Extreme prostration of mind and body. [Hrr.]

575. Very exhausted and sleepy, so that he can scarcely hold up.

Excessive exhaustion of the whole body and prostration of the mind – he cannot remain long at work, must lie down, and cannot keep off sleep; he falls asleep, but frequently awakes with unimportant dreams. [Hrr.]

Powerlessness: she feels as though her legs were broken. [Gss.]

Extreme prostration: he would always sot or lie down, and when he does sit down he falls as it were into the chair, because he has no strength to sit down slowly. [Gss.]

Weariness in the whole body, especially after going upstairs, for seven days.

580. By day great weariness; he must lie down, but cannot sleep; of he dozes off he gets thereafter vertigo and a kind of absence of mind and stupidity, for half an hour.

Extreme weariness, though he moved about but little all day – he will always be seated; on walking slowly he feels it most, on account of which he involuntarily walks quickly, when he feels it less. [Gss.]

When he goes upstairs quickly, or otherwise moves quickly, he does not feel his weakness so much while so moving as when he moves slowly, but he feels all the weaker afterwards. [Gss.]

In the limbs and in the whole body he trembles much; he has no steadiness in them – when he grasps anything firmly the hand does not tremble, but it does so when he lays it down lightly and loosely. [Gss.]

When going upstairs she feels nothing of exhaustion; but when she has come downstairs she feels so exhausted that she can hardly breathe. [Gss.]

585. (True epilepsy. (In a boy, aged 7, subject to attacks of convulsions in the morning, before eating (combined with jalap-powder). If this effect is properly attributable to the tin, then we can understand how DON. MONRO (Arzneimittel., I, p. 226) and FOTHERGILL (Medorrhinum Observ. and Inquir., Lond., 1784 vi) Could cure similar affections with tin, and how QUINCY (Nov. Dispensat.) could say:’There is no more powerful anti-epileptic than tin.” ) [MEYER ABRAHAM, Diss. Cauteloe de Anthelminth., Gotting., 1782.]

Frequent starting at night in bed, as from affright. [Lr.]

After a walk in the open air sleepiness, particularly induced by music, and on closing her eyes there occurred immediately a vivid dream.

Drowsiness; his eyes close (aft. 2 h.). [Hrr.]

Profound sleep several nights.

590. When walking in the open air much yawning, but with oppression as from a hoop round the chest.

Though he had a great desire to yawn he could not yawn completely, however wide he opened his throat.

Stretching of the arms and yawning (aft. a few m.).

Frequent yawning as though he had not slept sufficiently (aft. 6.1/2 h.) [Lr.]

Inclination to yawn. [Hrr.]

595. Frequent waking at night as though he had slept enough. [Lr.]

Evening doze prevented by constant restlessness in the legs.

(He talked in his sleand insisted on the uselessness of an external remedy for an internal complaint, as in a somnambulic state.)

The child whines at night in sleep, it weeps, begs and implores in a frightened manner,

On two nights dreams about the same subject, with anxiety as if he had neglected his business. [Fz.]

600. After waking at 1 a.m. restlessness in the whole body and at the same time a digging in the tibiae.

Anxious dreams of quarrelling, strife, and fighting. [Gn.]

Very vivid anxious dreams at night.

Confused but very vivid dreams, in which a great many things go contrary, and she sometimes talks aloud – she often tosses about in bed and wakes up four time, when to her astonishment always finds herself sitting up in bed. [Gss.]

She has confused unremembered dreams. [Gss.]

605. Vivid, but yet confused dreams; in the morning he can only partially remember them. [Gss.]

Dreams of fire. [Hnl.]

Vivid dream full of cruelty – the second night. [Lr.]

Agreeable dreams of earthly pomp and grandeur, which after she awakes keep her in a cheerful humour. [Gss.]

Lascivious dreams, without erection and yet seminal emission.[Lr.]

610. Lascivious dreams, with erection without seminal emission. [Gn.]

At night erection of the penis without lascivious dreams. [Lr.]

When he wakes up at night he finds himself, contrary to custom lying on the back, the right leg extended, but the left drawn quite up to the body and half exposed. [Gss.]

He wakes up at night, and before going to sleep again he has undulating drawing, painful jerks in one hand, as it were in the course of the nerves, so that he could have cried out. [Gss.]

