Homoeopathy or homoeotherapy – call it what you will – isnt quite in the same class, because even here it has always retained some teachers and disciples; but for long they have been eyed askance as quacks and cranks, or something little better. Today they look to be gaining prestige, and are certainly gaining adherents, from the results of research by no less objective and authoritative a body than the Boyd Institute of Medical Research at Glasgow.

Ex-member of Homoeopathic State Faculty of Bengal. (Published in “The Homoeopathic Recorder, July 1254, Vol.LXX No.1.

[Continued from page 316] Now, a case of wine is quoted for illustration –

Sj.Mahendra Lal Das, age 63 years.

Calcutta. 3.5.51.

About 3 months ago, he was treated for asthma with allopathic injections. Asthma was cured but a skin disease developed all over the body and there were much itching. He was again treated with allopathic medicine injections. The skin eruption was cured he was attacked with heart trouble and dilation of heart and much difficulty in breathing and suppression of urine and his condition was hopeless. However, he was saved by allopathic treatment when he has improved much, he was attacked with fever generally begins from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and temperature rises upto 103 generally fever continues for 3 to 4 hours and sometimes 8 to 9 hours.

He feels hungry and thirsty before and during the fever. During the rise of fever he keeps clothes over his body. During fever he talks too much, abuses his family members and become very ill tempered when temperature rises to 102-103. He keeps quiet and does not like to move. During the falling temperature, he passes urine frequently. He has constipation and passes stool in 2 to 3 days. The stool is hard and offensive. The allopathic treatment was continued for a month without improvement. I was called on 3-5-54 and recorded the case and administered a dose of Nux Vom. 30 to antidote the action of the previous treatment. For 15 days Arsenic 30,200 Natrum Mur. 30,200. Phos 30, Sulph, 200, Psorinum 200 were given by me but no improvement.

Then I consulted a senior prominent Homoeopath. He tested the case with Laches. 200 and Tuberculinum Bovinum 200 for a week but no improvement. So the family members of the patient become very anxious and I was in much difficulty. Then I wished to try my interpretation of law and so recorded the case again according to the order of succession of symptoms. The patient and his family member said “He feels very hungry and thirsty at 7 to 8 a.m. and takes his food at 82 a.m. About 15 minutes after taking the meal he feels warm all over body and he covers his body with clothes and gradually temperature becomes very high.

Generally after 3 to 4 hours temperature rises from 97* and during this time he becomes restless and tosses in the bed and talks much when his temperature becomes very high. Generally after 3 to 4 hours temperature rises 102 to 103 and then he remains quiet and does not like to move or to do any physical excise. High temperature remains about 2 hours and then it begins to fall. During this time he passes urine frequently in small quantity. In the evening his temperature becomes normal and he has sound sleep in the night. He has thirst and higher during the whole period of fever.

The development of the fever shows – nutritive function (thirsty & hunger) skin sensory function (chill & feeling warm) circulating function (fever) motor function (tossing in the bed and restlessness) mental function (hot temper and talkativeness) excretory function (frequent urination) were deranged one after another in a definite order.

From the proving and poisoning of Baptisia, we observe – Baptisia deranges Nutritive function – skin and sensory function – circulatory function – motor function – mental function – excretary function one after another in a definite order.

Here the orders of succession of symptoms of the fever is similar to the order of succession of symptoms of Baptisia.

24-3-51. Baptisia 30, 1 dose Phyt. 3 doses to be taken every 4 hours.

S M Choudhuri