SOME REMEDIES USEFUL IN OBSTETRICS. Hardening of the breasts is very troublesome. In western New York a favorite and successful procedure was to apply on brown wrapping, paper, with a hole cut for the nipple, a preparation of honey, bees wax, lard to soften, and sulphur. Likely Sulphur was the remedy. We found Sulphur in potency, Conium, Phytolacca, Phosphorus, have relieved the most stubborn cases for us; but study the indicated remedy.
The Pulsatilla patient is glad, mad and sad, all moods within a few minutes. Oh! how earnestly they can cry, and how mad and sad they become! They often have some good excuse for all these moods. Usually of a mild, yielding disposition; seldom thirsty; want the open air; cannot eat fats, crave sweets but the stomach is disordered from over indulgence.
Some dentists believe that sulphuric acid used in refining is the cause. My father, Dr. J.H.S. Johnson, says that in western New York during the seventies and early eighties, before white sugar was used, there was very little for dentists to do, and he never heard of a young child having trouble with their eyes before white sugar became popular. Brown sugar and honey certainly are better.
Conscious of the hearts action. Sadness, downhearted, oppressed, very irritable, with dullness of mind and lack of memory. Nervous and irritable on rising in the morning. Frightened, an indefinable dread, and trembling. An excited, frightened feeling, with cold sweat on face.