Medorrhinum - By Boericke
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Medorrhinum med

(The Gonorrhoeal Virus)
A powerful and deep-acting medicine, often indicated for chronic ailments due to suppressed gonorrhoea. For women with chronic pelvic disorders. Chronic RHEUMATISM. Great disturbance and irritability of nervous system. Pains intolerable, tensive; nerves quiver and tingle. Children dwarfed and stunted. Chronic catarrhal conditions in children. Nose dirty, tonsils enlarged, thick yellow mucus from nostrils; lips thickened from mouth breathing. State of collapse and TREMBLING ALL OVER. History of sycosis. Often restores a gonorrhoeal discharge. Intensity of all sensations. Oedema of limbs; dropsy of serous sacs. Disseminated sclerosis.

Mind

Weak memory. Loses the thread of conversation. Cannot speak without weeping. TIME PASSES TOO SLOWLY. (CANNAB. IND.; ARG. N.) Is in a great hurry. Hopeless of recovery. Difficult concentration. Fears going insane. (MANCINELLA.) Sensibility exalted. Nervous, restless. Fear in the dark and of some one behind her. Melancholy, with suicidal thoughts.

Head

Burning pain in brain; worse, occiput. Head heavy and drawn backward. Headache from jarring of cars, exhaustion, or hard work. Weight and pressure in vertex. Hair dry, crispy. Itching of scalp; dandruff.

Eyes

Feels AS IF SHE STARED at everything. Eyeballs ache. Feels as if sticks in eyes. Lids irritated.

Ears

Partial deafness, pulsation in ears. Quick, darting pains in right ear.

Nose

Intense itching. Coldness of tip. Posterior nares obstructed. Chronic nasal and pharyngeal catarrhs.

Face

Pallor, acne, blotches of reddish color. SMALL BOILS break out during menses.

Mouth

Tongue coated brown and thick, blistered; canker sores. Blisters on inner surface of lips and cheeks.

Stomach

Coppery taste and eructations of sulphuretted hydrogen. Ravenous hunger soon after eating. VERY THIRSTY. Cravings for liquor, salt, sweets, etc., warm drinks. Pernicious vomiting of pregnancy.

Abdomen

Violent pain in liver and spleen. Rests more comfortably lying on abdomen.

Stool

Can pass stool only by leaning very far back. Painful lump sensation on posterior surface of sphincter. Oozing of fetid moisture. INTENSE ITCHING OF ANUS.
Urine.
Painful tenesmus when urinating. NOCTURNAL ENURESIS. Renal colic. (BERB.; OCIM.; PAREIR.) Urine flows very slowly.

Female

Intense pruritus. Menses OFFENSIVE, profuse, dark, clotted; stains difficult to wash out, urinates frequently at that time. SENSITIVE SPOT NEAR OS UTERI. Leucorrhoea thin, acrid, excoriating, fishy odor. Sycotic warts on genitals. Ovarian pain, worse left side, or from ovary to ovary. STERILITY. Metrorrhagia. Intense menstrual colic. Breasts COLD, sore, and sensitive.

Male

Nocturnal emissions, followed by great weakness. IMPOTENCE. Gleet; whole urethra feels sore. Urethritis. Enlarged and painful prostate with frequent urging and painful urination.

Respiratory

Much oppression of breathing. Hoarse while reading. Pain and soreness through chest and mammae. Incessant, dry, night cough. Asthma. Incipient consumption. Larynx feels sore. Dyspnoea; cannot exhale. (Samb.) Cough; better lying on stomach.

Extremities

Pain in back, with burning heat. Legs heavy; ache all night; CANNOT KEEP THEM STILL. (ZINC.) Ankles easily turn when walking. Burning of hands and feet. Finger-joints enlarged, puffy. Gouty concretions. HEELS AND BALLS OF FEET TENDER. (THUJA.) SORENESS OF SOLES. Restless; better, clutching hands.

