Iodide of Arsenic. AsI3.
In 1872, H. Nankinwell, residing at the seashore where patients came to be improved by the air, gave the report of cures of phthisical cases. In most all cases cold-liver oil was given daily.
Introduced by friends of the lower, it has been given most in the third decimal and always repeated.
Studying occasions headache.
Dulness of head, with dull pain in left malar bone and occasional slight frontal headache, the entire morning.
Severe frontal headache, with dulness of entire head during forenoon, with stiffness and soreness of left side of neck, worse when moving head.
Pain in right temple, several times.
Headache all over head, 11.30 A. M.
Unpleasant feeling in head, like a bad cold ; third day. –B.
Woke in morning with a bad headache, lasting all day ; dull, heavy, with pressing from within outward, worse on motion, stooping or studying ; 24th day. –B.
Head seemed enormously large and heavy, with pain. –B.
Head covered with an inflammatory scaly eruption. θ Psoriasis of child.
SIGHT AND EYES.
Weakness of eyes, with burning pain ; a feeling as if lachrymation would set in ; in two hours. –B.
Smarting about eyes ; secretion of meibomian glands. θ Coryza.
HEARING AND EARS.
An exceedingly sharp pain in forehead and in both ears, especially the left, when riding in a sharp cold wind, at 1 P. M. ; after three hours.
SMELL AND NOSE.
Nose quite dry ; 4th day. –B
Frequent sneezing. θ Phthisis.
Severe coryza with catarrhal tendency ; pungent irritation about nose and eyes, and an irritating, watery secretion.
Chronic nasal catarrh.
Complexion sallow. θ Phthisis.
Peaked cadaverous face, with a purple, livid hue of skin. θ Cholera infantum.
TEETH AND GUMS.
Intermittent pain in first right upper molar tooth. –Bl.
TASTE, SPEECH, TONGUE.
Tongue slightly furred. θ Phthisis.
PALATE AND THROAT.
Enlargement and inflammation of tonsils and posterior part of uvula. θ Coryza.
Has been of use in diphtheria.
APPETITE, THIRST, DESIRES, AVERSIONS.
No appetite, ate nothing all day ; 3d day. –B.
Intense thirst, with uncontrollable desire for cold water, which is almost immediately ejected. θ Cholera infantum.
HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA AND VOMITING.
Distressing nausea and vomiting. θ Cholera infantum.
SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH.
Considerable pain in stomach, afternoons, with rising of wind and a greasy fluid similar to that after eating pork ; 3d day. –B.
Pain and pyrosis became unbearable. –B.
Pains in stomach < on rising after sitting ; 3d day. –B.
Spleen enlarged, fills about one-fourth of abdominal cavity ; for two years, after intermittent and quinine. –Kitchen.
ABDOMEN AND LOINS.
Severe cutting pains in abdomen as if he would have a stool ; he had no stool, but large quantities of wind escaped ; these pains are partially relieved by an escape of flatus and by application of warmth to abdomen ; after 8 1/2 hours.
Sharp, cutting pain in abdomen which warned him to go to stool ; the pains became excruciating, embracing entire abdomen and obliging him to bend almost double ; after a great deal of straining he passed a large, soft stool which afforded some relief, at 9 P. M. ; after eleven hours.
The abdomen is hard and distended with flatus, which is constantly discharged.
STOOLS AND RECTUM.
Escape of flatus relieves ; pains in abdomen.
Bellyache better after stools.
Stool in evening soft and mushy, with considerable straining, very dark, almost black ; 2d day. –B.
On rising in morning great urging to stool, but stool was scanty, small in size, as though anus was contracted ; stool mushy, occasional scybala, small-sized, peculiar black, attended with straining as in dysentery ; 3d day. –B.
Diarrhoea not at all at night, but urging commenced on beginning to move about in morning.
Diarrhoea in dysentery.
Almost constant watery discharges, distressing nausea and vomiting.
Almost constant copious watery diarrhoea. θ Cholera infantum.
Cholera infantum, even in articulo mortis.
Continual aching in anus, with a seeming inability to keep the sphincter closed ; amounts to real dysenteric straining at stool ; 3d day. –B.
Diseases of uro-genital organs, especially in female, with scrofulous taint.
MALE SEXUAL ORGANS.
FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS.
Catamenia regular. θ Phthisis.
PREGNANCY, PARTURITION, LACTATION.
Lump in mamma, with retracted nipples, tumor sensitive to touch and painful.
