PROVINGS OF MEDORRHINUM
This is the only large published Proving of Medorrhinum. Why it was “translated” is unexplained, since Dr. BERRIDGE was an English speaker with a practice in the U.K . He was a close associate of Ad. LIPPE, Samuel SWAN, and Thomas SKINNER, and with them, edited the journal The Organon from 1878 to 1880. Although there are 56 Proving sources listed, scant information is given about some of the Provers, who supervised, or what dosages were given. We find in number 46 a Proving done on a “child or children”. In the Proving we find the now “keynote” symptom of sleeping on the knees with the behind up, and the head in the pillow. This was seen in one of the children, aged five. Most of these provings were done with high potencies prepared by FINCKE or SWAN.
A Proving of Medorrhinum E.W. BERRIDGE, MD.,
Translated and Arranged for the Press by H. P. HOLMES, M.D.
Transactions of the International Hahnemannian Association 1889, page 221-271.
Mind and Dispositions
Male Sexual Organs
Female Sexual Organs
Larynx, Trachea, and Cough
Mouth and Throat Legs
Taste and Appetite Skin
* * Verified many times.
+ Cured symptoms ; not developed in Proving.
# Disease, as noted by a theta in Hering’s Guiding Symptoms.
Mind and Disposition.
* Very impatient.
*A wild and desperate feeling, as of incipient insanity.
* Dazed feeling; a far-off sensation as though things done to-day occurred a week ago.1
*Sensation as if all life were unreal.1
*Great general weekness of memory.1
*Forgetfulness of names, later of words and initial letters, pronouncing”ere” for “here;” could not pronounce it correctly. * Entirely forgot what she had read, even to previous line.1
Could not read or use the mind at all from pain in the head.1
Decided improvement in mental symptoms ; great brilliancy of mental movement and resource
Irritated at little things
Nerve trembling with worry.
* Cannot speak without crying.
Fear of the dark.
Tensive pains in head, with a wild sensation as if she would go crazy, with a sensation as if she would do something desperate in spite of herself; afraid to be alone.1
Reading and writing make her nervous and enrages her.2
* Saw large rats running over the room.2
*One night saw large people in the room.2
Thinks some one is behind her, hears whispering.2
One night felt a delicate hand smoothing her head from front to back.2
*Everything startles me; news coming to me seems to touch my heart before I seem to hear it.
*Is always anticipating;feels most matters sensitively before they occur, and generally correctly.2
Persons come in and look at her, and whisper, and say “Come.”1
Great selfishness in a person exceptionally free from that affection .45
*Cross through the day, exhilarated at night, wants to play in bed.46
Starts at slightest noise.1
Slept well but woke at an early hour with a frightened sensation as if something dreadful had happened; the weight on the head was heavy, and great heat in it; could not rest in bed; felt as if she must do something to rid her mind of this fearful torture; for two hours was in this state of mind; she struggled against it; fought with what seemed to be the adversery; scolded herself for her weakness; all to no purpose, and grew weak with the effort; she cannot describe the mental agony she endured, and, but for Gods’s restraining hand, fears for the result.2 (July 9th).
A word or look of seeming harshness will put me in despondency for hours; I will review my own acts and words for days, lest I have brought it on myself.
Self-inspection, remorse and rebuke fill many an hour; my accusations are usually severe, and my hope of pardon slight; now and then a calm hour will come, and I am then so happy that it seems as if Heaven’s gate had opened.
Head full of business, could throw it off better than usual.2
Strange excitement, as if she had been busy all the night.2
Was like a new being; head was much better, and the depressed dragging that had weighted me down like some terrible incubus, seemed gone.2 (July13th).
See faces that peer at her from behind bed and furniture.2
** Time moves so slowly that things done an hour ago appear to have occurred a year since; asked the time of day, and in five minutes insisted that half an hour had elapsed and could not believe it had not till she had seen the watch.1 (Often verified).
** Is in a great hurry; when doing anything is in such a hurry that she gets fatigued, while in fact she does no more or quicker than usual.1 (Many times verified clinically).
Nervous and irritable, everything rasped on her nerves; conversation was particularly annoying.39Nervous, feels like crying.47 (After four months)
Momentary loss of thought, caused by a sensation of tightness in brain. 1,3, and several other persons.
Spirits in the depths; weighted down with heavy solid gloom; occasionally relieved by torrents of tears.13
*Loses constantly the thread of her talk.4
*Seems to herself to make wrong statements, because she does not know what to say next; begins all right but does not know how to finish; the weight on her vertex seems to affect her mind.
*Has a dread of saying the wrong thing , when she had no headache.
*great difficulty in stating her symptoms; loses herself and has to be asked over again .
Strange exhilaration of spirits.48
+ Relief from the load of depression; mind clearer.
Reads a letter and thinks the words look queer, are all spelled wrong.6
All things seem like a dream.
Cannot spell right; wonders how the word “how” is spelled.
Is sure that she is worse; knows that she is not going to live; cannot see any improvement, even when it is pointed out; has no fear of death; speaks cheerfully about it, and gives direction as to the disposition of her affairs.1
Tendency to weep, could scarcely keep from it; could pour out tears at any provocation, however slight.
Extreme depression of spirits.49
*Cannot remember names; has to ask the name of her most intimate friend; forgets her own name.1
Feeling as if he had committed the unpardonable sin, and was going to hell.
Feeling of desperation ; did not care if he went to heaven or hell.
Feeling as if willing to go through all this, even to being damned if it would do any one any good.
Tendency to suicide; gets up in the night and takes his pistol but his wife prevents him.
Difficulty of concentrating his thoughts or mind on abstract subjects.
Greatly depressed spirits, which is unusual.
*Memory very poor.
Nervous , as if she would lose her reason.
+Dullness of memory, and desire to procrastinate because business seemed so long lasting, or as if it could never be accomplished. + In conversation he would occasionally stop, and on resuming he could not think what word he wanted to use.
+ Neuralgic headache in left temple and around middle part of cranium, at times terribly severe, with sensation of great weight and pressure in vertex; has lasted twenty-four hours, and is gradually increasing in violence.44
+Headache in right temple; a great deal of aching over left eye. #Nocturnal enuresis.43
Heavy frontal headache relieved by dinner.
Headache in frontal region, with heavy fluent coryza , lasting all day.
Wakes with headache over eyes and in temples; sunlight makes it worse.1
Heavy aching in forehead when waking, later changing to pain; at 11a.m. it passes to cerebellum, and afterwards was a few minutes in each place, though sometimes it involved the whole head; the pain is such that if increased it becomes agony; pain becomes somewhat lighter as the chill increases.
Headache at root of nose with heat and weight on top of head, during menses.
*Neuralgia in left temple.
Neuralgic pains in left forehead and temple, slightly pulling through to occiput.
Sharp neuralgic pains in left temple; six hours afterwards in right temple, involving right eye.
Heavy headache beginning over left eye, and running into left cheek and teeth, then similarly to the right side.
Slight aching in occiput and medulla; pain becomes sharp on motion; drowsy with the headache.1
Aching and exhausted feeling in cerebellum and medulla, with a subjective tederness of the spine from cerebellum to kidneys.1
Aching pain in base of brain with swelling of cords of neck.
Buming glow in cerebellum and down spine.1
Head feels heavy and is drawn backwards.2
Severe pain in back of head as though it had been struck; pain spreads over to front with severe neuralgic pain in left eye, ( have not had it for eighteen years); headache lasted all night; eye bloodshot.2
Intense headache for three days with inflammation of the eye; is never entirely free from headache.2
Tensive pain in left side of head as far back as parietal eminence, and to middle of crown.
Tensive pain in head as if she would go crazy; head grew worse, could not read or use the mind.1
Sensation as if there were three points of tension in head; one in centre of each hemisphere and one in centre of cerebellum; feels as though large cords were drawn to each from every part of the lobes and cerebellum; it was extremely painful and caused a disposition to run wild through the streets tearing the hair; these tensive pains seemed as though they would break, when suddenly they relaxed and a bubbling sensation passed from centre to circumference, which, when reached, the tensive pains began again.1
Headache in back part of head; then very severe, thick cords about four inches long extend up and down; once an extra large one crossed them. 2
Several years ago had a spot in brain apparently one and one-half inches in depth, under left parietal eminence; this spot seemed hard, as if there were an abscess forming; the suffering from it was extreme but gradually passed away, leaving a numb sensation as of a foreign substance; within the last few days this pain has returned, with the same sensation of heat surrounding the parts as there was at first.1
When headache is very severe, has shiverings of cold, then heat in brain.2
Headache, also diarrhea, from motion of the cars; every slight freedom in diet turns to headache ; everything turns to headache.
Headache with menses.
*Constant headache , worse when coughing; light (through her eyes) seems to hurt it. 1
Dull headache, in a broad ring, around head.
Vertigo sometimes as if intoxicated; walked zigzag.1
*Head light, not exactly dizzy.
*Dull pain in cerebellum.
Sharp neuralgia, first in left temple and parietal bone; then in right, next day; sharp neuralgia in left eye.
Extreme dizziness; things did not seem to go round, but there was a sensation and fear of falling; only slightly better when lying down; much worse on movement; always woke with it (Nux vom. 500 relieved.)
