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encyclopedia 
Pure Materia Medica. 



A HECOHD OF THK 



POSITIVE EFFECTS OF DRUGS UPON THE HEALTHY 
HUMAN ORGANISM. 



TIMOTHY F. ALLEN, A.M., M.D., 



WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM 

DR. HICil AED HUGHES, or Eho u * d. 
DR. C. HERIHG, or Philadelphia. DR. CARROLL DUNHAM, of Hew You 

DR. AD. LIPPE, OF I'HILiDKLPHlA, tlCD OTHEK1. 



VOL. VII. 



BOERICKE & TAFEL: 

NEW YORK; PHILADELPHIA; 

145 GRAND STREET. , 685 ARCH STREET. 



Entered according to Aet of Congress, in the year 1878, 

By BOERICKE & TAFEL, 

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C. 



LIST OF REMEDIES IN VOLUME VII. 



PAOK 

Nicotinum, 1 

Nitri Dulcis Spiritus, 2 

Nitricura Acidum, 10 

Nitro-Huriatic Acid, 48 

Nitrogenium Oxygenatum, ... 46 

Nitrum, 58 

Nuphar Luteum, 69 

Nux Moschata, 61 

Kux Vomica, 88 

Nymphssa Odorata, 127 

Ocimum, 128 

(Enanthe, 128 

(Enothera, 187 

Oleander, 139 

Oleum Ani male, 149 

Olenm Jecoris Aselli, 169 

Oniscus, 173 

Opium, 178 

Oplia, 237 

Opuntia, 287 

Origanum, 240 

Osmium, 241 

Ostrya, 249 

Ozonum, 258 

Oxalicum Acidum, 258 

Paeonia, 276 

Palladium, 280 

Panacea, 281 

Papaverinum, 282 

Paris Quadrifolia, 282 

Pastinaca,. 291 

Paullinia Pinnata, 291 



PAGE 

Paullinia Sorbilis, 296 

Pediculus, 295 

Penthorum, 801 

Persica, 308 

Petiveria, 805 

Petroleum, 811 

Petroselinum, 838 

Phallus, 834 

Phaseolus, 884 

Pbellandrium, 336 

Phosphoricum Acidum, .... 846 

Phosphorus, 866 

Phosphorus Hydrogenatus, . . . 464 

Physalia, 466 

Physostigma, 466 

Phytolacca, 602 

Picricum Acidum, 619 

Pilocarpinum, 585 

Pimenta, 688 

Pimpinella, 688 

Pinus Cupressus, 640 

Pinus Lambertiana, 640 

Pinus Silvestris, 641 

Piper Methysticum, 642 

Piper Nigrum, 652 

Piscidia, 552 

Plantago, 658 

Platinum, 574 

Platinum Muriaticum, .... 589 

Plectranthus, 690 

Plumbago Littoralis, 601 



ENCYCLOPEDIA 



OF 



PURE MATERIA MEDICA 



NICOTINUM. 



An alkaloid obtained from Nicotiana tabacum, Linn. 

Formula, C 10 H 14 N r 

Preparation, Solutions in distilled water (or alcohol). 

Authorities. 1, Falk and Wachenfeld, De Nicotine, 1848 (from Huse- 
mann, PflanzenstofFe), experiments on themselves and on others with 2 to 
3 milligrams dissolved in water; 2, Wertheim, Zeit. d. K. K. Ges. zu 
Wien, 1851, general effects; 3, Schroff, provings on Dworzak and Hein- 
reich with 0.001 to 0.002 gram, and even 4 or 5 milligrams, Lehrb. d. 
Pharm.; 4, Reil, Mat. Med. d. rein. Arzn., 1857, p. 235, effects of a solu- 
tion of 1 drop in 100 drops of alcohol, doses increasing from 1 to 15 drops 
(the original provings in Journ. f. Pharm., 2, p. 195, not accessible). 

Mind. — Delirium, with frightful visions, 1 ; — Inability to fix the at- 
tention upon any subject (second day),*. — Inability to think or fix the 
thoughts, 4 . 

Mead* — Vertigo, 1 *. — Peculiar vertigo, 4 . — Headache, 1 \ — Decided head- 
ache, 8 . — Violent headache (second day),*. — A high degree of dulness of the 
head, heaviness, dizziness, and stupefaction,*. — [10.] Dulness and heaviness 
of the head, persistent, 8 . 

Eye. — Sensation as though the eyelids were too heavy, 4 . — Lachryma- 
tion,*. — Dilatation of the pupils, 1 . — Dilated pupils, 4 . — Indistinct vision, with 
great sensitiveness of the eye to light,*. — Weak vision, 4 . 

Ear, Nose, Face 9 and Mouth. — Indistinct hearing, with a sen- 
sation as though the ears were filled with cotton, 8 . — The expired air had 
the odor of alcohol, noticed not only by the pro vers themselves but by the 
bystanders,*. — Pace pale, features drawn, 8 . — [20.] Sensation of an aura in 
the upper jaw, 8 . — Sharp burning sensation on the tongue,*. — Increased 
secretion of saliva, 8 . — Scraping-burning taste, especially low down in the 
throat, causing hiccough and hawking, . 

Throat and Stomach* — Dryness of the throat, 8 . — Sensation of 
scraping in the throat, 8 . — Constant scraping in the throat, 8 . — Sensation as 
though a sharp brush had been drawn through the oesophagus to the stom- 
ach, 8 . — Sensation of dysphagia /.—Loss of appetite, 4 . — [30.] Loss of appe- 
tite (second day), 8 . — Great aversion to tobacco-smoking; one, a smoker, en- 
deavored to mitigate his troubles by a pipe of tobacco, but was utterly 
vol. vii.— 1 



2 NICOTINUM— NITRI DULCIS SPIRITUS. 

unable to take more than a few whiffs; the other, not a smoker, became 
affected to an excessively disagreeable extent by going near any one smok- 
ing, 8 . — Frequent eructations, 1 . — Eructations with vomiting that afforded 
some relief,*. — Hiccough, 4 . — Nausea, 1 . — Nausea, and inclination to vomit 
and actual vomiting, with some relief,*. — A disagreeable sensation extend- 
ing from the stomach upward and downward, with eructations,*. — Sensation 
of emptiness and faintness in the stomach and intestinal canal, persistent,*. 

Abdomen and Hectum*— Abdomen distended,'. — [40.] Disagree- 
able sensation through the whole intestinal canal, 8 . — Excessive desire for 
stool, relieved by emission of flatus and urine,*. — Stool retarded, 4 . 

Urinary Organs. — Urgent desire to urinate; urine copious, 8 . — Se- 
cretion of urine decidedly increased,*. 

Respiratory Organs, Chest, and Pulse. — Respiration rapid 
and difficult,*. — Very difficult respiration,*. — Oppression of the chest, 1 . — 
Oppression of the chest, compelling deep respiration, 4 . — Oppression of the 
chest; sensation as though a foreign body were behind the sternum,'. — 
[60.] Pulse increased in frequency in direct proportion to the dose,*. — 
Pulse and respiration very irregular, sometimes becoming very rapid, some- 
times sinking, 4 . — Constant sinking of the pulse,*. 

'Extremities and Generalities. — Formication, beginning in the 
tips of the fingers, extending to the wrists and afterwards to the elbows,*. — 
Weakness of the lower extremities, especially on going upstairs, 4 . — Pecu- 
liar clonic spasms that v gradually increased for forty minutes; the extremi- 
ties began to tremble; the trembling extended at last over the whole body, 
which became violently shaken ; the respiratory muscles mostly affected ; 
respiration difficult and impeded, every respiratory effort consisting of a 
series of short jerks in quick succession ; expiration was accomplished in 
the same manner as inspiration,'. — Great general excitement, 8 . — Great un- 
easiness, 4 . — Great weakness, persistent,*. — Great weakness (second day),*. — 
[60.] Weakness, 1 . — Unusual sensation of weakness and exhaustion, so that 
he could scarcely hold up his head, 8 . — Unusual muscular weakness,'. — Ex- 
cessive weakness while walking, gait unsteady,*. — Trembling, 1 * 4 . — Exhaus- 
tion,*. — Paroxysms of faintness, beginning with a vanishing of the senses 
and ending with loss of consciousness,*. 

Skin, Sletp, and Fever.— Skin dry,*. — Persistent sleepiness,*. — 
Sleepiness (second day),*. — [70.] Sleepiness, 1 *. — Night restless, sleepless, 
during which he was hot and excited,*. — Extremities icy cold,*. — Coldness 
of the extremities,*. — Coldness beginning in the tips of the toes and fingers 
and extending towards the trunk/. — Shaking chill, 9 . — Sensation of warmth 
commencing in the stomach, rapidly extend iug over the chest and to the 
head, and like a steaming into the tips of the fingers and toes, not, however, 
followed by perspiration, . 

Conditions. — Aggravation. — {Ascending stairs), Weakuess of lower 
extremities. — ( Walking), Excessive weakness. 



NITRI DULCIS SPIRITUS. 

Spiritus setheris nitrosi. Sweet spirits of nitre. 

This substance is essentially a solution of sethyl nitrate (C t H 6 NO s ). 

Authorities, 1, Lembke, £eik f. Horn. Rl., 4, p. 145, took repeated doses 
of 5 to 30 drops; 2, same, Neue Zeit. f. Horn. Kl., 17, p. 36, took repeated 
doses of 10 to 40 drops; 3, same, subsequently repeated the proving; 4, 



NITRI DULCB3 SPIRITUS. 3 

same, subsequent proving with doses of 10 to 60 drops; 5, Brown, Pharm. 
J., 16, p. 455, effects of inhalation of vapor of "nitrous ether;" 6, second 
case; 7, third case; 8, effects in self. 

Hind. — Slight confusion of ideas/. — Some anxiety, 6 . 

Head. — Confusion. Confusion of the head (soon after a dose), 1 . — 
Head very much confused, heavy, and hot, for three hours,*. — Vertigo. 
Vertigo, 1 . — Sensation of impending vertigo several times, soon ; also, while 
sitting, a sensation as if the upper part of the body swayed to and fro, 1 . — 
Sensation in the head as if vertigo would occur, repeated several times 
(soon) ; between these attacks, while sitting, a sensation as if the upper 
part of the body swayed to aud fro,*. — General Head. A dull annoy- 
ing pain is felt in the head, more acutely along the course of the temporal 
arteries, which continues for five or six hours (after five or six hours), 6 . — 
Violent tearing in the head, 4 . — [10.] Tearing in the head, 4 . — Tearing pains 
in various parts of the head,*. — Drawing and tearing in the head, especi- 
ally in the right side, 4 . — Drawing pressure in various parts of the head,* 8 . 
— Frequent pressure in the head, 1 . — A slight degree of swimming in the 
head, scarcely perceptible even when at the worst, 5 . — Pressure and heavi- 
ness in the head, 4 . — Pressure and heaviness in the head, lasting a long 
time, 4 . — Heaviness in the head, with pressure in the forehead, 4 . — Heat and 
heaviness in the head, soon after a dose, 4 . — [20.] Stitches on the head,'. — 
Headache, continued for seventeen hours (after half an hour), 6 . — Fore- 
head* Confusion in the forehead, 1 . — Confusion in the forehead, on rising 
in the morning, with persistent pressure and heaviness, lasting several 
hours,*. — Violent boring in the forehead, 8 . — Violent persistent pain in the 
frontal bones,'. — Boring in the forehead, at night, 4 . — Boring in the left side 
of the forehead, at times very violent, 4 . — Violent boring here and there iu 
the frontal bones, frequently repeated, 1 . — Boring in various parts of the 
forehead, 1 . — [30.] Violent pressure and boring in the frontal bones,'. — 
Drawing pains in the forehead,*. — Drawing in the forehead and bones of 
the face,*. — Drawing and pressure in the forehead,'. — Heaviness in the fore- 
head,*. — Pressive pains in the forehead, increasing in the evening, noticed 
while both walking and sitting,'. — Pressure in various parts of the forehead 
(soon after a dose), 1 . — Violent pressure and heaviness in the forehead,'. — 
Pressure in the forehead, especially violent,'. — Pressure and heaviness in 
the forehead,*. — [40.] Frequent pressure and heaviness in the forehead,'. — 
Frequent pressure and fulness in the forehead,'. — Pressure in the forehead 
and sinciput, with a feeling of heaviness and fulness in the head,*. — Pres- 
sure in various parts of the forehead, 1 *. — Pressure in the forehead,' * 4 . — 
Pain in the forehead, with pressure and heaviness, worse towards even- 
ing,*. — Heat in the forehead and face,* *. — Temples. Boring in the tem- 
ples,'. — Boring as with a dull instrument in the left temple,'. — Pressure in 
the temples,'. — [60.] Pressure in the right temple, 1 . — Pressure in the tem- 
ples and frontal bone, 1 . — Pressure in tne left temple, 1 . — Pressure in the 
temples, with a sensation of heaviness in them,*. — Pressure inward as with 
a dull instrument in the right temple, 1 . — Vertex. Stitches on the vertex,*. 
— Pressure and heaviness in the sinciput,*. — Drawing in the scalp, with 
pressure in various parts of the skull, . — Horripilation on the scalp, 1 . — 
Occiput. Heat in the occiput (soon),'. — [60.] Pressure in the occiput, 1 *. 
— Heaviness in the occiput, with heat, 1 '. 

Eye. — Dull appearance of the eyes,*. — Stitches in the eyes,'. — Lids. 
Visible twitches in the right upper lid,'. — Frequent twitching in the mar- 
gin of the right upper lid, 1 . — Stitches and burning in the lids and their 



4 NITRI DULCIS 8PIRITUS. 

margins,*. — Burning in the margins of the lids, 8 . — Stitch in the upper lid 
and above the right eye,*. — Lachrymation, 1 . — [70.] Stitches in the eye- 
balls, 8 . — Black spots and rings float before the eyes, always after a dose, 
with heat in the head and contracted pupils, 4 . 

Ear* — (The left ear is closed, without swelling or pain, lasting more 
than an hour ; it seemed to be the commencement of a violent coryza that 
developed the .same day), 1 . — Pressure behind the ears,'. — Pressure in the 
left mastoid process, 1 .— -Stitches in the left ear, 4 . 

Face* — xhe first observed effect is a bluish-purple color which the lips 
take on ; this occurs even when the vapor is very dilute, and it may exist 
quite unconsciously and without any bad effects whatever ; after being ex- 
posed for one or two hours to a rather diluted vapor, or after exposure for 
only a few seconds to a very partially diluted vapor — after it may be only 
three or four natural inspirations — the lips assume a deeper purple tint, 
the eyes a dull appearance, and the whole countenance has a ghastly, dirty- 
looking pallor about it, as if smoked all over; the hands, more especially 
beneath the nails, partake of the purple color ; afterwards the hands are 
of a leaden-blue or purple color,'. — Visible twitching in the middle of the 
left part of the upper lip, along the margin, 1 . — Boring in various parts of 
the bones of the face,*. — Boring in the bones of the face,*. — [80.] Pressure 
in the bones of the face, 8 4 . — Stitches in the muscles of the face, 8 . — Fre- 
quent stitches in the muscles of the face, 4 . — Pressure in the bones of the 
face, worse on the right side, 4 . — Sensation as of a cloud over the upper por- 
tion of the face, 1 . — Stitches in the masseter muscles, 1 . — Drawing stitches 
in the cheeks, 8 . — Drawing in the right upper jaw, 1 . — Violent boring in the 
lower jaw, especially in the angles, 8 . — Drawing in the upper jaw, a . 

Mouth. — Teeth. [90.] Tearing in the upper teeth, 1 . — Tearing in the 
lower teeth, 8 . — Tearing in the upper canine and incisor teeth of the right 
side, 1 . — Tongue. Cutting deep in the- forepart of the tongue, 1 . — Drawing 
in the lower teeth, 8 . — Burning in the tongue, 8 . — Sticking and burning in 
the tip of the tongue, 8 . — Sharp stitches in the tongue, 1 . — Stitches deep in 
the mass of the tongue, 1 . — Violent stitches in the tip of the tongue, 8 . — 
[100.] Stitches in the tip of the tongue, 1 a . — Fine stitches in the tip of the 
tongue, 1 .— -Stitches in the tongue, 1 2 \ — Very flat odor in the mouth, 1 . — Sa- 
liva* Profuse clear saliva collects in the mouth after a dose, 1 . — Much thin 
saliva in the mouth, 2 . — Much thin saliva with a constant salty taste on the 
tip of the tongue (soon after a dose), 1 . — Profuse mucus constantly in the 
mouth, with a taste of lye, 1 . — Much mucus in the mouth, 1 . — Sensation like 
that preceding nau?ea, together with increased mucus in the mouth, 1 . — 
[110.] Salty taste on the tongue and salivation, 1 . 

Throat. — Constant dryness in the throat, 1 . — Cramp extending from 
below upward in the oesophagus, 1 . — Increased accumulation of mucus in 
the throat, 1 . 

Stomach. — Violent paroxysmal cutting pain deep in the pit of the 
stomach, together with flushes of heat and general hot sweat, 1 . — Pecu- 
liar sensation of aching in the pit of the stomach, 1 . — Heaviness, fulness, 
and oppression in the pit of the stomach. 1 . — Pressure in the stomach, 
extending up the oesophagus, 1 . — Pressure in the stomach, 1 . — Pressure in the 
stomach, as from a dull instrument, aggravated by deep inspiration, pres- 
sure, and keeping the body erect, relieved by bending inward the abdomen, 
which is not at all soft; after half an hour the pain increased, became cut- 
ting, extended to the umbilical region, and was aggravated by even slight 
i nspi ration ; the pain continued four hours ; was very much increased by 
eating, when it became cutting; there was much accumulation of gas in 



NITRI DULCIS SPIRITUS. 5 

the abdomen, after the evacuation of which the pain was relieved, 1 . — 
Eructations. [120.] Eructations of air tasting of the drug, 4 . — Eruc- 
tations of air, 1 . — Sensation of qualmishness in the pit of the stomach rising 
into the mouth, with much mucus in the mouth, 1 . — Vomiting at an early 
stage, not either severe or persistent, 1 . — Nausea. Frequent nausea, 1 . — 
Nausea, with some sensation of qualmishness in the stomach, accumulation 
of saliva and hunger, 1 . 

Abdomen* — Many noises of gas in the abdomen, 1 — Rumbling in the 
abdomen, 1 . — Rumbling in the abdomen and pressure in the umbilical 
region, 1 .— Some pressure in the epigastric region,*. — [130.] Sudden stitches 
in the left side, below the navel, extending towards the bladder, 1 . 

Urinary Organs.— Urethra. Violent cutting in the tip of the 
urethra, 3 . — Stitches in the tip of the urethra, 1 8 4 . — Violent stitches in the tip 
of the urethra, 8 . — Numerous stitches in the tip of the urethra, 8 . — Violent 
stitches in the tip of the urethra while urinating, 4 . — Frequeqt stitches in 
the tip of the urethra, 8 . — Micturition* Frequent inclination to urin- 
ate, 1 \ — Much desire to urinate, 8 . — Frequent micturition of profuse urine 
as clear as water, 4 . — [140.] Frequent painless micturition,. — Urine. 
Frequent micturition of yellow urine, 8 . — Urine very clear in color, with 
frequent desire, but not increased quantity, 1 . — Urine passes frequently ,*. — 
Urine yellow during the whole proving, not increased in quantity, 8 . — Urine 
scanty, 1 . — The diuretic action was not apparent until twelve or fourteen 
hours after exposure to the vapor, 5 . — Diuretic effects (within an hour or 
two),*. 

Sexual Organs. — Stitches in the glans penis, 1 . 

Respiratory Organs. — *Breathing slow and regular; on walking 
a short distance it becomes very hurried ; if the attempt is persevered in it be- 
comes quick, difficult, and painful, and a most distressing sense of painful con- 
striction is felt underneath the sternum, 6 . — [150.] Tickling in the larynx, 
with short dry cough, 8 . — Tickling in the larynx, with a dry cough, in the 
evening, 8 . — Tickling in the larynx^ causing a dry explosive cough, 1 . — 
Much sticking and tickling in the larynx, with thin saliva, 1 . — Numerous 
stitches in the larynx, in the evening, provoking cough, which was dry, 1 . — 
Stitches and constriction in the larynx^. — Short dry cough, 1 . — Short dry 
cough, several mornings, 1 . 

Chest. — Cramp rising up in the oesophagus, with intermitting pains ex- 
tending to the upper portion of the wall of the chest, 1 . — Pressure mov- 
ing about in the upper portion of the wall of the chest, 1 . — [160.] Pressure 
above the lower portion of the wall of the chest, 1 . — Sticking and pressure 
in the left wall of the thorax, 8 . — Pressure above the lower portion of the 
thorax, 8 . — Pressure in the upper part of the thorax, 8 . — Stitches in various 
parte of the thorax, 8 . — Front. Violent beating and pressure behind the 
sternum, while walking, 8 . — Dull pressive sensation low down in the sternum, 
as if in the oesophagus, 1 . — Pressure in the sternum, 1 8 . — Sides. Sticking 
pain in the upper part of the left wall of the chest, without affecting breath- 
ing, 1 . — Intermitting sticking pains in the upper part of the wall of the left 
.chest, afterwards in the right, without affecting respiration, 1 . — [170.] Pres- 
sure in the upper part of the left wall of the chest, disappearing and re- 
turning without affecting respiration or motion, 1 . — Pressure in the left wall 
of the chest, coming and going several times without being affected by 
respiration or motion, 8 . — Stitches in the right, then in the left wall of the 
chest, not aggravated by inspiration, 8 . 

Heart and Pulse. — Heart. The sensation of violent beating in 



6 NITRI DULCIS SPIRITUS. 

the heart occurs frequently in the evening on lying down in any position, 
lasting only a moment, 8 . — If walking is persevered in the heart makes itself 
felt by its rapid, tremulous, tumultuous action, 5 . — Some violent beating of 
the heart,*. — Violent beating of the heart, at times with a feeling of pres- 
sure, 4 . — At times while walking a peculiar sensation in the heart, like vio- 
lent beating; this symptom occurred very frequently during the day,*. — 
Pulse. The pulse during the first quarter of an hour after 25 drops was 
irregular, the beats generally fuller and harder/. — The pulse remained un- 
changed for half an nour, except that it was fuller and slower than usual, 3 . 
— [180.] Pulse weak and quick ; on walking a short distance it becomes 
very quick, 5 . — Pulse frequent, for half an hour (after 20 drops), 1 . — Pulse 
rather fuller and somewhat slower than usual (half an hour after 10 drops), 1 . 

Neck and Back* — Violent pressure in the nape of the neck and cer- 
vical vertebra,*. — Stitches here and there in the thorax and back,*. — Sen- 
sation as if hot water were creeping through the back from below upward, 
lasting a quarter of an hour, 1 . — Pressure and stitches in the region of the 
spine, 2 . — Drawing in various parte of the back,*. — Stitches in the final pro- 
cesses of the vertebrae,'. — Numerous violent stitches in the vertebras,*. — 
[190.] Drawing in various parts of the dorsal muscles, 1 . — Stitches in the 
spinous processes of the middle dorsal vertebras, 1 . — Violent sticking in the 
spinous processes of the last dorsal and upper lumbar vertebrae, 1 . — Pressure 
in the lumbar muscles and hip-joints, 4 . 

Extremities in General. — Pressive boring in the muscles and 
joints of the upper and lower extremities and in the head, even while walk- 
ing,*. — Boring in the fingers, wrists, shoulders, and knees,*. — Sticking in 
the fingers and toes, 3 . — My nails were colored blue, and also Mr. G.'s lips 
were the same, 6 . — Pressure and boring in the bones of the wrists, tibiae, 
ankles, head, and face, 1 . — Tearing in the fingers and toes, 12 . — [200.] Pains 
in the limbs, 4 . — Pressure in the muscles of the shoulders, upper arms, and 
thighs,*. — Pressure on the backs of the feet and in the wrists, 1 . — Violent 
pressure in the muscles of the upper and lower extremities,*. — Violent pres- 
sure about and above the ankles, about the leg, and afterwards in the 
forearms,*. — Very frequent violent pressure in the malleoli, in the tarsal 
and metatarsal joints, wrists, shoulders, and muscles of the arms, with 
bruised pain,*. — Pressure on the backs of the feet and in the wrists,*. — 
Pressure in the elbows and arms, afterwards in the fingers and toes,*. — 
Some pressure in the left knee and then in the right forearm,*. — [210.] 
Pressive pain in the shoulders, knees, and ankles,'. — Pressure in the ankles 
and forearms, 8 . — Drawing iu the calves and scapulae,*. — Drawing in several 
joints and phalanges, 1 . — Wandering pains in the limbs,'. — Stitches and 
pressure in the toes, shoulders, fingers, and their joints,*. — Drawing and 
pressure in the shoulders, arms, ankles, and occiput,*. — Pressure in the left 
knee, and afterwards in the right forearm, 1 . 

Superior Extremities. — Violent painful sensation of weakness 
in the left shoulder and in several fiugers, frequently during the day, 1 . — 
Violent stitches in the shoulder-joints, some muscles of the arms, and in 
some finger-joints, 3 . — [220.] Stitches in several finger-joints and in the. 
shoulders,*. — Shoulder* Violent pain in the right shoulder, 1 . — Bruised 
or weary pain in the muscles of the arms and shoulders,*. — Pressure in the 
shoulder-joints, 4 . — Pressure in the shoulders and clavicles,*. — Pressure in the 
left shoulder, extending to the upper arm, 1 . — Pressive, stiff pain on the fore- 

Sart of the left shoulder, and scapular portion of the clavicle, aggravated 
y motion, in the evening, 1 . — Stitches between the scapulse, 1 .---Scitches in 



NITRI DULCIS SPIRITUS. 7 

* 

the shoulders, 1 . — Arm. Weakness of the whole right arm ; on raising it 
it seems heavy, as if too thick or full/. — [230.] Heaviness and weakness 
of both arms, . — Heaviness in the arms,'. — Pressure in the muscles and 
joints of the arms,'. — Pressure in the muscles of the arms, 8 . — Pressure in 
the arms and wrists, 4 . — Pressure in the arms, 1 . — Violent pressure in the 
elbows and upper arms, 8 . — Stitches on the inner side of the left upper arm, 1 . 
— Stitches in the muscles of the upper arm,'. — Elbow and Forearm* 
Drawing in the elbows,'. — [240.] Pressive pains in the elbows and wrists, 4 . — 
Violent pain in the left elbow and upper arm, 1 . — Pressure in the left elbow- 
joint and right forearm, 1 .— Violent tearing deep in the left forearm, extend- 
ing into the wrists, in the evening, in bed, 1 . — Pressure in the forearms and 
wrists, in the evening, 1 . — Pressure in the forearms and wrists, 8 . — Violent 
pressure as with a plug in the middle of the left forearm, especially in the 
soft part, 1 . — Pressure in the right forearm, 1 . — Wrist and Hand* Bor- 
ing in the wrists, 8 . — Internal pressure on the back of the left wrist, 1 . — 
[260.] Violent pressure in the wrists, 4 . — Pressure in the wrists, 1 \ — Draw- 
ing in the left wrist, 1 . — Stitches in the wrists, 1 . — Stitches in the left wrist, 1 . 
—Weakness of the right hand, with stitches in some of the joints, followed. 
by weakness of the right shoulder-joint, 1 . — An unsteady sensation iu the 
hands on holding objects, 1 . — Feeling of unsteadiness in the hands, like 
a trembling, on grasping or holding objects, 1 .— Pressure in the bones 
of the hand, at times very violent, 4 . — Fingers. Sudden, violent stick- 
ing burning pain in the first phalanx of the third finger, with swelling, 
redness, and very blue veins; motion is unanected and without pain*; 
pressure decidedly aggravates the whole condition, but only for a minute; 
the redness and swelling last till he goes to bed, and even the next morn- 
ing ; the next day violent pressure causes some pain, though much less than 
on the previous day, 1 . — [260.] Tearing in the fingers, 1 . — Violent tearing in 
the fingers, 1 . — Tearing and pressure in the left fingers, 1 . — Violent tearing 
in the right fingers, 1 . — Tearing and pressure in the finger-joints, 1 . — Pres- 
sure in the thumbs, 4 . — Burning stitches on the backs of the joints of several 
fingers, 1 . — Stitches in the second joint of the right little finger, 1 . — Frequent 
stitches in the joints of the fingers, 4 . — Stitches in several finger-joints, 1 . — 
[270.] Stitches and pressure in one or another of the finger-joints, 1 . — 
Stitches in the second joint of the right little finger, 1 . — Some stitches 
through the left thumb and right index finger, 1 . — Stitches in the left thumb, 1 . 
— Violent sticking in the fingers and joints, 3 . — Drawing pains in the fin- 
gers, 1 . 

Inferior Extremities. — In General. Pains in various joints, 
especially persistent pressive pain in the left hip-joint, s . — Long-continued 
pain in the whole left leg and ankle, especially on moving the ankle, pain- 
ful towards the external malleolus, 1 . — rains in the lower extremities, even 
while walking, 4 . — Boring pressive pain in the lower extremities, 4 . — [280.] 
Boring in the left hip, tibia, and feet, 8 . — Violent pressure in the right le 
and ankle, and in the malleoli, 1 . — Drawing and pressure in the legs an 
the backs of the feet, 8 . — Drawing pressive pains in the thighs and tibiae 
while sitting, 4 . — Hip and Thigh. Pain in the left hip, associated with 
'pain in the skin and soft parts about the joints, 8 . — Awakened about 3 a.m. 
by violent boring persistent pain in the left tibia, 8 . — Persistent and violent 
pains in the left hip-joint, 8 . — Drawing in the hip-joints, 8 . — Pain in the hip, 
aggravated by walking, 8 . — Pain in the right hip-joint, 1 . — [290.] Pressure 
in the left hip, 8 . — Drawing in the right thigh, 1 . — Knees. Violent per- 
sistent pressure in the left knee, worse while sitting, obliging walking about, 



8 NITRI DULCIS SPIRITUS. 

which somewhat relieved, 8 . — Pressure in the left, then in the right knee, 
and in the ankles, 3 . — If walking is persevered in the knees shake, and, re- 
fusing any longer to remain rigid, give way, 6 . — Pressure in the knees, 1 2 8 4 . 
— Drawing and pressure in the knees, 2 . — Sticking in the soft parts above 
the right knee, at times very violent boring while sitting and walking, 4 . — 
Boring in the knees, 8 . — Drawing and pressure, in the knees and calves, 4 . — 
[300.] Violent stitches in the left knee in bed, 9 . — Violen t stitches in the 
forepart of the left knee, 1 . — Leg. Drawing and heaviness in the calves 
and hollows of the knees, 1 . — Violent boring in the lower portion of the 
leg, 8 . — Boring in the knees and tibiae,*. — Boring in the right tibia, towards 
evening, 2 . — Boring in the tibiae, even in the evening, 1 . — Violent boriug in 
the tibiae, 4 . — Frequent boring in the tibiae, at times very violent, 8 . — Boring 
on the right tibia, 1 . — [310.] Boring in the tibiae, 8 8 \ — Boring on the left 
tibia, 1 . — Drawing in the muscles of the calves, 1 . — Tearing pains in the 
right tibia, 1 . — Tearing on the right tibia,*. — Tearing pains in the left tibia, 1 . 
— Tearing in the tibiae, 8 . — Violent pressure and boring in the tibiae, 4 . — 
Drawing on the left tibia, 1 . — Stitches and pressure in the calves, 8 . — [320.] 
Stitches in the tibiae, 18 . — Ankle* Violent pain in the bones of the right ankle 
and metatarsus, persistent, worse while sitting, 1 . — Boring in the left ankle 
and malleoli, 8 4 . — Pressure in the right ankle, especially in the external mal- 
leolus, 1 . — Pressure and drawing in the ankles and knees, 4 . — Drawing and 
pressure in the ankles and tarsal bones, 4 . — Pressure in the ankles, even 
while walking, 4 . — Pressure in the ankles and malleoli, 8 . — Drawing in the 
ankles and tibiae, 8 . — Pressure in the ankles, 8 . — [330.] Pressure in the ankles 
and knees, in the morning, 8 . — Pressure in the bones of the right ankle, 1 . — 
Foot* Boring on the back of the left foot, 8 . — Boring as with a dull instru- 
ment on the back of the left foot, 8 . — Boring in the malleoli, 8 . — Boring on 
the back of the foot, 1 .; — Violent pressure in the feet and toes, 4 . — Drawing 
and pressure in the bones on the backs of both feet, 1 . — Drawing on the 
back of the left foot, 8 . — Drawing on the back of the left foot, 1 . — [340.] 
Drawing on the back of the right foot, 1 . — Tearing in the feet, 8 . — Pressure 
on the back of the left foot, 8 . — Pressure on the backs of the feet, 1 . — Pres- 
sure in the bones of the feet, 4 . — Pressure in the bones on the back of the 
left foot, 1 . — Stitches in all the toes of the left foot, 1 . — Drawing in the 
heels, 1 . — Violent drawing in the right heel, 1 . — Toes. Tickling in the tips 
of the toes and soles of the feet, 8 . — [350.] Tearing in the left toes, 1 . — 
Tearing in the toes, 8 . — Pressure in the first joint of the right great toe, 1 . — 
Pressure in the first joint of the left great toe, 1 . — Pressure in the joints of 
the toes, 8 . — Pressure in the toes, 8 . — Drawing in the toes, 8 . — Drawing in the 
left toes, 8 . — Drawing and sticking in the toes, 4 . — Drawing in the first left 
metacarpal joint, 1 . — [360.] Violent stitches in the toe-joints, 8 . — Stitches in 
several toes and in their tips, 8 . — Violent stitches in the right great toe, 8 . — 
Stitches in the tips of the toes, 1 . 

Generalities* — Great swelling of the veins, 1 . — Weakness, 8 . — Great 
weakness, 1 . — General exhaustion, 1 .— -Sticking boring and tearing in the 
bones of the face, back, and various parts of the body, especially in the 
toes and tips of the toes, knees, and cranial bones ; these symptoms occur 
very soon after a dose, 8 . — Frequent drawing in the cranial bones, as also 
in the ankles and toes, 8 . — [370.] Tearing in various joints, 2 . — Drawing 
and pressure in several joints, 1 . — All the pains extend from place to place, 
and suddenly change about, 8 . — Symptoms occur especially in the morning 
and in the evening in bed, and are frequently caused by damp weather, 1 . — 
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NITRI DULCIS SPIRITUS. 9 

(though perhaps more numerous while sitting), 8 . — By the time I had 
reached half a mile, I felt very weak and unable to walk, which at last 
compelled me to sit down for a little on a stair ; I recovered considerably 
by this, and was able to proceed ; I got a little brandy ; shortly after I felt 
quite strong in the limbs ; by the time I got home I again felt the weakness 
coming,'. — Perfect rest, heat, and a warm atmosphere, with brandy and a 
little ammonia, gradually restore the powers of the muscular system, 5 .— 
Perhaps a little debility (second morning), 5 . — The muscular debility comes 
on very rapidly, unaccompanied by the slightest effect upon the brain, and 
endures for hours, 8 . — Loss of muscular power goes on until complete pros- 
tration ensues; but there is no consciousness of this debility until an effort 
is made, 8 . 

Skin* — [380.] During the night, while in bed, the skin is dry, but by 
no means hot ; yet while there is no restlessness, it is a relief and pleasant 
to the feet to hunt out the coolest spot they can find, 8 . — Crawling in the 
skin and in the forepart of the right tibia, 1 . — Violent stitches in the skin 
of the left axilla, 4 . — Violent sticking and burning in the skin on the inner 
side of the right upper arm, 8 . 

Sleep. — An exceeding drowsiness came on, quite like what one feels 
after long hard work ; but this perhaps was partly the effect of the brandy. 
On getting into bed I slept, and that soundly, for nine hours and a 
half, 8 . — Many dreams of danger by fire, 1 . 

Fever. — Chilliness. Internal chilliness, with cold hands, 1 . — Fre- 
quent chilliness, 1 . — Creeping chills under the skin, extending from the 
small of the back to the lower extremities, 1 . — Chilliness followed by heat in 
the head and rest of the body,*. — [390.] Chilliness over the body and limbs, 
frequently, 1 . — Violent chilliness in the back and limbs, 1 . — Chilliness in the 
back and limbs,*. — Chilliness over the back, 1 . — Chilliness in the back with 

E refuse warm perspiration on the palms; the chilliness increased and the 
ands became cold and the perspiration of the palms continued, 1 . — Chilli- 
ness in the back at 4 a.m., in bed, 4 . — Chilliness through the spine, increas- 
ing with cold hands/. — Chilliness over the back several times, 1 . — Chilli- 
ness on the back and in the limbs, 1 . — Chilliness over the back, extending 
into the lower extremities, with cold hands, 1 . — [400.] Internal chilliness, 
cold hands, lasting an hour, 1 . — Chilliness over the back, with heat in the 
head and face, repeatedly while walking and sitting, 8 .— Extremities cold, 6 . 
— Sensation of coldness preceded by heat, 1 . — Heat and Sweat. Heat 
in the head and face, soon after a dose, 8 4 . — Heat in the head (soon after a 
dose), 1 4 . — Great heat in the face, and afterwards over the whole body, 1 . — 
Heat in the head, 1 . — Heat in the face, more internally than externally, 
afterwards in the whole body, 1 . — Heat in the head and face, heat followed 
by pains in the knees, ankles, and wrists (soon after a dose), 8 . — [410.] 
Heat in the nape of the neck and occiput ; general heat with swollen veins 
during rest, lasting a quarter of an hour, 1 . — Heat rises from the cervical 
portion of the spine into the occiput (soon after a dose), 1 . — Heat in the 
head and face, with chilliness in the back, and cold hands, 8 . — Violent heat 
in the head, afterwards in the whole body, with inclination to perspire, soon 
after a dose, 4 . — Violent heat in the face, with persistent heat in the head 
and over the whole body, 4 . — Heat rising into the face, rather internally, 
afterwards also in the forehead, with pressure, 1 . — Heat in the back, 4 . — In 
the back a sensation of heat rising from below upward and lasting about 
ten minutes, 1 . — Heat in the back and over the whole body, 4 . — General heat, 
with inclination to perspire (while sitting), 4 . — [420.] Perspiration on the 



10 NITRICUM ACIDUM. 

f>alms, the veins of the hand large and distended, while sitting quietly, 
asting about ten minutes, 1 . — Perspiration on the hands, with greatly dis- 
tended veins on them, 1 . — Inclination to perspire, while sitting, 4 . 

Conditions* — Aggravation. — (Morning), On rising, confusion in fore- 
head, with persistent pressure and heaviness ; dry cough ; pressure in ankle 
and knees. — (Towards evening), Boring in tibice; pain in forehead, with 
pressure and heaviness ; pains increased, 3 . — (Evening), Symptoms more fre- 
quent and aggravated,* ; in bed, tearing in forearm and wrist ; stitches in 
larynx provoking cough. — (Night), Boring in forehead. — (Deep inspiration), 
Dull pressure in stomach. — (Pressure), Burning in first phalanx of third 
finger, with swelling and redness. — (Lying down), Violent beating of heart. 
— (Sitting), Sensation of swaying of upper part of body; pain in bones of 
right ankle. — ( WJiile urinating), Stitches in tip of urethra. — (Walking), 
Difficult breathing ; rapid beating of heart ; variable pulse ; boring in 
muscles aud joints of extremities ; shaking in knees ; pain in hip. 

Amelioration* — (Towards evening), Symptoms relieved,. — (Bend- 
ing abdomen forward), Dull pressure in stomach. — ( Walking), No symptoms, 8 . 



NITRICUM ACIDUM. 

Nitric acid; hydrogen nitrate; HNO,. 

Preparation, Dilutions with distilled water. 

Authorities. (Nos. 1 to 19 from Hahnemann.) 1, Hahnemann, Chron. 
Krank-n.; 2, Bethraann; 3, Foissac; 4, Hartmann; 5, Hering; 6, Th. 
Mo. ; 7, Rummel ; 8, Stapf; 9, Audrey, vom Magnete, p. 164 (not obtain- 
able, Hughes); 10, Alyon, in Mem. d. 1. Soc. d'Eruulation, 1, 618 (obser- 
vation, Hughes); 11, Blair (Essays on Ven. Diseases, etc., Lond., 1797, ob- 
servations of patients, mostly syphilitic, Hughes) ; 12, Durr, Hufel. Journ. 
(xxv, 2, 31, observation, Hughes) ; 13, Ferriar (Med. Hist, and Refl., ii, 
299, as Blair, Hughes); 14, Kellie (Duncan's Annals, 1797, ii, 254, obser- 
vation, Hughes) ; 15, Lescher, in Roemer's and Kuehn's Annal. d. Arzn., 
1, ii, 1 (not obtainable, Hughes); 16, Ritter, in Hufel. Journ. (x, 3, 191, 
observation, Hughes); 17, Sam ml. f. prakt. Aerzte, xv, 1 (not found, 
Hughes) ; 18, Scott, in Hufel. Journ., iv, p. 353 (Duncan's Annals, 1796, 
i, 375, experiments on self, Hughes) ; 19, Walters, in Phys. Med. Journ., 
1810 (not found, Hughes); 20, omitted; 21, Robinson, Br. J. of Horn., 25, 
235, a voung "female" (woman?) took of a solution of 1 globule of the 
200th dil. in 8 ounces of water, a tablespoonful every third morning; 
22, same, a middle-aged "female" took of same solution night and morn- 
ing; 23, same, another "female" took same; 24, same, another proving, as 
No. 21 ; 25, same, a young "female" took of a solution of 1 globule of the 
1000th dil. in 8 ounces of water, a tablespoonful each morning; 26, Ber- 

ridge, N. Am. J. of Horn., N. S., vol. 3, p. 101, Mrs. took a few drops 

of the dilute (officinal) acid ; 27, Berridge, Am. J. Horn. M. M., 8, 128, Dr. 
Lillie took the 200th dil. (Lehrmann); 28, Lederer, Br. J. of Horn., 15, 
249, symptoms in healthy persons; 29, Daniel D.Walters, Med. and Phys. 
Journ., 2, 181, 1799 (from Med. Repos., 2, p. 137), drank freely of dilute 
"aqua fortis;" 29 a, his brother drank of saraejf 30, Dr. Levret, Am. J. 

f Compare 29 and 29 a with 19; they are probably identical, though these latter 
(from the English original) differ somewhat in phraseology. — T. F. A. 



NITRICUM ACIDUM. 11 

Med. Sc., 1828 (Journ. des Progres, vol. 6), a young man took about 2 
ounces of the acid, after having eaten heartily of bread and cheese and 
drank some brandy; 31, Arnott, Lond. Med. Gaz., 1833, vol. 12, p. 219, a 
young man drank about a dessertspoonful ; 32, Bouillard, Journ. TJnivers. 
et H., vol. 13, p. 434, 1833 (Frauk's Mag., 4, p. 382), a man took "a glass- 
ful ;" 33, ReMeld, Med. Zeit. f. Heilk. Preuss. 1833 (Frank's Mag., 1, 166), a 
girl, aged eighteen, took an indefinite quantity ; 34, Wilson, Lond. Med. Gaz., 
1834 (8. J., 6, 272), a boy drank some from a bottle; 35, Schreber, Sum- 
marium, 1840 (8. J., 25, 156), a girl, aged twenty-three, took an indefinite 
amount; 36, Basse, Inaug. Diss., 1845, a man took about 2 ounces of dilute 
acid; 37, Dr. Warren, Am. J. Med. Sc., 1850, a woman, aged thirty-four, 
took a quantity into her mouth, most of which was ejected ; 38, Sansora, 
Lancet, November, 1860, a man took more than 1 ounce; 39, Wunderlich, 
Archiv. der Heilk., 1863 (A. H Z., Mon. Bl., 7, 27), a girl, aged seventeen, 
took a teaspoonful; 40, Br. and For. Med.-Chir. Rev., 1863, p. 541, effects 
of fumes from a broken jar in a man, fatal ; 41, same, second case, also 
fatal ; 42, Palmer, Trans. N. Y. St. Horn. Med. Soc., 1864, p. 225, effects 
of "a small quantity;" 43, Ericbsen, Petersb. Med. Zeit., 1867 (A. H. Z., 
Mon. Bl., 16, 62), effects of a wineglassful in a man; 44, Hendrichs, Am. 
J. Horn. Mat. Med, 3, 120, effects of fumes in a lady; 45, Budd, Lancet, 
1860, chronic poisoning of a roan, aged thirty-six, by about 1 ounce; 46, 
Adams, Lancet, 1870, poisoning of a man by at least half an ounce of 
strong acid. 

Mind* — Emotional. Delirium (first night),". — Attacks of rage and 
despair, with curses and imprecations, 1 . — He becomes violent about trifles 
all day, and then has to laugh at himself, 1 . — Inclined to be angry and use 
insulting expressions, 1 . — Long-continued rancor, insensible to apologies and 
excuses (after four days), 1 .— Inclined to be violent and to quarrel (after 
five hours),'. — Taciturn, 1 .— *Easily excited; much affected by peevish- 
ness, 1 . — * Very easily startled and frightened, 1 . — [10.] Great weariness and 
indolence, as if completely exhausted and bruised, while sitting and walk- 
ing, 1 . — ^Starting up as from fright on falling asleep 1 . — * Tendency to start 1 . 
— In the evening, in bed, all sorts of images appeared to him : they walked, 
ran, disappeared, reappeared, became larger and smaller, with chilliness, 1 . 
— Visions, instead of sleep, every night, 1 . — Faintlike weakness every other 
morning, with anxiety, 1 .— -She became lost in thought about a long-past 
anxious event, from which she could not free herself, almost like a waking 
dream ; from time to time she aroused herself from it with fright, but al- 
ways became again deeply buried in the same train of thought ; she was 
able to think of anything else only with the greatest difficulty, 1 . — At once 
she is taken with a peculiar anguish, runs to her physician, but he is not 
at home, hires a carriage to drive to the house where she expects to find 
him; during her ride all the anguish is gone; arrived at home she feels as 
bad as ever, and feels herself thus forced to drive about the whole day, till 
all the effects of the Nitric acid have passed off, 44 . — * Anxiety, as if he were 
engaged in a lawsuit or dispute, causing uneasiness 1 . — * Anxiety all day 1 . — 
[SO.] Anxiety, like palpitation, with nausea, without efforts to vomit, as if 
she had committed a crime, at night in bed ; she could not remain in bed ; 
no palpitation was perceptible to the hand ; it lasted two hours, 1 . — * Anxiety 
at night, 1 . — A kina of anxiety after eating, 1 . — Anxiety, with palpitation 
that takes away the breath, 1 . — More anxious than usual during a storm 
(after fifteen days), 1 . — Oppression and anxiety if she walks rapidly, with 
perspiration on the back and chest, 1 . — Timorous, and easily affected by any- 



12 NITRICUM ACIDUM. 

thing unpleasant,*. — *Vexed at the least trifle, even at himself if he 
makes any mistake, 1 . — Homesickness, 1 . — Tired of life, 1 . — [30.] Anxious 
oppression, like nightmare, as if some one were lying under him and hold- 
ing him fast with the arms about his abdomen, so that he could not free 
himself, immediately after falling asleep, 1 . — * Discontentment with himself, 
that induces violent weeping, which makes him feel better, 1 . — Depressed and 
very anxious in the evening (the day before the menses), 1 . — * Depressed, as 
if despondent and as if in deep thought, 1 . — ""Depressed, despondent mood, 
not lachrymose, 1 . — *Her spirits became much depressed, 11 . — *Most excessive 
despondency and anxiety*. — Absorbed in himself, silent, with the sadness, 1 . 
— Very fretful and uncomfortable in the morning after rising, 1 . — Very ill- 
humored and peevish at himself, 1 . — [40.] *Sad, and seeming to be de- 
pressed, 1 . — * Very easily affected and inclined to weep, 1 . — *Sad mood, without 
actual pain, 1 . — She wishes for death and yet dreads it, 1 . — * Peevish, with a 
sad and obstinate mood, with restlessness, so that she does not know where 
to turn, 1 . — Impatience (after six hours),*. — Very impatient, in the after- 
noon, 1 . — Peevish disposition, as after a vexation, 1 . — Excessive irritability 
(after three days),". — Excessive irritability, anxiety, and general weakness 
after a stool, 1 . — [50.] * Peevish, irritable mood, 1 . — * Ill-humored and peevish, 1 . 
— Ill-humored in the morning on waking, 1 . — * Very fretful and despondent, 1 . 
— The child begins to weep very much on the slightest provocation, 1 . — Very 
lachrymose without cause, 1 . — *She fancies that she wiU die soon, yet is not 
physically ill, 1 . — Boundless despair, 1 . — * Hopeless despair, 1 . — Joyless, indif- 
ferent, 1 . — [60.] Could scarcely free himself from sad thoughts, 1 . — Lying in 
a state of apparent stupor (after several hours), 1 31 . — Discontented, despising 
life, 1 . — Indifferent, without interest in anything, 1 . — Changeable mood, at 
one time lively, at another sad (after sixteen hours), 1 . — Intellectual* 
Paroxysms of anxious thoughts without cause; in the evening he became 
quite anxious, could not sit still, was obliged to walk about, 1 . — * If she exerts 
herself to reflect upon important things her thoughts vanish, 1 . — She has no 
thoughts at all, and cannot comprehend anything; cannot even understand 
what is said to her, just as if she did not hear well, which, however, is not 
the case (after five days), 1 . — Diminished power of thought, disinclined to 
any scientific work,*. — * Indisposed to earnest work, 1 . — [70.] * Great weak' 
ness of memory, 1 . — No desire to work (second day), 1 . — His ideas frequently 
vanish and the train of thought disappears,*. — As the physical weakness 
increased, the memory diminished, 1 . — Loss of ideas, almost without consci- 
ousness, 1 . 

Mead, — Confusion. Confusion of the head, like a loss of consci- 
ousness, at times, worse in the open air, 1 . — Confusion and weakness of the 
head (after four days), 1 . — VertiQO. Vertigo on stooping, 1 . — Vertigo on 
rising from stooping (fourth day), 7 . — * Vertigo in the morning on rising, with 
obscuration of vision ; is obliged to sit down, 1 . — [80.] Vertigo, with nausea, in 
the morning ; after a few minutes eructations, 1 . — * Vertigo and weakness in the 
morning immediately after rising, so that she was obliged to support herself, 1 . 
— Vertigo on rising at night, so that she did not know where she was, 1 . — 
Vertigo, with pulsation in the head and pressure in the middle of the brain, 
in the evening, 1 . — Great vertigo in the evening; she could scarcely hold her- 
self on rising from a seat, 1 . — Vertigo in the evening immediately after lying 
down in bed, 1 . — Vertigo, as if he would lose consciousness, 1 . — Great rush- 
ing to the head ; he became dizzy, 1 . — Obscuration and dizziness of the head, 1 . 
— General Head. Heaviness and dulness in the head, with nausea, 1 . — 
[90.] Spasmodic painful ^rawing in the head, that was confused and be- 



NITRICUM ACIDUM. 13 

fogged/. — Dulness of the head, so that she cannot think or pay attention 
long, 1 . — Tension in the skin of the head, 1 . — *Rush of blood to tfie head, 1 . — 
*Rush of blood to the head, with heat in it, 1 . — *Heat of the head all day, 1 . — 
Sensitiveness of the head to (he jar of the carriage and to a hard step (after 
thirteen days), 1 . — Head affected, not clear, especially after a meal (second 
day),*. — * Headache in the morning on waking, disappearing after rising, 1 . — 
Attack of headache at first in the morning in bed, a dull pain ; after ris- 
ing, violent pressure in the right temple, chilliness, qualmishness in the 
umbilical region; at last, very distressing pain in the abdomen, as from 
incarcerated flatus and frequent eructations (eighth day), 7 . — [100.] Head- 
ache, with tension in the eyes on moving them, 1 . — Headache, more sticking 
than pressing, above the eyes, always after eating (after sixteen days), 1 . — 
Headache, as from intoxication the previous day, very much aggravated 
by stooping, with pain in the eyes as from smoke, 1 . — *Headaehe, as if the 
head were tightly bound up/. — Drawing headache (after two hours), 1 . — 
Dull headache and heaviness of the head, 1 . — Cutting headache, 1 . — Head- 
ache with the dysentery (after fifteen hours),". — Short, violent headache 
while walking in the open air, 1 . — He woke two or three times at night with 
headache, and could not again fall asleep for one or two hours, 1 . — [110.] 
Attack of headache in the afternoon for several days in succession, followed 
by nausea and anxiety; at night, vomiting with faintness and diarrhoea, 1 . 
— *Pain in the head, as from rush of blood, so that she could not think at 
all, together with a veil before the eyes, 1 . — *Painfid tension within the head 
and in the eyelids, 1 . — Feeling of tension in the head and whole body, 1 . — 
Painful heaviness of the head, as from coal gas, woke him in the morning, 1 . 
— ^Pressure in the head and heaviness in Vie lower extremities (first days), 1 . 
— * Feeling as if the head were in a vice from ear to .ear over vertex, arising 
and departing gradually, for about an hour after breakfast; afterwards felt 
as if she had no head; it felt light on her shoulders; it felt numb, or as if 
made of putty (second morning),* 8 . — * Feeling as if some one were forcibly 
pressing the head, 1 . — The head is heavy and oppressed while sleeping and 
while dozing at night, 1 . — Excessive pressing downward in the bead, with 
very violent coryza, 1 . — [120.] Pressure in the head always on coughing, 1 . 
— *Feeling of fulness in the head, 1 . — Painful sensation of fulness in the head, 
as if it would burst, tor half an hour, several times during the day, 1 . — Pain 
as from fulness of blood in the head, eyes, and upper part of the nose, on 
shaking the head and blowing the nose, 1 . — Sensation of satiety, with dul- 
ness in the head/. — Sensation iu the head as in violent coryza, though 
without special discharge of mucus, 1 . — Sensation of burning points or sparks 
on the head, 1 . — Intolerably painful hammering in the head, 1 . — Sudden 
shooting into the head on stooping, as if heavy with a hundredweight 
(after six days), 1 . — Jerklike beating in the head on stooping and lying 
down, 1 . — [130.] Roaring in the head, 1 . — Constant humming in the head,. 
— Jerking in the head in the evening, 1 . — Stitches in almost all parts of the 
head, 1 . — Crawling, asleep, and numb sensation in the head, 1 . — Forehead. 
Pain in the forepart of the head,* 2 . — ^Pressure in the forepart of the head 
and upon the eyes, that were then immovable, 1 . — Veiy acute drawing pres- 
sure upward in the forehead, 1 . — Sharp pressive pain in both frontal emi- 
nences, mingled with stitches, 1 . — Pressure in the forehead daily in the 
morning, lasting half an hour, 1 . — [140.] Compressive headache anteri- 
orly in the forehead all the afternoon (after two hours), 1 . — Temples* 
* Drawing pain in the right temple (after a few hours), 1 . — Drawing in the 
temporal muscles, 8 . — Heaviness of the head in the temples, with frequent 



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chilliness, 1 . — *8titches in the temples (after three days), 1 . — *Stitches in the 
left temple, in the»evening, not in the night, 1 . — Violent stitches in the right 
temple (after sixteen days), 1 . — Throbbing headache in the right temple, 
with nausea, in the morning on waking, for several days (after twenty-nine 
days), 1 . — Sticking, at times throbbing, headache in the left frontal emi- 
nence, with a feeling as if it closed the eyes, from 4 p.m., worse in the even- 
ing, lasting into the night, when it even woke him, 1 . — Sticking- beating 
headache in the left temple the whole afternoon (after sixteen days), 1 . — 
[160.] Throbbing headache in the temples, 1 . — Vertex* Pressure in the 
top of the head, in the temples and eyes, as from pressure with the thumbs 
(after nine days), 1 . — Sticking pain in the upper part of the head every day, 
more in the afternoon, as if it would tear the head asunder ; she was obliged 
to lie down, and could not sleep at night on account of it, 1 . — Boring stitches 
in the vertex, in the evening, 1 . — Pain in the roots of the hair when touched 
on the vertex, in a spot as large as the hand,'. — Parietals. A jerk in 
the lower portion of the left hemisphere of the brain, from before back- 
ward, 1 . — Throbbing headache in the left side of the head all the afternoon 
(after eight days), 1 . — Terrific pain in left side of head (after several days),**. 
— Bruired pain in the whole right side of the head, 1 . — Shaking in the left 
hemisphere of the brain, extending to the temples, 1 . — [160.] rressive and 
drawing bone-pains in the whole left side of the head, even in the teeth 
and meatus auditorius, 1 . — Violent painlike throbbing or hammering on 
left side of head, coming on gradually; it began near vertex, descend- 
ing to region of left ear, then went gradually over vertex to rigid side of 
head, but still worse on the left; not relieved by warmth of flannel; she 
felt as if she could beat the head to pieces, towards morning (first night); 
it gradually diminished, and about breakfast left her entirely, 20 . — Drawing 
at one time in the right side of the head above the orbit, at another time 
in the left side, in the region of the ear, 1 . — Crawling on the right side of 
the head, about the ear, 1 . — Occiput* Violent sticking pain on the right 
side of the head and in the occiput, that was even sore to touch (after three 
days), 1 . — Transient headache in the occiput after slight exertion, especially 
in thinking, 1 . — Pressive bruised pain in the occiput, 1 . — Pain in the back of 
my head, resembling what I have commonly felt when taking Mercury 
(third and fourth days), 20 . — Stitches in both occipital protuberances, ex- 
tending to the lower jaw, 1 . — Violent stitches in the left side of the occiput, 
during breakfast, so that the head was drawn backwards and respiration 
was impeded, 1 . — [170.] Violent stitches suddenly in the right side of the 
occiput, in the evening, and afterwards another kind of violent headache 
in the occiput, both disappearing on going to sleep, 1 . — Throbbing in the 
occiput, 1 . — External Head. * Falling of the hair, 1 . — *Profuse falling 
of the hair of the head, 3 . — Tension in the skin of the forehead, 1 . — *Scabby, 
moist, itching eruption on the scalp, 1 . — * The scurf on the scalp is very offen- 
sive, 1 . — Very painful spots on the scalp to touch, 1 . — * Painful sensitiveness 
in the scalp, even the cap oppresses him, in the evening, with anxiety (after 
three days), 1 . — Very painful sensitiveness of the scalp, 1 . — [180.] The head 
is painful to touch externally, as if suppurated (after twenty-four hours), 1 . 
—Drawing and stitches in the scalp, 1 . 

Eye. — Objective. Sunken eyes (after eleven days), 1 . — Puffiness about 
the eyes, in the morning on waking (third day), 1 . — Redness of the white 
of the eye, 1 . — * Yellowness about the eyes, with red cheeks, 1 . — Eyes very red, 
without agglutination, 1 . — Yellow, sickly look below the eyes, in the morn- 
ing after rising, and a relaxed sensation (after nine days)/. — Acrid mois- 



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ture in the eyes, 1 . — Agglutination of the right eye over night, 1 . — [190.] 
* Difficulty in opening the eyes and raising the upper lid, Hn the morning, 1 . — 
Difficulty in opening the eyes in the morning, 1 . — Conjunctivitis of the left 
eye, 1 . — Sensation as if the eyes were full of tears, 1 . — Subjective* The 
eyes are weak, and hurt as if weary, 1 . — Constrictive pain externally above 
the left eye, 1 . — Constrictive pain in the left eye, 2 . — Stickiness in the eyes 
as from hardened matter, 1 . — Sensation as if the right eye were compressed 
(first day),*. — Sensation as though cobwebs were floating before the eyes by 
the candlelight, disappearing on closing the eyes or on moving them, 1 . — 
[200.] Drawing pain above the left eye, 1 . — Constant twitching below the 
right eye after dinner, 1 . — Violent drawing pains in the eyes, 1 . — Pressure 
like sand, in the outer canthi, 1 . — Pressure in the eyes like pressure upon an 
ulcer, 1 . — Pressure in the eyes as from a grain of sand, 1 . — Pressure in the 
eyes as from looking at the sun ; there is an accumulation of hardened 
mucus, and the eyes become red and itch, 1 . — Pressure in the eyelids, in the 
evening, 7 . — Pressure and smarting in the left eye (sixth day), 7 . — Burning 
in the eyes and in the left temple, 1 . — [210.] Burning in the eyes during the 
menses, 1 . — *Biting in the eyes}. — Pinching pain in the eyes, 1 . — Itching and 
pressure in the eyes, 1 . — * Stitches in the eyes (also on the sixth day), 1 . — A 
stitch near the left eyeball, extending to the inner can thus, externally 
(after eleven hours), 1 . — Stitches in the right eye and left ear, coming out 
of the head, whereupon inflammation of the eyes; the white of the eye 
becomes very red ; in the open air he cannot see, 1 .— Stitches over the left 
eye, 9 . — Stitches over the eyes daily, in the morning, lasting half an hour, 1 . 
— IAdm Dryness beneath the upper lids, 1 .— [220. J Trembling of the right 
lid, 1 . — Swelling of the eyelids/.—Swelling of the upper lid and an itching 
pimple upon it, 1 . — Periodic pressure on the inner surface of the lids, espe- 
cially on the lower, with great sensitiveness of the eyes to light, and blink- 
ing, 1 .— Burning in the eyelids, in the morning, 1 .— Dry mucus in the canthi, 1 . 
—Itching in the inner canthus, 1 . — Lachrymal Apparatus. Lach- 
rymation of the eyes very much increased by reading, with pains in them. 1 . 
— Frequent lachrymation, 7 . — Lachryroation and itching in the eyes, 1 . — 
[280.] Lachrymation of the right eye in the open mild air, 7 . — Cornea. 
Dark spots in the cornea, 1 . — JPuj/ils* [230.] Pupils dilated, 7 . — Vision* 
Dimness of vision (after several days),* 9 . — His vision becomes dim and the 
eyes become dark for an hour, 1 . — The vision becomes dim and objects be- 
come dark ; he sees no more, and believes that there is an obscuration of 
the sun or that he is becoming blind (after two hours),*. — *Double vision 
of horizontal objects at some distance, 1 . — "Obscuration of the eyes while 
reading, 1 . — *She can clearly distinguish nothing at night, and everything 
seems double, 1 . — Sensitiveness of the eyes to the light, 1 . — [240.] Short- 
sighted; he could not clearly distinguish objects even at a short distance, 1 . 
— * Shortsighted ; objects at a moderate distance were indistinct 1 . — *He was 
obliged to stop reading in the twilight sooner than usual, 1 . — While reading he 
sees a green spot before every letter, 1 . — The eyes become blinded by the 
daylight as usually in the evening by the candlelight, 1 . — He becomes sud- 
denly blind in the open air, with a confused feeling in the head ; his thoughts 
go hither and thither, and be becomes faint for a few minutes (after thirty- 
nine days), 1 . — Some black spots before the eyes, 1 . — A gray spot at some 
distance before the eye, that prevented distinct vision, 6 . — Sparks of fire 
before the eyes ; it became black before the vision ; he could distinguish 
nothing for an hour ; four attacks during the day, 1 . — The halo about the 
candlelight increases, 1 . — [260.] A transient veil before the right eye, 1 . — A 



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fojj before the eyes on looking at anything/. — On looking intently at any- 
thing he seems to be blinded ; it seems too dark, 1 . 

Ear. — Objective. Soreness behind the left ear (eleventh day), 7 . — 
Bedness, suppuration; and violent itching behind the left ear/. — ^Swelling 
of the glands behind and beneath the left ear, with sticking and tearing in them 
extending along through the ear, at 6 p.m., lasting till she became warm in 
bed, 1 . — Subjective. Aching in the ears, 1 . — Sticklike earache, 1 . — Sensa- 
tion of dryness in the ears, that are swollen (after six days), 1 .— -Sensation 
of stoppage of the ear, preceded by aching in it, 1 . — [260.] Pain as if the 
drum were pressed inward (after twelve hours),*. — Pain in the left ear as 
if it were distended, 1 — Pain in the ear as if something in it would burst, 1 . 
— Cramplike pain in the ears (after twenty-four hours),*. — A sudden clo- 
sure of the right ear, as if stone deaf, for a short time, 7 . — Tearing now in 
the right, now in the left tragus,*. — Jerking within the meatus audi tori us 
(after six days), 1 . — Drawing in the right ear and right cheek, 7 . — Drawing 
in the meatus externus audi tori us (after four hours), 1 . — Throbbing in the 
drum of the ear,*. — [270.] Stitches in the right ear on pressing on the 
forehead, 1 . — Stitches in the right ear and roaring in it for three days (after 
twelve days), 1 . — Itching heat in the ears (after five days), 1 . — Itching in the 
ears, 1 . — Jiearing. Hearing seems blunted; she cannot easily understand 
what is said, 1 . — She hears with difficulty (after five days), 1 . — Ke-echoing of 
her own voice in the ears, 1 . — Mooring in the ears, 1 . — Roaring in the ears, 
with difficult hearing, lasting fourteen days (after fourteen days), 1 . — Roar- 
ing in the left ear (after sixteen days), 1 . — [280,] Cracking in the ear when 
chewing (breakfast), 1 . — Sudden noise like the spitting of a cat in the left 
ear, for several minutes, in the afternoon, 1 . — Some loud reports in the ears 
(after a few days), 1 . — Humming in the ears as if water were in them, 1 . 

Nose. — Objective. * Ulcerated nostril, sore nose, 7 . — * Redness of the 
tip of Hie nose, and scabby vesicles upon it, 1 . — ^Soreness and scabbiness 
within the nose, 1 . — * Profuse fluent coryza (after second day), 1 . — Violent 
fluent coryza, preceded by sneezing and chilliness (thirty-first day), 7 . — Vio- 
lent coryza, with some cough (after forty-eight hours), 1 . — [290.] Profuse 
fluent coryza, with tearing in all the limbs, lasting only one day (fourth 
day), 1 . — Coryza, with waterbrash/. — Violent coryza, with headache (after 
four days), 1 . — * Violent stopped coryza, without discharge, 1 . — Violent coryza, 
with swelling of the nose and upper lip, and cough, especially at night, 1 . — 
Fluent coryza, with some itching in the nose (second day,) 1 . — Coryza, with 
headache and dry cough, 1 . — * Coryza, with a feeling of soreness in tlie nos- 
trils, 1 . — * Coryza and cough (after nine days), .— * Soreness and bleeding 
within the nose, with violent coryza/. — [300.] Inclination to coryza (for 
many days), 1 . — Stopped coryza (after a few days), 1 . — Violent stopped 
coryza at night, lasting till morning (after sixteen hours)/. — * Stopped 
coryza, with stoppage of the nose; the nasal mucus is only discharged from tlie 
mouth Uirough the choanal*. — ^Stopped coryza, with dryness of the throat and 
nose, with swollen inflamed alee of the nose (after five days), 1 . — * Violent fluent 
and at the same time stopped coryza, with difficult breathing, even through the 
mouth, with stitches in the throat on empty sxvaUowing and on swallowing food*. 
— Profuse nosebleed (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — Profuse nosebleed, in the 
morning, 1 . — Bleeding of the nose from weeping, 1 . — Nosebleed at night, 1 . — 
[310.] Blowing of blood from the nose, in the morning, 1 . — Discharge of black 
blood from the nose, 1 . — Acrid water runs from the nose at night, 1 . — Dis- 
charge of much nasal mucus, 1 . — Discharge of thick nasal mucus corroding 
the nostrils/*. — * Offensive yellow matter is blown from the nose, 1 . — Stoppage 



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of tbe left nostril, 1 . — Complete stoppage of the nose, in the morning on 
waking ; trickling of water from it ; after a few days it again is open and 
free, 1 . — Stoppage of the nose/. — Disagreeable odor from the nose, fn the 
evening after lying down, for three evenings, 1 . — [320.] m *Freatient sneezing, 
with stoppage of the nose, 1 . — Sneezing when coughing, 1 . — Much sneezing 
during the day, 1 . — *Much sneezing every day, without coryza, 1 . — Frequent 
violent sneezing (after a few hours), 1 . — Much sneezing, crawling in the 
nose, and sensation as if the nose would bleed, 1 . — Violent sneezing, in the 
morning and evening, without coryza, 1 . — Subjective* * Feeling of sore- 
nets' in the wings of the nose (after four hours), 7 . — Feeling of constriction 
in the nose, malar bones, and about the eyes, 1 . — As the gas begins to be 
developed, there is a prick ling-tingling sensation in the nose, with frequent 
sneezing," — [380.] * Sensation of soreness within the nose?. — Burning in the 
nose, 1 . — Smarting pain in the nose, 1 . — * Violent itching in the nose, 1 . — 
♦Stitches as from a splinter in the nose., on touch, 7 . — *StitcJies in the root 
of the nose, that is distended, especially on sneezing and coughing, 6 . 

Face* — Objective. Face pale,* 1 . — Face sunken (after eight days),". 
— Countenance of a leaden hue (second morning), 87 . — The face, jaws, and 
lips become much swollen, not red or inflamed, but simply puffed ; the entire 
face, in fact, was much disfigured (after several days),* 3 . — [340.] Redness 
of the face and body with the cough,™. — Face red, 41 . — * Yellowness of the 
face, 1 . — Face flushed, 46 . — Features daily more worn and anxious (after six 
weeks), 4 *. — Twitching of one or another muscle of the face, especially of 
the masseter muscles,*. — Tension in the skin of the face, in the morning, 1 . 
— Violent painful pulsation in the left side of the face, 1 . — Subjective. 
Violent cramplike pain in the bones of the face, especially in the cheek- 
bones, 2 . — Violent tearing deep in the muscles of the face or in the perios- 
teum of the malar bone, woke him after midnight, 1 . — [360.] * The bones 
of the face are painful when touched, and when not, 1 . — Pain about my jaws, 
like what arises from Mercury (fourth day! 10 . — Sensation of great internal 
heat in the face, especially in the eyes, so that he could with difficulty keep 
them open, with paleness of the face, 1 . — Stitches, as with needles, in the 
face, 1 . — Cheek. *Uleerated spots on the inner surface of the cheeks, 
with sticking pains as from a splinter, 1 . — Swelling of the cheek, with a 
red, rough spot in the middle, and tearing toothache, 1 .— Swelling of the 
cheek and upper lip, 1 . — Inflamed swelling (erysipelas) of the left cheek, 
stinging pain, with nausea and chilliness, followed by heat ; on rising up 
in bed the shivering always returns (after ten days), 1 . — Violent pain in the 
malar bones, as if they would be torn asunder (after ten days),'. — Bruised 
pain in the malar bones, 1 . — [360.] Drawing in the right cheek, extending 
towards the nose, 7 . — Tearing in the cheekbones, starting from the angle of 
the lower jaw, 1 . — Sensation of heat in the cheeks, without externally per- 
ceptible heat, 1 . — ZAps. * The lips are swollen and itch, 1 . — * Swelling of the 
lower lip (second and ninth days), 1 . — As the gas increases in quantity, the 
lips feel as if covered, and give a very sour taste when touched with the 
tongue,* 8 . — Cutting pain in the upper lip, 1 . — *Stitches as from splinters in 
the upper lip when' touched, 1 . — Chin and Jaws. Jerkins in the right 
lower jaw, extending forward from the region of the ear, 1 . — Great pain, 
weakness, and powerlessness in the lower jaws, in the evening,'. — [370.] 
Pain in the jaws as from Mercury, ,8 .| — Cramplike pain in the right jaw/. 

t Add " and on the back of the head, the gums being red and enlarged." — 
Hugh is. 

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3fouth* — Teeth* * Looseness and painfullness of the teeth on chewing*. 
— *The teeth, previously very white, became yellow*. — The teeth seem too 
prominent and long, 1 . — A lower back tooth is painful on chewing, 1 . — Sen- 
sation of softness (Weichheit) in the teeth, disappearing during a meal, 8 . — 
The upper front teeth and a lower hollow back tooth are painful as if loose 
and blunted, or as if they had been bent forward and were loosened, in the 
evening, disappearing after eating warm food, 1 . — ^Sensation as if the teeth 
were soft ana spongy ; did not dare to bite them together for fear they would 
fall out ; 07i the slightest sucking of the teeth blood exuded from the gum, and 
Ute whole mouth felt comfortable (eleventh day), 1 . — Sticking toothache, with 
swelling of the cheek, for two days (after three days), 1 . — [380.] Toothache 
during the menses, 1 . — Toothache in the upper row, though not preventing 
chewing ; with swelling of the cheek and tightness in it, 1 . — Painful throb- 
bing toothache, worse in the evening in bed, preventing sleep for several 
hours, at times in one tooth, at other times in all the teeth (after twelve 
hours),*. — Jerking toothache, mostly in hollow teeth, and in the evening 
(first day), 1 . — Drawing and sticking toothache, with some swelling of the 
gum, about midnight, . — The pains in the teeth immediately became worse 
on leaning the head against the pillow, 1 . — Severe stitches in the upper back 
teeth, extending down to their crowns (after three hours), 1 . — *A stitch shoots 
into the teeth on taking anything cold or warm into the mouth, 1 . — Sticking and 
burning in the teeth, at night, 1 . — Constant sticking pain in the teeth (after 
twenty-four hours), 1 . — [890.] Feeling of coldness in the teeth, 1 . — Constric- 
tive jerking and bubbling sensation in a hollow tooth, 1 . — * Tearing in the 
teeth (fifteenth day), 1 . — * Boring pains in the teeth when touched by anything 
cold or warm, 1 . — Sharp drawing in the right teeth and in the bead/. — 
Drawing and grumbling in the teeth and jaw?, at night, 1 . — Drawing pain 
in the teeth, extending to the larynx, 1 . — Drawing in the teeth, 1 . — Gums* 
Swelling of the upper gum; even of the sockets of the teeth (eighth day), 1 . 
— *Gum white, swollen, 1 . — [400.] Swelling of the upper lip and upper gum 
(after ten days), 1 . — * Swelling of the gum and so great looseness of the teeth 
tlwt she could have taken them out (after five days), 1 . — Swelling of the gum 
during the menses, 1 . — * I feel my gums affected by it, and they are somewhat 
red and enlarged between the teeth (third day) ; a little tender (fourth day), 10 . 
— Cutting pain in the gum of the upper teeth, 1 . — Pressive pain in thegum 
and a feeling of soreness, 1 . — Itching on the gum, 7 . — Tongue. Tongue 
swollen, and of a citron appearance, 81 . — Tongue swollen, and of a lemon- 
yellow color (after half an hour), 84 . — ^Blisters on the tongue and on its 
margins, with burning pain when touched, 1 . — [410.] *A sore pain in the 
red portion of the tongue, 1 . — * Soreness of the tongue, palate, inside of the gum, 
with a sticking pain and ulceration of the corners of the month, lasting 
five days (after twenty-eight days), 1 . — Tongue thickly coated with the par- 
oxysm of fever, 1 . — *Small painful pimples on the sides of the tongue, 1 . — 
Small blisters on the sublingual glands, that are painful, 1 . — Tongue covered 
with a yellow coating in two stripes, with some red excoriations (third 
day), 8 *. — Tongue very dry, sticking to the palate, in the morning on wak- 
ing, 1 . — Tongue dry, white (after twenty-four hours), 1 .— The tongue and 
inner surface of the lips were covered with a lemon-yellow membrane, 48 . — 
The tongue and cavity of the mouth had a yellow look, and were denuded 
in several places, 88 . — [420.] Tongue coated, 1 . — Tongue dry, thickly coated 
in the morning, 1 . — *He bites the tongue when chewing 1 . — He lisps while 
talking, 1 . — Speech almost impossible (second morning), 37 . — * The tongue is 
very sensitive, even to soft food, which causes a sharp biting,*. — General 



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Mouth* [Ulcere in the mouth and fauces], 11 ^ — * The internal surface of 
the cheeks, uvula, palate, fauces, and the whole mucous surface as far as one 
could see, were covered with ulcers and with a thin yellowish-gray membrane, 
injected, red, swollen, painful, and offensive, 9 *. — * Corners of the month ulcer- 
ative and scahhy, 1 . — * Mucous membrane of the mouth, fauces t and tongue 
covered by a white membrane that could easily be torn off™. — [430.] The 
whole inside of the mouth and fauces, as far as could be seen, was of a deep 
yellow color, the tongue -looking as if covered with Indian meal (second 
morning), 87 . — Whole mouth, from the lips backward, covered with a whitish- 
yellow membrane, 86 .— Mouth white but not painful (after twenty-five min- 
utes),* 1 . — Horribly offensive odor from the mouth, 11 .! — *Foul "odor from 
the mouth, 1 . — * Hawking of mucus ,\ — Very tenacious mucus in the mouth, 1 . 
— He could not readily open his mouth when requested to protrude his 
tongue, which he did not do, 81 . — ^Deglutition difficult (after twenty-five 
minutes), 10 . — * Violent pains and burning in the mouth, palate, and cesoph- 
agus, u . — [440.] * Violent pains in the mouth, throat, and stomach™. — Violent 
pains in the mouth, throat, and epigastric region (immediately),**. — * Mouth 
and throat sore (firet four or five days), 87 . — * The mucous membrane of the 
cheeks easily get* between the teeth, so that he bites it while chewing (tenth 
day), 7 . — * Intense pain and burning in the mouth, throat, and stomach, the 
inner surface of the mouth and throat being swollen and of a bright-red color, 41 . 
— * Dryness of the mouth, without thirst, with swollen hot lips, 1 . — Dryness of 
the mouth, in the morning, 7 . — * Dryness of the mouth*. — Dryness superiorly 
on the palate, 1 . — Dryness and scraping in the mouth in the morning, as 
after much smoking, 1 . — [460.] Acidity in the mouth that burns the throat 
excessively, 1 . — Acidity in the mouth after eating, 1 . — Sensation as if all 
parts of the mouth were asleep (twenty-ninth day), 1 . — AH parts within the 
mouth seem stiff and swollen, in the morning on waking, 7 . — Constrictive 
sensation in the mouth,*. — Mouth sorer (sixth day) ; mouth so troublesome 
that I shall take no more acid (seventh day), 80 . — Burning in the mouth 
intense through the night, 87 . — Saliva. Salivation (first four or five 
days), 87 . — *Proftase flow of saliva (thirteenth day), 7 . — *Bloody saliva is 
expectorated, in the morning (after forty-eight hours), 1 . — [480.] Sweetish 
saliva in the mouth, 1 . — Flow of saliva, without disorder of the gum, u M w . — 
The mouth was constantly full of water, which she was obliged to spit out 
(after a few hours), 1 . — * Flow of saliva, with ulcers in the fauces*.— -Saliva 
colored with blood, especially after mental work, 1 . — Spit more (fifth and 
sixth days), 80 . — He spits out much tenacious saliva, 1 . — Taste. Pure water 
has a salt taste when rinsing the mouth, 1 . — Taste of blood, caused by the 
cough, 88 . — *Sour taste in the mouth (after a few hours), 1 . — [470.] Sour taste 
in the mouth, in the evening, 1 . — Sour taste, in the morning, 1 . — Bitter taste, 
in the afternoon, 1 . — Bitter taste, with whitish-yellow coated tongue (after 
twenty- four hours), 1 . — Very bitter taste, all the forenoon, 1 . — Bitterness in 
the mouth, 1 . — Sweetish taste in the mouth, in the morning (after thirteen 
days), 1 . 

Throat. — *Heat and dryness in the throat, 1 . — *Much mucus in the throat 
posteriorly, 1 . — * Swelling of the throat internally, with stinging pains, 1 . — 

f This symptom seems compounded of ulcers in the throat, which appeared in a 
man who was taking the acid for syphilitic disease there, and of ulcerations and 
vesications on the Tips and inside tne mouth, from the local applications of the 
drug. Omit " Scott ;" no such is found in him. — Hughes. 

J Not found.— Hughes. 



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[480.] * Violent pains in the throat and dysphagia™. — Great pain all about 
the throat, from the front of which leech bites were bleeding; on lateral 
com pressure of the larynx, additional pain was felt, 81 . — Violent pain in a 
spot behind the suprasternal notch, greatly aggravated by drinking water, 4 *. 
— Pain in the throat and larynx (after half an hour), . — *Sore throat on 
swallowing, as from a swelling in the throat, and as if raw and ulcerated, 1 . — 
Feeling of soreness in the throat, 1 . — Throat sore for a week, and he could 
swallow nothing but milk, 45 . — Bore throat, with pressive pain, 1 . — * Throat 
scraped, as if something prevented speech and swallowing, 1 . — Scraping in 
the throat and cough, 1 . — [490.] Scraping in the throat, 1 .-— Scraping in the 
throat, and inclination to cough on reading aloud, 1 . — Throat rough like a 
file, noticed not on swallowing but on breathing, with oppression of the 
chest and fluent coryza, 1 . — Throat very rough, scraped, and dry, 7 . — Bitter- 
ness in the throat, 1 . — * Pressure in the throat as if swollen and thick, during 
the day and evening, with sore pain, 1 . — Pressure in the throat posteriorly 
on swallowing food, seeming to extend down along the inner surface of the 
back, 1 . — Burning heat in the throat and epigastrium, immediately ; this 
pain augmented rapidly, 80 . — Burning in the throat after supper, lasting 
half an hour, 1 . — ^Sticking in the throat, in the evening in bed, as if in the 
root of the tongue, wlien not swallowing 1 . — [500.] Feeling of a lump in the 
throat on empty swallowing, 1 . — *Sticking, painful sore throat, 1 . — Tickling 
cough, with soreness in the throat, 1 . — Stitches in the throat, after talking a 
long time, 1 . — * Stitches in the throat when coughing, 1 . — * Stitches in Hie throat 
(larynx ?) on talking a long time 1 . — *Stitches in the tonsils and burning in 
tlie fauces, behind the uvula 1 . — Tickling in the throat, 1 . — Acidity in the 
throat, 1 . — Great acidity in the throat after eating fat, 1 . — [510.] Region of 
the hyoid bone and of the pit of the throat very painful (third day),* 9 . — 
♦Cracking in the maxillary articulation when chewing and eating, 1 . — 
* Swelling of the submaxillary glands,\ — The swollen submaxillary glands 
are painful on moving and touching the neck, 1 . — The right submaxillary 
gland is painful for a long time, 1 . — * The submaxillary glands are painful, 1 . 
— A persistent stitch in the region of the maxillary articulation, 1 . — Dull 
pressure in the submaxillary glands and in the neck,*. — Itching of the 
swollen parotid glands (after three days), 1 . — Uvula and Tonsils. 
[Corroding ulcers on the side of the uvula], 18 .f — [520.] * Uvula and tonsils 
enlarged, as if O3dematous, il . — Tonsils cedematous (after half an hour), 84 . — 
* Swelling of the tonsils,"} — * White, patches appeared, first on the tonsils, 
then on the back part of the throat, and finally inside the month and lips 
(within an hour) ; the deposit afterwards became thicker and changed to a 
yellowish hue ; the tongue was also coated with the same, with red tip and 
margins, 42 . — *Arch of the palate and tonsils swollen, painf%d, with injected 
vessels™. — Pain in the tonsils, with soreness of the uvula, 1 . — Fauces, 
JPharf/nx, and (Esophagus^ * Fauces red, with a yellow membrane 
and with some excoriations (third day), 89 . — * Fauces and posterior pharynx 
red, swallowing difficult,'*. — *Sore pain in tlie pharynx (after ten days), 2 . — 
*A morsel sticks in the pharynx while eating, as ii the pharynx were 
constricted, 1 . — [530.] Violent pains in the oesophagus, 49 . — Pain along the 
oesophagus, excessively aggravated by swallowing, 8 *. — Feeling of a knot 
rising up in the oesophagus, 1 . — Swallowing* Great difficulty in swal- 

f In a case of secondary syphilis, while the acid was being taken for ulceration 
of the tonsils. — Hughes. 

J With salivation. — Hughes. 



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lowing, which could only be performed in gulps, part of the fluid regurgi- 
tating through both nostrils, owing to constriction of oesophagus (twenty- 
first day) ; a small bougie was passed with difficulty into the oesophagus, 
which presented a stricture at the depth of about two inches ; from this 
time a bougie was passed on alternate days (thirtieth day) ; discharged 
with some constriction about oesophagus, but otherwise in fair health (one 
hundred and tenth day), 46 . — ^Swallowing very difficult". — Pain on swallow- 
ing; always referred to a line passing from top of sternum downwards to 
left side (after three weeks), 45 . — Food seemed to be arrested in its progress 
to the stomach at point corresponding to the upper edge of sternum (after 
four weeks), 46 . — * Violent pain on swallowing™. — * Swallowing very diffi- 
cult, possible for only liquids,* 1 . — Swallowing difficult (third day), 8 ".—' 
[540.] *He was unable to swallow even a teaspoonful of fluid,* 1 . — He swal- 
lowed with pain, and spoke of throbbing in the tonsils and stiffness in the 
muscles of the throat, 4 '. — Sensation of swelling in the submaxillary glands, 1 . 
— * Pressure in the throat on swallowing food, as if it would not go down, 1 . — 
While eating, small pieces of food are forced into the choante, and come 
from behind forward out towards the nose, as if the pharynx could not 
perfectly grasp the food and allowed it to slip back, so that it became 
pressed up towards the choanse, 1 . — * While eating, small pieces of food are 
forced into the choanal, with a disagreeable sensation ; they are afterwards only 
drawn downward with the mucus, 1 . 

Stomach. — Appetite. Ravenous hunger, 16 . — * Great hunger, with 
weariness of life (after two days), 1 . — A craving for food existed, but every- 
thing was rejected soon after being swallowed ,*. — Constant appetite, though 
8 peed y satiety on eating, 1 . — [650.1 Good appetite, that immediately van- 
ishes when beginning to eat, 1 . — Had a second breakfast, feeling hungry 
and thirsty (second morning)," 6 . — Longing for food, though it was imme- 
diately vomited (after three weeks),* 8 . — Desire for fat and herring, 1 . — She 
cannot take bread; she can eat only cooked food, 1 . — *Loss of appetite; the 
food is not relished; worse in the morning, 1 . — He has no appetite ; he is 
averse to everything, 1 . — Very little appetite, without bad taste, 1 . — Food is 
not relished ; he is immediately satiated, with eructations after a little food, 1 . 
— Absolutely no hunger; however, she eats, but soon becomes qualmish, and 
a distant nausea rises toward the throat, 1 . — [560.] Aversion to sweets, 1 . — 
Aversion to cooked meat, 7 . — Aversion to animal food, 1 . — Taste of the food 
lasting a long time after eating, 1 . — Thirst* Excessive thirst (third day),**. 
— * Constant great thirst, 1 . — Much thirst at times at night, 1 . — Thirst at 
night (after thirteen days), 1 . — Much longing for drink, 1 . — Thirst for water, 
in the morning on waking, 1 . — [570.] * Thirst (first four or five days), 87 4 \ — 
* Dryness low down posteriorly in the throat, with heat at night, without 
sweat, 1 . — * Great dryness of the mouth, with great thirst, 1 . — Was obliged to 
drink while eating, 1 . — Eructations and Hiccough* *Many eructa> 
tions before and after eating, 1 . — Eructations tasting of the dinner eaten four 
hours previously, 1 . — Violent eructations and cramps in the stomach the 
first half of the night, 1 . — Excessive eructations and flatulence after dinner, 1 . 
— Many eructations, with bitter and sour vomiting, after eating, 1 . — Very 
easy eructations, with heartburn, 1 . — [580.] Eructations followed by burn- 
ing (heartburn), extending from the stomach to the throat, after eating, 1 . 
— Bilious eructations while eating, especially in the evening, 1 . — Eructations 
of partially digested food, with an insipid taste in the mouth, 1 . — Sour eruc- 
tations, 1 . — Empty eructations, even in the morning, fasting, 1 . — Empty eruc- 
tations almost immediately, 7 — Violent hiccough (third day),**. — Hiccough 



22 NITRICUM ACIDUM. 

from morning: till evening (fourth day), 7 . — Hiccough (third day), 7 . — Nau- 
sea and Vomiting. Incessant nausea that amounts to vomiting, 19 . — 
[590.] * Constant nausea and qualmishness Hie whole day, for several days in 
succession, with heat from the pit of the stomach to the pit of the throat; 
the nausea does not amount to retching; it is suppressed while eating and 
drinking, for both of which she has appetite, 1 . — Nausea, geueral sick feel- 
ing, and movements of the whole body, as after taking an emetic, 1 . — Within 
a few minutes a deadly and intolerable nausea came on, which, within a 
quarter of an hour, ended in vomiting; after this he felt better for some 
time, when pain, griping, and flatus succeeded, and about fifteen hours after 
taking the dose tenesmus and bloody stools followed,**. — Qualmish nausea 
and sick feeling like faintness and anxiety, as if she would eructate (espe- 
cially on moving about), alternating with ravenous hunger and pain as 
from emptiness in the stomach, as if she ought to eat, with accumulation 
of water in the mouth, like waterbrash, in frequent daily paroxysms, lasting 
five to ten minutes, 1 . — Great nausea in stomach as if going to retch, but 
without retching or vomiting, after rising, but before breakfast, lasting till 
she fell asleep again (second morning), 26 . — Nausea, with anxiety, without 
inclination to vomit, under the short ribs, frequently during the day, 1 . — 
Nausea about the stomach all day, 1 . — Nausea, with anxiety and trembling 
(after forty-one hours), 1 . — * Nausea and actual vomiting of mucus and food, 
caused by the cough; anxiety caused by the cough, 18 . — * Nausea after eating, 1 . 
— [600.] Nausea after a soft stool, 1 . — Nausea in the throat immediately 
after eating, disappearing after moving about a short time, 1 . — Nausea, as 
from heat, not amounting to vomiting, for several hours, 1 . — Persistent vom- 
iting, caused by drink (after half an hour),* 4 . — Violent vomiting of thin 
black blood and of an offensive black fibrous membrane, nearly a foot in 
diameter, containing large and small bloodvessels (after sixteen days),". — 
He vomited frequently a ropy white and yellowish substance streaked 
with blood, 41 . — Vomiting of a serous brownish fluid, mingled with blood 
and yellow mucus (third day), 88 . — Vomitings (after a quarter of an hour); 
the first efforts to vomit were accompanied by excruciating pain and anx- 
iety, 80 . — Vomiting of black offensive blood (after twenty days), 86 . — Bitter 
and sour vomiting, with many eructations after eating, 1 . — [610.] * Constant 
vomiting of tenacious, purulent, and bloody mucus, 4 *.— -Vomiting of a bloody 
substance (first and following days), 89 . — Found dead, with a great quantity 
of blood in the bed about her, which she had apparently vomited (four- 
teenth day), 87 . — Vomiting, with burning thirst, 82 . — The vomiting returned 
on the sixth day, with restlessness and delirium, 89 . — Pyrosis to a marked 
degree, the fluid vomited being neutral to test-paper (after three weeks), 16 . 
— Incessant vomiting of a dark, sanguineous, and gummous fluid, intensely 
acid, 46 . — Vomitiug (immediately), 45 . — Vomited a pint of coagulated blood 
and fluid (seventh day) ; threw up about a pint of bloody fluid, with a 
shred of mucous membrane, two or three inches in diameter, smelling offen- 
sively (eighth day), 46 . — Swallowing always followed by vomiting of food 
taken, together with a quantity of watery fluid (after three weeks), 45 . — 
[620.] Violent retching, lasting nearly three hours (after nine weeks), 45 . — 
Retching and vomiting, 8848 . —Vomiting, 86 . — Vomiting, and headache over 
the eyes and in the parietal bones, as if the head would burst, immediately 
after dinner, 1 . — Qualmishness; general sick feeling; chilliness after the 
usual coffee ; she was obliged to lie down, 1 . — Black bread causes a sour 
taste and vomiting, 1 . — General Stomach. Violent spasmodic griping 
in the stomach, 1 .— Spasmodic constrictive pain in the stomach, 1 . — Stomach 



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and abdomen tense, and the clothes seem too tight, immediately after a 
very moderate dinner, 1 . — Spasmodic drawing pain in the pit of the stomach, 
with tension, extending to the navel, and making the breathing short, 1 . — 
[630.] Spasmodic pain in the pit of the stomach (after six days), 1 . — Pul- 
sation in the pit of the stomach, 1 . — A painless motion near the left side of 
the pit of the stomach (eleventh day), 1 . — Frequently spat up mucus more 
or less bloodstained, 46 . — Violent pain in stomach, occurring at intervals of 
about ten minutes (after three weeks), 46 . — Constant pain referred to stom- 
ach (after four weeks), 46 . — Tenderness at pylorus (second day), 46 . — Pressure 
in the pit of the stomach and sudden burning, as if he would vomit blood 
(second day), 1 . — Orgasm in the region of the pit of the stomach (fourth 
day), 1 . — Violent pressure upon the stomach ana pit of the stomach, while 
walking in the open air, 1 . — [640.] Violent pressure above the stomach and 
pit of the stomach, while walking in the open air, 1 . — Violent pressure in 
the stomach, at night, 1 . — Pressure in the stomach, aggravated by pressure 
of the hand, 1 . — Very painful pressure in the stomach, fasting, 1 . — Pressure 
in the 'stomach, especially before eating, even if he had eaten nothing for 
an hour; it was relieved by eating, with empty eructations, 1 . — Pressure in 
the stomach, as if it were sore, in the morning and during the day, 1 . — Pres- 
sure in the stomach and back, on waking in the morning, 1 . — Burning ex- 
tending down the oesophagus to the pit of the stomach, like heartburn, 1 . — 
Burning sensation in the stomach, 1 .— -Clawing in the stomach in the morn- 
ing after rising, extending into the chest, followed by slight attacks of grip- 
ing in the abdomen, 1 .— [650.] Gnawing in the stomach, in the morning, 
fasting, 1 . — A constant stitching anteriorly beneath the pit of the stomach, 1 . 
— Tearing sore pain in the oesophagus, chest, and stomach after drinking 
at the beginning of the meal, 1 . — Violent pain in the stomach, 88 . — Pain in 
the stomach during sleep at night, disappearing on waking, 1 . — Paiu above 
the stomach, on account of which he did not dare to stretch out straight, 
relieved by eructations, 1 . — Pain in the region of the cardiac orifice of the 
stomach on swallowing food, 1 . — Pain below the stomach during and caused 
by cough, 1 . — Constrictive cramp in the stomach; very distressing griping 
and pinching in paroxysms (after twenty-four and forty-eight hours), 1 . — 
Cramps in the stomach, and excessive pain and tenderness, which was par- 
tially relieved by opiates (thirteenth day), 67 . — [660.] Cramp in the stom- 
ach, as from taking cold, 1 . — Sensation of heat in the stomach, 18 . f — Feeling 
of coldness and pressure in the stomach after eating, 1 . — Feeling of coldness 
in the stomach, 11 . J — A sense of warmth in my stomach and chest, soon (first 
day), 10 . — She woke at night with stomachache (after fifty hours), 1 . — (Post- 
mortem showed scars in the region of the pyloric orifice, with great indura- 
tion of the surrounding membrane, so that the orifice was very much con- 
tracted; the walls of the cardiac portion of the stomach were thin, with 
slight stricture of the cardiac orifice), 88 . — Epigastric region somewhat pain- 
ful to touch ,* — Pains in the epigastric region (after sixteen days), 86 . — 
Pressure on epigastrium occasioned slight uneasiness (after three hours), 89 . 
— [670.] Epigastrium and ileo-coecal region, and region of the S. Roma- 
num, painful and very sensitive to pressure, 89 . — Burning heat in the epi- 
gastrium and throat, immediately, and augmenting rapidly, 80 . — Epigastric 
region distended, sensitive to pressure (though the abdomen was painless), 48 . 
—-Violent pain in the epigastric region, 88 . — Epigastrium very tender on 

f Soon after ingestion. — Hughes. 

J Ascribed to the acid being too little diluted. — Hughes. 



24 NITRICUM ACIDUM. 

pressure, 44 . — After about ten days he began to have violent pains in the 
region of the oesophagus and stomach; nausea, vomiting, colic, and consti- 
pation returned ; he became very much emaciated, offensive eructations, 
excessive distension of the epigastric region, tongue pale, moist, breath of- 
fensive, pulse 66 to 68. In spite of various remedies the abdomen became 
more and more distended, especially in the left hypochondriura, extending 
as far as the umbilical region; dulness on percussion, with evident fluctua- 
tions; pressure painful; the strength sank more and more each day; pulse 
very rapid and small, tongue dry, features drawn, followed by sudden 

death, M .t 

Abdomen. — Hypochondria* Stitches in the hepatic region, caus- 
ing loud cries on the slightest motion, 1 . — Violent pressure in the hepatic 
region during the menses, 1 . — Pressure in the left hypochondrium, more to- 
wards the front (fourth day"), 1 . — Sticking in the region of the spleen on every 
motion (fourth day), 1 . — [680.] Pain in the hypochondria on coughing, 1 . — 
(Could lie for a length of time on my left side, which, from some disease in my 
liver, had not been the case for many months before), (second night), 110 . — 
Sensation of swelling of the spleen, 1 . — Pressure and tension in the hepatic 
region, 1 . — Pinching-pressive pain in the right side, during the afternoon 
nap, 1 . — Pressure in the left side of the abdomen*. — The place of a hernia is 
very much distended, 1 — Umbilical and Sides* Pressure in the um- 
bilical region, with a sensation as if it would cease, after a stool, 1 . — The 
umbilical region became the seat of violent pain (after three hours), 90 . — Con- 
strictive pain in the umbilical region, 1 . — [690.] Sensation of distension in the 
umbilical region/.^-Cutting and tension in the right side of the lower abdo- 
men, 1 . — Drawing and griping in the umbilical region, especially on moving 
and bending the body, 1 . — Burrowing colic below the navel, 1 . — Generctt 
Abdomen. A congenital growth on the abdomen like a wart becomes 
sensitive, sore, and scabby, 7 . — Distension of the abdomen during the menses, 1 . 
— Distension of the abdomen, in the morning, on waking, 1 . — Distension in 
the abdomen from flatulence, with rumbling from morning till evening, for 
many days, 1 . — The abdomen became distended (fifth day), . — Great tension 
in the abdomen (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — [700.] Abdomen constantly 
tense, 1 . — Spasmodic constriction in the abdomen, 1 . — Abdominal muscles 
contracted, 86 . — Threw himself on his belly, writhing in paroxysms of agony, 
pressing his belly with both hands, groaning, and beseecning to be stabbed, 46 . 
— Rumbling in the abdomen*. — Loud rumbling in the abdomen, after eat- 
ing, 1 . — Gurgling in the abdomen, without hunger, often after eating, 1 . — Un- 
easiness in the abdomen, with much rumbling and thin stool, for more than a 
week (after twenty hours), 1 . — Gutting colic, in the morning in bed and after 
rising, followed by soft stools (third day), 7 . — Colic before the emission of 
flatus, 7 . — [710.] volic before the stool, also drawing, 7 . — Colic, as from taking 
cold, 1 . — Cutting colic, with diarrhoea-like stools and cold feet, that cannot 
be warmed, 1 . — V iolent flatulent colic, in the morning, after rising, 1 . — Ghrip- 
ing colic at night, with restless sleep, 1 . — Sticking colic, especially on pressing 
upon the abdomen, 1 . — Drawing colic in the lower abdomen, with shiver- 

f Post-mortem showed enormous distension of the stomach, filling the whole left 
side of the abdomen f»s far as the iliac fossa, containing a large amount of thick 
chocolate-like, very offensive substance; the mucous membrane in the pyloric re- 
gion softened, and in many places completely destroyed ; near the pylorus there 
were ulcers with small hard edges; the walls of the pylorus and duodenum were 
indurated and hypertrophied, feeling under the knife like scirrhus,**. 



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ing, 1 . — Colicky uneasiness and distension of the abdomen, in the morning ; 
flatus moves about the abdomen, with pain and rumbling, not relieved even 
by a soft stool (after sixteen days), 1 . — Griping colic before a good stool 
(after fourteen daysV- — Colic, after frequent and in part ineffectual urg- 
ing to stool, 1 . — [720.] Generation of a large quantity of flatus; it moves 
about the abdomen with an unpleasant sensation, without finding vent, 1 . — 
Great desire to pass flatus, with pain in the abdomen ; very little or none 
at all is passed even when stool follows (from an enema of water), 1 . — Much 
fiatvs is passed (immediately, and also second day), 1 . — Excessive emission 
of flatus (after a few hours), 1 — Much emission of flatus, in the morning, 
with griping in the abdomen/. — Drawing pain in the abdomen, extending 
into the thighs, 1 . — Pressure in the abdomen and pain in the small of the 
back, during the menses, 1 . — Violent pressure in the lower abdomen, as if 
everything would press out at the genitals, with pain in the small of the 
back ; it extended into the hips and down the legs, duriug the menses, 1 — 
Pressure in the middle of the abdomen, as from a lump, 1 . — Qualmishness 
in the abdomen, some hours after a meal, several days in succession, 7 . — 
[730.] Pressive pain in the abdomen, 1 . — Frequent griping in the abdomen, 
without diarrhoea, 1 . — Frequent griping in the abdomen while drinking water 
during a meal, 1 . — Frequent griping in the abdomen, in the morning, after a 
good stool, 1 . — Cramp in the andomen, at night, 1 . — Cramps in the abdo- 
men, 1 . — Pain in a small spot in the abdomen, as if something would come 
out there, 1 . — Constriction in the abdomen, with itching, 1 . — Twisting-draw- 
ing pain in the abdomen, before the emission of flatus, 7 . — Uneasiness in the 
abdomen, and frequent waking at night, 1 . — [740.] Uneasiness and anxiety 
in the abdomen at night, with heat in the head and hands, 1 . — The ab- 
domen is extremely sensitive (after three days), 1 . — Tenderness of the 
abdomen, walking with difficulty and bent much forward ; but this was per- 
haps owing to her having been thrown down and stamped upon in an affray 
on the day on which she took the acid (first four or five days),' 7 . — 
Hypoga Atrium and Iliac Meg ton. — ^Suppurating swelling in the 
inguinal glands, that are very painful on walking; the whole extremity 
seems paralyzed, and the muscles seem tense, 1 . — Swelling of the inguinal 
glands, without pain, 1 . — * Swelling of the inguinal glands , u . — * Slight sticking 
in a boil in the groin, when touched and when not, sticking itching in the in- 
durated portion of it, 1 . — Violent cramplike pain in the lower abdomen, as 
if the abdomen would burst, with constant eructations ; she could not re- 
main quiet in any place, during the menses, 1 . — Burrowing and griping in 
the lower abdomen, without diarrhoea, 1 . — Pressive pain, and at times a 
stitch in the lower abdomen, when touching it, 1 . — [750.] Constrictive pain 
in the inguiual glands, 1 . — Pain, as if broken or as from a rupture, in tbe 
left inguinal region, relieved by walking, 1 . — Stitches in the lower abdo- 
men, just above the pubis, while urinating, 1 . — Sticking in a left hernial 
spot, 1 . 

Rectum and Anns* — Painful protrusion of the rectum, 1 . — Urging 
to stool in the rectum, though a scanty evacuation, 1 . — ^Swelling of the haemor- 
rhoids*. — * Constant pressing out of the hemorrhoids in the rectum, 1 . — Pain- 
ful pimples in the perineum, 1 . — * Haemorrhoids and prickling in the rec- 
tum, 1 . — [760.] Haemorrhoids succeeding violent pressure downward in the 
back, while standing, 1 . — ^Bleeding of the hamorrlwids at stool 1 . — * Protrud- 
ing hut painless hemorrhoids and discharge of some blood with every stool, 1 . — 
* Burning in the haemorrhoids, 1 . — *Pain in the haemorrhoids, 1 . — *The rectum 
seems inactive and unable to evacuate the foxes 1 . — Heat in the rectum, 1 . — 



26 NITRICUM ACIDUM. 

♦Burning sensation in the rectum, 1 . — * Acute burning in the anus (rectum) 
all day, especially after urinating*. — ^Burning and pinching in the rectum, 1 . 
— [770.] * Burning in the rectum, extending to the perineum, with ineffectual 
desire for stool, 1 . — *Much burning in the rectum, on waking at night, and in 
the morning 1 . — ^Smarting, more in the rectum than in the anus, immediately 
after a stool, lasting two hours, 1 . — * Pressure in the rectum f after seven and 
seventeen days), 1 . — Violent griping in the rectum, 1 . — * Sticking in the rec- 
tum and spasmodic constriction in the anus, during a stool, lasting many 
hours (after two days), 1 . — ^Sticking and scraping in the rectum and anus 
after a stool, 1 . — * During a stool, sticking cutting and dragging in the rec- 
tum and anus 1 . — *Itching in the rectum, 1 . — Itching in the rectum, as 
from threadworms, 1 . — {780.] Itching and burning in the rectum, with 
discharge of threadworms, 1 . — Stitches in the rectum while coughing, 1 . — 
Stitches in the rectum, in the evening, 1 . — Sharp drawing stitches in the 
perineum, extend iug towards the anus, 1 . — Dragging towards the rectum, 
followed by painful haemorrhoids, 1 . — Constant desire for stool, without re- 
sult 1 . — ^Ineffectual urging returns after a stool, 1 .-— Sensation after a stool 
as though more should be passed (sixth day), 1 . — Long pressure to stool ; 
cannot evacuate it, and yet it is not hard, 1 . — *With the stool pain as if 
something in the rectum would be torn asunder, 1 . — [790.] * Fetid dis- 
charges from the anus (seventh day), 89 . — * Soreness in the anus (after four 
days), 1 . — * Constriction in the anus, almost daily, 1 . — * Moist soreness in the 
anus and between the nates, when walking, 1 . — Pressivepain in the anus, as if 
haemorrhoids would form, 1 . — ^Burning in the anus (second day), 1 . — *Burn- 
ing in the anus, with a hard stool 1 . — * Burning in the anus, after a stool, 1 . — 
Smarting in the anus, in the evening, 1 . — Itching in the anus, while walking 
in the open air, and after a stool, 1 . — [800.] Biting acridity with the stool, . 
Stool* — Diarrhoea. Diarrhoea, with nausea, after eating (after 
twenty days), 1 . — Diarrhoea every other day, 1 . — Dysentery lasting two days, 
and gradually going off (after fifteen hours)*. — Frequent stools, consisting 
only of mucus, at times with cutting colic and excessive urging (first four 
days), 1 . — *Stool consisting of a large quantity of black offensive blood (after 
sixteen days), 38 . — ^Passage of blood with the stool (after sixteen days), 86 . — 
* Bloody, dysenteric stool, with tenesmus, fever, and headache™. — * Violent 
painful bloody stools, associated with tenesmus (after two days), 88 . — * Discharge 
of black offensive blood from the bowels (after twenty days), 88 . — [810.] * Passed 
per rectum a quantity of bright red blood ; had never suffered such haemor- 
rhage before (after six weeks), 45 . — * During thirty-six hours there were six- 
teen exceedingly painful stools, consisting of blood and pseudo-membranes (after 
five days), 89 . — Thin stool two or three times daily (first ten days), 1 . — Dis- 
charge of prostatic fluid after a difficult stool (after three daysV.—Stool soft, 
preceded by griping in the abdomen, 1 . — * Profuse discharge of blood with the 
stool, 1 . — Stool thin, yellowish- white, 1 . — Pasty stool, 1 . — Two soft stools daily, 
for several weeks, 1 . — Three or four stools a day, with shivering and qualm- 
ishness under the short ribs (first thirteen days), 1 . — [820.] Stool enveloped 
in mucus, 11 . — Sensation as though diarrhoea would occur, which was not the 
case (after two to eight hours), 1 . — Stool with an offensive odor, and with 
offensive flatus, 1 . — Constipation. * Constipation (first day), 1 . — ♦Pain- 
ful constipation for several days, 17 .— Passed, for the first time, a small 
dark evacuation (sixth day), 46 . — Constipation ; distension of the abdomen ; 
the flatus does not pass (third, fourth, and fifth days), 1 . — Stool only every 
other day, hard, enveloped in mucus, during the first days, afterwards again 
daily, 1 . — Undigested food passed with the stool, 1 . — *Hard, scanty stool 1 . — 



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[830.] *The stool is evacuated in hard masses, 1 .— Stool like sbeepdung, 
with much pressure, and accompanied by mucus (second and third dajcs), 1 . 
— Stool alternately hard and thin, 8 . 

Urinary Organs. — Kidneys and Bladder. A spasmodic 

constrictive pain extending from the kidneys to the bladder, 1 . — Pressure in 
the region of the kidneys, 1 . — Urethra. Orifice of the urethra greatly 
swollen, bloated, dark red,*. — Yellow matter flows from the urethra, 1 . — 
* Discharge of bloody matter from the urethra*. — Mucus drops from the 
urethra when not urinating, 1 . — Some drops of thin mucus, not stringy like 
prostatic fluid, are discharged from the urethra after urinating, 1 . — [840.] 
The urethra is painful to touch, 1 . — * Smarting in the urethra while urinat- 
ing*. — * Violent burning in the urethra while urinating*. — A burning sensa- 
tion in the forepart of the urethra that compels micturition, as if it would 
be relieved thereby, though it is only aggravated, 1 . — Burning in the urethra 
while urinating (after seventeen days), 1 . — *Needle-like stitches in the ori- 
fice of the urethra, 1 . — * Cutting in the urethra*. — Sore pain in the whole 
urethra while urinating, 1 . — Thin stream of urine, as if caused by stricture 
of the urethra', 1 - — Micturition. ^Frequently obliged to rise at night to 
urinate*. — [860.] *Mueh desire to urinate*. — Great desire to urinate at 
night, with scanty discharge (after four days), 1 . — ^Frequent urging to wrtn- 
ate y with scanty discharge*. — Urging to urinate, with cutting colic, at night, 1 . 
— Urging to urinate, 1 . — Polyuria, 18 .f — The child passes urine involunta- 
rily, 1 . — Suppression of urine (after two days),*. — Suppression of urine, 
without pain, for several days," — Urine suppressed (bladder empty), (fifth 
day),". — [860.] * Violent burning after urinating (after seven days), 1 . — 
Urine. Very profuse easy discbarge of urine, 1 . — Urine very copious, 
pale, 1 . — At night rose three times to urinate ; passed much healthy urine 
each time,". — Urine very offensive, sourish, like horse's urine, 1 . — Urine very 
scanty, 1 . — Urine very scanty, turbid, offensive, 1 . — *The urine is cold when 
passed*. — Urine clear on passing, but on standing it becomes first cloudy 
and thready, and deposits a bright sediment, adhering tightly to the vessel 
(after thirty-three days),*. — Discharge of tenacious mucus, in the evening 
after urinating, 1 . — [870.] Whitish sediment and a very ammoniacal odor 
to the urine, 1 . — Brownish-red sand in the urine (after seven days), 1 . — Red 
sediment in the urine, 1 . — Urine very dark, but soon becomes white and 
turbid ; after urinating, increased dryness of the throat, 1 . — Urine quite 
brown, causing brown spots on the linen, like coffee-stains, 1 . — Passed a pint 
of dark-colored urine, of pea-soup consistency (second day), 48 . — The urine 
deposits sand, 1 . — Urine very dark-colored, 1 . — Intolerably strong-smelling, 
biting, brownish urine, 1 . — The urine has a pungent odor like tobacco, 1 . 

Sexual Organs. — [880.] The hair on the genitals falls out pro- 
fusely,*. — Itching on the genitals, 8 . — Much itching on the genitals, 1 . — 
Violent itching on the scrotum*. — Crawling in the scrotum, extending 
through the groin, 1 . — Red spots on the glans penis become covered with a 
scab, 1 . — *A denuded spot on the penis becomes ulcerated, and will not heal, 7 . 
—♦Superficial ulcers in the corona glandis, looking clean, but exuding 
an offensive moisture,'. — A deep ulcer on the glans penis, with elevated, 
lead-colored, extremely sensitive edges,'. — * Ten or twelve flesh-colored «c- 
crescences on the corona glandis, that after a few days become smaller t exuding 
an offensive moisture and bleeding when touched,'. — [890.] Moisture on the 
glans penis, 1 . — Several brown painful spots as large as peas on the corona 

f Not found. — Hughes. 



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glandis,*. — Itching pimples on the glans penis, 1 . — Throbbing and pressure 
in the glans penis (after two days), 1 . — Frequent ticking on the glans penis, 1 . 
— Itching tickling as from fleabites on the whole penis, 1 . — Sore pain in the 
tip of the glans penis while urinating, 1 . — Itching over the whole penis, 
especially on the glans, beneath the prepuce, 1 . — Great swelling of the pre- 
puce and phimosis, without much redness, and suppurating ulcers with flat 
edges, with inflammation of its inner surface and on its margins, and also 
of the orifice of the urethra, looking like chancres, with violent sticking 
tearing that is especially worse towards evening, lasting through the night and 
preventing sleep, and still more aggravated by violent erections, towards 
morning, 4 . — Superficial yellow ulcerating spots like flat chancres, moist 
but painless, on the inner surface of the prepuce on both sides of the fre- 
num, 1 . — [900.] ^Inflammation and swelling of the prepuce, willi burning 
pain ; on the inner surface soreness and small ulcers, secreting a very offensive 
ichor, that stains the linen like bloody matter*. — *A pimple with burning itch* 
ing on the inner surface of the prepuce ; after rubbing, a superficial ulcer even 
with the skin and of a yellow color, seeming to be covered with thick matter 
and without pain, only surrounded by some redness, 1 . — *Small itching 
vesicles on the prepuce, that open after a few days and become covered 
with small dry-scabs, 1 . — Mucus beneath the prepuce, behind the corona 
glandis, 7 . — [The inside of the prepuce is a little excoriated, as if a chancre 
would appear],"/}" — *8harp stitches in the prepuce,'. — * Itching on the 
prepuce, and moist spots on its inner surface (after twenty-eight days), 1 . — 
Swelling of the right testicle, with pain when touched, 1 .— Swelling of the 
testicles, 14 . — Twisting pain in the left testicle, 1 . — [910.] Bruised pain in the 
left testicle, 1 . — Drawing pain in the testicles, 1 . — Burning pain in the left 
testicle, 1 . — Tearing in the spermatic cords, with painful sensitiveness of the 
testicles to touch, 1 . — Itching on the scrotum, with sore spots (second day), 7 . 
— Violent erections on waking, at night, 1 . — Violent erections at night, even 
after an emission (after sixteen days), 1 . — * Violent erections at night, and 
emission (after nine days), 1 . — Erections, with burning and sticking in the 
urethra (after four days), 1 . — Great inclination to erections (after five 
days), 1 . — [920.] Erections in the morning in bed, with pain in the urethra 
(after twenty-four hours), 1 . — Spasmodic disagreeable erections for several 
hours after midnight ; was obliged to toes about uneasily for several hours 
(after fifteen days),*. — Erections in the evening, after lying down, 1 . — Want 
of erections, 1 . — Sexual desire and erections, without lascivious fancies (first 
two days), 1 . — Frequent emissions, 1 . — Drawing pain in the small of the 
back, spine, and thighs, after coition, 1 . — Constantly excited sexual desire 
(after ten days), 1 . — Frequent desire for coition (after several weeks), (sec- 
ondary action), 1 . — Much inclination to coition (fifteenth day), 1 . — [930.] 
Sexual excitement, during which there was much discharge of prostatic 
fluid, 1 . — Coition, repeated in too short intervals, though without sufficient 
sexual desire, caused general weakness and the renewal of old complaints, 1 . 
— Sexual desire wanting, 1 . — Slight voluptuous sensation with the ejacula- 
tion, during coition, 1 . — Little voluptuous sensation during coition, 1 . — Di- 
minished, at times great absence of sexual power, during the first eighteen 
days, with slow unsatisfactory erections, only excited by fondling, that at 
the next time are all the more satisfactory and complete (in a man aged 
fifty-one years), 1 . — Female* *Itching- on the pudenda while walking : it 

f Original revised by Hughes. In a man infected with syphilis three months 
before, and who had taken much Mercury. 



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becomes sore, 1 . — Violent itching on the pudenda, towards evening, 1 . — * Itch- 
ing on the pudenda; the child rubs itself almost sore at night, 1 . — Constric- 
tion towards the genitals during the inensee, 1 .— [940.] Dry burning in the 
female genitals, 3 . — Stitches in the vagina, extending from below upward, 
while walking in the open air, 1 . — Violent stitches in the vagina, 1 . — Swelling 
of one side of the vagina and of the labia minora, with burning itching,. 
— *An ulcer in the vagina, even with tlie surface, seeming to be covered with 
yellow pus, with burning-Uching pain, 1 . — Irritation and inflammation of the 
labia majora and in the vagina (second day), 1 . — Stringy mucous leucorrhoza, 
flesh-colored (after twenty- four hours and fifteen days), 1 . — *Leucorrho3a of a 
bad odor, 1 . — Profuse leucorrhcea (second day), 1 . — * Greenish mucous leucor- 
rhcea, immediately after menstruation, 1 . — [960.] ^Discharge from the vagina 
of a cherry color and of a foul odor, 1 . — Menses too profuse (after tweuty- 
one days), 1 . — For a day before the menses and during the same, bruised 

Sain in the limbs, 1 . — Menses eight days too early (after nineteen days), 1 . — 
lenses two days too early (after ten days), 1 . — Menses eleven days too 
early (after eleven days), 1 . — Menses three days too late (after eleven 
days), 1 . — Menses repeated three days too early (after four days), 1 . — Menses 
three days too early (after nineteen days), 1 . — Menses seven days too early 
(after eleven days), 1 . — [960.] Menses seven days too late (at the full 
moon), and rather too profuse, with headache and colic, in a young person 
(after twenty-nine days), 1 . — On the appearance of the menses violent pain 
in the small of the back (after forty-eight hours), 1 . — On the appearance of 
the menses, violent cramplike pain in the lower abdomen, 1 . — fhe menses 
reappeared a few days after the close of menstruation, and were pale red, 1 . 
— The menses returned even after fourteen days, though not profusely, 1 . — 
Violent pains, at first laborlike, afterwards rather dragging, in the lower 
abdomen, extending down into the vagina, during the menses, 1 . — An attack 
of heat, palpitation, and anxiety, for half an hour; trembling of all the 
limbs, soon after the appearance of the menses (after eleven fays) 1 . — 
Weakness bo great duriug the metises that she could not speak ; it took 
away her breath, and she was obliged to lie down (after seventeen days), 1 . 
Respiratory Organs.— Larynx, Trachea, and Lungs. 
Sticking pains in the region of the larynx, 1 . — Sharp scraping sensation in 
the trachea (after nine days), 1 . — Voice. [970.] Hoarseness of voice in 
morning '(after three weeks), 46 . — Voice hoarse at times, 1 . — Voice rough,". — 
^Hoarseness (after a few hours and two days), 1 . — ^Hoarseness, so that she 
could not talk, 1 .— Voice feeble, 81 . — Cough and Expectoration. Vio- 
lent cough at night, just after midnight, lasting an hour, 1 . — * Much more 
cough at night than during the day ; he is able to sleep only towards morning ; 
even during the day there is much more cough when lying down and falling 
asleep, 1 . — On being inhaled, it causes a constant and violent cough, with 
whistling inspiration, redness, and sweat of the face and body ; the par- 
oxysm of cough increases so much by continued inhalation of the gas 
that it causes a taste of blood, nausea, and actual vomiting of mucus and 
food ; longer exposure to the gas apparatus causes oppression of breathing 
and anxiety, so that it becomes necessary to leave the room and breathe 
freely, in order to ease the cough ; there remains behind, for from half an 
hour to two hours, great rawness, soreness, and weariness of the cheat,* 8 . — 
Cough (after three weeks), 46 . — [980.] Much cough (after three and four 
days), 1 . — Croaking cough, coming from the pit of the stomach by paroxysms, 
but not at night, . — Hacking cough in the morning (third day), 7 . — Fre- 
quent hacking cough, with irritation and crawling in the larynx, after eat- 



30 NITRICUM ACIDUM. 

ing, 1 . — Cough, especially at night, so that there is not five minutes' rest, 
with shattering of the whole body, that frequently takes away the breath, 
as in hooping-cough ; stitches in the chest, sore throat, and fever, 1 . — *Dry 
cough during deep, before midnight, 1 . — * Rough dry cough , before midnight}. 
— Cough on deep breathing, 1 . — Cough caused by a constricted sensation in 
the throat, especially at night, during sleep, 1 . — Hacking cough, in the 
evening in bed, 1 . — [990.] Dry barking cough, especially in the evening, 1 . 
— Dry cough, as after taking cold, 1 .— He coughs and hawks much black 
blood, and also blows the same from the nose, 1 . — Extremely fluent profuse 
coryza, with great hoarseness and cough, with stitches in the throat, on 
every paroxysm (after twelve days), 1 . — Expectoration of black clotted 
blood, caused by a hacking cough, 1 . — Bloody expectoration from a hacking 
cough, in the morning in bed, preceded by rattling in the trachea ; fol- 
lowed by a sick feeling, chilliness, etc., 1 . — Yellow bitter-tasting expecto- 
ration, 1 . — Expectoration of mucus from coughing, 1 . — Respiration. 
Sudden loss of breath and palpitation, when walking slmvly, 1 .— Shortness of 
breath (first day), 1 . — [1000.] Respiration slow and feeble, so that he could 
hold out a minute without breathing, 1 . — Respiration rough and difficult, 
the quantity of air taken into the lungs appearing to the ear applied to 
the chest to be but small ; afterwards the breathing became more labored, 
and each inspiration was attended with a distinct low whistle ; later respi- 
ration was more croupy and hoarse, 31 . — Tightness of breath, in the morn- 
ing, so great that she could scarcely draw a breath (after thirty days), 1 . — 
Sleep at night interrupted on account of the tightness of breath, 1 . — Began 
to experience difficulty of- breathing (after one or two hours), became 
rapidly worse, and died about ten hours after the accident, 40 . — Respira- 
tion painful, labored, and stridulous (second morning), 87 . — * Loss of breath, 
palpitation, and anxiety on ascending steps, 1 . — Respiration difficult, 56 . — * Op- 
pression of breathing, caused by the cough,**. — Whistling inspiration with the 
cough, 28 . — Oppressed respiration and anxiety, on waking at night, and in 
the morning, 1 . — [1010.] Catching respiration, 1 . — Loss of breath, when walk- 
ing in the open air, and heaviness of the feet, 1 . — Dyspnoea, as from rush of 
blood to the chest, 1 . — Dyspnoea, while walking in the open air, 1 . 

Chest* — Violent stitch through the lungs in the forenoon, 1 . — Spasmodic 
pains in the chest and opposite in the back, aggravated by inspiration, after 
midnight, 1 . — Spasmodic drawing in the cheat, 1 . — Feeling of soreness across 
chest (after three weeks)/ 4 . — Some signs of commencing tubercle in right 
apex (after three weeks), 4 *. — Rush of blood to the chest and heart at night, 1 . 
— [1020.] *Bush of blood to the upper part of the chest, 1 . — Itching spots, like 
freckles, on the chest externally, 1 . — * Whistling and rdles in the chest on m- 
spirationf. — Throbbing in the chest, above the stomach, like palpitation, 
especially after walking rapidly; relieved for some hours by drinking wine, 
but afterwards returning, 1 . — Oppression of the chest so great that she could 
not get her breath (after twenty-two days), 1 . — * Oppression of the chest; 
short, anxious, difficult respiration, 1 . — Violent pressure in the chest, ex- 
tending from the pit of the stomach to the pit of the throat, early in the 
morning, 1 . — Sensation of pressure upon the chest, 1 . — ^Tightness of the 
chest, 1 . — Tightness of the chest while sitting and walking, but especially 
on bending backwards (third day), 1 . — [1030.] ^Feeling of fulness in the 
chest, 1 . — Cramp in the chest for a moment (nineteenth day), 1 . — Great raw- 
ness, soreness, and weariness of the chest, for from half an hour to two 
hours, from the cough, 88 . — Sore pain within the chest while eating, 1 . — Sore 
pain in the chest, as from something sore in it, when coughing, 1 . — Pain in 



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the cheat, caused by cough/. — Pain in the chest externally, especially on 
stooping, 1 . — Pain in the chest, as if sore, on respiration, 1 . — Tightly adherent 
mucus in the chest, 1 .— Sensation of heat in the chest, 18 . f — [1040.] Heat in 
the upper part of the chest in the morning, recurring at times during the 
day, 1 . — Burning in the chest if he eats anything in the slightest degree 
salt, 1 . — Stitches and pain, as if suppurating, in both sides of the chest on 
stooping, deep breathing, and reaching up high, 1 . — Stitches in the chest, as 
if externally, 1 . — Froikt. Two small warts on the middle of the sternum, 1 . 
— Sticking and drawing on the sternum,'. — Sides, Spasmodic paiu in the 
chest anteriorly and in the back woke him from sleep, 1 . — Spasmodic con- 
strictive pain in the right upper pectoral muscles; was obliged to bend 
quite together on account of the pain for several minutes (after twenty-six 
hours), 1 . — Pressive pain on the ribs anteriorly and a bruised sensation, no- 
ticed even on breathing, 1 . — Pressing pain in the right chest in the morning, 
after which empty eructations, lasting half an hour (after sixteen days), . 
— [1050.] Constrictive pain in the left chest above the heart, taking away 
the breath (after twenty -seven days), 1 . — Constrictive pain in the right chest, 
mostly while sitting, 1 . — Twisting pain in the right side of the chest, 1 . — 
Sticking in the right side of the chest and scapula (after fifteen days), 1 . — 
Sticking and pinching, at one time below the breast, at another in the back, 
at night, 1 . — Pressure in the left chest, as if blood would not go through the 
heart, 1 . — Violent stitch in the upper part of the right side of the chest, in- 
side the ribs, extending to the abdomen and back, 1 . — Violent stitches in 
the left chest, in the morning, making respiration difficult, 1 . — At night, 
while lying on the back, he started up, and was attacked with a stitch in 
the right chest, 1 .— Stitches in the right side of the chest on breathing, not 
on coughing, 1 . — [1060.] Stitches in and below the left chest, as from in- 
carcerated flatus, 1 . — Stitches in the side of the chest, with nausea, 1 . — Stitches 
in the middle of the left chest on nearly every breath when coughing and 
breathing, for several evenings, especially on lying down in bed, 1 . — A vio- 
lent stitch in the right breast, in the evening, after lying down, 1 . — Soreness 
in the folds beneath the breasts, 1 . 

