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THE GIFT OF 



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Chemical Libiaiy 



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DOSE BOOK 



OF 



SPECIFIC MEDICINES. 



Their History^ Characteristics, Quali- 
ties, Strengths, Prices, and Con- 
nected Features of General 
Interest to Physicians. 



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TOGETHER WITH 

Fac-Similes of T^abels Givinsr Their Doses, Uses, 

and Therapeutic Qualities, and a Glossary of 

Indicated Remedies and Disease Names 

and Definitions, by V. L.. Bell, M. D. 



LLOYD BROTHERS, CUSTCINNATI, OHIO. 

^ Copyright, 1907. 



DRU(} TREATISES FREE. 

Wg are presenting our patrons with an illus- 
trated set of detail Materia Medica studies of excep- 
tional value. They are' published separately, each 
being complete in itself. Those devoted to drugs 
embrace the history, description, pharmacy, chemis- 
try and theapeutical uses of the drugs considered. 
Each part comprises 16 or 32 pages, eighteen sepa- 
rate parts having been issued to date. We can now 
supply the back numbers and on application will 
place the names of physicians receiving this Dose 
Book on the list for future issues, to be mailed free, 
as they appear from the press. 

Those already issued are as follows: 

Treatise No. 

I, Thuja Occidentalis 16 pages 

II, Cactus Grandiflorus 16 

III, Pilocarpus ( Jaborandi) 16 

IV, Veratrum Viride 16 

V, Chionanthus Virginica 16 

VI, Asepsin and Asepsin Soap . . '. 16 

VII, Collinsonia Canadensis 16 

VIII, Nux Vomica 16 

IX, Gelsemium 16 

X, Belladonna 16 

XI, Oenanthe Crocata, Vegetable Caus- 
tic and Crataegus 16 

XII, Ergot 16 

XIII, Macrotys 16 

XIV, Dioscorea 16 

XV, Development of the Pharmaceu- 
tical Still 32 

XVI, Scutellaria 16 

XVII, Mangifera Indica and the National 

Pure Pood and Drug Act 32 

XVIII, Libradol 16 

Those next to appear are on very important sub- 
jects. Together these drug treatises make an inval- 
uable work on Materia Medica and allied subjects. 

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CONCEENING SPECIFIC MEDICINES. 



Origin of the Name. — Over thirty years ago John 
M. Scudder, M. D., ^ave a new meaning to the term 
"Specific" in its application to medication and to 
medicines. Preceding tjiat time, the word "Specific" 
carried with it the thought of a remedy, infallibly 
capable of curing a disease, as for example, a Specific 
for Consumption, or a Specific for Cancer. Dr. Scud- 
der's views may be briefly stated as follow^: 

"Many persons are in error in regard to our use of the 
term Speciflc. They think of a Specific Medicine as one that 
will cur6 all cases of a certain disease, according to our 
present nosology, as pneumonia, dysentery, diarrhoea, albumi- 
naria, phthisis, etc.; and a person looking at the subject in 
this light, and guided by his experience in the use of reme- 
dies, would say there are no specifics. 

*'We use the term Specific, with relation to definite path- 
ological conditions, and propose to say that certain well de- 
termined deviations from the healthy state will always be cor- 
rected by certain Specific Medicines." — Sp. Med. pp. 10, 11, 
1870. 

The Name. — The old definition of the term Spe- 
cific led many good men for some time to place both 
the medicines and the practice in a false position. 
Antagonists to new ideas and advanced methods in 
pharmacy intentionally misled a few who did not 
take the pains to investigate intelligently. Medical 
politics and professional rivalry led others to thought- 
lessly prejudice themselves. These conditions no 
longer prevail either in pharmacy or in medicine. 
Every reputable pharmacist in America stands ready 
to supply physicians with Specific Medicines in 
original packages and to fill prescriptions from 
them. It is now evident that the only way to intro- 

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duce the new era was under a newness that was 
distinctive and fair. The term Specific Medication 
was explanatory, was true to principles, and is now 
firmly established in medical nomenclature, whilst 
Specific Medicii^es are recognized as possessing an 
individuality that distinguishes them in a pharmacal 
sense from any other line of preparations. 

Old Style Medicines.— The plant medicines then 
in use were of all forms and conditions, syrups, tinc- 
tures, fluid extracts, elixirs, solid extracts, alkaloids, 
resinoids, wines, concentrations, infusions, decoc: 
tions, etc., etc., of many makes, strengths, colors, 
and qualities, none being representative of the 
drugi^, and few reliable. * 

Improved Medicines Necessary. — It was folly to 
imagine that a disease symptom could be specifically 
aborted by anything, other than a remedy possessed 
of a specific value. The remedy must not be one 
thing to-day and another thing to-morrow, nor could 
specific actions be expected from a variety of dis- 
cordant substances. The remedy must specifically 
represent a known drug if it could serve as a specific 
agent in disease expression. 

Specific Medicines.— With the hope of supplying 
a line of remedies to fulfill these conditions, came 
our study of plants that finally resulted in the now 
celebrated Specific Medicines, which in a pharmacal 
sense are not specific cures, but specific representa- 
tions of the drugs that yield them. These definite 
medicines are as necessary now as formerly to the 
success of physicians. The Specific Medicines are 
not commended to cure diseases by name, but to 
serve the medical profession desiring to use specific 
or definite preparations to meet specific symptoms 
in disease expression. 

Evolution of Specific Medicines. — It must not be 
supposed that satisfaction as concerns the resultant 
pharmaceutical prepa,rations, came at a bound. In 
stead, a lifetime has been spent in this study of 
drngs and much is yet to be accomplished. Thou- 
sf Ids of experiments have been made; numberless 

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failures were often recorded before a preparation 
was finally established as a member of our list. 
Many excellent drugs have as yet no Specific Medi 
cine representatives. Not less than ten thousaiid 
physicians have, in a clinical study of thirty years,, 
contributed their efforts to the object of establish^ 
Ing the therapy side of the preparations now estab- 
lished. Thus the pharmacy side has grown in exact- 
ness as the therapy developed. The study has been one 
of hand to hand progress, with a definite object, viz: 
— the establishing of medicines that could be used 
in confidence by every physician in America and 
the placing of them where every American physician 
could get them. The result of these years of ex- 
perimental investigation is now evidenced in tl^e 
practice of Specific Medication to which it may be 
added, the exactness of the Specific Medicines made 
the practice of Specific Medication possible. 

Drug Structures. — EJvery drug contains many re- 
lated inter-structural constituents. Every part of a 
plant is an inter-cellular complexity. No one con- 
stituent, be it educt or product, represents a drug. 
In many cases a dominating substance is less valu- 
able in certain directions than are its less vicious 
constituents. The "still small voice" is often smoth- 
ered in the whirlwind. The art Of selecting the de- 
sirable structures and excluding those undesirable is 
a generally neglected feature of plant pharmacy. 
The conspicuous alkaloid or resin of a drug may be 
an enemy to its finer qualities if present in too great 
amount. The study of each drug and each part of 
a drug with a view to balancing this interstructural 
complexity, concerning which books are negative, is 
a part of the pharmacy of Specific Medicines. In 
this there is nothing mysterious. It is simply phar- 
macal logic based on fact. The best representative 
of a drug is the best balanced product for a specific 
purpose. This is both good pharmacy and fair phar- 
macy. Specific Medicines are studied representatives- 
of the desirable structural drug constituents, bal- 
anced in accord with our study of drugs. The final 

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solvent, when possible, is. pure ateobol, either strong, 
or appropriately diluted. We use alcohol because it 
is the best known solvent for most drug energetics, 
and is the only known innocent preserver of the deli- 
cate proximate constituents of plants. 

The Menstruum.-^— The study of drugs shows us 
that in some cases menstruums should vary with the 
same drug as necessity demands. Consequently the 
menstrums of the Specific Medicines are adapted to 
each drug and to its particular condition, not to a line 
of drugs. Nor is it always possible to use the same 
alcoholic strength with the same drug. The vari- 
ation of moisture in drugs is one factor to necessi- ' 
tate alcoholic variation. If a preparation is brought 
to a definite drug strength, the menstruum varies in 
alcoholic and aqueous proportions with each batch 
of the same drug. This is shown by a comparison 
of different lots of the same Specific Medicines as 
indicated by the alcoholic volume given upon each 
label. 

Drug Strength. — The drug strength is on every 
Specific Medicine label. This drug strength refers 
to the balanced structural parts of the drug that ex- 
perience has demonstrated are best adapted to pro- 
duce the fullest and kindliest drug action. In some 
cases the green drug is employed, in other cases the 
dry drug, ^nd again a drug that is partly dried. In 
a few cases a drug is better if aged than when re- 
cent. No rule of thumb process is possible in plant 
pharmacy. The bark of the root, the leaf, the catkin, 
the wood, the flower or the root is selected as ex- 
perience has shown is necessary and best. 

Qualities. — Specific Medicines carry the most deli- 
cate qualities of the respective drugs to their fullest 
extent as we have studied drugs, and possess cer- 
tain advantages not possible to other remedies. We 
believe they can not be paralleled by the usual 
methods of drug extraction, and that it is not pos- 
sible to imitate them without our special form of 
apparatus for concentration and distillation (see 
back cover page), as described in our sixteen page 

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Drug Study No. 15, which will be sent free upon ap- 
plication. The bright green color of chlorophyl-bear- 
ing Specific Medicines is natural, and not from arti- 
ficial dyes ; the delicate aroma of the aromatic drugs ; 
the fragrance of others; the exact and characteristic 
flavor of all members of the list of plant preparations 
under the Specific Medicine label, are all proofs of 
their pharmacal exactness. 

Concentration. — Specific Medicines are so concen- 
trated that the dose is very small. They are so clean 
that the drug effect quickly follows by rapid assimi- 
lation. A few drops in a glass of water, a teaspoon- 
ful of the dilution every 30 minutes, is usually sufii- 
cient to give the full therapeutic effect of the re- 
spective drug. They are thus pleasant remedies,, 
effective remedies, and are so concentrated that from 
them in medicinal dose no alcoholic infiiience is pos- 
sible. The fraction of a drop is all that, as a rule,, 
is taken in a dose. 

Characteristics. — If a drug carry a resin or an oil 
that is of therapeutic value, that substance will be 
found in the Specific Medicine. If such a medicine 
be mixed with water, it will become cloudy or pre- 
cipitate. Podophyllum, Macrotys, Staphisagria, Ja- 
lapa. Lobelia, are such examples. Most Specific 
Medicines contain some constituent insoluble in 
water. Most natural vegetable greens make water 
opalescent. 

Dilution. — The best possrble vehicle in which to 
give a medicine is pure water. The quickest drug 
action, the readiest assimilation of any remedy 
comes from a perfect water solution or mixture. 
The mixture of a Specific Medicine with water 
should be shaken each time a dose is taken, but 
never filtered, and never poured off if a •precipitate 
has formed. If a precipitate forms when water is^ 
mixed with a Specific Medicine it should be present, and 
a full share of the precipitate should be given with 
each dose. 

Not Specific Tinctures. — The proper term to apply 
to these preparations is Specific Medicine. A Tincture 

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is alcoholic. Specific Medicines are not necessarily 
alcoholic, for a few of the list are definite chemicals, 
such as inorganic acids and salts, whilst some dry 
alkaloids of American drugs of established value are 
embraced in the list. Such as these are not tinctures. 
If drug strength and menstruum of the official tinc- 
tures be a standard for the definition tincture, there 
is not a tincture in the entire Specific Medicine list, 
for all are much stronger than the official tinctures. 
Specific Medicines are eight times the drug strength of 
the usual common tincture. Nor can the derivation of 
the word tincture as meaning colored be applied to 
a water-white liquid, of which the Specific Medicine 
list contains several. Use the term Specific Medicine, 
not Specific Tincture, 

Colors. — The coloring matter of a drug is not 
often a therapeutic factor. But it is usually so inti- 
mately associated with the structures that impart 
its medicinal qualities, as to make separation with- 
out injury to the product impossible. The bark of 
a root is brown, even though the fresh root pulp be 
white. This bark imparts a brown or red color If 
the drug be thoroughly represented, for to remove 
the bark is to remove the drug's most energetic part. 
Leaves carry green chlorophyl, which in itself is 
■considered inert. But this green color is essential 
to the preservation of many delicate constituents 
with which it is intimately associated. The color of 
each Specific Medicine, from the golden yellow of 
Chionanthus to the rich red of Sanguinaria or the 
dark green of Jaborandi or Digitalis, is a part of the 
remedy's qualities. 

American Drugs. — Specific Medicines include 
every American drug of established value. The Ec- 
lectic Sch<Jol in Medicine has devoted seventy-five 
years of study to the American Materia Medica, and 
for one-third of a century the specific action of single 
■drugs in disease has been their constant study. The 
list of Specific Medicines carries the name of every 
established American drug, and physicians using 
these medicines get the result of nearly a century of 

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care and study by the most eminent authorities in. 
both therapy ahd pharmacy. 

Standard Remedies. — Physicians prescribe reme- 
dies for their established, full, and complete action — 
not .for a guess effect. That every member of the 
Specific Medicine list will give the desirable drug 
eftect, is attested by their present reputation and 
long usefulness. The physician who uses Aconite^ 
Belladonna, Hyoscyamus, knows that a minim of the 
Specific Medicine of each drug will give the effect 
of a grain of the best drug. There is no question, 
no guess. This is true of the entire list, and this 
fact has made Specific Medicines the Standard Reme- 
dies with the most careful physicians of America. 
Whether a physician prescribe a single drop of one 
remedy, or a mixture of several remedies, he pre- 
scribes with the hope of getting an expected drug 
effect. Specific Medicines serve alike to give cer- 
tainty of results to whoever uses them, regardless 
of personal opinions concerning medical politics, pro- 
fessional rivalries, or views on dosage. The phy- 
• sician using Aconite wishes the best form of the 
drug. The same is true of Belladonna, Jaborandi, 
and all others. On the third cover-page are listed 
twenty-four books by eminent authorities, in which 
Specific Medicine^ are the standards. 

New Remedies. — Notwithstanding that the Spe- 
cific Medicines are all standard remedies of accu- 
rately determined qualities, many of them are new 
remedies to many physicians. For example, Pulsa- 
tilla was introduced by the Homoeopathists over half 
a century ago, Polymnia by Dr. J. W. Pruitt in 1870, 
Chionanthus by Dr. I. J. M. Goss in 1843, the ver>' 
latest member of the list. Echinacea, having been 
Introduced by Dr. John King in 1885. These reme- 
dies and such as these are invaluable to thousands 
of successful practitioners, and should be known to 
every physician. Every remedy of the list is an 
established standard with thousands of physicians, 
and yet many practitioners will find many of those 
most valuable to be in their own case "new remedies/* 

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Thousands of physicians know the value of such 
drugs as Aconite, Rhubarl>, Belladonna, and Opiuni 
who have not used other no less important remedies 
such as Pulsatilla, Dioscorea, Echinacea, Chionan- 
thus, Byron la, CratSBgus, and others even more.valu- 
able than these. To such physicians a study of the 
labels in this booklet will be of service and interest. 
The "New Remedy" to one physician may be a 
remedy long established with another. 

Dosage. — Whoever correctly prescribes a Specific 
Medicine for a symptom will get the exact action of 
the drug. The small dose, as a rule, is sufficient, 
unless the poisonous or violent drug action is de- 
sired. Bome physicians still overdose their patients, 
but the tendency is towards moderation and exact- 
ness. These remedies have been established by use 
in disease expression and by the most careful of 
physicians experienced in therapy in its fullest sense. 
The doses on the label are conservatively sufficient 
unless the case be exceptional, or unless the phy- 
sician is not satisfied with anything short of the 
heroic as indicated by a shock to the patient. 

Overdosing. — With innocuous remedies, overdos- 
ing does no particular harm. It is simply a waste of 
medicine. But in other cases, if dosen of Specific 
Medicines be heroically given as are doses of in- 
ferior preparations of the same drug, serious results 
may follow. Such preparations as Collinsonia, Euony- 
mus, Chionanthus, Caulophyllum, etc., may without 
ill effect be given in doses many times increased 
over the label directions, but Aconite, Belladonna, 
Gelsemium, Nux Vomica, and those bearing the cau- 
tion **Poisonovs in overdoses" must be used with care. 
If a heroic dose must be given. let it be of a harmless 
drug. 

Ethical Remedies. — Remedies of scientific nomen- 
clature, of exact strength, and of known qualities 
prepared for the use of physicians and distributed 
to the medical profession through the legitimate 
druggist only, are thus to be classified. Specific 
Medicines are used and prescribed by physicians 

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only, are made for physicians only, are Bold only 
through pharmacists, and are not and have never 
been advertised to the laymen. They typify the 
ethical in pharmacy if excellence, fairness, and a 
statement of fact be ethical. 

Secret Remedies. — Physicians are fast leamin*g 
that drug secrecy and an appeal to the mysterious 
is not ethical. The fact that Specific Medicines have 
ever been correctly labeled under, the scientific drug 
name and strength, and have always been in exact 
accord with their labels, and sold only for physicians' 
us^, accounts for their long established professional 
popularity. 

Homoeopathic Remedies. — Several of the Specific 
Medicines are representatives of drugs originally in- 
troduced by the Homoeopathic profession, who should 
be given the credit due them. Aconite, Pulsatilla, 
Bryonia, Staphisagria are examples. In a few in- 
stances triturates after the Homoeopathic principle 
are included in the list, as is the case with triturated 
Hesin of Podophyllum and Carbo Veg. The Specific 
Medicines of plant origin are, however, much more 
concentrated than the Homoeopathic Mother Tinc- 
tures of the same drug^. Homoeopathic physicians 
using Specific Medicines mix one ounce of a Spe- 
cific Medicine with three ounces of alcohol to employ 
as a Mother Tincture for making dilutions. 

National Pure Food and Drug Law. — The fact that 
when the National law passed, every Specidc Medi- 
cine was found to conform to its severest require- 
ment, was a great satisfaction to physicians and a 
matter of pride to us. Every Specific Medicine in 
every Jobbing house in America is correctly labeled 
in the form the Government approved, and is true 
to name and quality. Not one carries a forbiddea 
substance, and physicians using them can do so in 
full confidence that they are in accord with the law. 
Drpg Study No. 17, which carries a full treatise 
on this law and its relationship to physicians, will 
be mailed free on application. 

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Who Us^s Specific Medicines? — Originally deveh 
oped by Eclectic physicians, their use for a long time 
was largely restricted to that branch of the medical 
profession. The commendation of Eclectic practition- 
ers who use any remedy that appeals, but desire to 
reciprocate by contributing to; others in return, grad- 
ually made their excellence familiar to physicians of 
other schools. This fraternal spirit is now more pro- 
nounced than eyer^ as indicated by the increasing 
number of physicians who ask for explanatory liter- 
ature concerning them. A complimentary letter just 
before us from New Zealand states: 

"With reference to Specific Medicines, I have 
found them t>ery reliable when I can get them." 

From all countries, from physicians of all sections 
in medicine, come such expressions of esteem. Spe- 
cific Medicines are used by all physicians concerned 
in the legitimate practice of medicine, and they are 
ordered from every civilized country. 

Form of Package. — Stocks of Specific Medicines 
in original vials are found in every Jobbing Drug 
House in America. Many retail pharmacists carry 
.complete lines and fill prescriptions from them, as 
well as supplying them in unbroken packages at 
Cincinnati prices. , 

The standard sizes are neatly cartoned in uniform 
4 ounce, 8 ounce, and 16 ounce bottles, each labeled 
with the true drug name and uses by physicians. 
Unless the remedy is to be soon used, the small 
4 ounce bottle should be purchased, thus insuring 
fresh supplies and preventing deterioration. The 
new National law forbids imitations and counter- 
feits, and makes every package carry its responsi- 
bility. Jobbers can not afford to risk opening and 
relabeling broken packages. Order a standard size, 
take no opened bottle ^ take no broken package, and do 
not ask a dealer to break a package. Drug Study- 
No. 17, that will be mailed free on application, gives 
this subject full attention. 

Price — Specific Medicines are the cheapest of all 
effective plant preparations. This applies to patient, 

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pharmacist, and physician: The small dose, cleanli- 
ness and concentration, satisfaction in therapeutic 
eifect,.make them also the best. Doses of even the 
most expensive must be calculated in the fraction 
of a cent, the cost as a rule being the fraction of a 
mill. For example. Ipecac is one of the most expen- 
sive Specific Medicines. The dose is from 1/10 to 
1 minim, which would make 1 cent pay for 12 to 
120 doses. Nux Vomica, 1 cent will furnish from 
40 to 400 doses. In like manner the cost per dose of 
a few of the principal Specific Medicines are shown 
as follows: 

Aconite, 1 cent pays for 64 to 640 doses 

Cactus, 1 cent pays for , 3 to 30 doses 

Oelsemium, 1 cent pays for 3 to 295 doses 

Jaborandi, 1 cent pays for 10 to 120 doses 

Podophyllum, 1 cent pays for 4 to 42 doses 

Rhus Tox, 1 cent pays for 15 to 600 doses 

Yeratrum, 1 cent pays for «.. 6 to 320 doses 

The above figures are object lessons for phy- 
sicians accustomed to furnishing remedies in which 
teaspoonfuls or even wineglassfuls, often of expen- 
sive remedies, are given «.t a dose. 

Pharmacists. — The sick do not pay for amount of 
medicine, but for what medicine accomplishes. If a 
medicine that costs the fraction of a cent in a 4 oz, 
vial cures the patient, he is satisfied to pay for the 
cure. Pharmacists accustomed to filling prescriptions 
for the Specific Medicines consider them the most 
satisfactory of all remedies used in prescriptions. 
The calculation of expense may be made on the fol- 
lowing prescription, which is typical of the entire 
line: 

Dose. — H. Sp. Med. Qelsemium gtt. xx. 

Aqua ^i''- 

Misce. 

Sig. — A teaspoonful of the dilution every hour. 

No more effective or satisfactory remedies are 
offered to the profession, the pharmacist, or the 
patient. 

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Fresh Medicine. — Every Jobber's stock in America 
is made up of fresh Specific Medicines. No bottle 
in any stock is older than 1907. Not one old vial, 
so far as we know, is in the hands of any jobber 
in America. Whoever orders from any dealer will 
obtain a bottle fresh and reliable. The rapid sale 
and the care exercised to replace stocks, insure con- 
tinued fresh supplies. Old alcoholic medicines must 
bear a sticker to conform to the law. Not one 
sticker (which is a sign that the remedy is at least a 
year old), is on any bottle of Specific Medicine in 
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A GLOSSARY OF INDICATED REMEDIES 

AND DISEASE NAMES AND 

DEFINITIONS. 

Compiled by V. L. Belt, M. D. 

Important diseases, and abnormal conditions in 
which, according to indications, Specific Medicines 
are effectively employed. The detail use, as sug- 
gested on the respective labels in the preceding 
pages, will indicate which remedy is applicable to 
the case in hand. The symptoms and organ affec- 
tions, together with dose and selected remedy, are 
Considered in every modern work on materia med- 
ica and . practice embracing the American Materia 
Medica. See page 2 (back of title page). 

ABDOMINAL PAIN. 

Indicated Remedies. — ^Dioscorea, Nux, Matricaria, 
Colocynth, Podophyllin, Epilobium, Chionan- 
thus, Leptandra, Nepeta. 

ABORTION. 

Definition. — The expulsion of a non-viable foetus 

prior to the seventh month. 
Indicated Remedies. — Iris, Phytolacca, Rumex, 

Gelsemium, Macrotys, Ustilago, and Black 

Haw. 

ABSCESS. 

Definition. — A localized collection of pus In a cav- 
ity formed by the disintegration of tissue. 

Indicated Remedies. — Echinacea, Iris, PodopEyl- 
lin. Sodium Phosphate. 

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ACNE. 

Definition.—A papular eruption caused by any in- 
flammatory disease of the sebaceous glands. 

Indicated Remedies. — Capsella, Carbo-veg., Cu- 
prum, Iris vers., Macrotys, Podophyllin, Pulsa- 
tilla, Rumex. 

AGALACTIA. 

Definition. — The absence or failure of the secre- 
tion of milk. 
Indicated Remedies. — Dulcamara, Jaborandi, Ferri 
Acet. 

ALBUMINARIA. 

Definition. — The presence of albumen in the urine. 
Indicated Remedies. — Apocynum, Ergot, Macrotys. 

ALOPECIA. 

Definition. — Baldness. 

Indicated Remedies. — Jaborandi, Phosphorus, Bel- 
ladonna, Iris, Phytolacca. 

AMENORRHCEA. 

Definition. — Absence or abnormal stoppage of the 
menses. 
• Indicated Remedies. — Aletris, Ergot, Gelsemium, 
Gossypium, Helonias, Macrotys, Polygonum, 
Pulsatilla, Senecio. 

ANEMIA. 

Definition. — A condition in which the blood is 

deficient either in quantity or in quality. 
Indicated Remedies. — Cuprum, Cinchona, Digi- 
talis, Ferfi. 

ANASARCA. 

Definition. — Anasarca, or general dropsy, is an 
accumulation of serum in the cellular tissues 
of the body. 
Indicated Remedies. — Apocynum, Cactus, Digi- 
talis, Blaterium, Jaborandi. 

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ANGINA PECTORIS. 

Definition. — Angina pectoris, or breast pang, is a 
neurosis due to organic lesions of the heart 
or of closely allied structures. 
Indicated Remedies. — Cactus, Convallaria, Lobelia,. 
Strophanthus, Gelsemium and Macrotys. 

APHONIA. 

Definition. — Loss of voice not due to a central 
lesion. 

Indicated Remedies. — Grindelia, Sanguinaria, Saw- 
Palmetto. 

APOPLEXY. 

Definition. — A sudden paralysis and coma from 
effusion and extravasation of blood or serum 
into the brain or spinal cord. 

Indicated Remedies. — Apocynum, Belladonna, Bry- 
onia, Ergot, Gelsemium, Veratrum, Aconite. 

APPENDICITIS. 

Definition. — An inflammation of appendix vermi- 
form is. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Bryonia, Bella- 
donna, Echinacea, Gelsemium, Lobelia, Dios- 
corea. 

APHTH>C. 

Definition. — Aphthae or thrush is an affection of 
the mouth, characterized by whitish spots. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Belladonna, Hy- 
drastis. Ipecac, Jaborandi, Echinacea, Nux 
Vom., Phytolacca, Thuja. 

ASCITES. 

Definition. — An accumulation of serous fluid in the 

peritoneal cavity. 
Indicated Remedies. — Apis, Apocynum, Aralia,. 

Convallaria, Digitalis, Elaterium, Jaborandi, 

Polytrichum, Strophanthus. 

ASTHMA. 

Definition. — A disease affecting the respiratory 
organs, characterized by dyspnoea and sibilant 
rales. 
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A8TH MA— Continued. 

Indicated Remedies. — Belladonna, Gelsemium, 
Grindelia, Ipecac, Lobelia, Stramonium, Vera- 

trum. 

ATONY OF THE BLADDER. 

Definition. — This is due to weakness of the mus- 
cular coat of the viscus. 

Indicated Remedies. — Barosma, / Chimaphila, Cu- 
beba, Bpigaea, Nux Vomica, Thuja. 

BRIQHT'S DISEASE. 

Definition. — Any lesion of the kidneys accom- 
panied by albuminaria and dropsy. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Apis, Apocynum, 
Arnica, Asclepias, Belladonna, Canvallaria, 
Digitalis, Ergot, Eryngium, Gelsemium, Jabo- 
randi, Macrotys, Strophanthus, Veratnim. 

BRONCHITIS. 

Definition. — Inflammation of the bronchial mucous 

membranes. 
Indicated Remedies. — Bryonia, Drosera, Eupato- 
rium. Ipecac, Lobelia, Sanguinaria, Sticta, Stil- 
lingia, Veratrum. 

BRONCHIECTASIS. 

Definition. — The dilatation of the bronchial tubes. 
Indicated Remedies. — Belladonna, Bryonia, Euca- 
lyptus, Ipecac, Lobelia. 

BRONCHOCELE. 

Definition. — Bronchocele or goitre is a non-malig- 
nant enlargement of the thyroid gland. 
Indicated Remedies.— 'Iris, Phytolacca. 

CANCRUIVI ORIS. 

Definition. — A disease of childhood marked by the 
development of foul ulcers in the mucous mem- 
brane of the cheek and lips. 

• Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Baptisia, Echi- 
nacea. Ferri Acet., Phytolacca, Rumex, Sodium 
Sulph., Acid Sulphurous. 

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CARDIAC DILATATION. 