VOICE AND LARYNX, TRACHEA AND BRONCHIA.
General wheezing on first lying down. θ Phthisis.
After moving about a short time in morning he hawked up quantities of thick mucus mixed with clotted blood, seemed to come from head, relieved the pain very much ; 4th day. –B.
Breathing too rapid, even when at rest, increasing in rapidity on exertion, soon becoming an audible wheezing. θ Phthisis.
General feeble respiration. θ Hemorrhagic phthisis.
Occasional asthmatic attacks. θ Phthisis.
Asthmatic sensations at night, must sit up to breathe. θ Phthisis.
Forced inspiration induced crepitation, posteriorly, right lung. θ Phthisis.
Frequent, short, suppressed cough, often loose, with muco-purulent expectoration. θ Phthisis.
Slight hacking cough with stoppage of nostrils. –B.
Frequent cough, with muco-purulent and occasionally stringy expectoration ; < on exertion and at night. θ Phthisis.
A violent cough for years, with inability to bring up sputum, it excites vomiting. –Pehrson.
Expectoration heavy during night and morning.
Cough and expectoration. θ Hemorrhagic phthisis.
Respiration harsh and jerky in left apex. θ Phthisis.
Rales and crepitation before and after catamenia. θ Phthisis.
INNER CHEST AND LUNGS.
Lungs pale, rather flabby. θ Hemorrhagic phthisis.
Feeble respiration, with plenty of dry rales over anterior surface of right lung and upper part of its posterior surface. θ Phthisis.
Dull spot beneath left clavicle and coarse crepitation. θ Hemorrhagic phthisis.
Flattening and decreased mobility beneath left clavicle, with dulness on percussion ; coarse crepitation on same spot, while dry ronchi and prolonged expiration were obtained elsewhere. θ Phthisis.
Left half of chest flattened and motionless, and percussion as dull as a board from apex to below axillary border of pectoralis major in front and to middle of scapula behind. θ Phthisis.
Below border of pectoralis major and around posteriorly to back of lung, dulness and coarse crepitation. θ Hemorrhagic phthisis.
Crepitation and bronchial noise in the right suprascapular region ; after Sulphur for weeks increase of dulness in infraclavicular region ; more intense and extending. θ Phthisis.
Immobility of right chest, with dulness in front and behind upper portion of lung, increasing to absolute dulness posteriorly beneath scapula. θ Phthisis.
Coarse crepitations, posteriorly about centre of lung ; at base bronchial respiration. θ Phthisis.
Marked dulness on right base posteriorly, shading off into normal resonance about middle of scapula ; coarse crepitation audible over all the duller portion of lung. θ Phthisis.
HEART, PULSE AND CIRCULATION.
Pulse weak, 84 to 92. θ Phthisis.
Pulse hard, fallen from about 80 to 64, woman at. 40. θ Phthisis.
Pulse very frequent. θ Mammary tumor.
NECK AND BACK.
Soreness of back, especially of back of neck, as if he had been beaten.
Burning heat in lumbar region, as if clothes were on fire. –Blakely.
Itching of back of left hand, followed by stinging itching of back of right hand ; after 2 1/4 hours.
Peculiar chilliness of left thigh beginning chiefly on posterior surface, followed by formication and weight in left foot, the latter extending later up left leg, afterwards to right foot, partially > by walking ; clothes when touching limb felt cold ; chilliness disappeared on application of warmth. –Bl.
Dull, heavy soreness of calf of left leg, 11 A. M. ; after one hour.
Tired, weary feeling in calves of both legs while kneeling. –Bl.
A very severe, laming pain in calf of left leg, afterwards embracing entire leg, disappearing during active motion, returning when at rest.
Formicating pricking on extreme left ankle, followed by same on inner side of right ankle. –Bl.
Unpleasant, slightly painful formication on external border of left foot, followed by a burning pain on left instep. –Bl.
LIMBS IN GENERAL.
Sharp pain in upper third of right humerus, while writing, lasting ten minutes, suddenly shifting to metacarpal bones remaining some time, then felt in left femur ; rheumatic, as if in shaft of bone. –B.
Heaviness of limbs with weariness of whole body.
REST, POSITION, MOTION.
Rest : pain in leg <.
Lying down ; wheezing.
Motion : headache <; pain in leg >; hawking of thick mucus.
Exertion : cough <; dyspnoea.
Walking : soon causes fatigue.
