Symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Anthracinum from the Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, a ten volumes comprehensive record of confirmed symptoms, published in 1879….

     The alcoholic extract of the anthrax poison prepared from the spleen of cattle befallen with the disease. A nosode rejected by the Old School, and by a majority of the New, in spite of its being a remedy which bears out our theory, and one which has proved of the utmost use in practice. It has not yet been proved, but the frequent use made of it by some of our best practitioners justifies its reception. The first preparation was made according to C. Hg’s propositions (laid down in Stapf’s Archives, 1830), by Dr. G. A. Weber, and applied with the most astonishing success in the cattle plague. He cured every case with it, and also men poisoned by the contagium. His report, a small treatise of 114 pages, was published in 1836, by Reclam, Leipzig. No notice was taken of it. Only the talented Dr. P. Dufresne, the founder of the Bibliothèque Homoeopathique, of Geneva (see eulogium by Grieselich, in Hygea, VI., p. 351, 352), used it, and prevented the further murderous spread of the disease, in a flock of sheep (among which it is always more fatal than among other domestic animals), and cured the shepherds as well (Biblioth. Homoeop. de Genève, Jan. and Feb., 1837).

     The discovery of the bacteria and their incredibly rapid propagation seemed to be of much more importance than the cure of cattle, and the loss of millions of dollars by this disease. In 1842 France sustained a loss of over seven millions of francs, and every year a small district of Germany has a loss of sixty thousand thalers from the cattle plague ; in Siberia, in 1785, 100.000 horses died with it ; in 1800 one small district lost 27.000 horses. Radiate heat, proposed scores of years ago, for other zymotic diseases, by C. Hg., was discovered, in a very ingenious way, by Pasteur, to prevent the increase of bacteria. Now the heat (as it has done in hydrophobia), and the nosode may suffice to cure every case.

     Dr. Käsemann had moral courage enough to introduce Anthracine in gangrene and sphacelus, in 1853, and Doctor Raue has given it in carbuncles since 1858. See his Pathology and Diagnosis, and in gangrenic whitlow, see Journal of clinics, 4, 142.

     The symptoms of a case of glander poisoning, prominent among them blue boils, in a Veterinary, cured with Anthracinum 30 (Tafel’s preparation), by Knerr, are added.

     All symptoms produced by the poison on men are inserted, because the symptoms from the snake-bite and from the bee-sting have been proved to be useful in numerous cases ; they are marked *.


Anxiety, particularly in precordia. *
Delirium and excitement.
θ With the fever. *
Loss of consciousness. *
Depression, with debility and chill. *
Thinks she feels death approaching. *
Animals howl, bite, run about, become greatly excited ; followed by paralytic symptoms.
Disinclined to work. θ Cynanche cellularis.


Dulness in head as from narcotics.
Confusion. θ With the fever. *
Dizziness with pain in head. *
Loss of consciousness.


Headache, as if a smoke with a heating pain was passing through head (fum‚e de douleur chaude) ; two shepherds who caught it from their flock. θ Anthrax carbuncle.
Head is affected in an indescribable manner. θ Poisoning by a foul breath.
Uncomfortable feeling in head, slight chills, mild fever *.
If fully conscious they complain of great pain in head. *
Pain in head, dizziness ; inner anthrax. *
Here and there in all parts of brain small and large hemorrhages of embolic origin ; after death from anthrax. *
Membranes of brain exhibit circumscribed or symmetrically extended bloody infiltrations. *
Headache with chill. *
Cerebral symptoms with carbuncle.


Flying gangrene.
Small swellings on temples and cheeks, extending through orbital sutures and foramina to dura and pia mater.
Carbuncles mostly on head, near ears or temples.
Flying gangrene, head swollen (in swine).
Swelling of head (sheep).


Great dilatation of pupils ; inner anthrax.
A pale yellowish or greenish swelling, if in eyelids, of a half-translucent aspect. *
A pale redness above brows along forehead.


