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James Tyler Kent

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Aversion to meat. Leucorrhea white. Disposition mild. Not sensitive to cold
except extreme cold.
Puls. 10m.
Dec. 12.
Additional symptoms: Respiration difficult, walking in the wind. Dislikes
vinegar and pickles. Subject to hiccough. Darkness aggravates. Oppressed
in the dark. Aversion to being touched. Improvement since last week:
Bowels normal; Back pain imp.
During the next twelve weeks, prescriptions may be summed up briefly:
Jan. 5,
Puls.10m.
Feb. 23,
Puls. 10m.
March 29,
Psor. 10m.
In that period of time the record includes these changes:
General feeling of improvement; menstrual periods more comfortable; eyes
improved; aversion to meat disappeared but returned; Stronger, rested in
shorter time than formerly; craves outdoor air, which ameliorates; worse
when warm spring weather appears; for several years has become worse at
such time; not so much this year; very comfortable during mens. per. but
worse afterward.
March 29.
Desire to remain indoors, now. The most prominent symptoms in the
record during this period. Complaints from excitement.
If she has a good time, becomes sick afterward; feet and hands cold from
talking with company.
Dreads the dark. Exhausted after shopping; from ascending the stairs;
languid; drowsy in the morning; averse to rising.
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Heat of head and coldness of feet after reading: to herself;
Coldness after a bath; after a sponge bath; skin cold and clammy after a
bath (weak heart). Coldness of feet and hips frequently.
Heat in vertex when standing. Leads a sedentary life. Heart palpitation after
exertion; heavy sensation around the heart; weakness sensation; conscious
of it; pain under left scapula.
Vertigo one day when shopping. Mens. per. late (5 days). Nosebleed before
M. P. Right ankle swollen (old symptom of many years ago, returned).
Larynx sensitive to touch. Neck, glands sore in right side. During much of
this period the symptoms were turning toward Psorinum. but so long as
Pulsatilla benefited her, it was not wise to change the remedy.
During the following seventeen months, she received the following
prescriptions:
June 2,
Psor. 10m.
July 24 and Oct. 20,
Psor. 50m.
Dec. 14 and Jan. 31, 1906
Psor. Cm.
April 10 and June 11
Psor. dm.
The most prominent symptoms during this period, varying in duration and
intensity - the symptoms that characterized her when there was any
discomfort or disturbance - as found in the record are:
Slight swelling of the parotids. (New).
Complaints from excitement; chilliness; as previously mentioned.
Coldness, with desire for fire during wet weather; chilly when tired,
followed by heat. Perspiration after bath; cold; back of hands cold.

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Aggravation from hurry. Very apprehensive; fear on the street; of being run
over. Aggravation from exposure to sun. Wakens with a start; dazed when
waking from sleep. Agg. from fright, cold afterward. Sleepy in evening;
after dinner; with sleeplessness, formerly could sleep.
Tired, aching in limbs and back; Amel. walking in open air.
Mens. per. 5-6 days late; nosebleed when pen is due. Hungry before M.
Chilly before M. L. arm lameness worse after a storm. Lameness in r. knee;
in shoulder and foot.
Bruised sensation in arm and hip. Scapulae, distress in; soreness sensation
between scapulae. Mucus in throat; odor of catarrh in nostrils.
Mouth, offensive breath in mornings. R. ankle swollen, first for short
periods; then continually; pitting on pressure. This is frequently mentioned
at the same time that the patient reports herself splendid and improving.
Uncertain sensation when walking on the street, after the July dose.
Heart: consciousness of it after dentistry; after mental or physical exertion;
heavy after exertion. Pulsation quickened, heavy, after reading to herself a
few hours; when excited.
Strained sensation in heart; fluttering in heart; sore sensation in left side.
Restlessness referred to stomach; physical exertion occasions fatigue in the
stomach. Cold perspiration while walking one day. Cold feet. Weakness
from bodily and mental exertion. Flatulence in stomach.
Cheeks hot when tired; head hot when excited; heat in body; after rapid
walking; heat flashes from much walking, amel, reclining (May '06).
Agg. in hot weather, pressure in ears and throat. Neck discomfort from
collar; fullness sensation. Vertigo.
Changes during this period of seventeen months include:
General improvement after Mar. 29 and frequently through the record.
Stronger; can lift better. Symptoms all lessened. Face less purple than
formerly. Gain in flesh on body and about waist. Mens. per. felt very well
during period; very comfortable during period. M. on time; period one to
three days early; mens. per. made scarcely any difference to her; attended
social gatherings.

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following accustomed routine during mens. otherwise heart appears normal. 07.Very active. where there are no distinctive symptoms. Aug. cardiac murmurs and cardiac disturbances being associated with nervousness. and enjoyed all without discomfort or the heat in head she used to have following such meetings. Sensitive to heat (summer of '06). 15 and Oct. talking with people.). ameliorated by long walks. worked all day and was amel. Desired open air. Nosebleed slight. 18. Jan. enjoyed social gatherings. In Feb. 18 and Jan. Pulse regular then rapid. in this instance. '06 she reported she felt the heart very slightly during the summer. 21. 21. she perspired freely and felt no fatigue. '07 she reported having had considerable excitement one evening without any heart symptoms. On that bags the prescription was made. Out nearly every day without fatigue (Nov. Dec. It was about twelve months after beginning treatment that examination of the heart revealed no evidences of organic disorder. no distinctive symptoms developing." It was assumed to have been brought out by Naja and considered a good action. attended concerts. and since that time heart symptoms have been only functional. After Psorinum ceased to give results. by it. NAJA 50m. Better when active. chilly in morning. Has been shopping much. Naja was prescribed. In Sept. '07 she reported having "taken cold" which she said was just such as she had when she began with "heart disease. In March '07 57 . Better in warm than in cold weather. In many cases of heart weakness in children. Naja has cleared away the cardiac troubles and changed the patients to robust children. per. In 1906 she received NAJA 10m. fond of walking in open air.

Fright when waking in the dark improved. and one of mm. two of puls.some liver disturbance with jaundice was the occasion of a prescription of NAT. Lameness left arm. SUL. in spring. by Psor. During this period the record contains few symptoms. 3 to June 20. leading again to Psorinum. Nosebleed. Thus do the remedies take up the work. when tired. two days late. 58 . This is new for her and indicates how remedies will cure coldness. After progressing. Sleepiness. 10m. Agg. per. mm. the patient turned again to Pulsatilla and that remedy carried her steadily toward health. late. must have light in sleeping room. The remedy was repeated in 50m potency and then there was no report for six months. Mens. Heart: weakness sensation amel. Dm. Frequent examination of the heart since the summer of 1908 have revealed no indication of organic changes. there were two prescriptions of Pulsatilla cm. in alternating succession. waking at night. Uses only summer clothing in cold weather. through a series of Pulsatilla. the chief ones being: Nearly faints when first going to bed if reclines on back. at any time. Chilly before mens. per. followed in Aug. White line along upper lip. The changes reported during this time are most interesting: Generally feeling splendid. Feet: puffy swelling. 1908. Fear in dark. normal. had long walks and much strength. Sleeps without a light in the room (June 1). Soreness sensation in heart and fullness in throat. Reclines Rat on back to rest. while the patient advances steadily. If wakens in the dark is frightened. by eructation. Psorinum and Naja. per. From Dec. Well all summer. Mens. 1908.

Pain before stool. Cenchris Man of 60 years. Diarrhoea. K. 59 .Case 23 Cenchris cases Diarrhoea. Stool papescent. Col. A dose or two of Cenchris 30th cured promptly. Cold. but not chilly.

May 28. as if gathered in a knot. Had a chill at 3 p. No better for the first two days. June 5th. 45m. blue eyes. yesterday.Case 24 Chill With Sore Throat Cenchris Mrs. Blond hair. 60 . Perspiration from slight motion. wt. she can move and walk but with much pain. 1889. Had a chill a month ago. could not get warm all night. Took Chinin. one every night. 52. Pulse small and frequent. Cenchris. full habit. soreness of the right ovary and aching inside. which gives her a headache and bad taste. 6 powders. for which she took Chinin. shivering all over. After taking supper. with sore throat after it. R. m. then she was well. retching. dry. Since yesterday afternoon..

Under the use of Apis and Sepia. After it. lasting four days. frail. After being married for three years. bright red. Apis high did good service again. The menses had come two days earlier. with a thrusting in pain. not much. she considered herself well by January 4. 61 . dirty discharge. that she cannot move her leg two days before menstruation.Case 25 Pain in Right Ovarian Region Apis Sepia Cenchris Mrs. The size of the painful spot had tapered down from three or four inches in diameter to about that of a finger tip. pain in the right ovary. 1889.. H. 30. Dec. then dark. tall. First day. followed a few days later with coagulated blood. Flow black. high and highest potencies. but did not cure. 1888. like an ulcer. 1887. later leucorrhoea of large brown and yellow lumps. But the trouble came back in form of cramps in the right ovary. for a day. Dec. Cenchris cm. 6. complained of a pain in the right ovarian region. like a jumping toothache.

according to the advice of her mother-in-law. She feels good everywhere. and has gained.Jan. which the ignorant young thing did. 13. 62 . There was only a slight intimation of pain in the right ovary. The ovarian trouble came probably from injecting cold water immediately after coitus. 1889 Had for the first time in her life a normal menstruation. who thought her unfit to bear children.

he is much affected by weather changes. Great restlessness day and night. B. he must wear heavy clothing to keep warm. for large quantities of water. The amelioration from warmth is a marked feature of his whole case. 63 . Rhus tox 1m. During apyrexia. Chills begin by a dry cough which lasts until fever is marked. cured. The urticaria went back and the chills came on beginning in the hands and feet. He climbed upon the heater and piled clothing over him during the chill and did not become even comfortably warm until the fever warmed him. In spite of the local relief from cold the general state was made worse from cold. especially about the eyes.Case 26 Chills Rhus tox W. Fever is not very marked and there is no sweat. Thirst only during chill. says he has had several chills and that they are increasing in severity. then 10: 30 a. It felt so badly that he could not resist pinching and scratching. The first he noticed of his departure from health was a peculiar burning of his skin. Bones ache during chill and fever. The burning and itching were intense. Gushing diarrhoea during chill. In spite of the itching and burning he must keep in a warm room. He thought it was erysipelas. Chill 12 to 1 for several days. He applied cold water to his face which gave him comfort and reduced the swelling so he could open his eyes. over the chest the itching and burning were almost maddening. every other day. his face swelled and looked red. His eyes closed from the rapid swelling and neck got too big for his collar. m. Fingers cold and dead during chill and the numbness wears off during the fever. No more chills.

Hepar. but there was no suffocation attending the eruption.The beginner might think of Apis in the above case on account of the urticaria and the thirst during the chill. of Elaterium after the chills have been suppressed. Rhus has no characteristic place for a chill to begin nor special time. of Rhus. It has been only a clinical observation. Elaterium should be consulted. Rhus. Ignatia. But I have never seen the urticaria crop out incompletely during the apyrexia and seem to get relief by a gushing diarrhoea. and urticaria. 64 . Where there is a gushing diarrhoea during chill or fever. It is characteristic of Hepar to have urticaria during the chill. and Apis during the fever. in cases cured by Elaterium. but the gushing diarrhoea and aggravation from cold generally and more especially the chill beginning with a dry cough must point to Rhus as the most appropriate remedy. and Apis during apyrexia. and the amelioration from warmth must exclude Apis.

Hammer. It was cupped and blistered but the disease progressed. a well-known St. lac. about thirty-eight. and Sulph." was his language. She had suffered greatly during the night and had pain all over the body. 55000 one dose dry. She took Sac. When it was in the acute stage she was treated by Dr. Sac. who placed it in a splint. was much worse. I was called to the case. enlarged to twice the size of the well one and very hard. She could sit up but the limb could not be moved much. lac till August 20th. Sulph. 65 . as the first medicine which aggravated had been followed by such relief. N. N. The limb was wrapped and she was in bed. The husband came to me the next morning. The last to have control of it was our lamented Dr. it was so painful from motion.. "A stiff leg or no leg. that it would pass off soon. has for about ten years been an invalid as a result of chronic arthritis of the left knee. saying that if anchylosis could not be accomplished it must come off. Two months in a splint failed to accomplish anchylosis. 81m was given. There was great burning in the soles and top of the head. but she said she could bear it. Louis surgeon.Case 27 Chronic arthritis Lycopodium et Rhus tox. Slight aggravation followed. July 16th. The knee was painful and extremely sore to touch. September 1st. She was treated by the best allopathic surgeons and still it progressed. Age. I visited her and urged her to bear her suffering. 1881.. Mrs. The thigh was emaciated and the ankle and feet were oedematous. one dose dry. Hodgen. saying that Mrs.

February 3d. March 25th. How matters could be improved by medicine. the foot is not so oedematous. Improving slowly. feet warm. slept well most of her nights. 85m and Sac Lac for a month. Calc. I concluded to continue Sac. to November 12th. In a general way she is much improved. She complained of cold feet and that every change in the weather from warm to cold gave her pain in the knee and she had a craving for eggs. December 3d. but she has been able to swing it off the bed. January 7th.-Calc. She took Ignatia for some days until the sad occasion had passed over a little. She had difficulty in keeping warm. swelling in knee going down. without better indications. Lac. I found crepe on the door and learned that her husband had been sick a week and had died under allopathic treatment. Not seeing. Her appetite is good and she is gaining strength. holding the foot up to prevent flexion and then with her crutches she has been going about the house with comparative comfort. she is about the house on crutches. she sent for me.The pain has all subsided and she is moving about the house on crutches. 85m. but the slightest motion has always caused pain. that she had been up night and day attending him and was very nervous and the limb was much more painful. The joint has grown smaller. During all this time there has been limited motion in the limb. 66 . October 8th she took Sulph. when I again paid my attention to the knee. 1882 Feeling very comfortable. the sensitiveness is gradually going out of the knee. September 20th. 81m and she thought it gave her rest. Lac. She continued Sac. and there was not much pain in the knee. no burning in the soles or top of head. Sac Lac. but not much improvement in the knee.

June 3d. the first time f or ten years or more. Sac. where they cause a burning for several hours" (Allen) Lyc. What shall I do? Prescribe for the knee? No. countenance looks well. Lac.-Improving. but the acid gnaws in the stomach" Lyc. it was given 71m. she now wears a shoe that mates the right.-Lycop. Lac. Sour eructations that seem to burn the pharynx but do not come up into the mouth. must move about. Improving. Lac. the joint is slowly growing smaller. eating well. August 3d. No new symptoms. "Incomplete burning eructations which only rise into the pharynx. 71m and Sac. I wait. April 4th. the taste of which does not remain in the mouth. Improving. Lycopodium having all the rest of the symptoms. drawing pain in the knee. July 2d.Slight aggravation front the Lyc. May 3d. Lac. improvement has ceased. knee more painful. Lac. Lac.-. Lac. 85m and Sac. Calc-c. which seems to relieve. The knee became very painful and she was compelled to keep her bed for several days. She is walking with crutches and has very little pain in the knee. no new symptoms. and Sac. Each day I visited her and she took Sac. no swelling of the foot. September 6th. No change from last date. 67 . "A sour eructation. September 2d. Sac. gnawing pain in the stomach.There is some motion in the knee without much pain. Sac. sleeping well. nights restless. no pain in stomach or eructation.

tox. and Sac.-Improving. October 1st. She goes about the yard and out into the road. Improved. January. The motion is not much painful except when forced flexion is attempted. Lac. She has no fear of the knee being hit. September 1st I found her walking with one cane. Lac. December 15th. and Sac Lac. Sac. She moved over the house to show me how well she could walk. She can bear some weight on the left foot. Restlessness all gone.-Rhus.October Ist. knee nearly natural. Rhus. Stiffness some better. Sac. November 8th. Lac. while in motion she feels better. which passes off by motion. The patient is in good flesh. Rhus tox 32m one dose. August 5th-Improving. Limbs gaining motion continuously. July 8th Rheumatism pains in both knees and such restlessness that she moves all night. 32m one dose. 68 . -Improving.-Lycopod 71m and Sac Lac.-Improving. 1m in water every three hours. It is now eighteen months since taking this case. Stiffness in joints. May 1 She walks with a crutch and cane. November 8th. tox. No new symptoms. and the knee is the only thing that gives her trouble. Sac. Lac. July 10th. tox. Rhus. 32m one dose. 1883. 71m dry and Sac. Lac. I furnished her a cane and advised laying aside one of the crutches. Lyc. and San Lac. There is still limited motion. which heretofore has been a great factor in the case.

. 1884. and came to my office without the aid of the cane.December 5th She walked with the aid of her cane two blocks to a street car. and that the value of the purely homoeopathic method may be the better appreciated. no." I have referred to two distinguished allopathic attendants. simply to show that the best surgical skill had been applied. to which she answered: "Ten thousand times. then the means that had been used were destroying her life. She walks with a limp. and in two and one-half year she was cured. Came to my office. 69 . I asked her if she regretted going under constitutional treatment. Limited motion in the knee. If it can be argued that she recovered without medicine. January 7th. Ten years she grew worse. but the soreness has gone.

Malaria contracted in Delaware over twelve years ago. likes to be warm. he felt so well. Distended with much gas stomach and bowels. 10m relieved all his symptoms and he felt well for six weeks. he had been thinking he was well. he seldom went longer than six weeks before his chills would return. was discharged from the U. He had never permitted his case to develop into well-defined symptoms but he was pale and ached all over. 70 . Feet are so warm that he sleeps with them out of bed often in cold weather. Thirst only moderate.. Burning pain. he suffered severely. Stool: urging drives him out of bed every morning. had taken quinine in twenty grain doses for years to keep down recurrent malaria. Sulph. full of chilliness in the afternoon and evening and heat all night. Wants everything very salty. Restless during fever and must move constantly. but with a confused general condition. 38 years old.Case 28 Chronic disorders promptly cured Malaria fever Sulfur Mr. S. Sulph. then his symptoms began to return. has suffered ever since. More sensitive to cold than to heat. Cannot concentrate mind. Chronic indigestion. can eat but few simple foods. R. Aching in limbs with fever. army for physical disability from chronic malaria. young man. 10m was repeated and he did not return for 40 days because he thought he could do without me.

but his endurance is better that it ever was and he has added flesh and color. Sulph. Has remained in perfect health. 50m.His symptoms began to return. 71 . He is an engineer and much exposed.

sediment. red face. cries. Phos. Very chilly in cold weather but the stomach symptoms are worse in hot weather. Tongue heavily coated. Phos. Excitable. and thirst for ice cold water. Lips chap in cold weather. Every 2 or 3 weeks paroxysms of vomiting. 10m.Case 29 Gastric disturbance. 50m.. Six weeks later she began to have signs of a return. with high fever. then laughs. Suffers much more in summer. Jaundiced eyes and skin. She vomits yellow and green mucus. Phos. The warmer the weather the severer are the paroxysms. She has taken much medicine and had several physicians. Phosphorus Catherine W. In five weeks one light attack. Since infancy has had these vomiting spells. 72 . 10m. has used cathartics and injections. Temperature subnormal when the spells are not present. even pure bile. Skin mottled. Urine: brickdust . Cold hands and damp feet. aged 7. Constipation. Stools usually undigested.

No sign of returning symptoms for two months and ten days. Phos. Two months later: Stool formed. 73 . cm. Thirst for very cold water. 50m. Cold hands and feet. no symptoms. She is now a robust child. growing rapidly. Mottled skin.) Phos. undigested. cm. after her mother gave her stronger food (as the child appeared very well.Seven weeks later she vomited. Phos.

discharging several years. Plenty of S. but a little surgical skill may remove the other. but the Calc-c. From all I could glean. was given.Case 30 Cicatrix removed by medicine Calcarea carbonica A young lady twenty-six years old. L. consulted me for some cicatrices on the left side of the neck. She said with the exception of cold. and finally closed under some sort of blood.. Symptom of "cold damp stockings" was there. She took one dose of Calc-c. Nat-m. She called to ask me if the medicine had anything to do with it. A depression about two inches from this one is unsightly. 85m.. On the third day her neck began to be painful. damp feet.. 74 . The fistulous openings had been there. an indentation that disfigured her very much was there. Crocus. or root syrup. I attempted to find what her remedy should be.. she was in good health. Lach. and she had very few symptoms. She wished that had opened in like manner. Believing that her treatment had only temporarily controlled the trouble. Sil. Crotal. Phos. The deep cicatrix suppurated and discharged several calcareous nodules and the neck healed with scarcely a scar where the one opened. Lippe gives: Cicatrices breaking open: Carbo-v.

gels... caps... lach. lach.. natm. ferr. sep.. lach... nux-v. Ringing: Ars.... Calc.. cop. gels.. ferr-ar..... human voice: Ars. nat-m.. ferr.. verat. merc..Case 31 Old school drugging Sulphur Miss W.. gels.. L.. samb.. Impaired hearing: Ars. calc........ sulph.. and has had free treatment many years.. nat-m... Impaired hearing. ferr-ar.. ARN. apis... Quinine: am-c. in left.... sul-ac. sul-ac..... sulph. cina.. lach. caps. phos.. from quinine. asa f. Calc. sulph. stann. phos... merc. Perspires easily from exertion. sulph. verat.. verat. sulph. sulph. phos... gels. carb-v. Catarrh of nose: Ars.. sul-ac. Taste bitter: Ars. ph-ac.. merc.. caps... C.. merc.. ferr-ar... agg. phos.. sulph... ferr-ar. ferr... puls. sulph. ferr.. sep. nat-m. is a nurse... ars. hell. Deafness in both ears. bell.. aged thirty-five years. merc. sep. ferr. phos. verat. Ears.. phos. roaring in: Ars. carb-v.. CALC.. nat-m. sep. ip.. stann. carb-v. carb-v... sul-ac. Calc. 75 . dig... carb-v. lach.. lach. hence has had violent old-school drugging until she is scarcely able to earn her living..... nat-m.. Calc... sep.. sep. carb-v... sul-ac.. plb.. phos... ant-t. carb-v. Perspires on slight exertion: Ars... nat-m. calc.. phos. lach... sep..

.. sep. 76 .. phos. Warm room agg.. 10m.. carb-v.. calc. has made a radical change for the better.Desires fresh air: Ars.. nat-m. lach... sulph. sulph. phos. Sulphur.. phos. nat-m. carb-v. sep. and on through a series of potencies. Walking in open air: verat... lach.. Buzzing: Ars. she is now able to earn her living.: Carb-v. Air amel. nat-m.... phos..: Carb-v.. sulph. nat-m..

Case 32 Exophthalmic goitre. Wants to do things in a hurry and wants others to hurry. in warm room. cheerful. Agg. three living. weakness. Anxiety or fear when away from home. this had been true ever since had sunstroke when a child fourteen years old. Desires hot food. Stool daily. Dwells on past disagreeable events. Likes sweet and sour. Been sick three years. Cheerful. Ceased every year for three months in summer.. used to have diarrhoea after a full meal. but not much now. Eyes not badly protruding. Gaining flesh. Must have fresh air. Enjoys intensely. none now. not iced. Exophthalmic goitre. Other people's troubles are a burden. Lycopus Mrs. depressed all summer. Aversion to eggs. Never strong. Weakness until next period. last time was in the spring. P. youngest child nine years old. S. M. mother of four children. Very sensitive to heat. Excitement agg. painful first and last day. Diarrhoea from eating fruit: peaches. aged forty-eight. Severe headache from eye-trouble. Exertion agg. but drinks some water. 77 . Winter. Likes food well salted. No hereditary trouble. Weak muscles. G. oranges. Blind spells in summer. Sensitive mentally. Startled feeling on beginning to sleep. B. mental or physical. Activity of mind. Sensitive to noise. Uses only light clothing day or night. Married 24 years. Small wounds bleed much. Profuse. Can't think in the summer. apples. No thirst. No hot flashes. bananas. always tired.

Horror of blind spells. This was many years ago. then 50m 2 doses at long intervals.Dreams vivid. The patient was under treatment fifteen months. and she remains well. size of neck is normal. beginning with 1m. cm 2 doses at long intervals. heart is normal and there is no protrusion of the eyes. Acute pain in left ovary while standing. at long intervals. Lycopus 1m was given twice. Depressed. 78 . Needs much sleep. then the series was repeated. Talking over her symptoms always agg. Pulse 140. followed by 10m 2 doses at long intervals. Given up as incurable by her allopathic doctor.

drowsy. drinks three or four glasses of water daily "Because people say it is good for you. First started a year ago. tubercular. Menses every three weeks. Family history good. perspiration warm. takes salts. Sleep good. agg. Very fond of ham and eggs. Feet. aged twenty-two. amel. sleepy. Teeth decayed early. by fresh air. no clots. Appetite poor before operation. only comes when at work in a warm place. on face. nor stews. Y. in summer. Not especially sensitive to either heat or cold. usually wakens once. Painless. Does not care for corned beet. iced in summer. Eruption on face since coming to America. 79 . no ambition. Tired easily. Feels better in this country.. Bloody discharge sometimes. Constipated." Wants the water very cold. Patient came from Ireland at the age of sixteen. flow a very bright red. Enlarged gland left side of neck. Takes cold from wet feet more than in any other way. Before operation. Perspiration in summer agg. No special sensation in eruption. Profuse first two days and lasts about four days. etc. First menses at eighteen. cabbage. Never thirsty unless eats salty food. Cut out nearly four months ago. at other times yellow. Has now returned. normal. better since operation.Case 33 Enlarged glands. Usually no urging. Prefers acids to sweets. before coming to this country the patient often had weak spells with vertigo and staggering. Tuberculinum Miss J.

cm. 80 . 10m. far apart. two doses of each. 50m. cured.Tuberc.

. Two months later she returned with the following report: Less pain at M. P.P. No pain between shoulders.Case 34 Severe pain before M. 50m. Last period was late. Walks a little. and periods four weeks apart. Lapis alb. 81 . no pain anywhere except between shoulders." Pain between shoulders. Lapis-alb. Less pain in feet and sacrum. This trouble began a year ago. Few clots the second day. soreness through abdomen. clots first day. she faints. must sit down to rest. Likes to be out of doors. Headache sometimes over forehead. Dark. Lapis alb. P. M. feet and sacrum get tired and ache. 10 m. "black lumps of blood. In six months she returned with third report: Been very well. G. Every four or five weeks. Flow scanty. Cramping. flow lasted three days. Miss M.. aged twenty-one. 10m. lasts one and a half to two days.: Severe pain two hours before the flow begins. Lapis-a.

Desires cold and warm drinks. Not sensitive to heat or cold. Kali-sulph. Multiple ulcers on left leg. no loss of hair. no sore throat. Sensation of a closely fitted cap on head. four ulcers. N.Case 35 Multiple ulcers. she has no history of syphilis. began three years ago. Cough dry. Feels best in open air. if spoken to. 10m and 50m. 82 . cured. Tapeworm six or eight years ago cured (?) by strong drugs. aged twenty-three.. two doses of each. drops what she holds in her hands. Brown crust surrounded by very dark coppercolored skin. Very nervous. Kalium Sulfuricum Miss C. far apart.

