In regard to its appetites: Alumina is down as on of the drugs that craves indigestible things; slate pencils, earth, chalk, clay, while rags, charcoal, cloves, acids, coffee and tea- grounds, dry rice. Besides its aversion to potatoes, which greatly disagree, it has a version to meat which has no taste; to beer; and a longing for fruits and vegetables-barring potatoes.
In regard to pernicious anaemia, a curious fact is recorded, “Recent observations have shown that, although a diet containing meat is unable to cure pernicious anaemia, yet, if the meat is digested in the normal human stomach for an hour, and is then withdrawn and administered to a patient with pernicious anaemia, a cure takes place.
Feels double; mind and body separated; that there is no reality in anything; suspects everyone; someone behind him; desire to curse and swear. Objects too far away. Then the characteristic plug sensation: in intestines; in right chest; in gluteal muscles. Rectum feels plugged up. Also a hoop sensation, round head, chest, abdomen or anus. Chelidonium . . Feeling of anguish in pit of stomach.