Eczema – Mezereum

Eczema – Mezereum. August 24, 1884.-Mrs. C., aged forty-two. Eczema of twenty years’ standing. Eruptions on back of hand and wrists half-way up to elbow; itchi……

August 24, 1884.-Mrs. C., aged forty-two. Eczema of twenty years’ standing. Eruptions on back of hand and wrists half-way up to elbow; itching, aggravated by scratching; small, burning vesicles, drying down to crusts, itching and burning after scratching, and becoming moist after scratching. Violently worse from the application of water; considerable burning in the vesicle.

Eruptions on back of hands, Argentum-m., Asarum europaeum, Berberis, Mez., Phosphorus, Platina, Plumb., Stront., Thuja, Zincum met. Particularly eczema, Mez., Phosphorus

Burning vesicles, Bovista, Causticum, Graphites, Mercurius, Mez., Murex-ac., Natr.-c., Nat.- m., Nat.-s., nitricum acidum, Phosphorus, Sepia, Spigelia, Spongia, Staphysagria, Sulphur

Eruptions, itching, made worse by scratching, Ammon-m., ANAC., Arnica, Arsenicum, Bism., Bovista, Calad,., Cann.-s. Cantharis, Caps., Carb.-an., CAUST., Chamomilla, Kreosotum, Ledum., Mercurius, MEZ., Mur-ac., Natr-c., Phosphorus, Phosphorus-ac., PULS., Sepia, Silicea, Spongia, Staphysagria, Stront., Sulphur

Itching, burning after scratching, Anacardium, Arnica, Arsenicum, Bovista, Caladium, Cantharis, CAUST., Can., Kreosotum, Ledum, Mercurius, Mez., PHOS., Pulsatilla, Sepia, SIL., Staphysagria, Stront., SULPH.

Eruptions itching, becoming moist after scratching, Arsenicum, Bovista, CARB-V., Causticum, Kreosotum, Graphites, LACH., Ledum., LYC., Mercurius, MEZ., Petrol., Rhus-t., Sepia, Staphysagria, Silicea, Sulphur, and many others not related to the general case.

Eruptions aggravated from washing, AM.-C., ANT.-C., Bovista, Calcarea, Cantharis, Carb., Causticum, CLEM., Dulcamara, Kali-c-, Lycopodium, Mercurius, Mez., Murex-ac., Nitr.-ac., Phosphorus, RHUS., Sarsaparilla, SEP., Spigelia, Staphysagria, Stront., SULPH.

Mezereum 20m- One dose dry and Sac. Lac. The burning and itching passed away in a few days. The skin became soft and normal in less than four weeks, and has remained healthy. She never had been entirely free from the suffering caused by the eruption.

How much superior this expectancy is to doses so large you are sure to have medicine in! Why don’t they bring on their cures?

Perhaps it is because this agnosticism makes them doubt that they have made any. It seems here to please some of these doubters. I was told that anybody could report cures, that such reports were not to be admitted as evidence. I therefore presented a paper on the sixteenth section of the Organon of Samuel Hahnemann as an argument without cures. I hear of no answer that has offset those statements of facts; again I am coming with cures to corroborate the doctrine-these principles. Hence I have so fully presented a very simple case of a most natural chronic disease where washes and ointments and alternatives had been used for twenty years, and in all antagonism had never been met. The true specific for the disease was met in Mez. 20m. Cito, tuto e jocunde.

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.