Heart and Pulse* — Violent palpitation for a moment, with diar- 
rhoea, 1 . — Paroxysms of palpitation, with anxiety, causing oppression of the 
breath, lasting an hour, 1 . — Trembling of the heart in paroxysms, 1 . — Palpi- 
tation, at one time less, at another more violent, especially after some mo- 
tion, with weakness and anxiety, as if he would become taint, 1 . — Palpita- 
tion in the evening, in bed (after three days), 1 . — [1070.] Every slight 
exertion causes heat and palpitation, soon after dinner, 1 . — Slight exertion 
causes palpitation and perspiration, 1 . — Orgasm of blood in the heart, 1 . — 
Rush of blood to the heart, together with anxiety, 1 . — Rush of blood to the 
heart and palpitation (first day), 1 . — Slight emotional excitement causes 
palpitation, 1 . — Constrictive sensation in the region of the heart, which 
made her anxious, which ceased as soon as the heart gave a violent beat, 1 . 
— He woke at 3 a.m. with violent beating of the heart and palpitation be- 
low the clavicle, without anxiety, 1 . — Stitches in the heart, with heat and 
thirst, at night, 1 . — Pulse quick and hard, 4 *. — [1080.] Pulse small, rapid 
(after sixteen days), 36 . — Febrile heat, with rapid pulse, 1 . — Pulse a little 
quickened (after twenty-five minutes), 80 . — Pulse frequent, feeble, intermit- 
tent every fourth or fifth beat; later 120". — Pulse 120 and very small 
(second morning), 87 . — Pulse small, 90 . — Pulse small and weak (after half an 

f As with S. 661.— Hughes. 



32 NITRICUM ACIDUM. 

hour), 84 . — Pulse small, hard, and rapid," — Pulse small, contracted, 92 to 
96 (after eight days), 1 w . — Collapse, with sinking of the pulse and delirium, 
followed by death on the eighth day, 41 . — [1090.] Pulse irregular; after a 
regular beat, two small ones followed in quick succession; the fourth omitted 
entirely, 1 . — Small and frequent pulse, 46 . 

Neck and Back. — Neck, Glaudular swelling on the right side of 
the neck; the neck and tongue seem stiff (after twenty days), 1 . — Swelling 
on the right side of the neck, similar to a goitre, 1 . — Stiffness in the nape of 
the neck (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — Tensive pain in the cervical muscles, 1 . 
— Loss of power in the nape of the neck, 1 . — Back. Violent burning pain 
in the back, 1 . — Tearing and sticking in the back and chest on motion, espe- 
cially at night, 1 . — Drawing in the back, in the evening, 1 . — [1100.] Pain in 
the back after taking the slightest cold, 1 . — Stiffness in the spine, 1 . — Crack- 
ing in the cervical vertebrae/. — A violent persistent stitch in the vertebrae 
while standing, 1 . — Pinching in the flesh of the back during rest and mo- 
tion, 1 . — Dovnal. Spasmodic Jerking in the dorsal muscles during manual 
labor (after twelve days), 1 . — Drawing in the cervical muscles, as if some- 
thing heavy were hanging upon them, 1 . — Pain in the left scapula and re- 
gion of the kidney while walking in the open air, 1 . — Tearing stitches in the 
scapula while walking in the open air; at night could not lie upon it, 1 . — 
Stitches between the scapulae and in the forepart of the chest, taking away 
the breath, more when stooping than on sitting quietly, 1 . — [1110.] A stitch 
between the scapulae from time to time, always followed by eructations, 1 . — 
Pain between the scapula (after two and three days), 1 . — Pinching, as with 

f>incere, between the scapulae, 1 . — Lumbar. Burning pain in the right 
umbar region (hepatic region ?), in a spot as large as the hand, that made 
him extremely ill humored, sad, and unable to think or work, 1 . — Pain in 
the small of the back, so that he could not lie upon the back, but was 
obliged to lie on the abdomen, at night, 1 . — A stitch in the small of the 
back on coughing, 1 . — Stitches in the small of the back on coughing, 1 . — 
Pressive pain in the small of the back, 1 . — Drawing pain in the small of the 
back, towards evening, 1 . — Painful tension in the small of the back, so that 
he could not take a deep breath, 1 . — [1120.] Violent pain in the small of 
the back, seeming to be in the bone, almost only on motion, so that he 
could scarcely walk, 1 . — Pain in Hie small of the back, as if stiff (twelfth 
day), T . — Pulsation in the small of the back, 1 . 

Extremities in General. — Swelling of the hands and feet, 5 . — 
The extremities became cold; pulse small, very rapid; the patient fell into 
a collapse, followed by death (after twenty-two days),* 1 . — Extremities cold 
(second morning)". — Weakness in all the joints, 1 . — Excessive weakness, 
prostration; all the limbs are affected, especially the knees and elbows, 
they seem relaxed; after dinner, 1 . — Great sensitiveness of the joints, with- 
out distinct pain, in the morning, 1 . — All the joints feel weak and bruised, 
as after great exertion, 1 . — [1130.] The hands aud limbs seem weak and 
paralyzed on pressure, or when lying in an uncomfortable position, as if the 
circulation were arrested by a band (twelfth day), 7 . — All the joints seem 
weary, as after running, 1 . — Trembling and weakness in all the joints, 1 . — 
Drawing in all the limbs, wherewith stretching seems very comfortable, 1 . — 
Drawing and burning in the limbs, 1 . — Jerking and tearing in the joints, 1 . — 
Cracking in all the joints on motion, 1 . — Pain in the gouty joints, hitherto 
painless, 1 . — The joints are painful, as if dislocated, after walking, 1 . — Her 
feet and hands go asleep™. — [1140.] Tension in the arms and lower extremi- 
ties/. — Sensation of heaviness in the limbs and joints, as from weariness, in 



NITRICUM ACIDUM. 33 

the morning in bed, with the most perfect rest/. — Pain like a rigidity in 
the left arm and lower extremity, 1 . — Bruised sensation in all the limbs; 
she could scarcely raise the arms and lower extremities, 1 . 

Superior Extremities. — Paralysis of the right arm, 7 .— Falling 
asleep of the right arm at night, 1 . — Constant, persistent trembling of the 
forearm and hand, 9 . — Weakness of the arms, as after fever, 1 .. — Violent ten- 
sion and constriction in the shoulders and arms; it drew the arms to the 
body, 1 . — The arm seems paralyzed after shaking, 7 . — [1150.] Drawing pain 
in both arms, 1 . — Dull weary pain and tingling in the muscles of the whole 
arm, 1 . — Pain, as from a sprain, in the left arm ; she could move it neither 
backward nor forward (after eighteen days), 1 . — Bruised pain in the right 
arm (after four days), 1 . — Pressure in the right arm (after thirty-seven days), 1 . 
— Tearing in the arm, especially on motion, also disturbing sleep, 1 . — Draw- 
ing in the hand and arm, as if he had sprained them, 1 . — Jerking and draw- 
ing in the arms and fingers (after three days), 1 . — Shoulder* *Olandular 
enlargement in the (m/to, 1 . — * Painful swelling and inflammation of the axil- 
lary glands (after fourteen days), 8 . — [1160.] * Painful and inflamed redness 
of left axillary gland (after three days),* 1 . — The right axillary gland was 
extremely sensitive all the forenoon (after three days), 1 . — Aching pain in 
right shoulder and arm; the arm feels bruised, and at times she cannot 
possibly raise it (after three days),*'. — The left shoulder-joint is painful, 1 . — 
The left shoulder is painful, as from a blow, 7 . — Pressive pain on the shoul- 
ders, as if he had carried something heavy upon them, 1 . — Pressure upon the 
right shoulder (second day), 1 . — Stitches in the left shoulder on touch, res- 
piration, or if she is chilly, not on moving the arm, 1 . — Arm* The upper 
arm is painful, as if beaten; cannot raise it on account of the pain, and 
therewith the hand becomes cold, 1 . — Trembling of the muscles of the right 
upper arm, 1 . — [1170.] Hammering pain in the humeri, as if they had been 
paralyzed, 1 .— Drawing in the humeri, 1 .— Jerking in the muscles of the 
upper arm, especially in the deltoid, without pain, all day, 1 . — Elbow 
and Forearm* Tearing in the elbow-joint and jerking, extending 
thence to the wrist (after four hours), 1 . — Numbness, trembling, aud tin- 
gling of right forearm (after three days), 21 . — Paralytic drawing pain in the 
forearm nearly all day, 7 . — Tearing in the left forearm and hand, with pain 
when touched, 1 .— Drawing deep in the muscles of the forearm, extending 
into the bones (after twenty-eight days), 9 . — Dull pain and sticking in the 
forearm, extending to the back of the hand and fingers, 1 . — Dull pain and 
stitches in the forearm, extending to the back of the hand and fingers (first 
day), 8 . — [1180.] Bruised pain externally on the forearm, on motion and 
touch, 1 .— Sensation of heat in both forearms, 1 . — Wrist. Drawing on the 
right wrist for some seconds (after a few hours), 7 . — Tearing about the 
wrists, 1 . — Tearing in the left wrist, 1 . — Bruised pain in the wrist, 1 . — Pressive 
pain in the right wrist, 1 . — Hand* Trembling of the hands, 1 . — Some visi- 
ble twitches in the hands, 1 . — Falling asleep of the hands, in the morning, in 
bed, 1 . — [1190.] Falling asleep and numbness of the hand immediately on 
resting it upon anything, 7 . — Her right hand goes to sleep, in the morning 
(after three days),". — Her hands, which used to go dead and numb, quite 
ceased to do so while taking the medicine, 11 . — Drawing pains in the hands, 
towards evening, 7 . — Cramplike pain in the hand when grasping anything, 7 . 
— Stiff pain in the palm of the left hand on grasping anything, 7 . — Aching, 
powerless feel in left hand, like rheumatism, 15 . — Drawing in the hands (after 
two days), 1 . — Violent stitches in the palm of the left hand, 1 . — Stitches in 
the right hand (twelfth day), 7 . — Fingers* Painful swelling of the finger- 

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joints, 1 . — [1200.] Swelling of the fingers, in the morning, on waking, 1 . — 
Paralytic drawing pain in the first joint of the thumb and in the hand, on 
falling asleep and on waking (after two days), 1 . — Frequent drawing pain 
in the extensor tendons of the index finger, extending from behind for- 
ward, 1 . — Falling asleep of all the fingers, with crawling in them, 1 . — Dead- 
ness of the fingers in the cold air, 1 . — Violent tearing in the left little finger 
(after one hour), 1 . — Bruised pain in the left little finger, 1 . — Burning pain 
in the fingers of the left hand, 1 . — The fingers are painful on moving them, 
with tension in the middle joints, 1 . — Stitches in the middle finger-joints ; 
he could not bend them without pain, 1 . 

Inferior Extremities. — [1210.] Spasmodic constriction in the 
middle of the thigh and below both calves, frequently during the day, a 
tension as if the parts were bound up, 1 . — Weakness of the lower extremi- 
ties only while lying, not while walking, 1 . — In the evening, there was great 
weakness, especially of the lower extremities, 1 . — The child limps and can 
step only upon the toes, 1 . — Great heaviness of the lower extremities, so 
that he could with difficulty drag himself along, 1 . — The feet and lower 
extremities are icy cold, towards noon, 1 . — Stiffness of the lower extremi- 
ties, 1 . — Pressive drawing in both lower extremities, from above downward, 
in the evening, 1 . — Paralytic pain in the whole leg, with such heaviness and 
lassitude that he does not know where to put it, only during rest, not while 
walking, 1 . — Paralytic pain in the left thigh and leg, at intervals of two 
hours,'.-[1220.] * Bruised pain in the lower extremities, as from excessive 
fatigue, 1 . — Bruised pain and heaviness in the lower extremities, 1 . — Pressive- 
drawing pain about the knees, ankles, and other joints/. — Woke in the 
night witn deepseated, bitter coldness in the feet and legs up to the hips, 
and deepseated feeling as if dogs ujere gnawing the flesh and bones, and as if 
the sinews were being pulled up; all these three sensations were worse in the 
feet and thighs ; kept her awake all night ; not relieved by position or 
movement; relieved for the time by hard rubbing (first night) ; after break- 
fast they suddenly disappeared, leaving the parts tender to touch, and as 
if the clothes were too heavy for them (first night)," 6 . — Sensation of heat 
with lassitude, in the joints of the lower extremities, 1 . — The lower extremi- 
ties are heavy, especially painful while sitting, 1 . — *Tearing in the lower 
extremities, especially at night, 1 . — * Tearing in the bones of the lower ex- 
tremities, so that she cried aloud, 1 . — Jerking in the left lower extremity, at 
night in bed, 1 . — At night, dead, torpid feeling, and stiffness in left leg,* 7 . — 
[1*30.] Drawing pain in the right lower extremity, 1 . — Crawling in the 
lower extremities, extending from the hips to the toes, frequently during 
the day and night, 1 . — Slight aching in both feet and legs up to the hips ; 
felt as if she had taken cold in them, in the afternoon (first day), 2- . — Hip. 
Pressive-tensive pain in the right hip-joint, on rising from a seat and begin- 
ning to walk, as if the head of the thigh-bone would be put out of joint, 1 . 
— Drawing pains about the hips, 1 . — Tliigh. Weakness of the left thigh 
after a walk, with a sensation of stagnation of blood in it, 1 . — Soreness of 
the thigh, near the scrotum, 1 . — Soreness between the thighs, on walking, 1 . 
— The nates are painful to touch, as if sore, 1 . — Drawing in the muscles of 
the thighs, as if something heavy were hanging upon them, 1 . — [1240.] 
Drawing in the thighs in the evening, and itching on the skin, 1 . — Drawing 
in the nates, extending into the feet, . — Drawing and tearing in the thigh, 
extending from the knee upward, on sitting down, relieved by sitting, 1 . — 
Throbbing and beating in the thighs, as if they were internally ulcerated ; 
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another cold, 1 . — Sticking pain at the head of the femur, 1 . — Bruised pain in 
the lower portion of the thigh, on moving it forward while walking, 1 . — 
Bruised pain, as if broken, in both thighs (after six hours), 1 . — Pressive pain 
in the thigh, above the knee, inferiorly and internally, that makes the 
lower extremity weak and stiff (after three days), 1 . — Violent sticking in 
the right thigh, at night, 1 . — Prickling in the thighs, 1 . — [1250.] Tearing in 
the thigh, extending up from the knee, while walking, 1 . — The left thigh 
feels bruised, 1 . — Pain in the region of the right gluteal muscles, 8 . — The 
nates are painful while riding in a carriage (at night), 1 . — Knee* The 
hollow of the knee is very tense, and seems contracted all the afternoon 
(after seventy-two hours), 1 . — Stiffness in the right knee, 7 . — Painful con- 
traction of the knee, 1 . — Tension in the hollow of the knee as if the tendons 
were too short, 7 . — Pain in the hollow of the knees, as from stiffness, so that he 
was obliged to limp on beginning to walk, 7 . — Tensire pain in the knee on 
motion, 1 . — [1260.] Pain in the left patella, so that he could scarcely step ; 
could not walk at all (after eleven days), 1 . — Pain as from a sprain, and as 
if beaten, in the patella, while walking, especially on descending steps ; 
while walking upon a level the pain was gradually relieved, even ceasing 
for a time ; also painful on bending it excessively, with cracking in the 
knee, 1 . — Pain, as from a sprain, in the knees, especially on going down- 
stairs, 1 . — Sensation of swelling in the hollows of the knees, while walking 
in the open air, 1 . — Tearing in the knee, extending to the hip, at night in 
bed, after much walking, 1 . — Shooting into the knee when coughing, so that 
it cracks, with pain in the patella, on walking, 1 . — Cracking in the knee, 
while walking, so that sometimes he could not move from the spot, 1 . — 
Sticking pain on the outer side of the knee, while walking, 1 . — Violent 
drawing in the knees, ending with a jerking, 1 . — Stitches in the knee, while 
standing, 1 . — [1270.] Stitches in the hollows of the knees, at night, 1 . — 
Leg. The leg seems numb and dead, in the evening in bed, followed by 
cramp in it, mostly in the calves, at last sticking and prickling in the 
heels/. — Paralytic drawing in the bones of the leg, 7 — Great weakness and 
weariness in the lower portion of the leg, after walking a little, 1 . — Painless 
lumps in calves, about half the size of a walnut, for about an hour (second 
morning),* 8 . — Violent cramp in the calves, on stretching out the foot, for 
example, when drawing on the boot, 1 . — Violent cramp in the calves, on 
drawing up the leg, 1 . — Violent cramp in the calves, at night, 1 . — Cramp in 
the calves, towards morning, 1 .*— Momentary sharp pain in the leg, extend- 
ing from the knee to the tips of the toes, day aud night, 1 . — [12o0.] Per- 
sistent cramplike pain in the whole lower portion of the leg, in the mus- 
cles and tendons, also painful to touch, 1 . — Pain as from a sprain, in the 
ankle, in the morning on rising, 1 . — Drawing in the middle of the calf 
during rest and motion ; sometimes changing to sudden spasmodic jerks, 
in frequent paroxysms for two hours, immediately, 1 . — Drawing in the legs, 
extending into the knees, 1 . — Sensation of heat in the legs, that are, however, 
cold to touch, 1 . — Feet* Great swelling of the feet, after walking in the 
open air, 1 . — The toes, soles of the feet, and corns are painfully sensitive, as 
if inflamed, 1 . — Great weakness of the feet, with prostration, 1 . — The feet 
remain cold, with heat of the head, after a walk, 1 . — The feet are painful ; 
cannot tolerate the shoes, 1 . — [1290.] The corns begin to be painful, 1 . — 
Tearing in the left foot, 1 . — Tearing in the right foot, in the morning, 1 . — 
Tearing in the right metatarsus (after eleven hours), 6 . — Tearing and stick- 
ing in the right foot, 1 . — Drawing in the upper portion of the right meta- 
tarsus (after nine hours), 1 . — Drawing pain from the ball of the foot to the. 



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heel, with a feeling of weakness, 1 . — Drawing in the feet, extending to the 
knees/. — Drawing pain in the feet, while walking, 1 . — Burning in the feet, 1 . 
— [1300.] Smarting pain in the corns, 1 . — Some stitches in the right foot 
(tenth day), 7 . — Stitches in the malleoli, 1 . — Cracking in the ankle, while 
walteng, 1 . — Burning above the malleoli, 1 . — Pain in the periosteum of the 
os calcis (sixth day), 1 . — Weariness of the feet, only at night ; none during 
the day, even from the longest walk, 1 . — Heaviness in the malleoli, extend- 
ing through the feet, on walking and stepping, as if they were very much 
compressed, 1 . — Toe* Redness, inflammation, and swelling of one toe, with 
burning pain ; after wetting the feet, 1 . — A corn, with burning pain, appears 
on the left middle toe, 1 . — {1310.] *Redne88 and heat of the great toe and its 
ball, with sticking in it, as if it had been frozen, 1 . — Violent crawling and 
itching in the great toe, in the evening, 1 . — Violent burning beneath the 
nail of the left great toe, in the evening in bed, 1 . — Pain beneath the nail 
of the great toe/. — Pain in the ball of the little toe, while walking, 1 . — 
Violent stitches in the right great toe and in the sole of the foot that pre- 
vents sleep for a long time, 1 . 

Generalities*. — Epileptic attack after midnight ; it came on like a 
mouse moving up and down his left side, then the sensation disappeared ; 
the arms jerked ; the head and mouth were drawn back and forth, so that 
he bit his tongue, then he became quite stiff, and snored, 1 . — Epileptic at- 
tack, first a drawing in the left side of the chest, then convulsive drawings 
in the arms back and forth, lasting a minute, while sitting, with tolerable 
consciousness (after twelve days), 1 . — Attacks twice daily, at first drawing 
in the back like a grasping in the dorsal sides, below the ribs, extending 
around into the stomach, where it turns about and disappears, with an 
eructation, 1 . — Spasmodic stiffness in the back and whole body, 1 . — [1320.] 
Anxiety, with stitches above the heart, and a fantasy as though she were 
speaking irrationally, with coldness of the body, and inclination to fall 
down, 1 . — Paroxysm of headache, in the morning on waking, with nausea, 
and a sensation as if all parts of the mouth were numb and asleep, 1 . — 
* Emaciation of the whole body, especially of the upper arms and thighs, 1 . 
— Remarkable leanness, 16 . — * Gradual emaciation ^.—-She became lean (after 
a few days), 1 . — Tossing about, 85 . — The patient was pale and cold, 83 . — 
Deathly paleness, cold sweat, sighing respiration, without pulse, with per- 
fect consciousness, with weak voice (collapse followed by death), 85 . — Ex- 
pression anxious, 85 . — [1330.] Perceptible beating in the bloodvessels in the 
upper part of the body, 1 . — *So weak that he was- almost constantly obliged 
to lie down, 1 5 . — Complete exhaustion after a stool (after nine days), 1 . — 
Very much exhausted, in the morning after rising, till 10 o'clock, 1 . — Great 
weakness in the afternoon, disappearing in the evening, 1 . — Weakness, so 
that she trembled all over, 1 . — Became exceedingly weak,* 5 . — Great weari- 
ness and nausea, in the evening, followed by excessive yawning (tenth 
day), 1 . — Very weak towards noon, . — Progressive debility (after six weeks), 45 . 
— [1340.] Great weakness and emaciation (after three weeks) ; followed 
by death, 88 . — Much prostrated,* 6 . — Internal weariness, especially in' the 
arms, on waking in the morning, 1 . — Most profound apathy, at times inter- 
rupted by murmuring, followed by death (eighth day), 89 . — The patient be- 
came more and more apathetic and quiet, though with perfect conscious- 
ness, still at times he complained of headache (fifth day), 89 . — On being 
questioned, he raised his eyelids, and spoke in a whisper ; his replies were 
brief, quickly delivered, and apparently attended with increased suffering ; 
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of mind and body, 1 . — Sensitiveness of the whole body to the open air, 1 . — 
General confusion of the body, not of the head, as after a severe illness, 1 . 
— A sensation in all the muscles, as on resting after great fatigue, 8 . — [1350.] 
Walked about with chin depressed on chest (twelfth day), 46 . —General 
sensation of heaviness (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — Heaviness of the head 
and extremities, 1 . — Paralyzed sensation in the limbs, 1 . — Unable to walk, 46 . 
— The symptoms, especially the drawing pains here and there, are aggra- 
vated towards evening/. — Is less able to endure a warm room than usual, 1 . 
— Heaviness of the body, while walking in the open air, so that he could 
scarcely proceed, 1 . — A real faint feeling through the whole day, 1 . — Feels 
very unwell, immediately after dinner ; she becomes warm ; all the limbs 
feel prostrated and tremble ; she is obliged to lie down, 1 . — [1360.] Exces- 
sively incommoded by it, and placed in extreme danger,* 9 *. — Sickness of 
the whole body, with weakness of the joints, and heat of the head, 1 . — 
Pains, even slight, affect him exceedingly, so that he is quite beside him- 
self, 1 . — Burning in the joints, 1 . — Intense burning pain (immediately), 44 . — 
Very much inclined to take cold, 1 . — Very much inclined to take cold, which 
was not the case formerly, 1 . — Trembling all over, ll .f — Trembling through 
the whole body, on waking in the morning, 1 . — Threatened with asphyxia 
(twenty-first day), 46 . — [1370.] Slight trembling through the whole body, 
frequently, 1 . — During a quarrel, trembling of all the limbs, 1 . — Tremulous 
condition in the evening, and great weariness, as after great exertion (after 
thirty-six hours), 7 . — Tremulous, sensitive, and weak in the whole body, 1 . — 
He takes cold very easily in weak parts, in the evening in cold wind, and 
then has drawing pains in the parts, 1 . — Aching in all the limbs, as if in 
the bones, 1 . — Sick feeling over the whole body, 1 . — Was taken ill, and, 
though he rallied fbr a time on the second day, he afterwards sank, and 
expired at 5 a.m., the third day, 41 . — *Freauent drawing pains in almost all 
parts of the body, suddenly appearing ana disappearing, 1 . — Drawing ex- 
tending up from the feet to the back, on motion, 1 . — [1380.] Drawing pain 
in the periosteum of all the bones, as before intermittent fever, 1 . — Draw- 
ing and tearing in the whole body, 1 . — Much twitching of the muscles, also 
twitching of the eyelids, 1 . — Jerking in all parts of the body, 1 . — Jerking 
and stretching of the limbs, waking him twice from the midday nap, 1 . 
— Stitches through the whole body, 1 . — *8tiiches t here and there 9 in all parts of 
the body, 1 . — Disinclined to walk, 1 . — General tension of the nerves, with 
much thirst, 1 . — Orgasm of blood, and weakness of the limbs, 1 . — [1390.] 
General rigors (after three hours), 80 . — Waking to drink and urinate at 
night, 1 . 

Shift* — * Jaundice ; yellowness of the skin, with constipation, 1 . — *Scaly 
skin over the whole face, 1 . — Itching stitches over the whole body, with large 
hives after scratching, 1 . — The itching spots bleed on scratching, 1 . — Black 
sweat-pores in the skin of the face, 1 . — Large blue protuberances and spots 
on both hands, itching mostly at nights—Skin dry and hot, 48 . — Profuse 
bleeding of an ulcer on dressing it (after six days), 1 . — [1400.] Bloody 
ichor from an ulcer corrodes the skin wherever it flows, with biting pain, 1 . 
— Eruptions, Dry* Many small pimples on the forehead, iust below 
the hair, 1 . — Several pimples on the chin, with red, hard areola, at first 
painful to touch, that disappear as soon as pus forms at the tips ; they 
become indurated, with a red areola, lasting several days (after thirty-three 
days),*. — Pimples at the margin of the hair on the temple (fifth day), 7 . — 

f As with S. 663.— Hughzs. 



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Pimples as large as peas on the posterior surface of the lobule of the ear, 
with pain when touched/. — Some pimples on the lips, with corrosive itch- 
ing, 1 . — Itching eruption on the upper lip, 1 . — Fine, very itching eruption in 
the beard, 1 . — Eruption on the hands and between the fingers, with itching 
burning, disappearing on rubbing, 1 . — [Papular eruption], . — [1410.] Small 
papular eruption on the face, especially on the forehead, 1 . — Papular erup- 
tion on the temples, 1 . — Papular eruption on the forehead, 1 . — Small warts 
appear on the neck, 1 . — A small wart, together with a pimple, on the upper 
lid, 1 . — * Dark freckles, 1 . — Eruptions, Moist. Spreading blisters on the 
toes, 1 . — Herpetic eruption close to the mouth, extending to the chin, 1 . — 
Small itching blisters, like the commencement of a tetter, on the fourth 
finger, 1 . — Eruptions, Pustular* Numerous boils, particularly large, 
on the scapulae, nape of the neck, nates, thighs, and legs, 1 . — [1420.] A 
boil on the thigh, 7 . — A boil below the right hip-joint, with tensive pain, 1 . — 
Numerous boils about the head, chin, nape of the neck, etc., 1 . — A large 
boil on the side of the chin, 1 . — Itching-burning red pimples tipped with 
pus, here and there, on the face, forehead, lips, chin, etc., 1 . — Itching tetter 
on the wings of the nose, 1 . — Pustules on the chin (after forty-eight hours), 1 . 
— A pustule on the tip of the thumb, 1 . — Itching tetter in the beard, 1 . — 
Dry tetter, painful to touch, on the outer side of the thigh, 7 . — [1430.] 
Ulcerative papular eruption on the lower lip (after nine days), 1 . — An 
abraded spot will not heal, but becomes ulcerated, 7 . — Sensations* Vio- 
lent itching over the whole body, without eruption, 1 . — Itching over the 
whole body, 1 . — Violent itching on the back, and pain after scratching, 1 . — 
Much itching on the upper lip, 1 . — Itching on the nape of the neck, 1 . — Vio- 
lent itching below the arms, 1 . — Violent itching on the tip of the elbows, on 
the patella, and back of the foot, 1 . — Violent itching of the left hand, 1 . — 
[1440.] Itching of the hands, with chilblains and swelling (at the end of 
April), 1 . — Itching on the neck, on walking in the open air (after twenty- 
four hours), 1 . — Itching over the whole back (after seven days), 1 . — Violent 
burning itching on the right lower extremity, without eruption, 1 . — Violent 
itching in the hollows of the knees and bends of the elbows, 1 . — Itching 
between the thighs, 1 . — Itching on the thighs; she was obliged to scratch 
them till bloody, 1 . — Violent itching on the outer portion of the thigh, at 
night when in bed, after scratching soon returning, 1 . — Itching on the feet, 1 . 
— -Itching in the warts, 1 . — [1460.] ^Sticking and picking in the warts, 1 . — 
^Sticking pain in an ulcer, mostly during the first days of the proving, 1 . — 
*Moisture and itching in the anus, 1 . — ^Smarting pain, commencing in a 
large wart that had been for eight years on the upper lip ; it bleeds on 
washing, and is painful on touch, 1 . — Transient stitches, though rather a 
burning as from nettles, in and about an ulcer, 1 . 

Sleep. — Sleepiness* Sleepiness during the day (after four, and twenty- 
two hours), 1 . — Frequent yawning, 1 . — Much yawning after a meal, 7 . — Drow- 
siness the entire day (after three days),".— -She became weary with sleep, 
and was obliged to sleep after a meal, 1 . — [1460.] Very much inclined to 
fall asleep again, for several hours in the morning, after rising, 1 . — Sleepy 
and weary all day (after thirty-two days), 8 . — Much sleepiness in the after- 
noon (eighth day), 1 . — Desire to sleep during the day, 1 . — Dizzy sleepiness, 
so that he almost fell asleep while walking and standing, with drawing pain 
along the skin on the inner side of the thighs, 1 . — Overpowering inclination 
to sleep, with stretching and an impatient mood, after supper, 1 . — Sleep- 
lessness. She talked in sleep at night, with the hands lying above the 
head, and snored, 1 . — Sleep restless; he fell asleep late, woke frequently, and 



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had many and frightful dreams, 1 . — He was full of fright for a moment, 
after waking/. — Starting up in fright as from an electric shock, during the 
midday nap, while sitting, 1 . — Starting up in sleep, and jerking in the limbs 
(after twenty days), 1 . — [1470.] Little sleep at night, with much yawning ; 
she could not get warm before midnight, 1 . — *He woke much too early at night ; 
he could not fall asleep again, 1 . — He awoke at 4 a.m., and remained quite 
wide awake, 1 . — He woke with anxiety, at night (after five days), 1 . — He 
awoke about 2 a.m. every night, and could not fall asleep again, wiilwut other 
symptoms, 1 . — Frequent waking at night and tossing from side to side, 1 . — He 
woke frequently at night, and could not fall asleep again for a long time, 1 . — 
She woke nearly every half hour (second night), 1 . — He woke as many as 
eight or ten times at night, 1 . — Restless waking, with anxiety, at night, 1 . — 
[1480.] He woke with anxiety, at night, was obliged to cough, and if he had 
no drink, vomited, 1 . — Frequent anxious waking from a restless sleep, 1 . — The 
sleep at night was only a partial sleep; in the morning it seemed as though 
he had not slept at all, 1 . — She woke at 1 a.m., and could not fall asleep 
again, without other symptoms, except some perspiration on the left side of 
the head and neck, 1 . — Sleepless at night, and restless till 4 a.m., followed by 
sleep, with anxious dreams, 1 . — Sleep restless, unrefreshing, 1 . — Great heat at 
night and sleeplessness, 1 . — Restlessness (first night), 87 .—Slept ill (second 
night), 20 . — Sleeplessness on account of cold feet, at night, 1 . — [1490.] She 
could not get to sleep at all for eight nights in succession, 1 . — She could not 
sleep for three nights on account of wakefulness (first night), 1 . — When 
half awake, pains that he could not distinctly remember when awake, 7 . — 
Cannot fall asleep till 3 or 4 a.m. ". — Could not fall asleep before 1 a.m., 1 . 
— Anxious sleep, with sobbing, 1 . — Heavy, unrefreshing sleep at night, from 
which he woke with difficulty, and only with anxious effort, in the morn- 
ing, 1 . — He was unable to fall asleep for several nights, and the sleep was 
only a dozing, 1 . — She sprang out of bed several times from the deepest 
sleep at night, quite awake, about a fancied frightful event, walked about, 
and then first became conscious that it was only an illusion, 1 . — I>rean%8. 
Dreams that cause him to start, 1 . — [1500.] Dreams of crimes that he com- 
mits, 1 . — Frightful dreams, 1 . — Dreams of corpses, 1 . — Horrible dreams, pre- 
ceded by a joyous dream, 1 . — Anxious dreams and crying out in sleep, 1 . — 
Very anxious dreams at night, for many nights, 1 . — Anxious, sad, vivid 
dreams, 1 . — Anxious dreams and violent starting up, 1 . — Anxious dream at 
night, so that all the pulses beat on waking, 1 . — Anxious dream at night, 
as if he must die, 1 . — [1510.] Visionary dreams of carousing and feasting 
at night, 1 . — Peevish dream during the restless morning sleep, 7 . — Peevish 
dreams all night, that also continued during the second sleep after wak- 
ing, 1 . — Confused dream and partial sleep, at night, 8 . — Many fantasies, 
at night, 1 . — A kind of nightmare, with perspiration, during a wonderful 
lascivious dream, 1 . — Nightmare at night, shortly after falling asleep, 1 . — 
Very vivid visionary dreams of the occurrences of the day, in the morning, 
followed by great weariness, 1 . 

Fever. — Chilliness* When she woke with the coldness, there was 
also chattering of the teeth for one hour (first night), 28 . — Skin cold aud 
pale, 8 *. — [1520.] Skin cool, almost cold. 81 .— Skin cold, 48 . — Coldness of the 
skin of the whole body, at night, 1 . — Chilliness, with a pale look and coated 
tongue, after dinner, 1 . — Takes cold easily, and as a consequence has pains 
in the back, 1 . — Very sensitive to a cold wind, and very chilly for a long 
time, 1 . — Constant internal chill, in the evening, with external warmth that 
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tightly bound up, 1 . — Frequent shivering, especially in the forenoon, 1 . — 
Chilliness of the whole body, with warm feet (after two days), 1 . — Chill and 
shivering, as from gooseflesh, with bristling of the hair, 1 . — [1530.] Shaking 
chill, even in a warm room, 1 . — Chilliness, even in the morning, in bed, and 
the whole day; only in the afternoon heat in the face, 1 . — Chilliness in the 
afternoon, without subsequent heat ; he was stupid all day, 1 . — Febrile chill, 
in the afternoon, in the open air, lasting an hour and a half; afterwards 
in bed dry heat, with half-waking fantasies, without sleep; only to- 
wards morning perspiration and sleep, 1 . — Febrile chill, in the afternoon, 
lasting an hour, followed by heat all over, lasting a quarter of an hour ; 
afterwards general perspiration for two hours ; thirst during neither the 
chill nor heat (four days), 1 . — Chilliness and shivering, in the evening, fol- 
lowed by flushes of heat, with dryness of the throat, 1 .-—Chilliness, 1 . — Chilli- 
ne8S y especially in the evening, 1 . — * Chilliness in the evening, before going to 
bed and on lying down, over the whole body, lasting a quarter of an hour, 1 . 
— Chillinessin the evening, on moving in bed, 1 . — [1540.] Sleepy and chilly 
in the evening, 7 . — Chilliness in the evening, in bed, from going to bed till 
midnight (in August) ; followed by dry heat of the lower extremities, head, 
and body, 1 . — Coldness of the hands and feet (after two days), 1 . — A cool 
sensation in the abdomen and head, without cause, lasting two hours, 1 . — 
* Hands very cold, 1 . — Very cold hands, with extreme ill-humor, 1 . — Coldness, 
and a cold sensation in the whole right lower extremity (after two hours), 1 . 
— Cold knees (fourteenth day), 1 . — Constant coldness of the feet, as far up as 
the calves, during the day, 1 . — Icy coldness of the soles of the feet, at night, 
so that she could not sleep, 1 . — [1550.] Chilblains on the great toes, 1 . — 
Heat* Broncho-pneumonia developed on the third day, with violent 
fever, 48 . — Violent fever,' 4 . — Fever with the dysentery (after fifteen hours)," 
— Fever for one day (from taking cold), after riding a long distance in a 
strong wind ; chilliness lasting three hours, followed by heat for six hours, 
with excessive perspiration (after thirty-six days), 1 . — Violent fever, with 
hot skin, full, hard, tense pulse, 48 . — Violent fever, with chill, especially in 
the back; he cannot get warm, and yet is externally hot, 1 . — Constantly in- 
creasing warmth of the body, day and night, as after alcoholic drinks, with 
increased inclination to perspire, 1 . — Flushes of heat all over, towards even- 
ing, and very transient perspiration, 1 . — Flushes of heat in the cheeks, with 
thirst, afterwards in the evening very sleepy, 1 . — [1560.] Flushing heat 
from time to time, 8 . — Flushes of heat and nausea, in the evening, before 
going to bed, 1 . — Flushes of heat several times during the day, 1 . — Heat and 
thirst, with scanty turbid urine, 1 . — ^Paroxysms of flushes of heat, with moisture 
of the hands, frequently during the day, 1 . — Flushes of heat in the cheeks, 
without thirst (after thirty hours), 1 . — *Meat over the whole body frequently 
woke her at night, without perspiration, with excessive thirst, caused by dry- 
ness very low down in the throat ; she was frequently obliged to toss about 
the bed ; the thirst lasted twenty hours, 1 . — Constant sensation of heat over 
the whole body, without thirst ; she could scarcely tolerate any covering, 
only in a cool room, day and night, 1 . — At first dry heat, afterwards violent 
chill, in the morning, in bed, 1 . — *The blood seemed hot at night, especially 
in the hands ; she could not sleep on account of it, 1 . — [1570.] Much heat 
aud pain in the head, with vertigo, on walking (after six days), 1 . — Heat of 
the skin, 7 . — Internal dry heat, with thirst and febrile weakness, 1 . — Dry heat 
over the whole body (after five days), 1 . — Heat in the evening, especially on 
the feet, 1 . — *Dry heat, at night (after eight days), 1 . — Alternately feverish, 
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hot, 7 . — Always an agreeable sense of heat after drinking the acid (fifth 
day),". — Easily becomes heated during warm weather, and after slight ex- 
ertion, 1 . — [1580.] It often seems to him like heat about the head, 1 . — *Fre- 
auent heat in the face and hands, with much weakness of the limbs, 1 . — Heat 
in the face, and coldness in the rest of the body, 1 . — Heat and redness of 
the face, after eating, 1 . — Heat of the face, in the morning, on waking, and 
inclination to perspire, 1 . — Heat of the face, in the afternoon, 7 . — Great heat 
of the face, in the evening, with icy-cold hands, without thirst (after three 
days), 1 . — Great heat of the face, in the evening, with tremulousness, 7 . — 
Heat of the face, in the evening, 1 7 . — Heat in the eyes, small of the back, 
and great anxiety, 1 . — [1590.] Heat in the left wrist and palm of the hand, 1 . — . 
Much beat, at night, especially in the thighs, 1 . — Sweat* *Sweat all over ,after 
eating (in the morning and at noon), (after five days), 1 . — * Offensive perspira- 
tion, for several nights, 1 . — Inclined to perspire and take cold, 1 . — * Perspira- 
tion, with cold hands and blue nails, 1 , — Perspiration while walking in the 
open air, followed by headache and nausea, 1 . — ^Perspiration, in the morn- 
ing, 1 . — Perspiration sour, very offensive, like horses' urine, 1 . — Perspiration 
increased and offensive during physical exertion, 1 . — [1600.] It restores 
the suppressed perspiration of the feet (secondary action), 1 . — Sour night- 
sweat, for several nights, 1 . — Nightsweat immediately on covering herself 
in bed, 1 . — Perspiration at night, 1 . — Nightsweat during sleep, 1 . — Night- 
sweats for twenty days in succession (after ten days), 1 . — Nightsweat only 
on the parts upon which she is lying, 1 . — Nightsweat, during which he woke 
with pleasant thoughts, 1 . — ^Nightsweat every night, 1 . — ^Nightsweat, profuse, 
every other night, 1 . — [1610.] Nightsweat, mostly on the feet, 1 . — Nightsweat % 
on the chest, 1 . — The head perspires very easily, 1 . — Frequent perspiration on 
the forehead, 1 . — Sweat on the forehead, while eating, 1 . — Sweat of the face 
and body (with the cough),* 8 . — Sweat on the nape of the neck, 1 . — * The 
perspiration in the axilla is offensive, of a strong odor (after four days), 1 . — 
Hot sweat on the palms of the hands, with heat and redness of the face, 1 . 
— Sweaty hands, 1 . — [1620.] *Profuse perspiration on the soles, causing 
soreness of the toes and balls of the feet, with sticking pain as if he were 
walking on pins, 1 . — * Perspiration of the feet, even cold, 1 . — Sweat on the left 
foot (sixth day), 1 . 

Conditions* — Aggravation. — (Morning), On waking, throbbing 
headache in right temple, with nausea ; pressure in forehead ; stitches over 
the eyes; swelling of fingers; distension of abdomen; face hot; in bed, dry 
heat; violent chill ; hacking cough ; bloody expectoration ; thirst for water ; 
rattling in trachea ; sick feeling ; chilliness ; erections ; pain in urethra ; 
tearing in right foot ; pressure in chest ; hands asleep ; on rising, vertigo ; 
weakness and nausea ; vertigo, with obscuration ; ill-humored ; fretful ; 
perspiration; exhaustion; gnawing in stomach; on waking, mouth stiff 
and sore ; on waking, pressure iu stomach and back ; pressure in forehead ; 
nosebleed ; blowing of blood from nose ; burning in eyelids ; tension in 
skin of face ; stoppage of nose ; heaviness of limbs and joints ; stitches in 
left chest, with difficult respiration ; cramp in calves ; pressive pain in right 
chest ; paroxysms of headache ; tightness of breath ; emission of flatus ; 
in bed, cutting colic ; after rising, violent flatulent colic ; yellow, sickly 
look below eye ; after stool, griping in abdomen ; bloody saliva ; mouth 
dry ; tongue dry, coated ; difficulty in opening eyes ; puffiness about eyes ; 
loss of appetite ; sweetish taste ; sour taste. — (Morning and evening), Sneez- 
ing. — (Forenoon), Shivering; stitches through lungs. — (Toward noon), 
Weakness; cold feet and lower extremities; bitter taste. — (Afternoon), 






42 NITRICUM ACIDUM. 

Throbbing headache in left side of head ; sticking pain in upper part of 
head ; compressive headache in forehead ; face hot ; chilliness ; weakness ; 
hollow of knee tense; impatient; sleepiness; bitter taste. — (Touwrd even- 
ing), Flushes of heat ; itching in pudenda ; drawing pains in hands and 
small of back. — {Evening), Face hot, tremulous ; pressure in eyelids ; sensi- 
tiveness of scalp ; stitches in right side of occiput ; boring stitches in ver- 
tex ; sticking headache in left frontal eminence ; stitches in left temple ; 
jerking in head ; jerking toothache ; throbbing toothache ; pressure in eye- 
ids ; weakness of lower jaw ; disagreeable odor from nose ; in bed, stick- 
ing in throat ; sour taste ; dry, hacking cough ; after lying down, stitches 
in right breast; stitches in rectum ; flushes of heat and nausea; flushes of 
heat in cheek, with thirst ; weakness of lower extremities ; in bed, appear- 
ance of images, chilliness and shivering; sleepiness; in bed, palpitation; 
internal chills ; external warmth ; pressive drawing in lower extremities ; 
feet hot; in bed, burning beneath nail of great toe ; drawing in thighs; in 
bed, backing cough ; smarting in anus ; after lying down, erections ; vertigo ; 
anxiety; tremulous; weary; depression. — (Nig)U), While sleeping, head 
heavy and oppressed, headache ; on rising; vertigo; skin cold; drawing, 
grumbling, sticking, and burning in teeth ; stopped coryza ; violent coryza ; 
acrid water from nose ; nosebleed ; rush of blood to chest and heart ; stitches 
in heart ; heat ; thirst ; during sleep, pain in stomach ; pressure in stomach : 
eructations and cramp in stomach ; griping colic ; uneasiness in abdomen ; 
cramp in abdomen ; blood hot in hands ; sticking in thigh ; heat in thigh ; 
tearing in kuees ; cramp in calves ; feet and legs cold ; tearing in lower ex- 
tremities; dead feeling in left leg to knee; feet weary ; violent erections; 
'emissions ; restlessness; frequent waking ; anxious dreams ; peevish dreams ; 
fantasies ; dry heat ; anxiety ; desire to urinate ; on rising, vertigo. — (Mid- 
night), Toothache. — (After midnight), Violent cough; epileptic attack. 
(Cold air), Deadnesss of fingers. — (Open air), Confusion of the head ; sud- 
denly blinded; lachrymation of right eye. — (Falling asleep), Paralytic 
drawing in first joint of thumb and in hand ; oppression. — (Ascending 
steps), Loss of breath ; palpitation ; anxiety. — (During breakfast), Stitches 
in left side of occiput. — (Bending backward), Tightness of chest. — ( Chew- 
ing), Cracking in ear ; looseness and painfullness of teeth. — (After coition), 
Drawing pain in small of back, spine, and thighs. — (Coughing), Pressure 
in head; pain in chest, stomach, and hypochondria; nausea; vomitiug; 
anxiety ; stitches in rectum ; stitches in throat and small of back. — (Cover- 
ing in bed), Nightsweat — (After dinner), Twitching in right eye ; vomit- 
ing ; headache ; knee and elbow relaxed ; chilliness ; paleness ; tongue 
coated. — (Lh%n1cing), Acid, sense of heat ; pain behind suprasternal notch ; 
persistent vomiting; griping in abdomen. — (Eating), Head perspires. — 
(After eating), Heat and redness of face ; headache ; crawling in larynx ; 
hacking cough ; sore pain in chest ; coldness and pressure in stomach ; 
nausea ; eructations ; acidity in mouth, throat ; vomiting ; rumbling and 
gurgling in abdomen ; anxiety ; in evening, bilious eructations ; cracking 
in maxillary articulation ; sweat ; salt, burning in chest. — (Exertion), 
Palpitation; perspiration offensive; heat. — (Grasping), Cramp pain in 
hands; stiff pain in left hand. — (Inspiration), Spasmodic pain in chest and 
back; whistling in chest. — (Lying down), Weakness of lower extremities. 
(Manual labor), Spasmodic jerking in dorsal muscles. — (Appearance of 
menses), Cramp pains in lower abdomen ; pains in small of back. — (Before 
menses), Bruised pain in limbs. — (During menses), Burning in eye ; swell- 
ing of gums; toothache; pressure in the hepatic region; pressure in abdo- 



NITRO-MURIATTC ACID. 43 

men ; violent pain ; dragging in lower abdomen ; weakness ; constriction 
toward genitals. — (Motion), Externally bruised pain in forearm ; tearing 
in arm ; stitches in hepatic region ; sticking in region of spleen ; nausea ; 
faintness ; anxiety. — (Moving body), Drawing and griping in umbilical re- 
gion. — (Pressing forehead), Stitches in right ear. — (Reading), Aloud, scrap- 
ing in throat ; green spots before every letter ; obscuration of the eye ; 
lachrymation. — (Best), Paralytic pain in one leg, with heaviness and lassi- 
tude; drawing in middle of calf. — (Warm room), Shaking chills. — (Res- 
piration), Pain in chest; stitches in right side of chest. — (Riding in car- 
riage), Nates painful. — (Rising from stooping), Vertigo. — (Rising from seat), 
Tensive pain in hip-joints. — (Standing), Stitches in vertebrae and knee. 
— (After smoking), Dryness and scraping of mouth. — (Sitting), Constrictive 
pain in right chest ; weariness ; indolence. — (Stooping), Shooting in head ; 
headache ; pain in chest externally ; vertigo. — (During stool), Sticking and 
constriction in rectum. — (After stool), Sticking and scraping in rectum ; 
discharge of prostatic fluid ; burning and itching in anus ; smarting in 
rectum ; nausea ; exhaustion. — (Stretching foot). — Cramp in calves. — (Swal- 
lowing), Pressure in throat; sore throat; pain in cardiac orifice. — (Talk- 
w*flO» Stitches in larynx and throat. — (Urinating) Sore pain in glans penis; 
burning and smarting in urethra; stitches in lower abdomen. — (After 
urinating), Burning in anus, in evening ; discharges of tenacious mucus. — 
( Walking), Heat and pain in head ; vertigo ; in open air, headache, nausea, 
perspiration ; loss of breath ; palpitation ; in open air, itching on neck ; 
itching on pudenda; throbbing in chest ; in open air, loss of breath ; feet 
heavy ; in open air, pressure in stomach ; in open air, sensation of swelling 
in hollow of knee; pain in hollow of knee; pain in left patella; itching 
in anus ; in open air, pain in left scapula and kidneys; stitches in scapula ; 
tearing in thigh ; soreness between thighs ; weakness of left thigh ; crack- 
ing in knee ; drawing pain in feet ; sticking pain in heel ; pain in little 
toe; cracking in ankle; oppression; anxiety. — (After walking), Swelling 
of feet ; weakness and weariness of lower leg ; joints painful. — ( Wetting 
feet), Swelling, inflammation, redness of one toe. 

Amelioration. — (Eating), Pressure in stomach ; warm food, pain in 
teeth. — (Drinking), Wine, throbbing in chest. — (Moving), Nausea. — (Riding 
in carriage), Symptoms disappear. — (Hard rubbing), Gnawing sensation in 
thighs. — (Sitting), Pain in thigh. — (Going to sleep), Stitches in right side 
of occiput. — ( Walking), Pain in left inguinal region. 



NITRO-MURIATIC ACID. 

Acidum nitroso-muriaticum ; Acidum chloro-nitrosum. NO,Cl x (or Cl,NO). 

Aqua regia. 

A mixture of three parts of Hydrochloric and one part of Nitric acid. 

Preparation, Dilutions with distilled water. 

Authorities. 1, Dr. J. C. Morgan, Hahn. Month., 6 (1870), p. 186, took 
2 drops of 1st dec. dil. at 11 p.m. first day, 1 drop at noon, second day, 
took two sips of a solution of 3 drops in 2 ounces of water, third day ; 2, 
Dr. C. Winslow, ibid., took j\ of a drop of 1st dil., three times first day, 
twice second day ; 3, Dr. M. M. Walker, took 2 drops of 30th dil. (one 
dose) ; 3 a, same, repeated same dose ; 4, Dr. Graves, Lond. Quart. Journ. 



44 NITRO-MURIATIC ACID. 

(N. Am. J. of Horn., 1, 518), effects of fumes of the concentrated acid, in 
a woman. 

Head. — Headache and great sleepiness, at 1 p.m., increased and were 
worse at 3 p.m., but continued through the evening till I retired at 11 p.m. 
(third day), 81 . — Slight frontal headache, with some dizziness (after first 
dose), 2 . — Peculiar sensations in the temples, as if brain were distended ; a 
feeling of pressure on the temples (one nour after second dose, first day), 1 . 
— While leaning to left side, sudden sticking ache in left temporal region, 
preceded by twitching of anterior fibres of temporal muscle (after five 
minutes, second day), . — Arose at 7 a.m., with feeling as I arose from a 
lying position as if the brain was all in the occiput, making it feel heavy 
(third day), 8 . 

Face* — Lower lip has a blister on the inner side as large as an incisor 
tooth, which I first noticed at 1 p.m. ; while eating dinner, at 2 p.m., could 
not help biting it ; for several hours after, whenever I closed my teeth, I 
would bite it ; the inside of lower lip was also somewhat swollen, and this 
blister the most pointing part (fourth day), 8 *. 

Mouth* — Immediately a sense of pressure or fulness in the parotid, 
submaxillary, and sublingual glands, in the order named, with some in- 
crease of saliva ; on left side, increased more and more towards zygoma 
and malar bone; less on right side (first day), 1 . — My mouth filled with 
saliva (soon after the fluttering of heart), which I spat out ; my mouth 
continued filling- as rapidly as I could spit for about ten minutes, when it 
decreased in quantity, but continued in a less and less degree for one hour, 
or from 2 to 3 p.m. (ninth day), 8 *. 

Throat* — While writing at a very low table, spasmodic tremulous 
contractions in pharynx, in the vicinity of the levator palati muscles (after 
half an hour, second day), 1 . 

Stomach* — [10.] Evacuation of flatus, and eructation of the same ; 
since first dose, easier than common (second morning), 1 . 

Abdomen. — Sensation from left hypochondrium to rectum as of de- 
sire for stool, following the course of the large bowel, on rising at 7.30 
a.m. (second day) ; on rising (third morning), 1 . — Slight colic in Tower re- 
gion of abdomen (one hour after third dose, first day), 8 . 

Stool* — After breakfast, a free, loose, yellowish, pappy stool (third 
day), 1 . — Have been troubled more or less with constipation since I began 
the proving ; this evening, at 7 p.m., had desire for stool ; after much urging 
was unable to pass anything owing to constriction of sphincter ani ; on 
pressing with finger at the end of coccyx, expelled a small amount of faeces 
(twelfth day) ; desire for stool, at 8 a.m. ; after much urging with rectus 
abdominis, expelled a small amount of faeces, notwithstanding the constric- 
tion of the sphincter ani (thirteenth day), 8 *. 

Urinary Organs, — Immediately, sensation in penis, afterwards in 
bladder (whilst writing), of desire to urinate ; later a sort of languid ach- 
ing through hips and thighs (front) and small of back (having rested 
arms on thighs) ; after a short delay, passed a quantity of normal, some- 
what pale urine (third day), 1 . 

Respiratory Organs. — The fumes caught her breath, and pro- 
duced inflammation of the larynx and of the bronchial tubes, which nearly 
proved fatal, 4 . — Inspiration more easy than usual (second morning), 1 . 

Heart and Pulse* — Some palpitation of heart (one hour after sec- 
ond dose, first day), 8 . — Fluttering of the heart, while eating dinner at 2 
p.m. (eighth day) ; while eating dinner, at 1.30 p.m. ; at a quarter before 



NITRO-MURIATIC ACID. 45 

2 p.m., started for the cars, was a few minutes late, and had to run part of 
the way ; after running slowly half a square, was taken with fluttering of 
the heart, so I had to stop running and walk, when it gradually passed off 
(ninth day), 8 *. 

Neck and Sack. — [20.] While taking a cold hath, took a pain in 
right side of hack, about the position of the rhomboideus major muscle, 
rheumatic, i. e., catching, muscular pain, on twisting and lifting the limb, 
at 7.30 a.m. (fifth day), 1 . — Heavy pain in quadratus lumborum muscle 
(third day), 8 . 

Extremities in General.— Sticking in dorsum of right hand to 
third knuckle ; afterwards successively, the same on dorsum of left fore- 
arm and hand, then in back of both thighs when walking, at 7.30 p.m. ; 
directly after, while still walking, a sharp, stitchlike drawing pain in front 
of right forearm, beginning and worse and most persistent at commence- 
ment of biceps tendon, above elbow (third day) ; the pains (especially of 
the upper extremities) recurred quite frequently, up to the morning of the 
fourth day, 1 . — A sort of languid aching through hips and thighs (front) 
and small of back (having rested arms on thighs), (third day), 1 . 

Inferior Extremities* — While sitting, a glow, with languid feel- 
ing, from calf to sole of left lower extremity, continuing as heat in the 
sole ; within a few minutes, sensation as if perspiration would break out, 
while sitting (third day), 1 . — On walking in the room, a cramp momentarily 
felt in hollow of right foot (after three-quarters of an hour, second day), 1 . 

Generalities* — Very much worn out by much hard study and little 
exercise ; felt mentally and physically depressed, like I did previous to 
having typhoid fever, three years ago; worse from 10 to 12 a.m. ; at 12.30 
went to gymnasium, and after moderate exercise felt very weak, but im- 
proved in about an hour after (eighth day), 8 *. — A pricking sensation in the 
muscles between the fourth and fifth metatarsal bones of the right foot, at 
the same time a similar pain in the region of the bladder ; both were quite 
light (after four hours and a quarter), 8 . — Took breakfast at 8 o'clock (ate 
bread and butter, and bread and milk), which did not seem digested at 2 
o'clock, when I ate dinner (second day) ; food or regular meals seemed to 
be much longer in digesting (third day), 8 . 

Sleep. — Slept unusually well (first night), and felt the next morning 
better than usual, 8 . — [30.] Very sleepy, with headache, at 1 p.m. ; head- 
ache and sleepiness increased, and were worse at 3 p.m., but continued 
through the evening till I retired, at 11 p.m. (third day), 8 *. 

Fever. — A chilly sensation passed over me, which commenced in the 
rectus femoris muscle, passed upward over the body to the face (after ten 
minutes), 8 . — While sitting by the stove reading, chilliness, commencing at 
all points on a line drawn around the chest and over the arms at the lower 
part of the sternum, passed upward over the shoulders, up the neck, face, 
and head, converging at the vertex, at 1 p.m. (second day), 8 *. — Slight 
feverishness (first and second days), 8 . — Sensation as if perspiration would 
break out, while sitting (third day), 1 . 

Conditions. — Aggravation. — {After breakfast), Free, loose, yellowish 
stool. — {Gold bath), Pain in right side of back. — {On eating dinner). Flut- 
tering of the heart. — {Moderate exercise). Feeling of weakness, but improved 
soon after. — {Leaning to left side), Sticking ache in left temporal region. — 
{Sitting), By a stove, line of chilliness through the chest, arms, lower part 
of sternum, shoulders, neck, face, and vertex ; a glow, with languid feeling, 
from calf to sole of left lower extremity ; sensation as if perspiration would 



46 NITROGENIUM OXYGENATUM. 

break out. — ( Walking), Sticking in back of both thighs ; sharp stitch in 
front of right forearm ; in room, momentary cramp in front of right foot. 
— ( Writing), At low table, spasmodic, tremulous contractions in pharynx ; 
sensation in penis and bladder of desire to urinate. 



NITROGENIUM OXYGENATUM. 

Nitrous oxide (gas). NO. 

Laughing gas. 

The gas is slightly soluble in water. 

Authorities^ 1, Sir Humphry Davy, experiments on self, Researches 
Chem. and Philosophical, London, 1800; 2, same, subsequent experiments 
with the gas mingled with the air ; 3, same, " when fatigued by a journey, I 
respired nine quarts of the gas ;" 4, same, " when fatigued by a journey, I 
respired seven quarts ;" 5, same, effects after having taken the gas, often as 
many as four times a day, for a fortnight; 6, same, effects of inhaliug the 
gas, in a tight box, into which twenty quarts of gas were thrown ; 7, same, 
effects on Mr. Toblin ; 8, same, on Mr. Clayfield ; 9, same, on Mr. King- 
lake ; 10, same, effects on Mr. Burnet ; 11, same, on Mr. Edgeworth ; 1», 
same, on Mr. Southey ; 13, Pfaff, Nord. Archiv, 1804 (Frank's Mag., 3, 
709), effects on Dr. Struve ; 14, same, on another individual ; 15, same, on 
another individual ; 16, Curtis, Bost. M. and S. Journ., 2, 425, effects in a 
lady, suffering from asthma ; 17, B. W. James, M.D., N. Am. J. of Horn., 
1866, p. 517, effects in self; 18, Jeannel, Gaz. Hebd., 1869, experiments on 
self; 19, same, effects in another individual (taken for extraction of tooth) ; 
20, Braine, Brit. Med. Journ., 23 (1869), effects ; 21, Amory, N. Y. J. of 
Med., 1870, effects on self; 22,Mitchell, experiments on friends, West 
Riding Lunatic Asylum Reports, 1871, p. 44, Mr. J. ; 23, same, Dr. 
N. ; 24, same, Mr. D. ; 25, same, Mr. H. ; 26, same, general effects ; 27, 
same, effects on self; 28, Maclaren, Edin. Med. Journ., 1871, general 
effects ; 29, Mason, Lancet, 1873, p. 254, effects in a lady, who inhaled the 
gas to have a tooth extracted ; 30, Farrington, Am. J. Horn. M. M., 4, 
105, effects of inhalation, in a colored woman (with 'scrofulous glands) ; 
31, "8. W." Loud. Med. J., 1873, "personal experience;" 32, Br. Med. 
Journ., 1873, " personal experience of a medical man ;" 33, Thomson, 
Phil. Med. Times, 1873 (November 15th), general effects; 34, Berridge, 
N. Am. J. of Horn., N. 8., 5, p. 375, effects in self; 35, same, in another 
man ; 36, same, in a girl ; 37, same, Am. Obs., 1875, p. 307, effects on 
self; 38, Ostrom, Hahn. Month., 1875, p. 16, effects of a large amount, in 
a girl, aged nineteen. 

Mind. — Became so violent in dentist's chair, could hardly hold her, 30 . 
— Unusual exaltation of mind, the most agreeable sensations and fancies ; 
had an involuntary desire to laugh (after one hour), 1 *. — " The principal 
feeling was a total difficulty of restraining my feelings, both corporeal and 
mental ; or, in other words, not having any command over myself," u . — 
Begged me to give her something to kill her or else make her better, 80 . — 
Mental torture beyond endurance. It was a nightmare of the mind, pure 
and simple, in which no earthly objects took part. He was like Blake, or 
any other madman you might name, trying in that exquisitely painful 
moment to solve the insoluble and grasp the illimitable ; he was now en- 

f Selected from numerous observations. — T. F. A. 



NITROGENIUM OXYGENATUM. 47 

deavoring to conceive what lay beyond all space, and now trying to realize 
the condition of nothing. Then came a spiral winding from an infinite 
distance into a point, when he exclaimed to himself, "I can bear it no 
longer ; I am going mad," and at that instant awoke, 31 . — " Inhaling the gas, 
I felt as if every nerve was gently agitated with a lively enjoyment," . — 
Soon found his nervous system agitated by the highest sensations of pleas- 
ure, but which were difficult of description. When the bags were exhausted 
and taken from him, he suddenly started from his chair, and vociferating 
with pleasure, made towards those that were present, as he wished they 
should participate in his feelings. He struck gently at Davy, and a 
stranger entering the room at the same moment, he made towards him and 
gave him several blows ; but, he adds, it was more in the spirit of good 
humor than in that of anger. He theu ran through different rooms in the 
house, and at last returned to the laboratory somewhat more composed, 
although his spirits continued more elevated for some hours after the ex- 
periment ; he felt, however, no subsequent effects either in the evening or 
day following. Upon another occasion, he states that his sensations were 
superior to anything he ever before experienced ; his step was firm, and all 
his muscular power increased. His nerves were more alive to every sur- 
rounding impression ; he threw himself into several theatrical attitudes, 
and traversed the laboratory with a quick step, while his mind was elevated 
to a most sublime height ; he says that it is giving but a faint idea of his 
feelings to say that they resembled those produced by a representation of 
a heroic scene on the stage, or by reading a sublime passage in poetry, 
when circumstances contribute to awaken the finest sympathies of the soul. 
The influence, however, of this inspiring agent appears to have be*en as 
transitory as its effects were vivid ; for he afterwards observes, " I have 
seldom lately experienced vivid sensations. The pleasure produced by the 
gas is slight and tranquil, and I rarely feel sublime emotions or increased 
muscular power," T . — First, there was noticed a pleasant sensation of ex- 
hilaration or general stimulation, in which the thoughts ran rapidly through 
the brain, and soon it appeared to me that I was dreaming ; then the head 
felt full, giddiness supervened, and a humming or buzzing sensation, to- 
gether with a feeling as though I was gradually being elevated up into the 
air and passing away. A peculiar tingling sensation in the finer nerves of 
the extremities was observed, somewhat analogous to that which is felt 
when experiencing that feeling which is commonly expressed by the term 
" hand or foot being asleep," caused by pressure on the main nerve-trunk 
of the part, and similar to that I noticed over the whole body when I was 
suffering from an attack of " spotted fever " or typhus petechial is. The last 
impressions were that I was laughing, while at the same time I was flying 
through the air, and my feet were trembling and going up and down as 
though pressing upon a treadle that propelled the imaginary machinery 
that was conveying me through the air, while everything around was fast 
becoming dim ; complete unconsciousness then ensued. The return from 
this state was sudden, as if arousing from a sound sleep, and the first ob- 
jects that attracted my attention were the five or six gentlemen who were 
in the room, violently convulsed with laughter, while I myself was seized 
with a hearty convulsion of laughter, which I could not in any manner 
control, 17 . — It produced the usual pleasurable effects, and slight muscular 
motion. I continued exhilarated for some minutes afterwards ; but in half 
an hour found myself neither more nor less exhausted than before the ex- 
periment. I had a great propensity to sleep. I repeated the experiment 



48 NITROGENIUM OXYGENATUM. 

four or five times during the following week with similar effects. My sus- 
ceptibility was certainly not diminished; I even thought that I was more 
affected than formerly by equal doses,*. — [10,] For three minutes I ex- 
perienced no alteration in my sensations, though immediately after the in- 
troduction of the Nitrous oxide, the smell and taste of it were very evident. 
In four minutes I began to feel a slight glow in the cheeks, and a gener- 
ally diffused warmth over the chest, though the temperature of the box 
was not quite 50°. I had neglected to feel my pulse before I went in ; at 
this time it was 104 and hard ; the animal heat was 98°. In ten minutes 
the animal heat was near 99° ; in a quarter of an hour, 99.5°, when the 
pulse was 102, and fuller than before. At this period twenty quarts more 
of Nitrous oxide were thrown into the box, and well mingled with the 
mass of air. by agitation. In twenty-five minutes the animal heat was 100°, 
pulse 124. In thirty minutes twenty quarts more of gas were introduced. 
My sensations were now pleasant ; I had a generally diffused warmth, with- 
out the slightest moisture of the skin ; a sense of exhilaration similar to 
that produced by a small dose of wine, and a disposition to muscular mo- 
tion and to merriment. In three-quarters of an hour the pulse was 104, 
and animal heat not 99.5°; the temperature of the chamber was 64°. The 
pleasurable feelings continued to increase, the pulse became fuller and 
slower, till in about an hour it was 88, when the animal heat was 99°. 
Twenty quarts more of air were admitted. I had now a great disposition 
to laugh, luminous points seemed frequently to pass before my eyes, my 
hearing was certainly more acute, and I felt a pleasant lightness and 
power of exertion in my muscles. In a short time the symptoms became 
stationary ; breathing was rather oppressed, and on account of the great 
desire of action, rest was painful. I now came out of the box, having been 
in precisely an hour and a quarter. The moment after, I began to respire 
twenty quarts' of unmingled Nitrous oxide. A thrilling, extending from 
the chest to the extremities, was almost immediately produced. I felt a 
sense of tangible extension, highly pleasurable, in every limb ; my visible 
impressions were dazzling and apparently magnified ; I heard distinctly 
every sound in the room, and was perfectly aware of my situation. By 
degrees, as the pleasurable sensations increased, I lost all connection with 
external things ; trains of vivid visible images rapidly passed through my 
mind, and were connected with words in such a manner as to produce per- 
ceptions perfectly novel. I existed in a world of newly connected and 
newly modified ideas. I theorized ; I imagined that I made discoveries. 
When I was awakened from this semi-delirious trance by Dr. Kinglake, 
who took the bag from my mouth, indignation and pride were the first 
feeling produced by the sight of the persons about me. My emotions were 
enthusiastic and sublime, and for a minute I walked round the room per- 
fectly regardless of what was said to me. As I recovered my former state of 
mind, I felt an inclination to communicate the discoveries I had made 
during the experiment. I endeavored to recall the ideas ; they were feeble 
and indistinct ; one collection of terms, however, presented itself, and with 
the most intense belief and prophetic manner, I exclaimed to Dr. King- 
lake, " Nothing exists but thoughts I The universe is composed of impressions, 
ideas, pleasures, and pains /" About three minutes and a half only had 
elapsed during this experiment, though the time, as measured by the rela- 
tive vividness of the recollected ideas, appeared to me much longer. Not 
more than half of the Nitrous oxide was consumed. After a minute, be- 
fore the thrilling of the extremities had disappeared, I breathed the re- 



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mainder. Similar sensations were again produced ; I was quickly thrown 
into the pleasurable trance, and continued in it longer than before. For 
many minutes after the experiment, I experienced the thrilling in the ex- 
tremities ; the exhilaration continued nearly two hours. For a much longer 
time I experienced the mild enjoyment before described connected with 
indolence ; no depression or feebleness followed. I ate my dinner with 
great appetite, and found myself lively and disposed to action immediately 
afterwards. I passed the evening in executing experiments. At night, I 
found myself unusually cheerful and active, and the hours between 11 and 
2 were spent in copying the foregoing detail from the commonplace book, 
and in arranging the experiments. In bed, I enjoyed profound repose. 
When I awoke in the morning, it was with consciousness of pleasurable 
existence, and this consciousness, more or less, continued through the day,*. 
— A few seconds after the commencement of the inhalation the pulse began 
to grow firmer and less compressible, and to decrease in frequency, falling 
from 85 to 75 in the course of the first minute. In less than a minute the 
breathing became quicker and almost of a blowing character. He was 
somewhat exhilarated and stamped with his feet to show the satisfaction 
he felt. The breathing then assumed a labored, almost stertorous, char- 
acter, and I attempted to remove the face-piece, but he clutched it firmly 
and resisted my efforts to do so — not long, however, for he soon began to 
lose consciousness and his hold relaxed. On recovering, which was almost 
instantaneous after removal of the inhaler, he said he felt as if just aroused 
from a delicious sleep,* 1 . — (The headache, which had troubled me during 
the afternoon and before going to sleep, was entirely gone, and I felt much 
invigorated by the effects of the gas), . — It produced feelings analogous to 
those of intoxication. He was for some time unconscious of existence, but 
at no period of the experiment were his sensations agreeable ; a. momentary 
nausea followed, but unconnected with languor or headache. In a subse- 
quent trial it would appear that he did experience certain thril lings that 
were highly pleasurable, 8 . — Sensations perfectly new and delightful, 1 *. — 
The dilute gas has almost invariably an exhilarating effect upon me ; for 
the first few seconds the symptoms resemble those caused by the pure gas, 
but come on more gradually. The breathing is at first affected, and fre- 
quently at the end of a minute is of a pantiug character. At this stage a 
Might sense of suffocation may be felt, soon passing off, however, not to re- 
turn again as long as the supply of Nitrous oxide is abundant The next 
symptom is a feeling of fulness in the head, and a tendency to fixedness of 
the eyes ; then it soon becomes apparent that general sensibility is affected, 
the perception of external objects being slower. Next is noticed a sense of 
increased resistance in the feet, suggesting the idea that they might act 
involuntarily in throwing the body forward. These symptoms become 
more marked, and develop into unmistakable dizziness, more noticeable, 
of course, if the inhalant is standing, and then an effort is required to 
maintain the equilibrium. At this stage, too, are perceived the thrilling 
and vibratory sensations ; the accommodating power of the eve is affected, 
and objects are seen as through a mist The senses of smell and hearing 
become more acute ; distant and otherwise faintly heard sounds are judged 
to be near, and are distinctly heard ; if they are of a rhythmical kind, as 
the sounds of a mason's hammer, they seem to recur more frequently, and 
the appreciation of the rhythm is more acute. And now the more strictly 
mental symptoms come into prominence. Having on one occasion inhaled 
the gas when I had a rather severe headache, it was at this stage the sense 

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of pain left me, after which it seemed to me there was an interval between 
the perception that the pain had given and that feeling of satisfaction 
which always follows sudden relief from suffering, and my mind began to 
busy itself with definitions of pleasure and pain ; but this mood quickly 
changed to one of extreme self-confidence — recklessness as to every other 
consideration but that of having plenty of Nitrous oxide, and a general 
feeling of contempt for all metaphysical questions whatever. Ideas rushed 
in a disordered current through my mind, and delirium set in. It is at the 
commencement of this stage that the mind loses the power of discriminat- 
ing between the appropriate and the ridiculous, and is preternaturally sus- 
ceptible of receiving and being influenced by suggestions from without ; 
and it is on the ideas and actions now initiated that the delicious intoxica- 
tion turns. The ideas seem, as it were, to expand beyond the recognition 
of the mind, which at this point in its disordered activity also seems to vault 
over that interval which, in its normal condition, it recognizes to exist be- 
tween the wish and its realization. Automatic acts succeed each other, or 
are repeated with great rapidity, and are performed in an exaggerated 
manner, the subject of the experiment shouting and gesticulating with the 
greatest vehemence should he wish to communicate any, even the most 
trivial thing, and often repeating the last word of a sentence many times, 
and each time in a louder key. I have endeavored to arrest the action 
of the gas in all stages of its operation, with a view of analyzing, if possible, 
the state of mind indicated by the confident belief that a great discovery 
has been made. When it is considered with what avidity the gas is in- 
spired, and that it is necessary that the inhalation should be discontinued 
at the very moment when the enjoyment it is affording is at its height, and 
when all sense of prudence and responsibility seems to be annihilated, it 
will be understood how great are the difficulties in the way of success in 
such an attempt. On account of the delirium which always accompanies 
this condition I could never be 'certain, on recovering from the effects of 
the gas, that I had not passed through a short stage of unconsciousness, 
nor that the idea my mind had grasped, as being the last that had passed 
through it, was indeed the last. In the milder forms of delirium it has 
seemed to me as though consciousuess kept ebbing and flowing. I feel 
sure, however, that in some instances I have been able to secure the re- 
ceding thought and to retain it until the momentary confusion of mind had 
passed off". Two such instances I will describe. On one occasion I wanted 
to find out how much gas was being consumed in the experiment, and im- 
pressed on my mind the exceeding desirableness of learning this. On 
emerging from the state of delirium I found myself with uplifted band in 
the act of striking my knee, to impress upon my memory the fact that I 
had refilled the inhaling bag ; and I fancied that I either had shouted, or 
was upon the point of doing so, in a triumphant voice, "I have filled it 
again." The act by which I sought to emphasize the important observa- 
tion was a repetition of a blow I had already given my knee, as there was 
still some feeling of it left, and I thought that it was due to this that I had 
so suddenly awaked to perfect consciousness. I found that I really had 
turned the key to admit more of the gas into the bag. Had I not came to 
myself at that moment, I have no doubt that in the next this trivial occur- 
rence would have been magnified beyond recognition, and have left the 
feeling that I had discovered the secret of the universe. The second time, 
returning clearness of intellect found me vociferating, in a most trium- 
phant tone of voice, and each time I fancied in a higher key, " Off, off, 



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off." Id this case the predominant idea, before the commencement of the 
experiment, had been that I should notice how, and in what time, I passed 
off into unconsciousness. Again, to show how susceptible to suggestion the 
miud becomes under the influence of Nitrous oxide, and how it takes up 
and exaggerates any activity, whether bodily or mental, and how great 
the tendency is to dwell on and intensify any process of thought or series 
of automatic acts, I may describe how I was affected by the gas on other 
occasions. I respired it standing, to notice whether this position would in 
any way incite to bodily activity. As soon as I felt the influence of the 
gas stealing over me I commenced gesticulating, and immediately notfced 
a strong tendency to repeat the same movements, which, though at first 
wholly voluntary, soon became automatic in character, and required an 
effort to stop them. Commencing to shuffle about my feet as if dancing, 
I quickly found myself going through the steps of a Scotch reel, the only 
dance I ever properly learned, and which I believed I had forgotten. 
Each step was made with more alacrity than the one before, uutil I fouud 
it impossible to maintain any degree of accurate adaptation of the inhaler 
to my face, and then the feelings of exhilaration died away. On almost 
immediately resuming the inhalation in the sitting posture, however, I 
passed into the delirious stage in a few seconds. I have found that, by 
imitating the contortious of face attendant upon crying or laughing, I can 
at will, at a certain stage in the operation of Nitrous oxide, induce a most 
uncontrollable paroxysm of either. The general propensity to laughter, I 
have thought, might be attributable, in some measure at least, to the fact 
that when the inhalation has been continued a certain length of time, con- 
vulsive contractions of the diaphragm always occur, which would, of course, 
initiate one very important movement in the automatic series accompany- 
ing laughter. The sense of hurry and tumultuous rushing of ideas 
through the mind may be exaggerated by, if it is not, in a great degree, 
due to, the furious panting which is commonly observed before delirium 
sets in, 17 . — He found that ne could breathe nine quarts of Nitrous oxide 
for three minutes, and twelve quarts for rather more than four ; but that 
he could never breathe it, in any quantity, so long as ^ve minutes. When- 
ever its operation was carried to the highest extent, the pleasurable thrilling, 
at its height about the middle of the experiment, gradually diminished, the 
sense of pressure on the muscles was lost, impressions ceased to be per- 
ceived, vivid ideas passed rapidly through the mind, and voluntary power 
was altogether destroyed, so that the mouthpiece generally dropped from 
bis unclosed lips. When he breathed from six to seven quarts, muscular 
motions were produced to a great extent ; sometimes he manifested his 
pleasure by stamping or laughing ; at other times by dancing round the 
room and vociferating, 6 . — I put myself into the hands of the deutist one 
morning after my breakfast, and, after inhaling the gas for the average 
time, soon became insensible ; that is, to physical pain ; but my mental 
tortures, during that short period, were hevond endurance. It was a 
nightmare of the mind, pure and simple, in which no earthly objects took 
part. I was like Blake, or any other madman you might name, trying in 
that exquisitely painful moment to solve the insoluble and grasp the illim- 
itable ; I was now endeavoring to conceive what lay beyond all space, 
and now trying to realize the condition of nothing. Then came a spiral 
winding from an infinite distance into a point, when I exclaimed to myself, 
"I can bear it no longer; I am going mad," and at that instant I awoke. 
I was perfectly collected, asked if the tooth was out, and declared that I 



52 NITROGENIUM OXYGENATUM. 

had felt no pain. I rose and was about to leave when, being faint, I again 
sat down and was placed in a horizontal position. Some brandy was given 
me, and in about half an hour I revived. I again rose to leave ; but on 
reaching the street-door, I became faint once more, and was obliged to 
return. In another hour I was assisted home, a few yards, feeling exceed- 
ingly ill, and was compelled to lie down again when I reached my study. 
Presently I thought I could see a patient who was waiting to consult me ; 
but after conversing with him a short time, the faintness again came over 
me and I took once more to my couch. This state of things continued for 
four or five hours, and was then succeeded by a severe headache, which 
lasted for the rest of the day. Next morning I rose very "seedy," as if I 
had just come off a sea- voyage, and for a week afterwards was exceedingly 
unwell, feeling low and depressed, as if my whole nervous system had re- 
ceived a severe shock, which indeed it had, 82 . — It is curious to remark how 
often, as unconsciousness comes on, the ruling idea is one of noise and mo- 
tion combined. Some patients think they are seated iu or running after 
an omnibus; but many more imagine themselves in a railway carriage, 
travelling faster and faster, till they suddenly seem to enter a dark tunnel, 
and then all is a blank to them. Sensual emotions are not unfrequently 
excited in both sexes. A man, who had been married about three months, 
stated, on awaking, that he had been dreaming of his wife ; and an un- 
married hysterical girl certainly gave evidence, by her movements, that 
she was quite aware of one of the duties of married life; and moreover, in 
this case, the idea was still present when she was able to speak, for she 
addressed the administrator in terms far fonder than the occasion war- 
ranted ; while another girl, who had behaved in a similar manner, said, 
"I hope I have not said anything naughty," ". — In half a minute the res- 
piration became hurried, and the pulse accelerated. In one minute the 
pulse had risen from 84 to 110, but was not more compressible than at the 
commencement. There was twitching of the eyelids, and he said he felt 
jolly, but lazy, and in a longing mood. At the end of two and a half min- 
utes he felt numbness in the feet, and hot and flushed about the face and 
ears. At three and a half minutes the pulse was 108, tolerably firm ; res- 
piration 40. He now cried, in an excited voice, "I have something to ex- 
plain — give me some air!" The inhalation was continued altogether seven 
minutes, when lividity of the face began to set in. Except a little com- 
pression of mind, accompanied by flushing of the face, which continued 
about a quarter of an hour, he felt much as usual,**. — [20.] I could not 
take one full inspiration of this gas without producing giddiness, and I 
could not count after the sixth inspiration. I took twenty inhalations be- 
fore losing sensation. I could use my hands and was perfectly conscious, 
for I endeavored to push away from the outlet-valve Dr. N.'s finger, as he 
was obstructing the passage of inspired air. I then held my nose, and, 
after three expirations more, I felt as if all my members were what is 
commonly called asleep, especially in the right arm, in which the circu- 
lation was accidentally impeded. In two more, I could not see, but could 
hear Dr. N. counting, and was conscious of my respiration being hurried 
and blowing, but not troubling me. I then lost all sensation, and experi- 
enced a most singular feeling of elevation (as if I was in rapid motion in 
the air). I could not now control my pharyngeal muscles, so that air 
passed through my nostrils. I recovered almost instantly, but had trouble 
in talking, my words coming thick and throaty. I have since taken the 
gas several times, and experienced the same pleasurable sensations, only 



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occurring more rapidly. Two inspirations of the gas (purified) are suffi- 
cient to thicken my voice and cause dizziness. After the sixth oreighth, 
I know nothing. Three inspirations caused the peculiar feelings in the 
periphery, which I supposed due to the arrest of capillary circulation. 
When the tube dropped from my mouth, I sat as in a trance for half a 
minute, making no respiratory effort, when all of a sudden I was told that 
I began to smile and to expire the contents of my lungs at the same instant. 
I was conscious of smiling, but did not know whether I expired or inspired 
air after the tube dropped from my hands, 21 . — Palpitation of heart; after- 
wards felt and heard in head ; then giddiness ; then rapid rush of thoughts 
through the mind ; loss of muscular power ; then unconsciousness, with 
dilated pupils and livid face ; woke as from a dream, but could not remem- 
ber what the thoughts were about ; felt rather faint ; slight headache and 
nausea ; face covered wilh perspiration, 84 . — He found that he was more ir- 
ritable and restless than usual ; that he slept less, and previous to sleep the 
mind was long occupied by visible imagery. Appetite and pulse were not 
materially affected, though there were uneasy feelings about the pnecordia 
analogous to the sickness of hope, 5 . — After the giddiness, rapid rush of 
thoughts through the mind ; afterwards unconsciousness ; woke as from a 
dream, but could not remember what the thoughts were about, 84 . — From 
three to four quarts was the usual dose. It sometimes produced slight 
vertigo, and a feeling of languor ; these, however, went off in a few min- 
utes, and, in about a quarter of an hour, the pulse was usually lowered 
from 8 to 12 beats in a minute; in one instance from 120 to 108; in 
another from 104 to 96. The heat of the body was at the same time 
raised ; a thermometer placed between the shoulders rose, in one instance, 
from 92° to 96° ; in another from 94° to 98°, but never beyond 98°. The 
hands and feet, which were generally cold, glowed ; and the face, which 
was usually of purple or leaden hue, assumed the natural appearance, 16 . — 
On April 16th, Dr. Kinglake being accidentally present, I breathed three 
quarts of Nitrous oxide, from and into a silk bag, for more thau half a 
minute, without previously closing my nose or exhausting my lungs. The 
first inspiration occasioned a slight degree of giddiness, which was suc- 
ceeded by an uncommon sense of fulness in the head, accompanied with 
loss of distinct sensation and voluntary power — a feeling analogous to that 
produced in the first stage of intoxication, but unattended by pleasurable 
sensation. Dr. Kinglake, who felt my pulse, informed me that it was 
rendered quicker and fuller, 1 . — Attacks of fainting, which began with a 
feeling of oppression at the chest, and rolling upwards and to the left of 
both eyes; the loss of consciousness which followed was so complete as to 
be unaffected by the usual restoratives; during the attack, respiration slow 
but regular ; heart's action was at first normal, but gradually became slow 
and irregular, until almost imperceptible; pulsation could not be detected 
in the temporal arteries ; face, which was at first of a natural color, became 
livid, with blue lips, and dark rings around the eyes ; pupils dilated and 
insensible to light ; attacks lasted from ten to twenty minutes ; the return 
to consciousness was- accompanied with much mental anxiety, and followed 
by despair and silent weeping ; the interval between the attacks was never 
longer than five minutes (second day), 88 . — When about to leave, became 
faint; after reviving, became faint again on reaching the street-door; after 
being assisted home, feeling exceedingly ill, was again compelled to lie 
down ; then, on conversing a short time, the faintness again came over 
bim, and he took once more to his couch. This state of things continued 



54 NITROGENIUM OXYGENATUM. 

for four, or five hours,". — The turns of faintness were succeeded by a severe 
headache, which lasted the rest of the day, 81 . — The feelings were different 
from those I had experienced in former experiments. After the first six 
or seven inspirations, I gradually began to lose the perception of external 
things, and a vivid and intense recollection of some former experiment 
passed through my mind, so that I called out, " What an amazing concentra- 
tion of ideas!" I had no pleasurable feeling whatever; I used no muscu- 
lar motion, nor did I feel any disposition to it; after a minute, when I 
made the note of the experiment, all the uncommon sensations had van- 
ished ; they were succeeded by a slight soreness in one of the arms and in 
the leg ; in three minutes these affections likewise disappeared,'. — [30.] 
He remained perfectly quiet for nearly a minute, and when asked how he 
felt, said he was drowsy, and just going to sleep. He was told that he 
must keep awake. When he had respired the gas for nearly two minutes, 
and seemed indisposed to activity of any kind, he was told, in a loud voice, 
to get up, and asked if he was not ready to dance ; at the same time he 
was seized by the arm as if to lift him from the chair. He immediately 
sprang to his feet, saying he was ready for anything, and began capering 
and swinging his arms about as though he had lost all control over his 
movements. He came to himself, however, in a few seconds, looked be- 
wildered, and said he remembered nothing from the first few seconds after 
the commencement of the inhalation,* 5 . — In the concentrated form it pro- 
duces anaesthesia in so rapid and agreeable a manner, that there is only 
time to remark that the gas has a pleasant taste and odor ; that it causes 
a sense of dimness to pass before the eyes, and gives rise to a sound as of 
rushing water in the ears, when all consciousness and power of volition are 
annihilated. The outward signs of its action, as seen by a spectator, do 
not make quite so agreeable an impression on the mind, for with the com- 
mencement of anaesthesia lividity of the face sets in. The muscles lose 
their tonicity ; the jaws and lips fall asunder; the head droops, and the 
face assumes a besotted aspect. Generally, loud snoring accompanies in- 
spiration, when the anaesthesia is very profound, though this is not always 
the case. When an unusually large quantity of the gas has been inhaled 
to produce anaesthesia, or when the gas has been in the slightest degree di- 
luted with common air, convulsions may occur affecting the muscular sys- 
tem generally, though it is more common for only the muscles of one limb 
to be affected. Jf r. Fox has noticed that violent twitchings often occur 
when young children are made to inhale the gas. The intermediate signs 
are, that the breathing becomes quicker in about twenty seconds after the 
commencement of inhalation ; at the end of a minute, however, it becomes 
smaller again and less frequent. Complete anaesthesia is sometimes pro- 
duced in less than a minute, but in the majority of cases the inhalation 
must be continued a minute and a half. When the administration is dis- 
continued, recovery very rapidly takes place, the first feelings being like 
those one has on being suddenly awakened from an agreeable sleep ; and 
on rising from the chair there is, for a moment or two, a feeling of un- 
steadiness, together with slight confusion of ideas, and a tendency to stam- 
mering in speech. It is very rarely that any disagreeable after-effects are 
complained of,* 8 . — The first inspiration, and, I may say, the first contact of 
the gas with the pulmonary membrane, produced a general sensation of 
numbness somewhat like sleepiness. On the second inspiration the sensa- 
tion of numbness was decided ; I seemed to see a gauze vibrating before the 
vision, similar to that observed from the influence of chloroform. On the 



NITROGENIUM OXYGENATUM. 55 

third inspiration the numbness had made rapid progress, but intelligence 
remained, with perfect freedom of movement. I pricked my hand with a 
pin and found that sensibility was considerably diminished. After the 
fourth inspiration, J began to be separated from the external world ; ideas 
were vague and exalted, yet I was quite able to prick my hand with a pin, 
but did not experience any sensation therefrom; the loss of sensibility, 
however, was not complete ; I was conscious of contact like that of a blunt 
instrument ; the gauze before the eyes was white and very brilliant, and 
the vibrations were very rapid, resembling persistent phosphorescence ; I 
continued to assist in the experiment of which I was the subject. On the 
fifth inspiration I lost consciousness and fell into a profound sleep without 
troubled dreams ; during this the inhaler was removed from my mouth 
without my being conscious of it, and after remaining in this condition for 
half an hour, I came to myself; the numbness disappeared very rapidly 
after inhaling pure air. After four or five inspirations the forehead was 
covered with perspiration. After the experiment I walked two kilometers 
without fatigue, and had a very good appetite ; I had lost none of my ac- 
tivity during the remainder of the walk, only at night I felt more fatigued 
than usual, 1 . — After the third or fourth inspiration I experienced a heavi- 
ness of the head and a little general muscular fatigue. My vision was 
affected, and objects placed in front of me seemed to have a constant in- 
distinct motion. After one or two more inspirations I experienced a noise 
like that of a railroad train passing through a tunnel ; at this moment my 
consciousness was perfect ; I was still master of my will, although feebly 
so ; I noticed that I was not lying straight upon the couch, and by a vol- 
untary movement I rectified the position of my limbs. Immediately after 
this my vision disappeared, and I completely lost consciousness, but for an 
instant only I was able to analyze my sensations; I seemed more lucid and 
exalted, as if separated from the world. This state seemed to last for some 
seconds. When under the influence of a new inspiration of the gas, I lost 
all recollection, and seemed to pass into a state of sleep. I was afterwards 
conscious of a noise in my ears, and of a vague impression of something 
touching my tooth, not at all resembling pain. On inspiring atmospheric 
air I returned to myself, without excitement, and the recollection of the 
whole experiment was agreeable rather than painful, 19 . — The feelings ex- 
perienced during each stage of the operation of the gas, up till the power 
of communicating them failed him, were described as they occurred, and 
written down at the time. He first felt a difficulty in moving the extensors 
of the left arm, then the flexors became affected in like manner. The feel- 
ing next spread to the right arm and hand, and immediately afterwards to 
the lower extremities, and there was a sense of tingling all over the body, 
accompanied by a sort of vibrating agitation of the muscles generally. He 
then said, with great emphasis, " Intoxication," and ceased further commu- 
nicating his feelings, though he seemed to know and be able to appreciate 
what was taking place about him. There seemed no disposition to laughter. 
He soon fell into a partly anaesthetic condition; but on an attempt being 
made to touch the conjunctiva, he seemed to be roused to perfect conscious- 
ness again, and tried to remove the face-piece, saying he had something to 
tell us. Inhalation was then discontinued ; he had breathed the gas a 
little over two minutes. He imagined that he had made a very important 
discovery, showing the manner in which Nitrous oxide acted, but on en- 
deavoring to recall it no trace of it remained, beyond a confident feeling 
that such a discovery had flashed across his mind,* 8 . — Whole body throbs 



56 NITROGENIUM OXYGENATUM. 

after the paroxysms of serai-unconsciousness, 80 . — She seemed to herself to 
pass through a dream, 86 . — Spells of semi-consciousness, preceded by a numb 
feeling in head, spreading thence over the body ; she falls backwards to the 
ground ; if she can get to the open air the spells are postponed, but are all 
the harder when they do come ; when busy at her worts they will not ap- 
pear, but as soon as she goes to bed, or sits down unoccupied, she is at once 
attacked ; partially conscious; knows she is sick, but cannot help herself; 
like one in nightmare ; afterwards her whole body throbs, 80 . — Complete 
loss of consciousness, and a kind of ecstasy, with violent- involuntary mus- 
cular movements, 18 . — On April 17th, having previously closed my nostrils 
and exhausted my lungs, I breathed four quarts of the gas from and into 
a silk bag. The first feelings were similar to those produced in the last 
experiment; but in less than half a minute, the respiration being continued, 
they diminished gradually, and were succeeded by a sensation analogous 
to gentle pressure in all the muscles, attended by a highly pleasurable 
thrilling, particularly in the chest and in the extremities. The objects 
around me became dazzling, and my hearing more acute. Towards the 
last inspirations, the thrilling increased, the sense of muscular power be- 
came greater, apd, at last, an irresistible propensity to action was indulged 
in ; I recollect but indistinctly what followed ; I know that my motions 
were various and violent. These effects very soon ceased after the respira- 
tion of the gas. In ten minutes I had recovered my natural state of mind. 
The thrilling in the extremities continued longer than the other sensations. 
This experiment was made in the morning ; no languor or exhaustion was 
consequent ; my feelings throughout the day were as usual, and I passed 
the night in undisturbed repose. The next morning the recollection of the 
effects of the gas was very indistinct ; and had not remarks written imme- 
diately after the experiment recalled them to my mind, I should even 
have questioned their reality, 1 . — [40.] The first marked effect is a quicken- 
ing of respiratory movements, which effect continually increases up to the 
period of insensibility. In some cases the breathing is very rapid and 
laborious, two or three inspirations being made per second. Another effect, 
that seems to be common to all cases, is that during the period of uncon- 
sciousness, so called, there is left scarcely more than a bare idea of exist- 
ence ; all other ideas seem to be obliterated. Another common effect is, 
that before the period of unconsciousness there is a confusion of ideas. The 
appearance of a person who has become unconscious from the inhalation 
of Nitrous oxide is evidently that of asphyxia or suffocation. The counte- 
nance assumes a leaden hue ; the eyes lose their lustre and have, instead, 
a vacant stare," — The phenomena usually observed in the human subject 
when the gas is inhaled are as follows: when it has been inspired two or 
three times, there is an increase in the force and frequency of the pulse. In 
about twenty seconds, if the breathing has been steady and regular to begin 
with, it is also noticed to increase in frequency. This, however, from the 
commencement is often irregular, shallow, and rapid, from the nervous con- 
dition of the patient. In about thirty seconds, the patient's color begins 
to turn livid. When the gas has been continued for about one minute the 
pulse is almost invariably noticed to fall in force and frequency, the breath- 
ing is often labored, sometimes stertorous, though I have several times seen 
cases where it became feebler until the expiring valve was hardly raised ;* 
it was then either the case that the patient was completely anaesthetized, 
or, if not, the breathing commenced to improve in character. In the ma- 
jority of cases, in one minute and thirty seconds the patient is over. This 



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is known by different signs, — the one which is least open to mistake is a 
sudden change in the patient's appearance, which is difficult to describe, 
but readily recognized ; another is a nervous twitching of the hands. It 
is not by any means necessary to carry the administration the length of 
this in every case, but when it is present for a few seconds the patient is 
quite insensible. In one case to which I gave the gas, this muscular twitch- 
ing affected the whole body, resembling almost an epileptic convulsion ; 
the patient was quite unconscious. It occasionally happens about the 
period of the removal of the face-piece that the pulse intermits a beat or 
two, and I have repeatedly seen the breathing stop, during a period equal 
to four or five respirations, at the time when the operation .was commenced. 
It is very curious, and a fact which I have not seen noticed by others, that 
the hearing remains acute frequently after the other senses are in abey- 
ance; thus patients are able to repeat remarks made in their presence 
after they are apparently unconscious, and one young lady was able to 
repeat a hasty remark, made by the operator, Mr. Warwick Hele, when a 
tooth broke under the forceps, although she did not feel its subsequent re- 
moval,' and the observation was made in so low a voice that I did not catch 
what it was, though I was standing beside him. There often exists con- 
siderable muscular rigidity during the latter stages of the administration. 
In thirty-seven cases, the time taken to produce insensibility was as follows : 

Up to 1 minute, inclusive, 9 

41 1 " 20 seconds, inclusive, 17 

« 1 " 40 " " 6 

" 2 minutes— " " 6 

«« 2 " 20 " " 1 

• 

The shortest time was forty-five seconds, the longest two minutes thirteen 
seconds. Recovery is usually rapid and complete, the patient waking up 
as from a sleep. But it does sometimes happen, usually in young ladies 
between the ages of fourteen and twenty, that there is an intermediate stage 
between that of complete unconsciousness and recovery, when some excite- 
ment is exhibited, such as tossing about restlessly in the chair and weep- 
ing, they, on recovery, being generally very much surprised to find them- 
selves so doing. Out of the above-mentioned cases, we have noted seven 
to have been affected in this manner in a greater or less degree; three com- 
plained of slight giddiness or faintness, and one was a little sick. One 
patient, a boy, urinated, his father having declined to indulge his expressed 
wish to do it before the operation. In several cases the removal of teeth 
was felt, but unattended with pain. The longest period during which we 
have noticed a patient to be insensible is one minute. In regard to the 
sensations experienced by patients, the majority are able only to say that 
they have been unconscious, save that they have been asleep and dreaming, 
the dreams being often pleasant, sometimes more like nightmare; and 
lastly, some complain that they have had considerable annoyance from 
rushing or singing noises in the head. One little girl was immensely 

E leased with it; she said that "she felt as if she was being tickled all over." 
Fnconscious reflex screaming is not uncommon with children during the 
operation, but it does not seem to be connected with any particular form of 
dreaming, 28 . — Soon became insensible to physical pain, \ — A peculiar sen- 
sation of expansion, 1 *. — For a week afterwards exceedingly unwell, feeling 
low and depressed, as if the whole nervous system had received a severe 



58 NITROGENIUM OXYGENATUM— NITRUM. 

shock, 81 . — Rose in the morning very "seedy," as if he had just come off a 
sea-voyage, 81 . 

Head. — On going into open air, vertigo, with staggering to the left™. 
— Decided dulness and almost dizziness of the head, 18 . — Giddiness after the 
palpitation, 84 . — A kind of waving of the head, 1 *. — [50.] Numb feeling in 
head, spreading thence over the body, before the paroxysms,* . — Headache 
and aching along spine, as if they were asleep, 80 . — Headache after the re- 
turn of consciousness, 84 . 

Fye, Far, and Face* — Dilated pupils with the unconsciousness, 84 . 
— Eyeballs protruding,* 9 . — On waking from the unconsciousness, voices of 
others seemed to proceed from a great distance, 86 . — On waking, voices 
seemed to come from a distance, or to be in a whisper, 86 . — He had to an 
excessive degree the livid countenance and blue lips so frequently noticed 
in administering this gas, 17 *. — Livid face with the unconsciousness, 84 . — Livid 
face, 86 . — [60.] Features puffy and swollen,* 9 . — Blueness of the lips, ear, and 
face ; afterwards, face dusky,* 9 . — It needed great force to separate the jaws,* 9 . 

Mouth, Throat, Stomach, and Rectum. — Mouth and head 
feel numb, as though asleep, 80 . — The point of the tongue thrust between 
the teeth, 29 . — Weakness, and feeling of constriction in the throat, which 
interfered with deglutition (second day), 88 . — Pressure in the epigastrium, 80 . — 
Nausea, after the return of consciousness, 84 . — Vomiting, subsequent to the 
operation, from saliva running down the throat upon the epiglottis ; he was 
of a bilious temperament, and the next day suffered some from bilious 
vomiting, 17 *. — (The hemorrhoidal pains, from which the prover suffered, 
entirely disappeared),". 

Respiration, Heart, Neck, and Back.— [70.] Quick respi- 
ration, 80 . — Breathing thick and stertorous,* 9 . — Suffocating feeling, 86 . — Pal- 
pitation of heart, afterwards felt and heard in head, 34 . — Tension in sides of 
neck, in region of carotids, 81 . — Drawing in neck, as though skin were con- 
tracted or cords shortened, 80 . — Sensation of drawing in the muscles, espe- 
cially in the lumbar muscles, 18 . 

Generalities and Fever. — Increased muscular rigor, 18 . — Loss of 
muscular power, 84 . — The account given- by Dr. Kinglake agrees pretty 
much with those already cited. He adds, however, that the inspiration of 
the gas had the farther effect of reviving rheumatic irritations in the 
shoulder and knee-joints, which had not been previously felt for many 
months. Though much relieved of the pains, noticed when the effects were 
passing off, a momentary recurrence of rheumatic pains, not felt for some 
time before, and that a yellow area, caused by a leechbite, became, during 
inhalation, red and swollen, and the itching and tingling was so great as to 
cause a fear of suppuration, 9 . — [80.] General weakness and prostration, 89 . 
— Rather faint after the return of consciousness, 84 . — Fever every afternoon 
from 3 to 6, 80 . — Face covered with perspiration after the return of consci- 
ousness, 84 . — Coldness of feet and legs to the knees between the paroxysms 
of unconsciousness, 80 . 



NITRUM. 

See Kali nitricum. 



NUPHAR LUTEUM. 59 



NUPHAR LUTEUM. 

Nuphar luteom, Smith. 

Natural order, Nymph seacese. 

Common names, Nixen-blu me, Nenuphar Jaune. ( i \ . ■ , t ,: . /,• 

Preparation, Tincture of the root. 

Authorities. 1, Dr. Pitet, Journ. de la Soc. Gal., 3, p. 129, proving with 
4th dil., taken irregularly for several days; 2, same, subsequent proving:, 
frequent doses of 4th and 6th dils.; 3, same, third proving with 6th, 7th, 
and 8th dil?., continued for twelve days. (Symptoms in brackets are con- 
stitutional, that seem to have appeared as the effect of the drug in depress- 
ing the vitality.) 

Mind* — Excessive moral sensibility, giving one great pain on witness- 
ing the sufferings of animals (eleventh day), 1 . 

Read. — General Head. Heaviness in the whole head in the mid- 
dle of the day (tenth day),*. — Very painful bruising shaking in the brain 
at every step in walking (eleventh day),*. — Dull pains in the anterior part 
of the base of the brain, on a level with the floor of the orbits (twentieth 
and following days), 8 . — Dull or tearing pains, sometimes in the forehead, 
at others in the whole upper part of the head (tenth day),*. — Forehead* 
Pressive headache in the forehead and left temple (ninth and tenth days); 
headache in the forehead, and by turns in the left temple, ceasing in the 
open air (eleventh day), 1 . — Dull pains, sometimes lancinating, in the situ- 
ation of the right anterior cerebral lobe (twenty-fifth day), 1 . — Dull pains 
in the left anterior cerebral lobe (eleventh day),'. — Dull, deep Ian ei nations 
behind the left frontal eminence (tenth day),*. — [10.] Boring pain, in trans- 
itory attacks, in the left anterior part of the forehead, in the evening (sev- 
enth day), 1 . — Painful bruising shocks in the right anterior side of the brain 
when walking (twelfth day), 1 . — Lancinations in the left anterior part of 
the brain (ninth and tenth days) ; similar, but less violent, sensations on 
the opposite side (tenth day), 8 . — Temples* Painful pressure in the right 
temple (tenth day), 8 . — Very painful feeling of 'weight in the temples, in the 
morning (twentieth and following days), 8 . — Parietals* Acute lancina- 
tions in the left side of the brain (twelfth and following days), 8 . — Exter- 
nal Head. (Falling off of the hair), (twenty-seventh day), 1 . — (Extremely 
violent itching of the whole scalp, particularly at night), (twenty-seventh 
day), 8 . 

Eye* — Face pale, discolored eyes, though otherwise as well as usual 
(tenth day), 1 . — Brow and OrMt. Painful heaviness in the orbit, at 
the base of the skull, a very frequeut symptom since the beginning of the 
proving (twenty-fifth day), 1 . — [*0.] Dull pain, and sensation of painful 
weight in the orbit all day, since morning, in the right anterior cerebral 
lobe and right side of the occiput (twenty-third day), 1 . — Dull pains occa- 
sionally beneath the orbital plate (eleveuth day), 1 . — Dull pains at the base 
of the orbit, forehead, and occiput, on the right side (twenty-fifth day), 8 . — 
Vision. (When standing in the sun, a quantity of brilliant sparks filled 
the field of vision, converging from the circumference to the centre; fre- 
quently perceived subsequently, principally after hard coughing), (twenty- third 
day), 1 . 

Mouth. — Sweetish taste several times a day; taste of Nuphar at the 
root of the tongue (fourth day), 1 . 



60 NUPHAR LUTEtM. 

Stomach* — Slightly painful over the whole anterior surface of the 
stomach (nineteenth day), 1 . — Weakness in the epigastric region, at times 
(twelfth day), 8 . — Sensation of weakness and slight pain on pressing the 
epigastric region (nineteenth day),'. 

Abdomen. — Getieral Abdomen. Emission of flatulence, in the 
evening, with wind colic (seventeenth day),* k — Some colic (sixth day), 1 . — 
[30.] Dull deep colic pains, during the day, all around the waist (eigh- 
teenth day),*. 

Rectum and Anus. — Smarting and burning at the anus, after every 
stool (seventeenth day), 1 . — Stitches, as if from needles, in the rectum, above 
the anus (twentieth and following days),*. 

Stool* — Diarrhoea. *Soft stools, preceded by some colic, for several 
days (eighth day), 2 . — *Diarrhoeic stools, morning and evening, preceded 
by violent colic pains in the rectum, without having eaten more than ordi- 
nary (fifteenth day); diarrhoea, preceded by violent colic pains in the rec- 
tum, all night (sixteenth day) ; yellowish diarrhoea, two nights in succes- 
sion, preceded by violent colic pains in the rectum ; six stools from 8 p.m. 
to 6 a.m. ; diarrhoeic stool during the day, after breakfast, and another after 
dinner; two during the evening (seventeenth day); two diarrhoeic stools, 
during the morning, preceded by colic pains in the rectum ; two yellow 
diarrhoeic stools in the evening (eighteenth day); two yellow diarrhoeic 
stools between 4 and 5 a.m., and one during the day; diarrhoeic stool in 
the evening (nineteenth day); diarrhoeic stool, in the morning (twentieth 
day),*. — * Yellow diarrhea, especially very early in the morning, for three 
days past; ^ve or six stools a day, without colic or epigastric trouble, exr 
cept, at times, a sense of weakness in the epigastric region (twelfth day) ; 
the diarrhoea continues, notwithstanding a considerable diminution in the 
amount of food taken ; the stools are always more numerous' towards 5 or 
6 a.m. (following days) ; soft diarrhoeic stool, preceded by colic, which dis- 
appeared after the stool (twenty-fifth day), 8 . 

Urinary Organs. — Urine. The urine deposits a copious reddish 
sand, which is hard, and adheres to the vessel (seventeenth day),*. 

Sexual Organs. — Male. Lancinations in the right testicle (nine- 
teenth day),*. — Dull transitory pain in the right testicle, for several days 
in succession ; a similar pain at the extremity of the penis, on the right 
side ; several lancinations in the left testicle, with pains at the extremity 
of the penis, on the left side (twenty-fifth day),'. — Some pain in the right 
testicle (twentieth day),*. — [40.] Diminution of erections and sexual appe- 
tite (twelfth and following days), 3 . — * Complete absence of sexual desire; 
penis retracted; scrotum relaxed (eighth day),*. — * Entire absence of erections 
and sexual desires; the voluptuous ideas which fill the imagination do not 
cause erection (tenth day),*. — Continued absence of erections and sexual 
appetite (eighteenth day),*. — * Diminution of lascivious thoughts and the sex- 
ual inclination, for some ten days; opposite effects during the succeeding 
days, 1 . 

Chest. — Painful sensation behind the sternum, when running, as though 
the subjacent organs were violently shaken (ninth day),*. — (Dull wander- 
ing pains in the left side of the chest), (twenty-seventh day),*. 

Neck and Sack. — Lumbar, Deep dull pain at the lowest part 
of the left lumbar region and in the posterior superior part of the external 
iliac fossa ; it coincides with a similar, but not constant, pain in the internal 
iliac fossa of the same side (eighth day), 8 . — Walking, even slowly, causes 



NUPHAR LTJTEUM— NUX MOSCHATA. 61 

a painful stitch in the left flank, which is relieved by pressure (twelfth and 
following days), 8 . 

Inferior Extremities.— Thigh. Frequent prickings on the pos- 
terior surface of the left thigh (sixth day), 1 . — Leg. [50.] Constant rest- 
lessness and fatigue in the legs (tenth day), 2 . — Painful drawings in the 
muscles of the anterior region of the left leg (tenth day)/.— Toes. Lan- 
cinations in the plantar surface of the last phalanx of the right great toe, 
in the evening (eighth day),*. — (Paroxysms of very acute, but transitory, 
pain in the inner border of the last joint of the right great toe, when walk- 
ing), (twenty-third day),*. 

General Symptoms. — Weakness of the limbs, in the evening 
(twelfth and following days), 8 . — Great impatience at the slightest contra- 
diction (tenth day),*. — Sense of weakness (nineteenth day),*. — The strength, 
flesh, and healthy complexion, which bad diminished, began to return 
(twenty-ninth and thirtieth days),'. 

Skin. — There appeared on different parts of the body a number of red 
blotches, tolerably regular in outline, ovoid or circular, prominent, and 
covered with little scales of a silvery white, in short, resembling psoriasis; 
there were a few on the posterior surface of the arms, but they were most 
abundant on the anterior surface of the legs; they itched violently, especi- 
ally in the evening; friction removed the little scales, which were rapidly 
reproduced, remained a few days, and then fell off again from the scratch- 
ing induced by the itching; this eruption lasted a month and a half; as it 
disappeared, and the scales ceased to be reproduced, the skin at the place 
of each blotch became pale red or yellowish (after ten or twelve days), 1 . — 
A red, slightly prominent patch, covered with little white scales, and itch- 
ing violently, on the interior surface 'of the right arm, near the axilla 
(psoriasis), (twentieth and following days); a red, oval, prominent patch, 
as large as a five-cent piece (piece de vingt-cinq centimes), on the internal 
surface of the left arm, exactly like a patch of psoriasis, covered with sil- 
very scales, falling off and renewed again every few days, and itching vio- 
lently, especially in the evening (twenty-fifth day), 8 . — [60.] (Aggravation 
of a moderate pityriasis capitis of several years* standing; morning and 
evening, especially, the itching is intolerable, and the comb brings away 
a great quantity of hair), (twenty-third day),*. — Sensations like fleabites, 
in different parts, for several days (eighth day),*. — Sensation like fleabites, 
in different spots, on the legs, near the ankles, and on the arras near the 
wrist; a similar sensation on different parts of the skin of the body (twen- 
tieth and following days),*. 

Conditions. — Aggravation. — (Morning), Weight in temples. — 
(Morning and evening), Diarrhoea. — (Middle of day), Head heavy. — (Even- 
ing), Pain in forehead; emission of flatulence; weakness. — (Running), 
Pain behind sternum. — (Stepping), Shaking in brain. — ( Walking), Shocks 
in brain; stitch in left flank; pain in great toe. 

Amelioration. — (Open air), Headache. — (Pressure), Stitch in left 
flank. 

NUX MOSCHATA. 

Myristica fragrans, Honttuyn (1774). M. moschata, Thunb. ; M. offici- 
nalis, Linn. ; M. aroroatica, Lam. 
Natural order, Myristicaceae. 
Common names, Nutmeg ; Muskate. 



62 NUX MOSCHATA, 

Preparation, Tincture and triturations of the seed deprived of its arillus 
(mace) and testa. 

Authorities. (Nos. 1 to 48 from Helbig, Heraklides, part 1, 1833) ; 1, 
Heibig ; 2, Hencke; 3, Heyder ; 4, Al., a woman ; 5, Dl. ; 6, Sw.; 7, Kd., 
Kadr., or Kade ; 8, Lk. or Lck., a woman ; 9, ML, a woman ; 10, Ant. ; 
11, Ssg. or Ssgth. ; 12, Or., a woman ; 13, C. ; 14, Dk. ; 15, Os., a man ; 
18, Schm. ; 17, Ld., a woman ; 18, Lch., a woman ; 19, Sh ; 20, Ww ; 21, 
Ktzl. ; 22, Ldin.; 23, Koernerin ; 24, Schulz; 25, Derle; 26, Hartmann ; 
27, Linke; 28, Bertele, Handbuch, 1805; 29, Bontius, Hist. Nat. et Med. 
Ind. Orient, 1658; 30, Crantz, Mat. Med., 1762; 31, Cullen, Treatise on 
the Mat. Med. ; 32, Curios. Botanicus ; 33, Decker in Dietz, Tract, de 
nuce mos. ; 34, Ettmueller, Opera, 1697 ; 35, Frankenau, Krauter-Lex, 
1766; 36, Geoffray, Abhandl. v. der Mat. Med., 1761 ; 37, Grimmer; 38, 
Hecker ; 39, Hoffmann, Gasp, de Med. Offic. ; 40, Matth. Lobel. ; 41, 
Moebius, Inst. Med. ; 42, Paulinus, de nuce mosch. ; 43, Pharm. Lex., 
1800; 44, Purkinie; 45, Riedlinus, Lin. Med., 1600; 46, Rumpb, Herb. 
Amboin., 1641; 47, Spiel mann, Inst. Mat. Med., 1774; 48, Thunberg, 
Diss, de Myristica, 1788 (49 to 54 c, additions by Helbig, from Heriugs 
Monograph on Nux Mosch.) ; 49, M. M. ; 50, Dt. ; 51, a girl, effects of 10 
drops of tincture ; 52, a woman, from 10 drops of tincture ; 53, a woman, 
effects of holding nut in hand ; 53a, effects of 12 drops of tincture ; 54a, 
Helbig, additional ; 546, a delicate woman, effects of the fourth part of a 
nut; 54c, a woman, effects of a drop of 6th dil. ; 54, Dr. C. Hering, Horn. 
Vjs., 10, p. 90, effects of chewing a portion of the loug variety ( M. fatua, 
Houtt.); 55, Dr. M. Dowler, West. Horn. Obs., 4 (1867), p. 125, a man 
ate two nutmegs, at 9 p.m. ; 56, Berridge, N. Am. J. of Horn., N. S., 1873, 
p. 504, effects of eating mace, in a woman ; 57, same, effects of a dose of 
"C. M." (Fincke) ; 58, same, U. 8. Med. Invest.. 1875, N. S., 1, p. 101, 
effects of 10 drops of tincture, repeated the second day, and subsequently ; 
59, Thueman, Beit. Med. Cent. Zeit., 1837 (A. H. Z., 17, 165), a man suf- 
fering from diarrhoea took a whole nutmeg, also a cordial containing pare- 
goric and rum, with elderberry tea, omitted; 60, Watson, Lond. Med. Gaz., 
1848, vol. 6, p. 260, effects of " as much mace as could be lifted on a tea- 
spoon, and afterwards kept eating small bits for over one and a half Jiours ;" 
61, Mitscherlich, Buchner's Rep; 1850, vol. 16, p. 104 (Pharm. Journ., 10, p. 
350), part of the dorsal surface of the hand was moistened with the volatile 
oil ; 62, R. Ross Roberts, Hahn. Month., 3, 531, a woman, in order to 
check too profuse menstruation, grated two nutmegs into half a pint of 
boiling water, of this she sipped for six or seven hours ; 63, Bosch, Mem- 
orabilien, 1869 (A. H. Z., M. B., 19, p. 20), a soldier suffering from rheu- 
matic pains took seven nutmegs ; 64, Fanning, Hahn. Month., 1870, a 
woman, ten days after confinement, took nearly a whole nutmeg, for some 
lochial discharge ; 65, Martin, Hahn. Month., 1870, ps 63, a woman, five 
months pregnant, took a whole nutmeg for a leucorrhoeal discharge ; 66, 
omitted ; 67, Hahnemann, general statement, from lesser writing by Dud- 
geon (from Hering); 68, Portland Advertiser, effects of eating half a nut- 
meg (from Hering) ; 69, Lippold, effects of large doses (Hering) ; 70, 
Sam. Mueller, general effects (Hering) ; 71, A. Lippe, effects of one-quarter 
or one-half of a nutmeg, in young women during menstruation (Hering) ; 
72, G. E. Stahl, effects of Nux. mos., with nearly all his food and drink, as a 
preventive for dysentery (Hering) ; 73, C. Hering, effects of chewing a 
nutmeg (from Hering, 1. a); 74, A. J. Tafel, effects of a whole nutmeg, 
taken in soup, to check a diarrhoea (which it did), (Hering, 1. c.) ; 75, 



NUX MOSCHATA. • 63 

Fronmuller, Klinische Studien ueber der narkot. Arzneim., Erlangen, 1869, 
effects of a freshly pulverized nutmeg, taken a quarter of an hour after 
breakfast, in a healthy man ; 76, von Tagen, N. Am. J. of Horn., N. 8., 
3, p. 315, effects of using nutmegs to check menstruation, in a girl, aged 
twenty-four (" she ate at least 230 grains"); 77, same, effects of three- 
fourths of a nut, in a lady. 

Mind, — Emotional. Insanity, 88 . — She fell into a delirium, that 
lasted several hours,* 9 . — After a few hours, he was attacked with violent 
vertigo and delirium, so that he made remarkable gestures ; then he used 
improper language in a loud tone, and could in no way be quieted or made 
to sleep until he had taken tea and been bled, after which he fell into a 



profuse perspiration, with deep sleep, from which he woke well, 48 .f — De- 
lirium with the dysmenorrhcea, . — *Mental derangement,* 8 . — Possesses nar- 
cotic properties, causes reeling, delirium, and apoplexy,* 7 48 . — They became 
foolish and delirious (in five soldiers), 48 . — It causes foolishness, . — Com- 
pletely distracted in the head, and as if intoxicated (in a pregnant woman, 
from ten pieces of the nuts), 40 . — [10.] Causes intoxication and indolence, 8 *. 
— * Unusually lively, laughing and bright, in the forenoon, 82 . — Felt foolishly 
happy, but could not talk ; had no desire to talk (first evening), 85 . — Every- 
thing provokes laughter, quite contrary to habit ; this was especially notice- 
able on'going into the open air. He stood still upon the street, made fool- 
ish gestures ; between the attacks he sank into absence of mind, and on 
collecting himself everything about him seemed ludicrous. During this he 
looked foolish and childish, like an idiot. On being brought into the house 
he became somewhat better (first day), 8 . — I took a broken nutmeg and put 
it in my pocket, and in the course of six hours, I had eaten half a one. 
Soon after I felt a dizziness and an unaccountable derangement of intellect, 
transient loss of memory, but a perfect consciousness of all that I said or did ; 
I became remarkably loquacious, and seemed to be neither in this world 
nor the other ; I felt happy and free from any pain ; I was truly in an in- 
describable state ; I felt as I supposed one might feel that had been mag- 
netized; my friends were greatly alarmed, and the doctor was sent for in 
great haste ; bleeding was proposed, but as I thought I knew at least as 
much as any one, I was not willing to be bled ; after keeping them laugh- 
ing and crying till about 11 o'clock at night, I retired to bed, without 
anything having been done for me ; I woke in the morning, and was as 
well as usual, haviug never been sick a day in my life. Since this occurred, 
several case£ have come to my knowledge in which persons having eaten 
nutmegs, were affected in the same way that I had been. Had I eaten a 
little more, I have no doubt it would have proved fatal, as I learn it has 
done in other cases, 88 . — He seemed to himself to be remarkably lively, with 
constant throngs of joyous fancies, and he managed to see something ludi- 
crous in everything, 1 .! — Great fear of death, at 5.30 p.m., 8 *. — * Weeping 
mood, with burning in the eyes, and lachryrnation (first day), 6 . — Precordial 
anxiety, 80 . — Reeling and great anxiety, 5 *. — [20.] Violent anxiety (second 
day), 81 . — Extreme ill-humor (first day),* 4 . — Petulant and irritable, when 
roused, 78 . — Disposed to be petulant, 78 . — * Variable mood; at one time he 
wishes to do something, but when he is about to accomplish it changes his 
mind (first day), 8 . — At one time mood more earnest, at another more in- 
clined to laugh (first day), 8 . — Felt perfectly careless ; nothing could have 

— ^ m^m i — — ■— . __i — - »» ~^m ■■■-■■■ _ . _. . ■ 

t From three nuts of M. tomentoea, taken for diarrhoea and tenesmus. 
J Effects of the inunction of the tincture to the abdomen. 



64 NUX MOSOHATA. 

offended me (Brat evening), 86 . — As soon as she lay down felt a sinking sen- 
sation, as though she were going to die, with no fear, however, being per- 
fectly at ease in mind, and free from pain or any suffering ; felt happy and 
unconcerned ; sensation was not complete ; faculties undisturbed up to this 
time, save in the expression of her ideas ; knew all that was transpiring 
about her, but could not express herself clearly (ideas muddled, tongue 
thick, with coldness commencing in lower limbs), 76 . — Indifferent mood 
(first day), 4 . — Intellectual* Thought uncontrollable, at 2 p.m., 61 . — [30.] 
* While writing he omitted letters, wrote in different alphabets against his will, 
and changed from one subject to another (after six hours), 1 /!" — The words he 
employed to express his sensations remarkable for their merit of being the 
opposite to what he should have used; on the third day his thoughts 
hardly submitted themselves to his control, unless by a consciously great 
effort, 60 . — Many ridiculous or extravagant acts or expressions, like idiocy, 
while she seemed perfectly conscious, and at the next moment would ap- 
pear chagrined at her conduct, and said she could not control her actions ; 
^disposition to laugh or jest at everything ; stupid look for a moment; change- 
able humor; one moment laughing, the next crying (after seven hours), 64 . 
— He cannot comprehend what he is reading, does not know what he is 
reading (first day), 7 . — * Ideas were somewhat confused™. — * Great incohereney 
on attempting to express her ideas (after seven hours), 64 . — Great confusion of 
ideas, with strange feeling over the whole system (after four hours), 64 . — 
Unfitted for any work (first day), 64 .— *Loss of memory, at 2 p.m.,".— The 
preserved nuts, if eaten too frequently, destroy the memory ,**. — [40.] *It 
causes forgetfulness*. — When writing, he had scarcely written half of the 
thoughts in his mind when everything vanished ; the other part could be 
recalled only with difficulty, or frequently not at all ; was first obliged to 
rest; commenced to write anew, but could write only a single word, when 
he had to stop and collect his thoughts (first day), 1 .! — Dizziness and van- 
ishing of thought, and on forcibly arousing himself, he is first obliged to 
collect his thoughts, 6 . — * While reading he gradually sinks into absence of 
mind, which passes into sleep (after three hours), 1 . — ^Before he could answer 
a question he was obliged to wait awhile and collect his thoughts; frequently in 
spite of everything he was unable to give a suitable answer immediately; a 
kind of slowness of ideas (after five hours), 1 . — *He staggered when walking, 
and when reflecting his mind ran upon one idea until all at once he woke from 
complete abstraction, and was obliged to colled his thoughts before he knew 
where he was (after five hours), 1 . — * Absence of mind, cannot think; great 
indifference to everything ; scalp very much stretched; he laid down at noon 
to sleep for half an hour, but slept soundly for four hours ; before falling 
asleep, boring pains in the root of a tooth ; on falling asleep, some dull 
headache on the left side (after six hours), 64 *. — *He talks very little ; confused 
images appear before his mind; whenever he wishes to say anything he is first 
obliged to collect his thoughts (first day), 6 . — *He never accomplishes what he 
undertakes, but remains standing in one place, absent-minded ; he appears 
quite changed to his companions, 1 . — *It became difficult to recall to mind things 
learned shortly before ; for many stick things the mind seemed paralyzed for 
many days together, 1 . — [50.] In a state of apparent unconsciousness, 76 .— 
Dulness of senses and loss of control ; she could have been led anywhere 
without resistance ; loss of power (first evening), 64 . — * Total loss of conscious' 
ness, seemingly to her of a half hour's duration, but really only momentary, at 

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NUX MOSCHATA. 65 

2 p.m. 6 *. — Senselessness,* 7 . — * Senselessness, intoxicated condition, and ab- 
sence of mind (first day),*. — After about an hour he was seized with drow- 
siness, that gradually increased to complete stupor and insensibility, and 
not long afterwards he was found fallen from his chair, lying on the floor 
of his chamber in the state mentioned ; being laid in bed he fell asleep, 
woke a little from time to time, when he was quite delirious ; he thus con- 
tinued alternately delirious and sleeping for several hours ; by degrees 
these symptoms diminished, so that in about six hours from the time of 
taking the nutmeg he had pretty well recovered. Although he still com- 
plained of headache and was somewhat delirious, he slept naturally, and 
the next day was quite well, ,l ."f" — From eating three nutmegs, after a mod- 
erate dinner, he is taken with unconquerable desire "to sleep ; he passes the 
afternoon in delirioua slumber, with pleasant, peaceful dreams ; at half 
past 5 o'clock he went to the theatre, which was at some distance; the way 
seemed to have no end ; he has perfect control over his limbs, but is lost 
each moment in fanciful images, from which he has to tear himself away, 
with great energy, in order to continue on his way. Although he was, at 
times, quite unconscious, his limbs did not fail to do their service ; he went 
straight on, without recognizing the streets that crossed his way; he was 
most concerned about the time; he feared to come too late, but came to the 
theatre much earlier than he thought ; during the entire play, fancy and 
reality battled with each other, 44 . — It surely possesses narcotic and stupe- 
fying properties, 10 . — *8he fell into the deepest stupor, was deprived of all mo- 
tion and sensation,* 1 . — She lay immovable and stupid the whole of the first 
day, as in coma, 89 . — [60.] State of mind similar to that of the opium- 
eater, entertaining no apprehension of the result, although aware of the 
presence of some danger, . 

