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Ferrum phos [Ferr-p]

      At the commencement this remedy should be given in repeated doses when there are febrile symptoms present, and later on in the disease it may be given as an intercurrent. The joints are painful on moving, motion sets up and increases the pain. Tenalgia crepitans.

Kali mur [Kali-m]

      In acute arthritis, for the swelling or when the tongue is coated white. It may be alternated with Ferrum phos. Movement aggravates the pains. It is useful especially after Ferrum phos. Tenalgia crepitans.

Natrum mur [Nat-m]

      Chronic arthritis, joints crack (if tongue and other symptoms correspond, acts probably by increasing the eliminations of the urate of sodium). Synovitis, gout, sore hamstrings (verified).

Acute gout (after Ferrum phos.). Chronic gout, profuse, sour-smelling sweat. Rheumatic arthritis, especially of finger joints. Urine dark red. Pains go suddenly to heart; sore hamstrings. It seems to have also a marked effect in hot painful swellings of the knee joint.

Magnesia Phos [Mag-p]

      Useful as an intercurrent remedy for the pains (violent). The keynote is excruciating pains, spasmodic in character.

Kali sulph [Kali-s]

      In rheumatic arthritis where the pains shift from one joint to another, aggravated by heat. Shifting and wandering rheumatic pains in the joints. Fungoid arthritis Tumor albus, white swelling.

Silicea [Sil]

      Suppuration of the joints.

Calcarea sulph [Calc-s]

      Suppurative process in the joints.

Natrum sulph [Nat-s]

      In acute cases (attacks) of gout. This remedy should be alternated with Ferrum phos. In chronic gout it alone suffices. Gout in the feet, acute and chronic. Rheumatic arthritis, especially in joints of fingers, pains suddenly go to heart, urine dark-red.

Calcarea phos [Calc-p]

      Rheumatic gout worse at night and in bad weather. Hygroma patellae. Hydrops genu.

Calcarea fluor [Calc-f]

      Gouty enlargements of the finger-joints.

ARTHRITIS CASES [Arthritis Cases]

      Rheumatic pains in joints of the feet, aggravated by motions; Bryon. and Kali iod. having failed, Ferrum phos., 10th dil., cured Pop. Zeitschrift, Berlin, 1886.

A shoemaker of Berlin was taken ill after catching cold. There was fever with violent pain in the right shoulder. The first visit I paid was on the third day after he had been taken ill; temperature high, pulse full and quick, thirst and loss of appetite. The right shoulder was very red and sensitive to the touch. He was not able to lie in his bed, as the pressure of the pillows was unbearable. He was lying on the sofa, supported with cushions, so that the shoulder should be free from pressure. I gave my patient Ferrum phos., as much as would cover a sixpenny piece. This was dissolved in a large glass of water, and a tea-spoonful of the solution given every hour. Improvement was felt even after a few hours. During the night the patient was able to sleep and on the following day the fever abated; in three days he was able to move the arm pretty freely. In a few days longer he was entirely well. (Sulzer- From Schussler).

ARTHRITIS- Hot swelling of the knee joint in an anaemic girl was promptly cured in two days with Natrum phos. 6x. This and another case very similar in which a like result was obtained is reported in the Homoeopathic World, Sept. 1908, by Dr. Macnish.

William Boericke
William Boericke, M.D., was born in Austria, in 1849. He graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1880 and was later co-owner of the renowned homeopathic pharmaceutical firm of Boericke & Tafel, in Philadelphia. Dr. Boericke was one of the incorporators of the Hahnemann College of San Francisco, and served as professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics. He was a member of the California State Homeopathic Society, and of the American Institute of Homeopathy. He was also the founder of the California Homeopath, which he established in 1882. Dr. Boericke was one of the board of trustees of Hahnemann Hospital College. He authored the well known Pocket Manual of Materia Medica.
W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.