*Feeling of a tight band across forehead, worse when leaning head forward; feels then as if front half of brain would come through forehead.
Frontal headache as if the skin were drawn tight. 22
Frontal vertigo,worse on rising from stooping22
Intense cerebral battering, causing continual rubbing of the head on the pillow; rolling from side to side. 1
Dull, dragging pain in back of head, medulla and upper neck, following neuralgia of eyes and temples; both bring on days of great biliousness.
Pain in cerebellum and medulla, described as “awful,” “horrible,” “agony,” “unbearable,” “seems as if it would drive me mad,” with heat extending down spine; relieved in fifteen minutes with one dose of Sol. 50m.
Intense buming pain in head, worse in cerebellum.5
*Vertigo when stooping.
Pressure and fullness in frontal region, with pressure, back of eyes as if they would be forced out .3
Pain in centre of brain, and in evening sharp pain through temples; the pains commence and cease suddenly.3
*Brain seems weary; the slightest sound annoys and fatigues her.3
Pain in forehead and above eyes, extending thence over to neck, and along base of brain to cerebellum.7
*Pain in back of head and in right eye.
*Heat in medulla and spine for a whole week.1,4
Pain in middle of medulla; the pains coming around on each side to back of ears. 6a
*Full feeling in head. 11
*Frontal headache with nausea.
Heat and throbbing in temporal region, both sides.
*Several times during day, sudden attacks of vertigo, seemingly in vertex, with danger of falling; had to support herself.1
Sensation of tightness and contraction, extending from eyes and meeting in brain; extends down whole length of spine.
Terrible pains all through in head in every direction, with continuous and violent vomiting, followed by aching in sacrum and running down the back of legs to feet.
Pain in the left parietal bone when the wind blows on it.12
Vertigo in occiput, extending over to vertex, with sensation of enlargement of occiput.48
Sensation of simmering in head with a difficulty deciding whether it is heard or felt.17
Sensation as if occipital protuberances were enlarged.7 (Within five minutes)
Pain extending through head and around crown.
Sensation of tightening in head causing intense vertigo.
Brain exceedingly tender, and all mental works irksome.
Dull heavy pain in back of head.
*Intense itching of scalp.
*Great quantities of dandruff.
Hair lusterless, dry and crispy.
Dryness and electrical condition of hairs; it will not remain brushed.
Great deal of fugitive itching in scalp.
Sharp itching of scalp, whiskers and eyebrows.
Gray eyes seem to indicate Medorrhinum.
Neuralgic pains in eyeballs, especially when pressing eyelids together.
*Neuralgic pains in eyeballs, worse when rubbing them
Eye sore when closing them, feel inflamed when reading.
Pain above and in left eye; the second attack was more severe in and over right eye.
*Feeling of pain and irritation and sensation of sticks in eyes, lids, and especially inner canthi, with redness and dryness of lids, congestion of sclerotic and sensation of a cool wind blowing in the eyes, especially inner canthi.1 (1m)
*Sensation of gravel in eyes, first left then right.
Slight soreness and itching of eyes; a feeling of a foreign substance (a piece of gravel or grit) in left eye.
+Continuous lachrymation, inflamed eyes, great heat and sensation of sand (verified).
*Pulling pain in lower left lid from outer canthus to two-thirds of lid; could see lid twitch between these points.1
* Decided tendency to irritation of edges of lids.
Irritation of edges of lids, especially of left; with heat and sensation as if swollen.50
Feeling of heat in edges of lids; alternating with coldness, especially on coming in contact.1
*Ptosis of outer end of both upper lids, particularly the left, requiring exertion to open them.9
*Soreness and smarting of edges of lids.
Constant sore inflamed feeling in lids.
Left eye bloodshot with neuralgic pains in it.2
Watering of eyes in open air.
+Continuous watering of eyes, great heat and sensation of sand under lids.
Eyebrows and eyelashes fall off.
When eyes were shut, felt as if falling out of bed to one side or the other; when open, all things seemed to flicker.
*Feeling as if she started at everything; as if the eyes protruded.1
A blur over things; staggers, but no vertigo.
Numberless black, sometimes brown, spots dancing over her book.2
Sees objects double.
Things look very small; comes in spells.
Sees imaginary objects; saw the servant with waiter and glasses of water, and was only undecived when the servant came close to her.
Heaviness of upper lid as if it had a cartilage in it.
Entire temporary loss of sight, the eye balls rolling up when upper lid is raised.
Pain in eye worse on turning them.5
*Sensation of sand in eyes, with buming in lids, aggravation from light and reading. (10m).
Eyes weak; lids red with lachrymation and nasal discharge afterwards; pruritus better.3
*Continual watering of eyes.
Occasional film comes over eyes, causing-momentary loss of sight. (Several of Dr. RenDell’s Provers).
Pain in right eye and in back of head.
Eyes seem to protrude.4
Swelling under eyes.4
*Aching in eyeballs, with pressure and heat on vertex with a tendency to shut eyes.4
Swelling of upper lids.6a
Eyes look glassy.47
Sensation of action around lower edge of orbits and in malar bone; eyeballs ached intensely.7 (in one minute).
Deafness in right ear.
Deaf, worse after hearing reading.
Transient deafness in both ears.
Nearly total deafness of both ears, with very little noise; had to use a trumpet.
Fullness of ears, with difficulty of hearing distinctly; has to ask repetition of what is said.
Is sure that he hears people in conversation, but on carefully watching finds that the sounds have reference to arterial pulsation, but where, he cannot discover.9a
When whistling the sound in ears is double, with the peculiar vibration as when two people whistle thirds.9b
Soreness to touch of right concha.
Sharp sore pain in right ear, pit sore and hot.
Quick, darting pains in right ear, without inward; pain follow each other in close succession.
Sensation of a worm about an inch long crawling in right ear, and as if it commenced boring in external wall of auditory canal; this sensation was so real that immediate attempts were made to extract it.
Pain in left ear, also sore.
Itching in left ear.
Intense aching in left ear, running into throat.
Continuous boring pain in left ear, could not sit or lie, was obliged to walk the floor .
Aching in cartilage of ear when lying on it, and felt at night.
Heat and tingling in right ear and sweat of face.
The ring-hole in left ear was sore and almost gathered.
For several days, transient pains in both ears.48
Singular sensation of deafness from one ear to the other as if a tube went through the head, while yet there was an over-acuteness of hearing.51
Noises seemingly in mastoid cells, frying and hissing.49
Child hard of hearing for six days took a dose of DMM (Swan) at 11a.m; at 1 p.m. deafness all gone, and has been bright and happy ever since.
Pain passing up Eustachian tube, and out at both ears with a tickling sensation.7 (within five minutes).
After sleeping, feels as though parchment were drawn over the ear on which she was lying.
Catarrh of posterior nares.
Large secretion from posterior nares.
Nose stopped at 3:30, as if with coryza; left nostril.
Posterior nares obstructed, relieved by hawking out thick grayish mucus followed by bloody mucus.9
Heavy fluent coryza with hard headache all day in frontal region; worse art 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Soreness of inside of right side of right nostril.
In morning, soreness and a crawling feeling as of a centipede in left nostril.
Intense itching in the nose, internally near the point; had to rub all the time.
Very great burning in both nostrils when breathing through them.
Coldness of end of nose.
Entire loss of smell for several days .
Soreness of outer wing (inside ) of left nostril.
Nose constantly running , in a child aged five.
Nasal catarrh with continual running down throat.6a
+Chronic catarrh since childhood. (10m).
Sensation of action in bones of nose ; nostrils obstructed at root of nose as if mucous membrane were hypertrophied.7 (Within five minutes).
Nose goes to sleep.22
Freckles. Great yellowness of face.
Yellow band across forehead close to hair .
Yellowness of face, particularly around eyes, as if recovering from a bruise. (Greenish yellow).
Greenish shining appearance of skin.
Red lips and cheeks in evening.
Flushes of heat in face and neck. Fever blisters near right upper corners of upper lip, small, but very sore.
Sweat of face.
Sweat apt to be on upper lip.
+Gave a better color.
Blotches on face.
Complextion darker, and slightly broken out in little pimples and fever-sore about lips 47.
Enormous fever-sore on lower lip near left commisure.
+Blisters on inner surface of lips and cheeks, the skin peeling off in patches.
