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.