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Kali mur [Kali-m]

      Recent cases of cancer of the breast where tenderness is a prominent symptom, the bunches in the breast feel soft, use 3x. – E.G. Jones.

Kali phos [Kali-p]

      Cancer, pain, offensive discharge and discoloration. Useful where cancer has been removed and is in the healing process.

Kali sulph [Kali-s]

      Epithelioma. Cancer on the skin near a mucous lining, with discharge of thin, yellow, serous, purulent secretions. It cured an epithelioma for Dr. H.S. Phillips, of Toledo, Ohio, situated on the left side of the nose, a horny like scab with a dark swollen inflamed areola. It had lasted over six months. Several other cases of cure of epithelioma by the remedy are on record.

Natrum mur [Nat-m]


Ferrum phos [Ferr-p]

      An excellent alternate remedy for excessive pain in cancer. Cancer of tongue has been benefited by it. Naevus.

Calcarea phos [Calc-p]

      Cancer in scrofulous constitutions. Housemaid’s knee. Acute or chronic cysts require this remedy. Bronchocele, goitre, cysts. Bursae.

Calcarea sulph [Calc-s]

      Serous swellings, cystic tumors. Excessive granulations and suppurations.

Calcarea fluorica [Calc-f]

      Blood-tumors on the heads of newborn infants. Knots, kernels, hardened glands in the female breast. Tumors of the eyelids. Enlarged meibomian glands. Swelling on the jawbone, which is hard. Ganglion, round swelling of encysted tumors, such as are found on the back of the wrist from strain of the elastic fibres. Hard swellings having their seat in the fasciae, capsular ligaments or on tendons. Indurated lumps in caecal region. Bony periosteal infiltration.

Silica [Sil]

      Enlarged glands. Chronic enlargement of lymphatic glands. Swellings, lumps, tumors, etc., which are indurated, but threaten to suppurate. Scirrhous induration of upper lip and face. Uterine cancer. Icy coldness and foetid, brownish, purulent, ichorous leucorrhoea.

Natrum phos [Nat-p]

      Has proved of use in cancer of tongue. Goitre when there is an acid condition producing it.

TUMOR CASES [Tumor Cases]

      CALCAREA FLUORICA. – A maiden lady of 60 came to consult me on the 13th of October, 1883, telling me she had a shiny swelling on her left index finger which had been there for about 18 months. The lump was hard and painful, and of about the size of a small split walnut, but rather flatter, patient nervous and depressed. Improvement set in at once and in two and one-half months was entirely well. (J. Compton Burnett).

CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA. – An infant, a fortnight old, was brought to me. Immediately after birth a swelling was noticed on its head, which had continued to grow larger. It was situated on the left tuberosity of the parietal bone, was about 7 cm. in diameter, and its height was about 3 c. It felt doughy, not fluctuating. Careful examination showed that the parietal bone was defective below it. From this the tumor issued. It was evidently a meningocele of moderate size. Prognosis was doubtful. There were no signs of pressure on the brain, and the child, with the exception of double inguinal hernia, was healthy. I prescribed Calcarea phos. 6th tri. three times a day. After taking this medicine three days the tumor was evidently smaller and in 10 days it was quite gone. The hole in the bone gradually filled up, and at the end of three and a half weeks was completely closed. (Frohling, A. h. Z., cxxxii. 65).

Sanguineous cyst on the right side of the occipital bone, with open posterior fontanelle. Calcarea phos. 2c cured. – Raue, Record Homoeopathic Literature, 1873.

Calcarea fluorica. – A recurrent fibroid in the hollow of the knee was removed once by the knife, but returned and grew to the size of a fist. The leg was drawn up to forty-five degrees, and the knee became immovable. This wonderful remedy was prescribed on the symptoms of the case and hardness of the tumor. The tumor gradually dwindled, the limb became normal and as good as ever. (Dr. T.J. Kent).

Case of polypus of left nostril cured by Calcarea phos. – Beebe, Trans. American Institute, 1886.

Dr. Orth relates: Elizabeth F., a widow, aet. 70, consulted me on April 5th, on account of an epithelioma seated on the right cheek, reaching from the lower eyelid to the nostril. It was almost circular, and about the size of a florin. The epithelioma had existed for some years, and was at the stage of forming an ulcer, with hard base and callous edges. I ordered Kali sulph., a powder every evening, and lint saturated with a lotion made of Kali sulph. for external application, to be changed frequently. On May 6th I noticed that the ulcer had visibly diminished, and on May 23rd the ulcer had cicatrized to the size of a six-penny piece. A few days later the lady left to return home, and I regret I have not heard from her since. (From Schussler).

Dr. Spiethoff, of Lubeck, relates a prompt effect form calcar. fluor.6 and Silicea. The patient was afflicted with a large sarcoma on the superior maxilla, giving the froglike appearance to the face. For eight months, old-school physicians had tried to establish suppuration, but failed, except to produce several fistulous openings, discharging a foetid, almost clear fluid. Without much hope of producing suppuration, Silicea 6 was given. No change occurred for two weeks, except the appearance of two protuberances in the median line of the tumor. Calcarea fluor.6 was now given, and the next day a profuse suppuration began, greatly ameliorating the case. The prompt action of the remedies was very striking.

