along the way. Over 22 years of study and research has been conducted. From this solid bedrock of original source material, springs the information for teaching and enabling students to become more proficient homoeopathic physicians.

The Mallorca seminar is the last European event for being able to attend in 2013. (there may be more in Mexico and Israel, check to confirm) The information is guaranteed one hundred percent from the sources, and the cases and analysis presented demonstrate the methodology for improved success over your existing results.

Al llegar al Seminario de Mallorca

05 de Octubre al 6 de 2013

(Seminario en Inglés con traducción simultánea español)

Todo programa de español

El P & W 2014 Edición del libro de bolsillo Terapéutico en español y Kent repertorio
Materias Médicas
Literatura homeopática de los maestros.

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Five Month-Old Baby Dies Just Days After 8 Vaccinations – Parents Are Charged With Her Murder

Aug 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Christina England, Top Stories

"Baby A" died shortly after being given multiple vaccines. Her parents are now being charged with murder.

“Baby A” died shortly after being given multiple vaccines. Her parents are now being charged with her murder.

Parents in South Africa are facing life in prison for the murder of their baby girl who died just days after receiving routine vaccinations. Baby A had received all her vaccinations on time. On September 25, 2012, when she was aged just five months, her parents took her to their local clinic, where she received a total of eight vaccinations before being sent home.

Baby A’s mother told VacTruth that the vaccinations were administered extremely harshly, with the nurse appearing to stab their daughter viciously with a variety of needles. Baby A received eight vaccines in total, the five-in-one vaccine Pentaxim said to protect against diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) and polio; the hepatitis B vaccine; the rotavirus vaccine; and a vaccine said to protect babies against pneumocococcal and non-typeable haemophilus influenzae disease, Prenevar/Prenvar.

Her mother explained that after her ordeal, Baby A was irritable, upset and had difficulty in settling. That the following day, she was unable to move her legs, which remained hard and swollen around the injection site for several days.

Amazingly, this was not the first time that Baby A had suffered from this side effect. Her mother told VacTruth that her legs had become swollen after vaccinations before, when they had remained swollen for several weeks. When Baby A’s parents asked the nurses at the clinic why their daughter’s legs were swollen, they were told that it may have been due to the technique that was used at the time of vaccination.

The nurses recorded this reaction on Baby A’s vaccination card and told Baby A’s mother to use a warm face towel and massage her legs. When Baby A suffered the same side effect after vaccinations given on September 25, 2012, Mrs. A immediately used a warm face towel to soothe her daughter’s legs and lessen the swelling.

So, why weren’t the healthcare providers concerned about this reaction?


“She Turned Blue and We Tried to Give Her CPR”

On October 9, 2012, Baby A appeared to be her normal self, playing, kicking and smiling; however, the next day things were very different. Mrs. A explains:

“Baby A woke up and appeared to be crabby and running a high fever. She was only was happy if we were holding her and carrying her. That day, I gave her Panado and was dabbing her with a cool face towel to bring the fever down. At about 15:30 or so I had just finished feeding her and gave her to my husband to burp and as he was burping he heard her gasp for like a breath of air and when I looked at her she had collapsed on his shoulder and wasn’t breathing. She turned blue and we tried to give her CPR but as we were doing that she was throwing up and still was not breathing.

We decided to rush her to the nearest hospital but we were unfortunate as there was traffic at the time and only got there at about 16:00. I could be off a few minutes, we took her into the trauma unit and they took her from us and told us to wait in a separate room. They managed to resuscitate her and put her in the NICU, they then took her to get a CT scan and then said they needed to take x-rays as well.”

After what seemed like forever, the doctor appeared and informed the anxious parents that their daughter had blood on her brain and appeared to have been shaken. He said that the little girl had multiple fractures of the long bones.

When Mr. and Mrs. A asked the doctor what had happened to their daughter, the doctor was abrupt, saying, “I don’t know, I wasn’t there, why don’t you tell me?”

Mrs A. told VacTruth that she felt that his comment was uncalled for and insulting and that she could not understand what he was implying. She said:

“We were so upset, how could he say that? What was he implying? That was our baby there and we didn’t know what had happened.”

She told me that she had turned to the doctor treating Baby A and said to him:

“You are the doctor, you are supposed to help us. All of a sudden everything we had got taken away, our life, our 24 hours a day, we have nothing left to do now but wait for some sort of answer as to why our baby is lying there. I don’t know what this shaken baby syndrome is, no one shook our baby. We were there, that’s not an answer, we need an answer.”

