Some Cases and Difficulties in Treatment

Gallavardin describes psychiatric cases where he saw Want Of Cleanliness, Taste and Judgment and treated them successfully with homeopathy….

Want Of Cleanliness, Taste and Judgment

1. M.M. 30 years has always been very unclean, did not even wash his face and hands..wearing hat and dresses very unclean. Had not taste..had not sense of judgment..excessively idle- naturally indolent-antipathy against his sisters.

1883, 6th January: I gave him Ammonium carbonica 200, which he took on the 11th January.

The 22nd January: He began to become more and more clean to such a point that he scolded others for their uncleanliness and watched over it.

The 28th January: Almost for the first time washed his face and combed his hairs, dressed with a good taste, mixed face and combed his hairs, dressed with a good taste, whom he always in bad company and did not meet his father whom he always avoided. His judgment is developed and he is more sensible,

The 11th February: As a consequence of a cold for which he was obliged to be in bed since three days and of which he was cured more rapidly than the preceding attacks, he has become less lazy, gets up in the morning at 8 instead of 10.30 to 11 A.M. He is watchful and obliging, formerly he was a quibbler and always made some oppositions. He becomes more and more clean. Formerly he never brushed his dresses, now he does it frequently. Formerly he avoided his family and frequented bad companies, to-day he does quite the contrary. His skin is more coloured. His calves have become more plump than before. The somatic amelioration has followed psychic amelioration in this case. Formerly he was so much so afraid so afraid at night that he used to keep handy a stick or a big knife. Now he has them no more.

II. Ch. B..16 years, proud, insubordinated, impertinent, insulting father and the mother, sulky, has always a mind to opposed and said, “I will not do it” however he did it. Unclean and not elegant in his bearing.

1882, 6th March: Platina 200. He takes the remedy on the 7th March in a cup of chocolate in the morning and from the 20th day, his defects began to ameliorate gradually. He is no more proud, neither personal, nor extravagant; but obliging, docile and caressing; he lovingly makes jokes. This movement of more expansion has favoured his intellectual and physical development. He is no more routineer; he become more intelligent. His body has developed rapidly and his muscles are strong.

He has become clean personally and clean and elegant in his bearing without coquettishness.

III has M.B. 47, haemorrhoidal. Fits of hysteria since 2 years following the death of a friend and an injustice done to him.

Fits manifested by: 1. Choking sensation in the throat and a constriction in the epigastric region which suffocated him. 2. General chill, then 3. Conclusive movements of the four limbs. 4. Finally general prostration.

Dyspepsia, flatulence, troubled sleep, sadness and constriction in the hypochondria, sullen, easily angered up to striking his son, very little broad minded and so little affectionate that he never thanked for services given to him.

Himself and two of his brother and sisters out of eight children could never digest eggs, even mixed with other foods and cakes etc. White of eggs mixed with sorell made them ill.

Hard worker, rising at 4 in the morning.

1882, 8th Feb: Nux vomica 30 10/5. Amelioration.

1882, 22nd Feb. : Nux vomica 30, 6//6. Slight aggravation.

1882, 23rd March.: Nux vomica, 10,000. Progressive amelioration as regards dyspepsia, flatulence and sleep.

Hysteric fits have not reappeared since the beginning of the treatment. The earthy brown colour of the skin has become rosy. Digests food with eggs.

IV. An old grumbler etc. Mme R, 80 years: exacting throughout her life, authoritative, have a grumbling character, scolding everybody who is not of her opinion, though herself to be infallible and always right; defects increasing with the increase of age from the age of 32 (1849).

1882, 26th June: Hydrastis 200, taken on the 27th June. At the end of of July only the character ameliorated almost suddenly, three-fourths of her defects disappeared; she is more well wishing and more obliging today (16the Aug.).

V.F. 45 years, married, never affectionate, not obliging to his wife, jealous since the 3rd March, drunk from time to time, becomes angry and breaks everything.

Miser, liar, hoaxer, hypocrite, artful with his wife and gay with others.

1883, 16th Jan: Nux vomica 10,000 made him more calm for only 8 days, afterwards more wicked and disposed to run out of his house; jealousy less since 28th January.

31st January: Lachesis taken 5th February.

Having drunk a little on the 4th February, he has headache, lied down, his wife gave him Lachesis 200 in an infusion of orange leaves. He slept 3 hours, woke up towards 10, moved by a kind of impulsion which he left but could not explain the cause. He gave some attentions to his wife and as if being ashamed, he said to her: “Is it possible for a man like me to give attentions to his wife which I have never done.” He thus clearly admitted that his conduct was never gallant towards his wife since 14 years of his marriage, which was true.

He saw that his children are respectful to their mother which he has never done.