Ringing in ears ; inner anthrax.
** Parotitis gangrenosa, after scarlatina.
Swelling extending backward over angle of right lower jaw, which could not be felt, and up to near ear. θ Cynanche cellularis.


Nose swollen and red, fetid smell from it.
Bloody suffusions on mucous membrane of nose. *
Intense, redness of right half of nose, extending to cheek. θ Poisoning from foul breath.


Erysipelatous, dark brown redness and swelling over whole right side of face, nose and part of left cheek ; swelling very hard, redness does not disappear under pressure of finger. θ Poisoning by foul breath.
Extending to cheek, redness from nose.


Could not move lower jaw as usual. θ Cynanche cellularis.
Could open mouth only far enough to put point of tongue out.
θ Cynanche cellularis.
Impossible to open jaws.
θ Cynanche cellularis.
Tearing in right lower jaw.
Beginning of swelling was the region of right submaxillary gland.
θ Cynanche cellularis.
A stony swelling around right lower maxilla, inner space of mandibula filling up to half, reaches to nearly half the cheek, and disfiguring face, extending backward over angle of lower jaw, very little pain, not red, but sharply defined edges.
θ Cynanche cellularis.
Swelling extending from inner edge of left lower jaw across whole throat, in front and over edge of right lower jaw, and au niveau with upper surface of right lower molars. Cynanche cellularis.
A large, stony hard, pale swelling around right lower jaw, nearly painless, disfiguring face.
θ Cynanche cellularis.
Gland under chin painfully swollen.
θ Poisoning by a foul breath.


On making an incision near second molar a mass of stinking, brown ichor is discharged. θ Cynanche cellularis.


Flabby taste. θ Poisoning by foul breath.
Tongue often furred with a thick brown coat ; dry. *


Offensive odor from mouth. θ Cynanche cellularis.
Mouth could not be opened.
θ Cynanche cellularis.
Saliva increased.
θ Cynanche cellularis.
Continued bleeding from mouth ; blood shows a lack of power to coagulate ; with inner anthrax. *
Dark red, bloody ecchymoses in mouth. *
Bloody suffusions and hemorrhagic collections on mucous membranes of canthi of mouth and nose ; inner anthrax. *
Fundus of mouth is elevated by the swelling, as hard as a callus, extending back to parotids, and reaching up to external surface of lower jaw.
θ Cynanche cellularis.
Superficially eschared pustules in mouth after death. *


The submucous tissue, especially in fauces and around larynx, is thickened and oedematous. *
Region of throat above larynx to mouth swollen. θ Cynanche cellularis.
Submaxillary, laryngeal and retro-pharyngeal glands are infiltrated, hyperemic, filled with hemorrhagic foci, colored of a greyish or dark blackish red, and considerably enlarged.
Right tonsil hurts. θ Carbuncle. θ Erysipelas.
Anthrax quinsy.
Cynanche cellularis ; a sharply marked margin about swellings.
Slight difficulty in swallowing ; inner anthrax.
Swallowing exceedingly difficult.
θ Cynanche cellularis.
Could not swallow, with great thirst.


Diminished appetite, with heat.
Loss of appetite, with chills. *
Loss of appetite and gastralgia ; inner anthrax. *
Loss of appetite. θ Cynanche cellularis.
Thirst with heat.
Excessive thirst, but can hardly swallow. θ Cynanche cellularis.


Symptoms from putrid water.


Belching, nausea and inclination to vomit.
Nausea and vomiting with chill. *
Vomiting of bilious and slimy masses.
Vomiting followed by diarrhoea. *
Nausea and vomiting following great pain in abdomen.


