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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Elaterium should be consulted. of Rhus. 64 . and the amelioration from warmth must exclude Apis. of Elaterium after the chills have been suppressed. and Apis during the fever. It is characteristic of Hepar to have urticaria during the chill. in cases cured by Elaterium. but there was no suffocation attending the eruption. Rhus. Where there is a gushing diarrhoea during chill or fever. Ignatia. It has been only a clinical observation. and Apis during apyrexia. 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.The beginner might think of Apis in the above case on account of the urticaria and the thirst during the chill. and urticaria. Hepar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. MEZ. Caust. Eruptions aggravated from washing: AM.. Lac.. RHUS.. Sep.-ac. Lyc.. and in all antagonism had never been met... Merc. and has remained healthy. SEP. The true specific for the disease was met in Mez. I hear of no answer that has offset those statements of facts. She never had been entirely free from the suffering caused by the eruption. It seems here to please some of these doubters. Rhus-t.... Merc.. Kali-c. Mur..LYC. and many others not related to the general case.. Dulc.. Staph. I therefore presented a paper on the sixteenth section of the Organon of Samuel Hahnemann as an argument without cures.. Carb. Staph. again I am coming with cures to corroborate the doctrine-these principles.... ANT. Bov. 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... 20m. CLEM.-C. Sil. Petrol. Cito. tuto e jocunde....-ac.. SULPH.. Mez.. Phos. Calc. 98 . Mezereum 20m-One dose dry and Sac. I was told that anybody could report cures. Spig. Sars.. that such reports were not to be admitted as evidence. Stront.. The burning and itching passed away in a few days.-C. Nitr. Canth.. The skin became soft and normal in less than four weeks. Sulph. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep. Sars. Mezereum 20m-One dose dry and Sac. and many others not related to the general case. Staph. Dulc. Mez. Sulph. that such reports were not to be admitted as evidence. Rhus-t. Merc. and in all antagonism had never been met.. I was told that anybody could report cures... I therefore presented a paper on the sixteenth section of the Organon of Samuel Hahnemann as an argument without cures. SULPH... Cito... Lyc. Staph. Mur... Carb. It seems here to please some of these doubters.. Caust. Stront... Merc.-C. Phos. She never had been entirely free from the suffering caused by the eruption. 20m.. Canth. 98 ... again I am coming with cures to corroborate the doctrine-these principles.. The skin became soft and normal in less than four weeks. The burning and itching passed away in a few days... Sil. tuto e jocunde.. Lac.-ac.-ac.LYC. ANT. and has remained healthy. The true specific for the disease was met in Mez.. Bov.. 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.. Petrol.. CLEM. Nitr. Spig...-C.. RHUS. Eruptions aggravated from washing: AM. MEZ.. Calc. 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. I hear of no answer that has offset those statements of facts. Kali-c..

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

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

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. the doctor who gave the curative remedy or your brother?" he unhesitatingly decided in favor of the prescriber of the remedy. Face purple. 2. without an operation. and another surgeon. eye. B. When told that it was possible for her gall-stones to be dissolved. extends over forehead with a dragging sensation in occiput. Has had a long siege of typhoid fever. Pain starts in r. aged thirty-seven years. Accordingly his wife began with homoeopathic treatment. and was to prepare for an operation for removal of gall stones. Nov.Case 46 Gall stone colic cured Natrum Sulfuricum Mrs. who would be the quack. However. followed by vomiting of bile. a surgeon among the allopaths. when the query was presented: "If your wife should be treated with a remedy. W. 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. recurrent.. had been examined by her brother-in-law. 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. 1904. Headaches. for years. by the action of homoeopathic medicine. 101 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

as I requested her to do. 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. I then learned more of her symptoms.Case 50 Urticaria appearing annually Rhus radicans Mrs.. This being the case. 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. There was no perceptible thirst and time was precious. wife of a prominent clergyman in this city. S. She seems to be in terrible distress and exclaimed every moment. and I am satisfied that I made waste by my haste in giving her a dose of Apis 200. The hives were so confluent that not a spot of healthy integument could be seen. a month before she expected paroxysm." She seemed suffocating and was throwing off the covers. or whatever you may be pleased to call it. when she called on me. The whole paroxysm lasted twentyfour hours. Apis could not be her similimum. 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. While she craved cold and had even thrown the covers off she was made worse by it. "I shall die this time surely. about forty years old. But the paroxysm passed off and another year rolled by. which had no effect. consulted me for annually appearing paroxysms of urticaria. 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. It seemed f rom her movements and speech that her skin felt as if on fire. 108 . I saw her in one of these attacks in bed with her entire surface and her eyes closed with oedema of the lids.

