Carbo vegetabilis comes into use also for boils and abscesses of low dynamic type. Here is the same old tune-we use it is for the Carbo veg. patient, whose vital forces are low from loss of fluids, or after disease. Such a patient is almost lifeless, is cold, has cold breath, weak pulse, oppressed and quickened respirations-must have air. There is general venous stasis, bluish skin, limbs cold, etc.
The next medicines were Lachesis 200, one dose to be taken that night, and one dose of Bacillinum 30 every Saturday night for four weeks. The result was that during the next week she awakened at 5 a.m., the following week at 6 a.m., and after that slept through the night. That happened about a year ago and so far there has been no return of the trouble.
Now, it appears to us that allopaths ought to avail themselves of iris diagnosis in view of so many evidences of its usefulness. But the reason of their negligence is clear. It reveals the fact that the drugging business is not the correct method of treating disease. Drugs and serums ought to be banished. Instead of curing the patient they only suppress the ailment and lay a foundation for the further trouble.
Any tendency to tuberculosis makes excessive exposure to the suns rays dangerous, despite the fact that sunlight can kill the tubercle bacillus. The increased tissue activity resulting may light up quiescent foci of disease. Exposure should be only for a few minutes and progressive, and measured by the amount of pigmentation produced.
In the female cysts in the vagina. Leucorrhoea milky and corroding. Silica will often abort abscesses of the breasts. The limbs have many symptoms. There are drawing, tearing and stitching pains, ulcers and perhaps the most characteristic symptom, ulcers and perhaps the most characteristic symptom, foul sweating feet. Sometimes the foul smell is not accompanied by perspiration.
The patient had been very athletic since childhood. He had been boxing since he was a youngster, he had frequently been knocked down, had received many blows on the head, and there was the possibility, though perhaps slight, that an injury to the head might have caused his trouble. For injuries Arnica is a sovereign remedy, and therefore he was to be given Arnica.
The great man was in too much of a hurry. I asked the patient whether she felt any difference after taking Arnica and she affirmed positively that each dose relieved the discomfort and made the pain bearable. The nursing home sisters were also agreeably surprised how wonderfully well the arm got on. The movements at the elbow joint are almost perfect; and there is no disfiguring swelling, and the union of the fragments is sound.
In view of the enormous amount of manual labour needed to prepare high potencies such as the 100,000th, very high potencies are, as a rule, prepared by machinery. These machines are built around a little bottle. A drop of drug is put into the bottle and the machine is set going. A small tap fills the bottle, a small arm closes it with a stopper, and then the bottle is vigorously shaken and emptied of all but one drop.
About a week later I received a letter from her in which she said she had taken the medicine regularly for three days and then was so much better that she was amazed at the improvement. As she is a woman of sixty-five who cannot be persuaded to give up drinking boiling hot strong tea, a permanent cure was not very likely, but I had a letter from her recently in which she said she occasionally needs the little pills and always finds they do her good.