The action of this element is known through the proving of Kali bichromicum, which has a special affinity for fat, light-haired people. The great sphere of its action is on the mucous membranes, from which are discharged tough, stringy mucus which adheres to the parts and can be drawn into long strings. The complaints tend to appear in hot weather.
INFLUENZA. Lachesis, too, has hypersensitivity to touch. He cannot tolerate the contact with clothes. Its pathogenesis is chiefly left-sided. All the symptoms are < after sleep, or the aggravation wakes him from a state of sleep. The pains in the darkly injected throat are < by hot drinks and on awakening, and the swallowing of liquids is more painful than solids.
The element has not been well proven. The proving brought a numb sensation in the ears and in other parts of the body, cramp-like contraction of the calves and the sole of the foot, showing the alliance with Plat. It has been used in anaemia and states of weakness is rapidly growing children and old people.
The periodic law in chemistry reveals that the properties of the elements both physical and chemical are periodic functions of the atomic weights; so that when the elements are arranged in the order of increasing atomic weights, similar properties recur periodically, as we proceed from one end of the array to the other.
Facts like these, while they do not alter the necessity of proof, and while they do not obscure the difference between a simple element like carbon or a binary compound like sodium chloride and the complex organic molecules conceived in our illustrations, must at least prevent dogmatic denial of any well established fact of clinical observation concerning the effect of homoeopathic medication.
On attempting to look to the left, with the head held stationary, it was noticed that the left eye failed entirely to move in that direction, so that while the right eye turned to the left, the left eye remained looking forward. The motion of both eyes was normal in every other respect. The only complaint of the child was diplopia.
Silicia affects more prominently mucous surfaces, glandular structures, bones and joints, and like Calcarea carb., the conditions it produces resemble the dyscrasias of scrophula and rickets. The outstanding power of Silicia is the production of a suppurative process with fistulous channels, in the soft tissues, the periosteum of in the bone itself.