Drawing-tearing pain in the right upper arm, disappearing on pressure, but immediately returning (after twenty seven hours). Pain as from a blow or bruise in the upper arm, above the elbow-joint. Elbow. Paralytic pain in the bend of the elbow externally, like a jerking, at intervals. Tearing pain in the right elbow-joint when at rest, not affected by motion (after twenty-seven hours). Forearm. On stretching out the arms violently in the morning, after rising, a cramp like pain in the forearm, especially from the elbow-joint downward; on bending the hands back and forth while the arms are outstretched, the same pain is felt in the wrists. Drawing- digging pain in the left forearm, from the wrist to the elbow (after one hour and three-quarters). Cramp like pressive pain in the muscles of the forearm, especially on bending it.

Contractive tearing, like a cramp in the muscles of the forearm, close to the wrist, speedily disappearing on motion (after seventeen hours). Paralytic jerking from above downward on the lower surface of the forearm, though especially severe at the point where in begins. Wrist. Pinching-boring pain in the right wrist (after three hours). Drawing pains in the wrists (after twelve and twenty-four hours). The wrists feel sprained. Hand. Intermitting cramp like contraction of the hands. Several stitches in the left hand, extending to the little finger. Some small jerking stitches, now in the left, now in the right hand (after thirty-three hours). Jerking-tearing pain in the hollow of the left hand, aggravated by stretching out the hand. Fingers. Cramp like contraction, with cramp like pain in the right middle finger; it was bent inward. Cramp like jerking in the fingers. Burning pain in the uppermost joint of the middle finger. Cramp like pain in the muscles of the outer side of the left little finger, disappearing on motion (after twelve hours). Drawings in the fingers (after forty- eight hours). Paralytic drawing in the ring finger during rest and motion. Fine stitches in the upper end of the metacarpal bone of the ring finger; on pressure it pains as if bruised.

Pains in the balls of the thumbs, as after a bruise, on pressing upon them, and also on moving the metacarpus of the thumb towards the hollow of the hand. Sudden inward jerking in the fingers of the right hand. Crawling in the tip of the thumb, as from being asleep; it seems numb. Crawling in the last joint of the thumb, almost as after being asleep.

Inferior Extremities.

Hip. Tearing in the left hip and nates. Thigh. The nates pain while sitting, as if weary from long sitting. Paralytic pain in the left thigh, not far from the knee.

Cramp like pain in the anterior muscles of the left thigh while standing (after a quarter of an hour). Boring pain from within outward, below the gluteal muscles, while sitting, disappearing on pressure and motion, but returning during rest. Cramp like contractive stitches (while sitting) in the muscles, now of the right, now of the left thigh, now in the muscles of right, now of the left upper arm, now down along the small of the back, like pains in the back, which, however, disappear while walking in the open air (after twenty-seven hour). Drawing tearing pain in the anterior side of the right thigh, disappearing on violent motion.

Pain in the great trochanter while walking, as if he had fallen upon it. Knee. Dull stitches in the knees now and then. Single needle-like stitches in the patella (after ten hours). Leg. Cramp like pain in the muscles, now of the right, now of the left lower leg, while walking in the open air, soon disappearing while standing and sitting (after thirty hours).

Digging pain in the tibia, below the left knee (after eight hours and a half). Paralytic draggings in the forepart of the lower leg, between the tibia and fibula. Intermitting stitches, as with a fork, in the left tibia, just below the knee. Tearing pains in the middle of the left calf (white sitting). While sitting, cramp like tearing in the muscles, now of the right, now of the left lower leg, now of the left, now right forearm, disappearing on walking in the open air (after fifty-two hours). Foot. The child stretches out its feet spasmodically.

The child’s left foot is in a constant spasmodic motion; at last it lies immovable, abducted far from its body. Tearing- sticking pain in the left heel (while sitting). Stitches in the ball of the right foot. Twitching-tearing in the inner border of the left foot. Toes. Cutting pain in all the left toes, as if they were loosened from the feet, not disappearing on motion (after two hours).

General Symptoms.


