A DOCTOR kindly sends us this LITTLE CASE :.
Terrier, suffering from cysts between toes for two years, very crippled at times.
Before I learned to treat the patient, I followed veterinary books which recommended Merc., Graphites and Silica. Only temporary improvement because I did not obey the Law. Then the patient was studied.
Very happy nature, always playful. Excitable, hysterical. .
Very chilly, will sit against radiator .
Overwhelming de sire for sweets which always aggravate cysts. Great desire for water, will sit in the river on a cold day.
Skin suppurates after cut,. bruise, or bee sting.
Cysts always worse after running about in wet grass, etc.
The chilliness and desire for sweets were so outstanding that they were used to throw out all remedies not common to both. Remedies in low type were ignored.
Am-c. Calc. Carb-v. CHIN. kali-c. Nat-c plb. rheum. rhus sabad. sep.
Excitement calc. chin. nat-c sep.
Mirth. calc. NAT-C.
Hysteria calc. kali-c nat-c. plb. rhus SEP.
Unhealthy CALC. carb-v RHUS Sep . skin.
Worse wet applications AM-c CALC. kali-c RHUS sep.
Worse sweets. (am-c.) (calc.) (nat-c).
Calc. 200, three doses six hourly. Cysts much worse for a week, then slowly disappeared.
Cysts returned on holiday due to running about in wet grass. Repeat : complete cure.
The symptoms were so outstanding that all low grade remedies could be ignored.
Not the value of Clarke;s statement that only positive symptoms should be considered. Calc. has dread of bathing and is not affectionate, which the dog is, yet it cured.
[It is interesting and instructive to see that, in the treatment not only of dogs, but of canaries and fish, the consideration of mental and leading characteristics in sickness, will give very magic results. In the canary,phosphorus symptoms, as-desire for large quantities of cold water; lying on the right side; sleepiness; weakness; comfort in warmth, in hum,an sympathy and handling, were marked:-for the person who could appreciate and use them:-ED].