This test, we imagine, is something allied to the electronic reactions. ED.
By DR. MARY I. SENSEMAN, U.S.A.
Mr. E.B.S. Aged 55 years. March 6, 1929. Eructates food by mouthfuls. Much gas, which presses against heart. Heart action irregular, rapid, intermittent. Radial pulse full, hard, incompressible. Blood test remedy: Silicea 10m.
April 6, 1929. No stomach discomfort. Can eat food that formerly distressed him. Heart intermits, but annoys him less. He is working very hard. Sac. lac.
June 8, 1929. Had gained some weight, but now appears rather thin again. Pulse more regular, less rapid. Some eructations of food. Silicea 50m.
August 3, 1929. Some sour eructations, but very little food. Heart intermits infrequently. Silicea cm.
October 2, 1929. Has had a cold in chest. Coughs some. Used to be so weak he could not walk to house from barn with two pails of milk until he had rested for a while. Also had seminal losses during stool. No trouble of either character now. Has a warty lump behind left ear, covered with a thick, viscid crust. Silicea 50m.
November 9, 1929. Crust came off wart and latter appears somewhat smaller. Stomach comfortable. Heart distresses after exertion. Silicea 50m.
December 23, 1929. Fine. Gaining weight. Heart distressed only once, after great exertion. Wart has a thin crust over about half of its surface. Silicea cm.
January 27, 1930. Has had a cold, but is better. Wart covered with thin crust. Radionic test remedy: Alum. 10m.
February 22, 1930. Wart soon began to discharge a serous fluid, reducing as it did so. Considerable abdominal distension. Appetite wanting. Regurgitates food occasionally. Alum. 10m.
April 5, 1930. Abdominal distension, but no regurgitation or intermittent heart action. Wart less thick. Thin crust on it. Alum. 50m.
May 24, 1930. Fine in general. Wart discharging freely. Crust over small area. Alum. 50m.
June 28, 1930. Wart more thick. No discharge. Alum. cm.
August 26, 1930. Wart larger. Stomach fine. Pain in back came on while lifting. Cannot straighten up. Had such an attack five years ago. Alum. cm.
September 6, 1930. Pain in back continues. Wart same. Radionic test remedy: Silicea Atlantica 10m.
September 13, 1930. Much discharge from growth, which is smaller. Sac. lac.
September 20, 1930. Bloody discharge from wart. Ulcer in upper left eyelid, inflamed, with purple ridge leading to it from above. Subject to inflammation of that region. Stomach fine. Sac. lac.
October 4, 1930. Growth smaller, dry. Less thickening in eyelid. Sil. At. 10m.
October 11, 1930. Growth very small, dry. Only a trace is palpable. No thickening in eyelid. Sac. lac. December 6, 1930. Has been fine. Now rather hoarse. Was over-heated, then chilled. Growth can be felt as a small cartilaginous thickening, but is not visible. Sil. At. 10m.
Felt so well in every way that he discontinued treatment. Was advised to return if growth began to enlarge, as it was not yet cured.
May 19, 1931. Growth began to enlarge about two months ago, but he has now returned because he feels badly in general. Weak. Heart intermits. Cheeks too red. Radial artery feels like a quill beneath fingers. Wart is about the diameter of a medium sized pea. Radionic test remedy: Alum. sil. calc. sul. 1m.
May 23, 1931. Better in general, but heart still palpitates. Wart unchanged. Alum. 50m.
July 22, 1931. Wart has been discharging. No crust. Smaller, but still cartilaginous. Alum. 50m.
August 5, 1931. Looks very well. Colour of skin better. Wart same. Has two new ones, one on scalp, one on nose. Radionic test remedy: Thuja 10m.
September 12, 1931. “Wart almost ran away.” Discharging serum. Only a trace of it is perceptible. New one on scalp more dry. One on nose has disappeared. Gas causes distension, but there is no stomach distress. Thuja 10m.
Mr. W.A.K. Aged 52 years.
July 12, 1928. The grandfather of this patient was a doctor, and told him more than twenty-five years ago that a scaling spot on his face was cancerous. The spot is on left cheek, very dark brown, has about doubled in size during the nine years I have known him. Is about five-sixteenths of an inch in diameter.
Blood test indicated its slow malignancy. Remedy: Rad. iod. 10m.
September 7, 1928. No change. Rad. iod. 50m.
October 17, 1928. Brown scale curled at margins. Rad. iod. 50m.
