From The Homoeopathic World, Vol. LXV, Feb. 1930, page 35.
Native of the British Isles. Three separate preparations made–prime, secunda and tertia, to be used according to the severity of the case, prima for the mildest. The mentals are the most important. There is little desire for life, no enjoyment equal to that of death. They have no fears, but are calm and of the day-dreaming type, content to be left alone and with no wish to do more than in absolutely necessary. They often require many hours of sleep at night and are difficult to wake. The whole constitution is sluggish and the complexion pale and muddy; they easily contract disease, but are not in the least perturbed.
They are not nearly as sensitive to noise as the Mimulus type. The mentality is like that of an individual who has lost all that is dear to him and has little ambition to survive, whose life becomes a patient duty, merely to be borne, until release occurs. Hence the absence of fear or of aversion to illness; indeed, many wish for this in the hope of passing out, and make no fight for recovery. The physician with keen observation will notice this condition in all grades of severity in his practice, from the mild day-dreamer to the subject of the most hopeless yet patient and placid depression. The severest type is sleepy sickness, in which this remedy has proved effective and there is every reason to hope that it will also be useful in some types of coma.–E. BACH, M. D.