Skin

Yellow. Intense and incessant ITCHING; worse night and when thinking of it. Fiery red rash about anus in babies. Copper-colored spots. Favus. Tumors and abnormal growth.

Fever

Wants to be fanned all the time. Chills up and down back; coldness of legs, hands, and forearms. Flashes of heat in face and neck. Night-sweat and hectic.

Sleep

Dreams she is drinking. (ARS.; PHOS.) Sleeps in knee-chest position.

Modalities

WORSE, when thinking of ailment, FROM DAYLIGHT TO SUNSET, heat, inland. BETTER, at the seashore, lying on stomach, damp weather. (CAUST.)

Relationship

Compare:(Lactation: GALEGA; LACTUCA.)SULPH.; SYPHIL.; ZINC.

Dose

The very highest potencies only of service. Must not be repeated often.

One of the many uses of this remedy is in the inherited complaints of children. The physician of long and active experience meets many obstinate cases in children. The infant soon emaciates and becomes marasmic, or a child becomes asthmatic, or suffers with vicious catarrh of nose or eyelids, or has ringworm on the scalp or face, or is dwarfed; and after some waste of time it comes to mind that the father was treated for gonorrhoea that was obstinate and perhaps had condylomata on the genitalia. This remedy will cure, or begin the recovery. The woman married several years desires to become a mother. She was healthy when she married, but now she has ovarian pains, menstrual troubles, she has lost all sexual response, is growing pale and waxy, and becoming violently sensitive and nervous. The husband's history gives the cause, and this remedy will cure. The pale waxy young men, who crave stimulants and tobacco, who are sensitive to drafts, become stiff after exertion and walking, who perspire easily and are extremely sensitive to cold, who have never been well since having a gonorrhoea cured by injections. Rheumatic symptoms in every part of the body. Some symptoms are worse in the daytime. The usual comparison with SYPHILINUM, which reads, "Med. in daytime and SYPH. at night," does not hold good as a sweeping statement. It is true that many SYPH. pains are worse nights. It is true that some sycotic and Medorrhinum symptoms are worse daytimes. It is also true that many sycotic symptoms are violent day and night. It is also true that the mental symptoms of Med. are most violent at night. It will not do to be too sweeping with circumstances of this nosode. The rheumatic inflammations are worse from motion, but where swelling is not present these patients act like RHUS patients; they are sensitive to cold, suffer from aching and torturesome pains, and find relief only in motion—like RHUS. Most sycotic patients suffer from cold, some are sensitive to heat. Sore, bruised and lame, as if he had taken a deep cold and was coming down with a fever. The pains come on with a feeling of general tension. Obstinate cases of rheumatism. Losing flesh. Walks stooped, becoming clumsy. Stumbles. Looks as if he were going into quick consumption. Intense nervous sensibility, respecting touch of garment or a lock of hair by any one not EN RAPPORT.

Trembling and quivering; growing steadily weaker. INTENSE FORMICATION all over the body. Starts from the slightest noise. Feels faint and wants to be fanned. Wants open air. Cold and pulseless, with cold sweat. Oe DEMA OF THE LIMBS with great soreness and dropsy of serous sacs. Externally sensitive to cold damp weather. SUBJECT TO NEURALGIAS. Stitching, tearing pains. The pains are ameliorated by heat. . Drawing pains in back and limbs. The patient is extremely sensitive to pain. The remedy should never be used low.

Forgetful of facts, figures and names; of what he has read. Makes mistakes in writing, of spelling, and words. TIME MOVES TOO SLOWLY; everybody moves too slowly. He is in a constant hurry, in such a hurry that he gets out of breath. She is in such a hurry that she feels faint. Confusion of mind, dazed; fear of sensation; loses the idea when speaking. Great difficulty in stating her symptoms, loses herself and must be asked over again. Thinks some one is behind her; hears whispering. Sees faces that peer at her from behind the furniture (PHOS.). Everything seems unreal (ALUM.). Wild desperate feeling as if incipient insanity. Weeps when talking. Exhilaration in evening. Changeable state of mind; one moment sad, the next mirthful. Presentiment of death. Frightened sensation on waking as if something dreadful had happened. FEAR OF THE DARK. Anxiety about her salvation.

