Roy S. M., aged twenty-three years. Sept. 15. Spasms of the mitral valve. Fainting spells 4 or 5 times a day, without loss of consciousness but with weakness: rather spells of sudden weakness. Face flushed when studies after eating. Thoughts vanishing. Forgets of what he was thinking when figuring; a blank appears. Perspiration when reciting. forgets what he was to recite, though he knew it before. Sensitive to heat and warm weather. Wants window open. Better in motion than in rest. Sadness intense. Irritable, weeping paroxysm. (<) from sight of blood or an accident. Much thirst for iced drinks; Heartburn (>) by them. Heartburn after eating fats or sours. (<) coffee and “postum.” Eructations, sour; of undigested food. Flatulence from eating fruit. Late beginning sleep; wakens early. Spine-sore spots. Legs- paroxysms of weakness. Erections waken him and urging to urinate, if sleeps on back. Psychopathic constitution; lost consciousness when under influence of a mesmerist, and return to consciousness was long. Diarrhoea after drinking cold milk. After eating. Sensitive to noise: confusion. Dreams while awake. Tension of muscles. Eructations of food: Aesculus, arg-n., ars., calc-c-, calc-s., carb.-s., carb.- v., caust., CHIN., Conium, FERR., FERR.-PH., kali-bi., kali-s,. lach., lyc., mag.- m mag.-p., merc., mur.-ac., nat-m., PHOS., PH.-AC., PULS., sulph., sul.-ac., thuj.
SOUR: Aesculus, arg-n., ars., CALC.C., calc.-s., carb.-s., CARB.-V., caust., CHIN., con., ferr., ferr.-p., kali-bi., KALI-S., lach., LYC., nat.-m., PHOS., ph.-ac., puls., SULPH., SULPH.-AC., thuj.
Sensitive to noise: Arsenicum, calc.-c., carb.-s., carb.v., caust., CHIN., CON., ferr., ferr.-p., kali-s., lach., nat.-m., PHOS., ph.-ac., puls.
Diarrhoea from cold drinks: ARS., carb.-v., chin., phos., ph-ac., puls.
Heartburn: Ars,, CARB.-V., chin., phos., ph.ac., PULS.
Faintness: ARS., CHIN., phos., ph-ac., PULS.
Vanishing thought: Pulsatilla
Desires windows open. PULS.
Open air ameliorates: PULS.
Motion ameliorates: PULS.
Coffee aggravates. PULS.
Cabbage aggravates: PULS.
Oct. 19. “Was feeling fine until medicine gave out.” Better in general spirits. PULS. 10M.
Nov. 5. Better in general. (<) onions, greasy food. Craves cold drinks. Cramp after cold drinks taken. Confusion when nervous.
Nov. 20. Vertigo few times. PuLs. 10m.
Dec. 18. Symptoms returning. Nasal catarrh; blows it much; stuffy at night. Yellow mucus. Dreams troublesome. Of seeing dying man. PULS. 50M.
1913. From a sickly child and weakly young man, he has developed perfect health with more than ordinary physical strength.
The general condition and the local symptoms and functional derangements must yield to the power of the properly selected remedy. The characteristics of the patient indicate the remedy; it requires only a trained prescriber to find it and keep to it.