BUBO IN THE LEFT GROIN. Case I. A young man came to me with a bubo in the left groin. He had been disappointed in that he had not obtained relief from the treatment used. His bones ached, his tongue was loaded, and his breath smelled badly. The tumefaction was hard and painful, bluish and mottled, with great burning and sharp cutting pain. It was discovered some distance around and the heat was intense. He took Tarentula cubensis 12x, and one powder dry on the tongue three mornings in succession. He returned on the third day after taking his last powder saying that he was poisoned. He complained of a wild feeling in his brain and a drawing sensation in the scalp and muscles of the face. He was in a great state of mental anxiety and said he felt as if he was going to lose his reason. Mental restlessness was marked in his countenance. He could not keep quiet even after I assured him that he was in no danger. His primary symptoms had nearly gone and the bubo had lost its bad colour. The next day he was much improved in a general way and the bubo had nearly disappeared. I saw him again in three days and the improvement was going on rapidly. The chancre healed rapidly and in one month he told me he had never been so well.
(In private discussion.)
In cancer patients, when painful conditions arise, for instance, diarrhoea or urinary disturbances, caution in prescribing is necessary, that a remedy be not administered covering only the acute condition. Any prescription based on the more superficial, acute disorder, not covering the deeper, chronic, carcinomatous nature, will result in amelioration of the acute disorder only. Meanwhile suffering from the deeper affection will increase, and the progress of the deeper, malignant disorder will be more rapid.
Any prescrIption, to be of benefit to the patient, must have the nature of the chronic, as much as the nature of the acute manifestation.
The aim of the physician, first, last, and always, must be to find the remedy which most closely corresponds to the patient, and prescribe for the patient, Whatever manifestation that patient may suffer, when the prescription is selected.
In cancer patients, incurability depends upon the fact that few symptoms except those of the cancerous tissue change are obtainable. The sharp pains, the ulceration, and the anaemia are symptoms of the ultimate disorder. Finding symptoms that preceded this period is necessary for gaining any curative results.
Ultimates do not indicate the remedy for the patient.
CANCER OF LIVER.
Dr. Lippe’s daughter had cancer of the liver. Her distress was intense. As her father watched her, he noted that she rolled constantly from side to side. This reminded him of the description of Tarentula just published, which he had read a few days previously, emphasizing this feature. He administered Tarentula and obtained for the sufferer euthanasia that appeared impossible before.