March 26, 1929. Had teeth extracted, and had a cold, for which Merc. viv. had been given. Spot on cheek has changed its appearance. Now like numerous, small, brown, horny warts, with normal colour and texture of skin between them. Rad. iod. cm.
June 5, 1929. About three weeks ago had attack of pain from calculus in left ureter. Spot on face is dark, brown, horny. Saliva test remedy: Alum. 10m.
July 10, 1929. Had ureteral colic June 6, 1929, none since. But today passed a small calculus from bladder. Growth on face is pale brown, smaller. Alum. 10m.
August 2, 1929. Growth darker. Alum. 50 m.
October 18, 1929. Entire discoloured area only about half as large as originally, growth itself like a small, brownish wart. Alum. 50m.
January 16, 1930. Growth warty, a trifle larger. Alum. cm.
March 4, 1930. Has a cold. Wart darker. Alum. 10m.
March 18, 1930. Growth larger, darker. Patient losing weight. Alum. 50m.
April 24, 1930. Does not sleep well. Much gas. Pain in left, lower chest. Brown, smooth spot on cheek. Alum. 50m.
June 14, 1930. Growth larger, like a small, light-brown wart. Few tiny wart-like specks surrounding. Alum. 50m.
August 26, 1930. Growth small, light brown, now visible only in centre of original area. Patient has slight pains across upper abdomen today. Alum. cm.
October 13, 1930. Growth is wart-like in centre, there is more brown area around it again. Alum. cm.
January 16, 1931. Spot is wart-like. Wife died recently and he suffers from grief and shock. Alum. cm.
February 5, 1931. Great pain in region of left ureter. Alum. 200.
February 7, 1931. Very severe attack of ureteral colic. Radionic test remedy: Sars. 200.
February 18, 1931. Some discomfort again in region of left ureter. Sars. 10m.
March 27, 1931. Looks better, but does not sleep well. Spot on face is like a small, pale wart. Had one light attack of ureteral pain. Passed a large, dark calculus from bladder since last prescription. Sars. 10m.
September 9, 1931. Came in to tell me there is not a trace of the growth on face.
Mrs. B.A. Aged 37 years.
July 18, 1928. In September, 1924 this patient had a rupture of the gall-bladder. Condition was undiagnosed by two doctors, and I was called thirty hours after the rupture took place, and found peritonitis beginning. Immediate operation saved her life. Since that time, however, her health has been very poor, with much pain in region of liver, and so much soreness around spleen that she has been unable to lie on her left side for several years. Menses scanty, dark, painful. Blood test malignancy of liver, spleen, gall-bladder, uterus. Remedy: Calc. mur. 10m.
August 21, 1928. Can lie on left side. Some pain in region of gall-bladder. Calc. mur. 10m.
September 22, 1928. Pain in gall-bladder, none in region of spleen. Saliva test remedy: Calc. mur. 50m.
October 27, 1928. Menstrual flow a little better. Does not feel badly during periods. Some pain in left side and in liver region. Calc. mur. 10m.
November 4, 1928. Sudden pain in gall-bladder region. Bitter taste. Calc. mur. 10m.
January 6, 1929. Has has a cold. Tenderness over gall-bladder. Calc. mur. 50m.
January 11, 1929. Severe pain in vertex. Nausea, with numbness. Vomited food, no bile. Mucous rales in lungs. Saliva test remedy: Cadm. sulph. 10m.
February 16, 1929. Menstrual flow continues longer, is good colour, painless. Has some pain in liver region. Cadm. sulph. 50m.
March 23, 1929. Menses scanty again. Pain in liver region. Cadm. sulph. 50m.
May 20, 1929. Last menstrual flow more free than usual. Cramping pain at end of flow. Cadm. sulph. 50m.
June 10, 1929. Menses scanty again. More pain in liver region. Tongue dry, deep red. Cadm. sulph. 50m.
July 31, 1929. Menses better. Pain in liver. Nausea. Cadm. sulph. 50m.
August 25, 1929. Much pain in region of liver. Cadm. sulph. 10m.
September 14, 1929. Headache. Cadm. sulph. 10m.
November 9, 1929. Tongue still too red. Menses better. Some pain in left abdomen. Cadm. sulph. 50m.
December 12, 1929. Fine until yesterday. Pain again in region of spleen and of liver. Last two periods have been comfortable, but flow rather scanty. Cadm. sulph. cm.
