Suppression of emotions due to oversensitiveness to criticism, also due to unhappy home life; combined with suppression of gonorrhoea with strong drugs used locally; combined with disappointment in the one thing he wanted to do for a living. It went on into delusions of persecution and a general nervous break which changed him prematurely into an old man and made it seem as if a hospital for the insane lay just ahead.

Read before I.H.A., Bureau of Materia Medica, June 7, 1985

This is a fourth attempt to set forth a method of studying the materia medica by building up the general characteristics from a grouping of particular symptoms. The other drugs used were Kali c., Nat.c. and Nat.m.; this time it is Zinc. To my mind there is an additional reason for doing it this way.

After telling laymen what provings are and showing them lists of symptoms as they appear in the materia medica, with some idea of generals and particulars, they are confused when we give them descriptions of drugs in the lecture form, even though the characteristics stand out much better that way. Therefore, it seems logical to build up for them are individualizing symptoms, for each drug considered, by showing them groups of particular symptoms which go to make up the generals.

Take, then, the general features of Zinc as found in several lectures on the drug and list under each the separate symptoms which justify the generalization, thus:.


Brain-fag from overstudy, from night watching. (Clarke, Hahnemann).

Aversion to labor. (Clarke, Hahnemann)

Weakness of memory; great forgetfulness. Lippe, Clarke, Hering)

Mental operations very difficult. (Hering, Allen)

Repeats all questions before answering them. (Hering)

Loss of thought and a soporous condition of mind. (Hering, Allen)

Great dullness of head: heavy and confused; obtusion, (Hering, Allen, Hahnemann)

Great cerebral, nervous depression; stupefaction. (Hering, Allen)

After a little emotion, trembles for long time. (Symtomen Codex)

Weak, sick feeling in eyes, constant weariness. (Hering, Symtomen Codex)

Face vacant, earthy as after long illness, pinched. (Hering, Allen)

Weakness of organs of speech; talks with difficulty. (Hering)

Prolonged desire for stool which is satisfied only after great effort. (Hering)

Emission of urine very slow.(Hering)

Faintness, unconsciousness, prostration. (Hering, Allen, (Symtomen Codex Hahnemann)

Weariness, sudden exhaustion, heaviness. (Hering, Allen, Hahnemann)

Faintness when staying up a little too long. (Symtomen Codex, Hahnemann)

Coma from cerebral exhaustion; exhausting sleep. (Hering)

Weakness and trembling of hands and feet. (Lippe)

Tremulous weakness in lower extremities, hollows knees. ( Allen, Lippe, Hahnemann)

His body feels heavy and his limbs weary. (Symtomen Codex, Hahnemann)

Extreme malaise unto fainting. (Symtomen Codex)


Sensitive to others talking and to noise. (Hering, Lippe, Hahnemann)

Sensitiveness to open air and to cold. (Hering, Allen, Hahnemann)

Sensitive to light; brain affected. (Hering, Clarke)

Dread of the light of the sun. (Hering, Hahnemann)

Intolerable pain in left eye. (Hering, Symtomen Codex)

Child screams out whenever it is moved. (Clarke)

Least noise makes her frantic. (Hering)

Intolerance of wine. (Clarke, Hering, Allen, Symtomen Codex Hahnemann)

Extreme sensitiveness of vertex to touch. (Allen)

Sensation of soreness of the teeth. (Lippe).

Talking or listening is distressing; makes him morose. (Hering, Allen)

Irritable, peevish, terrified, fretful. (Hering, Allen)

Easily angered and very much affected thereby. (Hering, Allen)

Alternately fretful, irritable, quarrelsome, despondent, depressed. (Hering, Allen)

Frequently able to laugh excessively over a trifle, just as easily vexed. (Hering, Allen)

On awaking, fear, cries out, starts, jumps. (Hering)

Tendency to fits of passion. (Clarke)

Easily carried away by anger. (Symtomen Codex)

Inclines to internal anger and chagrin. (Hahnemann)

Sobbing on account of vexation without obvious reason. (Allen)

Extreme sensibility of cartilages of ear and nose. (Hering)

Sensitiveness and painful soreness of upper molars. (Symtomen Codex, Hahnemann)

He would like to have someone upon whom he could wreak his anger. (Hahnemann)

Trembling: quivering.

Violent trembling all over so that she shook the bed. (Clarke)

Long continued trembling after every slight emotional excitement. (Hering, Allen, Symtomen Codex Hahnemann)

Loud screaming with trembling, continuous moaning. (Hering)

Trembling of feet with difficulty in raising them. (Hering, Allen, Symtomen Codex)

Tremor of hands when writing. (Hering, Allen, Symtomen Codex Hahnemann)

Sensation of general trembling without trembling. (Hering).


General twitching and general trembling. (Clarke)

Twitching and jerking of various muscles. (Allen, Symtomen Codex Hahnemann)

Violent muscular twitchings left face. (Clarke)

Twitching of children. Chorea. (Clarke)

Twitching left eyeball, lower lid. (Hahnemann, Hering)

Julia M. Green