Definition. — ^An increase in the size of the cavi- 
ties of the heart, with either thinning or thick- 
ening of its walls. 

Indicated Remedies. — Cactus, Crataegus, Lobelia,. 
Apocynum, Digitalis, Lycopus, Bryonia, Aco- 
nite, Belladonna, Convallaria. 

CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY. 

Definition. — Hypertrophy of the heart is due to 
an increase in volume of its muscular struc- 
ture. 

Indicated Remedies. — ^Aconite, Veratrum, Ergot, 
Gelsemium, Cactus, Macrotys, Lobelia, Rhus^ 
Tox., Echinacea. 

CARDIAC PALPITATION. 

Definition. — An unduly rapid action of the heart. 

Indicated Remedies. — Pulsatilla, Lobelia, Bryonia,. 
Macrotys, Gelsemium, Veratrum, Aconite, Cac- 
tus. Digitalis, Lycopus, Passiflora, Strophan- 
thus. 

CARDITIS. 

Definition. — Inflammation of the muscular struc- 

ture of the heart. 
Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Bryonia, Cactus,. 

Convallaria, Digitalis, Lobelia, Eupatorium,. 

Rhus Tox. 

CATALEPSY. 

Definition. — Nervous disease marked by attacks of 
total suspension of voluntary motion and of 
sensibility. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Belladonna, Gel- 
semium, Pulsatilla, Stramonium, Veratrum, Ig- 
natia. Phosphorus. 

CATARRH, SIIVIPLE CHRONIC NASAL. 

Definition. — ^A chronic inflammatory action of the 
nasal mucous membrane, resulting from pro- 
longed irritation, or repeated acute attacks. 

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•CAT A R R H— Conti nued. 

Indicated Remedies.— Locally — Salicylic Acid. In- 
ternally — Calcium, Hydrastis, Ignatia, Xux, 
Sticta, Phytolacca, Hamamelis, Arsenic. 

CELLULITIS. 

Definition. — ^An inflammation of the loose connec- 
tive tissues of the body. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Baptisia, Bella- 
donna, Bryonia, Calendula, Dulcamara, Gel- 
semium, Phytolacca. Rhus, Ferri Acet., Vera- 
trum. 

CEREBRAL AN>EIVilA^ 

Definition. — Cerebral Anaemia is produced by ob- 
struction to the arterial supply of the brain 
or a part of it. 
Indicated Remedies. — Cannabis, Cuprum, Iris, Phy- 
tolacca. 

CEREBRAL HYPER>EIVilA. 

Definition. — An abnormal increase in the quantity 

of blood supplied to the brain. 
Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Belladonna, Cactus, 

Cypripedium, Digitalis, Ergot, Gelsemium, Hy- 

oscyamus, Podophyllum, Pulsatilla, Rhus Tox., 

Stramonium, Veratrum. 

CEREBRO-SPINAL-MENINQITIS. 

Definition. — An inflammation of the membranes 
covering the brain and spinal cord. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Veratrum, Jabo- 
randi, Rhus Tox., Belladonna, Sodium Sulphite, 
Echinacea, Hyoscyamus, Passiflora, Gelsemium. 

CHLOROSIS. 

Definition. — Chlorosis or Green Sickness is a pe- 
culiar anemia mostly affecting girls about the 
age of puberty. 

Indicated Remedies. — Sodium Sulphite, Acid Sul- 
phurous, Nux, Cuprum, Podophyllin, Pulsatilla, 
Viburnum, Macrotys. 

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CHOLERA. 

Definition. — An infectious epidemic disease 
marked by copious watery alvine discharges, 
cramps, prostration and suppression of urine. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Ipecac, Nnx Vom., 
Sodium Sulphite, Acid Hydrochloric. 

CHOLERA INFANTUM. 

Definition. — A common and often fatal, non-con- 
tagious diarrhoea of young children; prevailing 
in the summer months. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Ipecac, Nux, Gel- 
semium, Belladonna, Rhus Tox., Acid Sulphur- 
ous, Sodium Sulphite, Acid Hydrochloric, Sod- 
ium" Phosphate, Colocynth, Matricaria, Podo- 
' phyllin, Epilobium. 

CHOLERA IVIORBUS. 

Definition. — An affection of the mucous mem- 
branes lining the stomach and intestines. 

Indicated Remedies. — Nux Vom., Matricaria, Dios- 
corea, Ipecac, Euphorbia, Comp. Tinct. Caje- 
put. 

CHOREA. 

Definition. — Chorea or St. Vitus' Dance is a con- 
vulsive nervous disease, with involuntary and 
irregular jerking movements. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Macrotys, Vera- 
trum. Valerian, Sticta, Bryonia, Apocynum, 
Colchicum, Pulsatilla, Black Haw, Hyoscy- 
amus, Nux, Digitalis, Strophanthus, Cactus. 

CHRONIC PHARYNGITIS, SIMPLE. 

Definition.— This form of pharyngitis is a chronic 
inflammatory condition of the mucous mem- 
brane, permanent changes resulting in the 
glands or submucosa. 

Indicated Remedies. — Phytolacca, Iris, Bryonia, 
Hydrastis, Jaborandi, Nux Vom., Podophyllum, 
Ignatia, Penthorum, Hamamelis, CoUinsonia. 

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CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER. 

Definition. — ^A disease of the liver, characterized 

by chronic hyperaBmia, resulting In atrophy 

and degeneration. 
Indicated Remedies. — Nux, Rhus Tox., Ipecac, Po- 

dophyllin, Chelidonium, Chionanthus, Apocy- 

num, Echinacea, Phytolacca, Berberis. 

COLICA HEPATICA. 

Definition. — Colica Hepatica is produced by the 
formation of concretions i^ the gall bladder or 
gall ducts, called gall stones or gall sand. 

Indicated Remedies. — Dioscorea, Lobelia, ' Ascle- 
pias, Chionanthus, Chelidonium, Leptandrin, 
Hydrastln, Podophyllin, Sodium Phosphate. 

COLIC—ENTERALGIA. 

Definitio^r — Intestinal colic, characterized by par- 
oxysms of griping, neuralgic, abdominal pain, 
unattended by fever. 
Indicated Remedies. — Acid Hydrochloric, Bryonia, 
Matricaria, Collinsonia, Colocynth, Epilobium, 
Lobelia, Melilotus, Nux, Podophyllum, Sodium 
Sulphite. 

COLICA RENALI8. 

Definition. — Renal Colic is caused by the passage 

of calculi from the pelvis of the kidney through 

the ureter. 
Indicated Remedies. — ^Aralia, EpigsBa, Eupatorium, 

Eryngium, Gelsemium, Apis. 

CONSTIPATION. 

Definition. — Constipation of the bowels is infre- 
quent or difficult evacuation of the fsBces. 

Indicated Remedies. — ^sculus, Belladonna, Ber- 
beris, Cascara, Colocynth, Euonymus, Juglans» 
Nux, Podophyllin, Rheum, Sodium Phosphate. 

CONVULSIONS. 

Definition. — Sudden, involuntary and spasmodic 
muscular contractions. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Belladonna, Gel- 
semium, Lobelia, Passiflora, Rhus Tox., Scutel- 
laria, Valerian, Veratrum. 

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CORYZA. 

Definition. — ^A cold in the head, when occurring 
in adults; and when attacking infants is known 
as snuffles. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Gelsemium, Bella- 
donna, Hydrastis, Nux Vomica, Bryonia, Ma- 
crotys, Phytolacca, Pulsatilla, Sticta. 

COUGH. 

Definition. — ^A sudden noisy expulsion of air from 
the lungs. 

Indicated Remedies. — Agrimonia, Belladonna, Bry- 
onia, Cactus, Chelidonium, CoUinsonia, Dros- 
era, Gelsemium, Ipecac, Lycopus, Lobelia, Ma- 
crotys, Rhus Tox., Sanguinaria, Sticta, Yerba 
Santa. 

CROUP IVIUCOU8. 

Definition. — Mucous Croup Is characterized by 
hyperaemia and increased secretion from the 
laryngeal mucous membrane. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Belladonna, Gel- 
semium, Veratrum, Phytolacca, Rhus Tox., Lo- 
belia, Sanguinaria. 

CROUP, PSEUDO-IVIEMBRANOU8. 

Definition. — An inflammatory affection of the la- 
ryngeal mucous membrane, characterized by 
the formation of a false membrane. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Baptisia, Digitalis, 
Gelsemium, Jaborandi, Phytolacca, Rhus Tox., 
Veratrum. 

CROUP, SPASIVIODIC. 

Definition. — A disease marked by sudden attacks 
of laryngeal constriction, difficult inspiration, 
hoarse crowing cough, and dyspnoea. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Lobelia, Ipecac, 
Sanguinaria, Sodium Sulphite, Podophyllin, 

CYSTITIS, ACUTE. 

Definition. — ^An acute inflammation of the mucous 
membrane of the bladder. 

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CYSTITIA— Continued. 

Indicated Remedies. — ^Apis, Arnica, Cannabis, Can- 
tharis, Eryngium, Echinacea, Gelsemium, Rlius 
Tox., Triticum, etc. 

CYSTITIS, CHRONIC. 

Definition. — Chronic inflammation of the mucous 

membrane of the bladder, attended by more or 

less structural changes in its walls. 
Indicated Remedies. — ^Apis, Agrimonia, Cantharis» 

Eryngium, Hydrastis, Hydrangea, Elaterlum, 

Gelsemium, Fragrant Sumach. 

DELIRIUM TREMENS. 

Definition. — Delirium Tremens, or acute alcohol- 
ism, is caused by the excessive use of alcohol. 

Indicated Remedies. — Acid Hydrochloric, Ascle- 
pias, Belladonna, Cannabis, Digitalis, Gelse- 
mium, Hyoscyamus, Podophyllum, Passiflora, 
Nux, Rhus Tox., Stramonium, Sodium Sulphite. 

DIABETES INSIPIDUS. 

Definition. — Diabetes Insipidus, or polyuria, is a 
condition marked by an excessive flow of urine 
without abnormal increase in solid constit- 
uents. 
Indicated Remedies. — Achillea, Acid Sulphurous, 
Buchu,' Cantharis, Collinsonia, Ergot, Gravel 
root, Hamamelis, Hydrangea, Hydrastis, Frag- 
rant Sumach. 

DIABETES MELLITUS. 

Definition. — Diabetes Mellitus or glycosuria is a 
constitutional disorder arising from malnu- 
trition, characterized by an excessive flow of 
' urine containing sugar. 
Indicated Remedies. — ^Aletris, Apis, Belladonna, 
Collinsonia, Ergot, Hydrangea, Jaborandi, Ly- 
copus, Nux, Chionanthus, Ferri Acetas.* 

DIARRHOEA. 

Definition. — ^An abnormal frequency and liquidity 
of fecal discharges. 



♦Where Ferri is used, the preparation is Ferri Acetas. 

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DIARRHOEA— <:ontinued. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Apocjoium, Bap- 
tisia, Belladonna, Bryonia, Chionanthus, Collin- 
sonia, Colocynth, Erigeron, Geranium, Hama- 
melis. Ipecac, Nux, Podophyllum, fVagrant Su- 
mach. 

DILATATION OF THE STOMACH. 

Definition. — Dilatation of the Stomach, or gastrec- 

tasis, is a state of permanent distension of this 

organ. - 
Indicated Remedies. -^ Acid Hydrochloric, Nux 

Vom., Sodium Sulphite. 

DIPHTHERIA. 

Definition. — A specific, epidemic, conUlgious dis- 
ease, characterized by local and general symp- 
toms. 
Indicated Remedies. — ^Aconite, Belladonna, Bap- 
tisia. Echinacea, Gelsemium, Ferri, Phytolaccia, 
Jaborandi, Sodium Sulphite, Acid Sulphurous. 
, Locally, Echinacea . and Sodium Sulphite. 

DROPSY. 

Definition. — An accumulation of serous fluid in 
the connective tissue spaces and serous cav- 
ities of the body. 

Indicated Remedies. — ^Aconite, Apis, Apocj'^num, 
Belladonna, Convallaria, Digitalis, Elaterium, 
Eupatorium, Gelsemium, Jaborandi, Macrotys, 
Strophanthus. 

DYSENTERY, ACUTE. 

Definition. — An inflammation of the mucous mem- 
brane, glands, and follicles of the large intes- 
tines. 

Indicated Remedies. — ^Acid Hydrochloric, Aconite, ' 
Baptisia, Carbo-veg., Colocynth, Dioscorea, Epi- 
lobium, Hamamelis, Ipecac, Nux., Podophyllln, 
Rhus Tox., Sodium Sulphite. 

DYSENTERY, CHRONIC. 

Definition. — ^A chronic inflammation of the large 
intestine, usually the result of the acute form- 
though it may be sub-acute from the beginning. 

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DYSENTERY— Continued. 

Indicated Remedies. — Acid Hydrochloric, Dlos- 
corea, Euonymus, Greranlum, Hydrastis, Mangi- 
fera, Podophyllum. 

DYSPEPSIA. 

Definition. — The Impairment of the function of 
digestion. 

Indicated Remedies. — ^Acld Hydrochloric, Amyg- 
dalus, iSsculus, Bryonia, Berberis, Caulophyl- 
lum, Chionanthus, Collinsonla, Colocynth, Hy- 
drastis, Ipecac, Leptandra, Lobelia, Nux Vom., 
Podophyllum. 

DY8MEN0RRHCEA. ' 

Definition. — ^An affection characterized by painful 

and difficult menstruation. 
Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Apis, Belladonna, 
Collinsonla, Gelsemium, Gossypium, Ignatia. 
Lobelia, Lycopodium, Macrotys, Nux, Passi- 
flora, Rhus Tox., Viburnum, Xanthoxylum. 

ECTHYMA. 

Definition. — ^A cutaneous disease characterized by 
the appearance of one or several discrete, fin- 
ger-nail sized, flat, usually markedly inflam- 
matory pustules. 
Indicated Remedies. — Juglans, Rheum, Rhus Tox., 
Sodium Sulphite. 

ECZEMA. 

Definition. An inflammatory skin-disease with 
vesiculation, infiltration, watery discharges, 
and the development of scales and crusts. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Apis, Berberis, Gas- 
cara. Echinacea, Iris, Ferrl Acet., Phytolacca, 
Piper, Rhus Tox. Locally, Acid Carbolic. 

EMPHYSEMA PULMONARY. 

Definition. — ^An abnormal accumulation of air in 
the lungs. 

Indicated Remedies. — Belladonna, Cactus, Digi- 
talis, Ipecac, Lobelia, Sanguinaria, Senega 
Strophanthus. 



ENDOCARDITIS. 

Definition. — ^An inflammation of the lining mem- 
brane of the heart. 
Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Asclepias, Bella- 
donna, Bryonia, Cactus, Convallaria, Digitalis, 
Gelsemium, Jaborandi, Lobelia, Macrotys, Po- 
dophyllum, Pulsatilla, Rhus Tox., Sticta. 

ENDOMETRITIS. 

Definition. — ^An inflammation of the lining mem- 
brane of the fundus or cervix of the uterus. 

Indicated Remedies. — Caulophyllum, Hamamelis, 
Helonias, Hydrastis, Macrotys, Pulsatilla, Ru- 
mex, Staphisagria, Viburnum, Arsenic. 

ENTERITIS.. 

Definition. — An inflammation of the intestinal 
coats, and chiefly of the small intestines. 

indicated Remedies. — ^Aconite, Amygdalus, Bella- 
donna, Bryonia, Dioscorea, Gelsemium, Ipecac, 
Rhus Tox. 

ENURESIS. 

Definition. — An involuntary discharge of the urine. 
indicated Remedies. — Belladonna, Cantharis, Epi- 

gaea. Ergot, Nux, Plantago, Fragrant Sumach, 

Thuja, Staphisagria. 

EPILEPSY. 

Definition. — ^A chronic disease of the nervous sys- 
tem, attended by sudden loss of consciousness 
and involuntary muscular contractions. 

Indicated Remedies. — Belladonna, Macrotys, Nux. 

ERYSIPELAS. 

Definition. — A disease of the skin and mucous 
membrane, marked by areas of redness and 
inflammation, which gradually spread over the 
surface. * 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Apis, Apocynum, 
Baptisia, Belladonna, Berberis, Echinacea, Jab- 
orandi, Passiflora, Rhus Tox., Sodium Sulphite, 
Veratrum. 

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ERYTHEMA. 

Definition. — ^Erythema, or rose rash, is a mild non- 
febrile, cutaneous affection, which runs a brief 
course, and recovers spontaneously. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Belladonna, Gel- 
semium, Jaborandi, Podophyllum, Rheum, Rhus 
Tox. 

EXOPHTHALIVIIC GOITRE. 

Definition. — Exophthalmic Gcitre, or Graves' Dis- 
ease, is characterized by enlargement of the 
thyroid gland, tachycardia, and protrusion of 
the eyeballs. • 

'Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Apocynum, Bella- 
donna, Cactus, Caulophyllum, Cuprum, Digi- 
talis, Hyoscyamus, Ipecac, Lobelia, Macrotys, 
Pulsatilla, Rhus Tox., Strophanthus. 

GASTRALGIA. 

Definition. — A painful, non-organic affection of the 
stomach, characterized by spasmodic attacks 
of gastric pain, either during or after diges- 
tion. 

Indicated Remedies. — ^Apis, Bryonia, Matricaria, 
Colocynth, Dioscorea, Ignatia, Iris, Macrotys, 
Melilotus, Nux, Podophyllum. ' 

GASTRIC ACIDITY. 

Definition. — The pathological acidity of the stom- 
ach, characterized by pain, burning acid eruc- 
tations, nausea, and vomiting. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Belladonna, Carbo- 
veg., Hydrastis, Nux, Rheum, Acid Hydro- 
chloric, Acid Sulphurous, Ipecac, Podophyllum, 
Sodium Sulphite. 

GASTRITIS. 

Definition. — ^An inflammation of the mucous mem- 
brane of, the stomach. 

Indicated Remedies. — Acid Hydrochloric, Aconite, 
Matricaria, Digitalis, Hamamelis, Ipecac, Nux 
Vom., Podophyllum, Rheum, Sanguinaria. 

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GASTRIC ULCER. 

Definition. — A well defined oval ulcer due to the 
action of the. gastric juice on .the mucous mem- 
brane of the stomach. 
Indicated Remedies. — Berberis, Collinsonia, Co- 
nium. Echinacea, Ergot, Hamamelis, Rumex. 

GLOSSITIS. 

Definition. — An inflammation of the muscular 
structures of the tongue. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Phytolacca. Lo- 
cally, Hydrastis. 

GOUT. 

Definition. — ^A constitutional disease due to an ex- 
cess of uric acid in the tissues of the body,, 
with deposits of urates in the joints and carti- 
lages. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Bryonia, Caulo- 
phyllum, Golchicum, Colocynth, Jaborandi,. 
Veratrum. 

H/EMATEMESIS. 

Definition. — ^Vomiting of blood. 
Indicated Remedies. — Erigeron, Ergot, Geranium,. 
Hamamelis, Lycopus, Carbo-veg., Ipecac. 

H/EIVIATURIA. 

Definition. — Characterized by blood in the urine. 

Indicated Remedies. — Arnica, Belladonna, Carbo- 
veg., Digitalis, Erigeron, Ergot, Hamamelis, 
Hydrastis, Lycopus, Fragrant Sumach. 

H/EMOPHILIA. 

Definition. — A strong and abnormal tendency to 

hemorrhage, usually hereditary. 
Indicated Remedies. — Carbo-veg., Ergot, Gallic 

Acid, Erigeron, Cinnamon. Locally, Quercus, 

Tannin. 

H/EMOPTYSIS. 

Definition. — Blood expectorated from the respi 
ratory passages. ^ 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Carbo-veg., Digi- 
talis, Ergot, Mangifera, Lycopus, Ipecac, Ferri, 
Veratrum. 

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!HAY FEVER. 

Definition. — An acute catarrhal inflammation of 

the nasal mucous membrane. 
Indicated Remedies. — Euphrasia, Gelsemium, 

Sticta, Hamamelis. 

HEADACHE. 

Definition. — Headache, or cephalgia, is an affec- 
tion of very frequent occurrence, and while it 
is but a symptom of disease, it is often the 
only evidence of morbid conditions. 

Indicated Remedies. — Apocynum, Arnica, Baptisia, 
Belladonna, Bryonia, Cascara, Chelidonium. 
Cypripedium, Gelsemium,' Guarana, Hyoscy- 
amus, Ignatia, Lobelia, Macrotys, Nux, Passi- 
flora. Podophyllum, Pulsatilla, Rhus Tox., 
Sticta, Ustilago, Veratrum. 

HEIVIIPLEGIA. 

Definition. — Paralysis of one lateral half of the 
body, caused by cerebral hemorrhage or sud- 
den vascular obstruction. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Belladonna, Bry- 
onia, Cannabis, Ergot, Gelsemium, Hyoscy- 
amus, Nux, Podophyllum, Rhus Tox., Sticta, 
Stramonium. 

HEIVIORRHOIDS. 

Definition. — Round and painful tumors which ap< 
pear in the region of the anus. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, ^sculus, Chelido- 
nium, Convallaria, Hamamelis, Hydrastis, Lep- 
tandra, Nux, Podophyllum, Sodium Phosphate, 
Xanthoxylum, CoUinsonia. 

HEPATITIS. 

Definition. — Inflammation of the liver, and may be 
acute, sub-acute, or chronic. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Amygdalus, Chelid- 
onium, Chionanthus, Corydalis, Dioscorea, 
Euonymus, Leptandra, Nux Vom., Taraxacum, 

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HICCOUGH. 

Definition. — A short inspiratory sound with clonic 
spasm of the glottis and diaphragm. . 

Indicated Remedies. — Acid Hydrochloric, Bella- 
donna, Gelsemium, Veratrum. 

HODGKIN'S DISEASE. f 

Definition. — Hodgkin's Disease, 6r Lymphaden- 
oma, is a disease characterized by progressive 
and fatal anemia, with the formation of mul- 
tiple lymphomata and enlargement of the 
spleen. 

Indicated Remedies. — Iris, Phosphorus, Phyto- 
lacca. 

HYDROCEPHALUS, ACUTE. 

Definition. — Acute Hydrocephalus, or tubercular 
meningitis, is an inflammatory contlition of the 
coverings of the brain. 

Indicated Remedies. — Acid Hydrochloric, Acid Sul- 
phurous, Aconite, Amygdalus, Apocynum, Bella- 
donna, Gelsemiutn, Rhus Tox. 

HYDROCEPHALUS, CHRONIC. 

Definition. — An accumulation of fluid in the ven- 
tricles and spaces of the brain. 

Indicated Remedies. — Apocynum, Aralia, Euony- 
mus, Hydrastis, Sodium Phosphate. 

HYPOCHONDRIASIS. 

Definition. — ^A disturbed mental state, in which, 
the patient is abnormally concerned about his 
health. 

Indicated Remedies. — Cactus, Gaulophyllum, Gol- 
linsonia, Drosera, Hydrastis, Hyoscyamus, 
Perri, Ignatia, Macrotys, Nux Vom., Podophyl- 
lum, Pulsatilla, Xanthoxylum. 

HYSTERIA. , 

Definition. — ^A functional disease of the nervoui 
system, peculiar to females, characterized by 
a variety of symptoms, consisting mostly in. 
aberrations of the will, reason, imagination,, 
and emotions. 

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HYSTERIA— Continued. 

Indicated Remedies. — Belladonna, Chamomila, 
Cypripedium, Dioscorea, Gelsemium, Grossyp- 
ium, Hyoscyamus, Ignatia, Lobelia, Macrotys, 
Pulsatilla, Stramonium, Valerian, Viburnum. 

IMPETIGO. 

Definition. — Impetigo is a pustular cutaneous 
eruption consisting of minute pustules closely 
approximated, which rupture and form thick, 
soft, yellow scales. 

Indicated Remedies. — ^Alnus, Iris, Rumex. 

IMPOTENCE. 

Definition. — A sexual disorder, characterized by 
an inability to perform the act of coition, and 
may he either atonic, psychical, symptomatic, 
or organic. 
Indicated Remedies. — Belladonna, Golocynth, Er- 
got, Eryngium, Gelsemium, Hydrastis, Helo- 
nias, Ferri, Nux, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla. 

ONFLUENZA. 

Definition. — Influenza, or La Grippe, is an epi- 
demic disease,- characterized by depression, 
* distressing fever, acute catarrhal inflamma- 
tion of the nose, larynx, and bronchi, and neu- 
ralgia and muscular pains. 
Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Baptisia, Bella- 
donna, Bryonia, Gelsemium, Ipecac, Podophyl- 
lum, Phytolacca, Rhus Tox., Sticta. 

INSOMNIA. 

Definition. — A condition characterized by a loss 

of ability to sleep. 
Indicated Remedies. — ^Aconite, Avena, Belladonna, 

Cannabis. Gelsemium, Hyoscyamus, Lupulin, 

Macrotys, Passiflora, Phosphorus, Scutellaria, 

Valerian. ,^ ' 

INTERMITTENT FEVER. 

Definition. — An affection of malarial origin, and 
consists of chills followed by fever. 

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INTERMITTENT FEVER— Continued. 

Indicated Remedies. — Prodromic Stage — ^Berberis, .' 
Macrotys, Nux, Podophyllum. Cold Stage — 
(No Specific Medicines named). Hot Stage — 

> 

Aconite, Asclepias, Belladonna, Gelsemium, Ja> 
borandi, Lobelia, Rhus Tox. Sweating Stage — 
Acid Hydrochloric, Acid Sulphurous, Boletus, 
Chionanthus, Eucalyptus, Euonymus, Hydras- 
tis, Nux Vom., Podophyllum, Rheum, Sodium 
Sulphite, Taraxacum. 

INTERMITTENT FEVER, PERNICIOUS. 

Definition. — In Pernicious Intermittent Fever the 
^ malarial poison acts on the nerve centers in 
such a manner as to cause syncope, conges- 
tion, and organic disturbance. 

Indicated Remedies. — Congestive Form — Bella- 
donna, Ergot, Macrotys. Locally — (No Specific 
Medicines named). Comatose Form — Colo- 
cynth, Gelsemium, Ipecac, Jaborandi, Vera- 
trum, Eupatorium. 

INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION. 

Definition. — Intestinal Obstruction is caused by 

narrowing or cldsure of some portion of the 

intestinal tract. 
Indicated Remedies. — ^Aconite, Belladonna, Dios- 

corea. 

JAUNDICE. 

Definition. — An hepatic affection caused by perver- 
sion in biliary functions. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Asclepias, Bella- 
donna, Bryonia, Chelidonium, Chionanthus, Di- 
oscorea, Euonymus, Hydrastis, Leptandra, My- 
rica, Nux Vom., Podophyllum, Veratrum. 

LARYNGITIS, ACUTE, CATARRHAL. 

Definition. — An infiammation of the laryngeal mu- 
cous membrane, characterized by catarrhal 
symptoms. 
Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Baptisia, Bella- 
donna, Bryonia, Collinsonia, Drosera, Gelse- 
mium, Hyoscyamus, Ipecac, Lobelia, Rhus Tox., 
Sanguinaria, Yerba Santa, 
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LARYNGITIS, CKRONIC. 

Definition. — ^A chronic catan*hal inflammation of 
the larynx, confined to the mucous membranes, 
and not involving the deeper structures in 
most cases. 

Indicated Remedies. — Collinsonia, Phytolacca, Hy- 
drastis, Apis, Apocynum, Jaborandi, Bryonia, 
Rhus Tox. 

LARYNGEAL EDEMA. 

Definition. — ^A watery infiltration into the sub- 
mucosa, resulting from sudden hyperemia, or 
hyperemia and congestion from inflammation, 
or in cyanotic conditions. 

Indicated Remedies. — ^Apis, Apocynum, Elaterium. 

LARYNGEAL PHTHISIS. 

Definition. — ^Laryngeal Phthisis, or Consumption 
of the throat, is a condition which usually ac- 
companies or follows pulmonary lesions, and 
is characterized by swelling of the laryngeal 
mucosa and development of miliary tubercles. 
Indicated Remedies. — Locally — Salicylic Acid 
wash with Hamamelis, Acid Hydrochloric di- 
lute. Internally — Hydrastis, Ergot, Rhus Tox., 
Bryonia, Collinsonia, Phytolacca, Veratrum. 

LEUKOCYTHEMIA. 

Definition. — Leukocythemia, or Leukemia, is a dis- 
ease characterized by an increase of the num- 
ber of white corpuscles in the blood and an 
enlargement of the lymphatic glands, spleen, 
and other blood-forming structures. 