Head* — Confusion and Vertigo* Causes great confusion of the 
head, 48 . — * Vertigo™. — [They experienced such violent vertigo and heavi- 
ness of head that they seemed deprived of memory], 48 .! — * Vertigo, and 
fatal apoplexy, 48 . — Pain and vertigo in the frontal region, with the strange 
feeling over the whole system (after four hours), 84 . — He seemed like one 
intoxicated and reeling (first day),* 7 . — She is dizzy, 8 . — So dizzy that they 
seemed intoxicated and half crazy ,".§ — Dizzy, as if intoxicated and sleepy,". 
— [70.] He reels far to the left instead of walking upright (in the even- 
ing, while walking in the open air), (first day), 1 . — -She made an attempt to 
walk to an adjoining room, and upon standing erect became very dizzy, 
immediately followed by swimming in the head, 78 . — She began to feel giddy 
and light in her head, about 1 o'clock ; gradually increased in severity, 81 . 
— Feeling faint, with lightness, giddiness, and emptiness of head, at 5.30 
p.m., 81 . — Lightness, giddiness, and emptiness, with a faint feeling, at 5.30 
p.m. 81 . — Injurious to the head ; makes dizzy, sluggish, foolish, and causes 
other complaints, 70 . — *She seemed intoxicated the whole day; the head was 
heavy ; at first it was painful on the left side, between the forehead and 
temple, which sensation afterwards extended towards the occiput (first 
day), 4 . — In General, *The head inclined to drop forward, the chin rest- 
ing on the breast, and it could only be raised with much effort, which, when 
done, again would drop forward, 19 . — * Gould not bear to have her head raised 
from the pillow, on account of the deathly sickness produced thereby, n . — Rush 

f From about 2 drachms of the powdered nutmeg. 

X Several persons, after taking cold wine punch containing eight nutmegs. 

{ Two soldiers, the day after sleeping under a nutmeg tree. 

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66 NUX MOSCHATA. 

of blood to the head, obscuring the sight, 66 . — [80.] On rising from dinner 
(after four hours), felt the blood rush to ray head, but the feeling was as 
if an electric current had passed from the crown of the head downwards ; 
I made an effort and got mechanically downstairs ; I then felt the same 
sensation which I suppose a person would experience who had become 
nearly insensible from extreme cold, and that, if I yielded myself to its in- 
fluence, I could have slept away out of existence without pain ; I felt this 
sensation twice; in a few minutes a cold shiver came upon me; from that 
time I felt every variety of heat and cold from their respective extremes ; 
at every time the blood went from and returned to my head the current 
changed the sensation, sometimes feeling myself very hot, and the next very 
cold, but never the same sensation ; I felt at one time such a pressure in 
the head that it appeared as if all the blood in the body had rushed to ob- 
tain possession of that region, and I thought I could hear it gushing iu my 
ears; these symptoms became gradully weaker, 60 . — *Head throbbed, 90 . — 
Head ached severely, 76 . — Headache (after a few hours), 68 . — Headache the 
whole afternoon and evening (first day), 64 . — The head became dull, 2 •*. — Dul- 
ness of the head, 43 /)" — Heavy and pressive dulness of the head, with a sen- 
sation as if the left half of the head and face were somewhat swollen, and 
a prickling sensation as from an electric current, soon,*. — *Head seemed 
bulky, and rolled around almost uncontrollably, being obliged to bring to Us 
support one or both hands, while sitting at a table*. — *Head felt full and ex- 
panded, but without pain (first evening), 65 . — [90.] A violent pressing forward 
in the head towards the sinciput ; it seems as though it would be pressed 
out, and twice as thick as natural ; at the same time he is dizzy, as after 
intoxication, and as if he would stagger (first day), 6 . — The head seems com- 
pressed from the forehead and occiput, on waking from the midday nap 
(thirteenth day),\J — Slight tingling in the head (after fifteen minutes), . 
— Felt especially bad about the head ; while upright and walking could 
hold the head erect, but when sitting it would drop forward™. — With the 
confusion of mind he had a somewhat painful sensation in the upper half 
of the skull and brain, as though the parts were pressed together from 
above and the side, and spasmodically seized or constricted ; together with 
inclination to sleep (first day), 1 . — Affects the head very much, 38 ^ — Fore' 
head* Forehead confused and dull, immediately, 1 . — Muddled and fatigued 
in the forehead and temples (after half and hour), 46 . — She is immediately 
seized with aching in the forehead,*. — A kind of pressure in a small spot 
in the upper part of the right side of the forehead (second morning), 64 . — 
[100.] rain in the upper part of the left side of the forehead, in the organ 
of wit (after three minutes) ; this extended after two minutes over the left 
eye, where it became very severe ; a gnawing pressing in the organ of lo- 
cality and smell, 64 . — (Pressive pain in the forehead, with stupefaction ; at 
times it made the lids close, and he was obliged to yawn), 11 . — Pain in a small 
spot in the forehead, above the left eye, pressing forward, in the morning 
(after two days), 1 .]) — Headache in the forehead, in the morning (second 
day), 1 . — Intense frontal headache, with tense and painful sensation in 
scalp, 66 . — * Pressive headache in a small spot above the left frontal eminence 
(after nine hours),*. — Pressive-throbbing headache above the left eye, in 
the morning, 15 . — Temples** Pain, especially in the temples; on shaking Hie 
head there is a feeling of looseness, as if the brain beat against the skull; the 

f From the preserved nutmegs. J From the flowers. 

{ Effects of the flowers. J From the flowers. 



NUX MOSCHATA. 67 

temples would not tolerate touch, and there was a feeling of heat in the 
head (after six hours),* 6 . — Pressive and sticking pain in the left temple, of 
short duration, soon, 6 . — A pain, rather sticking, in the right temple, fre- 
quently returns, and lasts for several days, 1 . — [110.] Paroxysmal and tran- 
sient stitches from within outward in the temples, immediately, 6 . — A kind 
of hot pressure on the sides of the head, especially on the temples, like a 
pressure from within outward, 1 . — Vertex. Headache on stooping; it 
presses from the vertex towards the forehead (after one hour), 9 . — Warmth 
mounts towards the crown, with a sensation of constriction and pressing 
inward on the top of the head, immediately, 11 . — Pain on the crown of the 
head, extending over a space about the size of a penny (after one hour and 
a half), 60 . — From the vertex a drawing pain into the eyes (second morn- 
ing)"- — Single hard pressive pain on the top of the head, in the forenoon 
(tenth day), 1 . — Pains in the left side of the sinciput and in the left upper 
arm, lasting several hours, 61 . — Pain in the sinciput, extending towards the 
left eye, a kind of pressure, with a stupefying sensation, lasting two hours 
(first day), 1 . — Parietals and Occiput. Pains in various parts of the 
left side of the upper part of the head, in the forepart, above the forehead, 
lasting an hour, 64 . — [1*0.] Headache on the right side, in the afternoon 
(first day). 6 *. — Pressure iu the right side of the head, in part above the ear, 
in part at the right angle of the occiput, as from a pressure inward upon 
the bone ; very transient (first day), 10 . — Pain iu the left side of the occiput, 
towards the nape of the neck, 60 . — Pressure in the head, between the vertex 
and occiput (after a quarter of an hour), 9 . 

Eye. — Objective. Deep blue semicircles under the eyes, at 5.30 
p.m.,"*. — *Blue rings around the eyes (first day),*. — Both eyes presented a 
bloodshot appearance, and were much swollen, . — Eyes bloodshot and much 
reddened, almost swollen shut ; could scarcely see,'*. — The right infraorbital 
region becomes puffy (first dayy.f — The eyes, that seemed to him dry, ap- 
peared agglutinated so that he could scarcely open them, with constant incli- 
nation of the head to the left side, from sleepiness (first day), 7 . — [130.] Eyes 
very dull and heavy-looking, 76 . — Dull eyes (after two hours and a half), 74 . 
— Eyes looked injected, 60 . — Subjective. Sensation of fulness in the eyes, 
wherewith the pupils seemed contracted (second day), 1 . — Eyes and lids felt 
swollen, bulged out (first evening), 65 . — *Sensation of dryness in the eyes ; 
reading by artificial light was difficult; the eyes would close from sleep; the 
head and forehead were dull, in the evening (first day), 1 . — *He could not easily 
open and close the eyes, on account of a sensation of dryness and roughness 
(first day), 6 . — *Dryness of the eyes (first day), 6 .— Lids. Upper eyelids 
were swollen and red around the border, and drooping; looked as though 
she had been weeping (first evening), 66 . — The eyes were firmly and spas- 
modically closed under the influence of the spasm, 76 . — [140.] Eyelids drooped, 
and could only open fully with use of hands, 65 . — Inability to open her eyes; 
lids felt heavy and stiff, 76 . — Tension and dryness in the lids (first day), . — 
Tension about the right eye, especially in the lower lid, as though she could 
not open it, with pressure in the eyes ; she was obliged to draw the eye to- 
gether, whereby it seemed as though she could open it wider (after eighteen 
hours), 1 . — Pressure in the lids, as from sleepiness, 8 . — Lachrymal Ap- 
paratus. Remarkable burning in the eyes, with profuse lachryraation 
(after two hours), 1 *. — Pupil and Vision. Pupils greatly dilated and 
insensible (second day), 66 . — Momentary paroxysms of blindness, when she 

f From the flowers. 



68 NUX MOSCHATA. 

would grasp her head, saying, " How strange my head feels " (after seven 
hours), . — Looked bewildered , but vision at this time was good; later, 
however, objects looked as if enveloped in mist, 76 . — Darkness and mist be- 
fore my eyes (first evening), 86 . — [150.] Enlargement of eyes, with intoler- 
ance of light, while objects seemed to float before the vision, 55 . — Objects 
would vanish for an instant, at 2 p.m., 62 . — Vision indistinct; everything 
looked red (first evening), 65 . — Her hand to her looked red, and as if covered 
with red spots, and looked too large (first evening), 65 . — *Everything looked 
too large; my hand looked double its natural size (first evening), 65 . — In a 
rather dark room, got out of bed and walked to the window in front of me ; 
the window on my right, which is at right angles with the other, appeared 
much nearer to it, and diverging from it at an obtuse angle (this amounts 
to, objects appear too close together, too distant, and oblique), (first night), 57 . 

Eliv. — The auricular group of muscles were involved in the general 
disturbance, as the ears could be seen to act in concert with the rest of the 
muscular structures (also the epicranial and palpebral group of muscles 
seemed involved), 76 .— Some earache, 8 . — Pains in the ear, as though a not 
very dull instrument were pressed back and forth in it (second and third 
days), 1 . — Pain between a pressure and a sticking in the right ear, in the 
morning (second day), 1 . — [160.] While riding in a wagon, towards even- 
ing, just before a storm of wind and rain, he experienced a painful sensa- 
tion of heat, extending from within the ear towards the posterior wall of 
the pharynx (tuba Eustachii), almost as if a rough body had lodged there, 
and had to be pressed out forcibly ; the sensation began first in the posterior 
wall of the pharynx, afterwards in the ear, and at last extended to the 
buccal cavity (eleventh day), 1 . — Somewhat sharp pressure iu the left ear, 
seeming to be aggravated and in part caused by motion of the lower jaw, 1 . 
— Several stitches in succession in the right ear, in the forenoon (tenth 
day), 1 . — Some stitches in the ears (first day), 1 . — Hearing, Buzzing in 
ears, 55 . — No answer to loud summons when called by name,' 6 . 

Jfbse, — Dryness of the nose, immediately , 15 .f — Frequent and violent 
sneezing, in the morning (third day), 6 .— Frequent sneezing (from the odor 
and smell of nutmegs), 1 . — Stoppage of the nose, mostly of the left nostril, 
with crawling, as from coryza, and sneezing three times; the stoppage was 
so violent that he was obliged to keep the mouth open in order to breathe; 
it was immediately relieved on moving about, and entirely disappeared after 
rising (after one hour), 2 . — [170.] Stoppage of the left nostril, lasting three 
days (after nine hours), 2 . — It feels like a catarrh in the nose ; is obliged to 
sneeze (first day), 6 . — The left nostril seems affected with catarrh ; it is 
neither dry nor stopped, but it seems to him as though he could get no air 
through it (second day), 6 . — Irritation and stinging in the nose, compelling 
violent rubbing (after one hour), 8 10 . 

Face* — Face and eyes were much suffused throughout the entire night 
and following day, 76 . — The muscles of the face were drawn up, with an ex- 
pression denoting much suffering, during the spasms, 76 . — She noticed her 
face appeared very pale, 76 . — *Pale face (after two hours and a half), 74 . — 
Looks very sick (after two hours and a half), 74 . — Expression of countenance 
distressed, 16 . — [180.] Singular expression of countenance, 60 . — Countenance 
presented a silly look ; occasionally she would give a diabolical grin, 76 . — 
Hippocratic countenance, at 5.30 p.m., 6J . — Cheelcs, Lips, and Chin* 
Pressive pain in the right cheek, extending to the ear and maxillary articu- 

f From snuffing the powder for nasal polypus. 



NUX MOSCHATA. 69 

i 

lation, in the morning (second dayV.f — Violent pain in the right cheek- 
bone (fourth night), 1 . — ^Dryness of the lips, palate, and velum palati, with a 
sensation of burning, as in catarrh (after one hour),*. — Slight hot stitches 
in the left side of the chin (after seven hours), 1 . — Drawing pain in the flesh 
on the right margin of the lower jaw (fifth day), 6 . — Upon making an at- 
tempt to open the mouth, for the purpose of examining the tongue, found 
the jaws so firmly closed that it was impossible to separate them without 
undue force ; calling for a spoon, I made several efforts to accomplish my 
object, but failed, and was obliged to desist from further efforts for fear of 
breaking the teeth, 76 . — Sensation of a spasmodic compression and con- 
striction, extending forward from both joints of the lower jaw (second 
day), 1 . 

Mouth* — Teeth* [190.] * Painfulness of the teeth, while eating (dry 
bread), 6 . — A slight stitch shoots into the front teeth, in the evening (second 
day), 1 .f — Grumbling in the teeth, as though they were going to ache (in a 
man who was never subject to toothache), 6 . — Jerklike drawing in the left 
upper back teeth on loud and continued talking; also caused by inhalation 
of cold air; transient, 1 . — Jerking, without pain, in a back tooth, after 
drinking cold water, whereupon the cheek became red (third day), 9 . — 
Gritting of the teeth to such a degree that it seemed as though they must 
break into fragments; the margins of the tongue were much lacerated and 
torn, and no amount of care could prevent this; froth escaped, mixed with 
blood, from the mouth, 76 . — Shooting immediately in his teeth and in left 
eye; in the teeth it tastes like calomel, and the saliva accumulates; in the 
eye it burns, as if it were red and inflamed ; he is afraid to go to sleep ; 
appeared after holding a bottle (with the 1st trituration, 1 to 100) in his 
hand, 60 . — In the morning, on looking only once out of the window, a pain 
in the left lower anterior molars, extending thence into a right molar, where 
it was a pressure and pushing outward ; it returned after washing and tak- 
ing cold ; in the evening (second day), 1 . — Pain as though a loose tooth were 
grasped for extraction, associated with a sensation as though a jar of the 
body had caused it, which was certainly sometimes the case (going upstairs, 
etc.), (for several days), 1 . — Aching and painfulness of the left upper and 
lower molars, in the evening (fourth day), 1 . — [200.] *Painfulness of the 
incisors and anterior molars throughout nearly the whole proving, rm/n«- 
diately recurring on drawing air into the mouth (the more so if the air is cold 
and damp) ; at first warm drinks also cause a similar pain, but not after 
a few days, 1 . — Toothache in the left upper teeth, 64 . — (The teeth seem blunted 
and soft), 80 . — The teeth are dull ; they feel as if covered with chalk (second 
day),*. — Teeth felt too large laterally, and soft, 66 . — I felt every nerve in my 
teeth, but no pain, 60 . — Gum* (Increased inclination to bleeding of the 
gums), (second day), 7 . — Tongue. Tongue pasty, as though he had eaten 
chalk,*. — The tongue and palate are quite dry at night, and the nose seems 
completely stopped by thick mucus, wherewith he has no thirst, and the 
tongue feels to the finger like leather (first day), 1 . — Tongue felt stiff; patient 
could not articulate distinctly, 76 . — [210.] The tongue seems dry; when 
touched with the finger, it feels like a limb asleep or as if covered with 
leather, at night (first day), 6 . — (Sensation of dryness in the tongue and 
nose, with a clean tongue), 11 . — A disagreeable pressive sensation, almost an 
aching, on both sides of the tongue, at the orifice of the salivary ducts, 1 . — 
Mouth in General* Elevations larger than millet-seeds where the 

f From the flowers. 



70 NUX MOSCHATA. 

frsenura of the tongue passes into the mucous membrane of the mouth an- 
teriorly under the tongue, especially on the left side; bright red, shining, 
painfully sore, several near together (mucous glands), (fourth day),*. — 
*Qreat dryness of lips, mouth, and throat, without thirst (after seven hours),**. 
— *Very great dryness of the mouth; tlie saliva seemed like cotton (first 
day),*.— -Sensation of great dryness in the throat, mouth, and on the tongue, 
though the mouth was not actually dry, nor was there any thirst, 1 . — *Mouth 
dry, but without thirst; had no desire for water from the time I com- 
menced taking it, at 11 a.m., uutil 9 p.m., although the mouth and lips 
were very dry,**. — ^(Sensation of dryness in the mouth, on the tongue, and in 
the nose, without thirst), 11 . — *Dryness of the mouth so great that the tongue 
sticks to the palate, though without thirst, in the evening (first and sec- 
ond days), 1 . — [220.] • ^Sensation of dryness in the mouth, lips, and throat, re- 
turning on the second day,*. — * Dryness of the mouth, throat, and tongue, with 
a feeling of fulness in the stomach and loss of appetite (after one hour), 1 . — 
*Mouth and tongue pasty and dry, both having a velvety and spongy feel- 
ing, 7 *. — *On awaking in the morning, back of the mouth and throat is dry; 
tongue cleaves to the roof of the mouth, still patient does not complain of thirst, 76 . 
— ^Sensation of dryness in the mouth; at the same time it feels slimy, especially 
at night; together with thirst, a sensation of flour on the palate, and dry- 
ness of the nose (second night), 9 . — * Sensation of so great dryness in the 
mouth and on the tongue that it seems as though the tongue would re- 
main hanging to the palate, without real thirst and without actual dryness 
of the tongue; it seems to her as though she had been eating herring; in 
the evening (first day), 1 . — Soon experienced a severe burning sensation in 
lips, mouth, and throat,* 4 .— Saliva, Taste, and Speech* *The saliva 
and mucus in the mouth seemed so thick tliat the whole mouth was quite dry; 
on account of this feeling of dryness he was inclined to drink, but had no real 
thirst, together with a sensation on the tongue posteriorly as after eating 
much salt (first day), 1 . — Saliva of the moutn is thick and pasty, 7 *. — Foul 
taste in mouth, 86 . — [230.] (Sour taste in the mouth), (first day), 8 . — * Taste 
like chalk, in the morning, fasting (second day),*. — *Chalky taste, 1 . — *Chalky, 
pasty taste, 2 . — A taste on the tongue, in the morning, as after intoxication, 4 . 
— lie constantly pressed the tongue against the palate, on account of a sen- 
sation of dryness in the mouth, together with a peculiar taste in the mouth, 
somewhat like the after-taste of very salt things, lasting all day (after 
seven hours), 1 . — *Speeeh rather difficult; could not articulate distinctly; tongue 
rolled in the mouth like one intoxicated; tongue felt numb, 7 *. 

Throat* — * Dryness of the throat posteriorly; it feels stiffened (as with 
braces), without thirst?. — Sensation of dryness in the throat and much thirst, 
with a white raucous coating on the tongue and slimy mouth (first day), 1 . 
— ^Scraping dryness in the throat?. — [240.] Sharp scraping sensation in the 
throat, especially on swallowing,*. — Scraping, dry, scratching sensation in 
the throat, immediately, 1 . — Stitches in the throat that provoke hawking, 
but that are not relieved thereby (after a quarter of an hour), 9 . — Fauces, 
(Esophagus, and Swallovring. Velum palati and fauces slightly 
red; bloodvessels injected, but the mucous membrane between them white, 
with a sensation of rawness (fifth day),*. — Sensation of dryness in the fauces 
and choanae, extending forward, with an inclination to swallow, but with- 
out thirst (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — Pressive pain in the region of the 
arch of the palate and in the left tonsil, as though he had swallowed a 
hard substance, and it still continued to cause pain; but slight redness 



NTJX MOSCHATA. 71 

could be seen (third day),\f — In the afternoon, on going into the street, 
in spells, during a quarter of an hour, burning in the oesophagus (after one 
day), 50 . — Paralysis of the organs of deglutition, making it difficult to swal- 
low saliva, 55 . — *So great dryness in the throat that he could not swallow a bite 
of an apple (first day),'. 

Stomach. — Appetite. Never felt so hungry in my life; could 
scarcely control my appetite nor control myself (first evening), 65 . — [250.] 
* Very great hunger at noon; he ate with great haste, and although it oppressed 
the stomach he could have eaten still more (first day), 8 . — Appetite very much 
increased, immediately, 16 . — Increased appetite, that was scarcely satisfied 
when it returned (first day), 1 . — Appetite much increased on the first days, 
subsequently diminished, 4 . — ^Increased appetite (first, second, and third 
days),*. — Rather excessive hunger, 1 .! — Increased hunger; he eats very 
much, and the abdomen is much distended, 15 . — He has little appetite and 
is soon satisfied, 1 . § — Appetite gone; he could, however, eat his dinner; 
victuals tasted like sawdust (after six hours), 50 . — The preserved nuts, eaten 
too often, weaken the appetite, 43 . — [260.] Aversion to tobacco smoke, all 
day (first day),*. — Thirst. Drinks very much (first day), 5 . — Much thirst 
for an hour; it then disappears, soon, l .|| — He drinks much (after one day), 50 . 
— Remarkable absence of thirst in one usually inclined to be very thirsty 
(first day),*. — Eructations and Nausea. Eructations as of pine oil 
(after five minutes), 8 . — Scraping eructations, always a short time after eat- 
ing (second, third, and fourth days), 1 . — Emission of offensive flatus (first 
day),"— Violent nausea (after a few hours), 88 . — Nausea, with shuddering 
aversion to food ; vomiting, 55 . — [270.] Nausea and collection of water in 
the mouth, with great inclination to sleep (that, however, was not sound), 
although in the morning, 1 . 8 ! — Nausea (after two hours and a half), 74 . — 
Slight nausea a few times in the forenoon, at times alternating with in- 
creased appetite (first day), 1 . — Slight nausea, as if I had been smoking in- 
ordinately (after one hour and a half), 80 . — At different times throughout 
the night the patient made fruitless efforts to vomit; there was much retch- 
ing, 78 . — Stomach in General. Stomach was very much distended and 
swollen, 78 . — Sickness at stomach, but no vomiting, at 2 p.m., 82 . — Warmth 
in the stomach, immediately, 81 . — Sensation of warmth in the stomach (after 
half an hour), 1 . — Slight burning in the stomach, like a sensation of fast- 
ing, 54 . — [280.] Burning and pressure in the stomach, from which a burning 
extends upward, soon, 8 . — Pressure in pit of stomach, 55 . — Slight oppression 
in the pit of the stomach,* 1 . — Pains in the stomach (after a few hours), 88 . — 
Painful sensation, as if laced at the stomach, as if she had to vomit (drawn 
up as if it would break), 546 . — Was seized while ascending the stairs with 
a sense of much weight and oppression in the stomach, 78 . — The daily use 
of nutmeg coats the stomach with mucus and causes vapors in the head, 
so that lethargy easily occurs, 48 . — The sugared nuts disturb the stomach, 
make digestion difficult, impair the appetite, and produce a tendency to 
inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach, 88 . — It frequently 
distresses the stomach and weakens the digestion, 84 . — Impaired digestion ; 
after each meal patient complains of a sense of weight over epigastric re- 
gion, followed with at times gulping up of wind, prior to which a feeling 
as though there was a lump in the throat (globus hystericus), which* disap- 

f From tho flowers. J From inunction of the tincture. $ From the flowers. 
| From rubbing the tincture on the abdomen. fl From the flowers. 



72 NUX MOSCHATA. 

f>ears in part as soon as the stomach is relieved of wind; Lachesis 2c. re- 
ieves this condition usually, 76 . 

Abdomen. — Hypochondria. [290.] Constriction in the right 
side of the upper abdomen, like a forcing outward, while walking (after 
one hour), 9 . — A slight jerk in the right side below the liver, soon, 17 . — Sen- 
sation as if the region of the liver was being scorched (first day) ; next day 
passed blood with the stool, without pain, but at the same time constipation 
and nausea around the region of the scrobiculum, 54 *. — Plucking sensation 
in the upper part of the abdomen and liver, as if the parts should be length- 
ened, stretched; as it were, a heaving motion in these parts; it felt as if the 
liver were being pulled down or twisted around ; in the afternoon (first 
day), 54 '. — ^Pressure in the liver, as from something sharp, as if stones were 
pressing out or would cut their way out, as though it caused a tearing; this 
was accompanied by diarrhozic stool*, always preceded by an agreeable sensation 
in the stomach; the relief was such that it seemed as though the evacuations 
came down from the liver (in a woman suffering from enlargement of the 
liver), (second day), 1 . — Umbilical and Sides, Colic in the umbilical 
region, relieved by pressure (after a quarter of an hour), 9 . — Griping in the 
umbilical region, at night, in bed (first day), 1 . — Griping at the umbilicus, 
in the evening, in bed, after the febrile chill (eighth day), 1 . — Cutting in 
the middle of the abdomen, with inclination to flatulence and diarrhcaa, 
with aching in the temples, in the evening (first day), 1 . — Cutting commenc- 
ing in the navel, and seeming to extend in two rays towards both sides, 
downward and backward, at night (first day), 1 . — [300.] Repeated shooting 
in abdomen, about level of umbilicus, from right side to left (after fifteen 
minutes, first and second days, and on the fourth day, without repetition of 
dose), 58 . — To the right of the umbilicus, pain like stitches in the spleen, 
which made him bend up double (first day), 50 . — A constrictive kind of pain, 
a kind of griping, confined to a small spot in the right side, not far from 
the navel (after two hours), 11 . — Pain like spleen stitches in the right side, 
near the navel, drawing him together (first day), 5 . — General Abdo- 
men* Distension of the abdomen, as from flatus (after five hours), 1 . — Dis- 
tension of the abdomen, with nausea; twisting about the navel, that ex- 
tends now to the heart, now downward; towards evening; together with 
discharge of threadworms with the stool, 87 . — The abdominal muscles were 
drawn up very much, as in chorea, during the spasms, 76 . — *Rumbling in 
the abdomen, immediately, 1 . — ^Rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen, as 
from the movement of gas (after half an hour), 2 . — Flatulent troubles; press- 
ing outward in the left groin (after three hours), 2 . — [310.] Flatulent 
troubles in the evening; griping colic, with emission of much flatus that 
affords relief, 2 . — Although he constantly experienced slight colic, with in- 
clination to flatulence and diarrhoea, aud a sensation as if diarrhoea would 
result, yet he was obliged to make great exertion to evacuate a stool of 
normal consistence; this was bright yellow, with pieces of undigested fruit 
(after twenty-one hours), 1 . — Pain in the belly, as if it were full of knots, 
with chilliness, little appetite, and feeling of fulness, lasting the entire 
day. Next day more cutting in the belly; she had to sit down; could 
scarcely walk on account of weakness; some diarrhoea, 51 . — Jerking here 
and there in the abdomen, 17 . — A qualmish sensation in the abdomen, that 
is full and distended, with pain in the small of the back, 2 . — Discomfort in 
the abdomen, as though he had eaten too much and the abdomen were over- 
distended (first day), 6 . — (A pressure upward from both sides of the abdo- 
men, towards the pit of the stomach, like that he usually experienced be- 



NUX MOSCHATA. 73 

fore a hemorrhoidal flow, at night), (first day), 8 . — (Cutting and pressure 
in the abdomen, especially across the bladder, as though diarrhoea would 
come on, in the evening (second day); stool more difficult than usual), 
(third day), 11 . — (Pressure and troubles in the abdomen, as before the ap- 
pearance of a hemorrhoidal flow), (first day),'. — ^Moving about the abdo- 
men, as though he mould have colic (first day),*. — [320.] * Feeling as though 
colic would occur (after one hour), 10 . — Commencement of colic beginning in 
the left side of the abdomen and extending towards the right and down- 
ward (second day), 4 . — Attacks of colic in the upper abdomen and disten- 
sion of it (first day), 1 . — A kind of griping below the stomach, with a feel- 
ing as though it would change to real colic (second and third days), 4 . — 
Colic; a kind of griping in the lower abdomen, for several days in succes- 
sion, in the morning after breakfast (of cocoa) ; relieved on keeping quiet, 2 . 

Rectum* — Protrusion of the rectum (first evening), 66 . — Crampy forc- 
ing-down pain in bowels and rectum, at 2 a.m. (first night),* 5 . — Sensation 
as if everything had fallen back against the rectum, accompanied with 
violent straining and urging to stool, at 2 a.m. (first night), 65 . — In the 
evening, a sensation in the rectum as though diarrhoea would occur; it 
seems as though a part of the rectum were dragged downward ; it seems to 
press down a portion of the rectum ; the evacuation, however, did not 
occur until the next morning, with a slight urging and a kind of tenesmus 
in the rectum ; the stool was scanty and rather diarrhoeic (first day), 1 . — 
Urging to stool, and a sensation as if the anus were swollen, wherewith he 
was unable to evacuate anything (first day), 1 . — [330.] Although the faeces 
were not hard, yet the evacuation was sluggish, and it seemed as though a 
portion remained behind because there was no power to evacuate it (after 
twenty-four hours), 1 . — Stool more indolent than usual (first day), 6 . 

Stool, — Diarrhoea. Diarrhoea towards midnight (after one day), 80 . 
— Slimy diarrhoea-like stool, as in worms (second day), 5 . — Painless diar- 
rhoea all day," — Stool indolent (first day) ; diarrhoeic in the morning after 
taking milk (second day), 18 . — (Bloody stools), l .f — Several thin stools, with 

Eressure towards the pelvis ; together with a sensation as if an acrid and 
iting liquid were in the rectum ; after the evacuation there continued a 
sensation as though still more would follow (second day), 7 . — Evacuation 
thinner than usual, in the morning, 13 . — Two evacuations, thinner in one 
day, in a child six years old (second day), 9 . — [340.] * Stool soft, but diffi- 
cult to pass, with a sensation of fulness and a distension of the abdomen, 
for several days, 1 . — *Stool indolent, difficult to pass, though soft, for several 
day 8?. — * Stoolindolent ; the evacuation was soft, passed with difficulty, and 
only after pressure and urging, with a sensation as if a portion still remained 
(after five hours), 2 . — Several pasty and easy evacuations in one day, con- 
trary to habit (first day), 24 . — Constipation. She experienced no real 
desire for stool at the usual time ; the evacuation was hard and difficult to 
pass, 4 . — Evacuation of the bowels so hard that it could only be passed with 
the greatest effort of the rectum, with sticking as from large needles in it, 
together with painful constriction in the rectum and anus, both during the 
evacuation and especially for some minutes afterwards (after twenty-four 
hours), 15 . — No stool at all (first day) ; hard and difficult to pass (second 
day) ; a watery evacuation passed instead of flatus (third day), 4 . — Stools 



f In two women suffering from induration of the liver, and in a boy with en* 
larged cervical glands. 



74 NUX MOSCHATA. 

at first were very black and hard ; afterwards watery, and then mushy 
(first evening), 85 . 

Urinary Organs. — While urinating, a slight burning in urethra 
(first day), 80 . — tt always caused painful strangury , 4 *.f — [350.] There is 
some lingering irritability about the bladder during the monthly period, 
accompanied with frequent desire to pass water, together with bearing- 
down pains ; a sort of strangury accompanies the last few drops of water, 76 . 
— Micturition. Frequent urging to urinate, but not much uriue was 
passed (first night), 9 . — Frequent passages of light-colored urine, clear like 
well water, but in small quantities, and with constant desire (first even- 
ing), 6 *. — Patient passed water several times during the night, while labor- 
ing under spasms, but in small quantities (this was an involuntary act), 76 . 
— In spite of drinking much water, little urination (after one day), 54 *. — 
Urine. The secretion of urine seemed to be diminished ; the urine was 
very much concentrated and clear (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — Uriue scanty 
and very much concentrated (after twenty hours), 1 . — It imparts a violet 
odor to the urine, 45 . — (The flowers impart their odor to the urine), 84 . 

Sexual Organs. — Male. A spasmodic pain in the penis, extending 
from below upward (first day), 1 . — [360.] (Pressure and drawing in the 
spermatic cord, from above downwards, on the same side where the testicle 
had been bruised some years before), 10 . — Want of erections, even with 
voluptuous thoughts, for several days, 1 . — * Although there seemed to be some 
inclination to coition, yet the erections were weak and of short duration, 1 . — 
Inclination for coition, with great relaxation of the genitals (first day),*. — 
It causes lack of sexual desire for coition, and less voluptuous sensation, in 
a man, 1 . — Female. There still remains considerable irritability about the 
pelvic viscera, particularly during each returning menstrual period, when 
the ovaries and womb are much swollen and sensitive to pressure, 7 *. — Most 
distressing dysmenorrhoea, accompanied with clonic spasms, delirium, and 
stupor, being an almost invariable accompaniment of each returning men- 
strual period, during which time (seven to ten days) the patient has no use 
of her lower limbs, 77 . — Clonic spasms with the dysmenorrhoea, 77 . — Stupor 
with the dysmenorrhoea, 77 . — No use of her lower limbs with the dysmenor- 
rhoea, 77 . — [370.] Menses four or five days too early, associated with drag- 
ging in the abdomen, from the navel downward, and with drawing in the 
limbs ; also the next period appeared too early and was generally irreg- 
ular, 17 . — The menses appear two or three days too late; preceded by pain 
in the small of the back, as if a piece of wood were lying across the back 
pressing outward, with headache (a concealed aching on the top of the 
head), weakness, pressure in the stomach, with runniug of water from the 
mouth, and pain in the liver; the menstrual blood was darker, thicker, 
and when dry more glutinous than usual ; at the time when menstruation 
should have appeared there was a discharge of only mucus,". — Upon in- 
quiry I found that the menses had ceased entirely ; an examination over 
the lower portion of abdomen revealed the fact that the womb and ovaries 
were tumefied and much swollen (there is and has been considerable ten- 
derness over both ovaries, but especially the left, ever since), 78 . — In Georgia, 
I was told that the young ladies when they want to go to a ball, and have 
their catamenia, eat one-quarter or one-half of a nutmeg, and the flow 
immediately stops for twelve or twenty-four hours ; sometimes it returns 
again of itself; if this is not the case, the damsel becomes very sick, 71 . — 

t A drink composed of toasted bread and nutmeg. 



NUX MOSCHATA. 75 

A pregnant woman took six nutmegs (at least), daily, and was attacked 
with a troublesome diarrhoea, that continued after her labor, which was 
premature on account of it, 46 . — Pains similar to labor-pains, at 2 a.m. (first 
night)-. 

Respiratory Organs.— Larynx anil Voice. (A sore sensa- 
tion in the larynx, with some inclination to cough), (second day), 11 . — The 
sound of the voice was altered, and was more Tike that of a sheep ; the 
morbid sensation in the larynx seemed similar to that in the mouth, namely, 
a sensation of dryness without actual dryness (second davV/f" — Voice sup- 
pressed, so that he could not call for help, after. waking from sleep (after a 
few hours), 88 . — Voice lost and unsteady (second day), 88 . — [380.1 Voice 
hoarse, not clear (third day), 8 . — * Hoarseness, 1 . — Cough and Respi- 
ration. He coughs up some blood, partly mixed with mucus, partly 
clear; together with stitches in the chest (second day), 20 . — The dry cough 
becomes moist, and he expectorates much mucus (second day), 8 . — Respira- 
tion very rapid and sighing (second day), 88 . — Respiration 18 (before taking), 
remained unchanged, 75 . — Respirations about 10 per minute, during the 
spasmodic condition, 76 . — Breathing slow and heavy, 78 . — Want of breath 
after eating, 1 . — (A melancholic, choleric man, suffering with bleeding haem- 
orrhoids in the fall and spring, took with nearly all his food and drink 
Nux moschata, as a preventive for the fall dysentery ; the hemorrhoidal 
flow was stopped ; he became out of breath, and panted when at work, and at 
last went into dropsy), 72 . — [390.] Desire more or less all the time to sigh 
or take a long breath, which she cannot accomplish satisfactorily, 78 . 

Chest. — Oppression of the che9t, M . — Oppression of the chest, starting 
from the pit of the stomach, 1 . — * Oppression of the chest and rush of blood to 
the heart (first day), 8 . — Oppression of the chest and difficult respiration, 48 . — 
(Oppression of the chest, as if it were fatty, or as if there were a piece of 
perforated bacon in the throat (trachea), which did not allow the passage 
of enough air ; he feared that he would suffocate ; this condition appeared 
toward the evening, while walking in the cool air, lasted eight minutes, 
and was unaccompanied by anxiety), (first day), 11 . — They all were attacked 
the next day with such oppression of the chest and tightness of the throat 
that it seemed as though they would choke ; the mouth was dry, the lips 
swollen, and stuck together, as if covered with glue; they breathed with 
the greatest difficulty ; the bowels were hard and constipated ; the head 
heavy, dizzy ; memory lost, 48 .! — A sudden pain round about the chest, in 
the region of the diaphragm, on inspiration, in the forenoon (third day), 1 . 
— Pain in the chest as if raw, when coughing (third day), 8 . — Pain in the 
region of the pectoral muscles as from a blow, on moving the arm, very 
much aggravated by touch and pressure (third day), 1 . — [400.] Painfull- 
ness of the anterior part of the chest, making respiration difficult, in the 
evening ; at times associated with a pressive pain, in the right side (though 
rather anteriorly), 1 . — As often as he chews a nutmeg, he feels a constriction 
in chest ; also in the sternum and in the whole abdomen, as if everything 
were being drawn in a knot ; he does not exactly know where the centre of 
the knot is, but asserts that everything is being drawn together ; this lasted 
several hours, 78 . — Constrictive pain in the pectoral muscles, with tightness 
of the thorax, obliging deep respiration on moving about, so that he was 
obliged to sit down, 2 . — Sensation of fulness in the upper and anterior por- 

■ - M | ,| | I IM 1 ■ ' * 

f From the flowers. 

J Observed in several persons from a cold punch, containing eight nutmegs. 



76 NUX MOSCHATA. 

tion of the chest, preventing deep inspiration ; but when he took a deep 
breath, he felt a pressive pain, in isolated jerks, under the sternum (second 
day), 1 . — Sensation of a weight on the chest, making respiration difficult, 
in the evening (fourth day), 1 . — A sensation of pressure and weight in the 
whole anterior portion of the chest, especially beneath the sternum, lasting 
through the day, but becoming especially violent on falling asleep in the 
evening and on waking from the midday nap, and sometimes compelling 
him to take a deep inspiration, and to forcibly expand the chest. Although 
respiration was rendered very difficult thereby, and it caused a distressing 
sensation in the chest, yet it was unaccompanied by anxiety /.f — A spas- 
modic pressing pain like a pressure, from within outward, and also from 
without inward (as from a weight lying upon the chest), in the region of 
the insertion of the diaphragm, extending from the pit of the stomach to 
the back and scapulae (after ten hours) ; together with difficult respiration 
and necessity for taking a deep breath and expanding the chest, together 
with a dry cough, that was somewhat loose in the morning, and that came 
from the back. This attack lasted several days, and was associated with 
sleepiness and dryness of the nose. On the third day there were also pains 
in the middle of the back between the scapula) (seeming to him to Tbe in 
the lungs), 21 . — Front and Sides. The forepart of the chest is painful 
as if beaten, especially on inspiration, and whenever there is flatulent 
colic, in the evening (first day), 1 . — Pain in the forepart of the chest, like 
a weight, associated with an oppression that makes respiration difficult, in 
the evening (second day), 1 . — A jerking stitch in the forepart of the chest, 
extending obliquely upward and arresting the breathing (after six hours), 1 . 
— [410.] Pressing inward in the lower portion of the right side of the 
chest, ascending to the throat and mouth ; there was collection of bitter 
water in the mouth and dry cough (after half an hour), 9 . — Crawling and 
tickling in the upper part of the right side of the chest, in the morning, 
provoking cough, 1 . 

Heart and Pulse* — Quivering of the heart; violent palpitation; 
the great central organ laboring under fearful embarrassment, 85 . — Very 
transient palpitation (first day), 22 . — Some sudden spasmodic stitches at the 
heart, associated with slight colic, in the morning after waking (after 
twenty hours), 1 . — A most distressing urgent want of breath, and painful 
feeling of oppression upon the chest, to relieve which, would straighten up, 
when other distressing effects would ensue ; a rush of blood to head, ob- 
scuring the sight; quivering of the heart; violent palpitation; the great 
central organ laboring under fearful embarrassment; pulse intermitting, 
the intervals between the pulsations being so protracted as to excite fears 
of impending dissolution ; the hands would be placed upon the sides, the 
constriction about the waist and abdomen being so persistent and so oppres- 
sive as instinctively to welcome any, even the slightest palliation, 65 . — 
* Feeling as if the blood were rushing to the heart , thence to the head, and 
then all over the body; again to the heart and repeat (the extreme coldness 
and other symptoms still present) ; the alternate paleness and redness of 
the surface, indicating this varied and increased action of the circulation, 
was distinct! v visible about 4 p.m., 6 *. — Sensation as if the heart were 
grasped, with sharp cutting pain in the cardiac region, about 5 p.m., 62 . — 
He always suffered from palpitation whenever he ate nutmegs, 42 . — It in- 
creases the circulation of the blood, 86 . — [420.] Pulse 76 (before taking) ; 

f From the flowers. 



NUX MOSCHATA. 77 

80 (after five, and fifteen minutes), 75 . — * Pulse small, slow (60), (second 
day)"- — During the spasmodic condition the pulse was very small, feeble, 
and rapid, could scarcely be counted, and respirations about 10 per minute; 
it was difficult to count the pulse or respirations in either case, on account 
of the contortions and writhings of the patient, 76 . — Pulse almost impercep- 
tible, at 5.30 p.m., 61 . — The pulse during the sexual paroxysms was very 
varied, being from 70 to over 100, 60 . — Pulse intermitting, the intervals 
between the pulsations being so protracted as to excite fears of impending 
dissolution, 55 . 

Neck and Back* — Nape of neck tremendously constricted, 65 . — A 
draft of damp air caused drawing pain in the cervical muscles, 1 . — The 
small of the back and the lower extremities seem bruised and very weak 
(seventh day), 1 . — Aching in the small of the back, and weakness of the 
lower extremities, as though he had received a blow upon the small of the 
back and calves, 1 . — [430.] *Pain, as if broken, in the small of the back, 
mostly during rest, in the evening (after two, and seven hours), 1 . — Pain in 
the back, on riding in a carriage, . — Pain at the side of the lumbar vertebrce, 
as if caused by a blow of the fist (first day), ! .f — Pain in the muscles on the 
side of the lumbar vertebrae, as though he had been soundly beaten with 
fists (fourth day), 6 . — Pain in the lumbar region (second day), 6 *. 

Extremities* — Limbs rigid; hands clasped across the breast and 
firmly clinched, so much so that on attempting to separate them a violent 
convulsive effort was made by the patient; then followed a writhing of the 
entire body, " clonic spasms," 76 . — Marked muscular erethism, especially of 
the extremities, simulating chorea (after four hours), 64 . — (The limbs, espe- 
cially the arms, are relaxed, with pressure here and there), 11 . — Drawing in 
the calves, especially on standing, relieved by lying down ; after rising, trem- 
bling and weakness in the hands and lower extremities (fifth day), 1 . — 
(Drawing pains in the muscular portions of the extremities, worse during 
rest, as after taking cold), (for several days), 11 . — [440.] Arms and legs felt 
sorish, large, and heavy, 55 . — Both upper and lower limbs feeling dead and 
numb, until the following day at noon, 76 . — ^Extremities fell numb (after 
seven hours), 64 . — General affection of the extremities, especially of the legs, 
more towards the lower portion and more on the right side, 54 . 

Superior Extremities* — Shoulder, Arm, and Elbow. 
Pain in the left shoulder, as if it contained lead, 54 *. — A sticking pain 
(rather distinct, though not very sharp) on the flexor side of the upper 
arm, shoulder, and elbow-joints, that continued by paroxysms for several 
weeks, but lasted only a short time, seeming to be seated in the blood- 
vessels, 1 . — Sensation of fomentation iu the muscles of the upper arm, 11 . — 
Pain in the left upper arm, near the middle, nearer the elbow, as from the 
hard grasp of the hand (after one hour and a half), 54 . — Felt as though a 
string had been tied tightly around the arms, and all the blood had rushed 
into my hands (first evening), 65 . — Jerklike drawing in the arms, sometimes 
with a boring outward in the elbows (first day),". — [450.] Extremely acute 
pain in the left forearm, externally and near the elbow, in the radial re- 
gion, in the fle«h of all the muscles, in the bone, a kind of pressive gnaw- 
ing (after three hours), 54 . — Steady drawing from the fingers to the shoul- 
ders, from holding a nutmeg in the right hand ; a highly sensitive person ; 
she feels nothing in the left hand ; there remains a tearing rheumatic pain 
in the shoulder, . — Burning on the left side of the left elbow externally, 

f From the flowers. 



78 NUX MOSCHATA. 

till three hours, 64 . — Tearing pain in the extensor muscles of the left elbow, 
impeding motion (thirteenth day), 1 . — Hands and Fingers. Numb- 
ness and fulness of the hands (first evening), 85 . — Burning in the hands, that 
also seem hot to another, lasting half a day (after six hours), 5 . — The hands 
seem to him as if cold and frozen, and on going into the house he experi- 
enced a kind of humming and tingling under the nails ; was obliged to 
throw his hands about, as if they had actually been frozen (first day),*. — 
Violent pain in the right middle finger, as if in the bone (after four or 
five minutes), 54 . — Pain as if sprained, in some joints of the left little finger 
when grasping anything, in the morning (second day)/.t 

Inferior Extremities* — Painful weakness in the lower extremities, 
as if he had taken a long journey. The backs of the feet are very pain- 
ful, as though a hard body had fallen upon them, the farther above the 
ankle the less the pain. Although stepping on the foot aggravates the 
pain, yet he is obliged to constantly move the leg back and forth, on ac- 
count of uneasiness (trampling), (first day), 6 . — {460.] She started after 
finishing her tea to go upstairs, but found it rather difficult to ascend, as 
she felt weak and numb in her limbs, particularly lower extremities, with 
sensation as though she were floating through the air ; later felt much the 
same symptoms on ascending the stairs, 76 . — Complains more or less all the 
time of a trembling and weakness of the lower limbs, particularly after 
walking or going up and downstairs, 76 . — Thigh, Knee, and Leg. 
*The posterior muscles of the right thigh are painful on walking and on 
touch, as if he had fallen upon them, as after riding horseback, in the 
morning (second day), 1 . — While riding one leg over the other, the right 
thigh seems benumbed, afterwards a sensation as if the left leg would fall 
asleep, with rush of blood in it, prickling, etc., 64 . — Transient pain on the 
upper and inner portion of the thigh, as if he had fallen upon it, aggra- 
vated by touch (soon), 6 . — Dull drawing pains in the periosteum of the right 
tibia (after two hours),*. — Painful drawing, here and there, in the thighs, 17 . 
— The right knee is painful, as if wrenched and spraiued, on moving it, 
and especially on going upstairs (second day),\f — A sensation in the ante- 
rior portion of the right knee, as if it were grasped by some one, a kind 
of constriction, 1 . — Could scarcely reach his home on account of terrible 
pains in both legs, in the part from the knees down to the ankles, confined 
to the shins : this pain increased so much during the afternoon that he 
could hardly walk through the room ; he says it feels as though the "bone 
had been smashed to pieces," 14 . — [470.] (Throbbing in the left calf, as 
though a bloodvessel had burst, lasting about twenty minutes), (after one 
hour), 11 . — (On making a sudden motion with the right lower extremity, 
while lying down, he was attacked with violent cramp in the calf, which 
was only relieved (not removed as usual) by pressing the foot against 
something), (fourth day), 1 . — Pressive pain on the anterior surface of the 
left leg, while standing, in the morning (second day), 1 . — A sensation of 
warmth and throbbing on the inner margin of the right foot, while lying 
down at night (third day), 1 .! — Feet and Toes. Boring pain in big toe 
of right foot, after lying down, 64 *.- -Burrowing-pressive pain in the middle 
of the soles of the feet, soon, in the morning, 2 . — Tingling in all the toes, as 
if they had been frozen, especially at the metatarsophalangeal articulation. It 
extends over the sole and heel, mat also pains as if bruised by jumping upon 

f From the flowers. 



NUX MOSCHATA. 79 

it; this tingling was felt in every position, and was reproduced by stepping 
upon the foot (second and fifth days), 6 . 

Generalities* — Convulsions caused by large doses, 18 . — Throughout 
the entire night the patient passed from oue convulsive state, hereinbefore 
described, into another, which nothing short of anaesthesia would control. 
The same difficulty of trying to get the patient to swallow medicine was 
met with, and it was only after the effect of chloroform was obtained that 
anything could be gotten down her throat, 70 . — After twitching of the limbs 
burning at the umbilicus, with restlessness and lassitude ; she had to lie down, 
and fell asleep ; on awaking, the burning at the umbilicus is gone, but she 
now has burning in the chest ; with it very irritable and vexed (after half 
a day), M . — [480.] Considerable prostration (second day), 64 .! — Was very 
prostrate and weak, could scarcely lift a hand, 76 . — The patient manifested 
evident symptoms of sinking ; she would lie completely relaxed, breathing 
so faintly as to be scarcely audible, and almost pulseless ; accordingly I dis- 
continued the chloroform and resorted to stimulants, with a view to re- 
establish reaction ; during these sinking spells the lower and upper ex- 
tremities became very cold and clammy; a few drops of liquor ammonia 
in water, and an application of the same to the nostrils, promptly restored 
her to a semi-conscious state, which would soon be followed by a return of 
the spasmodic condition of the previous night, though not quite so severe ; 
at 10 a.m., the patient swooned completely away, and lay to all appear- 
ances dead ; this occurred after another application of chloroform ; feeling 
somewhat alarmed, I hastily elevated the foot of her bed, placing a chair 
beneath, thus elevating the feet, with the head downward, inclined at an 
angle of about 35°. I began using brisk friction, and set to work to re- 
store the circulation, which appeared to be completely suspended, and 
made efforts at artificial respiration, at the same time ordered the ammo- 
nia to be applied to the nostrils; after the lapse of twenty minutes or 
thereabouts, the patient manifested signs of returning consciousness ; this 
was followed almost immediately by retching and vomiting, and the patient 
threw up a pint of green bilious fluid, containing particles of undigested 
food, such as beef, potatoes, and a quantity of dark-mottled particles look- 
ing like coffee-grounds, which, upon inspection, proved to be some of the 
nutmeg which she had eaten the day before; from this time recovery 
dates, 76 .— (Anxiety over the whole body, with inclination to tremble), 11 . — 
* Very great weakness; the knees were excessively affected as though he had 
taken a long journey on foot, associated with sleepiness; even talking fretted 
him, 1 . — (Weakness), 11 . — * When he has accomplished only a trifle, he is obliged 
to lie down on account of weakness™. — To retain footing, while walking, 
found myself obliged to catch hold of trees and fence, . — Attempted to 
get into bed, which was accomplished with much difficulty; rather tumbled 
than got into bed, feeling much exhausted from her efforts to undress, 76 . — 
Reeled and stumbled, while walking (first evening), 64 . — [490.] Went to 
bed feeling perfectly well, but could not account for my strange feelings on 
awaking; was painfully conscious, however, of some powerful influence 
exerting itself upon my system, but as to cause could get no intelligible 
clue. Great languor and drowsiness, with no desire to move; felt unwieldy 
as a mass of metal ; all bodily energy lapsing into passive suppleness in 
the clutch of the unseen giant, 66 . — First, eructation, then lassitude, which 

f As Camphor was used rather freely as an antidote, the prostration may in part 
have depended on that. 



80 NUX MOSCHATA. 

caused her eyes to close, Mc . — Persistent indolence of external sensibility, 
and of motion, 44 . — A sort of general indescribable feeling of languor and 
lassitude stole over her entire body, 70 . — *Sickly t faint sensation™. — She was 
very much affected the whole first day (she was obliged to gasp for breath) ; 
it seemed as though she would become faint, 23 . — When standing at his 
desk, the right leg constantly went to sleep. Pressing pain in both shoul- 
ders, and a sensation as if a six-pound ball was pressed from the abdomen 
iuto the pit of the stomach, 63 *. — She complained very much about feeling 
very sore and full of pain, as one who had been beaten, 78 . — Violent pains 
generally (second day),* 8 . — Great sensitiveness to cold air, 1 . — [500.] Slight 
things, for instance, if quickly spoken to or called by name, will startle 
the patient ; this is followed by palpitation of the heart, with difficulty of 
breathing, 76 . — Wandering burrowing-pressive pains always, in only small 
circumscribed spots, as if in the bones, in the forehead, eyebrows, upper 
arms, tibiae, etc. (They resembled a pinching pain, that increased and de- 
creased in waves), (soon),*. — Slight pressive wanderingpains in various 
parts of the body, always confined to a small spot,*. — Wandering digging 
pressive pains, always confined to a small spot, where they remained for only a 
short time, but soon returned, lasting several days (after ten hours), 2 . — If he 
lies upon a moderately hard substance for only a short time, he immedi- 
ately experiences pains in the parts upon which he lies (twelfth day), 1 . — 
Condition as though he had cooled off after sweating violently ; the nape 
of the neck and all the bones hurt, and there was a pressure forward to- 
wards the forehead (first day), 8 . — There was considerable running to and 
fro by different members of the family, all of which tended to annoy and 
excite her greatly, 78 . — She asked to be left alone, as the rubbing or touch- 
ing any portion of her body annoyed her very much, 78 . — General uneasi- 
ness in the muscular system, with dizziness, 44 . — Position of the body recum- 
bent, lying on the back, 76 . — [510.] Larger doses were followed by cold 
limbs, stupor, and unconsciousness, even death, 89 . — Marked symptoms of 
opisthotonos, about 1 a.m., and as long as the effects of the anaesthesia were 
withdrawn, 76 . — All symptoms relieved within an hour by a dose of Nux 
vomica*. — The symptoms, especially of the head, occur particularly after 
breakfast (of bread and milk), though also after eating at other times of 
the day, 1 . — In large doses it causes an absolute insensibility of the nervous 
system, obtuseness, immobility, loss of reason for its direct action, and 
headache and sleep for its secondary action, 67 . — The effect of some brandy 
was as if I had been electrified, from the mouth downwards, in a straight 
line, and dying off towards the feet ; it then seemed to diffuse itself over 
the whole body ; the state of my body generally felt as if I had hold of 
slightly galvanized wires, the wires apparently working in antagonistic 
directions, out of time and keeping; like, in fact, so many connecting-rods 
working from eccentrics out of truth, and jarring against each other, 80 . 

Skin* — At the border of the left jaw a large pustule,* . — (Boils on the 
chin, with broad red areola), 1 . — After four minutes a very slight burning 
sensation was felt, which gradually increased, so that after fifteen minutes 
it became very unpleasant, and on being touched the reddened spot caused 
much pain ; after thirty minutes the moistened spot was red ; it burned 
like a sinapism when the 6kin is moderately reddened ; upon being washed 
the burning sensation disappeared within an hour; the epidermis did not 
scale off. In a second experiment with another individual the symptoms 
were much slighter, the burning appeared only after ten minutes, and be- 
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* 

after thirty minutes, the burning sensation was still very intense, but the 
skin was not red; the burning sensation continued for about half an hour; 
the epidermis did not scale off,* 1 . — Skin in different parts of the body was 
mottled, in some places so deep as to appear somewhat bluish, 76 . — [520.] 
Blue spots on the skin, . — Alternate paleness and redness of the surface, at 
4 p.m., . — Painfulness of the skin, below the chin, as if pimples would form, 
the whole third day, 1 . 

Sleep. — Sleepiness* Felt strangely over the whole system, with an 
almost irresistible desire for sleep, together with a great deal of jactitation 
of the muscles, and pain and vertigo in frontal region, with great confusion 
of ideas (after four hours), 64 . — * Almost irresistible desire for sleep, with 
the strange feeling over the whole system (after four hours), 64 . — Almost irre- 
sistible inclination to sleep, 27 . — Mounting to the head, as if intoxicated, im- 
mediately ; the whole head ached, *and she became so sleepy that she eoxdd not 
sit down witliout falling asleep*. — * Great tiredness and sleepiness (after two 
hours and a half), 74 . — * Great sleepiness, with great inclination to laughter 
(first day), 6 . — He could not keep awake after dinner, and fell asleep; when 
awakened he fell asleep again ; the sleep, however, did not seem very 
sound (first day), 1 . — [oSO.] Asleep (after fifteen minutes); slept pro- 
foundly ; in the morning was several times called to breakfast, 55 . — Remark- 
ably sleepy look (first day), 1 .! — *8he was unusually sleepy, the eyes con- 
stantly closed (first day), 4 . — * Patient starts in her sleep, but does not always 
waken, witfi shocks as if electricity were passing through her body, sometimes 
accompanied with unpleasant and even horrid dreams, "nightmare," 79 . — 
Lay down on her bed and quickly passed into a deep slumber, feeling very 
uncomfortable, was very restless and tossed about much, which lasted about 
half an hour; she was then roused by her sister (who accompanied her) 
calling her by name ; she heard the first summons and answered reluctantly, 
but could not rouse herself to a state of wakefulness, 76 . — The oil rubbed 
upon the temples caused sleepiness,**. — It causes sleep, 86 . — The preserved 
nuts used too often cause sleepiness, 46 . — Lay down to sleep, and slept for an 
hour, towards evening, very unusual, followed by relief of all the symptoms 
(first day), 54 . — *A sleepy, dreamy condition, with closing of the eyes, 1 . — [510.] 
She seems intoxicated and sleepy ; she did not know where she was nor where 
she was going, the eyes closed (first day), 4 . — Sleep restless (first and second 
nights), 6 . — Sitting in bed, tossing from side to side, at 5.30 p.m., 6 *. — Strong 
inclination to sleep, without the ability (after seven hours), 64 . — Very wide 
awake on going out after sleeping (first day), 54 . — Dreams. Sleep at night 
disturbed by voluptuous dreams (first day),*. — Irresistible sleep, frequently 
disturbed by vivid dreams, soon,*. — Dreams of falling from high places; 
again, as if being pursued by persons seeking to harm her, 76 . 

Fever. — Chilliness. Chilliness, 56 . — Chilly and cold all over, begin- 
niug about 1 o'clock, and gradually increasing in severity, 62 . — [550.] *Skin 
cold over the whole body, at 5.30 p.m., 6 *. — Surface cold and blue, at 5.30 
p.m., 6 *. — Cold skin (second day), 68 . — He became chilly on going into the 
cold air (first and second days), 7 . — She easily became chilly in the cold air 
(second and third days), 4 . — Immediately on going into the open air (that 
was damp and cool) she became chilly and pale, which disappeared in a 
warm room, in the evening (first day), 4 . — In the evening could not get warm 
in bed, 54 *. — Slight shaking chill in the evening and morning, followed by 

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82 NUX MOSCHATA. 

decided heat," — Slight chilliness, with some colic and pain in the small of 
the back, little appetite, white-coated tongue, pressive pain in the soft palate, 
with difficult respiration, on account of pressive pain upon the chest, and 
great sleepiness, in the evening (third day), 1 . — At 9 p.m. felt chilly, amount- 
ing to a shake, with coldness, commencing in lower limbs ; this was suc- 
ceeded by several chills, with marked intervals of immunity between, last- 
ing for several minutes; conscious during chills, *but a desire to sleep be- 
tween them if left alone, the movements of those around her alone prevent- 
ing her from sleeping, 76 . — [560.] Chilliness, associated with pain in the 
small of the back, towards evening, in the open air, and from external cold, 
increasing to a shaking chill, entirely disappearing in a warm room ; to- 
gether with dulness of the head, especially of the forehead, diminished 
appetite, and somewhat slimy tongne, with a very lively and cheerful mood, 
disposed to make fun, in the evening (eighth day), 1 . — Chilliness, extending 
from the loins, immediately increasing when going to stool ; he experienced 
nothing of it in a warm room (first day), 6 . — She complained of her hands 
feeling Yery cold and numb ; sister says her hands were icy cold, 16 . — Sensa- 
tion of coldness in the feet, with heat of the hands (first day), 6 . — Feet 
cold, 60 .— Fever. Temperature 29.8° C. (before taking), 30.1° C ; (after five 
hours and fifteen minutes), 75 . — Great heat of the face and hands, with pros- 
tration and hypochondriac mood, for several forenoons, 11 . — Heat in the 
cheeks, with slight redness, immediately, 8 . — Uneasiness all night, dry heat, 
sleeplessness, dry, sticky lips and tongue, without thirst; sensation as if all 
the vessels were throbbing; a throbbing pressive pain, especially on the head, 
in small circumscribed spots, especially in the left superciliary ridge, 18 . — 
An agreeable sensation, of warmth in the hands and feet, in the evening 
(first day), 21 . — Sweat. [570.] Bloody perspi ration , M .f — Although hitherto 
he was inclined to perspire, now his skin was constantly dry, 6 . 

Conditions. — Aggravation. — (Morning), On waking, throat aud 
mouth dry ; tongue cleaves to roof of mouth ; pain in left anterior molars, 
extending into right molars ; spasmodic stitches in heart, with slight colic; 
sneezing ; crawling and tickling in right side of chest; throbbing headache 
above left eye ; headache in forehead ; pain in small spot in forehead above 
left eye ; pain in right eye ; while standing, pain in anterior surface of left 
leg; thin evacuation; chalky taste; after taking milk, diarrhoea; pressive 
pain in right cheek ; taste as after intoxication ; burrowing pain in soles of 
feet; griping pain in joints of left little finger; sleepiness. — (Forenoon), 
Pressive pain in top of head; stitches in right ear; lively; laughing; 
bright; nausea. — (ivoo?i), Great hunger. — (Afternoon), Headache in right 
side; headache; 5 p.m., cutting pain in cardiac orifice; plucking sensation 
in abdomen and liver; pain in liver; burning in oesophagus. — (Evening 
and morning), Shaking chills. — (Toward evening), Abdomen distended, 
with nausea ; twisting about navel ; when walking, oppression of chest. 
(Evening), Dull head; slimy tongue; cheerful mood; colic; pain in small 
of back ; coated tongue ; pain in soft palate ; difficult respiration ; sleepi- 
ness ; dryness in the eyes ; head and forehead dull ; eyes would close from 
sleep ; headache ; dryness of mouth ; pain fulness of left tipper and lower 
molars ; sticking in front teeth ; pain in forepart of chest ; oppression ; 
pressure, with difficult respiration ; during rest, pain in small of back ; in 
bed, griping at the umbilicus ; sensation in rectum of diarrhoea ; difficult 
stool ; flatulent troubles ; griping colic ; hands and feet warm. — (Night), 

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NUX MOSCHATA— NUX VOMICA. 83 

After lying down, warmth and throbbing in right foot ; uneasiness ; dry 
heat; sleeplessness; sticky lips and tongue; throbbing sensation in throat; 
pressure in head; convulsions; slimy feeling in mouth; thirst; dryness; 
sensation of flour on palate; tongue seems dry, and feels like leather; 
palate dry ; nose stopped with mucus; cutting, commencing at navel, extend- 
ing toward sides ; after lying down, boring pain in toe of right foot ; in 
bed, griping in umbilical region. — (Toward midnight), Diarrhoea. — (As- 
cending stairs), Pain in right knee; weakness and numbness of limbs; 
weight and oppression of. chest. — (Draft of damp air). Pain in cervical 
muscles. — (Drawing air into mouth), Painfulness of incisors and anterior 
molars. — (Drinking), Cold water, jerking in back teeth, without pain. — 
(Eating), Teeth painful. — (After eating), Want of breath ; scraping eruc- 
tations. — (Lying down), Boring pain in big toe of right foot. — (Raising 
head from pillow), Deathly sickness. — (Reading), Absence of mind. — (Res- 
piration), Forenoon, pain in chest, about diaphragm. — (Rest), Drawing 
pains in muscles of extremities. — (Riding in carriage), Painful sensation of 
neat from within ear to pharynx ; pain in back. — (Standing), Drawing in 
calves; dizziness; at desk, right leg asleep; pain in shoulders; pressure 
from abdomen to pit of stomach. — (Stepping), Pain in foot; tingling in 
toes. — (Stool), Chilliness in loins. — (Straightening vp), Rush of blood to 
head; quivering of heart; palpitation; intermitting pulse; constriction 
about abdomen. — (Swallowing), Scraping sensation in throat. — (Talking), 
Loud jerklike drawing in left upper back teeth. — (Touching part), fain in 
inner portion of thigh. — (On urinating), Pain in urethra. — (On waking), 
From midday nap, head compressed from forehead to sinciput; voice sup- 
pressed. — ( Walking), In evening, reeling; constriction in right side of upper 
abdomen ; pain in muscles of right thigh ; weakness of lower limbs ; reel- 
ing ; stumbling. — ( Writing), In bed, thoughts vanish. 

Amelioration* — (Evening), Appetite. — (After eating), Head symp- 
toms. — (Lying down), Drawing in calves. — (Keeping quiet), Colic. — (Mov- 
wg). Stoppage of nose. — (Pressure), Colic in umbilical region. — (Straighten- 
ing up), Oppression upon chest. — ( Warm room), Chilliness. 

NUX VOMICA. 

Strychnos nux vomica; Linn. 

Natural order, Logan iacese. 

Common names, Poison-nut ; Kuchila (Bengal) ; (O.), Knehenaugen ; 
(Fr.), Noix vomique ; (also known as false angustura bark). 

Preparation, Tincture or trituration of the seed. 

Autlwrities. (Nos. 1 to 18 from Hahnemann, R. A. M. L., 1, fourth 
ed.); 1, Hahnemann; 2, Flaeming; 3, Fried. Hahnemann; 4, Stapf; 5, 
Wahle ; 6, Bergius, Mat. Med. (" from 10-grain doses in a woman suffering 
from dysentery," Hughes) ; 7, Consbruch, Hufel. Journ., IV, p. 443 (" from 
2 drachms of powder in a man," Hughes) ; 8, Hartmann, Diss. Spicileg. 
ad nucis vom. usura. Trag. ad Viadr., 1785, p. 20 ("not accessible," 
Hughes) ; 9, Hoffmann, Med. rat. Lyst., II, p. 283 (" from 15 grains in a 
girl of ten," Hughes); 10, Hufel. Journ., d. p. Arz., I, p. 125 ("from 9 
grains, in two doses, given to a woman in dysentery," Hughes) ; 11, Juug- 
hans, Diss, de nuce vomica, Hal., 1770, p. 13 ("general statement of effect 
of N. v. on patients," Hughes); 12, Matthiolus, Comment in Diosc. libr., 
IV, Cap. 23 (" no such observation found in work mentioned, but other 



84 NUX VOMICA. 

authors mention his case as that of an old woman killed by a small quan- 
tity," Hughes); IS, Raderaacher, in Hufel. Journ., IV, p. 573 ("from 8 
grains given to a man in dysentery," Hughes) ; 14, Seutter, Diss, de nuce 
vom., L. B., 1691 ("from a mixture of N. v. and Gentian, given to a girl 
in fever," Hughes) ; 15, Strandberg, in Kiernander's Med. lac., p. 269 
("not accessible," Hughes); 16, Thomas a Theussink, Waarnemingeu, 
XXXIII (" not accessible," Hughes) ; 17, Veckoskrift for Lakase, II, p. 
169 ("not accessible," Hughes) ; 18, J. P. Wiel, obs. de usu interne nucis 
vom. et vitr. alb., Viteb., 1771 ("not accessible," Hughes); 19, Kind, 
Hufel. Journ., 1827 (from Hartlaub and Trinks, Reine Arznra., 3), effects 
of an indefinite quantity in a young girl who took it with suicidal intent; 
20, Basedow, Hufel. Journ., 1828 (from H. and T.), effects of a spoonful 
of the powdered nut in a girl aged twenty; 21, Kopp, Denkwordigkeiten, 
I, 121, effects observed in a woman who had suffered for eleven years with 
vertigo (from H. and T.) ; 22, Gerson and Julius, Mag. de ausl. Lit. 
(from H. and T.), case of poisoning of a man aged fifty-six; 23, Robinson, 
Br. J. of Horn., 25, 325, effects of the 30th dil., three doses, at intervals of 
half an hour, in an old "male" (man ?) ; 24, same, effects of 30th dil., every 
morning, in a young "female" (woman ?) ; 25, same, effects of the 1000th 
dil., one dose, in au old " male;" 26, same, effects of 30th dil., night and 
.morning, in a middle-aged "female;" 27, same, similar to last; 28, same, 
similar doses in a "male;" 29, same, similar to last; 30, same, one dose 
of 30th, in a " male ;" 31, same, 30th dil., night and morning, in a "female;" 
32, Cockburu, Mouth. Horn. Rev., 2, p. 49, effects of two pills, each con- 
taining 1} grain of N. v., in a man suffering from a slight nervous affec- 
tion, " cramps began ten minutes after second pill/' that was taken several 
hours after the first one ; 33, Ber ridge, N. Am. J. of Horn., N. S., Vol. Ill, 
p. 500, effects of four doses of the 94 m (Fincke) ; 34, Berridge, N. E. Med. 
Gaz., 9, p. 401, effects of the DM dil. (Boericke), taken three times a 
day, for three days, for a cough (which it removed) ; 35, same, effects of 
the 3d dil., "only when taken in the morning ;" 36, same, N. Am. J. of 
Horn., N. S., 4, p. 192, effects of the MM dil. (Boericke), taken in the 
evening; 37, same, effects of 200th dil. (Lehrmann), in a man ; 38, same, 
Vol. V, p. 576, proving by Dr. Wilson, with one globule of 200th dil. 
(Lehrmann), taken in the evening; 39, same, effects of 3d dil., taken three 
times, at intervals of twelve hours, in a man ; 40, same, effects of one glob- 
ule of 200th dil. (Lehrmann), taken at 10.30 p.m. ; 41, same, effect of 2 m 
dil. (Jenichen), repeated doses, in self; 42, same, effect of 12th dil. in a 
mau ; 43, Oilier, Lond. Med. Repos., 1823, p. 448, a woman took nearly £ 
ounce of the powder; 44, Tacheron, Lond. Med. Repos., 1823, p. 456, a 
woman took a drachm, in some wine; 45, Levie, Schmidt Jahrb., 30, 296 
(1830), a man took part of a powdered nut; 46, Baynham, Lond. Med. 
Gaz., 1829, p. 445, a young woman took £ ounce of the powdered nuts ; 
47, Bouillaud, Frank's Mag., 4, 649, a mau, aged forty-five, took a con- 
siderable amount of the powdered nuts on his bread and butter ; 48, Adel- 
mann, Hygeia, 13, 3, 67, 1840, effects of a powdered nut in a pregnant 
girl, taken to cause abortion ; 49, Leonhardt, Med. Zeit. ver Preuss., 1842, 
Frank's Mag., 1, 109, a woman, suffering from various abdominal troubles, 
took a teaspoouful of a solution of 2 drachms of the alcoholic extract in 2 
drachms of water; 50, Wardle worth, Prov. Med. Journ., 1844, p. 447, a 
woman, aged twenty-six, took an indefinite quantity; 51, II iff, Lancet, 
1849, p. 630, a woman, aged tweuty-three, took about ^ of an ounce ; 52, 
Lembke, N. Zeit. f. H. KI., 13, 153 (1850), a man took a spoonful of the 



NUX VOMICA. 85 

tincture, repeated after eight hours; 53, Hassall, Lancet, 1853, p. 385, a 
man, aged twenty, took about 1£ drachm of the powdered nut; 54, Garre, 
Med. Times and Gaz., N. S., 7, p. 199 (1853), effect of " fifteen pills of the 
extract of N. v.;" 66, Pharm. Journ., 1853-4, p. 482, effects of about i of 
an ounce in a woman ; 66, Parker, Lancet, 1856, a girl, aged eighteen, 
took about 1 ounce; 57, Davies, Med. Times and Gaz., 1856, p. 148, a 
girl, aged sixteen, took about £ an ounce of N. v. ; 58, Horn's Archiv, 
1816, effects of 1} drachm of powdered Nux in a girl aged eighteen ; 59, 
O'Reilly, Dubl. Med. Press, 1858, poisoning of a man by 6 grains of N. v. ; 
60, Ley, Med. Times and Gaz., 1858, a man (partly paralyzed and suffer- 
ing from constipation and vertigo), took 5 grains of the extract, his wife 
took the same ; 61, Harris, a man, aged twenty-eight, took 6 or 8 grains, 
Am. Med. Times, 1860; 62, Danvin, Ann. d'Hyg., Jan. 1861 (Br. and 
For. Med.-Chir. Rev., 1861), a girl, aged seven, took 5 centigrams ; 68, 
Chevers, a girl, aged eleven, took 3 grains, but spit some out, Br. and For. 
Med.-Chir. Rev. Jan. 1867; 64, Stevenson, Guy's Hosp. Rep., 1869, p. 
264, effects of about 8 grains of extract in a boy aged twelve ; 65, Baker, 
Trans. Med. and Phys. Soc. of Calcutta, 1825 (from Husemann), effects of 
a nut taken by a man on account of commencing leprosy ; 66, Horn's 
Archiv, 1810, Vol. XX, effects of 50 to 60 drops of tincture in three women 
suffering from pains in the limbs ; 67, same, effects of a solution of the ex- 
tract injected into the veins of an hysterical girl ; 68, Chauffard, Recueil 
period, 1824, effects of 4 grains in a woman of fifty-five (from Husemann) ; 
69, Hecker's Annals, 7, 193, from Sobernheim and Simon, Toxicologic, 
effects of i an ounce of powdered Nux in a young man. 

The following effects oj " Angusturia spuria" bark are here included. The 
bark was obtained from Strychnos Nux vomica, L. 70, Eramert, Hufe- 
land's Journ., Jan. 1815, effects of three spoonfuls of a decoction of 6 
drachms in 6 ounces of water, in a boy five years old (from Husemann) ; 
71, Marc, Journ. de Pharm., 2, 507, 1816, effects of an infusion for tertian 
fever (Husemann) ; 72, Nombur, Journ. de Med., 13, p. 133, 1807, effects 
when takeu for intermittent fever (Husemann) ; 73, Regnault, Journ. Uni- 
vers. de Sc. Med., 1818, vol. ix, effects of four doses taken for an intermit- 
tent neuralgia (Husemann) ; 74, Wurzner, Hahnemann's R. A. M. L., 6, 
p. 30, effect of 10 or 12 grains of the extract ou four persons. 

Mind* — Emotional. (Anxious, delirious fantasies, in the even- 
ing in bed, in the ninth hour, as if some one would get into his bed, and 
there was no room in it; or as if some one had sold his bed, etc.), 1 . — Slight 
delirium, a kind of coma vigil, 66 . — Rushed into the room, exclaiming that 
her mother had been murdered (after oue hour and a half), 67 . — He is 
hasty; looked angrily at any one who asked him a question without an- 
swering, as though he was obliged to restrain himself to avoid being insult- 
ing; he was in such an irritable and unrestrained mood that it seemed as 
though he would like to strike any one in the face who spoke a word to 
him, . — (Suicide ; she throws herself down from a height), 1 . — The usual 
pain seems intolerable ; she would rather take her life, 1 . — * Very much in- 
clined to violently reproach others for their faults, 1 . — *He quarrels, reproaches, 
scolds, insults from jealousy, mingled with unchaste expressions ; soon after- 
wards howls and weeps aloud, 1 . — *Quarrelsome, even to violence, 1 . — [10.] 
Pains not endured without loud cries and complaints, mingled with re- 
proaches and quarrelling, 1 . — He knits his brows and folds his arms, 1 . — He 
obstinately resists what is desired by others (after one hour), 1 . — He is fear- 
ful and frightened, and starts easily ; therewith the head seems intoxicated 



88 NUX VOMICA. 

and is dizzy, 1 . — An intoxication mounting to the head, 1 . — Intoxication 
(after half an hour), 17 . — Intoxication*. — * She cannot tolerate the slightest con- 
tradiction or the most gentle 'persuasions to do differently, which make her be- 
side herself, 1 . — * Oversensitive to impressions upon the senses ; he cannot 
tolerate strong odors or bright light, 1 . — *He cannot tolerate a noise or 
talking ; music and singing affect him, 1 . — [20.] *She cannot endure the 
slightest ailment, 1 . — Great aversion to fluids, which were swallowed with 
great difficulty and often not at all, 4 *. — * Taciturn, as if averse to everything, 1 . 
— She moans and groans piteously without any assignable cause, 1 . — She 
weeps aloud and sobs (after three hours), 1 . — Extremely solicitous and in- 
consolable; breaks out into loud weeping, with complaints and reproaches 
that at times change to constant groaning, with very red, hot cheeks, with- 
out thirst, 1 .— He weeps if the least thing is doue contrary to his wishes, 1 . — 
She wept occasionally, 4 *. — Extremely tender, gentle mood ; music affects 
him to tears, 1 . — (While sad she is unable to weep), 1 . — [30.] Silent grief 
and sadness, 1 . — Sadness 1 . — Despondent and fretful, 1 . — Apprehension, op- 
pression, and a feeling of intoxication, in the evening, while walking, 1 . — 
Uneasiness, with very easily dilated pupils (after fifty-six hours), 1 . — *Jn- 
tolerable anxiety for an hour, 7 . — * Extraordinary anxiety 1 . — Extreme anxiety, 
with violent palpitation, that impels him to suicide, after midnight (after 
five hours), 1 . — Extreme anxiety ,.f — Great anxiety; he had to rise from 
any place and wished rather to die, 1 . — [40.] Great anxiety, 16 . — Anxiety; an 
anxious solicitude, as though something serious were dreaded, in the morn- 
ing and afternoon (during the fifth hour), 1 . — Anxiety, with desire to 
commit suicide, 1 . — Anxiety and apprehension, as if he had committed a 
crime, 1 . — Anxiety; he could not remain quietly in any place, 8 . — Anxiety, 
caused by a suspicious and apprehensive condition of mind, especially 
during the afternoon hours, 1 . — Anxiety, with orgasm of blood and ill- 
humor, in the morning on waking; all of these disappearing on rising, 1 . — 
Anxiety, that causes perspiration, at least on the forehead, 1 . — Anxiety, 
causing only internal heat, followed by perspiration on the forehead (after 
a few hours), 1 . — Anxious solicitude and irresolution, 1 . — [50.] Anxiety; in 
sleep he threw off the covering,*. — Anxiety, in the evening, after lying 
down, followed by sweat after midnight, 8 . — Dreads death, 1 . — She believes 
that she is near death, 1 . — She was in great alarm, kept fast hold on her 
husband and refused to let him go, 48 . — Easily startled, 11 . — She is peevish 
and lachrymose, 1 . — She is peevish, thoughtful, takes everything ill-na- 
turedly, and easily quarrels and scolds (after two, and three hours), 1 . — 
* Scornful, peevish, inclined to be angry (after one hour), 1 . — *She is very 
much inclined to quarrelsome vexation, 1 . — [60.] Everything miscarries 
with him; it seems to go contrary (after six hours), 1 . — *Ill-hnmored, and 
very sad after eating, 1 . — Hypochondriac mood after dinner, and still more 
after supper, 1 . — * Hypochondriac, sullen mood, 1 . — *Very hypochondriac, and 
affected by the slightest thing, after eating, 1 . — * Ennui; the time seems 
intolerably long, during the first hours, 1 . — She seeks rest and quiet, 1 . — 
Laughing and weeping alternately in quick succession, 20 . — Irresolution ; 
constant fickleness in his plans, 1 . — Dawdles and is irresolute, 1 . — Intel' 
lectual. [70.] He scarcely knows himself on account of excessive flow 
of ideas, in the morning after rising (after ten hours), 1 . — She wishes to ac- 
complish much, but thinks it will not succeed, 1 . — The intellectual faculties 

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NUX VOMICA. 87 

apparently remained perfect to the last, 56 . — *Dread of that kind of literary 
work at which one must think and employ the ideas, whether to be 
elaborated by writing or delivered orally, in the morning ; but he is not 
averse to reading or committing to memory (after sixteen hours), 1 . — *In- 
ability for mental work; the blood mounts to the head till towards evening, 1 . 
— The intellectual faculties appeared a little troubled, 44 . — * Unable to think 
correctly, 1 . — He thinks that everything miscarries with him, 1 . — He is espe- 
cially hindered in scientific experiments; he does not himself know why, 1 . 
— Indolent at every undertaking in business; she soon becomes weary, 1 . — 
[80.] *He has no patience for work, 2 . — No desire for work, 1 . — He is com- 
pletely averse to work, though not to moving about (after two hours), 1 . — 
He easily makes mistakes while talking and writing, omits syllables and 
even whole words (after six and twelve hours), 1 . — Frequently makes mis- 
takes while talking, has great trouble to find the words, and uses unsuitable 
expressions ; he makes mistakes in weights and measures,'. — Taciturn ; slow 
flow of ideas, 1 . — She remembers scarcely anything from the time of her fall 
to being brought home, 51 . — He could with difficulty collect his ideas, 1 . — 
Clear consciousness of his existence ; fine, strong, correct feeling of right 
and wrong, 1 . — Loss of consciousness, 48 . — [90.] Stupefactiou, 68 . 

Head* — Confusion and VertUjo. * Confusion of the head after 
dinner, that returns after twenty-four hours (after twenty-four, and seventy- 
two hours), 1 . — Confusion of the head, as after a night's carousal, 1 . — *In- 
toxicated confusion in the head, 1 . — ^Paroxysms of vertigo, as if the brain 
were turning in a circle, with momentary loss of consciousness, 1 . — Vertigo, 
with obscuration of vision, while eating, as when one goes suddenly from 
the cold air into a warm room, 1 . — While lying on the back it was impossi- 
ble to raise the head on account of vertigo and obscuration of vision (after 
twenty-four hours), 1 . — Vertigo, with obscuration of vision, 1 . — Vertigo, while 
walking after eating, disappearing on standing still (after one hour), 1 . — 
Vertigo, as if one neither heard nor saw, with the sneezing, coughing, or 
on rising after stooping low down, 1 . — [100.] Vertigo, as if the bed were 
whirling around with her, two evenings in succession, after lying down, 1 . — 
Vertigo, like a whirling, during eructations, 1 . — *Vertigo after dinner (last- 
ing an hour and a half), 1 . — Faintlike vertigo (immediately), 1 . — * Vertigo, 
as if he would fall to one side (after sixty -eight hours), 1 . — Whirling vertigo, 
while eating, 1 . — Vertigo,* 101 *. — Drawing sensation, with vertigo here and 
there, in the brain (after six hours), 1 . — Extreme giddiness, obliging him to 
discontinue his work (after four to five days),*. — While out on an errand 
was suddenly seized with giddiness, 51 . — [110.] Giddiness, a kind of stagger- 
ing feel (after several days), 11 . — Transient giddiness, repeated several times 
(second day), 38 . — Giddiness, with pains shooting through the liead, and 
going off in an instant (sifter several days),* 7 . — * Dizzy reeling while walking, 
as if one would fall to the side or backward, 1 . — Head in General. Ful- 
ness in head ; partial headache; could not study; buzzing in head, disap- 
pearing in course of evening (second day), 88 . — Congestion of the brain, with 
vertigo, roaring in the ears, and blackness before the eyes, 71 . — Reeling sen- 
sation in the brain, 1 . — "Intoxicated dizzy heaviness of the head, in the 
morning, 1 . — Burning in the brain, beneath the frontal bone, 1 . — ""Heaviness 
of the head, in the morning (after four days), 1 .— [120.] Excessive heavi- 
ness of the head, on stooping, 5 . — *A stupid feeling in the head if he holds it 
erect ; if he bends it down a sensation in the forehead as if something heavy 
fell into it 1 , — A stupid feeling in the head, in the open air and in the sun- 
light/. — ^Stupefaction in the brain, 10 . — It seems as though* there were an 



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obscuration in the back part of the head, 1 . — *Dnlness of the head, 1 ". — 
Head wonderfully dull ; on moving it blood rashes into it, with sluggish- 
ness of the rest of the body, 1 . — Dull aching in medulla oblongata (second 
day), 88 . — * Headache in the middle of the brain, on waking in the morning; 
felt even before opening the eyes (after twelve hours), 1 — * Intolerable (bur- 
rowing?) headache commencing in the morning while lying in bed, disappear- 
ing after rising (after a few hours), 1 . — [130.] * Headache commencing a few 
hours before dinner; worse after eating; followed by violent stitches in the 
left temple, with nausea and very sour vomiting ; the symptoms disappear 
in the evening, after lying down, 1 . — ^(Headache in the morning, a constant 
picking (dull sticking throbbing); worse on stooping, when it seems as though 
a piece of the forehead would fall out), 1 . — Tensive headache, at night, 1 . — 
* Tearing-drawing headaclte, 1 . — Tearing headache in the head, extending to 
the root of the nose and upper jaw, aggravated by walking, 1 . — * Tearing 
headache after eating, with a feeling of heat in the cheeks and a chilly sensor 
tion over the body, at least in the hands, 1 . — Pressive headache (after five 
minutes), 5 . — Pressive pain in the middle of the brain, on closing the eyes, 
like that which occurs after vomiting, 1 . — * Pinching headache?. — * Drawing- 
jerking headache, in the morning?. — [140.] * Drawing-tearing and burning 
pain in the head, in the morning (after sixty hours), 1 . — Drawing pains in 
the head (after six hours), 1 . — *Headache composed of heaviness and pres- 
sure, after dinner, especially on moving the eyes (after sixteen hours), 1 . 
— ^Headache, like a heaviness, in the brain, in the morning, 1 . — ^Headache, 
on stooping, as if something heavy fell forward in it, 1 . — *Headache, after the 
slightest thought, while lying down, as if the brain would be pressed asunder, 1 . 
— Headache; while lying in bed, in the morning, on the left side, a pain 
in the right hemisphere of the brain, as if torn to pieces; it disappears on 
lying on the right, painful side (after fifty-two hours), 1 . — Headache, a pres- 
sure in the occiput, outward from both sides, as if the .posterior portion of 
the skull were forced asunder, with heat in the brain ; relieved for a mo- 
ment by pressure of the hands; lasting twenty hours (after eleven hours),'. 
— Headache externally ; pain in a raw wind, as if the head were sore ex- 
ternally, though the spot is not painful to external touch (after six hours), 1 . 
— ^Headache in the morning, in bed, as if over the surface of the brain, as if 
the skull would burst (after ten hours), 1 . — [150.] *Headacne, in the morn- 
ing, in bed, as if the head had been beaten with an axe, disappearing after 
rising, 1 . — *Headache, in the morning, as if he had not slept at night, 1 . — 
Headache, shortly before dinner, 1 . — * Headache; the brain seems bruised and 
beaten, 1 . — Headache, as if the brain were split in two (after eight hours), 1 . 
— Headache, as from emptiness, 1 . — *A headache that makes him stupid, 
in the morning, in bed, on waking, disappearing after rising (after six- 
teen hours), 1 . — He woke at night with headache,'. — Headache immedi- 
ately after yawning, in the morning, 1 — *Pain in one-half of the head from 
time to time, as if a nail were constantly forced deeper and deeper into the 
parieUd bone from above downward, 1 . — [160.] Tearing in the vertex, fore- 
head, eyes, with qualmishness and nausea in the region of the chest and 
weakness of the vocal organs (after two, and twelve hours), 1 . — Tearing in 
the head, extending down to the ear (after forty hours), 1 . — Roaring and 
whirling in the brain and in the ear, 1 . — Shattering and quaking in the 
brain, when walking and running, 1 . — Swashing and bubbling in the brain, 
while walking, 1 . — Painless drawing here and there in the brain, 1 . — * Violent 
jerking or dull stitches in the left hemisphere of the brain, extending from the 
orbit towards the parietal bone and occiput, soon after eating (after ten hours)/. 



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— Some violent stitches in the head (after six hours), 1 . — Some beats or 
jerks in the head, 1 . — Jerks in the head (after eight hours), 1 . — Forehead 
and Temples. [170.] It seems as though there were an obscuration in 
front of the head (in the forehead), in the evening, in the open air, as if 
consciousness would vanish for a moment (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — 
Drawing movements back and forth in the forehead, extending to the root 
of the nose, 1 . — *Pressive pain in the forehead, as if he had not slept 
enough, 6 . — *Pressive and throbbing headache in the vertex from fixed attention 
of mind, 1 . — Pressive headache above the right orbit in the morning in bed, 
if he lies on the right side, disappearing if he lies on the other side or back, 1 . 
— Pressive headache in the forehead, relieved by laying the head upon a 
table, aggravated in the open air, with weariness in the feet after going 
upstairs (after three hours), 1 . — * Pressive headache over the left eye and pain 
in the bones, as if he had received a bruise; could not open the eye, 6 . — "Ten- 
sive headache in the forehead, 1 . — Buzzing in the forehead, in the afternoon 
and Evening, 1 . — Sticking and pressure above the eyelids, 1 . — [180.] *Draw- 
ing pain first in the temples, then in the forehead, then in the occiput, 1 . — Pain 
in both temples from exerting the head, 1 . — Vertex and Parietals. 
Pressing-downward drawing pain deep in the head, in the region of the 
vertex, 1 . — Headache drawing upward in the right half of the brain, near 
the ear (after one hour), 1 . — One-sided headache (from 4 p.m. till night), 
with weakness and weariness, 1 . — Occiput and External Head. 
Pain in the occiput, as if the brain were pressed forward or bruised, 1 . — 
*Pressive headache in the occiput, in the morning, immediately after rising 
from bed, 1 . — At the time of the menses headache in the occiput, as from an 
ulcer in the brain and as if suppurating; it was far more painful on lying 
down than when stauding up, 1 . — Drawing in the head posteriorly, as if she 
were chilly there (after one hundred and twenty hours), 8 . — Drawing pain 
in the external parts of the head, 1 . — [190.] Headache externally; pain in 
the scalp, aggravated by touch 1 . — Headache externally; the scalp on the 
vertex is painful on touch, as if beaten, 1 . — Headache externally, as if the 
hair on the occiput were painful, 1 . — Headache externally ; pain in the scalp, 
as if beaten ; the hair stood up on this place and was painful to touch (after 
eight hours), 1 . 

Eye. — Objective. Glistening, staring eyes, 7 . — Eyes staring from the 
head, frequently turned upward, so that one could not see the pupils, 49 . — 
Eyes wild (after half an hour), 5 *. — Eyes sunken, and moved with a rapid 
motion, 5 *. — * Swelling of the eyes, with red streaks in the whites and pressive- 
tensive pain 1 . — * Inflammation of the eyes, 1 . — [200.] * The eyes run water, as 
in a moist inflammation tif the eyes (lippitudo) or as in stopped coryza, 1 . — 
Blood oozes from the eye, 1 . — Dryness of the right eye (after one hour), 1 . — 
Eyes wide open,* 1 . — *Blinking of the eyes, 21 . — Eyes closed; on opening them 
the eyes were found turned upward and rigid, pupils rather contracted, 
rather insensible to light,* 8 . — * Painless injection of the whites of the eyes 
(after fourteen hours), 1 . — Subjective. Sensitiveness of the eyes,* 1 . — 
Movements of the eyes difficult on account of stiffness of the muscles of the 
eyes, M . — Pain in the left eye, as if beaten, with purulent mucus in the ex- 
ternal canthus (after five days), 1 . — [210.] (Pain, like needle stitches, in the 
eyes), 1 . — * Biting in the eyes, especially in the external canthi, as from salt, 
with lachrymation 1 . — *Itching in the eyes, relieved by rubbing, 1 . — Crawling 
burning in the eyes, 1 . — Burning in the eyes, without inflammation, 1 . — 
Brow, Lids, and Lachrymal Apparatus. The right eyebrow 
is painful to touch, 1 . — Twitching of the eyelids, 1 . — Burning-itching pain in 



90 NUX VOMICA. 

the lid, 1 . — Drawing-tearing pains in the eyelids, 1 . — * The margin of the lid 
if painful, as if rubied sore, especially on touch and in the morning, 1 . — [220.] 
* 'Pressure in the upper lids, especially in the morning, 1 . — Constriction in the 
eyelids, as from heaviness of the upper lids, with a gush of tears, 1 . — The 
external canthus is agglutiuated with matter, in the morning, 1 . — Painless 
redness of the left external canthus, in the morning, 1 . — *The inner canthus 
is painful, as if sore and rubbed (after two hours), 1 . — * Canthi purulent, 1 . — 
*Thc canthi are painful, as if sore, 1 . — *A smarting dry sensation in the in- 
ner canthi, in the morning, in bed, 1 . — Biting in the inner canthi, as from 
acrid tears, in the evening, in bed, 1 . — * While yawning, in the morning, the 
eves stand full of water, with lachrymation, 1 . — liall and Pupil. [230.] 
Itching on the eyeball (after two hours), 1 . — Pupils dilated, with very slow 
respiration, 1 . — Pupils more dilated than natural, 61 . — Pupils dilated (after 
one hour and a half),* 4 . — Pupils dilated (after three hours),* 1 . — Pupils di- 
lated, 11 *. — Pupils contracted (first hours), 1 . — Pupils slightly contracted 
(after three-quarters of an hour), 5 *. — Pupils contracted,*. — Vinton,. 

* Vision extremely sensitive,* 1 . — [240.] (Complete obscuration of vision, 
like amaurosis, for a few hours), (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — Loss of sight 
for two hours (third day),**. — * Vision cloudy, for three days," — Vision 
distorted, 19 . — Objects seem more distinct to the vision than usual, 13 . — Flick- 
ering; glistening flickering on the outer portion of the field of vision, 
especially in the left side, in the forenoon (Herz's false vertigo), (after 
twenty-four hours), 1 . — (Black and gray points float before the eyes, with a 
stupefaction of the head), 1 .— * Intolerance of the daylight, in the morning, 
with obscuration of vision, 1 . — *Photophobia, 1 . — Far-sighted, presbyopia, 1 . 

Mar. — [250.] Sticking pressure externally in the meatus auditorius, 1 . 
— Pain within the ear, as if composed of pinching and earache (after 
twelve hours), 1 . — Sharp thrusts within the ear (after -eight hours), 1 . — Some 
sharp thrusts within the ear, like earache (after six hours), 1 . — Tearing 
stitches within the ear, extending inward, towards evening (after six hours), . 
— Creeping, crawling, and itching within the ear, 1 . — *Itching within the ear, 
through the Eustachian tube, which compels frequent swallowing, and disturbs 
the rest at night, 1 . — Stitches in the ears, in the morning, in bed, that com- 
pel crying out (after nine days), 1 . — (Feeling of hoi 1 own ess in the ears, in 
the morning, so that his own words re-echo in the ears, disappearing after 
dinner), (after five days), 1 . — Hearing. Hearing extremely sensitive,* 7 . 
— [260.] *A ringing hissing in the ears, 1 . — ^Ringing in the ears (after two, 
and four hours), 1 . — (Roaring and humming in the ears, as from bees), 1 . — 

* Roaring in the ears, in the morning, after rising (after twelve hours), 1 . — 
Chirping, as from locusts, in the ears, at night, 1 .- B -Rushing in the ears, as 
if in a fulling machine, at night, 1 . 

None.— Nostrils wide open, 48 . — *Profuse discharge of mucus from one 
nostril, that seems obstructed by dry catarrh (after one hour), 1 . — * Dis- 
charge of nasal mucus, without coryza 1 . — *Frequent discharge of mucus 
from both nostrils, that seem obstructed by dry catarrh (after twenty 
hours), 1 . — [270.] * Bloody mucus in the nose (after one hour), 1 . — Constant 
bleeding of the nose, 1 . — * Discharge of acrid liquid from the nose 1 . — Dis- 
charge of clotted blood from the nose, in the morning, 1 . — *Fluent coryza, 
in the morning, 1 . — * Coryza fluent during the day, and stopped at night, 1 . 
— * Coryza in the morning and after dinner, 1 . — *Real coryza, with scrap- 
ing in the throat, crawling and creeping in the nose, and sneezing (after 
one hour), 1 . — * Constant Jieat in the nose, and frequent premonitions of coryza, 1 . 
— Dry catarrh in the morning, with extreme dryness of the mouth, 1 . — [$80«] 



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♦Catarrh, with headache, heat in the face, chilliness, and much mucus in 
the throat, 1 . — ♦Frequent sneering, 1 . — ♦Sneezing, in the morning, in bed, but 
after rising sudden fluent coryza, 1 . — (Air passes through the nose, but it 
is dry), 1 . — *The nostril internally is painfully sensitive*. — *The anterior an- 
gles of the nostrils are painful, as if ulcerated, and as if one were cutting into 
a wound (after one, and ten hours), 1 . — *Itching in the obstructed nose, as in 
dry coryza, 1 . — ♦Intolerable itching in the nose,". — Smell* Increased acute- 
ness of smell (after one hundred and thirty-two hours) At — Offensive breath 
through the nose, 1 . — [290.] Bad odor from the mouth, that he himself does 
not notice, in the morning, after rising, 1 . — Offensive breath and exhalations 
from the mouth, that he himself does not notice, in the morning, with a 
clean tongue and unaltered taste (after a few hours), 1 . — Food and drink 
have a disgusting odor, 1 . — Illusions of smell, a sulphurous odor in the nose, 1 . 
— Illusion of smell ; it seemed as though she was smelling bad cheese, 1 . — 
Illusion of smell ; in the evening he seems to smell a smoking candle- 
wick, 1 . 

Face. — Objective. Scarlet redness of the/cKje, and afterwards of the 
entire body (after several days), 28 . — His face and neck became quite scarlet, 
the feet being very cold (after four to five days),*. — Intense redness of the 
face (after four to five days), 81 . — Face very red, swollen, 7 . — [300.] Face of 
a livid red, 50 . — The right side of the face, upon which she was lying, was 
red, so me what swollen, hanging down, 48 . — Face red, 21 . — Face flushed and 
suffused, 61 . — The color of the face suffering, pale, earthy, yellowish, though 
the whites of the eyes were unchanged, 1 . — Face of a dusky hue (after one 
hour), 81 . — Countenance pallid". — * Paleness of the face™. — Countenance ex- 
pressive of the most painful suffering aud distress, 88 . — Face expressing suf- 
fering (after half an hour), 54 . — [310.] Face distorted, 48 . — Features distorted, 
anxious, 45 . — Features altered, 47 . — Countenance anxious (after three hours), 68 . 
— Twitching of the muscles of the face, in the evening, after lying down, 1 . 
— * Twitching of the muscles of the face". — A twitching as if the right side 
of the face were being drawn by a thread, in the evening, 1 . — * Spasmodic 
distortion of the facial muscles, 91 . — Feeling of tension in the face, about the 
mouth, eves, and nose, with visible distension of other places, 4 . — Painless 
drawing in the face on stooping, 1 . — [320.] Sensation in the face as if many 
ants were creeping over it," J — Cheeks* Cheeks and eyeballs flushed, 44 . 
— Crawling here and therein the cheeks, which were red and hot (after one 
to twelve hours), 1 . — * Drawing and stiffness in the masseter muscles". — Per- 
sistent sensitiveness of the masseter muscles, 21 . — Sensatiou in the masseter 
muscles and jaws as if tetanus would occur, or as if the jaws would be 
drawn together, though their motion remains free, 1 . — Lips* Lips wide 
open, 48 . — Lips drawn apart. 74 . — *An ulcer on the inner surface of the lower 
lip, painful to touch, 1 . — A single hair of the beard on the lip is paiuful to 
touch, as if a splinter were sticking in (after five hours), 1 . — [330.] Stitches 
in the upper and lower lips, in the morning, 1 . — ^Sensation of soreness on the 
inner surface of the lower lip, 1 . — JflWS. ♦ Tetanic rigidity of the jaw set in and 
the teeth became so firmly closed together as to render all attempts to intro- 
duce the stomach-pump unavailing, 58 . — ♦ Closure of the jaws, with complete 
consciousness, 19 . — ^Drawing pain in the muscles of the jaws, 1 . — *Drawing~ 
tearing pain in tliejaws, 1 . — * Lower jaw tetanically pressed against the upper,**. 



t Only the curative action succeeding the previous opposite condition. — Hahne- 
mann. 
J Connected with S. 287.— Hughes. 



92 NDX VOMICA. 

— *Real trismus, so that he was unable to sprak, n . — ^Contraction of the jaws, 
like loclgaw (after several days),".t 

Mouth. — Teeth* Looseness of the teeth, 1 . — [340.] Looseness of a sound 
tooth, that is only painful when Knocked against, 1 . — A sound tooth, that 
had never been loose, fell out, 1 . — A loose tooth, with a dull pain caused by 
chewing, late in the evening and in the morning, before rising (after twelve 
hours), 1 . — Several jerks in various teeth, always ending with a stitch, in 
the open air, 1 . — *Pain in a hollow tooth, extending to the head, if air enters 
the mouth, 1 . — * Constant sore pain in the teeth, aggravated by exerting the 
mind and by reflecting 1 . — Pain as if air were entering a hollow tooth, on 
taking a deep breath (in the open air), 1 . — Drawing pain in a hollow tooth, if 
sucked with the tongue, 1 . — * Drawing toothache, with stitches in an indefinite 
tooth, 1 . — Drawing toothache, caused by warm drinks and soup, 1 . — [350.} 
^Drawing toothache, with stitches in one row of teeth, especially on drawing 
in the air withopenmouth (after a quarter of an hour), 1 . — * Drawing toothache, 
now in an upper, now in a lower back tooth, then drawing in other teeth to- 
ward the front, especially just after eating, at night and in the evening, with 
red spots on the cheeks ana throat, with a complaining mood, full of reproaches 
and despondency, 1 . — ^Burrowing toothache on exerting the mind and reflect- 
ing, followed by pain fulness of a gland below the angle of the lower jaw, 
towards evening (after nine hours), 1 . — Boring-gnawing toothache, that is 
neither aggravated nor relieved by touch or chewing, but relieved by draw- 
ing in cold air, and aggravated by going into a warm room, 1 . — Tearing 
toothache, that at first attacks a hollow tooth, then soon all the upper jaw, 
then all the lower, then extending through the bones of the face into the 
head and temple of the same side, returning by paroxysms, relieved for a 
time by sleep, renewed by cold water or a crumb of food getting into the 
hollow tooth (after two hours), 1 . — Jerking toothache, rhythmical with the 
pulse, with swelling of the gum, 1 . — Jerking toothache, with jerking in the 
ear, with twisting screwing in the ear, in the morning, immediately on 
waking, and in the evening, 1 . — Jerking toothache, as if caused by the swell- 
ing of the gum, 1 . — Stickiug toothache in several teeth in both jaws,*. — Dull 
sticking toothache in an upper incisor, 5 . — [360.] Constant toothache while 
walking in the open air, like a quiet sore sensation, especially on opening the 
mouth, 1 . — Toothache in the morning, as from soreness of the gum, 1 . — Tooth- 
ache after dinner, at first a sensation of beating or sticking, afterwards a 
tingling like a painful buzzing, that extends to the eyes, and is aggravated 
on walking in the open air, that also from time to time lasts into the night, 
when it is relieved if she wraps up the cheeks very warmly ; when it reap- 
pears it always commences with needle-like stitches, 1 . — Toothache, as if a 
tooth were out of place and were loose, with some coarse stitches, only no- 
ticed on drawing in the open air with the open mouth, 1 . — Taking cold, and 
toothache like fire or fine burning stitches on the slightest exposure to the 
open air, 1 . — Gtlths. Gums red, 44 . — Ulcer on the gum of the incisors, with 
drawing-burning pain, 1 . — Swelling of the gums 1 . — Gum swollen as thick as 
the finger, with bubbling pain, as in an ulcer, on account of which she 
could not eat for five days, 1 . — Swelling of the gum, with toothache, com- 
mencing with pressure (after one hour), 1 . — [370.] Swelling of the gum, with 
a pain like a bubbling, as if an ulcer would break, 1 . — Gum swollen, with 
drawing pain, 1 . — Painful swelling of the gum, with painful pimples on the 
inner surface of the lips and on the tongue, as in mercurial salivation, 1 . — 

f He thought he was taking Strychnine, this medicine, prescribed many years ago 
by his allopathic physician, having caused much the same symptoms. 



NUX VOMICA. 93 

Swelling of the gum, with toothache, before dinner, 1 . — Tongue. Tongue 
coated white, protruded only with difficulty, 46 . — * Tongue white (after twenty 
hours)/. — Tongue inflamed and contractea. 44 . — * Painful blisters on thetongue 
(after six hours), 1 . — * Tongue heavy, noticed in talking? 1 . — Such great heavi- 
ness of the tongue that she was unable to speak distinctly, 21 . — [380.] Tonghe 
inclined to be dry,". — Tongue rather dry (second day), . — Stitches in the tip 
of the tongue, after lying down for the midday nap (after two hours), 1 . — 
Itching on the left side of the root of the tongue, 5 . — General Mouth. 
The mouth is drawn to one side,".t — Mouth tightly closed," — The mouth 
and fauces are covered with mucus in the morning, with yellow hardened 
mucus in the canthi (after sixteen hours), 1 . — Spitting of blackish, almost 
clotted blood, at first at 2 a.m., then about 2 p.m., with a peculiar taste in 
the mouth and an odor of blood in the nose, and at the same time a little 
blood is always blown from the nose, 1 . — Swelling of the roof of the palate 
and uvula, as from adherent mucus, especially noticed on swallowing (after 
eight hours), 1 . — Swelling of the palate, with pressive pain, even when not 
swallowing, and a biting sensation in the palate posteriorly (after thirty- 
two hours), 1 . — [390.] Painful pimples on the palate anteriorly behind the 
upper incisors (after forty hours), 1 . — *The internal mouth, gum, tongue, and 
palate are slimy, and feel raw and sore, as from something acrid, 1 . — Dryness 
of the forepart of the mouth, especially on the tip of the tongue, 1 . — * Dry- 
ness of the mouth, in the morning, without thirst, as if he had taken alcoholic 
stimulants theprevious evening, 1 . — * Dryness of the mouth after midnight, as if the 
tonaue stuck to the palate, witlwut thirst, though with much accumulation of 
saliva in the fauces (after five hours), 1 . — Sticking-drawing pain extending 
to the inner ear, almost like a cramp, on chewing and compressing the 
jaws (after four hours), 1 . — Offensive exhalations seem to him to come from 
the mouth, after eructations, 1 . — *Bad odor from the mouth (second day), 45 . 
— * Offensive breath after diiiner (after thirty-six hours), 1 . — *Sour smell- 
ing breath, 1 . — Saliva. [400.] Frequent accumulation of saliva in the mouth 
(first twelve hours), 1 . — Frequent accumulation of watery saliva is discharged 
from the mouth (after waterbrash), 1 . — Profuse discharge of water from 
the mouth, on stooping, without nausea, 1 . — Mouth covered with saliva, 
which he ejected by spasmodic jerks, strongly reminding me of a case of 
hydrophobia I had seen some time before, 59 . — Discharge of saliva from the 
mouth while asleep (after twenty hours), 1 . — Bloody saliva, 1 . — Taste. 
♦Bad taste in the mouth in the morning, though, food and drink have a 
natural taste, 1 . — *Bad taste in the mouth in the morning, before eating, dis- 
appearing after eating, 1 . — *A bad taste low down in the throat, on hawking 
(after two hours), 1 . — Bad taste, as from hollow teeth, in the morning, 1 . — 
[410.] *Bad taste in the mouth, 1 . — *Sour taste in the month, 1 .— Food and 
drink have a sour taste in the mouth, 1 . — *Sour taste, especially in Hie morn- 
ing, 1 . — Sour taste and sour odor from the mouth, 1 . — Sour taste after drink- 
ing milk, 1 . — * Bitter taste in the mouth in the morning, though food and 
drink have a natural, taste 1 . — *Sour taste in the mouth, immediately after swal- 
lowing food that had a natural taste, 1 . — Bitter taste on spitting out saliva, 1 . 
— The mouth has a bitter taste, but not the food, 1 . — [420.] *Bitter taste 
low down in the throat, on expectorating the mucus from the chest, 1 . — 
(Salty taste in the mouth), 1 . — Hawking up salty mucus from the fauces, 1 . — 
Coppery taste (after several days),". — (He notices a sweetish offensive taste 

f The original is " Zuriick-gczogen," drawn backwards. — Hughes. 



94 NUX VOMICA. 

and odor about himself), 1 . — Beer has an herby taste/. — A nauseous herby 
taste in the throat, almost like that of carrots (after one hour), 1 . — A putrid 
taste in the mouth, 1 . — A disagreeable, almost sulphurous, odor and taste in 
the mouth and nose, 1 . — A bad, slimy taste, composed of an herby and me- 
tallic taste, with ill-humor and laxity, in the morning, 1 . — [430.] Taste in 
mouth as from a disordered stomach, 1 . — Bread has a smoky taste, 1 . — Bread 
or rolls have a sour taste, but not other food, 1 . — * The taste of milk in the 
morning is disgusting, as if spoiled, 1 . — He has but little or no taste from 
eating ; food seems to have no taste at all, 1 . — She has no taste for milk, in 
the morning, 1 . — He has no taste for coffee (after three hours), 1 . — He has 
no taste for meat, 1 . — Speech* Speech is difficult, 1 . — ^Speech difficult, lisp- 
ing with the tongue? 1 . — [440.] * Unable to articulate any sound (after half 
an hour), 6 *. — Speech constantly interrupted by sighs, weak, monosyllabic, 
often quite unintelligible, 4 '. — Speech very much interrupted by the frequent 
spasms of the extremities and spine (opisthotonos), 45 . 

Throat. — *Throat rough from catarrh/. — Pressive sticking sore 
throat, as if a plug were sticking in it, noticed even more when not than 
when swallowing, 1 .— *The throat is painful As if raw and sore, at the 
palate, 1 . — *Rawness in the throat that provokes cough, 1 .— *Pain in the 
throat, like a rawness, while swallowing (without sticking), 1 . — *Sore throat ; 
a sore rawness in the fauces, only noticed on drawing in cold air, and on 
swallowing, 1 . — Sore throat, as from swelling on the palate, not perceptible 
while drinking, 1 . — [450.] Sore throat; a pressure in the throat, only no- 
ticed on swallowing saliva, not noticed on swallowing food, 1 . — Sore throat; 
a sensation of swelling in the pharynx, even in the morning, in bed, more 
when swallowing than when not, 1 . — * Scraped feeling in the throat, as after 
heartburn, 1 . — *Scraping and scratching in the throat, as if the skin were 
scratched off with a sharp instrument, not noticed on swallowing, 1 . — ^Scraping 
in the throat and orifice of the larynx, as after rancid Iieartbum (after eight 
hours), 1 . — Such sharpness in the throat, only while coughing, that there is a 
pain in the pit of the throat (after two hours), 1 . — Tickling in the region of 
the roof of the palate, that provokes dry cough (after forty-eight hours), 1 . 
— Crawling from below upward, in the pharyux, in the evening after lying 
down, during the menses, 1 . — Great dryness posteriorly in the throat, after 
dinner, 1 . — A rising up and burning, extending into the throat, 1 . — [460.] 
Burning in the throat, at night; she was obliged to sit; on lying down it 
was worse/. — Burning* sensation about throat and stomach (after half an 
hour), 68 . — Burning and suffocating sensation about throat and chest (after 
three hours), 68 . — Stitches in the upper part of the throat, in the afternoon 
(after seven hours), 1 . — Itching stitches in the throat, extending to the ears, 
on swallowing or moving the jaws, 1 . — Some stitches in the sides of the 
throat, when not swallowing, especially noticed on stooping and going up- 
stairs (after one hour, and twenty-four hours), 1 . — * Drawing pain in the 
muscles of the throat, 1 . — Jjvula and Fauces. Stitches in the uvula and 
in the submaxillary gland, when swallowing, with shivering during the 
day, perspiration at night and headache, 1 . — He woke in the morning with 
very dry fauces, and after rising he noticed a very bad odor from the throat, 1 . 
— Burning in the fauces, like a heartburn, 1 . — Pharynx and QSsoph- 
agus. [470.] * Pharynx constrided". — Burning sensation in the pharynx 
(after a quarter of an hour), 44 . — Burning in the oesophagus, extending to 
the mouth, 1 . — ^Swallowing impeded* 8 . 

Stomach* — Appetite* Great hunger, also in the morning (after 
fifteen hours)/. — Hunger ; but after eating ever so little he was immedi- 



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ately satisfied and filled up (after three hours), 1 . — ^Hunger, though with 
aversion to food, 1 . — Periodic ravenous hunger, in the afternoon, especially 
after drinking weiss beer, after a small swallow of which he became 
hungry; if the hunger passed away without eating, he felt quite full and 
satisfied, 1 . — His appetite disappears after walking (for half an hour), 1 . — 
Constant loss of appetite, 8 . — [480.] Diminished appetite, 1 . — * Want af appe- 
tite and constant nausea (after several days),". — No relish for food ; soon 
satisfied (fifth day), 3 *. — He eats without appetite, 1 . — Desire for sauces with 
my food ; usually I do not care for them, but live very plainly ; this desire 
lasted several weeks, then ceased, 83 . — Longing for tobacco, during the first 
hours, 1 . — * Aversion to the usual food and drink, and the customary to- 
baoco and coffee, 1 . — *Food disgusts him, 1 . — * After eating, aversion to ilie 
food just eaten, especially if she does not lie down, 1 . — * Aversion to food (im- 
mediately), 1 . — [490.] Special aversion to bread, 1 . — Aversion to rye bread ; 
it causes a collection of water in the mouth, 1 . — He is averse to sour (black) 
bread, 1 . — Thirst. Excessive thirst," — Tormented with incessant thirst, 43 . 
— * Excessive thirst for small beer, after the morning sweat, 1 . — Thirst ardent, 44 . 
— Much thirst (second day); 63 . — She called frequently for drink, 48 . — Thirst 
in the afternoon and evening, 1 . — [500.] Thirst, without heat of the body, 
and yet drink distresses the stomach (after six hours), 1 . — * Thirst for beer 
during a chill (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — * Thirst for small beer, with 
shivering (after two hours), 1 .— *( Thirst for milk), 1 . — * Thirsty, yet averse to 
water and beer, 1 . — * Thirst and good relish for drink, but drinking is soon 
followed by qualmishness, nausea, in the evening (after twelve hours), 1 . — 
Eructations. Frequent eructations, 1 . — Painful eructations, 1 . — Eructa- 
tions of a sour taste and odor, with yawning (three hours after eating), 
(after eight hours), 1 . — Eructations after eating and drinking, 1 . — [510.] 
*Sour eructations all day (second day), 38 . — *Sour eructations, coming as far 
forward as the tongue, after walking in the morning, 1 . — ^Eructations of 
bitter and sour liquid (after six hours), 1 . — * Eructations of bitter sour liquid, 
at night (after twelve hours), 1 . — *Bitter eructations while fasting, 1 . — Offen- 
sive exhalations from mouth, and vertigo on stooping, 1 . —*It frequently 
seems as if she would eructate, but she does not; it then seems as if the oesoph- 
agus were constricted by a .spasm, 1 . — * Rising of water into the mouth, after 
eating, 1 . — Hiccough and Heartburn. * Frequent hiccough, without 
cause, 1 . — Hiccough before dinner (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — [520.] 
*Hcartburn,\ — Rancid heartburn, as after overloading the stomach with 
rancid fat (after six hours), 1 .— Nausea and Vomiting. * Constant 
nausea and want of appetite (after several days), 27 . — *Nausea, la •'. — *Nausea, 
even in the morning, 1 . — *Nausea in the morning, affecting the body here 
and there, as if everything were fermenting (after twelve hours), 1 . — Nausea, 
an hour before dinner (after sixteen hours), 1 . — *Nausea after dinner (after 
forty hours), 1 . — *ftualmish nausea after eating (qualmishness), 1 . — Nausea 
(about 5 p.m.), (after twenty hours), 1 . — [530.] Nausea in the pit of the 
stomach, in the afternoon, though not amounting to vomiting (after three 
days), 1 . — *After anxiety nausea, and rapid respiration, then dry cough 
caused by the nausea, with qualmishness and vomiting, 1 . — Nausea after 
dinner and drink, followed by thirst, and after drinking abdomen distended, 
as if -swollen, 1 . — Nausea, and efforts to vomit, without vomiting (after one 
hour), 45 . — When she wishes to eat she is attacked with nausea, 1 . — *A kind 
of faintness during dinner, with nausea and flushes of heat, all of which dis- 
appear on lying down, 1 . — * Smoking makes nim nauseated and qualmish 
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eating, 1 . — * Qualmishness about the heart, with nausea, and accumulation of 
saliva, in the morning ; in the afternoon, shivering*. — Qualmishness about 
the heart, 1 . — [640.] *A feeling after eating as if he were sick, and had, notwith- 
standing his sickness, overloaded himself with food, 1 . — * Qualmishness during 
the morning sweat, 1 . — * Qualmishness for an hour after dinner (after three 
hours), 1 . — Qualmishness with a clean tongue after palpitation, 16 . — * After din- 
ner he suddenly became qualmish and nauseated; followed by vertjgo and attacks 
of faintness, after many eructations without taste or odor (after thirteen 
days), 1 . — * After a meal he is qualmish, anxious, nauseated, and sick, as 
after a violent purge ; (he sensation rises up from the pit of the stomach, 1 . — 
Complained of being very sick, made many attempts to vomit, 43 . — incli- 
nation to vomit (soon), 71 . — Violent vomiting, 1 *. — Vomiting™. — [550.] Copi- 
ous vomiting, after large quantities of milk, 44 . — Vomiting, several times 
(after one hour),'. — *Vomiting of sour-smelling and sour-tasting mucus, 
towards evening, with headache like a tearing (/) around about the lower por- 
tion of the skull (after nine hours), 1 . — * Vomiting of sour mucus, in the 
forenoon (after twenty hours), 1 . — *Retching, as if to vomit, while hawk- 
ing the mucus from the fauces (after four hours), 1 . — Efforts at vomiting, 9 . f 
— Efforts to vomit,**. — *Hamiatemesis, 1 . — Hiematemesis, or raising of blood 
from the stomach (after one hour), 1 . — Stomach in General. *Dis- 
tension of the pit of the stomach, that is painful to touch, 1 . — [560.] * The epi- 
gastric region is very setisitive to external pressure ; could not allow the hand 
to lie upon the stomach without causing nausea 1 . — * Constant pain in the 
stomach, 11 . — * Complained of violent pains about the stomach and chest (after 
ten minutes), 45 . — * Stomach painful; on the second day attended with coliclike 
pains in the bowels**. — *Pain and a sense of weight and heat in the stomach 
(after a quarter of an hour), 44 . — * Pains in the epigastric region, 41 . — [Chronic 
pain in the stomach and upper abdomen],*. — * Constrictive pinching pain in 
the stomach, 1 . — Pain in the stomach, as if beaten, shortly before eating, 
disappearing on eating, 1 . — Woke about 2 a.m. (after three hours and a 
half ), with constant pains at stomach-pit, sometimes cutting; fell asleep, 
woke again about 5 a.m., with the same pains, which went lower after a 
time; bowels felt sore; stomach and abdomen tender to touch ; at 8 a.m., 
took Seidlitz powder; at 8.30 a.m., pain in small of back, off and on ; 
occasional pain-like twinges (as after a strong mercurial pill) in region of 
liver, and to a less extent in region of spleen ; at 9.45, bowels feel easier 
from the pain and cutting if he lies on right side ; not so easy when lying 
on left side or back; still feel sore ; a hot-water tin applied to stomach re- 
lieved the pains ; lay iu bed till noon ; when dressing, felt very sore at pit 
of stomach, extending a little way up chest ; also pain in small of back, 
also little (twinges) in both sides ; about 12.30 p.m., after sitting down, 
after having risen from bed, pain felt around abdomen and small of back, 
but soon decreased ; 1 p.m., only slight pains in abdomen, now and then, 
with slight soreness ; now and then, slight cutting pains in bowels ; all this 
soon went off. Seidlitz powders never cause these symptoms in him, 40 . — 
[570.] * Cramp in the stomach, clawing in the stomach, after midnight, to- 
wards morning, as from a purge, changing to a burning in the pit of the 
stomach, 1 . — * Tension in the stomach, 1 . — ^Tension above the stomach, 1 . — 
Tension transversely across the epigastric region, above the stomach, about 
3 p.m., followed by a pain as if everything in it were raw and sore, 1 . — 
Pressure in the pit of tne stomach, with distension, after eating, 1 . — *Spas- 

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modic pressive pain from the pharynx to the pit of the stomach, in the morn- 
ing, 1 . — * Pressure as from a stone, in the upper abdomen (epigastrium), 
in the morning, aggravated by walking, relieved while sitting (after 
fourteen hours), 1 . — "Pressure in the stomach, after eating a little, in the 
morning, 1 .— * Pressure in the (pit of the) stomach, 1 . — *Pressure in the stom- 
ach after eating, and a metallic and herby taste returns, 1 . — [580.] 
Pressure a few inches below the pit of the stomach causing eructations, 1 . — 
♦Pressure, as from a stone in the stomach, 1 . — * Pressive pain in the epi- 
gastrio region, as from overloading the stomach, immediately after eat- 
ing (after five hours), 1 .— "Pressure in the pit of the stomach, in the morn- 
ing, followed by cutting in the abdomen, and constant nausea (after 
twenty-four hours), 1 . — Pressure below the pit of the stomach, especially 
after walking in the open air, that is not relieved after sitting, for a quarter 
of an hour, 1 . — * Tightness of breath, catising pressure in the pit of the stomach, 
with distension in tfie abdomen, immediately after drinking (after two hours), 1 . 
— Fluttering, sinking feel at epigastrium, with palpitation (after several 
days), 17 . — * Disagreeable sensation in the pit of the stomach, ascending up to 
tlie throat, choking him, and stopping his breath, 1 . — Disagreeable sensation 
in the stomach and abdomen, as from emptiness, associated with hunger, 
an hour before dinner, 1 . — A sick feeling iu the pit of the stomach like 
nausea, towards evening, 1 . — [590.] "Violent gastric symptoms, 15 . — Milk 
seems to cause acidity (after fifteen hours), 1 . — "Scraped sensation in the pit 
of the stomach, 1 . — ^Sensation as if something in the epigastric region were 
twisted about, 1 . — Sensation as of throbbing in the epigastric region, after 
supper, mostly noticed on laying on the hand (after twenty -four hours), 1 . — 
Throbbing in the epigastric region, 1 . — Sensation of burning in the pit of 
the stomach, going up from below, 1 . — A kind of cooling burning (as from 
saltpetre on the tongue) rises from the pit of the stomach to the pharynx, 
especially at night, 1 . — Burning pain in the pit of the stomach, and farther 
downward, with anxiety, soon after supper, 1 . — Burning in the orifice of the 
stomach, 1 . — [600.] (Coarse stitches in the pit of the stomach, in the even- 
ing, and for some time after lying down), 1 . — Tearing pain in the stomach, 1 . 
Abdomen. — Hypochondria. * Constrictive pain in the hypochon- 
dria (after six, and twelve hours), 1 . — * Throbbing pain in and below the 
hepatic region, as if an ulcer would form, 1 . — * Jaundice, with aversion to food, 
and short attacks of faintness ; after which he felt sick and weak, 1 . — *Fine 
sticking pain in the hepatic region (after a few hours), 1 . — Umbilicus 
and Sides. *Pain just below the umbilicus, as from a stone, that always 
takes away the breath, so that he could breathe only with difficulty, immediately 
after dinner (after seventy, and ninety hours), 1 . — Sensation of pulling and 
kneading, as if something drawn from the limbs were being collected into 
a ball in the umbilical region, 1 . — Violent stitches in the umbilical region 
(after a Quarter of an hour), 1 . — *A pinching-pressive pain in the side of the 
abdomen}. — [610.] * During the menses a pressing-outward pain in the side 
of the abdomen (after ten hours), 1 . — * Cramplike pain in the left side of the 
abdomen, associated with qualmishness, that is felt especially in the pit 
of the stomach, 1 . — Bruised pain in the side of the abdomen and in the 
loins, when touched, 1 .— Drawing pain in the left side above the navel, 1 . — 
Sticking in the left side of the abdomen on deep breathing, 1 .— ^ticking in 
the right side of the abdomen, that takes away the breath, and is relieved 
by pressure with the hand, in the forenoon, 1 . — * Griping drawing a few 
times in the side of the abdomen, extending upward in the abdominal ring 
(after a quarter of an hour), 1 .— Stitches in the side of the abdomen on 

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moving, 1 . — Sensation of internal swelling in the sides of the abdomen, 
below the short ribs, 1 . — Bubbling in the side of the abdomen, with anxiety, 1 . 
— Abdomen in General. [620.] *Loud rumbling and gurgling in 
the abdomen, in the morning*. — Loud rumbling in the abdomen, with in- 
ternal motions, as if a stool would follow; wherewith she became weak and 
was obliged to lie down, 1 . — * Rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen, in tlxe 
morning in bed ; spasmodic and griping flatulent colic, with heat in the palms 
of the hands and soles of the feet (after twenty hours), 1 . — Rumbling in the 
abdomen, in the afternoon, 1 . — Croaking in the abdomen, as from frogs, 1 . — 
♦Flatulent distension of the abdomen after eating (after twelve hours), 1 . — 
^Flatulent distension, immediately after drinking, 1 . — *Fulness in the upper 
abdomen, after eating a little, and even on beginning to eat, 1 . — *Pressive dis- 
tension of the atdomen, 1 . — ♦Colic, as if diarrhoea from taking cold would 
come on (after five hours), 1 . — [630.] ♦Cutting colic, with qualmishness, 1 . 
— * Colic, in the open air, as from taking co/d, 1 .— Colic, with a sensation of 
♦dryness in the lips, and heat in the face, 1 . — *€olic, as from taking cold, 
'during the morning sweat, on the sliglUest uncovering 1 . — * Colic, rather more 
>cutting than griping, that causes nausea, 1 . — * Flatulent colic, in the upper 
-abdomen, in the evening, after lying down (after five, ten, and thirteen hours), 1 . 
— * Flatulent colic after a stool, as if the intestines, here and there, were pressed 
f hard by stones (after four hours), 1 . — *A kind of flatulent colic low down in 
the lower abdomen ; a sharp pressure, as with a cutting or sticking instrument 
•in the bladder, neck of the bladder, commencement of the urethra, perineum, ree- 
*tom and anus, as if flatulence, with cutting pain, were forcing out all these 
j>arts; itiwas intolerable on every step (he was obliged to walk bent over be- 
. cause it so drew him together); speedily disappearing during rest, while 
■ sitting and lying, 1 . — * Flatulence rises from the abdomen and becomes incar- 
fcerated under the short ribs (after twenty hours), 1 . — *Pain in the abdomen, 
as from incarcerated flatus, 1 . — [640.] * Flatulence, here and Uiere; in the abdo- 
men, causing pressure and anxiety^. — Flatulence seems to mount up into 
the chest, to tighten it, and cause sticking pressure, here and there (imme- 
diately,),!. — Everything that he eats seems to cause flatulence, which rises 
up and causes anxiety, 1 . — * Violent pain in the abdomen, n . — Intolerable pains 
in the abdomen (after one hour), 1 . — The abdomen is painful to touch, 1 . — 
* Griping-tearing pain in the abdomen, extending to the cliest (after one 
hour), 1 . — *Pain asjftlie intestines were beaten, evenin the loins, with a kind 
of nausea, in the morning, in bed, 1 . — * Constrictive pain in the abdomen 1 . — 
Pain in a small spot in the abdomen, when touched or from the pressure 
of the clothes, together with pain like fine needle-like stitches ; after walk- 
ing a long distance/.— {[680.] Pain in the upper abdomen, as if the clothes 
were too tight, 1 . — *Pain in the abdominal ring, in the morning, in bed, as 
if a hernia would become incarcerated, 1 . — Drawing-tearing pain in the 
abdomen, that comes from both sides above the ossa innomiuata, 1 . — Draw- 
ing-tensive pain in the abdomen, 1 . — Tearing pain in the abdomen, in the 
afternoon, after .4 o'clock (after one hour), 1 . — Cramp in the abdomen, 14 . — 
*Pain like needle-ditches, m the abdomen (after four, and six hours), 1 . — 
*Pain in the abdomen, as if everything in it were sore, on every step, while 
walking, 1 . — * Jerking and twitching in the abdominal muscles under the skin 1 . 
— * The abdominal muscles are painful, as if bruised, only on touch or motion 
of the body, 1 . — [660.] ^Feeling of creeping in the abdominal muscles ; the 
place felt numb, dead, and seemed swollen, 1 . — *Pain in the abdominal 
muscles, as if beaten, especially painful on motion, 1 . — * Drawing tearing in 
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whenever he eats anything, 1 . — * Griping in the abdomen (after one hour), 1 . — 
Griping in the abdomen, as from worms, after drinking coffee, disappearing 
on beuding the trunk backward, but returning on stooping (after one 
hour), 1 . — Griping and digging in the abdomen, 1 . — * Griping in the upper 
abdominal region, when she wishes to go to stool, 1 . — Alternating grasping and 
clawing (now grasping, now loosening) in the upper abdominal region, 1 . — 
* Constrictive cramp in tJie abdomen and uterus, like griping and clawing 
{with prof use discharge of clotted blood) 1 . — [670.] Burning cutting, more in 
the upper abdomen and more frequently on moving about, 1 . — *The band of 
the clothes above the hips is always tights and seems always to be tightly drawn 1 . 
— Moving about in the abdomen, very early in the morning (after eighteen 
hours), 1 . — Agitation in the abdomen from below upward, without percepti- 
ble heat, 1 . — Sensation of increased warmth in the abdomen, in the morn- 
ing, 1 . — In the abdomen, a sensation of warmth that was not disagreeable, 
and as if something were loose and in motion, 1 . — * Sensation as if every- 
thing in the abdomen would fall down, which obliged him to walk carefully, 1 . — 
*Sensation as of a weight in the abdomen, 1 . — On walking, a sensation in the 
abdomen as if the intestines swashed about, 1 . — *Sensation of weakness in 
the abdominal ring, as if a hernia would occur (after twenty hours), 1 . — 
Jiypogastrium and Iliac Region. [680.] Pressure like a disten- 
sion, in the lower abdomen, on taking a breath, talking, or external touch, 1 . 
— * Pinehing-pressing colic, and fermenting rumbling in the lower abdomen, 
followed by watery diarrhoea, very early in the morning (after twenty-four 
hours), 1 . — * Persistent cutting colic, in the lower abdomen, rising to the upper 
abdomen, where it amounted to a griping 1 . — * Cutting colic in the lower ab- 
domen, with qualmishness, a sweetish disgusting taste in the mouth, weakness, 
and great sleepiness, in the morning, recurring after twenty-four hours (after 
half an hour, and twenty-four hours), 1 . — *Pain as from incarcerated flatus, 
low down in the lower abdomen, with pain in the small of the back, in the 
morning, 1 . — * Pressive pain in the lower abdomen, especially extending towards 
the anus, 1 . — * Constriction in the lower abdomen and a forcing-down towards 
the genitals, while walking in the open air 1 . — *Forcing-down towards the 
genitals, in the lower abdomen, 1 . — *Pressive pain in the pubic region, 1 . — 
A feeling of being puffed up and swollen in the lower half of the abdomen 
(fifth day),*. — [690.] ^Development of a tendency to an inguinal hernia 
(after five, seven, and eight hour*), 1 . 