Vertigo when stooping; ameliorated lying; aggravated on motion. Fear of falling.

Wandering neuralgia of head, worse in cold damp weather. Sharp pains come and go suddenly. No part of head is free from pain. Pain aggravated from light, and on coughing. Burning pains deep in, as if in brain. Extreme tension of scalp. Band across forehead. Pain in occiput and nape, aggravated on motion. Intense itching of scalp. Herpetic eruptions on scalp; ringworm. Copious dandruff. Hair dry and crispy.

Flickering before the eyes. Blurred vision, and black or brown spots in the field of vision. Objects look double, or small. Sees imaginary objects. Eyes feel drawn. Tension in the muscles. Pain in eyes on turning them. Sensation of sand in eyes. Sensation of sticks. Inflammation of conjunctiva with ulceration of the cornea. Blepharitis with much swelling. Lids stuck together in the morning. Margins red and excoriated. Ptosis. Smarting of lids. Eyelashes fall out. Swelling under eyes, as in Bright's disease.

Impaired hearing and total deafness. Imagines he hears voices or people in conversation. At first the hearing is very acute. Pain along Eustachian tubes into ears. Crawling in ears. Itching in ears. Stitching pains in ears.

This remedy cures obstinate nasal catarrh, also post nasal obstruction with loss of smell. Mucus, white or yellow. A middle aged man was cured of an obstinate nasal discharge by Med. very high and a discharge from the urethra which had been suppressed many years before came back and acted like a chronic gleet, and finally subsided without other treatment. Bleeding from the nose, and bloody nasal discharge. Nose sensitive to inhaled air. Itching and crawling in nose.

The greenish yellow, waxy, sickly face of the sycotic patient looks like that of the ARSENIC patient, but strange to say, ARSENIC does not otherwise correspond to the symptoms, but may be mistaken for it. The skin shines, and is often covered by blotches and there are fever blisters about the mouth. Herpes on the face. Epithelioma of wing of nose, or on lip. Rheumatic pains and stiffness of face. Swelling of the submaxillary glands. The teeth are always sensitive when chewing. The taste is perverted, and the tongue is foul and white at base. The mouth is full of canker sores. Ulcers in the mouth and on the tongue. The breath is foul. Stringy mucus in mouth and throat. Mouth dry and feels burnt. Catarrh of throat, and thick white mucus is constantly drawn from posterior nares.

Ravenous hunger, even after eating. Unquenchable thirst. Craves stimulants, tobacco, sweets, green fruit, ice, sour things, oranges, ale, salt. Nausea after eating, and after drinking water. Vomiting of mucus and bile. Sour and bitter vomiting. Violent retching. Vomiting without nausea.

Gnawing in stomach, not relieved by eating or drinking. Trembling in stomach. Clawing in stomach, aggravated by drawing up the knees. Sinking in stomach. Agonizing pains in stomach.

Terrible pains in liver. Grasping pains in liver and spleen. It has cured ascites. Pulsation felt in abdomen. Pain and swelling of the inguinal glands. A young man who had been in good flesh and health took gonorrhoea. He was treated by injection. Soon he began to lose flesh. He suffered from pain in the groin, which compelled him to walk bent. He became pale and waxy; stiff and lame all over, and was very sensitive to cold. Took cold frequently, which seemed never to get quite well. After Med. very high the discharge returned, and he seemed quite well. Pain in spermatic cords.

