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Ferrum phos [Ferr-p]

      Catarrhal fever with quickened pulse. Feverishness in all stages, all inflammatory fevers, rheumatic, etc., the chief remedy. “The most beneficial results have been obtained form its use in the prevention of traumatic fever.” Synochal fevers. Chill every day at 1 P.M. Dry heat of palms, face, throat and chest.

Kali mur [Kali-m]

      With constipation and a thick white fur on the tongue. Catarrhal fever, great chilliness, the least cold air chills him through, has to sit close to the fire to keep warm and still is chilly. Better covered up in bed. (Holbrook).

Kali sulph [Kali-s]

      When the blood heat rises in the evening it assists in producing perspiration, and warm coverings should frequently be applied and this remedy given very frequently. Also fevers from blood-poisoning.

Natrum mur [Nat-m]

      Hay fever with watery discharge from the eyes and nose.

Kali phos [Kali-p]

      Nervous fevers, high temperature, quick and irregular pulse, nervous excitement or great weakness and depression. In fevers of low type, dry mouth, sordes on the teeth and delirium, this remedy has produced the grandest results. (Meadow.)

FEVER CASES [Fever cases]

      M.L., a gentlemen, aet. 38, took a chill while in a state of perspiration. He suffered in consequence from tearing pains in the limbs, noises in the ears, with dulness of hearing and frontal headaches. These pains were accompanied by fever, and although he had night-sweats, they brought no relief. The appetite was poor and the tongue covered with a white coating. I gave a small quantity of Kali mur. in water every two hours. A rapid general improvement set in but pain and numbness in the feet were still present. Also the habitual perspiration of the feet was still absent. At this stage the patient received Silicea, two doses daily for a week. Perspiration of feet was re-established, and on the reappearance of this the rest of the ailments left him, and health was quite restored. (From Schussler).

Dr. G.H. Martin reports a case of high fever (104 degree), general exhaustion, lameness in muscles, headache and diminished appetite, in which he prescribed Ferrum phos. 12x, which did no good, the patient declaring the following day that his symptoms were worse. Ferrum phos. 6x, which was then prescribed, caused an immediate improvement.

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.