A Case of Colicystitis (1921)

There was the usual violent gall stone colic and the form of vomiting for which all Homoeopaths give Phosphorus, which soon relieved him….

Some years ago a patient of mine had repeated irregular chills. No remedy held permanently until a surgeon broke up an old stricture of the urethra, whereupon his urine soon ceased to contain pus, which had accidentally caused these chills.

About two years ago he showed signs of an infected gall bladder but Chelidonium cleared this up until the first week of last February when very decided indications of the presence of gall stones suddenly appeared.

There was the usual violent colic and the form of vomiting for which all Homoeopaths give Phosphorus, which soon relieved him, but left behind excessive prostration bordering on collapse.

After waiting several days for the proper reaction and seeing that it did not seem likely to appear and the gall bladder being seemingly full of stones, I began casting about for the indicated remedy.

There was this peculiarity: the stools were of several colours (Aesculus, Colchicum, Euonymus and Sulphur), and there was a sense of vertigo felt more in the forehead. A single dose of Euonymus did wonders.

The gall bladder gradually went down and the bowels became very regular with large dark faeces. In about a month he walked into the office, seemingly well except that extreme weakness had again returned; for this he received a single dose of Phosphorus again and has remained well since, working bard every day.

The outlook from an operator’s standpoint did not look good to me in this case and I think that the indicated remedy did much more than any operation possibly could.

C.M. Boger
Cyrus Maxwell Boger 5/ 13/ 1861 "“ 9/ 2/ 1935
Born in Western Pennsylvania, he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and subsequently Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia. He moved to Parkersburg, W. Va., in 1888, practicing there, but also consulting worldwide. He gave lectures at the Pulte Medical College in Cincinnati and taught philosophy, materia medica, and repertory at the American Foundation for Homoeopathy Postgraduate School. Boger brought BÅ“nninghausen's Characteristics and Repertory into the English Language in 1905. His publications include :
Boenninghausen's Characteristics and Repertory
Boenninghausen's Antipsorics
Boger's Diphtheria, (The Homoeopathic Therapeutics of)
A Synoptic Key of the Materia Medica, 1915
General Analysis with Card Index, 1931
Samarskite-A Proving
The Times Which Characterize the Appearance and Aggravation of the Symptoms and their Remedies