Abscess on Face

Efficacy of Silicea in the cases of Abscess and suppuration presented by J.T.Kent….

Case II. A middle aged gentleman had an abscess on the side of the face just in front of the ear. Suppuration was advanced and the fluctuation was marked. Silicea had done some good as it had controlled the pain. The cavity was aspirated by a surgeon several times but it continued to refill. After three weeks there was no abatement of the difficulty. The integument took on a new feature, becoming bluish, mottled with great burning and sharp cutting pains. The hardness was extending and the opening gave out a bloody thin excoriating fluid of foul smell. He was chilly and nauseated and had symptoms of pyaemia. After one dose of Tarentula cubensis 12x an immediate change for the better took place, no more pus formed and he was well in ten days. The discoloured localization became bright red and then faded to the natural colour. The nausea and general pyaemic symptoms were greatly relieved within twelve hours. No more medicine.

James Tyler Kent
James Tyler Kent (1849–1916) was an American physician. Prior to his involvement with homeopathy, Kent had practiced conventional medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He discovered and "converted" to homeopathy as a result of his wife's recovery from a serious ailment using homeopathic methods.
In 1881, Kent accepted a position as professor of anatomy at the Homeopathic College of Missouri, an institution with which he remained affiliated until 1888. In 1890, Kent moved to Pennsylvania to take a position as Dean of Professors at the Post-Graduate Homeopathic Medical School of Philadelphia. In 1897 Kent published his magnum opus, Repertory of the Homœopathic Materia Medica. Kent moved to Chicago in 1903, where he taught at Hahnemann Medical College.