Trembling of the body, with shivering sensation while yawning. Paralytic jerkings in various parts of the body, especially in the limbs. Paroxysms of spasmodic stretching out of the body at 4 P.M. followed by trembling of the whole body, with blue lips and weeping complaints about pains in the chest throat, and the all limbs. Before coughing, the child raises herself suddenly looks wildly about, the whole body becomes stiff, she loses consciousness, just as if she would have an epileptic spasm; then follows the cough. Convulsions. General convulsions (after ten minutes), lasting an hour; they consisted of distortions of the limbs in all directions, except that that the fingers and toes remained unaffected; the head and trunk were drawn now backward, now forward, now to one side; while the arms and legs were thrown about; then from time violent shocks through the whole body, with motion downward like stamping the feet, with jerking of the head upward and backward; the shocks were felt by the hand to be specially violent in the lower portion of the chest and upper part of the abdomen; the face, at first pale, became gradually livid, and at last quite blue; the eyeballs were turned convulsively upward, so that only the whites were visible, then again they were directed staringly forward; pupils moderately dilated and insensible; at times the tongue was contracted to a cylinder, and spasmodically protruded between the lips, without any effort being made to vomit. Epileptic-like convulsions, with consciousness (eclampsia). Weak pale. The child is very weak and sick, (* Not found.-HUGHES. *). Morning on rising, weakness and nausea. He was obliged to lie down (after six hours and a half). Restlessness at night; frequent tossing about from one place to another on account of discomfort. Uneasiness. Incessant uneasiness. The child tosses about uneasily, even while awake. Subjective. Very painful stitches here and there in the trunk, but especially in the abdomen, while sitting (after eight hours). Dull stitches here and there in the body (after several day). Dull stitches, some times like a cramp, sometimes like an itching, here and there in the body, now in the limbs, arms, feet, toes, now in the side or back, now in the nasal bones, but especially on the posterior portion of the crest of the ilium, on the hip; the place are painful on pressure, as if sore or bruised.


Objective. Eruptions. Eruption of red itching pimples in the evening, soon disappearing. Transparent rash. An ulcer, surrounded by an induration, on the cheek. Subjective. Fine burning stitches here and there, disappearing on scratching. Prickling itching-crawling sensation in several parts of the body, soon disappearing after slight scratching. Itching- tickling on the external border of the right hand, near the thumb and index finger, obliging him to scratch (after thirty-five hours). Itching on the back of the left hand, obliging scratching, whereby it is relieved (after six hours and a half).

Violent itching of the skin here and there in the night. C(Voluptuous itching on the front of the anus, which obliges scratching), (after four hours).

Sleep and Dreams.

Sleepiness. Frequent yawning, as if he had not slept enough (after five hours). Sleepiness throughout the whole day. Great sleepiness. Unusual sleepiness in the afternoon.

Overpowering sleepiness in the evening, for several days. Sleep while erect with the head leaned backward or to the right side (after two hours). Sleeplessness. Loss of sleep. Wakes with weeping complaints, groaning, and sobbing, with restless motions (after two hours). Frequent waking from unpleasant or busy dreams. Tossing about during sleep with lamentations and cries about colic (from eight to twelve hours). Dreams. Many disconnected dreams. Sleep full of troubled dreams. Anxious dreams.


Chilliness. Temperature diminished. Skin cool. Febrile shivers all over (after half an hour) Febrile shivering over the whole body, with hot cheeks, without thirst (after twenty-five hours). Shivering over the upper part of the body, extending up to the head, as if the hairs would stand up, even by the warm stove. Shivering-creeping over the trunk, so that it trembles even by a warm stove. Shivering creeps over the thigh. Coldness of the face, with warmth of the hands. Cheeks cold. Cold hands and creeping chills, without thirst in the morning, even by a warm stove. Heat. Heat every afternoon, followed by increased sweat and deep sleep. Heat in the evening and throughout the night. Heat mostly in the head during the fever, with yellow color of the face and blue rings around the eyes. (Heat, with redness of the face, immediately accompanied by sweat, without thirst), (after eight hours). Great heat.

TF Allen
Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)

Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.