Rectum and Anus.—*B\iad haemorrhoids (after six hours), 1 . — 
Very transient hemorrhoidal excitement (after eight hours), 1 . — Pain in 
the rectum, as from constipation, in the evening after eating, relieved by 
the emission of flatus from time to time (after four hours), 1 . — *Sharp pres- 
sive pain in the rectum, in the morning, before a stool (after sixteen hours), 1 . 
— "Sharp pressive pain in the rectum, after a stool and after a meal, es- 
pecially on exerting the mind or studying, 1 . — Violent pressive pain deep 
in the rectum, taking away the breath, about midnight (after sixteen 
hours), 1 . — * Pressure in the rectum, before the stool 1 . — Pressive pain in the 
perineum, after dinner (after two hours), 1 . — ^Burning and sticking in the 
rectum, with haemorrhoids in the anus (after two hours), 1 . — [700.] Crawling 
and tickling itching in the rectum and anus, as from threadworms, 1 . — 
Sticking in the rectum during the evacuation of stool, 1 . — Tearing stick- 
ing and constricting pain, as from aggravated blind piles, in the rectum 
and anus, after a meal and after exerting the mind and reflecting (after 
thirty-eight hours), 1 . — Itching in the rectum, as from thread worm *, 5 . — 
Voluptuous intolerable itching in the rectum, as far as the anus (after 




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three hours), 1 . — * Contractive sensation of the rectum at times, as if he mould 
be obliged to go to stool 1 . — Painful contraction in the rectum and anus, in 
the morning after rising (after ten hours), 1 . — * After a stool it seemed as 
if some remained behind and could not be evacuated, with a sensation 
of constriction in the rectum, not in the anus, 1 . — * Constriction and tight- 
ness in the rectum, preventing the evacuation of stool, 1 . — ^Discharge of bright 
blood with the faeces, with a sensation of constriction and contraction in 
the rectum, during stool (after forty-eight hours), 1 . — [710.] Much fetid 
flatus, per rectum (tifth day), 8 *. — On going to stool the pressure seems more 
upon the uterus (as if a child should pass) than upon the rectum, 1 . — 
^Haemorrhage from the anus, 1 . — Threadworms pass through the anus, 1 . — 

* Evacuation of dark-colored mucus that causes biting burning in the anus, 
preceded by colic (after eight hours), 1 . — Pressive pain within the anus and 
in the rectum, in the evening (after eleven hours), 1 . — Raw, sore feel within 
the fundament; he was obliged to use fullers' earth (after five to six 
days), 80 . — *Biting and sore pain in the anus, after a stool, in the evening 
(after ten hours), 1 . — *A burning-smarting pain and a sensation of cutting in a 
sore in the anus, as from haemorrhoids, some hours after a stool, 1 . — Burning 
pain in the anus, externally, immediately after a stool (after twenty 
hours), 1 . — [720.] ^Dragging in the anus, when not at stool, 1 . — Crawling, as 
from threadworms, in the anus, at night, 1 . — ^Itching in the anus, associated 
with a sore pain, as from haemorrhoids, while walking in the evening (after 
thirty hours), 1 . — Itching in the anus and a hot stool, 1 . — *Itching on the 
"margin of the anus, becoming a smarting and sore pain, as from blind piles 
{after half an hour), 1 . — * Stool daily, though always with a colicky sensation 
in the abdomen, and with the stool it always seems as if it were not 
enough, and as if the evacuation were incomplete, 1 . — * Anxious desire for 
stool (after six hours), 1 .— * Frequent ineffectual desire for stool after the 
usual evacuation, 1 .— * Ineffectual desire for stool, 1 . — Stool enveloped with 
white mucus, 1 . — [730.] ^Discharge of blood with the faces, 1 . — Stool coated 
with blood and some mucus, 1 . — *Stool whitish, mixed with tenacious mucus 
and streaks of blood (after one and two hours), 1 . — Stool consisting of hard 
and soft faeces, mingled with flatus, in the morning, and after eating (and 
drinking), 1 . 

• Stool* — Diarrhoea* ^Exceedingly sudden attack of diarrhcea at night, 
when least expected ; he had to get up out of bed and run for his life ; no premon- 
itory symptoms whatever*. — Offensive diarrhoBa, 18 . — Involuntary discharge 
of thin liquid stool, followed by hard feces, in the forenoon, with emission 
Of flatus, 1 . — *Small diarrhcea- like stool, in the morning, corroding the anus, 1 . 
— ^Diarrhoea, of a dark color, especially in the morning and immediately 
after dinner, 1 . — Thin, green, slimy stool (after twenty-four hours), 1 .! — 
[740.] *Dharrhoza, in the morning after rising (and drinking), followed by 
weakness, yawning, sleepiness, chilliness, dulness of the head, and, after- 
wards, refreshing sleep (after eighteen hours), 1 . — Diarrhoea, 15 . — Small fre- 
quent stools, 1 . — Copious watery discharge from bowels,". — Eight liquid 
yellow stools (third day); passed three motions (fourth day), 44 . — Stools at 

f Persistent, profuse, diarrhoea-like stool, which constitutes true diarrhoea never, 
po fur as 1 have observed, occurs as the primary action of Nux vom. ; and the 
diarrhoea expressed in this symptom consists either of very small stools, 
mostly of mucus, accompanied by straining; or, when the evacuation is copious 
and thin, it is th.i secondary action, the curative effect in a patient who has pre- 
viously suffered from constipation, with ineffectual desire for stool. — Hahnemann. 



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first soft and thin, afterwards hard (after twenty hours), 1 .—* Was obliged 
to go to stool three or four times a day, with some griping; it was often in- 
effectual, and the stool, when passed, was soft, 1 . — Constipation* 
Constipation, as from inactivity of the bowels, 1 , — * Constipation, as from con- 
striction and contraction of the intestines, 1 . — Constipation, together with 
rush of blood to the head, 1 . — [750.] Constipation, 1 . — Evacuation of large 
hard faeces (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — * Stool very hard, dry, and, some time 
afterward, a sticking pain in the region, as from hemorrhoids (after fourteen 
hours), 1 . — Stool difficult to evacuate, with burning, 1 . — Bowels confined 
(second day), 53 . 

Urinary Organs. — Bladder and Urethra. *During mic- 
turition, very tenacious mucus passes from the bladder with the urine, without 
pain (after nine, and twelve days), 1 . — *Pain in tlve neck of the bladder, be- 
fore urinating, 1 . — *Burning and tearing pain in the neck of the bladder, 
while urinating, 1 . — (Sticking pain in the bladder, after dinner, when not 
urinating, relieved by emission of flatus), (after eighty hours), 1 . — ^Pressure 
in tlie neck of the bladder, after urinating*. — [760.] * Itching burning in the 
region of the neck of the bladder, in the morning, in bed, seeming like sexual 
desire (after nineteen hours), 1 . — Discharge of mucus from the urethra, 1 . — 
Evacuation of pale urine, followed by the discharge of a thick, whitish sub- 
stance, like matter, with violent burning pain (after sixteen hours), 1 . — 
* Constrictive pain in the forepart of the urethra, extending backwjrd, when 
not urinating, in the morning, and while reflecting*. — * While urinating, 
burning, at other times tearing pain in the urethra, 1 . — * Burning in the 
urethra, while urinating (after ten hours), 1 . — * Burning pain in the forepart 
of the urethra, while urinating*. — * Burning and fine sticking pain in the 
urethra, while urinating, after dinner*. — * Itching in the urethra, while urin- 
ating*. — Itching stitch in the forepart of the urethra, extending backward, 4 . 
— [770.] Fine sticking or jerking in the urethra, just before urinating, 1 . — 
The meatus urinarius is painful, as if sore, before and after urinating, 1 . — 
Pressive pain in the meatus urinarius, with shivering, when not urinating 
(after four hours). 1 . — Micturition. Urging to urinate, in the after- 
noon, 1 . — *Urging to urinate, 1 . — *Frequent desire to urinate; constantly 
called out that he would feel better if he could pass water ; urine tur- 
bid, as if muddy, with a dirty yellow sediment, 46 . — *Painful ineffectual de- 
sire to urinate, 1 . — * Violent straining ; the efforts to urinate were con- 
stant and most painful, without being able to pass a single drop,".— He 
noticed that he passed urine in a much stronger stream than usual," — 
♦Urine passed with difficulty ?.— Urine. [780.] (There is a larger 
amount of urine passed than of drink taken). Vf — Watery urine (after 
three hours), 1 . — Painful emission of thick urine, 18 . — Urine first passed by 
patient measured five fluid ounces; in this, chemical tests showed the 
presence of strychnia and brucia (after five hours),**. — Urine reddish and 
thick (after several days),". 

Sexual Organs. — Male. Biting on the glans penis, 1 . — Pain in the 
tip of the glaus penis, like a soreness, after urinating, 1 . — The prepuce be- 
comes retracted above the glans penis (after four hours), 1 . — * Biting itching 
on the inner surface of the prepuce, especially towards evening (after one 
hour and a half), 1 . — *JSoreness on the margin of the prepuce, especially to- 

f The copious emission of urine is only the curative reaction of this drug in a 
patient who suffered previously from the opposite condition. — Hahnemann. 



102 NUX VOMICA. 

wards evening (after one hour and a half), 1 . — [790.] Soreness on the mons 
veneris, 1 . — (Glandular swelling on the mons veneris), 1 . — Profuse secretion 
of smegma behind the corona gland is, 1 . — Pinching pain, as with pincers, on 
the right side of the scrotum, 5 . — Constrictive pain in the testicles (after two 
hours), 1 . — Dull aching and heaviness in right testis and spermatic cord, 
removed by camphor or brandy, 85 . — Stitches in the testicles, 1 . — Forcing 
outward at the genitals, in the morning, in bed, 1 . — Involuntary irritation 
of the genitals and desire for an emission, in the morning, after rising, 1 . — 

* Erection* several ntornings in succession, 1 . — [800.] ^Erections after the mid- 
day nap, 1 . — Persistent erections, 1 . — Erections of penis very frequent, but 
with no moral desire ; it seemed quite physical (fourth day) ; in morning, 
a few hours after getting out of bed, his wife came into room ; the erection 
was so sudden and intense for about half a moment, and appeared so 
ridiculous, that it made him laugh heartily (fifth day), 8 *. — Nightly emis- 
sion without erection, followed by relaxation of the lower portions of the 
body (after thirty-six hours), 1 . — Nightly emission, followed by a persistent 
coldness of the feet that does not disappear on moving about (after six 
hours), 1 . — *Nightty emission, with lascivious dreams (after forty-eight 
hours), 1 . — Desire for coition, but during an emission he becomes impotent; 
the penis becomes relaxed, 1 . — *Sexual desire on slight provocation (after five 
hours), 1 . — *On slight irritation, or only the slight taueh of a woman, sexual 
orgasm, especially in the morning in bed (after eight hours'), 1 . — Female* 
Painless discharge of yellow mucus from the vagina, 1 . — [810.] Discharge 
of offensive mucus from the female genitals, 1 . — ^Internal swelling of the 
vagina, like a prolapsus, with burning pain, which makes external touch in- 
tolerable, 1 . — ^Burning in the pudenda, with excessive sexual desire (after 
fifteen hours), 1 . — * Always brings on menses too soon, 4 *. — * Menses four days 
too early (after three hours), 1 . — Menses four days too early, and scanty, 1 . — 
Menses three days too early, shorter and more scanty than usual, 1 . — Men- 
ses three days too early (after forty-eight hours), 1 . — * Menses three day* too 
early, with cramps in the abdomen (after seventy-two hours), 1 . — The 
menses remained away six weeks in order to come on at the full moon, 1 . — 
[820.] Menses at the full moon (after twenty-six hours), 1 . — Appearance of 
the menses at the full moon, 1 . — The menses, that had ceased the day before, 
returned for a few hours (after three hours), 1 . — * Menses recur even on the 
fourteenth day, 1 . — During the menses, prostration (about 2 p.m.) and head- 
ache, as if the eyes would fall out of the head ; she could not hold the 
head up ; began to be chilly, even to shivering, and, an hour afterwards, 
was attacked with internal burning heat, with dry lips, 1 . — *During the 
menses, nausea in the morning, with chilliness and attacks of faintness, 1 . 
— * After the menses had come on, faintness, in the morning after rising, pre- 
ceded by spasmodic motion in the abdomen, and followed by weakness and 
chilliness, on rising from a recumbent posture (after ten days), 1 . 

Respiratory Organs. — Larynx^ Trachea, and Voice* 

* Dry painful catarrh in the larynx, very early in the morning, with increased 
warmth of the hands and feet, that at first requires uncovering, but after an 
hour he desires to be covered ; followed by general perspiration (and relief of 
the catarrh), (after twenty hours), 1 . — * Dry painful catarrh in the larynx, in 
the evening before going to sleep (after thirty six hours), 1 . — * Roughness and 
a scraped feeling in the larynx, that provokes cough, 1 . — [830.] *Itching 
in the larynx, that provokes cough 1 . — * Tenacious mucus firmly adherent in 
the upper part of the trachea, in the morning, on rising ; the chest seems stuffed 
up 1 . — * Adherent mucus high up in the trachea, provokes cough 1 . — *It seems 



NUX VOMICA. 103 

a* if the upper part of the tracliea were constricted and narrowed by mucus, 
which he is obliged to forcibly expectorate by short coughs*. — * Tickling itching 
in the trachea, in the middle of the sternum, that provokes cough (after three- 
quarters of an hour), 1 . — Ou expiration, tickling in the trachea, that pro- 
vokes cough, 1 . — She is unable to speak aloud, 1 . — Cough and Expec- 
toration* ^Violent cough before rising in the morning, with expectora- 
tion of clotted blood and soreness in the chest (after eighteen hours), 1 . — 
* Cough, that causes a bruised pain in the upper abdominal region, 1 . — * Cough, 
that causes headache, as if the skull would burst, 1 . — [840.] Cough, that 
loosens in the open air, 1 /)" — (Cough, that causes cracking in the ear), 1 . — 
Cough and expectoration, increasing on walking in the open air, followed 
by weakness, 1 . — * Cough, after eating, 1 . — * Violent paroxysms of dry cough, in 
the evening, after lying down, and very early in the morning (after twelve 
hours), 1 . — * Cough, at night, preventing sleep 1 . — Cough, at night, with an 
oppressed feeling in the chest, 1 . — *A sore sticking when coughing, 1 . — * Cough, 
at night 1 . — *Dry, persistent, fatiguing cough, about midnight, if she lies upon 
the back, disappearing when lying on the side (after five hours), 1 . — [850.] 
♦Dry cough, from midnight till daybreak, 1 . — * Cough, on exerting the body 
(after forty-eight hours), 1 . — *Scraping cough 1 . — Cough, that returns with 
violence every other day, 1 . — Cough, caused by reading or reflecting, 1 . — 
Cough, that causes heat, 1 . — She did not sleep well on account of cough ; 
and if she thought she was falling asleep the cough returned and disturbed 
her till midnight, after which she slept quietly, 1 . — Hawking of mucus from 
the trachea, without cough, 1 . — Cough, wi to sweetish expectoration, 1 . — ReH- 
piratlon. Respiration extremely rapid, with great heaving of the 
chest, 48 . — [860.] Respiration rapid, sighing, constantly interrupted, 40 . — 
Breathing accelerated, and rather laboring, 61 . — Respiration impeded, 4 *. — 
Loud snoring and whistling expiration through the nose (after four 
hours), 1 . — Respiration easy (after three hours),"*. — Respiration quick and 
difficult, and attended with great pain in the precordial region, 9 *. — Very 
slow respiration, with dilated pupils, 1 . — Respiration is difficult and tight 
as long as she remains up, but more natural on lying in bed, 1 . — * Breathing 
short, oppressed, and hard*. — Shortness of breath ; she could not inspire 
sufficient air, even when lying down, with rapid pulse, 1 . — [870.] Respira- 
tion irregular, superficial ; it became more difficult every moment, and she 
feared that she would suffocate,*. — * Tightness of breath, and thereupon hack- 
ing cough, 1 . — The respiration, at first impeded, became suspended ; and it 
was only by the continuance of long artificial respiration that it was re- 
stored, 1 ^ — *Dyspno3a, at night, on waking from frightful dreams; she could 
scarcely catch her breath ; with roaring in the ears, rapid pulse, and per- 
spiration, 1 . — Dyspnoea, in the morning, in bed, while lying on the back, but 
after turning on the right side, headache, 1 . — Dyspnoea, after dinner ; was 
obliged to take a deep breath slowly ; after some hours shortness of breath 
(rapid respiration), (after twenty-six, and thirty hours), 1 . — *Dyspncea, in the 
evening and morning, 1 . — Dyspnoea and anxiety gradually increased for 
several hours ; the breath constantly became shorter, and from time to 
time sweat broke out over the whole body, 1 . — If the clothes are fastened 
close under the ribs he is unable to get his breath while walking ; if they 
are loosened somewhat, he breathes a little more freely, but if they are 
entirely removed the respiration' again becomes difficult, 1 . 

f Loose cough U only the curative action of this drug. — Hahnemann. 



104 NUX VOMICA. 

Cheat. — * Oppression of the chest, 1 *. — [880.] Oppression of the chest, in 
the evening, 1 . — Pressive (and cutting) pain in the chest, immediately after 
eating, 1 . — Pressive pain transversely across the chest, that impedes respira- 
tion, 1 . — A warm tension in the chest, 1 . — Compressive pain in the chest, 1 . — 
Tension and pressure in the external parts of the chest at night, as from a 
weight, and as if the sides were paralyzed, 1 . — *Compression of the chest, as 
if drawn together, at night in bed, 1 . — * Asthmatic constrictive tightness trans- 
versely through the chest, while walking or ascending a height, 1 . — Asthmatic 
constriction transversely through the chest, when walking and ascending 1 . — 
Feeling of constriction across the chest, 51 . — [890.] Tightness in the chest, 
as from too tight clothes, on ascending steps ; relieved after sitting down, 1 . 
— Pain, like a bruise, extending from the sternum to the scapulae, with 
stitches and shortness of breath, during rest and motion, only during the 
day, 1 . — Pain in the chest, beneath the axilla, on touch ; does not dare to 
press the arm against the chest, 1 . — *Pain in the chest % as if it were compressed 
by a weight, in the open air, 1 . — "Scraping in the chest, causing hawking, 1 . 
— Pain extending transversely across the chest, with shortness of breath, 1 . 
— Drawing pain in the ribs, 1 . — Drawing pain in the chest, 1 . — *Heat in the 
chest that rises into the mouth, and that causes uneasiness, anxiety, and sleep- 
lessness (after six hours), 1 . — Catarrhal accumulation in the chest, in the 
morning, so that he cannot loosen it by coughing without pain in the tra- 
chea (after fourteen hours), 1 . — [900.] Catarrh affects the chest, in the morn- 
ing, in bed (like a felt); a hoarseness and roughness in the chest, and sore- 
ness in one spot in the trachea, from which mucus is loosened by coughing; 
relieved by rising from bed (after ten hours), 1 . — The chest seems stuffed; 
he cannot loosen it by coughing (after sixteen hours), 1 . — Feeling in the 
chest as if something would fall down (after six hours), 1 . — Internal and 
external warmth in the chest, with fine stitches in the pectoral muscles 
(after four days), 1 . — A warm orgasm in the chest, that causes anxiety, 1 . — 
^Burning on the chest, with anxiety (after twenty hours), 1 . — Some painful 
weariness in the chest, which is not sore to touch, relieved by bending the 
body backward (after forty-eight hours), 1 . — Stitches in the pectoral mus- 
cles, that are not caused by breathing (after three hours), 1 . — (Jerking 
stitches in the chest), 1 . — Frequent slight attacks of palpitation in the side 
of the chest, in the morning (after sixteen, and thirty hours), 1 . — [910.] 
Throbbing in the chest, 1 . — Anxiety in the chest, 6 . — Sternum and 
Sides. The whole sternum is painful to touch, as if beaten, 1 . — Pain, as 
if the sternum were pressed inward, 1 . — Pain in the region of the sternum, 
only during the day, on breathing, as if the chest were too short, 1 . — Pain, 
like needle stitches, in the sternum, in the afternoon, 1 . — Piching-drawing 
pain near the sternum (after half an hour), 1 . — Sticking pain in the middle 
of the chest, becoming more violent on moving about, 4 . — Pressive pain in 
the left chest if she sits for awhile, immediately disappearing on eructat- 
ing, 1 . — Pain in the side of the chest, below the shoulder, as if beaten and 
bruised, worse on touch and motion than during rest, 1 . — [920.] Like a 
drawing and burning tearing in the left side of the chest, in the morning 
(after thirty-six hours), 1 . — Pain in both nipples, like that caused by the 
milk rushing into the breasts after childbirth, 1 . — A simple pain in the right 
nipple when touched, 1 . — Painful sensitiveness of the nipples (after one 
hour), 1 . — Itchlike stitches below the nipple, 1 . — Drawing beneath the left 
breast, with anxiety, a kind of oppression of the heart, which makes respi- 
ration difficult (after three hours), 1 . — Shivering across the breasts (after a 
few minutes), 1 . 



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Heart ami Hul*e. — Heart. Some violent stitches in the precor- 
dial region, an hour after rising, in the morning (after seven days), 1 . — 
Spasmodic palpitation of the heart, with sense of fluttering at pit of stomach 
(after four to five days), 18 .— Violent palpitation, 49 . — [930.] ^Palpitation, 1 . 
— *Palpitation on lying down after dinner*. — Heart's action considerably 
accelerated, and fluttering against walls of thorax (after three hours), . — 
The action of the heart was slow and feeble, 40 . — Some stitches in the region 
of the heart, 1 . — Orgasm of blood, with palpitation, very early in the morn- 
ing (after twenty hours), 1 . — Painful thrusts towards the heart, rhythmical 
with the pulse, 1 . — Persistent pressure on the heart (in the region of the pit 
of the stomach), 1 . — Pulse. Pulse rapid' (after one hour and a half); 138 
(after two hours and a half); 120 (after three hours); 114 (after three 
hours and a half),* 1 . — Pulse quick, 61 . — [940.] Very quick and faint pulse 
between the spasms, 45 . — Pulse faint and much quicker, 48 . — Pulse quick 
(after three hours), 68 . — Pulse hard and excited (after three-quarters of an 
hour), 43 . — Rapid pulse, with complete consciousness, 7 /}* — Pulse frequent, 44 . 
— During the spasms, pulse rapid and irregular, 47 . — Pulse at first extremely 
rapid, but gradually diminished in frequency, 86 . — The pulse could not be 
counted during the paroxysm ; 80 between the paroxysms, 6 '. — The pulse 
somewhat indistinct, and beating, in the first half hour, 50 in a minute, 46 . 
— [950.] Pulse 96, rather small, and very irregular (after one hour), 61 . — 
Pulse small, hard, and rapid, 49 .— -Small intermittent pulse, 10 . — Pulse irregu- 
lar, duriug the spasms, almost entirely lost, 48 . — Pulse somewhat irregular, 
not hard, not rapid, 9 . 

Neck and Hack. — Neck. Neck quite stiff and drawn to the right 
side, 48 . — Violent throbbing in the carotids, 48 . — The cervical muscles of the 
left side seem swollen and painful, on moving the head, as if the tendons 
were too short and would not stretch, 1 . — Stiffness of the right side of the 
nape, as if the head had been lying in an uncomfortable position, at night, 1 . 
— Drawing pain, and a feeling as of a load on the nape of the neck, in the 
morning, 1 . — [960.] Drawing pain in the nape of the neck, 1 . — * Tearing 
pain, by paroxysms, in the nape of the neck, in the evening (after two hours), 1 . 
— Pain, as if bruised, in the nape of the neck, on motion (on stooping), and 
on touch (after six hours), 1 . — Pain as if the flesh were beaten loose .from 
the last cervical vertebra; he could scarcely tolerate the shirt against it, 5 . 
— Drawing and stiffness of the cervical muscles, 51 . — Cracking in the cervi- 
cal vertebrae, on moving the head (after three hours), 1 . — Painless cracking 
of cervical vertebrae, on moving head, 11 . — The joints of the cervical verte- 
bra are painful, 1 . — A general feeling of stiffness, especially in the neck, 51 . 
— Hack. Stiffness in the back (after a few hours), 1 . — [970.] Drawing 
pain in the back, 1 . — Drawing-tearing pain in the back (after one hour), 1 . 
— * Burning- tearing pain in the back, 1 . — Tearing and pulling pain in the 
back, 1 . — Constrictive and, at the same time, contractive pain in the back, 1 . 
— Indescribable painful sensation in the back and lumbar region, soon fol- 
lowed by tetanic spasms (after one hour), 45 . — * Constant pain and bruised 
sensation in the back and small of the back (second day), 45 . — Bruised pain in 
the back, still more painful when touched and on pressure, a* if congested 
with blood, 1 . — Drawing in the back, extending down from the nape of the 
neck (while sitting), together with a violent pain in the pit of the stomach, 
like a crawling, so that she was obliged to sit bent over, in the afternoon, 1 . 



t See S. 1590 and note there. — Hughes. 



106 NUX VOMICA. 

— Dorsal* Pain between the scapulae and in the nape of the neck, on 
moving the head (after one hour), 1 . — [980.] Pain, as if beaten, in the dor- 
sal and abdominal muscles, even when not touched (after thirty hours)/. 
— Pain between the scapulae, as if bruised, and a drawing, especially on 
stooping, 1 . — Constrictive pain between the scapulae, 1 . — Drawing pain and a 
bruised sensation between the scapulae, especially on stooping, 1 . — Coustant 
burning-sticking pain between the scapulre, 1 . — Pressive pain in the vertebrae 
(after one hour), 1 . — Stitches between the scapulae, on motion and on breath- 
ing, 1 . — Some stitches between the scapulae, at first independently, after- 
wards aggravated by breathing, 1 .— A burning sticking extending from the 
small of the back through the thigh, on stepping and walking, 1 . — Drawing 
pain extending from the loins up the back, associated with a paralytic 
stiffness, 1 . — Lumbar* [990.] Constrictive pain in the small of the back, 
that extends into the side, 1 . — Throbbing pain in the small of the back, dur- 
ing the shaking chill, with eructations (after thirty-six hours), 1 . — Pain in 
the small of the back, as if it would break, caused by a draft of air; was 
obliged to walk bent over, 1 . — Pain in the small of the back, as if beaten or 
too weak, as after childbirth, only during the day, 1 . — *Pain in the small of 
the back and knees, as if beaten and bruised, mingled with some drawing 
pain, neither aggravated nor ameliorated by change of position, nor even 
by rest or motion, in the morning, in bed, 1 . — *Pain in the small of the back t 
as if beaten, on bending far forward or far backward, though more from the 
former (after four hours), 1 . — Pain in the small of the back, at night, that 
prevents turning over in bed, 1 .— *The small of the back seems painfully 
bruised; worse during motion than during rest, 1 . — A jerklike dull sticking 
in the small of the back and in the ischii; she was unable to turn in bed 
on account of it; also dull pain in the small of the back during rest; she 
could not lie still when coughing nor sneezing on account of the painful 
jerkings, 1 . — (Violent stitches in the small of the back, that then extend 
into the sides and impede respiration, during the afternoon chill), 1 . — 
[1000.] A coarse stitch in the small of the back on turning the upper part 
of the body sideways; it takes away the breath,*. — The region of the small 
of the back and loins seems tense and sore on touch, 1 . — Pain in the pelvic 
region, as if dislocated, on the slightest motion, 1 . — *Pain across the loins, 
passing to the hips (after several days),* 7 . — Pressive pain in the loins, ex- 
tending towards the spine, that cause anxiety, immediately after supper 
(after one hour), 1 . — Tearing in the loins, 1 . — A somewhat pressive pain in 
the loins, extending towards the spine, immediately after drinking, in the 
morning, after which the pain extends towards the hypochondria, as from 
incarceration of flatus (after thirty-six hours), 1 . — Tearing and pulling in 
the lower portion of the back, while walking and sitting, but not while 
lying, 1 . 

Extremities. — While the lower extremities continued outstretched, 
stiff, and cold, the other extremities were still under the control of the will, 
though somewhat cold and affected with cramps, 46 . — Rigidity of the ex- 
tremities, 68 . — [1010.] Stiffness of the joints, especially of the knees, after- 
wards the gait became tottering (after a quarter of an hour), 44 . — Peculiar 
stiffness of all the limbs, especially of the knees, with tension, 17 . — Dimin- 
ished mobility of all the joints, 1 . — Tension and stiffness in the limbs (after 
eight, and sixteen hours), 1 . — Stiffness of the limbs, with jerking, 1 . — * Trem- 
bling of the limbs and jerking of the heart (after one hour), 1 . — Heaviness 
in the arms and lower extremities, so that she could not raise them, 1 . — 
* Spasmodic pains in the limbs, with chilliness, internal beating, after yawning 



NUX VOMICA. 107 

and stretching, 1 . — *Pain in the joints and in the middle of the long bones, as 
if bruised, in the morning, in bed (with incarceration of flatus low down in 
the lower abdomen, beneath the pubis) ; these both disappear after rising 
(after twenty hours'), 1 . — Pain in all the joints, as if beaten, on motion (after 
four hours), 1 . — [1020.] Pains in knees and all the joints; worse in the 
morning,* 7 . — Complained of cramping pains in limbs when he moved them 
(second day), 63 . — A simple pain, as from a bruise, associated with a tearing 
sensation in all the joints upon which he is not lying; only relieved and 
removed by turning over and lying upon the painful side, but after this 
the pain soon again commences in the other, sound side; this compels him 
frequently to turn over in bed, 1 . — Pain, as if bruised, in the joints of the 
side upon which she is lying, very early in the morning, in bed, disappear- 
ing on turning over; on lying still it is gradually renewed in the side upon 
which she now lies, entirely disappearing on rising (after thirty hours), 1 . — 
* Hie longer he lies in bed, in the morning, tlie more pain he has in all the 
limbs, especially in the joints ; as if beaten and bruised; relieved after rising 
(after eighteen hours), 1 . — * Tensive pain in the limbs, very early in the morn- 
ing, with stoppage of the nose (after ten hours), 1 . — Pain in the roots of the 
nails, if he knocks against them or only touches them, as if they would ulcer- 
ate, 1 . — Tearing in the left arm and right thigh, after the midday nap, dur- 
ing the menses, 1 . — Drawing and sticking, as with needles, on the backs and 
soles of the feet and toes; a similar sensation in the arms and hands, 99 . — 
Jerking in the limbs, in the evening, in bed, 1 . — [1030.] All the joints are 
more painful on motion than when sitting still, after midnight (after six 
hours), 1 . — Sick feeling in all the limbs, 1 . — Painful feeling of rending and 
lassitude in the limbs (after a quarter of an hour), 4 *. — * Great weariness and 
relaxation of all the limbs, after taking the open air (after eight hours), 1 . — 
Great weakness of the limbs, so that he could not stand upon the feet, 10 . — 
Weariness in all the limbs, especially after ascending steps, 3 . — Weariness 
of the extremities, so that he could scarcely move them, with a painful 
contractive sensation through the whole body, 1 . — Sensation of weakness 
and prostration in all the limbs, 47 . — * Sensation of sudden loss of power of 
the arm (and lower extremities), in the morning (after twelve hours), 1 . 

Superior Extremities. — Heaviness and weariness in the arms 
(and feet), in the afternoon, 1 . — [1040.] Indolence of the arms, 1 . — Falling 
asleep of the arms, at night (after four hours), 1 . — Pain in the arm imped- 
ing motion (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — Drawing pain in the arm, 1 . — 
Drawing pain from below upward in the arm, with paralytic stiffness, 1 . — 
Shoulder. Burning painful spot in both deltoid muscles, that also seems 
hot to touch, 1 . — Rheumatic pain in the right shoulder and in the deltoid 
muscle, 5 . — Drawing pain in the top of the shoulder, 1 . — Pain, like a bruise, 
in the shoulder-joint and scapula, on bending the head towards the oppo- 
site side, 1 . — Pain in the shoulder-joint, as if wearied by work or as if 
beaten, if the arm hangs down, on walking in the open air (after four 
days), 1 . — [1060.] Pain, as if bruised, in the shoulder-joint, so that he can- 
not raise the arm, 1 . — Pain in the shoulder-joint, as if paralyzed, with heavi- 
ness and weariness of the whole arm, both while sitting and walking; after 
some motion he could no longer hold the arm up, 1 . — An indescribable pain 
in the shoulder-joint upon which he was lying, gradually disappearing after 
turning over, with general perspiration, about 3 a.m. (after sixteen hours), 1 . 
— Pain in the left shoulder-joint, in the evening, in bed; if lying upon the 
opposite side a sensation as if the ligaments were torn, which disappears if 
he lies upon the painful side (after forty-eight hours), 1 . — Pain in one scap- 



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ula, as if sprained, 1 . — Painful sensation in the scapulae, as from too great 
exertion and straining, 1 . — Elbow and Forearm. Contractive pres- 
sive pain in the elbow, 1 . — Boring pain in the elbow-joint, when lying on 
the opposite side, after midnight (about 2 a.m.), (after sixty hours), 1 . — 
The muscles on the inner side of the left forearm are swollen and painful, 
as if burnt, 5 . — The forearms were partially flexed the whole time," — 
[1060.] Weariness of the forearms, 1 . — Paralytic pressive pain in the mid- 
dle of the right forearm, from within outward, 5 . — Drawing pain in the fore- 
arm, with a stitch in the fingers (after half an hour), 1 . — Weakness of the 
forearms and hands, almost as if they were paralyzed, after the midday 
nap (after two hours), 1 . — Falling asleep of the forearm as far as the hand; 
it seems lifeless (dead) with coldness, though with distended veins; every 
morninp, or every other morning, after rising (after four days), 1 . — Wrist 
and Hand. Drawing sticking in the external condyle of the right wrist, 
in the evening, before going to bed, 1 . — Pain, as from dislocation, in the 
right wrist, on moving or exerting the hand, 1 . — Pale swelling of the hands 
and fingers (after twenty hours), 1 . — One of her hands swelled up; she had 
no feeling in it for hours (after four to five days), 81 . — (Hands frequently 
dark-red, full of distended veins), 1 . — [1070.] Cramplike contraction in the 
palm of the hand, that cannot be spread open without pain (after twelve 
nours), 1 . — Convulsive twitchings of the hands and fingers, 10 . — ^Falling 
asleep of the hands, 1 . — Drawing pain from below upward, first in the hand 
and then in the elbow-joint (after three hours), 1 . — Burning on the back of 
the hand, 1 . — He had no power in the hand to write, 1 . — Fingers. Spas- 
modic contraction of the fingers, when yawning, 1 . — Cracking of the thumb 
easily, on moving it, 1 .— Cramp in the fingers, after midnight, in bed, 1 . — 
Pain in the finger-joints as after hard work, and as if the tendons were too 
short, 1 . — [1080.] Drawing pain up and down in the fingers, 1 . — Jerking- 
sticking pain along the bone of the thumb, extending backward, 1 . — Burn- 
ing in the ball of the thumb, on lying down, after dinner (after one hour), 1 . 
— Falling asleep of the fingers, during the nightsweat, 1 . — Feeling of cramp 
in the fingers, and sticking, as with needles, on stretching out the arms, 5 . 

Inferior Extremities. — Lower extremities somewhat separated, 
straight, stiff, 48 . — Inability to flex the lower extremities; every attempt 
caused the most violent pains, 71 . — Before the tetanus appeared, there was 
complete paralysis of the lower extremities, 56 . — Lower extremities stiff, 
immovable; all the muscles hard, tetanically contracted,* . — Heaviness of 
the lower extremities obliges him to sit still, 1 . — [1090.] Heaviness and 
weariness of the lower extremities, from the morning on, so that they hurt 
on walking, 1 . — Weakness of the right lower extremity, on walking in the 
open air, 1 . — Heaviness and weariness of the lower extremities (and arras), 
in the afternoon, especially on ascending steps, 1 . — The lower extremities 
are not able to support the body; is obliged to lie down, 1 . — * Tottering and 
unsteadiness of the lower extremities (after two hours), 1 . — The child fre- 
quently falls, when walking, 1 . — ^Sensation of sudden loss of power in Vie 
lower extremities (and arms), in the "morning (after twelve hours), 1 . — Loss 
of power over the lower extremities, and falling down, 51 . — On attempting 
to rise from the chair, he was unable to stand on his feet ; could not raise 
his feet or walk a step, 5 *. — When walking, she was frequently obliged to 
staud still, because of a sudden sensation of holding back in the muscle* of 
the lower extremities, that seem affected as by an electric shock, 21 . — [1100.] 
Pain in all the limbs, as if beaten and bruised all over, 1 . — Frequent sticking 
jerking extending from the feet upward to the hips, very early in the morn- 



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ing, while lying on the back ; it disappears if he lies on the painless side 
(after five hours), 1 . — The lower extremities seem bruised, 1 . — Falling asleep 
of the lower extremities, while sitting, during dinner, 1 . — The sensibility 
of the lower extremities was still blunted (second day), 4 *. — Hip anil 
Tfliffh. Jerking in the hip-joint, before dinner, 1 . — Sticking in the right 
hip-joint, as from a sprain, 1 . — Burning iu the right hip-joint, 1 . — Heaviness 
of the right thigh, so that he cannot well raise the extremity, 8 . — * Paralytic 
drawing in the muscles of the thighs and calves, painful en walking, 1 . — [1110.] 
Painful tension in the thigh ; it seems too short, 1 . — Paralytic pain in the 
head of the femur, extending down below the knee, while walking (after 
two hours), 1 . — Drawing- tearing pain in the thigh, extending to the knee, 
on fatigue, 1 . — Drawing pain extending from the abdomen through the 
thighs (after forty -eight hours), 1 . — A bruised pain in the posterior muscles 
of the thighs; worse on rising from a seat, 1 . — Pain, as after great exertion, 
in the flesh of the thigh, even when touched; pain as if beaten, 1 . — Pain, as 
if beaten, in the middle of the thigh, in the muscles, on walking (after one 
hour), 1 . — Gnawing biting-itching pain on the thigh and over the knee, in 
the evening, after lying down in bed, which is not relieved by scratching, 1 . 
— Pain in the right nates, as if the flesh were beaten to a jelly, 8 . — *The 
muscles of the thighs and knees are painful, as if beaten, more on motion 
than during rest; the pain is also aggravated by touch, 1 . — [1120.] Bruised 
feel down the thighs (after several days), 17 . — On walking in open air, a curi- 
ous feeling in left thigh, as if a string was drawn right down the thigh ; a 
very lame feeling, and a dread of taking the next step; he thought he must 
limp, but did not; an empty feeling about both knees (fourth day), 85 . — 
Frequent jerking and twitching in the flesh of the thigh, 1 . — Sensation of 
jerking, as if one pulled on a thread, in the side of the right thigh, 1 . — Jerk- 
ing in the muscles of the thighs, 1 . — A drawing-downward sensation in the 
thighs, 1 . — Knee. * Painful swelling of the knee, 1 . — ^Stiffness and tension in 
the hollows of the knees, especially after standing (after two hours), 1 . — Trem- 
bling of the knees and of one foot, 1 . — Trembling of one knee and foot, with 
an excited, even agreeable tension of mind, several evenings, while stand- 
ing, 1 . — [1130.] * Tottering and knocking under of the knees, 1 . — At times the 
knees aie so weak that they will not support the body, 1 . — The knee-joint 
easily gives way, on moving about (after one hour), 1 . — Tearing and stick- 
ing pain somewhat above and below the knee, in the evening (after thirty- 
six hours), 1 . — Pain in the knees, as if they were beaten, during rest and 
motion, only during the day, 1 .— Jerking in the hollows of the knees, while 
standing, after walking in the open air, 1 . — ^Sensation in the hollows of the 
knees, as if they were too short, when rising from a seat, 1 . — A distressing sen- 
sation in the knee-joint, when walking, as if it were not lubricated, as if it 
would crack, 1 . — JLeg* Numbness of legs and stiffness, 61 . — Felt legs becom- 
ing stiff (soon), 6 *. — [1140.] Falling asleep of the calves and feet, in the 
morning, 1 . — Sensation of falling asleep of the leg, though without prickling, 
followed by a sensation of contraction, 1 . — Falling asleep of the leg, after 
sitting, while walking and standing (after eighteen hours), 1 . — Falling asleep 
of the leg, while sitting and standing, and a sticking in it if it rests against 
the other leg, 1 . — Spasmodic drawing in the legs, 1 . — Tensive pain in both 
patellae, as if wearied by walking, on ascending steps; worse in the morn- 
ing, 1 . — A seated, fine sticking-burning pain in a small spot on the tibia 
(after a quarter of an hour), 1 . — Tearing pain in the left leg, extending to 
the toes, in the afternoon (after seven hours), 1 . — Cramplike pain in the 
calves, 1 . — * Tensive pain in the calves, 1 . — [1150.] Cramp in the calves, in 



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the morning, in bed, on flexing the leg (after thirty-two hours), 1 . — Cramp 
in the calves, in the evening, in bed, when stretching out the leg (after 
twenty-four hours), 1 . — Cramp in the calves, after midnight, in bed, if the 
thigh is flexed upon the body (after four hours), 1 . — Cramp in calves of both 
legs (after four to five days), 5 *. — Cramps in the calves of the legs, 40 . — Cramp 
in muscles of calf for a few seconds, produced by washing the feet (after 
three hours and fifty minutes) ; cramp in both legs for about a minute, pro- 
duced by being removed into a warm bed (after four hours and ten min- 
utes),**. — Pressure on the side of the calf, 1 . — Pressure on the outer side of 
the calf, as if cramp would occur, for two mornings, on rising from bed 
(after seven days), 1 . — Sticking in the calves, when exposed to the cold air, 
as if the leg had been asleep (after two hours), 1 . — Crawling in the calves, 
after walking in the open air, 1 . — Ankle* [1160.] Easy dislocation and 
cracking of the ankle, when walking (after four hours), 1 . — Pain in the 
ankle, as if dislocated and sprained, while walking, in the morning, after 
rising; cannot step upon it without great pain, that shoots up into the leg 
(after sixteen hours), 1 . — Pain in the ankles, only on moving about and 
walking, as if she had taken a fatiguing walk; the tendons are painful, as 
if drawn tight, and as if too short, 1 . — Foot and Toes. Swelling of the 
back of the foot, 1 . — Swelling of the sole of the foot, in the morning (of the 
leg that is affected with an ulcer), 1 . — Weakness and tottering of the feet; 
he was obliged to sit down, 18 . — Falling asleep (deadness) of the soles of the 
feet*. — Spasmodic contraction of the sole of the right foot, 1 . — Painful cramp- 
like contraction in the soles of the feet, when the thighs are bent, disap- 
pearing on st retching the legs, 1 . — Peculiar drawing in the backs and soles 
of the feet, M . — [1170.] Feeling, when walking, as if right foot would trip; 
after getting warm from a sharp walk, it quite passed off* and he walked 
more steadily (second day),*. — Violent pain in a chilblain, in the summer, 
as from most excessive cold, a kind of beating in it, immediately, 1 . — Burn- 
ing pain in the soles of the feet, 1 . — Pain as if the shoes were too tight and 
pressed the feet, and the soles of the feet had become weary and sore from 
walking, 1 . — Pain like a burning, and as if the shoe pressed the foot, along 
the side of the foot and toes, as also on the tops of the toes, in the evening 
(after thirty-six hours), 1 . — Dull numb pain (numbness) in the heels, as 
after jumping from a height, 1 . — (Pain in the heels, on stepping upon them, 
as if he had walked till they were sore ; worse when stepping on a stone), 1 . 
— Cramp in the soles of the feet frequently during the day, on attempting 
to rise, after sitting; she is obliged to stretch out the feet and run about in 
order to obtain relief, when it disappears; at night she is unable to sleep 
on account of this cramp, which comes ou as soon as she draws up the feet 
or bends the thighs, 1 . — fearing in. the soles of the feet, while lying, in the 
afternoon (preceded by burning in the ball of the thumb), (after one hour), 1 . 
— Tearing in the malleolus (after the midday nap), (after two hours), 1 . — 
[1180.] Drawing and sticking in the right external malleolus, in the even- 
ing, before going to bed, 1 . — Stitches in the soles of the feet, 1 . — Some stitches 
in the heels (after two hours), 1 . — Falling asleep of both great toes, imme- 
diately, 1 . — Spasmodic contraction of the toes, on yawning, 1 . — Cramp in the 
toes, after midnight, in bed, 1 . — Cramplike pain in the right great toe (dur- 
ing rest), that, however, soon disappears, 6 . — Pain in the corns on the toes, 
as if sore or like a boil (after four, and sixteen hours), 1 . 

Generalities. — Lying on her back, 51 . — While looking at a vexatious 
object, beating immediately in the lower extremities ; the whole body then 
becomes affected and she almost loses consciousness for an hour, 1 . — [1190.] 



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Found extended rigidly along the floor, 54 . — The rigidity of the jaw and of 
the limbs indicated the nature of the poison (after half an hour), 64 . — Death 
from apoplexy (after a quarter of an hour), 50 . — Loud involuntary cries, 40 . 
— Frightful tortures (after half an hour), 64 . — Violent tetanic spasms ; her 
head was drawn backward ; the arms extended, the fingers flexed to the 
pal in 8; the jaws firmly contracted; the countenance somewhat livid; the 
eyes open, fixed, and somewhat protruding; the trunk stiff;, the legs ex- 
tended, the feet turned outwards, and the toes flexed to the plantar surface; 
the skin dry and warm; respirations loud, almost amounting to stertor; 
this paroxysm lasted about two minutes; an interval of perfect sensibility 
ensued ; the intermissions were of about five minutes when first seen ; the 
paroxysms generally increased ; the intermissions became shorter ; during 
the last half hour of life the slightest movement caused a paroxysm ; some- 
times an attempt to speak or drink would cause one; she begged to be left 
alone on account of the pain she suffered, as she expressed, "when in a fit." 
Death in less than two hours after the first known spasm, 57 . — * Spasms, 
with tetanic rigidity of nearly all the muscles of the body, with interruptions of 
a few minutes, during which the muscles were relaxed ; the pulse became soft 
and the patient recovered consciousness and speech ; the spasm was re- 
newed by the slightest touch, though at times it would immediately cease 
when the patient was tightly grasped, or the elbow was straightened up, 48 . 
— Trembling, soon becoming a violent spasm; as soon as the arm was 
touched in order to feel the pulse he was suddenly seized with a frightful 
tetanic spasm, in which the eyes were widely open, protruding, rigid, and 
immovable ; the jaws clenched ; lips widely open ; face distorted ; the ex- 
tremities rigidly outstretched, and the spine bent backward; the trunk, 
especially the lower part, was from time to time seized with violent jerks, 
like electric shocks, along the spinal columns, which raised up the body ; 
respiration was checked ; the face and cheeks became blue ; after half a 
minute there was a pause, during which the child breathed with great ex- 
ertion and in a catching manner ; desired coffee ; but on attempting to 
swallow lukewarm water he was again seized by a tetanic spasm ; after 
awhile the pulse became 102, spasmodic, and irregular; the spasms were 
renewed whenever the lips touched the cup or whenever any one touched 
his person ; even a noise caused a recurrence of the spasms, which some- 
times occurred without apparent cause ; after the paroxysms the eyes were 
usually closed ; the forehead and face covered with perspiration ; cheeks 
and lips blue; he groaned aloud without complaining of any special pain ; 
afterwards the pulse became slightly irregular and soft; during all the 
paroxysms, even until death, the mind remained unclouded, 70 . — Complete 
trismus and tetanus ; the jaws were tightly clenched, and the lower jaw 
moved spasmodically from side to side ; the arms were cramped towards 
the chest ; the thighs drawn up against the abdomen ; the fingers and toes 
flexed, with whining and groaning ; loss of voice ; anaesthesia of the skin, 
and no pain," — Every two or three minutes she was shaken by a convul- 
sive spasm, but it was only momentary, 51 . — [1200.] The whole body was 
seized with symptoms of complete and violent tetanus ; the jaws being 
firmly locked and the limbs rigidly extended ; aggravated at intervals by 
violent convulsive movements, 44 . — When lying on the sofa was seized with 
a most curious feeling from head to feet, as if his whole body inside the 
skin (brain included) was made of finest threads; it felt something like 
numbness, and the ecstatic feeling after a mutual and warm embrace ; it 
lasted about two hours and then passed away at 6 p.m. (third day) ; re- 



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turned in slighter degrees up to to-day (thirteenth day), 18 . — A tetanic 
paroxysm came on suddenly ; the man was thrown into a state of opisthot- 
onos; all his muscles becoming rigid, and respiration for the time sus- 
pended. The fit lasted about half a minute, when the muscles became 
relaxed, and be was again able to answer questions (after nearly one 
hour), 68 . — Well-marked opisthotonos, the spasms increasing and affecting 
respiration, which at one time appeared to cease ; patient knew when the 
spasms were coming on, saying, "It's coming on ;" and there was a sense of 
impending death, and he said, "Good-bye, Ira dying." Ice was immedi- 
ately applied along the spine, and the spasms abated in severity. The in- 
termissions were distinct (after one hour and a half). Spasms are brought 
on by touching the patient (after two hours and a quarter), 84 . — Awoke in 
a spasm, uttering loud cries; on the cessation of spasm, fainted. On com- 
ing to himself, the first drop of water that touched his tongue induced a 
violent spasm, with loud shrieks and complete opisthotonos. In two hours 
and a half, had nine spasmodic attacks, more or less severe. The last of 
these, which seemed to be induced by the application of a cup to the lips, 
was very intense and prolonged. The patient started suddenly up in bed, 
his whole frame being in a state of complete rigidity. The limbs were 
rigid, and the fingers clenched. During the spasms, evident relief was 
afforded by forcible extension of the body. In the intervals there were 
constant twitches of the extremities, 68 . — Permanent opisthotonos took place, 
and in this condition the girl remained until her death, which took place 
probably about seven hours after the poison was taken, 68 . — She had violent 
spasmodic contractions of the voluntary muscles, but more especially of the 
limbs, with extreme pain in all the parts affected. The spasm was at times 
continued during three or four minutes, and then succeeded by some quick 
change of position or long succession of convulsive motions. The muscles 
of the back were so much affected by spasm as almost to render it a case 
of opisthotonos. Finding it impossible to retain her in ber chair, she was 
placed upon a bed and preserved in that position from local injury, 48 . — 
Marked convulsive fits. Five strong tetanic convulsions. Extremities 
stretched out ; hands grasping firmly the sides of the bed ; legs apart ; feet 
everted (after half an hour). A severe tetanic convulsion, involving nearly 
all the muscles of the body and extremities. Chest fixed ; respiration dif- 
ficult ; body bent backward (opisthotonos). This was followed by an in- 
terval of rest and relaxation of all the muscles, but the patient seemed to 
be much prostrated. Slight convulsive starts and twitchings of hands and 
feet followed at various intervals. After this attack the patient became so 
sensitive that the slightest touch or movement of the bed, or a sudden noise, 
would cause a spasmodic jerking of the whole body, 83 . — Violent convul- 
sions, 47 . — Convulsions, which ceased for a time, and then reappeared, and 
presented especially, first nervous excitement, and then violent spasmodic 
contraction of the jaws, with grinding of the teeth, bending backwards of 
the head, rigidity of the trunk, forcible extension and inversion of the feet, 
and subsultus of the muscles of the calves of the legs (after five minutes), 8 *. 
— [1210.] Convulsive attacks, lasting from one to two minutes, in which 
all the muscles became extremely rigid; jaws tightly closed ; patient very 
restless, with short cries, 47 . — Convulsions, 12 . — Convulsive tossing about of 
the arms ; bending backward of the head ; biting the teeth tightly together; 
the bands were tightly doubled up, 18 . — Convulsions, with red face and 
closed eyes, 68 . — Half an hour after the last dose, on rising from a chair, 
was attacked with vertigo, followed by convulsions of the extremities, relieved 



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during rest, but renewed by a slight movement ; speech hurried ; while 
talking, convulsive contractions of the facial muscles; slight trismus; pale 
face ; weak pulse ; head covered with sweat ; the attack lasted an hour and 
a half; the patient compared the spasms to electric shocks/ 8 . — Convulsions, 
with violent movements of the limbs; distension of the epigastric region ; 
staring, shining eyes,™ — After two hours he suddenly became rigid and 
lifeless; the toes and feet turned outward; eyes open and staring; jaws 
tightly closed*. — Extremely painful muscular contractions, lasting three 
or four minutes, and interrupted by a violent spasm ; the body was bent 
backward in opisthotonos; the impulse of the heart marked, the pulse 
small, scarcely perceptible, only 20 to the minute ; the function of the 
brain undisturbed ; in consequence of the spasm affecting the masseter 
muscles the patient bit at everything brought near the mouth," — Rigidity 
of the muscles of the whole body, as in catalepsy (one of the persons fell 
suddenly to the ground while conscious) ; tetanic closure of the jaws, 74 . — 
Tetanic rigidity, with violent, freanently repeated involuntary shuddering 
of the trunk and extremities, 68 . — [1220.] Convulsions came on, beginning 
with slight twitches in the muscles of the lower extremities (after half an 
hour) ; violent convulsions every few minutes (after one hour), M . — Slight 
transient convulsion ; in a few minutes she had another and a more violent 
attack, and shortly afterwards another; I should estimate the duration of 
these fits at from a minute and a half to two minutes ; in them she retained 
her grasp ; her whole body was straightened and stiffened ; her legs pushed 
out and forced wide apart; I could not perceive either pulse or respiration; 
the face and hands were livid, the muscles of the former, especially of the 
lips, violently agitated, and she made constantly a moaning, chattering 
noise. I thought she was not unlike one in an epileptic fit, but that she did 
not struggle, though as she forced herself straight out, it became difficult 
to keep her from falling on the floor; a fourth and most vehement attack 
soon followed, in which the whole body was extended to the utmost, and 
she was rigidly stiff from head to foot ; insomuch that, with all the force I 
chose to exert, I could not bend the thigh on the pelvis to replace her 
in her seat ; from this she never recovered ; she fell after it into a state of 
asphyxia, 48 . — Frequently recurring tonic spasms, drawing the body back- 
ward, lasting a minute, 7 . — Stretched on back, frame shaken by frequent 
convulsive spasms ; limbs rigidly extended, and head slightly bent back- 
wards; the slightest touch brought on a spasm, 5 *. — Her appearance was 
that of one suffering from tetanic couvulsions ; her face was livid ; the 
lower extremities extended and widely ; the muscles of the chest rigid and 
very hard to touch ; her breathing short and quick ; pulse low and flutter- 
ing; pupils dilated; consciousness undisturbed. On attempting to pass 
the tube of the stomach-pump, it produced, on coming in contact with the 
teeth, a most violent convulsion, and the tetanic state of the whole muscu- 
lar system returned from merely tapping any part of the body with the 
finger. She was seized, just two hours and a half from the time of taking 
the poison, with one of the most awful convulsions it is possible to conceive. 
Her face was livid ; teeth clenched ; saliva flowing from the angles of the 
mouth ; the eyelids widely separated ; eyes protruded ; the pupils fully di- 
lated, so that the whole contour of the face assumed a most horrific aspect ; 
the arms were violently agitated ; the muscles of the chest hard aud im- 
movable ; breathing suspended ; the pulse not to be felt at the wrist ; the 
legs were extended and widely separated, and no effort of mine could either 
approximate or bend them ; there was slight opisthotonos ; the fit lasted 

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about two minutes., when the muscular system relaxed, and she was no 
more, 50 . — Arms spasmodically flexed on the elbows; fingers tightly 
clenched, violently pressed against the pit of the stomach ; the abdominal 
muscles spasmodically contracted, so that the abdomen felt stony hard, 48 . — 
Head drawn backward, the mouth wide open (opisthotonos alternating 
with trismus) ; the tongue was then protruded from the mouth, and was 
frequently injured by the sudden closure of the jaws, 49 . — "Drew her mouth 
about, and stretched herself out in all manner of forms, and was stiff" 
(soon after ten minutes) ; the spasms continued at intervals; the chest was 
fixed, and after the recurrence of such symptoms, increasing in degree, in 
about an hour and a quarter, or half, after its administration, death took 
place, 85 . — Shortly afterwards they partook of their tea, and felt no ill effects 
for rather more than forty minutes. Dr. T. then rose from his chair to go 
into the garden, and proceeded as far as his parlor door when he felt the 
first symptoms, and exclaimed, " Hold me! hold me!" Mrs. T. sprung 
from her seat and ran to his assistance, but before she got to him, she also, 
as she afterwards termed it, " was fixed." The symptoms were most vio- 
lent. Dr.T. in convulsive agonies, but perfectly calm and collected. They 
were both, as it were, fixed to the chairs in which they sat. The symptoms 
in both were exactly similar. As the convulsions came on, the heads were 
drawn back, there was a spasmodic clenching of the teeth, the heels fixed 
to the ground, and the eyes as if protruding from their sockets, and both, 
curiously enough, kept exclaiming, "Hold me! hold me!" although there 
was a person on either side of each. Dr. T. afterwards told me "that if I 
had set fire to a bundle of straw under him, he did not think he could have 
moved," although at the same time he kept crying, "Hold me!" 60 — Draw- 
ing, crampy pains in the back of the neck, with paroxysms of internal 
stiffness and rigidity from the nape downwards ; the paroxysms varied in 
intensity ; during the mild attacks the muscles of the neck alone were 
affected, when he could walk about and speak freely ; during the more 
severe attacks, not only the muscles of the neck but those of the chest and 
throat were affected, causing great difficulty of breathing, and a choking 
sensation, especially when attempting to swallow anything; also the mus- 
cles of the head, and especially of the forehead, causing a contraction of 
the eyebrows, and giving him a peculiarly sullen expression of countenance ; 
during the most severe attack, all the muscles of the back and legs were 
affected, and the entire body became rigid and turned backward ; at times 
he was unable to keep his seat on the chair, and when he attempted to get 
on his feet he could scarcely stand or move his legs, as the muscles were 
so rigid ; each paroxysm lasted from one to two minutes ; he always made 
an effort to move about when the attacks came on, and to rest the affected 
parts, 32 . — [1230.] An attack in the evening ; it rose to the heart ; he be- 
came sick and apprehensive ; trembled ; was obliged to bend the head for- 
ward and rest it upon a table (after four days), 1 . — An attack after mid- 
night ; crawling in the hands and feet, rising with heat into the face, to 
the heart (in the pit of the stomach) like a burning and pressure there, 
then rising into the throat ; she then became nauseated and apprehensive; 
thence it rose into the head, with dulness in the head and ringing in the 
ears, 1 . — A sudden attack soon after dinner; paleness of the face; nausea 
rising up from the pit of the stomach ; he became anxious all over, with 
trembling and fine beating over the whole body, and increasing weakness, 
so that he was obliged to lie down (after eight days), 1 . — Sudden attack ; 
the body became spasmodically drawn sideways, with ineffectual efforts to 



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hold himself erect with the hands; followed by vomiting and involuntary 
discharge of stool and urine, with perfect consciousness, 1 . — Spasmodic mo- 
tions,". — Slight twitching of muscles, 64 . — Between the paroxysms the 
patient was able to answer correctly, 19 . — Very frequent stretching, that 
seems to relieve, 5 . — Unusual stretching of the limbs and yawning, in the 
morning, and after stretching a spasmodic pain, especially in the knees, 1 .— 
[1840.] Stretching, with the arms stretched upward; it seems to start from 
the abdomen, in the morning in bed, 1 . — Stretchings, 8 , f — Great excitement, 
with trembling of the bowels and nerves generally™. — Trembling of the whole 
body; she could not remain for a moment sitting still ; it seemed as though 
she had received an electric shock ; was constantly obliged to rise and walk 
about, 4 *. — Trembling of the bowels and nerves generally, with great excite- 
ment, 9 . — Trembling (after two hours), 1 . — She came all over in a tremble, 
then went, into a kind of swoon, in which she remained for three-quarters of 
an hour, having no recollection whatever of it when she awoke; she was 
quite insensible and looked wild and staring (after five to six days),* 4 . — 
Debility and JFaintness. She feels very weary on rising, in the 
morning, after a good sleep ; the lower extremities (and arms) are sore, as 
if she had slept upon a hard bed ; (she was again invigorated after sit- 
ting quietly for half an hour), 1 . — She was very much fatigued in the morn- 
ing, on rising, after sound sleep ; the arms (and lower extremities) were 
sore, as if she had slept upon a hard bed (again invigorated after sitting 
quietly for half an hour), 1 . — Great weariness of the whole body, while 
walking in the open air (after twenty-eight hours), 1 . — [1250.] Very sad 
and unusually weary, after walking in the open air, 1 . — * Great weariness, 1 . 
— The morning walk, in the open air, caused extreme weariness, 1 . — Great 
weakness, after being in the open air, and a sensation as if the left foot 
were stiff (after six hours), 1 . — Great weakness, with loss of appetite, in the 
afternoon, 1 . — * Greater weariness in the morning after rising than in the even- 
ing, on going to bed, 1 . — Weariness on the slightest motion, 1 . — She allows 
things that she holds in her hands to drop involuntarily,* 1 . — She was quite 
weak after every stool, during the menses, 1 . — Great exhaustion (second 
day), 45 . — [1260.] Exhaustion, after walking in the open air, in the even- 
ing, 1 . — Exhaustion, in evening ; the next day, although still feeble, she 
could walk from home, 48 . — When walking in the open air, at first sleepi- 
ness, afterwards palpitation and great anxiety, with swelling of the veins 
on the hands, without heat (after thirty-six hours), 1 . — He is awkward and 
clumsy; he stumbles easily or upsets things (after ten hours), 1 . — Tottering 
gait, with dread of falling, 17 . — Greatly agitated, and on moving he grasped 
firmly the nearest object for fear of falling (after three-quarters of an 
hour),". — Great inclination to sit (after six hours), 1 . — Inclined to lie down; 
he was unable to keep up, 1 . — Sudden sinking of the strength, 11 . — General 
debility, 60 . — [1270.] */Sfce became emaciated, 1 . — Faintness, 1 . — Attacks of 
fainting while sitting, about 8 or 9 p.m., 1 . — Sickness (after half an hour), 68 . 
— Does not feel quite well in the morning, in bed ; he dreads to rise, as if 
exhausted by a long walk ; it disappears after rising, 6 . — In the morning, 
in the open air, all at once the eyes became staring ; there was loss of con- 
sciousness and a sensation of fainting, but only for a moment, 1 . — Sensi- 
bility* She is painfully sensitive and intolerant of the lightest step or 
jar of the floor, 1 . — ^Everything makes too strong an impression upon 
him, 1 . — Increased sensibility, 31 . — "The slightest touch of the hand imme- 
diately brought on spasms, 45 . — [1280.] The slightest touch renewed the 



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116 NUX VOMICA. 

convulsions, 47 . — Feelings so morbidly acute that the slightest touch ap- 
peared to aggravate his sufferings, 6 *. — Takes cold in the slightest draft (a 
disagreeable sensation in the skin, colic, etc.), (after a few hours), 1 . — He 
dreads to go into the open air (after half an hour), 1 . — Falling asleep and 
insensibility (numbness) of almost all parts of the bodv, 14 .f — General 
Sensation*. ^Violent contractive painful sensation through the whole 
body, 1 . — General bruised 8ensation, 4 V-~SLiffness of almost all parts of the 
body, 14 . — *Sensation in the muscles of the limbs, back, scapula, etc., as if some- 
thing in them were drawn back and forth ; more spasmodic than painful, 1 . — 
[1290.1 * Tremulous sensation over the whole body, in the morning, 1 . — The 
whole body feels electrified/ 1 . — Pain, at first in the nape of the neck, that 
then extends into the wrists, on walking in the open air; a paralytic pain, 
as from weakness ; he had not the power to grasp anything properly ; dis- 
appearing in the evening, on lying down in bed, 1 . — Pain in all parts of the 
body upon which he was lying, during the morning sweat, 1 . — The pains of 
the voluntary muscles, especially of the neck and limbs, remain, and are 
greatly increased by attempts at motion (second day), 44 . — Fine burning 
sticking here and there in the body, 1 . — (The pains became intolerable from 
8 to 9 p.m.), 1 . — Old wounds that had healed pained anew, as if sore (im- 
mediately), 1 . — * Stitches, like jerkings, in various parts, that cause shuddering 
of the whole body; they shoot simultaneously through the whole body (after 
four hours), 1 . — Burning sticking, or stitches here and there, that end in 
burning, 1 . — [1300.] Some stitches, from time to time, in affected part, 1 . — 
Some coarse stitches, associated with sore pain, here and there in the body, 1 . 
— A sudden sensation, as of paralytic loss of power, in all the limbs, even 
while sitting, though most on motion (after one hour), 1 . — Extremely op- 
pressed sensation in the whole body, and painful in the legs, as if she had 
taken a long journey on foot,* 1 . — Complained of inexpressible oppression, 
that seemed to distress him, and from which he wished to be relieved, 46 . — 
A mounting to the head, on walking rapidly in the open air ; thought 
seemed to vanish ; she was obliged to stand still ; the blood rushed to the 
heart ; the upper part of the trachea became constricted ; sparks of fire 
played before the eyes ; she could not see where she was, 1 . 

Skin* — A reddish eruption came out on the body, on the shoulders par- 
ticularly (after five to six days), 14 .— * Small painful swellings on the fore- 
head, 1 . — A crack in the middle of the lower lip (after twelve hours), 1 . — 
The fingers are red in spots and seem frozen, at a mild time of the year, 
with burning itching, especially when he goes into a warm room or in bed, 1 . 
— [1310.] Itching rash on the arms, with smarting after rubbing, 1 . — Skin 
of face, neck, and chest greatly congested (after three-quarters of an hour), 9 *. 
— Eruption, though without itching, lasting fourteen days, on the inner 
side of the right forearm, 5 . — Burning-itching rashlike eruption on the 
knee, 1 . — Eruptions, Dry. A kind of dry scurf, very itchy, appeared 
on the face (after five to six days),* 4 . — Itching pimples above the margin 
of the upper lip, 1 . — Red pimples raised above skin, on face and forehead, 
smarting on washing in cold water,' 4 . — Red painful pimples or papules on 
the scalp and face, the tips of which at last fill with pus, 1 . — * Painful des- 
quamation of the lips (after three hours), 1 . — A pimple, painful only when 
touched, in the skin of the lower jaw, 1 . — [1320.] * Eruption of itching pim- 
ples, the larger of which are surrounded by redness, on tfie chin, 1 . — Burning- 
itching rash on both thighs, during the menses, 1 . — Itching- biting pimples 
on the nates, 1 . — Corrosive itching eruption, on the pudenda, 1 . — Erup- 

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tions, Moist and Pustular. Itching eruptions, 18 .— Eruptions, with 
itching burning, 1 . — Some pustules on the cheeks, 1 . — Eruption of pustules, 
as large as millet-seeds, about the lips, 1 . — Ulcerative scurf on the margins 
of the lips, an eruption that, while appearing, causes sticking pain, 1 . — Cor- 
ners of the lips ulcerated, 1 . — [1330.] An ulcer, with a scab and burning 
pain, on the red of the lips, 1 . — Tetterlike eruption on the chin, 1 . — Hot swell- 
ing on the thumb, painful to touch, that by the joint develops into an ab- 
scess, 1 . — A boil on the anterior portion of the thigh (after six hours), 1 . — A 
boil on the thigh, with violent sticking pain (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — 
Boils on the posterior portion of the thigh (after twelve and thirty hours), 1 . 
— Tearing pain in the ulcer on the thigh if exposed to the open air, but if 
protected from the air and covered the pain disappears (after four and 
twenty hours), 1 . — A kind of small boil on the knee, that makes the whole 
foot stiff, 1 . — Inflamed redness about a previous ulcer on the leg, when walk- 
ing and on other motions, 1 . — Sensations. Excessive itching all over the 
body, extending afterwards to the head (after four to five days), 96 . — [1340.] 
Insensibility of the skin, 66 . — Terrible pricking, stinging, ana itching of the 
skin, so much so that she had to take off all her clothes to scratch herself 
(after four to five days), 81 . — Jerking and twitching under the skin of the 
limbs, 1 . — Burning-itching stitches in various parts of the body, 5 . — Biting 
itching here and there, especially on the outer portions of the. body, on the 
limbs and joints, in the evening, after lying down (after four hours), 1 . — 
Burning itching over the whole body, in the evening, in bed, 1 . — Burning 
itchiug over the whole body, 1 . — Fine burning-itching sticking (like needle 
stitches) here and there in the skin, as from fleas, in the evening, after lying 
down (after five and a half days), 1 . — Burning itching on the upper arms, 
thighs, abdomen, and back, in the morning, while dressing, and in the even- 
ing, while undressing, and even at night, 1 . — (Sensitiveness of the skin of 
the whole body, as if it were sore; on touch, it seems as if different places 
were asleep), 1 . — [I860.] Crawling from the feet upward, 1 . — Crawling in the 
skull externally, 1 . — (Itching and gnawing on the scalp and nape of the 
neck, as if an ulcer were healing, especially in the forenoon), 1 . — Itchiug 
and crawling in the face, as if fleas were creeping about, disappearing on 
scratching, but soon returning, 6 . — Crawling on the forehead and vertex, 1 . — 
Pain in the skin, above the left eye, as if it had been burned, 6 . — Itching of 
the lids, towards the inner canthus, in the evening (after twelve hours), 1 . — 
Itching in the forepart of the lids (after one hour and a half), 1 . — ^Soreness, 
as if ulcerated, of the margins of the nostrils, on moving the nose, especially in 
the evening, 1 . — Itching as though the arm were falling asleep, though with- 
out prickling, followed by a sensation of contraction, 1 . — [1360.] Itching on 
the finger-joints, 1 . — Biting itching on the glans penis (after two hours), 1 . — 
Itching on the glans penis, in the morning, 1 . — Itching on the glans penis 
(after two hours), 1 . — Corrosive itching on the glans penis, in evening and 
morning, 1 . — Burning itching on the posterior portion of the glans penis 
(after six hours), 1 . — Itching on the perineum, after the midday nap (after 
sixteen hours), 1 . — Itching on the scrotum (after two hours), 1 . — Itchiug on 
the thighs, when walking, 1 . — Itching on the left thigh and foot, especially 
in the evening, when getting into bed, 6 . — [1370.] Itching in the hollows of 
the knees, in the morning; he was obliged to scratch, 1 . — Itching on the leg, 
at some distance from the ulcer, 1 . — Itching in the toes, as if the limbs had 
been frozen (after one hour), 1 . — Itching burning in the toes, as from freezing, 
in a mild time of the year, especially if he goes into a warm room or in 
bed, 1 . 
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118 NUX VOMICA. 

by great weakness (after one hour), 1 . — * Yawning, in the morning, immedi- 
ately after rising (after sixteen hours), 1 . — *She was constantly yawning and 
sleepy, during the day, bo that she was unable to be wide awake, 1 . — Yawning, 
that causes cough, 1 . — Much yawning and stretching, in the afternoon, 2 . — 
Sleepiness (after one hour), 1 . — [1380.] * Almost irresistible sleepiness, for 
several hours after eating (after five hours), 1 . — Unusual sleepiness during 
the day, as from stupefaction of the head, 1 . — *Very pleasant, almost over- 
powering, sleep, late in the morning (after twenty hours), 1 . — Sleepiness, till 
midnight, with a sensation of heat, without thirst (after twelve hours), 1 . — 
'"Great sleepiness, in the evening, with yawning, two hours before bed- 
time ; in the bed he immediately fell asleep ; woke, after midnight, for 
a long time, then slept till late in the morning, with vivid dreams fall 
of the events of the previous day ; in the morning he did not wish to 
rise, 1 . — (He slept well), (first night), 58 . — ^Difficult waking, in the morning, 1 . 
— * Great aversion to rising, in the morning, without knowing why (after 
twelve hours), 1 . — * Inclination to lie down again, in the morning*. — * Inclined 
to lie down, in the forenoon, 2 . — [1390.*] Inclination to sleep, before dinner, 
about 11 a.m., 1 . — Sleeplessness* Delirious; frightful ravings at night, 1 . 
— Starting up in fright, on falling asleep, 1 . — Starts up in fright from sleep, 
so that he does not wake to complete consciousness, 1 . — Starting from sleep 
at night, and during the day while awake, 1 . — (He sprang from bed deliri- 
ous, during the evening nap), 1 * — Affright, and jerkiug through the whole 
body, like an electric shock, in the afternoon nap, as if he would fall to the 
ground, 1 . — He dreams and talks aloud, in the midday nap, 5 . — Unintelligi- 
ble prattling at times in a morose or complaining tone, in sleep, before mid- 
night, 1 . — Anxious whining prattling, in sleep, very early in the morning 
(in the fourth hour), followed by the emission of flatus (after ten hours), 1 . 
— [1400.] He woke in fright at the slightest noise, 1 . — Waking early, at 
night, with apprehension, 1 . — Waking, at night, from horrible dreams (after 
ten hours), 1 .— Sobbing moaning in sleep, 1 . — Uneasiness and anxiety, in the 
evening, after lying down, so that he was constantly obliged to stretch out 
the limbs (after eight hours), 1 . — Uneasiness in the arms, at night, which at 
oue time he wishes to cover, at another to uncover, 1 . — Uneasiness in all the 
limbs, before midnight, and an almost voluptuous, agreeable, but intoler- 
able sensation that prevents falling asleep, that always wakes him if he 
tries to fall asleep, and compels him to alternately draw up and stretch out 
the legs, 1 . — Very great uneasiness, at night, without pain (after twelve 
hours), 1 . — *He lies, at night, on the back, with one or both arms stretched above 
tlie head; talks in sleep, and wakes, after midnight, between 2 and 3 
o'clock, 1 . — *He lies on the back, during sleep, with head bent backward, the 
arms above the head, so that the hands lie on the nape of Hie neck, 1 . — [1410.] 
*He always seeks to lie on the back, daring sleep, especially to lie with the 
head low (after thirty-six hours), 1 . — *He lies mostly on the back, during sleep, 
with one or the other arm under the head, 1 . — *Snoring inspiration 4n sleep, 
before midnight, as if the posterior nares or palate were constricted and drawn 
together*. — *Loud snoring respiration, in sleep, before midnight 1 . — The pa- 
tient sleeps little and uneasily at night, 46 .— -Sleep agitated, and attended 
with convulsive movements from time to time (third day), 44 . — Sleep rest- 
less and full of care, 1 . — The night seemed too long and wearisome, with a 
kind of stupid slumber (coma), with dreams full of strife and excitement, 1 . 
— He falls asleep late in the evening, kept awake by many conflicting 
ideas, 1 . — Slept after taking, but not very soundly, for an hour and a half, 
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description,* 8 . — [1420.] Sleepiness, only in the morning, after daybreak*. — 
He is able to sleep only from 11 to 1, and is obliged to rise as early as 3 
o'clock, 1 . — She was unable to sleep at night, or if she slumbered a little 
she had frightful dreams, from which she woke to remain awake for hours, 
and if she could fall asleep she had other frightful dreams, and after wak- 
ing knew what she had dreamed, 1 . — He woke frequently at night, and 
could not easily sleep again ; when he slept he had very vivid dreams, 1 . — 
Falling asleep late in the evening (after two hours), 1 . — Complained of its 
bitterness, slept about five minutes, and then awoke, crying " I am burn- 
ing,"". — Dream*. ^Frightful images, causing fear, in a dream 1 . — Dreams 
that he is very much engaged in absorbing occupations, 1 . — Dream that all 
the teeth fell from the mouth, 1 . — Dreams that teeth are falling out,* 1 . — 
[1430.] Dreams that the filling of the teeth is falling out, 41 . — Dreams of 
sick or mutilated people, 1 . — Indifference in a dream of horrible mutilations 
and lacerations (after six hours), 1 . — Dreams, causing terror (as, for exam- 
ple, of wild beasts), 1 . — Disagreeable dreams of things that happened or 
were talked about the day before, 1 . — Dream of lice and vermin, 1 . — Half- 
waking dream, at night, accompanied by fatiguing thought (after a few 
hours), 1 . — Very anxious dreams and weeping, in sleep, 1 . — Sad fantasies 
while half awake, at night, as, for example, of the heads of deceased ac- 
quaintances without bodies, 1 . 

Fever. — Chilliness. Skin cold, 10 .— [1440.] He cannot get warm 
in bed, at night, 1 . — * Coldness of the whole body, with blue hands, without 
eooseflesh, 1 . — * Coldness of the whole body, with blueness of the skin (after one 
hour), 1 . — Could not get warm, 1 . — Great coldness, relieved neither by the 
warmth of the stove nor in bed, 1 . — Cold hands, 7 .f — Cold moist hands, with 
cold tip of the nose, 1 . — Sudden coldness of either the arms and hands or 
of the legs and feet, in the afternoon, not removed by any motion, 1 . — Great 
coldness, at least of the limbs, without thirst, 1 . — Coldness of the thighs, at 
sight ; she could not get them warm even in bed, 1 . — [1450.] Coldness of 
the feet, in the morning, 1 . — The feet, and, soon afterwards, all the toes, be- 
gan to feel cold and stiff (after about an hour), 45 . — The general warmth of 
the body gradually diminishes (the fire seems to go out), 1 . — Violent chill, 
with chattering of the teeth, 1 . — Shivering and chilliness for an hour from 
the slightest contact of the open air (with pain in the back), (after one 
hour), 1 . — She is chilly in the evening, in bed, before she falls asleep, and 
also if she wakes ; it seems as if she could not get warm in bed ; not chilly 
during the day, 1 . — Violent shaking chill, without externally perceptible 
coldness, in the whole body, lasting half an hour, followed by cramplike 
contraction of the toes and soles of the feet, 1 . — Violent shaking chill, last- 
ing three-quarters of an hour, followed by violent heat and moist skin". — 
Shaking chill (immediately), 49 . — Violent chill, in bed, but towards morn- 
ing sweat, preceded by crawling in the skin, 1 . — [1460.] Tossing about the 
bed anaVcoldness, at night, not relieved by the warmth of the bed, 1 . — Chil- 
liness, in the morning after rising, for several days in succession, 1 . — Chilli- 
ness, on the slightest motion (after one hour), 1 . — Chilly and cold, after 
dinner, 1 . — Chilliness, after dinner and supper, 1 . — Chilliness, without thirst, 1 . 
— Chilliness, 1 . — After the shivering, sleep, then again shivering, with cold- 
ness of the toes (after sixteen hours), 1 .— Chilly sensation about the head 
from time to time, 1 . — Creeping chilly sensation over the face, 1 . — [1470.] 
Chilly sensation (coldness) of the face, and about the head, 1 . — Creeping 

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120 NUX VOMICA. 

chills over the chest, with tensive pain, 1 . — *8ensation of chilliness on the 
back and limbs, in the morning, with painfalness of the skin, as if it had 
been frozen, and a sensation of falling asleep in the limbs, like that 
caused by cold weather, in the morning, 1 . — * Chilliness in the back and 
over the arms (though not on the hands), in the evening after lying down 
(after three hours). 1 . — Chilliness in the back and heaviness in the lower 
extremities, after a vexation, 1 . — Creeping chilliness in the hepatic region ; 
a crawling sensation, 1 . — Becomes easily chilly in the hands, is obliged to 
wrap them up, 1 . — Chilliness of the feet, as if dashed with cold water, with 
trembling, 1 . — Shivering and chilliness, immediately after drinking, 1 . — Shiver- 
ing and horripilation, in the morning, 1 . — [1480.] Shivering over the whole 
body on the slightest motion, but not when lying quietly, 1 .-— Shivering, with 
yawning, 1 . — Intense sliivering ; cold feet for twenty hours; the face, head, and 
neck being quite hot (after four to five days), 18 . — *Nightly febrile attack 
(during the third hour) ; before the chill, intolerable drawing pain through 
the thighs and legs, that obliged him to alternately draw them up and stretch 
them out, 1 . — Chilliness and great weakness, with internal and external heat, 
so that, especially in the afternoon, he desires to lie down and go to bed, 
or to be warmly clothed, 1 . — * Chilliness, in the evening before lying down ; 
in bed, heat of the head and face 1 . — At first shivering, then heat, causing 
anxiety ; afterwards thirst for beer, 1 . — Four accessions of cold rigors, fol- 
lowed by warm perspirations (third day), 44 . — Alternations of cold and 
heat, especially much heat in the head, at 8.45 a.m., 52 . — Fever, in the 
afternoon or evening, followed by chilliness and coldness, 1 . — [1490.] *Fever, 
in the afternoon; chilliness and coldness, with blue nails, for four hours, 
followed by general heat and burning of the hands, with thirst, at first for 
water, afterwards for beer, without subsequent sweat 1 . — Trembling and 
chilliness, in the evening after lying down, followed by some heat of the 
face (after two hours), 1 . — * Violent chill, and sleep for an hour, in the even- 
ing after lying down, followed by heat, with headache, roaring in the ears, and 
nausea (after twelve hours), 1 . — Chilliness, mingled from time to time with 
general heat and drops of sweat on the forehead, towards 6 a.m., and again, 
towards 6 p.m., chilliness, 1 . — The surface of the body cold and uniformly 
wet with perspiration, 48 . — Heat. Skin hot, 44 . — Heat, with thirst, and 
almost without sweat, at night, 2 . — Increasing heat in the morning, on 
walking in the open air, with full pulse, without thirst, followed by sleep- 
lessness (after eight, and sixteen hours), 1 .) — *Dry heat over the whole body, 
that does not tolerate any covering, with dryness of the mouth, without thirst, 
immediately after coition (after five hours), 1 . — Dry heat, without thirst, 
about midnight, in bed, 1 . — [1500.] Heat, with full rapid pulse ; desire for 
bed, with thirst, 1 . — Internal heat, increasing from hour to hour, with full 

Eulse, without thirst, followed by sleeplessness (after eight, and sixteen 
ours), 1 . — Sensatiou of internal heat, with dryness of the mouth, but with 
dread of drinking, together with internal chilliness, at night, 1 . — Pa/oxysms 
of heat over the whole body, without redness of the cheeks, with pearly 
sweat on the forehead, and auxiety, 1 . — Heat spread over the whole body, 
"running through all the veins," followed by vomiting, with great relief, . 
— Intolerable sensation of heat over the whole body, or especially in the 
cheeks, hands, and lower portions of the feet, particularly in the palms and 
soles, so that he eagerly sought to cool himself by uncovering and for cool 
places in the bed, but he could not tolerate this because becoming cool 
caused partly a distressing sensation over the whole body, partly a mo- 
mentary griping or cutting colic, very early in the morning, in bed, 1 . — 



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Heat in the head, as from coryza, with one red cheek, and discharge of 
mucus from the nose (after two, and three hours), 1 . — Heat of the head, in 
the evening, 1 . — Sensation of heat in the face, without externally perceptible 
increase of temperature, 1 . — Heat in the head, during dinner, 1 . — [1510.] 
Heat of the face, in the morning, after rising, with constipation and flatu- 
lent rumbling in the abdomen (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — Heat of the 
face and whole body, in the morning, on walking in the open air (after 
forty-eight hours), 1 . — Hot face, in the evening, in bed, and restless sleep 
before midnight (after eight days), 1 . — Much heat, especially in the face, 
that seems to rise up from the abdomen, after dinner; perspiration, mostly 
over the whole back, 1 . — Heat of the face, inner surface of the hauds, and 
soles of the feet, after lying down, in the evening, 1 . — Heat in the cheeks, ex- 
ternally, after a meal, with a violent sensation of heat, like a burniug, 
within the cheeks, with very easy dilatation of the pupils ; photophobia, 
and chilliness in the arms and gooseflesh (after three hours), 1 . — Feels hot 
iu the chest, 1 . — Heat in the hands, which he needs to cover because cool- 
ness causes an intolerable pain, very early in the morning (after twelve, 
and sixty-four hours), 1 . — Heat in the testicles (after four hours), 1 . — Heat 
in the soles of the feet, very early in the morning, that he tries to cover up 
because cold causes intolerable pain (after twelve, and sixty-four hours), 1 . 
— [1520.] Burning heat all over her body (after four to five days), 81 . — 
^Sensation of internal burning heat through the whole body (after six, and 
twelve hours), 1 . — Flushing heat of the face, toward evening (after forty- 
eight hours), 1 . — Flushing heat of the face, more frequent than usual, while 
walking, 1 . — Flushes of heat, on moving about, 1 . — Flushing redness.and heat 
of the cheeks, on the sligJUest motion and exertion*. — Heat and redness of the 
cheeks, with dulness in the head, after eating, 1 . — Bed, hot cheeks, without 
thirst, 1 . — Redness of the cheeks, in the morning, after waking, 1 . — Face, 
formerly pale, became scarlet-red, cheeks glowing hot (immediately), 49 . — 
[1530.] External heat, with red cheeks, and sensation of anxious, intoler- 
able, internal heat (although he covered himself carefully) ; the mouth is 
full of saliva, though the lips are dry ; there is no thirst or only apparent 
thirst; be desires to drink, out pushes the drink from him, does not relish 
it; during the heat, sleeplessness; he lies with the arm3 under the head ; 
after the heat, thirst for beer, 1 . — Temperature of body raised, 62 . — Body 
generally warm". — Skin warm (after three hours),". — Unusual warmth, 
with thirst for water, in the morning (after twelve hours), 1 . — Violent heat 
of the body, except of the hands, soles of the feet, and scalp, which are 
cold, with redness of the cheeks, without thirst, and without sensation of 
heat, though with recurring chilly sensations, 1 . — Fever towards 6 p.m. ; 
chilliness, with intercurrent attacks of heat, recurring the next day at the 
same hour, 1 . — A kind of febrile attack at night (during the second hour) ; 
intolerable drawing pain through the thighs and legs, so that he did not 
know what to do, with thirst, 1 . — Febrile heat, rather internal ; it seems as 
though she steamed and smoked from the throat ; during which she drank 
very much, 1 . — A kind of febrile attack ; shivering and drawing pains in 
the limbs, as if caused by pain in the small of the oack, while lying down, 
during a nap after dinner, with subsequent heat, without thirst, 1 . — [1540.] 
Sensation of heat in the face, with shivering over the rest of the body, 1 . — 
Dry heat of the face, preceded by coldness of the feet, 1 . — Internal and ex- 
ternal heat of the head, with chilliness, 1 . — Heat of the face, with coldness 
of other parts of the body, 1 . — Redness of the face, with shivering and cold- 
ness of the limbs and thirst for beer, in the evening, 1 . — Bed cheeks, with 



122 NUX VOMICA. 

heat of the head and chilliness over the rest of the body (after six hours), 1 . 
— Redness of the cheeks and heat of the hands, with* cold feet and recurring 
shivering, in the evening, 1 . — Hot cheeks, with internal chilliness, 1 . — Great 
heat and perspiration, worse in bed ; a shivering on the slightest uncover- 
ing after very much chilliness, and then again sweat,*. — Sensation of 
warmth here and there in the top of the shoulder and arm, 1 . — [1560.] Skin 
warm and moist, 68 . — Body warm, but hands and feet rather cool (after one 
hour), 81 . — The whole body hot, reeking with sweat, 48 . — Some heat, with 
moist skin, 58 . — Skin warm, and covered with a profuse clammy sweat,™ — 
Sweat* Profuse perspiration (after three-quarters of an hour), 6 *. — [Pro- 
fuse perepiration], ll .t — Abundant sweat, 88 . — Copious perspiration, during 
and after great anxiety, 1 . — Perspiration, 48 . — [1560.] Patient bathed in 
perspiration, 47 . — Frequent attacks of perspiration, followed by dry heat, 1 . 
— Perspiration, especially upon the upper parts of the body, in the morn- 
ing, while waking and sleeping, followed by drawing pain in the left side 
(after sixteen hours), 1 . — Slight general perspiration of the odor of musty 
straw (though not on the face), at night and in the morning, 1 . — Broke out 
over the whole body with profuse warm sweat, while the lower extremities 
were moist, cold, and rigid ; this perspiration was so profuse that his shirt 
had to be changed ; he was constantly bathed in perspiration, 43 . — Perspi- 
ration, especially below the nose, on the forehead (scalp), nape of the neck, 
throat, pit of the stomach, and between the thighs, with an anxious sensa- 
tion of heat and dryness of the tip of the tongue, anterior part of the palate 
and lips, without desire for drink, very early in the morning (during the 
third hour), 1 . — General sweat, with internal heat of the face and head, 
without thirst, in the morning, on waking, 1 . — Sweat for two days (after six- 
teen hours), 1 . — While eating he perspires on the forehead and scalp (after 
two honrsV. — Clammy sweat on the forehead, while walking in the open . 
air, 1 . — [1570.] Sweat on the diseased side of the face, with one-sided head- 
ache, 1 . — Perspiration on one side of the head, scalp, and face (after ten 
hours'), 1 . — Face covered with profuse sweat, 68 . — Offensive perspiration on 
the side, 1 . — Profuse perspiration on the inner surface of the hands, on walk- 
ing in the open air, 1 . — Cool perspiration on the inner surface of the hands, 1 . 
— Perspiration on the inner surface of the hands, 1 . — Sweat on the thighs 
and calves, after midnight, 1 . — *Sweat, in the morning*. — Profuse general 
perspiration, in the morning (though not on the head or face), while in bed, 
after waking (after three days), 1 . — [1580.] She began to perspire about 5 
a.m., after waking, for several mornings, 1 . — Offensive perspiration all 
night, 1 .— Nightly perspiration of a sour odor, 1 . — (Slight perspiration, while 
lying in bed and on walking rapidly), 1 . — *&weat, after midnight*. — 
Sweat during sleep, after 2 a.m.; but while awake, from time to time, only 
slight perspiration all over, 1 . — (Perspiration in the house, disappearing in 
the opeu air), (after seventy-two hours), 1 . — Perspiration, on moving about 
the room, 1 . — Cold perspiration," — Offensive perspiration, 18 . — [1590.] All 
the pains are relieved by cold perspiration, 7 . J — Perspired between the 
spasms, 48 . 

Conditions* — Aggravation. — (Morning), On waking, anxiety, with 
orgasm of blood; ill-humor; after rising, excessive flow of ideas; on wak- 
ing, headache in middle of braiu; headache above right orbit; headache 
over brain; after rising, headache in occiput; drawing-burning pain in 
head; jerking headache; after yawning, headache; heaviness of head; 

f Bracket. — Hughes. J The immediate precursor of death. — Hughes. 



NUX VOMICA. 123 

while yawning, eye full of water; external can thus agglutinated; redness 
of left external canthus; yellow mucus in canthi; in bed, smarting dry 
sensation in inner canthus; intolerance of daylight; obscuration of vision; 
margins of lids painful; pressure in upper lid; after rising, face hot; on 
walking in open air, heat of face and whole body; on waking, redness of 
cheeks; in bed, sharp stitches in ears; feeling of hollowness in ears; after 
rising, roaring in ears; on waking, twisting screwing in ears; discharge of 
clotted blood from nose; fluent coryza ; drycoryza; catarrh; stoppage of 
nose; dryness of mouth; mouth and fauces covered with mucus; before 
rising, stitches in lips; loose tooth; on waking, jerking toothache; bad 
taste in mouth; baa taste from hollow tooth; sour taste; bitter taste; 
slimy taste; no taste for milk; taste of milk disgusting; bad odor from 
mouth; offensive breath; accumulation of saliva; pressure in pit of stom- 
ach; burning in pit of stomach ; great hunger; before rising, violent cough ; 
expectoration of clotted blood; during sweat, qualmishness; nausea; cut- 
ting in abdomen; pain in abdominal muscles; incarceration of flatus in 
abdomen; rumbling and gurgling in abdomen; during morning sweat, 
colic; moving in abdomen; before stool, pressive pain in rectum; after 
rising, contraction in rectum and anus; diarrhoea; watery diarrhoea; after 
eating, stool of hard and soft faeces, with flatus; dark-colored diarrhoea; in 
bed, itching burning in neck of bladder; constrictive pain in forepart of 
urethra; in bed, forcing outward at the genitals; itching in glans penis; 
after rising, involuntary irritation of genitals and desire for emission; 
early, dry painful catarrh in larynx; on rising, mucus adhering to upper 
part of trachea ; Bore spot in trachea ; in bed, dyspnoea ; soreness in chest ; 
catarrhal accumulation in chest; in bed, hoarseness and roughness in chest; 
drawing and burning in left side of chest; palpitation in chest; qualmish- 
ness about heart; early, orgasm of blood in heart, with palpitation; after 
rising, stitches in precordial region; drawing pain in nape of neck; pain 
in small of back; chilliness in back; early, heat in hands; falling asleep 
of forearm to hand ; sensation of sudden loss of power in arm and lower 
extremities; heaviness and weariness of lower extremities; chilliness in 
limbs; while lying on back, sticking jerking from hips to feet; pain in the 
limbs; pain in knee and joints; in bed, pain in joints and middle of long 
bones; pain in knees; itching in hollow of knee; on ascending steps, pain 
in patellae; in bed, on flexing legs, cramp in calves; calves and feet fall 
asleep; heat in soles of feet; feet cold ; skin painful ; whole body tremu- 
lous; sleepiness; aversion to rising; stretching and yawning; in bed, 
stretching ; chilliness ; shivering ; increased warmth ; while waking, per- 
spiration on upper part of body ; general sweat. — {Morning and afternoon), 
Anxiety. — (Forenoon), Flickering and glittering in left outer field of vision ; 
itching and gnawing in scalp and nape of neck ; vomiting of sour mucus ; 
sticking in right side of abdomen ; thin liquid stool, followed by hard faeces, 
with flatus. — (Noon), After lying down, stitch in tip of tongue. — (After- 
noon), Buzzing in forehead ; from 4 p.m., one-sided headache ; stitches in 
upper part of throat ; 3 p.m., tension across epigastric region ; crawling in 
pit of stomach ; periodic ravenous hunger ; weakness, with loss of appetite ; 
nausea in pit of stomach ; rumbling in abdomen ; tearing pain in abdo- 
men ; drawing in back ; during chill, stitches in small of back ; urging to 
urinate; pain, like small stitches, in sternum ; heaviness and weariness of 
arms; while lying down, tearing in soles of feet; tearing in left leg to toe; 
fever; shivering; 6 p.m., fever; yawning and stretching. — (Toward even- 
ing), Headache about lower portion of skull ; stitches within ear ; sick feel 



124 NUX VOMICA. 

ing in pit of stomach ; vomiting of sour mucus ; itching on inner surface 
of pudenda ; soreness on margin of prepuce. — (Evening), Anxiety ; in bed, 
fantasies; while walking, apprehension, depression, feeling of intoxica- 
tion ; in bed, obscuration in front of head ; buzzing ; buzzing in forehead ; 
complaining mood ; reproachful and despondent ; twitching of right side 
of face ; after lying down, twitching in muscles of face ; redness of face ; 
after lying down, heat of face ; after lying down, vertigo ; itching of lids ; 
in bed, biting in inner canthi ; illusions of smell ; drawing toothache ; loose 
tooth ; after eating, red, hot spots in throat and cheeks ; during menses, 
after lying down, crawling in pharynx ; after lying down, stitches in pit of 
stomach ; thirst; after lyiug down, flatulent colic in upper abdomen ; after 
eating, pain in rectum ; pain in rectum and anus ; after stool, sore pain in 
anus; before going to sleep, dry painful catarrh in larynx; after lying 
down, paroxysms of cough ; dyspnoea ; oppression of chest ; paroxysms of 
pain in nape of neck ; in bed, jerking in limbs ; coldness of limbs ; in bed, 
pain in left shoulder-joint; after lying down, chilliness in arms; before 
going to bed, sticking in condyle of right wrist ; after lying down, itching 
pain on thigh and knee ; in bed, when stretching legs, cramp in calves ; 
tearing and sticking pain about knees ; before going to bed, drawing and 
sticking in right external malleolus ; burning pain on sides of foot and toes ; 
after lying down, heat in soles of feet ; while undressing, itching in several 
parts of body; trembling; 9 p.m., faintness ; exhaustion; 8 to 9 p.m., severe 
pains ; sleepiness ; chilliness. — (Night), Headache ; itching in ear through 
Eustachian tube ; chirping and swashing in ears ; stopped coryza ; burnings 
in pit of stomach ;' burning in throat; eructations of a bitter sour liquid ; 
crawling in anus ; sudden diarrhoea ; aching and heaviness in right testicle 
and spermatic cord ; emissions, without erections, followed by relaxation of 
lower portion of body, with cold feet and lascivious dreams ; chest oppressed ; 
tension and pressure in external chest; in bed, compression of chest; dysp- 
noea, with roaring in ears, rapid pulse, and perspiration ; pain in small of 
back ; arms and fingers fall asleep ; cramp in soles of feet, on movement 
of thighs ; delirious ravings increased ; febrile attack ; offensive perspira- 
tion ; perspiration. — (After midnight). Dryness of mouth ; cramp in stom- 
ach ; clawing in stomach ; pressive pain in rectum ; dry cough till day- 
break ; when lyiug on opposite side, boring pain in elbow-joint ; cramp in 
fingers; in bed, cramp in calves, if thigh is flexed ; in bed, cramp in toes; 
sweat on thigh and calves ; sweat ; convulsive attacks. — (Open air), Stupid 
feeling in head ; headache in forehead ; jerks in teeth, ending with stitches ; 
cough loosens ; colic ; pain in chest ; tearing pain in ulcer on thigh. — (After 
taking open air), Weariness and relaxation of all limbs. — (Draft of air), 
Pain in small of back. — (Gold air), Sticking in calves. — (Air entering 
mouths, Pain in hollow tooth. — (After anxiety), Nausea ; rapid respiration. 
( Wldle asleep), Discharge of saliva from mouth. — (Ascending stairs), Stitches 
in throat ; tightness transversely through chest; constriction through chest; 
tightness in chest ; cramp and sticking in fingers ; afternoon, heaviness and 
weariness of lower extremities. — (Deep breath), In open air, pain in hollow 
tooth ; toothache ; in open air, stitches in one row of teeth ; sticking in left 
side of abdomen. — (Breathing), Stitches between scapulae. — (Bending head 
to side), Pain in opposite shoulder-joint and scapulae. — (Bending head down). 
Sensation of something heavy falling in forehead. — (Bending forward and 
backward), Pain in small of back. — (Chewing), Sticking pain, extending to 
ear. — (During chill), Throbbing pain in small of back, with eructations. — 
(After coition) , Dry heat of whole body. — (Coughing), On waking, dry 



NTJX VOMICA. 125 

fauces, and bad odor from mouth ; sharpness in throat. — (Before dinner), 
Headache ; swelling of gums, with toothache; hiccough ; nausea; jerking in 
hip-joint. — (During dinner), Seat in head ; nausea; faintness; flushes of heat. 
— (After dinner), Hypochondriac mood; confusion of bead ; vertigo; head- 
ache; stitches in left temple; on moving eyes, headache; beat in face; 
coryza; dryness of throat; qualmish; nausea; sour vomiting ; pain below 
umbilicus; diarrhoea; dark -colored diarrhoea; pressive pain in perineum; 
sticking pain in bladder; dyspnoea; offensive breath; chilliness; sudden 
convulsive attacks ; perspiration on back. — (Drinking coffee), Griping in 
abdomen. — (After drinking), Milk, sour taste ; distension of abdomen ; tight- 
ness of breath ; in morning, pressive pain in loins ; shivering. — ( Warm 
drink), Drawing toothache. — ( While eating), Vertigo ; sweat on forehead 
and scalp ; obscuration of vision ; griping and pinching in abdomen about 
navel. — (After eating), Hypochondriac mood ; tearing headache ; stitches 
in left hemisphere of brain ; heat in cheeks ; rising of matter into mouth ; 
pressure in pit of stomach ; pressive pain in epigastric region ; qualmish- 
ness; sick feeling; distension of abdomen; fulness in upper abdomen; 
cough; pressive pain in chest; hands chilly. — (During emission), Impo- 
tence ; penis relaxed. — (Physical exertion), Cough. — (Exerting mind), After 
a meal or stool, pressive pain in rectum. — (During eructations), Vertigo. — 
(Expiration), Tickling in trachea. — (Expectorating), From chest, bitter taste 
low down in mouth. — (Closing eyes), Pressive pain in middle of brain. — 
(Holding head erect), Stupid feeling. — (Lying down), After dinner, palpita- 
tion ; burning in ball of thumb. — (Lying on bed), Pain in all limbs. — 
(Lying on back), At midnight, dry cough. — (Midday nap), Erections. — 
(After midday nap), Weakness of forearms and hands. — (During menses), 
Headache in occiput ; headache ; in morning, nausea ; pain in side of ab- 
domen ; spasmodic motion in abdomen ; after stool, weakness ; after mid- 
day nap, tearing in left arm and thigh ; itching rash on thigh ; rising from 
recumbent position, weakness, chilliness; prostration; chilliness; chilliness, 
followed by internal burning heat. — (After a meal), Heat in cheeks and 
chilliness in arms. — (Exerting mind), Throbbing headache; sore pain in 
teeth ; burrowing toothache. — (During micturition), Tenacious mucus from 
bladder, with urine. — (Motion), Pain in nape of neck ; pain in abdominal 
muscles ; stitches in side of abdomen ; sticking pain in middle of chest ; 
stitches between scapulae ; pains in pelvic region ; joints painful ; sensation 
of paralytic loss of power in all limbs ; pain in voluntary muscles ; chilli- 
ness ; shivering of whole body ; flushes of heat. — (Moving head), Rush of 
blood to it, with sluggishness of rest of body ; cervical muscles painful ; 
cracking in cervical muscles ; pain between scapulae. — (Moving nose), Sore- 
ness of margins of nostrils. — (Moving hand), Pain in right wrist. — (Bead- 
ing), Cofegh. — (Beflecting), Cough ; constrictive pain in forepart of urethra. 
— (Best), Dull pain in small of back. — (Bisingfrom seat), Hollows of knees 
feel short. — ( Warm room), Boring toothache ; fingers feel frozen. — (Bun- 
ning), Shattering and quaking in brain. — (Standing), Stiffness and tension 
in hollow of knee; jerking in hollow of knee; trembling of knee and foot; 
after sitting, leg falls asleep. — (Stepping on heel), Sore pain in part. — (Sit- 
ting), Respiration difficult, tight ; pain in shoulder-joint, and heaviness of 
arm ; falling asleep of lower extremities. — (Stooping), Heaviness of head ; 
headache ; painless drawing in face ; offensive exhalation from mouth ; 
profuse discharge of water from mouth ; stitches in throat ; pain between 
scapulae. — (During stool), Contraction and constriction in rectum. — (After 
stool), Burning pain in anus. — (After supper), Hypochondriac mood ; burn- 



126 NUX VOMICA. 

ing pain in pit of stomach. — (Swallowing), Pain in throat; stitches in throat; 
sticking in uvula and submaxillary gland; sour taste to food. — (Thigh 
bent), Cramp contraction in soles of feet. — (Touch), Pain in nape of neck ; 
stitches between scapulae ; pain in chest, beneath axilla ; spasms renewed. 
— ( Touching part), Pain in scalp ; pain in back ; pain in muscles of thigh 
and knee. — (Turning body), Coarse stitch in small of back. — (Before urin- 
ating), Pain in neck of bladder ; sticking or jerking in urethra. — ( While 
urinating), Burning* tearing pain in neck of bladder; burning in urethra; 
after dinner, burning-sticking pain in urethra ; itching. — (After urinating), 
Pressure in neck of bladder; pain in tip of glans penis. — ( Walking), After 
eating, vertigo and dizzy reeling ; in open air rapidly, a mounting to head ; 
shattering and quaking in brain ; swashing and bubbling in brain ; head- 
ache ; in open air, toothache ; in morning, sour eructations ; long distance, 
stitchlike pain in abdomen ; in morning, pressure in abdomen ; in open air, 
constriction in lower abdomen ; swashing in abdomen ; in morning, itching 
in anus ; in open air, cough and expectoration ; tightness transversely 
through chest ; constriction ; tearing and pulling in lower portion of back ; 
pain in shoulder and heaviness of arm ; in open air, weakness of right lower 
extremity ; holding back sensation in muscles of lower extremities ; burn- 
ing sticking extending from small of back through thighs; itching on 
thighs; paralytic pain in head of femur, extending below knee; pain in 
muscles of middle thigh ; lame feeling in thigh ; empty feeling about knee; 
dry sensation in hollow of knee; after sittiug, legs fall asleep; in morning, 
spasmodic pain in ankle ; pain in ankle ; feet weary and sore ; in open air, 
weariness of whole body; in evening, exhaustion, palpitation, anxiety, 
sleepiness ; in open air, clammy sweat on forehead, perspiration on inner 
surface of hands. — (After walking), Sad and weary ; crawling in calves. — 
(Raw wind), Sore pain in head. — (Drop of water touching tongue), Violent 
spasme. — ( Washing in cold water), Smarting of red pimples on face and 
forehead. — ( Yawning), Spasmodic contraction of fingers and toes. — (After 
yawning and stretching), Spasmodic pain in limbs, with chilliness; internal 
beating. 

Amelioration* — (Evening), Fulness in head ; buzzing in head ; after 
lying down, headache ; stitches in temple ; after lying down, nausea, sour 
vomiting. — (After midnight), Cough.— (Drawing in cold air), Boring tooth- 
ache. — (Bending body), Forward, griping in abdomen ; backward, painful 
weariness in chest. — (Emission of flatus), Pain in rectum ; sticking pain in 
bladder. — (After eating), Bad taste in mouth. — (Laying head on table). 
Headache in forehead. — (Lying down), Pains relieved, 1 ; nausea ; faintness; 
flushes of heat. — (Lying in bed), Respiration more natural. — (Lying on 
side), Cough at midnight. — (Ijying on left side or back), Headache in right 
orbit, in morning. — (Pressure of hand upon part), Sticking in right side of 
abdomen. — (Best), Colic iu lower abdomen ; sharp pressure in bladder, 
urethra, perineum, rectum, and anus. — (Rising from bed), Hoarseness and 
roughness of chest; sore spot in trachea ; pain in joints and middle of long 
bones; incarceration of flatus in abdomen. — (After rising), Headache; 
anxiety; ill-humor. — (Standing still), Vertigo. — (Sitting), Tightness in 
chest ; pressure in upper abdomen. — (Stretching legs), Cramp in soles of 
feet. — ( Urinating), Constrictive pain in forepart of urethra. — ( Walking), 
Appetite. — (HoUwater pans to part), Pains in stomach. — ( Wrapping cheeks 
warmly), Toothache. 



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NYMPH^A ODORATA, 

Nymphsea odorata, Ait 

Natural order, Nymphteaceae. 

Common name, Sweet water-lily. 

Preparation, Tincture of the root 

Authorities. 1, Dr. Edwin Cowles, Hale's New Remedies, second edition, 
took repeated doses of 10 to 125 drops of one-tenth dil., and afterwards 20 
to 120 drops of tincture; 2, same, subsequently took 5 to 200 drops of 
tincture. 

Head* — Head feels very heavy (seventh day), 1 . — Head aches a little, 
on getting up (sixth morning), 1 . — Heaviness in the temporal region (four 
hours after third dose, fifth day), 1 . — Headache through the temples (sev- 
enth day), 1 . — Left temporal headache (sixth night), 1 . 

Nose, Mouth, Throat, and Stomach. — Free nasal flow, as in 
coryza (seventh day), 1 . — Severe coryza (seventh day), 1 . — Some coryzal dis- 
charge from the head (eighth day), 1 . — Some pain in an old hollow tooth, 
that has ached before (third day), 1 . — [10.] Soreness of the throat, as in a 
cold; frequent desire to swallow, with painful deglutition*. — Soreness of 
the throat (after first dose, sixth day), 1 .— -Soreness of the throat, with dis- 
position to cough, on waking (sixth day), 3 . — Tingling in the throat (after 
second dose, sixth day), 1 . — Some roughness of the throat (after third dose, 
fifth day), 1 . — Appetite not quite so good (seventh morning), 1 . 

Abdomen and Stool. — Pain in the hypogastrium and back, and 
an evacuation of the bowels, with some pain, at 7 a.m. (fourth day), 1 . — 
Pain in the hypogastrium and back, and an evacuation, at 11 a.m. (fifth 
day), 1 . — A little pain in the hypogastrium, in the evening and night (third 
day) ; at 7 a.m. (fourth day), 1 . — Some hypogastric pain (after second dose, 
sixth day), 1 . — [20.] Evacuation of the bowels, with some pain, at 7 a.m. 
(fourth day) ; an early evacuation, another at 11 a.m. ; a thin stool, with 
a little pain and slight smarting at the anus, at 1.30 p.m. (fifth day), 1 . — 
Pain in the bowels for a few moments at a time, more sharp, and passage 
of foul flatus (after third dose, sixth day), 1 . — Some pain in the bowels and 
back (fourth day), 1 . — * Looseness of bowels (fourth day), with some pain in 
bowels (fifth day), 1 . — Loose evacuations, with some pain in the bowels 
(fifth day),'. 

Urinary and Sexual Organs.— Increased flow of urine (fourth 
day),'. — Some involuntary passage of urine (fifth day),*. — Sensation as if 
urine was not quite all passed,, with the feeling of weakness in the lumbar 
region (after third dose, sixth day), 1 . — Slight excitement of the genitals 
(sixth night), 1 . — Slight increase of sexual feeling, at night (fifth day), 1 . 

Respiratory Organs. — [SO.] (A little cough and coryza), (second 
day), 1 .-—Some cough, in morning (fourth day),'. — A little cough, in the 
morning, and apparent effects of a cold (eighth day), 1 . 

Back and Extremities*— Some pain in the back (eighth day), 1 . 
— Pain in the back (sixth night), 1 — A little feeling of weakness in the lumbar 
region, (third day),*. — Feel weak in the lumbar region, with a sensation as 
if urine was not quite all passed (after third dose, sixth day), 1 . — Pain in 
the lumbar region (fifth night), 1 . — Pain in lumbar region (fifth day),'. — 
Some pain in the lower lumbar region (fourth day), 1 . — {40.] Lumbar 
region and lower extremities dull and quite weak (seventh day), 1 . — Rest- 



128 OCIMUM— (ENANTHE. 

less night, with pain in the back and lower limbs (sixth night), 1 . — Lower 
extremities and lumbar region dull and quite weak (seventh day), 1 . — Some 
pain in the lower extremities (eighth day), 1 . — Pain in the lower limbs 
(sixth night), 1 . 

Generalities, Sleep, and Fever. — Felt very dull all the morn- 
ing, with pain in back and head ; feel quite unfit for active duties (seventh 
day), 1 . — Great weakness in lower lumbar region, with headache through 
temples, and severe coryza (seventh day), 1 . — On getting up, quite inclined 
to stretch (seventh morning), 1 . — Lascivious dream (third night), 1 . — Feel- 
ing as of a cold (fifth night), 1 .— [80.] Chilly feeling (fifth day), 1 . 



OCIMUM. 

Ocimum canum, D. C. (O. incanescens, Mart.). 

Natural order, Labiate. 

Preparation, Tincture of the leaves. 

Authority. Mure, Pathogenesie Brezilienne. 

Stomach, Abdomen, and Stool.— *Hephxitic colic (right side), 
with violent vomiting, every fifteen minutes ; she twists about, screams 
and groans.f — Swelling of the inguinal glands. — Diarrhoea, several times 
a day. 

Urinary and Sexual Organs.— Saffron-yellow urine.— Turbid 
urine, depositing a white and albuminous sediment. — Ardor urinse. — *Bed 
urine, with brickdust sediment, after the attack. J — Thick purulent urine, 
with an intolerable smell of musk. — Heat, swelling, and excessive sensitive- 
ness of the left testicle. — [10.] Prolapsus vaginae ; it protrudes from the 
vulva. — Lancinations in the labia majora. — Swelling of the whole vulva. 

Chest and Back. — Compressive pain in the breast, as in nursing 
women. — Itching of the breasts. — Congestion of the mammary glands; the 
nipples are very painful ; the least touch upon them makes her scream. — 
Crampy pain in the loins. 

Extremities and Sleep. — Numbness of the right thigh, for two 
days. — Dreams about her relations, friends, and children. — Dreams about 
beiug poisoned. 

(ENANTHE. 

(Enanthe crocata, Linn. 

Natural order, Umbelliferse. 

Common names, Drop- water, Safran-rebendolde. 

Preparation, Tincture of the root. 

Authorities. 1, Ray, Philos. Trans., 1699, effects in boys, from eating 
the root; 2, Stalpaart Van der Wiel, Observ. rarior., 1727 (from Bloc, 
Monograph on CE., 1873), effects of eating plant; 3, Smetius, 1593, from 
Stalpaart, effects of eating stems and leaves in a salad ; 4, same, effects in a 
woman, of eating stems cooked with parsnips; 5, Christ. Host. Miscell., 
from Stalpaart, effects of eating stems, in several persons ; 6, Baldassar, 
Timoeus on Poisons, book 7, chap. 4, p. 310 (from Stalpaart), effects in a 
man, of eating stems ; 7, Simon Paullus, Traite* des fievres malignes (from 

t Red (bloody) urine, with brickdust sediment, after the attack. — Lippe. 
X See S. 1. 



CENANTHE. 129 

Stalpaart), effects of eating leaves in order to cure fever, in three persons ; 
8, Arnatus Lusitamus (from Stalpaart), effects of eating stems, in a child, 
aged eleven ; 9, Watson, Phil. Trans., 1746, p. 127 (No. 460), effects of 
eating root, in eleven French prisoners ; also, Phil. Trans., 1748, No. 238, 
effects on soldiers ; 10, Allen, Synops. Med., effects in four children ; 11, 
Ehret, Phil. Trans., 1759, p. 856, effects of five spoonfuls of expressed juice 
of root, in a man, aged fifty-eight ; 12, Pulteney, Med. and Philos. Com- 
ment., 1784, effects, after every dose, of the juice of the root mixed with 
wine, taken for the cure of a chronic scaly disease of the skin ; 13, Wil- 
mere, Obs. on Poisonous Vegetables of Great Britain, 1781, statement of 
Christ. Ehret, as to the effects of the effluvia when sketching the plant ; 
14, Dr. Robert Graves, Med. Facts and Obs., 1797, Vol. Ill, p. 308 (from 
Berridge, Pathogenetic Record), effects of two tablespoonfuls of juice of 
root, in a woman, aged twenty-four ; 15, Duval, Inaug. Thesis, 1806, effects 
of plant, on three soldiers (from Bloc) ; 16, Parise, Journ. Gen. de Med., 
1823 (Bloc), effects of eating plant, prepared as a salad, on five persons, 
three of whom died ; 17, Dr. Charles, Archives Clin, de Moutpellier, 1814, 
effects of eating soup containing the plant, in a woman and child (Bloc) ; 
18, Godefroy, Journ. de Pharm., etc., 1822, effects of eating plant, in three 
sailors ; 19, Journ. de Pharm., 1822, effects of eating plant, in three women ; 
20, Bry, Arch. Gen. de Med., 1823, effects of eating plant, in a man ; 21, 
Joseph Fraysell, Lancet, 1833, 1, 860, effects of eating root, in a woman ; 

22, Thompson, Lancet, 1836, 2, 850, effects of crushing plant, on a man ; 

23, same, effects of eating a small piece of the root; 24 r Bossey, Lond. 
Med. Gaz., 1844, p. 289, effects of eating roots, on Wilkinson (one of a 
number of convicts); 25, same, on Knight; 26, same, on Wilson ; 27, on 
others, same; 28, same, on Chamberlain; 29, same, on Williams; 30, 
same, on Jeffs ; 31, same, on Salt ; 32, same, on Burgess ; 33, Unger, Gaz. 
des Hop., 1846, effects of eating leaves, on a woman and some children ; 
34, Pickells, Edin. Med. and Surg. Jour., 1847, p. 435, Vol. LXV1I, effects 
of eating the root, in three boys ; 35, same, in two other boys ; 36, same, 
effects in a woman; 37, same, in ^ve children; 38, same, in a boy; 39, 
same, in two boys ; 40, same, in a boy ; 41, same, from Cork Southern Re- 
porter, 1827, effects in four children ; 42, same, in a boy ; 43, same, in a 
child ; 44, same, in two girls ; 46, same, effects of applying a poultice of 
the plant to a scrofulous ophthalmia, in a woman ; 4o, same, effects of eat- 
ing some, in an elderly woman ; 47, Nichol, Assoc. Journ., 1854 (Schmidt's 
Jhb., 86, 316), effects of a strong infusion of plant, taken for erythema, in 
a woman ; 48, Med. Times and Gaz., N. S., 13, 1856, p. 205, effects of root, 
in three sailors ; 49, Fried rich's Blatt. f., Ger., Aug. 1856 (A. H. Z., 54, 
152), effects of the expressed juice of the root; 50, Graharae, Med. Times 
and Gaz., 1858, N. S., 16, p. 241, effects of eating root ; 51, Appleton, 
Brit. Med. Journ., 1861, March, p. 293, effects of eating plant; 52, same, 
report of another case ; 53, same, quoted from Dr. Hooper's Med. Diet., 
effects of eating root, in several pereons ; 54, Baume, Med. Times and Gaz., 
1862 (from Archives des Mal-mentales, 1861), effects of eating root, in a 
man ; 55, same, another case; 56, Vacher, Journ. de Med., 1863, effects of 
a soup containing the leaves and roots, in seventeen soldiers (from Bloc) ; 

57, Vincent, Gaz. de hebdom. Med., Paris, 1864, effects of eating the herb ; 

58, Popham, Brit, and For. Med.-Chir. Rev., 1866, p. 544 (Dubl. Quart. 
J. of Med., 1865), effects in some boys ; 59, same, effects in one boy ; 60,. 
Dr. Kimball, Am. Horn. Obs., 1867, p. 70, effects of eating the root, in a 
boy ; 61, Kane, Med. Times and Gaz., 1869, 2, 379, effects of eating the 

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130 (ENANTHE. 

leaves, in a child ; 62, Bloc, effects of eating root, in several persons ; 63, 
Nevins, Assoc. Med. J., Vol. II, effects of eating roots, in a young boy ; 
64, Pharm. Journ., 3d ser., Vol. I, p. 1110, effects of eating the root, in a 
man ; 65, Journ. de China. Med., 1870 (Bloc), effects of getting the alco- 
holic solution of the extract on the hands ; 66, Gayet, Essai sur T'CEnanthe, 

1870, poisoning of several persons by eating the herb; 67, same, effects of 
eating the root, in a soldier ; 68, Journ. of Botany, 1870, Vol. VIII, p. 
255, effect of eating root, in a man ; 69, Pharm. Journ. and Trans., 1875 
and 1876 (Manchester Guardian), effect of eating the root, in several per- 
sons (from Berridge, Pathogenetic Record) ; 70, same, additional effects, 

1871, Vol. I, p. 110; 71, Foss, Practitioner, 1876, p. 248, effects of eating 
root, in nine children ; 72, Taylor's Med. Juris., Vol. I, p. 422, two laborers 
ate some of the roots; death after about three hours. 

