CAMPHORA



In the first ten hours, no urine is passed. [Ws.]

Strangury almost immediately [HEBERDEN. (Effects of large doses in patients.) Medic, Trans., I, p. 471.]

Involuntary urination after great urging to urinate.

165. Almost involuntary urination, and after urinating pain in the urethra, like a contraction from before backwards.

Painful urination.

Scalding urine.

Shooting itching on the inner surface of the prepuce. [Hrr.]

( A contractive sensation in the testicles.) [Stf.]

170. The first two days, weakness of the genital organs, and loss of sexual desire. [Ws.]

The first two days, relaxation of the scrotum, deficiency of erection of the penis, loss of sexual desire, but after 48 hours much stronger erections than in ordinary times. (The loss of sexual desire, erections, and seminal emissions, is as is obvious from these observations, only primary action of camphor, and hence it only acts in a palliative manner when we attempt to combat with it inordinate sexual desire, erections, and the frequent nocturnal seminal emissions which have lasted long; there follows then an increase of the malady by the opposite reaction of the organism (secondary action). (Comp. 173.) [Hrr.]

Tendency to nocturnal seminal emissions.

For several nights, seminal emissions (aft. 60 h.). [Fz.]

Exalted sexual desire. [BREYNIUS and PAULINUS, in Murray’s Appar. Medorrhinum, iv., p. 518.]

175.Sexual ecstasy. [KOOLHAAS, (Not accessible.) in Medorrhinum Nat. Zeit., 1799.]

Impotence in the male. [LOSS, (From continual smelling of camphor in a man, aet. 40.) Obs. Medorrhinum, p. 314.]

A kind of violent labour pains, as if during pains, as if during parturitions. (In a Widow.) [HEBERDEN, (From forty grains given in enema. Nothing is said about the patient being a widow.) l. c.]

In the morning, on rising (and in the evening on going to sleep?), discharge of thin nasal mucus, without sneezing and without true coryza (aft. 18 h.)

Coryza (aft. 10 h.).

180. Stuffed coryza.

Deep and slow respiration.

Oppressed, anxious, panting respiration. [ORTEL, l. c.]

Heavy, slow, difficult breathing (aft. 1.1/4 h.). [Hrr.]

Almost complete suspension of the respiration.

185. The breathing almost entirely ceases. (In the original – “the breathing seems to have almost entirely ceased.” [CULLEN, l. c.]

On the sternum superiorly, pressure as from a weight. [Fz.]

Pressure on the sternum when standing (aft. 27 h.). [Fz.]

Soft pressure internally on the chest under the sternum, with difficult inspiration, and a chilling sensation, which rose out of the chest into the mouth (aft. 29 h.). [Fz.]

Mucus in the wind-pipe, which makes the voice not clear, and is not removed by hacking cough and hawking.

190. Pain in the trachea and bronchial tubes, most when coughing, but also by clearing the throat and hawking.

Complaint of a constrictive feeling in the larynx, as from sulphur fumes. [ORTEL, l. c.]

Feels as if he would be suffocated, and the larynx constricted. [SOMMER, (From gr. Viij to xij given in lead-colic.) in Hufel. Jour., p. 87.]

Suffocating tightness of the chest, as if arose from a pressure in the scrobiculus cordis (aft. 1 h.).

Stitches in the left side of the chest when walking (aft. ½ h.). [Fz.]

195. Painful sensation in the chest like stitches. [Stf.]

Shooting in the chest and tussiculation, as if caused by a cutting, chilling sensation deep in the trachea (aft. 2 h.). [Fz.]

The stitches in and on the chest became every day stronger. [Fz.]

Palpitation of the heart.

After a meal he feels and hears the beating of his heart against the ribs (aft. 4.3/4 h.). [Fz.]

Fine shooting in the nipples (aft. 2 h.).

Fine tearing pain on the right side near the nipple down towards the pelvis (aft. 4.1/2 h.). [Hrr.]

Tearing pressure on the anterior border of the scapula, which interferes with the movement of the arm (aft. 32 h.). [Fz.]

Drawing painful stitches through the scapulae and between them, extending into the chest, on moving the arms, for two days (aft. 24 h.). [Fz.]