“We Decided to Switch Off the Ventilator”

"Baby A" before being vaccinated.

“Baby A” before being vaccinated.

Sadly, Baby A’s parents never got an answer and three days later, they noticed that their daughter’s hands, feet, head and eyes appeared swollen. Worried, they asked the nurses what was wrong and they were informed that the swelling was due to the lack of oxygen reaching the brain.

Mrs. A said that around this time that the pediatrician requested a biopsy to test the collagen for brittle bone disease. The results of this test are not known because Baby A’s medical records have since gone missing.

The next day the doctor suggested to Baby A’s parents that it might be time to switch off the ventilator. He explained that Baby A was not going to wake up and asked her parents whether they would consider organ donation, which the devastated couple refused on religious grounds.

On the fifth day, the swelling had became much worse and six days after Baby A’s admission into the hospital, hospital staff could no longer open the little girl’s eyes. It was at this stage that Baby A’s parents decided that their precious daughter had suffered enough. Mrs. A explained:

“We decided to switch off the ventilator and let our baby rest in peace, we had a meeting with the nurses and doctors and told them that we would switch off at 7am the following day and the nurses said that there would have to be an autopsy and the pediatrician then said, no, that was not necessary, and the nurses insisted.

Day 7 came [on] October 17, 2012 and as soon as we got there, they took Baby A out of her bed and told us to sit, put her in our arms and switched off the ventilator. They didn’t even give us five minutes alone with her to say goodbye to her.

We then sat alone with her after she had passed on and waited in the waiting area for them to release her body. We waited between two and three hours and they told us they were waiting for the police to come and pick up the body to take it to the morgue to do the autopsy.

Doctors are Blaming Parents for Vaccine Injuries

"Baby A's" vaccine records.

“Baby A’s” vaccine records.

This is yet another tragic case in which parents have been accused of shaking their baby, after a possible vaccine injury has occurred. Baby A’s vaccination card showed that at the tender age of five months she had received a total of 21 routine vaccinations. This is a vast number of vaccinations and it is becoming evident that many babies of this age cannot tolerate an onslaught of toxins, chemicals and poisons of this magnitude.

It is important to recognize that some parents do physically abuse their children and while I appreciate that this is not acceptable, doctors must appreciate that not every injury is the result of child abuse.

Over recent years, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of parents being accused of shaken baby syndrome after a possible vaccine injury has occurred. In 1998, Dr. Viera Scheibner called this rise an “epidemic.” In a paper published by Nexus, she wrote:

“Some time ago I started getting requests from lawyers or the accused parents themselves for expert reports. A close study of the history of these cases revealed something distinctly sinister: in every single case, the symptoms appeared shortly after the baby’s vaccinations.” [1]

I would go one step further than Dr. Scheibner and say that this epidemic has now become a “pandemic of shaken baby syndrome.”

Baby A’s vaccine card states that on the September 25 she received the Prevanar vaccine, a vaccine that has been known to cause severe adverse reactions, including convulsions, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, hands and feet and death. [2]

Could it be possible that the swelling of Baby A’s hands, feet, head and eyes was in fact evidence that she was suffering from an adverse reaction from the vaccine?

More Infant Deaths from this Dangerous Vaccine

Many may argue that this swelling happened two weeks after the vaccine was administered, but I would counter argue, stating that there is no set time frame for an adverse reaction to occur. Remember, Baby A’s legs had swollen up shortly after she received the vaccine and had remained swollen for some weeks.

According to Reuters, in 2009 the Dutch authorities banned the vaccine Prevenar after three infants died within two weeks of receiving the vaccine. This was the same time frame that occurred between the administration of the vaccine and Baby A’s death.

A spokeswomen for the Dutch health institute RIVM stated:

“On average, about five to ten deaths are reported annually after babies get vaccines. We now have three cases in a short period; that is unusual, and the reason for suspending the batch.” [3]

The deaths in Holland are not the only deaths that have been reported.

In 2000, Michael Horwin, MA, reported that while conducting the clinical trials for Prevenar, twelve children had died.

In Part 3 of his paper entitled Prevnar A Critical Review of a New Childhood Vaccine, Horwin wrote:

“Furthermore, the insert tells us that, “Twelve deaths (5 SIDS and 7 with clear alternative cause) occurred among subjects receiving Prevnar.” This number was less than the ’21 deaths (8 SIDS, 12 with clear alternative cause and one SIDS-like death in an older child)’ that occurred in the control group. However, both groups (Prevnar and control) received some form of experimental vaccine. Therefore, all we know is that 33 children are dead and at least 13 died of SIDS. [4] (emphasis added)

This paperwork also revealed that several doctors involved in the clinical trials were reported to have had conflicts of interest. If this is true, then the efficacy of this vaccine was questionable before it was ever approved and this was borne out by the website ‘Flu Prevention and Treatments – Naturally’ who stated that during a search of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a total of 28,317 adverse reactions had been reported since the vaccine had been approved in 2000 which included:

  • 558 deaths
  • 555 life threatening conditions
  • 238 permanent disabilities
  • 2,584 hospitalizations
  • 101 prolonged hospitalizations
  • 8,166 emergency room cases
  • 16,155 “not serious” [5]


As with so many of these cases, Baby A did not just receive just one vaccine, so it is therefore difficult to pinpoint exactly which vaccine, if any, may have led to her death. However, it is vital that the doctors involved in this case as with all cases, consider the vaccines as a possible contributory factor.

Sadly, these parents have been accused and charged with the murder of their daughter without any substantial evidence of foul play. There appears to be no evidence of external head injuries or bruising to the upper body to indicate that Baby A had been shaken.

I believe that if this child had been shaken there would have been evidence of either back or neck injuries because a baby of five months does not have full head control.

All vaccines and drugs carry a risk of adverse reactions and after receiving 21 vaccines it is highly possible that Baby A died of toxic poisoning. If so, her death was caused not by her parents but by the huge number of vaccines sanctioned by the government and the fact that the hospital failed to recognize the possibility that this little girl may have been suffering an adverse reaction to vaccination.

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Gardasil Researcher Speaks Out

BySharyl Attkisson /

CBS/ August 29, 2009, 3:38 PM


Amid questions about the safety of the HPV vaccine Gardasil one of the lead researchers for the Merck drug is speaking out about its risks, benefits and aggressive marketing.

Dr. Diane Harper says young girls and their parents should receive more complete warnings before receiving the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. Dr. Harper helped design and carry out the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies to get Gardasil approved, and authored many of the published, scholarly papers about it. She has been a paid speaker and consultant to Merck. It’s highly unusual for a researcher to publicly criticize a medicine or vaccine she helped get approved.

Dr. Harper joins a number of consumer watchdogs, vaccine safety advocates, and parents who question the vaccine’s risk-versus-benefit profile. She says data available for Gardasil shows that it lasts five years; there is no data showing that it remains effective beyond five years.

This raises questions about the CDC’s recommendation that the series of shots be given to girls as young as 11-years old. “If we vaccinate 11 year olds and the protection doesn’t last… we’ve put them at harm from side effects, small but real, for no benefit,” says Dr. Harper. “The benefit to public health is nothing, there is no reduction in cervical cancers, they are just postponed, unless the protection lasts for at least 15 years, and over 70% of all sexually active females of all ages are vaccinated.” She also says that enough serious side effects have been reported after Gardasil use that the vaccine could prove riskier than the cervical cancer it purports to prevent. Cervical cancer is usually entirely curable when detected early through normal Pap screenings.

Dr. Scott Ratner and his wife, who’s also a physician, expressed similar concerns as Dr. Harper in an interview with CBS News last year. One of their teenage daughters became severely ill after her first dose of Gardasil. Dr. Ratner says she’d have been better off getting cervical cancer than the vaccination. “My daughter went from a varsity lacrosse player at Choate to a chronically ill, steroid-dependent patient with autoimmune myofasciitis. I’ve had to ask myself why I let my eldest of three daughters get an unproven vaccine against a few strains of a nonlethal virus that can be dealt with in more effective ways.”

Merck and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintain Gardasil is safe and effective, and that adequate warnings are provided, cautioning about soreness at the injection site and risk of fainting after vaccination. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found while the overall risk of side effects appears to be comparable to other vaccines, Gardasil has a higher incidence of blood clots reported. Merck says it continues to have confidence in Gardasil’s safety profile. Merck also says it’s looking into cases of ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, reported after vaccination. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Merck and the CDC say there is currently no evidence that Gardasil caused ALS in the cases reported. Merck is also monitoring the number of deaths reported after Gardasil: at least 32. Merck and CDC says it’s unclear whether the deaths were related to the vaccine, and that just because patients died after the shots doesn’t mean the shots were necessarily to blame.

According to Dr. Harper, assessing the true adverse event risk of Gardasil, and comparing it to the risk of cervical cancer can be tricky and complex. “The number of women who die from cervical cancer in the US every year is small but real. It is small because of the success of the Pap screening program.”