Small swelling in region of left sub-maxillary gland, increasing in size very rapidly; Calcarea lessened it a little, but it soon increased again to the size of a goose egg, or larger; after a little it softened in central portion and soon was entirely soft; all the whiskers over the tumor came out, and it increased in size and at times was very painful; sharp shooting pains relieved by Belladonna; the swelling soon extended over chin, and reaching arm caused great pain; becoming very uncomfortable it was opened and discharged a large quantity of thin bloody pus; the aperture soon closed, but pus again collected and it was again opened, and this was repeated several times; the aperture after a time remained open, and showed the same raised embankment-like edges, seeming to prevent the matter from overflowimg the surrounding tissues; about the time the tumor was opened a small swelling appeared on right side of neck over sterno-cleido-mastoid, on a level with angle of jaw; this swelling softened in centre, closed up by its raised edges, and so continued for a month or two, when the lower edge seemed to give way and the fluid contents began to work their way downwards until the clavicle stayed them, they collected along clavicle on its upper border as far as the sternum and its enlargement there was four or five inches horizontally and three or four perpendicularly, the depth being unknown; becoming alarmed took Thuja 3m in repeated doses, and in few days the tumor began to diminish, with a discharge of thin whitish pus. The tumors gradually lessened, and the last presents an orifice through which pus issues and then heals for the time; the tumor under chin, at the point where the extension of the arm caused pain, remained a fistulous opening , which opened and closed every few days, discharging a little serum. On left side of neck where first tumor was, there remains quite a fold of flesh, and a small cavity containing serum. The hairs grew out again on left side; on the right side where the whiskers proper did not grow, the hairs of the neck which were heavy, fell out over the tumor. During this experience his general health has been good 18. (After seven months).
+Very sore mouth, ulcers on tongue and in buccal cavity like blisters.
+Ridigity of muscles of face, especially of lower lip, drawing it up tight to the teeth; the jaws stiff, unable to open them; deglutition nearly impossible; throat filled with saliva.9 (2cm).
Pains passing from orbits to malar bones, then to right upper teeth. Face covered with acne.
Dry Herpes on face.
+Pale gums. (This indicates a Medorrhinum cachexia).
Feeling of inflammation of gums of upper jaw.
One sees more of her teeth in afternoons; gnashes her teeth, moving them together any time of day.
Sore teeth, particularly eye-teeth; teeth feel sore and soft.
Teeth feel rough, cannot rub it off.
Yellowness of teeth.
+Neuralgia of right upper and lower jaws, extending to temple.
Teeth all feel as if loose and would drop out; felt them and found them loose. 5a
+Hard swelling on right upper jaw, as if the socket of a tooth gone since four years; with intense neuralgic pains extending to whole head, causing sleeplessness; severe pains all over head, with external heat. (10m).
Teeth with serrated edges indicate Medorrhinum, as well as those that are chalky and easily decay (Syphillinum has teeth decaying at edge of gums and breaking off).
Tendency to stillness in jaws and tongue if she does not keep moving them all the time.
+Syphillinum is indicated when children’s teeth are cupped; Medorrhinum when serrated; in a large number of cases one dose of DMM cures the disease, and in all cases it prepares the way for a cure.9
Mouth and Throat.
Occasional dryness of mouth.
Absolute dryness of mouth, tongue and throat, at midnight.
Coppery taste on rising.
Bad taste in mouth in morning; an old taste.
Mouth feels burnt.
Tongue blistered .
Many blisters on tongue.
Tongue sore with sores undemeath.
Small sores, pustules (canker-sores) on edge, tip and under tongue, very painful; also inside lips.
Canker-sores on tongue, mouth and throat.
Tongue coated white, with papillae showing through.
Swelling of tongue with canker-sores on it and fauces; rubbing causes great distress.
Mucus inside of lips and tongue.
Sore throat, feels ulcerated.
Soreness of throat, hurts to swallow.
Swollen throat–glands, hurting to swallow even water.
Sore throat all the way towards stomach.
Sore throat, sensation of a lump in larynx; very severe pain during deglutition.
Irritation in throat as if scraped.
Phelegm in throat.
Whole of Pharynx inflamed and feels very stiff and sore.48
Great dryness of throat with swollen glands .
The back part of throat constantly filing with mucus from posterior nares.
From a small spot, cough.
Pain under double chin.
Swelling of sub-maxillary gland.
Tongue coated brown and thick.
Tongue for a long while thickly coated in morning, with bad taste.
Foul breath in morning (a child).
Dry throat with choking , hoarseness also.22
Canker-sore which extends all over upper lip.16
Sore throat and cold in head were entirely and permanently relieved by salt water bathing.13
+ Tongue coated white at base, the rest red; bad taste in mouth.
Tongue coated white.47
Mucous membrane of throat and vagina inflamed, causing nervousness and discomfort.47
Excitement of sub-maxillary gland, pouring out saliva profusely.7
Stringy mucus comes out of mouth during sleep.6a
Taste and Appetite.
Absolute loss of appetite.
Appetite lost, dull.
Gave a better appetite.
Appetite beyond capacity to eat.
Continual increase of appetite.
Ravenous hunger, immediately after eating
Hunger at midnight. Thirst for large quantities.
Thirst for small quantities often, with great restlessness.
Enormously thirsty, even dreams that she is drinking
Insatiate craving for liquor , when before she hated it.
Great longing for oranges.
Great desire to have everything cold; warm food or drink hurts her stomach.
Craves for sour things.
Could force down but little breakfast.
Every slight freedom in diet gives headache .
Coppery taste on rising .
Longing for ale.
Bilious breath and taste every now and then, with general bilious malaise.48
Coughs after eating, if he has eaten soup it comes up.8
Bloating after eating.8
Incessant thirst (unusual).
Great craving for sweets, the necessity of having candy is a case of life or death.2
Craving for food early in morning, is not satisfied after a heartly meal.
Craved and ate hard green fruit without discomfort.
Intense craving for ice, calling for it while unconscious.1
+ Great craving for salt: # Abscess of liver.
Nausea always after eating.
Nausea always after eating in slight quantities; relieved, shortly by drinking.48
Sudden expulsion of food.
Vomiting of mucus in morning, caused by cough.
+Violent retching and vomiting for forty-eight hours; first glairy mucus, then frothy watery, and lastly coffee-grounds; accompanied by intense headache and great despondency and sensation of impending death; during the paroxysm was continually praying.
After eating a little breakfast, a sense of fullness up to throat; also tightness and weight at pit, but referable to other places rather than to the stomach.
Gone feeling at pit from 12:30 to 1:30 making an unnatural hunger (or thirst for beer); this is a sick or gnawing feeling not allayed by eating or drinking; it is not uncommon for the same feeling to come on after eating and increase to nausea.52
Sensation of more than Digitalis sinking and agonizing sickness at stomach, with a desire to tear something away.1
Sore pain at pit as if something ought to be taken away.
Trembling at pit of stomach.
Sometimes a burning (like a flame) in pit of a stomach, as if the heart palpitated there.
Clawing in stomach, worse by drawing up knees.
Warm food and drinks hurt her stomach.
Heaviness in stomach after eating.
Feeling of a lump in stomach after eating.
Dull pain in epigastic region, deep in.
Throbbing in left side of the stomach.
Throbbing pain in right side of stomach.
Nausea at breakfast; reached her room and threw up nearly a cupful of white phlegm; chest and throat very sore after it.2
Bloating after eating; coughed till he vomited bile (had been drinking milk after dinner for a week).
Nausea after drinking water.22
Nausea after dinner.22 (Many Provers).
Bilious colic with frequent vomiting and nausea; diarrheaic stools, chilliness and perspiration on face and neck.
Hiccough, violent, long continued (several Provers).
+Hiccough cured instantly.(20m)
Vomiting of thick mucus and bile, without nausea.13
Congested condition of stomach and abdomen.13
Eating brought on nausea, so that she retched.4
Nausea generally before eating.6a
All symptoms better after eating.6a
Nothing she eats agrees with her, but causes indigestion.47
Pains in stomach and abdomen.47
+Sensation in stomach-pit as of a paper of pins crooked that seemed to force themselves through the flesh, causing her to rise and double-up and scream; pins seem to come from each side, as if she laid the backs of her hands on the spot and curled the fingers up.
#Abscess of the liver.
Nausea with frontal headache.
Vomiting black bile without nausea, tasting bitter and sour, with considerable mucus; the vomit had no smell followed in six hours by vomiting of pure bile; the black vomit was not repeated.48
+Intense pain in stomach and upper abdomen, with a sensation of tightness; pain continuous over large surface; no throbbing; not relieved by heat but rather aggravated. After second dose of 10m (Fincke), given at intervals of ten minutes, fell asleep and woke in morning well; this was not followed by looseness of bowels, nor by eructations nor flatulence.
+Cramps in stomach as from wind. (cm).
Congestion of liver.
Abscess of liver in a lady aged eighty-nine, cured in three months by resolution; various potencies used. (See other symptoms marked “#Abscess of liver”)
Severe pain in liver and pit of a stomach.7
Terrible pains in liver ; thought she would die they were so acute.1
+Grasping pain in liver and spleen. #Abscess of liver.
+Hard lump size of dollar ; convex outward on lower edge of liver, extremely sensitive to touch and very sore; pain in right shoulder and below right scapula; also in region of right supra renal capsule as if coming from the abscess or sore spot, with creeping chills there; throbbing contracting, drawing relaxing: as if caused by ice-cold insects with claws. #Abscess of liver.
Fullness of abdomen (swelling).
Increased size of abdomen.
Pains all over abdomen.
Pain in left side below waist, running through to back, down and across lower part of body, as if a heavy weight were pushing downwards.
Pressure in lower abdomen, as of a heavy weight.
A feeling as of a tumor in right side of abdomen.
Tensive pain in right side of the abdomen , as of a hard bi-convex body, with heat and gnawing aching pains, continued a short time; it was between the spine of Ilium and recti muscles.