Pressure and burning in region of stomach.
Gastralgia. *
Walls of stomach and intestine oedematous, discolored, a cloudy red. *
Mucous membrane of stomach and intestines reddish, swollen, with isolated or numerous oedematous, hemorrhagic prominent infiltrations, from size of a lentil to that of a coffee bean, showing a greyish or greenish yellow discolored surface, with a positively sloughing centre. *
Numerous peculiar hemorrhagic and superficially eschared infiltrations of stomach and intestines ; intestinal anthrax. *


Sensation as if diaphragm was pushed forward. θ Poisoning by foul breath. θ Erysipelas.
Sensation of anxiety and constriction, most in precordia, liver engorged, slight hemorrhage here and there, spleen moderately enlarged, soft, full of blood, dark color.
Enlargement of spleen. *
The spleen, the main seat of the anthrax in animals, is rarely cured in men (Old School).
Epidemic spleen disease of cattle or horses.
** In alternation with Arsen.
The same disease in sheep. Anthracinum suum is better than Anthracinum ovium in the acute form, but in the chronic form Anthracinum ovium is better.


Sudden prostration with great abdominal soreness, mostly in epigastrium with vomiting, cold limbs, dull head.
Bellyache with chill. *
Colicky pains ; inner anthrax. *
A horse fell down with colic, no motion except now and then bending head towards abdomen.
Mycosis intestinalis ; intestinal anthrax. *
In intestines a thinly fluid material, slightly colored with blood. *
The retro-peritoneal and mesenteric connective tissue infiltrated, jelly-like, and of a yellowish-reddish color. *
Moderate serous or sero-hemorrhagic effusion and subperitoneal suggilations. *
Simple hemorrhages, infarctions and foci on different parts of intestines. *
Serous and sero-hemorrhagic infiltrations of peritoneal and mesenteric connective tissue, walls of stomach and intestines, and of mucous membranes. *
Mesenteric and retro-peritoneal glands enlarged to size of a walnut ; from blackish red masses, held together by a jelly-like congestive tissue, infiltrated with serum. *
Dark red carbuncle in omentum.
Peculiar pustular and carbuncular foci in intestinal tract. *
Swelling of abdomen ; inner anthrax.


Vomiting, followed by a painless, often bloody diarrhoea.
Diarrhoea with bellyache.
Diarrhoea. * θ With the fever.
Vomiting followed by a painless, moderate, more or less intense, often bloody diarrhoea ; inner anthrax. *
With the diarrhoea sometimes a cholera-like collapse ; inner anthrax.
Retarded stool.


Kidneys swollen, with oedema, sprinkled with small hemorrhages, engorged ; suggilations in mucous membranes of pelvis.
^^ Had to get up five or six times through the night and passed a chamberful of clear urine. θ Blue boils after glander poisoning.


Breathing frequent, laborious ; quick, spasmodic ; inner anthrax.


Pulmonary hyperemia, ecchymoses.
Slight serous effusions into pleural cavities. *
Subpleural ecchymoses with vascular engorgement, and a dark coloring of parenchyma. *
Œdema of mediastinal lymphatic glands. *


Heartbeat frequent but weak.
Her heart beats altogether different. θ Poison by a foul breath.
The beating of the heart stronger, more decided and more perceptible. *
Pulse frequent, small, with violent action of heart ; soft small and feverish. θ Cynanche cellularis.
Soft, scarcely frequent pulse. θ Poisoning by a foul breath.
Discolored lines over veins, or red lines and stripes in course of lymphatics. *
Cyanosis ; inner anthrax. *
Blood of a dark cherry red, generally fluid or with some loose clots. *
Blood not coagulating. *


Axillary glands swollen and painful. θ Erysipelas.
Swelling in neck size of hazelnut, burning and fiery red ; is pointed and hard. θ Carbuncle on neck.
Carbuncle on back, nine inches in length and five inches in its greatest width ; with sloughing, abundant discharge of ichorous, terrible smelling pus, and bloodpoisoning by absorption of pus. θ Pyamia.
** Hydrorhachitis (Grubbe, Kreuzdrehe), a disease of sheep.


