Cases of Tumors

THE two cases I will now narrate were both of non-malignant tumours in patients of cancerous heredity. Both were cured by the aid of cancer nosodes….


THE two cases I will now narrate were both of non-malignant tumours in patients of cancerous heredity. Both were cured by the aid of cancer nosodes, and thus, in a way, support the contention that there is a close relationship between the cancers and non-malignant growths.

CASE 1-Fatty Tumour.

Mrs. G., 45. had been under my treatment for some months for constipation, which had greatly improved under Nux and Thuja, when she showed me a large fatty tumour on her left side, under the shin covering the lower five ribs. This was on july 3rd,1906. Mrs. G., though delicate as a child, was now strong, and led a very active life. The chief point in her family history was that her mother had died of cancer of the breast. She also had a weak heart. In my patients, who had had five children, the breasts and nipples were normal.

Considering the family history, although there could be not doubt of the innocent nature of the tumour. I ordered Carcinos. 100, once in ten days.

July 24th-Tumour smaller.


August 16th-Tumour much smaller.


Oct. 24th-Tumour still decreasing.


The improvement steadily went on until, by April in the following year, the lump was so insignificant that the patient refused to take any more trouble about it.


A younger brother of Mrs. G., a city gentleman, Mr. T., aged 34, consulted me on May 18th, 1906, about some cardiac symptoms. He also showed me a cystic tumour on the right flank, which he had had for five or six years. He had been twice vaccinated, the second time when at school. I prescribed at first Thuja 30, and on june 15th the cyst showed signs of activity.

B. Scirrh. 100, once in ten days.

June 18th-Cyst suppurating well.

June 22nd-Cyst broke last night.

June 29th-Cyst completely emptied-discharging by little wound.

July 6thy-Healed-only a tiny scar left.

The next case is one of breast tumour, which was cured in a comparatively short time by a sequence of remedies.

CASE III-Tumour of Breast.

In May 1984 I received a letter from a lady, whom I had not seen before, in these terms-” I should be obliged if you would kindly let me know what days and hours you receive patients at your own house, as I am anxious to consult you about a lump I have in the breast.” My correspondent stated that she wished very much to avoid an operation if possible, but would abide by my decision on that matter.

On May 7th, Miss D.called upon me. She was approaching the menopause. For a year she had had pain in the breast, and for some time had noticed a lump in it.

I found a lump the size of a french bean in the inner side of the nipple. there was a gland in the left axilla. the pain she experienced was in the interior of the barest. In the first instance the pain was in the left axilla. The nature of the tumour was probably cystic.

The patient had never been very strong. She had been operated on eight years before for piles, and again three years after that. The patient’s mother was delicate, and had died when the patient was born. Her father was healthy, except for gout, and was living, except for gout, and was living, aged 76, at the time I refer to. The patient had been vaccinated two or three times. She had a good appetite. The bowels were confined and the motions light. She slept fairly, but was a long time in going off to sleep. She was a chilly subject-always chilly.

As I was not to see the patient again for several weeks, I gave her a course of remedies-each of the following, thrice daily for a week, in the order numbered-(1) Conium 30, (2) Phytolacca 30, (3) Lycopodium 30, (4) Silica 30.

June 20th.-She reported herself feeling very much better and stronger. Bowels acting better, and the motions were a better, colour. The lump was still felt, but was more movable. The pain had gone, and the gland in the axilla was barely noticeable. There was a great constitutional change for the better.

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