Indicated Remedies. — Eucalyptus, Ergot, Ferri, 
Iris, Nux Vom., Phosphorus, Phytolacca. 

LEUCORRHCEA. 

Definition. — Characterized by a whitish, viscid, 
mucus discharge from the female sexual or- 
gans. 

Indicated Remedies. — Locally, Hamamelis, Hy- 
drastis. Internally, Ignatia, Ferri, Macrotys, 
Pulsatilla, Senecio, Ustilago. 

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LITHEMIA. 

Definition. — ^Lithemia is an excess of lithic or uric 
acid and the urates in the blood due to imper- 
fect metabolism of the nitrogenous elements. 

Indicated Remedies. — Hjydrangea, Epigsea, Polym- 
nia, Ceanothus, Chionanthus. 

LOCOIVIOTOR ATAXIA. 

Definition. — ^A disease affecting the sensory col- 
umns ot the spinal cord, and characterized 
by morbid variations in gait, muscular inco- 
ordination, and sensory disturbances. 

Indicated Remedies. — Bryonia, Avena, Echinacea, 
Ergot, HydrastiSj Ferri, Phosphorus. 

LUIVIBAGO. 

Definition. — ^An affection of a rheumatico-neuralgic 
character, which attacks the fascia and mus- 
cular structures of the back in the neighbor- 
hood of the lumbar vertebrae. 

Indicated Remedies. — Agrimonia, Belladonna, Bry- 
onia, Gelsemlum, Macrotys. 

MEASLES— RUBEOLA. 

Definition. — A contagious fibrile disease, accom- 
panied by catarrhal symptoms and a character- 
istic eruption. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Asclepias, Bella- 
donna, Bryonia, Drosera, Gelsemlum, Lobelia, 
Rhus Tox., Sodium Sulphite, Acid Sulphurous, 
Acid Hydrochloric, Baptisia, Jaborandi, Vera- 
trum. 

MENINGITIS. 

Definition. — Meningitis Is^an inflammation of the 
pia mater and arachnoid. 

Indicated Remedies. — ^Aconite, Gelsemlum, Vera- 
trum, Jaborandi, Rhus Tox., Belladonna, So- 
dium Sulphite, Echinacea, Hyoscyamus, Passi- 
flora. 

MENORRHAGIA AND METRORRHAGIA. 

Definition. — Menorrhagia is the name applied to 
an excessive menstrual flow, either in time or 

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MENORRHAGIA— Continued. 

quantity, while non-menstrual uterine hemor- 
rhage is called metrorrhagia. 
Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Apocynum, Bella- 
donna, Cactus, Capsella, Carbo-veg., Cinnamon, 
Collinsonia, Cuprumr Digitalis, Ergot, Erigeron, 
Gelsemium, Geranium, Gossypium, Hamamelis, 
Hydrastis, Ipecac, Macrotys, Flagrant Sumach, 
Veratrum. 

METRITIS. 

Definition. — An inflammation of the uterus, either 
acute or chronic, and is usually an extension 
of endometritis or in the puerperal state. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Apocynum; Bella- 
donna, Digitalis, Dioscorea, Ergot, Gelsemium, 
Gossyplum, Hamamelis, Hydrastis, Ignatia, Ma- 
crotys, Mitchella, Podophyllum, Pulsatilla, 
Rhus Tox. 

MUMPS— PAROTITIS. 

Definition. — ^An acute, febrile disease, character- 
ized by inflammation and swelling of the par- 
otid glands. 
Indicateri Remedies. — Acid Sulphurous, Aconite, 
Belladonna, Macrotys, Gelsemium, Phytolacca, 
Pulsatilla, Sodium Sulphite, Rhus Tox. 

MYELITIS. 

Definition. — An inflammation of the substance of 
the spinal cord. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Belladonna, Bap- 
tisia, Ergot, Gelsemium, Ferri, Phosphorus, 
Physostigma, Rhus Tox., Macrotys. 

NEURALGIA. 

Definition; — Neuralgia is a term applied to pain- 
ful nervous conditions unaccompanied by 
structural changes. 

Indicated Remedies. — Facial Neuralgia — Aconite, 
Gelsemium, Plantago, Passiflora, Piper Meth.. 
Matricaria. Cervico-Occipital and Cervico- 
Brachial Neuralgia — Aconite, Macrotys, Rham- 
nus Calif., Gelsemium, Sticta. Intercostal Neu- 

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NEURALGIA— Continued. 

raJgia — Bryonia, Asclepias, Lobelia, Macro tys. 
Lumbar and Sciatic Neuralgia — Macrotys, 
Rhamnus Californica, Bryonia, Gollinsonia, 
Sticta, Apocynum, iEsculus. 

NEURASTHENIA. 

Definition. — A term applied to a peculiar condi- 
tion at the nervous system, characterized by 
various neurotic aberrations without definite 
pathological bases. 

Ihdicated Remedies. — ^Avena, Phosphorus, Hydras- 
tis, Perri, Cactus, Passiflora, Rhus. 

ORCHITIS. 

Definition. — Inflammation of the testicle, and may- 
be produced by any of the ordinary causes of 
inflammation. 

Indicated Remedies. — ^Aconite, Belladonna, Collin- 
sonia, Echinacea, Gelsemium, Hamamelis, Phy- 
tolacca, Pulsatilla, Salix Nigra Aments, Sta- 
phisagria, Veratrum. 

OVARITIS. 

Definition. — Inflammation of the ovaries, occur- 
ring in either acute or chronic forms. 

indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Belladonna, Bry- 
onia, Caulophyllum, Dioscorea, Gelsemium, 
Macrotys, Phytolacca, Podophyllum, Pulsatilla, 
Rhus Tox., Salix Nigra, Viburnum. 

PARALYSIS. 

Definition. — Dimunition or loss of sensation or 
motion in all or part of the body. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Belladonna, Bry- 
onia, Cannabis, Cantharls, Ergot, Gelsemium, 
Hyoscyamus, Macrotys, Nux, Phosphorus, Rhus 
Tox., Sticta. 

PERICARDITIS. 

Definition. — Pericarditis is an inflammation of the 
pericardium. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Asclepias, Cactus, 
Crataegus, Digitalis, Bryonia, Lobelia, Ma- 
crotys, Passiflora, Pulsatilla, Rhus Tox. 

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PERTUSSiS^WHOOPINQ COUGH. 

Definition. — A specific infectious disease oocur- 
ring epidemically and characterized by a pe- 
culiar spasmodic, paroxysmal cougli, ending 
in a whoop. 

Indicated Remedies. — Belladonna, Drosera, Qel- 
semium, Ipecac, Lobelia, Sanguinaria, Sola- 
num, Trifolium. 

PERITONITIS. 

Definition. — Inflammation of the serous membrane 

lining the abdominal cavity and investing its 

contents. 
Indicated Remedies. — ^Veratrum, Aconite, Bryonia, 

Dioscorea, Rhus Tox., Gelsemium, Colocynth, 

Acid Hydrochloric, Sodium Sulphite. 

PHLEBITIS. 

Definition. — Inflammation of the structures form- 
ing the walls of the veins. 

indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Apis, Baptisia, Bel- 
ladonna, Bryonia^ Hamamelis, Macrotys, Podo- 
phyllum, Rhus Tox., Sodium Sulphite, Vera- 
trum. 

PHTHISIS PULMONALIS. 

Definition. — An insidious and intractable disease 
of the respiratory apparatus, characterized by 
cough, emaciation, and tuberculous deposits 
in the lungs. 

Indicated Remedies. — Veratrum, Nux and Hydras- 
tis, Ferri, Bryonia, Ipecac, Carbo-veg., Mangi- 
fera. 

PLEURISY. 

Definition. — Inflammation of the serous covering 
of the lungs. 

Indicated Remedies. — ^Aconite, Ascleplas, Bryonia, 
Rhus Tox., Veratrum, Macrotys, Echinacea, 
Nux, Lobelia, Sanguinaria, Ipecac, Sticta. 

PNEUMONIA. 

Definition. — ^An acute infectious disease character- 
ized by an inflammation of the lung tissue, in 
which there is, first, congestion or enlarge- 

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PNEUIVIONIA--Continued. 

ment; second, exudation or consolidation; and 
tliird, resolution or suppuration. 
indicated Remedies. — Veratrum, Aconite, Jabo- 
randi, Bryonia, Asclepias, Ipecac, Lobelia, Ma- 
crotys, Sanguinaria, Phospliorus, Sticta, Nux, 
Podophyllum, Sodium Sulphite, Echinacea, Bap- 
tisia, Rhus Tox., Belladonna. 

PROSTATITIS. 

Definition. — ^Inflammation of the prostate gland, 
either acute or chronic. 

Indicated Remedies. — Collinsonia, Elaterium, Gel- 
semium, Hamamelis, Ignatia, Phosphorus, Saw 
Palmetto, Salix Nigra Aments, Senecio, Sta- 
phisagria, Fragrant Sumach, Thuja. 

PURPUREA. 

Definition^ — ^A disease characterized by the ap- 
pearance of smooth, reddish, or purple patches. 
in the skin. 

Indicated Remedies. — Berberis, Stillingia, Rumex„ 
Corydalis, Chimaphila, Kalmia, Nux, Ferri. 

PYEMIA. 

Definition. — ^A disease arising from the absorption 
of pus or its constituents by the blood, and 
characterized by the formation of abscesses in 
various parts of the body. 
Indicated Remedies. — Echinacea, Sodium Sulphite, 
Veratmm. 

pyelitis! 

Definition. — Inflammation of the mucous mem- 
brane of the pelvis and calices of the kidneys. 

Indicated Remedies. — Polytrichum, Triticum, Apis,'. 
Gelsemium, Rhus Tox., Eryngium, Echinacea, 
Baptisia, Aconite, Veratrum, Jaborandi. 

RACHITIS— RICKETS. 

Definition. — A chronic infantile disease oi nu- 
trition, characterized by anatomical changes in^ 
the bones. 

Indicated Remedies. — Ferri, Taraxacum, Iris, Eu- 
onymus, Phytolacca, Stillingia, Corydalis. Ru- 
mex, Berbers. 

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1 



REMITTENT FEVER. 

Definition. — ^A continuous fever of malarial or- 
igin, marked by diurnal remissions in temper- 
ature. 
Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Veratrum, Gelse- 
mium. Ipecac, Rhus Tox., Sodium Sulphite, 
Echinacea, Belladonna, Nux, Hydrastis. 

RHEUIVIATISM. 

Definition. — A constitutional disease characterized 
by inflammation of the connective tissue struc- 
tures of the body, especially the muscles and 
joints, and attended by pain in the joints or 
muscles. 

Indicated Remedies. — Locally, Libradol to painful 
parts. Internally, Veratrum, Bryonia, Macrotys, 
Rhamnus Calif., Apocynum, Sodium Sulphite, 
Acid Hydrochloric. 

SCARLATINA. 

Definition. — A contagious fever, char^icterized by 
a scarlet cutaneous eruption. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Apis, Apocynum, 
Asclepias, Baptisia, Belladonna, Digitalis, Echa- 
folta, Elaterium, Gelsemium, Acid Hydro- 
chloric, Passiflora, Phytolacca, Rhus Tox., Ser- 
pehtaria. Sodium Sulphite, Acid Sulphurous, 
Veratrum. 

SCIATICA. 

Definition. — A rheumatico-neuralgic affection of 

the hip and thigh. 
Indicated Remedies. — Macrotys, Rhamnus CaL, 

Bryonia, Collinsonia,. Sticta, Apocynum, JEscu- 

lus. 

SCROFULA. 

Definition. — A morbid constitutional condition, 
characterized by the development of glandular 
swellings, degenerative ulcers, and a tendency 
to pulmoifary and mesenteric consumption. 

Indicated Remedies. — Phytolacca, Echinacea, Ber- 
beris, Hydrastis, Collinsonia, Podophyllum, Ac- 
onite, JHyonia. 

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SYCOSIS PARASITICA. 

Definition. — Sycosis Parasitica, or Barber's Itch, 
affects the hairy parts of the face and neck. 

Indicated Remedies. — Locally, Acid Sulphurous. 
Internally, Alnus, Iris, Rumex. 

SYNOVITIS. 

Definition. — Inflammation of the synovial mem- 
branes. 

Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Apocynum, Bella- 
donna, Bryonia, Colchicum, Eupatorium, Jabo- 
randi, Rhus Tox. 

TONSILLITIS. 

Definition. — Inflammation of the tonsils. 
Indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Phytolacca, Rham- 

nus Calif., Apis, Apocynum, Macrotys, Iris, 

Rhus Tox. 

TYPHOID FEVER,-ENTERIC FEVER. 

Definition. — Continued febrile condition of uncer- 
tain duration, characterized by an affection of 
the solitary and agminated glands of the in> 
testines. 

indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Echinacea, Vera- 
trum, Gelsemium, Rhus Tox., Lobelia. ' Jabo^ 
randi, Bryonia, Baptisia, Sodium Sulphite, Acid 
Hydrochloric, Acid Sulphurous, Belladonna^ 
Passlflora. 

VARICELLA— CHICKEN POX. 

Definition. — A contagious febrile disease attended 

with an eruption, 
indicated Remedies. — Aconite, Asclepias, Bella* 

donna, Eupatorium, Gelsemium, Macrotys. 

VARIOLA— SMALL-POX. 

Definition. — An infectious and contagious eruptive 

febrile disease. 
Indicated Remedies. — Veratrum, Macrotys, Echi- 
nacea, Baptisia, Sodium Sulphite, Rhus Tox.» 
Geldemium, Jaborandi, Podophyllum. 



41 



MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM DQSES OF 
SPECIFIC MEDICINES. 



In the following table the dose is calcutated to 
minims and fractions of a minim. Physicians can 
substitute a drop for a minim, providing the original 
4 ounce Specific Medicine bottle be employed, or a 
bottle carrying a lip near the same size. Most pocket 
case vials will also give a drop to approximate the 
minim near enough to answer all practical purposes. 

The question is often* asked, **Baw can toe mectsure 
the fraction of a minim, or obtain the fraction of a 
drop?" 

This can be accurately accomplished as follows: 

If one drop or minim of a Specific Medicine be 
mixed with one ounce of water, a teaspoonful (1 fluid 
drachm) will carry one-eighth of a drop or one-eighth 
of a minim. 

In like manner a teaspoonful of a mixture of one 
drop of medicine with two ounces of water will give 
1/16 of a drop. 

Eight drops of medicine in an ounce will give 
one drop in each teaspoonful. Accordingly, any frac- 
tion of a drop can be obtained. Or, 

If one drop of the Specific Medicine be mixed 
with ten teaspoonful s of water, one teasponful of 
the dilution will carry 1/10 drop of medicine. If 
twenty teaspoonfuls of water be used, a teaspoonful 
will carry 1/20 of a drop of medicine. 

By either of these methods any desired fraction 
of a drop or a minim can be obtained. Indeed, the 
accuracy of the method approaches a preciseness 
that parallels the exact. 



Dose 

i^cfaillea 5 to 60 minims 

Aconite 1-20 to % 

Actaea Albs 1 to 20 

Acid Hydrochlor, Dil 5 to 40 

Acid, Carbolic % td 1 

Acid, Sulphurous 5 to 40 ** 

Adonis 1-10 to 5 '• 

JEsculus 1-5 to 5 I* 

Agrimonia 5 to 60 * * 

Ailanthus 1 to 15 

Aletris i . . . 1 to 60 

Alnus 1 to 60 

Ambrosia 1 to 20 

Amygdalus % to 10 ** 

American Hemp 1 to 10 

Anthemis 1 to 60 

Apis 110 to 2 ;* 

Apocynum * % to 20 

Alalia 5 to 20 ;• 

Arnica 1 to 10 |' 

Asclepias 1 to 60 

Asthma Weed. . . .' 5 to 30 

Avena 5 to 60 

Baptisia % to 10 ** 

Barosma 15 to 60 

Belladonna 1-20 to % 

Berberis 5 to 20 

Black Haw 5 to 60 

Boletus % to 5 . •* 

Bryonia 1-10 to 2 

Cactus Flowers % to 10 ** 

Cactus 4 % to 10 

Calendula 1 to 60 

Cannabis 1 to 10 

Cantharis % to 3 

Capsella 5 to 60 

Carbo-Veg 1 to 60 grains 

Catalpa % to 20 minims 

Caulophyllum 1 to 10 ' • 

Ceanothus . . % to 10 » '* 

Chelidonium 1-10 to 10 

Chelone 5 to 60 

Chimaphila 5 to 60 

Chionanthus 1 to 20 

Cinnamon 10 to 30 

Cinchona 1 to 30 

Cnicus 2 to 10 

Coca 1 to 20 

CoflPea 1 to 10 

Colchicum %to 3 

CoUinsonia r 1 to 60 

Colocynth 1-20 to 3 

Conium 1 to 10 * * 

Convallaria % to 10 ** 

Columbo 5 to 40 * * 

Cornus 5 to 60 * * 

Corydalis 5 to 40 

Crataegus 1 to 20 ** 

Cubeba 5 to 20 

Cuprum % to 5 * • 

Ciypripedium 5 to 60 *• 

Damiana 5 to 60 

Digitalis 1-6 to 3 

Dioscorea 1 to 40 

Drosera % to 5 * * 

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PRICE-LIST OP SPECIFIC MEDICINES. 



Viftla ineluded. 4 Os. 

Achillea f 50 

Aconite 60 

Actaea Alba 50 

Acid Hydrochlor Dil 20 

Acid Oarbolic 20 

Acid Sulphurous 20 

Adonis 1 00 

iEscuIus 60 

Agrimonia 50 

Ailanthus 60 

Aletris 65 

AInus 50 

Anib];p8ia 50 

Amygdalus 50 

American Hemp 50 

Anthemis 50 

Apis 80 

Apocynum T 50 

Aralia 50 

Arnica 50 

Asclepias 50 

Asthma Weed ^. . . 75 

Arena ^ . . 50 

Baptisia 50 

Barosma 60 

Belladonna 60 

Berberis 60 

Black Haw 50 

Boletus 75 

Bryonia 65 

Cactus Flowers 1 50 

Cactus 1 25 

Calendula 60 

Cannabis , . . . . 65 

Cantharis 65 

Capsella 50 

Carbo-Veg 50 

Cascara 50 

Catalpa 50 

Caulophyllum 50 

Ceanothus 50 

Chelidonium 60 

Chelone 50 

Chimaphilla 50 

Chionanthus 60 

Cinnamon 60 

Cinchona 75 

Cnicus 50 

Coca 75 

Coflfea 50 

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8 Ob. 


16 Os. 


$0 95 


91 80 


1 15 


2 25 


95 


1 80 


40 


75 


40 


75 


40 


75 


1 90 


3 75 


1 15 


2 25 


95 


1 80 


1 15 


2 25 


1 25 


2 50 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


1 50 


3 00 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


1.40 


2 75 


95 


1 SO 


95 


1 80 


1 15 


2 25 


1 15 


2 25 


1 15 


2 25 


95 


1 80 


1 40 


2 75 


1 25 


2 50 


2 90 


5 75 


2 40 


4 75 


1 15 


2 25 


1 25 


2 50 


1 25 


2 50 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


1 15 


2 25 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


1 15 


2 25 


1 15 


2 25 


1 40 


2 75 


95 


1 80 


1 40 


2 75 


95 


1 80 



Vials included. 4 Os. 

Colchicum 65 

Collinsonia 50 

Colocynth 65 

Conium 50 

Convallaria * 65 

Columbo i 50 

Cornus 50 

Corydalis 50 

Crategus 60 

Cubeba 65 

Cuprum t 60 

Cypripedium 65 

I>amiana 75 

Digitalis 60 

Dioscorea 50 

Drosera 65 

Dulcamara 50 

Echinacea 60 

Elaterium 75 

Epigasa 50 

Epilobium 50 

Equisetum 60 

Ergot * . 60 

Erigeron 50 

Eryngium 50 

Eucalyptus . . . t 60 

Euonymus '. . . 50 

Eupatorium • 50 

Euphorbia •. 50 

Euphrasia 50 

Ferri Aceticus ". . 60 

Frasera 50 

Fragrant Sumac*h 60 

Fraxinus 50 

Fucus 65 

Galium 50 

Gaultheria 50 

Gelsemium 65 

Gentiana 50 

Geranium . 50 

Gossypium 65 

Gravel Root : 50 

Grindelia 65 

Guarana 1 00 

Hamamelis 20 

Helleborus 50 

Helonias >..? 60 

Hepatica 50 

Horse Chestnut 60 

Hydrangea 50 

Hydrastis 1 25 

Hyoscyamus 60 

Humulus 60 

Ignatia 65 

Inula 50 

Ipecac 1 60 

Iris 50 

Jaborandi 65 

Jacaranda 75 

Jalap 60 

Juglans 50 

Kalmia 50 

Kameela 75 

liappa ' . 50 

47 



3 Ob. 


lA Ob. 


1 25 


2 50 


95 


-1 8G 


1 25 


2 50 


96 


1 80 


1 25 


2 50 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 do 


95 


1 80 


1 15 


2 25 


1 25 


2 50 


1 15 


2 25 


1 25 


2 50 


1 40 


2 75 


1 15 


2 25 


95 


1 80 


1 25 


2 50 


95 


1 80 


1 15 


2 25 


1 40 


2 75 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


1 15 


2 25 


1 15 


2 25 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


1 15 


2 25 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


^5 


1 80 


1 15 


2 25 


95 


1 80 


1 15 


2 25 


95 


1 80 


1 25 


2 50 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


1 25 


2 50 


95 


1 80 


95 


1 80 


1*25 


2 50 


95 


1 80 


1 25 


2 50 


1 90 


3 75 


40 


75 


95 


1 80 


1 15 


2 25 


95 


1 80 


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USES AND DOSES 

OF 

SPECIFIC MEDICINES. 



Following will be found fac-simile copies of the 
labels accompanying the respective Specific Medicines. 
These labels convey briefly the therapeutic uses and 
doses of the several preparations. Every remedy 
named is a favorite with numbers of physicians, and 
all have been established by clinical observation in 
disease expression. Whilst some of these will be new 
remedies to some readers, and others will be untried 
in the practice of others, all have long been estab- 
lished in general practice, many of them having 
remained a standard of excellence for over thirty 
years. 

These remedies, in 4 ounce, 8 ounce, and 16 ounce 
bottles, are carried in stock by every wholesale drug- 
gist in America, and can be Obtained thi'ough any 
American pharmacist, at not more than list prices 
(see pages 42-45.) The maximum doses of the ener- 
getic remedies should be exceeded only with great 
caution, but if physicians prefer to use larger mini- 
mum doses or to increase the maximum doses of 
innocuous remedies, they can do so. (See pages 42-45). 

This book of information will surely present some- 
thing of use to each reader ; it will pi'obably bring to 
many a number of invaluable remedies new to their 
practice ; and to others it will serve as a terse, up-to- 
date review of standai*d remedies long in favor. 

Respectfully, 

LLOYD BROTHERS, 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

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Specific Achillea is a useful tonic to the 
venous, cutaneous and mucous snifaces. It is 
a remedy for passive hemorrhage, small in 
amount, and thus finds a place in the treatment 
of hemop^sis, hematuria, hemorrhoids with 
bloody and mucoid discharges, and in menor- 
rhagia. Its influence on the skia is decided, 
relaxing the integument and causing free dia- 
phoresis. It is a remedy in sore throat, dysen- 
tery, leucorrhea, with vaginal relaxation, and 
amenorrhea. Primarily, it is a remedy for de- 
bility. It relieves urinary irritation, and is a 
tcmedy lO strangury and urinary supprCBSioo. 



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Specitic Carbolic Acid has' a wide use as an 
antiseptic agent and local anesthetic in all cases 
in which a local cleansing and pain relieving 
agent is to be used. The indications for its 
local use are fullness and relaxation of tissues. 
It is a good antipruritic. 

Internally it is specifically adapted'to ietid 
eructation and discharges, particularly in gas- 
tro-intestinal fermentation. It is also a remedy 
when ammoniacal urine is present. Whether 
in acute or chronic diseases, -in typhoid or other 
fevers, in diptheria, diarrhea, dysentery, or ca- 
tarrh it is useful only when the tongue is broad 
and moist and the breath is cadaverous 




specific Medicine Hydrochloric Acid "is 
more often indicated in acute tlian in chronic 
diseases, in those cases allaying irritation and 
acting as an antizymoCic. In digestive disorders 
it is especially applicable." Am. Disp. 

"The indications of Hydrochloric Acid ate 
usually seen in typhoid fever, and frequently 
in the advanced stages of diseases which have 
a tendency to develop typhoid conditions. This 
acid is also a good remedy when the secretion 
of gastric juice is scanty, if administered after 
meals. When given before meals it arrests the 
Efcretton of gastric juice. It is, therefore, a 
useful agent when such secretion is excessive, 
if given b.:fore eating. It should always be ad- 
ministered in a liberal quantity of water, and if 
used in large doses should be taken 
glass tube, to prevent its injuring the teeth. 

Dose — Specific Hydrochloric Acid, 5 to 40 
drops well diluted with water." EssentiaU 
Mat. Med. Fyfe. 





Qualities — All commercial and official 
forms of Sulphurous Acid rapidly lose their 
sulphurous radical strength. This was also true 
of the early forms of the Specific Medicine, By 
means of the basic menstrum now used Specific 
Sulphurous Acid carries the sulphurous radi- 
cal to the last drop in the bottle, which will im- 
part the "sulphur" taste and sulphurous radical 
- reaction as forcibly as the first drop. But yet, 
the bottle should be kept securely closed. This 
is a wonderful remedy to destroy fungi, bac- 
terije, and al! low forms of or^inic life. In 
overdoses it is energetically irritating. Anti- 
dote, see "Red Book of Poisons." 

Invaluable in all conditions of sepsis and 
debility. 

"Full, relaxed, dirty looking tissues, with 
deep redness and sticky, unhealSiy discharges; 
sweetish, mawkish odor of breath and discharg- 
es; saliva increased and viscid; tongue, full, 
broad, atonic, normally red, with glutinous 
coat, either transparent or dirty-brownish, with 
effaced papillae; unOealthy, viscid wounds and 
ulcers; gastric derangements with yeastf fer- 
" — " Am. Disp, 



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Aconite is employed to stow the pulse, and 
is especially indicated when it is small. It is 
the child's sedative, and is employed in the 
entire range of fevers and inflammations. It 
e^certs a special influence on the throat and 
laiynx, and is thus used in the treatment of 
quinsy and croup, beinff the most certain 
remedy for the latter we possess. It exerts 
its most marked influence on mucous mem- 
branes, and is thus used in acute diseases of 
bronchial tubes or intestinal canal. In irrita- 
tive diarrhea, and in sporadic dysentery we use 
it with the best results. The small and fre- 
quent pulse, together with light and oft-re- 
peated chills, are the indications. 

Aconite is one of the most certain remedies 
we have to reduce the frequency of the pulse in 
certain conditions of disease. And the condi- 
tion is that in which there is a want of power 
on the part of the heart, and a like want of 
innervation to the capillary system of blood* 
vessels. 




specific Actaea i 



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lulant. 



and favors waste and nutrition. It is adapted 
chiefly to the female reproductive tract, and 
to conditions of atony with nervous impair- 
ment The indications are : Atony of nervous 
system with reproductive wrongs, melancholia, 
headache, delirium, insomnia and convulsions, 
uneasy sensations in the ovaries, which are 
sensitive to the touch or to pressure. Ther^ 
is a peculiar pinkish hue to parts involved, 
when white cohosh is indicated. It is largely 
employed in amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, men- 
orrhagia, after-pains, as a partus praeparator, 
and in leucorrhea, uterine congestion and 
uterine neuralgia. Atonic dyspepsia and con- 
stipation are relieved by it. 




specific Adonis is a quick-acting and well- 
tolerated heart remedy. It stimulates the mus- 
cles of that organ, increasing their contractility, 
and causes increased contraction of the arteri- 

• 

oles, thus increasing arterial tension. The 
heart beat is regulated and the frequency of 
the pulse diminished by it. It' is not a cumu- 
lative drug, but must not be employed where 
there is gastro-intestinal inflammation. The 

indications are — Weak cardiac action, with 
little blood in the arteries, low pressure, short- 
ened diastole resulting in venous fullness and 
stasis with increased pressure, and feeble, in- 
termittent or irregular pulse; valvular defi- 
ciency, with dropsy; vascular enfeeblement 
with dull congestive headache; and chronic 
congestive states. It is useful in heart strain, 
endocarditis, secondary heart troubles, from 
nephritis and cardiac dropsy. 