Tetanic spasms of upper limbs, inner anthrax.
Arms and hands covered with a crusty eruption, full of cracks, discharging pus and an acrid fluid, with painful, unbearable itching ; checked for a while by the Old School, it had burst out again with terrible fury. After Anthracine, the crusts peeled off and were flying about like snow.
The whole left hand (not the fingers) swollen, highly reddened, very painful ; redness extended over whole hand and even wrist, and a red streak ran up forearm.
θ Inflammation of hand.
On middle of palm of hand a large blister, which, when opened, discharged a yellow watery fluid.
Felon, the worst cases, with sloughing.
Acute pain in bones of hand and burning to finger tips.
θ Blue boils after glanders poisoning.


Thighs livid to nates, hard and painful ; lower legs dark blue, feet oedematous ; when blisters break they discharge an offensive ichor. θ Traumatic gangrene.
The whole thigh was swollen, most above knee, and also foot.
θ After a fracture of tibia.
Livid redness on lower part of whole thigh, up to buttocks, hard and painful.
θ After a fracture of tibia.
Above knee, redness, swelling and pain, and later a large black blister on inside of thigh, extending four inches upward and inward ; after being lanced bloody water ran out.
θ Fracture of tibia.
On outside of knee a large fluctuating swelling, by pressure discharging a horribly smelling gangrenous ichor.
θ After fracture of tibia.
From openings on lower leg, caused by fracture, a copious stinking pus (like from carious bones).
θ Traumatic gangrene.
Bluish-brown spots, which break open.
The whole lower limb blackish-blue ; region of blister (foolishly lanced) mortified, discharging much stinking ichor.
θ After a fracture of tibia.
Ulcers size of hand on lower limbs ; no antipsoric had relieved. Anthrac. [30] helped very soon.
Carious ulcers.
Foot oedematous. θ Fracture of tibia.


Discolored lines trace out veins over oedematous part.
Severe pains in limbs and joints with fever ; intestinal anthrax. *
Pains in knees and arms. θ Blue boils after glanders poisoning.
Limbs as if beaten.
Limbs weak.


Great restlessness. *
Paroxysms of trembling.
Single muscles start or tremble.
Epileptiform convulsions ; inner anthrax. *
Clonic spasms, trismus or opisthotonos ; sometimes in serious cases. *
Clonic spasms.
Tetanic spasms in upper limbs. *
Opisthotonos ; inner anthrax. *
Debility and depression, with pain in limbs.
Debility with chill. *
Great weakness, with fever. *
Debility and depression, with pains in limbs and general sense of malaise, followed by disturbance of intestinal canal ; inner anthrax. *
Debility and sweat all over. θ Carbuncle.
Completely exhausted, she thinks she feels death.
θ Poisoning by foul breath. θ Carbuncle.
Cholera-like collapse after diarrhoea. *
Collapse, with difficulty of breathing ; loss of consciousness ; death.
Sudden fatal issue, preceded by extreme collapse. *
With cyanosis, asphyxia and the most extreme collapse, followed by death in all cases of bleeding. *
Marked rigor mortis after death. *


Somnolence ; inner anthrax.
Could not sleep for pain. θ Inflammation of hand.
θ Cynanche cellularis.
Restless sleep, twitches and violent jerks in sleep.
θ Blue boils after glanders poisoning.
Sleep short, unrefreshing.
θ Erysipelas.
Delirium, sopor, then death.
Sleep short, not refreshing, more like a stupor. θ Poisoning by foul breath.
Restless, irritated at night.
Restless sleep ; with chill. *


July, August and September furnish the greatest contingent.