From 8:30 to 10:30 severe colic pain in umbilical region, extending all over abdomen; could not stand or sit erect; nausea and waterbrash at the same time; passed off without flatulence or stool.
Beating as of a pulse in abdomen, vertically.
Abdominal symptoms go from right to left.
Left inguinal glands sensitive and slightly swollen.9
Rumbling in bowels.
Swelling of abdomen, especially at night.
Cutting in right lower abdomen running into right spermatic cord; right testis very tender. 22
+Cholera infantum, with opisthotonos, vomiting and watery diarrhea; after cm (Fincke) had profuse discharge of blood and pus, the many evacuations getting continually more and more natural, and at greater intervals; tweleve hours afterwards had a similar discharge of blood and pus and after several evacuations, the stools became normal. (Several cases. A repetition of the dose will kill the patient).
*Intense agonizing pain in solar plexus; surface cold; evacuations tasting of sulphuretted hydrogen, and, after eating, of ingesta, applied right hand to pit of stomach and left to lumbar region; in a few minutes felt easier, and in half an hour entirealy relieved; applied flannel over chest and stomach, and had no return of the attack.13
Cramps in the abdomen , followed by three bilious loose stools , with much flatus between the stools.6a
Hard distended abdomen (no cause)> in half an hour.
Pains in abdomen and stomach.47
Bloating in abdomen which is sensitive to touch.28
Colic pains as from flatulence in transverse colon and region about umbilicus, continued all day, relieved by passage of flatus up and down.
Burning heat round to back, like a coal of fire. #Abscess of liver.
Woke at night with severe bilious colic, with vomiting and purging.28
Darting pain from centre of right ovarian region to lower edge of liver.28
*Grasping pain in liver and spleen.28
Ascites; abdomen distended very much; palpation showed water; at same time, urine very scanty and high colored.
White stool .
Restricted passage .
Passage after every meal .
Exceedingly painful diarrhea.
Stool irregular in substances, sometimes passing only flatus, then soft pappy stools, then lumps.9
Feces so tenacious they cannot be forced out expect with difficulty and very slow.9
Small movements of the bowels two or three times a day, with sharp pain in lower abdomen; piles worse; no flatulence .
Can only pass stool by leaning body very far back; very painful, as if there were a lump on posterior surface of sphincter; was so painful as to cause tears.1
Great accumulation of flatulence in rectum coming out in a large column seeming to distend anus with force.9
When he had gonorrhea last year, he felt better in health than before, less constipated and freer from indigestion.20
Oozing of moisture from anus ; it was fetid like fishbrine.
Passage of considerable flatus.50
Exceedingly painful diarrhea.
Constipation and afterwards diarrhea.
Irritation and itching of anus, as of approaching piles. Sharp needle-like pains in rectum.27
Hemorrhoids, pimples on nates right side of anus, very sensitive.9
Rhagades in anus.9
Sensation as if rectum prolapsed at stool, an unpleasant bulging sensation .
Pains of the most intense kind (threatening cramps) in upper abdomen (darting and tearing pains) coming on at stool; stool diarrhoeic, thin and hot, but not copious; after stool, profound weakness, and mild cramp in left calf (This tendency to cramp in calf has occurred in several Provers).53
Stinging pains in rectum , a semi-circle on left side, seeming to be an inch high.
Constriction and inertia of bowels , with ball-like stools.13
Billious diarrhea and vomiting on drinking water.
Early morning stool after moving about, deep yellow color.23
Severe pains like clawing in pit of stomach (solar plexus) with violent bilious diarrhea verging on dysentery.13
Profuse bilious diarrheas, causing great debility.24
Violent bilious diarrhea , verging on dysentery, with mucous stools.7
Constipation; rare tendency to move the bowels (unusual), felt as if there were faeces in bowels, but that it would do no good to strain because they were too far back; as if the bowels were shut up, faeces very flat; urine diminished.4
Profuse bloody. Discharge from rectum, sometimes in large clotted masses; the discharge is followed by shivering.
Intense buming pain in rectum which protruded during stool; the buming and smarting and smarting are almost unbearable, causing tears.
+Baby, seven months old, after summer complaint; great emaciation; diarrhea green, watery, slimy, yellow, curdled, like boiled potatoes chopped up with greens; thin, cream-colored, watery, smells like rotten eggs; stools pass involuntarily; apparently lifeless, expert that it rotates head on pillow. One dose of mm (Swan) cured.9
+Painful attack of piles, not bleeding, but swelling on left side of anus, together with many pin worms.(cm).
+Child aged fifteen months, brought on a pillow to clinic, apparently dead; eyes glassy, set; could not find pulse, but felt heart beat; running from anus greenish yellow, thin, horribly offensive stool; told mother it would die before it got home, but one dose of a high potency cured, and it is now (1879) five years old.9
+Few remedies have such a controlling influence in the last stage of cholera infantum; several cases brought to me on pillows apparently dying have been cured by one dose of mm; in three cases, I am assured by the parents, they have seldom been sick in any way since.9
+Cholera infantum, with opisthotonus, vomiting and watery diarrhea; profuse discharge of blood and pus.
+Passes an enormous quantity of high colored , strong smelling urine in bed every night; thinks it is in after part of night , as he is always wet in morning; over-work, or too much heat, or being in cold aggravates this condition.43 (mm)
Exessive frequency of urination.
Frequent urination in large quantities.
Constant urination in nervous spells.
Diabetic condition, profuse frequent urination.
Two copious discharges of urine during night.
Have more frequent urination, clearer, greater in quantity, tenesmus afterwards; urging two or three times to clear the bladder.
+Noctumal urination entirely ceased, the chamber empty in morning, a thing unknown for years.
*Strong smelling urine.
Extremely ruinous odor to urine.
Intensely red urine, with brick-dust sediment.
Urine scanty and dark , with frequent urging.
Urine diminished in quantity and intensified in color, sometimes to blood-red.
Urging after urination as if there was something more to come.
Dull pinching pain in region of supra-renal capsules at 11a.m. fingures cold at same time; great pressure in bladder, greater than amount of urine warrants; urine very scanty and high colored.
Slight vertical pain in bladder and buming in urethra after urination.
+Painful tenesmus of bladder and bowels after urinating.
Aching feeling in kidneys.
Urine scanty and thick with red sand.
In urinating very slow stream, with sharp cutting pains transversely across root of penis; once the flow intermitted, no burning ; pains came on just as the last three or four drops were voided.
Intense renal colic; severe pain in ureters with sensation as of the passage of a calculus; during the kidney attack great craving for ice.1
Pain in kidneys.5a
Urine covered with thick greasy pellicle.21
*Debility after prolonged or complete urination.22
Syncope after urination.1
Intensely yellow urine.23
After urination, an indefinable sensation in the head, neither pain nor syncope; but a dullness, an obscurity of thought, sensations as if going to faint.14a
+Urine cleaner, none of that urgent desire. (10m)
Urinates often and a great deal, scanty and high colored . 6a.
*Urine high colored.
Urine covered with a greasy pellicle a few moments after standing.16
Very distinct bubbling sensation in right kidney; sensation of three bubbles in right renal region, moving like bubbling in water, causing faintness; deathly feeling in kidneys with great depression of spirits, similar to the effects of cold settling in renal region; prostration after urination.
Severe attack of cystitis with light colored urine filled with mucus; extreme pain in urethra on urinating; end of penis inflamed; analysis gave albumen, phosphates and triple phospates (in a child aged four years, after 10m Fincke; passed off in a week).
+Gleety gonorrheal discharge for twenty years; urine stains clothes a dirty brown; urine discharged extremely slowly, sometimes it takes half an hour to empty the bladder, leaving him in a weak condition; during urination, painful rectal tenesmus; chilliness when bladder is too full, relieved by urination; if he urinates after getting warm in bed, has to urinate every hour the rest of the night; faint indefinite sense of chilliness, followed by frequent calls to urinate; hot, copious, and followed by spinal chill; incontinence of urine on getting cold.21
Urine watery, colorless.49
+Scanty, yellowish, gleety discharge, of many months standing, showing most plainly in the morning, gumming up the orifice.21 (cm Fincke, one dose).
After urinating, great coldness and shivering.48
+Pain in renal region and spleen, with profuse urination which relieves the spleen.(cm)
Burning on urination, like incipient Gonorrhea.54
Burning on urination all next day.55
+Cannot retain urine more than an hour, after 5 or 6 p.m. #Chronic gleet.29 (3mm)
+Cannot retain urine through the night. #Chronic stricture.20 (3mm)
+Profuse yellow purulent discharge from urethra, most copious in morning. #Gonorrhea.42
+Burning at meatus during urination, and a feeling of soreness through whole urethra; also after urinating, a feeling as if something more remained in urethra #Gonorrhea.42
+Pains along urethra while urinating, drawing burning. #Suppressed Gonorrhea.57
Male Sexual Organs.
Calmed sexual desire.
Intense and frequent erections during day and night.
Continuous sexual desire.
Sexual power stimulated in an old man.
Primary, suppression of sexual instinct; secondary, marked increase.
