Rheumatic Heart

Rheumatic Heart. Mar. 21, 1908. S. E., thirteen years old. Heart: rheumatic myocarditis. Apex beat too slow. Violent aortic beat. Mitral regurgitant murmur. …

Mar. 21, 1908. S. E., thirteen years old. Heart: rheumatic myocarditis. Apex beat too slow. Violent aortic beat. Mitral regurgitant murmur. Enlargement l. side. Pain at times. Pulse 120. Strong pulsation in neck. Rheumatism in legs and knees. Began when four years old. Rheumatic fever six years ago. Pinworms. Catarrh. Thirst for cold drinks. Mouth bad taste when waking in morning. Teeth covered with blood in morning. Urine copious. Perspiration often at night. Must have much air at night. Room must be cool. Reclines on l. side; with head high. Headaches in temples, over eyes, vertex. (>) in cool air. Cheeks red. Ledum 10m.

April 18. Appearance much improved. Improved generally; catarrh and all symptoms. Rheumatism appears and disappears in legs and arms. Pulse 88. Ledum 10m.

May 11. Sleeps with mouth closed, now. Pimples forehead and around mouth. June 9. Rheumatism now and then, slight. Eyes improved. Stomach, funny sensation- pain-after eats, few mouthfuls. Stools three a day, beginning after breakfast. Urine frequent; must sit long for it to start. Aurum 10m.

June 29. Itching in throat. Pulse 80; irregular. Heart strong pulsation.

July 13. Urine offensive odour, as of something spoiled. Less delay in starting. L. side pain at times; stomach?

Heart pains. Aurum 10m.

Aug. 24 and Oct. 10. Aurum 50m. Jan. 11. Aurum cm. Mar. 29. Mitral regurgitation. Sensation as if beats 4 or 5 times, then stops. Rheumatism. Vertigo. Blood in mouth and on teeth in morning, when awakens. Throat, sensation of lump when swallowing. Bowels normal. R. leg cramps. Aurum 10m. Repeated May 8 when symptoms worse after taking cold.

June 30 and July 28. Aurum 50m. Aug. 25 and Oct. 6. Aurum cm.

When the remedy was repeated in May, 1909, there was Cough with expectoration nearly all blood, from “taking cold.” In June, the patient had been bathing three times a day in the Lake and had pain about the heart. Other times, pain in heart or rheumatic pains returned but a general improvement continued, and she became a strong, hearty, robust girl.

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.