I am an enthusiast in the study and development of the Materia Medica and Therapeutics. I do not believe our vegetable materia medica is understood nearly as well as it ought to be.
I began the study of medicine in a homeopathic college, obtained my diploma and practiced four years. Then I took a course in a regular college and graduated with honors. Since then I have been patiently and diligently working up my knowledge of Eclectic materia medica. I have been using normal and specific tinctures only, for several years. I have come to the conclusion that any man who knows much about these good drugs and their uses cannot remain a therapeutic nilihist, unless he has had his work spoiled by a substituting druggist.
I owe very much indeed of my knowledge of Eclectic medicine to Ellingwood's materia medica and therapeutics. I am trying as much as I can to get my friends in the profession to see that we should have no sects in medicine. That all schools have good things. If medicine can be taught and practiced on this basis, proprietary medicine men will have to go out of business.
WM. M. GREGORY, M. D.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 3, 1909, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.