First proved by Dr. T. Bachmeister, of Chicago, in 1869, and our symptoms are from this and numerous other provings, as well as from the effects of poisonous doses.
The best thing for poisoning by Carbolic acid is vinegar, locally or internally, as required, and was first told to the profession by Dr. Edmund Carleton, of New York.
Allen says that Carbolic acid is “a powerful protoplasmic poison. It destroys life by producing paralysis of heart and respiration; preceded by vertigo, roaring in ears, profuse sweat, contracted pupil and collapse. The blood is disorganized, and haemoglobinuria results (black urine.)”
It is a remedy especially to be thought of in malignant types of disease, with tendency to destruction of tissues and putrid discharges, collapse (34) and cold sweat (185).
In diphtheria the face would be dark red but with a white streak around the mouth and nose. The case is a bad one (62), with extension to the nose (62), extremely fetid odor (62) and regurgitation of liquids through the nose on attempting to swallow; the urine dark of decomposed blood (194).
Carbolic acid has been used for the vomiting of pregnancy (153) and of drunkards (176), with much flatulence and desire for stimulants (9), and for cancer of the stomach (178).
In dysentery the stools would be putrid (59), looking like scrapings of the intestines (60), and associated with collapse.
It has been used for ulceration of the cervix of the uterus (204), with fetid and acrid discharge, and has cured epithelioma of the labia (202), cheek and nose, with offensive odor and haemorrhages.
Allen speaks of it as “palliative in offensive (69), purulent expectoration in tuberculosis of lungs,” and Dr. John H. Demarest, of this city, uses it in the 1x whooping cough, to stop the paroxysm.