Lepra Vulgaris & Pulsatilla

Lepra Vulgaris & Pulsatilla…

CLINICAL NOTE ON PULSATILLA. In lepra vulgaris the diffuse form of psoriasis, when it occurs in large patches about the size of the palm over the abdomen and other parts of the body, with heat and redness, and itching worse at night in the warmth of the bed. Pulsatilla has worked wonders. It goes to the bottom and cures it in an orderly way. This is a feature that is not brought out in any of the books. From the observation of this fact I have been able to cure the manage in dogs at once with Pulsatilla when the disease took this patchy form. We see the depth of action of this drug also in its ability to antidote the effects of Sulphur. When Sulphur has been used externally and internally to suppress itch, Pulsatilla will antidote it and bring back the itch.

In all skin diseases, however, let it be your aim to fit the remedy to the constitution of the patient and not to the character of the eruption alone. Always leave the consideration of the skin to the last. When the reverse is done and the remedy suits only the eruption, while the skin symptoms are benefited, the patient is invariably made worse.

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.