AURUM



Alternate heat and chills. [Fr. H-n.]

Shivering through the whole body, with goose skin on the thighs, and with shock of the brain under the frontal bone (aft. 10 h.) [Fz.]

In the evening before lying down, headache, and after lying down shivering and chilliness.

Rigor in the back.

120. Sometimes chilliness betwixt the scapulae.

(When he got into bed in the evening his soles and patellae became cold. [Hl.]

In the evening in bed, before going to sleep, a febrile rigor over the whole body as if he had taken a chill in a draught of air (aft. 19 h.). [Lr.]

In the evening febrile rigor all over, during which the hands were cold, but the face and forehead warm, without thirst (Aft. 14 h.). [Lr.]

At night in bed, before going to sleep, a febrile rigor through the whole body; he could hardly get warm in bed (aft. 16 h.). [Lr.]

325. When he lies down in bed in the evening he is quiet, yet sleep is not to be thought of; he thinks it is owing to the position, and he changes it ever and anon, but cannot sleep before 3 a.m.; in the morning, waking up at 6 a.m., he is as refreshed as if he had slept sufficiently, for three successive nights. [Hl.]

In the evening febrile rigor over the whole body, with stuffed coryza, not followed by heat, and without thirst (aft. 14 h.). [Lr.]

Heat of face with cold hands and feet.

Slight transpiration at night like a vapour, and only between the thighs moisture like perspiration (aft. 10 h.)

Morning sweat all over.

330. All day long humour; he was talkative and contented with himself. (Alternating action?) [Lr.]

Cheerful humour; he was always disposed to converse with others and was quite contented with his position. (Alternating action?) (Though without name attached, this symptom occurs among “observations of others.” )

Tolerable gaiety and agreeable comfort. (Alternating action?) (aft.. 2 h.). [Gss.]

In the evening sometimes weeping, sometimes laughing, as if she was not quite conscious.

Trembling agitation of the nerves as if under the influence of some joyous hope (aft. 36 h.). [Fz.]

335. Quiet morosenese (aft. 1 h.); cheerfulness (aft. 3 h.); the two emotions afterwards alternated with one another. [Hrr.]

Moroseness; he is indisposed to talk (aft. 8 h.). [Hrr.]

Very much given to feel offended; the slightest thing which he thought offensive affected him deeply, and caused him to resent it. [Hl.]

Irascibility; he is very excitable, and the slightest contradiction excites the utmost anger (aft. 48 h.). [Gss.]

Choleric.

340. He sits apart, all by himself in a corner, wrapt up himself, as if in the deepest melancholy, when left undisturbed, but the slightest contradiction excites the greatest heat and anger, when he quite forgets himself, at first with quarrelling and much talking, afterwards with few disconnected words (chiefly aft. 5 d.). [Hrr.]

Constant, Sulky seriousness and reservedness. [Lr.]

Peevish dejection; he thinks nothing will succeed with him. [Ws.]

He thinks that everything happens awkwardly or that he does everything awkwardly. [Hl.]

Discontent with all his circumstances; he imagines that he finds everywhere some obstacle in the way; at one another that he himself is to blame for it; when the latter was the case he was particularly mortified and dejected. [Hl.]

345. An urging to activity, bodily as well as mental; when he did anything, he thought he did not do it quick enough, and that he had a great deal more to do; he could not live to his liking. [Hl.]

Remorse about his idleness, and yet he cannot work at anything; it drives him out of the house, he must be always moving. [Fz.]

Always very restless and undecided – thought he was neglecting something for which he must reproach – without perceptibleebullition of blood; he seemed to carry about this restlessness with him in his inmost parts; this condition deprived him of all perseverance, all energy. [Hl.]

A noise before the door made him anxious; he feared lest some one would come in; like anthropophobia. (Hence it was useful in cases of too great hesitancy of mind.)

Palpitation of the heart, extraordinary anxiety, weariness of all the limbs and drowsniness (for an hour.)

350. Great anxiety that has its origin in the praecordial region; it draws him to a place that was previously a favourite one, and drives him away again, and so from one place to another, so that he can remain long in no place. [Fz.]

Great weakness and anxiety, so that he is thought to be near death. [J. H. SCHULE, Praelectiones in Pharm., Aug., p. 46. (Not accessible.) ]

Amid howling and crying she imagines herself to be irrelievably lost.

He imagines he has forfeited the affections of others, and this grieves him to tears. [Fz.]

Sad, dejected.

355. He is discontented with himself and depressed in spirits.

Melancholy; he imagines he is unfitted for the world; he is filled with intense delight when he thinks of death, so that he longs to die. [Fz.]

Contrarierty of disposition.

Frequent attacks of praecordial anxiety and trembling anxiety. [Ephem. Nat. Cur., Cent. 10, obs. 35. (No observation about gold occurs here.) ]

FULMINATING GOLD

Bellyache, especially in children, with anguish. [Pharmac. Wirtemb., ii, p. 28. (Not accessible.) ]

Sinking of the strength, syncope, cold sweat on the limbs, violent vomiting, convulsions. [FR. HOFFMANN, Medorrhinum Rat. Syst., ii, p. 287. (Statement of poisonous effects of gold. The symptoms are stated as “leading on to death.” ]

Violent diarrhoea. [LUDOVICI, Pharmac. Medorrhinum Secale appl. Gotha, 1685, pp. 182, 188. (Not accessible.)

Samuel Hahnemann
Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) was the founder of Homoeopathy. He is called the Father of Experimental Pharmacology because he was the first physician to prepare medicines in a specialized way; proving them on healthy human beings, to determine how the medicines acted to cure diseases.

Hahnemann's three major publications chart the development of homeopathy. In the Organon of Medicine, we see the fundamentals laid out. Materia Medica Pura records the exact symptoms of the remedy provings. In his book, The Chronic Diseases, Their Peculiar Nature and Their Homoeopathic Cure, he showed us how natural diseases become chronic in nature when suppressed by improper treatment.

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