Exhaustion. [BERGIUS,- (immediately) WILLIS, l. c.]

Checks the activity of the voluntary muscles, diminsensibility and hence induces sleep. [TRALLES, l. c., p. 110.]

Diminishes (in robust persons) the power of the muscles subject to the will, causes weight of the head and great exhaustion. [TRALLES, l. c., p. 107. (Opium diminishes only in the secondary action the power of the muscles subject to the will, and then also paralyses them completely; but in its primary action it excites them, but if this primary action is interrupted by stupefaction and stupefied slumber, then in this opium sleep one or another limb twitches.) ]

Premature senility. [BERGIUS, l. c.]

440. It causes remarkable loss of the powers and deprives the firm parts of tone and mobility. [FR. HOFFMANN, Medorrhinum Rat., ii, p. 270.]

Relaxation of the limbs and weakness. [HAMBERGER, l. c., § 16.]

The power of movement of the muscles is depressed. [ETTMULLER, l. c.]

Heaviness of the limbs (aft. 1.1/4 h.). [Gn.]

Weakness of the powers. [KAMFER, l. c., p. 645. (From large doses.)]

445. Apoplexy not rare. [WEPFER, de Apoplexia, p. 24. (Not accessible.) – Mead l. c., p. 133. – VAN SWIETEN, l. c., p. 325. – LORRY, l. c.] (From large doses.)

Sinking of the powers. [CLARK,- WILLIS, l. c. §]

Debility, sinking of the powers. [REINEGGS, l. c.]

Unfit for all work, exhausted and weak. [CHARDIN, l. c.]

He can scarcely move the feet, can hardly walk forwards even when forcibly compelled to do so. [SCHELHAMMER, l. c.]

450. Exhaustion of the powers and inability to move. {FR. HOFFMANN, Dissert, de Operatione Opii, p. 8.]

He lay in the greatest weakness. [TRALLES, l. c., p. 238.]

The muscles move with greater difficulty. [BERGER, l. c., § 10.]

Increased immobility of the limbs. [SCHELHAMMER, l. c.]

The muscular tone is relaxed, so that a kind of paralysis ensues. [FRIEND, l. c., cap. 14.]

455. All the muscles relaxed. [LASSUS, l. c.]

Paralysis. [BAGLIO, (Statement.) Prax. Medorrhinum, lib. 1, p. 65. (From too many and too strong doses of opium.) ]

The limbs lay immovable, and remained lying in the place where they were laid. [KILIAN, l. c.]

Great prostration, sinking of all the vital spirits. [WILLIS, l. c.]

Discomfort, ill feeling of body and mind (aft. 8, 12 h.).

460. Syncope. [MULLER, l. c.- FR HOFFMANN, Diss de Correct. Opii, § 16.]

Syncope recurring every quarter of an hour; he closes the eyes, lets the head hang down, with weak respiration; without consciousness, with unaltered pulse; then some spasmodic shocks of the body, whereupon after a few minutes the paroxysm ends with a sigh; followed by anxiety. (The symptoms of Mullers’s patient before and after taking the opium were so similar, that the effects ascribed to the drug on his authority are very dubious.) [MULLER, l. c.]

Flow of blood from a recently opened vein (until death). [PET. BORELLI, cent. 4, obs. 57. (Observation.) ]

With increased powers she tries to get up out of bed, but immediately becomes faint and giddy; on lying down again she immediately revives. [MATTHAEI, l. c.]

Inclination to lie down. [GRIMM, l. c.]

465. yawning for several hours, with pain in the jaw-joints as if they would break. [Stf.]

Drowsiness. [BERGIUS,- MATTHAEI, l. c.]

Great inclination to sleep. [CHARVET, l. c.]

Sudden falling asleep (aft. a few m.). [CHARVET, l. c.]

Waking sopor.

470. Incomprehensible chattering in the sopor.

A kind of stupefied sleep, with half-opened eyes, eyeballs turned upwards under the upper lid, mouth more or less open and stertorous inspiration.

Drowsiness, slumber, stupefaction. [FRIEND, l. c., xiv, p. 140.]

Slumber. [SAUVAGES,- BUCHNER, l. c.]

In place of sound sleep it easily induces a morbid slumber. [TRALLES, l. c., p. 112.]

475. He lay as if sunk in slumber. [SCHELHAMMER, l. c.]

Nocturnal, continued sopor, with increased thirst, tongue almost clean, with dark red border and dry cracked lips. [JUNCKER and BOHMER,- MATTHAEI.;/ c/]

Soporous stupefaction. [DE LA CROIX, l. c.]

The sleep caused by opium passed into an unusual stupefaction. [RIEDLIN, l. c., ann. V, Oct., obs. 30.]

Such a stupefied slumber that an answer cannot be got from him. [STALPAART VAN DER WIEL, Cent. ii, obs. 42.]

480. Very sound sleep with rattling respiration, as after apoplexy (aft. 6 h.). [LASSUS, l. c.]

During almost constant slumber, with half-shut eyelids, he has floccilation and feels all about him. [RADEMACHER, l. c.]

Stupid sleep without any consciousness, with rattling on the chest. [KILIAN, l. c.]

Sleep with consciousness, with rattling on the chest. [KILIAN, l. c.]

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.