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Violent rheumatic headaches in morning in bed, ameliorated by moving about, by wrapping up the head; aggravated from drinking wine, agravated in cold wet weather. Headaches come on before a storm. Pain in temples and forehead. The head feels sore as if bruised. External heat ameliorates the head pains.

Pain in the eyes before a storm, ameliorated by heat and motion. Weakness of the internal recti muscles with stitching pains before a storm.

Violent pain in ear, sometimes tearing, aggravated before a storm, ameliorated by heat. Roaring, ringing and buzzing in the ears.

Neuralgia of the face in gouty subjects, aggravated from motion, aggravated from cold wind; ameliorated by applied heat. The patient is generally aggravated during rest; comes in stormy weather.Pains ameliorated by eating, and warmth. Pain in the teeth before a storm. Pain in teeth with earache, ameliorated by heat; aggravated at night, from cold drinks.

Feels full after little food (Lye.). Empty eructations. Green bitter vomiting after drinking cold water. Sinking at the stomach. Pressure in the stomach after eating.

Pain from flatulence high up in sides of abdomen. Stitching in spleen from walking fast. Rumbling in abdomen and fulness after eating.

Much straining to pass a soft stool. Undigested, thin, brownish stool. Diorrhoea after eating, after fruit; from cold, wet weather, before a thunderstorm. Dysentery before a thunder storm. Pulsating anus, drawing in anus extending to genitals.

Drawing pain in bladder with frequent urging to urinate.

Orchitis with much swelling in rheumatic patients from taking cold, from sitting on a cold stone, from suppressed gonor . rhea; the right most affected. Drawing pain in spermatic cord, during rest, ameliorated by heat and motion. Great pain in testes, cord, and hips, ameliorated by motion and heat. It has cured hydrocele in boys. Much itching of the scrotum.

Menses frequent and profuse. Serous cysts in the vagina.
Rheumatic stitching pains in chest in stormy weather during

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rest. Constriction of chest. Pain in heart.

Rheumatic pains and stiffness in neck and back. Pain in dorsal region extending to arms in cold, wet weather, aggravated during rest. Tearing pains in neck and back driving out of bed.

Rheumatic tearing pains in all the limbs in stormy weather, aggravated before a storm and during rest, aggravated at night; mostly in forearms and legs. Wandering pains in the limbs and joints. Pain in bone and periosteum. Pains drive him out of bed. Paralytic pains in limbs. Can not sleep unless legs are crossed. Sleepless after midnight. Pain in the shoulder joint se severe that the arm can not be moved—but the patient and the pain are ameliorated by walking about.

NOTE.-Original publication in The Critique.

The Colorado College of Dental Surgery, dental department of the University of Denver, graduated a class of thirteen the 17th of last month. Exercises were held at Trinity M. E. Church, this city. Among the number was a young man by the name of Pullen; this name will look very appropriate on a dentist's sign and should draw business.

Liquozone, consequent to the exposures made by Colliers' Weekly, has practically been placed on the retired list-we have lost interest in the "stuff.” Perhaps the one who has suffered most, and only through a confusion of names, is Charles Marchand, manufacturer of Hydrozone and Glycozone. It seems a shame that the harm done by such a nostrum as Liquozone cannot be confined to its originators. - Medical Counselor.

You should investigate the plan of the Physicians' Defense Company of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the successful prevention and defense of the mal-practice suit. The records of the company show that they have prevented all annoyance in over seventy-five per cent. of all the suits threatened against their contract holders. The company has an admirable history and has dealt fairly and honestly with the medical profession during the seven years of its existence. A postal addressed to the Physicians' Defense Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana, will bring full information.

The enterprise and courage of the members of the San Francisco drug trade were clearly exemplified during the recent disaster. Before the fire was extinguished they placed large orders with the manufacturing chemists. One house ordered 30,000 pounds of Antiphlogistine, and altogether over 100,000 pounds were shipped to the coast upon order within a week. On a steamer from New York, running up the California coast at the time of the earthquake, were 35,000 pounds of antiphlogistine, and upon orders from the home office, the emerg. ency hospitals were liberally supplied free of charge.

MERC-SULPH.*

MERCURIUS-SULPHUR-CINNABARIS.

F. E. Gladwin, M. D., H. M., Philadelphia, Pa. Who would suppose that Mr. Mercurius and Miss Sulphur would ever marry, and further, who would suppose they would ever marry each other?

Miss Sulphur is a philosophical woman, always studying out things, inventing things; it is true she is lazy-lazy and dirtybut then laziness is the mother of invention. Sometimes she is too lazy to study out things; then she is unhappy, weeps, and would like to die.

Mr. Mercurius is quite different from Miss Sulphur. He belongs to one of the old families and is one of the leaders of the social set in society. While Miss Sulphur, though she belongs to one of the oldest families in the Materia Medica world, wouldn't turn her hand over to be in society.

