Sleep and redness of face. [BERGIUS, l. c.]

From 108 the pulse falls to 72; at the same time chilliness and shivering, diminished activity, great exhaustion and yet increased hunger. [WARD, Neues Journ. d. Ausland. Medorrhinum Chir., lib. iv, 1.]

535. Diminishes the rapidity of the pulse and respiration. [A THUESSINK, l. c.]

Pulse first 14 beats slower (the first 4 h.), afterwards (aft. 10 h.) 30 beats quicker. [SAM. BARD, (Experiment on self with 1-1/2 grain doses.) Diss. de Viribus Opii, Edinb., 1765. (From rubbing in two drachms of opium – after 50 minutes.) ]

(Circulation diminished by one half. (This was seen by Alston (Edinb Vers., v., pt. I, sect, iii) through a magnifying glass in the foot of a frog, to which he had given some drops of tincture of opium.)

(The heart beats four times slower. [WHYTT, Neue Edinb. Vers., I, art. 19. (In a frog to which opium had been given.) ]

Large slow pulse, with laboured deep breathing. [DE LA CROIX, l. c.]

540. Large slow pulse, with slow, laboured stertorous breathing. [CRUMPE, l. c.]

Slow pulse.

Stronger pulse.

At first full, slow pulse, afterwards weak pulse. [BERGIUS, l. c.]

Slow pulse, with groaning, slow breath, very red, bloated face, and very profuse perspiration with convulsion. [MUZELL, l. c., p. 131. (From laudanum and hreatshorn.) ]

545. Full, regular, slow pulse, with deep stertorous breathing. [SAUVAGES, l. c.]

Weak, suppressed, slow small pulse. [FR. HOFFMANN, Medorrhinum Syst., ii, p. 537.]

He complains of chilliness. [WILLIS,- REINEGGS, l. c.]

Tendency to shiver. [REINEGGS, l. c.]

Diminution of the temperature.

550. Chilliness in the back, with suppressed, scarcely perceptible pulse. [SCHELHAMMER, l. c.]

Chilliness in the back.

Coldness of the limbs.

Thirst during the chill.

Fever; at first chilliness, then flying heat in the face (with white tongue, and perspiration before midnight).

555. Fever; first rigor, then heat with sleep, during which he perspires profusely.

(Fever; he falls asleep during the chill; no thirst during the chill; during the heat thirst and profuse general perspiration.)

In the evening in bed, immediately chill, and as soon as she falls asleep she breaks out in perspiration, which is particularly profuse on the head.

(Fever: Rigor with thirst, then increased heat of the whole body, with tendency to throw off the bedclothes, with strong full pulse, dryness of the fauces without thirst, and liveliness of the ideas and memory)(aft. 1 h.).

External coldness of the limbs. [WILLIS, l. c.]

560. Coldness with stupefaction. [CHARDIN, l. c.]

At first diminished temperature (shown by the thermometer), afterwards increased transpiration. [RONALDSON MARTIN, in vetensk. Acad. Handlung, 1773, pt. ii, No. 7.]

Strong, very quick pulse, which at last (aft. 8.1/2 h.). Becomes weak and inremittent (shortly before death). [ALSTON, (This symptom should read, “Her pulse, which was large, equal, and not very frequent, sank, and began to intermit a quarter of an hour before she died.”) Medical Essays. (From a scruple.) ]

Quick and uncommonly weak pulse, with quick, oppressed anxious respiration (aft. several h.). [GRIMM, l. c.]

Quick pulse with headache. [YOUNG, l. c.]

565. Quick, violent, hard pulse, with dark red face. [VICAT, Obs., l. c.]

Rush of blood to the brain. [HALLER, in Pralect, Boerhavii, iv, p. 509, – MURRAY, l. c.]

(The vessels of the brain were distented with blood, [MEAD, l. c.]

Violent, rapid, hard pulse, with difficult, obstructed respiration. [VICAT, Plantes Venen., l. c.]

Quickened circulation with sensation of heat. [MURRAY, l. c., pp. 281, 282.]

570. The blood-vessels distented. [MURRAY, l. c.]

Increased heat. [MURRAY,- YOUNG, l. c.]

Alternation of moderate heat with cold.


Great redness of face, with burning heat of the body, for eight hours; then convulsive striking out of right arm and leg, with loud cry, difficult breathing and coldness of face and hands, covered with heads of perspiration (shortly after taking it).

575. For six successive evenings, a burning heat in the face and feeling of heat especially in the eyes, without thirst. [Ctz.]

Heat with thirst. [CLARK, l. c.]

Increases the heat of the whole body and leaves dryness of the mouth and thirst. [BERGER, l. c., ยง 2.]

Sometimes dry, hot skin, sometimes slight perspiration. [YOUNG, l. c.]

Heat of the body with great anxiety. [BERGER, l. c.]

580. Intolerable heat with great anxiety. [MATTHAEI, l. c.]

Acute fever with delirium, which occurred after a short sleep and lasted twelve hours, after which he became very weak and sick, with weak pulse; after three hours, delirium returned which lasted forty eight hours, with strong full pulse; thereafter sleep for eight hours. [J. HUNTER, l. c., p. 641.]

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.