This remedy has cured many cases of marasmus in infants that had inherited sycosis from a parent. Children of a sycotic father are especially subject to attacks of vomiting and diarrhoea, and emaciation. They resist well selected chronic remedies, or are only palliated by well selected remedies. After Med. high they thrive, and remedies act better. Constipation. Can pass stool only by leaning far back when straining at stool. Inactivity of the rectum. Round balls, and hard lumpy stool. Oozing of moisture at the anus, smelling like fish-brine.

Scanty, high-colored, strong-smelling urine in a patient suffering from rheumatic lameness and stiffness. Sensitive to cold, with tenderness of the soles. In albuminous urine with hyaline casts when the patient is waxy and there is oedema of feet and ankles, and the soles so tender he can scarcely walk on them, the skin of soles is bluish and hot; also when the swollen legs are so sore he cannot have them touched, or endure the pressure to ascertain whether the swelling will or will not pit on pressure. In the above conditions Med. will act promptly if there has been gonorrhoeal history. Inflammation of bladder, prostate gland or kidneys. Copious mucus in urine. Renal colic. Parenchymatic inflammation of the kidneys. Copious pale urine. Frequent urination at night. Loses urine in bed. Inactivity of the bladder and feeble stream of urine. It has cured many cases of polyuria.

Nocturnal emissions and impotency in young men who have had gonorrhoea several times, especially if treated by injections. Prolonged gleety discharge with rheumatic symptoms and declining health. For gonorrhoeal rheumatism it is a most important remedy. It controls the rheumatic symptoms and restores the discharge. It has cured induration of testes, and pain in the spermatic cords. Pain in left spermatic cord, left sciatic nerve and lumbago from every exposure to a draft in one who suffered from gonorrhoea several years ago and was cured by Med. 10 m. at long intervals.

Chronic pain in ovarian region. Sterility. Painful menstruation. Obstinate leucorrhoea. Enlarged ovaries. Violent itching of vulva and vagina. Profuse menses. Drawing in sacrum as if menses would come on. Cutting like knives in whole pelvic region. Burning in scrotum and hips during menses.

Respiration is difficult. Suffocation and short breath on slight exertion. Asthma in children of sycotic parents (NAT. S.). Spasms of the glottis with clucking in the larynx; air expelled with difficulty, but inhaled with ease. Several cases of asthma have been cured by this remedy. Dryness of the larynx causes spasms and cough on falling asleep. Most obstinate catarrh, of air passages with copious viscid expectoration has been cured by this remedy. Cannot cough deep enough to reach the phlegm (CAUST.). The cough is ameliorated by lying on the abdomen, is aggravated at night. The expectoration is yellow, white or green, viscid, difficult to raise. Cough worse in a warm room.

Many of the patients that need this remedy look sick, pale, and walk stooped as if about to go into phthisis. Dry cough, with rattling in chest. Great heat, even burning in chest. Many pains in chest. Rheumatic, sharp pains through chest on exposure to damp cold air. When patients who have suffered from gonorrhoea seem to be taking on a phthisical complex of symptoms and the paucity of individualizing symptoms makes the remedy doubtful, this remedy will bring better reaction, and sometimes be the remedy for many months. Intense pain in chest on coughing. Sensation of coldness in chest and mammae. Stitching pain in chest. The chest is sore to touch, and aggravated by the motion of breathing.

The heart manifests all the symptoms usual to rheumatic constitutions. Dyspnoea; fluttering heart; palpitation. The pains are acute, cutting, stitching; aggravated by motion. Burning in heart, extending to left arm.

"Lame back" is the common complaint of these patients. It is generally a lumbago, or it is a lumbo-sacral pain, and often extends into the lower limbs. Crural or sciatic pains. Drawing in nape and back. Pain across the back, from left to right shoulders. Great heat in the upper part of spine. Stiffness in the back on rising, or beginning to move. Pains all aggravated in cold damp weather. Tender spine. Soreness in region of kidneys.

