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DENVER, COLO., JANUARY 1, 1906.
Entered at Denver postoffice as second-class matter.
MILLEFOLIUM. By James Tyler Kent, M. D., Professor of Materia Medica Hahnemann
Medical College and Hospital, Chicago. This is a most useful remedy in varicose veins; especially are the capillaries spongy and enlarged. Veins break easily when congested. Wounds bleed easily and much. It favors apoplexy. Ecchymoses of the skin and eyes. It favors local congestions. Hemorrhage from any part, from wounds, from ulcers. Atony of the blood vessels. Hemorhage from the lungs, stomach, rectum, nose, after extraction of teeth. The blood is generally bright red. Varicose veins on the limbs during pregnancy when painful. Hemorrhage in malignant ulceration. After an operation and the wound has been properly closed the skin forming the edges of the wound continue to ooze a bright red blood. When a general hemorrhagic condition prevails. These features are often associated with heart troubles that will be expected. If there has been a history of bleeding it should be given before a surgical procedure, (Lach.) Violent congestion ofter hemorrhage. No tendency to repair of vascular tissue. Hyperemia of the brain and red face. Fullness and heat in head, but no fever. A rush of blood from chest to the head like a surging. Violent headache. Dull occipital pain. Pain in head aggravated stooping.
Blood-shot eyes. Sharp pain in eyes and root of nose. Eyes red and congested. Foggy vision.
Noise in left ear startles her; later when laughing. Sensation as of cold air passing out of ear. Sensation as though ears were stopped. Sharp pain in ear. Earache.
EPISTISAXIS, With congestion to head and chest.
Pain in teeth from hot things. A hemorrhage patient should have a dose of Mill. or Lach. before having teeth extracted. The
throat is red, ulcerated and bleeds easily.
Empty hungry feeling in morning. Burning in stomach, aggravated bending forward. Burning in stomach and abdomen extending to chest. Vomiting blood.
Abdomen distended with flatus. Hemorrhage from intestines and rectum. Hemorrhage in typhoid fever. Internal hemorrhage from lifting and from injuries. Prolonged bleedings. Bleeding piles. Bleeding condylomata of anus.
The urine is bloody, clots in the urine ofter standing. Pain in kidneys followed by bloody urine lasting many days. Incontinence of urine.
Went of ejaculation in coition. Hemorrhage from bladder and uretha. Bleeding wounds.
Profuse Menses, protracted, with cramps in uterus and abdomen. Uterine hemorrhage after slight exertion or from abortion, or during labor; continuous, bright red flod. Varicose veins of legs ulcerate and bleed in pregnant women. After hard delivery prolonged obstinate bleeding. A woman predisposed to hemorrhage should have a dose of Millefolium before going into confinement. Suppressed lochia. No milk in breasts. Inflammation of the uterus after a uterine hemorrhage.
Oppression of the chest; palpitation; surging of blood from chest to head. Hemorrhage from lungs. Congestion of lungs following bleeding of lungs. Bleeding from lungs from suppressed menses. Expectoration of blood 4 p. m. daily. Bleeding from the lungs in phthisis. Bleeding from lungs after exertion. A man thrown from a carriage had continued to cough up blood for many weeks was cured by this remedy very high. Orgasm of blood about heart.
MOSCHUS. Moschus cures many hysterial girls who have come to adult age without ever learning what obedience means. They are selfwilled, obstinate and selfish. When they have been encouraged to resort to crafty cunning, to have every whim gratified from infancy to eighteen years of age they become fit subjects for Mosch., Asaf., Ignatia and Valer. They not only have volumes of real and imaginary symptoms, but they become adepts at producing at will a kaleidoscopic complex of symptoms, increasing in quan
tity and intensity until all their own desires are attained, and the onlooker, be he or she nurse, physician or bewildered mother, is overwhelmed, dismayed and in retreat. However much they pretend to be honest and truthful their reported sensations are untrustworthy. They have traded upon their sensations and imagination so long that a direct effort to give a truthful statement is unsuccessful. The most eratic and unexpected neuropathic phenomena are always in appearance. The physician cannot measure these cases by his experience and say what is common and uncommon. He is compelled to fall back upon the one word that covers a multitude of these manifestations, viz., "Hysteria." Moschus is often indicated in these constitutions and cures much that is morbid, when its own peculiar symptoms agree. When one of these girls become sick from taking cold the acute symptoms will be told with a host of her imaginary sensations. The globus hystericus is generally present, hyperaesthesia of the skin, quivering of the muscles, wakefulness, palpitation, excitement, fainting and trembling. “Dreadful” pain all over the body, rush of blood to head, cramps in hands and feet, convulsion of whole body. It is not generally known that the morbid sensations and functions correspond with the mental state of the individual. When the functions and tissue symptoms are hysterical or errotic the mental state will be found to be correspondingly hysterical. When the peculiar Moschus symptom of the face is present, viz.: one cheek red and cold, the other pale and hot, there is certainly some hysterical perversion in the mind of that patient. Many times it is possible to suspect morbid mental states by knowing morbid sensations and functions. There is kind of order in all morbid pressions seen in sick people. Sensitive to cold, and plaints come on from becoming cold. In addition to numerous hysterical mental symptoms she has violent fits of anger with rage and scolding until she is blue in the face and falls in a faint. Dread of death, and talks only of death when there is no serious complaint. Anguish and palpitation. Peevishness and quarrelsomeness. In a constant hurry, and lets things fall from her hands. Foolish gestures and complaint of pain. Apprehension, trembling and palpitation. Fear of lying down lest
Sensation of falling from a height, or as if rapidly turned around.