JUtlid. — *Furious delirium*. — Delirium, 7 1€ " * — Very marked symp- 
toms of maniacal delirium, 3 . — Delirium and insensibility; restless, and with 
difficulty kept in bed ; when roused he did not speak, but stared vacantly, 
and seemed in a state of madness (after seven hours and a half) ; still 
restless and insane (after twenty-four hours) ; delirious (ninth and tenth 
days), 31 . — ^Delirium like delirium tremens ; the patients constantly moved 
from place to place, talked without cessation, and without knowing what 
they said ; they grasped at imaginary objects, 38 . — Excessive excitement ; 
she talked to herself, swore and blasphemed, while at the same time she 
was seized with convulsive laughter, . — The patients refused everything 
that was offered, and constantly endeavored to escape, so that it was neces- 
sary to keep constant watch over them, 39 . — One ran mad, but his reason 
returned next morning, 1 . — Serai-delirium in almost all, 50 . — [10.] Approach- 
ing delirium (twelfth day), 33 . — In one the most prominent symptom was 
extreme restlessness, approaching to mania, 60 . — Lost control of myself and 
was unconscious of what I was doing or saying, 3 . — When slapped on the 
cheeks he bounds up indignantly, stammering out in pitiful remonstrance, 
" Wisha, don't, then," and covers his head impatiently ; he is immediately 
buried in unconsciousness again (after four hours), 59 . — It seemed to her as 
if she were flying,*. — Depression of spirits (second day), 58 . — Great oppres- 
sion, with extreme anxiety, 3 . — Moans (second day), 31 . — Temper irritable 
(third day), 50 . — General malaise, 1533 . — [20.] Much confused in intellect, 
and vacant in expression (second day) ; consciousness has quite returned, 
but all is a blank since he ate the root up to this morning (third day), 59 . — 
She thought that she was transported to a very great elevation, 4 . — They 
were all absolutely unconscious, 71 . — Loss of sensibility, 13 . — Complete in- 
sensibility, 61 . — In a state of insensibility (after one hour and a half),". — . 
Insensible, 25637 *. — Lies in a state of stupor, sleeping much, in the evening 
(third day), 31 . — Slight stupor (after six hours and a half),**. — Stupor for 
several days, 40 . — [30.] Lay for some hours in a state of stupor, 38 .— Slight 
symptoms of coma (after six hours and a half), 30 . — Coma, 13 . 

Head.— Vertigo. Vertigo,* " 15 u 40 w ".—Vertigo like intoxication, 5 . 
— The first attacked was seized with vertigo and fell ; the other, while 
placing him on his back, fell also, 35 . — Dizziness in the head (one case), 53 . — 
Felt dizzy and strangely (after twenty minutes), 00 . — Dizziness in his head 
for some time, 9 . — Giddiness, 27 6l . — [40.] Great giddiness, with vast uneasi- 
ness and sickness at stomach, but no vomiting (after ten or fifteen min- 
utes), 14 . — Complained of giddiness, and immediately fell to the ground, 36 . — 
Giddy, in one case, 50 . — Giddiness (second day), . — Giddiness (eleventh 
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walk out in the fresh air to recover himself; but when the doors and win- 
dows of his room were opened, he could finish his work without giddiness, 13 . 
— General Head. Headache and giddiness (seventh day), 80 . — Head- 
ache, 68 . — Violent pain in the head, 57 . — Pain in the head (second day), 8 *. — 
[50.] Pain in head (fifth day),* 8 . — Complained greatly of pain all over 
him, but particularly in the head (after one hour and a half), 11 . 

Eye. — Eyes very much sunk (ninth day), 81 . — Eyes full and projecting, 
pupils dilated, 72 . — It inflamed the eye much, and caused the other eye to 
Bwell and inflame, 45 . — Injection of the eye (seventh day), 8 *. — Lid and 
Sail. Eyelids spasmodically closed (after four hours), 69 . — Eyelids half 
closed (after six hours and a half), 28 . — Eyeballs drawn upward and inward 
and firmly fixed, 81 . — Pupil. The pupils of the eye in all cases were 
widely dilated ; the eyes themselves were fixed, and were never moved, the 
retinae being apparently insensible to light, as the children never mani- 
fested any sign of recognizing those who were attending to them,". — [60.] 
Pupils very much contracted, 87 . — Pupil of eye contracted to the size of a 
pin's head (after one hour and three-quarters),". — Pupils first contracted, 
afterwards dilated, 83 . — Pupils dilated ; expression uncertain and haggard,* 3 . 
— Pupils dilated and insensible, 88 . — Pupils dilated,* 528878865 . — Dilatation of 
pupils, for several days, 40 . — Much dilatation of the pupils, and redness of 
the eyes, 84 . — Vision. Vision impaired, 49 . — Disturbance of vision, 67 . — [70.] 
Obscuration of vision, 8 . — Saw nothing on awaking, 8 . 

Ear and Nose. — Heard nothing on awaking, 8 .— Tip of the nose very 
red (second day), 81 . — Haemorrhage from the nose (in one case),*. 

Face. — Swelling of the face,* 1 . — *Rapid convulsive twitching of muscles 
of face* 1 . — Face swollen, flushed (second day), 8 *. — Face flushed up during 
his struggles, livid when quiet, 59 . — Face flushed (second day), 81 . — [80.] 
Face congested (after seven days), 81 . — Face black (after one hour), 84 . — Face 
swollen and livid,* 6 . — *Face livid and turgid*. — Face livid (sixth day), 81 7 *. 
— Face pale and cold, 81 . — Pallor of face,* 7 . — The face immediately became 
very pale, and he said be felt as though he had eaten some tobacco, 57 . — 
Pale face,* 8 M . — Features very pale, 83 . — [90.] Ghastly pallor of the cutane- 
ous surface of the face, with blackening round the eyelids, 71 . — Looked 
pale,* 8 . — Countenance anxious (after eleven days), 8 *. — Countenance anxious, 
depressed (after six hours and a half),* 88 *. — Lips. Lips livid (after seven 
hours and a half), 31 . — Lips blue (seventh day), 80 . — Jaw. An emetic was 
with great difficulty forced down, on account of his jaws being, as it were, 
locked together, 9 . — Jaws closed fast, so that very little could be given him, 11 . 
— Jaws rigidly closed, 88 .— Jaws locked (in one case), 58 . — [100.] Two boys, 
aged five and eight, were lockjawed, and after writhing in pain for some 
hours, died, 89 . — Jaws closed spasmodically, 81 . — Impracticable to introduce 
emetics by the mouth, notwithstanding the use of a dilator, in consequence 
of spasm of lower jaw, 49 . — In one instance, owing to the spasm of the jaw, 
no emetic could be introduced, 84 . — *Muscles of mastication in rigid spasm, 81 . 

JMLouth. — Tongue. Convulsive movements of the teeth/*. — Tongue 
half bitten through about an inch from the vertex, 81 . — Tongue sore and 
swollen (second day) ; raw at tip and edges (third day), 59 . — Tongue swollen 
and protruded, 7 *. — Tongue protruded with difficulty, swollen, white, blis- 
tered (second day) ; white, its edges ulcerated (third day) ; coated, moist, 
red at the tip (fifth day), 81 . — [110.] Tongue swollen (after six hours and a 
half ) ; red at the tip (second day) ; white (fourth day) ; moist (sixth day) ; 
coated, moist (after seven days), 8 *. — Tongue slightly coated (second day) ; 
white (third day),* 9 . — Tongue moist, slightly furred (seventh day), 80 . — 



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Tongue slightly coated (sixth day), 10 . — Tongue clean, moist, and trem- 
bling, 88 . — General Month. Foaming at the mouth, 8841 ; (after one 
hour), 64 . — He foamed considerably at the mouth, 11 . — Frothy mucus, with 
blood about their mouths/'. — Bloody mucus oozed from the mouth, 68 . — 
Mouth dry and parched (second day), 18 . — [120.] Mouth parched (third 
day), 81 . — Speech* Loss of speech,**. — Speechless (after one hour and 
three-quarters), 21 . — Speechless,* 4 ". 

Throat. — Much mucus in the throat (second day),**. — Pressure on the 
throat gives pain ; it is sore when he swallows (fifth day), 81 . — Inflammation 
of the throat and pharynx, 18 . — Inflammation of the throat and oesoph- 
agus, 18 . — Constriction of the throat, 48 . — Sensation of burning and constric- 
tion in the larynx, 49 . — [180.] Burning heat in the throat, 18 . — Burning heat 
in the throat and stomach, 8 . — Heat in throat, 88 . — Great heat in the throat, 80 . 
— Violent heat in throat and stomach, 10 . — Great heat in the throat and 
stomach, 8 18 . — Loud rattles in the trachea (after six hours and a half), 88 . — 
To make him swallow was impossible, 84 . — She had lost the power of deglu- 
tition (after one hour and three-quarters), 81 . 

Stomach. — Appetite arid Thirst. Total loss of appetite, 40 . — 
[140.] Thirst (eleventh day), 80 .— Thirst (third day), 81 .— Desires cold drinks, 
in the evening (third day), 81 . — Eructation and Hiccough. Con- 
stant and continued eructations strongly flavored by the plant, 40 . — Hic- 
cough, 4 . — Very distressing hiccough, 6 . — Cardialgia,. — Nausea and 
Vomiting. Nausea, without vomiting, 67 . — Nausea, 8 M M . — Frequent nau- 
sea, without vomiting, 47 . — [150.] Nausea and vomiting, 14 49 . — Nauseated, and 
vomited up nearly the whole of the root (after twenty minutes), 60 . — Nausea 
and sickness, which were soon relieved, if vomiting subvened, 13 . — Vast 
uneasiness and sickness at stomach, but no vomiting, with great uneasiness 
(after ten or fifteen minutes), 14 . — Vomiting, 46 . — Vomited blood, 68 . — Vomit- 
ing and diarrhoea, 47 . — They vomited in their fits, 10 . — Great retching ; at the 
first attempt he threw up about half a pint of clear watery liquid ; at the 
first and third attempts hardly anything, 11 . — Tenderness at stomach (elev- 
enth day), 80 . — [160.] Acute pain in the stomach, 18 . — Pain in pit of stomach, 
with slight fever (eighth and ninth days), 81 . — Pain in the stomach, 88 . — 
Violent pains in the epigastric region, 4847 . — Pain in the epigastric region, 67 . 
— Burning in the stomach, 48 . — Heat in stomach, 88 . — Biting heat in the epi- 
gastric region, without nausea, 17 . — " Warmed her stomach very much," 86 . 

Abdomen. — Abdomen distended like a balloon, 17 . — [170.] Distension 
of the abdomen, 49 . — Abdomen greatly distended, 88 . — Sudden distension of 
the abdomen, with shortness of breathing (second day), 28 . — Belly greatly 
swelled, 11 . — Abdomen rather hard (eleventh day), 80 . — Violent colic, 49 . — 
Colic pains in the abdomen (second day), 48 . — Tenderness, hardness, and 
pain in the abdomen (second day), 88 . — Belly very tender (third day), 81 . — 
Griping or severe tormina, 40 . — [180.] Tumescence of the abdomen, 48 . — 
Cough gives pain in the region of the liver and in the head (second day), 88 . 
— The slightest touch on any part of the abdomen causes great pain (second 
day), 81 . 

Itcctum and Stool. — Great desire for stool, which went off* in three 
minutes, 11 . — Diarrhoea, 849 . — Bowels moved involuntarily (after seven hours 
and a half), 81 . 

Urinary and Sexual Organs. — Micturition painful (after five 
days), 81 . — Urine plentiful, dark-colored, turbid (eleventh day), 81 . — Increased 
flow of urine, in which there was a copious sediment, 18 . — Urine clear, high- 
colored (fifth day), 81 . — [190.] Passed a pint of urine, reddish, and deposit- 



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ing a copious white sediment (second day) ; urine reddish, thick, high- 
colored (third day); dark, with sediment (fifth day); plentiful and still 
thick (tenth day),**. — No urine since midnight, at 10 a.m. ; thick, dark- 
colored, at midnight (second day) ; plentiful, dark-colored, with a thick 
yellowish sediment' (third day) ; free, dark-colored, with sediment (fifth 
day),* 8 . — Semi-priapism (second day),**. 

Respiratory Organs. — Voice. Very hoarse (seventh day), 81 .— 
Cottffh and Expectoration* Coughs slightly, and expectorates with 
difficulty a reddish mucus (second day) ; expectorates a thick reddish 
mucus (third day) ; expectoration bloody (fourth day) ; cough troublesome, 
sputum dark, but not so bloody (seventh day) ; expectoration copious 
(ninth day); very copious, loose, and less bloody; easy, and becoming 
white (tenth day),". — Short cough (second day), 81 . — Much mucus in the 
throat raised with freedom (second day); expectorates a white frothy 
phlegm (third day) ; expectorates a heavy greenish-yellow matter (fourth 
day) ; frequent cough, with copious purulent expectoration, in the forenoon ; 
cough and expectoration frequent, in the evening (sixth day) ; spits a large 
quantity of heavy purulent mucus (seventh day) ; expectorates with great 
difficulty the same dark-greenish matter (ninth day), . — Respiration, 
Spasmodic respiration, 68 . — A convulsive attempt at respiration was made to 
expel the blood and froth from the mouth, 81 . — Breathing convulsive,* 8 . — 

1200.] Breathes heavily (second day) ; breathing short, in the morning ; 
aborious, hurried, with loud tracheal rattles, in the evening (third day) ; 
breathing easier (fourth day) ; much shorter (seventh day) ; more op- 
pressed (eighth day) ; laborious (ninth day) ; very short (tenth day) ; slight 
mucous rattle in the trachea (eleventh day), 81 . — Breathing labored, 94 . — 
Breathing stertorous and labored, 7 *. — Breathing hurried (after seven hours 
and a half) ; labored (second day), 81 . — Breathing short (after six hours 
and a half); hurried (second day); hurried, slight rattling in trachea 
(second day) ; short and difficult when she moved (seventh day) ; loud 
mucous rattles in the trachea (eleventh day), 8 *. — Shortness of breath, with 
sudden distension of the abdomen (second day),* 8 . — Breathing slow and 
labored, interrupted by constant sighing and convulsive cough, . — Difficult 
respiration, 8 . — Breathing free (after one hour and three-quarters),* 1 . — Res- 
piration very difficult, 48 . — [210.] Occasionally there was a sudden cessation 
of breathing, followed by a catching sigh, indicating probable spasm of the 
diaphragm, 71 . — Respiration hardly perceptible, 81 . 

Chest. — Chest firmly fixed, 81 . — On the right side of the chest there is 
dulness on percussion, the natural murmur wanting, a short bronchial sound ; 
on the left side, sonorous rattles ; the heart's action quick, weak, with a 
thrilling sensation communicated to the hand (fifth day), 8 *. — Pain in chest 
and abdomen (second day),* 8 . — Pain in the right side under the ribs (eleventh 
day), 88 . — Pain in breast (after six hours and a half), 8 *. — Pain in breast 
(after ten hours and a half), 28 . 

Heart and Pulse. — Pain in the heart, 8 . — Acceleration of the 
pulse,**. — [220.] The pulse at first was about 100 in the minute, but it soon 
became hardly perceptible, and in all the cases was imperceptible for hours 
previous to death,". — Pulse feeble, at 8 a.m. ; soft, greatly accelerated, in 
the evening (third day) ; fuller, about 100, at 8 a.m. (fourth day) ; soft, 112, 
at 1 p.m. (fifth day) ; feeble, 120, at 10 a.m. (seventh day) ; soft, feeble, very 
frequent (eighth day), 81 . — Pulse frequent and feeble, at noon (second day) ; 
108, soft (fifth day) ; soft, 90 (seventh day) ; very small and feeble (eleventh 
day), 8 *. — Pulse 84, feeble and irregular (first day) ; 84, rising to 108, on 



134 (ENANTHK 

sitting up (second day), 8 *. — Pulse soft, feeble, 78, much accelerated by slight 
exertion (second day).* 1 . — Slow feeble pulse". — Feeble pulse*. — Pulse very 
small, feeble, rather slow, 83 . — Pulse soft, irregular, 48 to 52,". — Pulse 40, 
small and wiry (after one hour and three-quarters),* 1 . — [230.] Pulse almost 
imperceptible, 63 . — "Pulse scarcely to be felt" (first case), 89 . — Pulseless, 54 . 

Extremities. — Lost the use of his limbs (after one hour and a 
half), 11 . — Arms flexed at elbow in a right angle, 81 . — Irritation of the hands 
and arms, with sharp lancinating pains," — Rapid convulsive twitching of 
muscles of hands,". — Hands firmly clenched, . — Tendency to cramps in 
lower extremities, 60 . — Legs stretched straight out, 61 . 

Generalities. — [240.] *He fell back, foaming at the mouth and 
black in the face, 70 . — "Gave a leap" and then fell, receiving, in the fall, a 
severe injury to the forehead (one case), 84 . — Trunk powerfully bent for- 
ward, 65 . — All reflex excitability was gone; irritation of the fauces; by put- 
ting in the stomach-pump did not in the least excite any tendency to 
vomit, 71 . — One lost his hair and nails, 1 . — It was impossible to get them to 
swallow anything, 71 . — They never spoke or uttered any cry indicating that 
they were in pain, 71 . — One seemed " rather mesmerized than comatose," M . 
— Risua 8ardonicu8, and other symptoms, 48 . — Reeling, 55 . — [250.] Long-con- 
tinued rigors, and it almost proved fatal (after a tablespoon ful), 12 . — Iu a 
state of almost immovable rigidity ; insensible, moaning, and breathing 
stertorously ; countenance livid ; eyes fixed ; pupils dilated ; sanguineous 
foam issuing from the mouth ; intense action of the dorsal and lumbar 
muscles, or opisthotonos; the pulse very feeble, and the heart's action even 
scarcely perceptible ; lower jaws firmly locked ; the tongue much injured 
and slightly protruding ; in eight or ten minutes from the time of first see- 
ing him, he expired gently and without a struggle, 50 . — Severe rigors,* 7 . — 
Body rigid, 61 . — Rigors,* 8 . — They were in great agonies, with violent heat in 
stomach and throat, before they fell into convulsions, 10 . — Occasional gen- 
eral convulsions, 75 . — The convulsions were not of the body, but of the 
mouth, face, and extremities, 84 . — In about half an hour they were all seized 
with symptoms of poisoning, and one died soon after in strong convul- 
sions, 48 . — When placed in a sitting posture, his head would fall forward or 
backward, or to the shoulder, but when replaced on the pillow he tossed 
his head from side to side, accompanied by jactitations of the hands, 59 . — 
[260.] Jactitation, if not convulsions, in almost all, 50 . — Numbness, nausea, 
horrid convulsions, and at last tetanic stiffness, coma, and death ; almost 
all died, 6 *. — The first attacked with symptoms of poisoning was a boy, aged 
three years; whilst eating a cake he fell down in convulsions, and was 
quite unconscious (after a quarter of an hour) ; he remained this way till 
10 o'clock that night, when he died. Immediately afterwards, a little boy, 
aged h\e years, and a girl, about the same age (both of whom had had 
some of the root), were attacked in the same way. The boy died about 7 
o'clock that evening ; the girl recovered. In another house, a girl, aged six 
years, was attacked, together with a boy about the same age. The girl 
died the next afternoon about 4 o'clock ; the boy recovered. There were 
others affected, but in a lesser degree. The signs of poisoning were the same 
in all the cases ; about fifteen minutes after eating the root they became 
unconscious, and were violently convulsed, at the same time the jaws were 
closely locked, the mouth covered with foam, in some cases mixed with a 
little blood; the convulsive fits recurred, one after another, with extreme 
rapidity, there being scarcely an interval of half a minute between each; 
in the case of the girl, who lived nearly a day, there was considerable opis- 



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thotonoe, or arching of the back, on the second day, which had taken the 
place of the violent general convulsions of the previous evening; about 
three hours before she died the convulsions ceased altogether ; she, how- 
ever, remained in a state of coma till her death ; the other two died in the 
convulsions, 71 . — In one hour, some fell into syncope and convulsions ; one 
died before the doctor arrived, two hours after supper ; a second was ex- 
piring; a third showed no signs of life but trembling and convulsions. 
The activity of the poison was so sudden that I saw two fall into a swoon, 
whilst, at perfect ease about themselves, they were busily lavishing atten- 
tion upon their sick comrades. Guillaume Trelacheau, a man of strong and 
robust constitution, seemed the most hopeless. The upturning of his eyes, 
the contraction of his lower jaw, the feebleness of pulse, the inability to 
move, feel, or know anything, with a universal chill spread over his 
body, seemed to be so many sign3 of death. After vain attempts to give 
an emetic, I had him rolled and well shaken in a blanket, by eight men, 
for two hours ; he recovered warmth, and then insensibly movement and 
life ; the first signs were efforts to vomit, which, aided by the emetic, were 
effectual. The vomiting went on for days, take what he would. He fell 
asleep for fifteen hours. The third day his tongue was extremely sore and 
swollen from biting during the convulsions. He remembered nothing that 
had befallen him from the first to the third day of his illness, nor of the cir- 
cumstances that bad accompanied, nor those which had caused it, 66 . — The 
eldest sudddenlv fell backwards without any premonitory symptoms, and 
lay kicking and sprawling on the ground; his countenance soon turned 
very ghastly, and he foamed at the mouth (after four or five hours) ; soon 
after, four more were seized in the same way, and they all died before 
morning, not one having spoken a word, 1 . — Terrible convulsions, followed 
by tetanic rigidity, coma, and death, 6 *. — Most violent convulsions and death 
in less than an hour from the time of taking the poison. They mangled 
their tongues in a shocking manner, 44 . — Violent convulsions/ solely affect- 
ing the flexors throughout the body, . — Violently convulsed, and in the 
space of one hour was a corpse, 88 . — Strongly and repeatedly convulsed, and 
appeared to be hastening into an apoplectic condition ; death in a quarter 
of an hour,*. — [270.] Dreadfully convulsed for some hours, and died in 
the most excruciating agony, 41 . — Very severe convulsions, which, in about 
fifteen minutes, deprived him of his senses, and continued, with a few in- 
termissions, till he died, which was in about three hours and a half, 11 . — 
Fell convulsed ; struggled so violently that several strong men could 
scarcely hold bim ; he suddenly died in a fit (after one hour and a 
quarter),* 8 . — Fell down convulsed, and died within a quarter of an hour, 81 . 
— Fell down in strong convulsions ; the struggling was soon over, and he 
became better, but retained a wild expression of countenance, which was 
pale, and in a short time he bad another fit ; about half an hour later it 
was manifest that he was dying ; his bloated livid face, the sanguineous 
foam about his mouth and nostrils, the stertorous snort and convulsive 
breathing, extreme prostration and insensibility plainly indicated that 
every remedial measure would be useless ; he died in five minutes,* 4 . — Very 
violent convulsions succeeded each other with very great rapidity, and were 
followed by death, 18 . — Convulsions soon came on, and she lost her senses 
(after ten or fifteen minutes); in half an hour more the convulsions had 
become stronger and quicker; no sensibility ; mouth firmly open ; scarcely 
any pulse at the wrist, and extremities cold ; she soon died, 14 . — Seized 
while stepping from the boat ; insensibility, convulsions, foaming at the 



136 (ENANTHE. 

mouth, and almost instantaneous death,". — Loss of speech and conscious- 
ness, followed by terrible convulsions, which lasted three-quarters of an 
hour, and terminated in death ; during the convulsions the teeth were 
tightly closed by trismus, 30 . — In about an hour he became unconscious and 
convulsed, and in half an hour more he died, 88 . — [280.] Convulsed, and 
died in a few minutes, not more than half an hour having elapsed between 
the first symptoms and death, 64 . — In five of the cases, including the man 
who died, the spasmodic accessions were severe and successive, 60 . — Long in 
a very precarious state, passing through alternations of tetanic convulsions 
and insensibility, 60 . — Convulsions, with tetanic closure of the jaws and 
frothing at the mouth, followed by death, 49 . — Convulsions, followed by 
death, 47 . — Three were seized with convulsions, and two died, 9 . — Convul- 
sions, and in one case death, 63 . — Convulsions, followed by sound sleep ; on 
awaking she neither saw nor heard anything, and being carried home, died 
immediately, 8 . — Convulsions ; other symptoms of vegetable poisoning, and 
in one case death, 87 . — Fainted and fell in convulsions, 88 . — [290.] * Cmwd- 
tions, 10 ** 27 w " w , — In two of the cases it was observed that the access of the 
convulsions, which were alternated with sopor, was always preceded by an 
acceleration of the pulse, 84 . — In the intervals of the convulsions the girl, 
aged six years, during the earlier part of her illness, protruded her tongue 
as far as she could, as if there were something at the base she wished to get 
rid of, 71 . — Spasms, followed by death, 80 . — Spasms, 18 . — Restless, endeavoring 
to get up (eleventh day), 88 . — Restless, after a fit,* 8 . — Debility, 60 . — Debility, 
confining him to the bed for many days, 40 . — Slight symptoms of exhaustion 
(after six hours and a half), 80 . — [300.] Much weakness, 87 . — Prostration, 
requiring small doses of brandy and ammonia, in one or two, 60 . — His ex- 
haustion rendered it necessary to convey him, even with care, in a cot, to 
the hospital, 81 . — He felt ill, and having walked on a little farther, he had 
to rest (after one hour and a half), 11 . — Faintness, 47 w . — Faintiug, 18 . — Faint 
and collapsed (seventh day), 80 . — Still slightly collapsed (after six hours 
and a half), 8 *. — Attacks of syncope (sixth day), 88 . — Cannot bear to be 
moved (third day), 81 . — [310.] Cannot bear to drink anything hot (third 
day), 81 . — Cutaneous sensibility greatly exalted ; when touched he manifests 
great uneasiness (second day), 81 . — Great tenderness on the right side (sev- 
enth day), 88 . — Cramps, 48 . — Acute pain, 48 . — Pain, all along the course of the 
crural and sciatic nerves, commencing in the spinal column, more especially 
the lumbar region, 60 . — Great pain in the left side; it is very tender when 
touched (third day), 81 . — Pain in left side (second day), 81 . — olight pain in 
left side (eleventh day), 81 . — Pain in the side (second day), 88 . — [320.] The 
pain is more severe in the right side (after ten hours and a half), 88 . 

Skltl* — Irregular rosaceous spots covering nearly the whole face ; these 
spots were not elevated above the skin ; they appeared also on the abdomen 
and arms, 17 . — Small red spots on the chest, face, and upper extremities, 48 . 
— Red ecchymosed patches on the face and chest, 88 . — Roseola, on the ab- 
domen, in patches (after a few hours), 69 . — Eruption on the hands and 
arms, 22 . — Eruption, accompanied by engorgement, redness, and pruritus 
(after three hours), 66 . 

Sleep, — Drowsy (after six hours and a half), 28 . — Sleepy (second day), 81 . 
— Sound sleep, 8 . — [330.] Sleepy; roused with difficulty (after six hours 
and a half), 84 . — Great tendency to sleep, 87 . — In a deep sleep, snoring 
loudly and moaning (after four hours), 60 . 

Fever. — Extreme coldness (second case), 2 . — "Deadly cold and pale" 
(first case), 89 . — The skin was cold, especially the hands and feet, which 



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were blue long before death, 71 . — Skin cold and moist, especially over the 
hands and forehead (after one hour and three-quarters), 11 . — Hands and face 
cold (seventh day), 80 . — Extremities cold, 87 . — Coldneas of the extremities,* 7 . 
— [340.] Loss of animal heat (second day), 68 . — Burning heat, that mounted 
to the head," — Violent heat of the head, . — Hot and feverish (second 
day),". — Face, nose, ears, and lips excessively hot and flushed, in the 
evening (third day), 81 . — Skin hot (after three days), 81 . — Slight fever, with 
pain at pit of stomach (eighth and ninth days), 81 . — A profuse sweat accom- 
panied all the symptoms, 11 . — Very offensive perspiration over the whole 
body/ 9 . — Cold sweats (after a tablespoonful),". 

Conditions* — Aggravation. — (Morning), Breathing ehort; 8 a.m., 
pulse feeble. — (Evening), Desire for cold drinks; breathing laborious and 
hurried ; pulse accelerated ; face, nose, and lips flushed ; sleepy. — (Exer- 
tion), Pulse accelerated. — (Sitting up), Pulse accelerated. — (Pressure on 
part), Pain in throat. — ( Walking in close room), Giddiness. — ( Water), All 
symptoms, 19 . 

CENOTHERA. 

(Enothera biennis, L. 

Natural order, Onagracese. 

Common name, Large evening primrose. 

Preparation, Tincture. 

Authority. T. Biker Nute, M.D., U. S. Med. and Surg. Journal, 9, 395 ; 
1, a woman, aged forty, took a teaspoonful of fluid extract for relief of a 
wearisome feeling of mental and physical oppression; 2, same, subsequently 
took 30 drops. 

Head. — Light-headed, 1 . 

Stool and Urinary Organs. — Pressing desire to evacuate the 
bowels, and a copious, but apparently consistent and natural stool promptly 
thrown off, without exciting pain or requiring muscular effort ; about three 
hours later another copious discharge of the bowels, and still another after 
midnight, 1 . — With the appearance of a warm perspiration upon the surface 
of every part of my person came an urgent desire to void uriue. Passed 
without seeming effort a large quantity of light-colored, bland, and un irri- 
tating urine ; about an hour later again passed water freely ; again after 
about two hours had a free discharge of urine ; and again at 9 oclock and 
after midnight, 1 . 

Generalities. — At first, the exhilarating effects of the remedy seemed 
salutary, and promised a speedy removal of these annoying sensations (a 
wearisome feeling of mental and physical oppression, which, while it con- 
tinues, Quite disqualifies me for both thought and muscular exertion) ; but 
in less than half an hour it became painfully evident that I had, in my 
perhaps morbidly sensitive state of nerve, taken an overdose of it ; for, so 
far from accomplishing the object for which I administered it, it appeared 
to aggravate every symptom of the functional disturbance I had previously 
experienced. The feeling of oppression about the brain early gave place 
to p. violent vertigo, which was attended with such a swimming sensation 
and loss of muscular power as deprived me of the ability to walk, to stand 
or sit, or even to utter a loud word. There being no one in my chamber, 
to which I had previously retired, from whom I could obtain aid, and being 
persuaded that I *hould ere long fall from my chair headlong upon the 
floor if I remained where I was, I resolved to make ah attempt to reach 



138 OENOTHERA— OLEANDER. 

my bed. By the support of objects in my course, I succeeded in making 
my way iu safety to the foot of the latter, and from there along its side till 
I had gained a central point thereof, from which I threw myself upon it, 
a feat which was achieved with no inconsiderable difficulty and danger, in 
my extremity, of a disastrous fall. There, I remember, I was wellnigh 
driven mad by a feeling of numbness, attended by a pricking sensation in 
almost every part of the surface of my body, accompanied by severe rigors 
and occasional cramps in the muscles of the extremities and abdomen, to- 

f ether with a wringing twisting pain beneath the umbilicus. I felt that 
must be covered over, have some one to rub me and give me a warm 
drink, or I should surely die ; and, after making many ineffectual efforts 
by my voice, which refused to do my bidding, to attract the attention of 
some member of the family on the floor below me, I determined on going 
to them, as best I might, absurd as was the thought. I worked myself off 
of my bed on to the floor, and upon my hands and knees gradually crawled 
out of the room and along the hall leading therefrom as far as the head of 
the stairs, with the intention of sliding feet foremost down the flight, and, 
in a similar manner, make my way through the hall of the first floor up to 
the door of the room then occupied by the family, where, in some way, I 
thought I might, perchance, succeed in making my deplorable condition 
known to them, and die, if die I must, in their presence. But on reaching 
the head of the stairs, my courage, though stimulated by a feeling of des- 
peration known only to a person similarly circumstanced, failed me, and, 
abandoning the formidable, not to say hazardous, undertaking, I turned 
roe about and crept back into the room I had deserted, got hold of the 
side of my bed, and after a series of desperate efforts, succeeded in lifting 
myself up, and again toppled over upon it, where I lay half unconscious 
until the servant chanced to come into the room, and apprised the family 
of my perilous condition. I had then lost power to raise my eyelids, to 
lift my head, to move, to think, to speak, and, as it appeared to me, to long 
exist, so complete was the exhaustion of all the vital forces of my organism ; 
and yet I was conscious, I remember, of a slight mitigation of the cerebral 
oppression which had for the last two hours held me spellbound, and of a 
corresponding restoration of the functions of reason and judgment, 1 . — 
Weak, 1 . — In the course of half an hour began to feel dizziness, attended 
with weakness in the limbs and fluttering about the heart, with numbness 
and a pricking sensation in the skin, griping pain beneath the umbilicus, 
ere, much the same as I experienced last autumn, which, however, being 
trifling in character, passed off quickly with a free motion of the bowels 
and copious discharge of urine,*. 



OLEANDER. 

Nerium oleander, L. 

Natural order, Apocynace&e. 

Common names, Rose-laurel ; (G.), Larbeer-rose ; (Fr.), Le laurier rose. 

Preparation, Tincture of the leaves. 

Authorities. (Nos. 1 to 8 from Hahnemann, R. A. M. L., 1, 326.) 1, 
Hahnemann ; 2, Franz ; 3, Gross ; 4, Gutmanu ; 5, Hartmann ; 6, Lang- 
hammer; 7, Morgagni, de sedib. et caus. morb., Ep. L1X, § 12 (from ex- 
pressed juice, in a woman of sixty, Hughes) ; 8, Petrus de Abano, de 
Venenis. (cap. 33, statement, Hughes) ; 9, Buchner's Repertorium, second 



OLEANDER. 139 

ser., vol. 15, three women drank a small glass of the tincture, thinking it 
brandy ; 10, Kurzak, Zeit. der K. K. Gesellschaft d. jErzte. zu Wien (Vjs. 
fur Horn., 11, p. 154, case quoted from Gaultier's Toxicology, 1855), effects 
in some soldiers, who ate a broth that had been stirred while cooking, with 
an Oleander stem ; 11, ibid., another case from Gaul tier, a person took 15 
centigrams of powdered leaves, three times a day, afterwards 1 gram and 
10 centigrams at one dose ; 12, ibid., a third case from Gaultier, a woman 
took 4 drops four times a day (till she took 40 drops) of a solution of 30 
grms. of the extract in 120 grms. of wine ; 13, a man took repeated doses 
of same solution, beginning with 3 drops, and increasing by 1 drop to 
60 drops ; 14, effects of swallowing some flowers, in a child, Lindley's Veg. 
Kingdom ; 15, Kurzak (1. c), effects of eating two handfuls of flowers, in 
a weakly child ; 16, Krug, Schmidt's Jahrb., 76, 184, a woman drank a 
tea made of the leaves ; 17, B rough ton, Br. and F. Med.-Chir. Rev., 25, p. 
387 (1860), from Trans. Med. and Phys. Soc. of Bombay, 1859, a man, 
aged thirty-five, swallowed a cup of " Kunaree," which contained more 
than an ounce of the expressed juice of Oleander. 

Mind* — He seemed remarkably lively, and jumped about like a kitten, 
the whole afternoon, quite contrary to habit, 15 . — Screaming, 10 . — Anxiety, 1 '. 
— Became restless (after ten minutes), 16 . — Loss of confidence in himself, 
and on that account a sad mood, 4 . — He immediately became overheated ; 
he became passionate, though he immediately repented of it, 8 . — He cannot 
tolerate contradiction, 8 . — ^Peevish, fretful, out of humor with everything?. — 
* Ill-humored, reserved, 4 . — [10.] Dulness of sense, ill-humor, disinclination 
to do anything, 4 . — Disposed neither to work nor to undertake any other 
agreeable occupation, 4 . — Weak, indolent, disinclined for every work, 4 . — 
Disinclination to work, 5 . — Mind dull; he cannot think well, 4 . — While 
studying he had constantly other thoughts ; he found himself dreaming of 
the future, and busying himself with beautiful images concerning it (after 
four hours), 5 . — *Ou reading a book he comprehends its ideas least if while 
making great efforts to understand them he thinks that he will not succeed ; 
his thoughts then become confused, and he becomes quite unable to con- 
tinue reading ; he comprehends everything more easily if he does not 
think at all that he wishes to understand it ; he is then not occupied with 
any other thoughts besides those of the book itself, 8 . — *It was very difficult 
to read a learned book; he was frequently obliged to read a sentence three 
or four times before he understood it, because he could not, with the greatest 
exertion, mentally grasp what he had read because his mind was disturbed 
by other ideas of his own, that always took his attention away from what 
he was reading, 8 . — * While reading a long sentence, it was often difficult to 
grasp the connection, 8 . — His memory is weak; he is unable to recall the 
names of those with whom he is well acquainted (after two hours and a 
half), 4 . — [20.] He recollected nothing from the moment he swallowed the 
draught, and could form no opinion of the time which elapsed since the 
suicidal attempt and his recovery (third morning), 17 . — Complete stupidity, 10 . 
— Stupefaction, 9 . — A kind of stupidity, so that he did not understand what 
was said to him, 10 . — Slight coma, in which, however, the patient could be 
aroused by loud calling, when she answered connectedly, though speech 
was decidedly difficult ; as soon as she stopped talking, she sank back into 
coma, with distortion of the eyes, 18 . — Complete insensibility, 10 . — Immedi- 
atelv walked five yards and fell senseless,". — Loss of senses, 8 . 

Mead* — Vertigo, Vertigo, 9 ,0 . — Vertigo, not amounting to reeling 
and falling (on walking in the open air) ; he stood firmly, but objects, 



140 OLEANDER. 

trees, and people seemed to run together and swim, as in a confused dance, 
and it became dark before the eyes, with flashes of lightning (&s if blinded 
by snow), (after four hours and a half), 6 . — [30.] Whirling vertigo in the 
forehead, and tottering of the lower extremities, as from weakness of them 
(after one hour and a half), 6 . — On rising from a recumbent posture, he 
could scarcely walk across the room on account of violent vertigo in the 
whole head (after ten hours'), 6 . — He is not free from vertigo, even while 
walking in the open air, 5 . — During dinner, which he swallowed with haste, 
as in ravenous hunger, the head became so dizzy that it seemed as though 
his vision and hearing would vanish, especially as if it would become black 
before the right eye,*. — If, on standing erect, he looked towards the ground 
it became dizzy before the eyes, and it seemed as though he saw everything 
double ; but if he looked straight ahead on standing or stooping he noticed 
nothing of it (after seven hours), 6 . — Whirling, reeling, 4 . — General 
Read, He cannot hold up his head on account of a feeling of great 
heaviness in it ; he is obliged to cease reading and lie down ; while lying 
down he experiences no headache, and is well, but if he rises he feels again 
the heaviness and dulness of the head, nausea, and other disagreeable sen- 
sations (after nine hours), 4 . — Dulness of the whole head (after half an 
hour), 4 . — Heaviness of the head (after twenty-four hours), 4 . — Pressure in the 
upper cranial bones, as if they were sore (after thirty-six hours), 4 . — [40.] 
Pressive pain in the brain (after six, and fourteen hours), 1 . — Pain in the 
head, as if pressed forward by a hundredweight (after ten hours), 4 . — A 
pain beneath the ear, over the mastoid process, as if a dull nail were being 
forced into the head, with stupefaction, 8 . — Sensation as if the head were 
tight, more stupefying than painful, 8 . — Boring pain in the whole brain, 4 . — 
Boring pain in the upper part of the brain (after twenty-six hours), 4 . — 
Forehead, Pain in the forehead, as if it would burst*, — A pressive pain 
in the head, from within outward, above the forehead (after eleven hours and 
a half), 4 . — Pressive headache, from within outward, at the forehead (after 
four, and twenty-four hours), 4 . — Acute pressure in the left frontal emi- 
nence, from within outward, disappearing after pressing the hand upon it 
(after one hour and a quarter), 6 . — [50.] Pressive uneasiness about the fore- 
head, 8 . — Pressure on the right frontal eminence, 8 . — A dull compression in 
the forehead, 8 . — Sudden stupefying pain in the forepart of the forehead, as 
from a dull blow, 8 . — A few beatings in the forepart of the forehead, as with 
a hammer, in a small spot, 6 . — Pain, slowly throbbing, like a pulse, in the 
forehead,*. — Temple and Vertex* Violent pressive pain in the tem- 
ples, at one time higher up, at another lower down, while chewing, 1 .— 
Pressive pain in the left temple, drawing upward and downward, disap- 
pearing in the open air,*. — Pain, like a shock, in the left temple, 8 . — Pinch- 
ing pain in the right temple, 8 . — [60.] A slight drawing in the left temple, 8 . 
— A sensation like that caused by yawning, in the left temple and in the 
external meatus auditorius,'. — Contractive burning pain, externally on the 
left bide of the vertex, 8 . — Deeply piercing sharp stitches in slow succession 
in the right side of the vertex,*.— Parietal* and Occiput. Stupefy- 
ing pressure in the right side of the head, as if a dull instrument were 
slowly pressing inward, 8 . — Pressure on the right side of the head, as if it 
were pressed inward, 8 . — Sharp pressive pain externally on the left side of 
the occiput, 2 . — Dull pressure in a small spot in the occiput, 8 . — A tensive 
stitch in the occipital bone, 4 . — External Head* Itching papular erup- 
tion on the scalp, 1 . — [70.*] ^Desquamation of the epidermis of the scalp, 1 . 
— ^Violent gnawing itching on the scalp, as from lice ; after scratching, 



OLEANDER. 141 

a smarting as if scratched raw, 8 . — *Gnawing itching on the scalp, that 
obliged scratching,*. — *Gnawing itching, as from vermin, over the whole 
scalp, that obliges scratching alternately all day (after fifty-six hours), 6 . 
— * Constant biting itching on the scalp, at night, as from lice,'. 

Eye* — Eyes sank into their sockets, 17 . — Eyes distorted, 10 . — Eyes fixed,*. 
— Eyes staring, lustreless, 18 . — Aching of the eyes as if he had too greatly 
exerted them in reading,*. — [80.] Pressure in the left eye, from above 
downward, and in the left malar bone, 3 . — Pressure as from a hard substance 
in the eyes, 4 . — Sore pain in the right eyebrow, towards the temple, when 
touched (after fourteen hours),*. — Biting in the left eye,*. — Ovbit and 
Lids* Dull pressure on the upper margin of the orbit, intermittent, at 
one time more, at another less severe,*. — The eyelids are involuntarily 
drawn together, as if sleepy (after eight hours and a half), 4 . — Burning in 
the left lid and itching about the lids, 3 . — Burning in the right upper lid 
(after ten hours and a half), 1 . — Burning tension in both right lids, even 
on motion (after eight hours), 4 . — Tension in the left eyelids on reading 
(after six hours and a half), 4 . — [90.] Tensive pain in one can thus, as if 
the eye were turned excessively upward ; it was difficult to turn the eye 
the opposite way, in the evening (after five days),*. — Fine sticking and 
itching of the left upper lid, 1 . — Lachrymation and Ball. Lach- 
rymation on reading,*. — Itching of the right eyeball (after thirty hours), 4 . 
— Pupils and vision* Greatly dilated pupils, 10 . — Pupils somewhat 
dilated, though reacting to the light, 18 . — Pupils dilated, 9 . — Pupils dilated 
(second day), 15 . — Dilated pupils (after one hour), 8 . — Contracted pupils 
(after twenty-five hours), 9 . — [100. J It becomes black before the eyes on 
looking sideways without turning the head, 8 . — It becomes black before the 
eyes on rising up, 18 . — It seems as though it would become black before the 
eyes, 8 . 

Ear* — Oramplike drawing on the outer ear, and below it, as if it were 
drawn outward, at first gradually increasing, and then diminishing, 8 . — 
Sharp pressive pain within the ear, 3 . — Burning in the entrance of the left 
ear, 4 . — Shrill stupefying ringing in the left ear, 8 . — Singing in the left ear, 1 . 
— Incessant whizzing in the left ear, 3 . 

Hose* — Sneezes twice violently, 8 . — [110.] Biting itching on the root of 
the nose, towards the left eye, as if there were smoke in the room, 3 . — Numb 
sensation, like a painless pressure, on the back of the nose, 8 . 

Face. — Face and eyes flushed, soon ; face pale, towards evening, 17 . — 
Face very much distorted, after rising, in the morning; he looks very pale; 
the eyes are surrounded by blue riugs, and the cheeks are suuken, 6 . — Pale 
face,*. — Pale color of the face, all day (after forty hours), 8 . — Spasmodic 
twitching of the facial muscles, particularly about the mouth, 18 . — Pressive 
pain in the bones of the right side of the face, persistent even on moving 
the lower jaw (after three-quarters of an hour), 4 . — A stupefying dull pres- 
sure between the root of the nose and left orbit, 8 . — Redness of the cheeks, 
without heat, 3 . — [120.] Violent pressure on the right cheek, near the angle 
of the lower jaw, 8 . — A dull, numb, painless pressure on the left zygoma, 
close to the ear, 8 . — Pressure upon the malar bone, more stupefying than 
painful, that extends deeply inward into the head and root of the nose; a 
tensive, stupefying, troublesome sensation, 8 . — A benumbing compression in 
both malar bones, as if they were pinched with pincers, 8 . — Sensation as if 
a cold wind were blowing upon the left cheek ; when touched with the hand 
the sensation disappears, and it feels hot to the hand and warmer than the 
other cheek, 8 . — Lips and Jaw. Lips, especially the lower, brown ; the 



142 OLEANDER. 

color of the face in other respects unchanged, scarcely paler than usual/. — 
Burning pain in the right side of the lower lip, persistent during and after 
motion (after seventy- nine hours), 4 . — A painless sensation as if the upper 
lip were swollen (a kind of numb sensation), 8 . — Dull pressive pain in the 
right upper jaw, below the malar bone (after forty-eight hours),*. 

Mouth* — Teeth* Sharp drawing toothache in the second left molar, 1 . 
— [130.] Constant toothache, during the night, tearing drawing in the first 
left molar, and at times in the next hollow tooth ; this toothache immedi- 
ately ceased on rising from bed, and immediately reappeared as soon as he 
returned to bed, with anxiety as if he were to die, with frequent micturi- 
tion, qualmishness, and heat of the left cheek (first night)/. — A cutting- 
pressive toothache while chewing, disappearing immediately after chewing; 
the tooth, however, was not painful to touch or pressure (after two hours), 2 . 
— A simple drawing in the right lower molars, 8 . — Sensitiveness of the back 
teeth on chewing, as if they were all hollow,*. — Tongue and Taste* 
Tongue coated white, with a sensation of dryness in the mouth and parched 
lips (after thirty -one hours), 6 . — The papillae of the tongue were all elevated, 
that caused the tongue to have a rough look and a dirty-white color, 8 . — 
Fine stitches in the tongue, 4 . — Burning stitches in the left side of the tongue 
(after two hours and a half), 4 . — Insipid taste in the mouth when not eating, 
as from a disordered stomach, 1 . — In the evening all food has a fiat and 
nauseous taste*. — [140.] Bitter taste, 16 . — Speech* Loss of speech for two 
days, 17 . — Power of speech almost entirely lost, with natural respiration ; 
when questioned she endeavored to answer, and was able to utter sounds, 
but no intelligible words, 7 /)" — General Mouth* Sudden swelling about 
the left corner of the mouth, 1 . — Convulsive twitching outwardly of the left 
comer of the mouth, 8 . — Foaming at the mouth, 17 . — Burning sticking over, 
the left corner of the mouth, 1 . — In the mouth a sensation as if all the teeth 
were loose, with a bluish-white gum over the whole upper and lower jaw 
(after thirty-four hours), 6 . 

Tlivoat* — A remarkably numb sensation ascending from the throat 
externally to the head, 8 . — Sensation as if a cool wind were blowing upon 
the left side of the throat, 8 . — [150.] Sharp pressive pain in the left side of 
the throat, near Adam's apple, 1 . — Irritation of the pharynx, 9 . — Pain as if 
a dull point were pressing upon the oesophagus, on the right side of the 
throat; the cervical muscles are also painful to external pressure, 8 . 

Stomach.— Appetite and Thirst* *Bavenous hunger, with trem- 
bling of the hands while eating and great weakness over the whole body, after 
walking rapidly for half an hour, 4 . — The longing for the food before him 
causes his hands to tremble, 4 . — * Great hunger, with much appetite (after six 
hours), 4 . — * Great hunger, after the qualmishness, 3 . — He relishes his dinner, 
but is obliged to stop eating soon, because he becomes nauseated and qualm- 
ish, 8 . — He is without appetite, though not without hunger; he eats very 
little, and more with discomfort than with satisfaction, 2 . — Loss of appetite; 
he relished his food, but was speedily satiated (after five hours and a half), 6 . 
— [160.] No appetite, and yet a ravenous hunger; he greedily swallowed 
large amounts, 4 . — Loss of appetite, 18 . — No appetite; everything nauseates 
him, as if afterwards he would vomit or have diarrhoea, 8 . — She relished 
nothing, took nothing, 7 . — No appetite for food or smoking, 5 . — Aversion to 
cheese, which he usually relished, 4 . — Thirst; he drinks more than usual, 2 . 
— Thirst for cold drinks, especially for cold water (after thirty hours), 6 . — 

f With email and feeble pulse, death following in four hours.— Hughes. 



OLEANDER. 143 

Eructations* Violent frequent empty eructations, while eating, at 
noon, 8 . — Frequent violent empty eructations, 3 . — [170.] During eructations, 
something rises from the stomach into the mouth, 8 . — Frequent eructations 
of a bad odor (after four days), 1 . — Nausea and Vomiting* Nausea, 
as if in the mouth, and frequently, with every attack of retching, water 
rises from the mouth, as in waterbrash, for two hours, wherewith the cer- 
vical muscles are spasmodically and painfully contracted, as if it would 
strangle him; at the same time the abdomen and abdominal muscles are 
similarly affected ; at first, with much retching, he raises only some mucus 
from the fauces, afterwards some liquid tasting of the food, and afterwards 
of a sour taste, for two hours (after six hours), 6 . — Nausea in the mouth, as 
if he must vomit (after four hours), 6 . — Nausea, worse on rising up, 16 . — 
Nausea, 4 . — Nausea and vomiting, 8 . — Qualmishness increases on stooping, 
and is for the moment relieved by eructations, 8 . — He becomes qualmish, 
and water collects in the mouth, 9 . — Qualmishness in the pit of the stomach, 
while lying in bed, after sleeping, as though he would vomit, with difficult 
breathing, that was relieved on rising up (after five hours and a half), 6 . — 
[180.] He becomes very qualmish, and water collects in the mouth ; if he 
swallows it, the qualmishness disappears for the moment, with a flat taste 
in the mouth, 8 . — General sick feeling, with qualmishness, 4 . — Violent vom- 
iting of a green liquid of a bloody appearance, 10 . — Frightful vomiting, fol- 
lowed by thirst, 7 . — Repeated vomiting of mucus and bile (after four hours), 8 . 
—Vomiting of a yellow-green water of a bitter taste (after twelve hours), 6 . 
— Copious painful vomiting, 11 . — Retching and vomiting, soon, 16 . — Vomiting 
(after a few minutes), 16 . — Heaving of the stomach immediately after eating 
a bite of bread, and he was obliged to vomit, but he vomited only small 
bits of bread, which he had just eaten, with a quantity of water (after six 
hours and a half), 6 . — General Stomach* [190.] Pain in the stom- 
ach, 10 . — Pain in the epigastric region, 16 . — Heat, with constrictive pain, in 
the stomach, 8 . — Painful pressure beneath the left short ribs, in the epigas- 
tric region, in only a small spot, on every expiration, disappearing on every 
inspiration, aggravated by external pressure, and lasting half an hour (after 
three hours), 6 . — Sensation in the pit of the stomach as if he felt every beat 
of the heart through the whole chest, as after being greatly heated, though 
he noticed nothing of it when touched with the finger, and the heart beat 
no more violently or perceptibly than at other times, 6 . — Feeling of empti- 
ness in the pit of the stomach, with a feeling of fulness of the abdomen, . — 
Intermitting throbbing in the left side of the pit of the stomach, 8 . 

Abdomen* — Umbilicus and Sides* Rumbling and gurgling in 
the umbilical region, with a sensation of emptiness in the abdomen, soon 
followed by emission of some flatus (after half an hour), 6 . — Painful sensi- 
tiveness about the umbilicus, with a feeling of discomfort in the whole lower 
abdomen and an uneasiness about the umbilicus, that at times became a 
pressure, at times a gnawing, 8 . — Pain, like needle stitches, below the um- 
bilicus (after fifty-eight hours), 4 . — [200.] A gnawing internally below the 
navel, 8 . — Gnawing pain in the left side, just above the navel, 8 . — Along- 
drawn sticklike pain, as if winding out of the abdomen, near the right side 
of the navel, 8 . — Dull stitches or blows in the left side, below the navel, 8 . — 
Itching fine stitches in left side of the abdomen, just beneath the short ribs, 8 . 
— A kind of jerking pressive pain in the side of the abdomen, above the 
left hip-bone, 8 . — General Abdomen, Rumbling in the upper and 
lower abdomen, 8 . — ^Rumbling in the abdomen,*. — ^Emission of much very 
offensive flatus, having the odor of bad eggs (after twenty-six, and thirty 



144 OLEANDER. 

hours), 4 . — Profuse emission of flatus, 8 . — [210.] Colic, followed by thin 
stools (after two hours), 9 . — Violent colic (followed by death ), w . — Great 
emptiness in the upper abdomen* 8 . — Intermitting griping in the abdomen 
at times, with indications of diarrhoea, 8 . — Griping in the bowels (after 
twenty-four, and seventy-five hours), 4 . — He feels as if the bowels were weak- 
ened by laxity, and as though he would have diarrhoea, 3 . — Pinching stick- 
ing in the abdomen, while walking (after sixty hours), 4 . — Transient jerking 
thrusts, that made him start, above the root of the penis, very low down in 
the lower abdomen, 8 . — Dull stitches in the ileum posteriorly, that hurts on 
pressure, 8 . 

Rectum, AtlU8 9 and Stool* — Burning in the anus when not at stool; 
it also precedes and follows the stool?. — [220.] Ineffectual urging to stool, 1 . — 
Ineffectual pressure and urging to stool, 1 . — Diarrhoea, 1 . — Involuntary evacu- 
ations of the bowels, 17 . — Soft stool (after forty -eight hours), 4 . — Stool very 
thin and yellow, preceded by rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen (after 
thirty-nine hours), 6 . — Bloody stools (after four hours), 9 . — Stool scanty, thin, 
watery (after six hours and a quarter), 6 . — The first portion of the stool is like 
diarrhoea, the last harder, so that he is obliged to strain, 8 . — No stool (first 
days), 8 .— [230.] Stool hard and difficult (after thirty-one hours), 4 .— *The 
food eaten the preceding evening passed rather undigested, and almost 
without effort ; he thought he had emitted only flatus (after forty-eight 
hours), 6 . — Stool only after twenty-four hours, the first part of which was 
hard and crumbly, the rest thin, 6 . 

Urinary and Respiratory Organs* — Frequent discharge of 
much urine (after twenty-four hours), 4 . — Involuntary emission of urine, 17 . 
— Frequent urging to urinate, with scanty discharge (after twenty-seven 
hours), 6 .— A kind of burning in the pharynx, extending to the stomach 
(after nine hours), 4 . — Fine stitches iu the thyroid cartilage, 4 . — Tickling in 
the larynx, that on inspiration causes a short cough, shaking the whole 
body, 5 . — Tenacious mucus in the trachea ; he was obliged to hawk very 
much, on rising in the morning, 8 . — [240.] Stertorous breathing, 17 . 

Chest* — External soreness of the right chest, as if pressed hard, 8 . — 
Oppression of the chest, in the pit of the stomach, while lying down, and 
a quarter of an hour after lying down vomiting of mucus, water, and small 
bits of bread previously eaten ; the oppression of the chest was relieved on 
rising up (after seven hours aud a half), 6 . — While lying down the chest 
seems too tight ; he is obliged to take long and deep breaths (after six 
hours), 6 . — Sensation as though something Heavy were lying upon the chest 
that compresses it, causing deep anxious inspiration, while walking, stand- 
ing, and lying (after ten hours), 6 . — Violent palpitation, with sensation as 
if the chest had become larger ; he then breathes with great heaving of the 
chest, without anxiety, 8 . — Stitches in the diaphragm, while lying down, 
during in- and expiration, that ceases on rising up (after thirty-one hours), 4 . 
— Dull stitches in the chest, while walking, aggravated by expiration (after 
eight hours), 4 . — Great emptiness in the chest, as if it were eviscerated, 8 . — 
Jb^ront and Sides* A dull continuous stitch in the sternum (after twenty- 
four hours), 4 . — [250.] Tensive stitches in the sternum, more violent on 
stooping (after twelve hours), 4 .— Tensive stitch in the middle of the chest 
(after thirty-one hours), 4 . — Crawling stitches in the sternum, 1 . — Dull pres- 
sure on the upper part of the sternum, 8 . — Dull pain in the sternum (after 
ten hours)/. — Some intermitting dull thrusts in the ribs of the left side, 8 . 
— Intermitting gnawing on one of the ribs of the left side, opposite the pit 
of the stomach, 8 . — Jerking in the right pectoral muscles (after fifteen 



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hours), 4 . — A beating, like dull thrusts, on the chest, below the right 
shoulder,*. — A burrowing aching in the costal cartilages of the right side, 
with intermitting pressure upon a small spot, aggravated by pressing upon 
it, 8 . — [260.] Dull stitch in the left chest, persisting during inspiration and expi- 
ration (after twenty-nine hours), 4 . — A stitch, as with a knife, in the left chest 
(after forty-eight hours), 4 . — Fine stitches in the left chest (after one hour 
and a half), 4 . — Dull stitches in the left side of the chest, while walking,'. 
— Pinching stitch in the left side of the chest, coming out at the false ribs 
(after six hours), 4 . — Dull stitch in the right chest, persisting during in- 
spiration and expiration (after five hours and a half), 4 . — Dull stitches in 
one of the false ribs, near the right side of the sternum, where it hurts when 
pressed upon,'. 

Reavt and Pulse* — Dull drawing pain about the heart, more violent 
on stooping, and lasting during expiration (after fifty-five hours), 4 . — Distress 
at the heart and anxiety, 8 . f — Anxiety about the heart, without anxious 
thought, with trembling of the whole body, lasting several hours (after 
seven hours), 6 .— [270.] Several attacks of palpitation, 1 . — Pulse full and 
rapid, in the evening,'. — Quick pulse; later it sank to a thread, 17 . — Pulse 
slower than usual, in the morning, after rising,'. — Pulse small, irregular, 
periodically intermitting, 9 . — Pulse weak, very slow, 16 . — Intermission of the 
pulse every four or five beats ; afterwards every ten to twelve beats, then 
thirteen, etc. (second day), 1 *. — Pulse very irregular, at one time rapid, at 
another slower; at one time full, at another soft, small, and weak,'. 

Neck and Sack* — Perceptible, violent and full, though slow, pulsa- 
tion of the carotids,'. — A pressure, seeming to press from below upward, in 
the anterior cervical muscles, so that he was obliged to loosen the neckband ; 
a suffocating choking sensation, 1 . — [280.] A dull tearing pain in the left 
side of the neck and in the left scapula, alternating with tearing in the 
temple and second left molar, towards evening and in the night, 1 . — A burn- 
ing stitch in the back, below the left scapula, while sitting, that disappears- 
on moving about (after seventy-eight hours), 4 . — Tensive stitches in the 
spine, when walking and standing (after twenty-nine hours), 4 . — Sudden 
fine stitch in the right half of the back, deep internally, so that he almost 
started up in fright,'. — Pain in the right side of the back, as if the hand 
were forcibly pressed against it, or as from a sprain,'. 

Extremities* — Excessive stiffness of the extremities, especially of the 
fingers of the left hand ; rising up in bed was difficult on account of stiff- 
ness of the back, 16 . — Stretching of the limbs, associated with a general feel- 
ing of comfort (after four hours and a half), 6 . — Some convulsions of the 
limbs, 16 . — Pain in the joints, 16 . — Pinching pressure in several parts of the 
body, and of the limbs, fingers, and toes, as if the bones were crushed,'. — 
[290.] Cramplike pain (a cramplike drawing) in several parts of the 
limbs, as, for example, balls of the thumb, soles of the feet, etc.,*. 

Superior Extremities. — Stretching of the upper part of the body 
and of the arms (after nine hours and a half), 4 . — Twitching of the muscles 
of the left arm (after thirty-six hours), 4 . — Shoulder ana Arm. If he 
raises the arm high, or puts it under the head, when in bed, there is pain 
in the shoulder-joint, as if dislocated,'. — Dull pressure on the top of the 
right shoulder,'. — A persistent stitch in the left axilla, relieved by rubbing 
(after twenty-seven hours), 4 . — A pinching pain, externally, in the upper 
part of the left upper arm,'. — Cramplike drawing in the left humerus, by 

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the elbow, in rhythmical jerks/. — Itching, somewhat persistent, stitch in 
the left upper arm (after thirty-one hours), 4 . — Sensation of jerking in the 
right upper arm,*. — Forearm and Hand. [300.] Dull pressure in 
the forearm, as if caused by a hard blow, 8 . — Dull pressure in the forearm, 
just below the elbow, 8 . — Drawing in the right forearm, above the wrist, 8 . — 
"Pulsating pain on the inner side of the right forearm, by the wrist, 8 . — 
Dull stitches, or thrusts, in the left forearm, near the wrist, 8 . — Intermit- 
ting pressure, in a small spot, on the outer side of the left forearm, 9 . — 
Burning stitch in the left forearm (after twenty-eight hours), 4 . — Trem- 
bling of the wrists,*. — Veins of the hands swollen, without heat, 1 . — Trem- 
bling of the hands, while writing (before eating), 4 . — [310.1 Cramp in the 
left hand (recond day), 18 . — Intermitting dull pressure in the palm of the 
hand, 8 . — Fingers* Sudden swelling of the ring finger, with burning 
pain; he could not bend it, 1 . — Tensive burning on the tip of the left 
thumb (after two hours), 4 . — Pain in the last phalanx of the thumb, and as 
if he had received a hard blow upon it, so that the thumb trembled, 8 . — 
Fine pinching on the finger, 8 . — Cramplike jerking tearing in the first pha- 
lanx of the left middle finger, 8 . — Cramplike pain in the fingers (a cramp- 
like drawing), 8 . — Drawing in the first (metacarpal) finger-joints, 8 . — A 
burning stitch in the last phalanx of the right index finger, making the 
finger tremble, 8 . — [320.] Burning stitches in the tip of the left index finger 
(after twelve hours), 4 . 

Inferior Extremities. — Weakness of the thighs and legs, and a sen- 
sation in the forepart of the feet, mostly in the soles, as if they were asleep, while 
walking (after twelve hours), 4 . — Whizzing, extending down through the 
lower extremities, 8 . — Surging sensation in the legs, while sitting, as after a 
journey on foot, 8 . — TJligh, Knee, and Leg. Bubbling sensation in 
the right thigh, 4 . — (Burning tension in the right thigh), 4 . — A constrictive 
pain in the gluteal muscles of one thigh, when walking, as if sprained,'. — 
A pain in the forepart of the thigh, while walking rapidly, as if some one 
pressed upon a bruised spot, 1 . — Dull sticking pressure on the right thigh, 8 . 
— Benumbing pressure on the outer side of the left thigh, as if the part 
were tightly bound up, and the circulation thereby arrested, 8 . — [330.] In- 
termitting pressure on the upper part of the right thigh, aggravated by 
pressing upon it, 8 . — A simple pressure on the thigh just above the knee,*. 
— Pain, like needle-stitches, in the muscles on the inner side of the left 
thigh (after one hour and a quarter), 4 . — Drawing stitches in the right 
thigh ; unnoticed on standing or ascending steps (after thirty-seven hours), 4 . 
— A stitch on the right thigh, just above the knee, with burning and fine 
sticking pain, 8 . — A painless jerk on the under surface of the left thigh, as 
if a muscle were moving, 8 . — Itching stitch in the posterior muscles of the 
thigh, with burning after scratching, 8 . — Cramplike drawing in the right 
knee, that was bent, 8 . — Pulsating pain in the hollow of the knee, while the 
leg was drawn up, 8 . — Wavelike drawing in the bones of the leg, 8 . — [340.] 
Tearing in the left calf, while walking (after thirty-four hours), 4 . — Pain- 
less cramp in the right calf, while sitting, 4 . — Twitching sensation in the 
right calf,'. — Painful pressure just above the right ankle, at long intervals, 
while standing, 8 .— Ankle, Foot, and Toes. Itching, somewhat per- 
sistent, stitch in the right ankle, towards the forepart, continuing even 
during motion (after twenty-nine hours), 4 . — Painless sensation of weakness 
in the feet, as after a long journey on foot, 8 . — After sitting for awhile with 
the feet drawn up, he notices, while walking, a paralytic weakness in them, 8 . 
— The feet ached while sitting ; at one time he was obliged to stretch them 
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A simple pressure on the back of the forepart of the foot, 8 . — Weariness and 
pain in the soles of the feet, after a short walk, 8 . — [350.] Intermitting dull 
pressure in a small spot in the sole of the right foot, as if he had received 
a blow upon it, 8 . — Itching sticking sensation in the sole of the right foot, 
during rest (after twelve hours),*. — An itching stitch on the right inner 
malleolus, that disappears on scratching (after ten hours), 4 . — Burning in 
the tip of the right great toe, while sitting (after thirty-one hours),*. — Pain- 
ful throbbing above the ball of the left great toe, 8 . — Tensive stitches in the 
tip of the left great toe (after thirty-two hours"),*. — A pain in the little toe 
and its ball, as if it had been pressed hard, 8 . — Dull stitches in the left fifth 
toe, during rest and motion (after three hours),*. 

Generalities* — Violent spasmodic contractions of the muscles of the 
entire body, but more remarkably so in the superior than inferior extremi- 
ties ; during the intervals of spasms the patient lay evenly upon his back, 
but when action commenced, the superior contraction of the left side threw 
him over on the right, in which position he remained during the paroxysm, 
after the subsidence of which he fell back into the natural position of ex- 
haustion; the spasms were apparently produced by any attempts to move 
or rouse him ; towards evening they decreased, 17 . — The arms are drawn up 
against the chest, the lower extremities to the abdomen, and the chin down 
towards the chest (after four hours), 9 . — [360.] Sudden shuddering as in 
most violent chill, or as from a violent fright, 8 . — I found the girl out- 
stretched, stiff, very pale, the extremities cool, 16 . — She lay as in a slumber, 
though conscious and able to move, 7 . — Swelling, 1 . — (The symptoms are 
more severe on the second day than on the first), 8 . — Weakness of the whole 
body ; he was unable to walk alone, and was obliged to be carried home 
and put to bed, where he lay and slumbered till evening, and even then 
slept well through the night, 6 . — Weakness of the body,*. — Weakness (third 
day), 17 . — Weakness, worse on rising up, 16 . — Great muscular weakness, 18 . — 
[370.] Weakness and weariness of all the limbs ; could scarcely walk 
across the room because the knees were so weak, . — General sick feeling 
and weakness of the limbs, 18 . — A bad feeling, and weakness in the ab- 
domen and chest; he did not feel at all well, 8 . — Faintness, 8 " 18 . — Ex- 
haustion, as if every breath would be his last, 8 . — Great general prostration 
(after four hours), 8 . — Very much prostrated and exhausted ; general giving 
way, 8 . — A forcible pressing inward, in several parts of the body, gradually 
increasing or diminishing, . 

Skin* — Red swelling below the eye, looking as if an eruption would 
break out, 1 . — Pustules on the right and left sides of the chin (after forty- 
eight, and seventy-eight hours), . — [380.] Itching vesicles on the nates, 4 . — 
Great sensitivess of the skin of the whole body ; it becomes sore, raw, and 
painful from slight rubbing of the clothes, as for example on the neck, 
from the neckband, on the thighs from the rubbing of the clothes when 
walking, 8 . — General itching, 1 . — *Itching, here and there, over the body, so 
that he was obliged to scratcfi,*. — *Biting itching over the whole body, as 
from an, eruption, on undressing compelling him to scratch (after forty 
hours), 8 . — Burning itching on the forehead, left cheek, and tip of the chin, 
whereupon small pimples appear, with hard elevated margins, that are 
painless when touched and when not, 2 . — An itching biting on the right 
cheek, 8 . — Itching about the nose, all the afternoon,*. — Fine sticking itch- 
ing on the root of the nose and left malar bone near the eye, 1 . — Itching on 
the right scapula,*. — [390.] Itching on the tip of the right elbow (after 
thirty- four hours),*. — Sensation of itching above the bend of the elbow,'. — 



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Fine sticking and itching on the first phalanx of the middle finger, 1 . — 
Itching on the right thumb, so that he was obliged to scratch, whereupon 
at first it disappeared, but soon changed to a gnawing,*. — Itching on the 
outer and anterior portion of the right thigh, disappearing for a time after 
scratching, 8 . — Itching, that compels scratching, upon the nates,'. — Fine 
sticking and itching on the left heel, 1 . 

Sleep, — Frequent yawning, always with shivering, running over the 
whole body, causing all the muscles at first to shake and then to tremble 
(immediately), 6 . — Marked sleepiness," — Inclined to sleep (after four 
hours), 9 . — [400.] He went to sleep about the usual time and seemed to 
sleep quietly; but when his father spoke to him he made no answer; he 
was lying with the eyes open, face and body pale, pupils very small, the 
head and other portions of the body cold and insensible ; pulse and respi- 
ration small ana irregular, and he could not be aroused ; after emetics the 
child vomited, but whenever aroused soon sank back into deep sleep, 15 . — 
No rest and no sleep at night,*. — Sleeplessness, 1 . — Voluptuous dreams, with 
emissions (second and third nights), 48 . — Uneasy dreams, 4 . 

Fever. — Chilliness* Shaking chill all over, with cold hands and 
warm cheeks, without thirst, during rest and motion (after three hours and 
a half), 6 . — Febrile shivering over trie body, without thirst and without subse- 
quent heat, during rest and motion (after one hour and a half), 6 . — Shivering 
while yawning,'. — General coldness, with cold sweat, 9 . — Feeling of coldness, 
as of a cold breath upon the right side of the lower abdomen,'. — [410.] 
Sensation of coldness in the right side of the abdomen,'. — Sudden sensa- 
tion of coldness on the left chest,'. — Extremities rapidly became cold, 17 . — 
Cold extremities (after four hours), 9 . — Heat and Sweat, Hot skin, 17 . 
— Sensation of heat, and at the same time chilliness in the whole body, 
without thirst ; wherewith he was warmer to the touch than usual (after 
seven hours), 6 . — Heat forces itself out of the body while reading, 4 . — Head 
hot and perspiring, 17 . — Heat commencing at one time on the top of the right, 
at another on the top of the left concha, and extending over the side of the 
head, and thence over the whole face,'. — Sensation of heat, and heat of the 
cheeks without redness, with dryness of the palate and throat, 1 . — [420.] A 
sensation of heat in the side of the thigh, followed by a sensation of cold- 
ness low down,'. — Flushing of heat all over, especially if he was doing 
anything eagerly (even while sitting) ; also if he walked rapidly he became 
very warm, and the heat caused a prickling in the face, as from many 
needles,'. — Cold sweat, 11 . 

Conditions* — Aggravation. — (Morning), After rising, face pale, blue 
rings about eyes, cheeks sunken ; on risiug, tenacious mucus in trachea, 
requiring hawking. — (Afternoon), Lively ; itching about nose. — (Towards 
evening), Face pale ; pain in left side of neck and in left scapula ; tearing 
in temple and left molar tooth. — (Evening), Pain in can thus ; pulse full 
and rapid; flat and nauseous taste to food. — (Night), Biting itching on 
scalp ; in bed, toothache ; tearing in temple and left molar tooth ; pain in 
left side' of neck and in left scapula; sleeplessness. — (While chewing), 
Pressive pain in temple ; toothache ; sensitiveness of back teeth. — (During 
dinner), Dizziness ; hearing and vision vanish. — ( While eating), Ravenous 
hunger, with trembling of hands ; empty eructations. — (Exercise), Flushes 
of heat over body. — (Expiration), Pressure beneath left short ribs ; stitches 
in chest. — (Looking toward ground), On standing, double vision. — (Looking 
sideways), Black before eyes. — (Lying in bed), After sleeping, qualmish- 
ness. — (Lying down), Oppression of chest; tightness in chest; stitches in 



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diaphragm. — (During and after motion), Pain in lower lip. — (Moving), 
After rising, slow pulse. — (After qualmishness), Great hunger. — (External 
pressure), Pressure beneath left short ribs ; aching in right costal carti- 
lage ; pressure in thigh. — (Raiting arm), Pain in shoulder-joint. — ( While 
reading), Mind distracted ; tension in left eyelids ; lachryraation. — (During 
rest), Itching sticking in soles of feet. — (Rising up), Vertigo ; black before 
eves; weakness. — (While sitting), Surging sensation in legs; cramp in 
right calf; sore feet ; burning in right great toe. — (Standing), Compression 
of chest ; stitches in spine; pressure above left ankle. — (Stooping), Stitches 
in sternum ; drawing pain above heart. — ( While studying), Mind distracted. 
— ( Touching part), Pain in right eyebrow. — ( Walking in open air), Vertigo. 
— ( While walking), Pinching sticking in abdomen ; stitches in left side of 
chest ; compression of chest ; stitches in spine ; weakness of thighs and 
legs; pain in gluteal muscles of thighs ; pain in forepart of thigh ; tearing 
in left calf. — (After walking), Weakness of whole body ; pain in soles of 
feet. 

Amelioration, — (Open air), Pain in left temple. — (Inspiration), 
Pain beneath left short ribs. — (Lying down), Headache. — (Moving about), 
Stitch in back. — (Pressure of hand), Pressure in left frontal eminence. — 
(Rising from bed), Toothache. — (Rising up), Oppression of chest; stitches 
in diaphragm. — (Rubbing), Stitch in left axilla. 



OLEUM ANIMALE. 

Oleum animale sethereum; Oleum animale, Dippelii; Oleum cornu 
cervi. • 

Common name, Dippel's oil. 

Preparation, Dilutions in alcohol. 

AutJwrities. Hartlaub and Trinks, R. A. M. L., 2; 1, Nenning; 2, 
Schreter ; 3, Trinks. 

Mind* — Emotional* Very cheerful, with lightness of all move- 
ments ; she had not felt so well in a long time, at 5 p.m., 1 . — Nothing de- 
lights her ; she is contented with nothing (after three hours), 1 . — She was 
absorbed in herself, sad, spoke little, and it seemed as though she were 
weighed down by a pain/. — Sad mood ; nothing delights him (after two 
hours), 1 . — Sad, ill-humored, she spoke very low after dinner, 1 . — The first 
days cheerful, the last fretful,**. — Sad thoughts force themselves upon him 
and make him very ill-humored, 1 . — Morose, fretful (after three-quarters of 
an hour), 1 . — Intellectual, Distraction of mind (after a few hours), 8 . — 
[10.] Distraction of mind and no desire for mental work, though with 
cheerful, good humor (first day),'. — Loss of ideas; he knew nothing that 
was going on about him, though he continued his work, 1 . — Thoughts van- 
ished ; she was morose, lost in herself, 1 . — Lost in thought without knowing 
what she was thinking about ; a kind of insensibility (after two hours aud 
a half), 1 . — She seems in a dream ; thoughts vanish, 1 . — Frequent sinking 
into a condition of loss of ideas, from which she woke as from sleep when 
spoken to, 1 . — Sudden loss of consciousness that lasted only a moment, at 1 
p.m., 1 . — Hearing and sight vanish 'for a moment, so that she is entirely un- 
conscious, a kind of insensibility, 1 . 

Head. — Vertif/o and General Head. Vertigo and dizziness on 
stooping, in the open air (after three hours and a half), 1 . — Very violent 
tearing, extending upward beneath the right ear, removed by rubbing 



150 OLEUM ANIMALE. 

(after three hours and a half), 1 . — [20.] Tearing from the left side of the 
upper part of the head down to the forehead (third day)/. — Headache like 
a dizziness, 1 . — Dizzy headache, after waking in the morning (second day), 1 . 
— Headache ; violent sticking in the left side of the vertex, with weakness 
of the hands and feet ; the headache began at 7 p.m. and lasted till 5 a.m., 
so that she did not sleep all night ; during the day no headache, during 
menstruation, 1 . — Sharp sticking Det ween the left ear and temple, once while 
eating, 1 . — Violent sticking in tne upper part of the head, at 2 p.m., 1 . — The 
head is heavy with painful pressure,*. — Dulness in the head about noon, 8 . — 
The whole head is dull, as after taking cold ; the ears are stopped, and 
there is a drawing in both cheeks like rheumatism, 1 . — Dulness in the head 
in the morning, stupefaction with tearing and drawing in the whole head ; 
better in the afternoon,*. — Forehead. [30.] Tearing in the left frontal 
region (after four hours and a half), 1 . — Tearing pressure in the left side of 
the forehead, frequently intermitting, at 7 p.m.,. — Pressure upon the whole 
forehead, 1 . — Pressure in the right frontal region; on rubbing it extends into 
ttie left, where it also disappears on rubbing (after a quarter of an hour), 1 . 
— Pressure in the left frontal region, disappearing after rubbing, 1 . — Sudden 
pressure, as with a finger, on the right frontal region (after ten minutes), 1 . 
— Violent pressing headache, especially in the forehead, with a reflective 
sad mood (fifth day),'. — Pressing headache, especially on the forehead, on 
slight mental exertion (second day),*. — Pressing in the forehead on waking, 
in the morning (second day),*. — Painful pressing inward in the right frontal 
region (after an hour and three-quarters), 1 . — [40.] Painful boring in the 
left frontal eminence, disappearing on rubbing (after four hours and a 
half), 1 . — Violent sharp sticking in the forehead above the eye (after an 
hour), 1 . — Dull stitches twice in the left frontal region (after an hour and 
three-quarters), 1 . — A fine stitch like an electric spark in the left frontal 
eminence, at 7 p.m., 1 . — Temples. Transient tearing and sticking in the 
left temple,*. — Tearing in both temples in the open air, disappearing in the 
house (after two hours and three-quarters), 1 . — Violent drawing in the re- 
gion of the mastoid process, in the evening (second day),'. — Fine drawing 
with a cold sensation in the left temporal region (after two hours and a' 
half),*. — Tension and pressure in the temporal region, in the evening in 
bed (eighth day),'. — Pressing inward in the right temple, 1 . — [50.] Pressure 
in the right temple that disappears on rubbing, with yawning, an hour 
after dinner, 1 . — Slight transient pressure in the left temple, at 2 p.m., 1 . — 
— Vertex* Burrowing headache in the left side of the sinciput (after two 
hours), 1 . — Acute drawing from the vertex deep into the head, in the even- 
ing (second day),*. — Pressive tearing in the right portion of the sinciput, 
and in the orbital region, in the morning (third day), 1 . — Pressure on the 
vertex, and drawing and tearing in the temples,*. — Pressure extending 
from the vertex towards the occiput,*. — Pain, as from dulness, in the right 
side of the sinciput, at 5.30 p.m., 1 . — Parietals* Burning in small spots 
in the upper part of the right parietal bone, disappearing on rubbing (after 
half an hour), 1 . — Burning tearing in the left side of the head and in the 
occipital protuberance, in the afternoon (second day), 1 .— [60.] Tearing in the 
right parietal region, by the vertex (after two hours and three-quarters), 1 . 
— Tearing and sticking in the upper part of the right side of the head; on 
leaving this spot it occurs in the right side of the occiput, half an hour 
after dinner, 1 . — Tearing in the right side of the head, and immediately 
afterwards a stitch in the right ear, an hour after dinner, 1 . — Tearing and 
sticking in the right side of the head (after two hours), 1 . — Tearing in the 



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whole left side of the head (after two hours), 1 . — A blow followed by tear- 
ing iu a small spot in the left side of the head (after an hour), 1 . — Painful 
boring stitches in both sides of the head, occurring at intervals, afterwards 
extending farther forward, to the forehead (after four hours and a half), 1 . 
— Beating like a slow pulse on the right side of the head (after four 
hours), 1 . — Hammering or beating, four times in succession, in the left side 
of the head on entering the house, disappearing on sitting down ; after 
dinner, 1 . — Hammering in the left side of the head, with itching externally, 
while sitting after dinner, 1 . — [70.] Painful compression of both sides of the 
head posteriorly, with dulness, on motion (after four hours), 1 . — The left 
side of the, head seems numb and paralyzed,*. — Occiput and Ex- 
ternal Head* Tension of the occipital muscles (immediately), 8 . — On 
going into the house it seemed as if the blood suddenly rushed into the 
occiput (after an hour and three-quarters), 1 . — Pressure extending from the 
occiput forward, an hour after ainner, 1 . — Pressive pain in the left side of 
the occiput,*. — Pressure in the left side of the occiput, that continues even 
on moving the head, and always obliges him to hold the head forward, 
lasting from an hour after dinner till 6 p.m., 1 . — Dull pressure in a small 
spot on the occiput (after an hour), 8 . — Gnawing pain in the occipital re- 
gion, less on the left side, in the evening (second day), 8 . — Boring pain in a 
small spot on the left side of the occiput, 8 . — [80.] Sharp stitches in the 
occiput (after four hours and a half), 1 . — Tearing in three different places 
on the scalp at the same time, afterwards a tension with a feeling of sore- 
ness, as if the skin had been cut and reunited (after an hour and a half), 1 . 
— Itching, here and there, in the scalp, relieved by scratching, 1 . — Itching 
on the scalp, especially in the morning, 8 . 

Eye. — Twitching in the left eyebrow, lasting half an hour, followed by 
a sensation as if the skin were hanging down and preventing vision, at 6 
p.m., 1 . — Burning in the eyes, in the morning, on waking, but they are better 
after rising and walking about (second day), 1 . — Burning in the eyes, espe- 
cially in the evening by the light, 8 . — Burning in the eyes, in the open air, 8 . 
— Pressure and cutting in the eyes, with pressing out of tears, 8 . — Tearing 
sticking through the left eye, after dinner (third day), 1 . — [90.] Sticking in 
the left eye, relieved by rubbing, at 2.30 p.m., 1 . — Fine biting, with stitches 
like electric sparks, in both eyes, 1 . — Fine biting, as from salt, in the left 
eye, at 4 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Burning itching in the right eye, removed by 
rubbing, at 2 p.m., 1 . — Violent itching in the left eye, disappearing only 
after rubbing a lone time, at 9 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Biting itching in the 
right eye, removed by rubbing, 1 . — Biting itching in the left eye, removed 
by rubbing, but frequently returning, an hour after dinner (third day), 1 . — 
(The sensation as of sand in the right eye, that he had previously felt for 
four days, especially in the wind; the pressure and photophobia disap- 
peared entirely), (third day), 1 . — Orbit and Lids, Boring and sticking 
above the margin of the right orbit, so violent that she thought it would 
pierce the skull, on motion; on rubbing it disappeared, but the spot re- 
mained sensitive for a long time (after three-quarters of an hour), 1 . — A 
sharp sticking above the margin of the left orbit (after an hour and a 
half), 1 . — [100.] Slight agglutination of the lids, at night (first days), 8 . — 
Increased secretion from the meibomian glands, so that the lids easily be- 
came agglutinated day and night, 8 . — Frequent twitching in the left upper 
lid (after half an hour), 1 . — Jerking in the lids (first day), 8 . — Cramplike 
jerking in the left upper lid, 8 . — Burning in the right external canthus, al- 
ways removed by rubbing, but frequently returning, at 5 p.m., 1 . — Slight 



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inflammation of the inner surface of the lid (first days), 8 . — Itching of the 
left lower lid, removed by rubbing, at 7.30 p.m., 1 . — Itching in the right 
inner can thus, removed by rubbing, at 1.30 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Sticking 
in the left external canthus (after an hour and a half), 1 . — [110.] Corrosive 
biting in the left inner canthus, at 4 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Lachrymal 
Apparatus and Sail* Easy lachrymation, causing biting in the lids,*. 
— -Diminished lachrymation, and consequent dryness between the eyeballs 
and lids (first days),'. — Transient burning in the right eyeball, that for a 
moment causes lachrymation or dim vision, 8 . — Drawing through the eye- 
balls, 8 . — Pressure in the eyeballs (first days), 8 . — Vision. Diminished vis- 
ual power (through the proving), 1 . — Dimness of vision and watering of the 
eyes, on writing, with burning in the outer canthi (after two hours and a 
half), 1 . — Dimness of vision, with sleepiness (after an hour and a half), 1 . — 
At a distance he sees less distinctly than usual (throughout the proving), 1 . 
— [120.] A fog before both eyes, and a sensation as if many small glisten- 
ing bodies were moving back and forth before the vision, at 2 p.m., while 
writing, 1 . — Fog before the right eye, with lachrymation; could scarcely see 
the paper; an hour and a half after dinner, 1 . — On looking at an object, 
dark clouds extend over the field of vision (after an hour and a quarter), 1 . 

Ear* — Burning in the left ear, extending from within outward, lasting 
a quarter of an hour, at 5.30 p.m., 1 . — Sensation of rawness in the left ear, 
as if a feather were in it, without itching, at 2.30 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Vio- 
lent tearing just in front of the left ear (after four hours and a half), 1 . — A 
fine tearing just beneath the right auricle (after half an hour), 1 . — Tearing 
in the ears, 3 . — Two painful beatings in the right ear, with heat coming out 
of it, followed by somewhat increased warmth, that continued for a long 
time, 1 . — Boring in the ears, with a sensation as if something were in them, 
though without effect upon hearing, with great dryness in the throat, 1 . — 
[130.] Sharp sticking into the left ear, removed by rubbing, 1 . — Fine stick- 
ing in the left outer ear (after two hours), 1 . — Sticking in the ears, 8 . — Burn- 
ing stitches in front of the right ear, at 2 p.m. (fifth day), 1 . — Sensation as 
though the right ear were stopped, 8 . — Itching in the ear, 1 . — Itching in the 
right ear, 1 . — Itching in the left ear, disappearing on boring into it, at 8 
p.m., 1 . — Rearing* Tones reach the ear as through a great noise (eleventh 
day), 8 . — Loud noises increase the roaring in the ears (eleventh day), 8 . — 
[l46.] Sudden roaring in the ears (eleventh day), 8 . — Cracking in the left 
ear (ninth day), 8 . — Singing in the left ear, at 5 p.m. (sixth day), 1 . — Fine 
ringing in the left ear, at 5.45 p.m., 1 . 

Jftbse. — Increased discharge of mucus from the nose, 18 . — The nasal 
mucus rapidly becomes thick and profuse, and causes tension and pain in 
the nose, 8 . — Coryza ; he could scarcely get air enough through the nose, 1 . 
— Violent stopped coryza, 8 . — Sneezing and coryza, in the morniug (third 
day), 1 . — Sneezing, with sore pain in the chest, 8 . — [150.] Sneezing, causing 
a violent bursting pain in the chest, 8 . — Great irritation to sneeze in the 
right nostril, followed by sneezing, 1 . — Soreness in the left nostril, 8 . — The 
nose seems sore internally, 8 . — Dryness in the nose, 8 . — Tearing extending 
up into the left nostril (after two hours), 1 . — Tickling in the nose (after half 
an hour), 1 . — Tickling in the left nostril, disappearing after scratching (after 
a quarter of an hour), 1 . — Crawling in the left nostril, at 7 p.m. /.—Sensa- 
tion of prickling, as from an acrid vapor, in the upper part of the nose, at 
2.30 p.m., 1 . — [160.] Itching in the right nostril, disappearing on scratch- 
ing, 1 . — Itching in the left nostril, disappearing on rubbing, at 2 p.^., 1 . — It 
seems as though he had an offensive breath (after one hour), 1 . 



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Face* — Color of the face pale, almost earthy, all the afternoon, 1 . — Ten- 
sive spasmodic drawing in various parts of the face (first day), 8 . — Tensive 
spasmodic drawing in the left half of the face, in the evening, in bed (eighth 
day), s . —Spasmodic drawing extending from the right superciliary ridge to 
the zygoma, soon,*. — Burning in the face, especially about the chin, every 
morning, followed by desquamation, 1 . — A paralyzed sensation in the right 
half of the face, 8 . — Cramplike paralyzed sensation in the left half of the 
face (first day), 8 . — [170.] Crawling in various parts of the face (first day), 8 . 
— Cheeks* Redness of the cheeks, without sensation of either external 
or internal heat, even with a cold skin, 1 . — Burning in the left cheek and 
corner of the mouth, that is removed by rubbing, but returns, 1 . — Burning 
in the left cheek, as if near a glowing hot iron, at 8.30 p.m., soon disappear- 
ing (second day), 1 . — Tearing in the right cheekbone, extending to the ear 
(after twelve hours),* 8 . — Tearing iu the left zygoma, removed by rubbing 
(after three hours), 1 . — Cramplike pain in the left cheek (second day), 8 . — 
Burning on the right malar bone, that is removed by rubbing (after two 
hours), 1 . — A sensation in both malar bones as if one pulled them forcibly 
upward, removed by rubbing (after three-quarters of an hour), 1 . — Itching 
on the malar bone, beneath the left eye, relieved after rubbing, 1 . — Lips. 
[180.] Lips cracked, 1 . — Twitching in both lips, so that he woke, during 
the morning nap (eleventh day), 1 ; — Burning in the fossa, above the upper 
lip, that is removed by rubbing (after an hour and a quarter), 1 . — Jaws* 
Swelling beneath the right lower jaw, so great that the skin was tense; a 
drawing, with pain, extending into the ear, 8 . — Crawling and twitching in 
the lower jaw, 8 . — Violent cracking in the left articulation of the jaw, al- 
ways on opening the mouth, 1 . — Cramp in the lower jaw (first and second 
days), 8 . — It seems as though be could not open the mouth, on account of 
an impediment in the articulation of the jaw, at 6.30 a.m. (second day), 1 . 

Mouth* — Teeth and Tongue* Tearing in the teeth, that starts 
from the ear, 8 .— Jerking and tearing in the root of a right lower hollow 
tooth, frequently throbbing like an ulcer, from afternoon till evening, 
though frequently intermitting, with a sensation of icy coldness coming 
out of the tips of the teeth (after two hours and a quarter), 1 . — [190.] 
Drawing in various teeth in the upper jaw (first day), 8 .— -Stitches in a right 
upper back tooth, that is removed by pressure, after dinner, 1 . — Sudden 
dryness of the tongue posteriorly, lasting three-quarters of an hour (after 
two houre), 1 . — Biting on the tongue posteriorly, as from tobacco (after an 
hour and a half), 1 . — Itching burning on the tip of the tongue (after a 
quarter of an hour), 1 . — Taste and Saliva* Sour taste in tlie mouth*. — 
Fatty taste in the mouth, the whole forenoon, 1 . — Fatty taste in the mouth 
and on the palate (immediately), 1 . — Insipid taste and tenacious mucus in 
the mouth, 8 . — Profuse accumulation of saliva in the mouth, frequently inter- 
mitting and returning, 1 . — [200.] Saliva as white as snow collects in the 
mouth for a long time (after half an hour), 1 . — General Mouth* Dry- 
ness in the mouth and throat, in the morning, on waking (second day), 1 . — 
Pricking on the palate posteriorly, lasting a long time, at 2 p.m., 1 . 

Throat* — Rawness in the throat, with a sensation as of a hard sub- 
stance that could not be swallowed (after three-quarters of an hour), 1 . — 
Rawness in the throat, frequently coming and going (after a quarter of an 
hour), 1 . — Burning in the right side of the throat internally, 8 . — Rawness in 
a long streak in the throat, that provokes a short cough (after three- 
quarters of an hour), 1 . — Rawness in the throat, in the morning, provoking 
cough (third and fourth days), 1 . — Inflammation of the throat, 1 . — Much 



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tenacious mucus in the throat, 8 . — [210.] Mucus in the throat, that cannot 
be raised by hawking (after half an hour), 1 . — The throat is completely 
dried up for four days,'. — Throat dry, with a sour taste in the mouth,'. — 
Sensation of dryness in the throat on empty swallowing, at 7 p.m., 1 . — Al- 
most constant dryness in the throat, especially noticed on empty swallow- 
ing, that is relieved for a long time by eating, 1 . — The throat is very dry in 
the morning, with a sensation as if cold air penetrated, which she was con- 
stantly obliged to swallow ; swallowing was very difficult, though food and 
drink passed very easily through the pharynx and oesophagus,*. — Scraping 
in the throat, that seems raw and dried up,'. — Scraping in the throat, caus- 
ing slight hacking (after an hour), 1 . — Choking and constriction in the 
throat, especially in the morning and evening, though also frequently 
through the day, 1 . — Crawling irritation in the left side of the throat on 
coughing (after one hour and a quarter), 1 . — [220.] Sensation of an acrid 
vapor in the throat, 1 . — Fauces and Pharynx. Dryness in the fauces, 
without thirst (first day),*. — Burning extending up the pharynx, in the 
evening (first day),*. — Burning in the pharynx, as from alcoholic drinks or 
as from pepper, that continued to extend farther down till it reached the 
stomach (after half an hour), 1 . — When lying on the back with the head 
inclined forward upon the chest, in the morning in bed, there is a sensation 
in the throat as if something compressed the larynx, almost stopping the 
breath, only disappearing on speedily changing the position (fifth day), 1 . — 
Sensation in the throat on empty swallowiug as if a foreign substance were 
hanging down ; it seems as though it could be raised by hawking, with 
ineffectual attempts for a long time, till it provoked vomiting, when two 
pieces of a thick brown glutinous substance, as large as hazelnuts, were forc- 
ibly ejected, after which the dryness in the throat on swallowing disap- 
peared for a short time, at 8 a.m., 1 . — Very difficult swallowing on account 
of dryness in the throat, 2 . 

Stomach. — Appetite and Tfitrst. Appetite diminished (first 
day),*. — In the evening she had no appetite, could eat only bread, 1 . — De- 
sire for soft eggs, that she relished (second day), 1 . — [230.] She relished 
soup and potatoes; had no desire for meat, though without aversion to it, 1 . 
— She was averse to meat at noon, when at last she ate it it had no taste 
(second day), 1 . — She had no desire for anything except bread ; she was 
averse to meat, and the thought of anything except bread gave rise to the 
sensation of the hateful taste and odor of the drug, at 2.30 p.m., 1 . — She is 
averse even to bread, however she can eat it ; soup she cannot (second 
day), 1 . — Thirst in the evening,*. — Thirst all day, though not excessive, 1 . — 
Hiccough and Eructations. Violent hiccough, at 9 p.m. (third 
day), 1 . — Violent nauseous eructations, in the evening, 1 . — Frequent burning 
eructations,*. — Frequent empty eructations (after an hour and three- 
auarters), 1 . — [240.] Eructations from time to time, usually tasting of the 
drug or of urine (after three-quarters of an hour), 1 . — Eructations of a 
quantity of tasteless water (after half an hour), 1 . — Eructations of the beef 
that had been eaten, two hours after dinner, 1 . — Eructations tasting of the 
drug, followed by burning in the oesophagus (after three-quarters of an 
hour), 1 . — Empty eructations, during dinner, 1 . — Ineffectual inclination to 
eructate, in the morning (second day), 1 . — Nausea and Vomiting. 
Frightful nausea and aversion to food during dinner, 1 . — Constant nausea 
and inclination to vomit, with paleness of the face, after eating, lasting all 
the afternoon, even in the open air, 1 . — Very much nauseated and qualmish; 
a rising from the stomach up into the throat, an hour after dinner, 1 . — 



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Nausea and sensitiveness in the stomach, at 8 a.m., 1 . — [250.] Nausea 
amounting even to vomiting, after dinner (after a quarter of an hour), 1 . — 
Nausea in the stomach, with eructations of a urinous taste (after half an 
hour), 1 . — Nausea and pressure upon the chest; sensation as if one had 
swallowed too large a morsel, and rising of gases towards the throat, 
almost as in heartburn, 1 . — Nausea, with constrictive pain in the intestines, 
extending to the stomach, with dry cough and stitches beneath the ster- 
num, 1 . — Nausea and qualmishness in the stomach, 1 . — Nausea and qualm- 
ishness, disappearing after 4 p.m., after coffee ; the distressing eructations 
and the taste, however, continued till 5 p.m., and the cheerfulness and 
natural color of the face returned, 1 . — Nausea and qualmishness, with accu- 
mulation of saliva in the mouth (after three-quarters of an hour), 1 . — Slight 
nausea during dinner,'. — Sudden inclination to vomit ; the stomach seems 
to turn over; after eructations twice it disappears (after an hour and 
three-quarters), 1 . — General Stomach, Distension in the stomach and 
abdomen, with frequent eructations and emission of flatus, 1 . — [260.] The 
stomach is sensitive to external pressure, 1 . — Rumbling in the stomach, fol- 
lowed by eructation (after five minutes), 1 . — The stomach and abdomen 
seem eviscerated, in the morning (second day), 1 . — Contraction and con- 
striction in the stomach, 8 . — Sensation of pressure in the stomach, that does 
not last long (after two hours), 1 . — Pressure in the stomach, with a sensation 
as if she would eructate, at 3" p.m., 1 . — Pressure in the stomach and oesoph- 
agus, disappearing after eructations (after three-quarters of an hour), 1 . — 
Frequent pressure in the stomach, followed by offensive exhalations, at 
times with, at times without eructations into the mouth (after an hour and 
a half), 1 . — Pressure in the pit of the stomach, after drinking fresh water 
(first day), 8 . — Pressure in the pit of the stomach, 1 . — [270.] Pressure in the 
pit of the stomach; disappearing on external pressure (after one hour and 
a half), 1 . — Pressure and burning rising up from the stomach, in the open 
air (after an hour), 1 . — Burning sensation in the pit of the stomach (after 
half an hour), 1 . — Sensation of burning in the stomach, with general dis- 
comfort (after two hours), 1 . — Painful stitches in the epigastric region three 
or four times, with rising of warmth and disappearance of the coldness in 
the stomach (after three hours), 1 . — Some dull stitches in succession in the 
left side of the epigastric region, and immediately afterwards under the 
left mamma (after three-quarters of an hour), 1 . — Sensation as if something 
were twisting about in the stomach, with inclination to vomit (after three- 
quarters of an hour), 1 . — Acute fasting sensation in the stomach (after an 
hour and three-quarters), 1 . — It seemed to her as if something twisted up- 
ward from the stomach, half an hour after dinner, 1 . — Bruised sensation in 
the left side of the stomach, where it is also painful to pressure, disappear- 
ing on rubbing, a quarter of an hour after eating, 1 . — [280.] Bruised sen- 
sation in the epigastric region (after two hours), 1 . — Soreness in a very small 
spot in the stomach, lasting a half hour (after five minutes), 1 . — The stomach 
is sore internally, not externally (after three-quarters of an hour), 1 . — Sen- 
sation as if the stomach were filled full of water up to the throat (after 
half an hour), 1 . — Sensation of great warmth in the epigastric region, with 
a feeling as if sweat would break out, at 1 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Heat as if 
fire were in the stomach, extending into the pectoral region (after a quarter 
of an hour), 1 . — Feeling of coldness in the stomach, as if ice were lying in 
it (after three hours), 1 . — Feeling of coldness in the stomach (immedi- 
ately), 1 . 

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hypochondrium ; on ceasing there it extended to the left side,*. — Sticking- 
pressive pain in the region of the liver and spleen, 1 . — [290.] Dull stitches 
in the hepatic region, on walking in the open air (after one hour), 8 . — 
Umbilicus atld Sides* Pinching about the umbilicus, in the evening 
(second day)/. — A sudden, fine, cutting pain around the abdomen above 
the umbilicus, as if a sabre were drawn from the left to the right side (after 
one hour), 1 . — Violent cutting colic, extending from the umbilicus to the 
pit of the stomach, and somewhat acrid eructations, after dinner (fourth 
day),*. — Painful piercing stitch deep in the right side of the abdomen, 
opposite the navel, extending like lightning to the right side and making 
her start, at 2 p.m., 1 . — Transient burning in a small spot below the left 
side of the navel, in the morning (third day), 1 . — General Abdomen* 
Distension of the abdomen, only slightly relieved by the emission of flatus, 
in the morning (third day), 1 . — Abdomen distended by gas after the morn- 
ing soup (after one hour and a half), 1 . — Great fulness in the abdomen ; it 
seems distended by gas, at 8 p.m., 1 . — The abdomen seems tympanitic (after 
one hour and a half), 1 . — [300.] Rumbling and moving in the abdomen 
preceding every eructation (after a quarter of an hour), 1 . — Rumbling and 
movements in the whole abdomen (after four hours and a half), 1 . — Slight 
rumbling, rather severe griping and distension in the abdomen after supper, 
followed by emission of flatus and relief of the symptoms, several days 
(after ten days), 8 . — Slight griping and rumbling in the abdomen (first 
days), 8 . — Frequent emission of flatus, followed by the usual stool, with 
pinching in the whole abdomen, and after the stool pressure, without result, 
and some eructations (after three-quarters of an hour) ,* (she had had a 
stool previous to taking the drug), 1 . — Frequent emission of flatus affording 
relief, at 7.30 p.m., 1 .— Emission of offensive flatus, especially in the even- 
ing, 8 . — Hot risings from the abdomen into the chest; the* sensation seems to 
vanish towards evening (first day), 8 . — Emission of much offensive flatus in 
the evening, preceded by some griping in the abdomen (third day), 8 . — 
Accumulation of flatus in several places in the abdomen causing griping, 
after supper, 8 . — [310.] It always causes renewed flatulence in the abdomen, 
which is very much distended thereby, 1 . — Movements in the abdomen pre- 
ceding, accompanying, and following the usual stool, 1 . — Movements in the 
abdomen extending below the left breast, almost like a bubbling, as if 
diarrhoea would occur, half an hour after dinner (third day), 1 . — Cutting 
colic for some minutes before the stool (first day), 8 . — Cutting colic, in the 
evening, before going to bed (sixth and seventh days), 8 . — Cutting colic, re- 
lieved or removed after the emission of flatus, 8 . — Pressure, here and there, 
in the abdomen aud in the lumbar and sacral regions, as if distended by 
flatulence, in the morning (third day), 1 . — Slight griping in the abdomen 
after warm food and drink, 8 . — Burrowing and griping in the upper abdo- 
men, especially while sitting, with some eructations (fourteenth day), 8 . — 
Burrowing and cutting pain in the upper abdomen, usually an hour after 
eatiug or drinking, 8 . — [320.] Cutting movements extending from the ab- 
domen into the chest (fourth day), 8 . — Cutting paiu in the abdomen, with 
watery diarrhoea and tenesmus (relieved by Chamomilla), (thirteenth 
day), 1 . — Awakened by cutting pains in the whole abdomen, at 4 a.m., fol- 
lowed by a liquid stool without relief; she had two stools within ten min- 
utes, after which the pains were relieved (second day), 1 . — Pinching pain 
in some small spots in the abdomen, 8 . — The bowels are painful as if beaten, 
after the stool, at 7 a.m., 1 . — The intestines are painful, as after long con- 
stipation, on every motion of the trunk, with great distension of the abdo- 



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men, lasting a long time, 1 . — Hypoaastrium and Iliac Region. 

Burrowing and cutting paiu in the lower abdomen, aggravated by eating 
and drinking, and also while walking and standing, relieved by sitting 
bent over,'. — Burning in the left flank (after two hours), 1 . — Pain like a 
pinching in the right inguinal region, not wholly relieved by rubbing, but 
only by standing up (after one hour), 1 . — Acute drawing from the inguinal 
region into the testicle of the same side, in the left and right side alter- 
nately, for several days, 8 . — [330.] Drawing extending from the inguinal 
region into the testicles,'. 

Rectum and Anus* — Burning and stitches in the rectum, 1 . — Some 
burning in the anus, after a normal stool, 1 . — Pressing pain in the anus, 
after a stool,'. — Crawling in the anus,*. — Some stitches in the anus,*. — Itch- 
ing in the anus, that disappears after scratching, in the afternoon (third 
day), 1 . — Stool normal, only very brown, 1 . — Desire for stool, without evacu- 
ation; after an hour a pasty evacuation suddenly occurs, 1 . — The evacua- 
tion of the bowels was natural (very pastv), but only resulted with effort 
and after long straining (third day),'. — [340.] Anxious pressure to stool; 
at first only some flatus is passed, afterwards some pasty faeces with effort 
(twelfth and thirteenth days),*. 

Stool* — Diarrhma. Purging two or three times a day, 1 . — Purging, 
in the evening, 1 . — Stool three times in one day, very soft, preceded by 
movement and cutting in the abdomen, 1 . — Evacuation of very soft faeces, 
at 9 p.m., preceded and followed by cutting in the abdomen; after the 
stool, burning, like fire, in the anus (second day), 1 . — Stool soft, once or 
twice a day,*. — Soft stool, at 7 p.m., 1 . — Constipation. A hard evacua- 
tion, with great pressure, with some relief of the colic (after thirty-six 
hours),*. — After long-continued pressure at stool, a hard evacuation with 
great exertion (second day),*. — The stool is less frequent than usual, hard, 
and evacuated with the greatest effort (third and fourth days),'. — [350.] 
Stool scanty, firm, without pressure (third day), 1 . — Dragging and pressure 
to stool, that is only passed tome hours afterwards, hard, dry, and with 
effort,*. — Very firm stool (second day), 1 . — Firm stool, in the evening, with 
pressure (second day), 1 . — Stool, in the morning, very much delayed, other- 
wise normal, 1 . — No stool, only frequent ineffectual desire thereto (second 
day), 1 . — No stool (second and third days), 1 . 

Urinary Organs. — Bladder and Urethra. Pressure upon 
the bladder, . — Slight burning in the urethra, during micturition, 2 . — Burn- 
ing in the urethra, during micturition, 1 . — [360.] Itching in the urethra,'. 
— Micturition. Frequent micturition, in the afternoon, though but 
little at a time, 1 . — He passes very much urine (second day), 1 . — Frequent 
micturition, without burning,'. — Frequent micturition, with itching in the 
urethra,*. — Frequent pressure and urging to urinate; frequent emission of 
only a few drops of urine,'. — Burning during micturition,*. — Diminished 
secretion of urine, especially at night (fourth day),*. — The urine seems di- 
minished (first day), 1 . — (Normal stream of urine ; formerly he had always 
a very thin stream; curative action),'. — Urine. [370.] Urine increased 
and clear, in the afternoon,'. — The urine seems to be increased and rather 
pale; deposits a slight cloud (seventh day), 1 . — Urine increased in quantity, 
pale, clear (first day),'. — Urine pale, in the evening, 1 . — The urine is very 
watery in color (after one hour), 1 . — The urine is less pale than usual, and 
deposits a thick cloudy sediment, an hour after dinner, 1 . — The urine is pale, 
somewhat yellow, and soon deposits a flocculent sediment on the sides of 
the vessel (after two hours), 1 . — Urine, at night, more scanty and darker 



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colored, 8 . — The urine seems greenish, 1 . — The urine becomes turbid over 
nighty like muddy water, and deposits a clayey sediment, 1 . — [380.] The 
urine is very deep yellow; deposits a slight cloud, 1 . — The urine soon de- 
posits a thin cloud, and remains clear, 1 .— -During the first twelve hours the 
urine was scanty and clear, afterwards natural and orange-yellow,'. 

Sexual Organs* — Mule* Acute drawing in the upper portion of 
the peuis, in the evening (first day), 9 . — Sticking-cutting pain in tne penis,*. 
— Burning stitches in the root of the penis, at 3 p.m. (fifth day), 1 . — Itching 
on the penis, close to the scrotum, at 2 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Pressure in the 
region of the prostate gland, 5 . — Scrotum relaxed,*. — The testicles are swollen 
and painful to. touch alternately for several days, 8 . — [390.] The right tes- 
ticle is somewhat swollen and painful to touch (first day), 8 . — Drawing pain 
in the left testicle,*. — Testicles retracted, painful, 8 . — As soon as he falls 
asleep again, in the morning, he has erections and emissions (first day), 8 . 
— Erections and emissions (first night), 8 . — Erection, without fantasy, in 
the forenoon, 1 . — Profuse emissions, at night (second day), 8 . — Female* 
Leucorrhoea of thin white mucus,*. — Preceding the menses, cutting pain in 
the abdomen and small of the back, 1 . — Menses nine days too early, pre- 
ceded and accompanied by cutting pain in the abdomen and small of the 
back, followed by headache, like a sticking, in the left side of the head and 
vertex, five evenings in succession, from 7 o'clock till morning, when it 
always disappeared on rising; the discharge was scanty and black, with 
weakness of the hands and feet, 1 . — [400.] Meuses four days too early; on 
their appearance in the evening, griping in the abdomen ; they were usu- 
ally accompanied by diarrhoea; the discharge was at first scanty; it in- 
creased till the fourth day, 1 . 

Respiratory Organs. — Trachea and Voice. Spasmodic con- 
striction iu the trachea, often disturbing sleep, at night (sixth day), 8 . — 
Tickling in the trachea, provoking cough,*. — Hoarseness; cannot talk loud 
easily; soon disappearing (after one hour), 1 . — Cough and Expecto- 
ration. Frequent hacking cough, with increasing rawness in the larynx 
(after one hour), 1 . — Several paroxysms of cough, at 6.15 p.m. (second day), 1 . 
— Some paroxysms of cough at 2 p.m., and frequently afterwards (fifth 
day), 1 . — Frequent hacking cough, in the morning, 1 . — Inclination to cough, 
in the morning (second day), 1 . — Dry hacking cough (after three-quarters 
of an hour), 1 . — [*10.] Expectoration of a lump of firm mucus, after hawk- 
ing a long time, after breakfast (third day), 1 . — Hawking of mucus three- 
quarters of an hour after dinner, 1 . — A frequent sensation as if caused by 
acrid smoke, without expectoration, in the afternoon (third day), 1 . 

Chest. — Violent pressure in the upper part of the chest, extending to 
between the shoulders, at 2 p.m., 1 . — Oppression of the chest on ascending a 
height, on account of great distension of the abdomen, greatly relieved by 
frequent emission of flatus, at 3 p.m., 1 . — The whole chest is painful, as if 
beaten (after one hour and a quarter), 1 . — Rush of blood to the chest, with 
dry heat in the face (after half an hour), 8 . — Anxious and warm about the 
chest for a long time (after an hour and a quarter), 1 . — Anxiety in the chest, 
with frequent shivering, all the forenoon, 8 . — Bubbling, as from a liquid or 
as from a spasm, extending from the middle of the chest to the stomach 
(after a quarter of an hour), 1 . — [420.] Transient cutting pain through the 
chest, in the evening, 8 . — Sticking tearing externally in the pectoral region, 
at 10 a.m. (third day), 1 . — Painful sensation of constriction in the middle of 
the chest, lasting but a short time (after half an hour), 1 . — Burning in the 
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the lower portion of the sternum (after half an hour, and again later), 1 . — 
Pressure externally on the lower portion of the sternum, not affecting res- 
piration (after two hours), 1 . — Burning on the ensiform cartilage, 1 . — Sharp 
pressure beneath the left short ribs (after eleven hours), 8 .— -Burning on 
the right lower ribs, 1 . — Sticking pain beneath the left ribs, aggravated by 
stretching up the body, 2 . — [430.] Dull sticking beneath the short ribs 
(second and third days), 1 . — Pinching sensation in the first right false rib, 
at 7.15 P.M., 1 . — Pinching sticking inthe left pectoral region, not affecting 
respiration, at 2.30 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Intermitting tearing in the left 
costal region, opposite the pit of the stomach, at 9 a.m. (third day), 1 . — A 
violent stitch in the upper part of the right side, uear the sternum, as from 
a glowing hot needle; the nreast continued to burn for a long time; at 2 
p.m. (third day), 1 . — A violent sharp stitch in the chest, by the right axilla 
(after one hour and a half), 1 . — A fine stitch in the middle of the left clav- 
icle, followed by a twinging sensation (after one hour and a quarter), 1 . — A 
stitch in the right clavicle, in the morning (fifth day), 1 . — Jktanimce* A 
very long stitch beneath the left mamma (after two hours and a half), 1 . — 
A sharp stitch in the mamma, extending forward, while standing (after 
two hours and a half J, 1 .-— [440.] Some dull stitches beneath the left mamma, 
that disappear on rubbing, but return; at the same time, fine tearing in 
the right ring and middle fingers (after one hour and a half), 1 . — Stitches 
near the right nipple, 1 . — A pain, almost like a sticking, beneath and behind 
the left mamma, disappearing after rubbing, followed by warmth over the 
whole body (after two hours), 1 . — Tearing in the right mamma, lasting half 
an hour (after two hours), 1 . 

Heart and JPul8e 4 — Pressure at the heart,'. — Bruised feeling at the 
heart,*. — Pulse 65, three-quarters of an hour after dinner, 1 . — Pulse 65 and 
rather full (after two hours), 1 . — Pulse 65, rather small (after one hour and 
a half ), 1 .— Pulse 60 (after one hour and a half J, 1 .— [450.] Pulse 55 (after 
two hours and a half ),\ 

Neck and Back, — Neck. Hard tensive pressure on the nape; she 
was obliged to hold the head forward and could not turn it, in the after- 
noon (fifth day), 1 . — Cracking in the joints of the nape on raising the head 
(after two hours), 1 . — Tearing in the muscles of the right side of the neck, 
whence it extends into the right malar bone, together with tearing in two 
right upper molars, 1 . — Sensation as if a warm breath extended up the 
nape with an agreeable feeling (after two hours), 1 . — Drawing and stiffness 
in the right cervical muscles, not aggravated by motion but by touch, 8 . — 
Back* Pressure extending forward from both sides of the back, 1 . — Fine 
sticking, three times in the back, behind the left mamma (after five min- 
utes), 1 .-— Sudden sticking in the region of the right lower false ribs, by the 
spine; the place is also sensitive to pressure (after one hour and a half), 1 . 
— Dornal. A sharp stitch between the shoulders, more to the left, and 
repeated on bending the arm backward to point out the spot, three-quarters 
of an hour after dinner, 1 . — [460.] Burning tearing on the lower end of the 
left scapula, frequently intermitting, at 7 a.m. (seventh day), 1 . — Burning 
on the upper margin of the left scapula, disappearing on rubbing, 1 . — Some 
sharp and painful stitches in the left scapula towards the axilla (after 
three-quarters of an hour), 1 . — Stitches in the lower end of the left scapula, 
lasting a long time, 1 . — Itching stitches on the left scapula, by the axilla 
(after four hours), 1 . — Lumbar. Painful pressure in the small of the 
back, disappearing of itself, and on feeling the part with the left hand he 
experiences a painful stitch in the left shoulder (after one hour and three- 



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quarters), 1 . — Pain in the small of the back as if sprained, especially on 
stooping,*. — Pain in the small of the back, especially violent while sitting,*. 
— A sharp stitch in the left lumbar region (after one hour and a quarter), 1 . 
— Weakness and pulsation in the limbs on returning from a short walk, in 
the afternoon,*. — [470.] Throbbing and pressure, at times very violent, in 
the sacrum (fifth and sixth days),*. 

Extremities.-rTe&ring-drtwmg pain in the knees, left shoulder, 
upper arm, and left side of the chest,*. — Bruised sensation in the thighs, 
arms, and back, as after great exertion (first day),*. — Paralyzed sensation 
in the left arm and left lower extremity (third and fourth days),*. 

Superior Extremities* — Powerlessness of both arms, as far as the 
fingers, with tearing-drawing pain,*. — Rheumatic pains alternately in the 
scapulae, shoulders, cervical and pectoral muscles, but worst in the right 
cervical muscles and right scapula, several days,*. — Shoulder and 
Arm. Rheumatic pains in the shoulders, muscles of the shoulders and 
nape, in the morning in bed, disappearing after motion,*. — Rheumatic pain 
in the left shoulder, in the morning (first days),*. — Tearing drawing in the 
left shoulder,'. — Burning, almost cutting tearing, in the left axilla, when 
the arm is at rest or in motion, at 6.30 p.m., 1 . — -[480.] Tearing extending 
from the right shoulder-joint to the middle of the upper arm (after one 
hour and a half), 1 . — Tearing in the anterior surface of the right upper 
arm, with yawning (after two hours and a half), 1 . — Fine tearing extending 
from the anterior surface of the middle of the upper arm to the wrist, in 
the house (after one hour), 1 . — Elbow and Iforearm* Tearing in the 
external condyle of the right elbow (after two hours), 1 . — Frequent tearing 
in the inner condyle of the left elbow (after one hour and a half), 1 . — Dull 
pain in the elbow-joint, in the morning, especially on moving it (second 
day),*. — Stitches in the left arm, below the elbow,*. — Tearing in the an- 
terior surface of the right forearm, in the forenoon (seventh day), 1 . — Vio- 
lent painful tearing extending from the bend of the elbow to the wrist, 
along the outer side towards the little finger, in which the pain is most 
severe; on rubbing the pain is relieved everywhere, except in the joints; 
the spot is also sensitive to pressure (after one hour and a half), 1 . — Tearing 
on the outer surface of the right forearm towards the wrist, as if in the 
bone (after t ha1f an hour), 1 . — [490.] Blight tearing extending from the 
inner surface of the middle of the forearm to the middle of the wrist, dis- 
appearing on rubbing (after one hour and three-quarters), 1 . — Stitches in 
the right radius,*. — Bruised pain on the outer surface of the middle of the 
left forearm, at 6 p.m. (second day), 1 . — Burning on the inner surface of the 
left forearm, near the wrist (after two hours and three-quarters), 1 . — Burn- 
ing on the outer surface of the right forearm, disappearing on rubbing, at 
1 p.m., 1 . — Wrist and Hand. Tearing in the right wrist, 1 . — Two fine 
tearings extending forward from the outer condyle of the right wrist, in 
the open air (after one hour), 1 . — Tearing above the right wrist, extending 
to the ball of the thumb, removed by rubbing (after two hours and three- 
quarters), 1 . — Two fine stitches on the outer condyle of the right wrist, 
three-quarters of an hour after dinner, 1 . — A pinching transversely across 
the back of the left hand on allowing the hand to hang down, in the even- 
ing while walking, 1 . — [500.] Burning tearing on the inner margin of the 
right hand, towards the little finger, at 2.30 p.m. (fifth day), 1 . — 1 earing on 
the inner margin of the right hand, towards the little finger, as if the flesh 
would be torn from the bone ; on rubbing a burning, and though it imme- 
diately disappeared it returned and at last disappeared of itself, 1 . — Stick- 



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ing crawling in the palm of the right hand (after five hours), 1 . — Stitches 
in the right hand, between the metacarpal bone of the thumb and index 
finger, 1 . — Acute drawing in the hand, 3 . — Tearing in all the fingers towards 
the back of the hand, on washing the hand in cold water ; it disappears 
after drying them, 1 . — Fingers* Tearing above the ball of the left thumb* 
at 9.30 a.m. (third day), 1 . — Fine tearing extending down the middle pha- 
lanx of the right index finger (after three hours and a half), 1 . — Tearing 
jerking in the left little finger, as if in the marrow (after five hours), 1 . — 
Violent jerking tearing in the bones of the right middle finger (after four 
hours and a half), 1 . — [510.] Violent jerking and tearing deep in the right 
middle finger (after four hours aud a half ), . — Drawing and burrowing in 
the right thumb, as if it would suppurate, 2 . — A sharp stitch above and 
between the right thumb and index finger, as if in the bone, frequently 
returning (after one hour), 1 . — A sharp stitch above the ball of the right 
thumb (after one hour), 1 . — Numbness in different fingers, 3 . — Ulcerative 
pain on the right little finger, under both sides of the nail, both by itself, 
and especially when pressed upon, in the morning, on waking, lasting all 
day, with pressive^headache that disappears on rising and walking about 
(eighth day), 1 . 

Inferior Extremities. — Feeling of stiffness in the lower extremi- 
ties, when walking (first day), 3 . — Weakness of the lower extremities and 
trembling of the knees, while standing (second day), 1 . — Sensation of weari- 
ness in the lower extremities and burning in the soles of the feet, while 
sitting, less while walking, at 4.30 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Drawing pain in 
the right leg, aggravated by talking or motion, 1 . — Hip ana Thigh. 
[520.] Tearing in the left hip, disappearing on rubbing (after three- 
quarters of an hour), 1 . — Tearing in the right hip (after half an hour), 1 . — 
Tearing in the right hip extending backward, at 2.30 p.m., while walking, 1 . 
— Tearing in the thighs, 1 . — Tearing on the right thigh, above the knee 
(tenth day), 1 . — Slight tearing in the inner and lower portion of the right 
thigh, at 1 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Tensive pain od the inner surface of the 
thigh, near the knee, especially on walking (eighth and ninth days), 3 . — 
Acute drawing in the left trochanter (third day), 3 . — Pinching or tense 
sensation in a small spot in the middle of the inner surface of the left 
thigh, at 1 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Dull stitches in the left natis, at 3.30 p.m. 
(fifth day), 1 . — [530.] Throbbing pain on the inner side of the right thigh, 
in the forenoon (second day), 3 . — Twitching on the posterior surface of the 
left thigh, after dinner, 1 . — Kxtee. Weakness of the knees aud stitches in 
them, so that he could not easily stand, 1 . — Soreness, as if denuded, in the 
bend of the knee, as in little children, 1 . — Tension in the hollow of the left 
knee, as if the tendous were too short, 1 . — A stiff pain in the knees, when 
walking (after five hours), 3 . — Tearing on the inner surface of the right 
knee (after one hour and a half), 1 . — Tearing in the right knee, with ulcera- 
tive pain ; on rubbing, the tearing at first disappears, and afterwards the 
pain (after three hours and a half), 1 . — Coarse stitches in the large fleshy 
part of the bend of the left knee, in the morning on waking (second day), 1 . 
— Stitches in the right knee, 3 . — Leg. [540.] Spasmodic drawing extend- 
ing from the hollow of the knee to the back of the foot, 3 . — Pain like a 
tension or as after a long walk, below the left calf, while walking, not no- 
ticed during rest, several days in succession, 1 . — Pain, like growing pain, 
below both knees, frequently repeated during the day, especially in the 
morning, 1 . — Painful tearing on the inner surface of the left tibia, extend- 
ing down to the middle (after one hour and a half), 1 . — Tearing in the 

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whole left leg, from tbe knee, where the pain is most severe, downward, so 
that the whole leg trembles (after one hour), 1 . — Tearing on the outer por- 
tion of the right lee, below the knee, extending down to the toes (after 
three hours), 1 . — Slight pressive tearing in slow pulsations in the left ankle, 
lasting a long time, during rest and motion, an hour after dinner (third 
day), 1 . — A jerking tearing in tbe inner and lower portion of the right tibia, 
at 1 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Tearing drawing on the anterior surface of the 
leg, especially on the margin of the tibia, with so great heaviness of the 
feet that she could not walk easily, three days in succession, 1 . — A weary 
pain in the calves, as after a long walk, at 4.30 p.m., 1 . — Foot and Toes. 
[550.] Trembling of tbe feet from weakness, while standing, relieved by 
sitting, an hour after dinner, 1 . — Both feet were very weak/.—feudden pain- 
ful tearing on the outer margin and in the hollow of the left foot (after 
three-quarters of an hour), 1 . — Tearing on the anterior margin of the lower 
portion of the right foot, at 2 p.m. (eleventh day), 1 . — Tearing on the inner 
margin of the left foot, in the morning (second day), 1 . — Burning tearing 
above the outer margin of the left foot, at 3.30 p.m. (second day), 1 . — Vio- 
lent tearing on the left external malleolus, at 9 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Burn- 
ing in the left inner malleolus, at 8 p.m., 1 . — Pain in the malleoli as if they 
had received a violent blow, and be were suffering from the pain,*. — Sen- 
sation as if the blood forcibly pressed into the lower portion of the left 
foot, especially into the great toe, at 6.30 p.m., 1 . — [560.] An extremely 
violent sharp stitch in the middle of the outer margin of the right foot 
(after two hours and a half), 1 . — Stitches in the sole of the left foot,*. — 
Tearing in the left great toe, in which there is an ulcerative pain, at 2 p.m. 
(third day), 1 . — Cramp in the toes,". — Pain, like an ulcer, in the left great 
toe, especially by the nail, on pressure, for several days, 1 . 

