The more or less well-chosen remedies wrought great change in the patient, but on July 29th, 1882, she still complained that the left eye was wrong. It made her feel seasick when she read; pains in felt eye worse in the early morn; some ptosis of left upper lid; eyeball stiff, and an aching across it and right across the forehead, and she was giddy in walking about.
The case having thus come to a standstill, I cast about for some aetiologico-therapeutic annui, and in doing so learned that she had been vaccinated four times in all; the last time, three years ago, tool but faintly.
Thuja 30 soon cured the ptosis and the other described symptoms.
Of course I cannot prove that we had here to do with a case of vaccinosis, but such it appeared to me. Well-chosen remedies had greatly benefited the patient, but there seemed to be a bar to the complete cure, and Thuja effectually removed this bar.
In chronic disease, when the right remedies seem barred in their action, Hahnemann, on the off chance that it might be due to psora, recommended his disciples to interpose Sulphur as the great, most likely, anti-psoric. Most of use have found this a very valuable clinical suggestion. Similarly, I have found that vaccinosis frequently bars the way, and then Thuja comes inn with the beautiful effect of a genuine simillimum.
I shall narrate several more such case before I take my leave, so that other may be in possession of evidence sufficient to form a judgment on the questions of whether there exists such a morbid state as vaccinosis, and whether Thuja can cure the same.