Chill began at 8 A. June 18th. L. today had a racking pain in head. One prescription cured. which lasted nine hours. M. passed every hour. followed by high fever. Mother of Mrs. Followed by fever. Breath offensive. W. Urine very dark. Can hardly move her head. 103 m. W. Tongue coated. Ars. musty water. M. and S.. 83 . Chills and fever three years ago. but a great pain in back and head. Great pain in head during fever. lasted three hours. No appetite. Aching in all the bones and muscles. every six hours. Perspiration profuse. Chill this morning. Nausea. today. Mrs. Headache for a number of days. S. L. Dry stomach cough. smelling like sour. Tongue coated. M. No chill yesterday.Case 36 Headache Arsenicum album June 16th. bitter taste. At 5: 30 A. thinks they have returned.

straight up. The cloths taken off it are slightly offensive. sometimes has a jerking sensation through heel. At night all the swelling goes down. and the discharge became thick and yellow. she gets easier and can lie down. generally the left. with a little spot size of a pea. and cannot reach out for anything. Upper side of arms from shoulder to elbow are very sore to touch. age 70. bloody discharge. The sore extended. Ulcer burns. flesh around spot was purplish red. Sometimes middle fingers of hand. Cannot put her arms back. stinging pain. It is red and there are patches of yellow matter. until it is now somewhat larger than a dollar. W. 84 . Foot begins to swell when she gets up in the morning." Cords of neck are somewhat sore. stand out in the morning so she can scarcely bend them. Pain is something like splinters or buzzing. stings. Next day it broke and ran a thin. Limb from knee down sweats profusely. Mrs. M.. smarts. swells until it is full and pains her much.Case 37 Ulcer Pulsatilla November 15th. Ulcer in left ankle began with smarting. Can put her arms forward and over head. not so the other. or the shoulder will catch her. she wants it kept cool. and when she lies quiet with her foot on a level with her head she is easy. a "grumbling pain. it is worse from warmth. About 3 or 4 P. looks something like a sponge. Using arms makes them ache.

Feels well otherwise. m. she cannot sit with her arms on the chair. spread apart. sometimes more intense. Appetite good. cold increases pain. Puls. m. Rheumatism in right side. 1893. Cured. the arms drawn toward each other and head bent forward. Cold feeling through leg and foot. 85 . A steady pain all the time. can hardly stand. C. m. Puls. Sometimes when attempting to walk. Cannot lie on right side. seems to be in hip-joint mostly. Heat relieves somewhat. Has to fold arms and work herself over when she turns in bed.Likes to sit with hands put together. Came on suddenly three days ago. Worse when sitting than when lying. and remains in same place. Flesh sore and slightly swollen. All symptoms were removed and the patient remained well until March 21st. Wants to drink almost every five minutes in the afternoon.

especially Podo. Ability to exercise steadily growing less. This patient has visited several allopathic physicians who had given him many strong drugs. Sleepless nights. Has been told he had fissure of anus. 86 . must keep in motion. This illness has been coming on about three years. Had "grippe" last winter and has been losing much faster since. Strong action of the heart and full rapid pulse. Specific gravity of the urine. aged forty-seven. Stool light colored. Can sleep in one position as well as in another. Male. has lost thirty-five pounds in weight and is losing steadily. Brickdust in urine. worse nights. worse when lying during day. Thirst for cold water. Excitement often brings on a sensation as though the head or skull is divided above the ears. after these attacks the sleeplessness increased. Must arise in the night to pass urine. Greasy cuticle on the urine. Strych. Weak from exertion of body and mind. and lifted up and down. Fermentation test gives sugar twelve to fifteen grains per ounce. Copious perspiration on slight exertion. Very nervous. Phosphorus July 2d. not always. Violent pulsation felt in body. Rumbling in abdomen. Two years ago had occasional attacks of diarrhoea.. accompanied with abdominal suffering. Heat overcomes him quickly but he is not sensitive to cold. 95 to 100. Sometimes the pain in abdomen keeps him awake nights. well-formed. 1890. tall.Case 38 Diabetes mellitus. Smarting of anus. cured with phosphorus. Quantity of urine four to five pints. 1030 to 1035. He had not received any homoeopathic advice. Dull aching diffused through abdomen.

October 31st same year Phos. doing active brain work. 87 .A few days later after a careful study of all remedies related to the case he received Phos. He improved steadily without further medicine until October 31st. which was followed by a sharp aggravation of all symptoms. cm. and has not since appeared. and his endurance is as great as ever. when his symptoms began to return. The sugar disappeared from the urine within a month. mm. He is in perfect health.

the pain is so much aggravated. in a very large number of instances. as she was compelled to keep her bed most of the first day. hungry.-. So important is Calc-Phos. and her praise has brought me much business. cold. feet. The complaints growing out of these causes find their remedy in Calc-phos. which occurred at thirteen. Since the first menstrual nisus. Her expressions of gratitude have often cheered me. great dizziness when going up stairs. in the painful affections of the uterus connected with puberty. The fact that this difficulty dated back to puberty guided me to Calc-phos. Pain in the uterus and down the limbs. Before and during she has suffered from an empty. She never had any more pain. thereby laying foundation for dysmenorrhoea and sterility. many careless things. which has been every three weeks. that I feel like emphasizing this feature of it.age twenty-three. she cannot stand long on the feet. This young lady was compelled to avoid any engagement that might come on her sick day.). all gone feeling in the stomach (Sep. Ign. Murex.Case 39 Dysmenorrhoea Calcarea phosphorica Mattie E. voracious appetite.. and resulting from bad habits or neglected advice at that time. 88 . she has suffered great pain at every period. It is a common practice in rural districts for girls at puberty to wade in water and do.

This patient had submitted to local treatment without palliation. with a sensation as if the parts would protrude. and sometimes a sexual flame annoyed her. She always kept her bed during the first day. twenty-four years old. She was an orphan. therefore exposure at the time that she most needed to exercise judgment. Generally she was robust and free from complaint. She had been told that internal medication could not benefit her. The pain was labor-like. lasting Eve days. brought on the suffering that lasted ten years before she obtained the appropriate remedy. had suffered from dysmenorrhoea since puberty. having no mother to advise her. Calc-phos.Case 40 Dysmenorrhoea II Calcarea phosphorica Miss X____. cured this lady in two months. Menses a few days too soon and profuse. and there was some bearing down in the vagina. She often felt as if her menses would come on at different times during the interim. 89 .

and lasted from seven to ten days. causing vomiting. The relief in this case has been permanent. she got some relief after passing membranes. She always had a leucorrhoea several days before menstruation. the severe pain was at the beginning.Case 41 Dysmenorrhoea III Borax Miss Susie C____. She would always weep from music (Natrum) and grow sick and become frightened when going down from any high building in an elevator. and down the thighs (Cham). Her menses came very much too soon. Her pains were often labor-like. She complained of aphthous patches in the mouth and sometimes on the labia. The second period was painless and normal. The result was satisfactory. consulted me for dysmenorrhoea. twenty-two years old. white-of-egg like and ropy. and sometimes to the stomach. She got Borax 3m at proper intervals.). extending into the back and up the back (Gels. constricting (Cactus). 90 . The flow was dark and clotted the first three or four days.

Case 42 Epithelioma. The lid is thick and indurated. Lachesis 4m cured in six months. 91 . Epithelioma of several years standing on the left upper lid. No constitutional symptom obtained.clergyman. Sometimes it pulsates. Mr ------. The scale that comes at about once in three or four weeks is dark red. Lachesis 1885. It fissures and bleeds in the spring of the year.

Case 43 Chronic liver. Has taken everything (and will now obey. 36. Pain in side much better.) Has always been much heated in summer. M. this disappears after closing eyes two or three times. Milk always failed with her children. Gets up with bad taste in mouth. November 8th. Fullness in head and pain in back part of head is bad all the time. S. Dreadful taste in mouth.) Formerly used a rubber cushion to prevent pain in coccyx. Fullness in head. 20 m. worse in morning. "Chronic liver. sul. Natrum sulfuricum Lycopodium October 10th. No pains. Drinks very little water. l. Fullness in eyes." Enormously enlarged liver. feels at times as if there was a cloud over them. Warm blooded woman. 1893. but never perspired. Red face. cold hands. Very cold feet. Menstrual flow scanty. Hyperaemia of brain. Old symptoms returning. (Old symptom. Age. W. December 10th Soreness and swelling in region of liver has entirely disappeared. 92 . L. Mrs. Gouty constitution. Great soreness in region of liver. One dose and s. Weight. Before menses leucorrhoea with fishy odor. Urine scanty at times.. Natr. 200 pounds.

sul. 1894. Dreadful taste in back of mouth. Is generally a good deal swollen before menses. Leucorrhoea for six weeks. Sharp pains from sternum to left breast. when it is the color of orange juice. legs and upper part of arms cold. Soreness in breasts only lasted three days before menses and was not so severe. S. Sore throat on awakening this morning. Has not had it before for twelve years. Color of urine changed. After the first three powders vertigo. Bowels regular. Dull. January 18th. 20 m. Sharp pains about heart. Pain in left ankle. Gout in right foot. except for about ten days before menses. February 26th. Shortness of breath. L. Bearing-down pains. lasts about three hours and is so severe she can't step upon foot. Pain in back came very suddenly as she was stooping over. heavy pain in left leg from hip to knee. notices it more in the evening. as though knife had cut through. Pain so severe at times that she cannot lift legs or straighten up. One dose and s. left side yellow. often when she only rises to walk across the room (always walks fast). Dreams in latter part of night. like thick orange juice in morning. as though hundreds of needles were going in. Fullness in back of head and eyes. Must keep clearing throat all the time. 93 . Heart very quick at times. Odor of stale crackers. Urine very scanty. natural in afternoon. At times sensation of weight in region of left breast. clear and profuse after. l. Not so much of the fishy smell to leucorrhoea. though more constipated than she has ever been. Severe pain across lower part of back. 30 powders. Dryness in nose and back part of throat. arms warmer. Pain in lower part of back. light color. Urine darker before menses. Menses last three days. Red spot on cheek no better. Natr.Perspires more than she ever did. worse closing eyes. Nose. Rheumatism in back of legs. legs and feet cold. Swelling over liver and around waist for three weeks. Always feels better the two weeks after menses.

Urine is better. face purple. Rush of blood to head. spot on the right cheek worse than it has ever been. Soreness at end of the spine. Menses regular. It is within a few days of menses. formerly in right foot. Pain in hip bones. Menses on time. Offensive taste.. worse lying on them. Deaf in left ear for six weeks. Dry mouth. Natr. Feet and legs cold all the time. S. Fullness in head. Sore pain in breasts during m. When tired. Pain in left side of the back (lumbar). Urinary symptoms amel. Feels like sighing. Breasts very sore. Burning hands and face. L. September 14th. sul. Head full of blood. L. 50m. S. Frequent urging to urinate. Before menses a fishy smell to urine. but flowed only two days. Head worse than for four years. Leucorrhoea thin. cloud in front of eyes. Great desire to clear throat. continues after. Stiff and sore all 94 . p. particularly the right. Crawling like a worm in throat. 50 m. worse at night Heavy feeling in liver. Feels wretched all the time. 30 powders. Natr. Dryness in throat and nose very bad. Intense fullness in back and fore part of head and eyes. L. sul.Gout in fourth toe of left foot. Hawks up thick. Nose and throat still very dry. Soreness in liver. Nat. Top of head sore to touch. lasting only two days. 30 powders. October 2d. April 3d. Soreness in region of liver. Worse at night. 50 m. Fullness in occiput-dreadful. S. Dryness in nostrils. menstrual flow offensive and greenish. Eyes feel as though they would shoot out of head with burning pain. white. Return of gout in right foot. bitter taste. May 14th. offensive matter from throat. Sight seems blurred. dryness extending up into nose. Bad taste in mouth. Pain over eyes and at base of brain. sul. Red spot on face remains.

Tongue parched and dry. Legs so nervous in evening that she cannot keep still. For the first ten days after medicine she could jump out of her skin. Eructation of wind and food. of all things eaten. S. Good action of remedy. sul.over. 30 powders. White tongue. 43 m. with pricking. Dreams much. Bloated abdomen before menses. All symptoms agg. Excessive nervousness. Left hand and arm numb. three days late. S. Palpitation. 1st. to 1 P. Pain in the pit of stomach. M. May 25th. March 17. flow lasted only two days. Burning like coals of fire on top of head. tingling. Symptoms returning. Sensation of fullness in head and body. it did not make her feel any better. Menses on October 9th. Great flatulence. Bad taste in mouth. L. Pain in back of head when tired. Skin not so dry. offensive odor. Menses very regular. with cold hands. Perspires. c. Burning hot on warm days. Offensive taste. Pulsating all over with twitching. Natr. 43 m. Very nervous. she took!Puls. If she has eaten a little she feels as if she had eaten a full meal. Lyc. The last remedy helped her much. Breasts sore when she takes off the pressure at night. Pain in back. M. Fluttering at heart. April 18th. Feels oppressed before menses. Palpitation. but from that time till now there has been little discharge of blood all the time. Dec. m. L. 1896. October 16th. Lyc. from 6 A. Entirely free from symptoms until recently. feet and nose. one dose as head was so bad and she hoped this would bring on menses. 95 .

Difficulty in hearing. no fever. p. lac. worse on right side. 96 . p. weak feeling. Second finger on right hand very sore. Patient now perfectly well. Burning above the navel. Throat still troubles her somewhat. c. Sac. Dec. right ear aches. April 9th. January 21 1897. Very sore throat. Pain in sacrum after m. red all over. Burning pain in stomach. heaviness in head and fullness. Feels worse after coffee. Mist before eyes before m. Has been very well since last remedy until recently. Lyc. m.Burning pain in stomach. Numbness in left hand. m. hurts on swallowing fluid. Symptoms returning. in water. 12th. Has used flaxseed poultice without relief. Offensive taste. yellow spots on both sides. Mist before eyes before m. p. No aches or pain. m. c. Lyc. Lyc. c.

. Carb.. Eczema of twenty years standing. Staph. Canth. Ledum. Stront. LACH.. Merc. aggravated by scratching. made worse by scratching: Amm. and becoming moist after scratching. Particularly eczema: Mez. Plumb. Puls. Berb. small... Eruptions. Caps. burning after scratching: Anac..-s. m.. Phos. Led.. CAUST.. Bovista..... Sep. Plat. Thuj. Nit-ac. Sepia. Cham... Sulph...-ac. Staph... Burning vesicles: Bov.Case 44 Eczema-Mezereum August 24... C. SIL.. Itching. CARB-V. Ledum.. Calad.... Caust.. CAUST. PULS. Sulph. Bov...Mrs.. Phos.. Caust.-an.. 1884.. Bov.. Can.... Stront. Arn.. MEZ..-s. SULPH. Graph. Graph.-c. Sep.... Ars.-m. Phos. Kreos. Phos... Nat. PHOS... Merc. Eruptions on back of hands: Arg. itching and burning after scratching.. Canth. Silic. Phos. Stront. Mez. Spong. burning vesicles... Eruptions itching. Ars. Bism. Natrc. Natr.. Mez. Kreos.. itching. considerable burning in the vesicle... Violently worse from the application of water.. Spong. Mur. Eruptions on back of hand and wrists half-way up to elbow. itching.-m. 97 .....-ac. Spig. Cann... becoming moist after scratching: Ars. Calad.. Mez. Arn. Nat. Zinc. Mur-ac..... aged forty-two... Staph... Merc.. Kreos..... drying down to crusts.. ANAC.. Asar.

Kali-c.... Bov. Caust. CLEM... and has remained healthy.. Staph.. Spig. Phos.-ac.. Rhus-t. Sars. Cito. I therefore presented a paper on the sixteenth section of the Organon of Samuel Hahnemann as an argument without cures. Lyc.. Staph. SEP. RHUS... Canth. SULPH.. The burning and itching passed away in a few days. again I am coming with cures to corroborate the doctrine-these principles.....LYC.. I hear of no answer that has offset those statements of facts.. Lac... Mez... Mur. Sil. 20m. Calc. Petrol. Dulc.. How much superior this expectancy is to doses so large you are sure to have medicine in! Why don't they bring on their cures? Perhaps it is because this agnosticism makes them doubt that they have made any.. tuto e jocunde. that such reports were not to be admitted as evidence. and in all antagonism had never been met. Eruptions aggravated from washing: AM. The true specific for the disease was met in Mez. I was told that anybody could report cures. She never had been entirely free from the suffering caused by the eruption. The skin became soft and normal in less than four weeks.-C.. Mezereum 20m-One dose dry and Sac. Merc..-C.. Hence I have so fully presented a very simple case of a most natural chronic disease where washes and ointments and alternatives had been used for twenty years. Sep.. Carb. It seems here to please some of these doubters. MEZ. and many others not related to the general case. Sulph. Merc.-ac. Nitr. 98 . ANT.. Stront.

Improved. Gray hair.Case 45 Headache. Headache again. Must hold on to something. Large. March 31. 1121 R -----. 7. L. S. Cannot relieve herself by weeping. Cocculus 30m. March 24. Pitches toward right side when walking.Mrs. looking or reaching up. Headache "comes on me like a shadow"-between scalp and brain. Can hear what is going on when asleep. L. fleshy woman. Sensation of opening and shutting of occiput. 14. L. Feels as if going out of her mind. Apr. Pains rolling.St. Cocculus Mar. Alice T ------. Has had these headaches for ten years. Apr. 1894. S. 99 . worry. trouble. Vertex and occiput as if bound. Improvement. crushing. It is a burden to keep eyes open. Could not sleep at all for several months. S. 17. even snoring. Improvement. as if head would burst. Headaches seem to go down over her like a shadow. Had to roll head and vomit. Followed prolonged nursing and loss of sleep. pressing.age 60.

there had been no return of the symptoms. 1895.From this date until May 12. 100 . L.. she continued to receive S. when she considered herself cured. and as late as March. 1894.

followed by vomiting of bile. recurrent.. Headaches. Accordingly his wife began with homoeopathic treatment. However. Accordingly the woman's husband appeared at the office with denouncement of him who offered encouragement to the wife that she could be cured without an operation.Case 46 Gall stone colic cured Natrum Sulfuricum Mrs. for years. 1904. Has had a long siege of typhoid fever. when the query was presented: "If your wife should be treated with a remedy. extends over forehead with a dragging sensation in occiput. and another surgeon. Nov. aged thirty-seven years. B. the week following her first consultation here. Pain starts in r. so that she would be free from gall-stone colic and the gall-stones should disappear and she should be strong. W. eye. When told that it was possible for her gall-stones to be dissolved. F. 101 . the doctor who gave the curative remedy or your brother?" he unhesitatingly decided in favor of the prescriber of the remedy. who would be the quack. Face purple. had been examined by her brother-in-law. by the action of homoeopathic medicine. a surgeon among the allopaths. she reported to her family and the surgeon-brother said that only a quack would promise or presume to dissolve gall-stones with a remedy. without an operation. 2. and was to prepare for an operation for removal of gall stones.

vomiting during headache. Nat.-s. as recovers. By February symptoms of gall-stone and suicidal symptoms had entirely disappeared. M. easily startled. m. with the following symptoms: Inclination to commit suicide. flow thick. 20. Jan. apprehensive. Headache at menstrual per. results in the following totals for the most prominent remedies: Merc. 14. Pulse slow at times. Sleeps with shawl over her head. 10m. 9. Nat. in August. m. 24. for sixteen years. when sick. then dark. Pain > by heat. Reference to the repertory.-s. flow dark.Mother had gall-stones and grand-mother died of gall-stones. only one day. sacral pain extending to thigh. flow clotted. 12. 50m. since her boy's birth. Very nervous. Intensely fastidious. clotted. 14. Cold feet: hot water bottle in bed at night. feet cold in bed. vomiting bile. Sacrum-pain extends to thigh on r. From these the selection was made. Nat. Nat-c.-s. Fecal evacuations light. 12. side. 10m. Nat. s. 3 and Jan. Must restrain herself or would commit suicide. Nov. 102 . flow thick. dark. m. startled easily. Nat-m. Sulph. Gallstone colic.

Has been a bleeder since birth. Just before he was born his mother had a tooth extracted.Lachesis Lachesis History. Epistaxis continued for 3 or 4 days once. the haemorrhage from which could not be stopped. Had smallpox when a year old. and when he was "bled out" the wound healed. Suturing was attempted in Pennsylvania Hospital. Fracture of right thigh bone and delayed union-8 weeks before any union was observed. Every slight bruise followed by extensive ecchymosis. but this only increased the bleeding points. Every scratch or little cut he had would keep on bleeding until he was almost exsanguinated and then the wound would heal.Case 47 Hemophilia . since the development of which the bleedings have not been so troublesome. 1896." June 2. and the bleeding from the gum could not be stopped for a long time. 103 . At 12 years of age he sustained a small cut on forearm. Was in Hospital for 5 weeks. Rheumatism for the past two years. Just before coming here he has been in bed for two months suffering from "inflammation of bowels" and haemorrhage till he was "bled out.

Felt first rate until July 2d. one dose.. Bleeding again. Great thirst for. Rheumatism returned to elbows-left first. one dose. 1897. mm. Rheumatic swelling in right elbow. Dec. 30. 22. cm.. 7. Lach. Lach.. Jan. Some bleeding. Pale from bleeding. 1898. cm. cm. Small bruise makes him black and blue. one dose. Small wounds bleed much. Sept. July 16. Lach.Present symptoms. Oct. water. Lach. hydrant water satisfied. July 29. 15. Stiffness in knees and elbows. Dec. Improving constantly. Rheumatic symptoms returning. 41m. only lasted a short time. 104 . Stiffness in elbow. Swelling of the knees. 41m. Bleeding again. Rheumatic pain in knees and elbows. Only some stiffness in left elbow. one dose. 5. Bleeding from gums constantly. Lach. Lach. can hardly stand. Lach. 6. March 19.. Some stiffness returning. Aug. No symptoms. 41m.

" She has also some rheumatic symptoms that I suppose you want to know. the next day it broke and discharged a thin. and also in the cords of the neck. The well one is not so. W. The ulcer is now somewhat larger than a silver dollar. The sore kept extending. and smarts. also the discolored surface. I should say flat. Pulsatilla Mrs. From the knee down the leg sweats so that the hose is constantly wet. covered with yellow. the ulcer I can scarcely smell. 105 . there was a little elevation the size of a pea. As she gets up in the morning the foot swells until it is full and pains her very much. The surface of the ulcer looks like a sponge and very red. The warmer it is the worse it smarts and burns. age seventy-three. around it was a purplish red color.. she gets easier and can lie down with some comfort. The cloth that comes off (with mutton tallow) is slightly offensive. M. lumpy matter. the outside is almost on a level with the sore. about three or four P. writes: "The first breaking out of the ulcer she felt a smarting and stinging pain in her left ankle. bloody pus. There is great soreness from the shoulder to the elbow. it burns. and she is quiet free from pain. which is better in the cool air.Case 48 Ulcer on the leg-Pulsatilla. sometimes has a jerking sensation through the heel. stings. Sometimes she describes the pain as something like splinters. When she elevates the foot it feels much better. and does not swell so. She pulls her skirts up to cool the limb. yellow discharge of pus. then came a thick.

but worse afterward. If she has a good time. prescriptions may be summed up briefly: Jan. Psor. worse when warm spring weather appears. craves outdoor air. menstrual periods more comfortable. languid. March 29. During the next twelve weeks. Leucorrhea white. walking in the wind. 12. very comfortable during mens. 23. Disposition mild. Dreads the dark. not so much this year. In that period of time the record includes these changes: General feeling of improvement. Stronger. per. Darkness aggravates. Complaints from excitement. drowsy in the morning. Oppressed in the dark. Back pain imp. Dec. Dislikes vinegar and pickles. which ameliorates. becomes sick afterward. for several years has become worse at such time. from ascending the stairs. Desire to remain indoors. now. averse to rising. Improvement since last week: Bowels normal. The most prominent symptoms in the record during this period. Feb. Subject to hiccough. 54 . March 29. Puls. Puls. feet and hands cold from talking with company. Additional symptoms: Respiration difficult. rested in shorter time than formerly. 10m. Puls. eyes improved. Exhausted after shopping. aversion to meat disappeared but returned. 10m.10m. 10m. Not sensitive to cold except extreme cold. Aversion to being touched.Aversion to meat. 5.

Coldness of feet and hips frequently. returned). heavy sensation around the heart. back of hands cold. she received the following prescriptions: June 2.Heat of head and coldness of feet after reading: to herself. but so long as Pulsatilla benefited her. glands sore in right side. late (5 days). Coldness after a bath. During the following seventeen months. 50m. Neck. July 24 and Oct. Psor. (New). Right ankle swollen (old symptom of many years ago. Heart palpitation after exertion.the symptoms that characterized her when there was any discomfort or disturbance . as previously mentioned. conscious of it. Psor. The most prominent symptoms during this period. with desire for fire during wet weather. Heat in vertex when standing. Cm. Mens. Nosebleed before M. followed by heat. chilliness. Perspiration after bath. dm. Coldness. During much of this period the symptoms were turning toward Psorinum. chilly when tired. 10m. Vertigo one day when shopping. pain under left scapula. 31. April 10 and June 11 Psor. Dec. P. Complaints from excitement. weakness sensation. skin cold and clammy after a bath (weak heart). varying in duration and intensity . 14 and Jan. Leads a sedentary life. per. 1906 Psor. 20. cold. 55 . after a sponge bath.as found in the record are: Slight swelling of the parotids. it was not wise to change the remedy. Larynx sensitive to touch.

dazed when waking from sleep. Tired. on time. Agg. fullness sensation. in shoulder and foot. Symptoms all lessened. L. Vertigo. when excited. Mucus in throat. Amel. Heart: consciousness of it after dentistry. after dinner. made scarcely any difference to her. in hot weather. per. period one to three days early. Aggravation from exposure to sun. knee. M. fear on the street. Sleepy in evening. Scapulae. Cold perspiration while walking one day. with sleeplessness. head hot when excited. Agg. fluttering in heart. 29 and frequently through the record. Hungry before M. after rapid walking. Mens. cold afterward. Restlessness referred to stomach. first for short periods. Gain in flesh on body and about waist. offensive breath in mornings. distress in. attended social gatherings. Cheeks hot when tired. walking in open air. Mouth. heat flashes from much walking. very comfortable during period. pressure in ears and throat. arm lameness worse after a storm. physical exertion occasions fatigue in the stomach. mens. amel. then continually. pitting on pressure. Wakens with a start. Chilly before M. odor of catarrh in nostrils. 5-6 days late. reclining (May '06). Weakness from bodily and mental exertion. per. Bruised sensation in arm and hip. heavy. aching in limbs and back. heavy after exertion. felt very well during period. Lameness in r. after reading to herself a few hours. Flatulence in stomach.Aggravation from hurry. Neck discomfort from collar. ankle swollen. Changes during this period of seventeen months include: General improvement after Mar. from fright. 56 . sore sensation in left side. Uncertain sensation when walking on the street. Face less purple than formerly. Strained sensation in heart. formerly could sleep. nosebleed when pen is due. This is frequently mentioned at the same time that the patient reports herself splendid and improving. Pulsation quickened. soreness sensation between scapulae. of being run over. after mental or physical exertion. heat in body. Stronger. R. can lift better. per. after the July dose. Cold feet. Mens. Very apprehensive.

