Normally possessed of a very cheerful disposition and quick in her actions, intellectually keen, it was not her good fortune to have educational advantages. She was more sympathetic and affectionate than the average. Her social activities were limited to a few. She was treated with respect as to her standard of morals and right living, and her morals and habits were the very best.
She described the knee-chest position, and a dose of Medorrhinum, 10M, not only brought the fever down, and cleared all of the symptoms in the lung, but also brought out a rash like measles. He made a perfect recovery. It was not measles because he didnt have the other symptoms, and he had had the measles not so very long before. That, I think, is correct procedure.
Children of tuberculous parents who are subject to frequent attacks of croup calls for deeper acting remedy than Aconite. Watery diarrhoea with crying and complaining very much, biting its fists and is sleepless. Should diarrhoea continue after child is quiet, continue giving the Aconite. Gnaws at its fists when stools are hard and difficult. Bowel troubles from intense summer heat.
The summer following the paper-it was read by title in Detroit-I returned from a months vacation. As soon as I got there, the Superintendent of the hospital called me in. He said, “We had a call here from Mellon Brothers.” The caller asked if he had a physician on the staff interested in aluminum.
Just to enumerate briefly, my attention was called to it by the fact that she had plenty of blood in the stools; she had a typical aluminium constipation; she was emaciated; eruption appeared first in the palm of her hand from the constant handling of these things. She also had an eruption on the soles of the feet, and she even had the craving for starch.
With this brief history of the symptoms of my case, I will now turn your attention to the experiences of others who were not only personally poisoned by aluminum and its alloys, but who observed the poisonous effects in their extensive practices.
There is no clear-cut symptomatology but rather certain deviations from the normal which can be definitely defined. It has its origin principally from hereditary factors, viz., insanity in parents, feeblemindedness, epilepsy, consanguinity neuropathic and psychopathic strain in the lineage. It is well to mention here that the word psychopathic is used synonymously with constitutional.
The youngest sister was manifestly the most healthy in this family. The only event of any consequence in her history occurred at the age of seven years when she was given a severe blow in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen. Recovering from the acute effects of this injury there was apparently no permanent damage. It bears only questionable significance on our case.