67 




Aeseulus influences the nervous system, 
thereby controlling the circulatory system, and 
showing 3 special affinity for the portal circle. 
It is a decided sedative, when an excited oircu- 
lation, with frequent pulse, depends upon a 
disturbance of the sympathetic nerves, or tohen 
due to respiratory troubles. In non-paroxysmal 
asthma with constant dyspnea it is a very im- 
portant remedy, while in cough, with the sen- 
sation of tightening and grasping, post-manu- 
brial constriction, it is decidedly specific For 
intestinal irritation, with sense of constriction 
and colicky pains near the umbilicus, and for 
abdominal plethora, it is a direct remedy. Its 
most decided action :s exhibited in constrictive 
sensations in the rectum, whether accompanied 
or not hy hemorrhoids. Probably no internal 
remedy has accomplished such good results in 
hemorrhoids as has aeseulus, when due to ob- 
stnictiou of the t>ortal vessels. In female dis- 
orders, accompanied with tumid and enlarged 
cervix uteri and too frequent and profuse 
menstniatioti, it may be employed with ildTaa> 
tage. 



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The field of action of this agent is limited, 
but important. Specifically, it is a remedy for 
mucous profluvia. It is decidedly tonic to the 
mucous tissues, and is especially applicable in 
asthenic conditions. It finds its greatest use- 
fulness in diseases of the respiratory and renal 
tract, and in such of these as are interdepen- 
dent upon the others. It is a remedy in chronic 
bronchitis, and a palliative in phthisis, where 
there ts increased secretion and muddy, ill- 
smelling urine.' Humoral asthma is relieved 
by it It is of distinct value in cystitis and 
nephritis when any of the following indica- 
tions are present : Deep seated colicky pain in 
the lumbar region, with uneasy sensations pass- 
ing to the hips or the umbilicus (renal colic) ; 
dirty looking skin and muddy, ill-smelling 
urine; renal congestion; irritation of kidneys 
or bladder, with cough; cough, with dribbling 
of urine; cystic catarrh; cough, with heavy, 
profuse expectoration, and pain under the low- 
er ribs and. extending to the kidneys. 



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Specific Alnus is a remedy that has been 
neglected. It improves nutrition and increases 
waste. In those conditions once termed scro- 
fulous — ^which.are in reality tuberculous — ^with 
feeble vitality, it is an alterative and tonic 
of great power, while in skin diseases of the 
scaly and pustular varieties it is a leading rem- 
edy. In subjects of low vitality and glandular 
enlargements and suppuration, in eczematous 
conditions, in marasmus of children, in stomach 
and bowel disorders resulting from deficient 
gastric secretion, and in crops of boils, it is an 
exceedingly useful remedy. It is also useful 
in hematuria, and has been used with success 
in purpura hemorrhagica. Locally, it is a 
splendid application for rhus poisoning. 




Specific Ambrosia (Ambrosia Artemisia) is 
a remedy in fevers showing a disposition to 
pntrescency, and may be used in diarrhea and 
dysentery with this characteristic It 19 also 
useful in hemorrhages smalt in quantity, as in 
epistaxis and hematuria, and is reputed useful 
in hemorrhoids. After pains, mucous fluxes, 
hysteria, and other nervous disorders have been 
relieved by ambrosia. Its value in hay fever is 
questionable, but some have lauded it lor this 
purpose. 





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American hemp is considered anodyne, hyp- 
notic, ant i- spasmodic, producing sleep even 
when opium and morphine fail Specifically 
selected, it is efficient in delirium tremens, 
wakefulness in fevers, neuralgia, gout, rheuma- 
tism, infantile convulsions, low mental candi- 



tions, insanity, 



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tenesmus; ardor 



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where opium disagrees, it is 
o opium. 

depression; irritation of the 
ct; painful micturition, with 
urinae, scalding burning, fre- 
quent micturition ; low mental conditions ; 
wakefulness; with unpleasant dreams during 
momentary sleep; spasmodic and painful con- 
ditions, with nervous depression; mental il- 
lusions ; menstrual headache ; palpitation of the 
heart, with sharp stitching pains in the heart, 
hallucinations; cerebral anemia from spasm of 
cerebral vessels. Am. Disp. 






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Specific Amygdalus is //t^ remedy for irri- 
tation and congestion of the gastric mucous 
surfaces. It is also a sedative, having marked 
powe*: to relieve nausea and cough. It is very 
valuable in gastritis, and in the nausea and 
vomiting common to consumptives, and in 
cholera infantum. Amygdalus allays morbid 
irritability of the bladder and urethra, is useful 
in inflammation of the gastro-intestinal and 
genito-urinary organs, relieves hematuria, and 
is useful in whooping cough. The indications 
are among the most direct in specific medica- 
tion — ^tenderness of stomach and abdomen, with 
irritation or congestion, and pointed, elongated 
tongue, with prominent papillae and reddened 
tip and edges ; irritative cough ; irritative diar- 
rhea, accompanied by nausea and vomiting; 
and intestinal and bronchial irritation. 



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This remedy is a stimulant, tonic, and anti- 
spasmodic, and is adapted to debilitated con- 
ditions, particularly gastro-intestinal debility. 
It is a fine remedy for flatulent colic in infants. 
It is a remedy for weak stomach with feeble 
digestion, gaseous accumulations, and pain. 
Indigestion, dyspepsia, malarial cachexia, ^nd 
amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea from cold, are 
all relieved by it. Debility and irritation arc 
the direct indications for it 



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Apis is a very efficient remedy in retention 
of urine, and in some cases of irritation of the 
urethra ; also for inflammation of subcutaneous 
structures, with tensive and lancinating pains, 
and in irritation of the skin. 

"I have seen a ^number of cases of dise«ase in 
women characterized by sensations of heat, and 
burning pains in the bladder arid court^e of 
the urethra, with frequent desire to micturate. 
These have been promptly relieved by the use 
of specific apis, and in two cases of chronic 
diseases of long standing, a permanent cure 
was effected, following the relief of these un- 
pleasant symptoms. A peculiar burning pain 
that one associates with the sting of the bee 
i^ the indication. 

Apis is particularly useful in post-scarlatinal 
dropsy when there is a blanched puffiness of tlie 
skin, and the peculiar burning or stinging of 
the surface. We have no better remedy for 
simple uncomplicated urticaria, with intense 
itching and soreness than specific apis in frac- 
tional doses. The direct indication for apis is 
constant desire, but inability to urinate freely, 
the urine being deep-red." Scudder, 





Specitic Apocynum is 


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with water, sy 


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clear «■ 


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less, bitter, an 


of a b 


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or. 


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num does not 


depend f 


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ne alka- 


loid, glueosid. 




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on a complex, 


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mucous membr 


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present. It is a 






for that atonic 




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halper- 


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causing 


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men, in- 


dicated by a full relaxed 


uterus with wate- 








leucorrhca. Never the 




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active conditior 


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that atonic stat. 




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mits free exud 


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Specific Aralia is made from the root bark 
of Aralia hispida (dwarf elder), not from 
Aralia racemosa (spikenard), Aralia nudi- 
caulis (false sarsaparilla) nor Aralia spinosa 
(prickly elder). It acts upon the circulation 
and the secretions, particularly of the urinary 
tract, where it quiets irritation and increases 
the flow. For this purpose it has been signally 
successful in treating dropsy, suppression of 
urine, and gravel. The dirject indications are — 
Diffused anasarca; edema; dropsy with con- 
stipation; dyspnea; hepatic and renal torpor; 
dropsy of cavities; pain in lumbar region. 







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nerve slimulant. Small doses accelerate the 
pulse, inducing perspiration and exciting the 
uriDary flow, and if carried too far, may pro- 
duce headache and dizziness. It is therefore 
a remedy where there is deficient innervation, 
languid circulatory action, and in conditions 
marked by torpor, debility and functional in- 
activity. Spinal enervation is the direct call 
for arnica. It finds a use in the advanced 
stages of disease where there is feeble breath- 
ing power, giving rise to sleeplessness, and 
vhen the discharges are involuntary. In low 
states in typhoid fever, typhoid pneumonia and 
dysentery, it is a first-class agent, while in my- 
algia and lumbago, dependent upon strains, 
over-^;xertio^ or injury, it is among our most 
specific remedies. In all cases of debility with 
enfeebled circulation it may be depended upon 
for good results, also in muscular pain or sore- 
ness ; impaired spinal innervation ; tensive 
pain from injury; cystitis, with bruised feeling 
m bladder; headache upon moving the head; 
embarrassed respiration; sleeplessness from 
impeded circulation 
over-exertion. 



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Asclepias is the diaphoretic, and is associ- 
ated with the sedative when an increased action 
of the skin is required. 

It is especially a child's remedy, being feeble 
in action, though auite certain. When freely 
given, it is one of the most certain diaphoretics 
we have providing the pulse is not frequent, 
and the temperature increased. Even in the 
small dose of one drop, following the use of 
the special sedatives, it will markedly increase 
the true secretion from the skin. 

Asclepias has a decided influence over ser- 
ous and mucous membranes, hence it becomes 
exceedingly useful as an associate remedy in 
pleurisy, and alone is a decided remedy for 
catarrhal affections of the pulmonary and gas- 
tro-intestinal tracts, when due to colds. For 
these purposes it is specially adapted to the 
stomach and bowel disorders of children, ex- 
hibited by weakness, mucous discharges, and 
gastric irritability, with general nervous unrest. 
It is a remedy for vaso disturbances in the parts 
snpphed by the bronchia) arteries, and is a 
prompt remedy for intercostal pain. 



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specific Asthma Weed is a remedy for spas- 
) of the respiratory muscles with 
irrita.tio[i of the bronchial mucous surfaces. Its 
action is confined chiefly to the respiratory and 
cardiac centers. As a remedy for astiima, it 
takes a high rank only when the attacks are 
paroxysmal. It also relieves the dyspnea of 
cardiac diseases, and in chronic brc«ichitis of 
old persons it allays cough and promotes ex- 
pectoration. It has relieved emphysema and 
it exerts a cough- rest raining and anodyne ef- 
fect in phthisis puimoualis. 



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Specific Avena is a decided nerve-tonic and 
stimulant, and as such is a remedy of impor- 
tance in nerve depression. Its best field of ac- 
tion is in nervous prostration, and in nervous 
exhaustion following t)T)hoid and other low 
forms of fever. It improves the energy of the 
heart in enfeebled conditions of the heart- 
muscle, and by correcting the debility upon 
which the rheumatic diathesis depends, proves 
a good remedy against relapsing cardiac rheu- 
matjsm. It relieves spasmodic conditions of 
the ileck of the bladder, and is an important 
agent i^^l^rmatorrhea not due to self abuse, 
and in thi^hun consequent upafl the debility 
arising from tmi^ffects of the continued fevers. 
Insomnia due to debHity is often overcome by 
it. As a remedy to assist in breaking the 
morphine habit it has little to recommend it, 
though avena was introduced into therapeutics 
for that purpose. It does, however, assist to 
some degree in sustaining the nervous system 
while undergoing that ordeal, but loo much 
must not be expected from it in this direction. 



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This is one of our most important remedies. 
It is the remedy for cynanche maligna, and tor 
any disease that gives this peeuHar odor. It is 
indicated by fullness of mucous membranes, 
tongue, fauces, pllarynx ; by deep coloration of 
tissue, not red; also in typhoid disease, by a 
continued moist pasty fur on a tongue of nor- 
mal redness. It is an epidemic remedy, and 
will cure typhoid fever, typhoid dysentery, ty- 
phoid pneumonia, typhoid sore throat, typhoid 
malarial fever — or indeed typhoid anything. 

The specific indication forhapcisiaisa dusky 
purplish color of the face, like one exposed to 
cold, face expressionless ; there is a similar 
color of tongue, fauces and throat. Occasion- 
ally we find this unpleasant discoloration over 
an affected part, as the chest, hver, etc., and 
sometimes the entire surface of the body is 
thus discolored. 

Sepsis, and particularly that of a typhoid 
character, is the leading indication for baptisia. 




specific Barosma is an aromatic stimulant 
and tonic, acting upon the mucous lissues of the 
gastro- intestinal and urinary tracts. It relieves 
nausea and flatulence and improves the appe- 
tite. As a diuretic it increases both the solids 
and the liquids and restrains hypersecretion 
when due to excessive renal activity. It is best 
adapted to chronic cases, and is indicated by 
profuse muco — or muco- purulent discharges 
with irritation of the bladder. ' -When the 
urethral glands secrete an altered product, or 
when the urine is acid and the patient makes 
continual but ineffectual efforts to urinate, it is 
a remedy of great value. Therefore it proves 
a remedy of great power for good in chronic 
inflammation of the bladder, and in chronic 
catarrh of that organ. Dribbling of urine is 
restrained by it, and it is of some service in 
atonic and flatulent dyspepsia, and in some 
skin and rheumatic afiections. 






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This is the remedy for congestion, especia11;r 
of the cerebro- spinal centers. The indications 
are — dnit eyes, dilated pupils and somnoleiKC 
or coma. 

The symptoms calling for the use of Bella.- 
donna are usually very plain ; the patient is 
dull and stupid, and the child drowsy, and 
sleeps with its eyes partly open; the counte- 
nance expressionless; the eyes are dull and 
the pupils dilated or immobile; whilst as it 
continues respiration becomes affected, and the 
blood imperfectly lerated. 

Belladonna is the remedy for urinary affec- 
tions, particularly for children, especially when 
associated with capillary inactivity and a ten- 
dency to congestion, throbbing pain in the re- 
gion of the kidney, and urinal incontinence are 
conditions in which it prockim:, its power. It 
overcomes spasms of the body orifices. Some 
forms of whooping cougl. ^re relieved by Bella- 
donna, and it is an all ir-n.r^nc remedy in the 
exanthemata and in sore throat of a dry, deep 
red and swollen character, with great difficulty 
in swallowing. Mental hebetude and the dull 
expressionless countenance are very clear indi- 
cations for Belladonri^. 



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Specific BertMris is a remedy for ; 
conditions of the mucous tracts with e 
secretkm. For this purpose it is useful in 
aphthous sore mouth, in chronic dtarriiea, 
chronic <^sentery and in bladder disorders. It 
is of value in jaundice when not due to ob- 
struction of the bile ducts, and by stimuktii^ 
the duodenal functions, is useful in intestinal 
dyqwpsia, if given in doses just short of ca- 
thartic Small doses overcome burning and 
soreness, or other unpleasant sensations in the 
genito-urinary tract, and are palliative during 
the presence of renal calculi. 




This is one of our most valuable remedies, 
and should have a wide use. It is the remedy 
in habitual abortion, in cases where the preg- 
nant woman suffers pain at the periods for the 
monthly flow; for tensive, cutting pains in the 
last weeks of pregnancy; for severe cutting 
after-pains, and in many cases of dysmenorrhea. 

In habitual miscarriage, black haw should 
be administered for some little time previous 
to the usual time for abortion to take place. It 
is an agent of much value in sudden and irregu- 
lar menstrual flows occuring during the course 
of eruptive and other fevers. The vomiting of 
pregTiancy, associated with the pains above 
mentioned, is often controlled by black haw. 
Black haw is a valuable adjunct in treating 
inebriates. 






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Specific Boletus is one of the few remedies 
that may be employed in malarial manifesta- 
tions when quinine cannot be employed. !t 'a 
indicated when there are alternate chills and 
flushes of heat, with strong bearing down pains 
in the back. The victim perspires freely at 
night, has slight fever, poor appetite, yellow- 
coated tongue and bitter taste, and has for 
some time been languid and dull. It is a rem- 
edy in intennittent and bilious remittent fevers, 
chronic diarrhea and dysentery, ague cake, 
nervous headache, jaundice, periodic neuralgia, 
and in the chills and fever and colliquative 
sweats of consumption. It is a stimulant to 
the nervous system, with feeble circulation in 
the brain and impaired nutrition. 




This is a remedy for serous membranes, in 
rheumatism, and diseases of the parenchyma of 
the lungs. The indications are — frontal pain, 
extending to the occiput, right cheek flushed; 
pain con'^tant and severe, but without sharp- 
ness; pulse of good size and steadily vibratile; 
cough attended with lancinating pain, and in 
rheumatism a steady tensive ache. 

Bryonia is the remedy for pain aggravated 
by motion, being decidedly curative in pleuro- 
dynia and rheumatic conditions of the chest 
It is a remedy of the first importance in pleu- 
risy, pneumonia and la grippe. It is the rem- 
edy for dry, rasping, hacking cough, often ex- 
plosive, and attended with more or less pain, 
sharp and tensive in character. Cutting pain 
in the liver region calls for bryonia, and it is 
3 lirst-class remedy in frontal headache, with 
hyperesthesia of the skin, tenderness of the 
scalp, in fevers with marked debility, deepened 
color of mucous tissues, capillary sluggishness, 
dry tongue and tendency to delirium; and in 
orchitis, peritonitis and mastitis. It is the 
remedy for stiff and swollen rheumatic joints, 
with aggravation of pain upon n 




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The common idea is that Cactus is the 
remedy for heart disease, and so it is if there 
is irritability with feebleness, the quick move- 
ment without strength. But its administration 
is rot restricted to cases of heart disease; 
given, the quick movement without strength, 
it is the remedy in inflammation or functional 

The influence of cactus seems to be wholly 
exerted on the sympathetic nervouse system, 
and especially upon and through the cardiac 
plexus. It does not seem to increase or depress 
innervation, (neither stimulant nor sedative), 
but rather to influence a regular performance 
of function. Its continued use improves the 
nutrition of the heart, thus permanently 
strei^hening that organ. 

The direct indication for cactus is paia of a 
constrictive character, — as if the parts were 
boimd with an iron band — whether it be in 
spasm of the heart muscle or in menstrual 
nervous headache. 



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remedy, and is used internally to assist local 
action, and in capillary engorgement, varicose 
veins, chronic suppuration, splenic and hepatic 
congestion, and in old ulcers. 

Calendula is the local remedy for lacerated 
wounds. The following are a few of the c< 
ditions in which it is used, full stretch 
diluted, with marked success. Chafing and ■ 
coriatioiis of infants, indolent and gangrenons 
ulcers, abscess cavities, catarrhal conditions 
nose and throat with raw and tender me 
branes, excoriated nipples, vaginitis, endome- 
tritis, ecchymoses, varicosities, suppurative 
otitis media, leucorrhea, bums and scalds, sto- 
matitis, gonorrhea, non-specific urethritis, 
zematous and ulcerative skin diseases, and long 
standing inflammatory indurations, as stubborn 
acne. It prevents suppuration and promotes 
rapid, healing. 

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Specific Calumba . is a pure, bitter tonic, 
which neither stimulates nor astringes-. It acts 
much like hydrastis upon the digestive organs. 
Enfeebled stomach, with feeble digestion, or 
indigestion; and anorexia and general debility 
are its direct indications. It is valuable in 
dyspepsia, with constipation and torpor of the^f 
liver, in cholera infantum after the actiVF 
stages have passed; in cholera morbus, iij. dys- 
pepsia, chronic diarrhea and dysentery ; in 
muscular debility of the young, and in conval- 
escence from febrile and inflammatory diseases. 




Specific Cannabis is an agent to control 
pain and secure rest, and for these purposes 
may be selected when opium would be objec- 
tionable. Unlike the latter, it causes no loss 
of appetite nor arrest of secretion, and the skin 
s its normal condition under its use. It 
;ful in spasmodic disorders with pain, 
and is of special service in painful gastric 
affections, as gastralgia, gastric neuralgia, gas- 
c ulcer, and cancer of the stomach. Canna 
i is a favorite agent to control irritable ci 
' ditions of the bladder and urethra, and is p 
^icularly useful, with aconite and ffelsemiu 
I control inflammation and pain incident to 
Worrhea, and to prevent spasmodic action 
'e to terminate in chordee. It allays the 
^al irritation following the passing of 
sounds, divulsors, etc, into the ureth- 
kgbis meets the following conditions. 
Marked nervous depression; irritation of the 
urinary tract with burnir^ painful micturition 
and tenesmus, ardor urinee and scalding sensa- 
tions upon urination, low mental conditions 
with insomnia, or brief sleep with unpleasant 
dreams, mental illusions, pain and spasm, and 
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lant to the urinary organs, and its best use is to 
relieve irritation of the bladder. It is useful 
where there is partial 'paralysis of the sphincter 
vesicae, with teasing desire to urinate, and drib- 
bling of urine, with tenesmus. Thus it is a 
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Specific Capsella acts upon the mucous sur- 
faces, X)vercoming irritation and restraining 
discharges and passive hemorrhage, especially 
of a chronic character. It is a remedy in men- 
orrhagia with constant or long continued color- 
less flow, in atonic indigestion, and in constant 
desire to urinate, the urine being loaded with 
phosphates. Urinary derangement of renal or 
cystic origin, hematuria, menorrhagia, atnenor- 
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conditions: — The pale expressionless tongue, 
with but little coating and lenticular spots, or 
a light coat which easily lifts in patches; pallid 
skin; weak pulse; tumid, doughy abdomen, 
tendency to hemorrhage of passive character, 
epistaxis, hemoptysis, hematuria,, and hemor- 
rhage from bowels during typhoid fever; fre- 
quent foul hemorrhagic discharges from the 
bowels; salty taste in the mouth. All this is a 
picture of profound* asthenia and excessive 
secretion. Carbo veg. is a remedy for menor- 
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tion, and some forms of indigestion and their' 
reflexes. I* is preeminently a tonic to the in- 
testinal ttdct, and while a laxative or purga- 
tive, according to dose, it does not tend to leave 
' a constipated condition, as do many cathartics. 
It may be a remedy in dyspepsia, indigestion, 
sick headache, gastric, duodenal and biliary 
catarrh, with jaundice, where there is lack of 
bowel action. Hemorrhoids sometimes yield 
to it, and rheumatism is often benefitted by its 
use. It is without doubt the best single remedy 
for habitual or chronic constipation. 




specific Catalpa as yet has a limited field of 
action, that of giving relief to irritation of the 
bronchiz and giving freedom to breathing. 
Marked success has attended its use in asthma, 
and it lias been recommended in chronic 
bronchitis and in some of the functional forms 
of heart disease. The keynote to its use is diffi- 
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This remedy eserts a very decided influ- 
ence upon the parturient uterus, stimulating 
normal contraction, both before and after de- 
livery. Its first use, in this ease, is to relieve 
false pains; its s.econd, to efTect co-ordination 
of the muscular contractions; and third, to 
increase the power of these. The first and the 
second are the most marked, yet the third is 
quite certain. Still if any one expects the 
marked influence of ergot, in violent and con- 
tinued contractions, he will be disappointed. 

Caulophyllum exerts its influence through 
the hypogastric plexus; though to some extent 
it influences every process controlled by the 
sympathetic. Acting in this way it influences 
the circulation, nutrition and functions of the 
reproductive organs. It may be employed in 
chronic uterine disease with advantage, espe- 
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Specific Ceanothus is a stimulant to Hie 
organs supplied with blood by the cixliac axis, 
the spleen, liver and stomach. "Spien 
largemeat, with sallow, doughy skin, and ex- 
pressionless face" (Scudder) and "deep-seated 
splenic pain, though no enlargement be detect- 
able, and for the pain of splenic hypertrophy, 
as well as for the sympathetic, painful condi- 
tions depending on splenic wrong," (Webster) 
are the direct indications. The cases of s{Jenic 
inflammation benefitted are those sub-acute in 
character, or of malarial origin. It is also indi- 
cated in non-inflammatory catarrhal conditions, 
with abundant secretions. 




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Specific Chelidoninm is the most important remedy 
for the gallstone diathesis. It influences the parts 
supplied with the nerve-force from the branches of 
the solar plexus, and. with blood from the celiac axis 
thrdugh the hepatic and splenic arteries. It is val- 
uable in both acute and subacute forms of hepatic 
inflammation, before suppuration has occurred. It 
corrects faulty hepatic action giving rise to migraine, 
bilious headache, frontal neuralgia, bilious dyspep- 
sia and other stomach and bowel troubles. By over- 
coming capillary^ stasis, it is a remedy in hemorrhoids, 
congestion of liver and spleen, arid gastro-intestinal 
disorders due to engorgement of the viscera with 
blood. It is a leading a^ent in biliary catarrh result- 
ing from hepatic congestion, and for jaundice due to 
the swollen condition of the membranes and obstruc- 
tion "of the bile duct. It is the best known remedy to 
prevent the formation of gall stones. The indications 
for specific chelidonium are: 

Full, pale sallow tongue, and full enfeebled mucous 
membran'es; pale, sallow sometimes greenish skin; 
full tensive or throbbing pain in the right hypochon- 
drium, and pain extending beneath the right scapula; 
melancholia, headache, and gastric disturbances due 
to faulty heijatic action; right hypochondrium full, 
abdomen tumid, urine pale,^ dloudy, and of high spe- 
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Specific Chelone is tonic to the digestive 
organs. In large doses it has been used to 
expel worms, and in small doses as a rem- 
edy for gastro- intestinal debility, with hepa- 
tic torpor or jaundice. It is especially valuable 
during convalescence from fevers and inflam- 
matory diseases when there is a deficient secre- 
tion of bile. 



specific Chimaphila is powerfully alterative, 
greatly influencing ,the processes of waste and 
repair* Debility with blood taint is its most 
direct indication. Other indications are : Aton- 
ic and debilitated conditions of the genito-uri- 
nary tract, giving rise to lingering disorders, 
with scanty secretion of offensive or non- 
offensive mucus, muco-pus, or bloody muco- 
pu&; dysuria with smarting or burning pain; 
chronic urethral and prostatic irritation ; chron- 
ic relaxation of the bladder ; and chronic pros- 
tatitis with catarrh of the bladder. It is a 
valuable adjunct in the treatment of rheuma- 
tism and skin diseases. 




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wsln-. Mixed «>lh Iwicc [la bulk of water o|>alescence 

Bonic*ll'our5, "mIx equal amoums of tincture of chlor- 
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naiilbBS. The mixturE remaiiu goldeii yellow and 

mixture farms a deep blade magma. 

all the orEfans engaged in dioestion and bloodmaiciuff. 
The indfcaliotis tor it are. vcliownesa of akin and 
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of lineaSnesa io rinht hyiffldon'drium, or Eeneral all- 
remedies employed, whether the case is one of jaun- 
dice, formation and passage of gallBlonea, hilioua colic, 
(yellowness of aldnl, acute dyspepsia, acute or chronic 
inflammation of liver, or the irritable liver of the dii- 
aomaniac. 