'07 she reported having "taken cold" which she said was just such as she had when she began with "heart disease. talking with people. chilly in morning. she perspired freely and felt no fatigue. Naja was prescribed. Out nearly every day without fatigue (Nov. worked all day and was amel. Sensitive to heat (summer of '06). Desired open air. Aug.Very active. and enjoyed all without discomfort or the heat in head she used to have following such meetings. attended concerts. following accustomed routine during mens. Naja has cleared away the cardiac troubles and changed the patients to robust children. In Feb. by it. no distinctive symptoms developing. 07. otherwise heart appears normal. In 1906 she received NAJA 10m. Has been shopping much. 18 and Jan. Better when active. In Sept. per. fond of walking in open air. In many cases of heart weakness in children. in this instance. On that bags the prescription was made. 15 and Oct. Pulse regular then rapid. 21. '07 she reported having had considerable excitement one evening without any heart symptoms." It was assumed to have been brought out by Naja and considered a good action. ameliorated by long walks.). 21. and since that time heart symptoms have been only functional. '06 she reported she felt the heart very slightly during the summer. NAJA 50m. cardiac murmurs and cardiac disturbances being associated with nervousness. In March '07 57 . It was about twelve months after beginning treatment that examination of the heart revealed no evidences of organic disorder. enjoyed social gatherings. Jan. Better in warm than in cold weather. 18. Dec. where there are no distinctive symptoms. After Psorinum ceased to give results. Nosebleed slight.

1908. The remedy was repeated in 50m potency and then there was no report for six months. two of puls. 58 . late. Frequent examination of the heart since the summer of 1908 have revealed no indication of organic changes. Dm. followed in Aug. there were two prescriptions of Pulsatilla cm. leading again to Psorinum. Heart: weakness sensation amel. normal. Agg. the patient turned again to Pulsatilla and that remedy carried her steadily toward health. in alternating succession. in spring. two days late. mm. Sleeps without a light in the room (June 1). the chief ones being: Nearly faints when first going to bed if reclines on back. 3 to June 20. During this period the record contains few symptoms. by eructation. waking at night. This is new for her and indicates how remedies will cure coldness. Uses only summer clothing in cold weather. Fright when waking in the dark improved. After progressing. Nosebleed. SUL. White line along upper lip. 10m. at any time. per. by Psor. Soreness sensation in heart and fullness in throat. 1908. had long walks and much strength. The changes reported during this time are most interesting: Generally feeling splendid.some liver disturbance with jaundice was the occasion of a prescription of NAT. Sleepiness. per. Lameness left arm. If wakens in the dark is frightened. when tired. and one of mm. From Dec. Feet: puffy swelling. Chilly before mens. per. while the patient advances steadily. Mens. Fear in dark. Psorinum and Naja. Reclines Rat on back to rest. Mens. Well all summer. Thus do the remedies take up the work. through a series of Pulsatilla. must have light in sleeping room.

but not chilly. Stool papescent.Case 23 Cenchris cases Diarrhoea. Cold. K. Diarrhoea. Col. 59 . Pain before stool. Cenchris Man of 60 years. A dose or two of Cenchris 30th cured promptly.

52. yesterday. 6 powders. After taking supper. she can move and walk but with much pain. June 5th.Case 24 Chill With Sore Throat Cenchris Mrs. shivering all over. Had a chill at 3 p. Blond hair. retching. for which she took Chinin. could not get warm all night. one every night. No better for the first two days. R. wt. Cenchris. Pulse small and frequent. Had a chill a month ago. soreness of the right ovary and aching inside. 60 .. dry. full habit. which gives her a headache and bad taste. 45m. Took Chinin. 1889. Perspiration from slight motion. with sore throat after it. Since yesterday afternoon. then she was well. May 28. as if gathered in a knot. m. blue eyes.

The menses had come two days earlier. 61 . The size of the painful spot had tapered down from three or four inches in diameter to about that of a finger tip. 1888. for a day. 1889. After it. H. 1887. bright red. But the trouble came back in form of cramps in the right ovary. followed a few days later with coagulated blood. complained of a pain in the right ovarian region.Case 25 Pain in Right Ovarian Region Apis Sepia Cenchris Mrs. but did not cure. First day. Cenchris cm. she considered herself well by January 4. high and highest potencies. frail. Flow black. then dark. pain in the right ovary. Under the use of Apis and Sepia. After being married for three years. 30. 6. that she cannot move her leg two days before menstruation. Apis high did good service again. later leucorrhoea of large brown and yellow lumps. not much. dirty discharge. Dec.. like an ulcer. with a thrusting in pain. like a jumping toothache. tall. lasting four days. Dec.

who thought her unfit to bear children. 62 . which the ignorant young thing did. There was only a slight intimation of pain in the right ovary. 13. 1889 Had for the first time in her life a normal menstruation. according to the advice of her mother-in-law. The ovarian trouble came probably from injecting cold water immediately after coitus. She feels good everywhere.Jan. and has gained.

His eyes closed from the rapid swelling and neck got too big for his collar. He climbed upon the heater and piled clothing over him during the chill and did not become even comfortably warm until the fever warmed him. During apyrexia. Bones ache during chill and fever. he is much affected by weather changes. over the chest the itching and burning were almost maddening. The first he noticed of his departure from health was a peculiar burning of his skin. B. Fingers cold and dead during chill and the numbness wears off during the fever. Chill 12 to 1 for several days. Great restlessness day and night. for large quantities of water.Case 26 Chills Rhus tox W. The amelioration from warmth is a marked feature of his whole case. Fever is not very marked and there is no sweat. In spite of the itching and burning he must keep in a warm room. then 10: 30 a. Thirst only during chill. m. No more chills. He applied cold water to his face which gave him comfort and reduced the swelling so he could open his eyes. his face swelled and looked red. Rhus tox 1m. Chills begin by a dry cough which lasts until fever is marked. every other day. Gushing diarrhoea during chill. says he has had several chills and that they are increasing in severity. He thought it was erysipelas. The urticaria went back and the chills came on beginning in the hands and feet. In spite of the local relief from cold the general state was made worse from cold. especially about the eyes. cured. The burning and itching were intense. 63 . he must wear heavy clothing to keep warm. It felt so badly that he could not resist pinching and scratching.

of Elaterium after the chills have been suppressed. Hepar. but the gushing diarrhoea and aggravation from cold generally and more especially the chill beginning with a dry cough must point to Rhus as the most appropriate remedy. in cases cured by Elaterium. 64 . and urticaria. Ignatia. It has been only a clinical observation. and the amelioration from warmth must exclude Apis. of Rhus. Elaterium should be consulted. but there was no suffocation attending the eruption. It is characteristic of Hepar to have urticaria during the chill.The beginner might think of Apis in the above case on account of the urticaria and the thirst during the chill. and Apis during apyrexia. Where there is a gushing diarrhoea during chill or fever. But I have never seen the urticaria crop out incompletely during the apyrexia and seem to get relief by a gushing diarrhoea. Rhus has no characteristic place for a chill to begin nor special time. and Apis during the fever. Rhus.

who placed it in a splint. The knee was painful and extremely sore to touch. It was cupped and blistered but the disease progressed. Sac. as the first medicine which aggravated had been followed by such relief. that it would pass off soon. Sulph. She was treated by the best allopathic surgeons and still it progressed. it was so painful from motion. and Sulph." was his language. "A stiff leg or no leg. Age. Louis surgeon. She could sit up but the limb could not be moved much. one dose dry. She took Sac. 65 . The last to have control of it was our lamented Dr. enlarged to twice the size of the well one and very hard. There was great burning in the soles and top of the head. July 16th. saying that Mrs. I visited her and urged her to bear her suffering. 81m was given. N. Mrs. lac. Two months in a splint failed to accomplish anchylosis. saying that if anchylosis could not be accomplished it must come off. The limb was wrapped and she was in bed. about thirty-eight. She had suffered greatly during the night and had pain all over the body. but she said she could bear it. The husband came to me the next morning. The thigh was emaciated and the ankle and feet were oedematous. has for about ten years been an invalid as a result of chronic arthritis of the left knee. I was called to the case.Case 27 Chronic arthritis Lycopodium et Rhus tox. Slight aggravation followed. N. 55000 one dose dry. Hodgen. Hammer. was much worse. 1881. lac till August 20th. a well-known St. When it was in the acute stage she was treated by Dr.. September 1st..

holding the foot up to prevent flexion and then with her crutches she has been going about the house with comparative comfort. She took Ignatia for some days until the sad occasion had passed over a little.-Calc. February 3d. she sent for me. During all this time there has been limited motion in the limb. without better indications. December 3d. How matters could be improved by medicine. to November 12th. the foot is not so oedematous. but the slightest motion has always caused pain. Improving slowly. January 7th. Lac. Not seeing. She had difficulty in keeping warm. 85m. She complained of cold feet and that every change in the weather from warm to cold gave her pain in the knee and she had a craving for eggs. Sac Lac. October 8th she took Sulph. Calc. 1882 Feeling very comfortable. the sensitiveness is gradually going out of the knee. but not much improvement in the knee. no burning in the soles or top of head. She continued Sac. 66 . slept well most of her nights. 85m and Sac Lac for a month. feet warm. Lac. 81m and she thought it gave her rest. I concluded to continue Sac. September 20th. swelling in knee going down. when I again paid my attention to the knee. she is about the house on crutches. I found crepe on the door and learned that her husband had been sick a week and had died under allopathic treatment.The pain has all subsided and she is moving about the house on crutches. In a general way she is much improved. that she had been up night and day attending him and was very nervous and the limb was much more painful. March 25th. but she has been able to swing it off the bed. Her appetite is good and she is gaining strength. and there was not much pain in the knee. The joint has grown smaller.

"A sour eructation.-Lycop. 85m and Sac. Each day I visited her and she took Sac. countenance looks well. eating well. May 3d. August 3d. Sac. Improving. but the acid gnaws in the stomach" Lyc. No new symptoms. No change from last date. sleeping well. nights restless. it was given 71m.-Improving. the joint is slowly growing smaller. What shall I do? Prescribe for the knee? No. Lac. the taste of which does not remain in the mouth. Lac. Lycopodium having all the rest of the symptoms. drawing pain in the knee. Lac.There is some motion in the knee without much pain. and Sac. 67 . Improving. "Incomplete burning eructations which only rise into the pharynx. knee more painful. June 3d. April 4th. Sour eructations that seem to burn the pharynx but do not come up into the mouth. gnawing pain in the stomach. no swelling of the foot.Slight aggravation front the Lyc. Lac. July 2d. The knee became very painful and she was compelled to keep her bed for several days. improvement has ceased. where they cause a burning for several hours" (Allen) Lyc. Sac. Lac.-. I wait. September 6th. She is walking with crutches and has very little pain in the knee. Calc-c. Lac. which seems to relieve. no pain in stomach or eructation. must move about. the first time f or ten years or more. Lac. 71m and Sac. Sac. she now wears a shoe that mates the right. September 2d. no new symptoms.

July 10th. July 8th Rheumatism pains in both knees and such restlessness that she moves all night. Sac. Sac. 32m one dose. Lac. She can bear some weight on the left foot. 1m in water every three hours. It is now eighteen months since taking this case. and Sac. September 1st I found her walking with one cane. August 5th-Improving.-Lycopod 71m and Sac Lac. Limbs gaining motion continuously. Sac. Restlessness all gone. and San Lac. Lac. She moved over the house to show me how well she could walk. Rhus. She has no fear of the knee being hit. January. The patient is in good flesh. which heretofore has been a great factor in the case.-Rhus. Lac. 68 . and the knee is the only thing that gives her trouble. -Improving. tox. Stiffness some better. and Sac Lac. Lac. Lyc. while in motion she feels better. She goes about the yard and out into the road. tox. Rhus tox 32m one dose.-Improving. Improved. October 1st. which passes off by motion.-Improving. There is still limited motion. December 15th. knee nearly natural. 32m one dose. November 8th. 71m dry and Sac. tox. May 1 She walks with a crutch and cane. Lac. I furnished her a cane and advised laying aside one of the crutches. The motion is not much painful except when forced flexion is attempted. November 8th.October Ist. Stiffness in joints. No new symptoms. Rhus. 1883.

and came to my office without the aid of the cane. 69 ." I have referred to two distinguished allopathic attendants. simply to show that the best surgical skill had been applied. If it can be argued that she recovered without medicine. but the soreness has gone. to which she answered: "Ten thousand times. no. then the means that had been used were destroying her life. and in two and one-half year she was cured. Limited motion in the knee. 1884. She walks with a limp. January 7th. I asked her if she regretted going under constitutional treatment. Ten years she grew worse.. Came to my office.December 5th She walked with the aid of her cane two blocks to a street car. and that the value of the purely homoeopathic method may be the better appreciated.

had taken quinine in twenty grain doses for years to keep down recurrent malaria. he suffered severely. Wants everything very salty. army for physical disability from chronic malaria.Case 28 Chronic disorders promptly cured Malaria fever Sulfur Mr. He had never permitted his case to develop into well-defined symptoms but he was pale and ached all over. but with a confused general condition. was discharged from the U. Restless during fever and must move constantly. Feet are so warm that he sleeps with them out of bed often in cold weather. 38 years old. likes to be warm. he had been thinking he was well.. 10m relieved all his symptoms and he felt well for six weeks. Malaria contracted in Delaware over twelve years ago. Stool: urging drives him out of bed every morning. Aching in limbs with fever. S. Distended with much gas stomach and bowels. full of chilliness in the afternoon and evening and heat all night. Sulph. Thirst only moderate. Cannot concentrate mind. Chronic indigestion. 70 . R. Burning pain. More sensitive to cold than to heat. 10m was repeated and he did not return for 40 days because he thought he could do without me. can eat but few simple foods. he felt so well. then his symptoms began to return. he seldom went longer than six weeks before his chills would return. young man. has suffered ever since. Sulph.

His symptoms began to return. but his endurance is better that it ever was and he has added flesh and color. He is an engineer and much exposed. Has remained in perfect health. Sulph. 71 . 50m.

Stools usually undigested. 72 .Case 29 Gastric disturbance. The warmer the weather the severer are the paroxysms. Very chilly in cold weather but the stomach symptoms are worse in hot weather. aged 7. Phos.. Every 2 or 3 weeks paroxysms of vomiting. even pure bile. Phos. with high fever. Suffers much more in summer. Phosphorus Catherine W. then laughs. Excitable. has used cathartics and injections.sediment. 10m. Since infancy has had these vomiting spells. cries. Tongue heavily coated. Constipation. Urine: brickdust . Six weeks later she began to have signs of a return. Phos. Lips chap in cold weather. Temperature subnormal when the spells are not present. She has taken much medicine and had several physicians. In five weeks one light attack. 50m. Skin mottled. Jaundiced eyes and skin. Cold hands and damp feet. and thirst for ice cold water. red face. She vomits yellow and green mucus. 10m.

) Phos. No sign of returning symptoms for two months and ten days. no symptoms. Cold hands and feet. Phos. cm. Mottled skin. undigested. 73 . Thirst for very cold water. growing rapidly. Two months later: Stool formed. Phos. 50m. She is now a robust child. after her mother gave her stronger food (as the child appeared very well.Seven weeks later she vomited. cm.

She said with the exception of cold. Crotal. and she had very few symptoms. Symptom of "cold damp stockings" was there. L. consulted me for some cicatrices on the left side of the neck. On the third day her neck began to be painful. or root syrup. but the Calc-c. She called to ask me if the medicine had anything to do with it. but a little surgical skill may remove the other. damp feet. discharging several years. From all I could glean.Case 30 Cicatrix removed by medicine Calcarea carbonica A young lady twenty-six years old. Lach. Crocus.. She took one dose of Calc-c. The deep cicatrix suppurated and discharged several calcareous nodules and the neck healed with scarcely a scar where the one opened. Sil. she was in good health. and finally closed under some sort of blood.. was given. 85m. 74 . She wished that had opened in like manner. I attempted to find what her remedy should be. Plenty of S.. Believing that her treatment had only temporarily controlled the trouble. The fistulous openings had been there.. Phos. Lippe gives: Cicatrices breaking open: Carbo-v. A depression about two inches from this one is unsightly. Nat-m. an indentation that disfigured her very much was there.

phos.. ferr.. Deafness in both ears. sulph... sep... phos.. carb-v... carb-v. phos.. ars.. lach.. ferr-ar.... merc. sul-ac.. carb-v.. Impaired hearing: Ars.. sulph... sulph. sep.. nat-m. ip. gels. Calc.. ferr-ar.. Perspires easily from exertion... puls. CALC.. merc.. sulph. gels. nat-m. sep. aged thirty-five years. Catarrh of nose: Ars. carb-v. verat. stann. nux-v. samb. caps. apis.. sep.. gels..Case 31 Old school drugging Sulphur Miss W.. sul-ac.. sulph.. phos. asa f. sul-ac. carb-v.. agg. plb. stann. phos. hell.. is a nurse... caps.. calc. nat-m. hence has had violent old-school drugging until she is scarcely able to earn her living. ferr-ar.... natm.. from quinine... C.. dig... phos. Ringing: Ars.. gels..... sulph. roaring in: Ars. Perspires on slight exertion: Ars.. sep. calc. ferr. lach.. sulph. Calc. sul-ac. ferr... ph-ac. Quinine: am-c... nat-m. lach. phos. Impaired hearing.... lach. Taste bitter: Ars.. carb-v. human voice: Ars. nat-m.. merc... verat.. Calc.. nat-m....... ferr.... bell... sep. ferr-ar. cina.... carb-v. merc.. and has had free treatment many years... merc. verat.. 75 . sulph. ferr. cop. Calc... verat.. Ears. lach.. ant-t... sul-ac. ARN. phos... lach. in left. sep.. L... caps. lach....

phos. 10m.Desires fresh air: Ars... sulph. calc. lach. sulph. nat-m.... nat-m. nat-m.. and on through a series of potencies.. Walking in open air: verat. sulph.: Carb-v.. has made a radical change for the better. Air amel. phos. lach. phos. Sulphur. 76 . carb-v. she is now able to earn her living... phos. sep.. sep.: Carb-v. nat-m... Warm room agg.... carb-v... Buzzing: Ars..

last time was in the spring. used to have diarrhoea after a full meal. Uses only light clothing day or night. Other people's troubles are a burden. but drinks some water. Enjoys intensely. Likes food well salted. painful first and last day. B. aged forty-eight. M. three living. S. mental or physical. Never strong. always tired. Desires hot food. G. apples. this had been true ever since had sunstroke when a child fourteen years old. Agg. Activity of mind. weakness. Likes sweet and sour. Anxiety or fear when away from home. Ceased every year for three months in summer. Sensitive to noise. Gaining flesh. Can't think in the summer. Excitement agg. bananas. Aversion to eggs. Exophthalmic goitre. mother of four children. Sensitive mentally. Very sensitive to heat. Must have fresh air.. Startled feeling on beginning to sleep. Wants to do things in a hurry and wants others to hurry. No hot flashes. not iced. No thirst. P. Been sick three years. Exertion agg. Dwells on past disagreeable events. youngest child nine years old. Weakness until next period. Severe headache from eye-trouble. Lycopus Mrs. cheerful. 77 . but not much now. Cheerful. No hereditary trouble. Diarrhoea from eating fruit: peaches.Case 32 Exophthalmic goitre. in warm room. oranges. Weak muscles. Winter. Eyes not badly protruding. Small wounds bleed much. none now. Married 24 years. Stool daily. depressed all summer. Profuse. Blind spells in summer.

This was many years ago. Depressed. Lycopus 1m was given twice. 78 . The patient was under treatment fifteen months. size of neck is normal. Horror of blind spells. heart is normal and there is no protrusion of the eyes. then 50m 2 doses at long intervals. Acute pain in left ovary while standing. Given up as incurable by her allopathic doctor. Pulse 140. then the series was repeated. followed by 10m 2 doses at long intervals.Dreams vivid. beginning with 1m. cm 2 doses at long intervals. Needs much sleep. Talking over her symptoms always agg. and she remains well. at long intervals.

First menses at eighteen. flow a very bright red. on face. Painless. perspiration warm. in summer. Does not care for corned beet. Profuse first two days and lasts about four days. no ambition. 79 . drowsy. First started a year ago.. Before operation. Tired easily. before coming to this country the patient often had weak spells with vertigo and staggering. sleepy. Prefers acids to sweets.Case 33 Enlarged glands. tubercular. etc. Very fond of ham and eggs. Tuberculinum Miss J. Perspiration in summer agg. nor stews. normal. Patient came from Ireland at the age of sixteen. Not especially sensitive to either heat or cold. Constipated. cabbage. No special sensation in eruption. Usually no urging. Bloody discharge sometimes. drinks three or four glasses of water daily "Because people say it is good for you. Family history good. Eruption on face since coming to America. Menses every three weeks. Takes cold from wet feet more than in any other way. Has now returned. agg. at other times yellow. usually wakens once. Cut out nearly four months ago. iced in summer. Appetite poor before operation. Enlarged gland left side of neck. amel. only comes when at work in a warm place. by fresh air. better since operation. takes salts." Wants the water very cold. Sleep good. Teeth decayed early. Feels better in this country. no clots. Feet. aged twenty-two. Never thirsty unless eats salty food. Y.

Tuberc. 10m. 50m. 80 . cm. far apart. cured. two doses of each.

P. Lapis-alb. Likes to be out of doors. Lapis alb. Cramping.: Severe pain two hours before the flow begins. P.." Pain between shoulders. Lapis alb. Last period was late.P. clots first day. 81 . Headache sometimes over forehead. 10 m. Every four or five weeks. feet and sacrum get tired and ache. she faints. lasts one and a half to two days. Two months later she returned with the following report: Less pain at M.Case 34 Severe pain before M. This trouble began a year ago. M. and periods four weeks apart. G. Flow scanty. Few clots the second day. flow lasted three days. Miss M. Walks a little. In six months she returned with third report: Been very well. aged twenty-one.. no pain anywhere except between shoulders. Lapis-a. 10m. Dark. must sit down to rest. "black lumps of blood. No pain between shoulders. 50m. soreness through abdomen. Less pain in feet and sacrum.

Cough dry. aged twenty-three. Kalium Sulfuricum Miss C. far apart. four ulcers.. Desires cold and warm drinks. Feels best in open air. began three years ago. two doses of each. no sore throat. drops what she holds in her hands. Sensation of a closely fitted cap on head. 10m and 50m. no loss of hair. Brown crust surrounded by very dark coppercolored skin. Very nervous. if spoken to. cured. she has no history of syphilis. Multiple ulcers on left leg.Case 35 Multiple ulcers. Tapeworm six or eight years ago cured (?) by strong drugs. Not sensitive to heat or cold. 82 . Kali-sulph. N.

One prescription cured. today.Case 36 Headache Arsenicum album June 16th. 103 m. Dry stomach cough. but a great pain in back and head. passed every hour. which lasted nine hours. bitter taste. S. Perspiration profuse. Urine very dark. smelling like sour. L. thinks they have returned. Mother of Mrs. Tongue coated. Can hardly move her head. June 18th. Followed by fever. Tongue coated. Aching in all the bones and muscles. followed by high fever.. Nausea. M. musty water. No chill yesterday. Breath offensive. 83 . Great pain in head during fever. Chills and fever three years ago. Ars. Mrs. At 5: 30 A. today had a racking pain in head. W. Chill began at 8 A. Headache for a number of days. and S. No appetite. every six hours. M. M. W. lasted three hours. Chill this morning. L.

Using arms makes them ache. and cannot reach out for anything. not so the other. Sometimes middle fingers of hand. Limb from knee down sweats profusely. The sore extended. stinging pain. About 3 or 4 P. Foot begins to swell when she gets up in the morning. swells until it is full and pains her much. it is worse from warmth. straight up. M. age 70. she wants it kept cool. generally the left. smarts. until it is now somewhat larger than a dollar. stand out in the morning so she can scarcely bend them. flesh around spot was purplish red. and when she lies quiet with her foot on a level with her head she is easy. The cloths taken off it are slightly offensive. Ulcer in left ankle began with smarting. sometimes has a jerking sensation through heel. It is red and there are patches of yellow matter. Ulcer burns. with a little spot size of a pea. W. bloody discharge. Next day it broke and ran a thin. Mrs. Can put her arms forward and over head. a "grumbling pain. she gets easier and can lie down." Cords of neck are somewhat sore. Pain is something like splinters or buzzing. looks something like a sponge. 84 . Cannot put her arms back. and the discharge became thick and yellow.. or the shoulder will catch her. Upper side of arms from shoulder to elbow are very sore to touch.Case 37 Ulcer Pulsatilla November 15th. stings. At night all the swelling goes down.

Feels well otherwise. Flesh sore and slightly swollen. the arms drawn toward each other and head bent forward. Rheumatism in right side. Cold feeling through leg and foot. she cannot sit with her arms on the chair. and remains in same place. can hardly stand. Sometimes when attempting to walk. Heat relieves somewhat. m. m. Puls. Came on suddenly three days ago. Puls.Likes to sit with hands put together. A steady pain all the time. m. 1893. 85 . Has to fold arms and work herself over when she turns in bed. Worse when sitting than when lying. Cured. Wants to drink almost every five minutes in the afternoon. Cannot lie on right side. All symptoms were removed and the patient remained well until March 21st. cold increases pain. Appetite good. sometimes more intense. C. seems to be in hip-joint mostly. spread apart.

Ability to exercise steadily growing less. 95 to 100. must keep in motion. not always. Dull aching diffused through abdomen. tall. Can sleep in one position as well as in another. Strong action of the heart and full rapid pulse. Two years ago had occasional attacks of diarrhoea. worse nights. Specific gravity of the urine. worse when lying during day. Thirst for cold water. Excitement often brings on a sensation as though the head or skull is divided above the ears. He had not received any homoeopathic advice. especially Podo. 86 . has lost thirty-five pounds in weight and is losing steadily.. Fermentation test gives sugar twelve to fifteen grains per ounce. Brickdust in urine. Phosphorus July 2d. Heat overcomes him quickly but he is not sensitive to cold. Quantity of urine four to five pints. Weak from exertion of body and mind. Copious perspiration on slight exertion. Must arise in the night to pass urine. Stool light colored. Sleepless nights. aged forty-seven. Smarting of anus. 1890. Had "grippe" last winter and has been losing much faster since. This patient has visited several allopathic physicians who had given him many strong drugs. Rumbling in abdomen. This illness has been coming on about three years. cured with phosphorus. Strych. Sometimes the pain in abdomen keeps him awake nights. Very nervous. 1030 to 1035. Greasy cuticle on the urine. after these attacks the sleeplessness increased. and lifted up and down. Violent pulsation felt in body.Case 38 Diabetes mellitus. accompanied with abdominal suffering. Male. well-formed. Has been told he had fissure of anus.

