Mr. S.— dined on beefsteak and stewed mushrooms. Felt a heaviness in abdomen, as if dinner had not been digested. Retired at 12 P.M. sleep restless. In morning, on rising, a diarrhoea, sudden, followed by retching and vomiting; desire to lie down with an aching along the spine, from head to coccyx, the pain extending into the thighs. Head felt dull, no desire to read, or talk, or move; felt sleepy; eyes burn like fire; the whole body gave one conclusive twitch; mouth dry, but no thirst; feels an unconquerable anxiety; dreads a fit of sickness, body now aches all over, as if tired; can’t find an easy position to lie in.
Pulsatilla 30, was given in water, every half-hour, as an antidote.
Tired feeling disappeared within one hour; pains moved from back into legs; patient very nervous; burning in eyes continued. The next morning all well, except a feeling of goneness, which did not disappear even after eating. Next day, felt as usual.
Agaricus Musc. 2c, given to a patient, caused the same aching along spine and in limbs as described above.
The patient was not a new one, and never exhibited such symptoms before.