Medorrhinum – Medicine

Medorrhinum – Medicine.

      Potencies made from the gonorrheal virus. There are two pre…

      Potencies made from the gonorrheal virus. There are two preparations; the acute and chronic. From the virus of the acute stage to the chronic, or gleet stage, both of which are supposed to contain the gonococcus. Introduced by Swan. Provings by Swan, Ren Dell, C. H. Allen, Finch, Norton, Frost, Farrington, Cleveland, Laura Morgan, Berridge, Wilder, Higgins, Ostrom, Nichols, Peace, Sawyer, Carr, Bigler. Macdonald, in Great Britain, and Noegerath and Lydston, in America, have published fatal cases, and the effects of the poison. The symptoms produced by the virus in acute cases have been included in the pathogenesis, just as the toxic symptoms of Arsenic, Mercurius, Opium and Plumbum are included in the pathogenesis. The potentizing of the virus has developed latent dynamic forces, which is just as effective in homoeopathic practice, prescribed strictly on its symptomatological basis as any other remedy. If the symptoms of the patient call for this remedy it should be prescribed with the same confidence as any other in the Materia Medica, entirely irrespective of the sycotic history in the case. Like every other nosode, it should be prescribed according to its strict indications, just as we prescribe Arsenic, Opium or Sulphur, irrespective of its origin or the diagnosis. We append the following graphic description on the effects of:.


      Great weakness of memory.

Dulness of memory and desire to procrastinate, because business seemed so lasting, or as if it never could be accomplished.

Entirely forgot what she had read, even previous line.

Forgetfulness of names, later of words and initial letters.

Cannot remember names; has to ask name of her most intimate friend; forgets her own.

Cannot spell right, wonders how the word, “how” is spelled.

Reads a letter and thinks the words look queer and are spelled wrong.

Time moves too slowly.

Dazed feeling; a far off sensation, as though things done today occurred a week ago. Momentary loss of thought, caused by sensation of tightness in brain.

Loses constantly the thread of her talk.

In conversation he would occasionally stop, and on resuming make remark that he could not think what word he wanted to use.

Seems to herself to make wrong statements, because she does not know what to say next, begins all right but does not know how to finish; weight on vertex, which seems to affect mind.

Great difficulty in stating her symptoms, loses herself and has to be asked over again.

Difficulty in concentrating his thoughts or mind on abstract subjects.

Could not read or use mind at all from pain in head.

Thinks some one is behind her, hears whispering; seems faces that peer at her from behind bed and furniture.

Persons come in, look at her, whisper, and say “come.”

One night saw large people in room, large rats running; felt a delicate hand smoothing her head from front to back.

Fears he is going to die.

Is sure that she is worse, knows she is not going to live, cannot see any improvement, even when it is pointed out; has no fear of death, speaks calmly about it; and gives directions as to the disposition of her affairs.

Sensation as if all life was unreal, like a dream.

Wild and desperate feeling, as of incipient insanity.

Cannot speak without crying.

Tendency to suicide, gets up in night and takes his pistol, but his wife prevents him.

Is in a great hurry; when doing anything is in such a hurry that she gets fatigued.

Strange exhilaration of spirits.

Alternation of happiness and gloominess.

Spirits in the depths, weighed down with heavy, solid gloom amel. by torrents of tears.

Is always anticipating; feels most matters sensitively before they occur and generally correctly.

Anticipates death.

Dread of saying the wrong thing when she has headache.

Everything startles her, news coming to her seems to touch her heart before she hears it.

Woke at an early hour with a frightened sensation, as if something dreadful had happened; heavy weight and great heat in head; could not rest in bed; felt as if she must do something to rid her mind of this torture.

Fear of the dark.

Feeling as if he had committed the unpardonable sin and was going to hell.

A word or look of seeming harshness puts her in despondency for hours.