Generalities* — General exhaustion, with a tremulous sensation in 
the arms, soon,*. — Feeling of general weakness and indolence; she desired 
to sit down, three-quarters of an hour after dinner, 1 . — Weakness and heavi- 
ness of the whole body (after three-quarters of an hour), 1 . — Shuffling gait; 
no tone of the body (first day),*. — A tremulous waving feeling, with gen- 
eral weakness and watering of the eyes, in the forenoou (fifth day), . — 
[570.] A transient condition, similar to an irapeuding faintness rafter three 
hours),*. — Generally very sick, with sadness and sleepiness (fifth day), 1 . — 
General prostration and discomfort, three-quarters of an hour after dinner, 1 . 
— Very much prostrated, indolent, and sleepy, with yawning (after half 
an hour), 1 . — Spasmodic drawing in various parts of the body,'. — Red wine 
does not increase the action of the drug, 1 . — The perspiration, saliva, urine, 
and faeces smell of the drug, 1 . 

Skin. — Eruptions. A pimple on the left cheek, 1 . — Small pimples 
on the lower portion of the septum of the nose, that break, discharge a 
liquid, and cause burning pain,'. — A small pimple in the right nostril, that 
burns only upon pressure, in the afternoon, disappearing on the fourth day, 1 . 
— [580.] An itching pimple in the bend of the right elbow (seventh day), 1 . 
— Two blisters beneath the skin of the occiput, with a sore pain, aggravated 
by touch,'. — A vesicle on the right cheek, with an itching sensation, 1 . — 
Sensations. A stitch, like a fleabite, on the right cheek, in front of the 
ear, in the morning (third day), 1 . — A stitch, like a fleabite, beneath the 
angle of the left jaw, at 6.30 p.m., 1 . — A stitch, as from a fleabite, in the left 
side of the chest, at 3 p.m., 1 . — A burning biting beneath the left eye, close 
to the lid, at 1 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Biting behind the right ear, disappear- 
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turn, in tbe afternoon (third day), 1 . — Biting on the outer surface of the left 
knee, disappearing on rubbing, at 5.30 p.m., 1 . — [590.] Burning above the 
left eye, relieved after rubbing, 1 . — Itching burning on the tip of the nose, 
not removed by rubbing, 1 . — Sticking burning in various places in the skin 
of the forehead (after two hours),". — Sticking in the right foot, by the heel,'. 
— Tickling on the nape of the neck, relieved by rubbing (after one hour 
and a quarter), 1 . — Tickling on the left outer ear, relieved by rubbing, 1 . — 
Tickling on the inner surface of the right auricle, relieved by scratching 
(after ten minutes), 1 . — Violent tickling beneath the left heel, not relieved 
by rubbing, at 5 p.m., 1 . — Prickling crawling in the last phalanx of the left 
index finger, in the afternoon (eighth day), 1 * — Prickling crawling in the 
forepart of the ball of the left thumb, at 5 p.m. (eighth day), 1 .— [600.] 
Crawling in the last phalanges of the right index and middle fingers, on 
waking (eighth day), 1 . — Deepseated crawling, like formication, extending 
from the knee over the whole leg, even to the toes, as if the leg would fall 
asleep; relieved by rubbing (after one hour and a half), 1 . — Crawling in a 
small spot in the middle of the left sole, at 7.30 p.m., 1 . — Violent formica- 
tion on the left leg, on sitting down after standing, with a sensation of 
great weakness,'. — Itching of the whole body, especially on the back of the 
right hand, 1 . — Itching here and there, as from fleas, 1 . — Itching on the right 
frontal eminence, relieved by scratching, but returning, at 3.15 p.m. (third 
day), 1 . — Itching on the upper part of the left side of the forehead, relieved 
by rubbing, at 6.30 p.m., 1 . — Itching above the left frontal eminence, disap- 
pearing after scratching, at 2 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Itching above the right 
side of the forehead, relieved by rubbing (after one hour and a half), 1 . — 
[610.] Itching of the whole forehead, as from insects, relieved by rubbing 
(after one hour and a half), 1 . — Itching above the right temple, relieved by 
scratching, 1 . — Itching on the left temple and right side of the chin, relieved 
by scratching, at 2 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Itching on the right temple, with 
burning, after scratching, 1 . — Itching on the vertex, that only disappears 
after scratching a long time (after one hour and a half), 1 . — Constant itch- 
ing on the left side of the head, where there had previously been a ham- 
mering, nearly the whole afternoon, 1 . — Itching on the right side of the 
head, relieved by scratching, but frequently returning (after three hours), 1 !, 
— Very violent itching burning on the left side of the occiput, disappear- 
ing after scratching, 1 . — Itching on the right side of the occiput, relieved by 
scratching (after two hours), 1 . — Itching above the right eve, relieved by 
scratching, 1 . — [620.] Itching on the margin of the left orbit, relieved by 
scratching, but soon returning, at 2 p.m.. (third day), 1 . — Itching on the 
margin of the right auricle, with burning and heat after scratching, 1 . — 
Itching on the margin of the right auricle, immediately followed by itch- 
ing of the left ear, both relieved by rubbing, at 4 p.m. (fourth day), 1 * — 
Itching on the right auricle, relieved by rubbing, at 1.30 p.m. (third day), 1 . 
— Itching of the left auricle, relieved by scratching, at 1 p.m. (third day), 1 . 
— Itching beneath the lobule of the right ear, relieved by scratching, 1 . — 
Itching in front of the right ear, relieved by scratching, 1 . — Itching on the 
right side of the nose externally, disappearing on rubbing, 1 . — Itching on 
the left side of the nose, relieved by scratching, 1 . — Biting itching on the 
left cheek, relieved after scratching, 1 . — [630.] Itching on the left cheek, 
relieved by rubbing, 1 . — Fine itching on the left cheek, that disappears on 
rubbing, but returns, and then disappears of itself (after one hour and a 
half), 1 . — Itching about the left corner of the mouth, relieved by scratch- 
ing, 1 . — Itching on the right angle of the lower jaw, and immediately after* 



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wards on tbe right froutal eminence, relieved by scratching, at 7.30 p.m., 1 . 
— Itching on the right side of the chin, and immediately afterwards in 
front of the left ear, 1 . — Itching between the chin and lower lip, relieved by 
scratching, 1 . — Itching in the middle of the upper lip, that does not disap- 
pear on rubbing, 1 . — Burning itching on the right side of the nape, at 6.30 
p.m., 1 . — Itching on the nape, relieved by scratching, at 1 p.m., 1 . — Itching 
on a small spot on the nape, and biting in the left eye, at 1.30 p.m. (third 
day), 1 . — [640.] Itching burning in the right side of the neck, disappearing 
after rubbing (after five minutes), 1 . — Itching on the left pectoral region, 
below the axilla, relieved by scratching, at 9 a.m. (third day), 1 . — Itching 
in the middle of the back, relieved by rubbing, but returning, in the morn- 
ing (second day), 1 . — Itching of the abdomen, above the navel, relieved by 
scratching, at 5 p.m., 1 . — Itching on the right side of the abdomen, that re- 
turns after scratching, 1 . — Itching on the lower portion of the side of the 
penis, relieved by rubbing, at 6.30 p.m., 1 . — Itching on the right shoulder, 
removed by scratching, at 2 p.m., 1 . — Itching extending from the middle of 
the- left upper arm to the middle of the forearm (after four hours and a 
half), 1 . — Itching burning on the anterior surface of the right upper arm, 
after dinner (sixth day), . — Biting itching on the left elbow, relieved by 
scratching, at 3.30 p.m. (third day), 1 . — [650.] Itching on the left elbow, 
relieved by rubbing, 1 . — Itching on the upper surface of the left forearm, 
relieved only by violent scratching (after two hours and three-quarters'), 1 . 
— Itching on the anterior surface of the left forearm, only with difficulty 
relieved by scratching, followed by a red pi mule, that contains water and 
remains xed for a long time, at 7 p.m. (second day), 1 . — Itching on the back, 
on the left forearm, left lumbar region, and inner surface of the left 
thigh, above the knee (after one hour), 1 . — Itching in the palm of the right 
hand, relieved by scratching, at 5.30 p.m. (second day), 1 . — Itching in the 
palm of the left hand, relieved by rubbing, in the morniug (fifth day), 1 . — 
Itching on the whole of the back of the left hand, relieved by scratching, 
at 2 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Itching on the back of the right hand, relieved 
by scratching (after four hours and a half), 1 . — Itching on the backs of the 
hands, 1 . — Itching on the back of the right hand, and after scratching some 
pimples, like the eruption of itch,*. — [660.] Itching on the right little fin- 
ger, relieved by scratching, 1 . — Itching on the upper portion of the right 
index finger, between it and the next, relieved by scratching, 1 . — Itching 
burning on the right side of the middle phalaux of the left index finger, 
and afterwards posteriorly on the ball of the thumb, at 3.30 p.m. (fifth 
day), 1 . — Itching between the first phalanges of the right and middle fin- 
ger, relieved by scratching, at 2.30 p.m. (second day), 1 . — Itching on the 
first phalanx of the right index finger, not relieved by rubbing (after one 
hour and a half), 1 . — Itching between the first and second phalanges of the 
left thumb, relieved by rubbing, 1 . — Itching below the left natis, relieved 
by scratching (after tbrce-ouarters of an hour), 1 . — Itching on the left thigh, 
as if she had tbe itch,*. — Itching on the calves, legs, and nates,*. — Biting 
itching on the inner surface of the right knee, at 4 p.m. (fifth day), 1 . — 
[670.] Itching on the outer portion of the left leg, below the calf, at 3 p.m. 
(third day), 1 . — Itching on the soles of both feet, at 2 p.m. (fifth day), 1 . — 
Itching in various parts of the foot (first day), 8 . — Biting itching in a small 
spot in the middle of the sole of the right foot, continuing a long time, at 
5 p.m. (fifth day), 1 . — Itching below the right heel, relieved by scratching, 
at 2 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Itching of the nail of the left great toe, as if the 
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the morning (fifth day), 1 . — Violent itching biting on the right great toe 
(after two hours), 1 . — Crawling itching on the left little toe, at 4 p.m. (third 

Sleep m — Sleepiness* Yawning and stretching, with sleepiness, disap- 
pearing in the open air (after two hours and a half), 1 . — Frequent yawning?. 
— [680.] Very sleepy; she yawned all day, and was out.of humor, 2 . — Great 
sleepiness, and inclination to lie down, after dinner, 8 . — Suddenly overpow- 
ered by sleepiness, three-quarters of an hour after dinner, 1 . — Sleepiness im- 
mediately after dinner, disappearing in the open air, 1 . — Great need of sleep; 
he could fall asleep at his work, 1 . — Very sleepy, at 4 p.m. (second day), 1 . — 
Long sleep, in the morning, 1 . — Sleeplessness* Yawning, without sleep- 
iness (after a quarter of an hour), 1 . — Cannot fall asleep for a long time, in 
the evening, 1 . — Falls asleep late in the evening (second day), 1 . — [690.] 
Falls asleep late and wakes early,*. — Restless sleep, with frequent waking, 
at night (second day), 1 . — Falls asleep late; sleep restless, and early waking 
(second day), 1 . — He woke very early, and could not sleep again (first and 
second days), 1 . — The slightest noise disturbs sleep, 8 . — He woke several times 
at night, contrary to custom (first day), 8 . — Starting up, as in fright, from 
a nap, while sitting, at 8.30 p.m. (sixth day), 1 . — Restless sleep, with erec- 
tion (first day), 8 . — Woke in the morning, without being able to fall asleep 
again (second day), 8 . — Dreams. Extremely pleasant dream of a beau- 
tiful region, 8 . — [700.] Dream of dead persous (second day), 1 . — Anxious 
dream of murders, 1 . — Unreraerabered dreams, 1 . 

Fever* — Chilliness* Chilliness over the whole body, 8 . — Chill a few 
times (after half an hour), 1 .— Chilliness, with cold hands, heat, and redness 
of the face, 8 . — Shaking chill over the whole body, with gooseflesh, from 
7.30 to 9 p.m., before lying down, not when in bed; the chill preceded by 
thirst, 1 . — Chilly sensation in the morning after rising (third day), 1 . — Chilli- 
ness, with cold hands, immediately, 9 . — Chilliness, especially in the lower 
portion of the body, after a little motion in the room (after two hours), 8 . — 
[710.] Chilliness in the whole left lower extremity (eleventh day), 8 . — 
Chilliness in a warm room, three-quarters of an hour after dinner, 1 . — Fre- 
quent shaking chill (first day), 3 . — Shivering from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m., without 
subsequent heat or thirst, 1 . — Shivering in the house, from 7 to 7.45 p.m., 
without subsequent heat, 1 . — Shivering after entering the house, by a stove ; 
it gradually disappeared after an hour and three-quarters, 1 . — Shivering in 
a warm room, even by a warm stove, on coming into a warm room from 
the open air, 1 . — Shivering over the scalp (after eight hours), 8 . — Shivering 
extending from the vertex to the chest; in the former place persistent (after 
two hours), 8 . — Shivering so that the teeth chattered, at times mingled with 
heat, in the evening, without thirst or perspiration, 8 . — [720.] Coldness in 
the evening before going to bed, after a long walk ; it disappears in bed 
(fourth day), 1 . — Coldness after walking an hour and a half in the open air ; 
could not get warm for a long time, and was very depressed and sad in the 
morning (fourth day), 1 . — Without feeling exactly chilly she is more cold 
than warm, the whole forenoon, 1 . — Icy coldness creeps up the back (after 
half an hour), 1 . — Coldness of the hands, followed by warmth and crawling 
in the palms, 8 . — Coldness of whole left lower extremity, 8 . — Cold feet, with 
warm face and hands, 8 . — Coldness of the feet, especially of the right foot, 8 . 
— Icy-cold sensation in different toes, 8 . — Heat* Sensation of heat over the 
whole body, without external heat, at 6 p.m., 1 . — [730.] Heat of the whole 
body towards 6 p.m., lasting half an hour, 1 . — Sudden heat in the head, with 
perspiration on the top of the head, on the forehead and hands, at 6.30 



166 OLEUM ANIMALE. 

p.m., 1 . — Heat in the head, with a sensation as if warm vapor rose into it, 
without external heat, that lasted an hour and a half (after three-quarters 
of an hour), 1 . — Sensation of beat in the forehead, even externally percep- 
tible ; the external warmth continued longer than the internal, 1 . — Internal 
heat in the head, with perspiration upon it and upon the hands (after five 
minutes), 1 . — Prickling neat, especially in the face (after half an hour), 8 . — 
Dry heat in the face, soon,*. — Transient sensation of heat frequently in 
various parts of the body, the ear, arm, leg, with chilliness of the body 
(first day), 8 . — Warmth of the whole body on entering the house after a 
walk in the open air, 1 . — The whole body is very warm, with somewhat 
moist forehead, an hour after dinner, 1 . — [740.] Increased warmth of the 
whole body, though not of the head, 1 . — Great warmth of the whole body, 
especially in the back, with perspiration on the face, soon disappearing, 1 . — 
Warmth of the whole body, that commences in the abdomen, with anxiety 
and perspiration in the region of the stomach and chest, after eating soup, 
lasting ten minutes, 1 . — Great warmth in the head and hands, with perspi- 
ration, 1 . — Warmth greatest and longest continued on the chest (after two 
hours), 1 . — Feeling of heat in the head, with somewhat moist forehead, at 
4.30 p.m. (third day), 1 . — Heat frequently develops in the head, as if it 
started from both temples, with subsequent perspiration on the head and 
hands, with a cool skin, in the afternoon, 1 . — Transient heat, with perspira- 
tion on the head, throat, and hands, frequently during the day (after forty- 
eight hours), 1 . — Flushes of heat, with perspiration on the head, chest, and 
hands, soon followed by a sensation as if cold air were blowing on the head, 
at 1.30 p.m., 1 . — Sweat. Transient perspiration on the head and hands, at 
6 p.m., 1 . — [750.] Perspiration in the morning in bed, with a good condi- 
tion of mind and boay (third day), 1 . — Perspires easily while eating, 8 . — 
Sweat, without heat on the hands, from time to time, at 4 p.m. (third day), 1 . 
Conditions* — Aggravation. — (Morning), Sadness ; depression; dul- 
ness in head ; stupefaction ; drawiug tearing in head ; after waking, dizzy 
headache ; tearing in sinciput and orbital region ; on waking, burning in 
-eyes ; sneezing and coryza ; burning in face about chin ; stitch in right 
cheek, in front of ear; on waking, dryness in mouth and throat; during 
nap, twitching in lips ; 6.30 a.m., impediment in articulation of jaw ; throat' 
dry, and obliged to swallow; swallowing difficult; rawness in throat, pro- 
voking cough ; 8 a.m., nausea ; stomach and abdomen seem eviscerated ; 4 
a.m., cutting pain in whole abdomen, with liquid stool ; 7 a.m., after stool, 
bowels painful ; pressure in abdomen, lumbar and sacral region ; burniug 
below left side of navel ; distension of abdomen ; stool delayed ; when 
asleep, erections and emissions ; in bed, while lying on back, larynx feels 
compressed and breathing is difficult; hacking cough; 7 a.m., burning 
tearing in left scapula ; rheumatic pains in shoulders and in muscles of 
shoulders and nape; stitch in right axilla; pain in elbow-joint; on waking, 
ulcerated pain in right little finger, under nail ; stitches in bend of knee ; 
tearing in left foot; itching on scalp, itching in palm of left hand ; itching 
on nail of left great toe ; after rising, chilliness ; in bed, perspiration. — 
(Forenoon), Tremulous feeling, with weakness and watering of the eyes ; 
fatty taste in mouth ; erections ; anxiety in chest, with shiveriug ; 9 a.m., 
tearing in left costal region opposite pit of stomach ; 10 a.m., sticking 
tearing internally in pectoral region ; 9 a.m., itching in left pectoral re- 
gion ; tearing in right forearm ; throbbing pain in right thigh ; 9.30 a.m., 
tearing above ball of left thumb. — (Noon), Dulness in head ; aversion to 
meat. — (Afternoon), Burning tearing in left side of head and left occipital 



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protuberance ; 2 p.m., itching above left frontal eminence ; pressure in left 
side of occiput; 2 p.m., itching in left temple and right side of chin ; itch- 
ing on left side of head ; 3.15 p.m., itching on right frontal eminences ; 
4.30 p.m., heat in head, with moist forehead ; 6 p.m., twitching in left eye- 
brow ; 2.30 p.m., sticking in left eye; 4 p.m., biting in left eye; 2 p.m., 
itching on right eye ; 2 p.m., itching on margin of left orbit ; 5 p.m., burn- 
ing in right internal canthus ; 1.30 p.m., itching on right inner canthus; 4 
p.m., biting in left inner canthus ; 1 p.m., biting beneath left eye ; 5 p.m., 
ringing in left ear ; 5.45 p.m., ringing in left ear ; 5.30 p.m., burning in 
left ear; 2.30 p.m., sensation of rawness in left ear; 2 p.m., burning stitches 
in front of right ear ; 1 to 1.30 p.m., itching on auricle ; 4 p.m., itching on 
margin of right auricle and left ear ; 2 p.m., itching in left nostril ; 2.30 
p.m., prickling in upper part of nose; face pale; 2 p.m., pricking on palate; 
till evening, jerking iu hollow tooth ; coldness in tips of teeth ; 1 p.m., 
great warmth in epigastric region ; 3 p.m., pressure in pit of stomach ; 
after eating, nausea, with inclination to vomit; 2 p.m., stitch in right side 
of abdomen ; 5 p.m., itching of abdomen ; itching in anus ; stitches in root 
of penis ; 2 p.m., itching on penis ; biting in scrotum ; frequent micturi- 
tion ; urine increased and clear ; 2 p.m., paroxysms of cough ; 6.15 p.m., 
paroxysms of cough ; pressure in upper part of chest ; sticking in left 
pectoral region ; 2 p.m., stitch in right side ; 3 p.m., stitches in left side of 
chest; pressure in nape of neck ; itching on nape ; 2 p.m., itching on right 
shoulder ; 6.30 p.m., burning tearing in left axilla ; 6 p.m., pain in left 
forearm ; 1 p.m., burning on surface of right forearm ; 3.30 p.m., biting 
itching on left elbow ; 5.30 p.m., itching in palm of right hand ; 2 p.m., 
itching on back of left hand ; 3.30 p.m., burning tearing on margin of 
right hand ; 3.30 p.m., itching burning on left index finger and ball of 
thumb ; crawling in left index finger ; 5 p.m., crawling in left thumb ; 1 
p.m., pinching in middle of left thigh ; tearing in right thigh ; 3.30 p.m., 
stitches in left natis; 1 p.m., tearing in right tibia; 5.30 p.m., biting in left 
knee ; 2 p.m., tearing in margin of right foot ; 3.30 p.m., tearing in left 
foot ; 5 p.m., tickling beneath left heel ; 2 p.m., tearing in left great toe ; 
2.30 p.m., itching between right middle fingers ; 4 p.m., itching on right 
knee ; 3 p.m., itching on left leg ; 2 p.m., itching in soles of feet ; 5 p.m., 
biting itching in sole of right foot ; 2 p.m., itching below right heel; 4 p.m., 
itching on left little toe ; 4 p.m., sleepiness; 6 p.m., sensation of heat over 
whole body ; 6.30 p.m., heat in head, with perspiration on head and hands; 
heat in head, with cool skin ; 1.30 p.m., flushes of heat, with perspiration 
on head, chest, and hands; 4 p.m., sweat on hands. — {Evening), 7 p.m., 
pressure in left side of forehead ; gnawing pain in occipital regiou ; 7 p.m., 
stitches in left frontal eminence; drawing from vertex into head; drawing 
in mastoid processes ; in bed, tension and pressure in temporal region ; 
7.30 p.m., itching on right frontal eminence ; 6.30 p.m., itchiug on right 
side of fqrehead ; burning in the eyes; 7.30 p.m., itching on left lower lid ; 
9 p.m., itching in left eye; 8 p.m., itching in left ear; in bed, spasmodic 
drawing in left half of face ; 8.30 p.m., burning iu left cheek ; 7 p.m., 
crawling in left nostril ; 6.30 p.m., stitch beneath left jaw; itching on right 
lower jaw; burning, extending up pharynx ; 7 p.m., on swallowing, sensa- 
tion of dryness in throat ; thirst ; 9 p.m., hiccough ; nauseous eructations; 
8 p.m., fulness in abdomen ; pinching about umbilicus ; 7.30 p.m., emission 
of flatus; emission of offensive flatus ; hot rising from abdomen iuto chest; 
before going to bed, cutting colic ; purging ; 9 p.m., evacuation of soft 
feces ; 7 p.m., soft stool ; firm stool, with pressure ; 6.30 p.m., itchiug on 



168 OLEUM ANIMALE. 

side of penis ; drawing in upper portion of penis ; urine pale ; cutting pain 
through chest ; 7.15 p.m., pinching sensation in first right false rib ; 7.30 
p.m., itching on right side of nape ; 7 p.m., itching on left forearm ; 9 p.m., 
tearing in left external malleolus ; 8 p.m., burning in left inner malleolus; 
6.30 p.m., pressure of blood in left foot ; 7.30 p.m., crawling in left foot ; 7 
to 8.30 p.m., shivering ; sleeplessness ; 7.30 to 9 p.m., before lying down, 
shaky chill over whole body ; 8.30 p.m., starting up from sleep. — {Night), 
Contractions in trachea ; diminished secretion of urine ; emission ; rest- 
lessness. — {Open air), Burning in eyes; pressure and burning rising up 
from pit of stomach ; tearing extending from outer condyle of right wrist. 
{Ascending height), Oppression of chest. — {During dinner), Empty eructa- 
tions ; nausea ; aversion to food. — {After dinner), Prostration ; weakness ; 
indolence ; while sitting, hammering in left side of head ; pressure from 
occiput forward ; pressure in right temple, with yawning; tearing in right 
side of head ; tearing sticking through left eye ; fog before right eye, with 
lachrymation ; stitch in right ear; stitches in back tooth; nauseated; 
qualmish ; vomiting ; hawking of mucus ; movements in abdomen ; cut- 
ting colic from umbilicus to pit of stomach ; twisting upward from sternum; 
stitch between shoulder; burning on right upper arm; twitching on left 
thigh; pulsation in left ankle; sleepiness. — {After drinking fresh water), 
Pressure in pit of stomach. — {Drinking), Burrowing and cutting pain in 
lower abdomen. — {Eating), Burrowing and cutting pain in lower abdomen. 
— {After eating), Bruised sensation, in left side of stomach. — {Mental exer- 
tion), Pressive headache in forehead. — {Entering warm room), From open 
air, shivering. — {Entering house), Hammering in left side of head ; after 
walking in open air, warmth of whole body ; shivering. — {Motion), Com- 
pression of sides of head, with duluess ; boring and sticking above margin 
of right orbit ; drawing in right leg. — {Before menses), Cutting pain in 
abdomen and small of back. — {During menses), Headache ; cuttiug pain 
in abdomen and small of back. — {On appearance of menses), Griping in 
abdomen. — {During micturition), Burning in urethra. — {Opening mouth), 
Cracking in left lower jaw. — {Noises), Roaring in ears. — {Pressure), Pain 
in left great toe. — {Raising head), Cracking in joiut of nape. — ( Warm 
room), After dinner, chilliness. — {After scratching), Itching on right auricle, 
with burning heat ; pimples on back of right hand. — {Sitting), Burrowing 
and griping in upper abdomen ; pain in small of back ; 4.30 p.m., weari- 
ness of lower extremities and burning of soles of feet ; after standing, for- 
mication on left leg. — {Standing), Stitch in mammae ; weakness of lower 
extremities ; trembling of knees and feet. — {Before stool), Cutting colic. — 
{After stool). Pain in anus. — {Stooping), In open air, vertigo and dizziness ; 
pain in small of back. — {Stretching body), Sticking pain beneath left rib. 
— {After supper), Rumbling and distension of abdomen ; accumulation of 
flatus in abdomen, causing griping ; emission of flatus. — {Empty swallowing), 
Sensation of foreign substance hanging in throat. — {Tomh), Blisters be- 
neath skin of occiput ; drawing and stiffness in right cervical muscles. — 
{On waking), Crawling in last phalanges of right index and middle fingers. 
— ( Walking), Weakness and pulsatiou in limbs ; stiffness of lower extremi- 
ties ; tearing in right hip; pain in right thigh ; pain in knees ; pain below 
left calf. — ( Walking in open air), Stitches in hepatic region ; coldness. — 
{After xcalking), Pain in calves. — ( Writing), Dimness of vision ; watering 
of eyes ; burning in outer canthus ; 2 p.m., fog before eyes. 

Amelioration* — {Afternoon), Dulness in head ; 4 p.m., nausea ; 
qualmishness. — {Evening), Appetite. — ( Open air), Yawning and stretching; 



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sleepiness. — (Baring into ear), Itching. — (Drinking coffee), Gastric symp- 
toms, 1 . — (Eating), Dryness' in throat. — (Emission of flatus), Oppression in 
chest; cutting colic. — (On going to bed), Coldness in evening. — (Motion), 
Rheumatic pain in shoulders and muscles of shoulders and nape. — (Pres- 
sure), Stitches in back tooth. — (External pressure), Pressure in pit of stom- 
ach. — (Scratching), Itching in various parts of body. — (Sitting), Hammer- 
ing in left side of head ; trembling of feet. — (Sitting bent over), Pain in 
lower abdomen. — (Standing up), Pain in right inguinal region. — (Rubbing), 
Itching, tickling, and crawling in various parts of body. — ( On rising and 
walking about), Pressive headache. — ( Washing hands in cold water), Tearing 
in all fingers. 



OLEUM JECORIS ASELLL 

Oleum morrhuae, cod-liver oil. 

The oil obtained from the liver of various species offish, mostly of the 
genus Gad us, especially from the species Gad us morrhua, L. (the Newfound- 
land cod) ; order of fishes, Telostei. 

Provings made with De Jongh's Norwegian oil. 

Authorities. (Nos. 1 to 22, Neidhard's provings, U. 8. Med. and Surg. 
Journal, 8, p. 1.) 1, C. Neidhard, effects of a teaspoonful ; 2, same, effects 

of a dessertspoonful after dinner ; S, Mrs. , a middle-aged woman, 

took a tablespoonful at a dose for three days, then omitted a few davs and 
resumed for three days ; 4, M. A., effects of four tablespoonfuls ; 5, E)r. H. 
N. Guernsey, effects of a tablespoonful on a scrofulous patient ; 6, effect 
of two tablespoonfuls in a consumptive patient ; 7, Mrs. E., effects of taking 
oil daily for several months ; 8, Mrs. L. S., effects of teaspoonful doses 
taken as a preventive of lung trouble ; 9, C. W. B., effects of half a tea- 
spoonful (person inclined to lung disease, but without any marked disease) ; 
10, Miss H. B., took ten drops of oil several times (consumptive family and 

now has tubercles in lungs); 11, Mrs. , & healthy middle-aged woman, 

took a dessertspoonful for several nights ; 12, Miss B. T., aged thirty, 
healthy, effects of a spoonful ; IS, Miss B. T., effects of four tablespoonfuls ; 
14, effects of five drops in a patient ; 15, effects in a patient ; 16, Mr. J. L., 
healthy, took a teaspoonful daily for nineteen days ; 17, Mrs. B , effects of 

large doses continued for two months ; 18, Dr. , effects ; 19, effects of 

dilutions, prepared by digesting pure oil with alcohol, Neidhard, from 
Raue's Record, 1874, p. 43 ; 20, effects in a girl, aged seventeen, Neidhard, 
in Hem pel's M. M., vol. 2, 596 ; 21, same, effects in another individual, ibid. ; 
22, Dr. Kissell, Manual of Phys. M. M., p. 550, general effects ; 28, Dr. 
Madden, from Dr. Bennett, On 01. Jec, 1841, symptoms produced in healthy 
persons, Brit. Journ. of Horn., 6, p. 446 ; 24, Dr. Spear, Dublin Med. Press, 
Jan. 1850 (Am. Journ. of Med. Sciences, 1850, p. 486), effects of large 
doses two or three times a day (no other cause could be assigned for death 
by pneumonia) ; 25, same, effects observed in other persons. 

Head* — Giddiness in the head, 8 *. — Giddiness in the head, 19 . — Head- 
ache over eyes," — Dull aching pain on top of head (second day), 10 . — Head- 
ache in the forehead all the time, 8 . — Dull aching pain in the forehead, 19 . — 
Steady aching sensation from left to right temple, 1 *; 

Eye* — Eyes swelled, 18 . — Heaviness over the eyes, with dry and parched, 
hands,". — [10.] During the second week of the action of the oil, flow of 
tears when walking in the open air, the left eye more than the right ; this 



170 ~ OLEUM JECORIS ASELLI. 

symptom occurred whenever he had taken a dose the preceding evening, 18 . 
— Eyelids so heavy that she can hardly raise them,". — During chill blind- 
ness before the eyes, 1 *. — Everything turns black," 

Face* — The face becomes red, 4 . — Redness of countenance, 1 * — (During 
the action of the Oleum jecoris aselli she looked fatter and healthier in 
the face than she had done for a long time),'. — A growth of short, thin hair 
on the chin and upper lip, where she had never had any previously, 17 . 

Mouth. — (The putrid smell from a decayed tooth, the nerve of which 
had been destroyed by arsenic, ceased during the action of the cod-liver 
oil), 1 . — Yellow coating on the tongue, 19 . — [20.] Loaded tongue,".— Tongue 
coated yellow, 6 . — Parched feeling in mouth,". 

Throat,— Soreness in the throat after hawking up phlegm, 1 . — Tickling 
in the throat ; weakness in breast, 19 . 

Stomach. — The voracious appetite often observed in rachitic children 
was diminished (curative),*. — Loss of appetite for dinuer and supper, 19 . — 
Loss of appetite,* 3 . — Loss of appetite; could not take any milk (second 
day), 19 .— Great thirst, 1 '.— [80] Constant thirst,".— Thirst before and during 
the chill, 9 . — Nausea, with want of appetite, 19 . — Sensation of nausea, 19 . — 
Nausea,*. — Vomiting, 91 . — Vomiting of bile and mucus, with bitter and acid 
taste, at the expiration of the chill, 9 . — Acid vomiting with the chill (after 
second day),*. — Sick stomach (second day), 10 . — Sick stomach (after second 
dose), 9 . — [40.] A sensation of ardor in the stomach,*. — Weight in pit of 
stomach, after omitting the oil for six days, 19 . 

Abdomen, — Next morning, after walking, soreness and heaviness in 
the region of the liver, increased by exercise; after which, half an hour 
later, soreness in the region of the kidneys; this soreness continued for 
several days, whenever he exerted himself, 1 . — Sore like a boil on pressing 
region of liver, after omitting the oil for six days, 19 . — In moderate doses it 
promotes the secretion of the kidneys and the skin," — Beating pain in the 
spleen, 15 . — Aching pain in the left side (region of spleen) on breathing and 
coughiug, with corresponding pain at the apex of the shoulder-blade, at the 
expiration of the chill, 9 . — Occasional jerking drawing pain in region of 
spleen (after third dose), 9 . — (Relieved the flatulence to which he was sub- 
ject), 9 . 

Stool. — Diarrhoea once in the night, and again early in the morning 
(after half a spoonful), 9 . — [50.] Purging with the chill (after two days),*. 
— A greater or less increase of the alvine evacuations, 99 . — Costiveness, after 
omitting the oil for six days, 19 . — Constipation of bowels, 19 . 

Urinary and Sexual Organs.— Soreness in the region of the 
kidneys, after the soreness and heaviness in region of liver, 1 . — Discharge of 
mucus from the urethra, with burning, every morning, during an evacua- 
tion from the bowels, 21 . — Acceleration of the urinary secretions,**. — Urine 
with bricky sediment*. — (Cure of incontinence of urine),*. — Urine reddish, 
with pink sediment, 19 . — [60.] It acts as an emmenagogue,*. — Increase of 
the menstrual evacuation so strong as to render a suspension of the oil 
necessary*. — In one case, re-establishment of the menses (curative),*. 

Respiratory Organs* — Swelling of the thyroid gland, 19 . — Cough 
all night, 19 . — Hard coughing spells, in the morning, 19 . — Hacking cough,". 
— Tickling cough in the middle of the upper part of the chest, with palpi- 
tation of the heart (after taking the oil three times), 11 . — (With the appear- 
ance of the fever the cough got better), 9 . — Constant expectoration of some- 
what tough, thin mucus, in the moraine;, a very unusual occurrence with 
him, with soreness in the throat, after hawking up the phlegm,*. — [70.] 
Expectoration of tough greenish-yellow phlegm, with saltish taste; by con- 



OLEUM JECOEIS ASELLI. 171 

tinuiug the oil, the phlegm gradually became white, 8 . — Expectoration of 
thick white phlegm, 10 . — The phlegm Became white, I4 .—-Shortness of breath, 
with beating of heart, 11 . — Artificial asthma continually increasing in vio- 
lence/. — (Cure of fetid breath),* 8 . 

Chest* — Pneumonia of both the upper lobes of tlie lungs™. — Soreness of 
the chesty. — Soreness in chest on coughing, with expectoration of thick yel- 
low phlegm/ 9 . — Oppression and heat of chest, 16 . — [80.] Towards evening, 
a kind of rheumatic pain in the left chest, in the region of the heart, and 
also about the muscles of the chest,'. — Pain on the right side, above and 
below the shoulder-blade; the breathing on that spot is arrested by sore- 
ness; in addition, there is a sharp stitch in the left side, lasting for several 
minutes, 7 . — Burning heat in left chest, 19 . — Sensation of excoriation on the 
left chest, worse in the upper and lower part of left chest, extending to the 
back, 16 . — Weakness in breast; tickling in the throat, 19 . 

Heart and Bach* — Palpitation of the heart 19 , — Palpitation of the 
heart, with the cough, 11 . — Rush of blood to the heart, with a creeping sen- 
sation all over the body (second day), 8 . — A sudden stitch in the heart, 8 . — 
Beating of heart, with shortness of breath, 18 . — [90.] Anxiety and beating 
of the heart, with oppression, 8 . — Oppression in the region of the heart, 88 . — 
Weakness and dull aching in sacral region, relieved by pressure, 16 . 

Extremities* — Continued aching and sore pain in elbow and knee- 
joints/. — Rheumatic pains iu the knees and arms; pain in the knee, par- 
ticularly around the patella, increased on pressure, and sensation of heat 
on touching the parts, 80 . — Aching pain at the apex of the shoulder-blade, 
with the pain in the region of the spleen, 6 . — Hands dry and parched, with 
heaviness over the eyes, 18 . — Pains in the bones of the left arm, 80 . — An ab- 
scess appeared on the gluteus muscle of the left side, near the seat; the 
abscess discharged three times; afterwards, another boil on the right side 
of the chest appeared, 8 . — Soreness of both feet, 10 . 

Generalities* — [100.] After using it a considerable time, emaciated 
persons increase in size and weight, 88 . — Acceleration of the pulse, and other 
indications of a seizure approaching inflammation, 85 . — Atrophy, 88 . — Gen- 
eral lassitude of the whole system, 16 . — After taking a tablespoonful of the 
oil daily for some weeks, she feels miserable all over, with great nervous 
irritation, 18 . — After taking a small dose, all the symptoms gradually disap- 
peared, 10 . — (Whilst continuing the dessertspoonful of the De Jongh's oil 
every afternoon, he experienced a decided increase in his strength and 
general health), 8 . — Creeping sensation all over the body, with a rush of 
blood to the heart (second day), 8 . — Soreness all around the body to the 
back, immediately, 6 . — Sense of fluttering, like the movements of a watch, 
commencing in the regiou of the sacrum and gradually rising to the occi- 
put ; as the sensation ascends the back, it affects the abdomen and chest in 
such a way that she becomes, as it were, transfixed ; she can move neither 
hand nor foot; these sensations occur whilst in a state of motion or rest; 
if in motion, she must at once cease all movements/. — [110.] Stitch in the 
right side, on drawing a long breath, all day (second day) ; at a later period, 
on again taking one drop of the oil, the violent pain on the left side re- 
turned, with aching on the right side through to the back, 10 . — Baaring- 
down pain in the side, 15 . — Quick, sharp stitch in the left side/ 9 . — (The pain 
in the side continued ; it was particularly aggravated by bending the side 
inward)/ 4 . 

Skin* — In moderate doses it promotes the secretion of the skin and 
kidneys/ 8 . — Redness of the skin over the whole body, at night, in bed, with 



172 OLEUM JEOORIS ASELLI. 

much itching, disappearing in the morning, 90 . — Eruption of small red spots, 
with itching,* 8 . — An eruption of the skin, similar to psora, made its appear- 
ance, and from that time the cure made rapid progress,* 8 . — Sometimes there 
appear eruptions of a papular or vesicular nature, 1 *. — (The scrofulous ul- 
cers with which the patient was affected discharged a large quantity of 
mucus),* . 

Sleep. — [120.] Less sleepy at night than usual, 14 . — Sleeplessness after 

O A.M., • 

Fever .—Chilliness. Coldness of the body,* 8 .— Chill at 3 a.m. ; chill 
in evening, 19 . — Cold feet from the time he began to take the mediciue, 16 . — 
Chill, accompanied by an attack of acid vomiting and purging, for six 
hours, with a spasmodic pain in the region of the navel; this chill returned 
every evening for four days, and was accompanied by a sick stomach and 
diarrhoea; relieved by Iris versicolor (second day), 8 . — Chills and hectic 
fever, 16 . — Febrile symptoms; chilly at night when going to bed ; afterwards 
fever, oppression, and heat of chest ; hot room disagreeable to him ; burning 
of face, 18 . — Heatm In half an hour flushes of heat; the face becomes red, 
the stomach hot; there is fever and heat all over, to the extreme ends of 
the toes ; this effect lasts from eight to ten hours, 4 . — In half an hour flushes 
of heat, with redness of countenance, heat in the stomach, and fever all 
over, to the extreme ends of the toes; this effect lasts from eight to ten 
hours, 18 . — [ISO.] Heat in the palms of the hands every nigJU". — Burning 
heat in the palms of hands for several days; the first day after taking the 
medicine more aggravated than the second, 10 . — Every night fever and 
excitement in the whole system, producing wakefulness and very vivid 
dreams, 11 . — A regular tertian intermittent fever commenced on the 8th of 
February, returning four times, receding two hours at each renewed attack; 
the first paroxysm occurred at 12 m., the second at 10, the third at 8, and 
the last at 6 a.m.; the chill lasted about two hours, passing down the back 
and around the abdomen ; this chill was succeeded by a fever, with profuse 
perspiration, 8 . — Fever for two hours, at night, followed by violent perspi- 
ration, particularly of the head, neck, and arms; another half teaspoonful 
produced less fever and less perspiration, 9 . — Fever during the day, 1 *. — 
Sweat. Perspiration, preceded by heat over the whole body,* 8 . — Perspira- 
tion, every night, for a week (which he had not had before), 14 . — In two cases 
the sweat had the odor of the oil,* 8 . — In one case the sweat was observed 
only on the inferior extremities,* 8 . — [140.] Iucreased diaphoresis,* 8 . 

Conditions. — Aggravation. — (Morning) , Diarrhoea ; discharge of 
mucus from urethra; burning during an evacuation; cough; expectora- 
tion of mucus. — (Toward evening), Rheumatic pain in chest and region of 
heart. — (Evening), Chill, with vomiting and purging. — (Night), Redness 
of whole body, with itching ; diarrhoea ; cough ; on going to bed, fever, 
with oppression and heat of chest ; heat in palms of hands ; fever, with 
excitement of the whole system ; fever, followed by violent perspiration ; 
perspiration ; 3 a.m., chill ; sleeplessness. — (Bending side inward), Pain in 
left side. — (Breathing), Aching pain in left side. — (Drawing long breath), 
Stitch in right side. — (Coughing), Aching pain in left side; soreness in chest. 
— (Before chill), Thirst. — (During chill), Blindness before eyes; thirst. — 
(Exercise), Soreness and heaviness in region of liver. — (Pressure), Soreness 
in region of liver; pain in knee and arms. — (Walking in open air), Flow 
of tears. — (After ivalldng), Soreness and heaviness in region of liver. 

Amelim*ation. — [Morning), Redness of body and itching. — (Pres- 
sure), Weakness and aching in sacral region. 



ONISCUS— OPIUM. • 173 



ONISCUS. 

Oniscus asellus, Linn., and O. armadillo, L. (Armadillo officinalis 1 , 
Cuv.). 

Order, Isopoda. 

Class, Crustacea of the articulate animals. 

Common names, Sow- bug ; (Fr.), Cloporte or Porcelet. 

Preparations, Tincture of the living animals.f 

Authorities. 1, Hering, Archiv. f. Horn., 13, 1, 168, effects of the tinc- 
ture ; 2, Wolff, Med. Zeit. v. Ver. d. Heilk. in Preussen, 1833, No. 47, p. 
211, effects of three " cellar- worms," taken in a glass of brandy before a 
paroxysm of fever ; 3, Lange, Misc. Ver. Fasc, 1, p. 56 (Am. Horn. Obs., 
1872, p. 312), general statement of effects of O. armadillo. 

Head, Face, and Mouth. — Dull heaviness of the head, 1 . — Boring 
pain behind the right ear, on the mastoid process, with violent pulsation in 
the arteries, 1 . — Painful pressure above the eyebrows and on the margin of 
the nose, first on the left side, afterwards on the right, 1 . — Pale face, wild 
expression?. — (The toothache that had disappeared returned), 1 . — Pressure 
on the soft palate posteriorly, as if it would close, 1 . 

Stomach and Abdomen* — Thirst, 1 .— Somewhat nauseated, fol- 
lowed by persistent pressure, as if in the cardiac orifice of the stomach, 1 . — 
Continual vomiting?. — [10.] Very severe colic, with meteorism and tension of 
the abdomen?. 

Rectum and Anus. — (Sudden desire for stool, followed by a sud- 
den thin stool), 1 . — Burning pain in the anus, 1 . 

Urinary and Sexual Organs. — Tenesmus of the bladder and 
rectum, with absence of stool and urine?. — Cutting burning in the urethra, 
with excessive bodily restlessness?. — Many erections, with disinclination to 
work, 1 . 

Respiratory Organs. — The mucus hawked up is streaked with 
blood, 1 . 

Generalities and Sleep. — In young patients an haemoptysis is 
induced by the salt with which these insects abound, 8 . — Inclination to 
stretch, 1 . — [20.] Frequent yawning, 1 . 



OPIUM. 

Papaver somniferum. 

Natural order, Papaveracese. 

Common names, Opium, Mohnsaft. 

Preparation, Tincture of the gummy exudation from the unripe cap- 
sules. 

Authorities. (Nos. 1 to 99 from Hahnemann, R. A. M. L., 1, 278, with 
critical annotations in brackets, by Dr. Hughes.) 1, Hahnemann ; 2, 
Cubitz; 3, Gutmann ; 4, Schoenike; 5, Stapf; 6, Act. Nat. Cur., IV, 
Obs. 145 (observation by Hasenest) ; 7, Eph. (not Act.) Nat. Cur., Cent. 
I, Obs. 54 (from a large dose of " Theriaca," given to a child of six weeks, 
■■ ■ ■ ■■- ii i . i — ... ... .. . » 

t See valuable article on chemical analysis, medical history, etc., of these ani- 
mals, by Dr. Menu, Bull. Gen. de Therap., 93, p. 804, 1877. 



174 . OPIUM, 

observation by Hoyer) ; 8, J2pli, Hufel. Journ., XXV, 3 (from mixture 
of opium and rhubarb, given to a baby for colic) ; 9, Alibert (not accessi- 
ble) ; 10, Alpin, Med. iEgypt., IV, Cap. 1 (general statement as to Egyp- 
tian opium-eaters) ; 11, Alston (Essays and Observations, Edinb., V, 93, 
observations); 12, Baglivi, Prax. Med., Lib. I, p. 65, from too many and 
too large doses (statement); IS, Bard, Diss, de vir. Op., Edinb., 1765 (p. 
15, experiment on self with 1^-grain doses) ; 14, Bauer, in Act. Nat. Cur., 
II (Obs. 93, observation) ; 15, Bautzmann, Misc. Nat. Cur. Dec., II, Ann. 
8 (Obs. 44, observation) ; 16, Bellonius, Libr. 3, Obs. Cap., 15 (p. 431, 
from opium-eating) ; 17, Berger, de vi opii rare facient (general statement 
from authors); 18, Bergius, Mat. Med. (p. 458, general statement from 
authors); 18a, Boerhaave, praelect. (general statement); 19, Bohn, de 
officio med., p. 362 (symptoms not found) ; 20, Bonetus, Sepulcret. Anatom. 
lib. I, sect. 1, p. 214 (symptoms not found) ; 21, Borellus, Cen. 4, Obs. 57 
(observation) ; 22, Buchner, diss, de Opio. Hal., 1748, § 45 (not accessible); 
&3, Biittner, Unterr. Ueber. d. Tcedtlichk. d. Wunden (p. 204, observa- 
tion) ; 24, Charas, Pharm. Reg. Chym., C. 51 (symptoms not found) ; 25, 
Chardin, Voyage en Perse, Amst., 1771, Tom. IV, p. 203, 204 (statements 
as to opium-eaters) ; 26, Charvet (Act. de TOpium, Paris, 1826, experi- 
ments with various doses) ; 27, Clerk (In. Essays and Obs., Edinb., Ill, 
121, poisoning of a man by 20 grains) ; 28, Clauder, Eph. Nat. Cur., Dec. 
II, Ann. 5, Obs. 178 (experiment with an extract prepared with sulphuric 
acid) ; 29, Cocq, in Stalpaart v. d. Wiel, Observ., Cent. II, Obs. 41 (symp- 
tom not found) ; 80, Crumpe, Nature and Properties of Opium, 1793,f 
effects of 1 grain of opium, taken in a teaspoonful of warm water, pulse 
70, normal ; 30 a, from same, a healthy man took same dose, pulse 44, 
normal; 30 b, Crumpe, took 2£ grains of Opium, pulse 70 ; 31, Delacroix, 
Journ. de Med., XXXIX, 1773, p. 313, from 2 grains, in a clyster, taken 
by a woman ; 32, Eph. Nat. Cur., Dec. II, Ann. 10, Obs. 80 (should be 
Misc. Nat. Cur., statement) ; 33, Ettraiiller, Diss, de vir. Opii Diaphor., 
Lips., 1694, Cap. I, § 5 (general statement) ; 34, Freind, Opera, Tom. I, 
Emmenol, p. 139 (general statement) ; 35, Garcias ab Horto, Hist. Aromat, 
I, Cap. 4 (observation) ; 36, de Garter, Med. Dogm., Cap. I (not accessi- 
ble) ; 37, Geoffroy, Mat. Med., II (general statement) ; 38, Grimm, Act. 
* Nat. Cur., Ill, Obs. 19 (experiments on self, with grain i-iij) ; 39, Guiand 
(not accessible) ; 40, Haller, Praelect. in Boerh. Inst., IV, p. 519 (general 
statement) ; 40 a, Haller, de Part. Corp. Viritab. et SensiD., Sect. 2 (not 
found) ; 41, Hamberger, Diss, de Opio, Jen., 1749, § 16 (a general state- 
ment, cited from Geoffroy) ; 42, Hargens, Hufel. Journ., IX, 2 (observa- 
tion on a patient) ; 43, Hecquet, Reflexions sur F usage de 1'Opiura, Paris, 
1726, p. 184 (not accessible); 44, omitted; 45, de Hellwich, Bresl. Samml., 
1702 (not accessible) ; 46, Hist, de l'Acad. des Sc, 1735 (not accessible) \ 
47, Hoffmann, Diss, de op. Opeii, Hal., 1700 (general statement); 47a, 
ibid., Diss, de Corr. Opii, Hal., 1702 (not accessible) ; 47 b, ibid., Med. Rat. 
Syst., II (p. 273, general statement) ; 48, Hufel. Journ., VIII, 4, p. 134 
(not found) ; 49, Hunter, uber d. vener. Krankh., p. 640 (observations on 
patients) ; 50, Joerdens, Hufel. Journ., XVII, 1 (observation on self when 
taking laudanum to procure sleep) ; 51, Jones, the Mysteries of Opium 
Revealed (observations) ; 52, Juncker and Bohmer, Diss. Sistens Casum. 
Matrone Largissimo usu Opii Tract., Hal., 1744 (not accessible) ; 53, 

f From the original! as quoted in Sharp's Essays on Med., p. 15. — T. F. A. 



OPIUM. 175 

Kampfer, Amoen. exot Fasc, III, Obs. 15 (observation on self in health); 
54, Kilian, Med. Anna]., 1800 (not accessible) ; 55, Knebel, Hufel. Journ., 
XXVI, 2 (p. 148, observation on a child with hooping-cough) ; 56, Lassus, 
Mem. de Tlnst. National des Sc. et Arts, Tom. II (from gr. 26, taken by 
a woman of sixty) ; 57, Leroux, Journ. de Med. (from nearly a drachm, 
in a woman of fifty-one) ; 58, Levesque-Blasource, Journ. de Med., 1808 
(vol. 16, pt. 1, p. 21-24, from large doses in a man) ; 59, Lindestolpe, de 
Venen., p. 591 (general statement); 60, Journ. Encyclop., I, pt. 2, p. 72, 
also Recueil period, p. 74 (observations and statements); 61, Martin, 
Vetensk. Acad. Handling, 1773, P. II, Nr. 7 (observation) ; 62, Matthai, 
Hufel. Journ., XI, 2 (observations on patients) ; 68, Manchart, Eph. Nat. 
Cur., Cent. I, Obs. 15 (from a grain of crude O. taken by self); 64, Mead, 
de Venen., in Op. D., II, p. 190, edit. Gotting. (general statements) ; 65. 
Monno, Essays Jrhys. and Lit , vol. Ill (Art. 13, experiments on frogs) ; 
66, M tiller, Hufel. Journ., XVIII (p. 55, from a mixture of tinct. The- 
baica and Hoffmann's anodyne, given for a nervous affection) ; 67, Mur- 
ray, App. Med., II, p. 282 (general statement) ; 68, Muzell, Wahrn., II, 
p. 131 (from a mixture of Opium and Spr. Cornu cervi) ; 69, d'Outrepont 
(from a large dose taken by a woman eight months pregnant) ; 70, Ouwens, 
Noctes Hayanse Vorr., p. 14 (from laudanum taken for spasms of legs) ; 
71, Pitcairne, Diss, de Circul. in Animal., etc., also Element. Med. (obser- 
vations); 72, Plater, Obs., Lib. I, p. 127 (not found) ; 73, Pyl, Auisatze, 
Sam ml., I, p. 95 (from a large dose of the extract, in a man of fifty or 
sixty) ; 74, Rademacher, Hufel. Journ., IV, 3, p. 587 (from tinct. The- 
baica given in dysentery) ; 75, Reineggs, in Blu men bach's Med. Bibl., I 
(an account of the effects of Opium-eating) ; 76, Renodseus, Mat. Med., 
Lib., I, sect. 13, Cap. 2 (statement) ; 77, Rierilin, lin. Med. Ann., IV, 
Decemb. Ob., 16 (observation) ; 78, de Ruef, App. ad Nova Acta Nat., 
Cur., V, p. 63 (general statement) ; 79, Saar, Reise n. d. Orient (statement 
as to use of O. by Chinese) ; 80, Sachs v. Lewenheim, Misc. Nat. Cur., 
Ann. 2, Obs. 69 (general statement) ; 81, Sauvages, Nosol. method, I, p. 
847 (a drachm and a half of laudanum drunk by a boy of fifteen) ; 82, 
Schel hammer, Misc. Nat. Cur., Dec. II, Ann. V, Obs. 12 (from pills of 
stvrax and Opium) ; 88, Schweickert, Hufel. Journ., VIII, 3 (not found) ; 
84, Stalpaart, v. de. Wiel, Cent. II, Obs. 42 (from half a drachm of solid 
Opium) ; 85, Stentzelius, de Venen., I, § 46 (not accessible) ; 86, Stutz, 
Hufel. Journ. (X, 4, 35-7, from Opium given in a convulsive attack) ; 
87, Van Swieten, Comment., I, p. 878 (general statements) ; 88, Thomassen 
a Thuessink, Diss, de Op., use in syphilitide, L. B., 1785 (not accessible) ; 
89, Thompson, Diss, de Opio, p. 121 (observations and statements) ; 90, 
Tralles, de usu et abusu Opii (observations and statements) ; 91, Vermen- 
dois (not accessible) ; 92, Vicat, Plant Venen. de la Suisse, p. 226 (from 
overdose of laudanum mixed with amber and nitre. N.B. All the symp- 
toms referred to Vicat belong to this case, which is in the work mentioned); 
93, Waldschmid, Monita Med. Circa Opium, Marburg, 1679 (not accessi- 
ble) ; 94, Ward, Neues Journ. d. Ausland. Med.-Chir. Lit, IV, 1 (from 
external applications) ; 95, Wedel, Opiologia, p. 165 (not accessible) ; 96, 
Wepfer, de Apoplexia, p. 24 (not accessible) ; 97, Whytt (Essays, Phys. 
and Lit, II, 308, experiments on frogs), omitted, T. F. A. ; 98, Willis, 
Pharm. Rat, p. 305 (observations and statements) ; 99, Young, treatise on 
Opium (observations and statements), (100 to 109, Jorg's provings from 
Materialien, 1825, all provings with Opium combined with Magnesia, 
omitted) ; 100, Guntz, took 1 drop of tincture, afterwards 2, 4, 6, and 9 



176 OPIUM. 

drops, and subsequently repeated doses of 2 to 18 drops ; 100 a, same, 
took doses of i to 1 grain of crude Opium ; 101, Kneschke, provings 
with tincture, doses of 1 to 9 drops ; 102, .Lippert, provings with tincture/ 

1 to 36 drops ; 103, Otto, tincture, 2 to 4 drops ; 104, Pienitz, tincture, 1 
to 6-drop doses ; 105, Siebenhaar, tincture, 1 to 12-drop doses ; 106, Jorg, 
took tincture, 1 to 3-d rop doses ; 107, Edwd. Jorg, tincture, 1 to 2-drop 
doses; 106, Theo. Jorg, tincture, \ to 2-drop doses; 109, Mrs. Ch., tincture, 
\ to 2-drop doses ; (Nos. 110 to 120 Austrian provings, Zeit. des. Ver. Horn. 
JErzt. Aust., 1862) ; 110, Dr. Alb, effects of tincture, 5 drops, one dose ; 
110 a, same, subsequent proving, 25 drops of tincture ; 111, Dr. Bresslauer, 
provings with 30th and 12th dils., doses in the morning ; 112, Duditsch, 
proving with 30th and 12th dil. ; 113, Eidherr, provings with 1st dil. , 4 to 
24-drop doses ; 113 a, same, tincture, 5 to 20-drop doses ; 114, Dr. Freud, 
tincture, 6-drop doses ; 115, Jen i tech ek, 1st dil., 3 to 15- drop doses; 115a, 
same, tincture, 30- drop doses ; 116, Win. Jenitschek, aged nine and a half 
years, 1st dil., 3 to 20 drop doses ; 116 a, same, tincture, 2 to 20-drop doses ; 
117, Dr. Schauer, tincture, 20 drops; 118, Stern, tincture, 5 to 20-drop 
doses; 119, Szontagh, tincture, 5 to 40 drop doses; 119a, same, 1st trit., 
12 to 12-grain doses; 120, Tedesco, 6th dil., three times a day; 120a, 
same, 1st dil., 5 to 25-drop doses ; 120 6, same, tincture, daily doses of 5 
to 30 drops ; 121, Smith, Med. Museum, 1763, a man in the habit of taking 
3 drachms of O. daily, took l£ drachms morning and noon, also statement 
of general effects in same man ; 122, Kennedy, Edinb. Med. and Surg. J., 
1794, effect of 155 grains, in a man ; 123, Pfundel, from Schlegel Mate- 
rial ien, 1800 (Frank's Mag., 3, 600, a man took 12 to 15 grains in beer) ; 
124, Lassus, Med. and Phys. Journ., 1801, p. 491, effects of 36 grains of O. 
in a woman of fifty -six, death after eleven hours ; 125, Schlegel, Materia- 
lien, 1801 (Frank's Mag., 3, 600), a physician took £ an ounce in beer ; 
126, same, another man took 1£ drachms in beer ; 127, McKechnie, Edinb. 
Med. and Surg. Journ., 1811, p. 305, effects of an ounce of laudanum, in 
a woman aged twenty-eight; 128, Vincent, Thesis, 1816 (Wibmer), effects 
of a large dose ; 129, Ward, Med. and Phys. Journ., 1802, p. 130, effects 
of inunction (in right leg and foot) of 2 drachms of tincture of Opium 
with olive oil ; 129 a, same, repeated two days later in left leg ; 130, Weber, 
Med. and Phys. J., 1803, p. 435, effects of single doses large enough to 
produce effects ; 131, same, effects of 2 grains, in a young lady ; 132, same, 
effects of 4-grain doses, in eight healthy men ; 133, same, effects of 3 -grain 
doses, in three men ; 134, same, effects of 4 grains, given the next morning 
to two of the preceding cases ; 135, Shephard, Med. and Phys. Journ., 
1808, 1, p. 497, effects of 2£ drachms of O. ; 136, Kinnis, Edinb. Med. and 
Surg. J., 1818, effects of l£ ounce of laudanum, in a man ; 137, Percival, 
DubJ. Hosp. Rep., 1818, 226, effects of 2 ounces of camphorated tincture 
of O., in a delicate old lady, antidoted by green tea ; 138, Lond. Med. 
Repos., 1818, vol. 9, p. 525, effects of 3 ounces of tincture; 139, Polinieri, 
Bibl. Med., 1820 (Wibmer), effects of 2 grains, in a glass of wine ; 140, 
Desruelles, Journ. Univers., 1820 (Frank's Mag., 4, 660), effects of 2 
drachms; 141, Leigh, Med.-Chir. Rev., vol. 2, 1821, p. 888, effects of 30 
and afterwards 90 drops of laudanum ; 142, Richardson, Edin. Med. and 
Surg. J., 1821, p. 226, effects of 3 drachms, in a woman seven weeks after 
confinement; 143, Howison, Edin. M. and S. J., 1822, p. 49, effect of about 

2 ounces of laudanum, in a girl aged eighteen ; 144, same, effects of 1-2 
ounces laudanum, in a girl aged seventeen ; 145, Ross, Edin. M. and S. J., 
1823, p. 247, effects of 2 ounces of laudanum in two doses, in a man ; 146, 



OPIUM. 177 

Bost. Med. Intell., 1824, 1, 203, effects of about an ounce of tincture of 
Op., in a man ; 147, same, vol. 2, p. 135, effects of an ounce in coffee, in a 
woman ; 148, same, vol. 3, p. 132, 1825, effects of four teaspoonfuls of 
laudanum, in a child of three years; 149, Gottel, Bust's Mag., 1825 
(Frank's Mag., 1, 597), effects of fresh juice of a poppy head, in a child 
four weeks old ; 150, Olivier, Archiv. gen. de Med., 1825 (Frank's Mag., 
3, 299), effects of 1£ ounce of laudanum, in a man ; 151, Suchet, from 
Alibert, Elements de Therap. (Wibmer), effects of a teaspoonful of laud- 
anum, in a child seventeen months old ; 152, Kopp (Wibmer), effects of two 
poppyheads in milk, in a child aged six months ; 153, Williams, Lancet, 
1828, 2, 764, effects of a large dose, in a woman aged forty ; 154, Lancet, 
1828, 2, 254, effects of 2 ounces of laudanum, in a man ; 155, Bally, Mem. 
Boy. Acad, of Med., 1828 (Frank's Mag., 4), effects of 20 grains, in a man ; 
156, Bardsley, Edin. M. and 8. J., 1828, vol. 30, p. 306, effect of a large 
dose, in a man ; 157, Edin. M. and S. J., 1828, vol. 29, p. 450, from J. de 
Chim. Med., effects of application of a poultice containing about an ounce 
of laudanum to an erysipelas ; 158, Wibmer, experiments on self, took £ 
grain first day, 1 grain second day, 2 grains third day ; 159, Purkinje 
(Wibmer), took 5 grains; 160, Madden, Travels in Turkey (from Bost. 
M. and 8. J., 1829, 2, 503), experiments on self; 161, Boot, Lond. Med. 
Gaz., 1830, vol. 5, p. 703, effects of a large quantity, in an intemperate 
man ; 162, Mart, Lancet, 1831, 1, 710, effects of habitual use of Opium, £ 
drachm daily for fifteen years, in a woman ; 168, same, habitual use in 
another woman ; 164, same, habitual use in a man, aged sixty, who had 
used it thirty-five years ; 165, same, habitual use in a man of forty, had 
taken 1£ ounce of laudanum daily for ten years ; 166, same, habitual use, 
in a womam aged fifty-five, who took 20 grains daily for fifteen years; she 
died of tuberculosis pulm. ; 167, Werner, Bust's Mag., 1832 (Frank's Mag., 
1, 597), effects of the juice of a poppy head, in a girl aged seven ; 168, 
Lancet, 1832, 1, 639, effects of 12 drops of laudanum with marshmallow, 
introduced into rectum after cauterization ; 169, Strohl, Hufel. J., 1833 
(Wibmer), effects of poppyheads, in a boy; 170, Oppenheim, Hamb., 
1833 (Wibmer), effects of sleeping near a field of poppies in blossom ; 171, 
same, took 7 grains of O. as an experiment; 172, Lancet, 5, 218, effects of an 
ounce of laudanum, in a woman of twenty-two ; 178, Lancet, 6, 124, effects 
of 2 ounces of tincture, in a woman ; 174, omitted ; 175, Lancet, 10, p. 732, 
effects of six drachms of laudanum, in a young woman ; 176, Lancet, 1833, 
1, 268, effects of about an ounce of laudanum, in a man ; 177, Thomson, 
Bost. M. and 8. J., 1835, p. 133, habitual use of laudanum, in a woman ; 
178, Montault, Journ. Univers., 1836, effects of about 5 drachms of laud- 
anum, in a woman (Frank's Mag., 4, 660) ; 179, Young, Lond. Med. Gaz., 
1834, vol. 14, p. 655, effects of about an ounce of laudanum, in a pregnant 
woman ; 180, Christison, Lancet, 1836, 1, 631, effects of about 2 or 3 drops 
of laudanum, in an infant three days old ; death in twenty-four hours ; 181, 
Lancet, 1836, 1, 271, effects of about 2 ounces of laudanum, in a man ; 
death after nine hours ; 182, Bost. M. and 8. J., 1834, p. 284, effects of 
about an ounce of Opium, in a man; 188, Kiles, Lancet, 1837, 1, 304, 
4 drops of laudanum, in a child nine months old ; death in nine hours ; 
184, Bullock, Lond. Med. Gaz., 1837, p. 264, 1 ounce of laudanum, in a 
girl aged twenty -one ; 185, same, same dose in another girl ; 186, Signiund, 
Bost. M. and 8. J., 1837, p. 101, effects of habitual use among the Turks; 
187, same, effects of 4 grains, in divided doses ; 188, Smith, Am. J. M. 
Sc., 1837, p. 450 (Med.-Chir. Trans., vol. 20), effects in a woman ; 189, 

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178 OPIUM. 

Koch, Rust's Mag., 1837, 15 drops of laudanum Sydenhami, in a child 
aged four weeks ; 190, same, effects of a poppy head in milk, in a child 
with hiccough ; 191, Lancet, 1838, 1, 389, 20 drops of laudanum daily for 
six days; no effects till after last dose, in a woman accustomed to take it 
for uterine pain ; 192, Bost. M. and S. J., 1838, p. 128, geueral effects of 
opium-eating ; 198, Am. J. Med. Sc, 1838 (J. de Chim. Med.), effects of 
application of a cerate containing 15 drops of laudanum to an excoriation 
in a fold of skin ; 194, Hubbard, Bost. M. and S. J., 1838, p. 31, effects of 
a drachm of tincture, in a child six months old ; 195, Strecker, A. H. Z., 
12, 134, proving, dose of 1 grain ; 196, Seraple, Lancet, 1840, 2, 186, effects 
of 1 J ounce, in a girl aged nineteen ; 197, Harrison, Lancet, 1840, effects 
of about six dessertspoonfuls, in a woman aged thirty- two; 198, Boisragon, 
Lond. Med. Gaz., 1840, vol. 25, p. 878, effects of a teaspoonful of laud* 
anum, in a child under two years ; 199, Vanderkeere, 2 drachms of laud- 
anum, in a child aged thirteen months ; 200, Williams, Lancet, 1840, 2, 
601, effects of 1£ ounce of tincture, in a woman; 201, Erich sen, Loud. 
Med. Gaz., 1840, vol. 28, p, 390, effects of 1 ounce, in a girl aged twenty- 
two ; 202, Shipraan, Am. J. Med. Sc, 1840, vol. 26, p. 508, effects of a 
wineglassful of laudanum, in a woman eighty years old, recovery ; 203, 
Hygeia, 13, 393, effects of injection of 20 drops of tincture, for spasms of 
ulerus; 204, Pupke, Med. Zeit. Ver. Preus., 1841, effects of a popjyhead, 
in a child aged four ; 205, Choune, Lancet, 1841, 2, p. 705, effects oi more 
than an ounce, in a man who had been drinkiug; 206, Hill, Lancet, 1841, 
1, 820, effects of smoking O., in a Chinaman; 207, Hensley, Lancet, 1841, 

1, 88, effects of 4 ouuce, repeated after a quarter of an hour ; 208, Cowper, 
Lond. and Ed. Month. J., 1841, 1, 71, a person took 2k ounces of liq. op. 
sedativ. (death after an hour and twenty minutes) ; 209, Buck, Bost. M. 
and S. J., 24, p. 126, a woman, aged twenty-two, took 1 ounce; 210, 
omitted ; 211, Morris, Am. J. Med. 8c, 1842, p. 148, effects of some laud- 
anum with castor oil, in a child four months old ; 212, G. H. Smith, Lan- 
cet, 1842, p. 707, opium-smoking among Chinese; 213, Walth, A. H. Z., 
22, 160, experiments, first took {a grain after each meal, then 1 grain, 
and afterwards 2 and 4 grains ; 214, Everest, Lancet, 1842, p. 758, effects 
of 12 minims of tincture of Op., in a child two days old, death after four- 
teen hours ; 215, McCune Smith, Lond. Med. Gaz., 1843, 1, 878, effects of 
habitual use of laudanum, in a woman aged twenty-four; 216, same, ha- 
bitual use, in a man ; 217, same, habitual use ; 218, same, habitual use ; 
219, Russell, Lond. Med. Gaz., 1843, 1, 924, 12 drops of laudanum, in a 
child two months old ; 220, Pharra. J., 1843, vol. 3, p. 261, effects of laud- 
anum, in two children ; 221, Taylor, Guy's Hosp. Rep., 1844, 2, 32, effects 
of 1£ grain of opium, divided into five doses, in a girl aged five and a 
half, death thirty-seven hours after first dose; 222, Gaz. des Hop., 1845 
(Echo de la Fronti&re), effects of unripe poppy heads, in three children ; 
223, Sharkey, Banking's Abst., 1846, effect of two pills, each containing It 
grain of ext. Op., in a man ; 224, James, Lancet, 1847, 1, 639, effects of 
an ounce of laudanum, in a woman ; 225, Barry, Banking's Abst., 1847, 
25 minims of laudanum* in a child aged nine months ; 226, Lancet, 1848, 

2, 696, 2 ounces of laudanum, in a woman ; 227, Iliff, Lancet, 1849, 2 
874, an indefinite amount of laudanum, in a boy aged seventeen ; 228, 
same, an indefinite amount, in a woman ; 229, Wooten, Bost. M. and S. J., 
1849, p. 133 (from Southern Med. and S. J.), effects of 1 drop of laudanum, 
in a child five days old ; 230, Stevens, Bost. M. and S. J., 1849, p. 120, 
effects of repeated use of laudanum when children (now aged twenty- 



OPIUM. 179 

three, twenty, and eighteen); 231, " Confessions of an English Opium- 
eater/' Prov. M. and S. J. t 1848 ; 232, Little, Month. J. of Med.Sc., 185(\ 
p. 524, general effects of Opium-smoking; 233, Wright, Am. J. Med. Sc, 

1851, p. 540, effects of about 10 grains ou self;' 234, Boecker, from Ber- 
nard i and Loeffler, 1851 (Frank's Mag., 4), experiments, effects of increas- 
ing doses, in a healthy man ; 235, same, a roan aged forty-seven took $ 
grams twice first day, 4 grams twice second day, 5 grams three times third 
day, same twice fourth day, 5 grams thrice and 6 grams once fifth day, 5* 
grams thrice sixth day, 6 grams thrice seventh day, & grams four times- 
eighth day, 8 grams four times' ninth day, 8 grams four times and 9 grams 
once tenth day; 235a, same, subsequent proving, took & grams; 236,. 
Herpath, Lancet, 1852, 1, 303, a teaspoon ful of laudanum, in an infant 
nine days old ; 237, Deguise, Month. J. of Med. Sc, 1$5£, 14, p. 8&, effects 
of 200 minims of laudanum in a clyster ; 238, Woodson, Am. J. Med. Sc., 

1852, p. 573, effects of " Bateman's drops" (Opium and Camphd. tinct. 
op.), iu a child five days old ; 239, Kirk, Lancet, 1853, 1, 80s effects of a 
few drops of laudanum, in a child ; 240, Smith, Lancet, 1854, 1, 419, effect 
of 2 V tn grain Op., in a child five days old; 241, Anderson, Month. J. Med. 
Sc, 1854, p. 377, 2 drachms laudanum, three drachms more after one hour 
and a half, in a woman ; 242, Bullock, Am. J. Med. Sc., 1854, p. 575> 
about 2 ounces of laudanum, in an intemperate man ; 243, Hodges, Bost. 
M. and S. J., 1856, p. 23, 1 ounce of laudanum, in a girl of fifteen years ; 
244, Blanc, Rev. de Ther. Med.-Chir., 1857 (S. J., 97-37), effects of three 
injections of Sydenham's laudanum ; 245, Gibbs, Lancet, 1857. 2, 80, effect 
of l£ ounce of laudanum, in a man aged seventy-two; 246, Corbett* 
Lancet, 1857, 2, 220, 30 minims of tincture, in a child one day old ; 247, 
Channing, Bost. M. and S. J., 1857, vol. 56, p. 449, from three to six tea- 
spoonfuls of laudanum, in a man ; 248, Bost. M. and S. J., vol. 56\ p. 526, 

1857, effects of drinking some laudanum, in a child aged six ; 249, Wood, 
Bost. M. and S. J., 1857, vol. 57, p. 78, effects of a few drops of "pare- 
goric" (probably laudanum), in a child aged nine months; 250, Cham- 
berlain, Bost. M. and S. J., 1857, vol. 57, p. 357, about 1£ grain of Op., 
in a child six days old ; 251, Pharm. Journ., 1857, vol. 16, p. 195, effects 
of laudanum, in a woman aged twenty-four ; 252, O'Rorke, Gaz. des Hop., 

1858, a spoonful of Sydenham's laudanum,. in a child seven months old; 
253, Schutzenberger, Gaz. des Strasburg, 1858, 40 grams of laudanum, in 
a woman ; 254, Murray, Edinb. Med. J., 1858> 72 drops of 1., in a child 
one year old ; 255, same, 1 drachm of solution of muriate of Morph., in a* 
child seventeen months old ; 256, Mushet, Med. Times and Gaz., 1858, p*. 
292, Opium, in a child of three months ; 257, Gallagher, Am. J. Med. Sc, 
1858, p. 559, 2 ounces of tincture, in a woman ; 258, Jackson, Am.. J« 
Med. Sc., 1859, p. 75, a tablespoonful of laudanum, in a youth of nineteen ;. 
259, Lister, Br. Med. J., 1859, p. 692, 2 drachms of laudanum, in a woman, 
of thirty; 260, Am. J. Med.Sc, 1859, p. 281, repeated effects of Op. in- 
slight uterine inflammation ; 261, Crook, Br. Med. J., 1860, o. 341, 40* 
minims of 1., in a child twenty-two days old; 262, Pearson, Med.. Times 
and Gaz., 1860^. 2 r p. 72, an indefinite amount of 1., in an infant eight 
weeks old ; 263 and 264, Campbell, Bost. M. and S. J., 1860, p. 101^ effect* 
of l£ ounce of 1., in a man ; 265, Andrews, Pharm. J., 1860»p. 387, fatal 
effect of a black draught containing liq. Op. ; 286, Pharm. J., I860, p. 
287, effects of a piece of Op. as large as a pin's head, in* a child five weeks 
old; 267, Duchek, Wien Med. Woch.-Bl., 1861 (S. J., 113, 165), a man 
(ook a large amount of tinct. Op. ; 268, Beaupoil, J. die Chim.. Med.,. 1861 



180 OPIUM. 

(S. J., 110, 294), three-fourths of a poppybead, in a child ; 269, Maschka, 
Prag. Vjs., 1861, effects of 1 ounce of tincture ; 270, Duncan, Lancet, 
1861, 1, 637, effects of 1£ ounce of 1., in a woman ; 271, Pharm. J., 1861, 
p. 46, effect of a large dose, in a woman ; 272, Murray, Braith waite's Bet. 
of Med., 1862, 2, 266 (Austral. Med. J.), effects of 1£ ounce of 1., in a 
man aged fifty ; 273, Duncan, Am. J. Med. Sc., 1862, p. 272, 2 ounces of 
L, in a woman ; 274, Lee, Banking's Abst., 1862, effects of Op., in a child 
two years old; 275, Ellis, Lancet, 1863, p. 126, £ ounce, in a girl four 
and a half years old ; 276, Pharm. J., 1863, p. 186, a teaspoonful of 1., in 
a child six years old ; 277, same, p. 136, fatal dose of Op., in a man ; 278, 
Taylor, Guy's Hosp. Rep., 1865, effects of 1 J ounce of laudanum, in a 
girl aged eleveu and a half; 279, omitted ; 280, 0'Sullivan, Dublin Quart. 
J. of Med. Sc., 1865, p. 221, effects of 1 scruple, in a child twelve weeks 
old ; 281, W alley, Lancet, 1866, p. 35, habitual use of 1., for fourteen 
years; 282, Radcliffe, Lancet, 1868, p. 312, 3 drachms of 1., in a woman 
aged thirty nine; 283, same, two tablespoonfuls of 1., in a woman of sixty ; 
284, Finlay, Lancet, 1868, p. 664, effect of an indefinite amount of 1. 
(probably used as an enema for pain in abdomen) ; 285, Ogle, St. Geo. 
Mosp. Rep., 1868, p. 222, about 2 ounces of 1., in a man ; 286, same, an 
indefinite amount, in a man; 287, same, in another man; 288, Young, 
Phil. M. and S. Rep., -1869, vol. 20, p. 157, about 2 ounces of tinct. Op., 
after a drunken spree ; 289, Faroe worth, Phil. M. aud S. Rep., 1869, p. 
87, about 30 grains, in a man; 290, Hemecourt, West. Horn. Obs., 1869, 
p. 89, about i ounce of 1., in a girl ; 291, Dobbie, Br. Med. J., 1870, p. 
33, 2 ouuces of 1., in an insane woman ; 292, Olivier, Gaz.des Hop., 1871, 
effects of 30 grams of the tincture, on account of erections after circum- 
cision ; 293, Spooner, Trans. Horn. Med. Soc. St. of N. Y., 1871, 2 ounces 
of 1. with 6 grains of Morphia, in milk ; 294, Murdock, Med. Rec., 6, 
•343, effect of 1^ ounce of 1., in a woman of thirty ; 295, Johnson, Med. 
Times and Gaz., 1872, 2, 268, 4 drachms of ext of Op., in a woman ; 296, 
same, 3 drachms of extract, in a man ; 297, same, 1£ drachm of Op., in 
a man;; 298, same, 3 drachms of extract, in a woman aged twenty- tour ; 
299, same, .2 drachms of extract, in a man ; 300, same, 2 drachms of ex- 
tract, in a woman of twenty-nine ; 301, same, 1 drachm of extract, in a 
man ; 302, same, 4 drachms of extract, in a woman ; 303, same, 2 drachms 
of extract, in a man ; 304, same, 1£ drachm of extract, in a woman of 
thirty-seven ; 305, same, 3 drachms of extract, in a man ; 306, same, Med, 
Times and Gaz., 1873, 10 drachms of extract, in a girl aged sixteen (death 
in nine hours) ; 307, same, 3 drachms of extract, in a man, death in seven 
hours and a half; J308, same, an unknown quantity, in a woman ; 309, 
same, 2 drachms of extract, in a woman of thirty-six ; 310, same, \ ounce 
of extract, in a woman of twenty-seven ; 311, Walker, Am. J. Med. Sc, 

1872, p. 283, tincture of Op. (equal to 6 or 8 grains of pulv. Op.), in a girl 
of fifteen ; 312, Chatarion, Gaz. des Hop., 1873, effects of 20 grains of 
Sydenham's laudanum 313, Pharm. J., 1873, p. 138, effects of a large 
dose of laudanum, in one habituated to Opium ; 314, Price, Hahn. Month., 

1873, p. 474, effects of discontinuing the use of the " black drop," that 
had been used for pain iu an ulcer; 315, Stockman, 3 ounces of laudanum, 
in a man, vomited and recovered, but next day took 2£ ounces, Phil. M. 
and S. J., 31, 164; 316, Hartley, Lancet, 1873, p. 684, * ounce of laud- 
anum ; 317, Parrish, Phil. M. and S. Rep., 1873, p. 343.. effects of habitual 
use of Op., as suppository ; 318, Pehell,Phil. Med. Times and Gaz., 1873, 
p. 134, effects of 1£ fluid ounce of 1., in a young woman ; 319, Hart, Am. 



OPIUM. 181 

Horn. Obs., 1873, p. 31, about an ounce of laudanum, in a child ; 820, 
Sharp, Essays on Med., 1874, p. 724, experiments with 1st dil. and with 
tincture ; 821, Heaton, Med. Times and Gaz., 1875, p. 413, large dose of 
laudanum, in a man; 822, Clark, Med. Times and Gaz., 1875, p. 185, a 
large dose of 1., in a man ; 328, Pharm. J., 3d ser., vol. 5, p. 179, a large 
dose of laudanum ; 824, Sharp, Essay on Med., No. 32, experiments, a 
man took 1 drop of 1st cent. dil. of tiuct. of Op., night and morning, for 
ten days ; 325, same, subsequent proving, 5 drops, night and morning ; 
326, same, subsequent proving, pulse 72, took one dose of 10 drops of 
tincture; 327, same, subsequently, pulse 54, took 6 drops of tincture ; 
328, same, Dr. Sharp, took 1 drop of tincture; 329, same, a man, well, 
pulse 68, took 5 drops of tincture; 330, Cameron, Am. J. Horn. Mat* 
Med., 1876, p. 251, proving by inhaling Op., 60th dil. ; 331, C. Wessel- 
hoeft, N. A. J. of Horn., 1876, p. 17, habitual use of Op., in a man aged 
fifty; 332, Fitzsimraons, Toledo Med. and Surg. Journ., May, 1877, p. 134, 
effects of about 2 drachms of laudanum, in a child two years old ; 333, 
Skae, Edin. M. and S. J., 1840, p. 151, effects of 2 drachms of laudanum, 
in a man; 334, Toogood, Prov. Med. and S. Journ., 1841, p. 129, effects 
of 10 drachms of laudanum, in a woman (recovery) ; 335, Ryan, Lancet, 
1845, p. 476, effects of £ drachm of laudanum, in a man ; 336, omitted ; 
337, Lyman, Am. J. of Med. Sc, 1854, p. 383, effects of an ounce of laud- 
anum, in a woman, death in three-quarters of an hour ; 338, Jackson, Am. 
J. of Med. Sc, 1854, p. 385, effects of 2 drachms of Op., in a woman ; 
339, Cleveland, Med. Times and Gaz., 1855, p. 82, a roan took 2 ounces of 
liquor Op. ; 340, Sloane, Med. Times and Gaz., 1855, p. 445, effects of t 
ounce of laudanum, in a man ; 341, Slayter, Lancet, 1862, p. 326, laud- 
anum, in a woman ; 342, Ludlow, Brit. Med. Journ., 1866, p. 15, an over- 
dose of laudanum, in a man ; 343, Bowstead, Lancet, 1873, p. 468, effects 
of 8 ounces of tinct. Op., in a woman; 344, Taylor, Med. Jurisp., 1, p. 
349, an ounce and a half of laudanum, in a woman ; 345, Daniel Wilson, 
Inaugural Dissertation on the Morbid Effects of Op., Phil., 1803, 2 drachms 
of Opium, in a man ; 346, ibid., an ounce of laudanum, in a woman ; 347, 
ibid., same, in a man ; 348, ibid., effects of habitual use of 50 to 90 grains 
of Opium, in a man ; 349, ibid., another case ; 350, ibid., Baron de Toth, 
observations among the Turks. 

Mind.— Emotional* Delirium. — *Delirium, T1 18B .— Sometimes 
delirium,* 48 . — Delirium and rage,". — Raging delirium, with distortion of 
the mouth ,*.f — * Violent delirium, with red face, glistening eyes, and great 
physical activity*. — Furious delirium (fourth day),* 7 . — He rolls about the 
floor in delirium, burning with anger, threatens, does not recognize his 
friends, with swollen head and face, reddish-blue swollen lips, with pro- 
truding, inflamed eyes, 90 . — * While delirious he talked about all sorts oj things 
with open eyes, and afterwards remembered them only as in a dream, 63 . — 
Talked of his business, cast up columns of figures, and started up at any 
noise (after three hours) ; much better (after sis: hours), 2 ". — [10.] *Her 
laudanum was left off for three days, and, in addition to the other symptoms, 
she appeared to see the most frightful animals and other objects," 1 . — Delirium 
lasted twenty-four hours, 191 . — His joyful n ess and mental bliss increased 
until he became irrational and delirious, 90 . J — Evidently delirious, but, by 
persevering in our endeavors, he became capable of giving very pertinent 

f Caused by Applying Opium to the temples. — Hahnemann. 
% From large doses. — Hahnemann. 



182 OPIUM. 

answers, though he uttered them with much labor and difficulty (after half 
an hour), 1 *. — Made delirious attempts to resist any treatment, but soon 
relapsed into unconsciousness," 1 . — Delirium with the spasms," . — *He said 
many disconnected thing*, and pointed with his fingers to masked people who 
seemed to approach him. At one time he broke into loud laughter; at 
another he started up in affright on account of fancied swordsmen, who 
threatened to stab him ; became angry if any one argued with him or 
thought him delirious; however, he blamed himself while in delirium for 
his folly,*. f — *She was tormented while awake with an apparent vision of 
ghosts, spectres, and chimeras, that constantly collected about her bed and dis- 
tressed her very much, while she talked deliriously, ".J — The moment of ecstasy 
usually commences in about three-quarters of an hour; he then becomes 
an altered being; the expression of couutenance is horribly wild ; he ex- 
hibits his delight in a thousand difiereut ways — he gesticulates, he talks. 
80 me of them compose excellent verses, and address the bystanders in 
excellent language; at last they return to their homes, each possessing 
some imaginary bliss which "the dull reality of life" could never give. 
Those who encounter them divert themselves at their expense, and make 
them chatter nonsense ; they are, however, too happy to pay attention to 
anything but their own reveries. Even the loud laugh and the hootings 
which accompany them home produce no effect; they are wrapped in an 
elysium, from which they are only to be awakened by the miserable reac- 
tion which must, sooner or later, recall them to existence, 1 " 8 . — An agree- 
able reverie, at the end of three-quarters of an hour, or an hour at most, 
never fails to animate these automatons, causing them to throw themselves 
into a thousand different postures, but always extravagant and always 
merry. This is the moment when the scene becomes most interesting; all 
the actors are happy, and each retires home in a total state of irrationality, 
but likewise in the entire and full enjoyment of happiness not to be pro- 
cured by reason. Disregarding the ridicule of those they meet, who divert 
themselves by making them talk absurdly, each imagiues and looks and 
feels himself possessed of whatever he wishes. The reality of enjoyment 
often gives less satisfaction, 550 . — [20.] Hot, anxious, and intoxicated ; she 
talked of all sorts of things ; took her words back at one time ; started up in 
fright ; at another angrily seized the hands of those about her, w .§ — Intoxi- 
cation, nu ; (ninth day), — Opium-eaters are always indolent and intoxi- 
cated, 10 . — Intoxication and vertigo after sleep, 90 . — A kind of intoxication 
that prevents his keeping upon his legs, 67 . — Feeling of intoxication on 
waking from a nap (eighth day), 236 . — Intoxicated appearance (after two 
hours)," 5 . — Appearance of most profound intoxication (after half an 
hour), 1 ". — When taken in larger doses than those which cause liveliness it 
causes intoxication,* . — A half intoxicated and excited condition, so that I 
came near being run over by a carriage, and at another time of running 
into a horse, though I had seen it coming from some distance (second 
day), 1 . 16 . — [30.] Dizzy intoxication ; he reels to and fro, 89 . — Great excita- 
tion, 888 . — Reeling to and fro, with dull, stupid expression of countenance 

* I ■ - — -, I ■ II! — ■ I I I! ■ - ■ <^^— ■■■ ■■■■! ■ ■ ■ ■ ■» ■ M 

f From Opium given for dysentery-like diarrhoea. — Habnkmann. Render 
11 fechtern " swordsmen. — Hughes. 

X This always happened whenever Opium waft taken as a palliative for her ail- 
ments — palpitation, vomiting, hiccough, cardialgia, colic, trembling, or convulsive 
movements.— Hahnemann. Revised by Hughe*. 

{ Effects of Opium administered for indescribable pains, which threatened to end 
in convulsions. — Hahnbmann. 



OPIUM. 183 

(after two hours),"*. — Considerable state of excitement (after two hours 
and a half), 2 * 1 . — It appeared to his attendants that an excited state of mind 
remained for some days afterwards,* 86 . — * Confusion of mind, 8786 . — Mind in 
a state of great confusion ; at one moment she was sensible of her crime, 
called for assistance ; at another she resisted the means used to save her 
(after one hour)," 7 . — Conscious of being possessed of two persons of another 
self besides his real self, the Opium man does things which the real self 
considers wrong, and it is not always sure which will conquer the other, 881 . — 
Frightful imagery,* 7 . — The patient was susceptible of the excitant rather 
than the soporific quality of the drug, and his emotional nature quickly 
responded to it in manifestations of passional excitement, which threatened 
alternately self-destruction and injury to others, 817 . — [tO.] I made my way 
home as fast as possible, dreading at every step that I should commit some 
extravagance. 180 . — He acts absurdly, 75 . — *The patient has visions". — In 
walking I was hardly sensible that my feet touched the ground ; it seemed 
as if I slid along the ground impelled by some iu visible agent, and that 
my blood was composed of some ethereal fluid which rendered my body 
lighter than air. The most extraordinary visions of delight filled my brain 
all night, 160 . — He seems to be flying or floating in the air, and to whirl with 
everything about him, 8 *. — Sensation as if he had been taken to heaven ; 
vivid, lovely fantasies float before his vision like a waking dream, which 
the slumber drives away, 64 . — Lovely fantasies, far superior to any known 
happiness in one who had previously been tortured by pains, 18 *. — Much 
confused for a time with involuntary turns of laughter, 846 . — He describes 
his sensations "as the faint, exquisite music of a dream," but he had only 
pleasurable feelings when his eyes were open ; if they were closed they 
vanished. It appeared to him as if external objects only were acted on by 
the imagination, and magnified into images of pleasure. In walking he 
was hardly sensible of his feet touching the ground ; it seemed as if he slid 
along the street impelled by some invisible agent, and that his blood was 
composed of some ethereal fluid which rendered his body lighter than 
air, 187 . — I had no longer the same pleasure when I closed my eyes which I 
had when they were open ; it appeared to me as if it was only external 
objects which were acted on by the imagination and magnified into images 
of pleasure; in short, it was "the faint, exquisite music of a dream" in 
a waking moment, 160 . — [50.] Not sleepy, but so quiet that he seemed in 
heaven, ".f — Constant quiet contentment of mind, as if in heaven, 45 . — With- 
out pain, he passed the whole night in the most extreme contentment of 
miua,*VJ; — Not seldom there is an unusual condition of self-satisfaction and 
an unusual quiet of mind,' 24 . — The most agreeable sensation that allows her 
to think, with mental rest and forgetfulness of all trouble, 87 . — He was 
inoffeusive and even amiable in his deportment, and employed himself con- 
stantly in the daytime in drawing what he called maps of the different 
apartments in heaven, which, he said, he visited every night, 848 . — The 
mental activity of Opium is more like a dream without sleep, 80 . — Meutal 
quiet, 76 . — Under the influence of emotions, strong sensations, and any par- 
ticularly strong attention and exertion of the mind, the effects appear later 
than usual, are less in degree, and of shorter duration. If it so happened 

t From a moderate dose taken on account of intolerable pains from stone. — 
Hahnemann. 

J He had taken a grain the evening before on account of a distressing pain. — 
Hahnemann. 



184 OPIUM. 

that the cause which disturbed my mind was removed, then all the effects 
would almost instantly make their appearance and take their usual 
course, 180 . — Calm, pale, deathly (after two hours), 856 . — [60.] Uttered three 
or four distinct but feeble wails or cries, the first sounds since admission 
into hospital (third day), 158 . — A faint cry or whine would escape the child 
when extreme measures were employed to arouse it, 881 . — Opium-eaters are 
inconstant ; they often promise what they soon refuse to abide by (every one 
avoids them and wishes to have nothing to do with them), 10 . — Moods* 
While smoking they are loquacious at first, and the conversation highly 
animated ; but as the opium takes effect the conversation droops, and they 
frequently burst out into loud laughter from the most trifling causes, or 
without any apparent cause at all, unless it be from the train of thought 
passing through their excited imaginations. The next phase presents a 
vacancy of countenance, with pallor and shrinking of the features, so that 
they resemble people convalescing from fever. A dead silence precedes a 
deep sleep, which continues from half an hour to three or four hours. In 
this state the pulse becomes much slower, softer, and smaller than before 
the debauch. Such is the general process almost invariably observed among 
the Chinese. But with the Malays it is often very different ; instead of the 
placidity that ushers in the profound sleep, the Malays frequently become 
outrageously violent and quarrelsome, and lives are occasionally lost in 
these frightful orgies,"*. — Audacious ferocity, 15 . — Cruelty, ferocity, like a 
wild beast, 58 . f — Rage, 80 . — At first he was in an excited mood for an hour 
and a quarter, during which the mouth was frequently distorted, as in 
risus sardonicus," 6 . — Criminals (in India) lose their fear of death and go 
courageously to their execution ™.% — Great strength, courage, contentment 
with himself, 48 . — [70.] Sensation of courage with activity, as if he could 
forcibly accomplish whatever was required without dread or fear, with a 
peculiar sensation of lustiness (though lasting only a few minutes), (after a 
quarter of an hour), followed by dulness of the head, etc., 1 . — Courage, fear- 
lessness, great-hearted ness, 1 . — Undaunted in danger, 75 . — Opium causes in 
those fearing surgical operations courage and endurance, 99 . — The Malays 
are confident that opium-smoking inspires them with preternatural courage 
and bodily strength ; it is, therefore, resorted to whenever any desperate 
act is in contemplation, 2 ". — Loss of courage, 1 . — ^Feeling of fear (second 
day), 115 . — *Fear (after eight, and twelve hours), 1 . — *Fear of impending 
death, 103 . — * Fearful and frightened™ ". — [80.] * A sensation of apprehen- 
sion (after half an hour, third day), 118 . — A woman suffering from sad 
thoughts was wonderfully relieved by it ; her grief disappeared for some 
time, fl .§ — *He started at the least noise, and a fly upon any part of his body 
was a burden to Aim, 848 . — One and a half grains of solid Opium, taken every 

f When Opium, given in large doses to produce increased courage and vigor, has 
a palliative effect on the weak and timorous, it causes audacity, desperation, rage, 
anger. This palliative primary action gives the Turks, who are excited by Opium, 
an almost irresistible power at the boginning of a battle; but in a few hours this 
changes to the greatest cowardice and stupefaction, when they are more easily beaten 
than any other nation. — Hahnemann. 

J Symptoms 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 84, 86, 89, 1881 represent palliative, primary 
action of Opium in those who are despondent and depressed. — Hahnemann. 

$ In consequence of the law of opposite this acted as a palliative, and she was 
obliged, in order to obtain relief, not only to continue the use of Opium, but also to 
increase the dose, till at last in a week she took one and a half ounces of Opium. — 
Hahnemann. 



OPIUM. 185 

half hoar, or one grain every hour, or one and a half grains taken every 
hour and a half, or every two hours, has insensibly brought on a happy 
humor, increased vigor, activity, and unusual watchfulness, which I per- 
ceived after having taken about two, three, or four grains, and which con- 
tinued if from time to time, I repeated the same procedure for several days 
and nights, without the least inclination to sleep, without tiredness, or any 
impaired function, except dryness in the mouth and fauces, and thirst, occa- 
sionally gripings and costiveness, 181 . — Cheerfulness, courage, contentment, 
increased vigor, 84 . — She felt very lively and cheerful, and was capable of doing 
any quantity of work. She had severe family afflictions, but was not at all 
distressed by them while under the influence of Opium, though she felt them 
severely at other times, 177 . — Lively, inclined to work, fearless, courageous, 10 . — 
If I was in high spirits and very active, if I walked or took such exercise 
as made me warm and perspire, the effects made their appearance consid- 
erably sooner, were less in degree, and much less in duration, 180 . — She was 
unable to get in any other way complete rest and happiness of mind, 61 . — 
It makes the opium-eaters (who are usually sad and stupid) cheerful; 
they carouse, sing amorous songs, laugh much, and make all sorts of ges- 
tures ; this pleasant excitement of mind and emotion lasts an hour, after 
which they become angry and rave, and finally become again sad and weeping, 
till at last they fall asleep and soon return to their ordinary condition, 10 . — 
[90.] Increase of vigor, confidence, and cheerfulness (if the dose was within 

2 grains), 180 . — Elevation of spirits and watchfulness remained sometimes a 
few hours, at other times the whole remaining part of the day (after 2 or 

3 grains), 180 . — Remained cheerful for two hours, and then was overcome 
by a violent drowsiness, when he took 90 drops more and was immedi- 
ately roused from drowsiness, 1 * 1 . — Joyous mood (after half an hour), 118 *. — 
I found myself, or at least imagined myself, more alert and sprightly than 
before (after half an hour), 80b — In persons accustomed to it, it produces a 
high degree of animation, which the Theriaki (opium-eaters) represent as 
the acme of happiness, 108 . — It causes for a time forgetfulness of the troubles 
of the soul, and produces ecstasy and refreshing quiet of mind, 90 . — The 
effects upon her spirits were most exhilarating ; she felt lively and cheerful, 
and could accomplish almost any amount of household work, 281 . — Uncom- 
monly merry and much inclined to noise, 187 . — So exhilarated as to grow 
careless of occupation and rather inclined to indulge in an excess of gayety 
(after a short time), 141 . — [100.] Produced an enlivening effect which enabled 
him to prosecute his study, 141 . — Very good humor (second day), 115 . — At 
first ecstasy followed by sadness and despondency, 85 . — Contentment, 1 . — 
Taciturnity, 18 . — He became taciturn (after the smallest dose), 1 . — Exces- 
sive anxiety, 88 . — Unusual sensation of anxiety (after two hours), 115 *.— 
* Anxiety,**. — Anxiety , 74 .f — [HO.] Transient attacks of anxiety, with short, 
oppressed respiration and trembling of the arms and hands,'. — Melan- 
choly, 18 . — Despondency (fifth day), 118 *. — On waking, depression, 806 . — Depres- 
sion of spirits, in the afternoon (after three drops), 108 . — Depression of spirits 
(eighth day), 118 ; (after three-quarters of an hour), 1 * 8 *. — Pale and dispirited, 
next morning, 100 . — Sadness, 1 117 . — Sad mood (first and second days), 885 . 
— *Sullen mood, 98 . — [120.] Hopeless, morose mood, fretful ness (after eight, 
and twelve hours), 1 . — Very morose, angry at everything without reason 
(fourth day), 885 . — Lamentations and howling during the first hours, 1 . — 
Screaming, 180 . — Violent screaming, immediately, 180 . — Moaning (after two 

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186 OPIUM. 

hours),* 6 . — Slight groaning (after three hours), 168 .— Weeping mood, 1181 . — 
Cries incessantly, 163 . — Much weeping during the first night,"*. — [ISO.] She 
is so vexed about a pain that she weeps, 1 . — Fretful and cross when roused 
(after four hours),* 56 . — *Fretfulne8s (second day), 114 *. — Very fretful (fifth 
day), 115 .— Querulous state, 176 .— * Irritability (third day ), ,! V— Mistrustful, 1 .— 
Appeared jealous and afraid of the people around (second day), 144 . — Evi- 
dence of irregular nervous action, slight irritability of temper whenever 
disturbed, 83 *. — Indifference to pain and pleasure," — [140.] Great indiffer- 
ence (after two drops), 163 . — The unfortunate drown their cares and troubles 
in an indescribably pleasurable feeling of indifference to all around,* 1 *. — 
Calm indifference to earthly things; she cared for nothing on account of 
the ecstasy of fantasy, 64 . — Alternating state of sullen grief and of cheerful- 
ness, 1 . — Intellectual* More inclination for work and greater facility in 
it than usual, 119 *. — Mental activity, 18 . — My faculties seemed enlarged, 160 . — 
When under its operation his intellect was more brilliant, his language 
more eloquent, and his talent for writing more easy than in the former and 
healthy periods of his life. His affections were at the same time kind and 
benevolent, and he felt no disposition to quarrel, as persons often do who 
take ardent spirits in excess, 348 . — When under the influence of opium, he 
seems to others to be in his normal condition ; but a little intercourse with 
him shows his mind to be not only clear and active, but filled with gigantic 
schemes and theories, the realization of which seems to him quite natural 
and easy ; his faculties are remarkably keen, and his power of expression 
wonderfully terse and convincing. As soon as the effect begins to subside 
(as it does after sleeping), he is depressed and melancholy, which soon 
reaches an extreme state of suicidal depression, in which the world seems 
terribly dull, and he feels driven to desperation, as if haunted by evil 
spirits. This condition is brought on by occasional attempts to resist his 
destructive habit; but he cannot endure abstinence long. As soon as he 
takes his accustomed dose of Morphia, he is at once changed from a cring- 
ing desperate creature into a spirited and energetic individual, 881 . — Occu- 
pied with sublime contemplation the whole night, without sleep, 8 *. — [150.] 
It makes the senses active and disposes to earnest and arduous labor, 85 . — 
It dissipates all inclination to sleep, increases the imagination and memory 
in the most wonderful manner, so that he passes the whole night in pro- 
found meditation ; at daybreak he slumbers a few hours ; he is unable to 
recollect all that he has thought about during the night, 70 , f — The powers 
of my mind still remained so perfect as to enable me to examine the state 
of my pulse, which was strong and full, 141 . — Profuse flow of ideas, with joy- 
fulness, 1 . — A certain hastiness at work ; his thoughts also are more rapid 
than usual, 110 . — Disinclination for work (eighth day), 118 . — Disinclination for 
his ordinary work (after two drops), 108 . — Obscuration and weakness of mind ; 
illusion, as if the eyes were four times larger than usual, 8 *.! — *Dulrm9 of 

f The mental and emotional symptoms of Opium cannot be so well separated as 
those of other drugs, when the former are placed at the beginning with the head 
symptoms, the latter after all the other symptoms, because in Opium the two are 
commonly associated. When Opium is used for the palliation of pain, of spnsm in 
the opposite condition of mind and disposition as in S. 57, 81, 86, 88, 96, 145, 150, 
or for the prevention of natural sleep (in the latter case most certainly homooopath- 
ically), it usually causes in their stead a mental ecstasy and emotional excitement, a 
very transient primary effect. This ecstasy and excitement are frequently like the 
internal clearness of somnambulism (clairvoyance.) — Hahnemann. 

X Omit " Undsoin Kcerper." — Hughes. 



OPIUM. 187 

mind ; short anxious respirationwith great heaving of the chest; the eyes give out, 
and are full of water, 9 *. — Slight confusion of thought (within an hour), 1 ". — 
[180.] Loss of ideas, with inability to think, 1 ". — Every attempt at per- 
sistent thought was ineffectual (first day), 113 . — Inability and disinclination 
for work in the afternoon (after three drops), 106 . — General deterioration of 
all the mental faculties," 1 . — The power of the will is overcome by the merest 
trifle, 18 . — It diminishes the power of the will over the muscles fin strong 
people), causes heaviness of the head and great weakness, 80 ^ — Voluntary 
powers suspended, 1 ". — Mental weakness,* 8 . — The mental powers disappear, 18 . 
— All the mental powers, all the sensibilities are dull,". — [170.] *Dulness 
of the head; he has no mental grasp for anything, and cannot comprehend the 
sense of what he is reading,**. — Dulness, indifference to external objects, 80 . — 
*£hibiess and imbecility,". — Dulness of mind, 1075 . — Dulness of sense (after 
eight, and twelve hours), 1 8l . — Dulness of sense, insensibility ; he is scarcely 
conscious of his existence, although he answers quite appropriately, 82 . — In- 
sensibility to shame and to the more refined sensibilities, 7 *. — Nearly rational, 
though when left to herself her mind seems to wander (second day),* 78 . — 
Capable of being aroused, and answered questions, but quickly relapsed into 
deep solemnity (after twenty-six hours and a half),* 18 . — Memory, Great 
forgetfulness (second day), 115 . — [180.] Forgetful ness, M \ — He replied slowly 
to questions, as if he forgot his words,* 2 . — His ideas not easily collected 
(after eleven hours), 245 . — Chronic loss of memory, 28 . — Loss of memory, 18 T5 ; 
(after ten minutes), 188 . — Loss of memory for several weeks, 88 . — Loss of 
memory, *°.J — The memory and mental powers generally became greatly 
impaired, attended by a miserable depression of spirits, 177 . — Memory con- 
tinued weak, 188 . — Frequent weakness of memory , 88 .§ — [190.] He does not 
recognize his nearest relatives nor familiar objects, 1 . — Comprehension 
wavering, 82 . — Insensibility* "Complete insensibility, so that it was 
impossible, either by pulling the hair or pinching the skin, to excite any 
wincing or signs of uneasiness, nor was any effect produced by the sudden 
affusion of cold water, 187 .— * Insensible state,™ 8B ** M6M7 , etc.— "Insensibility, 
accompanied with a complete apoplectic respiration (after three hours), 186 . 
— * Complete immobility and insensibility, 1 *. — * Complete insensibility?* I72 .— 
* Complete insensibility, with her eyes open, etc. (after two hours), 148 . — * Greatin- 
sensibility to external impressions, . — Insensibility, soon, 144 ; (after five hours), 
m m m ; (after two hours), 276 ,77 .— [200.] Perfectly insensible (after two 
hours), 205840 . — Totally insensible, and to an ordinary observer, lifeless (after 
six hours), 207 .— Totally insensible (after fifteen minutes), 208211 818 »«•— Per- 
fectly insensible and could not be roused, 841 . — Appeared completely insen- 
sible to everything around her, and would not answer questions (after five 
hours and a half), 148 . — Apparently dead (after four hours and three- 
quarters), 21 *. — Insensible and motionless (after four hours), 218 . — Insensible 
of what was passing around her (after six hours), 124 . — Almost total absence 
of sensibility to external impressions, 811 . — ^Insensible and comatose (after 

f Opium diminishes the power of the will over the muscles only in its secondary 
action, when it paralyzes entirely, but in its primary action it excites it; if this 
primary action be interrupted by stupefaction and stupid sleep, there may be twitch- 
ing in one or another limb during this sleep. — Hahnemann. 

t To 8. 28, 171, 172, 173, 183, 184, 186, 186, 189, 287. When these conditions 
bnve become constant and persistent after the long and repeated use of Opium, they 
are akin to a chronic disease and a kind of paralysis of the mental organs that may 
indeed \m incurable; 188, 184, 186, 186, 189 are secondary effects.— Hahnemann. 

{ From the frequent use of Opium. 



188 OPIUM. 

one hour and three-quarters), 185 . — [210.] Insensible, and in strong convul- 
sions; convulsions followed each other in quick succession, with comatose 
intervals (after one hour),* 1 *. — Insensible, and could not be aroused by 
shaking (after twelve hours)," 8 . — Could not by any means be aroused, 17 ** 88 ; 
(after six hours),* 48 ; (after four or five hours),* 85 . — Could not be aroused by 
loud calling or shaking, or by the dashing of cold water on her face,* 84 . — 
Was aroused with great difficulty ,* 4S . — Answered no questions, even when 
put in the loudest voice (after four hours),* 01 . — Insensible, though capable 
of being aroused (after half an hour),** 7 . — Slightly diminished sensibility 
(after 2 or 3 grains), 131 . — Scarcely sensible (after a quarter of an hour),* 8 *. 
— Almost perfect insensibility (after twenty or thirty minutes),* 08 . — 
— [220.] Almost insensible for some hours, 188 . — Almost insensible to exter- 
nal impressions, and when aroused by violent shaking and loud speaking, 
immediately sank back into a comatose sleep (after one hour and a half)* 78 . 
— Partial insensibility ; he could be roused by shouting into his ear, but 
could not be made to answer any question ; when not continuously aroused, 
he fell off immediately into a heavy stertorous sleep ; between two assistants 
he was from time to time dragged along the corridors, making little effort 
to support himself, and when allowed to sit down, he was continuously 
aroused by being flapped on the face with a wet towel, which would cause 
him to open his eyes momentarily, but he became more completely nar- 
cotized, so that towards morning he seemed to be in imminent danger, 8 * 1 . — 
Entire loss of intellectual faculties, of motion and perception, 188 . — The child 
lay unconscious and insensible, 204 .— Sudden loss of consciousness, with blue 
face and contraction of the upper extremities,* 88 . — She is uuconscious of 
what is transpiring about her, and gives no sign of consciousness; the joints 
are supple, and all the muscles relaxed, 58 . — Complete asphyxia ; not the 
slightest evidence of sensibility could be elicited by the application of various 
tests to different portions of the cutaneous surface or to Schneiderian mem- 
brane (after two hours) ; yet scarce a trace of the effects of the poison was 
observable (after twenty-four hours),* 90 . — Not the slightest indication of 
consciousness was elicited by passing the finger across the naked eye, by 
violent shaking, or by the application of ice-water, in the form of affusion, 
to the head (after eight hours), 815 . — Lying on the floor in a state of uncon- 
sciousness, after some time ; total insensibility (after four hours and a 
half ),**. — [230.] The patient seemed momenta ri ly threatened with apoplexy, 
having all the symptoms except stupor (after a quarter of an hour) ; this 
was followed by complete insensibility and death (after three quarters of an 
hour), 140 . — Nearly complete narcotism,* 43 . — Narcotism complete (after four 
hours),* 84 . — She was quite unconscious, and had lost the power of swallow- 
ing. After remaining in this comatose state for upwards of nine hours, she 
revived, the face became natural, the pulse steady, the power of swallowing 
returned, she was able to recognize her daughter, and, in a thick voice, to 
give an account of the mistake she had made. This state lasted about five 
minutes, the torpor then returned ; she again sank into profound coma, and 
died in fourteen hours after the poison had been taken, 844 . — Most profound 
coma (after th ree hours), 805308 . — Profound coma (after eighteen hours),** 8 ltt m ; 
(after four hours),* 75 , and many others. — Profound coma for three hours 
(after eight hours), 815 . — Perfect coma ; the insensibility being so complete 
that ice-water dashed violently in her face produced not the least evidence 
of sensibility, nor contraction of any of the voluntary muscles (after one 
hour and a half),* 57 . — Completely comatose, and on placing my finger on 
the conjunctiva there was no sensibility whatever evinced, 811 . — Completely 



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OPIUM. 189 

comatose, unrousable, insensible to sharp pinching, not convulsed, but arms 
rigid, fingers clenched, nails not livid (after two hours), 25 *. — [240.] Deep 
coma, with the head drawn backwards, and in partial opisthotonos, 146 . — 
Comatose condition, and snoring heavily (after twenty-three hours), 172 . — 
Comatose, 179 ; (after two hours), 184 m ; (after six hours), 278 , etc. — She lay coma- 
tose on her back, the head resting as if inert, 284 . — Coma and insensibility, with 
the ordinary warmth, pulse, and respiration, 96 . — Able to speak and walk 
about without difficulty, although very drowsy (after two hours) ; quite 
comatose, unable to move (after three hours and a half), 99 . — Partially 
comatose (after two hours and a quarter) ; profound coma (after two hours 
and a half), 810 . — Partially comatose, but capable of being roused (after 
three hours) ; complete coma (after fourteen hours), 298 . — Partially coma- 
tose, but capable of being roused up (after three hours) ; profound coma 
(after four hours), 800 . — Lethargic condition (after three hours), 280 . — [250.] 
Lethargy, 155 . — Lethargy increased so much that it required the utmost ex- 
ertions to keep her awake (after six hours), 127 . — Violent stupefaction and 
intoxication, 80 . f — Deep stupefaction (after one hour and a half), 150151 . — 
Stupefaction (after eight minutes), 189 "".—Stupefaction like an intoxication 
(sixth day), 285 . — Stupefaction and some delirium, 178 . — Stupefaction, indiffer- 
ence, 88 . — Stupefaction of sense and loss of reasoning power, 47 .— Slowness of 
comprehension, stupidity, senselessness, 98 . — [260.] Stupefaction of mind as 
if 'a board were before the head, with vertigo, obliging him to lie down, 
followed by trembling of the body, lasting some time, w 4 — Dull stupefaction, 
with weak eyes and extreme loss of power, 82 . — Stupefaction and insensibility, 
although he answered correctly, 92 . — Sensation of stupefaction (third day), 118 . 
— Stupor, soon, 144148 ; (after five or six hours), 194212 . — Stupor, l8 .§ — Lay in a 
deadly stupor, from which all efforts of her friends were insufficient to 
awaken her (after two hours), 848 . — Profound stupor," 0157 ; (after seven 
hours), 157 ; (after six hours and a half), 884888 . — Stupor so great that it could 
not be roused by any efforts that I could make (after three hours), 211 . — Stupor 
resembling that of narcotic poisoning, rather than true state of coma, 284 . — 
[270.] Stupefied, 208 . — Continued in a stupid state for the remainder of the 
day, after the relief of other symptoms by vomiting, Mb . — Every few min- 
utes she fell into a stupor and sleep, from which she could only be roused 
by being repeatedly moved or shaken ; she would give no answer to ques- 
tions put to her, which appeared to proceed much more from the torpor and 
insensible state in which she was than from obstinacy or any other cause 
(second day), 144 . — He made no answer to any question, though put to him 
with a loud voice, close to his ear. On discontinuing the agitation for a 
moment, he immediately relapsed into a state of stupor and insensibility; 
the only expedient that effectually roused him was pulling him by the hair 
of the head. This was so completely successful on one occasion that he 
rose from his seat in a paroxysm of anger, and attempted to throw off his 
jacket and vest, but immediately fell back in a state of insensibility (after 
three hours and a half), 145 . — Very " stupid " state, and scarcely able to 
answer any question put to her (after two hours) ; perfectly insensible 
(after four hours),* 01 .— Great difficulty in rousing it, aud when roused, im- 
mediately relapsing into deep stupor, 289 . — Slight stupor, from which he was 
easily aroused, 181 . — Opium-eaters are sleepy and almost stupid. 10 . 

t From the odor of Opium. — Hahnemann. 

t From a mixture of Hoffmann'* anodyne and Opium. — Hughes. 

\ Revised by Hughes. 



190 OPIUM. 

Rend.— Confusion and Vertigo. Confusion of tbe head, with a 
sensation of dry heat in the eyes and inclination to close the eyes, without 
sleepiness, together with a sensation as though he had watched the previ- 
ous night, 1 . — *Head confused, as after intoxicating drinks, 118 . — [280.] Con- 
fusion of the head, after sleep, 50 .— Vertigo," w 6T w » ; (sixth day), 113 ; (elev- 
enth day), 115171 ; (second, third, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth, and tenth 
days),* 35235 *, etc. — Violent vertigo obliges him to lie down, w . — Violent ver- 
tigo (after 4 drops), 1 ". — Vertigo; some intoxication, 170 . — * Vertigo and dul- 
lness of Hie head, transient (after 4 drops), 105 . — Vertigo; was scarcely able 
to keep upright; even while sitting it seemed difficult to hold up the head 
(after 16 drops), 108 . — Vertigo, on looking to the right or left (looking straight 
ahead, on bending the head forward, did not cause vertigo), (after half an 
hour), 1181 . — Vertigo, with swaying back and forth of the body, 116 *. — Vertigo, 
as if everything were turning about with him in a circle, 8 *. — [290.] Vertigo, 
caused by stooping (after twenty hours), 1 . — * Vertigo, and stupefaction of the 
head, 91 . — Slight vertigo (after two hours and three-quarters) ; relieved after 
vomiting (after three hours and a half J, 806 . — Vertigo, with numbness of 
limbs (after five minutes), 181 . — Dizziness, with vanishing of thoughts (after 
4 drops), 103 . — Dizziness, with confusion of the head, 88 . — Dizzy, anxious, ir- 
rational, 80 . — Dizzy, as if intoxicated, after waking from sleep (first day),* 86 . 
— Giddiness, sometimes headache,* 31 . — Feels giddy on attempting to get up 
(after forty-five hours),** 6 . — [300.] Felt giddy and sick (soon),* 77 . — Very 
giddy and confused (after one hour), (one case), 184 . — Slight giddiness 
(within an hour), 1318 . — Very giddy all day, 131 . — Reeling from the effects of 
the drug; they sink into a disturbed sleep, from which they awake towards 
noon,* 3 *. — Reeling, 8875 . — General Head. He was unable to hold the 
head upright; it swayed back and forth, 80 . — Slight lateral motion of the 
head, 163 . — Head drooping (after two hours and a half),* 78 . — When raised 
to a sitting posture the head would fall backwards or sideways, 3 * 4 . — [310.] 
Perceptible and audible pulsation in the bloodvessels of the head (eleventh 
day), \ — Pulsations in the arteries of the head,* 6 . — Heat and sensible pul- 
sation of the arteries in the head (after 2 or 3 grains), 180 . — (The bloodves- 
sels of the braiu are distended by blood), 64 . f — Rush of blood to the brain, 40 6 \ 
— Rush of blood to the head, that was actually painful, especially affecting 
the forehead (after 2 drops), 107 . — Acute cerebral congestion, 31 *. — Congestion 
of brain increased (after twelve hours),***. — Congestion to the head, 171 . — 
Humming in the head, as from bees, with a stopped sensation in both ears, 
apparently accompanied by diminished hearing (after about two hours, 
first day), 113 *. — [320.] Roaring in the head (a few minutes after 1 drop), 107 . 
— He heard the blood rush to the brain, with a dull but loud noise on every 
beat of the heart, 188 . — He hears the beating in the cerebral arteries, 26 . — 
Swimming sensation in the head when she rises up in bed (fifth day), 156 . — 
^Sensation in the head like that following sleep after excessive debauch™. — 
Sensation of warmth in the head, 111 . — His head, though feeling free, on 
waking, in the morning, became quite as confused, about 8 a.m., as it had 
been the preceding afternoon, though it wore away towards noon (after 18 
drops), 100 . — General weakness and confusion of the head (third day), 118 . — 
Obscuration of the head, im mediately , 3I .J — Heaviness of the head, 81867 ; 
(after 6 drops), 104 ; (after eight minutes), 188166 ; (twenty minutes after 1 
grain), 158 . — [o30.] Head so heavy and stupid that he was obliged to rest 

f Merely h hypothetical statement of the author. — Huohks. 

I Preceded by a feeling as if something mounted to her head. — Hughes. 



OPIUM. 191 

it; it seemed to him that he could feel the rush of blood to the head (after 
18 drops), 1 ". — * Heaviness of the head, making thought and, in consequence, 
writing difficult (twenty minutes after 2 grains), 158 . — Lassitude, heaviness 
of the head, and dryness in the throat, after the Opium sleep, 18 . f — Head 
very heavy for several days; the occiput feels like lead, so that the head 
constantly falls backward, and he cannot hold it upright, 90 . — The head is 
heavy, and as if intoxicated, lasting twelve hours, 90 . — Heaviness of the 
head; on raising it, a sensation as if a heavy substance were in it and 
moved to and fro, 116 *. — Heaviness of the head, especially in the sinciput 
(first day), 118 . — Heaviness of the head, with a feeling as if the head had 
been hanging down for a long time (one hour after 5 drops), 104 . — Heaviness 
and dulness of the head, lasting a quarter of an hour (one hour after 6 
drops), 101 . — Dulness and confusion of the head, soon becoming a pressive 
sensation, extending forward over the orbit and backward to the nape of 
the neck, 1 " 6 . — [840.] Dulness of the head, as if smoke rose into the brain, 61 .^ 
— Dulness of the head, especially in the frontal region, 1 ". — Dulness of the 
head, 82 ; (after 1 drop), 107111 ; (after ten, and twenty minutes), 112 ; (after one 
hour, fifth day), 118 ; (fifth and tenth days), 118 ; (first and ninth days), 236 .— 
Dulness of the head, becoming a real pressive pain, especially in the fore- 
head, extending towards the eyes and oowu to the nose (after 1 drop), 107 . — 
Head dull and confused (second morning after 2 drops), 107 . — Dulness and 
pressive pain in the head (after 1 drop), 108 . — Dulness of the bead and pres- 
sure in the forehead (after 2 drops), 108 . — Dulness of the head, with more 
rapid pulse than usual (after 7 drops), 106 . — General dulness of the head, 
followed by confusion, that gradually became vertigo, and made thought 
and speech exceedingly difficult (a quarter of an hour after *6 drops), 106 . — 
Dulness of the head, with pressure in the eyes (ten minutes after i grain), 100 *. 
— [350.] Feeling of dulness and congestion in the head, increasing from 
minute to minute, with glowing heat of the face and perspiration on the 
head (ten minutes after 1 grain), 1001 . — Dulness of the head, with inability 
to perform mental labor (nine hours after 1 grain), 100 *. — Dulness of the 
head, with increased circulation of the blood, and with a full, hard pulse 
(after 12 drops), 10 *. — *Didness of the head, with vertigo (fourth day), 286 . — 
Slight dulness of the head, 101 ; (after 3 drops), 108 ; (a quarter of an hour 
after £ drop), 109 ; (after half an hour), 118 *. — Headache,* 2 ; (after two hours), 
(two cases), 182 ; (second day), 164 170171 ; (third day), 184 ; (after one hour), 207218 
221 ; (fifth day), 236 ; (second day), 267 26§ 281 .— Headache, at times dull, at times 
very severe (first day), 286 . — Headache, after a nap (fourth day), 235 . — Dull 
headache (first, second, eighth, and ninth days), 286236 *. — Dull headache 
(after ninety minutes); much increased and attended with drowsiness and 
nausea (after two hours); soon relieved after vomiting (after three hours 
and a half ), 80b — Woke with headache and dull stupefaction, 170 .— [360.] 
Violent headache, with difficult breathing, 167 . — Violent headache, 88 ; (sec- 
ond day), 208 ; (one hour after 4 grains), 218 ; (second day),' 81 . — Headache, 
with vertigo (after 1 drop), 109 . — Headache, extending from the vertex to 
the right orbit, a pressive pain always extending from within outward, in 
the afternoon and evening (after 2 drops), 107 . — Headache, on waking in 
the morning, that became worse after rising, but disappeared during the 
forenoon (after 4 drops), 108 . — Severe headache, soon; remarked that his 
head was splitting with pain (after thrae hours), 289 . — If the dose was de- 



f Revised by Hughes. 

X Momentarily occurring. As to S. 260. — Hughes. 