A few days later after a careful study of all remedies related to the case he received Phos. doing active brain work. The sugar disappeared from the urine within a month. He improved steadily without further medicine until October 31st. and has not since appeared. October 31st same year Phos. when his symptoms began to return. 87 . cm. He is in perfect health. mm. and his endurance is as great as ever. which was followed by a sharp aggravation of all symptoms.

in a very large number of instances. She never had any more pain. and resulting from bad habits or neglected advice at that time. 88 .age twenty-three. hungry. which occurred at thirteen. the pain is so much aggravated. that I feel like emphasizing this feature of it. she cannot stand long on the feet. she has suffered great pain at every period. Before and during she has suffered from an empty. in the painful affections of the uterus connected with puberty. feet. Ign. many careless things. The complaints growing out of these causes find their remedy in Calc-phos. which has been every three weeks.). Since the first menstrual nisus.-.Case 39 Dysmenorrhoea Calcarea phosphorica Mattie E. cold. as she was compelled to keep her bed most of the first day. voracious appetite. Her expressions of gratitude have often cheered me. Pain in the uterus and down the limbs. So important is Calc-Phos. Murex. It is a common practice in rural districts for girls at puberty to wade in water and do. great dizziness when going up stairs. This young lady was compelled to avoid any engagement that might come on her sick day. all gone feeling in the stomach (Sep.. The fact that this difficulty dated back to puberty guided me to Calc-phos. thereby laying foundation for dysmenorrhoea and sterility. and her praise has brought me much business.

This patient had submitted to local treatment without palliation. cured this lady in two months. lasting Eve days. and sometimes a sexual flame annoyed her. with a sensation as if the parts would protrude. She always kept her bed during the first day. twenty-four years old. She often felt as if her menses would come on at different times during the interim. Menses a few days too soon and profuse. brought on the suffering that lasted ten years before she obtained the appropriate remedy. had suffered from dysmenorrhoea since puberty.Case 40 Dysmenorrhoea II Calcarea phosphorica Miss X____. She was an orphan. The pain was labor-like. Calc-phos. and there was some bearing down in the vagina. She had been told that internal medication could not benefit her. 89 . having no mother to advise her. therefore exposure at the time that she most needed to exercise judgment. Generally she was robust and free from complaint.

consulted me for dysmenorrhoea. and down the thighs (Cham). white-of-egg like and ropy. The second period was painless and normal. She always had a leucorrhoea several days before menstruation. causing vomiting. extending into the back and up the back (Gels. The result was satisfactory. The flow was dark and clotted the first three or four days. twenty-two years old. She got Borax 3m at proper intervals. she got some relief after passing membranes. and lasted from seven to ten days.Case 41 Dysmenorrhoea III Borax Miss Susie C____. She complained of aphthous patches in the mouth and sometimes on the labia. the severe pain was at the beginning. constricting (Cactus). Her pains were often labor-like. 90 .). She would always weep from music (Natrum) and grow sick and become frightened when going down from any high building in an elevator. and sometimes to the stomach. The relief in this case has been permanent. Her menses came very much too soon.

Lachesis 4m cured in six months. Mr ------. It fissures and bleeds in the spring of the year.Case 42 Epithelioma. Epithelioma of several years standing on the left upper lid. Lachesis 1885. The lid is thick and indurated. The scale that comes at about once in three or four weeks is dark red. Sometimes it pulsates. 91 .clergyman. No constitutional symptom obtained.

No pains. Drinks very little water. Dreadful taste in mouth. Weight.) Has always been much heated in summer. Warm blooded woman. Very cold feet. feels at times as if there was a cloud over them. One dose and s. Natr. 36. M. Milk always failed with her children." Enormously enlarged liver. Fullness in eyes.. cold hands. Red face. 92 . Fullness in head and pain in back part of head is bad all the time. "Chronic liver. Fullness in head. 200 pounds. S.Case 43 Chronic liver. Hyperaemia of brain. l. November 8th. 1893. 20 m. Great soreness in region of liver. this disappears after closing eyes two or three times. Gets up with bad taste in mouth. Natrum sulfuricum Lycopodium October 10th. Menstrual flow scanty. Has taken everything (and will now obey. but never perspired. Pain in side much better. L. December 10th Soreness and swelling in region of liver has entirely disappeared. Age. worse in morning. sul. Gouty constitution. Old symptoms returning. (Old symptom.) Formerly used a rubber cushion to prevent pain in coccyx. Mrs. Before menses leucorrhoea with fishy odor. W. Urine scanty at times.

Perspires more than she ever did. notices it more in the evening. Dreadful taste in back of mouth. Not so much of the fishy smell to leucorrhoea. like thick orange juice in morning. as though hundreds of needles were going in. left side yellow. though more constipated than she has ever been. Soreness in breasts only lasted three days before menses and was not so severe. One dose and s. Menses last three days. Gout in right foot. Swelling over liver and around waist for three weeks. lasts about three hours and is so severe she can't step upon foot. Pain so severe at times that she cannot lift legs or straighten up. S. After the first three powders vertigo. Shortness of breath. 30 powders. heavy pain in left leg from hip to knee. Severe pain across lower part of back. Nose. Fullness in back of head and eyes. Leucorrhoea for six weeks. as though knife had cut through. Bearing-down pains. light color. Dull. Is generally a good deal swollen before menses. Must keep clearing throat all the time. 93 . clear and profuse after. 1894. Dryness in nose and back part of throat. Sharp pains from sternum to left breast. January 18th. arms warmer. Heart very quick at times. legs and feet cold. Dreams in latter part of night. l. Pain in left ankle. except for about ten days before menses. Sore throat on awakening this morning. worse closing eyes. when it is the color of orange juice. Odor of stale crackers. Always feels better the two weeks after menses. Urine darker before menses. often when she only rises to walk across the room (always walks fast). sul. At times sensation of weight in region of left breast. 20 m. Red spot on cheek no better. February 26th. Bowels regular. Pain in back came very suddenly as she was stooping over. Pain in lower part of back. legs and upper part of arms cold. Natr. Sharp pains about heart. Rheumatism in back of legs. Color of urine changed. Urine very scanty. Has not had it before for twelve years. L. natural in afternoon.

Worse at night. April 3d. bitter taste. Natr. Head worse than for four years. Leucorrhoea thin. Head full of blood. formerly in right foot. continues after. sul. Pain in hip bones. white. It is within a few days of menses. sul. worse lying on them. Dryness in throat and nose very bad. Dryness in nostrils. Burning hands and face. 50m. L. particularly the right.Gout in fourth toe of left foot. Red spot on face remains. When tired. Intense fullness in back and fore part of head and eyes. Stiff and sore all 94 . 50 m. Pain in left side of the back (lumbar). Frequent urging to urinate. Soreness at end of the spine. Sore pain in breasts during m. Rush of blood to head. spot on the right cheek worse than it has ever been. Feels like sighing. September 14th. October 2d. Great desire to clear throat. cloud in front of eyes. Deaf in left ear for six weeks. Menses regular. worse at night Heavy feeling in liver.. Breasts very sore. dryness extending up into nose. Feet and legs cold all the time. Fullness in head. Bad taste in mouth. Crawling like a worm in throat. Offensive taste. May 14th. 50 m. offensive matter from throat. Return of gout in right foot. Nose and throat still very dry. Soreness in region of liver. lasting only two days. S. Sight seems blurred. Urinary symptoms amel. Natr. Nat. p. 30 powders. Eyes feel as though they would shoot out of head with burning pain. 30 powders. but flowed only two days. Hawks up thick. Urine is better. Top of head sore to touch. face purple. L. S. Pain over eyes and at base of brain. menstrual flow offensive and greenish. L. Before menses a fishy smell to urine. sul. Menses on time. Dry mouth. Fullness in occiput-dreadful. S. Feels wretched all the time. Soreness in liver.

For the first ten days after medicine she could jump out of her skin. Skin not so dry. Left hand and arm numb. offensive odor. Natr. Menses on October 9th. Great flatulence. S. Legs so nervous in evening that she cannot keep still. tingling. 43 m. Lyc. April 18th. to 1 P. Bloated abdomen before menses. Bad taste in mouth. sul. Symptoms returning. Pain in back of head when tired. one dose as head was so bad and she hoped this would bring on menses. The last remedy helped her much. Tongue parched and dry. M. Feels oppressed before menses. but from that time till now there has been little discharge of blood all the time. If she has eaten a little she feels as if she had eaten a full meal. 1896. Burning like coals of fire on top of head. three days late. 43 m. Very nervous. 30 powders. Menses very regular. M. Eructation of wind and food. Burning hot on warm days. March 17. m. Breasts sore when she takes off the pressure at night. feet and nose. it did not make her feel any better. Palpitation. Sensation of fullness in head and body. Pain in back. Offensive taste. October 16th. with cold hands. she took!Puls. Excessive nervousness. c. 1st. 95 . Palpitation. with pricking. L. Fluttering at heart. Lyc. S. May 25th. Dec. flow lasted only two days. Perspires. Good action of remedy.over. Pulsating all over with twitching. All symptoms agg. from 6 A. Entirely free from symptoms until recently. Dreams much. of all things eaten. White tongue. Pain in the pit of stomach. L.

m. Lyc. Mist before eyes before m. 12th.Burning pain in stomach. red all over. m. Has been very well since last remedy until recently. Burning pain in stomach. Mist before eyes before m. Very sore throat. weak feeling. Feels worse after coffee. Symptoms returning. no fever. m. Patient now perfectly well. c. lac. in water. c. Difficulty in hearing. Pain in sacrum after m. No aches or pain. right ear aches. April 9th. Throat still troubles her somewhat. yellow spots on both sides. p. Lyc. Has used flaxseed poultice without relief. c. p. Burning above the navel. Dec. January 21 1897. heaviness in head and fullness. p. Lyc. Sac. worse on right side. 96 . Offensive taste. Second finger on right hand very sore. Numbness in left hand. hurts on swallowing fluid.

. Cham. drying down to crusts. Caust. burning vesicles. Sulph. Phos. Sep. Calad. aggravated by scratching. Merc.. made worse by scratching: Amm. Eruptions on back of hand and wrists half-way up to elbow..... Canth..-an. itching.. Arn.. Calad. Kreos. Graph. Eruptions itching.. considerable burning in the vesicle... Natrc..-s... Puls. Eruptions on back of hands: Arg. SIL. LACH. Phos..-m.. itching and burning after scratching... Silic. Zinc.. Thuj. becoming moist after scratching: Ars. 97 . C. Eruptions.... 1884.. Led. Ars.. Phos. Can... Nat. Kreos.-c. Bovista... Bov...... Kreos.... Plumb. Caust.. Graph. Spong. Cann. Eczema of twenty years standing. Violently worse from the application of water. Ledum. Nat. Staph..-m..Case 44 Eczema-Mezereum August 24. Ars. Phos...... ANAC. aged forty-two. Plat. Mur-ac. Staph. Spong. Stront.. Natr. Ledum.. MEZ. and becoming moist after scratching. CAUST.. CARB-V.. Merc. PHOS. itching... Phos.Mrs.. Burning vesicles: Bov. Spig. Staph.. Stront...-ac. Bov. burning after scratching: Anac... Itching.. Sepia.. small. Asar.-ac. Carb.. Sep... Mez. Nit-ac. m... Mez. Canth. Berb.. Particularly eczema: Mez. Mez. CAUST. Bism.... Stront. SULPH. Arn. Mur... Sulph. Merc. PULS..-s...... Caps.

It seems here to please some of these doubters. Mur. Mezereum 20m-One dose dry and Sac. I hear of no answer that has offset those statements of facts. RHUS. Hence I have so fully presented a very simple case of a most natural chronic disease where washes and ointments and alternatives had been used for twenty years. Eruptions aggravated from washing: AM. Rhus-t. Calc. She never had been entirely free from the suffering caused by the eruption.... Sulph. Staph.. Merc. Lac.. The true specific for the disease was met in Mez. ANT. CLEM. Canth. The skin became soft and normal in less than four weeks. Phos... and in all antagonism had never been met. tuto e jocunde. Mez. 20m. Sil. I therefore presented a paper on the sixteenth section of the Organon of Samuel Hahnemann as an argument without cures. SEP. Carb.. and has remained healthy... I was told that anybody could report cures.. and many others not related to the general case. The burning and itching passed away in a few days... MEZ..-C. Spig.LYC. Sars.. Kali-c. that such reports were not to be admitted as evidence. again I am coming with cures to corroborate the doctrine-these principles. Petrol. Staph.. Sep.... Caust. 98 . Merc. Stront.-C. Dulc. Nitr... Lyc..-ac..-ac..... SULPH. How much superior this expectancy is to doses so large you are sure to have medicine in! Why don't they bring on their cures? Perhaps it is because this agnosticism makes them doubt that they have made any. Bov. Cito...

Case 45 Headache. even snoring. Pitches toward right side when walking. Headaches seem to go down over her like a shadow. Vertex and occiput as if bound. looking or reaching up. Had to roll head and vomit. S. Improved. March 24. fleshy woman. S.age 60. 99 .St. Cannot relieve herself by weeping. Headache again. L. Apr. L. Could not sleep at all for several months. March 31. Large. Followed prolonged nursing and loss of sleep. Cocculus Mar. as if head would burst. Cocculus 30m. Headache "comes on me like a shadow"-between scalp and brain. Gray hair. Pains rolling. Alice T ------. 7. Apr. Must hold on to something. worry. Improvement. Can hear what is going on when asleep. S.Mrs. Feels as if going out of her mind. crushing. It is a burden to keep eyes open. 1894. Sensation of opening and shutting of occiput. pressing. 1121 R -----. L. Improvement. Has had these headaches for ten years. trouble. 14. 17.

there had been no return of the symptoms.From this date until May 12. she continued to receive S. when she considered herself cured. 1895. L.. and as late as March. 100 . 1894.

followed by vomiting of bile. Pain starts in r. Headaches. the doctor who gave the curative remedy or your brother?" he unhesitatingly decided in favor of the prescriber of the remedy. for years. However. aged thirty-seven years. when the query was presented: "If your wife should be treated with a remedy. by the action of homoeopathic medicine. 1904. 101 . she reported to her family and the surgeon-brother said that only a quack would promise or presume to dissolve gall-stones with a remedy. F. 2. had been examined by her brother-in-law. recurrent. and was to prepare for an operation for removal of gall stones. and another surgeon. W. B. Accordingly the woman's husband appeared at the office with denouncement of him who offered encouragement to the wife that she could be cured without an operation. a surgeon among the allopaths. eye. extends over forehead with a dragging sensation in occiput. who would be the quack. without an operation..Case 46 Gall stone colic cured Natrum Sulfuricum Mrs. so that she would be free from gall-stone colic and the gall-stones should disappear and she should be strong. the week following her first consultation here. Nov. Accordingly his wife began with homoeopathic treatment. When told that it was possible for her gall-stones to be dissolved. Has had a long siege of typhoid fever. Face purple.

12. From these the selection was made. Nat-m. Nat. flow dark. Sleeps with shawl over her head. 102 . 14.-s. flow clotted. 14. Jan. since her boy's birth. as recovers. feet cold in bed.-s. flow thick. 12. s. Nat. when sick. in August. clotted. 10m. 20. Nat. m. M. startled easily. apprehensive. m. Must restrain herself or would commit suicide. Nov. flow thick. Pulse slow at times. 9. Intensely fastidious. vomiting bile. for sixteen years. vomiting during headache. 50m. Pain > by heat. Sulph. easily startled. Nat. m. 24. then dark. Very nervous.Mother had gall-stones and grand-mother died of gall-stones.-s. Nat-c. Gallstone colic. Cold feet: hot water bottle in bed at night. 3 and Jan. Headache at menstrual per. Sacrum-pain extends to thigh on r. Reference to the repertory. with the following symptoms: Inclination to commit suicide. Fecal evacuations light. side. By February symptoms of gall-stone and suicidal symptoms had entirely disappeared. sacral pain extending to thigh. 10m. only one day. results in the following totals for the most prominent remedies: Merc. dark.

Fracture of right thigh bone and delayed union-8 weeks before any union was observed. Every scratch or little cut he had would keep on bleeding until he was almost exsanguinated and then the wound would heal. Suturing was attempted in Pennsylvania Hospital. Just before coming here he has been in bed for two months suffering from "inflammation of bowels" and haemorrhage till he was "bled out. the haemorrhage from which could not be stopped. Was in Hospital for 5 weeks. Just before he was born his mother had a tooth extracted. 103 . Had smallpox when a year old. Every slight bruise followed by extensive ecchymosis.Case 47 Hemophilia . since the development of which the bleedings have not been so troublesome." June 2. Epistaxis continued for 3 or 4 days once. but this only increased the bleeding points. 1896. At 12 years of age he sustained a small cut on forearm. Rheumatism for the past two years.Lachesis Lachesis History. and when he was "bled out" the wound healed. Has been a bleeder since birth. and the bleeding from the gum could not be stopped for a long time.

Rheumatic swelling in right elbow. Lach. Lach.. Rheumatism returned to elbows-left first. July 29. No symptoms. cm. Some bleeding. one dose. cm. Rheumatic pain in knees and elbows. 41m. Lach. Small bruise makes him black and blue. Bleeding again. Improving constantly. 22. mm. Dec. Only some stiffness in left elbow. 15. Stiffness in knees and elbows. Some stiffness returning. Rheumatic symptoms returning. Lach. Lach. one dose. 1898. Dec. only lasted a short time.. Small wounds bleed much. can hardly stand. 1897. Lach. Great thirst for. Stiffness in elbow.Present symptoms. Aug. water. Oct. 7. Sept.. 104 . 41m. hydrant water satisfied. Swelling of the knees. Bleeding from gums constantly. July 16. one dose. Jan. one dose.. 6.Felt first rate until July 2d. Lach. 41m. March 19. Bleeding again. 5. Pale from bleeding. 30. cm.

and also in the cords of the neck. which is better in the cool air. she gets easier and can lie down with some comfort. about three or four P. Sometimes she describes the pain as something like splinters. and does not swell so. 105 .. I should say flat. and she is quiet free from pain. The well one is not so. yellow discharge of pus. covered with yellow. The ulcer is now somewhat larger than a silver dollar. The warmer it is the worse it smarts and burns. bloody pus. She pulls her skirts up to cool the limb. There is great soreness from the shoulder to the elbow. From the knee down the leg sweats so that the hose is constantly wet. the ulcer I can scarcely smell. sometimes has a jerking sensation through the heel. The cloth that comes off (with mutton tallow) is slightly offensive. When she elevates the foot it feels much better. there was a little elevation the size of a pea. it burns." She has also some rheumatic symptoms that I suppose you want to know. then came a thick. lumpy matter. W. the next day it broke and discharged a thin. M. and smarts. The surface of the ulcer looks like a sponge and very red. the outside is almost on a level with the sore. The sore kept extending. stings. As she gets up in the morning the foot swells until it is full and pains her very much. Pulsatilla Mrs. also the discolored surface. around it was a purplish red color. writes: "The first breaking out of the ulcer she felt a smarting and stinging pain in her left ankle. age seventy-three.Case 48 Ulcer on the leg-Pulsatilla.

many things are wanting. very high. as she had had it cured several times allopathically. This is not the exception. who lives nearly three hundred miles from this city. Several watery stools followed. The ulcer has been healed a year now. The fingers are swelled and in the morning. the left hand is worse than the right. If experience is appealed to or theory or cures. When compelled to prescribe on a letter written by a lay woman. The ulcer and the concomitants all departed in due time. I am informed that at the end of six weeks the ulcer was healed. after all her family had settled down to this as her last sickness. but it had to come again. and she has not taken a dose of medicine since the Puls. She can hold her hands over her head. mentioned. but she has many times taken a homoeopathic remedy. She is thirsty and feverish in the afternoon. This leg ulcer is an old relic of barbarism with her. when she turns in bed she has to f old the arms and then work herself over. Puls.no more and no less. the inductive method must give us safest practice. made a good recovery. The remedy was sent and the patient. 106 . burning pain. and she is a picture of health now. and she remarked to her daughter that she was now going to recover again.If she fans herself or uses her arms she has great pains in these parts. but the rule after such prescription. but cannot reach out for anything. Some years ago I healed it with Sulph. was immediately mailed to the patient. but in the above we have the picture as given . cm one dose. The upper arm aches with a grumbling. then the other. she cannot put her arms back. both sides are alike. and all her symptoms were made worse. She often holds on to one arm.

" I further learned that this sore throat with ulceration has been coming just before menstruating for several years. at the close of menstrual nisus.Case 49 Ulcerated throat. Face marks much sickness. 45m. one dose. coughing. Dry choking compd. though flushed. She has never had a recurrence of the trouble nor any sickness in its place. thirty-four years old. Letter states: "I have always been troubled most with left side of my throat. Leucorrhoeal discharge. She got Mag-carb. 107 . It commences on one side and goes to the other. The ulcers do not disappear until after the flow ceases. and there is dryness and choking. scarcely more than ten days of freedom from suffering. difficult swallowing. sometimes the whole neck. mother of two children. Magnesia carbonica Lady. She has remained free from throat trouble now over two years. white mucus before menses. The roof becomes very red. There has always been great swelling of the outside. Then ulcers will come and fill both sides. but at present it is the right. A small lump will come and then enlarge until it reaches the tonsil. then a gradual subsiding.

Apis could not be her similimum. 108 . She seems to be in terrible distress and exclaimed every moment. about forty years old. I learned that when the eruption was out distinctly in nearly all of the attacks she had found that heat calmed her terrible distress and ameliorated the itching and burning. But the paroxysm passed off and another year rolled by." She seemed suffocating and was throwing off the covers. but when she had retained presence of mind and covered herself warmly with clothing she soon became quiet and the paroxysm terminated with less suffering. I then learned more of her symptoms. or whatever you may be pleased to call it. I saw her in one of these attacks in bed with her entire surface and her eyes closed with oedema of the lids. which had no effect. The hives were so confluent that not a spot of healthy integument could be seen. "I shall die this time surely. It seemed f rom her movements and speech that her skin felt as if on fire.. and I could now understand clearly why I had failed to interrupt the paroxysm and bring about a feeling of contentment so usual in such cases. when she called on me. and I am satisfied that I made waste by my haste in giving her a dose of Apis 200.Case 50 Urticaria appearing annually Rhus radicans Mrs. S. as I requested her to do. consulted me for annually appearing paroxysms of urticaria. The whole paroxysm lasted twentyfour hours. This being the case. While she craved cold and had even thrown the covers off she was made worse by it. a month before she expected paroxysm. There was no perceptible thirst and time was precious. wife of a prominent clergyman in this city. On the 13th day of May every year for seven years she had been seized with a burning and itching of the skin that would seem nearly to drive her to distraction.

She remarked to me one day. and in this way shall we become the most useful to our patrons. and then I was contented to await results. I simply know that when comparing the pathogenesis found in the Symptomen Codex I found a picture of the disease to be cured. With the symptoms as given and the new modality. The slight aggravation usual to such work followed. and that is enough for me. 109 . What was it? I don't know. "Doctor. Some of the wise heads of the old school told her it was from eating strawberries. and plainly as a result of a homoeopathic remedy. evidence of curative action of my selected remedy. Within a few hours after taking the remedy she declared that her "spell" was coming on. physiologically. In this way only can we progress. the paroxysm never appeared again. I am contented with such results. the dynamized drug. and bided my time ten days before the expected paroxysm. and so will any man who knows how to apply the law-the similimum. neither do I care. The highest potency at hand was administered and never repeated. pathologically. the smallest dose. but it was only the shadow. This may not have been urticaria. your powders have made a new woman of me. and with all very badly. Perhaps some pathologist could inform me as to the scientificity of my prescription." She had been treated allopathically. 200. She missed it two years and she is in better health than ever. I gave her one dose of Rhus rad. eclectically. but this case furnished me no. One told her one thing and another disputed him.I have quieted such patients very frequently in an hour. and she refrained from these luxurious fellows and still did not miss the paroxysm.

age thirty-one. large clots mixed with bright red liquid flow. Feet always cold and damp. copious. Calc. 1890 Menorrhagia a. March 13th. Sadness.. weight about one. Chronic illness.Case 51 Uterine hemorrhage Calcarea carbonica Mrs -------. 110 . uterine hemorrhage. perspires much and easily. Any severe shock or mental disturbance brings on uterine hemorrhage. Sour taste in the morning. Unable to endure exertion. hundred and twenty pounds. 13 m. Dry choking cough. Calc. 13 m. Sour eructations. from the excitement. Tickling in larynx and throat. On the day of her marriage she was seized with uterine hemorrhage. Glands of the neck enlarged and sore when she has taken cold or disordered the stomach. Constipation. weeping. January 19. going many days without desire for stool. Stockings always feel damp. Has a sickly face and is subject to sore throats on taking cold of enlargement of the base of tongue.

June 29th. Calc. Calc. 111 . cured. cm. Cm.April 22d.

followed by chilliness. watery discharge from eyes and nose. Puls. the next year. sleepless." 112 . offensive. sharp pains in rectum. hot flushes. church oppressive.. Symptoms: Pain in the heels like the pricking of tacks or nails. when she consulted me with the following symptoms: Rattling cough. cm. she must put her shoes on before she can walk. from scarlet-fever. profuse." vertigo mostly before menses. constipation. she suffocates and must go out into the air. P. she has been deaf since childhood. has been a most able sufferer for several years. April 26th-Felt so much heat in vulva that she was compelled to apply a cold cloth. toe joints very sore. open air is grateful. lac. lac. craves open air. burning heat all over body. character not ascertained. warm room is oppressive. "I feel no two days alike. one dose. menstrual flow black and clotted. strong. hot flushes. no appetite.. one dose. loses her urine when coughing. limbs tire easily when walking. puts feet out of bed to cool them." "I am so fidgety. urine offensive. She needed no medicine until April 13th. sprained feeling in the ankles. menses every two weeks. 51m. weak ankles. they burn so. trying to have comfort through allopathy.Case 52 Pain in heels Pulsatilla Pulsatilla-Mrs. aged forty-two. and plenty of Sac. "heels ache so. throws covers all off the bed. cm and Sac. purplish appearance of the skin of the heel. June 30th-Puls. feels stopped up in a warm room. dark. May 23rd-Puls.

Puls. May 3d-Says she is well. July 10th-The same symptom continues to bother her. June 20th-Loses her urine when coughing. plenty of Sac. finished the cure and she remains well. cm.She got more Sac. lac. 113 . lac.

Kalium sulfuricum Kali-sulph.Case 53 Rattling in chest-kali sulph. then it is that this remedy cures. When a child has passed through broncho-pneumonia and seems to have recovered and after every change in the weather to cold the child coughs and rattles in the chest. 114 .-There is no remedy so competent for rattling in the chest when that state has followed an acute attack of inflammation.

Case 54
Rattling cough-kali sulph.
Kalium Sulfuricum

A boy four years old was brought to my office for treatment.
He looked well, but coughed several times with a rattling cough.
"He never expectorates," says the father, "but he always has that rattling. It
is worse in cold weather. He eats well and seems well, but always has more
or less rattling."
Kali sulph. 200, one dose, dry, cured the case.
In one week the rattling that had been there all winter was gone; the
weather changes do not affect him now.

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Case 55
Double pneumonia-kali sulph.
Kalium Sulfuricum

A little girl baby fourteen months old had a very violent double pneumonia
last winter.
Having been called to the case rather late, it was with great difficulty that
the baby was saved.
But, finally, it convalesced and looked well.
During the cold spring weather it rattled in the chest and coughed.
Otherwise it was healthy and plump.
Some two months after the acute attack it was rattling when the weather
changed to cold or damp.
Kali sulph. 200, cured immediately.
I prescribe Kali sulph. 200 for rattling in the chest, with or without much
cough, in the absence of distinct indication for other remedies-in sub-acute
or chronic cases.