Chionanlbus (a also indicated by a dirty sallow ricui. 

passage of light grayish Etools. and scant urine, which 
stains the clothing yellow. The liver-pain of Chionin- 

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agent, and a tonic to the general system. Peri- 
odicity, with soft open pulse, moist, and clean- 
ing tongue, soft and moist skin, and the nerv- 
ous system free from irritation, are the chief 
indications for its use. When needed as a tonic, 
it is more valuable than quinine. It is of real 
service in the debihty of wasting diseases, and 
in convalescence from fevers, particularly of 
the remittent and intermittent type. When 
long continued secretion of pus gives rise to 
great debility, it is an important restorative. 
Gastric debility ; empyema ; anemia and debil- 
ity from chronic suppuration ; weakness with 
pallor, anorexia, feeble digestion, and feeble 
recuperative powers are further indications 
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and is used chiefly to break up colds or to 
restore menstrual suppression due to colds. It 
may be employed at the beginning of febrile 
and inflammatorj' diseases, and to give tone to 
the stomach in loss of appetite, atonic dyspep- 
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vation, shown by defective digestion, even 
though the appetite remains, especially when 
accompanied by pain at the base of the brain, 
vertigo, and inability'to stand for any length 
of time. It increases the flow of the stomach 
juices, imparts tone to the organ and controls 
gastric pain. It is in weakness of the stomach 
and nervous system that it finds its greatest 
use. It prevents fatigue and enables one to 
prolong muscuiar efforts. For this it is valu- 
able in convalescence, and particularly so in 
phthisis, to enable the patient to be abouf in 
the air as long as possible. It allays thirst 
and hunger, and for this purpose has been used 
in diabetes and insanity. It exerts a restrain- 
ing eflect in wasting diseases and is valuable 
in the debility following acute diseases. Coca 
is useful in irritative or atonic dyspepsia, colic, 
flatulence, gastralgia, enteralgia, spinal irrita- 
tion, hypochondria and nervous erethism. 
Asthma has been slowly but permanently cured 
with it, and it often relieves migraine or nerv- 
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Specific Coffea is prepared from the un- 
roasted berries. Of it Dr. Scudder wrote: 
"Coffee is a stimulant to the cerebral nervous 
'system, and may be employed in many cases 
where there is atony and disordered functions. 
Were it not for the general use of coffee as a 
beverage, it would prove a valuable remedy; 
but when persons are habituated to its use, it 
exerts but little influence." In persons who do 
not indulge in coffee, specific coffee may be 
used in spasmodic asthma; cardiac insufficien- 
cy; renal torpor; migraine, with cerebral hy- 
peremia; sense of fullness in the head and 
drowsiness after meals; and in constipation 
due to atony of the stomach and bowels. The 
fact that it represents the green coffee, gives it 
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This is the remedy for hemorrhoids, with a 
sense of heat, hurnitig or constriction in the 
rectum. It is a remedy for diseases of diges- 
tion, fanctional diseases of the urinary appa- 
ratus, and diseases of the reproductive organs, 
if the above symptoins present. It is a remedy 
in diseases of the respiratory apparatus, when 
the irritation points in the larynx, with charge 
in the voice, or inability to use it without irri- 

For the latter purpose no remedy has ex- 
ceeded eoUinsonia in that form of laryngeal ir- 
ritation and sub-acute inflammation known as 
"minister's sore throat"— chronic laryngitis. It 
is the remedy for hoarseness in those who 
speak or sing for a livelihood, — .such hoarse- 
ness being due either to vascular hyperemia, or 
to congestion. The small dose is most effec- 
tual in hemorrhoidal troubles, while in laryn- 
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G]Jchicum in small doses is stimulant, in- 
creasing the secretions of the skin, kidneys, 
liver and bowels. Epigastric heart, eructations, 
and a sense of nausea follow excessive dosage. 
The specific indications and uses are, "Gout; 
gouty diathesis; rheumatism, pain, tearing and 
aggravated by heat; to be used after sedation 
has been accomplished; pain in course of the 
nerves ; gouty headaches with swelling of 
joints, constipation, and nervousness; sudden 
tearing pain from back to hip, and down limbs, 
without fever." Am. Disp, 



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specific Colocynth is a. remedy for visceral 
pain. The large dose is an irritant cathartic, 
prodneinff watery> evacuations. The indications 
for the small dose are — Cutting', twisting, bor- 
ing or griping pain, and if of the stomach or 
bowels, it is accompanied by a desire to evacu- 
ate the bowels ; colicky pains in the iliac, um- 
bilical or hypogastric regions; dysentery with 
tormina in right iliac region, or diffused over 
the abdomen ; diarrhea with mucoid passages 
accompanied with tenesmic, cohc-like pain; 
constipation with dry, ball-like feces and sharp, 
griping rectal pain; flatulent discharges and 
Ratulent eructations ; cutting, visceral neural- 
gia; and contractive and tensive rheumatic 
pain. Bearing in mind the foregoing, it is of 
great value in visceral neuralgia, indigestion, 
dyspepsia, flatulent, worm and bilious colic, 
cholera morbus, cholera infantum, diarrhea, 
both acute and chronic, liver disorders, chronic 
constipation, ovarian neuralgia, orchialgia, neu- 
ralgia of the fifth nerva lumbago with amenor- 
rhea. The small, fractiooAl dose must be em- 
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Conium is used for promoting sleep and 
allaying excessive heart action. All affections 
allended with an excited or excitable condition 
of tlie nervous and vascular systems, are bene- 
fitted by it. It has no pure cerebral effects, 
but diminishes irritability of the spinal cord 
without disturbing the sensory functions. Pro- 
fessor John King considered conium invalu- 
able. 

"To relieve nervous excitation and give 
rest ; neuralgic or rheumatic pains in the old 
and feeble, or where there are cacoplastic de- 
posits ; pain in stomach ; pain of gastric ulcer j 
nervousness and restlessness. 




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Speciik Convallaria acts upon the circula- 
tion much like digitaha, but does not produce 
the unpleasant consequences of the latter. It 
is safer than digitahs, and many believe it as 
effectual. The heart irregularities best met 
with it are those due to obstruction and me- 
chanical causes, particularly, involvement of the 
mitral valves, rather than to organic degenera- 
tion. While never contraindicattd, it is espe- 
cially indicated "to lessen the frequency of the 
pulse, when an impaired capillary circulation, 
as shown by ecchymosis, or by the slow return 
of blood when it is effaced by the finger." It 
is, then, a remedy for quickened pulse with 
capillary obstruction, in heart irregularities 
due to mechanical causes; mitral insufficiency; 
palpitation and vehement action with aryth- 
mical movements; diminished arterial pressure, 
and shortness of breath; and in dropsy of 
cardiac origin. 




Before the introduction of "Bark," as cin- 
chona was called in early American medical 
practice, comus was largely used as a bitter 
tonic and antiperiodic. It may still t>e em- 
ployed for these purposes where quinine fails, 
for it often succeeds when no effects are ob- 
tained from the latter. It is frequently used 
for the headache produced by quinine. Cornus 
may be used successfully in intermittent or 
miasmatic and other fevers, and conditions 
showing periodicity, in general exhaustion, 
and in pyrosis. Feeble relaxed tissues and 
weak pulse with subnormal temperature are 
good indications for its selection. 




specific Corydalia has Icing had a reputa- 
tion for alterative efTects of a peculiar charac- 
ter, and has been largely employed in syphilitic 
and so-called scrofulous (tuberculous) diseas- 
es. It acts upon the kidneys, increasing waste 
and improving nutrition. While it is not 
claimed to possess anti-syphihtic properties as 
such, it exerts its curative effects through re- 
moving the products of a broken-down con- 
stitution. It is a remedy for debility and viti- 
ated blood. It is a fine remedy for diarrhea 
and dysentery with bad breath, coated tongue 
and poor digestion. It relieves periosteal shin 
pains of syphilis, and is a remedy for recent 
syphilitic nodes. In diseases of women de- 
pendent upon syphilitic or scrofulous diathe- 
sis, it is a remedy of reputed power. 




specific Crataegus is a tonic to the heart 
and blood vessels. It is adapted to both func- 
tional and organic heart disorders character- 
ized by pain, oppression in the heart region, 
shortness of breath, rapid and feeble heart 
action, with evidence of cardiac hypertrophy, 
valvular insufficiency, and profound anemia. 
It has given excellent results in cardiac hy- 
pertrophy, with mitral regurgitation from 
valvular insufficiency, in valvular deficiency 
without hypertrophy, in tachycardia, cardiac 
neuralgia, pericarditis, endocarditis, myocar- 
ditis, so-called rheumatism of the heart, dropsy 
depending upon weak heart action, and in apo- 
plexy, vertigo, spinal hyperemia and yenous 




Specific Cubeba acts powerfully upon r 
i surfaces, especially o£ the urinary t 
IC will often cure an old gonorrhea or gleet 
after other agents have failed. It should be 
used only after the profuse discharge has 
ceased. In obstinate gonorrhea the dosage 
should be carried to aggravation, tben lessened- 
A substitute inflammation is set up which 
leaves the gonorrhea cured as the .inflammation 
subsides, Cubeba is contraindicated in active 
inflammations, but in the so-called chroiric in- 
flammations it is a positive remedy. It is very 
useful in chronic cystitis, and in subacute in- 
flammation of the urethral tract; in the scald- 
ing of urine and burning and irritation of the 
vulva. The small doses overcome debility with 
irritation of the reproductive organs, uneasi- 
ness and formication about the anus and scro- 
tum, and prostatorrhea. In atonic respiratory 
trouble with profuse expectoration, and in 
chronic sore throat, with relaxation, it 19 a 
good remedy. 




Cuprum is the remedy in anemia without 
great loss of flesh. The specific indications are 
"skin tawny, dirty, yellowish greenish, pallid or 
waxy ; parts usually red are pale or greenish ; 
tongue broad, uncoated, and pale ; gums 
blanched, pulse small, soft and quicker than 
usual; bowels torpid with colorless discharges 
and if loose, the pale evacuations resemble rice- 
water; anemic states with dirty-greenish tinge, 
and without great loss of flesh; chlorosis; tis- 
sues full, but soft and doughy; after hemor- 
rhages or exhaustive discharges as a blood- 
maker, when the skin is pale and transparent" 
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specific Cypripedium has long been a favo- 
rite nerve stimulant with Eclectic physicians. 
It is adapted to atonic cases, in which it im- 
proves both the circulation and the nutrition 
of the nerve centers. As a remedy for nervous 
excitability or irritability not dependent upon 
organic lesions, it allays the irritability, and 
with it, pain, if present, and produces a calm 
and tranquil condition, of both body and mind. 
It is of special value in reflex functional disor- 
ders, in chorea, hysteria, nervous headache, in- 
somnia of low fevers, nervous unrest, hypo- 
chondria, and nervous depression accompany- 
ing stomach disorders. It is indicated in sleep- 
lessness, neuralgia and delirium, all from 
atony; in menstrual irregularities with despon- 
dency; mental depression from sexual over- 
indulgence; and in tendency to dementia at 
the climacteric. Dr. Scudder's Soothing Syrijp 
for infants was composed as follows: Specific 
Cypripedium, Compound Tincture of Laven- 
der, aa fl. dr. ii. Specific Lobelia, fL dr. i. 
Simple Syrup, ozs. iii. Mix. 



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of damiana leaves, which are tonic to the sys- 
tem in general. > Damiana relieves irritation 'of 
the genito-urinary mucous membranes, im- 
proves digestion and contributes to overcome 
constipation. It is useful as a remedy in renal 
and cystic catarrh, and to relieve irritation, 
cough and hypersecretion in respiratory affec- 
tions. It is also a digestive tonic. 

The reputed aphrodisiac effects are un- 
doubtedly more imaginary than real, and we 
do not recommend this preparation for that 
purpose, further than to ^llay the nerve-de- 
pression and debility upon which sexual weak- 
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A powerful cardiac tonic when used in small 
doses, and may be employed in any case of 
heart disease where the organ is ei^feebled. It 
not only gives the necessary stimulation for the 
present, btxt it gives a permanent improvement ; 
doubtless through an improved nutrition. 

It exerts an influence upon the capillary cir- 
culation, and may be employed with much cer- 
tainty to arrest asthenic hemorrhages. It also 
influences the absorption of dropsical deposits 
and increases secretion from the kidneys, prob- 
ably in the same way. 

Prof. Locke says of digitalis, "It is the true 
opium for the heart." Asthenic conditions only 
are benefitted by digitalis. The indications are 
a weak, irregular, rapid pulse, pulsating jugu- 
lars, low arterial tension, cough, dyspnea, defi- 
cient secretion of high colored urine, cyanotic 
features, and edema. 



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Discorea is a specific for bilious colic, and is 
also, employed in acute diseases where abdomi- 
nal pain and tenderness are prominent features. 
It is a valuable remedy in the early stage of 
puerperal peritonitis, and is especially valuable 
in the treatment of typhoid fever when there is 
teademess on pressure and tympanitis. 

It is a feeble but certain diaphoretic, and 
allays irritation of the nervous system. 

Discorea is a remedy for other kinds of 
colic, and for several forms of abdominal neu- 
rosis. After-pains are relieved by it; dysmen- 
orrhea is benefitted by it when due to spas- 
modic irritation of the cervix uteri. It often 
allays the irritation and pain attending the 
chronic gastritis of inebriates. 



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Specific Dulcamara is :. remedy for acute 
disorders brought on by colds, or by suspen- 
sion of the cutaneous functions, and in chronic 
skin diseases of a pustular, vesicular, or scaly 
character, being of most value in the scaly 
forms, as in scaly eczema. It is a remedy for 
suppression of the menses from cold or damp- 
ness. There is headache, nausea, and chilliness, 
to guide in its selection. Vesical catarrh, ca- 
tarrhal headache, pudendal itching and rheu- 
matic trouble brought on by living in damp. 



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indications may read: 
acute disorders due to 
checked skin functions ^ 
deficient capillary actio 



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dampness and colds ; 

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Drosera is often a specific in the cough at- 
tendi'ig and following measles, especially wher^: 
[here is dryness of the respiratory raucous 
membranes. 

It is also used in cases of whooping cough, 
' especially where there is dryness of the air- 
passages, and much irritation of the nervous 
system. Whilst it is not a remedy for all cases 
of whooping cough, it is a true spectRc in those 
to which it is adapted. 

It is also employed with much advantage in 
cases of chronic cough, with dryness of the 
air-passages and nervous irritation. 

The drosera cough is quite distinctive, be- 
ing characterized chiefly by an explosive qual- 
ity; it usually depends upon irritation, though 
inflammation may be present. 



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This agent is the most positive antagonist 
of blood depravation, or bIo<id dyscrasia. 
It antagonizes changes within the blood, or 
morbid accumulations, septic or otherwise, 
picked up by the blood in its, course through 
the body. Auto-infection, whether acute or 
slowly progressive, well expresses one of the 
conditions met by this agent. There is an . 
adynamic state which may exhibit itself in 
the formation of cellular abscesses, boils, car- 
buncles, septicemia, uremia, puerperal fever, 
typhoid fever, pernicious malaria or pernicious 
anemia. The tendency is toward tissue dis- 
intregration, gangrenous sloughing, sanious 
discharges, mucous surfaces deepened in color, 
bluish or purplish, evidencing sepsis, tongue 
dirty, brownish or black. Of special impor- 
tance regardless of other indications, in ty- 
phoid and septic fevers, carbuncle, malignant 
ulcerations, pulmonary gangrene, asthenic and 
slow cerebro-spinal meningitis, pyosaipinx, low 
forms of inflammation, poisoned wounds and 
uremic poisoning. Used locally and internally, 
and as a wet surgical dressing, it has no equal 
when the conditions above enumerated are 
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specific Elateriiim, in large doses, is a hy- 
dragogue cathartic. In smaller doses it is a 
positive remedy for cystic and urethral inflam- 
mation of chronic character. Dr. John King 
proposed it as a remedy in chronic cystitis 
"with constant, more or less painful sensation 
in the region of the neck of the bladder, where 
the urine passes in a torrent as if poured 
through the urethra, and where, after mictur- 
ition, there is a violent, cramp-like aching in 
the parts, often extending over the whole lower 
pelvic region and thighs." These indications 
have become classic. It is also indicated by 
deep tenderness or soreness in the bladder and 
throughout the pelvis and perineum, with pas- 
sage of urine loaded with mucus and muco-pus, 
and accompanied with tenesmus and constipa- 
tion. In cathartic doses it is a remedy for 
cerebral congestion; ascites and anasarca of 
plethora ; and in pulmonary edema. 



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Epigaea specifically influences the urinary 
organs,- being both diuretic and astringent. It 
is a remedy for diarrhea and the bowel com- 
plaints of children, but its best field is in uri- 
nary disorders with vesical irritation. It ren- 
ders fhe urine less irritating, and is a splendid 
remedy for vesical irritation, lithic acid gravel, 
vesical tenesmus, strangury and other forms 
of dysuria from irritation. It is also indicated 
by uric acid deposits, debilitated and relaxed 
membranes, and the voiding of bloody muco- 
pus. 



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Epilobium specifically influences the gastro- 
intestinal mucous membranes, controlling irri- 
tation and lessening profuse discharges. It is 
without a peer in the summer bowel com- 
plaints of children, and the diarrhea of typhoid 
fever. In the early stages of cholera infantum 
4t is indicated by watery discharges mixed with 
greenish, undigested particles. It is valuable 
in muco-enteritis, and typhoid dysentery. It is 
the best known reji.My for chronic diarrhea, 
and its use should be persisted in for months. 
All forms of intestinal irritatio.n with wrongs 
of intestinal digestion call for it. The indica- 
tions are pinched features, emaciation, and 
sleek, contracted tongue with papillae* partially 
effaced; diarrhea with colicky pain; con- 
tracted abdomen; diarrhea of typhoid fever 
and of typhoid dysentery; chronic diarrhea 
with harsh dry skin; impaired digestion with 
uneasy sensations in the bowels, and accom- 
panied by diarrhea. 



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cystic irritation, ' 
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is a valuable remedy for 
or without a tendency to 

)ntrol irritation of the 



bladder, and in dysuria with tenermic urging 
to urinate, and is a valued remedy in nocturnal . 
and jliumal urinary incontinence of adults 
and children, when due to bladder irritation. 
On the other hand, larger doses are useful in 
suppression of urine, dropsy, gravel, chronic 
nephritis, hematuria, gonorrhea and gleet. 



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This agent is valued chiefly as a parturient 
and ant i -hemorrhagic remedy. In tedious 
child-birCti, when labor is well advanced, the as 
uteri moderately dilated and there is no mech- 
anical obstruction to labor, as pelvic deformity 
or exostosis, no mal-presentation, or dispar- 
ity of the size of the fetal head to the parts 
of the mother, and the cause of delay is uterine 
inertia, ergot may be used to facilitate labor. 

Ergot is, however, chiefly valued as an agent 
to control hemorrhage, particularly post-par- 
tum hemorrhage. Full doses may be given. 
In passive hemorrhages smaller doses are effec- 
tive and indicated when there is a feeble circu- 
lation. Ergot is also of much value in dis- 
turbances of the circulation of the brain and 
cord centres, as indicated by dizziness, partial 
unconsciousness, unsteady gait, and dull, ex- 
pressionless eyes, with pupillary immobility or 
dilatation. Small doses are indicated by these 
symptoms in the brain congestion following 
epilepsy, in threatened apoplexy, and in the 
coma following apoplectic seizures. It is a 
positive remedy, when indicated, for uterine 
subinvolution. 



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Specific Erigeron acts upon the mucous 
structures and the blood vessels, checking 
capillary or passive hemorrhages and restrain- 
ing hypersecretion from the bowels and kid- 
neys. It is invaluable in watery diarrhea and 
in cholera infantum, its province being to re- 
strain the gushing choleraic discharges, when 
the voiding is sudden and attended with pain 
and great thirst. It is useful in painful states 
of the kidneys and bladder, with too free 
discharges, being especially useful in simple 
diabetes. As an antihemorrhagic it fe adapted 
to capillary oozing due to weakness of tissue, 
and where stimulation is required. 



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Eryngium is a remedy of great importance 
in irritative states of the mucous surfaces, par- 
ticularly of the genito-urinary tract. It is a 
remedy for gastro- intestinal disturbances when 
there is a persistent red and tender tongue, 
and nausea and easily provoked disgust for 
food. When the diarrhea of dentition consists 
largely of mucous, eryngium will control it. 
In renal and vesical disorders it takes a high 
n.nk, being adapted to simple irritative, or to 
Ecute OiT inflammatory conditions, accompanied 
by burning or itching in the prostatic or spongy 
portions of the urethra, or in the bladder, or by 
dull aching or uneasy sensations in all portions 
of the urinary tract. Marked determination 
of blood to the bladder, and dull tenesmus, are 
indications for this agent. It finds a place in 
the treatment of cystitis, urethritis, specific 
and non-specific, and especially in the urethral 
inflammation of the aged, when an irritable 
urethra and difficult micturition i^re present. 



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Specific Eucalyptus is a valuable, though 
mild, antiperiodic, and has an especial affinity 
for mucous surfaces with excessive secretion. 
It is also a stimulating, aromatic tonic. The 
indications and uses for Specific Eucalyptus 
are covered by the following: Cold extrem- 
ities; cold perspiration; pasty, bad smelling 
coating upon the tongue; unhealthy fetid se- 
cretions; fetid false membranes, sore throat 
with fetor ; catarrh of broncho-pulmonic tract, 
with copious fetid expectorations; chro'nic ca- 
tarrh of the bladder with pus in the urine; 
chronic catarrhal diarrhea ; the fetid discharges 
of phthisis; perspiration during a chill; and 
(large doses) phronic ague with exhausting dis- 
charges. Mixed with sea salt (4 parts, Specific 
Eucalyptus, 1 part), and dissolved in hot water, 
it is one of the best topical injections for leu- 
corrhea with relaxed vaginal walls. (Use 
only a glass syringe). 




This remedy stimulates the nutritive pro- 
cessess, and in some cases improves digestion. 
Usually, however, it needs to be combined with 
a pure bitter, as hydrastis, to get its full action 
in this direction. 

It exerts a marked influence in malarial dis- 
eases, and deserves the name of antiperiodic, 
though it is much feebler than quinine. It may, 
however, be used in these cases with marked 
advantage, after the fever has once been broken. 

The chief field for euonymus is in atonic 
states 'of the gastro-intestinal tract,* in which it 
stimulates digestion and the nutritive processes. 
When indigestion and atonic dyspepsia depend 
upon hepatic torpor, or when following mal- 
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Eupatorium is often overlooked in selecting 
Emeiiies for the control of miasmatic or mal- 
arial influences, particularly those cases not 
reached by quinine sulphate or arsenical prep- 
arations. The cases to which it is specially 
adapted are those in which the paroxysms are 
irregular, the chill and succeeding fever slight, 
the skin dry and not. as a rule, followed by 
perspiration, unless the fever persists for a day, 
when a slight sweating may come on at ni^ht. 
The vomiting of much bile during the ague is 
an indication for eupatorium. In other febrile 
conditions there is a condition of inclination 
to moisture of the surface with a full and hot 
skin, which calls for eupatorium. Deep seated 
aching of the muscles and periosteuni (so- 
called "hone-pains") is a prominent indication 
for eupatorium ; the pulse is full and large, 
and exhibits short waves . With these indica- 
tions it is a very useful remedy in colds, febrile 
affections, la grippe, rheumatism and coughs. 




Speciiic Euphorbia has a. special affinity for 
mucous surfaces, and in ::n]all doses is inval- 
uable to check inflammatory diseases of the 
gastro-inlestinal tract. It is a remedy to allay 
irritation, and to promote functional activity 
and digestion. Constipation may be overcome 
with it. The indications are : — Prolonged irri- 
tation with catarrhal or diarrheal discharges; 
catarrhal discharges witli debility. The tongue 
is lotig and pointed, with prominent papillae, 
and there are uneasy sensations in the stomach- 
In cholera infantum with hot, tender abdomen, 
and constant urging to defecate, with greenish, 
irritating stools, it is a valuable remedy. It is 
aUo useful in dysentery. 



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eases of the mucous tract with increased dis' 
char^eE. It is one of the most reliable specific 
agents for acute coryza, being indicated in the< 
copious discharge of watery mucus. It also 
controls cough, hoarseness, headache and ear- 
ache supervening upon acute catarrhal affec- 
tions. During or following measles, it is one 
of the best.agents to control the inflammatory 
catarrhal conditions, and to prevent catarrhal 
after effects, as nasal catarrh, catarrhal ophthal- 
mia, catarrhal otitis, etc. The more acute the 
condition, the better euphrasia acts. It is indi- 
cated in acute catarrhal conditions of the eyes, 
ears and nose, and where there is a secretion 
of acrid mucus from the eyes and nose with 
beat and pain in the frontal sinus. 




Specific Ferri Aceta.s is an admirable iron 
preparation to administer when an add solution 
of an iron salt is required, containing other 
than hydrochloric acid. The indications are a 
pale, transparent skin; solid blueish coloration 
of skin and membranes ; marked blueness of 
the veins; dull, heavy pain in the top and back 
of the head. Following these indications it will 
serve a good purpose in anemia, the prostra- 
tion following typhoid and other low fevers 
and exhausting discharges, female disorders, 
scurvy, and lov/ cicliectic conditions. 



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Fragrant Sumach is a remedy for over- 
activity of the renal organ, in the absence of 
active inflammation, and for this purpose it tias 
attained a greater reputation than any other 
drug in diabetes insipidus and mellitus. The 
urine is pale, of high specific gravity, the pa- 
tient debilitated, and there is thirst, chills and 
constipation. Few remedies have been so suc- 
cessful in enuresis of children, with chronic 
urethral or vesical irritation and atony. There 
is a peculiar debility which calls for fragrant 
sumach, and the indications for it in bed-wet- 
ting, bowel disorders, and hemorrhagic troubles 
are profuse stools, cool and sallow skin, small, 
feeble pulse, loss of flesh, trembling of the 
lower extremities, and a general sense of lang- 
uor and lassitude. It is particularly useful in 
chronic bronchitis, with orofuse blood-streaked 
expectoration, passive hemorrhages from the 
bowels, and in chronic malarial hematuria. 
This agent is best dispensed in glycerin or 




specific Frasera has stimulating properties, 

and is one of the best of simple tonics. The 
circulation is accelerated by it, and It appears 
to stimulate the vegetative functions. By its 
persistent use chronic constipation may be 
cured when due to atonic conditions of the 
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has an especial influence upon the chylopoietic 
viscera. It is indicated by heavy, dragging sen- 
sation in the lower abdomen, as if the womb 
would fall out, with pain in top of head and 
down the thighs. There is a circumscribed 
spot on the top of the head which feels hot, 
over which there is noticeable hardness or stiff- 
ness of the hair. It is also indicated when the 
womb is large, heavy, soft and doughy, and a 
shght touch causes sharp pain ; in subinvolution, 
the womb being soft and boggy; irregular 
lochial discharge or irregular menses ; constant 
headache, with soreness on top of head; uter- 
ine tumors of quick growth; uterine hyper-, 
trophy, and enlarged cervix. Liberal doses 
(20 to 30 drops) should be administered. 




specific Fucus acts powerfully upon the 
glandular system, and is a remedy favoring 
waste and repair. It also increasES kidney and 
bowel action. Fucus was introduced as a 
remedy for obesity, which it appears to reduce, 
in a limited class of subjects. These are thos^; 
of the ■ so-called lymphatic temperament, and 
ia those torpid individuals, having a cold, 
clammy skin, pendulous abdomen, and loose 
flabby rolls of fat. It is a remedy for menstrual 
derangements where there is general muscular 
relaxation. Specific fucus may be u 
tation and inflammation of the bladder, in acute 
desquamative nephritic, goitre, exophthalmia, 
and fatty degeneration of the heait. 



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Specific Galium relieves irritation of the 
luinai? tract, and increases the secretion of 
urine. It is one of the best of remedies in 
dysuria and painful micturitioa It acts best 
where there is fever and inflammation, as in 
acute nephritis and cystitis. It is a valuable 
remedy in suppression of urine; in strangury, 
from inflammation or irritation of the bladder; 
in prostatic irritation of the aged, and in the 
nmaiy disorders of the exanthemata. In skin 
diseases associated with a strumous diathesis it 
forms a good eliminator. It has been suggested 
"when there are nodular growths \a the skin or 
nmcous membranes." 




Specifii: Gavltheria acts especially upon the 
bladder, prostate and urethra, quieting irrita- 
tion and allaying inilammation. It has some 
effect as an anaphrodisiac for hoth sexes. It 
is a valuable remedy in djjsuria, acute and 
chronic, muscular and articular rheumatism, 
the early stage of acute nephritis, and it is 
asserted to have arrested tubal nephritis even 
when blood and tube casts were present. It is 
useful in sciatica, migraine, non- paroxysmal 
asthma, asthmatic bronchitis, gonorrheal rheu- 
matism, and in hemorrhoids due to congestion 
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This is the remedy for irritation of the nerve 
centers, marked by flushed face, bright eyes, 
contracted pupils, and increased temperature, 

Gelsemium exerts a specific influence upon 
the brain, and to kss extent upon the spinal 
centers "and sympathetic. It rehevcs irritation 
and determination of blood, and the disordered 
innervation that flows from it. 

Gelsemium exerts a direct action upon fadal 
neuralgia, and headaches from cerebral hyper- 
emia and nervous excitation. Pungent heat of 
the surface with fever and restlessness calls for 
this drug. Few remedies are as effective when 
the above indications are present, in spasms of 
children, and in spinal, cerebral, and menin- 
geal inflammations. A thin resisting os uteri 
gives way under its use, and spasmodic urethral 
stricture is readily overcome by iL 



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Specific Gentian is one of the most popular 
of the ^mple bitter tonics, and as such finds 
its best field in atonic states of the gastro-in- 
testinal tract, with feefite or slow digestion. 
It improves the appetite, increases digestion, 
augments the circulation, and tends to raise 
the heat of the body. It should not be given 
in large doses, particularly if inflammation be 
present In small doses it is valuable to re- 
lieve irritation, and improve the appetite and 
digestion after protracted fevers when the 
powers of life are low. A cardinal indication 
for gentian is: "Sense of depression referred 
to epigastric region, and associated with sense 
of physical and mental weariness," (Scudder.) 



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Specific Geranium is a powerful non-irrita- 
ting astringent, adapted to the relief of condi- 
tions exhibiting relaxed, atonic, and enfeebled 
mucous tissues, with copious, debilitating dis- 
charges. It is of value in chronic diarrhea 
with mucous discharges; chronic dysentery; 
menorrhagia; diarrhea of subacute character 
with constant desire to evacuate the bowels. 
Passive forms of hemorrhage are often con- 
trolled by it It is said to be useful in the night 
sweats and diarrhea of phthisis, exerts a good 
influence in hematuria, and is of considerable 
value in catarrhal gastritis. It should not be 
employed during active inflammation. 



