Periodical Attacks of Chronic Spasms

Periodical Attacks of Chronic Spasms…

Case IV. Phosphorus: Mrs. G., widow, 42 years of age, was afflicted with periodical attacks of Chronic Spasms. I called at the house one day and removed a tumor from the hand of her mother, and the excitement brought on the most intense spasmodic jerking of the whole body. Whenever a thunderstorm is raging she has these attacks, said her mother. They last two or three hours. I administered Phosphorus, 5m. dry, one dose. Thunder does not affect her now. She never had another attack. Her whole constitution and mental state have changed. She considered herself an invalid and expected no relief.

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.