Chronic rheumatic pains in limbs in cold damp weather. The limbs are lame and stiff. Stitching pains all over the body, and in limbs. Sharp pains. The patient is extremely sensitive to pain, and feels pain as sharp and stitching. Some of the pains come on during motion, and some are better from continued motion. Cold extremities. Burning palms and soles. Trembling of the limbs. Rheumatic pains in shoulders, aggravated from motion. Numbness of arms and hands, worse left. Trembling hands and arms. Burning palms, wants them fanned. Right hand cold, then left. Cold hands. Heat and numbness of back of hands.

Trembling weakness and numbness of lower limbs. Awkwardness of legs, they do not go where they are willed to go. Numbness of thighs. Must stretch the lower limbs constantly. Drawing pains and tension in legs. Rheumatic pains. Stiffness and soreness in flesh and periosteum. Shooting up the legs during a thunderstorm. Restlessness in legs, must move them constantly. Aching, drawing in legs and thighs, in sciatic and crural nerves, ameliorated by continued motion. Legs numb and heavy, like wood. Legs cold up to the knees. Contraction of muscles of posterior part of thigh down to knee. Cramps in soles and calves. Weak ankles. Burning feet, wants them uncovered and fanned. Legs swollen to knees, and pit upon pressure. Sore bruised legs, ankles and soles. Soles sore and bruised, look blue. He cannot walk on the soles. Swelling and itching of the soles. It cures the tenderness in the soles so common in chronic gonorrhoeal rheumatism. Tenderness of soles so that he had to walk on his knees. Cold sweaty feet.

Can sleep only on the back with hands over head. Sleeps on her knees with face forced into the pillow. Terrible dreams of ghosts and dead people; she dreads the nights. Sleepy but cannot sleep. Sleeplessness fore part of night. Copious night sweats.

THE GONORRHEAL VIRUS A NOSODE

 

For the constitutional effects of maltreated and suppressed gonorrhoea, when the best selected remedy fails to relieve or permanently improve.

 

For persons suffering from gout, rheumatism, neuralgia and diseases of the spinal cord and its membranes — even organic lesions ending in paralysis—which can be traced to a sycotic origin.

 

For women, with chronic ovaritis, salpingitis, pelvic cellulitis, fibroids, cysts, and other morbid growths of the uterus and ovaries, especially if symptoms point to malignancy, with or without sycotic origin.

 

For scirrhus, carcinoma or cancer; either acute or chronic in development, when the symptoms correspond and a history of sycosis can be traced.

 

Bears the same relation to deep-seated sycotic chronic affections of spinal and sympathetic nervous system, that Psorinum does to deep-seated affections of skin and mucous membranes.

 

Children, pale, rachitic; dwarfed and stunted in growth (Bar, c.) ; mentally, dull and weak.

 

Great heat and soreness, with enlargement of lymphatic glands all over body.

 

Consumptive languor; fatigue; great general depression of vitality.

 

Pains: arthritic, rheumatic, a sequel of suppressed gonorrhoea (Daph. od., Clem.); constricting, seem to tighten the whole body (Cac); sore all over, as if bruised (Arn., Eup.).

 

TREMBLING ALL OVER (subjective), intense nervousness and profound exhaustion.

 

STATE OF COLLAPSE, wants to be fanned all the time^ (Carbo v.) ; craves fresh air skin cold, yet throws off the covers (Camph., Sec.) ; cold and bathed with cold perspiration (Ver.).

 

 

Mind

Weakness of memory; cannot remember names, words or initial letters; has to ask name of most intimate friend; even forgets his own name.

 

Cannot spell correctly; wonders how a well-known name is spelled.

 

Constantly loses the thread of conversation.

 

Great difficulty in stating her symptoms, question has to be repeated as she loses herself.

 

CANNOT SPEAK WITHOUT WEEPING.

 

Anticipates death; always anticipating, feels matters most sensitively before they occur and generally correctly.

 

Irritated at trifles; cross during the day, exhilarated at night.

 

Very impatient; peevish.