Mr. Mercurius is slow of intellect and couldn't invent any. thing to save his life. Miss Sulphur is too lazy to exert herself in any way, therefore she is dirty—the house is dirty. She is so used to dirt that it makes no impression upon her. You could write in the dust upon any article of furniture in her house, but she wouldn't see it. The way the dirt piles up behind her doors and under the bed would be shocking to any other housekeeper, but she doesn't know it is there; there seems to be no room for dirt in her mind; it is filled with philosophic speculations.

Mr. Mercurius hasn't a lazy bone in his body. He is never still a minute if he has strength to move. As would be expected in such a mismated pair, she scolds him because he won't sit still a little while, and he, dissatisfied with his surroundings, scolds back because she don't keep the house clean. When it comes to fault-finding Miss Sulphur usually comes out ahead, for Mr. Mercurius is a little cowardly at heart and really is afraid of her, so hasn't the courage to continue the quarrel, though sometimes he is bold enough.

To this unequally yoked pair two children were born, Cinnabaris, the first born, resembles his father. He grew up, en

*Read before the Women's Homeopathic Club of Philadelphia.

tered society and became quite popular long years ago. Mercurius Sulphuricus, born many years later than Cinnabaris, is more like his mother, though he is so little known that he is scarcely recognized when met.

Cinnabaris has a clear mind and cheerful disposition, but he don't bother his brain over metaphysical subjects; he neglects things because he forgets to do them, but he wastes no time in anxiety over the neglect. He is irritable at times, like his mother. He wants to be alone at times, but he gets that from both parents.

Most men are pretty good-natured when their stomachs are full; not so with Merc-Sulph. He is irritable after a good dinner, but he has had a weak stomach from childhood up. He is low-spirited—did you ever see a man suffering from indigestion who didn't have the blues, and who wasn't irritable ?

The mother and father had great trobule in bringing up their children. They discovered that it is one thing to bring children into the world and quite another to conduct them through it properly.

Just as should have been expected, Merc-Sulph. had a weak stomach all his life, couldn't keep anything down a minute, and with the food he vomited yellow bile. Merc.-Sulph.'s stomach is more like his father's. Mr. Mercurius often has trouble with his stomach after eating, but though he sometimes nearly loses consciousness from nausea, his stomach has not the exaggerated sensitiveness of his son's stomach. Merc.-Sulph.'s mother also had a weak stomach, but she vomits before as well as after meals. The older son, Cinnibaris, had trouble with his stomach occasionally, but could soon belch and feel relieved. One point in which the two brothers resemble each other is that both feel better after vomiting.

During his second summer little Merc.-Sulph. had cholera infantum. How could he help it with that stomach and a lazy mother? In his early infancy his mother had suffered from cracked nipples, which burned and smarted so severely after putting the baby to the breast that she weaned him. A lazy mother and a nursing bottle are a bad combination for a baby, but if an inherited weak stomach is added the little chap doesn't stand half a chance of getting through his second summer with

out a serious bowel disturbance, and Merc.-Sulph. wasn't an exception to the rule. His trouble began, like his mother's, in the early mornings, the stools were profuse yellow or white water pouring out in a hot stream which burned the anus like hot water, leaving it sore.

Cinnabaris didn't have cholera infantum, but when he was older he had dysentery—the stools were green mucus, mixed with blood, and they stained the skin around the anus copper color. Like his father, he was worse at night, had tenesmus and protrusion of the anus during stool, but unlike his father the tenesmus did not continue after stool, nor did the rectum remain prolapsed, bleeding and painful.

Little Merc.-Sulph. had hydrothorax--inherited it from his mother; like her he suffered from great dyspnoea, so that he could not lie down, but his attacks were worse during the afternoon while his mother's attacks came on during the night. His dispnoea were relieved by a profuse watery stool. Cinnabaris, being like his father, escaped these attacks.

When the boys became older they naturally followed their father's example, joined a club, became one of the boys," went out nights, etc., hence fell into trouble just as their father did before them. Merc.-Sulph.'s specific disease was attended with intense congestion, but it was easily suppressed. Cinnabaris succeeded in having his first attack of ghonorrhoea suppressed, but he contracted the disease the second time and afterward added syphilis to his list; then there was trouble. He took mercury and Iod. of potassium without end, but could not wholly suppress his disease. The yellowish-green discharge continued a long time and he had syphilitic phymosis, in which the prepuse was terribly swollen, purplish and ulcerated. He also had scycotic excrescences, and when he finally succeeded in suppressing all this he had syphilitic ulcer in the larynx, ghonorrhoeal rheumatism, syphilitic iritis and nodocities on the shin bone.

Merc.-Sulph. had ulcers on his ankles and gonorrhoeal rheumatism as the result of the suppression of his disease. Like his father he suffered worse at night with the pains and, like him, both boys were restless.

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