Antitoxic-serums or Vaccines,
Pathological secretions of a specific disease.
They are sterilised and potentized.
Auto Nosodes come from the same sick person to whom it is applied. Nosodes came into Homoeopathic Materia Medica during HAHNEMANN’s time itself. HAHNEMANN reported the proving of Psorinum in STAPF’s Archiv 13 (1833) 3, 163-187. Subsequently HERING (1800-1880) introduced many Nosodes. Samuel SWAN (1814 - 1893) made much contribution in this regard.
Nosodes are used as iso- or homoeo- therapeutically on the basis of their symptom-similarity corresponding to the Law of Similars (as far as they have been proved and the remedy pictures thus obtained); also on their actual ætiology (e.g. Pertussinum in a patient who had suffered from Whooping Cough); their anamnestic history (e.g. Pertussinum in an asthmatic whose sufferings date back to a suppressed, apparently healed Whooping Cough).
Nosodes generally are applied in treatment of the chronically ill only in infrequent doses (as a rule, only once or twice during a treatment), only in (different) high potencies (30, 200, M) and only in combination with the appropriate homoeo-therapeutic medicine.
According to the French School a Tuberculin should never be employed without an earlier (three weeks) drainage so as to avoid an abrupt preliminary aggravation (toxin elimination crisis).
The “drainage” remedies used by the French School are: Berberis (Kidney function remedy: T.residuum), Bryonia (Rheumatism: T. residuum), Crataegus (sudden, abrupt weakness: T Denys), Ignatia (Depression: Tuberculinum), Nux vomica, (Neurasthenia, sudden affections: Tuberculinum, T. Denys), Pulsatilla (variability: Tuberculinum, T .Denys, T. Marmorek) Rhus tox (Fibrosis, rheumatic complaints: T. Residuum) Solidago (Kidney function remedy: T. Marmorek, T. residuum); where one of these remedies or homoeopsoric like Arsenicum, Calcarea phosphoricum, Iodum, Kali carbonicum, Natrum muriaticum, Phosphorus, Sepia, Silicea seem indicated, it points to, not seldom, a tuberculinic disease.
The most important Nosodes in “psoric”, “syphilitic” or “sycotic” diseases are:
Anthracinum From the secretion of Anthrax Carbuncle
Mucor Mucedo Bacteriolysate obtained through isolation and transplanting the mushroom Mucor Mucedo from the culture medium in temperature of 25° C
Paratyphoidinum B Bacteriolysate from Paratyphoid - B culture
Penicillinum From the Na. Salt of Benzylpenicillin
Pertussinum Bacteriolysate from the Sputum of an untreated Whooping Cough patient
Psorinum From the purulent serum of an Itch vesicle of a patient suffering from Scabies
Pyrogenium Fluid extract from putrified Beef rectified by alcohol precipitate
Scarlatinum From desquamated Scabs of a Scarlet Fever patient
Staphylococcinum Bacteriolysate of cultures of many stocks
Streptococcinum Bacteriolysate of cultures of Streptococcus Pyogenus and Streptococcus Marcy 433, 434.
Strepto-entero-coccinum Bacteriolysate of cultures of Strepto-entero-coccus or Enterococcus proteiformis (a species of Streptococcus faecalis) obtained from gingiva
Tuberculinum (Koch) Glycerin extract of cultures of Human and Bovine sources
T. Aviaire From cultures of Tubercle Bacilli of birds
T.Bacillinum (Burnett) From Tuberculous Sputa containing Koch’s bacilli
T. Denys Broth filtrate of Tubercle Bacilli injected into a Porpoise
T. Spengler Immune body obtained from the blood of an immunized Rabbit according to Spengler
Vaccinotoxinum From Anti-variolic Vaccine
Variolinum Microbial lysate from serous fluid of Small Pox pustules.