He become jealous since when his nephew came to live them in an apartment above them.

Since the 12th February, he meets his wife every night. Formerly he used to meet her only once in 30 or 60 days.

From the 21st February, he asks water to mix with his wine which he used to take pure.

1883, 22nd February: Saccharum lactis.

22nd May: He began again to insult his wife but less than before.

Lachesis 200 taken on the 23rd March years caused an amelioration after four days. Besides he is taking water with his wine more he give without counting money to his wife. Speaks much, a hoaxer and made bad jokes of young girls.

From the 28th March to the 7th April he gives kind attentions to his wife, but ceased to do so since 7th April.

28the April: Lachesis 4000 produced no effect.

32st May: Calcarea carbonica 6000 given on the 4th June.

From the 15th June he was kind to his wife more and more

He is no more jealous of a competitor in his business.

He meets his wife every two or three days instead of every day. But nor ejaculation is more abundant.

He is more expansive, more effusive and much less miserly and defying, gives his key to his cash to his wife.

His antipathy against two persons has disappeared and even against his nephew of whom he was jealous.

30th June: Sach. lach. He calculates better since 2 to 3 days, bad behaviour against his wife. He hurts less his young daughter and his clients.

Calc-c. 20.000. He had a fit of anger on the 24th and 25th. This remedy was given on the 24th. From the 27th calmed down, more kind to all than before. Even he went to look for his wife which he never did.

31st August: Baccharum lactis. Amelioration. He has no more antipathy, speaks, willingly with his relatives and the relatives of the wife which he did not do formerly.

30th November: Saccharum album 300. After one month, less wicked and less boring, and makes less obscene jokes. This amelioration lasted one month.

1884, 29th February: Calcarea carbonica 20,000 given on the 2nd March. Slight aggravation for 7 days, not speaking with his wife for 3 days; then on the 14th March, gradual amelioration but he is making obscene jokes less.

1st April: Saccharum lactis.

26th May: Nux vomica 10,000. Impulse to drink, ambition for money.

4th August: Calcarea carb.600.

VI. Mme H..32 years. Dementia since one years. Has become unclean, spits on the plates and napkins

4th March, 1875: Ammon c., 306/6: 20 to 25 days. After having taken the remedy recovered progressively, her cleanliness that she had before her dementia. The cleanliness persisted up to her death on the 2nd June, 1876, after a grave apoplexy.

VII. Mme B., 58 years, dementia, face like an idiot. Ammon carb. 30 cures all the symptoms in 4 days.

VIII. M.B.73 years, dementia, loses secretory control 4 to 5times a day. Ammon carb. 30 cures him in 5 days of his loss of secretory control. He was clean up to his death.

IX. Mme B., 58 years, hemiplegia after apoplexy, imbecility, (IDIOT AND UNCLEAN), loses secretory control once a day, urinating often at night on the 9th Oct., 1876. Ammon c., 30 5/5.

13th Oct: She is gay, intelligent and has recovered her cleanliness, appetite. She moves better her two paralysed limbs.

9th Nov.: Belladonna 300 5/5, weeps often, wants to see her home country.

13th November: Since 15th or5 16th Nov., she does no more weep and speaks little about her home country, her husband and about her son.

X. Mme X., 79 years, medium stature, lean, alert, has since some months lost her memory about recent happenings but remembered old happenings.

The 5th Sept. 1876: Sulphur 300 3/3; the 22nd Sept. she began to recall the recent offences that were done to her.

The 16th Oct: She began to recover her memory of all recent facts.

The 3rd Nov.: Progressive amelioration.

The 25th Nov.: Sulphur 200. Her servant told me that she has lost her memory of recent facts to-day. Staphysagria 305/100.

XI. Hereditary defects. A sulky husband, not affectionate, very jealous. Amelioration by Nux vomica 200. Aggravation by Lachesis 200. Antipathy against his wife since 14 years. Cured by Calcarea-c. 300 which has cured the jealousy and defiance.

Jean Pierre Gallavardin
Jean Pierre Gallavardin (1825 – 1898) was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to gain international renown. Gallavardin was a Physician at the Homeopathic Hospital in Lyons.
Gallavardin set up a homeopathic Dispensary for the cure of alcoholics, often working in conjunction with priests, and he wrote several books on this subject.
Jean Pierre Gallavardin wrote Psychism and Homeopathy, The Homoeopathic Treatment of Alcoholism, How to Cure Alcoholism the Non-toxic Homoeopathic Way, Repertory of Psychic Medicines with Materia Medica, Plastic Medicine, and articles for The British Journal of Homeopathy, On Phosphoric Paralysis, and he collated the statistics on pneumonia and other cases for the United States Journal of Homeopathy, and he contributed widely to homeopathic publications.