TUBERCULINUM AN EXPLOSIVE


TUBERCULINUM AN EXPLOSIVE. The source of origin considered, we could expect the remedial effects to be deep in action and because of the destructive, shattering action of tuberculosis itself, we could expect nothing from its nosode save upheavals which would bring to light and uncover many unsuspected states and symptoms. Acting upon the vegetative system, wide destruction is manifest, constitution is altered and depletion is rapid.


Tuberculinum has been started and defined to be a nucleioproteid and represents those groups of compounds of one or more molecules of protein with nucleic acid. Like the nucleio- albumins, it is broken down by the gastric juice into albumin and nucleic acid, with the production of xanthin bodies. These xanthins are actually leucomains, allied to the ptomaine groups and have in their composition carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen, approximating three molecules of the former three elements to one of the last named. Excretitious products of metabolism in the body, they are found both in the tissues and in the body fluids and are noted definitely in calculi formation.

All of these leucomains are physiologically active and many of them are severely toxic. Tuberculinum is mentioned by Dorland as being tuberculin pura, a therapeutic and diagnostic preparation from the pure culture of the tubercle bacillus, extracted with 80 percent alcohol. Our own preparations are made from the tubercular glands as preferred by Kent or from the dried tubercular sputum as mentioned by Dewey.

Going in for a bit of chemical comparison, we find that the formulas of nitroglycerine, dynamite and trinitrotoluol are very closely related to that of our nosode, the variation being that it has a bit less of nitrogen and oxygen. We might secure that oxygen by way of the oxidation processes within the body and so find it easy to understand the explosive that might acute to what was originally a physiological product.

However, we do not need to presume on its bombing effects because of its similarity to known explosives for we know it possesses such type of action from a study of its true and clinical provings. The component parts of any ring or radical may be definitely variable until brought together and given a title and similarly do we know that many miasmatic and dyscrasic backgrounds may be just as variable in their disease projections.

Hahnemanns research into the tubercular manifestations and their appearance in other aberrations of health than the parent disease, is a case in point. It is common knowledge that tuberculosis, having existed in a progenitor, may be traced and found as an altered active condition in offspring. Daily we are able to trace functional disturbances, lowered organic development and below par performance to an ancestral tuberculous entity. There is, quite possibly, not the conveyance of the complete disease but certainly the dispositional lean to develop, by excitation, a like tuberculous state, within that family line and group. There is the spraying forward, from the forebear, who is definitely diseased, the influence which we find expressed in lowered organic resistance and metabolic aberrations of the normal.

Because of parental tuberculosis, young generations exhibit neurosis of many kinds. Hysterias, tics, choreics, in the central field; predispositional cold occurrences, recurrent bronchitis, pneumonia susceptibility, the spasmodic and catarrhal asthmas, notably in the respiratory fields. Lymph tissue involvements, glandular upsets, dyscrasias of the stomach and the intestines, with even true ulcer formation and the advent of unexplainable diarrhoeas. All of these fall within the scope of projected effects of a foregoing tubercular involvement. Your own case histories can easily confirm this presumption.

The source of origin considered, we could expect the remedial effects to be deep in action and because of the destructive, shattering action of tuberculosis itself, we could expect nothing from its nosode save upheavals which would bring to light and uncover many unsuspected states and symptoms. Acting upon the vegetative system, wide destruction is manifest, constitution is altered and depletion is rapid. Recoveries from illnesses are found to be at low ebb and relapses are frequent and intense. Vital weakness is shown by cases which break down and go to pieces even after well indicated remedies act.

We know that we have a definite field of symptomatology action for this remedy but we also have a second field of usefulness. This is when we surmise that there may be unexpressed disease condition which we should secure. One of the chief satisfaction of this “housecleaner”is its effect upon the action of other well indicated remedies which do not seem to have the deep or lasting effect that is desired. An interdicted dose of this nosode will resolve the case so that just such effect may be secured.

Tuberculinums force of action would be best in the lean, gaunt, tall, weary individual. Always tried, always anxious, always changeable. Patient with questionable tubercular background. They are cured of one thing, only to slip back or have a new thing explode into the limelight. There is a hopelessness and weariness of life that matches the end results of real tubercular disease. Such shattering is manifest in the mental as well as the physical field. It involves the vascular system and we have fearful headaches which are long being recovered from. Meningitis we are aware of and also we know that the nosode is of especial value in the treatment thereof.

R M Troup