Chilly, with debility, headache, followed by a general malaise, loss of appetite, restless sleep, great debility and depression, and in eight or ten days carbuncles, most on arm, forearm, head. * θ Anthrax from eating meat of diseased animals.
Decided chill, followed by bellyache, nausea, vomiting and in two or three days with supervention of collapse and cyanosis ; death. *
θ Anthrax after eating diseased meat.
Slight chills with fever and strange sensation in head. *
With great prostration, chilliness, pains in limbs, increase of fever and weakness, anxiety, restlessness, vertigo, delirium, dull head ; stool retarded, urine scanty ; skin dry, later covered with cold sweat.
Temperature very slightly elevated ; inner anthrax. *
Febrile movement, slight in beginning, is often followed apace by high fever ; great weakness, delirium, excitement, confusion. *
Moderate heat, little thirst, general sweat. θ Poisoning by foul breath.
Very much fever.
θ Cynanche cellularis.
Heat, thirst, less appetite, suffering and fatigued.
θ Inflammation of hand.
Fever with diarrhoea.
Fever attended by sweating.
Sweat all over with debility. *
Disposed to sweat ; rather sticky. θ Cynanche cellularis.
Copious sweat.
θ Cynanche cellularis. θ Carbuncle.
Cold sweats, in serious cases. *
Typhoid type, with rapidly sinking pulse, loss of strength, fainting, delirium.


Attacks : of trembling ; of headache with chills and coldness of head.
Course in one case irregularly intermittent ; inner anthrax.
Paralytic symptoms intermit.


Right : side of nose redness ; lower jaw, softness, fluctuating ; tonsil hurts.
Left hand swollen and red.
From right to left : dark brown redness in face.
Sensation as if back part of diaphragm was pushed forward. θ Erysipelas.


Pricking pain like that of a bite of a fly. *
Swelling sometimes very painful, as if skin was touched by nettles, more in daytime. θ Carbuncle on neck.
As if a smoke, with a heating pain, was passing through neck ; as if diaphragm was pushed forward ; as if skin was touched by nettles ; limbs as if beaten.
Slight burning and itching, as from bite of an insect, on spot having come in contact. *
Terrible burning. θ Paronychia. θ Carbuncle.
Pain : in head ; in limbs.
Tearing : in right lower jaw.
Pressure : in region of stomach.
Burning : in region of stomach.
Colicky pains : inner anthrax.
Dulness : in head.


Blood black, thick, like tar, decomposing rapidly.
Injection and ecchymosis, on motor organs of deglutition.
Hemorrhagic exudations.
Blood oozes from mouth, nose, anus or sexual parts.
Hemorrhages in different parts of body. *
Diffuse phlegmon ; inner anthrax. *
Surrounding tissue infiltrated with cloudy serum and small hemorrhages.
Red lines, streaks and stripes mark out course of lymphatics.
Glands in throat and under maxilla indurated. *
Gland painfully swollen under chin.
Hemorrhagic infiltration of mesenteric and other lymphatic glands. *
Lymphatic glands hard, swollen, dark red, infiltrated with a bloody serum.
The lymphatic vessels and glands swell, get hardened and if cut across, are very red, harder or softer, always infiltrated with a hemorrhagic or bloody serous matter.
Lymphatic glands swollen, dark red, brittle or softened as if filled with extravasations.
Corresponding lymphatic glands swell. *
Mediastinal lymphatic glands oedematous. *
Most mucous membranes are injected and reddened. *
Induration of cellular tissue.
Œdema and infiltration of cellular tissue spread rapidly ; skin on parts hard and doughy, sometimes also oedematous, reddened, cool or hot. *
The tissues near the pustule become indurated very quickly, and this oedematous swelling rapidly spreads over a considerable area, the entire arm, half the neck, occasioning lively pain and a feeling of heaviness in affected limbs. *
Œdema of affected parts, more or less reddened, sometimes cool, sometimes hot.
Œdema of affected parts ; with anthrax of gangrene ; collapse.
Œdematous and phlegmonous swellings show changes of cloudy oedema, often striped and flecked with blood.
Œdema with a superadded gangrenous process, spreads rapidly over whole limb, collapse quickly comes on with difficulty in breathing, loss of consciousness and death. *
θ After eating diseased meat.
Erysipeloid anthrax oedema. *
Transudations into serous cavities. *
Contents of a regular pustule are neutral or alkaline, sometimes blackening metals. *
Abundant discharge of ichorous, terribly smelling pus. θ Carbuncle.
Gangrenous ichor of horrible smell.
Stinking pus from wound on leg.
Penetrating, stinking, thin ichor from a lanced swelling.
Gangrene, with inner anthrax. *
In some cases the gangrene is extending, and violent febrile symptoms may follow.
From the tough infiltration, which is hemorrhagic and often sloughed in the centre, blackish-red hemorrhagic bands go off into underlying adipose tissue, and they send into it numerous branches. *
The knot gets sphacelous while it is dying up on surface, the decomposition is quicker, deeper in and becomes an emphysematous gangrene.
Gangrene destruction. *
Sloughing on carbuncles ; on paronychia.
Gangrene and sphacelus.
θ After a fracture of tibia.
Gangrenous ulcers (sheep).
Absorption of pus into blood.
θ Pyamia. θ Gangrenous carbuncles.
Septic infection from absorption of deleterious substances.
Septicemia with gangrene and with sloughing. *