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specific Gossypiuni acts upon the genito- 
urinary tract, being a stimulating diuretic and 
emmenagogue. For the latter purpose it is 
adapted to anemic condition of the sexual or- 
E'jns, with lack of sexual desire or pleasure. 
It is a remedy for impotency and sexual lassi- 
tude with anemia, and as a parturient (.l^cge 
doses) may be employed when there is uterine 
inertia during labor. Gossypium i5 a good 
remedy in uterine subinvolution. The other 
indications for this agent are : Menstrual de- 
lay with dragging pelvic pain and backache ; 
weight and fullness in the bladder with difficult 
micturition, and hysteria with anemia. Specific 
Gossypium is prcpcred from recent bark of the 
rorrt o* gossypium herbaceura. 




specific Gravel Root is pre-eminently a 
remedy for vesical irritation. While it is a 
stimulating tonic and antilithic, its chief value 
is in disorders of the genito-urinary tract. As 
a remedy in gastro-intestinal irritation it is of 
considerable value. It owes its common name 
—gravel root^ — to its power over that condition 
giving rise to renal and vesical concretions, 
whether in the finer form of gravel, or the 
larger calculi. Its efficiency is increased by 
administering it in hot water. DitScult and 
painful micturition, with frequent desire to 
urinate, the passage being seemingly obstruct- 
ed ; pain and weight in the loins, extending to 
the bladder, the urine being scanty, high col- 
ored, or mixed with blood or other solids; in 
of the bladder with a sense 
rine cloudy and loaded with 
all direct, indications for 
specific gravel root. In these troubles the skin 
usually hot, dry and constricted. Gravel 
It relieves incontinence of urine when due 
and is one of the most serviceable 



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Specific Grindelia acts upon the nervous 
broncho-pulmonic and genito-urinary systems. 
It h^s an especial value in the treatment of 
asthma, and in asthmatic breathing with a 
sense of soreness in the chest. It is also 
largely employed in bronchitis, especially of 
the chronic type, and in whooping cough. The 
cough benefitted by grindelia is harsh and dry ; 
there is a raw or sore feeling in the chest, the 
breathing is labored and a dusky color per- 
vades the face if the subject be plethoric Ma- 
larial affections, dyspepsia, with sluggish splen- 
ic circulation, and splenic congestion of malari- , 
al origin are benefitted by it. Locally it is of 
signal value in vesicular forms of eczema and 
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Specific Guarana is essentially a nerve stim- 
ulant, and as such is employed chiefly in certain 
forms of headache. The pallid complexion, 
dull eyes and expressionless face point to its 
selection. It is especially valuable in sick or 
nervous headache, due to mental over- exertion, 
worry, when the brain seems irritated or de- 
pressed, and headache resulting from fatigue or 
exhaustion of hot weather, or following dissi- 
pation. The sick headache accompanying or 
following menstruation is quickly relieved by it. 
Briefly it is indicated as follows; — Headache, 
with pale face and weak circulation; menstrual 
headache; migraine with cerebral anemia; 
headache of exhaustion or dissipation, and 
mental depression. 



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leaves and was oriKinalLy established as a member of 
our list of Specific Medicines, The finished product 

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venous system, giving strenalh to it, and facililiting 
the passage of venous blood. It may, therefore, be 
employed with advanlage in any case where a part is 
enfeebled, and there is a sluggish circulation.. Thus 



of iKmorrhaids, sometimes affecting a cure in old and 
very stubborn cases without the use of other remedies. 
In mose instances where the agent Is locally applied, it 

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Hellebore is a drastic cathartic, acting also 
as an emetic. Formerly used in palsy, insanity, 
apoplexy, dropsy, epilepsy, etc., it has for these 
ailments fallen into disuse. In cer^in oerrous - 
disorders such as chlorosis, amenorrhea, etc., 
due to gastro-hepatic disturbances, it might be 
employed, cautiously, with benefit. 

The specific indications and uses (Felter, 
Am. Disp.) are as follows: — "Dropsy; Heavy 
feeling in head, with cold forehead and clammy 
sweat ; amenorrhea, with flashes of heat, burn- 
ing of surface of thigh and buttocks, and pelvic 
and perineal sensitiveness; discharge of gela- 
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Specilic Hclonias is a leading remedy in the 
treatment of diseases of women. As a uterine 
tonic it takes a high rank. It proves a gastric 
sedative and tonic when stomach disorders are 
seemingly dependent upon reproductive wrongs. 
It is a remedy for sexual lassitude in both 
sexes, and has been used to advantage in re- 
lieving nocturnal emissions due to excesses 
and consequent debility. The irritability and 
despondency that frequently accompanies uter- 
ine troubles are overcome by its use. Helonias 
is useful to prevent the habit of miscarriage, 
also in leucorrhea, amenorrhea and dysmenor- 
rhea. In these disorders there is a sense of 
fullness and weight, as if the womb and rectum 
were gorged with blood and all the pelvic to- 
cera were about to be expelled. 





Specific Hepatica is a mild stimulant to 
mucous surfaces and exerts a mildly tonic 
action -upon the stomach and the bowels, re- 
lieving irritation and increasing functional 
power. It is recommended for atonic condi- 
itnos^'of the viscera, and its best effects are 
upon the bronchial mucous tract when profuse 
secretion follows inflammation or irritation. 




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Specific Horse Chestnut closely resembles 
specific aesculus in action and effects. It acts 
upon the circulation and nervous, system. It 
may be said to occupy a place between nux 
vomica and belladonna in its effects upon the 
nervous tract, and should be used when there is 
a lack of cardiac power, tendency to conges- 
tion, or capillary stasis. It possesses also anti- 
rheumatic and antiperiodic virtues. The indica- 
tions are: — "Visceral neucalgia, due to conges- 
tion; soreness of the whole body, with vascu- 
lar fullness, throbbing and general malaise; 
throbbing, fullness and aching in the hepatic 
region; rectal uneasiness with burning or ach- 
ing pain; sense of constriction, with itching; 
large, purple pile-tumors; uneasy sensations 
and reflex disturbances depending upon hem- 
orrhoids or rectal vascular engorgement/' 
(Amer. Disp.) It is especially valuable in 
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lithic and anthelmintic. It improves the appe- 
tite and digestion, and soothes cardiac disturb- 
ances resulting from gastric wrongs. It is a 
remedy for fermentative dyspepsia. Hamulus 
is a good remedy in any condition showing 
nerve irritation and wakefulness, where worry 
or alcoholics are the cause! It is a valuable 
adjunct to capsicum in treating delirium tre- 
mens, Humulus and its principle, lupulin, are 
among the best quieting and hypnotic agents 
for the insomnia of ihe insane, and for the 
sleeplessness that results from neurasthenia, or 
hysteria, and it is of considerable value in hys- 
teria and sexual irritation in both male and 
female. It has long been a valuable remedy to 
control the nervous symptoms of spermator- 
rhea, and it relieves both priapism and chordce. 




specific Hydrangea is a remedy to prevent 
the formation of alkaline and phosphatic de- 
posits. It is not claimed for this agent that it 
dissolves calculi, but it favors thcjr elimination 
-when small, and by its soothing action relieves 
the urethral and vesical irritation produced by 
their presence. It is a good remedy in acute 
'nephritis, particularly that form following scar- 
latina, also in chronic gleet.'and in the mucous 
irritation of the bladder common to old people. 
It is indicated by irritation of the bladder and 
urethra, with gravelly deposits; deep-seated 
pain in the kidneys; bloody urine; difficult 
urination; and in irritation of the broncho- 




specific Hydrastis is a valuable tonic to 
the circulatory and mucous structures. Few 
agents have acquired a greater reputation in 
the treatment of disorders of digestion than 
hydrastis, especially when associated with irri- 
tation or debility of the gastric mucous sur- 
faces. It is particularly useful in acute indi- 
gestion due to sudden changes of diet, and to 
abuse of ice- water, iced tea, etc., (ice- water 
dyspepsia.) Hydrastis is valuable in chronic 
inflammations of the glands, as well as of the 
mucous structures. Hepatic torpor with consti- 
pation and chronic gastritis, are relieved by 
small doses of hydrastis. It is a useful topical 
application to the membranes of the throat 
with relaxed tissues, free secretions, and dila- 
ted capillaries. It relieves nursing and aph- 
thous sore mouth and is invaluable in ulcera- 
tions of the body orifices, as in rectal ulcers, 
fissures in ano, etc. Hydrastis is admirably 
adapted to control passive bleeding when due 
to atony of the coats of the vessels. This 
action renders it valuable in hemorrhagic flows 
from the uterus, due to various causes of 
debility. 



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This agent is one of the best of neve se- 
datives and calmatives. Though less decided 
than opium as a hypnotic, yet in certain cases 
it is far preferable to that agent for securing 
sleep. It is a remedy for delirium, whether 
mild or furious. Few agents equal it in the 
typhomania of typhoid fever. In the low mut- 
tering delirium of dehrium tremens, it b a 
valuable agent, and is specially adapted to old 
topers. It is preferable to opium as a pain re- 
lieving agent (though not so powerful), for it 
neither constipates, nor arrests the secretions 
of the bronchia;, kidneys, and liver. It is a 
remedy for irritation, and when a frequent 
jiulse and cardiac debility depend upon irrita- 
tion, stimulant doses of the remedy give excel- 
lent results. It is an excellent remedy to re- 
lieve the cough of pulmonic irritation. Hyos- 
cyamus is indicated by delirium, hallucinations, 
wild and disturbing dreams, coma, wild, rest- 
less eyes, constant agitation, and the ii 
of debility and exhaustion. 



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Ignatia is never a remedy for conditions of 
excitation of the nervous system, but Its key- 
note is atony. It is specifically indicated in 
general nervous atony; disposition to grieve; 
dull, deep-seated, dragging pains in loins, back, 
or right hypochondrimn ; hysterical, choreic 
epileptoid, or hypochondriacal manifestation,due 
to debility; dysmenorrhea, with colicky pains 
and heavy womb; sexual frigidity, impotence, 
and sterility; wandering pelvic pains; coldness 
of extremities; muscular twitchings, particu- 
larly of face and eyelids; dull hearing, due to 
general atony; nervous depression; burning 
of the soles of tbc feet; congestive hcadadie." 
Am. Disp. 




Iris is one of our best remedies. It is di- 
rectly stimulant to waste and excretion, and 
also influences the lymphatic system. It may 
therefore, be employed in all diseases in which 
. there is bad blood, and imperfect nutrition. 
We regard it as one of our most certain reme- 
dies in the treatment of secondary syphilis. 

It C~erts a specific influence in cases of en- 
largement of the thyroid gland, and has elTec- 
ted cures in very severe cases. Here, as in 
other cases, we employ it uncombined, giving 
. it internally, and using it as a local application. 

Iris is a valuable agent in afTections of the 
glandular system with soft enlargements of the 
lymphatics, while for sick headache, with scanty 
urine, inactive and jaundiced skin, and clay 
colored stools, and vomiting of food, it is a 
very positive remedy. 






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Specific Inula is stimulant and tonic to 
mucous surfaces. It is especially valuable in 
broncho -pulmonic irritation, with cough and 
copious secretion: in humid asthma; in laryn- 
geal affections ; and chronic catarrh. Upon 
the geni to-urinary tract it is also effective, 
acting well in chronic catarrh of the bladder, 
leucorrhea, and catarrhal etidometritis with dis- 
charge of glairy mucus. The indications for 
specific inula are : — Teasing, persistent cough, 
with substernal pain and profuse secretion ; 
atony of the abdominal viscera; with relaxa- 
tion and engorgement; catarrhal profluvia. 



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This is especially the remedy for acute 
disease of the mucous membrane of the intes- 
tinal canal, whether diarrhea or dysentery. 
It is an excellent remedy for nausea when the 
tongue is contracted, or elongated or pointed, 
and it is a prominent remedy in the treatment 
of infantile pneumonia. We generally employ 
it associated with aconite. 

Ipecac has come to be an important remedjr 
for active forms of hemorrhage, especially for 
hemorrhage from the lungs. It is a remedy 
for irritative cough, with delicient secretion, 
and in pneumonia and bronchitis it is fre- 
qttently indicated by these symptoms. 




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Specific Jaborandi is an ideal diaphoretic, 
but should be employed with care. It also re- 
stores arrested lacteal secretions and by its 
prompt stimulation of the skin proves a valu- 
able agent to take the burden off the kidneys 
in uremic poisoning. Jaborandi may be used 
like the special sedatives in acute inflammatory 
and febrile conditioDS, where rigors are fol- 
lowed by great heat, with hard bounding pulse 
and a sense of fullness in the head. It is spe- 
cially adapted to sthenic conditions, and should 
be employed with caution in very young or 
old people of feeble constitution. When a de- 
cided action upon the skin is desired in acutd 
inflammatory rheumatism, or in rheumatic fe- 
ver, jaborandi should be selected unless the 
-patient is greatly debilitated. It is useful in 
cough, acute bronchitis, tonsillitisand diphtheria 
when associated with harsh, dry and hoarse 
cough with dryness of membranes. It is an 
agent capable of great good if carefully em- 
ployed according to indications. 



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Specific Jacaranda has a limited field of 
usefulness, chiefly in venereal diseases. It has 
given good results in inflammation of the 
bladder and in gonorrhea. In Eclectic therapy 
it has been used chiefly as a nerve sedative. 
It is a remedy in epilepsy due to sexual indis- 
cretion, in those of feeble mentality but well 
nourished bodies^ It is reputed indicated by 
voracious appetite and addiction to mastur- 
bation. Indicated by mental enfeeblement, vo- 
racious appetite, and the epilepsy of mastur* 
bators. 



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It acts specially upon the small intestines. 
In smaller doses it may be employed as a. 
remedy in chronic constipation due to lack of 
secretion from the intestinal glands. It is 
indicated also by torpor of the gastro-intes- 
tinal tract, colic with stercoraceous vomiting; 
hard, lumpy feces lodged in the rectum, and 
pain and griping in the lower bowel. 



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Specific Juglans, in proper doses, is a mild* 
stimulating laxative, and very desirable for use 
in habitual constipation and torpor of the intes- 
tinal glands. It is a remedy for gastro-intes- 
tinal irritability, with flatulence, sour eructations 
and diarrhea or constipation dependent there- 
on; dysentery and diarrhea with fetid dis- 
charges, with burning and tenesmus; torpid 
liver; chronic vesicular and pustular skin dis- 
eases which discharge freely; eczematous dis- 
eases. It is a valuable laxative and remedy 
for relieving irritation in intestinal dyspepsia. 



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specific Kalmia is astringent, has a sedative 
action on the heart, and has some reputation 
in syphilis and disorders depending thereon. 
It also acts upon the glandular system, and is 
used to some extent in constitutional affec- 
tions. It is adapted to inflammatory and febrile 
conditions, and has been found useful in chron- 
ic and irritative forms of atonic inflammation, 
optic neuralgia, hypertrophy of the heart, 
rheumatism, and kindred complaints. The in- 
dications are — Syphilis with circulatory exac- 
erbation; rheumatism with shifting pains; 
palpitation of the heart, excited reflexly from 
gastro-intestinal irritation; pain upon move- 
ment of the eyes; active menorrhagia in 
syphilitics, and in threatened abortion from 
syphilis. 



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specific Kamala is a remedy ranking next 
to male fern as a teniafuge. It not only re- 
moves tape worm, but the round worm and 
seat worm as well. No preparatory prepara- 
tion is required. From 30 to 60 drops should 
be given every 3 hours until the worm is ex- 
pelled. After a few hours a cathartic, as castor 
oil, should be given. Cinnamon water or 
specific hyoscyamus may be g^ven with it to 
lessen griping. Scabies, ringworm, and other 
parasitic skin diseases are cured by its ex* 
ternal use. 



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Specific Lappa acts upon the urinary and 
glandular systems, and upon cutaneous struc- 
tures. It increases the flow of urine and 
quiets irritation, being especially beneficial 
where saline diuretics cannot be employed, and 
in chronic diseases. It promotes digestion and 
is a remedy for blood taint. It is a remedy in 
broncho-pulmonic irritation, with cough, and 
in rheumatic and other constitutional diseases. 
Its action upon skin diseases is marked — Pso- 
riasis, boils, styes, milk crust, eczema, and 
obstinate ulcers, having yielded kindly to it. 
The indications are: Feeble skin circulation; 
urinary irritation; impaired nutrition of the 
skin ; and dry, scaly eruptions. 



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Specific Leptandra acts upon the stomach, 
liver and intestines. It is one of the mildest 
and most efficient laxatives in the materia med- 
ica. Atony is the keynote to its selection, and 
the indications are: drowsiness: coldness of 
extremities; hot, dry skin; sluggish circula- 
tion ; abdominal plethora, dull aching pain and 
tenderness in the hepatic region and left shoul- 
der, dull heavy frontal headache, sallow or 
yellow skin, pale white coated, thick and broad 
tongue and bitter, disagreeable taste. With 
these may be nausea, thirst, without ability to 
drink, constipation, or diarrhea of half digested 
stools, usually clay-colored, and feeble portal 
circulation, with lassitude and a depressed and 
gloomy state of mind. With these indications 
in whole or in part it becomes a valuable rem- 
edy for the whole range of stomach, bowel and 
liver diseases and their reflex disorders. 



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Specific Lupulin is a remedy for nervous 
irritation caused by worry and anxiety. It is 
a valuable remedy to control fermentation of 
food and eructations after meals. Lupulin is a 
useful remedy in dyspepsia, associated with 
mental worry, or when due to fermentation. 
It is a superior remedy in nocturnal emissions 
and the irritation of the genito-urinary tract, 
and mental apprehension associated with it It 
suppresses venereal desires, allays after pains, 
and relieves pain attending gonorrhea. The in- 
dications are nervousness, irritability, delirium, 
insomnia, disposition to brood over trouble; 
cerebral hyperemia; fermentative dyspepsia, 
with sour eructations; spermatorrhea with 
mental and genital irritability. It is one of 
the best h3rpnotics for the insane, and is an 
important remedy in delirium tremens. 



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This is the remedy for the oppressed pulse, 
sense of weight and oppression in precordiuin 
or chest, and in obstetric pra.ctice, in rigidity 
of OS and perineum with fullness of tissue, and 
inefficient pains with sense of oppression. It 
is especially the remedy in asthenic bronchitis 
of the child, with increased secretion. In ob- 
stetric practice we give it to slight nausea; 
and in pulmonary and cardiac congestion, a 
full dose of half a teaspoonfut 

In rigidity of the os uteri thi<s agent is 
effectual when the uterine os is thick, doughy 
and unyielding; for thin, sharp, unyielding os, 
gelsemium is the remedy. No remedy is of 
more value in the various spasms of childhood 
and in spasmodic asthma. 



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Specific Lycopodium covers a wide range of 
indications. Among these are : — "Extreme sen- 
sitiveness of a part of the surface ; slow, pain- 
ful boils; extreme sensitiveness of the organs 
of special sense, with pale livid or dirty com- 
plexion" (Scudder). It is especially useful in 
dyspepsia, indigestion, pyrosis, catarrhal cys- 
titis, spasmodic retention c?f urine, and chronic 
disease of the kidneys, with blood in the urine. 
It is further a remedy for the uric acid dia- 
thesis and rheumatism dependent thereon. 
Among other indications are: — Intractable 
forms of fever, not active, showing obscure 
periodicity, with afternoon exacerbation, and 
the voiding of high-colored urine, which stains 
the clothing; dyspepsia and indigestion with 
the same urinary symptoms, or with red, sandy 
deposits in the urine ; constipation, palpitation, 
water brash, and borborygmus; spasmodic" 
retention of urine in children; catarrh of the 
bladder in adults, with painful micturition, 
muctis or blood laden urine, br red sandy 
deposits or phosphates; cough with bloody 
expectoration; dizziness, congestive headache, 
and disposition to faint 



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Lycopus fulfills the two important purposes 
of controlling vascular excitation and passive 
hemorrhages. In hemoplysis no agent is more 
useful where the hemorrhage is small in 
amount, yet debilitating, and due to determina- 
tion of blood to the pulmonic tissues. The 
same is true in hemorrhages of the kidneys or 
gastro- intestinal tradt. It is a remedy for tu- 
multuous action of the heart, and for troubles 
depending upon this cause. In tubercular 
phthisis, though not curative, unless in the 
early stage, when it serves many useful pur- 
poses, it displays its best powers in controlling 
cough with copious expectoration of mucus 
or muco-pus, and by checking small hemorr- 
hages and excitability of the circulatory system, 
giving comfort and rest to the patient. Lyco- 
pus is a good remedy for cardiac palpitation 
due to irritation of the cardiac centers,' and 
forms of heart disease, characterized by rapid 
tumultuous and irregular heartbeats, accom- 
panied with precordial oppression and dyspnea. 




. It mixes with ilcohal wilbout cbange. 

■ il makes a milky miiture. which mustV 

■hsken befoie each dose is taken. If a few drops he 
added to ■ tittle alcohol, tincture of iron daikms tlie 

black, h contains no inert material, no plant dirt. It 
is the per feet ion of pbarmaceutical skill. 

This is tbe remedj first thought of in rbeumaliini 

pleasant sensations in the pregnant uterus: for false 
pains, and to aid true ones. Il is undoubtedly a partus 

Ft^is also a"i^lnabl«"'remedy''lo mrrect the wrSgs of 
menstruation, relieving pain, and looking toward 
normal functional actinty. 

Macrotys influences directly the reproductive or- 
gans. Thu influence seems to, be wholly upon the 





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actual discomfort experienced. It la a remedy for 

the nmroua twitcWngs. cough and false paini. It 



■IS of women. Specific Matricaria is 
nedy in summer howcl disordeiB of ( 
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Specific Melilotus is a valuable remedy in 
various forms of neuralgia, particularly those of 
long standing and associated with debility. It 
is best adapted to idiopathic neuralgic headache 
and other neuralgias not depending upon re- 
flexes, except wh^ti arising from gastric pain. 
It is useful in recurring neuralgia from cold 
or fatigue. Melilotus is the leading remedy 
in ovarian neuralgia and in dysmenorrhea, 
with a sense of soreness and lameness, 
and sensation of cold. Painful dysuria, 
colic, menstrual colic, gastralgia, gastric neu- 
ralgia and neuralgia of the other abdominal 
viscera are all relieved by it. It is a remedy 
also for congestion, as shown in throbbing 
headache. Colicky diarrhea with much flatus is 
cured hy it. Pain, with coldness and marked 
: tenderness to the touch guide to 



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specific Mitchella has a special affinity for 
the reproductive organs of woman. It strength- 
ens the enfeebled uterine nervous system, re- 
lieves congestion of the uterus and ovaries, 
reguktcs function and thereby controls paia 
Menorrhagia, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea 
are relieved by It, Its greatest use, hewever, is 
to facilitate labor, which it does when admin- 
istered for several months before paturition. 
It promotes a sense of well being, strengthens 
the body, physically and mentally, to pass 
through the ordeal of parturition. It controls 
the erratic nervous manifestations during preg- 
nancy, keeps the digestive and eliniinative or- 
gans in good condition, so that when labor 
approaches all its processes are gone through 
with as little pain as can be possible. Involu- 
tion of the womb is rendered more perfect by 
it, and lactation strengthened. 




Specific Myrica is both a general stimulant, 
and a special stimulant to the mucous mem- 
branes. It is one of the few astringents 
which does not provoke a rise in temperature. 
Increased flow of mucus, whether in broncho- 
pulmonic diseases, sore throat or diseases of 
the stomach or bowels, or in leucorrhea, calls 
for its exhibition. It aids digestion, blood- 
making, and nutrition, and is a very useful 
remedy in chronic gastritis, muco-enterilis, 
chronic catarrhal diarrhea, atonic leucorrhea, 
and dysentery with typhoid characteristics. It 
is a useful stimulant in typhoid and other low 
fevers, and is particularly indicated in the 
sore throat of scarlet fever when the tissues 
are feeble and swollen. Myrica is also indi- 
cated in atony of the circulation of the skin, 
and by a iull oppressed pulse. Locally, it is 
useful in a sore mouth, sore throat, and sore 
and bleeding gums, when spongy or flabby. 




Specific Nepeta is a child's remedy, and 
ne greatly neglected. Administered in hot 
'ater it gently softens the skin and allays nerv- 
s one of the best and safest 
r infants and is effectual in 
colic and colds. It is a splendid agent in 
amenorrhea, nervous irritability, hysteria, nerv- 
ous headache with cold sensations, and to bring 
out the eruption in the exanthetnata. The ir- 
ritability and nervousness of dyspeptics is 
quickly relieved by the administration of spe- 
cific nepeta in hot water. 



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nux vomica alkaloids or their artilicially made salts. ■■ 


This is the remedy for nausea and 


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, broad and pallid, for atony of the liver 


and assoeuiie 


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Specific Oenanlhe is an exceedingly poison- 
ous agent, and acts powerfully upon the nerv- 
ous system. It has been recommended as a 
decided remedy for some forms of epilepsy. It 
acts best in cases showing anemia of the brain; 
in cases following injury; and where there is 
impairment of brain tissue and imperfect circu- 
lation in the brain, resulting in impaired nu- 
trition in that organ. It has cured a number 
of cases of petit mal. 



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specific Oxydendron is a tonic and refrige- 
rant diuretic, and is especially valued in the uri- 
nary derajjgem'ent of aged men owing to pros- 
tatic involvement. It alleviates chronic irrita- 
tion of the neck of the bladder, and relieves the 
unpleasant symptoms arising from vesical cal- 
culi and prostatic enlargement. When bowel 
troubles, such as diarrhea or dysentery are 
caused by exposure to cold, causing a determi- 
nation of blood to the intestines, it is reputed 
a good remedy. The urinary troubles demand- 
ing oxydendron are those with frequent desire 
to urinate, burning pain at the meatus, and 
the urine passing in drops mixed with blood. 
Its important use is to increase the tone of 
relaxed capillaries, thus relieving various 
forms of dropsy, anasarca, ascites, pleuritic 
effusions, hydrocele and hydropericardium. 



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Specific Panax is a mild sedative and tonic 
to the nerve centers, and a stimulant to the 
circulation of the brain. It is indicated by 
cerebral anemia and nervous exhaustion. It 
is a valuable drug in loss of appetite, and weak 
stomach, accompanied by a slight lowering of 
nerve tone. It is one of the best remedies in 
nervous dyspepsia, and very useful in mental 
and physical exhaustion from overwork, and in 
nervous dyspepsia, and very useful in mental 
of this remedy it must be administered for a 
prolonged period. 



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Specific Medicin; Passiflora is a positive 
agent in certain fcrms of nervous debility. 
Too much has been claimed for the remedy 
in some directions, but when indicated it is 
a valuable remedy, chiefly in aiding other 
remedies to a kindly action. It is a remedy 
for nervousness, but not when due to pain. 
There is a state of unrest, agitation, worry 
and exhaustion; the patient does not sleep; 
there is cerebral excitation and a marked ten- 
dency toward convulsions, particularly in the 
young, as evidenced by muscular twitching. 
When convulsions are accompanied or pre- 
ceded by the foregoing, passiflora is the re- 
medy. It is an excellent remedy to control 
asthenic insomnia, particularly of children and 
old people. When in typhoid and other ady- 
namic fevers the patient is extremely restless 
and excitable and cannot sleep, this agent 
will slowly induce sleep and give rest. The 
sleep produced by it is remarkably natural 
and refreshing. It is the remedy for asthenic 
conditions, and when these are present, it 
tones the sympathetic nervous system and im- 
proves the circulation and nutrition of the 




Specific Penthorura is a remedy for Tronic 
conditions of the mucous membranes requirii^ 
tone. It increases the appetite and digestive 
powers. It has been successfully used in chol- 
era infantum, diarrhea and hemorrhoids. It 
acts powerfully on glandular structures and 
allays irritation in mucous tracts that have been 
inflamed. It is an important remedy in chronic 
nasal catarrh, chronic bronchitis, chronic phar- 
)Tigitis, chronic inflammation of posterior nares, 
pharyngeal vault, and the eustachian tubes. 
In some of these conditions there is fullness, 
dryness and irritation, with a purplish, con- 
gested appearance. In the chronic inflamma- 
tion there is a profuse discharge. To obtain 
its beneficial effects, penthorum should be ad' 
ministered for a loi^ period. 