Indisposed to work or make mental efforts; desire for rest and dread of change; noise, confusion, disorderliness of surroundings distressing; depression and much anxiety, especially after sleep; irritable if the room is not light enough to make everything distinct; craving for stimulants, but cannot endure the effects, for they cause a wild, crazy feeling in brain after the first sleep; same effects from using eyes.

Usually depressed; easily tired; disinclined to any exertion, and yet often unable to keep still; forgetful; unable to think connectedly; mind wanders from subject, even in reading; cannot think at all if hurried.

Always wakens tired in the morning; hates to do anything that must be done, even nice things; gets nervous and excited about riding and driving as soon as the time is fixed.

Constant state of anguish. Always a feeling of impending danger, but knows not what. There is no cause for such feelings, as she is not obliged to do anything when disinclined; is so situated that nothing need cause her trouble.

Inability to think continuously, to talk or to listen to talking when weary; vacant feeling in head.

Forgetful, cannot remember the least thing any length of time, writes everything down of any importance, cannot trust herself to remember it; great irritability and disgust with life.

The impatience, excitement, wild feelings; the unreal dazed condition; the gloom and fear in the dark; the difficulty of speaking without tears, are marked evidence of functional derangement of the nervous system.

Medorrhinum is forgetful of names, words, etc. but instead of forgetting occurrences, during certain periods of time, like Syphilinum, it forgets what it is reading, even to the last line read; it cannot concentrate its attention; thinks words spelled wrong and have no meaning, etc.

Medorrhinum develops a peculiar sensitivity especially in relation to occurrences affecting itself.

It feels the evil coming to it, and the bad news before it arrives, of course it is selfish, and it is easily hurt by a harsh word.

It is also introspective, self-accusative, remorseful. Time moves slowly to it, therefore it is hurried.

We find a dazed condition from the loss of the thread of thought, which annoys and causes a dread of saying the wrong thing, and a difficulty in stating symptoms.

It is always anticipating, fearing evil will happen, loss of reason or suicide.

It fears it has committed the unpardonable sin, and cares little for the result, because of the seething, restless, uneasy, unbalanced nerves.

Feeling of desperation; did not care if he went to heaven or hell.

Cross through day, exhilarated at night, wants to play.

Irritated at little things.

Nerve trembling, with worry.

Very impatient.

Reading and writing make her nervous and enrage her.

Great selfishness.

Time moves so slowly that things done an hour ago appear to have occurred a year since; asked the time of day, and in five minutes insisted that half an hour had elapsed and could not believe it had not till she had seen the watch.


      Vertigo: when stooping; several times during day sudden attacks, seemingly in vertex, with danger of falling; things did not seem to go round, but there was a sensation and fear of falling, only slightly amel. lying down; agg. on movement; always woke with it; as if intoxicated; walks zigzag; in occiput extending to vertex, with sensation of enlargement of occiput.

Head light, not exactly dizzy.

Sensation of tightening in head, causing intense vertigo.

Tensive pains in head, with a wild sensation as if she would go crazy, with a sensation as if she would do something desperate in spite of herself; afraid to be alone.

Intense itching of scalp.

Great quantities of dandruff.

Hair lusterless, dry and crispy.

Dryness and electrical condition of hair; it will not remain brushed.

Great deal of fugitive itching in scalp.

Sharp itching of scalp, whiskers and eyebrows.

Severe pain at the base of the brain, running to the vertex, in two cases suffering from retroflexion.

Frontal headache; with nausea; feeling of a tight band across forehead, agg. leaning head forward; as if front half of brain would come through forehead; as if skin was drawn tight; with fluent coryza, with pressure back of eyes, as if they would be forced out; extending over brain to neck.

Brain seems weary; slightest sound annoys and fatigues her.

Neuralgia first in left temple and parietal bone, then in right, next day in left eye.

Wakes with headache over eyes and in temples; agg. from sunlight.

Headache in right temple; a good deal of aching over left eye. Nocturnal enuresis.