Dark brown redness in face, does not disappear under pressure.
From two small wounds, much pus of a bad odor on twelfth day.
θ After a fracture of tibia.
Reddish ichor discharges from small wounds.
θ After a fracture of tibia.
After suspicious stings, if swelling changes color.
Cuts show outwardly a dark hemorrhagic mass, deeper in bright red, and at bottom a yellowish mass.
Gangrene from inoculating sheep.
After dissection wounds become gangrenous.


Dark red spots (sheep).
Ecchymoses. *
Skin of affected part either hard or doughy.
Skin dry, itching violently and burning.
Unbearable itching on arms and hands.
Itching with dry skin ; violent as if mad (horses).
Crusty oozing eruption, with most violent itching.
Crusty eruption discharging acrid fluid.
A small red spot, sometimes with a blackish point in middle, gradually becoming more sensitive, has to scratch, it reddens more and more, swells and forms a small pustule or blotch.
A little red speck, like a flea-bite, with a central black point, swells gradually and changes into an itching papule, capped with a small, clear, reddish or bluish vesicle, gradually enlarging. *
The excoriated spot dries up, becomes brown and livid and a local eschar forms. *
By inflammatory swelling of surrounding skin a red or violet raised border is formed, around it a bluish or pale yellow ring, upon which little vesicles, size of a hemp-seed, appear surrounding central eschar. *
With an increase of round, thick eschar, one-fourth to three-fourths of an inch, the raised border also extends. *
Excoriated surface dries and mummifies, but new blisters form all around.
Small and large epidermal vesicles filled with serum. *
Blister on palm of hand.
The secondary vesicles contain a yellowish, reddish and blackish fluid. *
Over pustule a blister, size of a lentil, with a clear, bright-yellowish, later a reddish or bluish fluid. *
Black or blue blisters.
θ Pustula maligna.
Black blisters, fatal in twenty-four to forty-eight hours. *
Large black blister on inside of thigh.
In case of more than one detritus, the whole is swollen like erysipelas, and when cut it looks like the Vespajas of the Italian dermatologists. *
Erysipelatous inflammation about carbuncle.
Erysipelas gangrenosa.
Erysipelatous form of chronic anthrax.
Smallpox of sheep.
Umbilicated pustules, yellow or bluish around, with depression of a dark red hue, and hemorrhagic foundation. θ Pustula depressa.
If scraped off soon the excoriated spot dries, turns brown and livid and leaves a scar.
The dense or doughy soft papules or pustules, around and beneath eschar, vary in size from a pea to a nut. *
Bluish boils on both legs and on abdomen, discharging a little matter and black blood. θ Inoculated by glanders.
The papule promptly bursts and discloses a dark red base. *
Sometimes blisters looking more like furuncles ; a puslike collection under epidermis, which loosens and discloses decomposed matter.
Papules and pustules, with extensive oedematous and phlegmonous infiltration of neighboring skin and subcutaneous cellular tissue. *
The anthrax pustule penetrates deeply into subcutaneous cellular tissue. *
Anthrax pustules most on face, forearms, hands, fingers, neck, less often ear, still less frequent covered parts. *
Anthrax carbuncles, with typhoid symptoms.
Little carbuncles ; inner anthrax. *
Carbuncles ; inner anthrax.
Carbuncle. [Obs. To call a carbuncle a surgical case is the greatest absurdity. An incision is always injurious and often the cause of death. Never a case has been lost under the right kind of treatment, and carbuncle should always be treated by internal medicine only].
Carbuncle darkish red, greasy, is often more eroded than ulcerated. *
Circumscribed carbuncle, hard large knots.
Diffuse, erysipelatous carbuncle.
Carbuncle on arm, forearm, head. *
Carbuncle with horrible burning pains ; or discharge of ichorous offensive pus.
Anthrax carbuncles cured by Anthracine 15, once a day, also externally, in four days.
Anthrax contagiosus.
Seventh day after remedy several larger and smaller openings, discharging watery, sometimes bloody matter, very little pus ; swelling less hard around base. θ Carbuncle.
All openings run into one, discharge much pus.
θ Carbuncle.
After having taken homeopathic medicine for malignant ulcers, suddenly the greatest malaise, and a black blister formed below knee with swelling all around, and feverish shaking chill through whole body.
Ulcus excedens (sheep).
Most malignant gangrenous ulcers (sheep).
Chronic forms of anthrax with indurations like knots under skin.
Large cutaneous eschars. *