"Nervous exhaustion; atony; vesical and 
prostatic irritation, with mucoid flischarges ; 
. sense of fullness and dragging in the perrin- 

mucoid rectal discharges; low muttering de- 
lirium in low fevers, with involuntary dis- 
charges; chronic bronchial and pulmonic affec- 
tions, with heat, dryness, hacking cough, and 
difficult expectoration of muco-purulent or san- 
guineous sputa; rusty sputa; pulmonary hy- 
peremia ; pinkish countenance with staring 
eyes; expressionless pasty tongue; insuffici- 
ency of the internal recti muscle of the eye; 
sexual debility." Am. Disp. "This agent should 
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brain and spinal cord, when administered in 
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hours. The indications for its use are a cool 
surface, cold extremities, feeble, tremulous 
pulse, and contracted pupils. Occasionally the 
dilated pupil will lead to its use if the associate 
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This is the remedy for mammary iiritation 
and inflammation, for the sore mouth of the 
nursing child, for some cases of nursing sore 
mouth, subinvolution of the uterus, enlarge- 
ment of the submaxillary and cervical lymphat- 
ic glands from sore mouth and throat, and for 
diphtheria. It is also an epidemic remedy. 
The most prominent indication for it in ordi- 
nary cases is a pallid, somewhat leaden colored 
tongue, very little coated, and looking slick, as 
if coated with some glutinous material 

Phytolacca is the first of remedies in mam- 
mitis and in various affections of the lymphat- 
ics with hardness and swelling. It is not with- 
out value in many phases of rheumatism, and 
has a good influence upon Peyer's patches in 
typhoid fever. Orchitis of rheumatic origin is 
well treated with Phytolacca. 




Specific Pinus is astringrent and mildly stim- 
ulant, and is of va.lue in relaxation of mucous 
tissues with marked pallidity. It is used in a 
great variety of ulcerations and other unhealthy 
conditions of the mucous tract It should 
never be used internally or externally in in- 
flammatory or sthenic states. The indications 
for it are — General asthenia, with vascular de- 
bility, feeble digestion, and pale mucous mem- 
branes; broncho-pulmonic irritation, with pro- 
fuse secretions; cough and colds of a chronic 
character; pyrosis and ga;^tric irritation with 
vomiting and diarrhea ; torpor of the urinary 
organs; skin diseases requiring a mild astrin- 
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and effective stimulant and tonic, particularly 
applicable to digestive weakness, and other 
disorders of the mucous tract. It is especially 
useful to control the gastro-^ intestinal torpor 
following operations, bronchitis, atonic dyspep- 
sia and neuralgia of the parts supplied by the 
fifth cranial nerves, as dental neuralgia (not 
due to exposed pulp), ocular and aural neural- 
gia, and reflex abdominal neuroses due to ■ 
atonic dyspepsia. It is valuable in chronic 
catarrhal inflammations. Subacute forms of 
gonorrhea and gleet are signally benefitted by 
it. Piper methystieum is a remedy for debility 
with loss of appetite, and poor digestion, with 
despondency. There is a tendency to catarrh 
of the stomach and intestines which is over- 
come by the timely and persistent use of this 
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enuresis due to weakness of the sphincter 
muscle of the bladder, and when the urine is 
of a pale color and abundant. Toothache from 
dental cares is relieved by its action upon the 
fifth cranial nerve. It is also used topically, 
first cleansing the cavity and then applying 
specific plantago on cotton to the sensitive pulp. 
Earache is similarly relieved by it; this rem- 
edy with Pulsatilla often acting magically in 
this affection. Specific plantago may be used 
with confidence as a local application to the 
bites and stings of insects and spiders, as well 
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certain but slow cathartic, and in smaller doses, 
a gastro-intesCii»l stimulant and alterative. It 
is a splendid adjunct to neutralizing cordial 
when an increased action upon the bowels is 
desired, without greatly increasing the dose of 
the cordial. Specilic Podophyllum in smaU 
doses, not sufficient to affect the bowels, is to 
be preferred to the resin of podophyllum for 
its general effects upon the glandular structures, 
and may therefore serve a good purpose in 
syphilis, tuberculosis and rheumatism. It is a 
gestle stimulant-tonic, improving the appetite 
and giving 'good results in atonic dyspepsia, 
gastric catarrh, intestinal catarrh, and atonic 
forms of indigestion, when there is dizziness, 
anorexia and dull headache. Fullness of tis^ 
sues is the direct indication for it. The tongue 
is full and flabby, and the abdomen and tissues 
in general are full, the superficial veins are 
full, the patient is sluggish and heavy in move- 
ment and is indisposed to exertion. Observing 
its indications, it is one of the best remedies 
to overcome chronic constipation, and espe- 
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alteratives in the materia medica, — acting 
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membranes. Podophyliin is indicated by full- 
ness of tissues and veins, with an expression- 
less, sodden countenance, dizziness, dirty-yel- 
lowish-white tongue, heavy headache, general 
apathy, intestinal atony, with sense of fullness 
and weight and full, open pulse; and the lack 
of biliary secretion, with pale clay-colored 
stools, which float upon water. It is also indi- 
cated by constipation with hard, dry stools ac- 
companied with colicky pains and distended ab- 
domen; and pain deep in the isehiatic notches. 
Following these indications it proves a very 
valuable remedy. It should never be given 
when the features arc pinched, the pulse wiry 
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Specific Polygonatum acts specifically upon 
irritate<l and relaxed mucous membranes, with 
excessive secretions. For this purpose it has 
been used in female debility, as shown in leu- 
eorrhea, and menorrhagia. It is also a remedy 
in pectoral affections, and in acute and chronic 
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specifically upon the female generative organs, 
tending to regulate the menstrual function. It 
acts equally well in plethoric states and in de- 
bility. It is particularly useful in disorders 
with checking of the natural secretions by cold. 
Specific Polygonum is especially valuable to 
restore the menses suppressed by cold; it re- 
lieves hystero-epilepsy brought on by menstrual 
suppression; it is a good remedy for suppres- 
sion of urine from cold, in gravel, and in 
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Specific Polymnia is the most important 
spleen remedy in the materia medica. It con- 
trols the circulation of the splenic arteries, as 
well as the other branches of the celiac axis. 
Following the indications named below, it is 
the remedy for splenic engorgement or hyper- 
trophy.- The indications are full, flabby, sallow 
and sodden, inelastic tissues, with- impaired 
circulation, impairment of function through 
atony, glandular enlargement ; splenic and 
hepatic enlargements ; fullness, burning and 
weight _in the region of the liver, stomach and 
spleen; congestive states of the parts supplied 
by the celiac axis; low inflammation deposits, 
and impaired blood making with tumid ab- 
domen. It may be used in chronic gastritis, 
chronic enlargement of the liver, uterine sub- 
involution; chronic metritis with hypertrophy, 
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gogue diuretic, acting without producing nau- 
sea or other unpleasant disturbances of the 
stomach or bowels. It may be used, added to 
hot or cold water, in urinary obstructions, uri- 
nary suppression from colds, uric acid and phos- 
phatic gravel, and as an adjunct in the treat- 
ment of dropsies. 




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Specific Pninus is a stimulant and tonic to 
the digestive organs, and a sedative to the 
nervous and circulatory systems. These prop- 
erties make it a valuable ^ent in convales- 
cence from pneumonia, pleurisy, acute inflam- 
mation of the liver, and other inflammatory 
and feeble conditions, where it is -desired to 
tone and strengthen the system without in- 
creasing the rapidity of the heart's action. 
Like lycopus, it lessens vascular activity. Its 
chief value is to relieve irritation of mucous 
surfaces, rendering it a valuable agent in pul- 
monic, gastro -intestinal and urinary derange- 
ments. It is admirably adapted to cough with 
hectic fever and colliquative diarrhea, and in 
irritability of the nervous system, whooping 
cough, irritative dyspepsia, and in palpitation 
of the heart not due to structural disease, it 
serves a useful purpose It is largely used in 
cough mixtures, and in phthisis it allays cough 
and nervousness, lessens fever, and tends to 
sustain the patient's strength. 




' Specific Ptelia is, next to hjdrastis, one of 
the best of our bitter tonics. It may be em- 
ployed in atonic conditions of the stomach and 
bowels when desiring to increase the appetite 
and improve digestion. It is a good tonic to 
administer in the debility following exhausting 
fevers, as typhoid, remittent and intermittent 
fevers. Atonic diarrhea and dysentery are cor- 
rected by it, and it is a useful drug in atonic 
dyspepsia. It appears-to have a specific action 
upon asthmatic breathing, and in chronic dis- 
eases with a sense of constriction in the dixst, 
accompanied by short breathii^. 



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cially when associated with disease of the re- 
productive organs or functions. Fear of Im' 
pending danger, dizziness, nervous dysphagia, 
unrest and tendency to look on the dark side, 
are among the indications. It exerts a special 
influence upon the reproductive organs of both 
male and female, controlling sexual exdtement 
in both, and is a prominent remedy to restore 
normal menstrual function, and to relieve some 
unpleasantnesses during gestation. 

Pulsatilla should not be overlooked as a 
remedy lor gonorrheal orchitis and gonorrheal 
epididymitis, especially if the patient be melan- 
cholic. In acute inflammations of the middle 
ear. due to cold, it is often prompt in allaying 
pain and hastening a cure. 




Specific Quercus is a remedy for relaxation 
of mucous membranes with unhealthy dis- 
charges, and for ulcerations with spongy gran- 
ulations. It is astringent and antiseptic. It 
may be used to restrain passive hemorrhages, 
as in hematuria, menorrhagia, and hematemesis. 
For ulcerated sore throat, with flabby walls, 
leucorrhea, chronic dysentery, diarrhea, and 
gangrenous ulcers it proves a vi'.luabl« remedy. 
It should be applied externally, diluted, in all 
surface troubles, and given internally at the 
same time. It serves a good purpose in 
bronchorrhoea and in colliquative sweating. 




specific Rubus is a valuable astringent for 
use where the mucous membranes are feeble 
and relaxed, and there is deficient action of the 
glandular structures, particularly of the liver, 
and the patient is pale, and feeble, or has no 
appetite. It is a remedy for gastro-intestitaal 
atony, shown by diarrhea of profuse, pale, 
watery clay-colored stools. It is especially 
adapted to the diarrheas of children. 




Specific Rheum is one of the most impor* 
tant remedies in the materia medica. Gastric 
irritation with nausea, vomiting and elongated 
tongue reddened at the tip and edges, is the di- 
rect indication for it Others are: — Irritative 
diarrhea, with tenderness of abdomen on pres- 
sure; gastro- intestinal irritation, with rest- 
lessness, nervous irritability, screaming and 
muscular contractions ; sour smelling stools 
giving to the child a sour odor; light colored, 
papescent stools; constipation, with abdominal 
contraction, and sense of constriction; indiges- 
tion, with papescent stools. It is an excellent 
tonic, strengthening the functions of the stom- 
ach and bowels, and improving digestion. In 
larger doses it is cathartic, and may be em- 
ployed wherever it is necessary to unload the 
bowels of ofEending material, and yet leave 
them in a normal condition. 




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The indications are — frontal pain, especially in 
the left side and orbit, sharp strokes of the 
pulse, bright flush on left dieek, or in spots on 
the surface, burning pain in the part, especially 
superficial, and a peculiar redness of the papjl- 
Ix of the tip of the tongue. 

The indications for rhus may be briefly 
summed up as follows: Sharp pain in frontal 
region especially in left orbit, sharp stroke of 
pulse; tip of tongue showing small red points 
on upper surface; local pain sharp and burn- 
ing; btiming pain of surface; bright redness 
of surface; With such indications it may be 
administered in any form of disease with a 
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Specific Rumex is a remedy that should be 
largely employed for its alterative and tonic 
influences. Rumex induces retrograde meta- 
morphosis, increases innervation and improves 
nutrition. By its action on the glandular sys- 
tem, it is a good remedy for "bad blood" with 
skin disorders. It removes lymphatic gland- 
ular enlargements, and conditions tending to 
indolent ulceration and deposits of low ma- 
terial inducing sluggish inflammation. Its 
most direct indication is that state of health 
tending to deposition of cacoplastic material 
in the cellular tissues and glands, with a ten- 
dency to break down, and with little disposi- 
tion to repair. Rumex is a good remedy for 
cough with "sense of fullness in the chest, 
with sighing, yawning, and efforts to take a 
full inspiration." Its effects are best in those 
cases showing vitiated or impoverished blood. 
It is a useful agent in nervous dyspepsia, with 
fullness and pain in the epigastrium, and ach- 
ing or darting pain in the left chest, accom- 
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the fresh aments or catkins of black willow, and 
is one of the most positive of the sedative ton- 
ics to the reproductive apparatus of both male 
and female. To moderate sexual passion and 
undue sexual excitement, due largely to sexual 
hyperesthesia, no other remedy equals it. Local 
irritation points to its selection rather than 
those mental phases which are often at the root 
of sexual derangements. Thus it becomes a 
very valuable agent in troubles resulting from 
masturbation and other local causes of disturb- 
ances. With these conditions it is a remedy for 
spermatorrhea, nymphomania, and satyriasis. 
It is particularly valuable after one has been 
unsuccessfully subjected to the prolonged action 
of the bromides. In ovarian irritation, with ex- 
citability, pain, and hyperesttiesia on slight 
pressure, and in ovarian congestion, with sim- 
ilar conditions, it has proved a serviceablf 



specific Sambucus is a stimulant to the ex- 
cretory organs, and as a general alterative is 
a good agent to increase waste. It is there- 
fore, an excellent remedy where there is dep- 
ravation of blood or deposits of unhealthy 
material. It has influenced the course of tuber- 
culosis and syphilis. Edema and full and flabby 
tissues are indications for it. It is one of the 
positive agents in dropsy. In small doses it 
relieves snuffles in infants. Locally (and in 
skin affections internally) it is a very valuable 
agent in cutaneous disorders, especially where 
the tissues are full, flabby and watery; the 
epidermis separates easily, and there is an 
abundant oozing of serum, forming crusts. It 
is of value also in mucous patches with free 
secretions, in burns and scalds, old ulcers, 
eczema, and internally in post-catarrhal dropsy. 



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specific Saiiguinaria is a powerful remedy, 
capable of producing profound emesis. In 
medicinal doses, it is a very excellent and im- 
portant remedy. Small doses are stimulant to 
the digestive, respiratory and circulatory sys- 
tems, also imparting tone. Larger doses are 
sedative to the heart. Sanguinaria is a remedy 
in gastric and intestinal catarrh, in chronic 
hepatitis, and in catarrhal jaundice. When the 
circulation is feeble and the extremities cold, 
it is a good agent in sick headache. Its prin- 
cipal field of action is in respiratory troubles. 
Professor Scudder's indications for it are: 
"Sensation of burning and itching of mucous 
membranes, especially in fauces, pharynjt, 
eustachian tubes and ears; less frequently of 
larynx, trachea and bronchia, occasionally of 
stomach and rectum, rarely of vagina and 
urethra. The mucous membrane looks red and 
iri'itable. Sometimes the redness will be of 
the end of the nose." Also "nervousness, red- 
ness of nose, with acrid discharge, burning and 
constriction in the fauces or pharynx, with 
irritative cough and difficult respiration." 



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Specific Sarraeenia represents fully the vir- 
tues of fresh sarraeenia. This is a stimulant 
to the intestinal glands and liver and kidneys, 
thus making it an active eliminant by these 
routes. It appears also to exert a good action 
upon the skin. Sarraeenia was lauded as a 
remedy for small-pox, fabulous accounts of 
its virtues being heralded broadcast. These 
are probably untrustworthy. On the other 
hand, it is said to modify the course and 
sequelae of other zymotic diseases, as measles 
and scarlatina, on account of its eliminating 
powers. It has benefitted some cases of chlor- 
osis, sick headache, constipation, etc. 




specific Saw Palmetto has acquired a repu- 
tation for exerting a strong influence upon the 
sexual apparatus of both man and woman. It 
appears to exert a speciil action upon the gland- 
ular organs concerned in reproduction. Thus 
it has been used with reputed success in wast- 
ing of'the testes, ovaries and mammary glands. 
Sexual vigor is increased by it. While it fav- 
ors a restoration of wasting organs, it also 
tends to bring about a normal condition in 
hypertrophied glands, as shown by its effects 
upon enlarged prostate and the cystic and 
urethral irritation depending upon such en- 
largement. This is particularly the case in old 
men who have much difficulty in urinating 
from these causes. The indications are pain- 
ful and frequent micturition, prostatorrhea, 
and enlarged and tender prostate. The drug is 
favorably mentioned as an agent to reduce 
hypertrophy of the uterus. 







specific Scutellaria is a good type of the 
remedy once known as the nervine. It influ- 
ences the cerebro-spinal centers, controlling 
nervous irritation, as shown by its control over 
functional heart disorders, due wholly to nerv- 
ous causes, with intermittent pulse and palpita- 
tion. There may also be hysterical manifesta- 
tions. It may be employed with benefit in 
cases of nervous excitability, restlessness, or 
insomnia, attending or following acute or 
chronic disease, or from physical exhaustion 
or mental overexertion, teething, etc. It is 
also indicated in nervousness shown in mus- 
cular movements, as tremors, etc. 



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ciated by practitioners in diseases of the female 
reproductive organs. General lack of tone in 
these paKs, with menstrual irregularities, is 
the condition, in which the drug acts best. It 
may be administered in an irritable hyperemic 
stale of the pelvic organs, but is best adapted 
to amenorrhea in young girls with a strong 
tendency to chlorotic anemia. The skin is pale, 
wany, and with a faint greenish tinge, weak 
circulation, dyspnea, and pale and watery men- 
strual or intermenstrual discharges, are the 
direct indications leading to its selection. Uri- 
nary irritation and strangury arc well treated 
with specific senecio. 



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respiratory disorders. It stimulates the mucous 
tract throughout the body, and is especially 
apolicable in conditions of relaxation of these 
membranes It gives power to respiration and 
favors expectoration. In typhoid pneumonia, 
in the declining stages, and in the old and 
debilitated, with chronic bronchitis, and in 
capillary bronchitis it is a very useful drug. 
acting specifically when there is a deep, hoarse 
cough,, with excessive secretion, mucous rales, 
nausea and sometimes vomiting. It is one of 
(he best agents in bronchorrhea and in chronic 
humid asthma. In respiratory affections it 
^ould not be employed until, active inflamma- 
tion has subsided. Specific sen^a has been 
used with success in scaly sldn diseases with 
loose flabby skin. 



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cathartic when it is desired to overcome tem- 
porary constipation, or to unload the bowels in 
the beginning of fevers. It is also a good agent 
in flatulent and bilious colic. It is not to be 
used as a laxative when there is inflammation 
of the intestinal canal, neither should it be used 
when there is even irritation or general debil- 
ity. It is one of the most efficient laxatives 
for children and for adults, after surgical oper- 
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specific Setpentaria is a valuable stimulant 
to [he skin and circulation, quickly increasing 
diaphoresis when deficient, and restraining 
sweating when abnormal. It is a remedy for 
torpid conditions only, and is contraindicated 
by active inflammation and high fever, except 
at the outset. In the adynamic eruptive fevers 
it is one of the best agents (o bring out the 
eruption, and is equally valuable in retrocession 
occurring in scarlet fever, measles, or small- 
pox. It is useful to restore secretions i 
tof cold. Sore throat, periodic fevers, i 
riiea caused by cold, and dyspepsia have been 
benefitted by it, while in convalescence from 
fever it is a useful aRent. Serpenlaria is indi- 
cated by dry skin ; sense of weight and drag- 
ging in the joins with scanty secretion of urine, 
or urine containing the triple phosphates; vis- 
ceral disorders the result of taking cold ; full- 
ness in the chest with difficult breathing; and 
malignant sore throat with tendency to destruc- 
tion of tissue. Colliquative sweating is relieved 
by it. 




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great value in stomach and intestinal disorders 
where a corrective, or even a saline laxative, 
is required. It is decidedly useful where the 
tongue has a whitish coating, and the stools are 
green and white, and foul-smelling. It is also 
useful in infantile dyspepsia, when the tongue 
and membranes are pale, the eructations sour, 
and there is occasionally colic. When the above 
indications are present it corrects malnutrition, 
associated with either irritation or inactivity 
of the bowels. It is a good remedy in jaundice, 
biliary catarrh, hepatic colic, biliou« headache 
and obstinate constipation, being selected ac- 
cording to the indications given below, viz: — 
Pale tongue and membranes; general malaise 
and inanition ; anorexia with tender abdominal 
muscles ; dirty tongue and sallow skin ; tongue 
coated golden-yellow and moist, or a dry furred 
coating upon a pallid tongue ; green and white 
diarrhea, with malnutrition; or hard white, 
pasty, or spongy stools which float upon water ; 
habitual constipation with hard, dry stools; 
bilious headache; jaundice. 



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ia many forms of disease shown by the broad, 
paUid, white or dirty-white coated tongue, as- 
sociated with a fetid or mawkish breath, al- 
though the latter is not always present. The 
exudate upon the tongue is pasty, and fermen- 
tative and putrefactive processes are at work, 
While these conditions are met in many dis- 
orders, they are particularly observable in 
typhoid and other fevers, in fermentative dys- 
pepsia, ptomaine poisoning, tonsilitis, erysipe- 
las, small-pox and many forms of sore throat. 
It is a splendid remedy in sick headache, with 
white tongue. Locally, it is a valuable remedy 
in herpes and in scabies, ringworm, and other 
parasitic diseases. 






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Specific Solanum is a remedy for convulsive 
movements, and as such has been used in 
epilepsy, with remarkable results, and has given 
good results in the convulsions of infants, in 
chorea, hysteria, and puerperal eclampsia. Non- 
traumatic tetanus has been cured with it. It 
is a remedy for convulsive attacks brought on 
by menstrual disorders. Solanum has given 
the best results in whooping cough with convul- 
sive tendencies. 



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a valuable but much 


neglected remedy. It is 


a remedy for atonic 


conditions with cough and ir 


ritation of the 


broncho-puknonic tract and in 


catarrhal a Rec- 


tions. It may be used 


early 


to break up a 


cold, for cough and for humid asthma, aggra- 


vated by cold. It is valuable in 


suppression of 


menses from cold and 


uppression of lochia 


with extreme pain. Chlorosis, 


dysmenorrhea, 


and acrid leucorrhea, have been relieved by it. 


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Specific Spotted Spurf^e acts principally up- 
the digestive organs and the sympathetic 
system. It is one of the most positive 
agents in cholera infantum, and it has given 
good results in cholera morbus. Its most 
marked property is that of controlling gastrO' 
intestinal irritation. Muco-enteritis, dysentery, 
and irritant diarrhea, all with irritation, arc 
relieved by it. It is also a remedy for vertigo 
ith constipation. Dr. Scudder says it is use 
il in "diarrhea, the discharge being greenish 
•and irritant; and in frequent desire to go to 



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This remedy has a speciliQ action upon the 
reproductive organs of both mate and female; 
•>ut more marked in the first. It quiets iirita- 
tion of the testes, and strengthens their func- 
tions; it lessens irritation of the prostate and 
vesiculse; arrests prostatorrhea, and cures in- 
Hammation of these parts. It also e^terts a 
marked influence upon the urethra, quieting 
irritation and checking mucous, or muco-puru- 
lent discharges; it influences the bladder and 
kidneys, but in less degree. 

The action of stapTiisagria upon the nervous 
system is peculiar. It exerts a favorable in- 
fluence where there is depression of spirits and 
despondency, in cases of hypochondriasis and 
hysteria, especially when attended with morose- 

s and violent outburst of pa^ion. 



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Specific Sticta is an agent having a special 
action upon the pneumogastric nerve, control- 
ling irritation of it and the parts supplied by 
it When irritation, high temperature and 
cough depend upon pneumogastric involvement, 
sticta relieves. There is a soft peculiar thrill 
of the pulse which indicates sticta. It has 
been successfully used in hay fever, associated 
with headache, frontal tension, tearing pain of 
jaw and face, and in dull pain and soreness of 
the pectoral region. It is a remedy for atonic 
lesions of the respiratory organs, attended with 
dull pains in the chest, increased by full in- 
spiration. There is also a sense of soreness, 
as if bruised, or that which follows very severe 
exertion. In these cases it exerts a marked 
influence, relieving the cough and unpleasant 
sensations; even checking the chills, hectic 
fever and nightsweats in confirmed phthisis, 
for some considerable time. The strongest in- 
dication for sticta will be found in pain in the 
shoulders and back of the neck, and extending 
to the occiput. It is useful in rheumatism pre- 
senting the foregoing symptoms. 




specific Stigmata Maydis i 
slightly anodyne, and is employed as a sooth- 
ing agent to overcome irritation from the kid- 
neys to the urethra, and in renal disorders 
dependent upon cardiac involvement. It neu- 
tralizes excessive alkalinity of the urine, tends 
to prevent the formation of phosphatic gravel, 
being a good remedy in gravel and calculi. It 
prevents decomposition of urine in the bladder, 
giving rise to ammoniacal odor, — a use appre- 
ciated in the treatment of the urinal disorders 
of the aged. It is an important remedy for 
acute and chronic imflammation of the bladder, 
urinal retention, pyelitis, bladder disorders of 
children, and the urinary troubles associated 
with gonorrhea. It aids in the treatment of 
dropsy when due to cardiac weakness. 




specific Stillingia acts upon the Secretory 
and lymphatic structures. Stillingia has been 
highly lauded as a remedy in the primary and 
secondary stage of syphilis. It is not adapted 
to all cases, but when the specific indications 
have been followed, it has given as good re- 
sults as other anti-syphilitics. It is best adapt- 
ed to those cases in which "the tissues are 
feeble and tardily removed and renewed; the 
mucous, membranes are predominantly affect-, 
ed and the skin secondarily; and the mucous 
surfaces are tumid, red and glistening, and 
secretion is scanty." It is also an important 
remedy in skin affections, with irritation and 
ichorous discharges; also in laryngeal irrita- 
tion, with hoarse and croupal paroxysmal 
cough; in irritative winter cough, and in re- 
tro-faucal irritation with cough. 



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a multitude of uses. Being- 
anodjTie and antispasmodic without causing 
constipation, it can be used when opium cannot 
be given. It is a valuable remedy in troubles 
resuhing from cerebral irritation. Its specific 
indications and uses are: — "Delirium furious, 
enraged, and destructive; continuous talking; 
restless, cannot rest in any position, seems to 
be fearful; pain, especially when superficial 
and localized ; spasm, with pain; cerebral irri- 
tation; bloating and redness of face; purely 
spasmodic asthma; convulsive cough." Am- 
Disp. 




Stropbanthus does not seem to act upon 
either the spiiul cord or its nerve trunks. Its 
spedtic heart action is due to direct blood con- 
tact with the muscular fibres of that organ and 
not to cardiac nerve effect In large doses, 
gastro-intesdnal irritation, vomiting and diar- 
rhea result; small doses are tonic, improve the 
appetite, increase gastric action, and promote 
digestion. Its specific indications are, "Weak 
heart, due to muscular debility; muscular in- 
sufficiency; rapid pulse, with low blood pres- 
sure; cardiac pain, with dy^nea," Am. Ditp. 




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Specific Taraxacum is slightly aperient and 
diuretic, and a good tonic and stomachic, im- 
proving the appetite and digestion. It is a good 
agent in loss of appetite, weak digestion, hepa- 
' tic and splenic torpor and engot^ement, and in 
constipation from lack of biliary and intestinal 
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Specific Tela araneae Is a sedative acting 
upon the nervous system and circulation. It 
is said to have cured intermittent fever when 
all other remedies had failed. It relieves 
spasms, lessens pain, and promotes sleep. It 
has been used in delirium and subsultus of 
continued fevers, and in hiccough and dry 
nervous cough, hysteria, periodic headache, 
asthma, restlessness, insomnia, and muscular 
spasms. Specific indications as given by Dr. 
Perce are: — "Masked periodical diseases in 
hectic broken-down patients; in all diseases 
that come up suddenly with cool, clammy skin, 
and perspiration, and cool extremities ; in noc- 
turnal orgasm in either sex; numbness of the 
extremities when sitting still or lying down. 
It relieves spasms of arterioles and stimulates 
capillary circulation. It relieves hyperesthe- 
sia of the cerebro-spinal nerves and the great 
sympathetic, that depends upon debility. It 
is the greatest heart stimulant in the materia 
medica, and lobelia only is second to it 



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The preparation kiiowii as Specific Thuja is 
that formerly listed as Howe's Thuja and 
Lloyd's Thuja. TIuei preparation has given the 
best results of any remedy for the cure of 
hydrocele. After the withdrawal of the ser- 
ous accumulation by means of the trocar and 
canilla, equal parts of specific thuja and warm 
water are to be injected into the sac. The 
scrotum should tlien be thoroughly kneaded 
that the mixture may come in contact with 
every part of the sac to be obliterated. Thuja 
is also a useful agent applied locally for the 
removal of warts and condylomata, and for 
the cure of chronic papular skin diseases, and 
syphilitic chauroid and ulcerations, and to give 
relief to cancerous ulcerations. Internally 
it relieves the vesical tenesnms and the drib- 
bling of urine in the aged. Some cases of 
nocturnal urinal incontinence yield to It, and 
it is a valuable ndjunct, both locally and in- 
ternally in diphtheria. 