192 OPIUM. 

ferred she had always severe headache, 177 . — Headache in the supraorbital 
region (fourth day), 385 . — Headache almost immediately, 1 *. — Head ached 
next morning, 1 * . — [370.] Headache relieved by leaning against, the cold 
wall, 186 . — Slight headache (second day),* 8 *. — Slight headache, on waking, 
inthemorning(after4drops), 10 *. — Slight pressive neadache (after 3 drops), 16 *. 
— Pressive headache (two minutes after £ drop), 108 . — Constant pressive 
headache, 1 ' 10 . — Pressive headache in the head and nose, as if seated in the 
scalp, which feels as though it had been bruised (after 3 drops), 10 *. — Vio- 
lent pressive headache (fourth day), 114 . — Dull pressure in the head, gradu- 
ally becoming a vertigo, making thought difficult (after 24 drops), 101 . — 
Pressure and dulness in the head, extending over the whole head, but most 
violent in the vertex (a quarter of an hour after 2 drops), 107 . — [380.] Pres- 
sive, at times throbbing, headache, extending from behind forward, along 
the median line, during the afternoon , l *°\ — Pressure in the head (after half 
an hour); in half an hour this pressure was increased to giddiness and 
slight confusion (one case), 184 . — Pressiug sensation in the head (sixth day), 11 *. 
— Sensation of tension in the head,**. — The whole head seemed in a vice; 
relieved by motion (after half an hour), 111 . — Feeling of fulness in the head 
(eleventh day), 116 . — Pressive pain in the head, 02 . — Pressive pain over the 
whole head, with disinclination to work and great indifference (after 4 
drops), 10 *. — Violent pain in head, accompanied with giddiness, 1 *. — Exces- 
sive pain in the head (second day), 1 **. — [390.] Pain in the head, as if 
everything were torn to pieces, and a sensation as if everything in the body 
were turned about, with general discomfort, that made him indignant,*. — 
A slight pain over the whole head, a sensation as of a rush of blood, last- 
ing about ten minutes (soon after 4 drops), 100 . — Transient stitches, from 
within outward, in the head (after 18 drops), 100 . — Transient stitches in the 
llead, ,1, . — Forehead. Warmth in the forehead, with pain in it, 11 *. — 
Head, especially the frontal region, very dull (second day), 11 **. — Dulness 
in the right side of the forehead, that was somewhat hot, 111 . — Dulness in 
the forepart of the head, sometimes interrupted by sticking pain above the 
eyebrows, that after an hour extended over the whole head ; this confused 
condition of the head became better towards noon, and in the afternoon 
only some dulness of the head remained, with at times sticking pain in the 
head ; this sensation was accompanied by warmth and flushes of heat in 
the face (after 12 drops), 100 . — Violent headache, especially in the right half 
of the forehead (after 2 drops), 100 . — Sticking headache in the frontal region, 
alternating with drawing pains within the ears; at last the head became so 
heavy that he was obliged to lie down, in order to avoid sinking down (soon 
after 1 grain), 100 *. — [400.] Pressive stupefying headache in the right side 
of the forehead (after twenty minutes), 11 *. — Headache, like a pressure from 
within outward in the forehead, 1 . — One-sided headache in the forehead, as if 
it would press outward, relieved by external pressure, 1 . — A kind of pressure 
in the iorehead, that seems to extend to the eyes and nose,*. — Pressure in 
the right frontal eminence (after a few minutes), 111 . — Slight pressure above 
the right eye and in the frontal eminence (after half an hour), 111 . — *A sen- 
sitive pressure above the rigid frontal eminence, with a sensation of heat, while 
reading; when this disappeared it gave place to a painful pinching sensation 
in the right temple, as if something pressed upon the part and then again re- 
laxed" 1 . — Pain, pressiug from within outward, in the right frontal eminence, 
preventing writiug; after twenty minutes this was felt in the occiput; re- 
moved by rubbing with the hand and pressure, 111 . — Pressure and slight 
digging in the upper part of the forehead, with heaviness of the lids, that 



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seem inclined to close, especially the left eye, 111 . — Pressing-out pain in the 
left side of the forehead, recurring by paroxysms, extending over the whole 
right side, from the head to the tips of the toes, 111 . — [410.] Pressive pain 
in both frontal eminences, extending down to the nose, and especially affect- 
ing both nasal bones; after an hour this pain disappeared, but gave place 
to pressure in the forehead, and especially above the eyes, with general 
dulness of the head (after 2 drops), 11 *. — Pressure in the forehead and over 
the eyes; it seemed as though the eyes would be pressed together, a feeling 
like that one experiences when the eyes are irresistibly closed by sleepiness 
(after 10 drops), 10 *. — Pressure in the forehead, lasting all day (after 2 
drops), 108 . — Pressure in the forehead (after 6 drops), 104 .--Slight pressure in 
the right frontal region, 1 ". — Pressive pain in the left frontal eminence 
(after 2 drops), 108 . — Pressive pain in the forehead, 110 * ll0b . — Pressive pains in 
the forehead and occiput, with dulness in the head, a sensation of dizzi- 
ness, 110 *. — Slight pressive pain in the region of the glabella, lasting only a 
few minutes (soon after 1 drop), 100 . — Pressive pain in the frontal region, 
afterwards extending to the root of the nose and even to the tip of the nose, 
and changing to a kind of pinching (after 3 drops), 100 . — [420.] Pressive 
pain in the forehead, soon, 1 ". — Pains across the forehead (second day), 101 . 
— Pain in the forehead, that was warm to touch (fifth day), 115 . — Pain, like 
needle stitches, in the forehead, 118 *. — S ticking-throbbing pains in the fore- 
head, 11 **. — Violent sticking in the left frontal region, long continued, and 
extending deep into the brain (after two hours), 111 . — Tearing and beating 
in the forehead; sour eructations; sour vomiting; she was obliged to lie 
down when she perspired, 1 . — Intolerable boring pain in the forehead, at 
times disappearing, and again extending from the forehead to the vertex 
(eighth and ninth days), . — Stupefied sensation above the eyes, 111 . — Cer- 
tain sensations in the forehead, a kind of pressure and straining, the latter 
of which seemed to reach down to the eyes and nose, if the dose had been 
within 2 grains of solid purified Opium; if I had taken 2 or 3 grains these 
sensations would insensibly increase to a slight confusion of thought and 
giddiness, a heat and sensible pulsation of the arteries in the head ; after 
4 to 6 grains the pressure increased quite quickly, and passed on to pain, 190 . 
— Temple* [430.] Single twitchings in the temporal muscles, 1 . — Head 
painful, especially in the temples, where there was a sensation as if they 
were pressed together (fourth night), 118 *. — Transient pressure in the right 
temple and in the right external can thus (after half an hour), 111 . — Pressing- 
asunder pain in the temples, and especially in the forehead (after one hour 
and a half), 118 *. — * Pressing pain in the templed (sixth day), 1 "*. — Vertex* 
Dulness in the sinciput (after 6 drops), 100 . — A very distressing persistent 
pain, sometimes between a sticking and a boring, in the coronal and sagit- 
tal sutures; in the latter, however, only in the middle of the vertex, 1 . — 
Slight pressive headache in the left side of the vertex and of the forehead, 
in the evening (after 2 drops), 108 . — Parietals. Slight pressive pain on 
the right side of the vertex, under the forehead, lasting only about twenty 
minutes (after 3 drops), 100 .—-Sticking headache, extending from the fore- 
head to the orbit, especially involving the right half of the head, with in- 
clination to sleep (after 1 drop), 100 . — [440.] Dulness in the left side of the 
head, extending to the right temple, 111 . — Extremely painful headache in 
the occiput, 09 . — Dull headache in the occiput, in the evening (seventh 
day), 118 . — Occiput* A pressive-tensive pain in the occiput, at the point 
of the insertion of the trapezius muscle, extending across the whole breadth 
of the nape of the neck to the upper margin of the acromion process and 
vol. in, — 18 



194 OPIUM. 

the inner margins of both scapulae, as far as the tips, in general correspond- 
ing to the course of the muscular fibres; the pain was most noticed in the 
region of the fourth dorsal vertebra, whence it extended to the last dorsal 
vertebra; always aggravated by motion, during rest (on waking from the 
midday nap it had disappeared), (second day), 110 . — Slight drawing- tearing 
pain in the occiput, from the scalp to the ears, in a place of the size of a 
quarter of a dollar, in the region of the fontaneile, gradually increasing in 
severity, lasting about eight minutes and suddenly disappearing, though it 
returned after about twenty minutes, and extended thence down the whole 
spine, lasting about six minutes, in the afternoon (first day), 110 *. — Pains in 
the occiput (after 4 drops), 103 .— External Head, Tension in the skin 
of the forehead ; relieved by stroking with the hand, 111 . — A tremulous draw- 
ing in different parts of the scalp, in the forehead, and vertex (after 10 
drops), 108 . — Hair very gray, 281 . 

Eye* — Eyes very red ; pupils dilated, with storing look (after forty- 
eight hours), 187 . — [460.] Eyes rotated upward under brows (after four 
hours), 886 . — Eyes turned upward under the upper eyelids, 188 . — Eyes promi- 
nent and motionless (second day), 290 . — Eyes open, turned upward, 78 . — Eyes 
wide open," 2 . — Eyes open, and altogether distorted, 92 .! — Eyes distorted, 149 . — 
Eyes fixed (after two hours), 276 . — -Eyes fixed ; pupils contracted, and alto- 
gether unaffected by light (after one hour and three-quarters), 186 . — Eyes 
dark and glassy, 165 . — [460.] Glassy, deep-sunken eyes, 19i . — Eyes glisten- 
ing, 166 . — Eyes glistening, sparkling, 62 . — Eyes sparkled, .---Staring look, 203 . — 
He stares at the bystanders with watery eyes ; does not know what he is 
looking at, and cannot recognize individuals, 76 . — Eyes staring, with exces- 
sive lustre, 66 . — Eyes wild and staring (after one hour), 127 . — Eyes became full 
and sparkling, 20 *. — Eyes look heavy (after twenty minutes), 129 . — [470.] 
Eyes glassy and lack lustre, 162 . — Heavy, uneasy eyes (after 4 to 6 
grains), 180 . — Eyes heavy and languid (second day), 141 . — Dull, unimpressive 
eye, 232 . — Eyes dim (after two hours), 175 . — Eye lost its expression, 182 . — Eyes 
sunk, 282 . — Eyes sunk, and often glassy (after six hours), 127 . — Eyes sealed up, 
or dropping rheum, 282 . — Eyes only half closed; pupils dilated, insen- 
sible, 54 . — [480.] Eyes half open, drawn forcibly upward and outward ; 
pupils contracted, did not dilate when light was removed, 288 . — Eyes partly 
closed ; at times open, with the eyeballs turned upward, 199 . — Eyes closed, 
and the eyeballs turned upward and slightly outward (both of them); 
the pupils very much contracted ; no reflex action of eyelids, 286 . — While in 
school he was frequently obliged to forcibly open and close the eyes, with 
dryness in the eyes, as from dust and frequent pressure on both eyes. On 
going home it was noticed that he opened and closed the eyes more fre- 
quently than natural, and was asked the reason ; on examining the eyes 
there was found great redness of the conjunctiva of tbe lids and of the eye- 
balls, 116 . — Dimness and moisture of the eyes (fifth day), 235 . — Eyes alternately 
moist and dim (fourth day), 285 . — *Eyes dry and weak, with burning, and 
a sensation as if dust were in them;, this lasted during the evening and after 
going to bed, and only passed off during the night (after 2 drops), 106 . — The 
eyes seem moist in the open air (sixth day), 235 . — Stiffness of the eyes (tenth 
day), 235 . — Heaviness of the eyes (tenth day), 118 . — [490.] On awaking, eyes 
dull and heavy, 206 . — Sensation of dryness in the right eye, 112 . — Dryness of 
the eyes, that seem stiff, sometimes with much water in them (third day), 235 . — 
^Burning in the eyes, with a sensation as if sand or dust were in them 

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(after 2 drops), 1 * 7 . — Sensation of burning in the eyes and lachrymation, 1 " — 
Pressure in the eyes, causing a sensation as if he had lost the power to hold 
the lids open (ten minutes after £ grain), 100 *. — Slight pressure upon the 
right eye, as from continued reading, 111 . — Slight obscuration of the eyes 
(sixth day), 113 . — Sensation as though the eyes were too large for their 
orbits,*. — A sensation in the eyes as if they were swelled, and the sockets 
not large enough to contain ttiera (after 2. or 3 grains), 110 . — I/id. [500.] 
Swelling of the lower lids, 88 . — Eyelids swollen, dark-colored, half-closed, 268 . — 
The lids hang down as if paralyzed, 88 . — Eyelids drooping (second day), 1 **. — 
Eyelids tremulous and half open ; pupils contracted, 157 . — Lids trembling, 
only half covering the eyeballs, 88 . — Eyelids closed, 168 ; (after one hour),* 70 . — 
Eyelids closed, and the child appeared in a state of slumber, and, if roused, 
exhibited a tendency to relapse into sleep (after eight hours),* 5 . — Lids 
closed ; pupils contracted to a point ; insensible to light ; eyes supra verted 
and divergent (after two hours), 258 . — Eyes closed ; eyelids swollen ; pupils 
normal in size, but insensible,* 44 . — [510.] Eyelids closed ; pupils upturned, 
strongly contracted, and little, if at all, influenced by light (after one 
hour), . — The eyelids were closed; the patient's efforts to raise them 
producing only short, tremulous contractions, and, when held open by the 
fingers, the eyeballs were seen to be turned upwards and a little inwards, 
from which position she could move them only to a slight degree and for a 
short time (second day), 284 . — Eyelids spasmodically closed; pupils con- 
tracted to the size of a pin's point (after three hours), 280 . — Lids tightly closed ; 
eyes turned upward, . — The eyebrow droops; the lower eyelid becomes 
dark ; the eye itself seems to sink and grow dim,**'. — Eyelids, lips, and 
wings of the nose livid, 188 . — Heaviness of the upper lids, as if they were 
swollen, 1181 . — Transient sticking in the left external canthus (after 1 drop), 108 . 
— Cramplike sensation in the right external canthus, 111 . — Lachrymal 
Apparatus. Increased lachrymation (second day), 1151 . — Conjunc- 
tiva* [520.] Redness of the conjunctiva (second day), 1151 . — Redness of 
the conjunctiva of the ball and lids, with some swelling of the caruncula 
lacrymalis, 117 . — Tunica conjunctiva replete with bloodvessels (after two 
hours), 205 . — Eyes glassy and conjunctiva straw-colored, 281 . — Ocular conjunc- 
tiva and surface of cornea barely sensitive to touch (after six hours), 805 . — 
Conjunctiva and cornea quite insensible to touch (after three hours), 805 . — 
Hail* Eyeballs and eyelids immovable, 151 . — Eyeballs turned upward ; 
pupils contracted, 287 . — Eyeballs partially turned upward (after half an 
nour), 282 . — Eyeballs turned up beneath the lids and fixed ; pupils contracted 
and immovable, 242 . — [530.] The eyeballs appeared through their coverings 
rather prominent ; the pupils were fixed and contracted to the size of a pin's 
head (after two hours and a half)," 8 . — The eyeballs were forced from within 
outward (ten miuutes after 1 grain), 100 *.— ^Pressive sensation in the eyeball, 
relieved by rubbing and motion, 111 . — Pupil, Pupils greatly dilated, 205279 ; 
(after six hours and a half J, 834 . — *Dilcdation of the pupils (after five or 
six hours), 184 . — Pupils easy to dilate, 1 . — Pupils dilated (first hours), 1 . — 
Pupils of both eyes considerably dilated (after six hours), 124 . — Dilated 
pupils and obscured vision (after a quarter of an hour), 110 . — Pupils dilated 
and insensible to light, 20 *; (after one hour and a quarter), 208 ; (after thirty 
minutes), 228 ; (after four hours), 275 . — [540.] Pupils somewhat dilated (half 
an hour after 1 grain), 158 . — Pupils neither expanded nor dilated, but nearly 
natural as to size, yet did not respond to the influence of light, 822 . — A slight 
dilatation of the pupils, 882 .— *Pupils contracted, 1 ; (after 4 to 6 grains), 181 ™ ; 
(after four hours), 154 1M 188 , etc. — Pupils contracted; eyes fixed and totally 



196 OPIUM. 

insensible (after three hours and a half), 188 . — Pupils inactive and con- 
tracted ; no reflex action could be roused in the eyes or eyelids on admis- 
sion into hospital ; at the time of death the pupils became very dilated,™. — 
Pupils extremely contracted, and did not dilate either in the dark nor 
when I rubbed his eyes with my finger (one case), 134 . — Pupils extremely 
contracted, 150 168 w m ; (after four hours), 226 m . — Pupils firmly contracted to 
the smallest point ; surface of cornea and conjunctiva quite insensible to 
touch (after seven hours), 196 . — Pupils became contracted to a point that 
could scarcely be seen ; at times the patient could scarcely distinguish 
objects, 150 .— -To50.] Pupils contracted to a point (after four hours), 236 ; (after 
two hours), m 816 m , etc. — Great myosis, the pupils not larger than a pin's 
head (after twenty-six hours and a half), 272 ; (after eight hours), 815 m . — 
Pupils contracted to the size of a pin's head, and immovable to the impres- 
sions of light ; eyes everted, fixed, and strongly congested ; eyelids closed 
(after one hour and a half), 257 . — Pupils turned upwards and outwards ; con- 
tracted to the size of a pin's head, . — Pupils contracted to about half a 
line, 155 . — Pupils contracted and insensible to light (after one hour), 176 ; (after 
two hours), 184 ; (after seven hours), 258 . — *Pupils contracted, fixed (second ' 
day), 156161 . — Pupils excessively contracted, 201214221228 , etc. — Pupils con- 
tracted ; divergent squint, 268 . — Eyelids half closed ; pupils quite con- 
tracted (after two hours and a half), 278 . — [660.] I rides immovable ; pupils 
about a 1 ? inch in diameter, and cornea insensible (after one hour and a 
half), 818 . — Pupils very small, but immovable, 840 . — Pupils small; conjunc- 
tiva and cornea slightly sensitive to touch (after two hours and a half), 902 . — 
Pupils slightly contracted (after two hours) ; firmly contracted (after three 
hours and a half), 299 . — Pupils slightly contracted (after three hours) ; firmly 
contracted (after fourteen hours), . — Slight contraction of the pupils; 
afterwards firm contraction, 804 . — Pupils contracted, but not completely 
(after eight hours and a half), 245 . — Pupils slightly contracted (after eleven, 
and twenty hours), 245 . — Oscillation of the pupils, 178 . — Pupils insensible to 
light, 67 ; (after two hours), 175 . — Vision* [570.] ( Was able to read and unite 
in the evening without his glasses, which usually he could not do) (sixth 
day), 285 . — Dimness of sight at times, which soon leaves her, and returns 
again after a short time (after three days), 155 . — Dimness of vision ; he seems 
to see through a veil, 66 . — Dimness of vision while reading in the forenoon 
(first day), 11 . — Dimness of vision, as from a veil before the eyes, lasting a 
quarter of an hour (after two hours and a half), 110 *. — Dimness of vision 
(after 4 to 6 grains), 180 ; (one case), 184 ; (second day), 278 . — Vision obscured, as 
by a fog, 150 . — Obscuration of vision, la0b ; (one hour after 15 drops), 118 ; (one hour 
after 2 grains), 150 *"\ — Obscuration of vision, so that while writing the let- 
ters seem to swim together, 12 *. — Vision indistinct, 119 *. — [580.] Unable to see 
(second day), 284 . — Everything I looked at seemed increased in volume, 160 . — 
All objects seem smaller than usual (after daily doses of 5 drops), 116 *. — 
Says she cannot see distinctly, and " sometimes there are two candles where 
there should be one" (second day), 278 . — Said there was a mist before her 
eyes and she could not see (after a quarter of an hour), 282 . — Haziness of the 
eyes, 282 . — Flickering before the eyes, 171 . — It became dark before the eyes, 
with disappearance of thought, heat of the head, etc. (after 4 drops), 108 . — 
While completely conscious he complained that vision became dark, that 
he was blind (after four hours), 98 . f — It seems black before the eyes, with 
vertigo, 62 . — [590.] He thought that flashes of fire came out of his eyes, 27 .! 

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f Just before death. — Hughes. % Original revised by Hughes. 



OPIUM. 197 

Mar. — Pressure toward the external meatus auditorius, 11 *. — Jerking 
within the ears, first in the left, then in the right, 1 ". — Throbbing in both 
ears, 1 ". — Hearing* Hearing more acute than usual (after half an 
hour), 118 *. — It was Tery remarkable that, when the torpor and comatose 
heaviness were at such a height, he appeared to have almost no command 
of any of his muscles, nor the smallest perception of what was passing 
around him ; his hearing was nevertheless remarkably acute, and he re- 
peatedly requested that we would not speak louder than usual, saying that 
it disturbed him exceedingly to hear the loud talking, 1 *. — Hearing some- 
what indistinct, as in slight intoxication, 119 *. — Difficulty of hearing in the 
left ear, lasting four minutes (after three hours), 11 *. — Hearing so deficient 
that she could hardly detect the voice of any one who spoke ; yet her own 
voice sounded most disagreeably loud to her/ 77 . — Difficulty of hearing," 9 .-*— 
[600.] The hearing remained weaker for some time after the proving,* 88 *. — 
* Violent roaring in the ears (sixth day), 886 . — Great roaring in the ears, in 
the evening while sitting still, 119 . — Roaring in the ears, 116 119 1Ul . — Some 
roaring in the ears, 119 . — Dull roaring in the ears after eating (after four 
hours),* 8 . — Ringing in the ears, 67 " ; (eleventh day), 1 ". — Disagreeable hum- 
ming in the ears, when talking or whistling, 119 *. — Humming in the ears 
(very soon),* 8 . 

Jtfbse. — One symptom never failed to accompany any attempt to re- 
nounce Opium, viz., violent sternutation. This now became exceedingly 
troublesome, sometimes lasting for two hours at a time, and recurring at 
least two or three times a day, 881 . — [610.] (Violent coryza, with some 
cough), 114 . f — Bloody liquid exudes from the nose and mouth during the 
convulsions, 161 . — Copious secretion of mucus from the nose, 888 . — Frothy 
mucus ejected from the nares (after four hours), 876 . — A large quantity of 
frothy-looking fluid tinged with arterial blood escaped from the nose (after 
seven hours and three-quarters), 808 . — Stoppage of the nose like stopped 
catarrh, in a warm room, after walking in the open air, 8 . — Great dryness 
in the nose, the whole afternoon and evening (after 2 drops), 108 . — Sense of 
smell so impaired that she could perceive no pungency in snuff, 177 . 

Face, — Face swollen, skin hot and dry, tongue white, hoarseness, res- 
piration very much impeded, spitting of blood,".f— -Swelling of the face, 161 . 
— [620.] Face greatly swollen, and had an unmeaning ghastly expres- 
sion, 886 . — Face swollen, violet-colored, like the rest of the body, 2 **. — Spas- 
modic motions of the facial muscles (after seven days), 68 . — Spasm of the 
facial muscles, u .§ — Muscles of the face affected with spasm, and those of 
the limbs with convulsions, 167 . — Convulsive trembling of the facial muscles, 
lips, and tongue, 8 . — Face altered, eyes haggard, cheeks furrowed, pale,* 88 . 
— Features distorted, taciturn, with open eyes, 8 . — ^Features distorted, 1 ". — 
Face purple and the features distorted (after fifteen minutes), 808 . — [630.] 
*Faee bloated, red, and rather livid, 1 * 1 . — Countenance bloated (after one hour 
and three-quarters), 186 . — Face bloated and dark, 888 . — Face much con- 
gested, 818 . — Distended veins in the face, 76 . — Face full, and the skin of it 
having a smooth glassy appearance (second day), 1 * 4 .— Gave a new air of 
life and brightness to his face, 181 . — Wild and fierce-looking (after a quarter of 

t Apparently the result of taking cold from the damp weather, as in other re- 
spects I was perfectly well. — Freud. 

X From Opium taken for incipient cold when in a plethoric state. S. 666, 1271, 
1286, 1451, 2250 all belong to this.— Hughes. 

{ With stupor. — Hughes. 



198 OPIUM. 

an hour), 1 ".— Look horrid (second day),* 98 .— Fixed look, 190 .— [640.] AH the 
muscles of the face seem relaxed, which gives the face a stupid expression ;' 
the lower lip is inclined to hang down relaxed, the nostrils are widely opened, 
and the upper lid can be raised only with difficulty, 4 . — He looks as though 
he had not slept enough, or had been revelling all night, with sunken, 
blinking eyes, 8 . — Countenance presented that peculiar vacancy or want of 
definite expression which is characteristic of the influence of Opium, 197 . — 
Countenance vacant, 840 . — Countenance looks sickly (after half an hour), 129 *. 
— On awaking, languid and stupid expression to countenance, 906 . — The 
whole expression is that of premature old age, 989 . — Somewhat haggard face 
(after two hours), 94 '. — Countenance calm and pale (after seven hours), 258 . — 
♦Face pale, 4 ; (after fifty minutes), 199 ; (after four hours), 151 15T , and many 
others. — [650.] * Color of the face pale, earthy ; eyes weak, full of water ; slum- 
bering with half open eyes, pays attention to nothing, gives indefinite answers ; 
passed stool involuntarily ; sinks down in a heap, with short anxious respira- 
tion? 1 ^ — Countenance pale, with an expression of deep and placid repose 
(after eight hours), 925 . — Face sunken, pale, 78 . — Paleness of the face and 
forehead; eyes glassy, fixed, 81 .J — Pallor, 948889 . — Face and lips pale, 180 19 °. — 
Face very pale, 984841 . — Features shrunk and deathly pale, 939 . — Face pale 
and cadaverous (after two hours), 175 . — Countenance pale and ghastly, 144 . — 
[660.] Face white, 164 . — Countenance pallid, and bathed in cold perspira- 
tion, 949 . — Face pallid, 136 lM m , etc. — Countenance pale and haggard, 999 . — The 
pallor of death was upon the lips, 189 . — Pallid and ghastly expression of 
countenance (after four hours), 975 . — Ghastly countenance, though placid 
(after one hour), 994 . — Countenance ghastly, 189 m . — Face cadaverous and of 
a livid color, cheeks and nose cold, eyes sunken, surrounded by dark circles, 
pupils contracted, lids parti v open, eyeballs turned upward, 259 . — Cadaver- 
ous countenance, 148 174 .— [676.] Cadaverous appearance (after three hours 
and a half), 145 . — His cadaverous countenance was literally the aspect of 
death (after eight hours), 185 ***. — Face livid and swollen (after twenty or 
thirty minutes), 908 . — *Face livid, in ; (after eighteen hours), 996 ; (after half 
an hour), 278816898 . — Face pale and livid, 199 ; (after six hours), 907 . — Lips and 
face of a livid hue, 148 " 4 . — Complexion of a dark livid hue, 994 . — The color 
of the face changing to the livid (after four hours), 198 . — Countenance livid 
(after two hours), 181 9 " ; (after seven or eight hours), 989 8 " Mi itt . — Lips and 
face of a dark-lead color, 1 *— [680.] *Face flushed (after one hour), 197 ; 
(after 2 or 3 grains), 180 ; (after one hour and a half), 978 . — Face and neck 
flushed, 984 . — Countenance flushed, or rather had a blotched appearance 
(after four hours), 901 . — Face began to flush, 908 . — Face red (second day), 178 . 
— Great redness of the face, with burning heat of the body, lasting eight 
hours ; followed by convulsive throwing about of the right arm and foot, 
loud cries, difficult respiration, coldness of the face and hands, that are 
covered with drops of perspiration (soon after a dose), 1 . — Unusual redness 
of the face, with swollen lips, 41 . — Face dark red, w .§ — Face completely red, 69 . 
— Face entirely red, with wild and protruding red eyes, 84 . — [690.] Face at 
first was glowing ; he felt a strong pulsatiou in the arteries of the head (one 
case), 134 . — Frequent alternations of redness and paleness of the face, 1 . — 
Paleness of the face and nausea, with a sensation of sleepiness and dimi- 
nution of all secretions and excretions, frequently even of the perspira- 
tion, 88 . — Face red and eyes red and inflamed, 49 . — Face red, turgid, 118 . — 

t Revised by Hughes. J Add "fixed." — Hdohks. 

{ Not mentioned by Vicat. — Hughes. 



OPIUM. 193 

Face not only red, but seeming" to be inflamed". — The face became red and 
the head hot (after 4 drops),"*. — Face and eyes red,". — Face red, puffy, 
with injected bloodvessels in the head/ 7 . — Face red, puffy, swollen, 88 ^ — 
[700.] Withered, yellow couutenance, 18 * *". — The color of the face became 
yellowish during and afler the proving, 118 . — Complexion yellowish, 14 . — 
Sallow complexion,*" **. — Face bluish, earthy, 8875 . — Face leaden-colored, 
with blue lines,* 88 . — Face purple, and the features distorted (after a quarter 
of an hour), 110 . — Countenance purplish,* 88 . — Face of a dark-purple hue, as 
were also his hands and feet (after fifteen hours),* 84 . — Face of a dark-purplish 
hue (after eight hours), 814 . — [710.] Countenance dark and ghastly (after 
six hours), 1 * 7 . — Face cherry-brown, 88 . — Countenance of a dark or dusky 
hue,* 78 . — Dark suffusion of the countenance, 811 . — Dark suffusion of the coun- 
tenance, 88 *. — Face of a dusky hue (after one hour and a half), 818 . — Black 
in the face (next morning), 818 . — The face seemed swollen, 89 n .% — Lips. 
Lower lip, towards the right corner of the mouth, swollen and hard, with 
excoriation of the mucous membrane (possibly caused by biting the lips)," 5 . — 
Cracked lips,* 8 *. — [720.] Lips distorted, 157 . — Lips pallid (after two hours), 256 . 
— Lips, eyelids, and nails livid,* 95 . — Lips and nails livid (after three 
hours), 805 ; (after two hours and a half), 810 . — *Lip8 livid (after one hour 
and a half),* 00 ; (after two hours),* 50 ; (after one hour and a half),* 57 ; (after 
three hours and a half), 80 * 885 ; (after thirty-five minutes), 887841 . — Lividity of 
lips and eyelids,* 1 * ; (after three hours), 800 . — Lips somewhat livid,* 4 * ; (after 
three hours), 800 . — Lips, aud especially the lower one, slightly blue and 
swelled,* 88 . — Lips purple (after six hours),* 07 . — The lower lip is painful 
when touched by the upper teeth or finger, 4 . — Jaws and Chin* [730.] 
Sudden trembling of the lower jaw, lasting ^we minutes (third day), 118 . — 
Tetanic spasm of the lower jaw, 8l .§ — Lower jaw protruded, tremulous,* 88 . — 
The lower jaw hangs down, 54 . — *Lower jaw fallen (after seven hours), 90 * ; 
(after one hour and a half),* 40 . — Spasmodic dropping of lower jaw (after 
thirty-five minutes), 887 . — Jaw somewhat fallen (after seventeen hours),* 47 . — 
Lower jaw dropped, mouth open (after six hours and a half),* 18 . — Jaws 
became firmly fixed, requiring force to get in the stomach -pump,* 88 . — Jaws 
firmly shut (after twenty or thirty minutes), 909 . — [740.] Jaws rigid,* 11 . — 
Violent trismus (after a quarter of an hour), 140 . — Jaw3 tightly closed, as in 
trismus, when free from the spasmodic action, 199 . — Lower jaw dropped and 
fixed, 158 . — Kept her jaws locked (second day), 144 . — Pressure in the articula- 
tion of the jaws and bones of the cheeks, 119 *. — Pain in the upper jaw (after 
eight hours), 1 . — Violent pains in the lower jaw, rapid and momentary (after 
seven days), 58 .!! — Acute stitches in the jaws, especially in the region of the 
condyles (first day),* 35 . — Confused feeling in the left side of the chin, tran- 
sient, 111 . 

Mouth. — Teeth. [750.] Looseness of the teeth, 1 .— Toothache, 1 . — 
Fiue gnawing pain in the nerves of the teeth (after eight hours), 1 . — Gum, 
Gums eaten away, so that the teeth stood bare to the roots, 14 . — Tariff ne. 
Rapid tremulous motion of the tongue, 151 . — Tongue in constant motion,* 8 *. — 
Tongue thrust forcibly backward and upward against the palate,* 11 . — * Tongue 
and lips purple (after one hour),* 88 . — When asked to put out her tongue 
6he did so tremblingly, which was coated with a brown fur,* 81 . — Tongue 
immovable, 158 . — [760.] Paralysis of the tongue, 75 . — Tongue thick, with 
difficult speech,* 08 . — * Tongue black, 66 . — Coated tongue (eleventh day), 115118 . 

t Omit Muller — Hughes. J Revised by Hughes. 

{ Omit Pyl. — Hughes. || Revised by Hughes. 



200 OPIUM. 

— Tongue thickly coated (second day), 11 *. — Tongue coated, with a sticky, 
pasty taste (eighth and ninth days), 116 . — * Tongue white,** nm . — Tongue 
coated yellow (second day), 161 . — Tongue thinly coated with brown fur (sec- 
ond day), 156 .— Tongue dry (third day), 18 **^; (second dav), 385 ,7, .--[770.] 
Dryness of the tongue, palate, and fauces, without inclination to drink, 1 . — 
Sensation of dryness in the anterior portion of the* tongue, without thirst, 
in the morning, 1 . — Tongue dry, red on its edges, and covered on the centre 
with a coat of thick white substance (second day), 880 . — Tongue, as far as 
the fauces, completely dry, 110 ".f — The tongue and mouth, which were widely 
extended, were perfectly dry, and produced to the touch a sensation similar 
to the action of a rasp (after eight hours), 845 . — Tongue dry and brown (sec- 
ond day), 183 . — Tongue dry and furred (after two days), 2 ". — Tongue cold 
(after three hours), 805 . — Difficulty of moving the tongue, after waking, w .J 
— It causes intolerable biting burning, like pepper, on the tongue, 18a .§ — 
General Mouth. [780.] Foaming at the mouth, for a few moments, 
at long intervals (after eight hours), . — Frothing from the mouth," mtn 
840 ; (after one hour), 148 . — Breath smelt strongly of Opium, 841 . — Mouth open 
and eyelids closed (after eleven hours), 140 . — Mouth open, 158 . — Distortion of 
the mouth, 80 . || — Mouth occasionally puckered, not drawn (after two hours), 168 . 
— The mouth could be opened only by force, and a spoonful of liquid could 
be swallowed only with difficulty, 81 . — Mouth and lips pale and tumid (after 
three hours and a half), 146 . — Causes ulceration of the palate and tongue, 86 . 8 ! 
— [790.] Causes ulceration in the mouth and tongue, 90 . ft — When chewed, 
it causes burning in the mouth and on the tongue, and inflammation of the 
larynx, 68 . — Mouth and oesophagus dry (after 3 drops), 108 . — Dryness of the 
whole mouth, with little thirst, 4 . — Dryness of the mouth, so that he could 
scarcely utter a word, 81 . — Dryness of the whole mouth and tongue (first 
day), . — Dryness of the tongue and palate (first day), 186 . — Dryness of the 
mouth (second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth, and tenth days), 186 
**•. — Dryness of mouth and fauces (after 2 grains), 180 ; (three cases), 181 ; 
(after one hour), 184 ; (second day),* 4 . — Mouth and fauces dry, and covered 
with a tough viscous saliva (one case), 184 . — [800.] Tongue and mouth 
(which were widely extended) were perfectly dry, and produced to the 
touch a sensation similar to that arising from the action of a rasp (after 
eight hours), 186 . — Saliva* Salivation, 41 .JJ — Increased secretion of saliva 
(after 3 drops), 100 ; (eleventh day), 115118110 *. — Saliva constantly flowed from 
the mouth, . — Profuse flow of saliva, 11 . — Accumulation of water in the 
mouth, with frequent spitting (tenth day), 118 . — Frothy sputa, 811 . — Discharge 
of yellow tenacious mouldy-smelling mucus from the mouth and nose, with- 
out cough or inclination to sneeze (fourth day), 1151 . — It thickens the saliva, 
nasal mucus, and the mucus of the trachea, and makes the tongue dry, 99 . — 
Salivation, as from Mercury, 88 . — [810.] The secretions of the salivary 



t This dryness of the mouth was noticed on waking from sleep, when I found 
myself lying on my back, quite contrary to habit, with open mouth. I had appar- 
ently lain in this position for a long time. —Alb. 
I With dryness of the mouth of S 794. — Hughes. 
{ From small quantities taken into the mouth. — Hahnemann. 
J With delirium. — Hughes. 
f Refer to same note as for 8. 790. — Hughes. 
ft From retaining Opium some time in the mouth. Hahnemann's note revised 
by Hughes. 

Xt Omit Reineggs, and note " in a phthisical old woman whenever she took O. 
for colliquative diarrhoea." — Hughes. 



OPIUM. 201 

glands, the nasal mucus, and of the laryngeal glands suppressed,* 7 . — Taste. 
very much impaired taste (five or six years after discontinuance), 1 ". — 
Taste so much lost that she could not distinguish pepper or mustard, 177 . — 
Deprived of the sense of taste (second day), . — Bitter burning taste (first 
day),* 8 *.— Taste bitter, 88 ; (second day), 168 ; (fourth day), 836 **\— Bitter taste 
in the mouth, the next morning, 88 . — Pasty taste in the mouth (second 
day), 116 *. — Taste sour, 1 . — Taste sweetish, 118 . — [820.] Saline taste in the sa- 
liva, and a bad taste in the mouth, 177 . — Taste flat, insipid, almost entirely 
wanting, 1 . — Speech* He is unable to talk with open mouth. 76 .- 8 — Spoke 
slowly, but correctly ; it seemed difficult to articulate, 160 . — Speech became 
weak ; he spoke only a little ; could speak aloud only with difficulty, 8 . — 
Difficulty in speaking (after five minutes), 181 . — Was unable to talk, 170 ; 
(second day), 884 . — He answered in a stammering manner, with interrupted 
articulation, 1 ". — Stammering after the Opium sleep, 78 . — Stammering, 76 ; 
(after 4 to 6 grains), 180 . 

Throat* — [830.] Rattled in throat, and immediately after breathed 
deeply (after five hours), 218 . — Rales in the throat, 888 . — Pain in the throat 
on swallowing (fifth day), 886 . — Choking in the throat, followed by eructa- 
tions (third day), 886 . — An anxious sensation of constriction in the throat, 808 . 
— Sensation as if a tight band were about the throat, associated with a 
stupid feeling in the head (after 18 drops), 100 . — Distressing sensation of 
constriction or strangulation in the throat ; the patient thought that she 
would die, with inability to swallow, 808 . — Remarkable dryness or burning 
in the throat, which urges them to repeat the Opium-smoking, 818 . — Parched 
throat, 888 . — Dryness of the throat posteriorly, . — [840.] Dryness in the 
throat and on the tongue, 88 ,7 . — Throat dry (after two days), 888 . — Phar- 
ynx and Fauces* Sense of constriction about the pharynx (second 
day), 88 *. — Fauces red (second day), 878 . — Scraping and constriction in the 
fauces, immediately, 110 . — Sensation of dryness in the fauces and larynx, 888 . 
— Scraping raw sensation in the fauces, 180 *. — Dryness of the fauces (second 
day)/* 5 - — (Esophagus. Cramp in the oesophagus always on swallow- 
ing, 118 . — A kind of cramp in the oesophagus, that made swallowing, even 
water, difficult, 118 . — [850.] Cramp in the oesophagus during and after swal- 
lowing, 118 *. — Swallowing. Inability to swallow, 8 81 * nt m 8 *°, etc.— Inabil- 
ity to swallow, with dryness of the throat, 808 . — Swallowing extremely diffi- 
cult, 188 "". — Deglutition could not be excited until ten hours after the poison 
was taken, 860 . — *Dysphagia, becoming trite aphagia, as from paralysis of the 
muscles™. — Swallowing difficult, 68148880 . — Swallowing difficult, on account 
of cramp in the oesophagus, 118 *. — Swallowing became almost impossible 
(after a quarter of an hour), 140 . — External Throat. The vessels of the 
throat are distended and pulsate violently, 08 ^ — [860.] Carotids beat irregu- 
larly, about 50 in the minute (after eighteen hours), 888 . — Carotid arteries 
beating violently (after one hour and a half), 867 . 

Stomach. — Appetite. Appetite increased, 1 . — Decided increase of 
appetite, 886 . — A considerable increase of appetite, 884 . — Appetite for supper 
better than usual, 188 . — Ravenous hunger; distension and distress in the 
stomach after eating, 88 .! — He never felt so hungry in his life; he ate his 
breakfast greedily, and was soon relieved of every disagreeable sensation, 188 *. 
— Frequent paroxysms of ravenous hunger, at times with a flat taste in the 
mouth (after three, and several hours), 1 . — Ravenous hunger, 68 . — [870.] 

f Original revised by Hughes. 

J Said by the reporter to be a common occurrence with him. — Hughes. 



202 OPIUM. 

Ravenous hunger, with dread of food, 88 . — Excessive hunger, with great 
weakness, 94 . — Sensation of hunger, which, on taking food, changed to a 
sensation of emptiness and pressure in the stomach (third day), 1 ".— ^Feeling 
of emptiness in the stomach and an unusual sensation of hunger about 11 
a.m. (after six hours); although I ate as much or more dinner than usual, 
at 1 p.m., this sensation of emptiness continued until after 3 o'clock, during 
which time there were frequent eructations of air (first day) ; sensation of 
emptiness in the stomach and decided hunger by 10 a.m., in order to as- 
suage which I took two eggs, some bread, and a glass of beer, which, how- 
ever, did not suffice; at noon I ate a hearty meal, as yesterday, but the 
sensation of hunger and emptiness was not relieved; it only disappeared 
after two hours of itself (second day), 110a . — Capricious appetite,* 3 *. — Appe- 
tite either destroyed or depraved, sweetmeats and sugar being the articles 
that are most relished, 31 \ — Appetite bad (after four days), 156 .— Want of 
appetite for food and drink, 87 . — Appetite diminished (after 4 drops), 100 ; 
(fourth day), 235 . — Appetite diminished, though food had a natural taste 
(second day), 135 . — [880.] Appetite extinguished, and in place of it craving 
for one thing only, and that is, for another draught of the poison, which 
soothes but for the moment, 233 . — *Loss of appetite, 1 M w 75 183 m 177 W1 .— Loss of 
appetite, lasting for several days, 183 . — No appetite at noon (ninth day), 336 . 
— It immediately destroys the appetite, 88 . f — He eats scarcely anything, 193 . 
— Appetite bad, usually desires only bread (after twenty minutes), 113 . — 
Complete loss of appetite; food was so disgusting to me that I was obliged 
to let it alone, 118 . — He wishes to eat, but has scarcely taken a bite when he 
has no desire for the rest, 75 . — Aversion to all nourishment for a long time, 99 . 
— [890.] Extreme aversion to food, with extreme weakness, 83 . — Extreme 
aversion to meat, with unclean tongue, 83 . — Aversion to tobacco, 120 *. — Aver- 
sion to tobacco smoke, 130 *.— Thirst. *Great thirst (after three hours), 137 ; 
(after half an hour), 1 **; (fourth day), 335 , etc. — * Unquenehable thirst™*. — 
Excessive thirst, especially for thiu beer, 83 . — Distressing thirst, 3887 . — Thirst 
(after two hours), (two cases), 133 303 ; (second day), 363 . — Thirst continuing all 
night (after one hour and a half), (one case), 133 . — [900.] Thirst during 
the chill, 1 . — Eructations. Eructations (after five hours), 38 ; (after 4 
drops), 10 * 113 ; (first, fifth, and tenth days), 335 . — Repeated eructations (sec- 
ond day), 235 . — Frequent very bitter uprisings (after twenty minutes), 113 . — 
Frequent eructations (after ten minutes), 113 . — Eructations (soon after 20 
drops), 119 . — Eructations, with a bitter taste (after ten minutes), 113 . — Empty 
eructations and yawning, 111 . — Eructations tasting like chamomile tea (after 
ten minutes), 113 . — Hiccough. Persistent hiccough, with transient inter- 
ruptions, 83 . — [910.] Much hiccough (fourth day), 235 . — Hiccough very dis- 
tressing (second day), 150 . — *Hiccough (after 4 to 6 grains), 130 ; (third day), 385 . 
— Hiccough once (after half an hour), 111 . — Heartburn. Sensation of 
heartburn, 120 *.— Nausea and Vomiting. Nausea, 38 «"•»"■»»; (first 
day)* 1 * 5 ; (after sixteen hours), 2 * 5 2M . — Slight nausea (after 3 drops), 100 ; (after 
2 or 3 grains), 130 . — Very sick indeed, 131 . — If she went a few hours past the 
usual time for taking it she was seized with the most intense fainty nausea, 
vomiting, and utter prostration ; 35 or 40 drops of the narcotic would bring 
her up all right in a few minutes, 314 . — Nausea, with accumulation of saliva 
in the mouth, relieved by eating a piece of white sugar (five minutes after 
1 grain), 1001 . — [920.] Nausea, and profuse secretion of saliva, lasting about 
five minutes (after 5 drops), 100 . — Nausea, with increased secretion of saliva 

f Large doses. 



OPIUM. 203 

fatter 4 drops), 108 . — Nausea and profuse salivation (after 18 drops), 100 . — 
Everything nauseates him, 75 . — Qualmishness, 82945 . — Qualmishness, after 
waking, 99 . — Peculiar qualmishness .(after 2 drops), 103 . — Qualmishness, re- 
lieved by eructations, 119 . — Qualmishness, as after long fasting (after 1 
drop), 109 . — Qualmishness, with frequent eructations and inclination to vomit 
(after 4 drops), 108 . — [930.1 General discomfort, emptiness, and faintness in 
the stomach (tenth day), 118 . — Nausea in the epigastric region (after a quar- 
ter of an hour), 1 * — Nausea, while walking on the street, so that he could 
scarcely keep from vomiting, associated with extreme exhaustion and weari- 
ness, that lasted the whole day (after 7 drops), 105 . — Nausea, eructations, 
retching, which afforded some relief (one hour after 2 grains V 58 . — Nausea 
without vomiting (tenth day), 285 ; (after half an hour), 978 . — Slight nausea 
and inclination to vomit, followed by some eructations (half an hour after 
1 grain), 158 . — Nausea, and inclination to vomit, after a dose (first day),* 35 . 
— -Nausea, with the headache, somewhat relieved by vinegar (after two 
hours); considerably augmented, and at length I threw up the contents of 
my stomach (after three hours and a half ), 30b . — On awaking from a doze, 
in which he snored loudly, nausea and vomiting," 5 . — Frequent nausea and 
vomiting, 99 . — [940.] Nausea and vomiting, 177 . — Nausea and vomiting, fol- 
lowed by bitter taste (tenth day), 935 . — Nausea and vomiting, after cold 
affusions, 958 . — Utter prostration with the nausea and vomiting, 81 *. — Sickness 
at the stomach, with almost incessant vomiting; the fluid ejected of a 
brownish color, and emitting a sour smell (second day), 155 . — Vomiting just 
before a convulsive fit, 248 . — She vomits, with pain in the stomach and con- 
vulsive motions, 59 . — Vomited violently (one case), 134 ; (second day), 993 . — 
Persistent vomiting, 73 . — Repeated vomiting, 338 . — r950.] Vomiting after eat- 
ing, 98 .—* Vomiting,"; (after a few minutes), 1 178 "° 3i9 ; (after one hour), 951 * T 
391 m ; (after half an hour), 844 . — Vomiting eight times (five hours after 4 
grains), 213 . — Vomiting and convulsions, 948 . — Spontaneous vomiting; the 
ejected matter gave off the odor of laudanum, 943 . — Frequent vomiting of 
grayish mucus and unripe poppyseeds, 187 . — * Green vomiting*. — Vomited 
a dark fluid, with a strong smell of laudanum (after two hours and a 
half), 991 . — Violent sickness and purging, 183 . — Vomited several times (one 
hour after swallowing the acid, continuiug to sleep during the operation), 148 . 
— [960.] No further effect than vomiting, which did not occur till after 
the lapse of several hours, 138 . — Sickness and vomiting (after 4 to 6 grains), 130 . 
— Coffee ejected in fifteen minutes after taking it, with much mucus (after 
nine hours), 245 . — At length food and drink are vomited almost constantly 
when the system is not under the primary action of a dose, 939 . — Efforts to 
vomit, and vomiting of blood, 43 . — Inclination to vomit, on moving about, 98 . 
— Ineffectual efforts to vomit, 98 ; (second day), 935 . — Violent ineffectual retch- 
ing, 89 . — Stomach in General. Painful distension of the pit of the 
stomach, 90 . — Stomach distended, meteoric, 155 . — [970.] Stomach distended 
and painful to touch, 89 . f — Acute throbbing, with visible rising and sinking, 
rhythmical with the pulse, of the full stomach, while lying down, after 
dinner; it made lying on the back intolerable; was obliged to rise and 
walk about, after which it gradually disappeared (thirteenth day), 115 . — 
Fulness of the stomach, 50 . — Rumbling in the stomach and abdomen (sev- 
enth day), 935 . — Complains of tenderness and pressure in the epigastric re- 
gion, and says she feels a pain there on inspiration (third day), 155 . — Great 

f Revised by Hughes. 



204 OPIUM. 

tenderness on pressure at the epigastrium (after five days),* 1 . — Stomach 
hot, and painful on the slightest pressure, 156 . — The stomach would not tol- 
erate more than a quart a week, 281 . — The stomach is insensible to emetics,* 7 . 
— Considerable indigestion, after an early dinner, at 1.30 (after six hours),". 
— [980.] Digestion becomes much impaired, 1 ".— Slow digestion,*. — Makes 
digestion slow and diminishes the appetite, 87 . — Disturbs digestion; causes 
in the stomach a sensation of heaviness and compression, and an indescrib- 
able distress in the pit of the stomach, 88 . — Causes weakness of the stom- 
ach, 1 40 . — * Accumulation of flatus in the stomach and intestines,* 1 . — Sensation 
of emptiness in the stomach, not relieved by a glass of water ; this distress- 
ing sensation was relieved for about twenty minutes after breakfast, but it 
was renewed and continued with only slight interruptions during the whole 
day, though I ate frequently (fifth day), 118 *. — Uncomfortable feeling in the 
stomach, somewhat like that after a purge, extending into the ileum, but 
not causing actual colic (after £ drop), 108 . — Sensation of streaming warmth, 
commencing in the epigastric region and extending over the whole body 
(third day), 118 .— Coldness in the stomach (fifth day), 885 .— [990.] *Feeling 
of constriction in the stomach, with constipation, 119 *. — Sensation of constriction 
in the stomach (first day), 835 . — [Contractive pain in the stomach, which was 
intolerable, and changed to deathly anxiety], 89 . f — Griping in the epigastric 
region (second and ninth days), . — Sudden pressure in the stomach and 
compression of the diaphragm, 47 '. — Great anxiety and pressure in the pit 
of the stomach, 188 . — Violent pressure in the epigastric region, immediately 
after eating, relieved by walking about, 8 . — Violent pressure in the stomach, 
immediately, 86 . — Extremely distressing pressure above the stomach, after 
dinner, as though he had eaten too much or too hard food ; these symp- 
toms relieved by moving about in the open air,*. — ^Distressing pressure and 
cutting in the epigastric region and lower down in the abdomen, with dulness 
of the head, especially in the frontal and temporal region (after 8 drops); 
during this the pulse was rather slower and weaker than usual, 105 . — [1000,] 
Pressure in the region of the stomach (one hour after 6 drops), 105 . — A pres- 
sive sensation in the stomach, as if caused by slow digestion, 117 . — Pressure 
in the stomach, as if a stone were lying in it (after two hours), 1 . — Pressure 
in the stomach, 18 ; (two minutes after £ drop, and a quarter of an hour after 
1 drop), 108 "°; (ninth day), 885 . — Pressive pain in the stomach (tenth day), 885 . 
— * Violent cutting in the epigastric and umbilical regions (a few minutes 
after 2 drops), 107 . — ^Painful sensation in the epigastrium (second day), 155 . — 
Incessant gnawing pain in the stomach when its effect is off, 888 . — * Extremely 
violent pain in the stomach™*, (seventh day), 885 . — *Pain in the stomach (sec- 
ond day), 285 . — [1010.] Pain and sensation of tightness across epigastrium 
(second day), 161 . — *Pain in stomach, increased by pressure (third day), 161 . — 
Pain in the stomach when she attempts to turn in bed or take any food, 
which "seems to lodge, and when it goes off the pain is increased for nearly 
half an hour" (after ^ye days), 155 . 

Abdomen. — Hypochondria* Pain in the hypochondria, espe- 
cially in the right, 88 . — Pressive pain in the left hypochondrium, 116 . — Painful 
sensations in the region of the spleen and the back; also affecting the 
thorax (after 1 drop), 108 . — Umbilicus and Sides. Colic in the region 
of the umbilicus, followed after a few hours by a diarrhoea-like stool (after 

f From Opium taken immediately after dinner. — Hahnemann. Add to Hah- 
nemann's note: Young's statement is that a man took this dose " after a plentiful 
supper and load of liquor." Bracket the symptom.— Hughes. 



OPIUM. 205 

8 drops), 100 . — Acute cutting pain in the region of the umbilicus, soon fol- 
lowed by desire for stool, with an evacuation that was not hard (after 3 
drops), 100 . — Dull pressive pain in the umbilical region (seventh day),* 36 . — 
Pain in the umbilical region caused by slight pressure (fifth day), 116 . — 
[1020.] Sensation as of a weight in the abdomen, in the umbilical region, 
with anxiety ; sensation of flushes of internal heat, and stupefaction of the 
head (after one hour), 1 . — Stitches in the left side of the abdomen, even 
when not breathing (after three hours), 1 . — Stitch in the left flank (fifth 
day),* 6 . — General Abdomen. The abdomen became distended, espe- 
cially in the umbilical region,". — * Abdomen distended,* 190190 ; (after 2 
drops), 100 ; (after forty-eight hours), 107 . — * Abdomen distended, tympanitic 
(fifth day), 88 *. — *Abdomen tense, distended, 161 . — Abdomen very hard and 
tense, 190 . — Abdomen hard, 15 *. — * Abdomen hard swollen and sensitive to touch, 780 , 
— [1030.] ^Bumbling in the abdomen (fifth day), 185 . — Rumbling and moving 
about in the intestines (second day), 386 . — * .Humbling in the abdomen and 
griping in the intestines (first day), 2 **. — Rumbling in the abdomen, with 
emission of flatus, 111 . — Rumbling, gurgling, and griping in the bowels, with- 
out emission of flatus, 110 . — Rumbling and moving about in the abdomen 
(after ten minutes), 111 . — Rumbling and gurgling in the transverse colon, 
followed by urgent desire for stool, which could be restrained only with 
extreme difficulty; this was followed by a copious watery evacuation, ac- 
companied by much flatus, that passed suddenly and with much noise, and 
was followed by burning in the rectum, which lasted several minutes, at 
midnight (fourth day), 110 . — Grumbling motions within the bowels (within 
an hour),. — Grumbling and contraction of the bowels (after one hour), 
(one case), 184 . — * Grumbling and slight pain in the abdomen (one case), 154 . — 
[1040.] Flatulence in the abdomen, increasing from noon til] evening, 
without the evacuation of either gas or faeces, though late in the evening 
there was an evacuation that was scanty and not hard, and accomplished 
with great effort (after 3 drops), 100 . — Flatulence (after twenty-five min- 
utes), 8 ". — Emission of flatus difficult (tenth day), 886 . — Emission of much 
very offensive flatus at night (after 3 drops), 100 . — Emission of much flatus 
after eating, 119 . — Emission of flatus (seventh day), 118 . — Emission of very 
offensive flatus, 117 .-— Frequent emission of flatus (after twenty-four hours), 8 ; 
(fifth day), 110 . — Causes constant accumulation of flatus, 7690 . — *Colic (after 
1 drop), 107 . — [1060.] * Transient, very violent colic (fifth day), 286 . — Colic, 
lasting half an hour, with desire for stool, relieved bv a soft evacuation, 
followed by weariness, with yawning (after 4 drops), 108 . — Some colic, fol- 
lowed by a diarrhoea-like stool in the morning (after 6 drops the previous 
night), 100 . — Drawing colic, 08 . — Colic as from taking cold, 1 . — Colic consisting 
of simple pain, as if bruised (after two hours), 1 . — Colic, as after a purge 
(after half an hour), 1 . — Colic before and after a stool, 1 . — Slight colic (second 
day), 886 .— Slight, persistent colic (first day), 886 .— [1060.] "Violent griping 
in the abdomen (ninth day),* 86 . — * Griping in the upper abdomen, 111 . — 
♦Griping in the abdomen, with constipation, 110 . — Griping in the abdomen 
the whole afternoon, 118 . — * Griping in the abdomen (third day), 886 . — Some- 
times gripings and a strong contraction of the intestines (after 2 or 3 
grains), 180 . — Gripings, lasting the remainder of the day (after two hours), 
(in two cases), 133 . — Griping and pinching in the abdomen, followed by the 
emission of an enormous quantity of odorless flatus through the night, and 
also eructations of gas (first dav), ll6 \ — A tumblerful of warm milk, drank 
directly after it came from the cow, took the gripings away instanta- 
neously, 180 .— "Cutting in the abdomen (after 2 drops), 108 .— [1070,] Throb- 



206 OPIUM. 

bing in the abdomen/. — Abdomen heavy(second morning after 2d rope), 1 ". — 
Disagreeable feeling of fulness and tension in the abdomen, without any 
emission of flatus (first day), 114 . — Feeling of tension and fulness in the whole 
abdomen, especially- in the upper portion (fifth day), 110 . — Tension and a 
feeling of fulness in the abdomen, as though the clothes were too tight, 
continuing for some three weeks after the proving, 110 *. — * Tension in the 
abdomen"** — * Abdomen tense and painful* 9 . — Sensation of distension of the 
abdomen, and especially of the stomach, 1 . — * Tensive and pressive pain in 
the abdomen (after twenty-four hours), 1 . — Pressure and heaviness in the 
abdomen, as from a stone, 28 . — [1080.] Pressure and pressive distension of 
the abdomen, even to bursting; better on moving about; on sitting the 
pressure returns (after two hours), 8 . — Pressure in the abdomen (third 
day),* 36 . — Dull pressive pain in the abdomen (sixth day), 235 . — Pressive 
pain in the abdomen, 2 "*. — *Pressive pain in the abdomen, as if the intes- 
tines would be cut to pieces, 62 . — *Pain in the abdomen (after one hour), 127 . — 
The intestines seemed paralyzed, w .f — *It renders the intestinal canal so 
exceedingly sluggish that the most active purgatives lose Hieir power™. — * Ten- 
sion in the hypogastric region, that is extremely painful to touch (after twenty- 
four hours), . 

Rectum, and Anus* Pressive pain in the rectum as from hemor- 
rhoidal cougestion, aggravated by touching the anus, 110 . — [1090.] Sen- 
sation as if the passage through the rectum were closed on making 
exertion at stool, 1 . — Sensation as though the anus were suddenly and spas- 
modically constricted ; not relieved by making an effort, as in urging to 
stool ; external touch caused the most acute burning pain ; this sensation 
lasted about ten minutes, disappeared gradually, but was renewed upon 
every touch (first day), 118 . — Excessive pressing distending pain in the rec- 
tum (after four, and six hours), 1 . — *Anus spasmodically closed during the 
colics, with very difficult emission of flatus (ninth day), 236 . — Spasmodic closure 
of the anus (eighth and previous days), 286 . — Persistent tickling in the anus, 
ending with itching (second day), 118 . — Increased ineffectual efforts to 
evacuate the bowels (after 1 drop), 100 . — Dulness or difficulty of evacua- 
tion, 08 . X — Two or three evacuations of the bowels, with unusual desire fol- 
lowing the first dose (1 drop) ; after 2 drops the bowel seemed indolent 
and as if it eould not evacuate its contents ; in the evening there was an 
evacuation, not hard, 108 . 

Stool. — Dlawho&CLm * Persistent diarrhcea; the discharges are not 
frequent, four or five times in twenty-four hours, whitish, pasty, and causing 
excessive burning in the anus, that frequently lasts a quarter of an hour after 
the movement (after twelve to twenty-four hours), 106 . — [lluO.] Diarrhoea 
comes on, relieved only by fresh indulgence, and dysentery sometimes super- 
venes, 282 . — Bilious diarrhcea, attended with severe pain extending from the 
right hypochondrium to the umbilicus (third day), 284 . — Diarrhoea for two 
days (after sixteen days), 156 . — Watery diarrhoea, 16 .§ — Opium causes diarrhoea 
at times (secondary action), 41 . — Evacuations passed involuntarily, 886 . — * In- 
voluntary evacuation of stool and urine, 1 * 9 Hl . — Slight diarrhoea (third day), 278 . 
— Occasional diarrhoea, 848 . — Bowels slightly relaxed, 281 . — [1110.] The bowels, 
which are usually costive, became freer, continuing so for many days, 880 . — 
Diarrhoea-like stool, preceded by colic (after eighteen hours), 100 . — Diar- 
rhoea-like stool iu the afternoon (after 6 drops taken in the morning), 100 . — 
Diarrhoea-like, evacuation of the bowels, preceded by colic (after 12 drops), 1 

f Original revised by Hughes. J Ibid. 

{ As soon as she took Opium for toothache. — Hahnemann. 



ioo 



OPIUM. 207 

— The first part of the stool hard and difficult, the last part diarrhoea-like 
(after about a week) ; two days after he was awakened about 5 a.m. by 
necessity to go to stool, followed by a copious, pasty, dark-colored, almost 
odorless evacuation, without pain, 119 . — Stool in the morning, followed by a 
second after eating, and again after an hour (third day) ; in the evening 
(fifth day); followed by constipation, 118 . — Thin stool, 12 V--Stool thin, frothy, 
profuse, followed by great relief (second morning), 11 * 4 . — Three thiu stools, 
with some dragging and burning in the anus, in the evening (fourth 
day), 114 '. — Very thin stool in the evening (third day), 116 *. — [1120.] A thin 
liquid stool (after 20 drops of the tincture, after taking the drug for nearly 
two weeks) ; on the next day there were four diarrhoea-like stools, which 
seemed to end the proving, 116 *, — Two liquid stools, one at 9 and another at 
12 p.m., always associated with some griping colic (subsequent to the prov- 
ing), 1 **. — Thin liquid stool about midnight (after about two weeks) ; this 
was followed by frequent thin stools, sometimes three daily, without pain 
and of a whitish color, 1 **. — Thin frothy stool, with itching burning in the 
anus and violent tenesmus, 88 . — Pasty evacuation of the bowels (immediately, 
or within a quarter of an hour), 1 . — Stool tenacious, gluey, yellowish-brown 
and of a mouldy odor, at 8 a.m., followed about 2.30 p.m. by a second pasty 
evacuation of a similar color and odor, preceded by griping about the 
navel (fifth day), 110 . — Faeces softer than usual (after 3 drops), 100 . — Pasty 
evacuation (second day after 4 drops), 108 . — Evacuation of a blackish sub- 
stance with the stool (after twenty-four hours), 58 . — Stool increased, 14 . — 
[1130.] Stool excessively offensive, 88 .— Constipation. ♦Constipation, 118 
it* iw i6i. (8 eco nd day), 238 ^ etc. — Almost constant constipation, 90 . — * Con- 
stant retention of stool and constipation, 90 , — ♦Almost unconquerable chronic 
constipation, 93 . — ♦Constipation for six or eight weeks, with loss of appe- 
tite ; evacuation consisting of small, hard pieces, accomplished only by 
means of clysters, 42 . — * Constipation, not more than one motion occurring in 
a week, 111 . — ♦ Constipation for several months, 90 . — * Complete constipation for 
two days (after eleven days), 116 . — Constipation for ten days, ending with 
death, 73 . — [1140.] Constipation for some days afterwards, 155 . — Complete 
constipation (second day after 18 drops), 100 . — ♦ Constipation during the 
afternoon ; only about 10 p.m. was it possible to expel the hard evacuation 
(after 2 drops), 109 . — No stool (first and second days), 110 *. — Has hardly one 
evacuation of the bowels in a week, 192 . — No evacuation of the bowels, con- 
trary to habit (first day), 158 . — Evacuation of the bowels and micturition in- 
terrupted, 6 *. — Stool infrequent, 67 . — Stool retained (after forty-eight hours), 187 . 
— *No stool in the morning (though he usually had two in the morning) ; 
in the evening there occurred an unsatisfactory, rather hard stool (second 
day), 115 . — [1150.] ♦ Evacuation of the bowels retarded, 1 . — Stool more difficult 
than usual, 119 *.— -Stool indolent through the proving, 118 . — The evacuations 
became more indolent and scanty (from the first few doses), 102 . — Stool (usually 
regular) generally occurring in the morning, but was delayed till 6 p.m., 
when it was evacuated with great exertion, not hard, rather tenacious, 
dark-brown, and having an offensive mouldy smell (second day), 110 . — Reten- 
tion of stool (first and second days) ; sudden desire for a stool that was, 
however, soft (third day) ; pasty, unsatisfactory stool (fourth day), 11 *. — The 
stool, that was usually regular, was omitted (first, second, third, and fourth 
days) ; only accomplished with much pressure (sixth day), 113 '. — The evac- 
uation of the bowels seemed rather harder than usual, 101 . — * Stool hard, 
preceded by griping in the abdomen and flatulence, 9 . — *Stool hard, gray 
(second dav), 236 .— [1160.] *Stool very hard (fourth day), 185 .— *Stool hard and 



208 OPIUM. 

crumbly,* 5 *; (ninth day),* 5 . — Stool hard, evacuated only with difficulty, for 
six days,*. — Stool consisting of small hard nodules, with labor-like pains, as 
in childbirth, 90 .— *Stool hard, dark-brown (third day), 110 *.— Stool hard, 
scanty, evacuated with effort, 116 . — *Stool unsatisfactory and hard, 1 **. — 
* Stool very offensive (after twenty hours), 1 . 

Urinary Organs.— Kidneys and Bladder. Among affec- 
tions of the kidneys Bright's disease is not uncommon,* 5 *. — A kind of tenes- 
mus in the bladder ; when beginning to urinate he was always obliged to 
wait a long time on account of twitching of the sphincter vesicae; this 
symptom always occurred on urinating, 119 . — [1170.] *Thc bladder became 
distended, but not having power to expel its contents, a catheter was 
introduced and* gave great relief (second day); great pain and difficulty 
in expelling urine, and also pain in the bladder when it becomes distended 
(third day) ; passes a small quantity of urine at a time, with difficulty and 
pain (fifth day); micturition still painful, and accompanied by a sensation 
of bearing down (tenth day); pain and difficulty in voiding urine are 
increased, and from straining in the attempt has forced her womb down, 
which gives much additional pain (fourteenth day) ; had received a kick 
in hypogastric region some time ago, and had difficulty in passing urine at 
different times since, 163 . — *It weakens the expulsive power of the blad- 
der, 40 *. — Urethra. Some spasm on urinating in the morning; on the 
two following days there was acute constriction of the urethra as far as 
the bladder ; after urinating the pain gradually disappeared ; on the third 
day blood was passed with the urine ; this continued three days, then grad- 
ually disappeared ; the spasmodic constriction of the urethra continued, 
after which it gradually disappeared, 1 "/)" — * The patient complained of pain 
as from need to urinate without being able to accomplish U, li0 . — Sensation on 
evacuating urine as if the passage through the urethra were closed, 1 . — 
Micturition. Frequent involuntary micturition, 267 . — Emission of urine 
violent (after second day), 156 . — Desire to urinate, with difficult discharge 
(ninth day), 286 . — Micturition much more frequent than usual, always 
scanty, and evacuated easily, 285 *. — Micturition difficult, 282 182 ; (one case), 188 . — 
[1180.] Difficult micturition on waking from a nap (tenth day), 286 . — *Diffir 
cult evacuation of urine with a full bladder, on account of cramp in the 
sphincter vesica; even after much urine began to pass the full stream was at 
times interrupted; this continued all day,. — Dysuria, as if the urinary pas- 
sages were closed (tenth day), 286 . — Dysuria, with frequent involuntary in- 
terruptions in the stream of urine (after 4 to 6 grains), 180 . — Strangury soon 
made its appearance with the usual symptoms, viz., a frequent and urgent 
desire to micturate, but without being able to gratify it; burning and cut- 
ting pains at the neck of the bladder ; cutting pains also along ureters and 
urethra, and accompanied with some tenesmus. This condition compelled 
me to introduce the catheter for four successive days, when, in consequence 
of the system being under mercurial influence, I desisted from further 
treatment. But a return of the disease being threatened, I resumed the 
former treatment, which was again followed by the strangury. I suspended 
each remedy in succession, but the strangury continued until the Opium 
was at last suspended. After this the strangury ceased in twenty-four 
hours, but again recurred on again exhibiting the Opium, 260 . — It was not 

f There was no visible alteration in the orifice of the urethra, except a very slight 
redness or irritation. Had never experienced such urinary symptoms before in my 
whole life. — Brjcssl au jcr. 



OPIUM. 209 

till several hours elapsed that he was able to empty his bladder, although 
he had made several attempts ; urine very high-colored (after fifteen 
hours),* 1 . — * Could evacuate urine only after long exertion*. — Involuntary 
interruption of the stream of urine,*. — * Frequent interruption of the stream 
of urine, which commences to flow after waiting a long time, on account of a 
cramp in the sphincter vesica, H . — Retention of urine, with very dry mouth 
and increased thirst,* 1 .— [1190.] *£etention of urine, 49 «— * Retention of 
urine, so that he was always obliged to use the catheter; the urine passed 
during twenty-four hours amounted to 190 c. c, containing 31.317 grams 
of urea ; 6.570 grams of phosphates ; 8.979 grams of chlorides (third 
day),". — He did not succeed in making water until after twelve hours, 
and not before he had made several efforts in vain, and he then perceived 
a burning in the urethra, and frequent interruptions in the stream of 
urine,"*. — Evacuations of urine suppressed, 83 M . — Opium at times sup- 
presses the urine; at times increases it, 87 . — * Opium restrains the evacuation 
of urine, 11 . — No urine had been passed (second day),* 8 * *• 8f8 . — No passage 
of urine or faeces, 868 . — There had been no urine since the attack ; the place 
of the bladder was occupied by a round, hard tumor, which was supposed 
to depend upon urine ; about half a pint of urine was now passed (after 
seventeen hours), 847 . — Had not passed any urine since he took the poison 
(after three hours), 880 . — [1200.] The patient passed no urine throughout the 
day, and at night only after long exertion, . — Has not passed any water 
since yesterday afternoon (fifth day) ; much pain in making water, which is 
scanty (seventh day), 801 . — Urine* Great secretion of urine, 168 . — Increased 
secretion of urine (fourth day), 118 * "■ U8m . — Secretion of urine increased dur- 
ing the night (from fourth to fifth day), 118 *. — It stimulates the secretion 
of urine, 17 . — Copious emission of urine in the afternoon (first day), 110 *. — 
Evacuation of a large quantity of urine after midnight (first night) ; also 
on waking (second morning), 110 *. — Urine greatly increased in quantity, out 
of all proportion to the amount of liquid taken ; this continued for several 
days, 1 . — Urine very copious, pale-yellow, in the evening (first day); very 
copious at noon, 4.30 p.m., and about midnight (second day), 110 *. — [1210.] 
Urine of normal color, but of remarkable odor, that I could compare to noth- 
ing, in the evening (second day), 110 . — Urine brown, covered with an iridescent 
film (after 4 drops), 108 . — A turbid, mucous urine is discharged with unusual 
frequency, the result sometimes of vesical, sometimes of renal disease, 888 . — 
Urine turbid and dark-colored (after six days)," 8 . — Urine very turbid and 
dark red, frothy, depositing a yellowish- red, slimy sediment (eleventh 
day), 114 . — Urine scanty, turbid, lemon-yellow, 160 . — Urine very dark, de- 
positing a sediment, 08 . — Urine dark-colored, 77 . — Urine dark and tongue 
dry, 89 . — The urine has a brickdust sediment, 88 . — [1220.] He passed very 
little urine, and that of a dark-red color, accompanied by cutting pains, 98 . — 
Urine lemon-yellow, with much sediment, 88 . — Intolerable odor to the urine 
(after two days), 166 . — * Urine very scanty, very red, with clouds, 99 . — Bloody 
urine, 48 . — The urine, after taking Opium, contained more water than usual ; 
the earthy phosphates, especially the phosphates of lime, were diminished ; 
the phosphates of magnesia were somewhat diminished, but not so much so 
as the phosphates of lime ; soon after ceasing to take Opium the secretion 
of urine increased ; and even on the next day, after taking the solid con- 
stituents, the urea and inorganic salts were decidedly increased, 884 . — 

vol. vni— -14 



210 



OPIUM. 



Urloe. 






Normal. 


While taking Opium. 




1687.500 


Water, .... 






. 1485.887 


1690.089 


Solid constituents, . 






60.518 


47.461 








11.693 


11.069 








0.091 


0.000 








28 906 


21986 










0.547 


Phosphate of lime, . 






0.726 


0.884 


Phosphate of magnesia, . 
Volatile salts and extractives, , 






0.887 


0.218 






14.828 


14.416—* 


Urine. First five day?. 


Second five dart. 


Amount, 1691.600 


1588.400 


"Water, 






. 1642.842 


1537.287 


Solid constituents, 






48.758 


46.163 


Urea, .... 






10.197 


11.921 


Uric acid, .... 






0.000 


0.000 


Inorganic salts, 






24.818 


19.658 


Phosphates, 






618 


0.476 


Phosphate of lime, . 






0.888 


0.280 


Phosphate of magnesia, . 
Volatile salts and extractives. . 






0.280 


0.196 






14.248 


14 684— * 



Sexual Organs* — Id both sexes the procreative power is greatly 
lessened, and in those women who, nevertheless, do bear children the 
secretion of milk is defective. The influence of the habit on the generative 
functions is, indeed, so decided that, were it not for fresh arrivals from 
China and other parts of the East, the population of Singapore would very 
soon be seriously diminished,* 8 *. — The sexual organs, at first preternatu rally 
excitable, gradually lose their tone,* 8 *. — [1230.] All opium-smokers become 
impotent at a much earlier period of life than others,* 1 *. — Male. Cutting 
pain in genitals when passing water (after seven days), 145 . — Male impo- 
tency, 86 ". — Impotency, 1W . — Grradu impotentire (after 4 to 6 grains), 130 . — 
Excessive erections,* 4 . — Violent erections (after two hours and a half },"*. — 
Frequent erections in sleep, at night, 11 '. — Erections during sleep, and after 
waking, impotency, 8 *. — Erection during sleep, and after waking, complete 
impotency, 8 *. — [1240.] It excites sexual desire, with erections, emissions, 
and lascivious dreams, 67 . — Amorous ecstasy; erections for twenty-four 
hours ; lascivious dreams ; nightly emissions, . — Excitement of sexual de- 
sire; erections; nightly emissions, 81 . — Nightly emissions (first night), 1 . — 
Amorous fancies ; emissions at night, 46 . — Excitement of sexual desire, 18 *. — 
Immoderate lasciviousness, 7 *. — It is considered to enervate and weaken 
sexual desire, 96 . — In some, excitement; in others, diminution of sexual de- 
sire, 80 . — No inclination for coition during the whole proving,* 35 *. — [1250.] 
Sexual desire indolent, 76 . — It cools the desire for coition, 75 . — Female* 
A mucous discharge begins to flow from the organs of generation,* 8 *. — The 
uterus is so soft that the movements of the child can be felt externally, 69 ^ — 
Excessive labor-like pains in the uterus, that oblige her to bend the abdo- 
men together, with an anxious, almost ineffectual desire for stool (after a 
quarter of an hour), 1 . — The movements of the foetus in utero were violently 
painful ; sometimes omitting for several hours, then returning more violent 



f Coincident with a general paralyzed state. — Hughes. Original revised by 
Hughes. 



OPIUM. 211 

than ever*. — Menstruation increased (after two hours), 1 . — Menstruation 
appeared out of the regular order (second day)," 8 . — While she continued 
using the Opium daily her catamenia did not appear ; but, on forsaking 
the drug for a month or two, she becomes " regular" without any emmen- 
agogue, 218 . — Catamenia did not appear duriug these ^ve years, but after- 
wards the onychia was cured by an operation, and every month since the 
menses have punctually appeared without the aid of any medicine, 217 . — 
[1260.] Catamenia did not appear after taking the Opium, notwithstand- 
ing she had been perfectly regular until then, 218 . — Her catameuia, which 
had been regular, have never since appeared (after five years), 215 . — (Opium 
did not disturb the regularity of the menses, though it had been used daily 
for thirty years, in doses as large as a drachm and over, for extremely 
painful and spasmodic attacks),* 2 . 

Respiratory Org ana* — Spasms of the respiratory muscles at 
times, 268 . — jLavynx* * Tackling in the larynx, with violent dry racking cough, 
lasting ten minutes ; both the dryness and cough relieved by a glass of water ; 
they, however, returned after a quarter of an hour, with so great violence that 
tears came to the eyes; again relieved by drinking water, after which he fell 
asleep for over two hours, and was again awakened by paroxysms of cough, 
which, however, were less violent and accompanied by some expectoration 
of mucus, at 3 a.m. (after five hours and a half). Tickling in the larynx, 
causing dry cough, which lasted more than six minutes, with lachryma- 
tion, relieved by drinking water (this cough was the same as that which 
woke him from sleep at 3.45 a.m), (after 3.15 p.m., second day). * Tick- 
ling in the larynx and dry cough, soon after 2 a.m., that ceased after five or 
six minutes, without drinking water (second night). Dry cough, with tick- 
ling and scraping in the larynx woke me at 3 a.m. ; this time it lasted 
scarcely five minutes (fourth night), 110 . — Bronchi* Bronchial irritation 
and expectoration (after eight hours), 225 . — Voice. Voice harsh and hol- 
low, 185 . — Voice deep and harsh, 188 . — Voice gruff, 182 . — Voice quivering, 232 . — 
[1270.] Extreme hoarseness, 89 . — Hoarseness," "". — Hoarseness, with a very 
dry mouth and white tongtfte, 88 . — Hoarseness, as if caused by mucus in the 
trachea, 1 . — Cough and Expectoration. Paroxysms" of violent dry 
cough, followed by yawning and a sudden loud cry (after thirty-six hours), 1 . 
— *Dry cough, with tickling and scraping in the larynx, woke him from sleep 
very early in the morning (second day), 110 *. — Cough hollow, very dry, im- 
mediately after a dose, soon disappearing, 1 . — Cough on swallowing, 81 . — 
Cough caused by swallowing a liquid, 31 . — Cough aggravated after eating, 1 . 
— [1280.] During the whole period of years through which I had taken 
Opium, I had never once caught cold, not even the slightest cough, but 
now a violent cold attacked me, and a cough soon after, 231 . — * Cough, with 
scanty tenacious expectoration, with much rattling in the chest (fifth day), 287 . — 
Expectoration of large quantities of mucus and pus, 182 . — Constant expec- 
toration of mucus, 182 . — Expectorates frothy mucus, 82 . — Expectoratiou of 
thick bloody mucus, 82 . — Expectoration of blood, 98 . — It restrains the ex- 
pectoration of blood and evacuation of stopl, 89 . — Rapid respiration, 22 ; (first 
day), 285 . — Respiration. Sensation of choking (after fifteen minutes), 191 . 
— [1290.] Respiration 34 in a minute, slightly stertorous, with inspi- 
ration of a stridulous character (after two hours), 268 . — Respiration rapid, 
difficult, 87 . — Respiration rapid, oppressed, anxious, 88 . — Rapid and anxious 
respiration (after five or six hours), 184 . — Breathing became more frequent, 208 . 
— Breathed hurriedly (after half an hour), 246 . — *Frequent involuntary 
deep breathing, 111 . — Breathing oppressed, 282 . — Great obstruction - to the 



212 OPIUM. 

breathing,' 85 .— Embarrassed respiration, which soon amounted to an agony, 
without the least symptom of narcotism ; much the same sensation was pro- 
duced by each inspiration experienced by the inhalation of pure nitrogen 
gas, the air seeming to leave the lungs without having performed its func- 
tions, there being at the same time a sense of dryness in the fauces and 
larynx, 283 . — [1300.] Breathing very considerably embarrassed, the inspi- 
rations and expirations being separated by an unusually long interval, and 
accompanied by slight rattling, 1 * 7 . — Deep, hurried respiration, 248 . — Respira- 
tion moderately disturbed, rather frequent and anxious, 182 . — Oppressed res- 
piration, 171 ; (after seven hours), 2 * 6 . — Respiration difficult and rattling, 190 . — 
Great difficulty in breathing, 818 . — Breathing difficult, and was performed 
with intervals of half a minute at least between each respiration (after four 
hours), 219 . — Breathing difficult (after half an hour) ; stertorous, six in a 
minute (after six hours and a quarter), 278 . — Straitened, difficult breath- 
ing, 47b .f— Difficult respiration, 41 . J— [1310.] Breathing short, 298 .— *Respira- 
tion laborious and drawn at long intervals,*®. — Breathing laborious, at times 
stertorous, at others accompanied with a distinct stridor (after eight 
hours), 225 . — * Respiration difficult, oppressed, especially at night, 1 . — Respira- 
tion difficult, impeded, 92 . — Respiration became difficult, as if the pectoral 
muscles were tense (fifth day), 118 . — On awaking, breathing heavy and op- 
pressed, 208 . — * Breathing laborious (after six hours), 127 ; (after one hour), 178818 . 
— Respiration difficult, 80 ; (after one hour), 251 * 89 . — Respiration anxious, 128 . — 
[1320.] Impeded respiration, dyspnoea, 88 . — Respiration interrupted, 9 . — He 
suddenly became blue in the face and tried to cough, but had no breath 
(suffocative catarrh), followed by deep sleep, with cold sweat over the whole 
body (after thirty hours). 1 . — Attacks of suffocation during sleep (night- 
mare), 1 . — Attacks of suffocation, 190 . — Complete apoplectic respiration (after 
three hours); the apoplectic respiration nearly suspended (after eight 
hours), 845 . — Excessive dyspnoea (after four hours}, 238 . — Dyspnoea (fourth 
day), 287 . — Dyspnoea, as if threatened by stitch in the side, and tension in 
the scapulae, 28 . — Asthma, 99 .! — [1330.] Breathing gradually becoming heavy 
and oppressed; stertorous (after six hours and a quarter}; respiration 6 
(after nine hours) ; 8, no stertor (after nine hours and a half) ; 8, attended 
with a soft sighing moan (after eleven hours) ; 11 (after twelve hours and 
a quarter) ; 12 (after twenty-nine hours), 278 . — Breathing regular, but deeper 
and slower than usual, 142 . — Respiration very deep and sonorous (after three 
hours and a half), 145 . — * Respiration loud, difficult, rattling*. — Respiration 
loud, difficult, 58 . — Respiration loud, heavy ,**.\\ — Breathing somewhat loud 
and slow (after eleven hours), 888 . — * Respirations long and sighing, 28 . — Un- 
usual sound of respiration, 222 . — Loud breathing, soon, 225 . — [1340.] *Deepand 
frequent sighing, 147 . — Snoring loudly, 848 . — *Snoring respiration, 81 ; (after 
one hour and a half), 818 . — Snoring on expiration during sleep, 1 . — *Respira- 
tion rattling (after six hours), 124 . — Deep heavy respiration, 81 . — *Deep stertor- 
ous breathing, 81 ; (after seven hours), 249 . — Respiration moaning, deep, ster- 
torous, 149 . — *Stertorous respiration, 144 158 198 , etc.— Respirations stertorous 
(after five hours); hurried (after seven hours and a half), 807 . — [1350.] 
Stertorous breathing; respiration from 6 to 8 (after two hours and twenty 
minutes), 298 . — Respiration stertorous, 10 per minute (after ^we hours), 241 . — 
Respirations 11, stertorous (after five hours and twenty minutes), 809 .— -Res- 
piration 12, stertorous (after three hours and a half), 297 . — Respiration 14, 

f Original revised by Hughes. J Omit anxiety. — Hughks. 

{ Original revised by Hughes. || Not found.— Hughes. 



OPIUM. 213 

stertorous,* 96 ; (after seven hours), 896 . — Respiration 20, stertorous (after three 
hours) ; slow (after four hours), 800 . — Rapid stertorous breathing (after eight 
hours), 816 . — Stertorous breathing ; occasionally there was such an impedi- 
ment in the respiration that the face became livid, and the child appar- 
ently dead, 814 . — Breathing stertorous, and accompanied by hiccough (after 
fifteen minutes), 808 . — Breathing stertorous and embarrassed (after twenty 
hours), 886 . — [1360.] Respiration stertorous, with a mucous rattle from the 
throat (after six hours and three-quarters), 808 . — Respiration stertorous, 
noisy, 868 . — * Respiration slow and stertorous, 1 ' ; (after two hours and a half), 88 ; 
(after six hours and a half), 884 , etc. — ^Respiration slow and stertorous, very 
slow,***. — *Deep, slow, stertorous, puffing respiration 119 . — Breathing slow and 
stertorous (after thirty minutes) ; very laborious, each inspiration giving a 
long struggling sound ; it would draw four inspirations, at the rate of 16 per 
minute, and then cease to inhale about thirty seconds, when the four inspira- 
tions would again be drawn ; on the fourth inspiration a general spasm of the 
the muscles would seize it (after three hours) ; after remedies it breathed con- 
tinuously, but with great difficulty, at the rate of thirty inspirations to the 
minute, for twenty minutes (after six hours) ; after this it would draw only 
three respirations at the rate of 12 to the minute, when spasms would occur, 
and the suspensions of breathing become longer. At the tenth hour it drew 
but two inspirations together about twelve secouds apart, and then suspended 
for nearly a minute; it continued to labor for breath in this way until the end 
of the eleventh hour, when it died, 888 . — Respiration slow, irregular, and ster- 
torous (after three hours and a half ), 888 . — Respiration slow, laborious, stertor- 
ous, and very irregular ; sometimes more than a minute would intervene be- 
tween the respirations, when inspiration would suddenly occur, accompanied 
with a loud and disagreeable snore (after one hour and a half), 867 . — *Breathr 
ing irregular , slow, and stertorous, respirations eight in the minute (after seven 
hours), 868 . — Breathing labored and stertorous (after four hours and a half), 869 . 
— [1370.] Breathing very irregular, with stertor (after four hours), 875 . — 
Respiration stertorous and difficult, 811 . — Respiration 12, slightly stertorous 
(after five hours), 808 . — Respiration slightly stertorous (after three hours), 898801 . 
— Occasional stertorous breathing, 888 . — Respiration sobbing, interrupted, 8 . — 
^Respiration moaning, slow (after four hours), 68 . — Loud breathing and 
convulsion; his hands clenched, and his teeth firmly set ; breathing ster- 
torous after the convulsion passed off (after six hours), 889 . — Respiration 
deep, difficult, interrupted during the convulsions, 151 . — Frequent deep in- 
spirations, with convulsive motions of the jaw, 156 . — [1380.] He breathed 
convulsively for ten times in a minute, then did not breathe for a minute 
(after seven or eight hours), 889 . — Gets his breath with great exertion 
and anxiety, with open mouth, 88 . — Respiration short and rattling, from 
time to time stopping entirely for half a minute, 78 , f — Respiration rattling, 
slow, and irregular, 867 . — lu some, difficulty of breathing is a prominent 
symptom, increasing gradually to an urgent sense of suffocation, and de- 
pending generally on oedema of the lungs or effusion into the pleural sac, 838 . 
— Breathing slow and labored from the amount of mucous secretion accu- 
mulated in the bronchi, which caused a noise equal and in all respects simi- 
lar to that of the "death rattle," 886 . — Complete apoplectic respiration (after 
three, hours), 185 . — Respiration irregular (after four hours), 288866 ; (third 
day), 867 m ***. — Respiratiou quiet, at times associated with a kind of grunt, 160 . 
— At times some single deep respirations, at other times arrest of breathing 

f " Schnarchendes " is " rochelnden " in the original. — Hughes. 



214 OPIUM. 

for some minutes, 1 . — [1390.] Respiration irregular, threatening suffoca- 
tion, 58 . — Respiration oppressed, not only difficult, but also irregular, 98 . — 
Respiration at one time stertorous and loud, at another heavy and very 
weak, 67 . — Breathing very irregular (after eleven hours), 240 . — Breathing very 
irregular, with a tendency to become weaker at every moment, occasionally 
ceasing altogether, until again awakened by artificial means, 284 . — Respira- 
tion ceases ; for five minutes he seems dead ; then short sudden gasps, as if 
he would hiccough, 84 . — Respiration very variable, and often only 5 per 
minute, 287 . — Respiration variable, occasionally full and deep, then ceasing 
for a time, 822 . — Respiration became less laborious, followed by copious per- 
spiration, 146 . — Respiration is arrested for a minute at a time, then recom- 
mences with a deep sigh, 81 .f — [1400.] Respiration three or four times in a 
minute, with sighing, 188 . — Respiration three or four times per minute ; jerk- 
ing, and somewhat stertorous, 242 . — Respiration not quite four to the minute, 
obstructed by accumulation of mucus (after fifteen hours) ; later a bloody 
mucus bubbled out of the nostrils, on turning him upon the right side, 248 . 
— Respiration slow (after one hour) ; but four to the minute, the intervals 
between the inspirations irregular, and each time we had to resort to shak- 
ing and slapping the patient to provoke the automatic action of the respi- 
ratory muscles, and to raising him suddenly to the sitting posture, for the 
same object (after ^we hours), 288 . — Breathing slow and heavy, but uot ster- 
torous, 284 . — Respirations four or ^ve per minute (after eight hours), 814 . — Res- 
pirations not quite seven per minute, 842 . — Respiration eight per minute, 124 . — 
Respiration slow, 1 ; (after one hour), 180 ** ; (after half an hour), 227 . — Respira- 
tion very slow, 286 8 * 8 . — [1410.] Respiration constantly shorter and shorter, 81 . — 
Respiration slow, difficult, stertorous, 80 . — Respiration slow, with from time 
to time a deep inspiration, 292 . — Respiration constantly less and less frequent 
till death, 81 . — * Respiration slow, sighing, 1 * 91 **. — Respiration slow and sonor- 
ous (after five hours and a half), 148 . — Respiration slow and embarrassed, 168 . 
— Respiration slow, interrupted, attended with occasional moaning, 288 . — 
^Respiration slow, now and then moaning (after forty-eight hours), 167 . — 
Breathing slow, laborious, and accompanied with a loud mucous rhonchus 
(after eighteen hours), 226 . — [1420.] Breathing slow and laborious, 172 ; (after 
two hours), 175274 . — Respiration slow, being about 20, deep drawn, 188 . — 
Breathing less frequent than natural, but without any stertor (after four 
hours), 201 . — Extraordinarily slow respiration, with thready pulse, 110, re- 
mained after the poisoning, 258 . — Respiration slow, but otherwise natural 
(after one hour), 254 . — Respiration slow, almost imperceptible (after two 
hours), 184 . — Breathing slow, almost imperceptible, and suspended at inter- 
vals, 289 . — Respiration rare (after one hour and a half), 200 . — Breathing very 
shallow, both chest and abdomen being almost immovable (after twelve 
hours), 283 . — Respiration shallow, 181 ; (after a quarter of an hour), 282 . — [1430.] 
Respiration very imperfectly carried on, being scarcely perceptible, and 
occasional ly slightly stertorous (after six hours), 207 . — Respiration interrupted 
(after half an hour), 246 . — Respiration exceedingly weak, 288 . — By a casual 
observer, respiration would not have been discovered (after seventeeu 
hours), 247 : — Respiration scarcely perceptible, 148340 . — Breathing not percep- 
tible, 173 " 8 . — Respiration imperceptible, at times with some noise, 91 . — Res- 
piration perfectly inaudible, and some attention necessary to perceive the 
motion of the ribs (after two hours and a half), 186 . — Respiratory function 
suspended (after two hours), 250 . 

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Chest* — Lungs somewhat oppressed, 186 M . — [1440.] Oppression of the 
chest,*™; (first, third, fifth, and seventh days),* 6 **\ — Indescribable op- 
pression in the chest,*". — Oppression of the chest, making respiration diffi- 
cult, and lasting a quarter of an hour (after 12 drops), 100 . — Anxiety, with 
contraction and tightness of the chest, 6 *. — Heaviness in the chest, with 
frequent need of taking a deep breath, with at times gasping for air ; the 
clothes were too tight; the beat of the heart could not be felt (after two 
hours), 115 *. — Pressure in the thorax frequently occurring, causing hacking 
cough, which always relieved it for a short time (after 3 drops), 108 . — Paiu 
in the chest (fourth day), 887 . — Violent pain in the chest (tenth day),* 85 * S5i . 
— Very violent pain in the chest, lasting through the afterpoon, and mak- 
ing respiration difficult (sixth day),* 35 . — Pain in the chest, and a cough, 
which has continued ever since, five or six years (after the discontinuance 
of the drug), 177 . — [1460.] Tensive pain beneath the short ribs, along the 
attachment of the diaphragm, while breathing, 1 . — Constriction of the chest, 
as if it were stiff; difficult respiration, 89 . — Recurring stitches starting from 
within the thorax and extending outward, especially towards the right 
scapula (after 3 drops), 108 . — He feels heat in the chest (perceptible to him- 
self), 18 . — Front and Sides. Constrictive (pinching) pain in the ster- 
num and back, felt on motion, 1 . — Drawing-tearing pain in the side of the 
chest, 1 . — Excessive pressive pain in the right side of the chest, even when not 
breathing, with stitches in the same side during inspiration (after one hour), 1 . 

Heart and Pulse. — Heart. Violent beating of the heart, 155208 . — 
Pulsations of heart accelerated (after fifteen minutes), 191 . — Circulation in- 
creased in rapidity, with a sensation of heat, 87 . — [1460.] The imperfect and 
irregular action of the heart became now more alarming than ever, and was 
more so when in a reclining than in a sitting posture (after five hours),* 88 . 
— Heart's sound exceedingly weak,* 88 . — Heart's action healthy, but feeble, 
varying with the respiration, 8 **. — Heart's action could not be felt,* 86 . — 
Heart's action suspended, 178 . — Anxiety about the heart and restlessness 
(after two hours), 99 . f — Sensation of faintness and failing about the heart, 
seizing him as often as he was dropping asleep, 99 . J — Burning, as from glow- 
ing coals, in the heart, so that she thought that she would die, 5 *. — Painful 
stitch in the region of the heart (fourth day),* 85 . — Pulse. Pulse between 
70 and 80, never above 84 ; in strength it was as remarkable for its healthy 
character as for its number (after seventeen hours),** 7 . — [1470.] Pulse regu- 
lar (after three hours) ; 102, weak (after fourteen hours),* 98 . — In every in- 
stance the pulse has been quickened, and sometimes rendered sensibly fuller, 
in two or three minutes, e. g.> from 66 to 68, and from 70 to 76 ; after a 
longer or shorter interval, e. g. y in from five minutes to an hour, determined 
by the dose, the beats return to what they were at the beginning, and some- 
times afterwards descend a little below this; the manifest effect, in all 
these experiments, is increase of frequeucy, and often of fulness also, 8 * . — 
Pulse accelerated, full, and hard,* 4 *. — Acceleration of the pulse by 10 beats 
(soon after 25 drops), 119 . — Accelerated pulse, 171 * 18 * 18 . — Pulse accelerated, 
somewhat excited, during the forenoon (after 1 drop), 108 . — Pulse increased 
by 10 beats, large, and hard ; three hours after the dose it lost its fulness 
and hardness, and during the afternoon (after seven or eight hours) was 
not more rapid than before (after 2 drops), 108 . — Pulse frequent, full, 888 . — 

f Constantly renewed doses of Opium was the only palliative, even then for only 
a short time. — Hahnemann. 
J Revised by Hughes. 



216 OPIUM. 

• 

Pulse contracted, hard, increased about 10 beats ; this condition of the 
pulse disappeared after three hours, and in the afternoon the circulation 
was quite normal (after 3 drops), 106 . — Pulse increased by 8 to 10 beats, 
rather full and hard (two hours after 2 drops), 107 .— [1480.] Pulse 60 (be- 
fore taking) ; 68 (after forty-eight minutes) ; 72 (after one hour), uam .f — 
Pulse very rapid and weak (after eight hours), 316 . — Pulse very small and 
rapid (after eleven hours)," 8 . — Pul*e rapid and feeble ; could scarcely be 
felt; intermittent (after three hours), 880 . — Pulse more rapid, but weaker 
than usual (after 6 drops), 106 . — Pulse more rapid than usual, rather full 
and hard (after 16 drops), 10 *. — Pulse rapid and unusually weak, with rapid 
anxious oppressed respiration (after several hours), 88 . — Pulse rapid,* 67 . — 
Rapid pulse, with headache, 89 . — Pulse hard, rapid, violent, with difficult 
impeded respiration, 81 . — [1490.] Pulse violent, rapid, hard, with dark-red 
face, 8 *. — Pulse hard, large, frequent, 156 . — Pulse hard and rapid (after two 
hours), 312 ; (second day),* 08 . — Pulse rapid, small and hard,* . — Small quick 
pulse (after two hours and a half), 810 . — Pulse quick,** 1 ; (after six hours), 184 . 
— Pulse hard, regular, 108 15 °. — Pulse hard, contracted, not much more fre- 
quent than natural (after forty-eight hours), 167 . — Pulse sharp (after four 
hours), 164 . — Pulse quick and full (second and third days), 161 . — [1500.] Pulse 
strong, 1 . — Pulse large, soft, accelerated by 14 beats, 1 . — Pulse large, slow, 
with heavy deep respiration, 81 . — Pulse large, slow, with slow heavy stertor- 
ous respiration, 30 . — Pulse moderately full and slow,* 84 . — Pulse full, of nearly 
normal frequency (after one hour),* 68 . — Pulse full, 176 . — Pulse full and hard 
(after seven or eight hours),* 88 . — Pulse full, slow, and laboring, 811 . — Pulse 
60 and full (after eleven hours),* 46 .— [1510.] Pulse 70, full and strong 
(after one hour and a half ),* 78 .— Pulse 70 to 80, full and soft (after half 
an hour), 1 **.— Pulse 90, full and strong,* 67 .— Pulse 95, full and soft (after 
one hour),* 64 . — Pulse full, amounting to 110 per minute, 166 . — Pulse 120, full 
and strong, 166 . — * Pulse full, regular, and slow; later, respiration became more 
and more stertorous, u \ — * Pulse small, weak, and frequent,"*. — Pulse slow and 
strong (after a quarter of an hour), 140 . — Pulse slow, undulating, soft, 198 . — 
[1520.] * Pulse slow and soft,**. — Pulse slow, very soft," 9 . — Slow pulse, 1 "*. 
— Pulse slow, probably not exceeding 45 (after twenty or thirty minutes),* 69 . 
— Pulse slow, small and faltering, but not irregular, 846 . — Pulse slow and 
feeble (after seven hours) ; afterwards not to be felt at the wrist, 80 *. — Pulse 
slow and small (after four hours),* 01 ** ; (after fifteen minutes),* 08 . — Pulse 
slow and feeble (after four hours and a half),* 69 . — Slow, obscure pulse, 198 . — 
♦Pulse slow, with slow stertorous respiration ; exceedingly red distended 
face, and extremely profuse perspiration, with convulsions, 68 .!— [1530. J 
Pulse slow, full, regular, with deep stertorous respiration, 81 . — Pulse slow 
and feeble (after two hours), 184 . — Pulse slow and laboring, 83 *. — Intermit- 
tent pulse (after seven hours),* 48 . — Pulse irregular, intermittent (after two 
hours), 161 . — Pulse rapid, irregular, 808 . — Pulse full, slow, and very irregular 
(after seven hours),* 68 . — Pulse at first full, slow, afterwards weaker, 18 . — 
Pulse 94, full, strong, but irregular (second day), 144 . — Pulse sometimes full 
and nearly normal, at others scarcely perceptible, neither slow nor labored, 83 *. 
— [1540.] Pulse, which after an hour and a half was 105, fell after six 
hours to 90, 160 . — Pulse 60 and intermit^nt, 1 ® 1 . — Pulse 70 (before the experi- 

f It is to be noted that the pulse was first taken while sitting quietly and writ- 
ing; the subsequent observations were mado while moving about in the open air. — 
Eidhkrr. 

I From Opium with spirits of hartshorn.— Hahnemann. 



OPIUM. 217 

ment) ; 73 or 74 (twenty minutes after 1 grain) ; 77 (twenty minutes after 
2 grains), 168 . — Pulse SO,* 8 ; (after five hours and twenty minutes), 80 *. — Pulse 
90, feeble and irregular (after five hours and a half), 143 . — Pulse 90 (second 
day),* 4 .— Pulse 100 (after three hours), 300 .— Pulse 108, 813 .— Pulse 130, 308 .— 
*Pulse 80 (after five hours) ; 120, weak and irregular (after six hours), 30 ". 
— [1550.] Pulse 50, soft and full (after two hours and twenty minutes) ; 
90, small and soft (after three hours); later, almost gone,* 8 . — Pulse 96 
(after two hours and a half) ; 100, small and feeble (after six hours and 
a quarter); 104 (after nine hours); 136 (after ten hours); 140 to 150 
(after twelve hours and a quarter) ; 150 (after thirty hours), 270 . — Pulse 82, 
full and incompressible (second day) ; 78, a little full and more compressi- 
ble (third dav) ; 78 (fourth day), 156 .— Pulse about 100, irregular, but full 
(after three hours and a half), 146 . — Pulse, when it could be reckoned, 126 
(after one hour) ; 55 (after six hours), 1 * 1 . — Pulse diminished by about 14 
beats the first four hours; after ten hours accelerated about 30 beats, 13 . f — 
In five minutes, puke beat 74; ten, 74; fifteen, 74; twenty, 76; twenty- 
five, 78 ; thirty, 80 ; thirty-five, 72 ; forty, 70 ; forty-five, 64 ; fifty, 64 ; 
fifty-five, 66; sixty, 70; seventy-five, 70; ninety, 70,**. — In two minutes, 
pulse beat 70 ; five, 74 ; ten, 76 ; fifteen, 76 ; twenty, 74 ; twenty-five, 74 ; 
thirty, 74; thirty-five, 72; forty, 72; forty-five, 70 ; fifty, 70; fifty-five, 70; 
sixty, 70; I could scarcely perceive any variation in the strength or fulness 
of the pulse, 80 . — In five minutes, pulse beat 68 ; ten, 68 ; fifteen, 70 ; twenty- 
five, 70; thirty-five, 74; sixty, 76; ninety-five, 76; one hundred and twenty, 
76 ; one hundred and fifty, 72 ; one hundred and seventy, 68 ; two hundred, 
68; three hundred, 68; three hundred and sixty, 08,". — In five minutes, 
pulse beat 54; fifteen, 54; twenty, 57; twenty-five, 58; thirty-five, 54; 
forty, 52 ; forty -five, 52 ; sixty-five, 54 ; dinner, after which it rose to 64, 3 *\ 
— [1560.] Pulse 95 (before the experiment) ; 86, soft and easily compressed 
(after fifteen minutes); 83, weak and soft (after thirty, and forty-five 
minutes) ; 90, weak and small (after one hour), 1 **. — Pulse 108, firm and 
regular (before the experiment) ; 88, soft (after ten minutes) ; 84 (after 
twenty, and thirty minutes) ; 84, weaker (after forty minutes) ; 72, feeble 
and small (after fifty minutes) ; 76, weak and not quite regular (after sixty 
minutes) ; 90, regular and rather stronger (after seventy minutes) ; 96 
(after one hundred and twenty minutes) ; 108 (after one hundred and eighty 
minutes), 1 * . — In five minutes, pulse beat 70 ; ten, 66 ; fifteen, 68 ; twenty, 
70; twenty-five, 67; thirty, 68; thirty-five, 70; forty, 70; fifty, 67; 
sixty, 68 ; seventy, 62 ;J eighty, 60 ; ninety, 58 ; one hundred, 54 ; one 
hundred and ten, 53 ; one hundred and twenty, 56; one hundred and thirty, 
56; one hundred and forty, 58; one hundred and fifty-five, 59; one hun- 
dred and seventy, 57 ; had supper 9.15, 64, 8M . — 12 o'clock, pulse 64, one 
drop of tincture of Opium in a little water; 12.3 o'clock, pulse 70 ; 12.10 
o'clock, pulse 68 ; 12.20 o'clock, pulse 68, at which it continued ; increased 
the action of the heart at first by 6 beats in a minute, and afterwards by 
4 beats for a considerable time ; the action of one dose, with one effect only, 3 * 8 . 
— In five minutes, pulse beat 44 ; ten, 44 ; fifteen, 44 ; twenty, 44 ; twenty- 
five, 50 ; thirty, 52 ; thirty-five, 54 ; forty, 48 ; forty-five, 48 ; fifty, 46 ; 
fifty-five, 46 ; sixty, 46 ; seventy, 46 ; eighty, 44 ; ninety, 42 ; one hundred, 
42 ; one hundred and ten, 40 ; one huudred and twenty, 40 ; one hundred 

f From the inunction of 2 drachms of Opium (ufter fifty minutes). — Hahne- 
mann. 
X Very weak. 



218 OPIUM. 

and thirty-five, 44; after twenty-five minutes had elapsed there was a 
manifest increase as well in the strength and fulness as in the frequency of 
the pulse ; in an hour this began to diminish, and continued decreasing till 
near the end of the experiment, 80 *. — Its pulse, during the last two inspira- 
tions, was about 50 to the minute ; during the spasm and suspension of 
breathing it would run up to about 100, become very weak, and finally 
cease at the wrists about six seconds before the breathing was resumed 
(after three hours) ; from 90 to 100 (after six hours) ; would cease at the 
wrists before the breathing was resumed (after ten hours), 280 . — Her pulse, 
which was large, equal, and not very frequent, sank, aud began to intermit 
a quarter of an hour before her death , u .f — In some, irregularity and fee- 
bleness of the pulse, with pain in the cardiac region, indicate the super- 
vention of organic disease, or severe functional disturbance, of the heart, 231 . 
— Pulse thready, 816 ; (second day)," . — Laboring pulse, 8 * 1 . — [1570.] Pulse 
fluttering and scarcely perceptible, 188 . — Pulse intermittent, irregular, small, 
100 (third day), 887 . — Pulse weak and irregular (after three hours) ; 120, 
very weak (after five hours aud a half), 801 . — Pulse weak and irregular, 124 
(after three hours), 805 . — Pulse weak and irregular (after five hours) ; be- 
came imperceptible, and he died (after seven hours and a half), 807 . — Pulse 
weak and irregular (after six hours and three-quarters) ; almost impercep- 
tible (after seven hours and three-quarters), 806 . — Pulse slow and irregular 
(after half an hour), 26 *. — Pulse became smaller, more frequent, and irregu- 
lar, 880 . — Pulse slow, irregular, and feeble (after one hour and a half), 851 . — 
Pulse 60, but not strong (after one hour and a half), 818 . — [1580.] Pulse 
75 and weak (after two hours and a half), 186 . — Pulse 90, not strong (after 
two hours), 805 . — Pulse could be slightly felt, about 90, and very irregular, 186 . 
—Pulse 100, feeble (after half an hour)," 7 ; (after fifteen hours), 263 ; (after 
three hours and a half), 407 ; (after two hours and a half), 8051 . — Pulse 110, 
very weak, 005 . — Pulse 120, weak (after seven hours), 298 ; (after seven hours 
and a half), 804 . — Weak, sinking, tremulous, and irregular pulse (after eight 
hours), 135 * 45 . — Pulse feeble, beating 40 to the minute, 27 *. — Pulse feeble (after 
two hours), 147 174 ; (after five hours), 241 ; (after twelve hours), 278 . — Pulse very 
weak (after three hours and a half), 209 . — [1500.] Pulse weak, 151 . — Pulse 
very feeble, difficult to count (after' two hours), 256 . — * Feeble, irregular pulse 
(after six hours and a half J, 834 . — Pulse exceedingly feeble, 148 ; (after four 
hours), 2758 * 8 . — Pulse frequent and weak, 181582 . — Pulse weak and frequent, 
and sometimes fluttering, 181 . — The pulse became more and more feeble, and 
the patient died, 157 . — Pulse reduced, from 108 to 72, with chilliness and 
shivering, diminished activity, great weakness, though with increased hun- 
ger, 04 . — Pulse small, and slightly increased in frequency (after a quarter of 
an hour), 282 . — Pulse weak, suppressed, slow, small, 476 . — [1600.] It dimin- 
ishes the rapidity of the pulse and respiration, 88 . — The pulse was depressed, 
and exhibited the phenomenon of prostrated excitability, being small and 
almost imperceptible (after about half an hour), 847 . — Pulse small and feeble 
(after two hours), 175 . — Pulse weak (after one hour and a half), 200 . — Pulse 
feeble, scarcely to be felt (after oue hour and three-quarters), 185 . — Pulse, 
which could scarcely be felt, extremely small and irregular (after six 
hours), 207 . — Pulse feeble, threadlike, and scarcely perceptible, 288 . — Pulse 96, 
small (second day), 202 . — Pulse 100 (after two hours and a half) ; small and 
quick (after six hours and a quarter), 278 . — Pulse 120, small and irregu- 
lar, 204 . — [1610.] Pulse 120, small and weak (after twenty-six hours and a 

f Revised by Hughes; effects of a scruple. — Hahnemann. 



OPIUM. 219 

half)/™. — Pulse 126, small, and irregular in force (after one hour)," 6 . — 
Pulse small and weak (one hour after 3 drops), 104 . — Pulse small (after 6 
drops), 104 . — Pulse almost imperceptible in the radial artery, 84 *. — Pulse 
scarcely perceptible, 5 ® 8 ; (after four or five hours),* 85 . — Almost pulseless, 811 . 
— Pulse almost imperceptible and irregular (after three hours and a 
half), 188 . — Pulse scarcely to be felt, 841 . — Impulse of heart could not be felt 
(after four hours), 810 . — [1620.] The pulse could not be felt, hut on apply- 
ing the ear to the chest the heart's action was quite perceptible, 214 . — Pulse 
scarcely to be felt, and tremulous (the next morning) 158 . — Absence of pul- 
sation at the wrists ; slight beating of the carotids,* 48 . — No pulse percepti- 
ble at wrist (after eighteen hours),* 88 . — Suppressed pulse,*" ; (after thirty- 
five minutes), 887 ; (after five or six hours), 104 ; (after two hours), 100 . 

Neck and Back, — Great swelling and violent pulsation in the veins 
of the neck,* 00 . — The back was stiff and straightened (a kind of tonic 
spasm), (between one and two hours), 1 . — Bending of the spine, frequently 
to such a degree as to assume a circular form, 10 *. — *The back was curved 
like an arch, from the violent trembling motion of all the limbs, that irritates 
all the nerves, 6 *. — Back painful (after one hour), 1 * *. — [1630.] Drawing- 
tearing pain in the back, 1 . — Sensation of heat, alternating with coldness, 
along the spine (after half an hour), 118 . — Sensation as if there were pres- 
sure inward in the back and in the thorax up to the nape of the neck ; the 
muscles and vessels seem contracted (after 3 drops), 108 . — Pressive pain be- 
tween the tip of the right scapula and the posterior wall of the thorax 
(after 2 drops), 106 . — Pains in the dorsal muscles, at times extending into 
the thorax (after 2 drops), 108 . — Pain in lumbar region (after five days),* 01 . 

Extremities. — Trembling of the hands and feet (tenth day), 118 . — 
*Tremulou8 motion of all the limbs*. — Convulsive trembling of the limbs, 8 . 
— Trembling of the upper and lower extremities (sixth day),* 85 . — [1640.] 
Spasmodic trembling of the limbs, 88 . — Limbs agitated by a nervous trem- 
bling,* 00 . — Clonic spasms of the extremities,* 87 .— -Iuvoluntary motions of the 
arms, fingers, and toes, 177 . — General spasms of extremities (after three 
hours),* 20 . — A good deal of tremor of the various limbs,* 88 . — Tremors in the 
limbs, 177 . — Convulsive movements of the extremities (after two hours),* 10 . — 
Nails quite purple, 848 . — Limbs drawn up,* 77 . — [1650.] The limbs lie immov- 
able and remain wherever they are placed, 54 . — Limbs immovable, 108 . — 
Joints flexible (after six hours), 1 * 4 . — Limbs flaccid ; unable to walk (after 
four hours),* 01 . — All the limbs quite flaccid, and would remain wherever 

? laced,* 88 . — Limbs flaccid,* 87 . — Relaxation of the limbs, and weakness, 41 . — 
iimbs relaxed and the body felt quite flaccid (after four hours),* 75 . — 
Muscles of limbs relaxed (after eleven hours), 240 ; (after one hour and a 
half), 257 . — The limbs hang down relaxed (after forty-eight hours), 187 . — 
[1660.] Increased immobility of the limbs, 82 . — Limbs powerless (after 
fourteen hours),* 08 ; (after two hours and a half), 80 *; (after six hours), 808 ; 
(after six hours and three-quarters), 808 . — Weakness of the upper and lower 
extremities, 110 . — Weariness in the legs and forearms, 110 \-rHeaviness of the 
limbs (after one hour and a quarter), 8 ; (third day), 118 . — Heaviness of the 
limbs, especially of the left arm, 208 . — Limbs, especially the thighs, very 
heavy (half an hour after 2 grains), 158 . — Heaviness, like lead, in the arms 
and feet, making all motion difficult (half an hour after 1 grain), 158 . — 
Heaviness in the limbs, and some stiffness in them on rising (after a quarter 
of an hour), 158 . — The limbs feel asleep and heavy (second day),* 08 . — [1670.] 
Uneasiness in the sound limbs, that could not rest a moment in any place, 82 . 
— Numbness in the limbs and body generally, 177 . — Numbness and insensi- 



220 OPIUM. 

bility of the limbs, 86 . — Numbness and insensibility of the limbs, with cold- 
ness of the whole body (after two hours),". — Numbness of the limbs (five 
or six years after the discontinuance), 177 . — Numbness in limbs, lasting 
forty-eight hours, 191 . — Cramps in the limbs," 9 . — If she passed over the 
usual time for taking a dose, she felt the most distressing sensations about 
the joints, not of pain, but such as she is unable to describe, 177 . — Jerkings 
with pains in the muscles, especially of the limbs (first day),* 85 . 

Superior Extremities. — Superior extremities shook violently, 1 **. 
— Arm* [1680.] Automatic motions of the arms, 139 . — Attacks of trem- 
bling in the left arm (after three hours), 1 . — A convulsive motion, back and 
forth, in one or the other arm, 1 . — Arms hung motionless by her side (after 
two hours), 198 . — Some twitching of the arms, 174 . — The left arm is paralyzed 
(after forty-eight hours), 58 , f — Feeliug of numbness, extending from the left 
shoulder to the tips of the fingers, most severe on the palmar surface of 
the hand, thumb, and little finger, lasting six minutes, returning after 
twenty minutes, though less severe, and lasting only four minutes (after six 
hours), 110 *- — Drawing and tearing, now in the right, now in the left fore- 
arm, iu the evening (seventh day), 118 . — Hand* Tremors in my hands 
(after two hours and three-quarters), 805 . — * Trembling of the hands *"*. — 
[1090.] Hands of a purple color, 156 . — Hands livid (after eighteen hours),** 8 . 
— Transient twitching in the hands (tenth day), 118 . — *Numbness and sensa- 
tion of swelling in the hands and forearms (second day),**. — Touch so much 
affected that she could not execute any needle-work, 177 . — Fingers. Fin- 
gers blue, 286 . — Fingers and wrists occasionally jerked by spasmodic twitch- 
ings of the tendons, 284 . — Sensation of numbness in the left little and ring 
fingers, extending from the second joints to the tips of the fingers ; it felt 
as though the fingers had been constricted for a long time, a sensation 
lasting only about four minutes, and disappearing after rubbing with the 
other hand, in the evening (second day), 110 . — A sudden drawing-tearing 
pain in the second joint of the right ring finger, aggravated by motion, re- 
lieved by rest, lasting ten minutes, and gradually disappearing and ex- 
tending above the wrist to the head of the radius, where it lasted for more 
than two hours (second day), 110 . — Crawling in the fingers, as if asleep, in- 
creasing on grasping anything, 1 . 

Inferior Extremities* — [1700.] Lower extremities very much 
flexed and cold (after three hours),* 80 . — Trembling of the lower extremities 
(ninth and tenth days),* 85 . — Trembling, especially of the lower limbs and 
about the lumbar region (first day),* 85 . — Stiffness in legs (soon), 251 . — Legs 
stiff and with difficulty separated, 218 . — Stumbling gait (first, fourth, and 
tenth days), 285 . — Weakness of the lower extremities, 208 . — Lame gait, 192 . — 
Heaviness and weariness of the legs; his gait became stumbling, so that 
though he made but a few visits he was as weary as after a long journey 
on foot (second day), 110 . — Sensation of weariness in the lower extremities, 117 . 
— [1710.] Weariness of the lower extremities, especially of the knee-joints 
(eighth day), 285 . — Violent pains in the knee and hip-joints, which became 
so excruciating that I could neither sit nor lie, once (after 8 to 10 grains 
daily for a fortnight) ; removed by 8 grains in two pills, 180 . — Long-continued 
sensation of numbness and prickling in the left lower extremity, occurring 
after sitting only a short time, and not relieved by walking about (after 
two hours), 112 . — Crawling in the lower extremities, 285 *. — Thigh. Trem- 
bling of the thighs (second day), 285 . — Creeping shivering on the anterior 

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surface of the right thigh, extending down to the knee, lasting a few sec- 
onds ; after a quarter of an hour it commenced in the nape of the neck, 
and extended down the hack to the sacrum, lasting only a few moments, 
without subsequent heat, disturbance of the circulation, or thirst, at 6.30 
p.m. (first day), 110- . — Drawing on the outer side of the right thigh (within 
ten minutes), 111 . — Tensive pain in the flexor muscles of both thighs, extend- 
ing to the hollows of the knees, lasting only twelve minutes, in the fore- 
noon (second day), 110 . — Rheumatic pain in the thighs (after 1 drop), 108 . — 
Sensation as if some liquid were moving up and down in the left thigh 
(first day),* 86 . — Knee. [1720.] The knees were bent, 10 *. — Trembling and 
a paralyzed feeling in the knee-joints, 285 *. — Stiffness and weariness in the 
knees (eighth day),**. — Weariness in the knee-joints (fifth day), 234 . — Weari- 
ness in the knees (ninth day)," 6 . — Weakness in the knees, 119 . — Feeling of 
weakness in the left knee-joint (after two hours), 112 . — Weakness, especially 
in the knees, with frequent yawning and stretching (after 1 drop), 106 . — 
Feeling of paralysis in the knee-joints, with dull pain (first day), 285 . — 
Paralyzed sensation in the knee-joints (second and third days), 288 . — [1730.] 
Transient acute pain iu the hollow of the knee (third day), 288 . — A sudden 
lightning-like tearing along the outer side of the right knee, extending to 
the outer surface of the leg as far down as the malleolus, disappearing as 
suddenly as it came (second day), 110 *. — Leg* Legs slightly drawn up (after 
two hours), 2 *.— Legs unable to support the weight of the body (after two 
hours), 188 . — Weakness of the legs, . — Weariness and sensation of heaviness 
in the legs, on rising from a seat, lasting till towards 6 p.m. (second day), 110 *. 
— Sensation of heaviness in the legs (third day), 110 . — Great weariness in the 
legs, 118 . — Distressing spasmodic jerking in the muscles of the calves, 111 . — Crawl- 
ing sensation in both legs (second and eighth days), . — [1740.] Almost no 
sensation in the leg8, w .t — Foot* Swelling of the feet, 1 . — The foot was so 
stiff and sensitive that he could not walk or step upon it, 1 . — Heaviness of 
the feet after eating (after two hours), 1 . — Numbness of the foot, 1 . 

Generalities* — Strong convulsions, which affected the muscles of the 
trunk and extremities to such a degree as to make him as stiff as a frozen 
corpse ; these spasms would continue from ten to fifteen minutes at a time, 
and then partially relax for two or three minutes, recurring several times 
(after fourteen hours) ; ceased altogether, a warm perepi ration breaking 
out over the body (after fifteen hours and a half ), . — Frightful convul- 
sions (after a quarter of an hour), 140 . — Frightful convulsions, with terrible 
pains, 128 . — Frightful convulsions and images before the eyes, 208 . — General 
convulsions (after two hours), 1 "; (after three hours), 211 815 .~ [1750.] *(7ow- 
vulsums,*^ ".—Convulsions (soon), 140 14 ° ; (after fi^e or six hours), 184 m ; (after 
three hours), 211 innt ; (after one hour), 288 . — Immediately attacked with a 
convulsive fit and died, 223 . — Convulsions and death (after five hours and a 
half), 810 . — Convulsions, with screaming, bending the head backward, at 
times opisthotonos, 178 .-— Convulsions become stronger; the patient utters 
plaintive groans and tears everything within her reach ; bites her hands 
and arms ; four persons are necessary to keep her in bed, 280 . — Convulsions 
of the extremities and face (after nine hours) ; death (after nine hours and 
a half), 808 . — The fits were almost continual (second day), 180 . — After rousing 
her to give a dose of tincture of belladonna, there was an almost convul- 
sive struggle of resistance, attended by violent excitement, and followed 

f Revised by Hughes. 

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222 OPIUM. 

by sudden and complete collapse ; entire cessation of respiration ; pulse 
barely perceptible ; face pale; lips livid ; pupils unchanged and eyes rolled 
upward and outward, to the extreme limits of their orbits (after four hours 
and a quarter) ; relieved by injection of atropia, 318 . — Occasional convul- 
sions, 199 . — [1760.] Convulsive twitches in the muscles, especially of the 
abdominal extremities, 188 . — Convulsive movements, 88 . — Muscles strongly 
convulsed (after one hour) ; the violent action of the muscles occasionally 
relapsed, but was alternated with slight subsultus, 127 . — Alternations of 
spasmodic contractions of the limbs and complete relaxation ; these alter- 
nations took place every two of three minutes, at times with bending of 
the head and trunk backward, 1 * 8 . — Some slight convulsive contractions of 
the muscles, especially of the hands and face (after three hours), 136815 . — 
Attacked with hysteria, 188 . — First effects similar to hysteria, 188 . — Spasms, 188 . 
— Convulsive spasms occurred at regular intervals, when the eyes stared, 
with twitching and contraction of the muscles of the extremities, 248 . — The 
child continued to lie in the spasms, with violent screaming, alternating 
with stertorous respiration ; with distortion of the eyes, contractions of the 
fingers and opisthotonos, 188 . — [1770.] He bends his head backwards (a 
kind of tonic spasm in the nape of the neck), (after one hour), 1 . — Tonic 
spasm and epileptic convulsions, 85 . — Tonic spasm, 88 . — Commencement of a 
tonic spasm, bending her backward (opisthotonos), 8 . — Clonic spasms accom- 
panied with screamings and tears,* 80 . — Clonic spasms, especially of the lower 
extremities, with loss of consciousness (third day),* 87 . — Spasms of the mus- 
cles of the face and extremities, 180 . — Spasms like opisthotonos, always end- 
ing with trembling, followed by profound quiet, with relaxation of the 
limbs, 155 . — Spasmodic movements, accompanied by cries, 58 . — Slight spasms 
(after thirty -five minutes), 387 . — [1780.] Slight spasmodic contraction of 
muscles of face and extremities, 858 . — Slight spasmodic movement (after 
eleven hours), 840 . — Epileptic attacks, with violent delirium, 88 . — Epilepsy, 88 . 
— Condition seeming apoplectic, with stertorous, rattling respiration, open 
mouth, pale face, covered with icy-cold perspiration, left eye completely 
closed, -tne right partly open, pupils dilated, eyeball paralyzed, with 
blue nails, a very full pulse, without sensation, without motion, followed 
by death, 125 . — Paralysis, 12 .^ — Limbs and body powerless, 285 . — Rigors, 243 M0 . — 
Rigidity of the whole body (after one hour), 58 . — Rigidity of the muscles, 208 . 
— [1790.] Whole body paralyzed and stiff, 73 4 — Started up in a fit and 
threw his arms about, vomited, and then sank, as if exhausted (soon), 280 . — 
He tosses the feet up and down, as if in convulsions, with a sudden loud 
cry, 1 . — At times the patient raised himself and violently scratched either 
his face or chest, 155 .— Their gesticulations are so whimsical as to excite 
mirth and merriment in those most inclined to pity them, 188 . — Jerkings 
and throwing the arms about, 188 . — Whole system excited, 208 . — A nervous 
tremor about her (second day) ; continues to a great degree (fifth day), 201 . 
— Appeared nervous and twitched frequently (soon), 211 . — Trembling of the 
whole body, as if he were frightened, with some jerking of the body and 
twitching of the limbs, affecting only the flexor muscles, with external 
coldness of the body, 1 . — [1800.] Every fibre in the body trembles, 188 . — 
Trembling, sick, and so giddy that he could not walk without a stick ; he 
ate no dinner, and continued in this state, sometimes in bed, sometimes 
walking about, until evening (one case), 1 * 4 . — Tremulous motion of the whole 

f From too many and too largo doses. — Hahnemann. 
J Revised by Hughes. 



