Morgan Bach

B. MORGAN is the type of non-lactose organism most frequently found in the stool, Paterson desribed its symptom picture in his book on Bowel nosodes….


B. MORGAN is the type of non-lactose organism most frequently found in the stool and it has the greatest number of associated remedies compared to other types on the list.

The keynote for the Morgan group is contained in the word “Congestion” and this is used in the study of the various affected parts of the body it will afford a good symptom picture of the pathogenesis of the B. Morgan.

Head. Congestive headaches, with flushed face; worse from hot atmosphere; thundery weather; excitement; travelling in bus or train. Vertigo from high blood pressure.

Mentals. Introspective, anxious and apprehensive about state of health; irritability; avoids company but often shows mental anxiety if felt alone. Mental depression, often with suicidal tendency.

Digestive System. Congestion of gastric mucosa and liver; heartburn pyrosis, dirty tongue, bitter taste in mouth in the morning with accumulation of mucus causing gagging as soon as rises from bed. Congestion of liver; “bilious attacks” with severe headache which is finally relieved by vomiting large quantities of bile stained mucus. (A history of “bilious attacks”, especially occurring at the menopause in women should lead one to consider the use of the NOSODES, Morgan (Bach).) Cholecystitis, gallstone; constipation, haemorrhoids, pruritus ani.

Respiratory System. Congestion of nasal and bronchial membrane, especially in children, broncho-and lobar pneumonia. A history of repeated attack of “congestion of the lungs” or broncho- pneumonia, in children, is indicative for the use of the nosode Morgan (Bach) or one of the sub-types Morgan-pure (Paterson) or Morgan-Gaertner (Paterson).)

It is worth noticing, in view of the frequent use of the Sulpha drugs in the treatment of pneumonia, that Sulphur is outstanding among the remedies associated with Bacillus Morgan of the intestinal tract.

Genito-urinary System. The congestive headache associated with the menstrual onset has already been mentioned, and this is often accompanied by ovarian pain (congestive dysmenorrhoea) or by the congestive flushings of the menopause period.

Circulation. Congestion and sluggish action is seen by the tendency to haemorrhoids and varicose veins and the condition “Erythrocyanosis puellorum”, a blueness of the lower extremities, often in female adolescents and marked by chilblains of feet and toes.

Fibrous Tissues. Chronic congestion around the joints causes arthritic conditions, usually affecting the phalangeal or knee joint regions.

Skin. It is here that the outstanding action of the Bacillus Morgan group of organisms is to be found. Morgan (Bach is the nosode indicated where there is congestion of the skin with itching eruption, worse from heat. The type of eruption which characterizes this can be ascertained from a study of the “provings” of well known skin remedies found among the list of remedies associated, with the Bacillus Morgan, e.g. Sulphur, Graphites, Petroleum and Psorinum. There are few eczemas of the infant at the teething stage or later life, which do not require a dose of this nosode Morgan (Bach). it was found possible to isolate two sub-types of Bacillus Morgan and to observe the clinical indications for the use of the respective nosodes.

1. MORGAN-PURE (Paterson) is indicated where there is a marked symptom of skin eruption or disturbance of the liver; bilious headaches, or actual presence of gall-stones.

2. MORGAN-GAERTNER (Paterson) is also indicated in skin and liver conditions, but it is likely to be more useful where there is evidence of acute inflammatory attack, such as that founded in cholecystitis.

The sub-type Morgan-Gaertner (Paterson) has often been found in the stool of patients suffering from renal colic and where X-ray has demonstrated the presence of renal calculus. The nosode Morgan-Gaertner (Paterson) should therefore be considered as a possible remedy in cases of renal colic.

It is also likely to be of value in treatment in any case which has a 4-8 p.m. modality modality which is also a characteristic of the group prototype remedy-Lycopodium. For its prototype, Morgan-Pure (Paterson) has Sulphur and within the main group represented by Morgan (Bach) you will find the well known trio of remedies mentioned by Kent as working in a cycle of Sulphur, Calcarea carbonica and Lycopodium.

John Paterson
John Paterson 1890 – 1954 was an orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy. John Paterson was a Microbiologist, who was married to Elizabeth Paterson, also a Microbiologist. They both worked at the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital and at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital.
John Paterson was President of International Homeopathic Medical League in 1939.
John Paterson wrote The Bowel Nosodes, and he was responsible for introducing them into British homeopathy n the 1920s.