Tearing pain in the nape on bowing the head (aft. 2 h.).

205. Repeated painless drawing in the cervical vertebrae when moving. [Stf.]

When walking in the open air, painful drawing and stiff feeling on the side of neck and down the nape (aft. 5 h.). [Fz.]

Tensive pain in the nape nad posterior cervical muscles, increased by every movement and by turning the neck (aft. 15 h.). [Hrr.]

Stitches in the nape, near the right shoulder, on moving (aft. 1.1/2 h.). [Fz.]

Pressure on top of the shoulder (aft. 2 h.). [Fz.]

210. Convulsive circular movement (rotation) of the arms.

Tearing pressure posteriorlt in the middle of the right upper arm. [Hrr.]

Twitching fine tearing from the middle of the inner surface of tle left upper arm to the middle of the forearm (aft. ¾ h.). [Hrr.]

Painful pressure in the right elbow-joint, worse on leaning on it, whereby the pain extents into the hand (aft. 1.1/2 h.). [Fz.]

215. Tearing pressure on the left radius, a little above the wrist-joint (aft. 7 h.). [Hrr.]

Painful pressure on the inner surface of the left forearm (aft. 1.3/4 h.). [Hrr.]

Tearing pressure on the inner surface of the left forearm (aft. 1.3/4 h.). [Hrr.]

Constantly increasing itching combined with pricking pain on the back of the hand and the knuckles of the fingers, going off on scratching (aft. 4.1/2 h.). [Fz.]

Itching on the knuckles of the fingers and between them (aft. 25 h.). [Fz.]

220. In the distal joint of the thumb, on moving it, a pain as if sprained (aft. 20 h.).

Itching in the palm of the hand (aft. 5 h.). [Fz.]

Drawing in the glutaeus maximus at its attachment to the crest of the ilium, as if it would lame the thigh. [Fz.]

Difficulty of moving, and fatigue of the thighs.

Drawing bruised pain in the thighs, after walking (aft. 5 h.). [Fz.]

225. In the right thigh and on the inside near and below the patella, drawing bruised pain; he fears that the leg would bend forwards undr him. (aft. 4.1/4 h.). [Fz.]

Tearing in the thighs (aft. 28 h.). [Fz.]

The thighs at the back above the houghs are painful, as after a long journey on foot. [Fz.]

When sitting with the knee flexed the leg goes to sleep, with cold feeling (aft. 21 h.).

Shooting on the right patella, when sitting (aft. 1 h.). [Fz.]

230. Tearing on the knees under the patella, worst when walking (aft. 6 h.). [Fz.]

Cracking and creaking in the joints of the loins, knees, and ankles.

Staggering, weariness, and heaviness of the lower extremities (aft. 1 h.). [Hrr.]

The knees seem to him to bend forwards, and are as if bruised (aft. 26 h.). [Fz.]

Aching drawing under the patella, on the inside of the knee (aft. 30 h.). [Fz.]

235. Great feeling of weakness of the legs, as from a weight hanging in the knee-joints and drawing them down. [Hrr.]

Pressure in the middle of the inner surface of the left leg. [Hrr.]

Pressure on the left leg above the ankle and more posteriorly. [Hrr.]

In the morning on treading and walking, pain in the ankle-joint, as from having made a false step or sprained the part (aft. 18 h.).

240. Under the right ankle when standing, an aching drawing pain between the ankle and the tendo Achillis, which becomes tearing on moving the foot (aft. 4.1/2 h.). [Fz.]

Trembling of the feet.

Trembling staggering and unsteadiness of the feet.

Drawing cramp pain on the dorsum of the foot, especially when moving.[Fz.]

Tearing pressure on the dorsum of the right foot. [Hrr.]

245. Tearing cramp-pain on the dorsum of the foot up along the outside of the calf to the thigh (aft. 13 h.). [Fz.]

Tearing anteriorly in the tips of the toes and under the nails of the left foot, when walking (aft. 10 h.). [Fz.]

Sore pain on the knuckles of the otes and in the corns (aft. 26 h.). [Fz.]

Most of the pains of camphor are when moving. [Fz.]

