M.D.MELANCHOLY : SULPHUR.
A young lady, scarcely grown, has for a long time suffered from melancholy and depression, a feeling as if she is going to die. She is dizzy and faint on rising in the morning, and has occasional obscuration of sight, when objects appear both dim and crooked, and it seems as if her eyes are not in their proper place. Besides, she has a had taste in the mouth, weakness at the stomach and eructations if she takes coffee, and constipation for which she has taken Aloe.
The menses occur four or five days too soon, but are otherwise natural. She is sleepy by day, more so in the afternoon, but sleeps well at night. She is easily chilled and takes cold easily. To get the feet the least damp makes the forehead feel heavy, the eyes feel strange, and gives them a hollow look.She received one dose of Sulphur cm. (F.C.). Six months later her father, visiting me for himself, told me she recovered both from the melancholy and the bodily ailments soon after taking the medicine, and that she had remained well to that time. I have every reason to think she had had no return of the symptoms.
A middle aged single, lady, living near swampy ground, has chilliness in the afternoon with coldness of the nose. She weakens at 3 A.M., with heat and throbbing in the abdomen, followed with perspiration of the feet and of the palms. Several other members of the family have had intermittents in former years. Sepia cm. (F), one dose dry, and subsequently repeated in water, cured her.
PROLAPSE OF RECTUM, BACKACHE, INTERMITTENT URINE: RUTA,. CONIUM.
An old gentleman had prolapse of the rectum preceding very difficult stool. Ruta 900 (F), one dose, entirely relieved him of this difficulty. On another occasion the same gentleman complained of a dribbling, intermittent flow while urinating. He received one dose of Conium 900 (F), and said it fully relieved him. Of Ruta I would like to add that in the early stage of a malignant disease of kidney and bladder, it relieved for a considerable time the pain in the back, and was given because the pain in the back was > by lying on the back. This condition has been verified as a trustworthy indication for the use of Ruta in many other cases.
CHRONIC COUGH: AMMONIUM MUR.
A gentleman wrote me from California that he had suffered there for several years with bronchitis and cough with a feeling of coldness between the scapulae. I sent him Amm. Mur. 20 m. (F), ten powders, to be taken at intervals. In about three months, he wrote to say he was so much better he thought he did not need more medicine.I always examine Amm. Mur. in cases of cough, with coldness between scapulae or shoulders. It has nearly always been found suitable and helpful.
UTERINE BEARING DOWN: BELLADONNA.
An aged lady complained of a sense of fulness and much bearing down in the lower abdomen, < in lying down and relieved by sitting up. Belladonna 50 m. (F.C.) relieved her in a short time.
HEART COLDNESS AND TREMBLING: NATRUM MURIATICUM.
An aged lady had a sense of coldness at the precordia, and of trembling of the heart. Natrum Mur. 900 (F), one dose, removed both these symptoms.
COUGH: KALI CARBONICUM.
A boy of eleven years has grown very fast. He gets an ulcerated sore throat from slight exposure, and has often had a cough. A brother died before this patient was born, from scrofulous swellings, following scarletina, under the treatment of an eclectic homoeopath. He now has a severe cough day and night with vomiting of food. The cough is worse about 3 to 4’o clock in the morning. He sweats easily.
The pulse is 114; temperature 101 to 102. There is sharp bronchial respiration in the upper part of the right lung, heard posteriorly. Loss of appetite and of flesh as well. He has been under the care of the same eclectic homoeopath.He received one dose of Kali carbonicum cm.(F) graft. At the end of three weeks the pulse and temperature were normal, and the cough almost wholly removed.