It is followed well by Hepar.

Stannum [Stann]

      It is indicated in catarrhal Phthisis, very rarely in true Tuberculosis. The symptoms indicating it are: The oppression, weakness an tightness of the chest, (>) when the sputum is raised. The mucus collects very rapidly in the chest, and is quite easily expectorated, with great relief to the patient. Very annoying and teasing cough, with mucopurulent secretion, although sometimes it may be tenacious, viscid and intermixed with blood which is accumulated in the throat and is detached with great difficulty. The voice is husky and hoarse. Dyspnoea, (>) towards

morning and is decidedly better after expectoration. Marked hectic fever, with chills at 10 o’clock in the morning-is very characteristic. Towards evening the patient becomes flushed and hot with agg. of symptoms on any exertion. Profuse night-sweats (<)towards 4 or 5 A.M. The patient is low-spirited.

Note of warning: Stannum is a remedy which you must select with great care or it will surely disappoint you. Th symptom of weakness must be present, if you expect results. It is followed well by Balsam of Peru, Coccus Cacti, Phosphorous, Senega, Silicea and Yarba Santa, in Catarrhal Phthisis.

Sulphur [Sulph]

      It is adapted to the onset of the disease and is indicated only in the beginning. In the very incipiency, if you detect an increase of blood in the chest, beginning dullness on percussion in the apex of either lung, diminished respiratory movement in the upper portion of the chest, then you may give 1, 2 or 3 doses of Sulphur as high as you choose; allow them to act and await results. Watch your patient carefully, and in many instances a cure will result, but not in all.

The particular indications for Sulphur are: The body feels too hot. He wants the doors and windows open, no matter how cold the weather may be. Frequent flushes of heat. Empty all-gone feeling in the stomach. Heat on the top of head. Cold feet. Palpitation of the heart on ascending. Pain, through the left chest from the nipple to the back.

Note of warning: After tubercles have been deposited, you must be careful how you use the drug. If carelessly or wrongly given, it may precipitate the disease, you desire to cure. You must not also repeat your doses too frequently and you must never give it, unless you are certain that it is the remedy. For the tendency of Sulphur is to arouse whatever lies dormant in the system.

Theridion [Ther]

      Phthisis Florida; Violent stitches high up in left chest through to the back.

In some cases it has stopped the rapid progress of the disease.

Yarba Santa [ ]

      It is called for when the disease is the result of frequent bronchial catarrhs. The indicating symptoms are: Intolerance of food. Asthmatic breathing. Fever. Night-sweats.

Considerable emaciation.

E. A. Farrington
E. A. Farrington (1847-1885) was born in Williamsburg, NY, on January 1, 1847. He began his study of medicine under the preceptorship of his brother, Harvey W. Farrington, MD. In 1866 he graduated from the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania. In 1867 he entered the Hahnemann Medical College, graduating in 1868. He entered practice immediately after his graduation, establishing himself on Mount Vernon Street. Books by Ernest Farrington: Clinical Materia Medica, Comparative Materia Medica, Lesser Writings With Therapeutic Hints.