The oxygenoid constitution, on account of its too active influence of oxygen upon the body, has to seek its remedies mainly in the carbon and nitrogen series, which prevent the oxidation of tissues. Rademacher here places iron in the first rank.

But in as much as the Hydriodate of potash absorbs all of the ozone I should prefer it to iron. Here the carbons and the alkaloids rich in carbon, have a dual effect, as Graphites, Petroleum, Kreosote, Benzoic acid, Citric acid, Acid hydrocyan., Laurocerasus, and chiefly for inductive reasons antozone water corresponding, indeed, to the iodosmene water, furthermore, Nitric acid; many so-called narcotics, especially Aconite; moreover, China, Quinine, Arsenic, but given alone, and all metals which are capable of suspending the process of decomposition, hence Chromium and Kali bichromicum. However, for reasons obvious, the law of similarity must always decide the special indication.

If we compare the foregoing list of remedies for the hydrogenoid constitution with those for the excessively alkaline body, and the oxygenoid list with Hering’s acid class we find a striking correspondence. The carbo-nitrogenoid list is comparable with Hering’s that act both ways. Notwithstanding, a deep insight into bodily conditions and remedies is opened up to the physician.

Thomas C. Duncan
Thomas C.Duncan, M.D., Ph.D., LL.D. Consulting Physician to the Chicago Foundlings' Home.
Editor of The United States Medical Investigator. Member of the Chicago Paedological Society. First President of the American Paedological Society Author of: Diseases of infants and children, with their homoeopathic treatment. Published 1878 and Hand book on the diseases of the heart and their homeopathic treatment. by Thomas C. Duncan, M.D. Published 1898