Stooping : headache <.
Kneeling : tired feeling in calves.
Rising after sitting : pains in stomach.
Ascending : dyspnoea.
Must bend double : with pain in abdomen.
Must sit up : difficult breathing in phthisis pulmonalis.
Great vital prostration.
Constant yawning ; he gets sleepy much earlier than usual.
Pain in head preventing sleep ; 4th day. –B.
Night restless, slept little ; 3d day. –B.
Morning : dulness and pain in head ; stool on rising ; expectoration heavy ; felt as after taking cold.
At 11 –11 A. M. : soreness of left leg.
At 1 P. M. : pains in forehead and ears.
Afternoons : pain in stomach.
Evening : soft, mushy stool.
At 9 P. M. : stool with relief.
Night ; asthmatic ; cough <; expectoration heavy ; restless ; sweat.
TEMPERATURE AND WEATHER.
Warmth : applied to abdomen > pains ; chilliness of left thigh >.
Sharp, cold wind : pains in forehead and ears.
Unable to take exercise in any weather. θ Hemorrhagic phthisis.
Desire for cold water.
Some fever, pulse 80, strong ; 3d day. –B.
Slight night sweats. θ Phthisis.
LOCALITY AND DIRECTION.
Right : pain in temple ; pain in ear ; pain in upper molar tooth ; dry rles over lung ; pain in humerus.
Left : dull pain in malar bone ; side of neck sore ; pain in ear ; apex of lung affected ; posterior part of thigh chilly ; weight in foot ; calf of leg sore.
Left to right : itching on hands ; formication and pains in legs.
Upper right lower left : pain in limbs.
Within outward : pressing in head.
As if head was enormously large ; as if lachrymation would set in ; as if he would have a stool ; burning in back as if clothes were on fire ; as though he had taken cold.
Cutting : in abdomen.
Sharps pain : in forehead ; in both ears ; in upper right humerus ; in metacarpal bones ; in left femur.
Burning : of eyes ; in lumbar region.
Smarting : about eyes.
Soreness : left side of neck.
Soreness : of back and neck ; as if beaten ; of calf of left leg.
Aching : in anus.
Dull pain : in left malar.
Rheumatic pain : in humerus and left femur.
Laming pain : in calf of left leg.
Intermittent pain : in first right upper molar.
Undefined pain : in right temple ; in stomach ; in head, preventing sleep ; in abdomen.
Formicating, pricking : on left ankle, and inner side of right ankle.
Formication : on left foot and instep.
Irritation : about nose and eyes.
Itching : of back of left hand, and stinging of back of right ; on various parts of body, most on back.
Heaviness : of limbs.
Tired, weary feeling : in calves of legs.
Stiffness : left side of neck.
Morbid cellular irritation in lungs.
Great emaciation and prostration. θ Cholera infantum.
Considerable emaciation and wasted mamma. θ Tumor in mamma.
Touch : tumor in mamma painful.
TOUCH, PASSIVE MOTION, INJURIES.
Riding : pains in forehead and ears.
Persistent itching on various parts of body, most of back. –Bl.
Chronic skin affections.
Psoriasis, the inflamed and scaly eruption almost covered the child.
STAGE OF LIFE, CONSTITUTION.
Well-fleshed man, at. 25, after hamoptysis. θ Phthisis.
Strumous or psoric diathesis in conjunction with arsenic symptoms.
Psoriasis of a child, at. 4 months.
Woman, at. 40 ; pulse fell from about 80 to 64. θ Phthisis.
Bryon. > pain and pyrosis.
Useful after Sulphur in phthisis pulmonalis.
Useful after Conium in sensitive lump in mamma.
PLAIN TEXT : LOWEST & DESIGNATES AN OCCASIONALLY CONFIRMED SYMPTOMS;
Plain blue: MORE FREQUENTLY CONFIRMED;
BOLD BLUE : SYMPTOMS VERIFIED BY CURES;
BOLD RED : REPEATEDLY VERIFIED;
$BOLD ITALIC RED$ : AN APPROVED CHARACTERISTIC;
θ : STANDS BETWEEN CURED SYMPTOM & PATHOLOGICAL CONDITION;
** : OBSERVED FROM OLD SCHOOL OR NEW SCHOOL;
toxic : Toxicology;
r : Right;
l : Left;
< : Increased or aggravation;
> : Decrease or amelioration;
^^ : Symptoms observed only on the sick “