Scrofulous diseases of children affecting the bones (Calc. fluor.). General debility from mal-assimilation of food; delayed dentition. Watery diarrhoea, with flatulence. Abdomen flabby and shrunken. Complexion sallow and child has an old and anxious look.
Wasting disease when putrid-smelling stools occur. Atrophy of bones.
Marasmus of children who are bottle fed. Abdomen swollen; liver large. Colic after eating. Stools contain undigested food.
Inherited sycotic constitution; bloated abdomen, with much rumbling of wind; stools watery, yellow, gushing, worse on commencing to move in the morning.
Body wasted while the head is exceedingly large. Child perspires easily, is nervous and irritable; face emaciated, decrepit looking. Aversion to the mother's milk; vomited if taken. Stools offensive and watery. Great prostration upon any change of weather.
" Calcarea phos. it) non-assimiltation of food".
Miss R., aged 5 years, has been very frail all her life, and does not appear to be long for this world. She is very anaemic and has a dirty looking face. Has always been fretful at times and very nervous. Yen sensitive and cannot stand any punishment without being sick for a few days. She has no hair and during early life could not hold up her head. Her eyes are sensitive to light. She complains of a bad taste in the mouth and I noticed retarded dentition and chronic enlargement of the tonsils. She had pain in the stomach after eating, and the food seems to lie like a lump in it, and would not eat much because it always caused distress. She had suffered much with costiveness.
Urine highly colored and frequent urging to urinate. Had more or lew pain in the limbs and felt restless and wanted to be moving all the time when she felt better. She had a constant leucorrhea, which was very offensive. She got tired and exhausted very easily and could not stand cold weather. Her bones were very small and weak and could have been easily broken. The child was ordered bathed on going to bed three times a week, and plenty of fresh air. I considered her case nearly a complete picture of Calcarea phos. I gave her two cones of the 3x tablets every two hours. It is needless to say that she improved from the first dose almost. Her general condition has remained permanently improved and it certainly is a great victory for the remedy. (O. A. Palmer, M. D).