Very great exaltation of sexual instinct, giving constant erections.
Soreness, swelling, dragging of testis.22 (in three Provers).
Chancre on prepuce (never had syphilis or gonorrhea).
Violent erections and nocturnal emissions, followed by headache lasting several days.16
Noctumal emissions, followed by great weakness and miserable feelings all day.16
Watery emissions during sleep, causing no stiffness of the linen.
Emissions transparent during sleep, consistency of gum-arabic mucilage too thick to pour, and voided with difficulty.
Emissions during sleep, thick, with threads of white opaque substance.
Given for complete impotence, it brought back the sexual potency to such a degree that he was not satisfied after exhausting three women in one night; neither women would repeat the act.23
Chancre-like ulcer on prepuce; six months later there came for several months successive crops of vesicles on prepuce, very sore to touch, which soon opened at the tip, and left a little ulcer-like sore for few days, a round clean-cut, sharp - edged elevation, with the depression, however not filled with pus as in the genuine chancre.18 (after three or four months)
+Gonorrhea for ten months; during eight months mostly suppressed by drugs and injections; for past two months flow persists, watery, transparent, but acrid and abundant, mixed with creamy liquid, stains Linen yellow-brown; pains at the end of penis during urination. Since third month of infection, has had heavy, drawing, wandering pains in right arm, right hip and left calf, worse in damp weather. Took three doses of CM; discharge entirely ceased by third day. The day after commencing felt uncommonly lame and stiff like a board all over; then the pains ceased. In twelve days the pains returned. Medorrhinum MM (Swan) was given, followed by similar aggravations; also for the first time, a soft intensive swelling around left knee joint for about a week. Seventeen months later, had no return.41 (Collected from Nichol’s printed report)
Gonorrhea flow thin, transparent, mixed with opaque whitish mucus, stains linen yellow.57
Female Sexual Organs.
Itching of inside of labiae.
Itching of vagina and labia; thinking of it makes it worse.
Intense itching deep in vagina .
During menses, pain across abdomen and around back; backache.
Menstrual blood very light and copious, menses very lingering.
Menses too soon, copious and light coloured; before it was very dark and the stains were difficult to wash out; they now wash out easily.
Pain in left ovarian region as if it had fallen; pain when standing or walking; when sitting has to raise leg, as there is drawing pain in groin and thigh when putting foot to floor.1
A great deal of pain in left ovary with the sensation as if the sac were distended and if pressed would burst; sensation as if something were pulling it down causing it to be sore; the pain when walking passed to left groin as if the leg pushed something, with great amount of heat.1
Left ovary seemed enlarged with intense heat and severe aching pain, could not bear pressure through it seemed as if she must press it; with a buming heat as of a furnace that seems a characteristic of these pains.1
Tense pains passing diagonally in right ovary; followed by a bubbling sensation that always seemed to attend the tense pains.1
Pulling and pain in the sacrum and pelvic region as if menses were coming on.1
Nipples sore, sensitive and inflamed.1
Breasts and nipples very tender to touch ; also inflamed.1
Soreness of nipples, a gummy secretion drying on orifice of them; when it is picked off, the nipples bleed quite frequently.1 (in a girl)
Soreness of breasts, very sensitive to touch in non-menstrual period.
Peculiar tenderness of breasts.
Painful popular eruptions on breasts, and particularly up and down sternum.30
Short shooting pains passing outwards, chiefly in breasts.
Great itching of labia, making soreness.
Large but not painful swelling of left breast.
Burning pain in lower left back and hips during menses.
Intense menstrual colic, causing drawing up of knees, with terrible bearing-down, labour-like pains, with pressing of feet against a support as in labor.1,22 (several Provers)
Distinct soreness and nervous pain in one spot in lower part of uterus on left side, increased when walking or moving left leg.13
For relief to uterus, she should have lain on stomach, but feared the pressure might do injury.4
Enormous sexual desire at night with a sensation of intercourse with some unknown party, with copious emission.31
Profuse menses, dark clotted also bright blood, with faintness and sore pain.6a
+Relieved at once neuralgia in paroxysms in head, with twitching and drawing in of limbs and cords of neck which were like wires; pains in lower abdomen with profuse yellowish leucorrhea; the above symptoms followed very profuse menses.(10m)
Mucus membrane of throat and vagina inflamed, causing nervousness and discomfort.47
Breasts cold as ice to touch , especially nipples, (during menses), rest of the body felt warm.25
Intense excruciating neuralgic pains in whole pelvic region, extending downwards through ovarian region to uterus; cutting like knives, forcing tears and groans. Relieved by Colocynth.48
Small chancre on edge of right labia in a lady who had no sexual intercourse for three years , and never had venereal disease.39
Tumor on left labia reappeared after having been cured many years ago with Thuja; after some days it disappeared.48
Great sexual desire after menses, in a single woman. (cm).
Ulceration of neck of uterus which looked ragged and torn, inflamed and covered with stringy pus; in a woman who had Gonorrhea. 32
Emil Noeggerath says that latent Gonorrhea may be given to a woman by her husband. It is often the cause of early death and often produces sterility. The leucorrhea is usually yellowish, mixed with pus, not transparent, flows from os uteri which is usually surrounded by a bright red erosion of several lines in diameter. The uterus is very sensitive especially at the entrance of Fallopian tubes. The vulva is sensitive; vulo-vaginal glands enlarged, and of special importance is the inflammotary catarrh of the Bartholin glands which often swell and suppurate.
Larynx and Trachea and Cough
Rather dry cough with sneezing.
+Cough much better and expectoration much freer.
+Benefited cough and pain in left lung.
Cough from tickling under upper part of sternum
With cough, aching across kidneys.
Cough causing painful shock at base of each lung.
Cough with a peculiar shrill barking sound; some expectoration.9
Slight urging to cough from lower bronchia, afterwards pain in bottom of right lung.
Profuse secretion of viscid saliva coughed up from larynx.
Cough deep and hollow like coughing in a barrel; the bronchial tubes appear to be very much enlarged, and the cough spasm causes a flabby feeling as if the lining membrane were a loose fold of tissue.9
Great rating of mucus which appears to be low down in chest, while the cough does not seem to reach there but only to the throat-pit, and consequently the hard cough does not reach the phlegm unless he lies on his face, when the cough brings up a grayish yellow or a pale greenish yellow gelatinous mucus without taste.9.
When lying on back or either side when coughing, rattling, wheezing and whistling were very singular, but nothing raised.9
After a deep inspiration there was a singular piping and croaking in the bronchia.9
Sore throat; sensation of a lump in larynx; very severe pain on deglutition.
+Severe bronchial catarrh spreading up into larynx, swelling of tonsils and throat glands, extended also into ears, causing deafness.
Very hoarse at night, relieved after taking the dose at – 11 p.m., and had no return, neither was the respiration rattling; next morning, some cough with obstruction of posterior nares, and hawked up thick grayish mucus, which was followed by bloody mucus.9
Terrible painful cough, as if larynx would be torn to pieces, and as if the mucous membranes were torn off with profuse discharges of viscid grayish mucus mixed with blood; night.9
Hawking of tenacious mucus.
Violent painful tickling in larger left bronchia, seeming to extend through all left lung.
Hoarseness, especially while reading, with loss of voice occasionally.
Slight hoarseness with hawking up of mucus.
Expectoration yellow-white, albuminous, or little green bitter balls; expectoration exceedingly ropy, and very difficult to raise.2
*Dryness of glottis, very annoying, with pain during deglutition; great hoarseness.
Incessant dry cough, worse at night, wakes just as she is falling asleep; cough worse from eating sweet things.
The choking seems to be caused by a weakness or spasm of epiglottis, but could not tell which; the larynx was stopped so that no air could enter, and was only relieved by lying on the face and protruding the tongue, which was done in a very quick time.9
At night the dryness, soreness and choking were very severe; thrusting the tongue in the cheek brought on cough and choking as if the epiglottis were closed; a terrible tearing sensation as if the lining of the larynx and Pharynx had been torn off . A dose of cm gave almost entire relief in five minutes, and he slept well at night.
At night awoke with sense of suffocation, throat swollen, very painful, choking and gagging.9
During the day hoarseness, soreness, and elongation of palate.9
Soreness in larynx as if ulcerated.
Cough upon entering a warm room .
Cough after eating.
*Cough worse on lying down. (Two Provers).
Spasm of glottis, with clucking in throat, the air being expelled with difficulty, but inhaled with ease.1
Dry hacking cough, with a weak sinking sensation under sternum.3
Severe dry cough worse at night; sensation as of a lump in front: dryness and excoriated sensation in glottis, with great hoarseness. Ipecac. 200 loosened cough, causing great expectoration of tough, lumpy, greenish-yellow mucus without taste.33
Tenacious mucus in larynx, causing loud rattling at every respiration; very difficult to raise it.
Slight hacking cough, which causes darting pains through both scapulae.28
Darting pain from centre of right lung to lower edge of liver.
When coughing, larynx always feels sore.
Pain in both lungs when coughing.
*Expectoration as if flecked with infinitesimal dark spots.
+Cough worse at night causing retching. (50m)
+Cough on lying down, but relieved by lying on stomach.29 (10m).