Vertigo on moving head or eyelids, ameliorated in open air; with nausea and vomiting and fainting.
The headaches are ameliorated from becoming warm, and in the fresh air. Tension in back of head and nape. Aching in head, with cold feeling. Pressive, stupefying headache, mostly in forehead, with nausea, aggravated on motion, ameliorated in fresh air. Hysterical headaches, with copious colorless urine. Constriction as with cord. Pain as if a nail in occiput, aggravated in room, ameliorated in fresh air.
Eyes staring. Sudden blindness or dim vision, coming and going. Eyes turned up, fixed and glistening.
Rushing sounds in ears as from wind, or fluttering as the wing of a bird. Detonation in ears as from the report of a cannon, with a few drops of blood. Nervous deafness in paroxysms, or after a mad fit.
Epistaxis and illusions of smell.
One cheek is red and cool, the other is pale and hot. Heat in the pale face and dim vision. Tension in face. Pale face with sweat. Earthy pale face. Moving of lower jaw as if chewing.
Mouth and throat dry and hot; bitter, putrid taste; great thirst, especially in hysterical conditions.
Craves beer or brandy. Aversion to food. The sight of it makes her sick. Vomiting. Pressive, burning pain and distension of stomach. Fainting during meals. Waterbrash. Hysterical hiccoughing. Nausea when thinking of food. Drawing in at the umbilicus (Plb.) Prolonged vomiting of food. Fulness in stomach after eating. Vomiting blood. Stomach easily disordered.
Tympanitic distension of abdomen with sharp pains. No flatus up or down, yet greatly distended. Cramping pains.
Involuntary stools during sleep. Copious watery stools during night. Stitching in anus to bladder.
Copious colorless watery urine. Urine passed during the night is offensive and full of mucus.
In the male, violent sexual excitement. Emissions without erections.
In the female, violent sexual desire. Menses too early and profuse, with drawing pains; tingling in genitalia and fainting. Bearing down sensation.
Erartic nervous phenomena during pregnancy.
Laryngismus stridulous in self-willed girls when they fail to have their own way. Constriction of larynx as from vapor of sulphur. Spasms of larynx when becoming cold. Spasmodic croup in nervous children after punishment.
Dyspnoea and oppression of chest and heart. Spasmodic asthma in extremely nervous women and children.
Constriction of chest. Spasms of chest and diaphragm, turns blue in face and foams at mouth on becoming cold. Paralysis of chest, rattling, cannot expectorate; fainting.
Palpitation in hysterical girls. Palpitation, oppression of chest, fainting, excitement, with copious colorless urine. The heart seems to quiver when the pulse is normal.
Aching in limbs. Restlessness in legs, and tibia cold. One hand hot and pale, the other cold and red.
Heat in evening in bed, on right side only; wants to uncover. Perspiration smelling like musk in the morning.
Cold skin, trembling, fainting and palpitation.
When treating a low form of continued fever with extreme prostration Arsenicum, Muratic acid and Phos-acid force themselves upon the mind. With Arsenicum there has been the anxious restlessness; with Phos-acid ther has been mental prostration, and then the muscular weakness; with Muriatic acid the muscular weakness comes first, and there has been history of restlessness and the mind has been stronger than could be expected. This great muscular exhaustion with jaw hanging down and the patient sliding down in bed and soon the involuntary stool and urine, this remedy is forced upon the mind. Paralytic weakness is what it must be called. Soon the tongue is paralyzed, as well as the sphincters of the bladder and rectum. It seems to be eminently fitted for the lowest forms of zymotic fever when the above symptoms are present. He finally becomes unconscious. There has been some restlessness, but nothing like Arsenicum