Neuralgic headache in left temple and around middle part of cranium, at times terribly severe, with sensation of great weight and pressure in vertex; has lasted twenty-four hours and is gradually increasing in violence.

Pain in center of brain; in evening sharp pain through temples; pains commence and cease suddenly.

Heat and throbbing in temporal region both sides.

Brain exceedingly tender and all mental work irksome.

Pain in left parietal bone when the wind blows on it.

Pain circling through head and around crown.

Terrible pains all through head in every direction, with continuous and violent vomiting, followed by aching in sacrum and down back of legs to feet.

Constant headache, agg. while coughing; light (through the eyes) seems to hurt it.

Intense headache for three days, with inflammation of eye.

Headache and diarrhoea from motion of ears.

Headache with menses.

Dull headache in a broad ring around head.

Intense cerebral suffering causing continual rubbing of head in pillow, rolling from side to side.

Dull pain in cerebellum.

Intense burning pain in head, agg. in cerebellum.

Tensive pain in left side of head as far back as parietal eminence and to middle of crown.

Tensive pains in head as if she would go crazy; could not read or use mind.

Sensation as of three points of tension in head, in center of each hemisphere and cerebellum; as if large cords were drawn to each from every part of lobes and cerebellum; extremely painful, caused a disposition to run wildly through streets tearing hair; seemed as if tensive pains would break, when suddenly they relaxed and a bubbling sensation passed from centers to circumferences; when reached, the tensive pains began again.

Sensation of tightness and contraction, extending from eyes and meeting in brain; extends down whole length of spine.

Aching in occiput and medulla; pain sharp on motion; drowsy.

Aching and exhausted feeling in cerebellum and medulla, with a subjective tenderness of spine from cerebellum to kidneys.

Aching pain in base of brain, with swelling of cords of neck.

Burning glow in cerebellum and down spine.

Head feels heavy and is drawn backwards.

Severe pain in back of head as though it had been struck; pain spread over to front, with severe neuralgic pain in left eye; headache lasted all night; eye bloodshot.

Pain in back of head and in right eye. Simmering in head, does not know whether it is heard or felt.

Sensation as if occipital protuberances were enlarged.

Hair lusterless, dry and crispy.

Dryness and electrical condition of hair; it will not remain brushed.

Intense itching of scalp; quantities of dandruff.

Eyes And Sight

      When eyes were shut, felt as if pulling out of head to one side or other; when open all things seemed to flicker.

A blur over things; numberless black, sometimes brown spots dancing over her book; sees objects double; things look very small; sees imaginary objects.

Feeling as if she stared at everything, as if eyes protruded.

Aching in eyeballs, pressure and heat in vertex, a tendency to shut eyes.

Neuralgic pain in eyeballs; when pressing eyelids together; agg. when rolling them.

Continuous watering of eyes, great heat and sensation of sand under lids.

Feeling of pain and irritation, and sensation of sticks in eyes, lids and especially inner canthi, redness and dryness of lids, congestion of sclerotic and sensation of a cool wind blowing in eyes, especially inner canthi.

Ptosis of outer end of both upper lids, particularly l., requiring exertion to open them.

Swelling of upper lids; soreness and smarting of edges.

Decided tendency to irritation of edges of lids.

Pulling pain in left lower lid from outer canthus; could see lid twitch between these points.

Hardness of upper lid as if it had a cartilage in it.

Eyebrows itch; brows and lashes fall off.

Swelling under eyes.

Sometimes cannot raise lid of right eye after being asleep; cough when tired on nervous.


      Miss X., 23, had chronic blepharitis since eleven. Her suffering was intense. Light, especially gas-light, was intolerable, and this prevented her from going into society. She could not read in the evening, and in the morning the lids would be closed, and she suffered much on getting them separated. There was much discharge. Before coming under me she had been under strict homoeopathic treatment all the time. I remembered treating her father for gonorrhea before his marriage, and I suspected the taint had reappeared in this form. Medorrhinum was given in high potency, single doses repeated as the effect of each wore off, and she was entirely cured. – Deschere.