Desire to breathe deep.23
Much difficulty in breathing, with momentary faintness.
Very marked stuffed feeling in chest, made her gasp for breath.
Wakes gasping for breath.
Oppression of chest chiefly left side.
Oppression of chest with difficulty of breathing, and a tendency to take a long breath; wakes gasping for breath.
Pain towards bottom of right lung (probably in liver) when coughing .
After cough, slight pain in bottom of right lung.
Cold pain in right lung and liver while coughing .
+In colds, trouble in right lung.
Very sharp sticking pain in bottom of right lung; also over surface of both lungs.
Aching in back part of left lung.
An old sore spot in top of left lung aroused.
Benefited pain in left lung with cough.
Fatigue of left lung after talking, as if collapsed or paralyzed.
Walking in sun, left lung became excessively hot, right lung cold.
Constricted sensation at bottom of both lungs ; finally dull heavy pain at top of left lung.
Pain in left upper chest through to shoulders; cough arising from chest ; incessant dry cough, worse at night.
Great soreness to pressure of muscles of lower left chest before and behind; also great soreness, when moving, of left shoulder-blade.
Aching in left lung under scapula; indescribable aching as if were drawn up in hand and then let loose, worse after walking; at the same time aching pain base of brain2
Intense boring in whole chest, but most below left scapula, a place the size of a dollar on outer edge, extremely sensitive to touch; pain from upper lung to this spot.
Coughing gives great pain in chest as if it were painfully contracted .
Sore spot size of a silver dollar, begins at top of left lung, and like a red hot bolt extends through to lower part of back; chest sometimes feels as if something had grown to the sore spot on front, and was drawing back to chest; she feels for a cavity2
Left lung very painful, feels drawn towards right side; left side of chest from top of lung to waist as hot as fire; heartbeat very fast and hot also; heat spread over right side but was very mild, only a warm feeling, while left side was consuming; face pale-grey, nose pinched and death like2
Bottom of left lung sore to pressure (slight urging to cough from lower bronchia); afterwards slight pain in bottom of right lung.
Singular sensation through entire chest, bounded by a line drawn across lower end of sternum, and another about the middle; it feels as if there were a cavity extending from side to side filled filled with buming air which dilated in puffs in all directions and could be felt impinging on walls of cavity.1 (1m, 10m )
Sensation of an abscess on left chest between pectoralis major and minor where they form the exterior boundry of the axillary space, very hard and sensitive to touch, with drawing pains in every direction, aggravated by motion of the arms; also great heat extending about three inches from the spot, and extending through to back of shoulder, no redness and very slight swelling of the parts.1
Excruciating pain through from left shoulder.
Hard and steady pinching pain in posterior inferior lung (probably kidney).
Constant dull pinching pain in lowest back part of lungs; may be in supra renal capsule.
Hoarseness seems to be in chest; feels like an accumulation of stuff in the chest; as if it were painfully contracted.
Sharp pain bottom left lung.
Darting pain through lung which makes her start.
Chest sore to touch, at times buming extends over chest like intense inflammation; cold seemed only to irritate the fire; a piece of ice cools it for an instant, then the furnace is hotter; lung feels as if beaten or bruised, it collapses for a rest.
Lung feels as if her breath were fanning a blistered sore.2
Great oppression of breathing every afternoon about 5 o’clock; sense of constriction.
Has to fill lungs, but no power to eject air.22
Sharp pain along right edge of sternum changing to left edge, and afterwards into left lung.
Great oppression of breathing every afternoon about 5 o’clock; sense of constriction.
Has to fill lungs, but no power to eject air.22
Pain in left side at bottom of lung or in spleen.
The pains in phthisis are in the middle lobes and are awful.22
Faint suffocative sensation when sitting up in bed, as if thorax were full.19
Pain in heart and lungs, especially right.
Heat like a furnace in chest, with itching of ears.1
Pain in upper part of right lung when moving arm.6a
Constant pain and soreness through chest and mammae, of six or eight years duration.34
Pain in the right shoulder as though it came from the left, straight through.34
Pains straight through from left to right shoulder, becoming unbearable.34
Chest feels sore throughout.28
Breath is hot, feels so even when breathing through nose.28
Pain in both lungs when coughing.28
Hydrothorax; dullness of percussion to sixth rib; gurgling of water could be distinctly heard.1
Hepatization of lungs as high as sixth rib, no sound of water by auscultation of respiration below that point; percussion gave the dull thud of a solid body.
Sharp quick pain in heart.
Quick but dull pain in heart.
Pain in left auricle.
Pain from sore spot below left scapula, to heart, with violent palpitation.
Dull pain in left heart, with pain in left arm and throat, pulse 64; next day no pain, pulse 100.
Intense pain in heart, seemed to radiate in different parts of left side of chest; pain worse from chest movement.
Heavy heart throbbings.
With heat in chest, heart was very hot; beat very fast and felt large, accompanied by a bursting sensation.
Aggravation of heart disease, evening at 4 o’clock.
Burning in heart, front through to back and down left arm.22
Difficulty in breathing through oppression of heart.22
Sharp pain at apex of heart, worse on any movement.22
Feeling of a cavity where beat ought to be 22.
Acute pain in heart.5a
Pain in heart and lungs, especially the right.
Fluttering about heart.
Soreness in heart in morning after having slept on left side.11
Palpitation after slight exertion.11
Sharp pains around heart, and passing thence to head, the pains preceded by nausea.35
Cardiac dropsy, sound at apex feeble and distant, great dilatation.1
When erect has a general weakness of neck.
Swelling of cords of neck, with aching pain at base of brain.
Sensation of an enlarged gland in right side of neck under upper part of sterno-cleido-mastoid muscle, painful when moving head.
Intense burning heat, commencing in back of neck and extending gradually down spine, with a contractive stiffness extending into head and seeming to thicken scalp.
Pain under right scapula.
Unhealthy skin on left shoulder, with itching.
Pain on left side of spine in sacral region about two inches from spine and parallel to it; also pain starting from same part and streaking down to tuberosity of ischium; also a pain very severe across middle of sacrum as if back would break, snapping, splitting pain; with these pains a severe sore aching sensation in uterine and ovarian region, worse on lying down after walking.
Whole length of backbone sore to touch, also ribs of left side.
Tenderness of spinal column when stretching.
Strange feeling in back; went days without corsets.
Aching in small of back, gets up with difficulty.
Lower part of back from one hip joint to the other is sore and painful while sitting, the pain sometimes extending down the limbs; relieved by 1m.
Pain in back of hips running around abdomen and down limbs.
Weakness of lumbar muscles, resulting in giving way with a snap (crick in back, lumbago).
Pain and soreness in back just below waist.
Aching across kidneys.
Always an aching in kidneys.
Aching pain with heat in left kidney.
Aching across kidneys with cough.
Pain in back, either liver or kidney.
Pain in lower back, worse in morning, or on moving.
Contractive pain from superior angles of scapulae passing to seventh dorsal vertebra, and extending straight down spine to ninth vertebra, drawing shoulder back tight as if the bones would be crushed; aggravated by moving the arms, shoulders, or neck1
Sensation of water dropping out of a bottle in lumbar region, opposite, (opposite third lumbar vertebra) between posterior superior spine of the ischium and the vertebra.
Pain in back between scapulae.
Pain in os coccygis.
Bruised sore pain in coccyx as if the muscles pulled from that point.
Burning glow in cerebellum and down spine.
Occasional creeping sensation in region of left kidney.
Sharp pain in edge of ischium, right side, changing to left; this continually.
Spasms of neck muscles, notably the sterno-cleido-mastoid, drawing chin firmly down on breast1
Pain in sacrum5a
Aching pain in kidneys, continuing all night3
Throbbing and thumping in region of right suprarenal capsule seeming to come from the abscess or sore spot just below the fifth rib, right side, under breast; creeping chills in region of right kidney, throbbing, contracting, drawing and relaxing, as if caused by icy-cold insects with claws. Abscess of liver.
Drawing in cords or neck, causing desire to throw head back3
+Lumbago caused by straining in lifting a hind quarter of beef; cured in two days.
When she stoops cannot rise again without violent pain in region of kidneys 6
Heat in spine and medulla, for a whole week4
Aching tired pain in back, as if she had been delivered of a child 48
Rheumatic or bruised aching pain in back, around pelvis and down legs10
A tribe of aches that lodge in back and groin 47
Pain in nape and between scapula, running out to either side, shoulder and down to lumbar region.
Lumbar vertebrae sensitive to touch49
Pain in region of left kidney, darting over to left hip, especially when spine is pressed upon.
Posterior spine of left ilium painful to touch.
Cramping pain in first and second fingers of right hand.
Tense pain from lower joint of left index finger to wrist, growing painfully tense and then on a sudden letting go, or a cessation of the tenderness with a bubbling sensation, very painful.
In night, sensation of a boil coming on back of hand just above metacarpo-phlangeal joint of left index finger; sore to touch with drawing pains from every direction; expected to find a boil there in morning, but found only a red spot, not elevated. Burning, mostly subjective, of hands, wants them fanned and uncovered; always cold hands.
