Breast Tumours

Her spirits are much better., Headache gives no trouble now; giddy feeling up to 11 A.M. Bowels a little confined.


March 9th, 1903-Has been very well. No giddy feeling. Head all right. Wakes 2A.M. three or four times a week, but goes to sleep again. Breast feels much better. Has no pain in it, but there is still a hardish bit in the upper segment, pressure on which causes acute pain. Appetite not as keen as it was; eating is rather a trouble. Has had a bad cold. Eyes are congested and painful, less so out of doors.

Period occurred just after last visit.

Repeat. Also Euphras. as lotion for eyes.

April 27th, 1903-Euphras. gave great relief to the eyes. Has had two colds. Breast rather better. Had had much constipation. Stools very difficult and very dark. Does not dream now.

Rx. Cundurango 30, four doses in six weeks.

June 24th, 1903-Bowels very much better. Stools still very dark. Tongue clean. Appetite good. Flushes much. Had one period, slight. Breast feels natural; no bruised tenderness now. Eyes just as if grit in them; worse out of doors.

The thumb has again become troublesome; cracks have appeared on the back of it; very painful when washing.

Repeat. Ruta,0, for lotion for eyes.

August 17th, 1903-Has been some time without the powders. Has had more pain in the breast the last fortnight. Very much depressed, and unable to remain in the house. (I could find no difference in the breast). Appetite gone. Bowels more confined. thumb all right. Eyes better.

Rx. Carcin 100, four doses in six weeks.

October 26th, 1903-Very much better since last seen. Bowels confined. Breast feels perfectly normal; in left axilla a very small gland can be felt.

Eyes still worrying. Some cold in head.

Repeat, but only take the powder on alternate nights.

Three months her:- January 18th, 1904-The last fortnight has gone off appetite. Has much wind, especially after dinner. Tongue clean. Bowels has been very well till just lately, now they are confined. Pain in occiput, especially in left side. Right thumb has been throbbing. Puls 100. On examination I found the left breast normal I could not make out any gland in the axilla. One spot on the outer segment has a bruised feeling. At times-rarely-there are shoots in it.

The right side on this occasion gave me much concern. I found the part below the scar swollen, and on the line of the scar a few nodules were to be felt.

Is very low spirited; wants to cry, to be alone, and sit in the dark. Has had several colds.

Rx. Nat. mur, 30, once a week.

February 15th, 1904-Has been very much better in herself. Is able to rest and enjoy her food., Bowels less constipated. Spirits better. Hands tingle as they get warm. Pain in occiput and nape of neck.

Let breast is very tender, as if bruised; the soreness is in the pectoral muscle, near the axilla.

The breast does not feel lumpy, but the nipple feels to the patient as if drawn in, but it is not. Right breast much better. Nodules no longer felt.

Phytolacca 30, once a week.

March 14th, 1904-Has felt better. Appetite very much better. Pain in occiput better.

On this occasion there was a good deal of pain of a rheumatic nature about the patient. The whole right side was very painful; it seemed to draw up the right arm, which she had never been able to adduct properly since the operation, or move freely. The pain is chiefly in the hollow of the axilla, above the scar.

The left breast feels tender and bruised.

There are numerous tender points on the upper part of the left chest distant from the breast. The breast itself is not very tender, but there is one tender lobule in the upper part.

Rx. Carcin. 100, at bedtime, once in ten days; Conium 30, on the intervening nights.

April 18th, 1904-Has been much better. Pain has gone from the occiput-it has gone to the left eye. Has tingling in fingers of right hand; must hang the hand down. The tingling is worse when warm in bed. Has much wind on rising and at night. The right arm is weak. Has had very little pain in the left breast, which appears normal. There is one reddish spot on the scar.

May 16th, 1904-Rheumatism better; no pain in occiput; some pain over left eye. thumb painful. Gets much worried fifteen minutes to half an hour after taking the powder. Lips acid in the morning. Wind on rising. Pain in the head from 2 to 3 A.M., and it is bad on waking. Bowels confined. Gets pain in right hip on walking. Left breast feels normal. Right side seems normal; no nodules and no redness appears about the scar.

The remedies had tried the patient a good deal, though they had done their specific work well. They had also again brought to the front the Nat. mur. indications.

Rx Nat. mur. 30, four doses in six weeks.

July 18th, 1904- Feels very much better in herself. Eyes better. No pain in shoulder or thumb. Has still bad attacks of wind, and has to walk the room till she gets up acid, and then she can rest.


September 26th, 1904-Has been very well; but now and then pains are not so well. Eyes better. Flatulence better. Occiput better, but has pain in left side of the head; she wakens with it, but does not have it during the day. Has horrid dreams. Pulse 100. There was a little hardness just above the left nipple, and much tenderness over the spot.

Internally it feels bruised and itching. On the right side the rib below the scar gets excessively tender.

Rx. Carcin. 100, four doses in six weeks; Laches. 30, every few days.

December 5th, 1904-No worse. Only had one or two bad dreams. Pulse 108. Tongue clean. Bowels better. Breast seems all right. scar a little red.

Has crawling in the left ear; at times with jumping, when quiet, lying down at night.

Rx. Platina 30, one dose a week for six weeks.

February 20th, 1905-Has had painful, cracked right thumb. Wind still bad. Bowels confined.

Crawling in ear not so bad. Face red at times. Pulse 84. Left breast a little lumpy towards axilla. Spot of scar under axilla rather red.

Rx. Carcin. 100, one powder every tenth night; Condur. 30, each intervening night for thirty six days.

After this I dud not see the patient for four months. She had spaced out the doses, taking only one or two powders in the week.

June 26th, 1905-Has been very well. Crawling gone from ear, but had wind for some time. Rheumatism very much better. Tongue clean. appetite good. Bowels confined. Left breast perfectly soft. Gland in axilla just felt.

Red spot nearly gone from scar. Much more use in the arm.


October 2nd, 1905-Has been going on very well. No rheumatism to trouble about. Bowels not so confined; Sometimes they are very bad for two or thee days. Has had one or two attacks of acidity, generally 3 A.M., when she brings up acid freely. these attacks make her head bad. Left breast well.


I have since heard of this patient from others whom she has sent to me. She is herself quite well.

John Henry Clarke
John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica