Throat. Chronic hypertrophy of the tonsils.

Stomach. Immoderate desire for wine. Voracious appetite follows total loss of appetite for months. Aversion to meat, flatulence, burnings as if from hot water. Sensation of open wound from throat to stomach.

Stool. Stubborn constipation, earth colour stools. Foetid breath. The heredo child has very foetid smelling stools. Sensation as if the rectum has become too narrow because of adhesions. Douching is painful to the patient. Bilious diarrhoea on seaside forcing the patient to jump out of his bed at 5 a.m. Anal fissure like that of Thuja.

Urinary Apparatus. In the morning, in man, sensation as if the extremity of the urethra is choked. Burning micturition; difficult micturition. Micturition at rare intervals. On the contrary frequent desire for micturition at night.

Male Genitals. In the Materia Medica: Indurated chancre, but Syphilinum has never given me any result.

Inflammation and induration of spermatic chords.

Female Genital Apparatus. Abundant leucorrhoea, yellowish, thick, foetid, with constant pain in the lumbar region, aggravated at night. Excessive flow of leucorrhoea like that of Alumina. Leucorrhoea of young girls, syphilitic or not.

Cutting pains in the ovaries. Dysmenorrhoea: very great sensitiveness of the neck of the uterus. Congestion of the ovaries and tendency to ovarian tumours. General sensitiveness of the breasts, more particularly during menses. Epileptiform convulsions after menses. Aphonia before menses.

Respiratory system. Nasal voice: almost complete loss of voice during the day which precedes menstruation. Chronic summer asthma, when the weather is hot and humid; cough aggravated at night.

Whooping cough with abundant vomiting. Chronic bronchitis with sibilances and ronchi like that of Antimonium tartaricum.

Heart. Lancinating pain at night, irradiating from the base to the point. Syphilinum is indicated in all valvular affections. At night, sensation of boiling blood in the arteries.

Extremities. Sciatica aggravated at night; ameliorated at dawn. Rheumatic pain of the shoulder and of the arms which seem to be atrophied. Pains aggravated when the patient raises his arms.

Excruciating pain of the lower limbs, causing disturbance of sleep; aggravated by hot application; amelioration by cold application on the painful limb. The patient who suffers from pain in his lower limbs cannot sit on a low seat or cannot sit with folded knees, because of his tearing pains in the knees and in the buttocks; these pains are aggravated at night.

Skin. Pemphigus, copper colour spots, pustular eruptions on different parts of the body with sensation of bug bitings at night; ichthyosis, psoriasis.

Sleep. Great agitation at night; absolute insomnia. The patient cannot keep his legs in one place. He wakes up after midnight and cannot sleep again before 6 a.m. (compare with Sulphur).

There is nothing to say about the generalities because Syphilinum has practically none. Only let me mention the prostration in the morning; the Syphilinum child has the appearance of an old man. They are syphilitic dwarfs ( Baryta carbonica).

Syphilinum is a good complementary of Lycopodium. When the latter is indicated and when after sometimes it does not act, think of Syphilinum or inversely ( Fergie Woods).

Dr. Barishac says a mixture of Syphilinum and Bacillinum gives good results.

Mauritius Fortier-Bernoville
Mauritius (Maurice) Fortier Bernoville 1896 – 1939 MD was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become the Chief editor of L’Homeopathie Moderne (founded in 1932; ceased publication in 1940), one of the founders of the Laboratoire Homeopathiques Modernes, and the founder of the Institut National Homeopathique Francais.

Bernoville was a major lecturer in homeopathy, and he was active in Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis, and a founder of the le Syndicat national des médecins homœopathes français in 1932, and a member of the French Society of Homeopathy, and the Society of Homeopathy in the Rhone.

Fortier-Bernoville wrote several books, including Une etude sur Phosphorus (1930), L'Homoeopathie en Medecine Infantile (1931), his best known Comment guerir par l'Homoeopathie (1929, 1937), and an interesting work on iridology, Introduction a l'etude de l'Iridologie (1932).

With Louis-Alcime Rousseau, he wrote several booklets, including Diseases of Respiratory and Digestive Systems of Children, Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Rheumatism, treatment of hay fever (1929), The importance of chemistry and toxicology in the indications of Phosphorus (1931), and Homeopathic Medicine for Children (1931). He also wrote several short pamphlets, including What We Must Not Do in Homoeopathy, which discusses the logistics of drainage and how to avoid aggravations.

He was an opponent of Kentian homeopathy and a proponent of drainage and artificial phylectenular autotherapy as well.