 

Anxious, nervous, extremely sensitive; starts at the least sound. Time passes too slowly (Alum., Arg. n., Can. I.).

 

Is in a great hurry; when doing anything is in such a hurry she gets fatigued.

 

Many symptoms are < when thinking of them (pains return as soon as he thinks about them, Ox. ac).

 

 

Head

Intense burning pain in brain, < in cerebellum ; extends down spine.

 

Head feels heavy and is drawn backwards.

 

Sensation of tightness and contraction; extends down whole length of spine.

 

Headache and diarrhoea from jarring of cars.

 

 

 

Throat

Sensation as if she had taken a severe cold, with distressing aching in bones; throat sore and swollen, deglutition of either liquids or solids impossible (Mer.).

Throat constantly filled with thick, gray or bloody mucus from posterior nares (Hyd.).

 

 

Appetite

Ravenous hunger immediately after eating (Cina, Lyc, Psor.).

 

Constant thirst, even dreams she is drinking.

 

INSATIATE CRAVING: for liquor, which before she hated (Asar.); for salt (Cal., Nat.); for sweets (Sulph.); for ale, ice, acids, oranges, green fruit.

 

Bowels—Stools: tenacious, clay-like, sluggish, cannot strain from a sensation of prolapse of rectum (Alum.).

 

Constriction and inertia of bowels with ball-like stools (Lach.).

 

Can only pass stool by leaning very far back; very painful, as if there was a lump on posterior surface of sphincter; so painful as to cause tears.

 

Sharp, needle-like pains in rectum.

 

Oozing of moisture from anus, fcetid odor of fish brine (Caust., Hep.).

Urinary Organs

Severe pain (backache) in renal region, > by profuse urination (Lyc).

 

Renal colic; intense pain in ureters, with sensation of passing of calculus (Berb., Lyc, Ocim. c.); craving for ice.

 

Nocturnal enuresis: passes enormous, quantity of ammoniacal, high colored urine in bed every night; < by over-work or over-play, extremes of heat or cold, when the best selected remedy fails; with a history of sycosis.

 

Painful tenesmus of bladder and bowels when urinating.

 

 

Sexual Organs

Menses: profuse, very dark, clotted; stains difficult to wash out (Mag. c).

 

Metorrhagia: at climacteric; profuse for weeks, flow dark, clotted, offensive; in gushes, on moving; with malignant disease of uterus.

 

Intense menstrual colic, with drawing up of knees and terrible bearing down labor-like pains; must press feet against support, as in labor.

 

Intense pruritus of labia and vagina < by thinking of it.

 

Breasts and nipples sore and sensitive to touch.

 

Breasts cold as ice to touch, especially the nipples, rest of body warm (during menses).

 

 

 

Respiratory Organs

Asthma: choking caused by a weakness or spasm of epiglottis; larynx stopped so that no air could enter, only > by lying on face and protruding tongue.

 

Soreness of larynx as if ulcerated.

 

Dyspnoea and sense of constriction; can inhale with ease, but no power to exhale (Samb.).

 

Cough: dry, incessant, severe; painful, as if mucous membrane was torn from larynx; deep, hollow, like coughing in a barrel; < at night, from sweets, on lying down; > by lying on stomach.

 

Sputa: albuminous, frothy; small, green, bitter balls; viscid, difficult to raise.

 

Incipient consumption; severe pains in middle lobes.

 

 

 

Back and Extremities

Pain in back between scapulae; whole length of spine sore to touch (Chin. s.).

 

Intense burning heat, beginning in nape of neck and extending down spine, with a contractive stiffness, < by stretching.

 

Rheumatism at top of shoulder and arm; pains extend to fingers, > by motion (right, Sang. — left, Fer.).

 

Lumbar vertebrae painful and sensitive to touch.

 

Pain in sacrum, coccyx, and back of hips running around and down limbs.

 

Pains in legs, from hips to knees; only when walking.

