Breast Tumours

Headache not quite so bad, cannot raise head from pillow in the morning. Still very nervous; shakes and trembles.

Rx Cundurango 1, gtt. v in a tablespoonful of water ter die. April 21st, 1902.-The drops caused the bowels to act two or three times the first day. Sores at mouth corners better, but not well. The last fortnight, breast has not been so well; it is more swollen, lumpy, and harder. No acidity. Tongue fairly clean. Appetite not so good. Much flatus upwards. spleen big. Sleep not so heavy. Headache in occiput, more in daytime or on getting out of bed in the night. Has had a trickling sensation in the heart.

Temper is bad. Gets very tired. Has no. flushings; has a sensation as if the floor was rising up. Has had no period for seven weeks. Pulse 96.

Rx Thuja 30, three doses in the month.

The flatulence, excessive tired feeling, and the irritability of temper. Besides, there were the general constitutional indications of the remedy.

May 21 st, 1902-Thuja got promptly to work. The period came on after the second day, and she felt much relieved. She felt better altogether, and the breast was smaller and less hard. Tricking sensation in the heart not so bad.

Headache bad, this time at 4 A.M.

Thuja acted very deeply, and appeared to stir up the old trouble in the thumb, for it had been the seat of severe pain during the last week of the time. The inquiries now made led to my learning the story of the gathered thumb of three years before.


June 20th, 1902-Is generally stronger. Gets through her work better than she could formerly. Can use her right arm (which had been considerably crippled since the operation) better. Can reach with it. A little pain now in left breast. Head bad at 3 A.M. (This does not occur if she omits to take a powder.)

Mouth still sore at both angles. Ear better; crawling gone. Eyes itch and ache. Thumb has got all right.

Rx Cundurango 30, three doses in the month.

July 30th, 1902-Breast very much better. Left breast quite soft and natural. No pain. Mouth rather worse this month. eyes better. No period for seven weeks. If she sits still she comes over faint. This causes palpitation, trembling, and perspiration. Hair gets wet. Can move arm better. Sleep good; fewer dreams. These powders don’t cause headache so much. Headache at 11 A.M. The thumb keeps all right.


September 15th, 1902-Has been very much better; better than for some time. Mouth nearly well. Has a bruised sensation where the lump is; on inspection there is some indentation. Except in this part, the breast is soft and natural. She feels the breast when lying down. Headache from 10 to 11 A.M. Pulse 96. Comes over in heats, but has no palpitation. Period fourteen days ago; excessive; no leucorrhoea.


October 27th, 1902-The night after taking the first powder she had much burning in the breast. On waking, her hands were stiff. Next day did not feel well.

I found a good deal of tenderness in the left breast, lower segment. Has good deal of wind; it is bad at 2 A.M. Strong acid like vinegar comes up into the throat. If she vomits, this is better. Bowels regular. Head has been very bad, as if something tied tightly round it. this makes her low-spirited. Has had one period, not quite as copious. The thumb has been painful again, pricking and throbbing.

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

December 8th, 1903-Much better. Scarcely any pain in breast. Head much better; all tight feeling gone. Spirits better. No raising of acid. Much wind in the morning.

Acidity after breakfast and after supper. The breast very much better though still slightly tender, and still a lump to be felt. In the axilla I did not find any gland on this occasion, though later out. Period once in seven weeks lasted three days. Mouth corners very much better. She feels the changes of the weather at the site of the operation whether the drainage tube was.


January 19th, 1903- Has been very well. Mouth is well. After beginning the last course, the wound began to smart-felt as if it would open. Soreness of ribs below left breast. A very small gland felt in axilla.

No period for seven weeks.

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.

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