“The risks of serious adverse events including death reported after Gardasil use in (the JAMA article by CDC’s Dr. Barbara Slade) were 3.4/100,000 doses distributed. The rate of serious adverse events on par with the death rate of cervical cancer. Gardasil has been associated with at least as many serious adverse events as there are deaths from cervical cancer developing each year. Indeed, the risks of vaccination are underreported in Slade’s article, as they are based on a denominator of doses distributed from Merck’s warehouse. Up to a third of those doses may be in refrigerators waiting to be dispensed as the autumn onslaught of vaccine messages is sent home to parents the first day of school. Should the denominator in Dr. Slade’s work be adjusted to account for this, and then divided by three for the number of women who would receive all three doses, the incidence rate of serious adverse events increases up to five fold. How does a parent value that information,” said Harper.

Dr. Harper agrees with Merck and the CDC that Gardasil is safe for most girls and women. But she says the side effects reported so far call for more complete disclosure to patients. She says they should be told that protection from the vaccination might not last long enough to provide a cancer protection benefit, and that its risks – “small but real” – could occur more often than the cervical cancer itself would.

“Parents and women must know that deaths occurred. Not all deaths that have been reported were represented in Dr. Slade’s work, one-third of the death reports were unavailable to the CDC, leaving the parents of the deceased teenagers in despair that the CDC is ignoring the very rare but real occurrences that need not have happened if parents were given information stating that there are real, but small risks of death surrounding the administration of Gardasil.”

She also worries that Merck’s aggressive marketing of the vaccine may have given women a false sense of security. “The future expectations women hold because they have received free doses of Gardasil purchased by philanthropic foundations, by public health agencies or covered by insurance is the true threat to cervical cancer in the future. Should women stop Pap screening after vaccination, the cervical cancer rate will actually increase per year. Should women believe this is preventive for all cancers – something never stated, but often inferred by many in the population– a reduction in all health care will compound our current health crisis. Should Gardasil not be effective for more than 15 years, the most costly public health experiment in cancer control will have failed miserably.”

CDC continues to recommend Gardasil for girls and young women. The agency says the vaccine’s benefits outweigh its risks and that it is an important tool in fighting a serious cancer.

Dr. Harper says the risk-benefit analysis for Gardasil in other countries may shape up differently than what she believes is true in the US. “Of course, in developing countries where there is no safety Pap screening for women repeatedly over their lifetimes, the risks of serious adverse events may be acceptable as the incidence rate of cervical cancer is five to 12 times higher than in the US, dwarfing the risk of death reported after Gardasil.”

Copyright 2009 CBS. All rights reserved.

The new Forums.

Welcome to the I.H.M. forums. This is a meeting place for members of the Institute for Homoeopathic Medicine faculty and graduates. There are a number of private boards on here which cannot be viewed except by being an I.H.M. member.

We decided to open up the board for non I.H.M. practitioners for research and information purposes. The Institute has a lot of digital material and works closely with its associate company P&W, makers of the OpenRep SYNOPSIS repertory program. For reasons of disclosure, Polony and Weaver at P&W, the makers of the SYNOPSIS. are both members of the Institute for Homoeopathic Medicine faculty.The I.H.M was founded in 1988 as a teaching organisation and has established a number of colleges throughout the world. With the advent and popularity of the internet, the I.H.M has moved away from fixed teaching centres and moved into a centralised web presence and online teaching and research resource. This way, a person can study in their own environment, in any country and over a cup of coffee.We offer membership of these forums, (not membership of the I.H.M.) to all genuine practitioners and researchers of Hahnemannian Homoeopathy. We do not condone or support practices that delve into a quasi spiritual or amateur psychological approach to a medical practice. Should you feel you could benefit from a resource that offers insight from original source material, please feel free to apply for an invitation.
Please remember that access is is by invitation only. On this basis, each application will be viewed by faculty members and a decision to invite or not will be made quickly. As a private organisation we reserve the right to cancel the access to forum interaction by any registered forum participant if we deem it necessary.

Dear Doctor, Do You Really Know What Vaccines Contain?

 by: Sandy Lunoe

“>Many doctors do not know what ingredients are in vaccines.

Many doctors do not know what ingredients are in vaccines.

Dear Doctor, do you really know what vaccines contain?

Doctor, you strongly recommend vaccines, so you should surely be able to tell us about the ingredients. No doubt you have studied the product information, so what is your opinion about secret and unknown substances in vaccines?