Ears And Hearing

      Nearly total deafness of both ears, with very little noise; had to use a trumpet.

Partial or transient deafness; pulsation in ears.

Child hard of hearing for six days.

Singular sensation of deafness from one ear to the other, as if a tube went through head, while yet there was an over acuteness of hearing.

Is sure he hears people in conversation, but on carefully watching, finds that sounds have reference to arterial pulsation, but where he cannot discover.

When whistling, the sound in ears is double, with peculiar vibration as when two persons whistle thirds.

Noises seemingly in mastoid cells, frying and hissing.

Pain passes up Eustachian tube and out of both ears with a tickling sensation.

After sleeping feels as though parchment was drawn over ear, on which she was lying.

Sensation of a worm about an inch long crawling in right ear, and as if it commenced boring in anterior wall of auditory canal.

Itching, aching, or boring pain in left ear. Aching in cartilage of ear when lying on it at night.

Soreness to touch of right concha.

Quick, darting pains in right ear, from without inward, pains followed each other in close succession.

Ringhole in left ear sore and almost gathered.

Nose And Smell

      Intense itching in nose, internally near point, had to rub all the time.

Very great burning in both nostrils when breathing through them.

Coldness of end of nose.

Entire loss of smell for several days.

Soreness of outer wing (inside) of left nostril.

Nose constantly running.

Nasal catarrh, with continual running down throat.

Sensation of action in bones; obstruction at root of nose as if mucous membrane was hypertrophied.

Nose goes to sleep.


Nose inflamed, swollen.

Catarrh of posterior nares.

Posterior nares obstructed, amel. by hawking thick, greyish mucus, followed by bloody mucus.

Heavy fluent coryza, with hard headache all day in frontal region, agg. 10: 30 A.M.

Soreness and crawling feeling as of a centipede in left nostril in morning.

Nose stopped up, cannot breathe through it in the morning; snuffles in children not relieved by other remedies.


      Great pallor; yellowness of face, particularly around eyes, as if occurring from a bruise (greenish yellow); yellow band across forehead close to hair.

Greenish, shining appearance of skin.

Blotches on face.

Flushes of heat in face and neck.

Fever blisters near corner of right upper lip, small but very sore.

Enormous fever sore on lower lip near left commissure.

Sweat of face; on upper lip.

Neuralgia of right upper and lower jaws, extending to temple.

Swelling in region of left submaxillary gland, the size of a goose egg; whiskers over tumor came out; softened in center, at times sharp, shooting pains; on being opened discharged a large quantity of thin, bloody pus; was opened several times, finally the aperture formed raised embankment-like edges; the pus burrowed until arrested by clavicle, where it formed an enormous swelling ( Amel. after Thuja 3M.); the tumors left fistulous openings which were a long time in healing.

Face covered with acne; dry herpes; freckles.

Tendency to stiffness in jaws and tongue.

Rigidity of muscles of face, especially of lower lip, drawing it up tight to teeth; jaws stiff, unable to open them; deglutition nearly impossible; throat filled with saliva.

Swelling of submaxillary glands.

Sensation of constriction and aching in throat and jaws when weary.

Teeth and Gums

      Teeth have serrated edges, or are chalky and easily decay (Syphilinum; teeth are cupped, decay at edges of gums and break off).

Sore teeth, particularly eyeteeth; feel sore and soft.

Yellowness of teeth.

Hard swelling on right upper jaw, as if in socket of a tooth gone since four years; intense neuralgic pains extending to whole head, causing sleeplessness; severe pains all over head, with external heat.

Pale gums.

Taste and Tongue

      Taste: coppery on rising; disagreeable; bad in morning.

Tongue coated: brown and thick; thickly in morning, with bad taste; white at base, the rest red; white, with papillae showing through.

Tongue blistered.

Small sores, pustules (canker sores) on edge, tip and under tongue, very painful; also inside lips and in throat.