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Specific Tiger Lily has a direct action upon 
the reproductive tract of women. It is spe- 
cially adapted to congestive and inflammatory 
affections of the womb, ovaries and vagina. 
Though best adapted to disorders of a chronic 
character, it is not without value in acute dis- 
eases. Neuralgic pains in the womb or ovaries, 
or in the mammae and extending down into 
the thigh are special indications for it. Tiger 
Lily is also a remedy for debility, having 
given good results in uterine prolapsus. It 
is also indicated by a sense of fullness and 
dragging in the pelvis, and as a local appli- 
cation it is very efficient in controlling the acrid 
discharges of leucorrhoea or when due to 
ulcers. 



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specific Trifolium is a decided alterative 
and antispasmodic. It unquestionably retards 
the growth of carcinonia, and should be admin- 
istered continually in the cancerous diathesis. 
It is a valuable remedy in some forms of 
whooping cough. It is indicated i i laryngo- 
pulmonic irritation provoking spasmodic cough ; 
and in the cough of measles. Trifolium also 
alleviates in bronchitis, laryngitis, and phthisis. 
Internally and externally it is of value to aid 
in curing tibial and other forms of ulcers, and 
in deep, ragged-edged and ill-conditioned burns. 



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Specific Triticum acts slightly upon the 
bowels, but chiefly on the urinary tract, reliev- 
ing irritation and lessening the frequency and 
pains of urination. It is further indicated by 
pains in the back; gravelly deposits in th'e 
urine; and by catarrhal and purulent dis- 
charges from the urethra. It is especially use- 
ful in pyelitis, and catarrhal and purulent cys- 
titis, incipient nephritis, strangury, enlarged 
prostate associated with chronic prostatitis, 
gonorrhea, hematuria, gout, jaundice and rheu- 
matism. Administered well diluted, it is of 
service as a fever drink. 



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Specilic Urtica is ^stritigtiil, ionic, and diu- 
retic. It is specifically indicated by chronic 
diarrhea and dysentery; with copious mucous 
evacuations; profuse secretion of gastric juice 
with eructations and emesis ; summer intestinal 
disorders of children with profuse mucous and 
watery discharges; passive hemorrhages; ia 
some chronic skin diseases. It is thus a remedy 
in hematuria, mcnorrhagia, epistaxis, hematem- 
esis, bleeding gums, bleeding piles, broncho- 
with free secretion; stran- 
ion of urine; leucorrhea, 
and in nodular urticaria, 
1 of eruptions, 
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pulmonary disorders 
Sury, gravel, supprc! 
suppression of milk 
vesicular erysipelas, 
erythema, and especially 




specific Ustilago may be used for most 
punioses for which ergot is employed by ob- 
serving the same precautions. The indications 
for ustilago are: — Enfeebled spinal and sym- 
pathetic innervation; feeble venous and capil- 
lary circulation; impaired circulation in the 
brain; with dizziness and unsteadiness; in- 
somnia from atony; uterine disorders, with 
excessive bk>od or other discharges; lax or 
flabby uterine and vaginal walls, and perineal 
tissues, with pain in the uterus; pain jn top of 
the head; post partimi and passive hemor- 
rhage; uterine inertia during labor. Following 
these guides, it proves a useful remedy in 
labor ; hcmorrliage from any oi^n ; false 
pains and other unpleasant sensations in the 
labor stage of pregnancy, disorders of spinal 
cord and cerebellum resulting from masturba- 
tion, and spermatorrhea; ovarian irritation, 
ovaritis, amenorrhea, menorrhagia, preireiture 
menstruation, uterine catarrh, uterine sulnnvo- 
lution. agalactia, and urticaria with large pale 




Specific Valenan is a cerebral sttmulaot, 
useful in hysterical or chronic manifestations 
and hemicrania, all with mental depression and 
despondency; it is also indicated in mild spas- 
modic movements and cerebral anemia. It is a 
better agent to prevent convulsions than to 
check them. When indicated, — when the skin 
is pale and cool and there is feeble brain circu- 
lation, it relieves nervous depression and pain, 
and gives rest It is useful in the nervous 
troubles arising from menstrual irregularities, 
and combined with an equal part of macrotys, 
it is an excellent remedy in chorea. 




This remedy is employed to slow the pulse, 
and is especially indicated when it is full and 
strong, the large pulse being the prominent 
feature.. The deep red stripe down the center 
of the tongue — marked — is ji characteristic 
symptom, calling for veratrum. Fullness of 
tissue — not contraction — is found in cases 
where veratrum gives its best results. It is a 
remedy in erysipelas with full tissue and bright 
color, both locally and internally, 4nd in chron- 
ic disease with full pulse and increased tempe- 

Following the indications given, veratrum 
has had a deserved reputation in puerperal 
convulsions and puerperal fever. There is no 
doubt that veratrum has a decided influence 
for good iri phthisis pulmonalis, and if given 
during the incipient stage as an intercurrent 
remedy, as advised by Prof. Howe, may assist 
in the cure of curable cases, and will meet 
many of the unpleasant conditions in the incur- 
able cases. 




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our most valuable remedies. 


and should have 


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in habitual abort 


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In habitual nyscarriage, viburnum should 


be administered 


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to the usual tim 


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much value in 


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course of the eru 


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fevers. 


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Specilic White Soakeroot has a pronounced 
action upon the brain, relieving irritation and 
tending to restore normal functional activity. 
It may be used in the wakefulness of typhoid 
and other continued fevers, and is beneficial 
in nervous irritability, hypochondria, hysteria, 
flatulence, aphthae, nursing sore mouth, gravel 
Irritation of the bladder, pleurisy and in chronic 
bronchitis and pneumonia as a diaphoretic and 
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Specific Xanthium spinosutii is indicated in 
ague, with copious perspiration, and as a pro- 
phylactic against ague and to prevent a recur- 
rence of chills; nervous excitation with profuse 
sweating; bloody urine; urine heavily loaded 
with mucus and gravelly deposits, and pain- 
fully tenesmic and frequent urination. It ha* 
a soothing effect upon the urinary tract, and is 
a good remedy for passive hemorrhage, hema- 
turia and gonorrhea, and acts specihcally in 
chronic cystitis where there is an excess of 
mucus and uric acid diathi 
bladder walls, frequent 
passage of gravelly particles. 



with thickened 
urination and 




Specific Xanthoxylum is a remarkable siala- 
gogiK, not only abundantly increasing the How 
of saliva, but of the buccal mucous glands as 
well. It acts powerfully upon the nervous and 
circulatory systems. The gastric and intestinal 
juices are augmented, and cutaneous, renal, 
biliary and pancreatic activity increased by its 
use. Tb'is It ?cts upon all the secretions, and 
is a valuable eliminant. It not only increases 
the flow but is a regulator of secretion, bring- 
ing about .lormal action. The small dose re- 
strains hypersecretion from debility, and re- 
laxation of mucous tissues. Larger doses are 
useful in atonic states of the nervous system. 
It is a remedy for capillary engorgement in the 
eruptive diseases; for sluggish circulation, for 
tympanites in bowel disorders; for gastro-in- 
testmal torpor with deficient secretion; for 
dryness of the mouth and fauces, the mem- 
branes being (rlazed or glossy; for flatulent 
colic; uterine cramps; neuralgia; and Asiatic 
cholera. It is an admirable agent in rheuma- 
tism, torticollis, lumbago, myalgia, pharyngitis, 
atonic dyspepsia, gastric and biliary catarrh, 
spasmodic and painful bowel complaints, chol- 
era infantum, dysmenorrhea, and in the spe- 
cific diseases. All of these in atonic stales, 
with lack of secretion or with hypers 






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Specific Yerba Santa is a stimulant to mu- 
cous surfaces, and is a remedy of value in 
cases of enfeebled condition with cough and 
abundant expectoration. It is adapted to laryn- 
geal and bronchial affections chiefly, and has 
given good results in selected cases of gastric 
catarrh, and in chronic catarrh of the bladder. 
The chief indications are: cough with abund- 
ant and easy expectoration; chronic asthma 
with cough and loss of appetite; and thicken- 
ing of the bronchial mucous surface with pro- 
fuse expectoration, and emaciation. 



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specific Zingiber is stimulant and carmina- 
tive. It is a splendid adjuvant to other drugs 
when there is gastric pain from flatus, diarrhea 
or dysentery, with nausea and vomiting, and 
cold surface and extremities. It is a splendid 
remedy to relieve flatulent colic, in atonic dys- 
pepsia with feeble and lax habits, gastric and 
intestinal cramps, and tenesmus due to cold or 
to the eating of unripe and unwholesome 
fruit It is of specific value in fevers when 
there is lack of salivary secretion, and move- 
ment of gases in the bowels. Ginger is indi- 
cated in atonic conditions by loss of appetite ; 
flatulence; borborygmus; cramps; painful 
menstruation; acute colds; cool surface and 
extremities; and cold surface in children's 
diseases. 



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ADDENDA. 

Following we present, in condensed form, a se- 
lected list of remedies concerning the use of which 
physicians are constantly inquiring. The uses given 
herein are such as have for many years accompanied 
the labels or are taken from authoritative works. 
They serve to , familiarize physicians not acquainted 
with the preparations with their uses by their pro- 
fessional brethren. Explicit directions with dosage 
are given on each label. 

These preparations are all thoroughly estab- 
lished, and all are of exceptional importance, being 
carried in jobbers' stocks in the sized packages 
given with each preparation. 

Order in these amounts or multiples thereof. Do 
not ask a jobber to break a package. The National 
Pure Food and Drug Act prevents jobbers taking 
that responsibility. 

ASEPSIN— "The Fragrant Antiseptic." 

Uses. — "Add two grains of ASEPSIN to each ounce 
of water used in washing the sore or ulcer. If 
the odor of the affection is very offensive, 
double the quantity. For fresh wounds, and 
for wetting bandages in antiseptic surgery, 
uSe one grain to an ounce of water in the 
usual manner, and increase the proportion, if 
necessary. 

ASEPSIN is also valuable in cases of internal or 
external application, when a mild and pleasant 
antiseptic is desired. It has been employed 
as a dressing for ulcers and old sores; as an 
application for burns; in the treatment of soft 
Chancres, Eczema and Epithelioma; Erysipe- 
las; Scrofulous diseases; Cholera Infantum 
an fetid bowel diseases; Tympanitic condition 

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ASEPSIN— Continued. 

of bowels in Typhoid Fever; Catarrh; Hay 
Fever; etc." Howe. See Drug Treatise No. VI. 

Price.— per ounce.... 1.00 

A8EPSIN SOAP. (Trade Mark.) 

Asepsin Soap has been increasingly a favorite 
since its introduction in 1891. It will not 
change by age and will not become rancid. It 
is not flavored or perfumed aside from the 
fragrance of Asepsln and does not leave any 
odor of perfume on the skin. It cleanses the 
skin, but leaves no soap smell. For toilet pur- 
poses, in surgery and dermal diseases, and for 
bathing infants and in midwifery, Asepsln 
Soap excels. We know of no other soap so 
highly recommended by physicians and con- 
sumers alike. See Drug Treatise No. VI. 

Price.— per dozen cakes 1.40 

COMPOUND STILLINGA LINIMENT. 

This old remedy is most efficient for the relief of 
long-standing and obstinate coughs. In aflfec- 
tions of the larynx it should be freely applied 
to the throat. It is also one of the best appli- 
cations to the throat in croup. Stillingia Lini- 
ment is never clear, and often both precipitates 
and separates an oil. SHAKE WELL BE- 
FORE USING.— Scudder's Mat. Med. and 
Therapeutics. 

Price.— 1 ounce bottle 25 8 ounce bottle 1.80 

4 ounce bottle .90 16 ounce bottle.. 8.60 

DYNAMYNE. (Trade Mark.) 

A distillate of tobacco and contains considerable 
nicotine, hence it is too energetic for Internal 
use, and should only be employed externally. 
Uses. — "Dynamyne will relieve pain from various 
causes. It may be applied to the scalp to re- 
lieve headache, to the face to relieve neu- 
ralgia, — to the back to lesson the pains of dys- 
menorrhea, — and to the hypogastrium to 
blunt the pangs of an inflamed or irritated 
ovary, — to the integument of the chest to re- 

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DYNAMYNE— Continued. 

lleve pleuritic pains, — to the hollow of a tooth 
for toothache. It may also be conveyed into 
the chinks, fissures and burrowing sinuses of 
a small cancerous ulcer. In dilute form it may 
be brushed upon a malignant sore in the 
pharynx or under the tongue. With a camel 
hair pencil it may be swabbed upon an epithe- 
liomatous ulcer." Howe. 
*'Dynamyne will overcome most furfuraceous 
skin diseases, obstinate eczemas, roseolas, 
etc." 
See Libradol. Page 251. 

Price. —4 ouncd bottle « 20 16 ounce bottle JS& 

8 on lice bottle 35 S2 ounce bottle lOQ 

HOWE'S ESCATOL. 

This is an oleaginous combination containing 
Zinc Chloride and Salicylic Acid. Three dif- 
ferent strengths were used by Prof. Howe, for 
whom we first prepared the remedy. 

Single Strength. — "Apply daily to ulcers of the 
nose, bleeding warts, seed warts, moles, scaly 
ulcers of lupoid nature, obstinate eczema, ring 
worm, sluggish ulcers of the leg, polypus, and 
to sluggish traumatisms to arouse a healing 
action. 

Double Strength. — This strength is fit to employ 
upon epitheliomatous ulcers which have indu- 
rated edges and bases. It may be applied 
every day for a week, then every other day. 
and finally every three days; and Dynamyne 
is to be employed at intervals of two hours. 

Quadruple Strength. — "For fungoid and' scirrhous 
states of cancer which resist mild escharotlcs, 
and must be attacked with a stronger com- 
bination." Howe. 

Quad- 
Single. Double, ruple, 

Prioo.— 1 ounce Jars 15 .20 30 

4 ounce Jars 45 .50 .55 

8 ounce Jars 80 M IJOO 

16 ounce Jars 1.50 1.70 1.90 

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ECHAFOLTA. (Trade Mark.) 

A nearly colorless, odorless, non-freezing solution 
representing the therapeutic qualities of Echi- 
nacea minim to grain. It is Echinacea with 
the dirt removed. 

Few remedies, not actively poisonous, fulfill as 
wide a range of indications. Undoubtedly its 
basic action is on the fluids of the body — an 
antagonist of that state known as ''blood de- 
pravation." It covers the field occupied by all 
of the vegetable drugs of this class. The 
best term that we can apply to it is that of a 
corrective of blood dyscrasia. It antagonizes 
the influence, be it septic or otherwise, of low 
or morbid accumulations in the fluids, or 
change in the fluids themselves. Bad blood 
and its consequent adynamia are pre-eminently 
the conditions in which it is indicated. The 
greater the tendency toward malignancy in 
disease the more pronounced is the effect of 
Echafolta, yet it is not a remedy for those 
surgical diseases technically denominated ma- 
lignant growths, but in those commoner dis- 
orders so prone to assume a malignant type, 
as in malignant carbuncle, septic ulcerations 
and abscesses, gangrenous conditions, slough- 
ing erysipelas, diphtheritic manifestations, 
stings and bites of insects and reptiles, etc., 
its action is speciflc. 

Indications and Uses. — To correct blood deprava- 
tion; tendency to sepsis. and malignancy; ten- 
dency to gangrene, sloughing and phagedena; 
foul discharges with weakness and emacia- 
tion; bluish or purplish discoloration with a 
low form of inflammation. Especially applica- 
ble ia the depraved states of the fluids in ty- 
phoid and other adynamic fevers, and in ma- 
lignant carbuncle, cerebro-spinal meningitis, 
pulmonary gangrene, and purulent salpingitis. 

Prioo.— 6 ounce bottle .56 16 ounce bottle 2.00 

8 ounce bottle 1.00 )^ gallon bottle... 7.<M)> 

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FELTER'S THUJA. 

This is an aqueous solution of the soluble prin- 
ciples of Thuja destitute of the resin. 

When non-alcoholic Thuja is ordered, we send 
Long's Thuja, which is the preparation recom* 
mended in journals under that name. 

Use. — This agent, full strength or diluted, is in- 
valuable in the treatment of chancroid, and 
diluted, in gonorrhea. It forms a good appli- 
cation for syphilitic condylomata, and In dis- 
eases of the rectum, vagina, and womb. 

See Drug Treatise No. 1. 

Price. — i ounce bottle 65 id ounce bottle 2^60 

8 oiince bottle.. 1.25 

HOWE'S ACID SOLUTION OF IRON. 

Uses. — This does not provoke febrile complica- 
tions as do other preparations of Iron. 
"Given in two drop doses every three hours, 
the agent improves the appetite, promotes di- 
gestion and aids assimilation in anemia. A 
peculiarity of ^the medicine is that it never 
provokes fevers or febrile phenomena as do 
most preparations of iron. I have extensively 
used the remedial agent fgr twenty-five years, 
and have yet to meet the first case where harm 
resulted from its administration. I exhibit the 
medicine when an alterative is indicated, and 
a tonic effect is desired. Curable patients in- 
variably gain fiesh under its therapeutic in- 
fiuence." Howe. 

Prioa.— 4 ounce bottle .SO 16 ounce bottle 1X0^ 

Bounce bottle J55 

HOWE'S BLACK HAW CORDIAL. 

Uses. — A remedy lo be prescribed for those who 
' wish to quit the use of Alcoholic stimulants. 
Also as a female tonic in diseases caused by 
debility of the female genitalia. 
Dr. Howe used this preparation as an aid to ine- 
briates in quitting their cups. He prescribed 
ten drops in half a wine glass of water, rQ- 

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HOWE'S BLACK HAW CORDIAL— Continued. 

peated every half hour at first, which amount 

could be Increased until half a teasponful is 

taken at a dose in a diluted state. He also 

used this as a female tonic in the treatment 

of dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, mennorrhea, 

leucorrhea and general debility of the female. 

genitalia. 

Prioe. — i ounce bottle 30 16 ounce bottle 1.00 

8 ounce bottle .66 

HOWE'S JUNIPER POMADE. 

Use. — This is an exquisite, eflftcient application in 
skin affections requiring stimulating treat- 
ment. It is particularly applicable in dry, 
scaly and shiggish forms of eczema. 

Dr. Howe states: "In all furfurciceous conditions 
of skin, with or without actice dermatitis. Juni- 
per Pomade is one of the most curative of 
local remedies. The varipus kinds of Eczema, 
as Tetter, Salt Rheum, Tinea Capitis, Tinea 
Tonsurans, and the varieties of Porrigo, Syco- 
sis, and Psoriasis have yielded satisfactorily 
to the healing of the unguent. 

In vulval, perineal and anal pruritus, the ointment 
has proved the most comforting of topical ap- 
plications. The physical properties of the 
agent are as elegant as those of "Cold Cream," 
and its curative and medicinal virtues vastly 
superior to that of any ofilcinal preparation." 

Prioa.-—! ounce Jar A& 16 ounce Jar... 1.50 

8 ounce jar .80 

LEONTIN. (Trade Mark.) 

Leontin is an aromatized liquid, containing in a 
pleasant form, one per cent of the Isolated 
glucoside derived by our process from the 
root of Blue Cohosh (Caulophyilum thalic- 
troides). According to tiie reports of physi- 
cians it is a valuable remedy in amenorrhea 
and dysmenorrhea: especially if the sup- 
pressed menses is due to congestion, as from 

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exposure to cold. Numerous cases are re- 
ported where the flow was established in 
amenorrhea of girls who have never men- 
struated and where other remedies had failed; 
also, in many cases the flow was re-established 
after having been stopped by cold or from 
other causes. In dysmenorrhea it is also val- 
uable bringing the flow normal and free from 
pain. In suppressed menses, due to anemia, 
the remedy seems to be less adapted, and the 
reports of cases of failure to bring on the flow 
are mostly of this nature. 

Price — 4 ounce bottle 35 16 ounce bottle 1.25 

8 ounce bottle .65 

LiBRADOL. 

A remedy to relieve pain by external application. 

Pain and Inflammation. — With or without exuda- 
tion, as in Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Croup, Pleu- 
risy (with or without effusion). Ovaritis, Or- 
chitis, Tonsillitis, Acute Pharyngitis, some 
forms of Rheumatism (inflammatory) and 
boils. 

Localized Pain. — Along nerve courses, in joints, 
and in the muscular structures, as in some 
forms of Rheumatism (sub-acute, non-inflam- 
matory, articular, etc.). Lumbago, Facial Neu- 
ralgia, Subscapular Neuralgia, Intercostal Neu- 
ralgia, and Pleurodynia. 

Specific Indications. — Pain, with or without swell- 
ing or inflammation; inflammation with serous 
or mucous exudation; sharp lancinating pain 
in chest, aggravated by respiratory or other 
movements; congestion and engorgement of 
parts; dyspnea; soreness in pectoral region; 
dull, aching pain; subcutaneous and thecal in- 
flammations, pain of syphilit c nodes. 

See Drug Treatise No. XVIII. 

Regular. Mild. 

One-quarter pound 46 .80 

One-half-pound 80 .55 

One pound ^. 1.50 1.00 

Hospital 6.50 4.50 

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LLOYD'S ERGOT. 

This preparation contains no alcohol, being de- 
vised for hypodermic use as well as internally. 
It has been in great repute for over twenty- 
five years. 

Use "Lloyd's Ergot" in all cases where ergot is 
indicated, as you would the best fluid extract 
of Ergot. You can use it either internally or 
hypodermically. 
. .The'following from Prof. W. H. Taylor will be of 
service in defining its uses under ordinary 
conditions: 

"For several years I have used your preparation 
(Lloyd's Ergot) exclusively in my private prac- 
tice, and always carry it in my obstetric bag. 
I administer a dose at the termination of every 
normal labor, and in case of hemorrhage to 
any serious extent, use it by . hypodermic in- 
jection. My reasons for preferring it are its 
permanence, therefore its reliability, its 
adaptation for use, either by the mouth or sub- 
cutaneous injection, and its non-irritating 
quality." 

Prioa.— 4 ounce bottle 55 16 ounce bottle 2.00 

Sounce bottle 1.10 

LLOYD'S HYDRASTIS. 

An unofficial Hydrastis preparation from which 
are excluded the coloring matters of the drug 
and other undesirable constituents. This spe-. 
cial preparation does not stain, and has been 
used for many years by the medical profession. 

Lloyd's Hydrastis is used by thousands of physi- 
cians who desire the action of Hydrastis de- 
void of staining properties of the drug. It is 
a most reliable agent in the treatment of dis- 
eases of the mucous membranes, embracing 
Gonorrhea, Leucorrhea, Dyspepsia and Gas- 
tro-Intestinal Disorders; Eye, Ear and Throat 
affections, etc. It will not stain either the 
clothing or skin of the patient. It is a rational 
cure for Gonorrhea, and has replaced In the 

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LLOYD'S HYDRASTIS— Continued. 

practice of prog'ressive physicians the former 

disagreeable methods of treating this disease. 

prioa.— 4 ounce bottle.. ... .60 16 ounce bottle 1.75 

8 ounce bottle. . .90 

LLOYD'S NITRE. 

(When freshly made this preparation contains 5 
per cent of the peculiar Ether.) 

This preparation has been in repute for over 
twenty years; When freshly made it is 
neutral, but by age it develops a slight aqid 
reaction at the expense of the ether. Test: — 
Mix a little with an equal bulk of chloroform, 
if water is present it will first turn milky and 
then separate into two layiers. To another 
portion add a few crystals of bl-carbonate of 
potassium; if free acid is present effervescence 
will ensue. 
Prioa.— Pint bottle 60 

LONG'S THUJA (NON-ALCOHOLIC). 

A non-alcoholic plasma, prepared from fresh 
Thuja. This preparation can be used where 
an alcoholic extract is objectionable. It 
readily mixes with vaseline. When "Non-Al- 
coholic" Thuja is ordered we send Long's 
Formula, as it is the preparation first used 

• under the non-alcoholic name. 

Uses.— "The value of Long's Thuja in the treat- 
ment of granular ophthalmia ^trachoma) can 
not be overestimated. When the granules are 
soft and pultaceous we have had excellent re- 
sults from lightly passing the wetted alum 
pencil over the everted lid, making but one 
sweep at each treatment. The parts are then 
dried, especially if the subconjunctival tissue 
is much infiltrated, and the ointment applied 
by means of a hair pencil. The parts should 
be thoroughly covered. The patient soon 
*learns to apply it, and once a day the oint- 
ment may be used." Felter. 

See Drug Treatise No. I. 

PrIoa.— 1 ounce Jars 2-5 8 ounce jars 1.75 

4 ounce jars 90 16 ounce jars 8.60 

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MULLEINED OIL. 

This preparation was Introduced under the above 
name, and for many years has been used with 
• satisfaction by physicians. It is prepared by 
abstracting with pure olive oil the fresh flow- 
ers of the mullein, and !s used in deafness and 
ear affections. Formerly it was alcoholic, and 
of a dark-red brown color. (We still furnish 
this alcoholic preparation.) In cold weather 
the preparation solidifies. Should this occur 
warm the vial gently and it will assume its 
liquid form without changing its properties. 

Price. —1 ounce bottle 50 8 ounce bottle 3.00 

4 ounce bottle IJSO 16 ounce bottle 7^30 

OIL CAPSICUM. 

Oil of Capsicum sometimes thickens. It retains 
its full value, however. Shake well before 
using, and do not filter out a sediment if it 
forms. Be careful not to get this oil into the 
eyes. 

Price.— 1 ounce bottle .00 Bounce bottle 4.40 

4 ounce bottle 2 20 16 dunce t)ottle 8.80 

OIL LOBELIA. 

Shake well before using. This contains a. con- 
crete oil that often hardens, but which should 
be employed. In cold weather, especially, it 
thickens. Warm if it thickens. Do not filter. 

Pfl(.0 _i ounce bottle 00 8 ounce bottle 6.70 

4 ounce bottle -3.40 16 ounce bottle 18.40 

OIL STILLINGIA. 

Oil of Stillingia contains the peculiar red tannate 
of the bark. It is not an oil proper, but a con- 
centrated alcoholic percolate made by means 
of our cold process percolator and still. The 
tannate is prone to thicken and separate a 
brown magma. Shake well before using. 

Price.—! ounce bottle .80 8 ounce bottle 5 90 

iounce bottle 8.00 10 ounce bottle 11.80 

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OIL THUJA. 

Thi9 contains the stimulating constituents of 
Thuja, and can be used with vaseline or fats' 
for external application. Oil of Thuja is anti- 
septic. The ten per cent vaseline ointment 
can be applied freely to indolent ulcers. 
See Drug Treatise No. I. 

Price.— 1 ounce bottle 00 8 ounce bottle 4.40 

4 ounce bottle 2.20 16 ounce bottle 8.80 

SCUDDER'S ALTERATIVE. (Compound tincture 
of Corydalis.) 
This is an excellent alterative prepared according^ 
to Scudder's formula. It has been employed 
with advantage in scrofula, syphilis, cutaneous 
diseases, hepatic affections; in glandular af- 
fections where there is a tendency to hyper- 
trophy and suppuration, and in all cases where 
an alterative is required. Am. Disp. 

Price.— pint bottle 55 one-balf gallon bottle 1.90- 

quart bottle 1.00 gallon bottle 8.60- 

TINCTURE ALSTONIA CONSTRICTA. 

(Australian Fever Tree.) 

This is used in cases where quinine is indicated^ 
more especially where quinine fails to cure. 

Price.— 4 ounce bottle.. 1.00 16 ounce botile 8.75- 

8 ounce bottle 1.90 

TINCTURE RED ONION. 

Indications. — Frequent and painful micturition, 
evacuation and contraction of the bladder is 
followed by excruciatingly sharp, cutting 
pains; when blood is passed with urine and 
the hemorrhage is cystic. 
Uses. — Cystitis, acute or chronic, especially in 
children and females. 

Price.— 4 ounce bottle 60 16 ounce bottle.. 1.80 

8 ounce bottle i)6 



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