June 2, 1926.Mrs. A., age 57. Recent attacks of prickling in the left side, which began in the left toes and ascended to the arm and face,with a rushing noise in the left side of the head. this was followed by hot flushing and then coldness of the left arm and leg, with tenderness over the praecordium. There was diarrhoea on waking, or soon after rising. Aggravated by greasy foods and by excitement. Lump sensation in the throat better after eating. No thirst. Flatulent eructations. Generally better from cold. Hot flushes. Feet burn in bed so that she sticks them out. Weeps easily, e.g., on telling symptoms. Precepts especially on left breast. Headaches, frontal, better from cold, worse from excitement. Acid leucorrhoea. At times there has been a loss of sensation in the fingers of the left hand.
albumen and sugar were present in the urine. The second heart sound has accentuated at the aortic area. The blood pressure was high. The complexion was florid.
Puls.200 was given.
May 3, 1930. There have been no attacks of prickling. The patient has received doses of Puls. 200 and lately Puls. 1M at long intervals, 3-6 months. The digestion and general health are much improved.
October 10, 1929. Miss M., age 16. Menses were established at the age of 12. Her complaint is pain during every period, pain over the lower abdomen with bearing down sensation ameliorated by lying down. The flow lasts for seven days and is clotted and offensive there is leucorrhoea after the menses,and nausea for a week before. She is thirsty,averse to warm drinks, has cold extremities, and headaches worse from exertion.
At the age of five she had swollen glands in the neck, otherwise she is healthy.
Calc. phos. 200, one powder every four hours.
April 15,1930. The subsequent menstrual periods have all been painless.
June 27, 1928. Mr.McA., age 5-4. For the last year has had acute pain in the epigastrium,worse two hours after eating, better after eating again. Constipated. Teeth septic. Tongue furred, posterior 2/3. Wakes early, 5 a.m. Generally worse in a stuffy room. The present illness dates from a worry a year ago. Acute rheumatic fever 20 years ago. Graphites 12c plus., one dose every night until 7 doses and been taken. The medicine was dissolved in water and the contents diluted and succussed after each dose, according to Hahnemanns directions in the 6th edition of The organon.
August 8, 1928. The pain disappeared for ten days after beginning the medicine. At first he had vertigo on lying down at night and on rising from bed.
April 15, 1930.No recurrence of the stomach pain.
The primary step of he homoeopathician is to make a proper examination of his patient; each case must be individualized as thought no such malady had ever before existed. A thorough understanding of the pathological condition is indispensable as an aid to correct diagnosis and sound prognosis; it also gives us a general idea of the disease under consideration,but in a therapeutic sense is of less importance than an accurate comprehension of the subjective symptoms are of the first importance.
-A.R.MORGAN, M.D., 1866.