After lying down in the evening he soon falls asleep, (Reaction of the vital force, curative action, secondary action; he was in the habit of lying for a long time before he could get to sleep.) and only awakes late in the morning. [Gss.]

615. Dizzy in the morning on waking, as though he had not slept enough, and yet he had slept more than usual. [Gn.]

In the morning on waking headache with heat of head.

In the morning on rising the back and lower extremities are painful as if bruised; she is as tired as if she had not slept, and as if the limbs had rested too little – this goes off somewhat some hours after rising. [Gss.]

Having risen from bed, when dressing she is suddenly attacked by such exhaustion that she can hardly breathe. [Gss.]

Chilliness all over the body for half an hour (aft. 3 h.). [Hrr.]

620. A very transient chilliness; especially along the back. [Hrr.]

Shivering only in the left arm, during which the arm was convulsively contracted.

Shivering in the evening, only in the left leg to half way up the thigh.

Several forenoons (about 10 o’clock), shivering, cold hands and fingers dying away, with insensibility of the tips of the fingers.

Along with slight sensation of coldness and slight shivering, goose-skin over the arms and constant chattering of the teeth, like a convulsion of the masticatory muscles.

625. Feeling of heat especially internally.[Hrr.]

Great heat in the head, with hot forehead – also redness of face – and general though slighter heat of the whole body, more severe in the evening, with much thirst, for five successive evenings (aft. 5 d.).

Sensation of heat all over the body especially noticeable on the thighs and back. [Hrr.]

Great heat all over the body, especially on the chest and back, with a feeling as if hot sweat were running down, without externally perceptible heat (aft. 4 h.). [Hrr.]

In the afternoon (from 4 to 5 o’clock), heat and sweat all over the body (aft. 9 h.) followed by chilliness – during and after the heat, thirst, and so for several afternoons about the same time, thirst.

630. During only slight movement, hot sweat all over the body and complete loss of strength. [Hrr.]

He feels as if sweat would break out – an anxious heat attacks him in fits. [Gss.]

Anxious heat and sweat continually break out on him, even on the slightest movement. [Gss.]

Profuse night-sweat, for two nights (aft. 48 h.).

Every morning after 4 o’clock, profuse sweat.

635. In the morning, sweat chiefly on the neck, nape and forehead.

Extremely restless and distracted; he has no perseverance in work. [Lr.]

He stays in no place long, but goes from one place to another. [Hrr.]

Dawdling and irritable, with heat of face; she wished to do all sorts of things and could accomplish nothing.

Busy uselessness : he exerts himself to get a necessary task done at the appointed hour, and cannot accomplish it, as though prevented by an over-crowding of thoughts, during which one thing and another occur to him which he wishes to do. [Gss.]

640. Peevish: nothing was done according to his wish. [Lr.]

He is disinclined for all intellectual work and cannot collect his thoughts. [Hrr.]

In the morning on waking his memory is defective,

Obtuse in mind, indifferent to external things and disposed for nothing; at the same time he looks pale and dull about the eyes (aft. 10 h.). [Gn.]

(Anxiety for several days – indescribable anguish and melancholy.)

645. Moroseness all day, which gradually goes off when walking in the open air. [Fz.]

Dull, hypochondriacal humour.


Silent, reserved disposition; he thought about the present and the future and was much concerned about the latter. [Lr.]

Aversion from and dread of people.

650. Silent moroseness; he speaks and answers unwillingly and only in broken words (aft. 10 h.). [Hrr.]

Silent moroseness: he is easily angered, readily gets heated, speaks and answers very unwillingly. [Hrr.]

He has no wish to speak.

He has pleasure in nothing and yet is not exactly morose.

Reserved and silent, with indescribable discomfort in the whole body (aft. 7 h.). [Gn.]

655. In the first three days he is rather calm and his vexation quickly passes off, does not fly into a passion, is rather quickly sensitive; the fourth day he is disposed to stormy anger and to fly into a passion – but the angry disposition does not last long. [Gss.]

Very violent but quickly passing anger. [Gss.]

Silent but not quickly passing anger. [Gss.]

Good-humoured, talkative and sociable. [Lr.]

Calm, collected disposition; he was reconciled to his fate and was perfectly contented with his lot. [Lr.]

660. Excessively merry (Seems to be alternating action.) (aft. 12 h.). [Gn.]

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.