OPIUM. 223 

body (second and third days), 155 . — Trembling (after 4 to 6 grains), 180 ; (one 
hour after 2 grains), 158 ; (fifth and tenth days)," 5 "■* 848 .— * Trembling of the 
whole body (fifth day),* 85 . — Trembling of the whole body from time to 
time, 150 . — feody tottered when erect,. — Twitching, 1 * 9 . — Twitching of the 
whole body, 188180 . — * Twitching and involuntary contractions of the muscles 
(after six hours and a half), 278 . — [1810.] No movement beyond that of the 
lips and chest of an unusually powerful frame, 8 * 8 . — They are easily known 
by a kind of rickets, which this poison never fails to produce at fast, 850 . — 
The only signs of susceptibility to outward impressions were : 1st, slight 
contraction of the upper eyelids when water was forcibly dashed upon them ; 
2d, liquids introduced into the mouth were slowly swallowed, aud, as it 
seemed to me, somewhat more readily when the patient was imperatively 
told to do so ; 3d, when asked to show her tongue, while the mouth was 
forcibly kept open, there were some slight attempts to move it, 284 . — Sup- 
ported in an erect posture by two strong men, who were holding her up by 
the shoulders, with her head hanging lifeless upon her breast, her hair in 
disorder, her eyes bewildered, and her countenance pale and ghastly ; her 
limbs were unable to do their duty in supporting her, her body was sus- 
pended as it were in the air, with the points of the toes touching the floor ; 
the muscles were in a complete state of relaxation (after five hours and a 
half), 1 * 8 . — Lying on his back, 242 . — Lying with the knees drawn up, for six 
hours and a half, 288 . — He appeared twenty years older than he really was, 1 *. 
— Bloodvessels injected, 87 . — The whole body was quite stiff, extremities cold, 
eyes convulsively distorted and half open, . — The child could not support 
its head, or take a step without assistance, 882 . — [1820.] He lies as if in a 
sunken slumber, 82 . — Total attenuation of body, 182 . — The same breathing, 
look and pulse that I have several times seen in apoplectic attacks, 280 . — 
The body wastes and the muscles lose their tonosity, 232 . — ^Emaciation and 
debility, . — Their pale and melancholy figures would be sufficient to raise 
our pity, did not their lengthened necks, their heads turned to one side, 
their backbone distorted, their shoulders raised up to their ear, and a 
number of other extravagant attitudes, which result from their disease, 
exhibit a picture of the most ridiculous kind, 850 . — Very much emaciated, 168 
im lee — Emaciation and weakness, 182 . — Emaciation, 18 . — Great relaxation of 
the muscular system (after two hours), 18 *. — [1830.] Muscles in a complete 
state of relaxation, and he was obliged to be supported in a chair (after 
three hours and a half), 1 * 5 . — Muscular system completely relaxed (after 
fifteen hours), 28 * 8 * . — Muscles were in a state of complete relaxation ; she 
had lost the power over them, and was so feeble as to be unable to support 
herself in an erect position without assistance (second day), 1 **. — Every 
muscle in a state of relaxation (after six hours), 12 * ; (after six hours and a 
half J, 88 *. — Entire muscular system so relaxed that the tongue hung out of 
the mouth, and was pushed about by the end of the stomach-tube, in certain 
positions, folding back into the fauces, and apparently obstructing respiration 
(after one hour) ; muscular system, if possible, more relaxed than ever (after 
five hours), 288 . — Failure of muscular power (after thirty-five minutes), 887 . — 
All the muscles are relaxed, 58 ; (after three hours and a half ), 788 ; (after 
half an hour), 818 . — The muscular tone is relaxed, so that a kind of paraly- 
sis follows, 8 *. — Muscular force sunk in lassitude and languor, 232 . — Muscles 
of her body became soft and relaxed, 1 **. — [1840.] Muscular system not 
much relaxed, 228 . — Muscles flaccid (after six hours), 127 . — After several hours 
the child fell into collapse, with cold face and extremities ; pupils at first 
contracted, but before death widely dilated; pulse rapid, small, weak, 



224 OPIUM. 

smaller in the right arm than in the left ; visible and very violent beating 
of the carotids ; distension of the jugular veins ; respiration varying, some- 
times superficial, sometimes deep and with much noise, as in agony, with 
distension of the anterior and upper portion of the neck ; abdomen re- 
tracted, hard, and tense; running of mucus from the mouth ; the child be- 
came rigid, opened its mouth and eyes ; the face at last became puffy and 
violet-colored ; features drawn ; followed by death, without convulsions, 199 . 
— The people seldom attain the age of forty, if they have begun to use 
Opium at an early age, 1 " — Becomes old early, 18 . — The offspring of Opium- 
smokers are weak, stunted, and decrepit,"'. — The acuteness of all her senses 
was restored by the usual dose, the want of which was indicated by heat 
and flushing of the face, 177 . — Some of these unfortunate creatures have wry 
necks, for the muscles become rigid ; the head is seen contorted to one side 
or the other, or one shoulder is considerably higher than the other, or the 
head appears almost buried beneath the shoulders, 186 . — By-and-by the 
figure stoops, and a peculiar shuffling gait is acquired, by which alone a 
practiced eye may recognize an old Opium debauchee, 383 .^— In the morning 
these creatures have a most wretched appearance, evincing no symptoms 
of being refreshed or invigorated by sleep, however profound,"'. — [1850.] 
He is not deprived of sight or hearing, but of the senses of taste, smell, and 
touch, in relation to external objects, though he feels his cheeks cold when 
he touches them (after one hour and a half ), M .f — His mental and bodily 
powers are destroyed, 1 ". — Nothing on earth can equal the apparent quiet 
enjoyment of the Opium-smoker; there is a lightness of the head, tingling 
in every limb ; the eyes seem to be enlarged, and the ears sharpened to 
hearing; an elasticity and inclination to mount on high are experienced ; 
all pains are gone, and pleasure now remains ; all weariness has vanished, 
and freshness takes its place ; the loathing of food previously experienced 
is changed to a relish for what is piquant, and a great desire is often felt 
for some particular food ; the tongue is now loosened, and tells its tale, for 
whatever is secret becomes open, and what was intended for one becomes 
known to all. Still there is no excitement, but rather a calmness, soft, 
soothing, and sedative. He dreams not, nor thinks of the morrow ; but, 
with a smile in his eye, fills his pipe with the last of his allowance. Slowly 
inhaling it he seems to brighten up, the smile that sparkled in his eye ex- 
tends to other features, and his appearance is one of complete yet placid 
enjoyment. Presently the pipe is slowly displaced, or drops by his side ; 
his head, if raised, is now laid on the pillow ; feature after feature gives up 
its smile ; the eye becomes glazed ; the upper eyelid drops ; the chin and 
lower lip fall; deeper and deeper inspirations follow; all perception is 
gone ; objects may strike the eye, but no sights are seen ; sounds may fall 
on the ear, but none are heard, and so he passes into sleep, disturbed and 
broken, from which the wretched being awakes to a full conception of his 
miseries, 333 . — The effects produced on the health by abandoning the habit 
of Opium-smoking, after it has become deeply rooted, are even worse than 
the perseverance in it. A gloomy despondency is added to the usual 
symptoms of the ordinary stage of depression ; a state ensues somewhat 
like a low state of delirium tremens, attended with extreme prostration of 
strength, and often with exhausting diarrhoea and vomiting; all pre-exist- 
ing diseases are aggravated, dropsy frequently ensues, and death may soon 

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OPIUM. 225 

result, most generally by effusion into the great cavities, and general ana- 
sarca. When these effects have begun to show themselves under a compul- 
sory cessation of the habit, the most marked improvement of health is pro- 
duced by resuming it. The result of the examination of several hundred 
Opium-smokers on this point was, that, by their own confession, the extent 
of their indulgence was limited only by their means, and the spontaneous 
abandonment of it impossible. The writer of an essay on the Opium trade 
says, "There is no slavery on earth to name with the bondage into which 
Opium casts its victims; there is scarcely one known instance of escape 
from its toils, when once they have fairly enveloped a man," 232 . — The 
effects were strougest if I were unwell, or if anything had in the least de- 
ranged the functions of the economy; for instance, if I had been up all 
night ; if I had been sick and vomited, and taken no food, 2 or 3 grains 
would have as much effect as otherwise 4 or 5 grains, 130 . — The torments of 
the victim of Opium, when deprived of this stimulant, are as dreadful as 
his bliss is complete when he has taken it, 192 . — If deprived of laudanum for 
a single day, the most unpleasant symptoms came on ; loss of sleep and 
appetite and an indescribable feeling of languor, with a corresponding de- 
pression of spirits, and slight involuntary motions of the limbs, all of which 
were readily relieved by the accustomed dose of laudanum,* 81 . — After dis- 
continuing its use she was more miserable than before ; all the symptoms 
returning with increased severity, and for the first six months she was 
almost entirely helpless, 177 . — If the dose be not taken at the usual time, 
there is great prostration, vertigo, torpor, discharge of water from the eyes, 
and in some an involuntary discharge of semen, even when wide awake. 
If the privation be' complete, a still more formidable train of phenomena 
takes place. Coldness is felt over the whole body, with aching pains in all 
parts. Diarrhoea occurs ; the most horrid feelings of wretchedness come 
on ; and if the poison be withheld, death terminates the victim's existence," 2 . 
— At length their whole organization assimilated to such a 6tate of mind 
and body, and they have grown up to the size of manhood, with the 
avenues of their brains practically closed by drugs, so that they still have 
merely infantile powers of mind and strength of body. Joseph is very 
gluttonous and masturbates in the most shameless manner. George has a 
most perfect equanimity of general foolishness and indolence in all his 
faculties. But William is a powerful genius on digestion, and robs the 
swine and dogs of all the crumbs he can skim out of their food, 280 . — [I860.] 
Most Opium-eaters dislike wine and brandy ; but this is not always the 
case. The exhilaration is most strikiug in the state of the mind ; all is 
order, harmony, vigor, and tranquillity ; there is no shadow of that bru- 
tality which most decidedly belongs, more or less, to vinous intoxication. 
No greater misery can he felt than the Opium-eater experiences when his 
accustomed stimulus fails him, or the dreadful reaction sets in, which is as 
striking to observers as it is painful to himself; the mind is much en- 
feebled ; the eyes lack lustre ; the sensations are all disordered ; the appe- 
tite is lost; the limbs seem incapable of supporting the body's load ; exist- 
ence is loathsome; no substitute can be found for the potent juice, for to 
the greater number of the lovers of Opium wine and brandy are disgust- 
ing ; they nauseate instead of diffusing a genial glow. The accustomed 
dram is the only relief to be found in this sad state, and the deluded victim 
flies to his debauch whenever the opportunity presents itself, although self- 
condemnation and the ridicule of his friends await him, and although 
idiocy and deformity stare him in the face, IM . — Any meal, taken within 

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226 OPIUM. 

half an hour or later, after a dose of Opium, speedily brought on all its 
effects, and it seemed in a considerable degree higher. If taken within an 
hour after dinner, the effects appeared later than usual and were less in 
degree ; I even sometimes could hardly perceive them at all, if the dose 
had been a moderate one, 18 *. — Every appearance of a man dying of com- 
pression of the brain (after four or five hours), 146 . — He believed it to be a 
case pf epilepsy, from appearances and from what was told him ; death 
( after twelve hou rs), 265 . — Dropsical tendency, 76 . — * Apoplexy not infrequent^ 
64 87 w — »p ne e ff ec tg were the stronger the shorter the time since a former 
dose had been taken, even if the effects caused by the latter seemed to have 
subsided, 180 . — The effects would last an hour or two (after 2 grains), 150 . — 
The effects seemed to be stronger the earlier in the day the Opium had 
been taken, 180 . — Cold, rest, but particularly sleep, also retard the appear- 
ances of the effects, and prolong them, 180 . — [1870.] (When applied cKrectly 
to a nerve, it does not diminish its functions), 65 .^ — Strumous affections of 
all kinds are apt to be developed, and the constitution is prone to succumb 
without resistance under all violent diseases, 2851 . — Analyses of the blood, for 
some time before and after taking,. showed the solid constituents of the 
fibrinous portion increased, the watery portion also increased ; the solid 
constituents of the blood freed from fibrin diminished, the watery portion 
of the same increased; the solid constituents of the serum diminished, the 
watery portion slightly increased, the albumen somewhat diminished ; the 
extractives and salts very slightly increased ; the fibrin of the blood di- 
minished ; blood-globules diminished; blood-clot diminished ; serum largely 
increased, 28 *. — Blood drawn from the arm was black, 208 . — Blood flowed 
from a vein that had been opened recently (until death),". — Impaired vol- 
untary motion (after 4 to 6 grains), 180 . — It diminishes the power of moving 
the muscles^.-^It destroys the activity of the voluntary muscles, dimin- 
ishes sensation, and causes sleep, 90 . — When applied to the muscles it very 
soon destroys their irritability, 86 . — The muscles can be moved with diffi- 
culty, 17 . — [1830.] Vital energy decreasing (after twelve hours), 225 . — Sensa- 
tion of strength, 1 62 . — Sensation as though he had not slept enough (after 
two hours and a half), 108 . — The symptoms, except the trembling, disap- 
peared after coffee, but soon returned (first day), 285 . — The symptoms disap- 
peared after a cup of black coffee, 118 . — Did not feel so refreshed and invig- 
orated in the morning as usual (after 8 drops), 105 . — Refreshed for a moment 
by cool air (tenth day), 118 . — Intolerance of the open air, and a sensation as 
if he would take cold, 1 . — Cannot lie on the left side, and experiences pain 
in it, even on attempting to turn in bed (third day), 156 . — A cigar, which he 
attempted to smoke at 10.30 a.m., as usual, caused vertigo, great nausea, 
inclination to vomit, cold sweat over the whole body, and trembling of the 
limbs ; momentarily relieved by a glass of fresh water (third day), 118 . — 
[1890.] Great restlessness, 140 ,f0 . — Oppression, with restlessness, confused 
ideas, and sparks before the eyes; with burning disagreeable heat of the 
head, extending over the whole body, 62 . — Restless (soon), 280 . — Physical 
restlessness; a kind of anxiety (first day), 286 . — Restless night, 245 . — Uneasi- 
ness (third day), 118 . — Night very restless, 292 . — General debility (second 
day), 284 . — Great sense of debility ' and lassitude, 177 . — Body debilitated, so 
I that I was obliged to remain on the sofa all day (second day), 160 . — [1900.] 

| Unfitted for all work ; weak and debilitated, 25 . — Slight heaviness (after 

fifty-five minutes), 80 *. — Indolence and inaction ; neglect of business or work, 

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OPIUM. 227 

and consequent poverty ; wife and children are disregarded ; not uo fre- 
quently theft supplies the only resources for persevering in the fatal pleas- 
ure, 231 . — Indolence, 47 * M . — Indolent, in the morning, on rising (seventh 
day), 836 . — Relaxed, iudolent, 75 . — Movements indolent, 67 . — Weariness, with 
unsteady gait (third day), 113 . — Weariness (one hour after 1 grain), 158 . — 
Weariness over the whole body (first day), 113 '. — [1910.] Inclination to lie 
down, 88 . — Great inclination to lean agaiust everything, to stretch out the 
feet, and support the head upon the hand, 4 . — Great weariness and sleepi- 
ness (three hours after 1 grain), 100 *. — Weariness and exhaustion (after 3 
drops), 104 . — General weariness and exhaustion (after 1 drop), 107 . — Unusual 
weariness and perspiration (after 2 drops), 108 . — Weariness in the knees, 
elbows, and masseter muscles (soon after a dose), 119 *. — Was not refreshed 
by sleep at night, but rose in the morning quite as sleepy as 1n the evening 
when* he went to bed (after 2 drops), 108 . — He could scarcely move his feet; 
could scarcely go forward, though making every exertion, 81 . — Weariness, 
after long Opium sleep, 98 . — [1920.] Overpowering weariness,"*. — A pleas- 
ant kind of weariness, as from intoxication, 61 . — Felt so weak that he could 
move his limbs only with difficulty, at the same time there was an internal 
restlessness that constantly impelled him to change his position, whether 
sitting or lying (after 4 drops), 108 . — Very easilv fatigued by his ordinary 
occupation, 111 . — Weakness, 14 ; (sixth day), 114 . — Weakness of the whole body 
(after 2 drops), 108 . — General weakness (tenth day), 118 . — A certain weakness 
and indolence continued for several days after the proving, 585 *. — Could not 
walk on account of weakness of legs (after four hours), 154 . — Unusual weak- 
ness (after 3 drops), 108 . — [1930.] Gait slow, tottering, 1 . — He lay in a con- 
dition of the greatest weakness, 90 . — Tottering; cannot walk without reel- 
ing, 81 . — Loss of power ; sinking of the forces, 75 . — Sin king of the strength, 17 ".f 
—Weakness ; all external objects distress him ; he is sleepy, stupid, con- 
fused, sad, and his thoughts leave him, 87 .! — Continued weak, 189 . — Sensation 
of great weakness and prostration, extending through all the nerves, espe- 
cially the sciatic nerve, 159 . — Great weakness (after eight minutes), 189 ; (after 
half an hour), 119 *; (after sixty minutes), 119 ; (fourth day), 184 . — Great weak- 
ness and stupefaction (second day), 139 . — [1940.] It causes perceptible dimi- 
nution of strength, and impairs the tone of the tissues, and motion, 47b . — 
Discomfort ; feeling of weakness of body and mind (after eight, and twelve 
hours), 1 . — Weakness, 58 ^ — Weakness, with inclination to sleep (one hour 
after 3 drops), 104 . — Weakness and exhaustion, with disinclination for phys- 
ical and mental work (after 8 drops), 105 . — More exhausted after waking, 
from restless dreams through the night, 90 . — Slightly exhausted, and did not 
speak with his usual firmness of voice (after eight hours and a half), 145 . — 
General exhaustion aud weariness (after 2 drops), 109 . — Exhaustion of 
strength and inability to move, 47 . — Exhaustion (after eight, and twelve 
hours), 1 .— [1950.] Complete prostration of strength, 187 ; (first day), 135 ; (fifth 
day), 11 ", etc. — Prostration (fifth and eighth days), 118 . — Extreme prostration 
of mind and body, after awaking from the somnolency and dreams (from, 
too large or too frequent doses), 831 . — Great prostration ; sinking of all the 
vital forces, 99 . — Prostration of the whole body, 119 . — Very weak, prostrated 
(second day), 115 *. — Languor, and lack lustre of eye, 111 . — A pleasing kind of 
languor, gradually increasing (after forty minutes),**.— Languor, 18 ;, imr- 

f Even to death. — Hahnemann. 

5 After the primary action of Opium. — Hahnemann. 
From the daily abuse of Opium. — Hahnemann. 



228 OPIUM. 

mediately,* 8 ^ — Languor and indifference succeeded the delirium (after 
three hours)/ 27 . — [I960.] General lassitude and exhaustion (second day 
after 2 drops), 109 . — A lassitude and exhaustion, and strong propensity to 
sleep, were the late and last effects, more or less, sooner or later, in propor- 
tion as the earlier effects had heeu more or less strong, and lasted a shorter 
or longer time. If, for instance, I had taken from 4 to 6 grains, at 10 or 
11 a.m., I sometimes experienced a burning heat creeping throughout my 
limbs, but which was particularly strong in my palms, followed by exhaus- 
tion, at 9, 10, or 12 p.m., or thereabout ; sometimes I experienced lassitude 
and propensity to sleep next morning, when I got up at 8 or 9 ; sometimes 
at noon, or any other time during the day or night. I cannot exactly de- 
termine how long this state of relaxation lasted, but I think I sometimes 
felt it on the third and fourth days, after having continued most part of the 
second, or at least made its appearance on that day. If I had taken 10 
full grains, the second day I perceived the symptoms of giddiness, trem- 
bling, etc., in a much milder degree than on the first;, on the third 
day I was well, active, and cheerful ; on the fourth I began to be de- 
spondent, tired, and exhausted, and continued in that state to the sixth 
and even seventh day, 130 . — General feeling of lassitude (five or six years 
after discontinuance), 177 . — Syncope, for some time, 271 . — Languid and weak 
feeling (after twenty hours), 245 . — Faintness, 47 \t — With increased vigor 
she endeavored to rise from bed, but immediately fell into faintness, 
and was dizzy ; on lying down again her activity returned, 82 . — Sudden 
faintness so that I could scarcely reach a seat (fifth day), 114 . — [Faintness 
recurring every quarter of an hour; it closed the eyes, allowed the head to 
hang down, with weak respiration, without consciousness, with unchanged 
pulse ; followed by somewhat spasmodic shuddering of the body, and, after 
a few minutes, the paroxysm ended with sighing, followed by anxiety ],**.§ 
— Sensation is blunted and at times entirely destroyed,* . — [1970.] Sensa- 
tion is first diminished, afterward reflex irritability, 1 . — Feeling as after a 
night of debauch (second day), 115 *. — " Felt very strangely " (after half an 
hour), 202 . — Inability to walk far without aching pains in the limbs (five or 
six years after discontinuance), 177 . — After long indulgence he becomes sub- 
ject to nervous or neuralgic pains, to which Opium itself brings no relief, 1 * 2 . 
— Very violent pains (after a quarter of an hour), 140 . — Woke in the morn- 
ing with pains in the limbs and loins, bathed in perspiration, 139 . — Bones 
affected with dull gnawing pains for some hours, in the morning, 232 . — 
Frightful pains, that pierced through the marrow of the bone, 25 . ||— -Burn- 
ing pain and irritation/ 1 .*! — [1980. J Sudden jerking over the whole body 
woke him from sleep, 11 *. — Sensation, at one time as if flushes of fire, at 
another, as if ice-cold water were running through the veins, 52 . — The right 
half of the body, as far as the toes, seems beaten, with flushes of heat and 
burning pain, 111 . — Disagreeable sensations with the coldness (after fifty 
minutes); did not go off until after supper, 12 *. 

Skin. — Surface of body pale, and covered with profuse perspira- 
tion (after four hours), 2 * 4 . — Pale (after seven hours), 24 *; (after half an 
hour), 262321 . — Surface of body pallid and contracted, 183 . — Skin livid, 243 . — 
Great lividity of the skin, particularly of the extremities, 240 . — Color of the 

f Revised by Hughes. 
J Omit Muller. — Hughes. 

j The symptoms of Muller's patient, before and after the Opium, were so similar 
that they are very dubious. — Hughks. 
|| In confirmed Opium-eaters. — Hughks. 
If From the external use. — Hahnemann. 



OPIUM. 229 

skin pale and bluish,* 8 . — [1990.] Skin of extremities and face blue (after 
four hours), 28 *. — Blue color of the skin, especially of the genitals, 8 /)" — The 
cyanosis became very intense, and more extended than before (third 
day),* 7 . — Cyanosis of the lips, tips of the fingers and toes ,* 7 . — Blue spots 
here and there over the body (after fifteen hours), 4 *. — Redness of the whole 
body, 4 *. — Skin of a red and inflamed color (he being a fair man, the son 
of a native of Persia), and all the veins, even to the minutest branches, 
were uncommonly distended, and had the appearance of being stuffed and 
gorged with their contents (after half an hour), 188 . — Congestion of the sur- 
face, especially about the neck and chest, increased, 88 *. — Redness and itch- 
ing of the skin, 87 . — Red spots on the cheeks, that are pale," — [2000.] Skin 
dry, rough, and of a dirty color, 1 * 8 . — Skin dry, parched, of a sunburnt 
color, 1 * 6 . — Skin dry to touch and shrivelly, and of a tawny color, 1 * 8 . — Skin 
brown, 1 **. — Skin resembled leather, 1 * 4 . — Almost black, 866 . — It irritates the 
skin, removes the hair, and causes itching, 61 . — It removes the hair, causes 
itching, corrodes the skin, and draws blisters, 87 . — When applied to the skin 
as a plaster it causes great heat and pain, draws blisters, irritates the skin, 
and occasions mortification, 18 *. — Eruptions. Eruptions on the skin, with 
at times itching, 84 . — [2010]. A large pimple, sensitive to touch, on the side 
of the neck, 11 **. — Frequent eruptions, with biting itching in the skin after 
the sweat, 80 . — Small red, itching tetter here and there in the skin.**.J — 
Burning itching and eruption of pustules, 48 ^ — Elevations, like hives, 
that itch violently, on the extensor surface of the left thigh, lasting several 
days, and gradually disappearing, 119 . — A burning-sticking pain about the 
right wrist, with pimples as large as millet-seeds, surrounded by red areola 
on the back and also in the palm of the hand ; on the same evening two 
similar pimples appeared on the right cheek, and were sensitive to pressure 
(after 5 drops), 11 **. — Some suffer excessively from boils and carbuncles, from 
the latter of which few confirmed Opium-smokers recover; foul, indolent 
ulcers are extremely common among the poor, 888 . — Sensations. Skin 
insensible,* 58 ***. — Pruritus (after five hours), a .|| — Intolerable itching of the 
skin (second day), 867 . — [2020.] Intolerable itching over the whole surface, 
which was warm and dry (second day), 878 . — Itching over the whole body; 
after scratching, appearance of thick, red pimples (hives), that itch greatly, 
but soon disappear,* 8 . — Burning and sometimes itching in the skin,* 8 .*! — 
Fine sticking itching here and there in the skin, 1 . — Very troublesome itch- 
ing, 8 *. — Troublesome itching over the whole body, 17 . — Intolerable itchiness 
over the whole of his skin, so that he kept five or six persons constantly 
employed in scratching him (after half an hour), 188 . — Intolerable itching 
and burning heat of the face after the poisoning, 166 . — Sensation of biting 
and burning in the skin, especially of the face (after one hour), 808 . — Itch- 
ing of the nose (after ten miuutes), 888 . — [2030.] Itching in the nose, and 
not very rarely all over the body (after 4 to 6 grains), 180 . — Itching, espe- 
cially on the upper part of the body, extending from the chest over the 
face, particularly on the nose,* 8 . — Itching on the arms and shoulders,* 8 . — 
Violent itching about the anus (third day), 886 . — Disagreeable crawling in 
the hands and feet, which changes to a frightful, incessant rolling,**. — Vio- 
lent itching on the legs, in the evening,* 8 . — Formication on the left leg (fifth 
day), 886 . 
Sleep. — Sleepiness* Yawning twice (after half an hour)," 1 . — 

f During the opisthotonos of S. 1778. — Hughes. J Revised by Hughes. 

{ From the frequent use of Opium. — Hahnemann. 

|| Revised by Hughes. ^ Revised by Hughes. 



230 OPIUM. 

Yawning frequently repeated (after a few minutes), 111 ; (fifth day), 118 . — 
Yawning for a quarter of an hour, with pain in the joints of the jaws as if 
they would break, 6 . — [2040.] Slight drowsiness (after eleven hours),"*. — 
♦Drowsiness (after twenty minutes), 1 *; (after three-quarters of an hour),"**; 
(after two hours, two cases), 188880 ; (after a few minutes,) 158 , etc. — *Drowsir 
ness with the headache (after two hours), 806 . — Very drowsy (after five 
hours), 803 . — Constant drowsiness (after two hours), 818 . — Very drowsy, but 
easily roused up and able to walk about (after five hours and twenty min- 
utes), 809 . — Very drowsy all day, 181 . — Extreme languor and drowsiness super- 
vened, which threatened a deep and perhaps fatal sleep, 888 . — * Great disposi- 
tion to drowsiness (first day), 14 . — * Extreme drowsiness, amounting almost to 
sopor™. — [2050.] ^Exceedingly drowsy (after two hours), 198 "•. — Unusually 
drowsy (after half an hour); exhibited a peculiar facility for going to 
sleep in any possible position (after four hours), 8 ". — She soon became very 
drowsy ; she could be aroused by shaking and loud speaking, and then 
knew every one around her, lo6king at them with a half-intoxicated ex- 
pression, understanding all that was said to her (after two hours aud a 
naif) ; could not be aroused by shaking or loud speaking (after six hours 
and three-quarters) ; more easily aroused, but instantly falls asleep again 
(after application of electro-magnetism), (after eight hours and a quar- 
ter) ; now rose up to the sitting posture, and got off the couch to walk 
across the room, supported by two persons, looking about her with an 
alarmed and bewildered expression, but apparently not recognizing any 
one; she was, however, sufficiently awake to drink a cup of strong coffee, 
taking the cup in her hand (after nine hours and a quarter), 878 . — Somewhat 
sleepy, followed by a few minutes' slumbering (one hour after 2 grains), 188 . — 
♦Great desire to sleep ; it was very difficult to keep awake ; but during 
the night sleep was restless, with much perspiration (after 3 drops), 108 . — 
Very sleepy (after a quarter of an hour), 288 . — Constant desire to slumber at 
night, with increased thirst, and almost clean and dry tongue, dark at the 
edges; cracked lips," 88 . — */Sfe6pine**, 1888119818 ; (after ten minutes), 8 * 8 . — 
Sleepiness; slumbering; stupefaction, 84 . — During the fourth day was very 
sleepy, so that it troubled me at my work, on which account I did not take 
the daily dose till 9 p.m., when I took 20 drops of the tincture ; fifteen 
minutes afterwards my head felt much relieved; I was especially lively; 
I then went to bed, read for about twenty minutes, when I became so sleepy 
that I was obliged to lay aside the book ; could no longer keep my eyes 
open; all efforts to keep off sleep were unavailing; I gradually became 
more and more sluggish, till at last I was unable to reach a glass of water 
standing near me, though I made every effort. My mental powers were 
also very much blunted ; I gradually fell asleep ; after about two hours I 
was awakened by loud cries for help in the street; after this I was unable 
to sleep; my memory lost its clearness, and I was unable to follow any 
connected thought, 118 *. — [2060.] Sleepiness and extreme disinclination to 
work (after 2 drops), 108 . — Sleepiness, so that he was able to keep awake 
only with the greatest effort, and it was scarcely possible to talk connectedly 
(two hours after 18 drops), 100 . — Could not rouse himself in the morn- 
ing, 170 . — Sleepiness while writing at a table, followed by sleep for about 
twenty minutes, after which he woke, feeling quite well (first day), n \. — So 
great sleepiness that he could not keep awake ; lay down on a lounge, and 
immediately fell asleep, about noon (second day), uo .f — Unusual sleepiness 

f This may possibly be ascribed less to the action of the drug than to the fre- 
quently interrupted sleep of the preceding night. 



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about 8 a.m. (second day), 115 . — Almost irresistible sleepiness after eating; 
best described by the adjective narcotic, 117 . — Constantly sank down into 
sleep; heard nothing; could answer nothing, 170 . — Irresistible sleep (imme- 
diately after taking 2 grains or more), that, however, was disturbed by 
dreams, and on waking he was not refreshed, but experienced nausea, 88 . — 
Sudden falling asleep (after a few minutes), 26 . — [2070.] Sleepy, with actual 
though restless sleep (first day),* 81 . — Soon tell asleep, and continued for six 
hours,**. — Soon fell asleep, 111 ** 8 . — Ou lying down instantly fell asleep,"*. — 
Intoxicated with sleep while awake, 1 .— -Sleep, with consciousness ; he heard 
everything, but could not rouse himself; woke after two hours, 18 . — Stupid 
sleep, without consciousness, with rattling in the chest, 64 . — Instead of healthy 
sleep, it easily causes a stupid slumber, 90 . — Stupid slumber,* 1 . — The slumber 
was so stupid that he could not be made *to answer, 84 . — [2080.] Constant 
slumbering, with half-open eyes^ carphologia and picking all about, 74 . — 
A kind of stupid sleep, with half-open eyes ; the eyeballs turned upward 
under the lids; mouth more or less open, with stertorous inspiration, 1 . — 
Slumber,* 881 ; (after one hour),* 70 . — Quiet, pleasant slumber, from which he 
was constantly awakened by frightful jerking in the limbs, 8 . — Sleep rather 
quiet ; sweat violent, 68 . — Sleep, with redness of the face, 18 . — As soon as effort 
was intermitted sleep recurred, even when walking (after a quarter of an 
hour), 47 . — Deep sleep, 184 * 10 ; (after one hour), 146 ; (after two hours), 147 . — 
*Sound sleep, with stupefaction and partly open eyes, 190 . — Dropped suddenly 
into sleep, and could be as suddenly aroused, 805 . — [2090.] Overcome by 
deep sleep, so as scarcely to be roused by all the efforts of her atten- 
dants, 187 . — Overpowering sleep, during which, however, he was sensible of 
pain, and when pinched, opened his eyes, 81 . — The patient could be roused 
from sleep by shaking and by speaking to her; she then complained, and 
wished to die, 57 . — Deep, still sleep (after two hours and a half), 136 . — Fell 
into a sleep from which he could not be roused, 887 . — In a deep sleep, from 
which every effort that her husband could devise could not arouse her. I 
shook her smartly, pinched, and bawled loudly into her ear, but could not 
perceive the slightest marks of sensation or consciousness; after vomiting, 
caused by sulphate of zinc and irritation of internal fauces, she was some- 
what aroused, though still very drowsy, and desirous to be left alone; later, 
coma greatly increased, 14 *. — *Deep, sound sleep, with rattling respiration, 
as in an apoplectic person™. — Sound sleep, with rattling respiration, as after 
apoplexy (after six hours), 66 . — Great somnolence and feebleness, but the 
child could be aroused (after eleven hours), 180 . — If the dose is a little too 
large, or repeated too often, the excitement and energy are changed into 
somnolency and the stage of delicious dreams; on awaking from these the 
prostration of body and mind are extreme, 831 . — [2100.] The soporific power 
of Opium is very much diminished by very great pain or by great grief. 90 . — 
The sleep caused by Opium passes into unusual stupefaction, 77 . — If allowed 
to remain unmolested for a few moments he lapsed into a deep sopor, whence 
he could with difficulty be roused to utter a whimpering cry, which was 
overcome midway by recurring sleepiness (after one hour),* 44 . — Sopor (after 
twenty-five minutes),* 58 . — During the following night sopor, alternated with 
delirium, 130 . — Sopor, disappearing towards morning, but the patient sank 
during the following night, 237 . — Completely torpid, 173 . — Considerable torpor, 
from which he could be aroused only with difficulty (after one hour), 17 *. — 
State of torpor, from which he was easily aroused (after three hours) ; very 
drowsy ; if left for a moment he became quite insensible (after three hours and 
a half), 801 . — Sleeplessness. During the period of taking Opium she had 



232 OPIUM. 

very little sleep, and in the intervals she could not attempt to sleep from want 
of desire, so that she generally worked all night ; what sleep she had was 
generally in the daytime, ana that little was much confused and easily 
ended, 177 . — [2110.] Night sleepless, with restlessness and delirious talk- 
ing, 6 *. — * Sleeplessness, full of unwelcome fancies and imaginations, that were 
entirely distinct from surrounding objects, as in delirium, 90 . — Inability to fall 
asleep for a long time in the evening (possibly to be ascribed to an ex- 
tremely painful boil on the left natis), (second day), 110 . — It never affected 
him with sleep or drowsiness, but rather hindered his repose when he hap- 
pened to take an overdose, 14 . — Would like to go to sleep, but cannot, 290 . — 
Loss of sleep,* 81 ***. — No sound sleep after taking the drug™. — Did not sleep 
during the night, 840 . — Slept but little (first night), 185 . — Did not sleep at 
night, and says she has not since admission (fifth day), 145 . — [2120.] * Al- 
though he is sleepy he is unable to fall asleep, with slow pulse, 38 . — In a 
condition between waking and sleep he had dreams and images of dragons, 
skeletons, and frightful ghosts and masks, 90 . — Sleep interrupted by frequent 
waking, after which he was unable to fall asleep again for a long time; 
one night rose as early as 3 o'clock,' 13 . — Restless night; slumbering alter- 
nating with waking ; much irrational talking ; hot skin and stupefaction, 
during which he lies coiled up in a heap, 6 *. — Night sleepless, restless, 6 *.! — 
Restless sleep, from which he woke stupid, 171 . — Disturbed sleep, watchful- 
ness,* 3 *. — Un refreshing sleep, with general perspiration, 38 . — Some had more 
or less disturbed sleep, 13 * 133 . — Restless sleep, full of sighing and moaning, 99 . — 
[2130.] Sleep restless the forepart of the night, the latter part sound and 
refreshing, 119 '. — Sleep unrefreshing, interrupted by restless dreams (after 1 
drop), 109 . — Sleep at night restless; awakened about midnight by oppression of 
the chest (after 18 drops), 100 . — * The night, that was usually quiet, with uninter- 
rupted sleep, was now very restless, with constant tossing and tumbling about ; 
the sleep was frequently interrupted and was only partial ; was conscious of 
every noise in the street, even the ticking of the clock and watch distressed 
him. The most varied dreams disturbed the whole night; was unable to rise 
as early as usual, and felt weaker than on the preceding evening before going 
to bed ; the head was heavy and dull ; after a glass of water became fully 
awake (third night), 113 . — Night unusually restless ; he rose from bed to 
urinate, but suddenly became so dizzy and nauseated that he was obliged 
to lie down ; this lasted a quarter of an hour, after which he fell asleep 
(after 7 drops), 105 . — Inclination to sleep ; she had scarcely closed her eyes, 
when she was aroused by most frightful images, when she spoke discon- 
nectedly, and did not recognize the bystanders,* 03 . — Starting in sleep for 
several nights, 197 . — During a deep sleep there was frequent sighing, and at 
times jerkings of the body, 167 . — Startings, and a strange chaos of happy and 
disagreeable visions, if sleep sometimes surprised me while sitting in a chair 
(after 4 to 6 grains), 130 . — Sleep interrupted by startings, 99 . — [2140.] Sleep 
full of 8 tar tings in fright ; whenever he closed his eyes it seemed as though 
he had lost his reason (after three hours), 82 . — Starting up in sleep; after 
waking he seemed intoxicated and half delirious. 90 .— Sleep full of fright- 
ful fantasies and frightful dreams, 47 . — On dozing, started up and evinced 
great incoherency both in language and action (after one hour), 191 . — 
Moaning cries in sleep, 1 . — Starting up in sleep, 90 . — Unintelligible prattling 
during the intoxicated sleep, 1 . — Sobbing during sleep (after two hours), 1 . — 

f Instead of u sehlhflose," the original is " truumloso," which, however, may 
mean the same thing. — Hughes. 



OPIUM. 233 

Dream*. Restless sleep, full of dreams (tenth day), 05 . — Anxious sleep, 
disturbed by the saddest dreams, so that while intoxicated with sleep he 
seemed to float in a constant delirium,' 8 . — [2150.] Anxious sleep, full of 
dreams (after seven hours), 38 . — Sleep full of dreams, 1 . — Frightful dreams, 47 ; 
(seventh day) ; of falling from heights (tenth day), 156 . — The sleep of Opium 
is not without dreams (from rather large doses), 90 . — Thousands of wonder- 
ful and vivid dreams, during which he spoke aloud," 8 . — Exceedingly vivid, 
fretful dreams; he always fails to succeed ; many cause vexation and ill 
humor (after two hours), 1 . — Anxious dreams, 78 . — Busy with numerous 
fancies and imageries all night during sleep, 90 . — Lascivious dreams and 
nightly emissions, 95 . — Joyous dreams, 78 . — [2160.] Unusual wild dreams at 
night; he, however, woke only once, soon after midnight (after 6 drops), 100 . — 
Wild dreams disturbed his sleep (after 18 drops), 100 . — Sleep disturbed by 
dreams, sometimes agreeable, sometimes frightful ; sleep ending in either 
coma or apoplectic death, with convulsions, 67 . — Dreams at times pleasant, 
at times sad, at other times anxious and fearful, 90 . — Opium affects the brain 
and causes restless dreams, 18 . — The sleep of Opium is always associated* 
with dreams and visions, 59 . — Dreaming (after Opium), in a man free from 
dreams for a long time, 77 . 

Fever. — Chilliness. Chilliness immediately, in the evening, in bed, 
after which, as soon as she fell asleep, she broke into sweat, which was very 
profuse about the head, 1 . — He complains of chilliness, 7598 . — Chilliness over 
the abdomen, with dryness of the mouth, without desire for drink, 1 . — 
[2170.] Chilliness in the back, 1 . — Chilliness in the back, with suppressed, 
scarcely perceptible pulse, 89 . — *Body cold (second day),* 90 ; (after one 
hour),. — Cold and clammy (after seven hours), 258 . — Cold and weak (second 
day), 201 . — Cold and pulseless (after four hours),* 38 .— Cold and lifeless (after 
five hours and a half ), 14 V- Complains of being affected with a greater degree 
and a different kind of coldness to any he ever experienced before (after 
one hour), 1 * 9 *. — Complains of being cold (after twenty minutes) ; continues, 
and is accompanied with disagreeable sensations (after fifty minutes) ; still 
complains of being cold (after one hundred and twenty minutes), 1 * 9 . — Cold- 
ness, with stupefaction, 15 . — [2180.] Cold and shivery (after half an hour) ; 
skin feels cold (after half an hour) ; complains much of being cold all over, 
but particularly his feet (after three-quarters of an hour), 129 *. — Inclined to 
shiver, 75 . — Temperature greatly diminished,** 4 . — Diminished warmth, 1 . — At 
first (according to the thermometer) diminished warmth, afterwards in- 
creased perspiration, 61 . — Surface of body cold and livid,* 87 S4 °. — Surface cold 
(after six hours and a half),* 78 . — Surface of body cold and bluish (after 
one hour and a half),* 57 . — Surface of body cold, 181 ; (after two hours), 184 ; 
(after one hour and three-quarters), 185 * 14 , etc. — Surface cold and purplish, 
from imperfect aeration of mood (after five hours),***. — [2190.] Surface of 
the body and hands cold and clammy (after four hours), 201 . — Surface and 
extremities cold (after two hours), 175 . — Skin very cold (after a quarter of 
an hour),* 8 *; (after twelve hours),* 88 . — Skin universally cold, and partially 
suffused with a glutinous moisture (after eight hours), 185 * 45 . — Skin and ex- 
tremities cold, 178 . — Skin pale, cold, and clammy,* 74 . — Skin cold and pale, 17 *; 
(after four hours),* 55 . — Skin cold, particularly over the extremities (after 
one hour),* 54 . — Skin cool and clammy,* 38 Ul . — Skin of the body rather cold 
and dry, 190 . — [2200.] Nose cold ; extremities cold and rigid,* 44 . — Face 
cold, 199 . — Face cold and exsanguine (after four hours),* 19 . — Face cold and 
livid (after two hours and a half); flushed (after six hours and a quar- 
ter),* 79 .— *Extremities cold, 148 174 ; (after five hours),* 41 *■ etc.— Extremities 



234 OPIUM. 

as cold as marble, 204 . — Extremities cold and livid, 188 . — Extremities cold, 
with tetanus (after two hours), 147 . — Coldness of the extremities externally, 98 . 
— Icy coldness of the limbs, 1 * 1 . — [2210.] Hands, arms, and feet cold (after 
two hours and a half),* 7 *. — Hands and feet cold,**; (after seven hours),* 48 . 
— Coldness of the feet (five or six years after the discontinuance), 171 ; (tenth 
day),* 85 . — * Temperature of the body cool; head somewhat warmer (after forty- 
eight hours), 187 . — Febrile paroxysms; at first chilliness, then transient heat 
of the face (with a white tongue and sweat before midnight), 1 . — Febrile 
paroxysms; sleep during the chill; during the chill there was no thirst; 
during the heat, thirst, and profuse general perspiration, 1 . — Febrile parox- 
ysms; at first shaking chill, afterwards heat, with sleep, during which he 
sweat very profusely, 1 . — (Febrile paroxysms; trembling chill, with thirst, 
then increased heat of the whole body, inclination to uncover, with strong, 
full pulse, dryness of the fauces, without thirst, and with vivid ideas and 
vivid memory), (after one hour), 1 . — Alternation of moderate warmth with 
coldness, 1 . — tleat. Heat, 1 . — [2220.] Increased heat, 6799 . — Distressing sen- 
sation of heat (after two hours),* 9 *. — Heat, with thirst,* 7 . — Intolerable heat, 
with great anxiety, 6 *. — Heat and perspiration over the whole body, 119 . — 
Great heat of the body,* 98 . — It increases the heat of the whole body, and 
leaves a dryness of the mouth and thirst, 17 . — Heat of the body, with great 
anxiety, 17 . — Sensation of heat in the whole right half of the body, 111 . — In- 
ability to sleep at night for a long time, on account of heat and headache 
(after 2 drops), 107 . — [2230.] Hot fever, with fantasies, which come on after 
a short sleep, and last twelve hours, after which he is very weak and at- 
tacked with nausea, accompanied with weak pulse ; three hours afterwards, 
agaiu fantasies, that last forty-eight hours, with full, hard pulse, after which 
there is sleep for eight hours, 49 . — Feverish, soon,* 89 ; (third day), 184 . — In- 
creased temperature of the body, 118 *. — Increased warmth over the whole 
body, with some perspiration (second day), 118 . — Constantly increasing 
warmth, seeming to commence at the stomach and to extend over the whole 
body, with moist skin (first day), 118 . — Increased warmth over the whole 
body, especially in the head ; once, copious perspiration (after 3 drops), 108 . 
— General warmth of the whole body, with heat and redness of the cheeks, 
and full, hard pulse, about 10 beats more rapid than usual (after 2 drops), 109 . 
— Sudden warmth over the whole body, soon followed by general perspira- 
tion and feeling of increased vigor (after 2 drops), 108 . — Warmth over the 
whole body, especially in the head, followed by sudden perspiration (after 
2 drops), 107 . — Sensation of warmth extending from the head to the right 
forearm, 111 . — [2240.] Slight warmth (after twenty minutes), and soon alter 
a degree of moisture on the skin, 80 *. — Entire surface of the body intensely 
hot, and remained so to the time of his death,* 04 . — Surface of the trunk 
warm, lower extremities cold (after three hours),* 1 *. — Skin very hot (second 
day), 5 * 4 . — Hot skin (after three hours); afterwards cold,* 11 . — Skin hot (after 
one hour), 1 * 7 ; (after eleven hours),* 44 . — Skin over her body felt hot, fever- 
ish, and was covered with a clammy perspiration, 144 . — Skin dry and hot ; 
bloodvessels injected (first day), 115 *.— Skin generally dry, hot, and turgid, 118 . 
— Skin hot, rough, without moisture,* 9 *. — [2250.] Skin at times dry, hot, 
at other times slight perspiration, 99 . — Skin warm, moist, 189 ; (after two 
hours), 81 *.— Skin warm,** 8 .— *Head hot, 190 *"; (after half an hour),* 8 *.— 
*Heat in the face, with perspiration collecting in large drops (two hours after 
18 drops), 100 . — Glowing heat of the face and perspiration on the head (ten 
minutes after 1 grain), 100 *. — Heat and perspiration on the face (after 8 
drops), 100 . — Burning heat in the face, with a sensation of heat, especially in 



OPIUM. 235 

the eyes, without thirst, six evenings in succession, 1 . — ^Redness and heat of 
the cheeks, with a sensation of burning in them* 19 *. — Increased warmth of the 
face (twenty minutes after 1 grain), 158 . — [2260.] Increased temperature of 
the cheeks and articulations of the jaws, with a sensation of burning, as 
also in the concha, 118 *. — Warmth in the face and scalp, with the headache 
(after 4 drops) ; repeated after other doses, 100 . — Sweat. Profuse perspira- 
tion (third day), 113177 ; (after 4 grains), 818 m 277 . — Profuse perspiration, with 
sleepiness (sixth day), 1 " — Profuse perspiration, about midnight, an hour 
after falling asleep, 1191 . — Profuse perspiration, that lasts twelve hours, 82 , f — 
Freouent perspiration, 8880 . — Causes almost constant perspiration, 17 " 848740 
Ti»»s — Perspiration increased, 1 . — Increased perspiration over the whole 
body (after 12 drops), 100 . — [2270.] Perspiration over the whole body, in 
the afternoon (after 1 grain), 10 *. — Perspired freely, soon,* 78 . — Perspired 
very freely, so much so that her mother frequently wiped her face with a 
cloth (after half an hour),* 78 . — Skin soft and warm (after two hours and 
twenty minutes); moist and warm (after three hours), 288 . — Skin clammy 
and warm (after sixteen hours), 844 . — Skin moist (after six hours), 124 . — Gen- 
eral perspiration, 1 ; (after eight hours), 88 ; (after 4 drops), 108 . — General per- 
spiration over the extremely hot body, with great thirst, full, hard pulse, 
bright eyes, and mental activity, 02 . — Sweat all over, in the morning, during 
sleep, with inclination to uncover (after twelve, and thirty-six hours), 1 . — 
Skin covered with abundant sweat, 188 . — [2280.] Face bathed in perspira- 
tion and moderately warm, while the extremities were quite cool (after 
eight hours), 815 . — *Slight perspiration on forehead (after one hour), 178 . — 
Sweat, especially on the upper parts, while the lower are hot and dry, 82 . — 
Thick sweat first on the head, afterwards over the whole body, like drops 
of dew, and sleep, 82 .! — Perspires a good deal during the night, and towards 
morning has cold chills (fourth night), 165 . — Sweat, and eruption of red rash, 
with itching, 80 . — When the sweat is more profuse, then there is more itch- 
ing of the skin, with general eruption, while all the senses vanish, touch, 
vision, and smell, 87 . — Perspiration on walking rapidly (seventh day), 285 . — 
Sweat only on physical exertion, 1 . — Perspires easily at night (ninth day), 285 . 
— [2290.] Strong perspiration the whole afternoon (one case), 134 . — Bathed 
in cold clammy sweat, 885 . — Colliquative sweats (after five or six hours), 184 . 
— Cold sweats, 848 . — * Cold perspiration over the whole body, except the feet, 
and especially on the head,™. — Body was covered with cold clammy perspi- 
ration, 184 ; (after seven hours), 202 . — Cold clammy sweat came out on the 
body ; large drops stood on his bald head, 288 . — *Cold sweat on the fore- 
head, 1 ; (tenth day), 118 . — Limbs covered with cold sweat, 152 . 

Condition h* — Aggravation^ Toward morning), Cold chill. — (Morn- 
* n 9)> Pa^ and dispirited ; on awaking, headache; dryness in anterior por- 
tion of tongue; bitter taste; colic, followed by diarrhoeic stool; 5 a.m., 
urging to stool, with pasty evacuation ; stool ; 8 A.M., tenacious yellowish- 
brown stool ; dry cough and scraping in larynx ; on awaking, pain in limbs 
and loins; gnawing pain in bones; bathed in perspiration ; on rising, indo- 
lent; could not rouse himself; during sleep, sweat all over; 8 a.m., sleepi- 
ness. — (Forenoon), 8 a.m., confused feeling in head ; while reading, dim- 
ness of vision; 10 and 11 a.m., emptiness in stomach and sensation of 
hunger; pulse accelerated ; pain in flexor muscles of both thighs. — (Noon), 
No appetite. — (Afternoon), Depression of spirits; inability and disinclina- 
tion for work ; tearing pain in occiput ; griping in abdomen ; diarrhcea- 

f In "convalescence." — Hughes. t Revised by Hughes. 



236 OPIUM. 

like stool ; 2.30 p.m., tenacious yellowish-brown stool ; constipation ; copious 
emission of urine ; pain in chest ; perspiration over the whole body ; strong 
perspiration. — (Afternoon and evening), Headache; dryness in nose. — 
(Evening), Pressive headache in left side of vertex and forehead ; head- 
ache in occiput; burning sensation in eyes ; while sitting still, roaring in 
ears ; three thin stools, with burning in anus ; thin stool ; 6 p.m., hard 
brown stool, with great exertion ; hard evacuation, with difficulty ; copious 
yellow urine ; drawing and tearing in forearm ; numbness in left little fin- 
ger ; itching on the legs ; unable to fall asleep ; in bed, chilliness ; burning 
heat in face. — (Night), Weeping; headache and heat; griping in abdomen, 
followed by emission of flatus; 9 to 12 p.m., liquid stools; in sleep, erec- 
tions ; 2, 3, and 3.45 a.m., tickling in larynx, with cough ; sleep restless ; 
desire to slumber; sleepless; easy and great perspiration. — (About mid- 
night), Awakened by oppression of chest ; liquid stool ; profuse perspira- 
tion. — (Midnight), Rumbling in abdomen; desire for stool; burning in 
rectum ; watery evacuation. — (After midnight), Evacuation of large quan- 
tity of urine. — ( Open air), Eyes seem moist. — ( On awaking), From a nap, 
feeling of intoxication ; headache and stupefaction ; languid and stupid 
expression of countenance ; from a dose, nausea; breathing heavy and 
oppressed ; from a nap, difficult micturition. — (After awaking), Dizziness ; 
difficulty in moving tongue ; qualmishness ; impotency. — ( While awake), 
Intoxicated with sleep. — ( While breathing), Pain beneath short ribs. — 
(During chill), Thirst. — (During colic), Arms spasmodically closed. — 
(During convulsions), Bloody liquid exudes from nose. — (After dinner), 
Pressure above stomach; indigestiou. — (After eating), Roaring in ears; 
vomiting; pressure in epigastric region ; cough ; sleepiness. — (Exertion at 
stool), Sensation as if passage through rectum were closed. — (Physical exer- 
tion), Sweat. — (Taking food), Pain in stomach. — (During inspiration), 
Stitches in right side of chest. — (Looking to right or left), Vertigo. — ( While 
lying down), After dinner, throbbing, with rising and sinkiug of the stom- 
ach. — (Motion), Pain in occiput, neck, and vertebra; pain in sternum; pain 
in second joint of ring finger. — (Moving about), Inclination to vomit. — 
(Pressure), Tenderness in epigastric region; stomach hot and painful ; pain 
iu stomach. — (Raising head), Sensation as if heavy substance moved to and 
fro in head. — ( While reading), Sensitive pressure above right frontal emi- 
nence. — (Reclining posture), Irregular action of heart. — (Rising from a 
seat), Weakness and heaviness in the legs. — (On rising), Heaviness and 
stiffness in limbs. — ( While in warm room), After walking in the open air, 
stoppage of the nose. — (After sitting), Numbness in left lower extremity. — 
(During sleep), Attacks of suffocation. — (After sleep), Intoxication. — 
(Smoking a cigar), Vertigo, nausea, inclination to vomit, trembling of the 
limbs, and cold sweat. — (Before and after stool), Colic. — (Stooping), Vertigo. 
— (Swallowing), Pain in throat; cramp in oesophagus; cough. — (After 
swallowing), Cramp in oesophagus. — ( While talking or whistling), Humming 
in ears. — (Touching amis), Burning paid ; pressive pain in rectum. — (Turn- 
ing in bed), Pain in stomach. — ( Urinating), Pain in bladder ; in the morn- 
ing, some spasms ; sensation as if passage through urethra were closed ; 
cutting pain in genitals. — ( While walking), In street, nausea ; rapidly, per- 
spiration. — ( While writing), Obscuration of vision ; at a table, sleepiness. 

AmeliovatlotU — ( Toward morning), Sopor. — ( Toward noon), Dulness 
in head. — (Drink of milk), Griping in abdomen. — (Drinking water), Tick- 
ling in larynx, and dry cough. — (Eructations), Qualmishness. — (Eating 
white sugar) , Nausea and accumulation of water in mouth. — (Soft evactia- 



OPLIA— OPUNTIA. 237 

Hon), Colic. — (Leaning against cold wall). Headache. — (Motion), Pressive 
feeling in head ; pressive sensation in eyeballs. — (Moving about), Pressure 
above stomach ; pressure in abdomen. — (External pressure), Headache in 
forehead ; pain in right frontal eminence. — (Rubbing), Pain in right frontal 
eminence; pressive sensation in eyeball; numbness in left little finger. — 
(Stroking with hand), Tension in skin of forehead. — ( Walking about), Pres- 
sure in epigastric region. 

OPLIA. 

Authority. Dr. Demeures, Journ. de la Soc. Grail., Ser. 1st, vol. 4, p. 
110, "effects caused by pounding the insect called Oplia farinosa"^ 

Head* — Next day, dulness of the head, as if he had received blows on 
the head. — Stupefy iug pain in the forehead. — Headache over the left orbit, 
an hour after. 

Eye. — Pain in the left eyeball, afterwards extending over the whole 
left side of the face. 

Nose. — Immediately, the tip of the nose is painful to touch ; it even 
feels warmer. 

Throat. — Slight acidity in the bottom of the throat. 

Stool. — Three hours after, several liquid diarrhoeic stools, of an ash 
color, with borborygmi, and slight colic also, eight hours after. — A hard 
stool, twenty-four hours after; four hours after this, an ash-colored diar- 
rhoeic stool. — [10.] Third day, hard stool at noon ; 5 p.m., another copious, 
diarrhoeic, ash-colored stool. — Fourth day, stool at noon not so hard; 
another stool at 5 o'clock, copious, ash-colored, but not quite so loose. — 
Fifth day, stool at 11 o'clock, normal, copious ; another stool at 5 p.m., 
very liquid and very abundant. 

Generalities. — Sixth day, everything has regained its normal condi- 
tion. 

Sleep. — Falls asleep late, in the evening. 



OPUNTIA. 

Opuntia vulgaris, Mill. (Cactus opuntia, L.). 

Opuntia alba spina. 

Natural order, Cactacese. 

Preparation, Tincture of flowers, No. 1 ; of stems, No. 2. 

Authorities. 1, Dr. Burdick, N. A. J. of Horn., N. S., 5, Aug. 1874, p. 
48, effects of one or two deep inhalations of the tincture of flowers of O. 
vulgaris ; 2, Dr. R. E. Kunze, Trans. Eclectic Med. Soc. of N. Y., 1875, 
proving of J. H. Fitch, M.D., who took 10 drops of tincture of O. alba- 
spinaat 6.30 p.m., 1 drachm at 11.45 p.m. first day, 1 drachm at 8 a.m. 
second day, same 6 p.m. third and fourth days ; 3, one symptom of O. vul- 
garis, from Murray, App. Med., 3, 343 (from A. H. Z., 19, 128). 

MLlnd. — Aberrations of mind, not entirely conscious of mental va- 
grancy (eighth day), 2 . — The mind appears to be much affected, and does 
not appreciate any of its morbid condition ; much tempted to do things 
one should not do (eighth day),*. — Involuntary blasphemous mood (eighth 

f The editor of the Encyclopedia is unable to determine the proper name of this 
animal. 



238 OPUNTIA. 

day),*. — In a few minutes, desire to be at prayer ; go there, and in a minute 
or two desire to go out and " tidy " up ; soon went out on an errand down- 
stairs, then come up and go again to prayer (first day), 1 . — Fit of swearing 
at evening after coming home ; praying in the morning, swearing on dis- 
appointment in plans ; fit of rage, at 6 p.m., on thwarting of plans (third 
day), 2 . — In the afternoon, fit of petulance, angry at near relatives, swearing 
mood, not at all pleased, cannot get over the thought of injuries done by 
friends (eighth day), 2 . — Petulance and desire to be at work ; very irritable; 
cannot stand the least trifle (eighth day), 2 . — Very vindictive at night 
(tenth day), 2 . — Felt an intense desire to be busy ; could scarcely give way 
to the wishes of the friends with whom I was associated (ninth day), 2 . — 
[10.] Felt remarkable freedom in doing what I had to do ; mind pretty 
clear (ninth day), 2 . — Stopped in the midst of my work as if by an irresist- 
ible power (thirteenth day), 2 . — Neglect business all day (sixth day), 2 . — 
Lazy, diffident in transacting business (seventh day), 2 . — Omits the first 
letter of a word in writing, transposes the first and second letters, writing 
the second first and the first second (second day), 2 . — Omit the first letter 
of the last syllable of a compound word (eighth day), 2 . — Transpose in 
writing the two final letters of a word unless writing very slowly (eighth 
day), 2 . 

Jtiead and Eye* — Headache of rather a mild form, a tensive feeling 
in the brain (fifth day), 2 . — Sensation as if the head were transfixed with a 
lance or spear (third day), 2 . — Pain in the globe of the right eye early, con- 
tinuing (ninth day). 2 . — [20.] Towards evening pain through the globe of 
the eye (ninth day), 2 . — Burning smarting in margin of eyelids, with feel- 
ing of contractions in line of eyelashes, 1 . 

Nose, Face, and Mouth. — Left nostril bleeds on picking, a little 
blood and watery phlegm (eighth day), 2 . — Slight bloody mucous discharge 
from the left nostril (eighth day), 2 . — Pale face (fifth day), 2 . — Bite the in- 
side of cheek on chewing on right side (eighth day), 2 . — The teeth appear 
sensitive (I may have taken cold), (eighth day), 2 . — Tea tastes very insipid 
(it is not very strong) ; yesterday strong tea was very agreeable (eighth 
day), 2 . — Saliva in the mouth (third and fourth days), 2 . 

Throat and Stomach,. — Great raising of mucus (phlegm from the 
throat), at 4 p.m. (seventh day), 2 . — [30.] Considerable mucus from the 
throat (eighth day), 2 . — Throat feels sore in afternoon, choked or pinching 
feeling around the top of the larynx (third day), 2 . — Horripilation on swal- 
lowing (first day), 2 . — Appetite not first rate at breakfast, restricted at dinner 
(fifth day), 2 . — Went without dinner (ninth day),V — * Nausea, extending 
from the stomach down into the bowels, with sensation as if diarrhaa would 
setin, 1 . — Nausea, with dull heavy pain in stomach, with feeling as if cramps 
would set in, 1 . — Alternate nausea of stomach and bowels, 1 . 

Abdomen, Meet tan, and Stool. — Bloatedness at the abdomen 
(eighth day), 2 . — Pain through the spleen and heart (after one hour), 2 . — 
[40.] Sensation as if the contents of the bowels in lower portion of abdo- 
men were very acrid ; worse in median line, 1 . — Excoriating sick feeling in 
lower third of abdomen, with sensation as if the bowels had all settled 
down into lower part of abdomen, 1 . — Urgent desire for stool ; evacuation 
rather loose (after one hour), 2 . — At evening stool, at first easy, afterwards 
hard (sixth day) ; urging to stool in the morning, soft, but difficult (seventh 
day), 2 . — In straining at stool, varicose veins on left side enlarge very greatly 
(eighth day), 2 . — Evacuation of bowels smell like strong drugs (eighth 



OPUNTIA. 239 

day), 1 . — Bowels move oftener than natural (third day),*. — Loose stool, at 4 
p.m. (eighth day),*. 

Urinary and Sexual Organ*.— Not able to wait on urinating 
(ninth day),*. — Urine increased in frequency, much more copious (eighth 
day),*. — [50.] Urine increased in quantity, not in frequency, all day (eighth 
day), 1 . — Urine free (third day), 1 . — Bloody urine, 8 . — Pain in the right tes- 
ticle ; priapism, with lascivious desire; drawing pain in right testicle (after 
second dose, first day). 2 . — Atrophied appearance of the external genital 
organs (eighth day),*. — Seminal emission (tenth day), 2 . 

Respiration. Chest, and Heart. — Heaving respiration, which 
does not give relief of chest oppression (third day), 2 .—-Single heaving res- 

{)i ration (second day), 1 . — Respiration with slight heave of the chest, fol- 
owed by less marked heaving respiration, gradually becoming quick and 
natural, still chest feels at ease (eighth day), 1 . — Oppression of the chest 
relieved by a single heaving respiration ; single violent chest heave to the 
respiration, producing an agreeable feeling at chest (after twenty minutes, 
second day), 2 . — [60.] Cold strikes straight through the chest, upper portion 
(eighth day), 2 .— -Sticking pain through the heart (after one hour), 2 . 

ifech. — Pain in muscles of neck, left side anteriorly, at 12.25 p.m. ; 
later, pain in the muscles of the right side of the neck below ear, momen- 
tarily on the right side anteriorly of the neck ; pain and ache on both sides 
of the neck below ears, coming on and passing off (fourth day), 2 . 

Extremities. — Pain in the proximal ends of the first and second 
metacarpal bones of left hand (second day), 2 . — Pain in left arm just below 
the elbow, palmar aspect (after one hour), 2 . — After kneeling or resting on 
lower limbs they become numb, with tingling or pricking (eighth day), 2 . — 
Arranged one of the drawers of my desk; after kneeling, lower limbs 
asleep, immovable (this is a two days old symptom), (eighth day), 2 . — Pain 
in muscles on the inner side of left leg (second day), 2 . — Pain in head of 
left fibula (second day), 2 . — Pain in right little toe (second day), 2 . 

Generalities, Skin, Sleep, and Fever. — [70.] Feeling of 
prostration, 1 . — Bad feeling, involving the nervous system (fifth day), 2 . — 
Nervous at night (seventh day), 2 . — Have had for a few days an eruption 
of pimple* on the neck just back of the left ear, covering the mastoid pro- 
cess and bleeding easily (eighth day), 2 . — At night dream of women (sec- 
ond day), 2 . — Feeling of coldness, 1 . — Very cold and chilly (the day is cold 
and weather changing), (eighth day),V— Cold feeling, with ache at the neck 
just below the ear, in the sterno-mastoid muscles, near their insertion 
(eighth day), 2 . — Cold feet, feel chilly in a cold room (eighth day), 2 . — Cold 
feet; coldness of the body (ninth day), 2 . — [80.] Cold feet (eighth day), 2 . 

Conditions. — Aggravation. — (Morning), Praying mood ; urging to 
stool. — (Afternoon), Petulant mood ; sore throat ; 12.25, paiu in muscles of 
left side of neck ; pain in muscles of right side. — ( Toward evening), Pain 
through globe of eye. — (Evening), Fit of swearing. — (Night), Vindictive 
mood. — (Heaving respiration), Oppression at chest. — (After kneeling on 
lower extremities), Numbness. — ( When writing), Confusion of mind. 



240 ORIGANUM. 

ORIGANUM. 

Origanum marjorana, L. 

Natural order, Labiatae. 

Common names, Sweet marjoram ; Mairan ; ia Marjolaine. 

Preparation, Tincture of the plant. 

Authorities, Proving8 by Dr. Cessoles, Rev. Horn, du Midi (from A. H. 
Z., 37, 139),t 1» effects, on self, of one drop of tincture, on two occasions ; 
2, a girl, aged 24, took daily doses of tincture increasing from one to five 
drops at a dose ; 3, a young woman took one dose of 30th dil., repeated 
after eight days. 

Mind. — It was impossible to remain tranquil,*. — Her disposition was 
very much affected ; after the fifth or sixth day she became earnest, fearful, 
silent, sad, discontented, despairing, and weary of life ; afterwards (after 
ten or twelve days), irritable, restless, with great anxiety and fiill of ideas, 
with need of active exercise, of running in the open air,*. — Sadness the 
whole day, followed by lively mood and excessive joyful ness, with thoughts 
of marriage, distraction of mind, and desire for active exercise, impelling 
Iter to run*. 

Head and Nose* — Vertigo on lying down in the evening,*. — Head- 
ache in the temples, 8 . — Nosebleed (twenty-third day), 1 . — Sensation of con- 
striction and tickling in the tip of the nose (sixteenth day), 1 . 

Stomach and Abdomen* — Loss of appetite,*. — Excessive thirst at 
night,*. — [10.] Hiccough,*. — Violent pain in the abdomen woke her from 
sleep at night (eighth to tenth days), 9 . 

Urinary and Sexual Organs.— Frequent necessity to pass 
urine, waking from sleep as many as four times in one night, 1 . — Desire for 
coition,*. — * increased desire for coition?. 

Chest and Sack* — Swelling and itching of the nipples, frequently 
recurring (after twenty-seventh day), 1 . — Pains beneath the scapula (first 
day),*. 

Extremities* — Cramp in the sole of the right foot, in the left leg, 
also in the fingers and in the shoulder, at times in the morning, at other 
times in the evening (after ninth day), 1 . — Pains in the right hand (first 
day),*. — Rheumatic pains in the right foot, frequently recurring and disap- 
pearing (after nine days), 1 . — [20.] Pains in the toes (after one day),*. 

Generalities* — <xreat physical prostration, 8 . — Uneasiness,*. — Pains 
in the legs and side, becoming so violent that Camphor was taken after 
five or six days,*. — The pains continued to recur in varying degrees of 
severity during the first two weeks,*. 

Skin* — Pale red spots on the legs, thighs, and abdomen (after two 
weeks), 1 . — Painful red pimples on the outer portion of both legs (fourteenth 
and fifteenth days), 1 . — Itching of the nipples, with pain in the breast re- 
curred d urine the whole proving,*. 

Sleep. — Frequent waking from sleep in fright,*. — Frequent waking 
from sleep with trembling,*. — [SO.] Vivid anxious dreams, 1 . — Lascivious 
dreams, 8 . —Exciting dreams,*. 

Fever* — Heat of the head; as the heat increased, the head was invol- 
untarily turned from side to side,*. 

Conditions. — Aggravation. — {Evening), On lying down, vertigo.— 
{Night), Excessive thirst. 

f Original not accessible. 



OSMIUM. 241 



OSMIUM. 



Osmium, an element. 
Osmium tetroxide (Osmic acid), Os0 4 . 

Preparation, Dilutions, with absolutely pure water, of Osmic acid ; or 
triturations of the precipitated metal. 

Authorities. 1, Berzelius, Poggendorfs Annals, 1835, effects of vapor; 

2, Swanberg, ibid. ; 3, Claus, effects of inhaling the fumes, from Brauell, 
by Bojanus, Int. Horn. Presse, 5, 193 ; 4, effects on Hellmann, an assistant 
to Claus; 5, Brauell, effects of small doses on himself; 6, Bojanus (1. a), 
effects of fumes of crude and of inhalation of 1st dec. dil. ; 6 a, same, 
provings with 10-drop doses of 1st dec. dil. ; 7, Stokes, Month. Horn. Rev., 

3, 164, took 2 gre. of 3d trit. (first day), same twice (second and third 
day 8), once fourth and fifth day, twice seventh day, once eighth and eleventh 
day (took three doses of Merc. sol. and two of Bell., thirteenth day) ; 7 a, 
same, subsequently took 3d trit., 1 grain first, second, third, and fourth 
days; 7 6, same, subsequently took same dose daily, for seven days; 8, H. 
D. Noyes, N. Y. Med. Journ., July, 1866, p. 269, a doctor, after heating a 
compound of Iridium and Osmium, took a piece from the crucible and 
held it near the left eye (a similar effect had occurred before); 9, Ray- 
mond, Progress Med., 1874, a man, after working daily with large amounts 
of Osmium, and exposed to its fumes, became sick, hitherto he had been 
perfectly well ; 10, C. Hering, provings with triturations of metal, Her- 
ing's Monograph on Osmium; 11, Neidhard, provings by olfaction, of Os- 
mium oxide, ibid. ; 12, Raue, provings by olfaction, ibid.; 13, Mrs. Paschal, 
provings with 6th cent, trit., ibid. J 14, Genth, effects of inhalation of 
fumes, ibid.; 15, Woehler, effects of fumes, ibid.; 16, Hardenstein, ibid. 

JMLind. — Morose mood, 5 . — Irritable, at times even angry, 6 . — He gets 
very impatient on account of an itching, on going to bed, which prevents 
sleep, 10 . — Misplacement of words in the same phrase (1st dec.), 10 . — Disin- 
clination for every work, 6 ; (after two hours) **. — Thoughts of accidents 
having happened to others, by a blow, a fall, or being dashed to pieces; 
gradually these thoughts grow upon him, as if he were to do the same in- 
juries to others (after several weeks), 10 . — Inward weakness; thinks he will 
have to give up practice on account of mental weakness, in the evening, 
when riding out, . 

Head* — Frightful headache, depriving him of sleep, 9 . — Terrible head- 
ache above and under the eyes, on oue side, tearing towards the ear ; worst 
under the eyebrows ; the eye waters and is weak (a similar effect from 
other influences, f. i., Oxide of kakodyl), 14 . — [10.] Dull headache, like a 
band round the head above the ears; after the second dose, the dull head- 
ache extends from the base of brain into the jaws (third day) ; at night, 
dull aching at base of skull and in jaws (fourth day), 7 . — Intense dulness of 
the head, with heat in it (soon after 1st dec.), 10 . — Dulness of the head, with 
pressure and heaviness, especially in the left frontal eminence.**. — Dull 
head all day (second day), . — Head feels dull and full (after two hours), 6 *. 
— Heaviness of the head, 8 * 6 . — Muddled head (fifth day), 7 . — Peculiar feel- 
ing in the head (soon after olfaction), 10 . — Forehead* Headache in the 
right upper side of the forehead, a tearing to and fro, deep in ; at the same 
time similar pains in the bones of the limbs, deep in, in the evening (first 
day, 1st dec.), 10 . — Pressing headache in the localities of the organs of ide- 
ality (after olfaction),". — [20.] Pressing headache in the forehead, soon 

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242 OSMIUM. 

followed by ulcerative pain in the left leg and gluteal muscles, at 9 p.m. 
(five minutes after twice repeated olfaction), 11 . — Great pain in the upper 
right side of forehead (soon after olfaction), 10 . — Compressive pain in the 
forehead and temples, 5 . — Temple. Headache, principally in the tem- 
ples, with pain in the larynx, and hoarseness, 18 . — Severe pressing pain in 
the left petrous bone, upwards and backwards of the ear (after tritura- 
tion), 10 . — Vertex and Parietal. All the afternoon had fulness and 
aching at the upper and back part of the head, indoors and out ; worse by 
throwing the head back (second day), 7 . — Occipital headache continued 
(sixth day), 7 . — External Head* Failiug out of hair is increased and 
continues (twelfth day, after 1st dec.), 10 . 

Eye. — Immediately struck with a sharp pain, he shut the eye and 
drew back. In ten minutes he came to my office. The lids were spas- 
modically closed, light very distressing, and pain in the globe severe. The 
conjunctiva and sclera were intensely injected, and lachrymation profuse. 
Pupil of natural size and activity. Sight dim, viz., £, and reads only No. 
3 of Ja?ger at ten inches. All objects look dim. This dimness is not the 
effect of lachrymation, because wiping away the tears does not better the 
vision. Accommodation perfect. There are no muscsenor phosphenes; the 
visual field normal. By the ophthalmoscope, both the inverted and up- 
right image, no material change discovered. The media clear, the optic 
nerve pink, but not unlike the other eye. The external inflammatory 
symptoms continued for one day, and then the eye resumed its normal 
condition, both in appearance and function, 8 . — Extremely violent pains in 
the eyes*. — [30.] Violent pain around the left eye, as if externally on the 
bone (half an hour after 1st cent.), 10 . — Burning pain in the eyes, from 
going into an atmosphere containing vapors of Osmium, 1 .— Sensation as if 
the axis of vision was moved back and forth a short distance, without 
moving the eyes? with closed eyes, in the evening (first day, 1st dec.), 10 . — 
Burning sensation in the eyes, with profuse lachrymation, 84 . — Extremely 
violent burning pain in the eyes, with very copious lachrymation, 3 . — Ex- 
tremely small quantities of the vapor act violently on the eyes and lungs, 15 . 
— Lid, Muscular twitchings, both felt and seen, in the levator of the right 
upper lid, relieved by rubbing, but always returning and lasting two hours, 
during the morning (second day),**. — Violent itching in left inner cauthus ; 
irresistible desire to rub it (second day, after 1st cent.), 10 .— La chri/ma- 
tion. Lachrymation, aggravated by fixing the eyes upon any object,*. — 
Conjunctiva and Jiall. Burning sensation in the conjunctiva, 5 . — 
[40.] Pressive pain in the eyeballs, 5 . — Vision. Acuteness of vision di- 
minished, so that large objects, somewhat distant, seem enveloped in a fog, 
and cannot be distinctly recognized, 5 . — Dimness of vision, especially of the 
right eye, that cannot be removed by wiping ; it seems as though a mist 
were before the eye, or the room were full of smoke,*. — Decrease of sight; 
could just tell night from day, but could not discern the large letters on a 
title-page; this remarkable affection of the sight lasted, each time, after 
smelling Bioxide of Osmium, for three or four days, 2 . — When attempting 
to read, letters run together, so that he cannot distinguish them, 8 \ — The 
candlelight is surrounded by a bluish-green circle, the outer margin of 
which is bright red ; if the light is removed to the distance of ten or 
fifteen paces from the eyes the circle disappears, and the flame seems 
indistinct, as if enveloped by a cloud of dust or smoke,*. — Candlelight sur- 
rounded by a bluish-green circle, bordered by an ashy-gray margin, becom- 
ing larger as the light was removed, 5 . — The flame of the candle seemed 



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surrounded by a green circle, bordered by a red margin, which was larger 
or smaller, according to the distance from the light/. — Candlelight sur- 
rounded by a yellowish circle ; at the distance of about ten feet it had a 
diameter of three inches, 8 . — In the evening, a very large rainbow-hued 
ring around the flame of every candle, whenever he is exposed to an at- 
mosphere smelling of Osmium, even slightly, 15 . — [50.] The flame of the 
lamp, in the evening, seemed much larger and more confused than 
natural, 1 . 

Ear. — Earache, first in the right, then in the left ear, in the evening 
(first day, 1st cent.), 10 . — Ringing in the right ear (half an hour after 1st 
dec), with pain (immediately after trituration), 10 . 

Nose. — Coryza,*. — Constant discharge from the nose,* 4 . — Constant run- 
ning from the nose, with a sensation as if the nose were full, 9 . — Secretion 
from the nose,*. — Sneezing, 6 . — Frequent sneezing, with increased secretion 
of mucus in the nose, 8 . — Frequent ineffectual efforts to sneeze,*. — [60.] 
From the posterior nares, lumps of phlegm easily loosened, 10 . — Sensation of 
fulness in the nose, as if coryza would come on, 6 . — Prickling sensation in 
the nose, with increased secretion of mucus, 8 . — Peculiar irritation in the 
nose, throat, oesophagus, and trachea, as if he had been burnt with hot 
water, 4 . — Very violent burning irritation in the nose, 3 . — Sensation in the 
nose as though blood rushed into it from the head, 8 . — Irritation in the 
Schneiderian membrane, like that caused by snuff,*. — Nose and larynx 
very sensitive to cold air, 8 . — Smell. The sense of smell is diminished 
(second day), 8 . — Senses of smell and taste blunted, 8 . — [70.] Smell similar 
to Chlorine™. — The stinging odor of the acid remained for a long time in 
the nose, and afterwards changed to a sensation like that after one has re- 
ceived a blow upon the nose (odor of blood), 8 . 

Face* — Dull aching in jaws and at base of brain, at night (fourth 
day), 7 . — Cold jerks in the left upper jaw and front teeth, after olfaction, 10 . 
— Pain in the muscles of chewing, after eating wheat bread (from two to 
three hours), 10 . 

Mouth. — Teeth and Gums. The teeth creak, more than usual 
when rubbing them with the finger (1st dec.), 10 . — The pain in the right 
upper tooth returned, but was drawing, and was relieved by sucking the 
tooth with the tongue (third day)/'. — Jerking pain in a right upper hollow 
tooth, very painful, frequently preventing speech (have had a pain in this 
back tooth before, but it was of a very different character), 6 *. — Broad 
swelling above the root of an upper left incisor, with pain and numbness ; 
suddenly, after eating pears; disappeared after silicea (fourteenth day, 
after 1st dec.), 10 . — Tongue. There was a red stripe on the middle of the 
tongue, that pained as if sore ; the edges of the tongue were rough and 
covered with small pimples; the tongue was sensitive to the slightest touch, 
when eating and drinking, 13 . — [80.] Tongue much coated ; coffee tastes 
badly (third day, after 1st dec.), 10 . — General Mouth. Mouth sticky 
and pasty, as after a long illness (after a few hours), 8 *. — Saliva. In- 
creased secretion of saliva, with frequent need of spitting, 8 . — Copious sali- 
vation, with constant expectoration of mucus, with retching, without incli- 
nation to vomit, 3 . — Copious salivation, 4 . — Salivation,*. — Taste. Taste 
blunted, 8 *. — Taste of blood in the mouth,*. — Metallic taste (after two 
hours), 8 *. — Tobacco does not taste as usual, it causes a scraping in the 
throat; cigars cannot be smoked, because they provoke cough and aggra- 
vate the rawness in the larynx, 8 . 



244 OSMIUM. 

Throat* — [90.] Burning irritation in the pharynx, 8 . — Sensation of in- 
creased warmth along the oesophagus, in the chest (immediately), 6 '. 

Stomach-— Appetite* Loss of appetite,* ; for dinner (sixth day), 7 *. — 
Great aversion to his coffee and tobacco, even their odor was disgusting, 4 . — 
JErtidations. Incessant, extremely distressing eructations of the odor 
and taste of the drug, with great nausea, so that he thought he would 
vomit every moment, which, however, he did not; this was accompanied 
by much spitting of the saliva, which constantly accumulated in the mouth, 
and which was very watery (after twenty minues), 6 *. — Empty eructations, 
at first without taste, afterwards having the taste and odor of the acid, re- 
lieving the nausea (soon),*. — Eructations of the odor of radish (after a few 
hours), 6 *. — Hausea and Vomitittg. Sensation of qualmishness and 
discomfort, in the abdomen below the navel, with a feeling of weakness 
(after a few hours), 6 *. — Feeling of qualmishness in the pit of the stomach, 
while riding, in the open air (second day), 6 *. — Qualmishness and extreme 
discomfort, with dull pain and heaviness in tne pit of the stomach, after 
eating, 6 *. — [100.] Nausea, without accumulation of water in the mouth, 
and without retching, 6 . — Nausea, with accumulation of water in the mouth, 6 ; 
obliging frequent spitting (immediately), 6 *. — Frequent attacks of nausea, 
without any cause (after several days), 6 *. — Nausea and discomfort in the 
pit of the stomach, in the morning (second day), 6 *. — Nausea, without vom- 
iting, 9 . — Vomiting of much watery mucus, of the odor and taste of the 
acid, with numerous blackish-green flakes of mucus, looking like the de- 
posit that the acid causes when brought in contact with organic substances; 
vomiting paroxysmal, at first of water, afterwards of yellowish and tena- 
cious substances ; after vomiting eructations of gas of the odor and taste 
of the acid, with continued salivation (after half an hour), 6 *. — General 
Stomach. Distension of stomach and bowels, with difficult passage of 
flatus, in the evening (third day), 7b . — All the evening had distension of 
stomach and abdomen, although the dinner was only plain roasted mutton 
and potatoes (first day), 7 *. — At 6 p.m., weakness of stomach, almost amount- 
ing to nausea, and aversion to cocoa, usually so well relished; this, by-the- 
by, occurred during the digestion of meat pudding, and requires a glass of 
brandy and water, at 10.30, to set matters right (after three hours and a 
half), 7 *. — All day yesterday and to-day there has been uneasiness in the 
stomach, increasing to anxiety and contraction ; worse after food, and 
much aggravated by stimulants (eighth day), 7 . — [110.] Constrictive pain 
in the stomach, in the forenoon (seventh day), 7b . — Before dinner (which I 
take at 12.30), felt contractive pain and weight in epigastrium; this is 
often attended by a feeling in the stomach as if I had swallowed a lot of 
stones from a newly laid road (sixth day), 7b . — During the proving my 
digestion suffered a good deal, and during about nine or ten days, I felt no 
attraction to the pleasures of Venus, although at all other times very easily 
excited thereto. My suppressed report ran thus : " Venereal appetite sup- 
ressed for eight or ten days ; the conjugal act when performed was done 
y a sheer act of volition, and the usual thrill in ejaculation was absent 
(in a letter to the Editor, Aug. 3d, 1877"), 7 . 

Abdomen* — Bumbling and gurgling in the abdomen, as if in the in- 
testines air were mixed with water, indeed one can feel the bubbles of air 
passing through the intestines, though there is no pain, 6 . — Rumbling and 
moving about in the abdomen (after a few hours), 6 *. — Slight griping in the 
bowels, at night (second day), 7b . — Abdomen very sensitive, aud distended 
all the afternoon (fourth day); again troubled with distension, all the after- 



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noon and evening (fifth day) ; bowels distended, in the afternoon (sixth 
day), 7b . — Sensation like great weakness in both groin9 towards the spermatic 
cords (soon), 10 . — Pressure on both inguinal ring9 (sixth day), 7b . 

Rectum and Stool, — Urging to stool, but only passage of flatus, in 
the afternoon (second day after 1st dec.), 10 . — [120.] Stool very hard, then 
soft, preceded by violent urging, followed by frightful burning in the anus 
preventing sleep, with desire for stool, but only a little yellowish mucus 
was passed,**. — (Diarrhoeic stool after drinking coffi*), (1st cent.), 10 . — 
Diarrhoea-] ike, bloody stools, accompanied and followed by colic ; he evac- 
uated black blood, as much as two or three centimeters every time (did not 
Buffer from haemorrhoids), 9 . — Evacuation soft, almost pasty, though formed 
thin, otherwise normal, at 9 p.m., following a normal stool, at 10 a.m. 
(first day), 6 *. — Mushy stools in the morning, afternoon, and evening (1st 
dec.), 10 . — In the morning, first hard, then thin soft stool, of a striking 
orange-yellow color (after olfaction, third day), 10 . — The bowels were not 
moved till 4 p.m. ; the evacuation was passed hastily, with burning at the 
anus ; it was bilious and partly fluid (second day) ; no evacuation to-day, 
only a small lump, like a marble, passed, after trying very hard to relieve 
myself (fourth day) ; no evacuation to-day until 10 p.m., it was dry and 
full of air (sixth day) ; bowels relieved at 10 a.m. ; evacuation small in 
volume and quantity (seventh day); the bowels remain costive (eleventh 
day), 7 *. — The bowels are confined, but move daily, 7 . — Evacuation delayed, 
small and constipated (fifth day), 7 . 

Urinary Organs, — Urine, Urine very albuminous, . — [130.] Iu 
the evening perceived the urine to be strongly scented, somewhat like vio- 
lets, very highly colored, and apparently full of- bile (fifth and sixth 
days), 7 . — Urine brown and scanty all day (second day); this morning the 
urine was scauty, and strongly scented, but not so dark as before (third 
day) ; scanty and dark-colored urine (fourth day) ; now begins to be more 
free and less colored (eleventh day), 7b . — Much bright-red sediment in the 
urine, in part deposited on the bottom, in part adhering to the sides of the 
vessel, 6 *. 

Sexual Organs. — Mnle* Pain in the spermatic cords, especially 
in the left (the same which he had after phosphoric acid), (soon after tritu- 
rating ; the same again after 1st dec.), 10 . — Pain in the spermatic cords, ex- 
tending into the testicles, with inflammatory swelling of the right inguinal 
glands, as large as a pigeon's egg; this lasted ten days, 3 . — Glans penis red- 
dened, on the left side ; during coition a longer lasting emission of semen 
(1st dec.), 10 . — Throbbing, stinging, pricking, pinching pain on the left side 
of the glans penis (after trituration), 10 . — Violent yet undefined pain at the 
tip of the glans penis and in the foreskin (1st cent.), 10 . — Pains in the right 
testicle (immediately after olfaction), 10 . — Pain in the testicles, so that he 
could not sleep the whole night,*. — [140.] Very hard erections (sixth and 
following days after 1st dec.), 10 . — Very hard erections; frequently soon 
after midnight, always on awaking in the morning, without exception, 
either before or with it ; later, they continue longer, even after rising ; 
moderate sexual desire (tenth and eleventh days, after 1st dec.), 10 . — Erec- 
tions every morning, earlier and harder, 10 . 

Respiratory Organs. — Larynx, Trachea, and Bronchi, 

Small lumps of phlegm easily loosened from the larynx, 10 . — The mucus 
hangs in the larynx like a thread, irritates to hawking and cough, causing 
retching and almost vomiting; after sneezing it is loosened very easily 
(eleventh day after 1st dec.), 10 . — With a slight cough and coryza a very 



246 OSMIUM. 

severe pain in the larynx; it pains her to talk, every word she speaks hurts 
her, 18 . — Sore pain in the larynx, 6 . — Burning irritation in the larynx and 
trachea, 3 . — Irritation in the larynx, with hacking cough, 6 . — Tickling in the 
larynx and trachea, 5 . — [150.] Tickling in the larynx, 6 . — Scraping in the 
larynx, provoking cough, 6 . — Slight rawness in the larynx (eleventh day) ; 
increasing until the thirteenth day, when it was a very severe laryngeal 
catarrh, the voice hoarse, weak, and low, and almost extinct; lay in bed 
all the morning, ai#i took three doses of Merc, soL f and two of Bell., which 
carried off the attack, in the afternoon, 7 . f — Scraped, raw sensation, and 
prickling in the larynx, not provoking cough, 6 . — Scraped, raw sensation in 
the epiglottis, 6 . — Sensation in the larynx, causing frequent hawking, 6 . — 
Profuse secretion of mucus in the air-passages, with constant inclination to 
cough, 6 . — Tedious secretion of phlegm from the air-passages (after inhaling 
vapors of Osmium), 1 . — Very extensive bronchitis,*. — Voice* Hoarseness, 
with pain in the larynx, for eight weeks ; she was hoarse when talking, but 
particularly when singing, so much so, that she could not sing at all ; the 
hoarseness was much worse each time after going into the open air (riding 
out or walking), as soon as she came home, 16 . — [160.] Hoarseness, 6 . — 
Cough and Expectoration. * Paroxysms of convulsive coughing, 1 . — 
Frequent cough, 6 . — Cough, with sensation of constriction in the air-pas- 
sages,*. — Cough, only in the morning (after three days), 6 . — Cough, on rising; 
violent Bhort bursts of cough, without expectoration (fourteenth day after 
1st dec.), 10 . — Cough short, dry, accompanied and followed by pain in the 
larynx and trachea, extending to the middle of the sternum, as if raw and 
sore; very violent, as if the mucous membrane would be torn off with every 
paroxysm of cough, 6 . — Cough dry, racking, difficult to loosen, 6 . — Dry spas- 
modic cough,*. — Hacking cough, relieved by deep inspiration, 6 . — [1«0.] 
Constant hacking cough, 6 . — Hacking cough and irritation in the larynx, 
aggravated by motion, iu the open air, 6 . — Cough, with secretion of color- 
less mucus (after several hours), 6 . — After a cold, while nursing a sick child, 
and losing sleep at night, slight cough with pain in the larynx, she had 
also some coryza, but continued to take Odinium 6th cent. ; the tongue be- 
came very sore, the pains in the larynx very severe; she was taken with 
hoarseness; she was afraid she would get the croup, and took Spongia and 
Hepar, which relieved somewhat, 18 . — After coryza, the cough returned 
during the day, very severe and disturbing sleep until midnight ; a slight 
but irresistible tickling irritation in the larynx, causing short bursts of 
cough, increasing in violence ; after repeated sneezing something is loosened, 
like a little round lump, which he is compelled to swallow (fifth day), 10 . — 
Hawking of mucus frequently accompanied by attempts to vomit, 5 . — In- 
cessant expectoration of mucus, causing inclination to vomit,*. — Respi- 
ration* Difficult respiration, 8 . — Difficult respiration, which was almost 
asphyxia, with dry skin, and temperature of 40.6° C., 9 . — Difficult whis- 
tling respiration, 8 . — [180.] Difficult respiration, with dyspnoea,*. 

Chest. — Moist riles in the chest and larynx on breathing, 6 . — Pneumo- 
nia very peculiar and extremely obstinate ; possessing a singular motility, 
occupying at one time a certain portion of the lung, at another time chang- 
ing its place,*.J — Air, containing vapors of Osmium, affects the lungs when 

f I am not positive that the laryngeal affection was medicinal, but I am very 
much inclined to think it was. 

X Autopsy showed the whole left lung in the third stage of gray hepatization ; in 
the other lung, red hepatization ; there were also found indications of approaching 



OSMIUM. 247 

inhaled, 1 . — Oppression of the chest,' 4 . — Oppression of the chest, with diffi- 
cult respiration, as if the lungs were collapsed and they could not get air 
enough, relieved by deep inspiration, 6 . — Tightness of the chest; dread of 
breathing ; one can feel the air entering the bronchial tubes by the sore 
pain it causes, 6 . — Pain near the left lower rib, about a quarter of a circle 
towards the front ; a dull stitch (immediately after olfaction), 10 . — Rawness 
in the chest provokes hawking and hacking cough, 6 . — Sensation of dryness 
in the chest, 6 . — [190.] Pain beneath the sternum on coughing, extending 
to both sides of the chest, with a burning soreness, as if everything were 
raw ; after coughing a long time some lumps of yellow tenacious mucus 
were loosened, 6 . 

Heart and Pulse* — Pulse 90, when I am well it is 72 (sixth day); 
80 (seventh day), Tb . — Pulse 80 before taking the powder (second day) ; 78 
(third day) ; 8*4 at 11 a.m. (fourth day), 7 '. 

Neck and Sack* — Pains in the back, 6 . — A peculiar pressing pain in 
the back, extending from the scapula to the sacral region, aggravated by 
motion and by cough, 4 . — Pain in the lumbar regiou, 4 . — Pressure in botn 
loins, that on coughing extends into the testicles/. — Pressive pain in the 
sacral region ,*. 

Extremities. — The limbs feel as heavy as lead, with weariness and 
heaviness in them, especially in the knees, was unable to stand long (after 
two hours), 6 *. 

Superior Extremities. — Shoulder and Arm. Pulsating, dull 
stinging on the inner side of right shoulder-joint (after olfaction),". — 
[200.] Severe pinching pain in the left upper arm, a handbreadth above 
the elbow, inwardly and on the inner posterior side ; often repeated and 
very severe, for fifteen minutes (soon), 10 . — Sensitive pain in the middle of 
the left humerus; soon after in the fingers of the left hand (two hours 
after olfaction), 10 . — Elbow. Violent bone-pain in the left elbow (immedi- 
ately after olfaction), 10 . — Forearm. Violent pinching in the bones of 
the right forearm (after 1st cent.), 10 . — Drawing on the inside of the right fore- 
arm (after olfaction), 1 *. — Dull weary pain deeply seated in the left radius, 
aggravated by lifting anything or by allowing the hand to hang down, 
lasting three days, gradually disappearing; on the third day, the pain ex- 
tended to the same place iu the right forearm but was much less severe, 6 *. 
— Burning pressure on the outer side of the right forearm (after olfac- 
tion), 10 . — Wrist. Pain in the left wrist-bones, in the morning after stool 
(second day after 1st cent.), 10 . — Finger. Severe pains in the right fore- 
finger, especially in the phalanx, stinging and twitching towards the point, 
in the forenoon (after a week), 10 . — Burning pains iu the left ring finger 
(sixth day after 1st dec.), 10 . — [210.] Aching pain in the metacarpo- pha- 
langeal joint of left thumb (fifteenth day), 7 . — Irregular attacks of stabbing 
in the tips of the fingers, particularly those of the left hand (fourth day), . 
— Several times I have felt the stabbing pains in the tips of the thumb and 
fingers of the left hand, 7 *. 

Inferior Extremities. — Fulness and restlessness in the legs which 
becomes quite unbearable, he does not know what to do with them, and 
finally he has to lie down, at 9 p.m. (fifth day after 1st dec.), 10 . — The legs 
and feet feel as if too full (1st cent.), 10 . — Yesterday and to-day felt a draw- 
gangrenous dissolution ; the bronchial glands enlarged, red and soft ; the kidneys 
showed the second stage of Bright'* disease; in the stomach were large eochy mused 
spots. 



248 OSMIUM. 

ing aching in the left quadriceps tendon, each side of top of patella, varied 
by occasional shoots below the external malleolus, and on the instep of left 
foot (fourteenth day) ; aching of left knee is less severe, and ceases at 
night (fifteenth day), 7 . — Sudden pain in the hip-joint as if it would be dis- 
located, preventing walking, but lasting ouly a few minutes, 4 . — Severe 
pains in the right ankle, which do not prevent walking (first hour), 10 . — 
Pinching pain in ankles (first cent.), 10 . — Flying, cutting pains in the bones 
and joints of the right foot (first hour, after olfaction), 10 . — [220.] Pinching, 
pressing pain in the heel, as if in the bone, first left, then right (second day, 
after 1st cent.), 10 . 

Generalities* — Was obliged to keep his bed ten days on account of 
weakness, from .which he was not free until the third week, 4 . — Indolence, 6 . 
— Weakness, 5 . — Great weakness of the whole body, so that he was fre- 
quently obliged to sit down,*. — Weary, as after a very long walk (after 
two hours), 6 *. — Felt very weak and easily tired (thirteenth day), 7 . — Gen- 
eral sick feeling (after a few hours), 6 *. — Feeling so poorly, I took no more 
medicine (ninth and tenth days), 7 . — I rise jaded, 7 *. — [230.] Feel restless 
and fidgety (eighth day), 7 . — Arose feeling jaded, after a restless tossing 
Bight (second morning), 7 *. — Arose very tired, with muddled head and ach- 
ing limbs and body, and was thus all day (fifth day), 7 . 

Skin* — Red spots on the dorsum of the hand, 16 . — The fold of the skin 
remains attached to the growing nail ; more on the right side, and mostly 
on the middle finger (fourteen days after 1st dec.), 10 . — Copious exanthema 
on the forearm and on the dorsal and palmar surface of the hands and on 
the cheeks, 9 . — Red-brown papules on the skin of the forearm, and hand, 
with desquamation of the epidermis, 9 . — Small pointed vesicles, surrounded 
by red areola, with intolerable itching, on the back of the left hand, be- 
tween the thumb and index finger (in a spot where, six years before, scabies 
had broken out) ; some vesicles appear on the ulnar margin of the same 
hand, extending from the metacarpal joint to the phalanges of the little 
finger, on the outer surface of the wrist ; also on the right hand violent 
itching, but no vesicles ; these vesicles disappear after twenty-four hours 
(third day), 6 . — Burning stitches in the skin on many places, particularly 
in the right upper lid ; worse at the inner border of the nail of the fourth 
finger of the left hand, where it burns like fire (soon after 1st dec.), 10 . — 
Prickly heat disappears on the upper half of the body and increases on the 
lower, first on the thigh, then on the leg, then on the ankles (after several 
days), 10 . — [240.] Itching, as from crawling insects, on the shoulders and 
back, in the evening, when going to bed ; it scarcely permits sleep, and 
makes him very impatieut (nine davs after 1st dec.), 10 . — Violent itching 
on a place an inch wide and a hand long above the crest of the left ilium, 
towards the abdomen; the place is red, with many small pointed spots, as 
if tetter would appear (seventh and following days after 1st dec.), 10 . — The 
itching on small spots near the left hip returns, when the erections return, 
at 3 to 4 a.m. (thirteen days after 1st dec.), 10 . — Violent itching on the legs 
and ankles (first day, 1st dec.), 10 . 

Sleep* — Overpowering sleepiness (after two hours), 6 *. — Sleepiness, 5 . — 
Night sleepless,*. — Restless tossing night (first night) ; slept badly ; tossed 
about as before (third night), 7 *. — Sleep restless every night, with dreams of 
painful events (seventh day); sleep is haunted by dreams of activity and 
of events of a serious and important character, but they are not remem- 
bered on waking (eleventh day), 7 *. — Restless night (first day), 71 *. — [250.] 



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Nightmare during sleep,*. — Confused, but not frightful, dreams of fire, at 
night,*. 

Fever* — Shivering, especially in the back, 6 . — Fever, with difficult res- 
piration,*. — Sweat in axilla, smelling of garlic (eighth day), especially in 
the evening and at night, lasted for a week, 10 . 

Conditions. — Aggravation, — {Morning), Twitching in the levator 
of right upper lid ; nausea ; on awaking, erections ; cough ; on rising, 
cough ; after stool, pain in left wrist. — (Forenoon), Pain in stomach ; pain 
in right forefinger. — {Afternoon), Bowels distended ; urging to stool. — 
{Evening), Headache ; 9 p.m., headache in forehead ; ring around flame of 
candle ; flame of candle seemed larger; earache ; 6 p.m., weakness in stom- 
ach ; distension of stomach and bowels; fulness and restlessness in legs; 
urine strongly scented ; when riding out, inward weakness ; on going to 
bed, itching; sweat in axilla. — {Night), Aching at base of skull ; aching 
in jaws and base of brain : sleeplessness ; sweat in axilla. — ( Open air), 
Hoarseness. — {Breathing), Moist rales in chest and larynx. — {Coughing), 
Pain beneath sternum ; pain in back. — {After drinking coffee), Diarrhoeic 
stool. — ( While eating and drinking), Tongue sensitive. — {After eating), 
Wheat bread, pain in muscles of chewing; pears, pain and numbness in 
teeth; qualmishness. — {Fixing eyes upon any object), Lachrymation. — 
(Hanging hand down or lifting), Pain in radius. — {Motion), In open air, 
hacking cough ; pain in back. — {Riding in open air), Qualmishness. — 
(Smoking cigars), Rawness in larynx. — (Stimulants), Uneasiness in stomach. 
— (Talking), Pain in larynx. — (Tobacco), Scraping in throat. — {Throwing 
head back), Headache in upper part and back of head. 

Amelioration. — {Deep inspiration), Hacking cough ; oppression of 
chest. — {Rubbing), Twitching in levator of right upper lid. — {Suckiyig tooth 
with tongue), Pain in upper tooth. 



OSTRYA. 

Ostrya Virgiuica, Willd. 

Natural order, Cupuli ferae. 

Common names, Iron- wood, Hop-hornbeam, Lever- wood. 

Preparation, Tincture of the heart-wood. 

Authorities. 1, Dr. W. H. Burt, Trans. West. Inst, of Horn., 1867-8, p. 
139, effects of decoction from heart of the tree evaporated to a powder and 
triturated to 2d dec, dose 20 grains ; 1 a, same, second experiment with 20 
grains of 3d dec. first day, 40 grains second day, 60 grains third and fourth 
days ; 1 b, same, effects of 2 grains of crude powder ; 1 c, same' effects of 5 
grains of crude; 2, E. H. King, Thesis Hahnemann Med. Coll., proving 
with 3d dil. in water, repeated doses; afterward tincture, doses of 5 to 100 
drops; 2a, same, took 1st dec. trit., 5 to 25-grain doses; 3, same, proving 
of Dr. H. T. Snyder, with 50-drop doses of tincture ; 4, same, proving of 
Dr. W. S. Moffatt, proving with the tincture; 4 a, same, effects of large 
doses of fluid extract. 

Heath — Light feeling in the head, with the distress in the epigastric 
and umbilical regions ; walking aggravates the pain in the head (after two 
hours), 1 . — Light feeling of the head, with the constant slimy taste (second 
day), 1 *. — Dull headache, with a numb prickling feeling of the head, face, 
and hands, for the last hour; the head is especiaily affected (after three 
hours), lb . — Dull headache, at 6 a.m. (second day), 3 . — Slight headache in 



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the morning, which continued most of the day, and in the evening had a 
sharp pain immediately hack of the mastoid process of the temporal bone; 
the pain seemed to pass from within outwards (twenty-third day),*. — Dull 
headache, with constant distress in the umbilicus (second day), 1 *. — Slight 
headache, with an uneasy feeling throughout the system (half an hour after 
second dose, second day),'. — Very slight headache, hardly sufficient to no- 
tice (twenty-fourth day),*. — Slight pain in the head (after eleven hours, 
third day \ 8 . — [10.] By spells numb feeling of the head (after five hours), lb . 
— Forehead. Severe headache in the frontal region ; at first the head- 
ache was of a throbbing character, but gradually it grew more dull ; worse 
on the right side (fifteen hours after first dose, twenty-second day), 1 . — Walk- 
ing or stooping produces severe throbbing pains in the forehead, passing off 
in an hour (second day), ,c . — Dull frontal headache, with frequent nausea, 
lasting but a moment (after two hours and a half), 1 *. — Dull frontal head- 
ache (after fourteen hours), 1 *; (third day),*. — Slight frontal headache (after 
two hours), 1 ; (after ten hours) 1 *. — Temple and Parietal*. Severe 
pressing pain in the right temple; (fifteen minutes after first dose, second 
day), 8 . — Pain in the right temple of a pressing character (fifth day), 8 — 
Dull pain in the temples (after five hours), 1 *. — Slight pain in the right 
temple, and also in the right lower molars (fourth day), 8 . — [20.] Dull 
headache, more in the right side of the head than in the left (after three- 
quarters of an hour, first day), 8 . — Right lateral headache, in the morning 
(third day), 8 . 

Ear. — Drawing pain deeply seated in the left ear (after first dose, sec- 
ond day), 8 . 

lHouth. — Boring pain in the right lower molar teeth (after first dose, 
second day), 8 . — Slight pain in the right lower molars and also in the right 
temple (fourth day), 8 . — * Tongue coated yellow at the root (fourth day), 8 . — 
Slimy coppery taste in the mouth (after five hours and 2d and 4th dec.), 1 *. 
— Slimy taste in the mouth (fourth day), 1 *. — Constant slimy taste in the 
mouth, all day (third day), 1 *. — Slight bitter taste in the mouth (fourth 
day), 8 . — [30.] Sweet slimy taste, with distress in the umbilicus, at 2 p.m. 
(second day), 1 '. — Rough bitter taste in the mouth (second day), le . 

Stomach. — Appetite. Appetite very much increased, so that the 
prover can eat three times the usual quantity (after eleven hours, third 
day), 8 . — Increase of appetite, 4 ; (twenty-first day), 8 . — Awoke at 4 a.m., with 
great desire for something to eat (second day), 1 *. — Slight increase of the 
appetite, 8 *. — Decreased appetite (twenty-second day), 8 . — *Loss of appetite 
for breakfast and dinner (second day), le . — Not much appetite, in the morn- 
ing (twenty-second day), 8 . — Nausea. * Frequent nausea, with the dull 
frontal headache (after two hours and a half),. — [40.] Nausea, with the 
distress in stomach and bowels (third day), 1 *. — Nausea (after a quarter of 
an hour, first day), 8 . — Nausea, with the pains in the umbilicus (second 
day), 1 *. — Nausea, with distress in the umbilicus (after one hour) ; severe 
(after three hours), 1 *. — Nausea, with the distress in the epigastric and um- 
bilical regions (first day), 10 . — Qualmishness, with the distress in stomach 
and bowels (after one hour), 1 . — General Stomach. Stomach sour, 
with frequent eructations of food (after ten hours), 1 *. — A woke several times 
in the night with very sour stomach, with distress aud soreness of the stom- 
ach and whole of the bowels (third night), 1 *. — Sour stomach, in the evening 
(first day), 1 *. — Distress in bowels and stomach, with qualmishness (after 
one hour), 1 . — [50.] Distress in the stomach (after one hour), le . — Burning 
distress in the stomach (after fifteen minutes), 1 . — Dull distress in the whole 



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epigastrium (after one hour), lb . — Uncomfortable sensation in the epigastric 
region, a sensation as if an indigestible substance were in the stomach, con- 
tinuing until breakfast (7.30 a.m.), which partially relieved it ; it totally 
disappeared before 12 m. (soon after first dose, sixteenth day); the same 
sensation as yesterday morning, but to a less extent, and lasting a shorter 
time (after first dose, seventeenth day), 1 . — Rode all the forenoon in the 
country ; the atmosphere was very cold ; had frequent pain in the epigas- 
tric and umbilical regions, with nausea, several times ; now have constant 
distress in the epigastric and umbilical regions (after five hours), 1 *. — Con- 
stant distress in the epigastric and umbilical regions, with nausea, and light 
feeling in the head (after two hours), 1 . — A number of times through the 
afternoon and evening had hard sickening pains in the epigastric and um- 
bilical regions (first day), lb . — Awoke several times in the night with cutting 
pains in the epigastric region (first night), 16 .— Sinking sensation in the epi- 
gastric region (after a quarter of an hour), 8 . 

Abdomen. — Hypochondrtum. Dull pains in the right bypo- 
chondrium, aggravated by walking, with the dull headache and nervous- 
ness (after five hours), lb . — [60.] Have had constant dull pains in the right 
lobe of the liver and whole epigastrium for the last hour, with frequent 
eructations of sour fluid (after seven hours), 16 . — Umbilicus, — Retractiou 
of the umbilicus (after nine hours, third day),*. — Several times through the 
day had hard pains in the umbilical region (third day), lb . — Hard, sickening 
pains in the umbilicus at 3 p.m. (second day), lb . — Frequent hard, cutting pains 
in the umbilicus, extending into the hypogastric region, with nausea (after 
four hours, second day) ; with desire for stool (after five hours, second day), 1 *. 
— Neuralgic pain in the umbilical region (after nine hours, third day), 8 . — 
Distress in the umbilicus with the nausea (after one hour) ; have had con- 
stant distress in umbilicus, with occasional pains in the stomach (after three 
hours). Have had constant distress in the umbilicus, with frequent sharp 
pains in same region and stomach (after five hours) ; constant and severe 
pain in umbilicus all the evening (first day) ; several times this morning 
have had a dull distress in the umbilicus (second day), 1 *. — Hard, aching 
distress in the umbilical region, with severe nausea ; the distress extends 
all over the bowels, but is the greatest in the umbilicus ; this has been the 
leading symptom (second day), 1 *. — Occasional pain in the umbilical region, 
with borborygmus and tenesmus (third day), 8 . — General Abdomen* — 
Rumbling in the bowels (after five hours) ; for the last hour loud rum- 
bling of the bowels, with pains in the umbilical and hypogastric regions, 
and desire for stool, relieved with frequent emissions of very fetid gas 
from the bowels, showing that the liver is very prominently affected (after 
eleven hours, third day), 1 *. — [70.] Some flatus (second night), 8 . — Flatus, 
followed by a loose stool (eleven hours after first dose, second day), 8 . — 
Have had frequent spells of distress in the abdomen, with rumbling in the 
bowels (after fourteen hours), 16 . — Cutting colicky pains in the abdomen, 
followed in a short time by a mushy stool, accompanied with burning at 
the anus and slight tenesmus, in the afternoon (twenty-fourth day), 8 . — 
Awoke several times in the night with distress in the bowels, worse by 
moving (second night) ; occasional pains in the morning ; constant distress 
in the whole of the bowels all day, with frequent nausea (third day) ; dis- 
tress in the bowels, not so severe as yesterday (fourth day); for three days 
afterwards occasional pains through the bowels, 1 *. — The bowels felt as if 
bound by lead poisoning (after nine hours, third day), 8 . 

JSectum and Stool* — The rectum feels sore ; a protruded feeling 



252 OSTRYA. 

after stool (fourth day), 3 . — Desire for stool ; natural stool, first one to-day 
(after three hours), 1 *. — Slight inclination for stool, at 8 a.m. (fourth day), 8 . 
[80.] Loose stool (eleven hours after first dose, second day) ; with slight 
tenesmus, in the morning (third day) ; bilious stool with tenesmus and strain- 
ing; afterwards (at noon) a bilious stool, very thin, with pressing for stool 
afterwards; in the evening a watery stool with tenesmus and sore feeling in 
the rectum (fourth day) ; loose stool without tenesmus (fifth day),*. — Severe 
tenesmus (after seven hours), followed by diarrhoeic stool ; tenesmus con- 
tinued an hour and a half (third day), 9 . — Mushy stool, accompanied with 
burning at the anus and slight tenesmus, in the afternoon (twenty-fourth 
day), 1 . — Soft stool (after five hours, second day) ; dark-colored mushy, 
very fetid stool, with distress in the whole of the bowels (after two hours, 
fourth day), 1 *. — Natural dark-colored stool (after fourteen hours), 1 '. — Small 
natural stool (after two hours and a half); natural stool (after seven 
hours) ; black, dry, lumpy stool at 6 p.m. (second day) ; stool of natural 
consistence, but very black (third day), 1 ". 

Sack* — Back so painful that it is with difficulty that I can turn over 
in bed (after thirteen hours) ; so painful that I cannot stand erect; it is a 
regular attack of lumbago, whether caused by the Ostryin or not, remains 
to be proved (after sixteen hours) ; the pains in the back remained four 
days, I took Macrotin, Bry. and Nux, to relieve it, the pain was so severe. 
A year ago I had an attack of lumbago which lasted a week, 1 . — Dull pains 
in the whole dorsal region (after ten hours), lb . — Have had a great deal of 
pain in the dorsal region, extending into the left hypochondriac region 
(third day), 1 *. — 5 p.m., since 2, have had constant pain in the lumbar region, 
won»e when stooping or walking (after seven hours), 1 . 

Extremities. — [90.] Arms and legs ache (after five hours), ,b . — Dull 
pains in the arms and legs (after seven hours), 1 *. — Pine drawing rheumatic 
pains in the first joint of the left forefinger and little finger, lasting ten 
minutes (after five hours), 1 *. — Fine drawing pains in the fingers (second 
day), lc . — Frequent drawing pains in the fingers in the morning (third 
day), 1 *. — Awoke several times with a cramplike pain in the lower extremi- 
ties (first night),'. — Pain in the lower extremities, worse when walking 
(third day), 8 . — Drawing pains in the right ankle (first day), 1 *. 

Generalities. — Very nervous, with dull headache, and dull pains in 
the right hypochondrium, aggravated by walking (after five hours), 1 !). — 
Feeling nervous (first day), 1 *. — [100.] Numb, prickling feeling of the head, 
face and hands, the head is especially affected, with the dull headache 
(after three hours), lb . — Feeling very languid (after ten hours), lb . — Feeling 
languid, with constant pain in the lumbar and sacral region (after eleven 
hours), 1 . — Feeling of weakness or debility, with gentle perspiration covering 
the entire surface (after eleven hours, third day), 8 . — Uneasy feeling through- 
out the system, with slight headache (half an hour after second dose, second 
day), 8 . — Slept well, but feeling as though I had not slept any (second raorn- 
ing)> lb - — The system feels as though it had been acted upon by an active 
or drastic purgative (after eleven hours, third day), 8 . — A slight tonic effect, 4 *. 

Sleep* — Constant disposition to yawn (after ten hours), Ib . — Rested and 
slept much better than the previous night (twenty-second day), 8 . — [HO.] 
Slept well and sound (twenty-third night), 8 . — Slept well all night (third 
night), 8 . — Did not sleep well, was very restless, as if produced by strong tea 
(fourth night), 8 . — Slept but little, was not sleepy (twentieth night), 8 . 

Fever* — Cold, chilly sensations about the shoulders (second day), lb . — 
Gentle perspiration covering the entire surface, with a feeling of weakness 
or debility (after eleven hours, third day), 8 . 



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Conditions. — Aggravation. — (Morning), 6 a.m., headache; right 
lateral headache; loss of appetite; dull distress in umbilicus; drawing 
pain in fingers. — (Afternoon), Sickening pain in epigastrium ; 3 p.m., pain 
at umbilicus ; mushy stool with burning at the anus. — (Evening), Sharp 
pain back of mastoid process of temple ; sour stomach ; sickening pain at 



pain in head ; pain in right hypochondrium ; pain in lumbar region ; pain 
in lower extremities. 

OZONUM. 

» 

Ozone, Nascent oxygen". 

Autlwrities. 1, Dewar and McKendrick's Nature, 9, p. 104, experiments 
on themselves by breathing ozonized air for eight minutes, when they were 
obliged to desist; 2, Hearder, Nature, 9, 182, effects of ozonized air; 3, 
Dr. J. T. O'Connor, MSS., effects of inhaling Ozone. 

JEye 9 None and Throat. — Tingling of the conjunctiva and skin of 
face, 1 . — Sneezing, with the cough, 1 . — Irritation of the fauces and glottis, 1 . 

Respiratory Organs and Chest* — The experiment was fol- 
lowed by violent irritating cough and sneezing, and for five or six hours 
thereafter by a sensation of rawness in the throat and air- passages, 1 . — A 
considerable amount of irritation over 'the respiratory tract, very similar to 
that experienced when recovering from an attack of influenza, und I found 
that I could often produce the same irritation by removing the prime con- 
ductor from the cylinder of an electrical machine, and holding my face in 
such a position as to breathe the copious ramifications of electricity that 
were thrown off from it, 1 . — A suffocating feeling in the chest ; a tendency 
to breathe slowlv A 

Hack and Extremities. — Pain excessive in whole sacral region, 
apparently in the articulations, especially a sensation of tiredness all 
through the pelvic viscera, even in the perineum, 3 . — The thighs and legs 
feel as if overworked ; excessively fatigued, 8 . 

Skin. — A tingling of the skin of the face and conjunctivae, 1 . 



OXALICUM ACIDUM. 

Oxalic acid, C f H a 4 . 

Preparation, Triturations. 

Authorities. (Nos. 1 to 11 and 14 to 16, inclusive, from Hering, Amer. 
Arzneipf.) ; 1, Koch, proviugs; la, same, subsequent proving; 2, same, 
proving on another; 3, same, proving on another; 4, same, proving on a 
woman ; 5, Neidhard, proving with the 1st dec. trit. ; 6, Dubbs, ibid. ; 7, 
£. Smith, ibid. ; 8, Floto, ibid. ; 9, Williamson, proving with 1st dec. trit. ; 
10, K itching, ibid. ; 11, C. Hering, 1st dec. trit., and aqueous solution ; 
12, Reil, Horn. Vjs., 2, 316, proving with a solution of 50 grains to 8 ounces, 
dilutions made 1 to 8 ; took first day, 2d dil., 20 drops twice, second day 
30 drops twice, and so on, increasing doses daily to 100 drops the seventh 
day, then took 1st dil. 20 to 100- drop doses, then began tincture thirteenth 
day, 15 drops, and increased doses to a dessertspoonful every two hours on 



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eighteenth and nineteenth days ; 13, same, proving, on a man, with 2d dil. ; 
13a, same, with concentrated sol., 7 to 90 drops, three times a day; 14, 
Houigberger, from Hering; 15, Pehrson, from Hering; 16, Gasewich, from 
Hering; 16 a, Roy 8 to u, London Med. Renos., 1814, vol. 1 p. 382, £ ounce, 
in a woman, death in forty minutes ; 17, Fraser, Edin. Med. and Surg. J., 
vol. 14, 1818, p. 607, effects of £ ounce, in solution, in a man (death after 
two weeks) ; 18, Mollau, Dubl. Hosp. Rep., 1818, p. 329, effects of 2 
ounce?, in a woman ; 19, Scott, Edin. Med. and Surg. J., 1825, vol. 24, p. 
67, effects of about 2 drachms, in a girl, aged twelve ; 20, Lovegrove, 
Lancet, 1827, 2, p. 512, effects of about an ounce, in a man ; 21, St. 
George's Hosp. case, from Lancet, 1827, 1, 447, effects of about an ounce, 
in a man ; 22, Loud. Med. Gaz., 1827, 1, p. 137, effects of an indefinite 
amount, in a girl,* aged fifteen; 23, Tolefree, Bost. Med. and Surg. J., 
1 835, p. 158, effects of i ounce, in a woman ; 24, Edward's case, in Taylor on 
Poisons, p. 206; 25, Taylor, Guy's Hosp. Rep., 1838, p. 353, effects of sev- 
eral drachms, in a, man ; 26, Semple, Lancet, 1840, 2, 187, effects of i 
ounce, in a girl, aged twenty-three; 27, Schreyer, Mitthl. d. Ver. f. Nat. 
und Heilk. (Hygeia, 9, 121), 1840, effects of, in indefinite amount, in a 
man ; 28, Todd, Lancet, 1841, 2, 145, effect of a pennyworth, in a young 
woman ; 29, Webber, Hufel. Journ., 1841, Hygeia, 17, 481, a girl took a 
solution for suicide ; 30, Tapson, Lond. Med. Gaz., 1842, p. 491, effect of 
a pennyworth, in a woman, aged fifty ; 31, Jackson, Bost. Med. and Surg. 
Journ., 1844, 30, p. 17, effects of 1 ounce, in a man ; 32, Hazel tine, Bost. 
Med. and Surg. Journ., 31, p. 39, 1845, effects of £ ounce, or more, eight 
days after childbirth; 33, Ogilvy, Bost. Med. and Surg. J., 1845, p. 179, 
effects of between 1 and 2 ounces, in a woman ; 34, O'Shea, Lancet, 1845, 
2, 293, effects of over 1 ounce, in a man ; 35, Wady, Lancet, 1846, 2, 39, 
effects of 1 ounce, in a man ; 36, Barham, Prov. Journ., 1847, p. 544, 
effects of about 1 ounce, in a woman, aged thirty-seven ; 37, Cooke, effects of 
\ ounce, in a man, Laucet, 1847, 2, p. 4 ; 38, Clarke, Bost. Med. and Surg* 
Journ., 1848, vol. 38, p. 24, a man took about 1 ounce, with senna ; 39, 
Bashaw, Trans. Am. Med. Assoc, 1849 (from Dubl. Med. Press, 1847), 
effects of 1 ounce ; 40, Bowne, Lancet, 1841, effects of 3 drachms, in a 
woman ; 41, Deane, Prov. Journ., 1851, p. 344, effect of f ouuce ; 42, Di- 
dana, Am. J. Med. Sc., 1851, p. 532, effects of an indefinite amount, in a 
woman ; 43, Buchner, Toxicology, effects of £ ounce, in a woman ; 44, 
Kuhn, Horn. Vjs., 2, 316, poisonous effects, in a mau ; 45, Hildebrand, 
Vjs. f. ger. Med., 3, 256, effects, taken in coffee, in a girl; 46, Wood, 
Month. Journ. Med. Sc, 1852, p. 227, effects of a large quantity ; 47, Bar- 
ker, Assoc Med. Journ., 1855, p. 1073, effects of £ ounce, in a boy of six- 
teen ; 48, Oyez, Gaz. des. Hop., 1858, effects of £ ounce, in a woman ; 49, 
Thudichum, Med. Times and Gaz., 1860, p. 39, effects of 10 grains, taken 
for purpose of experiment ; 49 a, same, effects of 10 grains ; 49 b, same, 
repeated ; 49 c, same, repeated ; 50, Christison, general effects ; 51, Arrow- 
smith, from Christison ; 52, Page, Lancet, 1860, p. 509, effects of 1 ounce; 
53, Ikin, Lancet, 1860, effects of 1 ounce ; 54, Bradley, Med. Times, 1850, 
vol. 22, p. 283, 2 drachms, in a man ; 55 9 Cuff, Med. Times and Gaz., 1862, 
effect of an indefinite amount; 56, Woodman, Med. Times and Gaz., 1864, 
effects of about i ounce; 57, Ellis, Lancet, 1864, effects of 1 ounce, in a 
woman; 58, Beale, Lancet, 1867, a woman took £ ounce; 59, Herapath, 
Med. Times and Gaz., 1868, effects of £ ounce, in some lime water, death 
in a few minutes ; 60, Stewart, Glasgow Med. Journ., 1870, effects, 16£ 
grams ; 61, Finnell, Med. Rec, 6, 260, effects of about 1 ounce ; 62, Good- 



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fellow, Brit. Med. Journ., 1871, a man took about a teaspoonful ; 63, Starr, 
Phil. Med. Times, 1871, a child, aged one year, "swallowed a piece;" 64, 
Dougail, Glasgow Med. Journ., 1872, a boy, aged three years, took about 
4 grams; 65, omitted ; 66, Sharp, Essays on Med., 1874, effects of T y h grain; 
66 a, same, effects of ^th grain ; 66 6, same, effects of T ^th grain twice ; 67, 
Jackson, Boat. Med. and Surg. Journ., 1875, effects of 2 tablespoon fu Is of 
a solution, death on third day ; 68, Med. Times, 1841, p. 15 (Woodman 
and Tidy, Forensic Med. aud Tox., p. 431), effects of £ ounce, in a girl of 
seventeen, recovery ; 68 a, ibid., 1 ounce, in a man, death on fifth day. 

Mind* — Emotional* Somewhat delirious (second evening), 38 . — De- 
lirious, with paroxysms of violent struggling (third day), 38 . — He became 
delirious, and in his delirium got out of bed alone (third day), 87 . — Deliri- 
ous at times (sixth day), 31 . — Delirious, and soon after expired (eighth 
day), 21 . — Delirium (ninth and tenth days), 31 . — Appeared like an insaue 
person, 37 .— Great cerebral excitement, with dry coldness of the surface, and 
an imperceptible pulse, 40 . — Nervous and vascular excitement, as from alco- 
bol, constituting a feeling of hilarity, and the pulse one-third more frequent 
than usual, and tense, 10 . — [10.] General excitement, in the evening, 5 . — 
Hallucination (tenth night), 17 .- 1 - Starts violently when the door slams; 
rather external than internal starting, 11 . — Great cheerfulness of the mind ; 
quicker in thought and action, 6 . — The whole forenoon unusual vivacity 
and power of concentration, which is still more decided in the afternoon, .* 
— Great increase of animation through the day, with playfulness and mirth- 
fulness, which of late years has not been natural to him (first, second, and 
third days), 8 . — General exhilaration of the mind (third day), 11 . — He feels 
more composed than usual, and very much exhilarated, 5 . — Hilarity and 
cheerfulness, 9 . — Philoprogenitiveness, (?) greater love of his children, in 
one in whom this feeling was always predominating ; a decidedly expressed 
and clearly distinguishable symptom, it being not traceable to any other 
cause, 11 . — [20.] Taciturn, 41 . — Manner rapid and nervous," — Peculiar quick- 
ness of manner (after six hours), 17 . — Heaviness of manner (after seven 
days), 17 . — Occasional agitation of manner (after three days), 17 . — Violently 
agitated with fear, 28 . — (Remarkably ill-humored, in the afternoon and 
evening), 11 . — Anxiety and apprehension, with vertigo and headache (third 
and fourth days), 4 . — Great distress and fear of death, 1 . — Distressed and anx- 
ious (fourth day), 81 . — [30.] Moaning, 47 . — Intellectual