While first proved by Dr. J. B. Bell of this country, in 1874, but few important symptoms were elicited and most of our knowledge concerning the remedy is based on clinical results.
Calcarea fluor. is found in the surface of the bones and in the enamel of the teeth, especially, and it is one of the twelve remedies recommended by Schussler as sufficient for all human ills.
In the bones it is useful for exostosis (22) especially when due to injuries, and it has been used with success for bone- spavin of horses. In the teeth it is of value in cases of malnutrition (186), especially when the enamel is rough or deficient.
Schussler speaks of it as “the chief remedy in true croup” as well as “the chief remedy for varicose (205) or enlarged veins,” and it is of value for swollen glands of stony hardness (82).
Calcarea fluor. is of value in bursitis anywhere and in chronic synovitis, especially of the knee-joint (125). It might prove useful in felons, but probably in most cases where we would use it, Acidum fluoricum would be of more benefit.
It is of undoubted value in mycosis tonsillaris. As there are but two remedies, as far as I know, that have cured this condition they deserve and will receive further consideration when we speak of the next and most important remedy.
I use Calcarea fluor. 3rd.