Discomfort in the whole body (aft. 3 h.). [Hrr.]

250. Indescribable discomfort in the whole body (aft. ½ h.). [Hrr.]

Most pf the pains from camphor were, on the first day, only present in a state of half attention to himself – hence also when going to sleep, tearing in various parts of the body – and they went off, especially the headache, as soon as he became aware that he had pains and paid attention to them; on the other hand, he could, the following day, cause pains by force of imagination, or, rather, he felt them only when giving great attention to himself, hence he felt best when he did not think of himself. [Fz.]

Rheumatic shooting pains in all the muscles, especially between the scapulae.

Pain in the periosteum of all the bones.

Difficulty of moving the limbs.

255. Paralytic relaxation of the muscles.

In the evening, after lying down in bed, an itching here and there in the body (aft. 6 h.).

Violent itching. (From the external application.). [SPONITZER, in Hufel. Journ., v. pp. 518, 545. ]

Erysipelatous inflammation. (From camphor applied externally.)

Erysipelas. (From the external application.) [SPONITZER, l. c.]

260. Syncopal stupefaction of the senses. [UNZER, l. c.]

Insensibility. [CULLEN, l. c.]

He beats his breast and falls into a faint (aft. ½ h.). [CULLEN, l. c.]

Out-stretching tetanus with unconsciousness for a quarter of an hour, then sinking down in a relaxed state of the whole body, so that he can scarcely be kept in the erect position, for a quarter of an hour, after which consciousness returns on vomiting(aft. 2.1/2 h.). [Ws.]

Extreme weakness. [DE MEZA, l. c.]

265. Unusual sinking of the forces, (In the original, “Unusual lassitude and depression of spirits.”) with yawning and stretching. [ALEXANDER, l. c.]

Relaxation and heaviness of the whole body (aft. 25 m.). [Hrr.]

Frequent yawning. [Stf.]

Yawning and sleep. [GRIFFIN, l. c.]

Drowsiness.

270. Drowsy fatigue: he felt as if he would fall asleep (aft. 1 h.). [Hrr.]

Sopor. [ALEXANDER, l. c.]

Sopor and talking nonsense. (Quoted from authors only to question it.) [FR. HOFFMANN, l. c.]

Sleeplessness. [GEOFFROY, l. c.]

(In sleep the inspiration is shorter than the expiration.)

275. During sleep he mutters and sighs.

Talking in a low voice during sleep all night.

Snoring in sleep during both inspiration and expiration.

During slumbar with closed eyes, objects present themselves to his fancy, which seem to him at one time too thick, at another too thin, changing as rapidly as the pulse goes (aft. 2 h.).

Dreams about schemes to be carried out. [Fz.]

280. Spasms. [COLLIN, l. c.]

Convulsions. (In Alexander’s case, during loss of consciousness.) [QUARIN, – ALEXANDER, l. c.]

Violent convulsions. [TODE, (From five grains in commencing fever.) in Acta. Haffn., iv, 4.]

Trembling. [ALEXANDER, – UNZER, l. c.]

Small, hard, and always slower and slower pulse.

285. Small slow pulse, 60 beats per minute (aft. ½ h.). [Hrr.]

Pulse slower by 3 beats. [ALEXANDER, – GRIFFIN, l. c.]

Pulse slower by 10 beats. [HUFELAND, – ALEXANDER,- CULLEN, l. c.]

Weak, small pulse. (Not found.) [HOFFMANN, l. c.]

Very weak. Scarcely perceptible pulse. [CULLEN, l. c.]

290. Full, quick pulse.

Pulse gradually increasing in rapidity. [GRIFF, l. c.]

On continuing to take larger doses (By “large doses” gr. Xl – lx are meant.) the pulse became quicker by 10 tp 15 beats, and tense. [HUFELAND, l. c.]

After leaving off the gradually increased doses of camphor, the pulse increased in rapidity for several (nearly ten) days without increase of the temprature of the body. [HUFELAND, l. c.]

Pule increased by twenty-three beats (aft. 3 h.). [ALEXANDER, l. c.]

295. Quicker pulse. [MURRAY, – HOFFMANN, l. c.]

Full, irritable pulse. [HUFELAND, l. c.]

