Clarke gives the toxic effects of homeopathy drug Alumen and its therapeutic uses in non-toxic doses in his book The ABC Manual of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, published in 1901….



      Lead colic; nausea, vomiting and severe cramping of the bowel. Gastralgia. Subacute gastroenteritis. Loss of appetite and vomiting in whooping cough. Spasmodic cough. Asthma Bronchorrhoea.


      Loss of appetite,1. Nausea. Vomiting with or without nausea.2, Severe camp-like pain in the abdomen when given by stomach, or absorbed by vagina Griping,3. castro-enteritis. Chronic catarrh of the stomach and bowels. Diarrhoea.4.


      Alumen, 1/2-40 gr. in elixir.

From sixty to one hundred and twenty grains are given in syrup every fifteen or twenty minutes to produce emesis.


      Loss of appetite in whooping cough.1. (Two to six grains every three hours, or fractional doses more frequently).

Acute stage of whooping cough,. Much ropy mucus.

Simple spasmodic cough.



Vomiting. Especially useful in whooping cough.2.

Vomiting, especially accompanying spasmodic cough or cough of tuberculous subjects.2. (Six to ten grains).

Gastralgia.3. Enteralgia.3.

Lead colic, Nausea, vomiting, cramp of some minutes’ duration at frequent intervals.

May be constipation or diarrhoea.2-3 (Twenty to forty grains well diluted in acidulated vehicle every three or four hours)_.

Lead colic. To relieve pain and nausea.2-3. (Ten grains every hour).

Subacute gastro-enteritis with vomiting, purging, watery and even bloody diarrhoea, heat and tenderness of the bowel.1-2-3-4.

Gastric and intestinal catarrh, especially if accompanied with vomiting of glairy mucus.4.

George Hardy Clark
Clark, George H. (George Hardy) 1860-1941 was the author of: Homeopathic Treatment of Asthenopia; Lee and Clark's Cough and expectoration : a repertorial index of their symptoms; The A B C Manual of Materia Medica and Therapeutics; A system for the care and training of children; The Black Plague and Its Control.