Doctor: I Do Not Know Which Secret Substances are Present in Vaccines.

Thank you, Doctor, for your honest answer.

You see, Doctor, we understand that vaccine manufacturers are protected by trade secrets and are not obliged to reveal all the ingredients in vaccines, even to doctors. These secret substances are termed “GRAS” (short for “Generally Recognized As Safe”). One of them is peanut oil:

“The exact composition of vaccines cannot and will not be disclosed under an exemption that protects business information with the Access to Information Act in Canada and the Freedom of Information Act in the US. Similarly, trade secrets are also exempt under the British Freedom of Information Act. Thus the guidelines to label refined peanut oil/moral obligation to label peanut oil are in conflict with laws protecting trade secrets. Full disclosure of excipients was not and continues not to be general practice in the US or Canada.” [1]

Doctor, do you find it acceptable that substances termed “Generally Recognized as Safe” when injected may, as in the case of peanut oil, cause life-threatening anaphylactic shock or lifelong allergies?

Why do you not show professional pride and sincere care for your patients by insisting that the presence of these secret ingredients be revealed?

No response, dear Doctor?

Do you know how much latex may be leached into vaccines?

Doctor:  I Do Not Know How Much Latex is Present in Vaccines.

What do you think about these facts, Doctor?

According to WebMD: In the US, 1 – 5% of the population suffers from latex allergy.

One credible reason is that millions of children are injected with fluids containing latex allergens over and over again in connection with vaccination schedules.

The presence of latex allergens in vaccines is due to leaching into the fluids from syringe tip caps, plungers and multi-dose vial stoppers. Information can normally be found about which specific vaccines have latex in the packaging, but this is not dependable as manufacturers often change rubber stoppers, etc . [2]

It is also impossible to know the amount of latex allergens which has leached into vaccine fluids. Amounts may vary according to time and storage conditions.

When you puncture rubber stoppers of vaccine vials in connection with dose withdrawals, won’t there surely be many rubber particles released into the vaccine?

Doctor: I Do Not Know the Extent of Rubber Particles Present.

Well, we understand that the last doses in multi-dose vials contain the most particles of rubber.

You surely agree, Doctor, that particles in injections may result in serious health consequences for patients.

For interest, we contacted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ask about quality control of vial stoppers. We received this response:

“To the best of my knowledge, there is no specific requirement for the manufacturer to count and identify particles after vaccine stoppers are punctured.” [3]

Can you guarantee that vaccine doses contain equal amounts of virus allergen?

Doctor: I Do Not Know the Amounts of Virus Allergen Present in Each Dose.

True, Doctor. Nobody knows this.

Virus antigens in vaccines may be in the form of tiny particles invisible to the naked eye, which float in the vaccine fluid. [4] Irrespective of the shaking technique of the person who administers the injection and even if they measure the volume of fluid correctly from a multi-dose vial, it cannot be guaranteed that the correct strength or amount of virus antigen will be the same for each person in the vaccine line!

Are you aware that the last doses in multi-dose vials may contain the most mercury?

Doctor: I Do Not Know How Much Mercury is in Each Dose.

That is surely serious, Doctor.

“… thimerosal (mercury preservative) tends to settle in the vial. If it is not shaken up before being drawn, the first dose will contain low concentrations of mercury and the last dose will contain enormously high concentrations. If your baby is the unlucky one that gets the last dose, serious brain injury can result.” [5]

Did you know that there can be a microbial contamination rate of up to 27% in multi-dose vials and that this may result in serious health conditions for patients?

Doctor: I Do Not Know the Extent of Microbial Contamination.

Each time a dose is withdrawn, there is risk of microbial contamination of the vaccine, with the last doses being the most contaminated. Contamination comes from the air and surroundings and it can also be caused by the doctor or nurse who administers the vaccine. The more people who are present, the greater is the risk of contamination.

“There is significant variation in user techniques associated with multi-dose vials, and faulty aseptic technique is the primary cause of vial contamination.”

“Studies have demonstrated that the bacterial contamination rates of multiple-dose vials vary significantly… the contamination rate in published studies has been as low as 0% and as high
as 27%.”

“The preponderance of evidence that contaminated multi-dose vials have contributed significantly to morbidity and mortality must not be ignored.” [6]

Doctor, what is your opinion about the presence of foreign DNA and prion proteins?

Doctor: I Do Not Know If the Vaccines I Recommend Contain Foreign DNA or Prions.

We do understand, doctor, because in fact nobody can know this.