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Case 56
Ringworms
Helleborus

A child two years old.
Plump and well nourished.
Ringworms on chest and face.
Dulc., Hell., Nit-ac., Phos., Sepia, Tellur.
The child craves meat and refuses everything else, ravenously clawing at
the meat-plate, stuffing its mouth full to choking if permitted.
Craves meat: Abies-can., Aloes, Aur-met., Ferr-met., Hell., Lil-tig., Magc., Meny., Merc-s., Merc-v., Nat-m., Sabad., Sulph.
Child keeps up a chewing motion during sleep, grinds its teeth: Ars., Bry.,
Cic., Cina., Hell., Pod.
Child rolls its head during sleep: Hell., and others.
Hell. 1000, two powders- one at night, the other in the morning and Saclac.
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Case 57
Sore on lower lip
Mercurius proto iodatus

Mrs. H, age 28, married, came to me for treatment.
She had a sore on the red part of the lower lip as large as a hickory nut.
It was dry and covered with a scab; it was hard as horn; it had been several
months forming and was quite painful.
The sub-maxillary gland was enlarged and hard.
The lymphatics were enlarged on the right side of the neck and she had
enlarged tonsils.
The history of tuberculosis was in the family and she had been told that this
was an epithelioma.
Several dry scales had been removed and as soon as one had separated a
new one had formed.
She got Merc. proto-iod 100 (home-made), one dose every four days.
It healed in five weeks-perfectly, I withhold my opinion as to diagnosis.
I have neglected to mention that it had been deeply cauterized before
calling upon me for treatment.

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The pains were all over the body and the family were fearing a fatal termination. with no confidence in Homoeopathy.Case 58 Pains in right ovary Mercurius Solubilis Mrs. She was restless and thirsty. and something must be done. but he advised them to send for me. Lifting of the covers chilled her.. a married lady. one of our medical students boarding in the house at the time. 119 . Dr. 6000 in water and left the young man to administer it. But allopathy had failed. Morphine hypodermically administered failed to give her the desired relief. B. R. was taken violently ill with pains in right ovary. Fetor of breath and sour perspiration. She grew worse for four days. The pains were even worse in the sweating condition than before. age 36. It was time for menstrual nisus. Extremities cold. When I arrived her suffering had -not abated.. I prepared Merc-sol. was asked to try his hand. Her suffering was very intense and she called her usual allopathic attendant. There was sweat and coldness.

In two hours she was sleeping soundly-the first rest for four days. She took Sac-lac for a few days and was dismissed. 120 . No more medicine was required.

She has never had one since.? Apis was excluded (although there were stinging pains) by the fact that she must be warmly covered and no relief from perspiration. where can a remedy be found that could cover any part of the case but Merc. Bell. which did not improve the pain. Lyc. fetor of the breath. hot perspiration.. When I saw the case she was suffering most intense pain all over the body.. brought sleep. patient will throw the covers off. burning. nor left to right. dry. and her screams were heard by the neighbors. Lach. In looking over the symptoms of these two cases. age 27. and aggravation from jarring the bed. throbbing. one dose. M. there was not the heat. She called a homoeopathic physician. sol 6000. The pains did not go from right to left.. vomiting bile. like Bell. there was no lifting of the covering. as in Lycopodium. There was great thirst. married. She had been subject to these attacks.Case 59 Tearing and stinging in right ovary Mercurius Solubilis Mrs. the cool air relieves. 121 . Merc. so peculiar to Lach. who gave her Apis. but never had had so violent a one before. restlessness. but without benefit. was taken with violent tearing and stinging in the right ovary. Where Apis is indicated..

122 . and it cured-as the appropriate remedy always cures.But Merc. was-the similimum.

.. to please send him medicine. The next night he sent a note. Lac. requesting him to come to the office as soon as able. entirely painless. He took Sepia cm. one dose. that the discharge had come back. 123 . general debility. then Sac. gluing the meatus in the morning. thick and yellow. I found a gleety discharge. The discharge was profuse. He had contracted gonorrhoea several months before. gluing the meatus. The symptoms upon which to base a prescription were: Slight painless discharge. I sent him Sac. I could only pass a No. saying he was very sick. sallow face. sickly. and it had nearly stopped discharging. he said the medicine sent him gave great relief. constipation.Case 60 Gleety discharge Mercurius Solubilis A young man (twenty-eight) called on me for treatment. sour stomach. 8 bougie at this time. Five years ago he had an attack of gonorrhoea which resulted in producing a stricture for which he had been operated on. dry. He called in a few days. Lac.

No discharge. Lac. worse during the perspirations. Next call. Symptoms all improved. night sweats. 6000. and advised to call in a week. feeling well. had a chill during night. some pain on micturition. At the end of the three months passed a No. Discharge yellowish green. discharge diminished. was given. Discharge nearly gone. Lac. The bougie passed without effort. sol. Merc. Could anything have been more satisfactory? 124 . One week later. The two remedies had completely cured the stricture and the treatment was painless. then Sac. 14 bougie.Sac.Lac. Merc. Possesses as large a stream of urine as ever. 6000 in water every three hours for twenty four hours and Sac. He is in good health. sol. One week later. He took one dose a week of Merc. bone pains. sol. one dose. 6000.

Slight excitement is followed by wakefulness. Extremely excitable and full of apprehensions. Often there is dryness and sense of burning in nose when inhaling air. left worse. constant accumulation of mucus in pharynx and larynx. short and stout. Cold. If she talks or sings much she becomes hoarse. Constantly taking cold. was paralyzed in infancy. and the ebulitions. Leucorrhoea like white of egg before menses. aged 19. but has returned recently. Sense of soreness deep in ears.Case 61 Paralyzed in infancy Phosphorus Miss N. from which she partially recovered. Menstruation ceased for four months. much mucus tasting sweetish. Slight exertion causes her to become heated up all over. increasing the redness of the face. The arm is normal but the lower limb is small and weak in the joints. body well nourished. Throat symptoms worse mornings.. sometimes a little offensive. Face flushed. sweaty feet. Catarrhal symptoms of nose and pharynx. 125 . Has suffered mentally and was placed in an insane asylum for many months. Came out heart-broken and feeble-minded.

Two hard corns painful. no feeling below waist line. She feels that she is going to be taken back to the asylum. Sensitive to cold. shooting pain in the abdomen comes with the desire to urinate. sensations as though her warm feet were cold. Watching the case for several weeks without medicine. especially at the piano. 126 . but the urine does not flow. was constantly on the lookout for something to happen. cured every symptom in six weeks. then full of fear. urging to urinate. The symptoms during her insane months not obtainable. she feels as though her limbs are separated from the body. the pain nauseates her. Phosphorus 45m. craves spices. something salty. Violent sexual dreams and sexual excitement. sour eructations. Very hot head and face and wakeful nights. one dose. Since she has been with her family she has heard voices constantly. developed further symptoms: Leucorrhoea instead of menses.Her mental symptoms come on after the excitement of the theatre and she becomes sleepless.

Case 62 Sunstroke Natrum Sulfuricum Mrs. no urging. The other symptoms have been better and worse for years. but never well. Bowels constipated. B. General mental sluggishness. but nothing seems to give her any comfort now. aged 48. Cathartics once gave relief. no stool for days. 127 . Throbbing in back of the neck. A. but the head symptoms are improved after a stool. The headache is mostly in the morning and gets better after moving about a while. sallow. Thin. A. extending down spine.. Coming in wave-like attacks. brought on from grief and protracted anxiety. Dreadful bitter taste in the mouth. Gnawing pain in back of head. Has had much trouble with back of head and neck since an attack of sunstroke many years ago.

." as she called it. and to hold the rest of them.She was given a few powders of Natrum sulph. with instructions to dissolve one and take of it frequently at the beginning of every spell of growing "bilious. She has never taken but the first. and she is perfectly well. she is holding the others. 500. All the symptoms that remained through the interim of the more severe attacks have departed. 128 .

thick phlegm in throat. with purplish red face. Brown spots on the face. May 9. watching the motion of lips. All kinds of bodily exertion heats her up and suffocation follows. Accumulation of yellow.Case 63 Deafness Pulsatilla Miss It R. aged 35. especially in the morning.-Pulsatilla 15m. Fast motion is quite impossible. Deafness. faintness and flushes face. Warm room suffocates and flushes the face. Constant swallowing. Burning feet and ankles. Fast walking causes nausea. Deafness and aphonia of many years' standing. cannot understand except when Can only speak in a whisper. 129 . but has been whispering for four years.

but the deafness does not change. "except the deafness am perfectly well. No medicine. Sept. and weak ankles.). S. Pulsatilla cm.The only symptoms left are deafness. Oct. they turn when walking. 20-Ankles became strong.July 15. hearing only slightly improved. 130 . Can take active exercise without flushing.Voice mostly recovered. which has not improved. (H. Ankles become very weak. 13." She has remained perfectly well. otherwise steadily improving.

feels as though head would open on top. A. then a very painful. then comes a sensation of throbbing. throbbing. Headache on vertex. almost constant when the headache is present. Chronic constipation with no urging to stool for a week. Dull aching pain in region of spleen. worse from any noise. Leucorrhoea sometimes white.. as with little hammers on top of head. Dry cough only in daytime. sometimes within the skull.Case 64 Headache and pain Sepia Mrs. Burning on top of the head. 131 quite constant. J. . perfectly relieved by sleep. slender woman. very sharp. No appetite. Headache comes before menses. difficult stool. R. Pain in left side of nose to left eye. yellow. mother of several children. Has been poorly since birth of last child (two years). thick. Tall. aged 33.

132 . all symptoms removed and she remains cured. dry. -Sepia 50m. one powder.March 29.

Inability to sustain a mental effort. 133 . After walking any distance or climbing the stairs she has a desire to urinate. She has horrible dreams of robbers. especially after climbing stairs. She wakens from sleep in tears. Reaching up with the arm brings on a peculiar pain that runs from the pelvis to the throat. age 28. M. She dreams of her lover who disappointed her. yellow. Has always been sickly. Despondent before the menses. This pain also comes on after exertion. Constipation alternates with diarrhoea. She has had a dark. lady. even sobbing. thick leucorrhoea since puberty.Case 65 Pulsatilla case Pulsatilla L. single.. Aching in the lumbar region of the spine.

She has been perfectly well ever since. 19. two doses. Oct.Headache. An invalid was restored to usefulness. 22. Every symptom removed by Pulsatilla.-She took Pulsatilla 51 m.-She had improved in every way and improvement ceased. Aching in the back that compels her to lie with her arms under it. offensive. one dose. Menstrual flow dark. 1884. She is very fidgety and generally nervous. 134 . A more useful lady cannot be found. only on the back. Melancholy and tearful. with severe pains on one or the other temple that makes her blind. one dose. Cannot lie on either side. Nov. warm room or slight exertion. Pulsatilla 51m. clotted. She feels a desire to go to bed and sleep in the daytime. She is greatly prostrated from any warm air. as the pressure relieves.

" Great sense of heat in the dorsal spine. copiously during the night. perhaps in the region of the uterus. 135 . All her morbid feelings are made worse in a warm room and greatly improved when she is in the open air. and so tired and heavy all the time. Must urinate frequently day and night. and the enlarged abdomen made her suspect she might be pregnant. Sense of soreness. plump. married woman. Her menstrual habit has always been profuse. Great weakness from simply walking up a flight of stairs. For several months her menstrual flow has been but a mere stain. Her ankles are oedematous and her hands slightly swelled. on "sitting something pushes up that is painful. Marked nausea when hungry. Great prostration during menses.Case 66 Menstrual flow scanty and enlarged abdomen Pyosalpinx Lycopodium Petroleum Belladonna Short. aged 36. Hot flushes from spine to face. When in one position long becomes stiff in all the limbs. Sudden spells of overpowering sleepiness.

soap suds will not wash it off. Word was sent that all the symptoms had disappeared. and the feet are beginning to bloat. The painful pushing up feeling on sitting down has returned." She received Lycopodium 43m. hard to wash off. Four weeks later she reports: "I do not think I am quite so well. She reported some three months later for the first time. "To-day I could not eat my dinner. I have been going back again for a week. and I can breathe easily. lac. thinking herself well up to within a few weeks. a single dose on the tongue." The difficult breathing had returned. Three weeks later she reported. 136 . a single dose. "There is a yellow. Menstrual flow scanty and clotted. so suddenly that she was alarmed.Brown spots on abdomen. Lycopodium c. "The swelling of the abdomen has gone. Evidently a pyosalpinx. As she had made a great constitutional gain. every time I swallow my hearts jumps so. It looked like a mucopurulent fluid that had been followed by the disappearance of a lump in the left side of the. Some three months later was sent for in haste. the abdomen is again distended with flatus. and no more symptoms. There was no more of it. abdomen the size of a fist. No report for two months." Feet go to sleep. dry. The slightest exertion causes profuse sweat. one dose. was given." Sac. and it was thought proper to give her another dose of her old remedy. Upon re-examination. several of her old symptoms had returned. sandy deposit in the urinal. m. She had passed a quantity of limpid fluid from the vagina. Lycopodium cm.

Pain in ovaries before menses.
Abdomen distended and 'hard with flatulence.
The uterus is sore to a jolt in the street car.
The whole abdomen seems sore to the concussion
of riding or stepping.
Frequent urination during the night.
As soon as there is any urine in the bladder she
must pass it.
Nausea all day.
Eating often to relieve the hunger and nausea.
Cannot endure clothing about the waist.
Pain in the uterine region at the beginning of
menstruation that passes off after the flow begins.
Sick stomach from riding in a carriage.
Must make haste when the desire to urinate
comes or she will lose it.
Petroleum 45m., one dose, dry.
She sent word some weeks later that all her
symptoms had gone, and that she would report if they returned.
It was nearly four months when she called to
report that she had menstruated once, perfectly normal, but the next time
not quite right, and the last time she was very sick.
Great tenderness in the region of the uterus,
compelled to keep her bed; clotty, scanty, coffee-colored menstrual flow.
Jar of the bed made her suffer very much.
The mammae and nipples extremely tender.
Pains ceased when the flow became free.

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Pains through ovaries, and in the back (sacrum)
before menses, until flow became free.
She had been troubled with pains all during the
month as if her menses would come on.
Seems that the very sensitive uterus pushed up
when she sits down.
Belladonna 50m., one dose, dry.
She is perfectly well and says she is much
stronger than ever in her life. She says, "I am now a perfectly healthy
woman."
Ferrum iod, gave me a very interesting study in
comparing it with remedies in this case, but I could always feel safer
among the remedies that I have so often tested. I neglected to say that there
was never any albumin in the urine.

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Case 67
Whisky drinking, etc.
Sarsaparilla

Mr. aged 52, been addicted to whiskey drinking
for many years. States that he had a copious flow of blood from the bowels
some four months ago.
He considered himself well up to two years ago.
During these two years he has declined steadily, "growing weaker all the
time," he says.
At present the exertion of walking a few blocks to
my office caused suffocation; in fact it was some minutes before he could
talk, he was so out of breath.
After the loss of blood, above mentioned, his feet
began to swell, and at this time both limbs to middle of thighs were very
oedematous.
Has had two or three nondescript chills. A few
days ago he had a sudden paralytic weakness of left arm and leg, which
passed off in three hours, leaving a numbness in the left hand and rending
pain in left side of head and face.
No appetite, and there are bloody mucous
discharges with the stool, which is otherwise normal. "I feel as if in a
dream all the time"
Loss of memory. His wife came with him for his
safety and to tell his symptoms for him.

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Thinking hard enabled him to recall many of his
symptoms, and simple incidents.
When I would let him talk he would keep saying,
over and over, "If I should run I would drop dead."
His face was covered with varicose veins and
very red. A general venous stasis prevailed. Feeling on top of the head as if
he had been hit with a hammer. (The wife said he often mentioned the last
symptom.)
Must pass urine several times in the night; urine
thick and cloudy after standing, but is clear when first passed. Has had
much worry from financial losses during the last ten years, which had made
him resort to whisky.
He has always had a very red face. He cannot
pass urine while sitting at stool, but it flows freely when he is standing;
albumin in the urine. He has taken much medicine during the last two
years. Always very strong.
While this case seemed to be very unpromising,
and the wife was promptly informed that the case would most likely prove
fatal.
I was urged so strongly by her, that I took
considerable time and settled upon a remedy.
Sarsaparilla cm., one powder, in water, eight
doses spread over two days, and plenty of Sac. lac.
No aggravation seemed to follow, and at the end
of a month he was so much improved, and still improving that he continued
to take Sac. lac. which restored him to a very comfortable existence and he
is temperate and works for his living and supports his family, which was
previously done by his wife with her needle.

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Pulse slow. Cannot endure any mental exertion. Appetite voracious.Case 68 Constant heat of head and face. sometimes as slow as 45. Naja Almost constant heat of head and face. Sweating of palms.. Naja 45 m. 141 . cured. one dose. Stitching pains in the heart.

aged 21. writes out the sickness he wants removed. blonde. which he has been able to abandon. and was sick with what was called "typhomalaria. and it was three months before he could go to work.Case 69 Pains and general weakness. slender young man." fever. 142 . all caused from masturbation when a lad. One year ago in the heat of the summer he overworked in the harvest field. he has been a great sufferer from pains and general weakness. Bluish red discoloration of face and neck comes and goes. Sulfur Phosphorus Iodum Tall. From his long letter the following symptoms were considered useful: For several years he had been disturbed by pustulous formations all over his face and forehead. which a doctor said was erysipelas (?). says.

and made good improvement for some time. but what best can be obtained. taking into account his shape he received Phosphorous 45 m. another.The following winter he coughed all winter and the cough has not left him. and improved again. Headaches come about weekly. Trembling from exertion and becomes tired easily. There were no new symptoms after he took Iodine. Dec. and the cough was worse from the cold air. Almost constantly feels a constriction of the chest. the cough ceased for a time. Gloomy and thinks his habits ruined him. same potency. always thankful for much improvement. Finally he got another dose of Sulphur cm. He took Sulphur 55m. one dose. March 8. that continued him in the curing way. was losing flesh. Common food distresses his stomach as soon as eaten. 15th. In the following spring boils came out all over him. he got Iodine 20 m. and can work very hard and is a picture of health. His back is always covered with pustules.. 143 . Oct." he writes. and he has never needed any medicine since. and when the symptoms would return and continually grow worse. He cannot keep his mind off his health. Finally he wrote me a lot of symptoms that I could make nothing of. the thinner I get. 21. Says his head hurts so from constantly thinking about his failing health. The cases coming by letter are often not what we want. and the nose is so painful inside. except he seemed to have lost much he had gained. His seminal losses were only occasional and I soon concluded that the cursed drugs he had taken and the advice he had had were worse than his youthful sins. He took Iodine 58m. The face is painful in cold air. "The more I eat. His cough was troublesome finally and he could not lie on the left side. and had an appetite that he could not satisfy.

It acted without aggravation. produced by reading the cursed charlatan literature sent out to deceive the young. 144 . He never failed to notice the positive curative action of a dose of Iodine. and so hold their confidence that he first of all will be consulted in those matters. and removes their fears when they are not sick. and the next dose exerted curative action about two and a half months. Homoeopathy restores them when they are sick. This hard-working young man was bowed down with fear. and the last dose finished the work. He knew nothing of the system of Homoeopathy only as he was advised by a cousin that lived in the city. It will be well to remember that this young man had taken drugs with no benefit. which shows that the first dose cured for two months. so that they will squander their money on advertising doctors and patent nostrum venders. and the family physician should be the only adviser of all the young in his vicinity. to correspond with her physician. Amelioration would begin in a few days after a dose. He should be the friend to all the children.he would get another dose. and steadily his symptoms would diminish and his strength correspondingly increase. and when the similar remedy was administered he responded promptly.

Case 70 Swelling face and nose. and a few days later a copious discharge of bloody pus came from the nose and for some weeks the discharge continued as a laudable pus and the child improved. The nose was swelled to unsightly appearance. 145 . Father had died with suspicious symptoms. unable to breathe through nose. The mother could tell nothing. pain in bones of nose. and from the extensive bundling up I concluded that she was chilly." She was remarkably stupid. age 13. May 8th. Two other children had disease of nasal bones and fetid discharges. but the case appeared to be specific. Considerable swelling of face and nose bones of nose very sore to pressure. Every question to the girl was answered by a shake of the head or "don't know. but the great shining tumefaction seemed to look as though pus must be forming somewhere. Silicea Aurum Kalium bichromicum Arsenicum iodatum Girl. There was no discharge from the nose. There was much sweating about the head. She got silica 5m.

4th.. Kali bich. and Sac.July 5th. Arsenic iod. discharge returned. honey. August 1st. Feb. Sac. The bones of the nose greatly affected and very tender. bloody and very fetid. She remained away until Oct. thick. becoming thicker and yellow. lac. and Sac. The thick yellow discharge cured by Arsenic iod. Soreness all gone from nose and the discharge is thin and white. discharge scanty and only slightly offensive. wherein this nasal discharge was like yellow. thin and ichorous. Nov. in water. March 10th. Her uncle said to me some six months later that the girl had made a great change and was becoming quite bright and womanly. The discharge was very excoriating. Girl seemed quite well. lac. No medicine. No discharge and there seemed to be no trouble. Sometimes the blood disappears. 30th. Dec. is a verification of that symptom in a proving made by myself. no soreness in the bones of the nose when pressed between thumb and finger. 45m. 12th She can breathe nicely through the nose. Arsenic lod. then it is yellow. one dose. Discharge increasing.. but always thick. Aurum cm. one dose. Discharge burns the lip. 15th. thick and yellow. She reported with a most offensive discharge. lac. Child fully as stupid as ever. and she begins to breath through the nose. She received a dose of Aurum 75m. 146 . one day. 8th. There was no improvement. 6th. I have many times cured this symptom with Arsenic iod. No nasal trouble. April 13th. when she reported. lac. The swelling had gone under Silica. Jan. Sac. some pain in the bones of nose and a stuffed feeling. there were no symptoms. 45 in. dry. There was no improvement.

It may here be said that the discharge in the proving was gluey and like yellow honey. This is a very valuable characteristic of this almost unknown remedy. and now verified with the 45 m. 147 .The proving was made with the 200th potency.

Sanicula Long standing constipation. and then she strains until covered with sweat to pass a stool. She goes four to six days with no desire for a stool. 148 . cured without repetition.Case 71 Constipation. Stools large. The left ear is deaf and the left Eustachian tube is closed. Sanicula 10 m. hard and difficult to expel.

I have always guarded myself against routine practice and advised everyone else to keep away as far as possible from routine practice. 149 . somebody will tell me. but a great many times I have been consulted. One man in particular I know. "Every time I cross the herring pond I get sick. without any symptoms. who had crossed the ocean a good many times. Cannot you send me something?" And I have had some most astonishing. He always dreaded to go. having a business office in New York and one in London. where without any symptoms at all.Case 72 Seasickness-tabacum Tabacum Petroleum Cocculus There is a most astonishing resemblance between seasickness and the proving of Tabacum. results from Tabacum used for seasickness in a routine manner.

150 . and when he gets out and feels his dizzy spell coming on he takes his powder and he can take his meals all the way over. Now I provide him with the infallible protections. Tabacum often relieves this nausea from riding in a train. I can eat nothing. You can understand the Tabacum sickness if you will get on the rear end of a boat and watch the waves as they go away from the vessel. I have used it many times for the sickness from riding in the cars. and he keeps on hand some powders of Tabacum 70 m. but Tabacum is a broad remedy that seems to cover most of the symptoms. sitting at a car window and watching the scenery as the car goes along produces a similar deathly nausea. Well. and pretty soon the stomach goes up and down and everything goes up and down. The one powder has always done it. Petroleum and Cocculus sometimes helps seasickness.He said: "I am sick from the time I go on the boat until I get off. The boat goes up and down. I do nothing but vomit and vomit food from one end of the trip to the other." His fortune is invested in such a way that he needs to go two or three times in the year across the ocean.

The reflexes. 151 . a travelling man. and he had to wait a long time for his urine to start. Fulgurating pains coursed through his limbs and back and he was in a general way going down in bodily health. His visual apparatus has been defective a long time but there are no new symptoms traceable to the probable nervous state. tendon patellae and ankle joint were abolished. The staggering was marked and he walked on a wide base. with the following symptoms: Numbness in fingers and soles of feet. with much awkwardness of all his motions. His movements thus far were not more irregular by closing the eyes. His manual movements were irregular and would miss his purpose. T_____. came back from one of his western trips. with syphilitic history. His staggering was no worse when walking with his eyes closed. He could not distinguish between small objects with his fingers.Case 73 Numbness in fingers and soles of feet Alumina Mr. He says he has had these symptoms three months and they have grown stronger every day. aged 35.

Every seven days he got one powder dry on the tongue-Alumina met. the posterior lateral columns. the essential features are wanting. yet. no other medicine. it is highly probable that a disturbing factor was at work in the tracks of coordination. 152 . 200. is just as demonstrative. in my judgment. Every homoeopathist conversant with our literature must see a resemblance between this case and the one cured by Boenninghausen. But the action of the remedy. as applied for a purpose. is evident there was no sclerosis. A change for the better took place after the second dose. and in time a grave pathological change would have been established. While the symptoms in both cases are analogous to signs of sclerosis of posterior root-zones. He took four doses in all. While it.

He says. 153 . when I get into a new place I feel better but very soon the bed in the new place feels like iron and I must move. Arn. yet at my visit the language was calculated to deceive. The pain in the ankle joint feels as if sprained. joints and muscles sore to touch. compelling him to move after a few minutes and find a new place in which he seems more quiet. must be the most appropriate remedy. "I move all the time. aching and soreness in muscles and joints. The moving I am compelled to do not from an innate restless pain but from the hardness of the bed as it seems to me. Rhus 1m.Case 74 Rheumatism in muscles and joints Rhus toxicodendron Arnica montana Sulfur Rheumatism. Next day no improvement and no change in symptoms. except growing worse generally." It must be observed that Rhus tox could not cure this case.

He was out of the house on the eighth day.. was given in water. The pain and soreness were gone at the end of three days. one dose finished the cure. 1 M.The soreness which gradually grows worse by the pressure of the bed and the peculiar soreness as of a sprain precluded any other remedy. Arn. 154 . Sulph 6 M.

choking and gasping. irregular pulse. and Iodide potassium. She says that she now enjoys better health than ever. Salicylic acid. She got Lachesis 41m. Strong applications were made with relief to the lower extremities. 155 . and was able to lie down. in water. I was sent for. I found her sitting upright in bed with great pain in the cardiac region. clothing all removed from neck and breast. Recovery was gradual from the beginning with the remedy and finally complete. smothering breathing. sharp.. quick. The danger in these cases need not be mentioned here. it appeared to be as usual a dangerous case of rheumatism endocarditis from metastasis. it was evident that she was in great danger as the pain in the heart remained only slightly abated. Immediate relief followed. although she was relieved from the more distressing symptoms.Case 75 Rheumatism in lower extremities Lachesis Abrotanum Mrs. and I will only say. aged 35. P. rheumatism many months in lower extremities. concluded to try liniment. the messenger saying that Mrs. Colch. She took Abrotanum 6th and 12th. P. was dying. after failure to cure with strong remedies. covered with perspiration and very pallid. Quinia.

aged thirty-five. R.. not able to endure any light. July 10th-Mrs. Lac-can." Had peritonitis. Headache (sick) Lac-def. "When sick with typhoid fever I was fed on milk until I vomited whenever they brought it to my bed. had typhoid fever. Eating never relieves the headache.. "I have had sick headaches many years. "If I go without eating I have headache." Milk brings on the sick headache." "If I eat too much I have a headache. Sunlight brings on the headache. now five years Headache back of eyes. These headaches have been coming ever since. widow." "Excitement brings on the headache." "I have lain three and four days in a dark room." 156 . Lac defloratum Lac caninum Sulfur 1886. S.Case 76 Clinical reminiscences. and was down in bed four months.

