This shed a light upon the case and allowed its true aetiopathology to be understood. The disease evidently was an en-exanthem, an eruption on the lining membrane of the throat and gut, due to the vaccination, and the vomiting, diarrhoea and sore throat started just as these inside pustules broke and discharged their contents, and the feverishness was synchronous therewith.
An important point not generally realized by early prescribers, is the smallness of the dose. Not only must the potency, generally, be infinitesimal, but the dose must also be very small; at risk of giving an aggravation that masks your good work, and makes you think that you have not hit the remedy. Doctors of experience, who know their work, will give half a dozen-or fewer-wee globules.
A felon may develop over night and Sil. may cure it over night. Kent contradicts himself on this point by citing the case of a physician-probably himself – who contracted asthma by over- heating and sudden cooling off and Sil. cured him as quickly as he was taken ill. Many beautiful cures of acute diseases could be made, if this distinction between acute and chronic remedies would be forgotten and Sil. given when indicated without regard to the acuteness or chronicity of the patient.
Patient with kidney stones, determined to try treatment in spite of most solemn Allopathic warnings. Telephone message that he was in agony with acute renal colic. Burning pains with urging to urinate, terrific cutting pain at end of urination, pain in right kidney, extending down leg with great urging to stool.
Ropy and stringy discharges, in pharyngitis, laryngitis, in coryza, in the vomited matters of gastric catarrh: in leucorrhoea and discharges from urethra. In the children it helps, where there are tenacious, stringy and purulent ear discharges, with stitching pains shooting into head and down into neck: glands, especially the parotid of that side swollen, while pains shoot down into that parotid gland.
Friends it requires the highest order of both physical and moral courage, to risk life calmly in trying to succour others. Witness the heroic act of a man alone in a room, whence all the attendants have fled, with a box he has just opened containing the most venomous serpent, the largest of its species, form whose glands after the most mature deliberation, he is about to extract the deadly poison.
In intermittent affections only give the dose between the paroxysms; never during the attack-preferably immediately after. The same applies to diarrhoea. If after the first dose-which should be given immediately after an evacuation-there be an improvement, give no more medicine so long as the improvement continues. Convulsions, spasmodic affections, and all maladies of a remittent character come under this rule. Cleave to this. Watch the results.
Whenever the serums have locked up the patients, as they do, very, very often Pulsatilla is the remedy, for it will unlock and undo the effects of the typhoid inoculations, inoculations for colds, and the inoculations that are given so promiscuously for hay fever. It brings out the natural symptoms and often restores the patient to his normal condition. In their words, it is pre-eminently an unlocking remedy.-Old Recorder.
Supplements Bry. and Apis, and urges them on when they fail to do their work. May use it in synovitis, especially after exudation has taken place. Sulph. here produces absorption, and very rapidly too, especially in the knee. Doughy swelling front right knee, especially above patella; pain on pressure; cannot straighten it.
Dr. Fincke gives us the same idea in different language: “The relation of the remedy to the life-force demands its proper selection according to similarity of symptoms and dose.” In further elucidation of this subject, Dr. Fincke asks and replies to the following question:. “Which will be the appropriate potency in the given case?” Answer: “That one which will be proportionate to the degree of susceptibility of the patient.”.