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.