 

Heaviness of legs, feel like lead; walking very difficult, legs are so heavy; legs give way.

 

Lower limbs ache all night, preventing sleep.

 

 

INTENSE RESTLESS AND FIDGETY LEGS AND FEET (Zinc).

 

Terrible burning in legs and arms during an electrical storm.

 

Aching in legs, with inability to keep them still in bed, < when giving up control of himself, when relaxing, in trying to sleep.

 

Coldness of legs and feet; of hands and forearms.

 

Drawing, contracting sensation in hamstrings and ankles; cramps in calves aqd soles (Cup.).

 

Ankles turn easily when walking (Carbo an., Led.).

 

Burning of hands and feet, wants them uncovered and fanned (Lach., Sulph.).

 

Almost entire loss of nervous force in legs and arms; exhausted by slightest effort.

 

Painful stiffness of every joint in body.

 

Deformity of finger joints; LARGE, PUFFY KNUCKLES; swelling and painful stiffness of ankles; great tenderness of heels and balls of feet; swellings of all joints, were puffy, like windgalls.

 

 

Relations

Compare: Ipec, dry cough; Camph., Sec, Tab., Ver., in collapse; Pic. ac, Gels., inability to walk; Aloe, Sulph., morning diarrhoea.

 

The burning feet of Sulphur and restless fidgety legs and feet of Zinc, are both found at the same time in Medorrhinum.

 

 

Aggravation

WHEN THINKING OF IT (Helon., Ox. ac.) ; heat, covering; stretching ; thunder storm; least movement; sweets; from daylight to sunset (rev. of Syph.).

 

 

Amelioration

THE SEASHORE (REV. of Nat.); lying on stomach; damp weather (Caust., Nux).

 

 

 

The gonorrhoeal virus, is undoubtedly a great remedy. Any one who has had much to do with gonorrhoea well knows the severe form of rheumatism, which is often the consequence of the introduction of this disease product into the system. I have seen some remarkable results from the use of this remedy in chronic forms of rheumatism. One case (a middle-aged lady) was not able to attend church, a few rods from her residence, for a long time, the trouble being in her feet and ankles and soles of the feet. The ankles were so sore and stiff and soles so tender that she could not walk on them. ANTIMONIUM CRUD., which had cured some bad cases with similar symptoms for me, was without any beneficial effect, but MEDORRHINUM cm., one dose, so benefited her that she could walk where she pleased. In the ORGANON (journal), Vol. 3, Dr. J. A. Biegler, of Rochester, N. Y., reports a remarkable cure of chronic rheumatism in a man 60 years of age. No history of previous gonorrhoea appears in the case, and I have never found any such history in the cases which I have been able to benefit with this remedy. In Vol. 1, of the same journal, is a remarkable cure reported by Dr. Skinner, of Liverpool, England. It is a cure of caries of the spine of long standing by SYPHILINUM (high). I had a very similar case, for which I had been prescribing for over a year without success, when I first read the report of this case. In my case, as in his, the patient had severe pains in the diseased part DURING THE NIGHT. Every one acquainted with syphilitic troubles, especially of the bones, knows of these (terrible, sometimes) nightly bone pains. Three doses of Swan's SYPHILINUM cm. cured this case in the remarkably short space of forty days. I could not find any reliable history of syphilis in this case. Then the question arises, is Swan's nosode theory true, or are disease products homeopathically curative only in those cases resembling them, not having a disease product history? Let others answer, I am not able to as yet.

Since writing the above I have experimented more with the so-called nosodes and have had seemingly very good results from this remedy as well as SYPHILINUM in intractable cases of chronic rheumatism. The most characteristic difference between them is that with MEDORRHINUM the pains are worse in the DAYTIME, and with SYPHILINUM in the NIGHT.

There are, no doubt, great curative powers residing in these two disease poisons and they should not be discarded simply because they are the products of disease.

In regard to the other nosodes, I have, within two years past, seen some remarkable effects from them.

 

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