Success was obtained in a number of cases; the three following are presented as typical examples of its action:
1. An unmarried woman, of twenty-five years, had had for many years a group of enlarged glands, which, situated under the right side of the lower jaw, decidedly disfigured her face. Beyond a small gland at the margin of the group, which showed a tendency to suppurate, the whole mass was hard, showed no inclination to inflame, and was not sensitive to pressure. The small and suppurating gland healed, with a discharge of a caseous mass, under Hepar sulph. and Silicea, yet the general enlargement remained unaltered. Calcarea fluorica 5x was then given once a day. In three weeks the patient claimed a slight diminution, and as this gradually became more pronounced the remedy was continued so that in six to eight weeks the conglomerate mass resolved itself into isolated glands, which finally remained of the size of hazel nuts. The patient thought all further treatment unnecessary and immediately married. The time of treatment lasted from April 25th to the end of November a relatively short time for such an inveterate affection.
2. A robust young man of twenty years presented in the right submaxillary region, immediately under the jawbone, a conglomerate of several hard lymphatic glands, which, by their size, had a very deforming effect upon his entire face; one at the edge, of the size of a hazel nut, was apparently about to suppurate. The remainder were hard and painless; they had been noticed since childhood, though they had attained their present size only four or five years ago. Silicea and Kali chloratum controlled the suppuration, and Calcarea fluorica in alternation with the Chlorate of potash were continued, one of each powder daily. The diminution in size of the glands was continuously noticeable, and at the end of sixteen months they had wholly disappeared.
3. An unmarried woman of fifty years had carried for years an indurated gland in the right submaxillary region of the size of a small hen’s egg, but which was neither red nor painful. She had tried all sorts of external remedies without success. Calcarea fluorica 5x, one powder morning and evening, and later, only one a day, caused the enlargement to disappear in six weeks; a relatively short time for a glandular enlargement which had persisted for eight years.
4. In a child of five years, who for the past two had had numerous and indurated glandular enlargements in the submaxillary region, the same drug in the fifth decimal trituration dissipated them in a few weeks.- Berliner Zeitschrift.