Improving generally. one dose. but went three weeks. cm. but I am able to be at my desk about onehalf of my time. lac. not relieved by eating. September 12th. Lac-def. July 16th.-Headache came. has just finished a headache." 157 . dry. hungry feeling. August 2d. Headache worse from weight of hat. July 30th. sunlight makes it worse. "Just finished one of the most violent headaches ever had." Seldom vomits. one dose. August 26th.-No headache since last call. "The thought of milk makes me sick. but feeling better." Here are the symptoms. Many whom I do riot regard as careful physicians had treated her also. July 23d. cm. I am greatly discouraged when the headache is on.-Improving. So sleepy while writing my letters that could hardly hold my eyes open. but has heretofore generally lasted a week. Sulph.Improving. Had to quit work two afternoons and go home. Symptoms about as usual.-Headache is on full force." Gnawing. Lac def.-Headache in two weeks."I am never free from headache. cm. "When I vomit it is of the food eaten.. This headache began in left eye and has extended to occiput. Sac. cm. September 11th. much of which I suffer intensely. August 10th. lasted two days. Everything I eat makes me worse but fish. as two good prescribers had failed to help and told her so. "I felt the headache this time from delaying my dinner.-She returned. What is the remedy? It was evident that I had no ordinary case on hand. sour and bitter. but much nausea.-A short headache. started in left eye." Cold brings on headache. If the remedy must out." Sleepy while writing is new. here it is: Lac-def.

and it was three months before another headache came.No palliative was given. She has been compelled to lay aside all her clothing and procure larger size. cm. and immediate relief followed. but now it is back in my left eye. and enjoys life like other people.-Reports that the afternoon of yesterday. mm. and it was very short and did not compel her to leave her desk.-She had a slight headache and took another dose of lac-can. Can eat anything. September 13th. Lac-can. 158 . was given. the 12th. but watching the symptoms seemed to be the only way of finding the remedy. headache went over to right eye and side of head. February 10th.

but one that came after eating beef. Many remedies had been given but no change had been made in the case. Staph. It was soon seen to be not a periodical headache.Case 77 Headache (weekly) Idiosyncrasie à la viande de bœuf Staphysagria Periodical conditions often trouble a young prescriber and sometimes an old one. A young physician once brought me his patient who was suffering from periodical congestive headaches which came on every seven days. The modalities were confusing and contradictory but after a careful questioning as to what he was in the habit of eating on Sunday that he did not eat at other times it was found that he ate plentifully of "roast of beef" for his midday meal and at no other time. covered all his symptoms and cured. The rubric in the repertory that had been consulted was "weekly headaches. 159 ." The patient was then more carefully examined and it was found that regularly Sunday evening and night he suffered from this headache.

through a welldisposed woman. Our remedies will cure when they are similar to all the symptoms in the case. corresponded to her other symptoms and that remedy cured her. to the complaints of her sick sister.Case 78 Headache periodical-after eating ice cream Pulsatilla Silicea A middle aged woman suffered from Sunday periodical headaches and none of the remedies in the rubric for weekly headaches helped. endometritis. All the facts in the case should be gathered before prescribing. She says there is a feeling as if she had a stone on the top of her head and she cannot rest or give me any rest from that pressure until the gas is lighted. It was subsequently discovered that she had these headaches always after ice cream and then it was seen that Puls. which was called. then she goes to sleep. Local treatment had gone on many months and still the sister failed. Then came the story: "Oh. Hasty conclusions are as dangerous as any form of negligence. Some years ago it was necessary to listen second hand. 160 . you should hear her complain of these awful headaches at night. Doctor. in a letter from the doctor to his patient. The sister was under the care of an eminent Old School specialist for some deep seated uterine trouble.

her uterus did not make her sick." This good woman took one powder of Silica. 161 . Here was a supposed periodical headache. The patient never needed a light in the room at night again.The odor of the room is awful from her feet. It cured. when the doctor tells his patient that the uterus makes her sick. What a profound thought. which she was to give her sister on the sly. but as a fact the woman was sick. but it was a headache worse in the dark. It was supposed by the eminent specialist to be due to endometritis.

One young man who came to me excited my pity. barks and leaves that grew in that wild country. it was possible only to make a good first guess and hope for the best. ectropion. 162 . Green discharges from his eyes. diarrhoea and finally of the man Natrum Sulfuricum Some years ago. Having no time to take his case with care. Describing the young man from memory could be but a mild picture of the real case. as they rarely had such a chance among the ranches. it was rumored among the people that a city doctor was in the land. His face was red and chapped. Acrid tears had burned roads down the cheeks. which looked hideous from ectropion. He had taken all the roots. when gunning in the southwest. lips and eyelids checked with fissures. and I was waited upon frequently for remedies. Green thick discharges from the nose. cracked and bleeding. no paper upon which to write out his symptoms.Case 79 A perfect cure of eruption. The extremely thick skin of the inside of the hands was chapped. He was a constant taker of all drugs for "the blood" that he could procure cash to buy.

During the last five years he had morning diarrhoea.
In spite of these sufferings he had a good appetite, and kept his place in the
saddle as a "cowboy."
It was while in the saddle I gained this information, and then remarked,
"Are you happy, and do you enjoy life?"
"Doctor, you do not know how hard I have worked to keep from blowing
my head off with this thing" (a six-shooter hanging at his belt).
Before he made this remark it had not dawned upon me what his remedy
was. In fact I could see only Sulphur in what had appeared.
Now Natrum-sulph. came in view, and from my case a 500th potency, one
dose, was put upon his tongue.
I never expected to see him again, but he asked me for my address.
I gave it to him, and some time after he wrote for more of that wonderful
medicine.
It was never changed. Some two years later he ceased to ask for it.
His last letter showed a perfect cure of the eruption, ectropion, diarrhoea
and finally of the man.
This case again shows the importance of mental symptoms in the cure of
deep-seated conditions.
Eversion of the lids has been cured by Sulph. but not before by Nat-sulph.,
although Nat-m. has shown curative action in this relation frequently. Natsulph. will do more when handled properly in the hands of a Homoeopath
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Case 80
Eczema.
Kalium Sulfuricum

June 13, 191.0. Mrs. G. F. H., aged forty-two years.
Eczema of vesicular form. Vesicles filled with thin, yellow fluid. Copious
on inside of hands and fingers. Lips cracked.
Has had stomach or intestinal trouble for years.
Cannot eat strawberries or veal without diarrhoea. Can eat peaches and
oranges. < pork; tomatoes; sweets; pies; pudding; fresh bread; apples;
bananas; pears; fats.
Craves quantities of rich candy and very rich cake. (One sister is insane;
eats much candy. Mother craves candy.)
Sensitive to heat; warm room, warm air, summer heat.
Perspires easily from exertion, warm room, walking. Desires cold air. Fond
of open air. > walking in open air. M. periods always too soon. Flow
copious; sometimes clotted.
Constipation and diarrhoea alternating. Neck-aching in back.
Kali-sul. 10m.
June 29. Blisters are about gone. Cracked lips improved. Eructations empty
>. Sac.-lac.
July 15. Blisters entirely disappeared. Eructations though some improved.
Abdomen sore sensation. Constipation <. Sleep poor.

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Kali-sul. 10m.
Oct. 4. Has felt well since last report. Nervous ache at base of brain.
Eructations.
Kali-sul. 50m.
Nov. 9. Rectum bleeding two weeks ago, not now. Eruption on one finger.
Vertigo when sitting in church; when walking. Itching resembling rhuspoison. Abdomen -sore, burning sensation. Flatulence; eructations. Nausea
>.
Kali.-sul. 50m.
Dec. 28. Abdomen-weighty, burning sensation. Stomach disturbed by
Christmas-dinner. Vertigo with ache in vertex.
Kali-sul. cm.
No further treatment needed.

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Case 81
Fibroid recurrent" cured by Silicea in high potency.
Silicea

Frank H., a compositor in the Globe-Democrat office, St. Louis, came to
my office to have a tumor removed by the knife.
It had been removed twice and was called a recurrent fibroid. It was the
size of a hen's egg and very hard, located in the left side of the neck, not
connected with the parotid, though growing a little below it.
I advised him to give me time to prepare him for removal. I took his
symptoms and found that he was better by wrapping up over the head.
He was timid in going into a new enterprise, though abundantly able to
perform the task.
He lacked confidence in his own ability, yet when he had begun he would
do well.
He took Silicea 5m., April 1st, 1883.
Six weeks later he called, and the tumor was reduced one half, Sil., 72m.,
dry, one dose.
Six weeks later almost gone.
January 23rd, 1884, Sil. 72m., one dose.
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Lac. as it was not a symptom. as out of this preexisting state. who think the one dose business a mystery. To use the knife is but to acknowledge one's ignorance of a method by which he can avoid cutting.This prescribing has been commented upon by a large number of friends. The tumor was not included in the totality of symptoms.. not effect. it furnished no part of the guide to a remedy. and it was the language of this pre-existing state that I read. but for the patient. as I had his confidence. My prescription could not have been different had the tumor not been present. The man who is guided by pathology can use the knife. 167 . I must interpret the language or expression of cause. He got no Sac. grew the tumor. I did not prescribe for the tumor. The symptoms expressive of the whole state existed prior to the tumor.

Spine-sore spots." Eructations. lost consciousness when under influence of a mesmerist. Sadness intense. Wants window open. Late beginning sleep. < from sight of blood or an accident. Heartburn > by them. Legs-paroxysms of weakness. Better in motion than in rest. Perspiration when reciting. M. Much thirst for iced drinks. wakens early. Psychopathic constitution. of undigested food. Diarrhoea after drinking 168 . 15. though he knew it before. Flatulence from eating fruit. Heartburn after eating fats or sours. a blank appears. aged twenty-three years. if sleeps on back. Fainting spells 4 or 5 times a day. Sept. Irritable-weeping paroxysms. Thoughts vanishing. sour. Spasms of the mitral valve. and return to consciousness was long. Sensitive to heat and warm weather. Erections waken him and urging to urinate. Face flushed when studies after eating..Case 82 Heart affections removed Pulsatilla Roy S. forgets what he was to recite. without loss of consciousness but with weakness: rather spells of sudden weakness. < coffee and "postum. Forgets of what he was thinking when figuring.

cold milk. After eating. Sensitive to noise: confusion. Dreams while awake.
Tension of muscles.
Eructations of food: Aesc., arg-n., ars., calc-c.,, calc-s., carb.-s., Carb-v.,
caust., CHIN., con., FERR., FERR.-PH., kali-bi., kali-s,. lach., lyc., mag.m mag.-p., merc., mur.-ac., nat-m., PHOS., PH.-AC., PULS., sulph., sul.ac., thuj.
- - SOUR: Aesc., arg-n., ars., CALC-C., calc.-s., carb.-s., CARB.-V.,
caust., CHIN., con., ferr., ferr.-p., kali-bi., KALI-S., lach., LYC., nat.-m.,
PHOS., ph.-ac., puls., SULPH., SULPH.-AC., thuj.
Sensitive to noise: Ars., calc.-c., carb.-s., carb.-v., caust., CHIN., CON.,
ferr., ferr.-p., kali-s., lach., nat.-m., PHOS., ph.-ac., puls.
Diarrhoea from cold drinks: ARS., carb-v., chin., phos., ph-ac., puls.
Heartburn: Ars., CARB.-V., chin., phos., ph.ac., PULS.
Faintness: ARS., CHIN., phos., ph-ac., PULS.
Vanishing thought: Puls.
Desires windows open: PULS.
Open air ameliorates: PULS.
Motion ameliorates: PULS.
Coffee aggravates. PULS.
Cabbage aggravates: PULS.
Puls. 10m.
Oct. 19. "Was feeling fine until medicine gave out." Better in general
spirits.
Puls. 10m.
Nov. 5. Better in general. < onions, greasy food. Craves cold drinks. Cramp
after cold drinks taken. Confusion when nervous.
Nov. 20. Vertigo few times.

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Puls. 10m.
Dec. 18. Symptoms returning. Nasal catarrh; blows it much; stuffy at night.
Yellow mucus. Dreams troublesome. Of seeing dying man.
Puls. 50m.
1913. From a sickly child and weakly young man, he has developed perfect
health with more than ordinary physical strength.
The general condition and the local symptoms and functional derangements
must yield to the power of the properly selected remedy.
The characteristics of the patient indicate the remedy; it requires only a
trained prescriber to find it and keep to it.

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Case 83
Heart trouble for several years
Phosphorus
Ambra grisea
Arsenicum album
Aurum Metallicum

Mrs. J. L. H., 38 years of age.
June 23, 1910. Very nervous, trembling. Had boils when young and
carbuncles more recently. Heart trouble for several years, for which she has
had allopathic and osteopathic treatment without improvement.
"Hypertrophied." Mitral murmur; Pulse rapid. Palpitation lying on left side;
sleeps on back and right side. Cyanotic when born. Thirst for cold water.
Generally better in summer than in winter. Ankles swollen some.
Phos. 10m.
July 6. A violent aggravation followed.
Aug. 8. Gaining rapidly; no nervous trembling; can sleep on left side;
feeling quite well; no symptoms past two weeks.
Oct. 1. Was kept on Phos., receiving 10m .
August 31. Chief heart symptoms have decreased or disappeared.
Nervousness prominent; weeps when telling her symptoms; tired
constantly; wakeful from active thinking; conversation tires her; noise
excites her; trembling hands; easily worried. Swelling of face, lips and
ankles at times. Prolapsus with dragging sensation in uterus.

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Ambr. 10m. was given on the basis of the character of nervousness and
sensitiveness to company in connection with the other features after the
heart symptoms were dispelled.
Ambr. 10m repeated Oct. 1 and 28.
Ambr. 50m. Dec. 1.
During this period the record includes;
-Abdomen distention more or less. Desire for cold drinks. Headache after
mens. period. Heart-burning sensation in that region; Palpitation worse
lying on left side. Respiration difficult in a crowd. Tonsilitis in Nov.;
subject to it; during that period-Heart pulsations rapid, with dyspnoea and
protruding eyes. Hurried sensation. Subject to cold-sores.
Feb. 9, 1911. Had appendicitis after.
Dec. 1, carried to recovery with Phos. followed by Arsen.
Her would-be friends did what they could to persuade her husband to have
operative measures used, but without avail. When the dragging sensation as
of prolapsed uterus was most troublesome the would-be friends urged
having the uterus fastened to the abdominal wall, but Homoeopathy held
the case.
Mar. 8 to Oct. 9 the symptoms of the patient in her usual disorders were not
satisfactorily or completely reported so that not much progress in the
chronic condition was evident.
Feb. 15 to Oct. 9 , pain in the appendix recurred twice, temp. 102, each
time promptly dispelled by PHOS. which was given in 50m, cm, dm and
mm potencies, twice in succcession in each potency, each time holding for
four or five weeks.
Dec 1911, to Feb., 1912, Phos., 1m was used three times, each time
followed by improvement as revealed in mental condition and general
strength.
Each time her medicine was needed the aggravation from noise, crowds
and confusion, the restlessness and craving for air returned, though the
menstrual periods became more comfortable and regular, and some
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following which symptoms were temporarily worse. 173 . Repeated May 6. Aversion to being touched. In the course of this record other remedies were given without evidence of any action. Worse from people's talking. with slow heart-pulse. strength-all improved. Phos. Makes her feel faint. in 1m and June 6. heavy ache about the heart followed by exhaustion and weak pulse. Aur. The changes in her condition during these three months are different from all the preceding: Color. weakness. dmtwo doses of each. Made her irritable. The association of heart symptoms and intense aggravation to noise lead to the prescription of Aurum 1m. numbness. pale or bluish face and fingernails. 50m. violent "nervous spells" occurring). The functional symptoms have yielded to Aurum. have been used in succession. circulation. "Bloating" steadily decreasing. removed the physical diagnostic symptoms. Averse to company. harmoniously. in 10m potencies. lips become white. sudden dizziness. Aggravation from noise less constant. frigid and swollen. sleep. Felt so good that she overexerted visiting with friends and having a general good time. face. and had . Rustling of paper or escaping steam annoys. sensation as if would faint. cm. ankles. Made her lose consciousness for a few minutes.Mar. piano (for awhile appeared better from music but later the noise of it aggravated her intensely. Each prescription held usually four or five weeks. beating of rugs. Cannot stand confusion nor crowds. 1912. "Bloating:" abdomen. especially when waking in morning. circulation poor. Aggravation from noise is found throughout the record. Menstrual period progressively improved. 30. Thirstless. Sudden noise makes her sink. dog's barking.Functional heart symptoms or "nervous spells" especially when things did not pass smoothly. During these months needed much space. Coldness. 10m. Despondent. wants to be quiet. as her physical tone was reduced. much air.

April. and confusion which Aurum has always relieved immediately. 174 . excitement. she was strong. 1913. The only symptoms have been extreme sensitiveness to noise. robust. having been entirely free from cardiac disturbance since the summer of 1912.

M. Extends up into occiput. > by urination. Lactis powders. Very enthusiastic. R. H. pain in hypogastrium and ovaries. Anxiety when preparing for church often brings on diarrhoea or headache.. from Mass. Wakens choking. Sept. Copious colorless urine when excited. 1890. Sharp pain compelling her to sit up. has had this trouble since she had Scarlet Fever. Enlargement of the left heart.. Any kind of talk that interests her is a cause of excitement.Case 84 A poor heart restored to usefulness Lilium tigrinum Argentum Nitricum Mrs. Cannot lie on right side. Back of neck pain with stiffness. Choked sensation when preparing to do anything. 16. Arg. for which she has been treated has been somewhat relieved. The prolapsus with bearing down. Lil. she must urinate or she will have pain. 17. Sach. dreams of choking. Followed by headache in forehead behind eyes. < after eating.-Tig. 175 . When excited. Sept. 40m. but can lie on left side.-n. for which there is urging. age 20. Palpitation over entire chest and pulsation felt in extremities.

Oct. Slight paroxysm of choking before begins to sleep. 29. Had one of the severest paroxysms of the sharp pain that she has had. Boring pain especially at night. Heart pain almost constantly. Restless. heartbeats strong and visible. it was of longer duration than usual. Sach. Reports herself decidedly better in every way. Can lie on the right side now. hysterical. Numbness of the left side considerable.Sept. though some paroxysms of almost all the old troubles. Headache with heat. Anxiety not so noticeable but followed by the desire to urinate. 176 . Not so well for the past week. Occasional palpitation. m. Palpitation and trembling sensation as if something were fluttering in the region of heart. a boring pain. < from meeting people and from 1 to 3 a. 8th. Oct. must have clothing loose. Occasional sharp pain caused apparently by flatulency. 20. Exhausted after she went to church Sunday. Thinks it has been caused by over-exertion. tearful. Stiffness is back of neck and head but less pain. 30. Gaining in strength and endurance. lactis powders. Generally condition is better. Oct. More difficult to lie on right side. as reported. anxious. Palpitation. Menstrual period less pain.

Arg. Some urging to urinate with dragging pain.Too nervous to attend a meeting Tuesday. then her M. usually there is no pain but at the time it pained her it was quite swollen in that region. Left side aches constantly. Pain in back of neck severe at times. and heart also troubled her at the time. 18. this improvement lasted about a week. After taking last powder she began to improve. Very little sharp pain. She suffered more pain than last month. Sach. but considerable pain in heart. Nov. but has discovered two new symptoms. n. came and she has not been well since. Often in chewing the bone appears to slip out of the socket. 40m. Dec. Heart pain intense. sensation of soreness in the morning. and is worse in the night. P. Excitement intense and an unusual desire to urinate. even in the night. No faintness. Lac. Very little choking in the night. more than usual. About two weeks ago her jaw became so painful that she could not eat. 1. The pain has gone out now. but the slipping continues to occur. Less anxiety. the trouble is at the joint. Much headache with heat in head. 177 . All the old symptoms have been much less noticeable since last report. A number of pimples on face lately. but not constant. Stiffness in the neck and headache less.

Nausea accompanies this headache if she attempts any mental work. No attack of sharp pain. Frequent desire to urinate. Heart feels dull. more than for years. but slight palpitation. Dec. and a general nervous depression.Headache almost constant in the top of head and down the back into the base of the brain. but mental exertion uses her up completely. 17. Uncomfortable when lying on right side but does not produce pain. The dull pain comes with excitement or worry as usual. Some pain in the back of head and stiffness of the neck. 178 . Physical exertion produces only a temporary effect. No faintness and less nausea. Pain in ovaries and urging to urinate are the most prominent symptoms at present. lac. Bladder: much dragging pain at times low in the abdomen. Has also been troubled with neuralgic pain coming quickly and suddenly disappearing. Any anxiety or worry causes that dull aching in heart. 20. Suffered extremely at menstruation. Sach. 1891. A general improvement in all the symptoms. Aches even up under arms. Urine often quite thick and cloudy in appearance. Jan.

25. makes noises in sleep. Flow thick and dark clotted. 3 cm. Flow returns after ceasing if she overworks. Feb. copious sweat. If pain is not relieved by the flow fainting or vomiting and diarrhoea.The old symptoms are all lighter. 179 . although she had several acute attacks caused by some undue excitement. Dull pain in back of head. Menstruation.-n. Numbness in left lower limb when sitting. Arg. The ache in left side around region of heart continues. Decided improvement of heart. Has had no medicine for two and one-half months. Chokes when going to sleep. She thinks she once had a right-sided inflammation in ovary. Chokes when she keep. but she has undergone a wonderful constitutional gain. but knows they are dreams. Nightmare. even in daytime Urine thick with brick or pink colored sediment. Health has been pretty good since returning home. Sach. Old symptoms: sees figures dressed in white come and clutch the heart. by the flow (usual). ghosts. 29. Jan. pain during-Amel. lac. Some palpitation.

much of that dull ache which she had when in Phila. Stiffness and pain in back of neck. Remarkably well until within the last two weeks. making clear vision impossible. Aching and numbness in left side.Sometimes the dull pain extends into arm and leg producing numbness. Head aches in the entire left side. Health very good since last report. Has had a return of several of her unpleasant symptoms.. and she does not seem to recover her former tone. At intervals in the last few weeks she has had a severe twitching of right eyelid and a wooly sensation along the edge of the lid. < by using the eyes intently for a while. June 26. May 14. with an unusual amount of numbness extending over entire left side. One or two sharp attacks of pain in heart. 3 cm.-n. 180 . Aug 20. The last attack of pain has left her completely exhausted. Arg. Heart very well during the day but sometimes at night it pains. Has had much backache. Constant application to almost any kind of work causes headache and backache. Unpleasant sensation in heart. < on the left side which is very tender. Has been quite well up to now.

or otherwise startled. all very marked. Excitement. and has become very weak and depressed. Worse when lying on right side. In almost as bad a condition now as when she first went to you for treatment. 181 . The past few weeks she has been suffering constantly. as if head Would burst and she should be insane or idiotic. Choking very seldom. usually in the night. urging to urinate. She notices this whenever she meets anyone unexpectedly. Arg. she has suffered considerable. but it is. compelling her to sit up. Has a frantic feeling at times which she can hardly explain. Palpitation. she keeps moving back and forth but finds no satisfactory position. which comes without any apparent cause. Choking in throat the last few nights. pain in ovaries. with the old pain in the ovaries and urging to urinate returned. Oct. 3 cm.-n. She has been overworked this summer and likewise has been subjected to an intense mental strain. and at the time of M P. Sharp pain. and is always followed by intense weakness. occurs only occasionally. Anxiety extreme.Pain in the lower part of the brain is sometimes intense with much stiffness of the neck. Anxiety and excitement. slight compared to the flutter apparently within the heart. She has felt that her heart was going back on her for some months. 4. always worse when lying prone.

To the careful student. The pain comes occasionally but soon passes. lac. but it gives very little trouble. 9. at times. rapidly declining and about hopelessly helpless from long-continued illness and cardiac weakness. Arg.Pain in back of neck with stiff ness. comfort and activity in a woman. powders one each night. after ascending the series. when. Choking in night. to realize the result accomplished. Symptoms are identical with the ones previously reported. Sach. Since that time she has been as well as usual. The reader must image the picture sketched by the several reports. at times it presses out the ribs quite prominently. the higher potencies cease to be active. It affords a good text for study of the remedies prescribed. The heart is still enlarged. Very much better since last medicine. 40m. 1902. it reveals the very remarkable restoration of strength. is the most prominent symptom now. beginning the series again. and carries many lessons. This case-report is worth more than a casual reading. suffering also from swollen glands in neck and a fierce headache. No stiffness in back of neck. July 5. 182 . Oct. Heart much better. After taking the last medicine she was so much better that she thought it unnecessary to report. heart troubling only when physically overworked. or under extreme nervous excitement.-n. An important observation is the effect of a return to the lower potency.

and he himself growing stronger. mentally and physically improving on each potency for three or four months.Many of my patients records indicate that the patient has steadily improved after each potency to the highest. with symptoms becoming fainter. 183 .

Room must be cool. Pulse 120. Apex beat too slow. Mouth: bad taste when waking in morning.Case 85 Rheumatic heart. Began when four years old. Heart: rheumatic myocarditis. Enlargement left side. S. Strong pulsation in neck. 21. Pin-worms. Catarrh. Reclines on left side. Urine copious. 1908. Must have much air at night. with head high.. E. Rheumatic fever six years ago. Thirst for cold drinks. thirteen years old. Ledum palustre Aurum metallicum Mar. Rheumatism in legs and knees. 184 . Mitral regurgitant murmur. Pain at times. Perspiration often at night. Teeth covered with blood in morning. Violent aortic beat.

10.Headaches in temples.pain -. irregular. 10m. 24 and Oct. Urine offensive odor. 185 . slight. Pulse 80. Aur. Jan. vertex. stomach? Heart pains. Ledum 10m. Appearance much improved. Rheumatism appears and disappears in legs and arms. over eyes. Stools three a day. Urine frequent. 50m. May 11. Eyes improved. now. beginning after breakfast. Aur. Ledum 10m. Itching in throat. Mar. June 29. Improved generally. 29. Pimples forehead and around mouth. Stomach. as of something spoiled. Rheumatism now and then. Sleeps with mouth closed. Aug. April 18.after eats few mouthfuls. must sit long for it to start. > in cool air. catarrh and all symptoms. Heart strong pulsation. July 13. 10m. Cheeks red. Aur. Aur. 11. L. cm. Pulse 88. June 9. funny sensation. Less delay in starting. side pain at times.

Other times. Vertigo. When the remedy was repeated in May. Aur. and she became a strong. 25 and Oct. June 30 and July 28. then stops. the patient had been bathing three times a day in the Lake and had pain about the heart. Throat. Aur. Sensation as if beats 4 or 5 times. sensation of lump when swallowing. Repeated May 8 when symptoms worse after taking cold. cm. Aug. when awakens.Mitral regurgitation. 6. there was Cough with expectoration nearly all blood. 50m. R." In June. Bowels normal. from "taking cold. Blood in mouth and on teeth in morning. Aur. 10m. hearty. Rheumatism. leg cramps. 186 . 1909. pain in heart or rheumatic pains returned but a general improvement continued. robust girl.

Face pale. > standing or sitting.Case 86 Illustrations of complementary relation ship. < motion. This patient usually menstruated copiously bright red. At the next period the flow was scanty. Eyes seem to be forcibly held open. Carb. Must lie on left side or back. Drawing or tension in eyes. some weeks ago for some nervous symptoms. Feet icy cold to knees. She took Puls. Winking < the pain in the back of head. Pain pressing. 187 . Eyes wide open. turning head. bursting. cold and dry. bending head back. < lying on right side. black and putrid. V. violent. 500 cured the headache at once and improved the general state. Wild look on the face. haggard. Pulsatilla Carbo vegetabilis Stannum metallicum Menstrual headache in the occiput.

loose cough appeared after a long study. to call for Puls. having sweats. Stann. and also how it is when the real complementary remedy follows. must be nursed so that the complex of symptoms will be a good index to the next required medicine. but leaves the patient's condition in confusion. v. but after the remedy was given it was seen that it had only created confusion. It is a critical time and must be known at once and duly met. and the loose cough had become dry and most distressing.. If the patient is left after the first remedy. cured promptly. The first only seems to arouse.This case serves to show how it is that a partially indicated remedy seems to cure many symptoms. yet it could not be made out from the first study. or if he quits his doctor at that moment. 188 . I have no doubt of fatal termination. In the above case Carbo. A hard. as the patient was losing. or if his doctor be too ignorant to grasp the situation. Symptoms must be treated conservatively. and left the case in a good state of order. It often requires two remedies given in this way to cure. growing weaker. complemented Puls. This is another instance given to show the antidotal relation as well as the complementary.

1910. Tired from walking any distance. 9 years of age. Causticum Nov. 10m.Case 87 Infantile paralysis. 189 . Chilliness. cm. Child reported cured. puts them out of bed. complains much of cold." mother says. These limbs jerk in sleep and waken her. Caust. (Caust. No further treatment. Sickness began 12th of Aug. Feet burning sensation. P. 25. Tearful when cannot have her own way..) left arm and leg. Excited when playing and hands are constantly in motion. R.: fever. Paralysis left deltoid. "Never saw a more restless child. followed by paralysis.

the surgeon said. lost his hold and came down pretty fast. as they did not like to stop him. a family I had been in the habit of prescribing for. That was all there was about it. I gave him one dose of Tellurium. The ear was red. so that I did not see the case for two or three days. Finally I was sent for and found the child very pale. My first thought was to give Arnica. was cerebro-spinal fluid which was pouring from the fracture in the base of the skull that lead to the ear. and wherever the discharge came in contact with the skin the part became red. Arnica montana Tellurium A number of years ago in one of my own families. and this. that was his opinion. I could not see any more. drip-dripping like clear water from the ear in to the pillow. while sliding down the banisters one day. striking his head on the tiled floor. with stertorous breathing. saying that the child would surely die. I was absent when sent for and a surgeon living near me was called in haste and remained in attendance. unconscious. Immediately after the fall the child became unconscious and remained so. a little boy about four years of age. and that discharge was flowing. 190 . and the water that was flowing out of the ear (I do not say where it came from) was forming little vesicles. The child remained unconscious and the surgeon gave no hope for recovery. A clear white watery discharge started from the ear. It seemed to be acrid enough to form vesicles. But I did not.Case 88 Injury to head.

It is laid down in all the books that after concussion if vomiting takes place it is considered a reaction and the case will probably recover. at least we have no reason to suppose it is. What did the Tellurium have to do with it? There was a discharge from an injury. and we know that the Tellurium discharge is not cerebro-spinal fluid. Tellurium without any injury produces just such a discharge as that. showing reaction. The first action of the remedy I observed was the child's vomiting.In two hours the child vomited. That discharge gradually ceased. 191 . recovery took place and in two weeks the child was perfectly well.

Colch... Phos-ac... Cina.. Sec.. He takes cold easily. Rhus-t. he was given two powders 4m. and immediately soil himself from the fright. Dig. and when he gets a cold he has a high fever and delirium.. Phos.Case 89 Involuntary stools-phosphorus... Mur-ac.. Bry.. Hyos. Nat-m.. with instructions to watch and make a fuller report of his symptoms. but in the afternoon he passes several stools and always passes urine with stools. Mosch. It seldom occurs at night or in the forenoon. When she would go for the whip he would seem to be worse. or it comes on too soon for him to accommodate himself. 192 .. Every time the child takes cold he had a high fever. Laur. Verat. for losing his urine and stools in his pants.. is also characteristic of Bell. Puls. For the choice of remedy: Involuntary stools and urine: Acon. and delirium.. China. Belladonna Phosphorus A lad eight years of age had been treated allopathically for five years... thinking that he could prevent it. and sometimes becomes croupy.. Bell. Sulph.. Camph. The general features of the case being covered by Bell... His mother informed me that she has often whipped him.. Calc. Ars. Carbo-v. The stool passes without any warning. The color of the stool is brown and the smell is very offensive. The afternoon aggravation is characteristic of Bell. Urine stains the linen dark brown and has a strong smell. Con. without any benefits.

.. and others. and it settles in the respiratory apparatus.) Phos.. when he does feel an inclination he cannot control himself. and 4 p. (Bell. Phos. m. Graph. Gels. but is obliged to go at once. the mother writes: "My son is very much better. also had paralysis of the sphincter ani. plate 5. Phos. "Darting pains.. The P. but so small a condition cannot contra-indicate the remedy.One month after taking the medicine.. It has also aggravation from excitement and fright. I cannot find under Phos. and only has the above pain when the stool alone occurs.. Looking over the first symptoms with many others. and as that is the most peculiar symptom it was taken as the guiding symptom of the case.. 193 . during stool. m. which also strengthens the choice. but not entirely cured. from the os coccygis through the spine as far as the vertex. His urine stains his clothes a reddish brown and is very offensive.. the head being drawn backward by it" page 77. (See Gregg's Illustrated Repertory). between 2 and 5. Never in the morning or in the night. one dose at night. He had had only two involuntary stools since taking the medicine. He almost always urinates with his stools. Hyos. in view of the fact that none of the other remedies correspond to the peculiar symptoms so well as Phos. both between 12 m. and then he cannot control himself. He says when he has an involuntary stool he has a pain start from the base of the spinal column and run up his back to the brain. agg. in top of his head." The peculiar pain running up the back is a symptom characteristic of Phos. and it is offensive. He says he had not the slightest desire until he begins to pass stool. 5m. The child takes cold easily.. cured the case promptly. the involuntary stool and urine. had a brown stool. and remains there f or an hour. He urinates involuntarily two and three times every afternoon.

16. and now appears hopeless. when clearing the larynx. "Catches cold" easily. 194 . 2.) Neck-muscular soreness.. 1902. not now. Weakness in morning before breakfast. Sometimes before lunch. Nov.Case 90 Kali patients. Nov. Sensitive to drafts. A. lac. A specialist called it "Ulcer of the stomach. > when at rest. (Kali-bi. and has taken much strong medicine. Kalium bichromicum Dr. 10m. Sternum-some soreness. Stomach trouble. thirty-six years old. Affects nose and throat. H. Constipation last summer. Aversion to breakfast-(with nausea). Chilly patient-extremely sensitive to cold. Cold at nights when going to bed. Stomach-sinking sensation before breakfast. Feet perspire. Sternum-sore sensation as if deep within. Improved generally. Trachea-sensation as of a string pulling. as no progress has been made. has had stomach trouble for six or eight months. Sac. Kali-bi." He has had the stomach washed out.) No thirst. A. Larynx-tightness. Scalpdandruff. < from exertion (Kalibi.

Nov. Dec. 3. 10m. 30. Sac. Kali-bi. side to chest. 195 . Improved. Reported from time to time improved. lac. Nose and throat trouble when wakens in morning. 14. Jan. 1913. Soreness when swallows. Improvement-general. 50m. Neck-sensation of cord drawn down on r. Chest and sternum. Kali-bi. He is now a robust man with no symptoms. and is a great friend of Homoeopathy. 25 and Mar.

In all skin diseases. when the disease took this patchy form.In Lepra vulgaris the diffuse form of psoriasis. When the reverse is done and the remedy suits only the eruption. When Sulphur has been used externally and internally to suppress itch. however.Case 91 Lepra Vulgaris . while the skin symptoms are benefited. Pulsatilla will antidote it and bring back the itch. and itching worse at night in the warmth of the bed.With Clinical Notes On Pulsatilla Pulsatilla Sulfur Clinical Note On Pulsatilla. We see the depth of action of this drug also in its ability to antidote the effects of Sulphur. let it be your aim to fit the remedy to the constitution of the patient and not to the character of the eruption alone. From the observation of this fact I have been able to cure the mange in dogs at once with Puls. Always leave the consideration of the skin to the last. when it occurs in large patches about the size of the palm over the abdomen and other parts of the body. with heat and redness. Pulsatilla has worked Wonders. 196 . It goes to the bottom and cures it in an orderly way. the patient is invariably made worse. This is a feature that is not brought out in any of the books.

When I first observed the threatened trouble after the milk began to form. but only temporary relief followed. so that the cicatrix has always been a source of trouble. she has always had much difficulty with all her confinements. she took Graphites without benefit. She says she has always menstruated during lactation. she is about thirty five years old. owing to an elongated cervix. and there are lumps in the axilla. she seems greatly prostrated after a moderate loss of menstrua.Case 92 Mammary tumor cured with carbo-an. The milk mostly dried up and she now has a nodular lump with retraction of the nipple. when she goes to sleep she perspires freely. Preparatory to her last confinement I prepared her as best I could. she complains of burning and stinging in the lump and her menstrual flow has come on. The last one was comparatively easy. and yet it was tedious. Graphites Phytolacca Carbo animalis Mrs. has had several children. With the first she had an abscess in the mammae (r) and it was badly treated. The flow is dark and clotted. 197 . guided by her symptoms. H. she is somewhat cachectic. also Phytolacca. The child is now some two months old and she is suffering with a hard lump in the right mamma.

. Menses During Lactation: Calc. (Minton): Bell. and Phos. Dros. Con. which is dark and clotted. Chin.. Grat... Nux-v.. Rheum. Lys. Puls.. Selen.... 198 ... Lyc. Nit-ac. Great exhaustion after Menses: Alum. and the menstrual flow. one dose dry was administered. Phos.. Sil.. Led.. Carb-an. as Carb-an. Lys. Medicine repeated in thirty-nine days..For a choice of remedies we might arrange: Burning in Mammae: Apis. Carb-an.. 3m.. Iod. Graph.... Ind.. Phos. Mez. Calc. Carbo-an. Kali-c. Bell. Nitac.. Con.... After the dose the cutting pains became worse for a few days.. Coloc.. she can hardly speak.. Con. Berb... Perspiration during sleep: Carb-an. Iod. Kreos. glands in axilla nearly gone. burning and stinging all gone. But it will be seen that Carbo-an... Coloc.. Carbo-an... Phos. Carbo-an.. cover the case. Neither of the last remedies correspond to the balance of the symptoms... is not so characteristic of Phos.. blood dark. Ferr. Merc.. Sang.. Nodosities in Mammae: Bell. Thuj. Graph... Sil... Phos.. though both have it in a marked degree. Cancer of Mammae. Graph. Tarent-c. Carb-an. Sep. Lys. Murex.. Euph. Laur. Laur.. Stinging in Mammae: Apis... Ip. Selen.... The lump has disappeared. Sil.. "The flow weakens her. Nat-m. Jatr. Cic. (Guiding Symptoms) under Carb-an.. The exhaustion after the flow is more marked in Carb-an... Four weeks. Chin... than in Phos..

I gave him one dose of Rhus. Agg. E. gets mad because he cannot sleep. and that it had worked well. involving the most intense suffering. Nicholson had given Rhus about the 30th potency after the accident.. Amel. 1. 27. R. mm on Oct. Del. Does not feel sleepy. had not had such an attack for a long time. Having learned that Mrs. that of being trampled upon by a spirited horse. he invited my attention to his farmer who was suffering at that time from the following symptoms: Rheumatism in left side. This had only a temporary effect. While visiting the farm of Chancellor Nicholson of Dover. Dec. was the result of a violent accident. and the symptoms seeming to agree.. from pressure or moving about. can't sleep for the pain.Case 93 Natrum sulph. 1897 199 . worse in hands to wrists and knees to hips. 1897. no pain elsewhere. in bed. Pain like a knife sticking in him. in symptoms arising after an injury to the head Rhus toxicodendron Natrum Sulfuricum This case. as will be seen by the following letter from the Chancellor: Symptoms of r. Gets stiff all over when sits or lies down.

Has waking dreams all day. but nervous all over down to the tips of his fingers. on the side he is lying on. "better than in all his life. This pain goes away when he sits up or stands. His eyes wide open all night long except when he holds his hands over them. etc. such as battles in Cuba. he has a sharp throbbing pain for a little while." If he gets up very slowly and carefully he escapes this. "like a bumble-bee in a hollow board. On account of this he always lies on his back with his head propped high. (He served through FrancoPrussian War in the Bavarian cavalry. About eighteen months ago my big colt trampled on his head about this place. Sees and talks with his father. he has not been asleep two hours." say four or five hours of good sleep each night. and frequently at the top of it. Since then has not slept at all. which makes him feel cold and take cold very frequently in his ordinary outdoor work. day and night put together. Sees what he reads all over the world." This is something very novel to him. Pain in his head comes when he lies down. With the loud "zumming" a pain comes across the top of his head from ear to ear running back to the point where the hair centers. He sweats very easily and profusely. on the left hand side.) Is very nervous and startles at any sound during the night. Says positively that in the whole time.-"not scared exactly. Has nearly the whole time what he calls a "zumming in his ears. particularly military scenes. His memory has been bad ever since then and he has had great suffering with his head at the injured point especially.Since the days of his apprenticeship in a Vienna Brewery he has been a very poor sleeper. 200 ." usually not very loud. His forehead always feels very heavy. and with me. Immediately after taking your last powder he slept for four or five nights.

" He drinks coffee three times a day. Is habitually a small eater and the sight of any large quantities of food on the table is so repulsive to him that it makes it impossible for him to eat anything. to be taken once. Have noticed frequently of late a wild look in his eyes. The terrible sleeplessness in the one symptom upon which he himself dwells. please let me know and I will send him up to you. the muscles apparently. Two days after the powder he was worse. but he later became sleepy and then sleep came normally. provided you think his condition serious. but says that if you direct him to stop it he will not miss it. says he feels no fatigue when he works all day long and is full of restless energy. patient sleeps well and looks like another man.His breast is now very sore to the touch in the region of the ribs and breast bones. The wrinkles are smoothed out and his eyes are mild and youthful. if these symptoms do not clearly indicate a remedy. one powder of Natrum-sulph. 20 m. Has very little appetite. He seems tireless in his work. On December 28th the following report was received: "Effect of last powder is amazing. On these symptoms I sent." 201 . and which he tells me "his wife says is driving him crazy.

Her friends refused to go upon the street with her because of her appearance. were the reasons why one surgeon could not operate. It being immovable. everything must be warm. cold milk causes pain. no desire for stool for many days. Constant headache. She came to my office because she had heard that a local examination would not be made. Nausea and vomiting. She dates her discovery of it to five years ago. seemed to fill the pelvic cavity. Irish housemaid. and some declined to operate. 1888. about which opinion varied. For two years she has felt much pain in the pelvis. Abdomen resembled pregnancy of nine months..Case 94 Ovarian tumor cured with Lycopodium Lycopodium June 1. The tumor could not be moved. very hard and painful. Cannot take cold things. Constipation. Always feels a constriction about the waist from pressure upwards of the tumor. 202 . tumor was very hard. No vaginal examination was made by me. Its origin could not be traced. Swelling of the pit of the stomach below the abdomen became distended. W. Feet oedematous.-Miss A. Pelvic tumor. vomiting after every meal. She consulted several surgeons. Everything eaten makes her sick and causes vomiting. aged thirty.

mm. Up to a few days ago she had no vomiting. Teeth decayed young. August 9th. She says feet feel like there was mustard on them. they are dark colored. mm. Continued to improve up to a few days ago. Feet burn. She says she felt a lump in the right side as large as a child's head. She is again feeling worse. which was the first she felt of it. Pain in this lump in the side has been felt from time to time. cm. mm. with cramping pain. Lycop. Lycop. 203 . Lyc. November 27th. Menses regular. and sleeps badly. September 25th. about four years ago. Symptoms all passed away until a few days ago the pain came back in the pylorus. Starts suddenly from a noise. Symptoms returning. it was then very hard. must remove the shoes to cool them. Called to see if medicine was expected to make her worse. L. and again she received: Lyc. Called to say the aggravations had passed off and that she was much better. October 28th. August 2nd. Restless. S. has always relieved it by whiskey. Vomiting after eating and pain in the stomach. July 23d.Distension in stomach after eating so little. and the pain is much better.

pain in lumbar region. Improving. L. mm. S. The tumor has diminished some. S. Lyc. Has been entirely free from symptoms until recently. April 25th. She is growing smaller about the abdomen and gaining in flesh and color. March 28th. Reports no symptoms. Headache in forehead and eyes. mm. cannot drink water nor cold milk. Still improving. Lyc. L. now. bowels constipated. feet burn. March 7th. Lyc. everything must be warm. No symptoms. No bloating of feet.No symptoms. Feet swelling again. Symptoms returning. 204 . cannot take cold things. goes three or four days. June 3rd. Stomach symptoms returning. January 7th. January 26th. February 16th. mm. Can move the tumor and can discern that it belongs to the right side of the pelvis. December 13th.

205 . August 15th. therefore she thought she was cured. She remarked that the last medicine did her most good of all the medicine taken. She had not been able to find it. The tumor can be discovered by close examination.June 15th. All symptoms have returned. Reports herself cured. 2 mm. She remains in perfect health. She returns when the symptoms return. Lyc. Symptoms all better. October 7th.

Bowels constipated. Difficulty in swallowing. Ineffectual frequent urging. Lad was poisoned by Rhus three years ago. age six. 206 . Pale sickly face. and pharynx. When talking he throws the head back. No history of any kind discovered in the family. Paralysis of left arms. oesophagus. Cannot grasp with the hand. Cured in six months. no action. self-cured. The paralysis of left is almost complete and the right is showing signs of weakness in abduction. Cannot abduct the arm. Limited motion in left arm. Family supposed to be psoric. Choking when eating. Liquids come out of nose. The attack began only a few weeks ago. Solids cause much choking. Trouble progressing rapidly. 42m. Nasal voice. Talks and cries out when sleeping. Rash comes out on the body in heated air. Plumb. waxy and shiny.Case 95 Paralysis Plumbum metallicum Lad. but can flex it feebly.

her menses came too soon and her feet were always cold and felt damp. notwithstanding ample medical attention. She apparently had been a sufferer. She was able to work in four months and is now perfectly well.. Every change to cold increased her suffering. There was enlargement of the uterus and ovaries with erosion of vaginal portion of the uterus and anterior wall of the vagina. L. and the tenderness extended to the abdominal tissues and viscera.Case 96 Three peculiar cases. pain became unbearable. Three days after taking the medicine her menses came on with profuse flow and increase of pain. 85 m. Pelvic Cellulitis Calcarea carbonica Mrs. 207 . age 36. so she lived and so she was dying. had been in bed with pelvic cellulitis. No more medicine was needed. one dose. Calc-c. at the proper time the flow ceased and all the tenderness and previous suffering passed away. Her mental state was gloomy. when her abdomen had cooled from the absence of the hop. The evidence of her suffering was ample. There was much tumefaction of the abdomen and great tenderness of all the pelvic organs. was given. Her bowels were constipated. Hot douches per vagina and hot hops constituted her only possible comfort. The hop poultices and hot injections were discontinued and she was placed in warm clothing.

one dose. They last two or three hours. said her mother. and the excitement brought on the most intense spasmodic jerking of the whole body. I called at the house one day and removed a tumor from the hand of her mother. was afflicted with periodical attacks of Chronic Spasms. Whenever a thunderstorm is raging she has these attacks. I administered Phos. G. widow. She considered herself an invalid and expected no relief. 5m. Her whole constitution and mental state have changed.Case 97 Periodical attacks of chronic spasms Phosphorus Phosphorus: Mrs.. She never had another attack. dry. Thunder does not affect her now. 208 . 42 years of age.

empty feeling in the stomach: Sep. Puls. Murex. with what a gynecologist had called a prolapsus. Arn. Tall. Hepar...Case 98 Prolapsus. Lycop.-Sepia: Mrs. Natr-m.. Lil-t.. Lil-t. She always had a bearing down in the pelvis. She was a tall. 209 . Hydr. otherwise in good health. and always felt a lump in the rectum. as if the uterus would issue from the vagina: Sepia. Sepia Case V. I removed the ring and gave her Sac. slim woman. Murex. She was greatly constipated. She complained of a hungry. She could not walk or stand long without her "ring.. Nux. K.." She came to the office in a carriage..-a married woman. etc. Lac. 28 years old came to me from the country.. Zinc. Ign. She often crosses her limbs to prevent the uterus from escaping: Sep. and many others. even after stool: Sep. She must press on the vulva with a napkin for relief: Sep. She was wearing a Hodge pessary. and she must wait a long time for it to start: Sepia. slim and sallow: Sep. Cann-ind. Murex... At the end of a week I had noted the following symptoms: The urine passed slowly..

She was an invalid before. and she has never needed a physician since. and Sac. Iac. dry. C. It is three years since this case called. M. one dose. 210 .She got Sep. The one dose cured her.

I removed the pessary and informed her that she would need to visit my office every day for a week or so. She took Lil-t.Case 99 Prolapsus (2) Lilium tigrinum Lil-t.. She was given Sac. She complained of a wild feeling in the head. dark hair and eyes. She was unable to be about at housework. Murex.. and then Sac-lac.. The remedy that would cure this case must have mental symptoms of prominence in its picture. Lil-t. lac. and every day I noted symptoms.. Puls. Bearing down in the pelvis as if the uterus would protrude: Sep. one week. Natr-m. The most marked feature was her mental state. She called it "a case just like mine. 211 .. There were some flying pains going through the pelvis and down the thigh like those found in Lil-t. 30 for a day in water.. The above lady went home and sent me a similar case. Pod. without the pessary. She must press on the vulva with the hand to prevent the parts from protruding: Lil-t. and feared she would lose her reason: Lil-t. until at the end of a week I believed I had the symptoms that expressed the individuality of the disease. She had worn a Hodge pessary for a year. Murex.. and others. Nux-v. Sep." She was a short stout woman..

One gynecologist had receipted a bill for $200. 212 . The husband said it was the cheapest doctor bill he had been called to pay. which she had not undertaken even with the pessary in situ. For this last case I was presented with a check for $50 over and after the full payment for my services. to be used when she felt a return of the difficulty. and this was but a small part of the "sick expenses. She was sent home with a few powders of Lil-t. viz. 200. to use as per instruction. but it is the honest way. One year later she wrote me that she had taken one of the powders." It may not pay as well to practice pure homoeopathy. and was keeping the others with great care..She had then improved so much that she had walked over the Zoological garden.

Began on left and extended to right. Bowels now normal. Wakeful: hears clock strike 10. Throat. Thirst constant for cold water. suffering with sore throat which she had for six weeks. 11. Burning sensation at night from inhaling cold air. 20. 2 and 3. 25. No rest in the morning. < swallowing solids. With the exception of the aggravation from warmth. 213 . Jan. for months (chronic symptom). Larynx and side of neck pain. Voice and hearing lost. first time for months. when she was scarcely able to go out-doors. it was predominantly a Lachesis case. better and worse. swollen enormously and very red.Case 100 Pharyngitis Lachesis A woman of fifty-three years called in January.. Head pulsating. Jan. Sach. lac. 10m. Had "grip" six weeks ago. Pharynx soreness since then. e. pain on left side much worse after first dose. < cold water. i. Cracking sensation at base of skull when turning head. Constipation. all features of the case were prominently Lachesis. > warm liquids: Externally. with dry hacking cough. Desires cold drinks but cold aggravates the throat. under old-school treatment. side. Lach.

The wisdom of continuing the same remedy was quite clear when the disorder of six weeks' duration was entirely eradicated within a week. The favorable action of the remedy was evidenced in the aggravation occurring on the first day and the improvement in rectal evacuations.All throat symptoms ceased at the end of a week. 214 .

aged fifty years. 10m. 22. > by cool. Guai. Many 0. Knees lame. both ankles swollen. Mrs. 5.. 15. < by heat. foot and ankle. General improvement. Sept. shooting pains. Can tolerate warm bath. 14. Aug. 1910. cramp in outer side. 3. 50m. W. S. Rheumatism. Oct. > in rest. Rheumatism in ankles and feet. doctors and much drugging without relief. Strong appetite. Extended from right to left. M. Ankles better than for a month. Thighs. 11 Swelling and pain in R. Bowels sluggish.Case 101 Rheumatic Patient Guaïacum Aug. inner side. Sept. Guai. Nearly helpless from it for a year. 215 . Nov.

ever since. Three remedies are characterized by this feature in rheumatism: Guaiacum. Pulsatilla is prescribed. 9. Ledum and Pulsatilla. Jan. This patient presented few symptoms. Left thigh.After beginning the higher potency. curative results. cramp again upward. When this symptom is reported in a patient of general Ledum type. Serious Disorders Removed 216 . the patient was neither Ledum nor Pulsatilla. 10. with beneficial. Rheumatism now worse again. > from cold. Steady improvement until recently. Ledum: will cure. hence Guaiacum was selected. 50m. slight agg. Improved less. recently. Guai. Guai. when it is found that the patient is a Pulsatilla type in general. cm. 50m. hands stiff. feet and ankles swollen. but a strong characteristic: rheumatic pains < from warmth. Dec. knees lame. Has been free from rheumatism and in good health. Guai. In this instance. 1911. then relief.

C.Case 102 A Cardiac Patient Naja When Mrs. frequently. stops beating. Flow scanty. Heart-pains. dark. then the sharp pains appear. Appetite best for breakfast. 1909. never too warm. Thirsty continually. from exertion and ascending stairs. Jan. Aching through all the body. sharp pains. Menstrual period seven to fourteen days late. drinks small quantity. Very tired. Vagina ulcerated sensation during coition. Pain < hurrying. 217 . From riding in cars. very dark or watery. Has been of this character from the beginning. Odor putrid. Nausea and vomiting if eats one mouthful too much. Confused with it. First part clotted. C. first presented herself at the office she was thirty-one years old and very nervous. Almost continuous past three months. Eyes-sore sensation. Headache begins in forehead and extends to occiput. Feet always cold. Aches and tumbles. < when rising in morning and in forenoon. Chilly usually. Clothes bands around the waist occasion pain. A. Easily excited. pain in motion. 16. Worked hard all summer.