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

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

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

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

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

Case 53 Rattling in chest-kali sulph. 114 . 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. then it is that this remedy cures. Kalium sulfuricum Kali-sulph.-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.
The ringworms disappeared promptly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

147 . 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.The proving was made with the 200th potency.

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

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

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

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

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

He says. Arn. 153 . compelling him to move after a few minutes and find a new place in which he seems more quiet. 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. must be the most appropriate remedy. Next day no improvement and no change in symptoms. aching and soreness in muscles and joints.Case 74 Rheumatism in muscles and joints Rhus toxicodendron Arnica montana Sulfur Rheumatism. except growing worse generally. joints and muscles sore to touch. yet at my visit the language was calculated to deceive. "I move all the time. 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." It must be observed that Rhus tox could not cure this case. The pain in the ankle joint feels as if sprained. Rhus 1m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our remedies will cure when they are similar to all the symptoms in the case. Some years ago it was necessary to listen second hand. through a welldisposed woman. Local treatment had gone on many months and still the sister failed. which was called. It was subsequently discovered that she had these headaches always after ice cream and then it was seen that Puls. in a letter from the doctor to his patient. Then came the story: "Oh. All the facts in the case should be gathered before prescribing. then she goes to sleep.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. Doctor. Hasty conclusions are as dangerous as any form of negligence. endometritis. 160 . 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. to the complaints of her sick sister. The sister was under the care of an eminent Old School specialist for some deep seated uterine trouble. corresponded to her other symptoms and that remedy cured her. you should hear her complain of these awful headaches at night.

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

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

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.
The tumor had disappeared.

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grew the tumor.This prescribing has been commented upon by a large number of friends. it furnished no part of the guide to a remedy. My prescription could not have been different had the tumor not been present.. I must interpret the language or expression of cause. as I had his confidence. 167 . as it was not a symptom. The man who is guided by pathology can use the knife. To use the knife is but to acknowledge one's ignorance of a method by which he can avoid cutting. who think the one dose business a mystery. as out of this preexisting state. He got no Sac. but for the patient. I did not prescribe for the tumor. The tumor was not included in the totality of symptoms. not effect. and it was the language of this pre-existing state that I read. Lac. The symptoms expressive of the whole state existed prior to the tumor.

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

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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numbness. sudden dizziness. Made her lose consciousness for a few minutes. pale or bluish face and fingernails. circulation poor. in 1m and June 6. violent "nervous spells" occurring). During these months needed much space. following which symptoms were temporarily worse. Cannot stand confusion nor crowds. and had . Aversion to being touched.Mar. sleep. circulation. heavy ache about the heart followed by exhaustion and weak pulse. In the course of this record other remedies were given without evidence of any action. Made her irritable. The association of heart symptoms and intense aggravation to noise lead to the prescription of Aurum 1m. piano (for awhile appeared better from music but later the noise of it aggravated her intensely. 1912. Rustling of paper or escaping steam annoys. 50m. harmoniously. Phos. The changes in her condition during these three months are different from all the preceding: Color. Thirstless.Functional heart symptoms or "nervous spells" especially when things did not pass smoothly. "Bloating:" abdomen. in 10m potencies. The functional symptoms have yielded to Aurum. beating of rugs. Coldness. Worse from people's talking. Aggravation from noise is found throughout the record. Makes her feel faint. 10m. much air. Averse to company. lips become white. sensation as if would faint. Felt so good that she overexerted visiting with friends and having a general good time. Sudden noise makes her sink. 173 . Aur. "Bloating" steadily decreasing. face. dmtwo doses of each. wants to be quiet. frigid and swollen. Aggravation from noise less constant. especially when waking in morning. as her physical tone was reduced. Despondent. Each prescription held usually four or five weeks. with slow heart-pulse. weakness. removed the physical diagnostic symptoms. cm. ankles. dog's barking. have been used in succession. strength-all improved. Repeated May 6. 30. Menstrual period progressively improved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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