It is this catholicity that did not deter him from using Alstonia scholaris when quinine was not available in required quantity, and to acknowledge openly its valuable effects. If Homoeopathy can come to the front line of this fight nd exhibit its indubitable curative virtue we do not think Dr. Roy will remain wilfully unconvinced and militant against Homoeopathy.
The rheumatic pains are more of the numb semiparetic type pains and needles in the fingers and some loss of power. The knees crack, but the sensitiveness to wet weather and improvement from damp weather is the outstanding feature. The rheumatic pains are aggravated by the general tenseness of the individual which is also translated to his ligaments and muscles.
The tender gums are made much worse by any application of heat; they are very much better from cold applications. They are liable to be very much worse in a hot room, and, as I say the attack is liable to subside about midnight. It is worth while remembering that the toothache pains of Chamomilla have entirely different modalities from the other pains.
Rhus Toxicodendron, oedematous swellings, redness, acrid discharge, orbital cellulitis, intolerance of light so that eyes cannot be opened at night, tears hot and scalding, causing pimples on parts bathed with tears. A very important symptom. Gush of tears separates eyelids, secretion rather scanty, more profuse in morning and open air. Ptosis from getting wet, rheumatic iritis, erysipelas or eczema of lids, old injured eyes.
In the intervals between the attacks of pain, if the bowels feel not to the touch, a small handkerchief may be so folded as to cover the whole surface of the abdomen and then wrung out quite tight in cold water and laid across the bowels and a thick dry cloth placed over (rather larger then the damp one) and keep in place by a binder round the body.