(Reference: Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy Jan 1919 Vol XI No 7 pp 721-724)
Dr C.E. Fischer, MD, Sterling, Colorado
Dr Fischer was sent to New Mexico ‘where the pandemic raged with violence and where the death rate was appalling’. He introduced quarantine of houses where people were sick; fumigated the recovered with formaldehyde and fumigated every sick room. ...“I should not like to get along without either isolation, quarantine or the mask” he wrote.
His frequently used remedies were as follows: “Verat viride in the high fevers and much lung involvement; Gelsemium in muscular debility and basal headache; Arnica where bruised feeling predominated; Bryonia for hard dry cough with occasional pleural complication; Causticum for smarting throat and teasing, tickling, persistent cough as if from a thread, bit of sawdust or other foreign particle. These were used with satisfaction and success. Likewise Ipecac and Tartar emetic (Ant tart), where there seemed to be necessity for expectoration; in severe lung engorgement without expectoration these two agents soon bought up the stuff and the relief was marked.”