January 27, 1930. Has a cold. Menses now. Flow intermits. Radionic test remedy: Cadm. sulph. 10m.
March 15, 1930. Last menses about normal in amount. Some liver discomfort. Colour of skin is much better. Cadm. sulph. 10m.
April 17, 1930. Has a cold in nose and throat. Kali mur. 10m.
June 19, 1930. Last menses very good, but now delayed. Kali mur. 10m.
June 26, 1930. Menses came on, scanty. Patient feels badly. Cadm. sulph. 10m.
August 18, 1930. Some pain in both hypochondria. Last menses scanty. Cadm. sulph. 50m.
August 20, 1930. Menses began yesterday, very scanty. Patient very restless. Has pain in lumbar region. Radionic test remedy: Murex 200.
November 11, 1930. Menses now, scanty. Pain in left side of abdomen. Murex 10m.
February 26, 1931. Less pain in upper abdomen, but still has some in left pelvis. Murex 10m.
May 3, 1931. Menses began, then almost ceased. Had been normal for several previous periods. General health has been good. Murex 10m.
August 15, 1931. Some pain in left upper abdomen. Bitter taste. Tongue less red. Last menses scanty. Murex 50m.
September 10, 1931. Patient looks very well. Colour of skin is clear, whereas it used to be sallow. For years she was frequently sick in bed, subject to every devitalising influence of work and whether. She has now not been in bed for more than a year, and works very hard all the time.
In this case, I repeated her remedy in high potencies more frequently than in any other case in my hands. That was especially true during the long period when Cadm. sulph. was the simillimum. Her relapses and her brief reactions necessitated that frequency.
Mrs. A.W. Aged 69 years. July 14, 1929. Two years ago she had uterine haemorrhages, and the cervix was removed and radium applied. Four months after the operation there was a second application of radium. She now comes to me because she has been passing dark blood from the rectum. Examination disclosed the vaginal walls very pale, uterine body atrophied, cervix absent; rectal walls dark red, especially the anterior one, which was thickened and indurated, presenting a palpable mass about 2 1\2 by 1 inch in the recto-vaginal wall. Dark blood oozed constantly from the region. Blood test malignancy and radium burn; remedy: Cadm. fluor. 10m.
September 8, 1929. Recto-vaginal mass smaller in all dimensions, less indurated; mucosa light red, with one small bluish spot. No blood oozed on examination. Sac. lac.
September 23, 1929. Some bleeding again. Cadm. fluor. 10m.
October 21, 1929. For ten days she has had pain in upper abdomen and in back below left shoulder blade, for which Kali carb. 200 was given. Pain now intermittent. Cadm. fluor. 10m.
October 27, 1929. Rectal mass smaller, no bleeding during examination. Small thickened area above lower one, about four inches up in rectum, slightly tender to touch. Sac. lac.
December 1, 1929. More weight in pelvis again. Cadm. fluor. 50m.
December 21, 1929. Hard, dry cough. Caust. 200. This condition continued for a month, during which time she thought she had an attack of pneumonia. She reported to me by letter and by telephone, and I prescribed without seeing her except once, January 5, 1930. The remedy used was Caust., ascending to the 10m potency.
February 21, 1930. Cold cleared. Has some bloody discharge again. Cadm. fluor. 10m.
April 16, 1930. Cadm. fluor. 50m.
April 19, 1930. Has taken cold again. Caust. 1m.
April 23, 1930. Cough loosened, then became tight again. Coughs until she almost chokes. Ears and tonsils pain. Radionic test remedy: Ammon. caust. 200.
May 5, 1930. Cold cleared. Cadm. fluor. 10m.
May 27, 1930. About a teaspoonful of dark blood every day from rectum. Radionic test remedy: Cadm. mur. 10m.
July 6, 1930. Little blood from rectum. Some vertex pain. Cadm. mur. 10m.
August 18, 1930. More blood. Cadm. fluor. 10m.
August 23, 1930. Bloody discharge aggravated. Much weight in pelvis. Radionic test remedy: Carb. an. 200.
September 15, 1930. No bleeding for more than a week, until today. Carb. an. 1m.
October 31, 1930. Pain in stomach for three weeks. Much gas. Carb. an. 10m.
November 9, 1930. Much distressed by heart action. Heart labouring, dicrotic, rate 120. Radial pulse very weak. Rectum no indurations, on blood. Cadm. fluor. 10m. (Test indicated contest between Cadm. fl. and Carb. an.).
