Bladder Trouble

Another case on urinary bladder trouble discussed by J.T.Kent in his compiled work….

It is commonly asked by old prescriber: “Did you tell your doctor that symptom?” “No, he never asked me.” Some years ago, being called to see a patient in counsel it was said by the attending physician: “This is one of the most difficult cases to procure symptoms from that I ever saw….. What is the trouble?” “Well,” said the doctor, “he calls me and says he is sick, has trouble with his bladder, and does not feel well generally and expects me to read his symptoms like a clairvoyant. When I ask him questions he replies, ‘You are the doctor; you ought to know,’ and so it goes.” We went to the room to examine the patient, and both of us put questions indirectly for an hour or more, and there was no point gained except the bad temper that the patient manifested at every moment. Finally he jumped out of bed and ran into the bath room and slammed the door behind him. I concluded to follow him and observed him standing at the wash basin passing his urine. I, at once, asked him, “Why do you not sit to pass your urine?” He replied, “I have not been able to pass urine sitting for many years. I must stand always or it will not start.” Sarsaparilla cm. cured him in a few weeks, and there never has been a return of the bladder trouble.

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.