Vaccines may contain foreign DNA from insect cells, yeast, mouse brains, tissue from pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, calf lymph, hens’ eggs, chick embryos, monkey kidney and testicle cells, retinal cells, aborted human fetal tissue and cancer cells. [7] Vaccines may also contain prion proteins. [8]

Some substances are unexpectedly discovered as analysis methods become more advanced. There are many examples including SV40 in the polio vaccine [9], suspected of causing millions of cancer cases and pig DNA [10] in the rotavirus vaccine, both discovered long after the vaccines had been marketed.

The discovery by an independent expert of aluminum bound recombinant HPV DNA in Gardasil has unknown consequences which may be horrific. [11]

Doctor, are you also aware that FDA has approved for trials the use of cell lines derived from human cancer tumors for vaccine manufacture?

The meeting of the Advisory Committee is accessible in a webcast of several hours’ duration. [12]

From viewing the last session (part III) it is understood that:

It may not be possible to guarantee that these vaccines will be free from adventitious agents from the substrates, nor that they may not induce cancer or cancerous tumors in the recipients.


Please note, Doctor:

The committee suggested that to avoid public anxiety, the information about vaccine production from human cancer tumors be omitted from package inserts. It was also decided that a special committee meeting be held to discuss how to present the information to doctors concerning vaccine production from human cancer tumors, so that they may feel comfortable about the issue.

Doctor, you have confirmed that you do not know what vaccines contain when you administer them to your patients. The truth is that nobody knows, not even the manufacturers.

Consequently, you will no doubt agree that you are unable to provide us with information about vaccines which is both relevant and adequate for us to be able to make an informed choice.

Thank you for your time. How much is the bill?















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Viewed through Proving: Platina – overview

In the proving of Platina, the section on Lower Extremities stands out, with approximately 64 symptoms, followed closely by emotional symptoms, clocking in at 41 symptoms.  Upper and lower extremities taken together constitute over 100 symptoms, roughly 20% of the entire proving.  Stomach and abdominal symptoms, sleep issues and headaches also play a prominent part.

The emotional symptoms are noticeable not just in their number, but also in the number of  bold symptoms in this section of the proving.  Around 10 bold symptoms in 41, roughly a quarter of all the emotional symptoms in the proving.  Note – I am referring to the symptoms relating to the emotions only, not symptoms relating to intellect and sensorium.

The most extreme emotional symptoms are those relating to what we are used to hearing about Platina – the loftiness and contempt shown to others deserving of respect etc.  But these are only 4 symptoms out of 41.  However, many of the other symptoms reported by Gross relate to a total misery and depression, often expressed in weeping, and sometimes resulting in a paralysis of action.

Three of the symptoms in this section are from Hahnemann, and even just these three present a picture of dejection and sensitivity:

4.            Anxiety and palpitation, especially during a walk.
16.          Sensitive mood.
24.          Very much inclined to weep, and too much affected by the least cause.

Another area where there is a high proportion of bold symptoms is where the facial appearance of the prover is described.  We see that a patient needing Platina could have a very pale face with coldness and numbness, but could also be red with burning heat.  Here are the symptoms – notice the ones in bold:

125.        Face, pale and sunken. [Gr.].
126.        Pale, wretched appearance ; for several days. [Gr.].
127.        Intense heat of the face ; the eyes burned and itched violently.
128.        Burning heat of the face with glowing redness, with great dryness of the mouth, with violent thirst, pressive headache, – and dizzy quivering before the eyes, with lachrymation ; for several evenings ; from 5 to 9 o’clock. [Gr.].
129.        Heat of the face and of the whole head, sultriness and dull pain in the forehead ; she cannot contain herself. [Gr.].
130.        Sensation of coldness, formication and numbness in the whole of the right side of the face. [Gr.].

A further characteristic to be seen in the proving is an aggravation while sitting.  This is particularly pronounced in the section on lower extremities – 19 symptoms showing aggravation while sitting, almost a third of the total.  This is one of the most pronounced aggravations in the proving, and a symptom that can be very helpful to the prescriber.  We are more familiar with the patient who talks of weariness in the legs and just wants to sit down – this patient will say that sitting down does not help, and may even make it worse.

So if the more extreme emotional symptoms are put to one side, if we use Carroll Dunham’s view that this is more about depression than about erethism (see previous post for description and definition),  the physical symptoms alone will probably lead to more frequent consideration of Platina as the remedy of choice in more prosaic, less lofty emotional, mental and physical pictures of disease.