A tearing shooting downwards in the abdomen.

Flatulent distension of the abdomen, and thereupon repeated rumbling under the left ribs, which several times caused a loud violent eructation (aft. 4 h.). [Htn.]

90. Constant grumbling and rumbling under the left ribs (aft. 5 h.). [Htn.]

Gurgling in the hypogastrium (aft. ¼ h.). [Gss.]

Sharp, intermittent stitches on the left above the navel. [Gss.]

On the right near the navel intermittent blunt needle-pricks. [Gss.]

Intermittent, obtuse shooting on the left under the navel, increased by bending the body forwards, after a meal (aft. 3 h.). [Gss.]

95. When taking a deep breath and stooping forwards pricks, as from many needles, in the whole umbilical region to round about behind, and also in the dorsal vertebrae. [Gss.]

Painful deep knife-stabs on the right in the hypogastrium, above the os pubis. [Gss.]

Pinching in the abdomen, as from displaced flatulence, in every position (aft. 1.3/4 h.). [Lr.]

A cutting pinching in the whole abdomen, with repeated eructations. [Htn.]

Cutting pinching pain in the abdomen, sometimes in one place, sometimes in another, but always rising up towards the ribs, where it settled (aft. 3 h.). [Htn.]

100. The pain in the belly, that extended deep down, causes a spasmodic contraction of the splinter ani and a transient call to stool. [Htn.]

Painful hard pressure, as from a stone, on the navel, aggravated by bending the body forwards. [Gss.]

Sensation as if the bowels near the navel were adherent to the peritoneum and were forcibly drawn out, which was increased by external pressure [Gss.]

Constriction of the abdomen in the umbilical region at different times. [Gss.]

No stool the first day. [Mss.]

105. Scanty evacuation of fauces in small, hard bits, like sheep’s dung, with pressing (aft. 15 h.). [Lr.]

A soft stool, with urging (aft. 3 h.).

Frequent call to urinate; the urine passed in greater quantity (aft. 2 h.).

He must urinate very often and very copiously (aft. ½ h.), but after thirty-six hours uncommonly little urine is passed. [Htn.]

Frequent urging to urinate, with scanty discharge of urine (aft. 7 h.). [Lr.]

110. Nocturnal seminal emissions.

Nocturnal seminal emission, without lascivious dreams. [Lr.]

Hoarseness when reading aloud. [Lr.]

Sharp pressure just under the left nipple. [Gss.]

Under the left nipple several times a violent stitch, during inspiration, which went off slowly, whereby another deep inspiration was caused (aft. 4 h.). [Htn.]

115. Immediately after lying down on bed in the evening a painful tension over the chest, with stitches in the region of the heart.

Aching shooting pain in the penuitimate false rib, where is passes into cartilage, which rapidly goes off by pressure from without, but also returns immediately. [Htn.]

In the region of the first and second costal cartilages a stupefying, oppressive stitch, that takes away the breath (aft. 5 m.). [Gss.]

A very fine persistent prick in the last dorsal vertebra when sitting in a crooked posture (aft. ½ h.). [Htn.]

In the middle betwixt the right flank and the spine intermittent, deep, sharp knife-stabs, quite in the interior of the bowels. [Gss.]

120. Sharp, intermittent stitches in the left scapula. [Gss.]

On the top of the right shoulder a pain more pressive than tearing, which goes off by movement (aft. 5.1/2 h.). [Htn.]

Cramp-like pressure on the left elbow extending into the forearm, in every position (aft. 3.1/2 h.). [Lr.]

Tearing downwards in the shaft of the left ulna.

Itching on the forearm (aft. ¾ h.).

125. Tensive pain in the left wrist, when at rest and when moving (aft. 20 m.0.

Obtuse shooting in the outer knuckle of the palm. [Gss.]

Tearing shooting in the palm.

Some obtuse stitches in the joint where the carpal bone of the thumb is joined to the radious, like a kind of (paralysis or) sprain. [Gss.]

Sharp shooting in the proximal phalanx of the thumb. [Gss.]

130. Numbness and insensibility of the thumb. (From applying the juice externally.)

When moving the arms cramp-like pressure, at one time on the right, at another on the left metacarpus, which went off when at rest (aft. 2.1/2 h.). [Lr.]

In the thick flesh betwixt the metacarpal bone of the right thumb and that of the forefinger a violent stabbing, as with a blunt knife. [Gss.]

Itching formicating tickling on one side of the middle finger, exciting scratching (aft. 3.1/2 h.). [Lr.]

In the middle joint of the forefinger a violent pecking (intermittent obtuse shooting). [Gss.]

135. Cramp-like pressure on the proximal phalanx of the right thumb, which went off on moving it (aft. 7 h.). [Lr.]

Paralytic drawing in the whole left little finger (aft. 4 h.). [Htn.]

Paralytic pain of the left fingers, especially in the joints connecting them with the metacarpal blunt shooting in the distal phalanx of the forefinger; on moving the finger the pain extends into the proximal joint. [Gss.]

140. Pain on the outer side of the metacarpal bone of the right and left little fingers, as from a confusion – only felt on touching it. [Gss.]

On the back of the right hand a pain more pressive than tearing (aft. 1 h.). [Htn.]

On going up and downstairs a very great heaviness in the lower extremities, as if a weight were attached to them (aft. 2 h.). [Htn.]

When walking in the open air, staggering gait, as if the lower extremities could not bear the rest of the body for weakness (aft. 4 h.). [Lr.]

When crossing the right thigh over the left, a weakness and tired feeling in the bones of the right leg, which, however, he does not feel when walking (aft. 3.1/2 h.). [Htn.]

145.On the inner side of the right thigh a paralytic pain when the limb is drawn up in a sitting posture – when treading pain (like shooting) towards the knee. [Gss.]

Drawing aching sensation from the middle of the right thigh to the knee (when sitting)(aft. 3 h.). [Htn.]

When walking in the open air a cramp-like pain in the muscles of the right thigh (aft. 4.1/2 h.). [Lr.]

Above the right knee an aching spasmodic pain in the muscles when sitting and standing (aft. ¾ h.). [Htn.]

Blunt stitches just above the left patella, only when treading (aft. 24 h.). [Gss.]

150. His knees tremble as if he had had a great fright (aft. 2.1/2 h.). [Htn.]

Sudden pain through the right knee when standing, sitting, and walking (aft. 26 h.). [Htn.]

Tearing downwards in the leg.

Cramp-like pressure on the left leg near the ankle-joint (aft. 2.1/4 h.). [Lr.]

Violent intermittent obtuse shooting in the metatarsal bones of the big toe and the next one on the left foot, when at rest. [Gss.]

155. When standing a cramp-like pressure on the right sole, which went off when walking. (aft. 2.1/2 h.). [Lr.]

Weariness of the lower extremities (aft. 2.1/2 h.). [Lr.]

Disinclination for work (aft. 8 h.). [Htn.]

Laziness and drowsiness in the morning after rising. [Gss.]

Stretching in the limbs (aft. ½ h.).

160. Frequent yawning and stretching as if he had not slept enough (aft. 2 h.). [Lr.]

Immediately after a meal he cannot resist sleep, his eyelids close (aft.7 h.). [Mss.]

Restless sleep at night, he tossed from one side to the other. [Lr.]

Sleep only till 4 a.m., full of dreams of war and corpses, on several nights.

Slight transient coldness in the whole body, also perceptible externally on the hands and feet. [Gss.]

165. Shivering, especially on one side of the body, from the shoulders to the thighs, as of cold water were poured down them.

Unquenchable thirst (aft. 2.1/2 h.). [Htn.]

Indifference to things at other times interesting to him (aft. 4 h.). [Mss.]

Very great crossness and surly humour, without exciting cause; at the same time, however, inclination for and urging to work; he also feels pleasure in having people about him and in talking to them (aft. 2.1/2 h.). [Htn.]

All day long peevish humour, but somewhat more cheerful towards the evening. [Lr.]

170. All day long faint-hearted disposition; he held all effort and hope to be useless. [Lr.]

Excessive gaeity, with laughter (aft. 24 h.). [Htn.]

Distraction; various trains of thought and fancies forced themselves upon him (aft. 8 d.).

Excitement of the imagination, especially by fancies of a voluptuous character for several days.

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.