Dr. C.H. Thompson, of Santa Rosa, furnishes us a case of neuralgic node in the mammary gland, resembling scirrhus, entirely cured by Calcarea fluor.

William W., a factory worker, came to me on September the 4th. He suffered with epithelioma, which was situated on the right side of the nose, almost immediately below the corner of the eye, and about the size of a two-shilling piece. The eye itself seemed to be sympathetically affected, perhaps through the irritation of the discharge, which might have found its way into the eye from the edge of the eyelid, which, however, was not greatly destroyed. Be that as it may, there were conjunctivitis palpebrarum and bulbi, with dulness of the cornea. The ulcer at the side of the nose had existed for four years. At first there was a slightly red spot, which was a little raised and swollen. Later on it became covered with a horny scab, which after a time fell off and left a little sore. This spread slowly but steadily. The patient had, during the whole time of its existence, consulted a great number of doctors. He had also been treated for two months by a specialist for the eye, after it had become implicated; but all without effect. Kali sulph. was now given him, a dose night and morning; and externally a lotion of Kali sulph. was used. After only a few days the inflammation disappeared. The ulcer began also to heal under the steady treatment. By the 8th of October the sore had cicatrized so that only a speck was left, when the patient was able to resume work again on the 9th of October. (From Schussler).

A hard swelling under the chin, about the size of a pigeon’s egg, disappeared completely in about four weeks under the use of Calcarea fluor. Both old and new school medicines had failed to cure. (Dr. F. From Schussler).

Dr. Fuchs, of Regensburg, reports: In August, 1875, I cured a lady, aet. 40, who had suffered for a considerable time from an effusion in bursa of the knee- cap. Twelve doses of Calcarea phos., two doses per day, according to Dr. Schussler, removed this chronic condition of housemaid’s knee. (From Schussler).

NASAL POLYPI. – Mrs. R. had nasal polypi in both nostrils, large, gray and bleeding easily. Calcarea phos. 30, a powder every morning for a week. The third week reported entirely free. The larger ones came away entirely; the smaller ones were absorbed. (J.G. Gilchrist).

MULTIPLE CHELOID, which appeared after the excision of a tumor, in the scar. It was excised at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, but rapidly returned and increased in size, until the patient, a girl, was put on Silicea 3, night and morning. The gradual disappearance of the growth under this treatment was one of the prettiest things I have ever seen in medicine. – John H. Clarke, in Homoeopathic World, August, 1885.

STRUMOUS DACTYLITIS. – At the London Homoeopathic Hospital, Gerard Smith exhibited a child, aged four years, who had injured his index finger two years previously. This set up primarily periostitis and abscess, but without symptoms of necrosis, and on probing no sequestrum was found. The swelling of the finger increased during six months until the bone was almost globular. At the end of this period, under a prolonged course of Silicea, the bone became much smaller. At the end of a second six months, an abscess again formed, was opened, and a probe passed into a soft mass. The finger again greatly improved, and became smaller under a course of Hepar and Silicea. Byres Moir and Epps had both frequently had similar cases of strumous dactylitis, in which complete recovery had taken place under Silicea, Calcarea and Calcarea fluor.

“Calcarea fluorica in lumps and chronic hard swellings in the female breasts.”

I know whereof I speak when I state that these swellings can be easily handled with this remedy.

Mrs. C., age 52, came to me badly alarmed because a leading surgeon had said that she had a cancer of the breast and must have it cut out immediately. After a careful examination of the breast, and taking her history, I said to her, I believe I could remove the hard lump with medicine. After a few moments’ thought she said, “Go to work on it.” I made a 4-oz. solution of the remedy by putting some of the 3x tablets into 4 oz. of soft water, and told her to keep the swelling wet most of the time with it, which she did. Internally I gave her 3 cones of the 3x every three hours, and had her report in one week. The one week’s treatment had reduced the lump one-fourth and she now fully believes that she is going to recover, which she did in six weeks’ treatment.

CASE 2. – A lady friend of the above, 42 years of age, presented herself for treatment for a hard lump that had been growing in her right breast for three or four years. It was painful, and she was unable to use her arm for any length of time without the whole organ becoming sensitive and painful so as to prevent her from sleeping. She was a dyspeptic, and after correcting this trouble she received the same treatment as the above, and fully recovered in three months.

This remedy has never failed me in hard swelling of the jaw caused by toothache or injury, and for chaps and cracks of the lips. I used it in one case of rapid decay of the teeth, where the enamel scaled off, and obtained very good results. (O.A. Palmer, M.D).

Dr. Mossa reports an interesting case in the Berliner Zeitschrift where Silicea 30 produced and cured cystic growths. A carpenter showed a swelling in the left bend of the elbow that had been there for over one year. It was soft but recently had become painful. Silicea 30 twice daily stopped the pain after three days, but a ganglion appeared at the back of the left hand, size of a hazel nut. In ten days’ further treatment with Silicea, both cysts disappeared.

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.