Very quick pulse. [QUARIN, l. c.]

Disposition to inflammations. [GEOFFROY, l. c.]

He is over sensitive to cold air.

300. He easily takes cold, and then there ensue either rigor or cutting in the abdomen, with diarrhoeic discharges of blackish-brown or black faeces like coffee grounds.

Chilliness (aft. 10 h.)

Shivering, chilliness and occurrence of goose-skin all over the body for an hour (immediately). [Fz.]

Frequent chilliness in the back. [Stf.]

Shivery feeling, shivering with goose-skin, the skin of the whole body is painfully sensitive and the slightest touch is painful.

305. Slight shivering with pale face. [GRIFFIN, l. c.]

Heat in the head and sensation in it as if sweat would break out, whilst a shudder gors over the limbs and abdomen (aft. 3 h.).

Chilliness on the cheeks and in the back. [Stf.]

Chilliness over the whole body. (aft. ¼ h.). [Hrr.]

Rigor and chattering of the teeth. [ORTEL, l. c.]

310. The body is quite cold all over.

Coldness of the body with paleness. [CULLIN, l. c.]

After a meal coldness and drawing through the whole body, with cold arms, hands and feet (aft. 4.3/4 h.). [Fz.]

Coldness for an hour, with deathly pallor of the face. (From 60 grains.) [POUTEAU, (In a woman, three weeks after labour. – The sixty grains were given for colic.) Melanges de Chirurgie, 184.]

(FEVER: great chilliness with chattering of the teeth and much thirst, and after the chill he immediately falls asleep, but the sleep is often interrupted, almost without the least heat following.)

315. Cold sweat.

Profuse cold sweat. [ORTEL, l. c.]

In the evening, great feeling of coldness over the whole body and headache as if the brain was contracted, with aching above the root of the nose (aft. 12 h.). [Fz.]

Chilliness on the whole body (aft. 2.1/2 h.); then (aft. 1.1/2 h.), increased warmth of the whole body. [Hrr.]

Chilliness in the back intermingled with warmth as if sweat would break out. [Stf.]

320. Along with cold hands, hot sensation in the face (aft. 1.1/2 h.). [Fz.]

Heat on the head, hands and feet, without thirst.

Increased warmth of the whole body with redness of the face (aft. ¾ h.). [Hrr.]

Agreeable warmth through the whole body (after 3 h.). [Fz.]

Heat on the whole body, which increased to the greatest height when walking (aft. 5 h.). [Hrr.]

325. Heat with trembling. [ALEXANDER,-UNZER, l. c.]

Sopor and squeezing (contractive) headache, great heat of the whole body with distented blood-vessels, very rapid breathing, and bruised pain in the back, but without thirst and with clean taste.

Great heat (Quoted from authors only to question it.) (after some time.) [HOFFMANN, l. c.]

Sweat (with odour of camphor). [MURRAY, l. c.]

Warm sweat on the forehead and palms.

330. Warm sweat all over the body.

Feeling of dryness in and on the body, especially on the head and in the bronchial tubes (aft. 2 h.).

Very dry skin, even in bed, with good appetite. [HUFELAND, l. c.]

Trembling movement of the heart. [ORTEL, l. c.]

Anxiety.

335. Very great anxiety. [HOFFMANN, l. c.]

She tosses about anxiously in bed, with constant weeping. [HUFELAND, l. c.]

The ideas become confused; delirium. [DE MEZA, l. c.]

Talking nonsense. [HUFELAND, l. c.]

He talks nonsense and undertakes nonsensical things. [UNZER, l. c.]

340. Rage, with foam before the mouth. (During unconsciousness.) [ALEXANDER, l. c.]

All external things are repugnant to him, and excite in him a repellent crossness.

The boy crawls into a corner and howls and weeps; he takes offence at everything one says to him, as if he thought he was being ordered about, and he thinks he is insulted and offronted.

Quarrelsomeness, he insists he is right.

He is hasty and does things in a hurry.

345. The first day the disposition was lazy and unhappy during the cold and rigor; after twenty-four hours, however, the disposition became ever better and better, even during the pains. [Fz.]

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.