Exophthalmic Goitre

Exophthalmic Goitre. Mrs. G. S. B., aged forty-eight. Married 24 years; mother of four children, three living; youngest child nine years old. Been sick three yea…

Mrs. G. S. B., aged forty-eight. Married 24 years; mother of four children, three living; youngest child nine years old. Been sick three years. Exophthalmic goitre. Eyes not badly protruding. Gaining flesh. Very sensitive to heat. Stool daily; used to have diarrhoea after a full meal. M. P. last time was in the spring. Ceased every year for three months in summer. Profuse; painful first and last day. Weakness until next period. No hot flashes. No thirst, but drinks some water, not iced. Cheerful. Startled feeling on beginning to sleep; but not much now. Never strong; always tired. No hereditary trouble. Excitement agg. Enjoys intensely. Severe headache from eye trouble; none now. Weak muscles. Small wounds bleed much. Desires hot food. Agg. in warm room. Must have fresh air. Wants to do things in a hurry and wants others to hurry. Other people’s troubles are a burden. Sensitive mentally. Blind spells in summer. Can’t think in the summer; weakness; depressed all summer. Winter, cheerful. Uses only light clothing day or night. Exertion agg. mental or physical. Diarrhoea from eating fruit: peaches, oranges, apples, bananas. Likes sweet and sour. Likes food well salted. Aversion to eggs. Activity of mind. Dwells on past disagreeable events. Sensitive to noise. Anxiety or fear when away from home; this had been true ever since had sunstroke when a child fourteen years old. Dreams vivid. Acute pain in left ovary while standing. Horror of blind spells. Depressed. Needs much sleep. Talking over her symptoms always agg. Pulse 140. Given up as incurable by her allopathic doctor. Lycopus 1m was given twice, at long intervals, followed by 10m 2 doses at long intervals, then 50m 2 doses at long intervals, cm 2 doses at long intervals; then the series was repeated, beginning with 1m.

This was many years ago, and she remains well; size of neck is normal; heart is normal and there is no protrusion of the eyes.

The patient was under treatment fifteen months.

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.