“In view of her family history, I gave on June 27, 1893, Bacillin 100, four globules on the tongue.
“July 4.-Hearing 3 inches off contact.
“July 13.-3 1/2 inches. Repeat dose.
“July 20.-Hears 5 inches.
“July 27.-Same. Repeat dose.
“July 31.-Hears 18 inches.
“At this date she told me of a symptom which may have been due to the last dose. On the 28th, suddenly, had pain in right upper teeth. This lasted all evening. She wrapped a stocking round her face, and the pain was gone in the morning.
“August 4.-Hears only 5 inches. Repeat.
“This was the last dose I gave her.
“On August 9, she heard 19 inches.
“On October 24, the hearing was practically normal; she heard 25 inches away.
“Case 9.-A well-made young man came into the Homoeopathic Hospital suffering from right-sided pneumonia, which rapidly cleared up under Bryonia, which was well indicated in the case. But long before he got the pneumonia he had suffered from loss of voice and pain in the throat, due to the presence of tubercles in the larynx, as was demonstrated by the laryngoscope.
“Shortly before he left, I put on his tongue a few globules of Koch’s Tuberculin 200 (F.C.).
“He experienced the greatest relief from this dose, and in a few days returned to his work, exceedingly pleased with himself. I begged him to come again as outpatient, and he promised to
do so, but failed to keep his promise. No doubt he was unable to get away from his work, and too well to risk losing it.
“Case 10.-A well-known prima donna had a severe attack of influenza last spring, the form taken being that of bronchitis. Two winters before she had peritonitis from the same cause, and before that, right-sided pneumonia, following immediately upon an `orificial’ operation in the United States. When I first saw her there was incessant cough; rales all over the chest; pains in the chest, right-side chiefly; and dullness in right apex. Under Sanguinaria the chest cleared and the violence of the symptoms subsided; but induration signs of a cavity at the right apex remained. Bacillin in occasional doses materially aided her recovery, and she has since passed through a very arduous season with great success.
Many cases of indurated glands have been cured by Bacillin in my hands; also cases of ringworm. One of the latter cases I will now mention.
“Case 11.-Master C——, aged 8, returned from school in December, 1891, with ringworm pretty well covering face, scalp and neck. There is a strong scrofulous taint in the family. Under Tellurium, and then Sulphur, he did well for a time, but on February 5th the eruption had spread all over his back, and was very irritable. Calcarea did much good, and afterwards Psoricum; but he was not quite clear by July 23, 1892.
“Rx Bacillin 30, four powders—one a week. Calcarea phos. 3, one tablet three times a day.
“August 10.-Head a good deal better. After this I did not see him for many months, his mother believing him to be quite well.
“On April 3d he was brought to me again that I might sign a certificate of health, as he had a nomination for a new school. On examining him closely I found still a scurvy spot of undoubted ringworm. It was now a case of curing to time, for the certificate had to be given in a fortnight, or he would have lost his chance.
“I again put him on Bacillin 30. “On the 18th the dose was repeated, as the spot was still visible.
“On the 27th the head was perfectly clear, and I was able to give him a clean bill of health.
“I will bring my long story to a close (though it is not by any means the whole of it) by narrating a case that has already light of print—-Homoeopathic World, April, 1893. This case will be found further back, but not told in such detail, and hence I reproduce it in Dr. Clarke’s own words.-Author.
“James K., aged 40, a carman, rather dark, shortish, but of fairly strong build, was admitted to Hahnemann Ward of the London Homoeopathic Hospital on the 17th of October last, giving the following history. There was no consumption in his family. Three years before admission he had an attack of influenza, which left him with a slight cough. His occupation entailed much exposure, and after Christmas, 1891, he gradually became weaker and weaker, until at last he was hardly able to rise in the morning, and he had not strength enough to lift anything at all heavy. He went to Hastings, but returned worse; he felt the air too bleak. After this he attended the North London Hospital as out- patient for a fortnight; then he was taken in, and discharged at the end of six weeks (in accordance with a rule of that hospital) improved. Whilst he was in the hospital he had two attacks of hemoptysis, spitting almost half a pint of blood on one occasion and a few spoonfuls on the other.