November 25, 1930. Some bloody discharge. Heart palpitates. Radionic test remedy: Carb. an. 30x.
December 14, 1930. Carb. an. 1m.
January 12, 1931. More blood. Carb. an. 10m.
January 30, 1931. Influenza. Caust. 200.
February 8, 1931. Heart less rapid, dicrotic action less marked. Little bleeding. Carb. an. 200.
March 11, 1931. Carb. an. 10m.
March 19, 1931. Caust. 200 for cold.
April 1, 1931. Ammon. caust. 200 for pain in ear, tight cough.
April 5, 1931. Right kidney prolapsed, lies in region of appendix. Replaced. Carb. an. cm.
May 29, 1931. Slight rectal bleeding every day. Carb. an. cm.
August 23, 1931. Now and then has some blood pass from rectum, may be one tablespoonful. Now has some cold in throat, and general aching. Heart is less dicrotic. Caust. 30x.
September 15, 1931. Was on an automobile trip for a few days, stood it very well, except that heart is more rapid again. She does not expect to be cured, as she is now 71 years old, but she is satisfied to be able to care for a home for her son and grandson, and to be free of pain and haemorrhages.
A CASE OF CHRONIC LEUCORRHOEA WITH UTERINE COMPLICATIONS.
By R. P. VARMA, M.D., Dinapur, India.
I HAD a case of chronic leucorrhoea two months ago and the treatment affords a good deal of interesting material both for the new and the old practitioners in the science. It would help them considerably in pursuing without dejection at the failure of a case, the selection of a proper remedy for a case, which in this particular instance had been baffling not only my mind but that of many renowned practitioners of over fifteen years standing, who were gladly consulted by me and their treatment followed according to their directions for over a month on my seeming failure to cure the case. But while their directions were being followed, I was not content with their advice which I took as inadequate, and went on studying the case in its varying stages till a proper remedy presented itself to my perception to bring the case to a successful close.
The lady who came of a respectable family was over twenty. She had a case of abnormal labour which resulted in the laceration of the cervix and inflammation of the left adnexa (i.e. fallopian tube and left ovary). One expert lady doctor of British qualifications diagnosed that she had also sub-involution of uterus.
Lilium tig., Helonias dioica and certain other medicines removed the complaint but then she began to have constant foul discharges, milky, thick and tenacious in nature almost four or five times a day.
No medicines that can be prescribed for leucorrhoea and be confidently prescribed were left out from the treatment by my colleagues. Some of them are:
None of these succeeded. One of my fellow practitioners who is a highly reputed practitioner at Patna advised me to give her first Hepar sulphur 200 in two pills of twenty in half an ounce of distilled water. But this also did no good. She subsequently got menses also and this leucorrhoea continued almost every day before and also after the menses.
After much consideration I decided to continue Sepia in higher potencies, owing to the troubles of the uterus, and with a view also to stop these foul discharges I prescribed her Sepia 200 twice a week. This prescription was supported by more than half- a-dozen reputed homoeopaths, but had not a grain of success.
With a view to experiment if in the end Acid nitric would be successfully administered in such a case of foul leucorrhoea, I prescribed it in 200 potency although the patient has no infection either by tubercles, syphilis or gonorrhoea at any time nor was ever over dosed with Mercury. This lessened the frequency of the foul discharges and stopped it also for a few days. The patient and the practitioner both became hopeful, but when the medicine was administered in 1000th potency the discharge again continued as before and no good ensued, either in reverting to 200 again or lowering the potency.
This led me to suspect that Nitric Acid alone was not sufficient to cure the case, as some quantity of Phosphorus was no less wanting to aid it. I, therefore, prescribed her Acid phosphoricum 200 and lo ! This case of chronic leucorrhoea has been cured by this single remedy, of which scarcely a mention has been made by any Repertory under the treatment of leucorrhoea.
It is my firm conviction that Acid phosphoricum is as good a remedy for females in chronic leucorrhoea as for spermatorrhoea in males.
[We congratulate Dr. Varma on his ultimate success in this case, though we should call the cure a lucky one, as the remedy was apparently based on a theory as to the reason for the resistance of the complaint to the other remedies tried, and was not arrived at by the consideration of the patients symptoms. However the patient was cured, and we have occasionally known other patients cured as a result of the prescribers “intuition,” when careful working out of the case was not successful. But unless one is a superman, it does not often do to depart from the well-tried methods of working].