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Ferrum phos [Ferr-p]

      Bleeding from wounds externally and internally, in conjunction with surgical aid. Epistaxis of bright red blood, whether from injury or otherwise; this generally suffices, especially in children. Haemorrhage of bright red blood, rapidly coagulating. Vomiting of bright red blood. Tendency to nosebleed in rapidly growing children.

Kali mur [Kali-m]

      When the blood is dark, black, clotted or tough. Vomiting of blood dark, clotted and viscid. Nosebleed in the afternoon.

Calcarea sulph [Calc-s]

      Epistaxis. Nasal secretions tinged with blood.

Kali phos [Kali-p]

      Epistaxis in weak, delicate constitutions from debility, weakness or old age, predisposition to bleeding of the gums, nose, etc. Loss of blood if dark, blackish, thin, like coffee-grounds, not coagulating. Blood putrid, causing symptoms of decomposition. Septic haemorrhage.

Natrum mur [Nat-m]

      Haemorrhage, blood pale, thin, red, watery, not coagulating. Epistaxis on stooping, when coughing, with soreness of limbs.

Calcarea fluor [Calc-f]

      Haemoptysis; bright red blood; short hacking cough from over-exertion.

Natrum sulph [Nat-s]

      “I have known this remedy in several cases to produce violent epistaxis when wrongly given. In a recent case the 200th potency produced nosebleed, vomiting and purging after every dose taken.” (E.H.H).

HAEMORRHAGE CASES [Haemorrhage cases]

      About twelve years ago I began treating a girl, four years of age, for frequent epistaxis, later for haemorrhage of the tongue and gums, and alarming nosebleed which could only be controlled by plugging the posterior nares. During the year I plugged the nose several times, applied styptics to mouth and tongue, gave as best I could the indicated remedies: Hamamelis, Belladonna, Nit. acid, Ipecac, China, etc. I classed her as a bleeder, and had the gravest apprehension for her when she should arrive at maturity and menstruation be established. After treating her for about a year for frequent alarming haemorrhages I gave her Ferrum phos. 3x trit., three grains three times a day, and continued its use quite regularly for six months. No attacks occurred while taking the remedy. She remained strong and well, maturing at 14 years of age with normal flow. Had teeth extracted without haemorrhage, and when she left the city one year ago, was in good health and menstruating normally.

In December, ’95, Mrs. B, aged 65, applied for treatment, presenting ecchymosed spots on legs and thighs, varicose condition of veins and oedema of feet and legs. She received Ferrum phos. 3x, every three hours, and improvement was prompt, and at the end of two weeks recovery complete. No return of trouble at present date.

Baby B, aged two years, returned after a five weeks’ sojourn at the seashore, where he was taken in a seemingly hopeless condition from marasmus, and presented the following symptoms: Extreme emaciation and prostration, anaemic, sweating head, legs and feet swollen, ecchymosed spots on legs, effusion of blood about the gums, offensive and at times bloody diarrhoea and cold extremities. The swelling of legs had the appearance of oedema, not pitting on pressure, however, and the slightest movement caused crying from pain. The epiphyses were not enlarged, and, therefore, I considered the swelling and pain to be caused by effusion of blood in the deeper tissues, constituting, to my mind, a case of scurvy. This child began to improve immediately after taking Ferrum phos. 3x, and Silicea Occasionally orange juice and grape juice were added to his diet, and he made a steady and uninterrupted recovery.

Miss B, a teacher in public school, summoned me hastily one day last August. I found her bleeding from the nose and uterus with purpuric spots on the thighs and legs. The bleeding ceased after the third dose of Ferrum phos. 3x. I learned that for some years she had had one attack yearly, and prevailed upon her to take one dose a day of the remedy, which she has done to the present time. The purpura disappeared in about ten days and has not returned; she tells me her general health is better than it has been for many years. I wait anxiously to see if the purpura comes next year. No change was made in her diet. (C. E. Gorham, M.D., Albany).

Haemoptysis which had continued in spite of remedies was arrested by Calcarea fluor. (M. J. Bleim).

Dr. E. B. Rankin, in the Southern Journal of Homoeopathy, reports a case of haemorrhage of the bowels, of dark, black blood, viscid and profuse, cured by Kali mur. 6x.

Lady, aet. 72, large and corpulent, dark eyes and hair, subject to attacks of apoplectiform cerebral congestion, was found in apoplectic state, with cold extremities, clammy sweat on forehead and face; head hot and livid; unconscious; slow stertorous breathing. Ferrum phos6., teaspoonful every half hour; consciousness returned in two hours. Was up the next day. The same remedy has been used in subsequent attacks with the same results. Patient states that never before had she been relieved as soon and effectually. (F.A. Rockwith, M.D., American Journal Homoeopathic Materia Medica, 1875).

Dwight H., aet. 12, has been subject to nosebleed for past few years. During this time he became very anaemic. Has taken, different remedies from the family physician without permanently arresting the trouble. I was called to see him after a very severe attack and found him much prostrated and blanched from loss of blood. Gave him at once China off. 1x, in water, for a few hours, till I could send him some powders of Ferrum phos6., which he took in solution for some weeks, a few doses each day, with result of permanently arresting the haemorrhage. (C.T.M).

Dr. E. G. Jones reports a case of severe nosebleed from sudden chilling at the menstrual period with arrest of menstruation magically cured by Ferrum phos. 3x.

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.