JULY 12,1919-Mrs. G.N.M., aged forty; brown hair, gray eyes, weight 113 pounds. Has suffered from attacks of severe pain in the region of the right kidney with occasional passages of small calculi since February, 1914; pain may extend toward the bladder; blood and pus in the urine off and on since November, 1916. X-ray shows three stones ranging from one inch to five eights inch in diameter; many smaller ones.
Much flatulence in the bowels since typhoid fever when she was fifteen; some belching, which was always worse before or during an attack. Menses result, profuse, painful; accompanied by herpes about the mouth and irritability; ending occasionally in a headache; followed by marked weakness. Aching here and there, in joints or calves of the legs when the weather changes from hot to cold or becomes damp. Psorinum 10m.
July 17-Pains and bloating much worse after the remedy, then greatly improved; passed three or four small stones with little pain. Sac lac.
July 26- Has been feeling better than for many months; some flatus; slight distress right kidney; passed three small stones. Sac lac.
September 6.- Passing stones now and then without pain; the largest one yet, about one-quarter inch square, one-sixteenth inch thick, with rounded corners, causing sharp pains in the bladder until it was washed out. Fulness in region of ascending colon, sharp pains in the right kidney and more bloating would indicate that another was one the way. Psor. 42m.
September 14-Not so well; flatulence greatly increased; much belching. Carbo veg. m.
October 1-Had lagrippe, and symptoms worse; herpes about lips and nostrils; “side hurts; flatulence. carbo veg.m.
October 7-Much better; may have passed a few crystals. Sac lac.
December 2-Some pain in side; passed two large stones, but menses less painful than for several years; no weakness following. Sac lac.
The carbo veg. was repeated on December 31 and February 11, 1919, in the 10m potency, with continued improvement, but there was occasional passage of the flat squarish stones which would fall to power as soon as they dried out. Three doses of the DMM of Swan were administered on March 18. It relieved flatulence and distress in the ascending colon 18. It relieved flatulence ad distress in the ascending colon but headaches became more frequent and severe. The record continues:.
March 25, 1919-Headaches better from hot applications. Psor. cm. and S.L.
April 23,-Headaches have been much better; also flatulence. Sac lac.
May 16-Head worse; two or three severe ones. Psor. cm.
May 27-A headache which lasted five days. Hiccough all today and much flatulence. Now weighs 140 pounds. Carbo veg. 10m.
July 11-After a week of distress in side, passed large crystal; weak; sleepy and restless before it passed. Sac lac.
August 13-Still passing stones. Analysis shows that they are composed of urates. Carbo veg.cm.
October 25-Not so well; more crystals; one headache (took aspirin). Carbo veg.cm.
Dec. 5-Passed several stones, two of them large, followed by some blood; still the pains were not very severe S.L.
April 13-Perfect avalanche of stones for two weeks, all shapes and sizes S.L.
May 5-Had spell of agonizing pain, passing two or three large and numerous small stones; they are harder, many white like chips of egg-shell. Carbo veg. cm. Belladonna 30 was given but failed to relieve; we were obliged to resort to morphine.
June 26-Headaches more frequent, worse left side of head; much flatulence. Feet burn at night in bed. Generally feels worse in morning. Sulph. 10m.
Remarkable improvement followed this dose of sulphur. The patient went of on a 4,000-mile motor trip, reporting on August 11 that she had been every well, had had but one headache and passed several stones had had but one headache and passed several stones with very little pain. The remedy was not repeated until January 25, 1921. Then a long interval elapsed in which I heard from the patient once or twice by telephone, but did not prescribe. She came to the office on February 27, 1925, saying that she found that she could not get along without the medicine. She received five doses of bursa pastoris 1m. and a liberal supply of sac lac.
This seemed to have been of some benefit for the next visit was June 12. Hot feet, some suggestions of hot flushes and a few other symptoms showed that sulphur was still her remedy. She was given the millionth potency. This was repeated October 12, December 2, and January 20, 1926, with continued improvement until March. Then a new and peculiar symptom was noted. Then a new and peculiar symptom was noted. The record states:.
March 31-General health remains good. Has been passing a few stones, preceded by the usual fulness and discomfort. Flatus now comes from bladder after urinating. Sarsap.1m.
May 16-Bubbling from bladder again. Sars 10m.
January 14, 1928-Air passing from bladder again; feet burn. Sars. 10m.
Another long interval elapsed. Then Mrs. M. Came to the office and told me that she had passed at least a half cupful of gravel and had been free from all symptoms. The menses had ceased shortly after her visit in January without flushes or discomfort. She received one more does of the a sarsaparilla cm. on january 25, 1929. I have endeavored to get a confirmatory X-ray picture, but the lady refuse, saying that she is so well she does not see the necessity of it.