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Ferrum phos [Ferr-p]

      Rose and erysipelatous inflammations of the skin, for the fever and pain and severe symptoms of inflammation.

Kali mur [Kali-m]

      Vesicular erysipelas; the chief remedy. Erysipelas bullosum.

Kali sulph [Kali-s]

      Blistering variety, to facilitate the falling off of scabs.

Natrum phos [Nat-p]

      Erysipelas; smooth, red, shiny, tingling or painful swelling of the skin. Infiltration inflammation of the skin.

Natrum sulph [Nat-s]

      For the smooth form, red, shiny, and coming in blotches, skin much swollen, with or without vomiting of bile. OEdematous puffy inflammation of the skin.

ERYSIPELAS CASES [Erysipelas Cases]

      FERRUM PHOSPHORICUM. – A case is reported by an Indian native practitioner in the Homoeopathic World recently, which well displays the activity of this remedy. The case of apparently of phlegmonous erysipelas of the left thigh in a boy of 6. It had been going on for some six weeks, and was little influenced by the Mercurius iodatus, Hepar sulphuris and Silicea at first prescribed. Ferrum phos. 6x wrought an immediate change for the better, and effected a rapid cure.

Mrs. Forbes, a widow, was lying very ill with erysipelas; high fever and quite prostate. The members of her family thought her dying, as she had become delirious. Her head and face so swollen that her eyes were literally closed, suffering intense pain. Natrum sulph. and Ferrum phos., alternately, a dose every hour and oftener, were given. After the second dose of the former she ejected a great quantity of bile. The severe symptoms subsided. This was on Saturday night. The medicine was continued. Ferrum phos. now only intercurrently, as the pulse had become less frequent. To the astonishment of all her friends, on Wednesday morning she was so well that she went out to her work as usual.

Statistics show a death-rate of 2,000 per annum from this disease. In a similar case of erysipelas in a lady, aet. 87, these two remedies and a few doses of Kali phos. cured her, when the usual treatment, painting with iodine, brandy, etc., had no effect in arresting the disease. (M.D.W. 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.