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Materia Medica by Allen




Sanguine, ruddy people, with black hair and eyes; lively, restless, anxious about the future.

Old people; weak vision; corpulent; TIRED OF LIFE.

For constitutions broken down by bad effects of mercury and syphilis.

PINING BOYS; low-spirited, lifeless, weak memories, lacking in "boyish go"; testes undeveloped, mere pendent shreds.

Constantly dwelling on suicide (Naja—but is afraid to die, Nux).

Profound melancholy: feels hateful and quarrelsome; desire to commit suicide; life is a constant burden; after abuse of mercury; with nearly all complaints.

Uneasy, hurried, great desire for mental and physical activity; cannot do things fast enough (Arg. n.).

Ailments from fright, anger, contradictions, mortification, vexation, dread, or reserved displeasure (Staph.).

Over-sensitive: least contradiction excites wrath (Con.); to pain; to smell, taste, hearing, touch (Anac).

Headache of people with dark olive-brown complexion; sad, gloomy, taciturn; disposed to constipation; from least mental exertion.

Falling of the hair, especially in syphilis and mercurial affections.

Hemiopia; sees only the lower half (sees only the left half, Lith. c, Lyc).

Syphilitic and mercurial affections of the bones.

Caries: of the nasal palatine and mastoid bones; ozaena, otorrhoea, excessively foetid discharge, pains worse at night; drive to despair; of mercurial or syphilitic origin (Asaf.).

Prolapsed and indurated uterus; from over-reaching or straining (Pod., Rhus) ; from hypertrophy (Con.).

Menstrual and uterine affections, with great melancholy; < at menstrual period.

Foul breath; in girls at puberty.

Sensation as if the heart stood still; as though it ceased to beat and then suddenly gave one hard thump (Sep.).

Violent palpitation; anxiety, with congestion of blood to head and chest after exertion; pulse small, feeble, rapid, irregular; visible beating of carotid and temporal arteries (Bell., Glon.).

Fatty degeneration of heart (Phos.).


Aurum follows, and is followed well by Syphilinum.

Similar: to, Asaf., Cal., Plat., Sep., Tar., Ther., in bone, uterine disease.


In cold air; when getting cold; while lying down; mental exertion; many complaints come on only in winter.


In warm air, when growing warm, in the morning, and during summer.