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Kali mur [Kali-m]

      Dropsy arising from heart, liver or kidney affections, when the prominent characteristic symptoms of this remedy are present. Dropsy from obstruction of bile ducts and enlargement of the liver. There is generally a white-coated tongue. Dropsy from weakness of the heart (in alternation with Kali phos.). Dropsy, with palpitation. Dropsy in which the liquid drawn off is whitish, or white mucus is deposited in the urine. Persistent white coating on the tongue. Hydrocele.

Natrum sulph [Nat-s]

      Simple dropsy invading the areolar tissues of the body. Preputial oedema or scrotal oedema. Oedema of internal as well as external parts.

Natrum mur [Nat-m]

      Dropsy and dropsical swellings of any of the subcutaneous areolar tissues of the body. Anasarca. Preputial or scrotal oedema.

Ferrum phos [Ferr-p]

      Dropsy from loss of blood or draining of the system, alternately with Calcarea phos.

Calcarea phos [Calc-p]

      Dropsy from non-assimilation. Anaemia or loss of blood or vital fluids. Hydrops genu.

Calcarea fluor [Calc-f]

      Dropsy caused by heart disease, dilatation of any of the cavities. Hydrocele of long standing.

Kali sulph [Kali-s]

      Post-scarlatinal dropsy.

DROPSY CASES [Dropsy Cases]

      Scarlatinal dropsy in a child, aet. 4; Digital, Apis, Arsen. and Apocynum failed. Quantity of urine voided in twenty-four hours was very scanty, and during the past forty-eight hours had ceased entirely. The patient was fearfully anasarcous. Reclining position was impossible. Natrum mur6. every two hours. In twenty-four hours the child voided two quarts of urine and a speedy recovery followed. (W.M. Pratt, M.D).

Dr. Goullon, Jr., who used Kali mur. with much success in a swelling of the feet and lower extremities, adds the following particular indications for its use. The remedy in question appears indicated in chronic persistent swelling of the feet and lower limbs, when the swelling is soft at first, afterwards becoming hard to the touch, without pain or redness. It is, however, itchy; and at one stage may be termed snowy-white and shining. Lastly, the swelling becomes less perceptible in the morning than in the evening, but may acquire such dimensions as to cause great tension, with a feeling as if it would burst.

A little girl, aet. 9, had recovered from diphtheria and scarlatina rather easily and was allowed to be in the convalescent room. Suddenly she began to swell without any apparent cause. Her face became puffy; the feet also oedematous to above the ankle. Urine scarcely decreased, containing no albumen. No pain over the kidneys on pressure. Pulse somewhat feverish, but appetite, sleep and stools still natural. I gave three different medicines amongst these, Aconite- without success. Dropsy (anasarca et ascites) was increasing rapidly; urine scanty; only very small quantities occasionally, being slightly turbid and containing much albumen. Whether any epithelial sheathings were present was not ascertained. Kidneys were now more sensitive to pressure. Occasionally delirious. Natrum mur. alone cured this case in about a fortnight. (Dr. Cohn, from Schussler).

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.