A large black Cuban Spider. Mygale Lasiodora Cubano.
Introduced and proved by Houard, J. G. (Hah. Mo., 1869, vol. 5, p. 8).
Tincture prepared by putting live insect into alcohol.
– Chordee, Williamson, Farr. Clin. Mat. Medorrhinum, p. 72 ; Gonorrhoea, Houard, Hah. Mo., vol. 5, p. 8 ; Chorea (2 cases), Houard, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 1, pp. 65-6 ; Hah. Mo., vol. 5, p. 10 ; Hah. Mo., vol. 10, p. 331 ; Preston, Hah. Mo., vol. 8, p. 375 ; Spooner, Raue’s Rec., 1873, p. 206.
Low spirited and depressed.
Frontal headache. θ Chorea. θ Vertigo.
Dull pain in forehead.
Head often jerked to one side, usually to right.
SIGHT AND EYES.
Nausea with dimness of sight ; weakness ; palpitation.
Constant twitching of muscles of face.
TEETH AND GUMS.
Grating of teeth at night.
HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA AND VOMITING.
Nausea, with palpitation.
Urine : increased ; stinging in urethra ; burning hot, scalding.
MALE SEXUAL ORGANS.
VOICE AND LARYNX, TRACHEA AND BRONCHIA.
An effort to talk is made, and words are jerked out.
Intense redness in streaks following course of lymphatics, from calf upward to body, with great anxiety, twitching of limbs.
LIMBS IN GENERAL.
Twitching and jerking of muscles of one arm and leg, usually right.
Convulsive, uncontrollable movements of arms and legs.
REST, POSITION, MOTION.
Sitting : lower extremities in constant motion.
Throwing his head backwards and then forwards ; chorea.
Cannot keep her hands for a minute in same position.
Could with much difficulty carry hands to mouth, and in attempting to do this occasionally hand would be thrown over head or to side of face.
Inability to walk and stand : twitching of muscles.
Walking : drags her legs ; pain in knees.
Driving her out of bed : chorea.
Tremulousness in evening ; great prostration.
Convulsive, uncontrollable movements of back, arms and legs.
Twitching of muscles and shrugging of shoulders, returning every day ; child could not stand ; jerking up of lower limbs, complete inability to walk or stand ; acute aching in right ear, every night between midnight and morning, driving her out of bed ; constant motion of hands and arms. θ Chorea.
Constant contortions of face ; throwing his head backwards and then forwards with a jerk ; could with much difficulty carry hands to mouth, and in attempting to do this occasionally hand would be thrown over head or to side of face ; frequent feeling of oppression and difficult breathing ; restless at night during sleep ; has become thin and emaciated. θ Chorea.
Twitches of muscles of face and of upper extremities ; puts out her tongue with great difficulty ; convulsive movements of shoulders, keeps her hands in constant motion ; gait unsteady ; mouth and eyes open and shut in rapid succession, over which she has no control ; it is with difficulty that she can carry anything to mouth ; lower extremities constantly in motion while sitting ; drags her legs when walking. θ Chorea.
Constantly jerking head to right side, occasionally drops head on shoulder, sometimes twists his head around to r. side ; twitching in muscles of back and arms ; pain in knees when walking ; when attempting to control these involuntary motions respiratory muscles are affected to such an extent that he cannot get his breath until he takes a deep inspiration. θ Chorea.
Chorea ; arms and limbs in constant motion ; facial muscles distorted, could not help herself ; headache ; vertigo ; grating of teeth at night ; quiet during sleep ; < in morning.
Cannot keep her hands for a minute in same position ; twitches of muscles of face ; constant restlessness ; inordinately sensitive, so much so that she could not be persuaded to reply to questions.
Restless sleep with ridiculous dreams.
Morning : chorea <.
Evening : tremulousness ; prostration.
Night : grating of teeth ; restless.
Severe chill, followed by fever, with trembling of whole body, excessive thirst, face flushed, pulse 1?0, tongue dry and brown, difficult breathing, despondency, fear of death, delirium.
Every day : twitching of muscles and shrugging of shoulders.
Between midnight and morning : chorea.
LOCALITY AND DIRECTION.
Right : head jerked to side ; twitching of muscles of arm and leg ; acute aching in ear.
Pain : in forehead ; in knees.
Acute aching : in right ear.
Stinging : in urethra.
Dull pain : in forehead.
STAGE OF LIFE, CONSTITUTION.
Boy, at. 8, suffering three years ; chorea.
Boy, at. 9, light complexion ; chorea.
Girl, at. 12, suffering for four years ; chorea.
Girl, at. 13 ; chorea.
Girl, at. 15 ; chorea.
Compare : Actea rac., Agaric., Apis, Bellad., Doryph., Hyosc., Tarant.
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 “