Silicatica-Mrs. J.K., aet. 42. For six weeks had had stiffness and aching in lumbar region on rising or sitting down. Now confined to bed by throbbing, quivering, soreness, numbness and shooting pains down right sciatic nerve to foot, which feels as if she were stepping on a ????? and the thigh as if lying on rocks; pains agg. on outside of thigh. Aching in right calf on standing and right sole burns.
Menses profuse, with backache and hydroae or aphthae. Leucorrhoea causes itching. Sleeps in catnaps.
Easy fatigue in hot weather.
Thirsty. No appetite.
Nervous, weepy and restless.
Aggravation: Morning and evening. Pressure of clothes. Before storms. Trifles.
Amelioration: Rubbing. Motion. Heat, locally.
1929-12-26. Rx Lachesis 200 one dose. Better in five days and in ten days entirely well.
PARKERSBURG, W. VA.
If I am not mistaken, and if my fried and teacher hahnemann has shown me the true path-that the materia medica pura ought to be read and studied; and not until the beginning practitioner shall have diligently gone through that preparation will he be able to prescribe promptly, safely, and homoeopathically, without being obliged to spell the symptoms into a group, as the child does its letters.
He will then be able to discover the differences and characteristic peculiarities of the antipsorics which seem to be so much like each other, precisely because they correspond to a vast number of diseases of a similar origin, and will not be obliged t choose a new remedy all the time, whereas it is so essential to let the antipsorics act a long while.- C.VON. BOENNINGHAUSEN, 1864.