Intense burning in palms.
Intense burning and itching of hands, first left then right.
Itching of hands at roots of and between fingers, as in the itch.
Palms, and sometimes feet, burning hot.
Heat in palm at base of middle finger.
Right hand is cold, then left.
Cold hands, with coldness extending all over body.
Right arm cold.
Breaking out on left hand, later on right.
Small yellow spots on hands.
Hardness at base of ball of little finger.
Transverse depression on the nails as if they were bent 91
Consumptive incurvation of nails (10m).
Sharp rheumatic pains across middle knuckles of left hand, also Rheumatism of arms and legs.
Rheumatic pains in shoulders, notably the left, also in hands, with pain on closing them, like Gettysburg.
Sharp pain in elbow when moving it.
Pain in left arm and sensation in the hand as if swollen connected with the heart.
Slight cutting in arms.
Aching in bones of arm after headache.
Hair on arms from elbows very thick.
*Rheumatic pain in top of left shoulder, worse from motion; occasional little darts of pain if kept still.
Numb pain in left arm; cannot even hold a paper any length of time; the veins become enlarged; it is very painful to raise the arm2
The middle finger of left hand is swollen, and cannot be bent without pain; cannot touch palm with it; the top of this finger is so painfully sensitive, numb and dead, that she cannot grasp anything with it, can hardly touch anything.
A hot numbness of the backs of hands22
Back of hands rough22
Cold numbness on outer side of both arms just below elbow13
Cracking of joints, especially elbows13a
+Relieved rheumatic pain in right shoulder and arm.
+Severe pain from the abscess extending to right shoulder and down elbow. Abscess of liver.
Left forearm and hand numb, unable to hold anything with force; any attempt to raise arm caused a sense of discomfort and irritability7a(Spring of 1875)
Numb sensation in left hand and arm and eft leg7 (In three minutes).
Pain commencing under left scapula, running down left arm to end of little finger, which pricked as if asleep36
Brown itching eruption on left shoulder.
Itching and irritation inside of elbow joints13
Slight aching pains in hip joint and knees.
A sort of tensive catch back of right hip preventing putting leg forward; a bad sort of catch.
Woke with a sharp pain over left hip preventing stooping, makes walking difficult; it is like a stiff neck, but more aching.
Pains in both legs at times from hips down to knees, at other times in the left only when walking.
After exercise backs of legs feel painful and contracted, front part all right, worse in back of hips; only felt on movement.
Sharp pain in thighs between hips and knees.
During a terrific thunder storm, very sharp awful pains in knees shot upwards; these pains were made worse by stretching.
Great weakness and weariness in thighs.
Pain in right patella.
Small pimples on legs and patella, in which on being pricked open a small hair was found curled up, which immediately came out and grew.
+Rheumatic pains in muscles of legs.
Drawing sensation under knees and in ankles.
Aching in bones of legs after headaches, legs better from motion.
Tendency to stretch legs out.
When walking, pain in left knee that caused it to give way letting her down. (Compare Natrum phos).
Little dropping of right leg.
Legs do not go right in walking.(Compare Picric acid).
Weakness of legs.
Profound tenderness in legs after the least walk, they also feel heavy and burn.
Very bad cramp in left calf at night.
*Kind of cramp in left calf at night, muscles knotted, stopped by stretching; not cramp but knotting.
Calves very sensitive, and full of drawing pains when stretching.
Very thick hair on legs from knees.
Weariness when walking, in the feet and ankles, as if the feet were too small.
Cold feet with chills all over body.
*Soreness on ball of foot under toes.
Pain in soles, not in heels, most in left foot, worse at night, not much felt during day, pain is sharp and shooting; nude feet are sore to stand on in the day.
Sore feeling under left foot.
*Burning of feet, wants them uncovered and fanned.
+ Cold and sweaty feet.
Constriction of muscles under left knee and in left calf.
Itching of right great toe.
+Old standing profound foot-sweats; worse during winter, for seven years.(10m).
Great swelling and inflammation of right great toe.
Great toes sore, right one worse, also pains shooting through toes when sitting still.
Very restless with the legs.
In walking, soreness of sole under right great toe.
Great itching of legs from knees down.
The pain seems to tighten the whole body, especially the feet and thighs.
Weak kneed in getting up from a chair.
Ankles turn easily when walking.
Soreness in ball of right foot.
Dropsy of feet (four Provers).
Trembling of limbs, legs give way.
Intense dry burning of feet.
Longing to stretch legs.
Trembling in legs from knees down. Left leg trembles the most; burning in feet.
Numbness in left leg from knee to hip, feeling as if it were paralyzed and would fall from under me.
Cramp in left calf, afterwards in right leg between knee and thigh.
Legs dead and heavy, throbbing from the knees down.
Pains in legs from thighs to knees.
Both feet seem somewhat swollen.
Corns very tender.
Pains in right toe.
Tired in legs22
Pain in legs, tired all the time, won`t walk. (a child)
Short pulling pains in knees, toes, ankle-joints and hands5a
Great toe covered with scales like Tetters22
Edema of feet, followed and relieved by diarrhea22 (Six Provers).
Knee joints weak13a
Pain in feet relieved; in place of it pain in hip joint.
Bright red spot, size of a pea, even with the skin, on lower part of left tibia, no sensation9
Pains in legs, more of an aching, with inability to keep them still in bed, worse when giving up control of himself, as when trying to sleep; permanently relieved with Lillium tig.1m.9
Heaviness of legs, very difficult walking (especially going up or down stairs), the legs are so heavy, feel like lead25
Coldness of legs up to knees, also of hands and forearms (a child aged five)
Almost entire loss of nervous force in legs and arms; exhausted by the slightest effort13,1
Sensation of heaviness or want of power to move the limbs, in walking.
Small sharp pain in soles when first stepping on them in morning, not felt any other time25
+ Cramps in calves and soles at night (10m)
+Tenderness of soles so that he could not stand on them at all, and had to walk on his knees.
# Suppressed Gonorrhea9
+Swelling and itching in soles, itching between toes, and pulling pains extending up to knees; itching painful papular eruptions around waist, and hive like eruption wherever the flesh is pressed on9(10m Fincke)
Many years since had a leg amputated just above ankle; after healing it began to swell, the end of stump turned black, severe pains in muscles and bones, and ultimately a pimple appeared on the stump which broke and discharged for sometime, all this has been reproduced by 10m (Fincke).
Sudden intense pain in left ankle back of joint, on going to bed; could not move the limb or body without screaming; could find no position of comfort (40m)
Pain in limbs from knees up49
Legs cold to the knees49
Eruption under and on toes, and on hands and feet; after three months18
Lower limbs ache all night preventing sleep1
Numb sensation in left hand and leg, left leg goes to sleep7 (Dec.24th, 1875).
Great yellowness of skin.
The copper-colored spots(syphilitic) remaining after eruptions, turn yellow-brown and detach in scales, leaving skin clear and free.
Skin itches all night.
Intense and incessant itching, fugitive, worse towards night, sometimes confined to left side.
Itching all over body, on back and both sides of shoulders.
Itching all over body, most on back, vagina, and labia; thinking of it makes it worse.
Small pedunculated warts with pin-heads like small button mushrooms on various parts of the body and thighs.
Great heat and soreness with enlargement of the lymphatic glands all over body.
Carbuncular boils that seem small, discharge slowly, and show dark red streaks; pains are intolerable, could not sleep for three nights22
Pinching sensation all over body, in five minutes7a
Intense itching all over body, would scratch till it bled, but no relief, no visible eruption37
Red spots itching when scratched and on undressing at night, on the limbs particularly from knee up, on forearm, and around waist (twentieth day) 48
Dreams that she is drinking.
Dreams painful and exhausting.
Troublesome dreams, kick about22
Woke in night and saw a woman of pleasant face, and dressed in gray, standing by her bedside wiping a tumbler; she backed from me miles away becoming very small2
Dreams troublesome; tosses about in bed when half awake, but no bad feelings during her sleep38
Have such restless nights and terrible dreams of ghosts and dead people that she dreaded night to come25
Sleep with wearing dreams of walking; waking with the impression that she had slept for hours, although it was only thirty minutes.
On waking, sense of having slept enormously, yet not half enough; profoundly sleepy (almost soporous), in early morning very tired.
Sleepy, slept thirty minutes, dreamed unpleasant dreams2
Wakes every morning at 5 or 6 o’clock and falls again into a heavy profound sleep; weary in morning after this sleep.
Asleep but hears everything; answers questions as if she was awake1
Falls asleep in one instant if she stops work1
Wakes just as she is falling asleep, worse from eating sweet things. (Compare Lil. Tig.)
Great restlessness at night, sleepy but could not sleep.
*Wakeful, slept towards morning.
Great sleeplessness from restlessness.
Feels as if she would have nightmare.
Sleepy, yawning, chilly.
Spasmodic yawning, cannot repress it.
Desire to yawn2
Sleepy all the time.
Drowsy with the headache, very tired.
Lies on her back and makes a moaning noise, which awakes her.
Groaning at night.
