GRAPHITES homeopathic remedy keynotes and indications from the Decachords by Gladstone Clarke, of the medicine GRAPHITES …


      1. Scrofulous subjects esp. women with tendency to unhealthy corpulence; sluggish, “pasty” habit. At Climaxis.

2. Great sadness and despondency with inclination to weep esp. at hearing music; apprehension, mind dwells upon death. Children acute and impudent, laugh at reprimands.

3. Marked debility with anaemic conditions. Sexual debility from abuse.

4. Unhealthy skin; every injury suppurates.

(a) Itching eruptions with oozing of corrosive, transparent, honey-like fluid; esp. about the ears, face or entire scalp; gen. (<) Warmth.

(b) Skin dry, nails become hard, thick, brittle; rhagades; excoriations; special affinity for scar tissue.

5. Glandular swellings and indurations.

6. Alimentary disorders (>) eating, (>) warm milk, (<) cold drinks; dislikes sweet, animal food, fat, salt; tongue gen. clean.

7. Abdominal distension from flatulence with constipation; stools too large, lumpy, covered with mucus or containing mucous shreds; anus sore, even fissured.

8. Female complaints with delayed M.P.; flow gen. scanty but leucorrhoea of profuse, thin, white mucus, in gushes day and night; sometimes in place on menses.

9. Ear troubles; hears better in a noise (Acid nitricum), or on violent motion.

10. Patient chilly yet likes open air, (<) night, motion during and after M.P.

A. Gladstone Clarke
Arthur Gladstone Clarke, a christian missionary working with the North China Mission, made good practical use of the homeopathy. He learnt as a student at MSM. He published a short introduction to the use of over 100 commonly used medicines—Decachords—first published in 1925 and still in print today.