Tubercular Glands in Left side of Neck

Tubercular Glands in Left side of Neck…

Dec. 30, 1907. Tubercular glands in left side of neck. Those had been examined by allopaths and condemned to operative treatment. Very sensitive to warm room; must have fresh air at night. Feels well indoors or outside. Appetite good; bowels normal. Active, attends to her own housework. Feet cold; hands cold easily. Appearance of face, sickly; dull red colour. Tuberc. 10m.

Jan. 27, 1908. Had a cold she called Grippe, two weeks ago, cured with Arsenicum 10m. Tuberc. 10m. Repeated also Feb. 24.

Apr. 6. Gland in left side neck began to be sore about three days ago. Remedy acted over forty days. Tuberc 50M.

Apr. 21. Swelling of lump continued a week, with some suppuration; two days ago began to dry up and now presents better appearance than it has at any time. Sach. lac.

July 7. Swollen gland became normal in few days, and in a month the lumps were so small they could scarcely be felt.

May 5 and June 4. Tuberculinum 50m was repeated. Had been having company and was very tired. Abscess at root of tooth, now. Glands swollen. Tuberc. cm.

Aug. 6. Instep aching pain before menses, was reported two weeks after last report and has continued troublesome, during and after walking. Tuberc, cm.

Aug. 31. Instep aching continued in both feet so that she walked on the sides of the feet, when reported ten days ago. Has cold effects, now; Neck a very sore spot, a lump too sore to be touched, slightly under the chin. Tuberc. cm. 4 powders; 1 each night and morning; Sach. lac. powders to follow, taken the same way.

Oct. 6. Swelling and suppuration of the old spot. So tired, constantly. Tuberc. mm.

Oct. 20. Feeling fine. Aching in insteps and soles returned.

Improvement continued throughout the year; the lumps disappeared from the neck and the pains disappeared from the feet. A cough in November was cured by Bryonia 10m., and later the same month Tuberc. mm. was repeated.

In May and June, the system was weakened by over-exertion which to some extent interfered with the action of the remedy. Hence it was repeated at closer intervals than would have been done, had the course of its action had no interruption.

In August, when the remedy was to be given in the cm. potency for the third time, four doses were administered in succession at twelve-hour intervals, to push the action of the remedy.

The progress of the case throughout is delightful, even to read. Without operation, the glands of tubercular nature disappeared from the neck and gouty pains appeared in the extremities. As these disappeared, the patient was cured of tuberculosis and of gouty tendencies simultaneously, and became a robust, hearty, stout, strong woman.

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.