1. Very nervous from noises. 28. less chilly. powders. Never weighed more than 107 lbs. and Sac. weighs 129 lbs. Desires sweets not acids. 23. flow dark and thick. 11. Weak. Apr. can sleep any time of day or night. less putrid. Much improved generally. more copious. Discharge scant. Better in general. Quick-motioned. eyes less pain. Mar. Head aches only when tired. 1. M. powders one each night. Sac. Flatulence very slight. Naja 10m. unable to sit still a minute. Empty sensation in stomach. dark. Naja 10m. no heart-pains. Very active. Feb. Naja 10m. Vagina much less of ulcerative sensation during coition. Sleeps easily.Likes warm room and warm clothing. Menstrual period only a few days late. Naja 10m. 218 . until now. Soreness in vagina nearly entirely disappeared. Disturbed by little screams of the baby. Sensation as if heart ceased beating.

500. does not want them touched. D. Mrs. Constipation. sensitive spots-one in dorsal region. cold. M. ankles and sometimes legs.Case 103 Mental Derangement Lachesis Silicea Sulfur Calcarea carbonica Ferrum picricum Lecithin Phosphorus Murex Lycopodium July 23. Weary. will not work. Head sensation of a steel band over forehead. scolds her husband. Tearful. Many imaginations. Feet. 219 . Father was insane about a year. Headache mornings. Imagines her daughter the cause of her troubles. when waking. Sleep ameliorates. Perspiration during night. Friend reports: She is very suspicious of her husband and a neighbor woman. one in coccyx. 1904. without cause. Spine. July 30. takes no interest in her home. aged forty-five years. Talks constantly. has been distressed by an adopted daughter. Used to have menstrual headaches. abuses people without occasion. Finger ends sensitive. No children. E. Lach. Sensitive to heat..

). 13. 1905. Trembling." Spine nervous sensation. bowels regular until recently. Bowels much improved. Anxious. Sil. 10m. Abdomen sensitive to clothing. can sleep while reclining on the side. S. Stirring here and there (old symp. Sept. Exertion aggravates. Sach.. Hot flushes (0. Abdomen. Loneliness. Feces slip back. S. Perspiration in sleep. Must recline on back to sleep.). Less tearful. Feces knotty. day and night. has used enema every day. was always anxious. Sach. 220 .Grating in joints. Appetite reported improved a week ago. 14. cm. 21. sore sensation (0.). Aug. tremulous after doing some housework. Less nervous tremor and less headache. Head creeping sensation on vertex. Sil. 20. S. Silica cm. L. Dec. Twitching of eyes. continued one day. Gaining in general. Followed by an aggravation. Conscious of her uterus. > boring in ears (0. Oct. Constipation. 29. an old symptom. daily normal evacuation in the morning. Head hot to touch. Generally < before a storm. < respiration. 14 and Feb. for the first. Sleeping well. Neck stiff f or a few days.). Sach. lactis Sept. Improved. also more interest in her work. Aug. less perspiration. Head "f eels so much improved. Roaring sounds in ears. much improvement in general. 11. Heart sensation of pressure over it. Pulsating in stomach. Perspiration on back and shoulders after first taking Lach. forsaken sensation.

<noise. Scalp itching. dryness. and r. steel band sensation absent. Tired tremor through body. 10m. 1906. Whirling sensation in vertex when waking from nap. disappeared.During this period was general improvement: in strength. Head: sensation of a million small things in scalp or in brain in vertex. in walls and left mammary region. Tired easily. and Jan. sometimes it extends to sides of head and front. Pain between scapulae. creeping sensation in night. Head. Small of back tired when waking. Sulph. m. Prominent symptoms: Ears ringing noise. Pain in occiput when laughing. enjoys being out-doors. heat flashes only when tired. 10m. Chilliness. biting sensation. Must sleep on back. 18. elbow. Cold. Scalp dry scale. or in entire crown. July 5 and Oct. Less of the large spongy sensation. 1905. April 16. when waking. Shooting pain in hip. Sulph. > by scratching. heel. extends them outside the covers to cool. cold feet. Suspicious of neighbor. extends to vertex when worried. when waking. Hungry about 10 or 11 a. Record indicates improvement between these reports. 9. not in morning. 22. appetite and stomach improved. when waking at night. not much pain in head. gain in weight. Cm. Pain in vertex < exertion and fatigue. elbow. bowels orderly. Sulph. Chilliness and perspiration. Sulph. One day pain and swelling in r. then in 1. 221 . Dec. thigh sometimes sore to touch in bone. Pulsation. heat in vertex. and appeared in r. Soreness sensation in thorax. Perspiration followed by chilliness.. heat flashes. damp air penetrating. Mar. 27. must eat. Feet heat at night. 50m. constipation. sensation of drawing back.

Urine. or standing. Calc. Urine dark. 1907. while reclining. hiccough. lameness or other aggravation from suppression or cooling. sitting. used twice in mm. permits her thoughts and speculations to weigh her down. and twice in 3 mm. Jealous and suspicious. sometimes dripping. remains in dark room on hot days. at the worst. brick-dust sediment occasions rough surface in vessel. sensation as if eyes turned the wrong way. red particles not difficult to remove from vessel. cankers in mouth after eating sour food. gain in flesh and decrease of these symptoms. numbness in fingers. Perspiration easy. Sore spot. 1908. Numbness in feet and hands when not lying on them. > by pressure. potency. Nasal dryness. while the following symptoms were the prominent ones reported: Head spongy sensation. Head pain in vertex < pressure (?). burning sensation after eating strawberries. was continued until 29th of June. 1907. 10m. May 25. sensation as if upper lid covered over the lower. Abdomen pain in region of spleen. sensation of sand associated with agglutination in morning. on slight exertion-between mammae and around body. company. cramped while lying in bed by> continued motion of turning. not on face. sleeps with cold cloth on it. < from overeating. flat warts in childhood. less when walking.Eyes redness. Had many small. pain in back of neck with headache and when becomes cold. Mar. Must wear exactly 222 . Feet hot at night. Perspires easily. < heat of sun. Through all the period general improvement. Cramps in calves of legs when goes from out-doors to house. Sulph. pains in wrists when overtired. Sensation: as if nerves twisted off. sensation of crack in eyes when trying to sleep. 5. pain in vertex when quickly turning the head. Confusion and dizziness when emotions excited. Stomach. < by talking of others. heat in vertex. Much sneezing. June 29.

head pressure of a band. "Head better than in years. May 21. "Last remedy did everything for her. at times cold to waist.-pic. Heat flash followed by perspiration and then chilliness. Weeps after unpleasant events or if reprimanded or blamed. Aug. nearer front.-Pic. Tension on waking. Numb. 10m." Phos. Craves water as cold as can get it. Ferr-pic. Oct. 10m. sensitive spots relieved immediately. Milk must be cold.same weight clothing every day or is chilly. Thighs stiff from continued sitting. Wakens at night with cold feet. 10m. dead sensation in hand or arm. Ferr. Head sensitive on vertex. 15. Phos. Cramps from cold. 223 . 1910. from worry. Ferr. Aug. 1909. 50m. pain back of eyes from extreme heat. each side of center of vertex. to Mar. Dec. Heated from walking. 10m. > in open air. 18 and May 29. 29. sensation as if would become unconscious. Feb. Stomach soreness at entrance if drinks little hot tea. May. Lecithin 10m. fullness. Heart pain from vexation. Mouth-sores if eats acid." Head -sore. 6. During this period.. 31. damp weather. Dreams all night about company. 10m. Ferr. when wakens. small twists all down calf. April 19. steady improvement with the chief symptoms: Fatigue from company.-pic.

Sept. > holding it up. By the hour they would recite her vagaries-many unthinkable things. Murex 10m. By the hour. Lyc. 1911. 1912. 7. < reaching. 50m. April 5. Phos. detailing her complaints and the annoyances of her family affairs. Aug. 10m. Improvement through the two years continued with mild return of symptoms when repetition of remedy needed. Improvement continuing. motion. 16 and May 3. Sensation of band. > open air. 21. 224 . top and sides. 10m. cm. so to convey an adequate idea of the disordered condition of her mind. Heart sometimes darting pains. Nov. Phos. 18. 50m. Nostrils bloody scabs. To reason with her was an absolute impossibility: there was no reasoning faculty apparent in her. with no inflections of voice. Heat. Head sensation of animals eating inside. knitting inside. Lyc. if one would listen. top and sides. going up-stairs. Abdomen soreness across it. Jan. Jan. To describe the condition of this patient in the early months.June 10 and July 30. Lyc. < mental disturbance. Heavy. She said the family made her so nervous she just must go away from them. 4 and Nov. she would talk on and on in a monotone. General health better than in ten years. even through the first year or two of her treatment is impossible. Wakens with painshooting. cm. Then other members of the family would report the strange things she did. Lyc. 27. Heat when waking in afternoon.

and wonders why others are not believers in it.At the time her family and her neighbors reported how she would leave the house immediately after an early breakfast and not return until late afternoon. She is devoted to Homoeopathy. but she is her husband's accountant and book-keeper. interested in its philosophy. at the last date on the record. Now. neglecting everything in the house. not only is she filling her place in the home as a splendid house-keeper and cook. 225 . In her husband's absence she directs the men and keeps oversight of them and their horses with extreme efficiency. attending to the details of a large business employing dozens of men and many teams. shirking all responsibility. two years later.

Habits of secret vice. Answers no questions. Hears officers coming to arrest him.Case 104 Severe Maladies. Hears voice from a distance: of father: of mother: of policeman. Medor. Light>. Noise <. Head--pain in occiput > in middle of the day. had gonorrhoea which was treated allopathically for four months before it was controlled. continually flaming red. Thought he was to be buried alive.. Forgets everything. Acute Mania Medorrhinum Belladonna Hyosciamus Lachesis Phosphorus R. aged twenty-three years. Think she is a criminal. Hands and feet clammy. Under observation day and night by day and night nurse. Weeping. Mar. Violent --. Constipation. makes unintelligible. diagnosed by a specialist "Dementia praecox". pupil appears larger than right. T. Thought he was Christ. Given to test the case to determine if it were a case of suppressed sycosis. 226 . Wakens with a start. Face red. 23. Was sent home from college for treatment. 10. Mind appears to be gone. Hears voices. L. No response followed and the case was thus determined not due to suppression. Ears-pressed-in sensation. slight mumbling.had to be tied and held in bed. Mental condition.

stram. voices said he was dead. told him to "run for it. HYOS.. now better. Confusion: BELL. lach. Thinks he is damned. HYOS.. lach. HYOS. 227 ... LYC. Incoherent speech: Bell.. STRAM...... lach.. 21. Hyos. 24.. cham.. LYC. STRAM.....Voice called him a liar. many more not related to him.. hyos. that people are laughing at him. lach.. lach. KALI-BR.. KALI-BR. LYC.. Summary: Bell.. LYC.-ind. Lach.. crot-c..-s. Delirium raving: BELL. Religious affections: Bell..... hyos.. lyc. kali-br.. Delirium: BELL. lach. stram.. hyos.-s.. cinch. hyos.. med. carb. med. stram. Confused speech: Bell. Hot head: Bell. Clothing < neck: Bell. Chill: Bell. STRAM.. kalibr. kali-br. Somewhat religious phases of delirium: commanded by one of the voices to say the Apostles' Creed.. carb. cham.. Insanity: BELL... phos. LACH. LACH. Stram... kali-br.. hyos... lach. kali-br. Cold feet: BELL.. Answers incoherent: Hyos.. Fecal evacuations were black when first returned home. Irrelevant: Hyos. Mania: BELL. LACH. cann. stram.. Breath fetid. kali-br. cham.... LACH.. Weeps: Bell.. HYOS.. CARB-S. med. told him to say "Lord" very loud.... hyos.... med.. hyos.. stram. med... elaps.. HYOS. Hyos. LACH. lach.. Stram. lyc." of mother... Voices: Bell.. 27.. stram. STRAM.. 20. ever since he came home. STRAM.

. Stram. hyos.. stram. Lach. stands highest in the anamnesis.. Mar. Summary: Bell. Mar. lact. Thinks the medicine is poison.. 228 . April 4.. 10m.. Sach. Light <: Bell. stram. it itches. lach. 25. S. Hyos. Struck his nose twice.. Hyos.. April 9.Occipital pain: BELL. Thinks he is about to be arrested: Bell... Starting on waking: BELL. Voices say he is dead and he wants to know when they are going to have the funeral. the bodily heat of the remedy is lacking and the case may later demand Hyos. Just ascertained that he has lost all shame. 34. Thinks his coffin is in the house or cellar.. two hours in water. 38. No other change. Collar fits too close.. hyos.. 26. Thinks his medicine is poison. HYOS. Bell. lach. 10m. Breath less offensive. stram. Wants to dig his own grave. Though Bell. stram. Bell. 44. hyos. lach. Rubs his nose much. Hears scarcely any noises. 10m. hyos. Wants to be buried. Noise <: BELL. as the mania is not active enough for Stram. L.

appears unable to answer. he goes to bed. lac. Sach. Does not talk. Thinks he is a criminal. Hears voices of the family and of the nurse. April 13. so that he could eat at the table with the family. seldom hears voices. 10m. lac. Appears worse on Lachesis. Heat in head marked. Struck his attendant several times. No initiative: Waits for commands before acting. Sach. > by cold. face less red. it was evident that Phosphorus was closely related throughout the case. Hyos. wants to fight. Thinks he is a criminal. May 2. Quarrelsome. 10m. No more fighting since last remedy. May 28. 229 . April 18. Laughs much. Aversion to hot soup. Aversion to being touched. Irresolution. when told to eat he eats. Much improved. Delusions. Irresolution. as he did. voices less. almost mechanically. Phos. Likes cold water. He was constantly under the observation of a carefully observant nurse. no delusions. More quiet. nose itches less. to go to bed. In connection with the other symptoms. stands until told to sit and sits until told to stand-. Hence the prescription. when told to do anything lie does it. 10m. does not rub it constantly. Nervous. who at this time noticed that he could not take hot soup. appearance improved. Voices. April 12. Remedies heretofore used removed the violence and the intensity of the mania. Phos. Now very nervous. Feet and hands cold. Intense fear.Thought that he was dead only once.

230 .This case was finished by a repetition of Phos. potency. By the middle of June. traveling about the city as would any one else. Since that he has been normal and robust. in 50m. a month later. the mental symptoms had disappeared and he had gained much flesh.

The pathologist might score this as a victory for himself. When the evidence of a chronic miasm is suppressed by a remedy corresponding to the acute or last appearing symptoms. It only shows that the individuality of a disease must be known. but the case made a good recovery. but he only has learned it from a careful individualization of symptoms. another. Thuya A lady who suffered from sycotic excrescences became reduced from repeated hemorrhages. Now because Thuja removed the individuality of a case with the cold left side of the head. cold damp feet. because it was similar to the ruling feature of the case. These would make a young man naturally think of Calcarea. When she would go for some time without the loss of much blood her totality of symptoms was similar to Thuja. it is no sign it will remove that symptom. but an exhaustive flow would add several symptoms to the original picture and mask the individuality of the true chronic disorder. but a closer study must result in a conclusion that Calcarea could only result in a failure to cure until Thuja had removed the sycotic nature of the disorder.Case 105 Totality and individuality. Sycotic excrescenses. after which the individuality of the chronic miasm will be manifested by its true expression or symptoms. such information is best acquired by observation in the wilderness of symptomatology. One symptom in particular was a cold feeling in the left side of the head. 231 . The cold sensation is not found under Thuja.

232 . The ignorant pretenders use the supporters and smile at the Organon. These things were all known to the great Hahnemann. No Homeopathist can make a truly homoeopathic prescription when the individuality of a disease is unknown. There is no other way known. having the audacity to ask what remedy he should have used. These are the ones who are wise enough to direct remedies on their knowledge of pathology. or only partly known. The individuality can only be known by observing and knowing all the symptoms. no less than the failure.These little things were well known to the great Hahnemann. and are taught in the Organon and Chronic Diseases. The question asked. Each case must be studied with a view of its own individuality. shows that he is not acquainted with the teachings of the Organon. she will most likely fail to obtain a correct remedy because her symptoms are masked or changed so that the totality does not express the individuality of the disease. and go on with their failures. and the disease permitted to express itself in the language so well known to every true Homeopathist. After a week the symptoms will most likely express individuality. how can even a more competent physician inform him what an appropriate remedy might be? The questioner could not prescribe for his own case as a general thing if he would individualize correctly. they seem to glory in their ignorance of the true healing art. The physician who is not competent to direct the appropriate remedy is not acquainted with the individuality of his case. only to fail. When a woman calls for treatment with a pessary in her vagina. The physician who does not individualize uses Morphine to stop the pain and reports his ignorance to the society. and then an appropriate remedy can be found. The pessary should be removed. and then have the audacity to ask for the right remedy to be pointed out. in its totality of symptoms. and with such ignorance of his case.

and thereafter had no difficulty. as advised by the doctor. A man with inveterate constipation. who had used physics until they would no longer serve. 233 . two days later he had a normal evacuation.Case 106 Tarentula cases. was encouraged by his daughter to wait for further action until the proper remedy could be recognized. Tarentula Rolling from side to side to ease the distress is a characteristic of Tarentula. In his distress he rolled from side to side. on the bed. Rolling from side to side to relieve the distress. oh dear me!" Tarentula quieted him. wailing "Oh dear me.

Several homoeopathic remedies had been given and still he was declining. Psor. Right knee sore. slim young man. Has been ill with inflammatory rheumatism many months. The paucity of symptoms and generalities persuaded the giving of Psor. Cachectic aspect. was an additional reason for Psor. eighteen.Case 107 Threatening Tuberculosis Psorinum Tall. but the important lesson is the relation of Psor to the knees and probably the right. hoping to develop the case. Tuberculosis parentage. Pulse 100 to 110. painful when letting limb hang down. Very spare. 234 . and the young man remains well and is thriving perfectly. age. Varying. Seems declining. and the aggravation from letting the limb hang down. Temperature 991/2. The cure of the young man is of itself good work. which was speedy. 42m cured the whole case.

10m. Not sensitive to cold. 28 years of age. J. April 24. Tuberc. June 31 Feels very good. May 9. June 1. A surgeon said she must have an operation. Sach. Improvement is very marked. immediately. 10m.. S. Tuberc. 10m. Tubercular Glands Of The Neck Tuberculinum Calcarea carbonica Mrs.Case 108 Tubercular Glands. Gland under the chin gives sensation of softening in the centre. 235 . 1905. Thirst for cold water. Breath fetid odor Sensitive to cold. No new symptoms. lac. though glands on -neck not entirely absent. Feet "cold as ice" in cold weather. Tuberc. Tubercular glands of the neck-some have suppurated. Has always worked actively.

Tuberc. 17. in motion. from cold. Tuberc. Tuberc. Teeth ache at night. Red spots where swollen. Feet and ankles painful swelling. Thirst for cold water. Lumps increased in size. Sensitive to cold. > when feet elevated. Feb.Aug. having plenty of milk. yet four or five are quite prominent. glands not. 20. cm. Rheumatic condition. Some evidence of improvement. Sore sensation when turning neck. Lumps becoming smaller. April 15. Feet swelling. Tuberc. Appetite poor. 20. Has had no medicine since Dec. April 11. May 15. Headache constantly. mm. Head improved. Sept. two weeks ago. cm. Pregnancy developed in July. Generally amel. Emaciating. Rectal evacuations not every day. Glands enlarging again. 1906. Perspiration and chilliness. Oct. Sore lumps in neck. Dec. Headache. Tuberc. Improvement continued throughout. 8. 2. Tuberc. 10m. no perspiration at night. 236 . Has been feeding the baby at the breast. Tuber. so large. 50m. 1907. June 13. mm. March 12. 20 and Dec. 10m.

red. Sach. Appetite poor. c. continues until midnight. 10m. each night. with no lumps in the neck. c. face. aching. one each night. 237 . lac. All symptoms improved. All symptoms of last report have disappeared. Glands. Fond of milk and eggs. Perspiration as soon as sleeps. Gaining flesh. Jan. no thirst. Feet cold at night and all winter. Stomach and appetite good. Calc. 50m. 23. Feet pain. L. lac. lac. Glands in neck tubercular. not coughing. 10m. Tuberc. Tuberc. Oct. four powders to be followed by Sach. May 15. July 20. Feels well. Later report says she is in good health. Hands cold. Cough at night. Cold at night. good appearance. Headache constant. Sleepy. Sach. Calc. hands not so cold. 1908. Tubercle in neck improved. Tuberc.. Feels very well. Never fond of meat. 50m. 4. walking difficult. > when quiet and can recline. Back and front of thorax. gaining flesh. feels very well and strong. June 13. flank pain. 50m.Weak. appetite good. one on each side of neck. open and close. some old lumps in neck.

aged forty-three. C.. 238 .Mrs. W. reported that her mother and one brother died of consumption.

Apr. 239 . 24. Tuberc. be sore about three days ago. 21. 10m. 10m. 6. These had been examined by allopaths and condemned to operative treatment. attends to her own housework. Active. Repeated also Feb. Remedy acted over forty days. cured with Ars. Appetite good. Apr. Very sensitive to warm room. Appearance of face. Jan.Case 109 Tubercular Glands In Left Side Of Neck Tuberculinum Dec. Feels well indoors or outside. Gland in left side neck began to. bowels normal. 1907. 1908. must have fresh air at night. dull red color. 10m. 30. Had a cold she called Grippe. Tubercular glands in left side of neck. Tuberc. Tuberc 50m. sickly. 27. two weeks ago. Feet cold. hands cold easily.

cm. taken the same way. and in a month the lumps were so small they could scarcely be felt. 4 powders. now. constantly. two days ago began to dry up and now presents better appearance than it has at any time. Oct. powders to follow. lac. now. Feeling fine. Sach. Instep-aching continued in both feet so that she walked on the sides of the feet. a lump too sore to be touched. cm. Sach. Instep-aching pain before menses. cm. Aching in insteps and soles returned. Tuberc. 6. Tuberc. Abscess at root of tooth. May 5 and June 4. Tuberc. when reported ten days ago. Swelling and suppuration of the old spot. 20. Aug. Glands swollen. slightly under the chin. Aug. Swollen gland became normal in few days. during and after walking.Swelling of lump continued a week. 240 . July 7. 31. with some suppuration. was reported two weeks after last report and has continued troublesome. Has cold effects. Tuberculinum 50m was repeated. Had been having company and was very tired. Tuberc. lac. So tired. mm. Oct. Neck-a very sore spot. 1 each night and morning. 6.

Hence it was repeated at closer intervals than would have been done. when the remedy was to be given in the cm. four doses were administered in succession at twelve-hour intervals. potency for the third time. the system was weakened by overexertion which to some extent interfered with the action of the remedy. Without operation.. the lumps disappeared from the neck and the pains disappeared from the feet. the glands of tubercular nature disappeared from the neck and gouty pains appeared in the extremities. and later the same month Tuberc. was repeated. stout. 10m. The progress of the case throughout is delightful. In August.Improvement continued throughout the year. strong woman. to push the action of the remedy. mm. had the course of its action had no interruption. and became a robust. In May and June. As these disappeared. A cough in November was cured by Bry. the patient was cured of tuberculosis and of gouty tendencies simultaneously. 241 . even to read. hearty.

Tuberc. N. Rigg's Disease. D. These were cut out. glandular swelling disappeared completely. 13. Craves coffee. weeps easily. Prefers cold to heat. Apr. Feels perfectly well. 50m.. 10m. disposed to worry. Tubercular glands of right side of neck. 10m. July 5.Case 110 Tubercular Glands Of Right Side Of Neck Tuberculinum Calcarea carbonica Mrs. Tuberc. 25. Another lump discovered. Hands and feet cold. Tuberc. Sept. 242 . May 9. May 22. J. Sach-lactis. Worse in damp. Bilious disorders subject to vomiting of bile. Stronger and generally much improved. 1191. Apprehensive. cloudy weather. thirty-four years old. Better in motion than in rest.

at times offer no characteristics such as the prescriber seeks as a basis for remedy selection. and having slight suffering elsewhere. but the improvement continued throughout." in Kent's Materia Medica. Then the remedy most similar in its effects to the nature of the disorder must be used. In the first case of this series. and other presentations of these remedies..For a better appreciation of these records. repeated at intervals as return of symptoms demanded. after the first year of treatment would appear alarming except that the prescriber learns to welcome any symptoms that develop as a guide for treatment. parturition. under the influence of the same remedy. In this instance the reaction was all that could be desired after the administration of Calc. (See "Tuberculinum" in March Homoeopathician. The change from progress to decline. In this time pregnancy. When its influence appeared to cease. Developing symptoms indicate the power of the system to express the internal disorder. Then again the remedy most similar in action to the process of local degeneration-no other characteristics of the patient being present-continued the work of restoration. the symptoms forming the image of the remedy which the patient requires. "Calcarea carb. reaction of the patient to the remedy thus demanded measures the ability to recover. 243 . localization of the disorder in the glands occurred. and the indications for the remedies prescribed. and lactation aroused no increased disturbance. elsewhere. improvement occurred for a year. This should encourage others to expect benefit from treatment even when serious conditions are present. with more activity there. carb. the reader should study the provings of. They seek a removal of these.) Patients with such glandular disorders present themselves to the physician with few or no other complaints.

but for the ambitious student who wishes to master the application of the doctrines.The records of these cases are but outlines for the study of the doctrines. they form a sufficient text. 244 .

disputing the matron who saw the vomiting. at the Memorial Home.so large a quantity of blood vomited. and her stomach could not tolerate nothing but a little milk. The matron declared there was over a gallon the physician then in charge said lie never saw.. and when the attendant acknowledged his impotence in the case. Some months before I assumed control of the Home this old lady had an attack of vomiting blood. and this case with others came under charge. But the important thing is the dropsy. aet 84. Her limbs were enormously swollen and her abdomen no less so. and the friends of the old lady outside the Home made complaint. The treatment was directed to prevent another hemorrhage from the lungslarge doses of astringents. The old lady continued to decline.Case 111 Vomiting blood in dropsy. 245 . China Mrs. but the subjective history confirmed the diagnosis. F. The dropsical condition prevented a satisfactory examination. I was requested to assume the duties of medical attendant of the Home. The matron explained the situation and I immediately suspected that the hemorrhage came from an ulcer in the stomach. and expressed his opinion that it was from the lung as he did not see the act of vomiting.

I do not declare an unfavorable prognosis because of old age. visiting all the rooms and chatting and joking everybody. As she had been so near the angels she has the liberty of the house and is a general pet. At present.org 246 . No other medicine has been given and she is as well as anybody in the Home. but when the disease causing the dropsy is one hard to manage regardless of age. Some years ago I supposed that when an old person became dropsical his or her time had come. www.The dropsy having a hemorrhage for its cause guided me to the selection of China. while she was going down rapidly she began immediately to improve. Old people recover when given the right remedy in suitable potency in a surprising manner. which was repeated at proper intervals in 77m. running three long stairs.homeoesp.