JOHN B. GARRISON, M. D.
616 MADISON AVENUE
HOURS 10-12 30 DE PA
TELEPONIC 1470 AF, ~ ~ '.f E i
Dr. Royal 8. Copeland, OCT 9
Commissioner of Health,
New York City,
My Dear Doctor Copejand:- ___ IVESTIGA
This terrible ep16m i rf- fluenza has
unfortunately been fol&owed (rather, aaoompanied) by a mortality
fearful to contemplate. The people all over are stricken with
terror. I have been glad to note that you have not yielded
to the gene'ral hysteria and have not still- further caused the
public to be frightened by closing up everything of a public
I confess that I have been looking for some word from you
telling of the greater efficiency of homnoeopathic medication in
this disease and possibly suggesting eupatorium perf., arseaicum,
gelsemium or phos., to the public in some way. I know that
you are fully aware of the greate~r benefits of the similimum for
I have listened with admiration to your papers laudatowy of
homoeopathy. You are in a position now to do a service to the
people and to homoeopathy by endorsing homioeopathy in this disease.
The number of lives which might be saved is beyond estimation if
homoeopathy could be generally used. In the little borough of
Hopewell1, N. J., there are three physicians, two allbpaths and one
homoeopathv'f Each one has been equally busy making on an average
of 80 calls per fay covering an area of.a fi ve mile radius.
The allopaths have has many' deaths while the homoeopath has only hd
two and both of them were foreigners who would not obey any restrakt
and would get out of bed and roam around at will. That has been
the record of homoeopaths all obver so far as I am able to learn.
I hope you will at least say that you believe in the treat ment homoeopathically of this disease. It is a great opportuuty.
With highest regards, I remain
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