Girl, at. 1 3/4. θ Carbuncle.
A girl not quite 2 years old. θ Inflammation of hand.
Woman, at. 35, subject to blood spitting, tuberculous. Anthrac. 9 three doses daily. θ Cynanche cellularis.
A robust country girl, at. 21, had suffered up to her seventh year with tetters, has had for two years a crusty eruption.
A strong man, at. 22, fell from a wagon and a very heavy stone fell on his leg, causing a compound fracture with two small open wounds.
Man, at. 35, liver complaint, after drawing, tearing pains in decayed teeth, Staphis. θ Cynanche cellularis.
A weakly, hysteric woman, at. 43, after great fatigue and mental suffering, bedridden since years, after losing two children with putrid diseases. θ Poisoning by foul breath.
A man, at. 43, strong, corpulent, phlegmatic temperament. θ Carbuncle.
A strong, well-developed man, at. 43, of a phlegmatic temperament. θ Carbuncle on neck.
A strong man, at. 60, had from his youth brownish-blue spots on lower limbs, which now broke open and formed ulcers.


Antidotes : in poisoning from anthrax of animals, Camphor ; Arsen. ; Cinchon. ; Rhus tox. ; Silicea ; Laches. ; Carb. veg. ; Pulsat. ; Kreosot. ; Carbolic. ac. ; Salycil. ac. ; Apis.
Give Anthrac. after Arsen. fails to relieve the burning and ulceration.
Useful where Arsen. had no beneficial effect in carbuncles and other complaints with burning and sloughing.
Often useful when Arsen. seems indicated and fails to relieve.
Two days after Acon. 30 for the fever : Anthrac. 30 for the itch-crusty eruption.
After Phosph. ac. in a poisoning by inhaling the foul breath of a child dying with putrid fever.
Anthrac. 0,8, three gtt. in 12 teaspoonful of water at first in alternation with Phosph. ac. 0,3, two gtt. in 12 teaspoonfuls of water. θ Poisoning by foul breath.
Silic. followed well after Anthrac. θ Fracture of tibia.
After Anthrac. : Aurum mur. natr. (for are maining periosteal swelling on the lower jaw) ; Silic. (cellulitis).
Anthrac. bovum ; from gangrenous spleen of cattle.
Anthrac. suum ; from the bloody saliva of raving swine.

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.