      Foul breath in morning.

Dryness of mouth; feels burnt.

Very sore mouth, ulcers on tongue and in buccal cavity, like blisters.

Blisters on inner surface of lips and cheeks, skin peeling off in patches.

Excitement of submaxillary glands, pouring out saliva profusely.

Stringy mucus comes out of mouth during sleep.


      Irritation in throat as if scraped.

Pharynx inflamed and feels very stiff and sore; swallowing painful.

Great dryness of throat, with swollen glands.

Back part of throat constantly filling with mucus from posterior nares.

Sore throat and cold in head amel. by salt water bathing.

Soreness of throat, hurts to swallow; sensation of lump in larynx; deglutition painful; raw, irritated, as if scraped.

Expectoration greenish yellow, catarrhal cold of the head with burning of septum of the nose to bronchi, complete loss of taste and smell – cannot taste tobacco.

Appetite, Thirst, Desires, Aversions

      Appetite increased; ravenous hunger immediately after eating.

Absolute loss of appetite; thirst.

Enormously thirsty; even dreams that she is drinking.

Insatiate craving for liquor, when before she hated it.

Great craving for salt.

Craving for sweets; hard, green fruit; ice; sour things; oranges; ale.

Appetite poor. Can digest but a limited amount of food.

Belching, hiccough, nausea and vomiting. Hiccough.

Nausea; with frontal headache; after drinking water; after dinner; always after eating; before eating.

Vomiting of thick mucus and bile, without nausea.

Violent retching and vomiting for forty-eight hours; first glairy mucus, then frothy and watery, and lastly coffee grounds; accompanied by intense headache, with great despondency and sensation of impending death; during paroxysm was continually praying.

Vomiting black bile without nausea, tasting bitter and sour, with considerable mucus; no odor.

Scrobiculum and Stomach

      Sensation in pit of stomach as of a paper of pins that seemed to force themselves through flesh, causing her to rise and double up and scream, pins seem to come from each side. Abscess of liver.

A sick or gnawing feeling, not relieved by eating or drinking.

Trembling at pit of stomach.

Sometimes a burning (like a flame) in pit of stomach, as if heart palpitated there.

Dull pain in epigastric region, deep in.

Feeling of a lump in stomach after eating.

Throbbing in sides of stomach.

Clawing in stomach, agg. drawing up knees.

Cramps in stomach as from wind.

Intense pain in stomach and upper abdomen, with a sensation of tightness.

Sensation of sinking and agonizing sickness at stomach, with a desire to tear something away.

Sensation of nausea from using eyes or when weary.

After a hearty meal, sensation as though stomach pressed upon a sore spot at left side.

Hypochondria. Terrible pains in liver, thought she would die, they were so acute.

Bilious colic with frequent vomiting and nausea; diarrheic stools, chilliness and perspiration on face and neck.

Congestion of liver.

Grasping pain in liver and spleen.

Burning heat around the back, like a coal of fire. Abscess of liver.

Severe pain from abscess extending to right shoulder and down elbow.

Throbbing and thumping in region of suprarenal capsule, seeming to come from abscess or sore spot just below fifth rib, right side; creeping chills in region of right kidney, throbbing, contracting, drawing and relaxing as if caused by icy cold insects with claws.


      Intense agonizing pain in solar plexus; surface cold; eructations tasting of sulfuretted hydrogen and, after eating, of ingesta, applied right hand to pit of stomach and left to lumbar region.

Pressure in lower abdomen as of a heavy weight.

A feeling as of a tumor in right side of abdomen.

Tensive pain in right side of abdomen, as of a hard, biconvex body; with heat and gnawing aching pain, continued a short time; it was between spine of ilium and recti muscles.

Darting pain from center of right ovarian region to lower edge of liver.

Ascites; abdomen greatly distended; palpitation showed water; urine very scanty and high colored.

Beating as of a pulse in abdomen vertically.

H. C. Allen
Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.