The following are abstracts from a letter from Dr. Charles E. Johnson (deceased) to Dr. W.D. Gordon (deceased) concerning some grafts of Sol which the latter had sent to Dr. Johnson.
A case of heat stroke with symptoms of aphasia, agraphia, and erysipelatous appearance of the hand as though sunburned, responded promptly to Sol 30th, after other remedies had been tried without effect.
A woman had erythema on the back of the hand extending up the forearm to a well defined line of demarcation. The tongue had a raw appearance, was bright red and looked as if the blood would flow from it. Pellagra was suspected. Sol 500th acted like magic.
A woman, greatly emaciated, has a disordered stomach; thin, watery, yellow stools, forcibly expelled, often involuntary, alternating with constipation; no stool for a week, then large, hard and incomplete; a dreadful eruption on the hands; and arms and neck raw as if badly sunburned. This latter condition, after having been red quite a while, turned brown, became thickened, cracked and peeled off. The process was repeated, each time worse then the time before. Sol 200th was given and in two weeks the skin was normal.
The following sayings from Phineas P. Wells, M.D., were noted down by the late Stuart Close, M.D.
It is better to do nothing than to do wrong.
If you dont know what to do, wait.
When in doubt about changing a carefully selected remedy, dont.
Dont alternate remedies. There can be only one proper remedy. Any other is less proper-hence wrong.
The best remedy for rapidly maturing abscess, without regard to location, is Lachesis in rapidly repeated doses. (Note, he recommends the 200th potency, in solution, a dose every two hours.).
The neatest and simplest and most effective “poultice” is made by dipping cotton batting in hot water, wringing sufficiently not to drip, applying to the part, and covering with oiled silk.
Pains of prominent bones; such as the malar bones, suggest Rhus tax.-E. WRIGHT.
Zinc phos. is the deepest acting of all the zinc preparations, it is “the” Zinc.-G.ROYAL.
Phytolacca, Stillingia and Phos. acid have marked periosteal, tibial pain in syphilis.-C.M. BOGER.
A deep red, wine colored scar makes one think of Sepia.-C.M. BOGER.
Bell., Arn., and Ferrum have hot head and cold hands.-W.R. GRIGGS.
Bell. is one of our best remedies for children.-W.B. GRIGGS.
A toxicological symptom of Arsenicum is uneven contracture of the abdominal muscles-C.M. BOGER.
Remember that exophthalmos may signify chronic nephritis, that heterophoria is a frequent accompaniment of intractable headache, that early presence of tubercle bacilli may be found in the larynx with a cotton swab before it is found in the sputum. – C.A. BLUME.
“Stony hardness” is a strong characteristic of Phytolacca.- R.E.S. HAYES.
Painful aggravation of connective tissue and nerve conditions after 3 a.m. is characteristic of Phytolacca.-R.E.S. HAYES.
Scleroderma is related to the tubercular influence.- S.REINES.
The functional or anaemic heart sound is a dilatation sound. The dilatation is usually in proportion to the intensity of the sound.-S.E. HENSCHEN.
Pyrogen (Swans) is useful for eczema when it takes on the pustular form, with intense itching, burning, throbbing, and can not bear the part covered.-H.C. MORROW.
Syphilinum may clear up old skin troubles when Sulphur and Psorinum have failed.-H.C. MORROW.
Dr. Morrow finds the Swan potencies very reliable and his Pyrogen wonderfully efficient.
Nosebleed may be stopped by packing the nose with linen dipped in hot vinegar.-E. KRAMBRISCH.