Can only sleep on back with hand over head; if she lies on either side, the contents of lower part of chest and abdomen seem to press upon each other, and cause very uncomfortable sensations25
Perfectly drunk with sleep at 9 a.m. and frequently at 122
When asleep day or night, no matter how short a times profuse perspiration on face and neck.
Cannot sleep at night, feels exhilarated, wants to play in bed; cross through the day. (Child aged five).
Sleeps at night right on her knees, with face bored in the pillow. (Child aged five).
Continual drowsiness, worse between 10 and 11.
Bites tip of tongue in sleep22
Profound spasmodic yawning continuing some minutes followed by spasms of glottis1
Wakeful at night, feels fatigued3
Unusual and uncomfortable dreams3
Dreams of dead people and of having to lie in bed where they have laid10a
Waking several times at irregular periods, remaining awake with brain inactive, but the time seems very long.
+ Becomes wide awake at 6 p.m. and continues so till 12, with entire passivity of brain and cessation of thoughts and slight restlessness. (10m)
Entire sleeplessness, with cessation of all thoughts though cognizant of surroundings; no ideas were generated; the brain seemed inactive1
Sensation of sleepiness and dullness comes at irregular intervals during day.
Sleep irregular at night, wakes often, has only cat-naps.
Great tendency to perspire on the least exertion9
Night sweats are mostly from knees down, somewhat in feet.
At night heavy perspiration, once head was dripping wet, left side is always worse2
Perspiration around neck.
Sweats always when napping.
Slight moisture during night, was not awakened by but in the morning noticed that the shirt was damp.
Fever and nervous, restless from midnight to 3 a.m.
Aggravation in fever and malaise from 10 to 1.
Fever came on at 11 a.m., preceded by very cold feet, all asleep during the fever; after fever sweats on pelvis, feet and legs.
Fever sometimes with thirst, sometimes not; has gushes of perspiration on face with fever; very languid after2
Hectic fever every afternoon.
Great general internal heat after dinner as if blood were boiling hot in veins; the same after slight exertion.
Great burning heat all over body, with flashes of heat in face and neck.
Must be fanned all the time, throws the clothes off, yet surface is cold; burning, mostly subjective, of hands and feet, wants them uncovered and fanned 2
Chill at 10 a.m. some chattering and shivering48
Chill from 10 to 12, during the fever was nervous, moving the fingers.
Chill at 10.30 a.m., sometimes followed by fever with thirst, solid coldness all over.
Chill at 10.30 a.m., fever with thirst, chill began in fingers and toes.
Chill from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30, thirst during chill, none during fever.
Chill from 10 to 11, cold feet and legs.
Chilliness at 11 a.m., beginning with great coldness of fingers and toes.
Coldness at 11 a.m. beginning in fingers, at the same time great pressure to urinate, greater than the amount warrants.
Chill at 5 p.m., followed by fever and slight sweat (after getting wet); repeated next day but lighter.
Chill at 2 p.m., feet become cold first; after chill excessive languor, becoming drowsy; weary dreams of walking.
Little chills began in head and crept down back, mostly on left side.
Chilly and sleepy; yawning.
Chills up and down back.
Chills frequent, several times a day.
Shivering chills with boring pains in chest.
Several chills during day, woke in night with creeps2
Coldness; right hand is cold then left, a slight flush of heat succeeded, then sensation of a foreign substance in right eye, then in left.
Cold hands, with coldness extending all over the body.
Constant alternations of coldness and fever.
Never well since chill a year ago.
Creeping chills running down back, and all over body in a zigzag course40
Three hours after 10m (Fincke), great feeling of heat over whole back of head, heat and tingling in right ear; all with sweat of face; heat does not reach below kidneys, is greatest just under scapulas (at the same time smarting of edge of eyelids), heat increases to fever.
Coldness of legs up to knees, also of hands and forearms.
Continued heavy perspiration, attended with great sensitiveness to cold13a
Alternate heat and chill6a
+ Profuse sweat about neck.
Fever in afternoon47
Fever and rapid pulse at night.
+ Chills for four months every day, commencing from 3 to 4 p.m.; chill with headache, thirst, nausea, sometimes vomiting; fever with headache, thirst, nausea, sweat principally on head and neck, with headache, nausea; pains from waist downwards; frequent urination, dark color; frequent tasteless eructations; constipation; bad taste in mouth in morning, bitter. Took 1m (Fincke); same day had chill, none afterwards; constipation and bad taste left in a week.
Flashes of heat alternating with chills49
+ Chill came first at night, afterwards at various hours, for instance, on two consecutive days at 2 p.m., then two days at 3,4,5, and 6 each, then at 7 p.m. where it remained for two weeks; chill commenced in small of back, running up and down, lasted about an hour, and as it ceased, profuse and frequent urination appeared and continued during fever; congestion of chest simulating Pneumonia during fever, causing great alarm; great renal distress during paroxysm; thirst during fever for hot drinks; fever continued for six or eight hours; profuse perspiration after the fever, great nervousness during the paroxysm, was sure he would die; intolerance of noise, irritable.(10m)
Woke in night with creeps2
+ Pains in lumbar portion of spine; neuralgia; induration of testes; all cured by Medorrhinum9
Stunted in growth.
General bilious malaise.
Lack of energy22
Very languid after salt bath, could scarcely walk upstairs.
Great good-for-nothing feeling, must lie down all day.
Tires to talk22
Feels very prostrated in early morning.
+ Consumptive languor.
* Great general depression of vitality52
Very languid in morning.
Always brighter in evening.
+ Feels stronger and better generally.
Sensitive to drafts of air, takes cold easily.
Feeling as if all the bones were out of joint on getting up; she shakes herself to get them into place.
Restlessness after lying down as if I must rise.
Cannot lie on left side for any considerable length of time.
Cannot lie on either side for even a few minutes25
The pains seem to tighten the whole body, especially the feet and thighs.
There is scarcely any spot on body from head to foot but what is full of pain, of the same tension and letting go character, accompanied by heat; this heat is sensitive, burning hot, but not perceived at the surface by the touch.
Great restlessness, cannot keep still.
Trembling all over, great nervousness, and profound exhaustion.
Pains from left to right.
Cannot accomplish anything22
Tonic spasms, rigid extension of arms and legs, the hands everted, palms outward, thumbs down, fingers clawlike1
Intense nervous sensibility respecting the touch of the garment or a lock of hair by anyone not en rapport1
Starts at the slightest sound1
Staggers when walking.
Great general subjective trembling,, even tongue felt trembling.
Restlessness, cannot keep still, but feels greatly relieved by clutching the hands very tight22
Symptoms from right to left; before from left to right.
Tired all the time, won’t walk (a child).
Was unusually active, going as if on wings2
Quivering sensation, with tingling2
Tingling sensation with some numbness2
Faintness early in morning with no appetite2
Sore all over as if bruised5a
Sulphur high follows well after DM, characteristic driving out of bed followed.
+ Can walk better (10m).
Very very tired, language cannot express the intolerable weariness.
Epileptiform spasms with foaming at the mouth, rigidity of body and limbs; violent regurgitation at heart with absence of mitral cluck1 (30m)
Trembling in all the limbs on the least motion; also faintness4
Wearied in her walk4
Tingling, quivering as if every nerve were on a quiver4
Went up to a strange gentleman and embraced him, thinking it was her husband6
State of collapse, nearly gone; wants to be fanned all the time, wants more air. (Compare Carbo Veg)
State of collapse, cold and pulseless, with cold perspiration. (Compare Veratrum)
State of collapse, skin cold, throws off all cover. (Compare Secale, Camphor)
Languor and lassitude continuing from day to day34
Tired all day, but restless, traveling on her nerves.
Shooting pains about three inches long, in various directions and all over body47
Sensation as if she had taken a severe cold, with most distressing aching in bones; throat very sore and swollen, deglutition of either liquids or solids impossible.
Every inch of me ached, as if it had been pounded and bruised.
Sensation as if she would faint, followed by a great heat down spine and between shoulders.
+ Acts splendidly in incipient consumption22
Sensation of creeping all through body continually, worse when doing nothing, or when reading metaphysical works, but not when asleep26
Sensation of creeping things throughout the body continually.
Aggravation from daylight to sunset (Syphillinum from sunset to sunrise)
+ Sequelae of acute Rheumatism in a man of sixty; walks leaning on a cane bent over, muffled in wraps to the ears, looking like a broken old man, apparently soon to fall into the grave56 (CMM and MMM). He gained in flesh from 140 to 212 pounds after this treatment, and engaged in active business as he felt he wanted it; perfectly cured.
+ In obstinate Rheumatism, study Medorrhinum; it has cured cases, and in others where improvement has reached a certain stage and ceased, Medorrhinum has completed the cure9
(See my note to Dr. Biegler`s case in The Organon, III, 212. E.W.B.).
+ Pain like Rheumatism along the right nape whole right side, right hip, left leg (Upper right, lower left); pain drawing worse in dampness; left leg swollen near knees
# Gonorrheal Rheumatism67
Deformity of finger-joints, large puffy knuckles; swelling, stiffness and pain of both ankles; great tenderness of heels and balls of feet, the swellings of all affected joints were puffy like wind-galls; general condition worse inland, better near shore57