Skimmed Milk (cow’s). Dilution.
Anemia. Appendicitis. Asthma. Bright’s disease. Constipation. Diabetes. Dropsy. Fainting spells. Headache. Heart, affections of. Lactation, defective. Leucorrhoea. Menses, suppressed. Obesity. Sciatica.
“The idea of potentizing *skimmed milk originated with Swan upon reading Donkin’s ‘Skim Milk Treatment for Diabetes and Bright’s disease.” The first proving was make by a lady in New York, in whose case the headache and nausea with constipation were strongly marked. A subsequent, more extensive proving was made under Swan by Dr. Laura Morgan.” I quote from Hering, who adds, that with but few exceptions the symptoms of the Schema have received clinical verification. The symptoms set up by milk in some sensitive persons, especially the violent headache and the constipation, are a matter of common knowledge, and it is in these affections that the remedy has especially distinguished itself. As milk contains within it an epitome of all the tissues and salts of the animal which secretes it, it is natural to expect of it a wide range of action in the attenuations. As *Natrum-mur. is a prominent ingredient, it is not surprising that symptoms of this are found in the pathogenesis, e.g., “thirst for large quantities, often,” “nausea and vomiting,” “depression with crying and palpitation.” The characteristic headaches of *Lac def. are: Periodic sick-headaches in anemic women, nausea, vomiting, and obstinate constipation. The symptoms which specially indicate it in diabetes are: Intense thirst, wasting. The menses are irregular, sometimes very dark, scanty, sometimes colourless water. *(Lac def. cured this case: Menses suppressed suddenly from putting hands into cold water. Great pain in uterine region. Intense headache. Pains fly all over. Flushed face. Patient slept after first dose, next morning slight flow appeared. Second dose brought back flow profusely, and patient felt well and the flow continued.) Nutrition is perverted. There is loss of weight, or else obesity. Dropsy. Fatty degeneration. Some peculiar sensations are: As though a knife was cutting up and down through the heart. As if head would burst. As if eyes full of little stones. As if top of head was lifted off. As if a ball of pain in center of forehead. As if flesh was off bones and edges were separated and sticking out. As if objects were tossed up from below in all directions. As if a large ball rose from lower end of sternum to upper end or esophagus. As if a stone in abdomen. As if sheets were damp. As if a cold air blowing on her. It may be well to recall in this last connection that milk is one of the articles forbidden to hydrogenoid or chilly patients. Burnett maintains that excess of milk in the dietary of children after they have cut their first teeth renders them susceptible to colds. There is periodicity in the symptoms: every eight days. Headache ceases at sunset. Most symptoms occur in the morning. Fever and prostration come on in afternoon. Putting hands into cold water causes suppression of menses. External heat does not better chilliness, worse pain in eyeball. Sensation as if cold water were blowing on her, even while covered up warm. No position better. Lying down worse vertigo, headache, urinary pain. Vertigo compels to sit up. Extending arms above head causes fainting spells. Motion worse all symptoms. Worse walking, worse sitting down, though ever so gently. Abdomen is sensitive to touch. Pressure round waist causes fainting spells. Pressure better pain in eyeball (pressures eyes into pillow), bandaging head lightly better pain. After injury subject to distress in head.