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Hartmann's Theory Acute Diseases And Their Homoeopathic Treatment



For the last ten years the homoeopathic science and art of healing has been considerably perfected in all its branches; but no work has as yet been published which furnishes a systematic exposition of the treatment which ought to be adopted in the different diseases. This omission is probably owing in part to the inherent difficulty of the undertaking, and partly to Hahnemann, having remarked that no treatment can be based upon the classification of diseases as adopted by the old school. I have never despaired of succeeding in completing a work containing a systematic exposition of the homoeopathic treatment of disease, so much more as the phenomena which constitute the diseases, as described in allopathic books, are contained among the symptoms obtained by the provers of drugs, such as: asthma Millari, cholera morbus, fever and ague, and its varieties. It is the very plan which has been adopted by the author of homoeopathy, of arranging the symptoms of a drug in one list, and of distributing them in groups, that has suggested to me the idea and arrangement of the present work. I trust I have rendered a service to beginners, by describing the general diagnostic characteristics of a disease at the commencemerit of the chapter; the more particular indications for the special remedies have not been omitted.

TitleHartmann's Theory Acute Diseases And Their Homoeopathic Treatment
AuthorCharles J. Hempel
PublisherWilliam Radde
Year1847
Copyright1847, William Radde
AmazonTheory of acute diseases, and their homoeopathic treatment

Hartmann's Theory Acute Diseases And Their Homoeopathic Treatment

Third German Edition,

Revised And Considerably Enlarged By The Author.

Translated, With Additions, And Adapted To The Use Of The American Profession, By Charles J. Hempel, M. D.

Vol. I.

New-York: William Radde, 322 Broadway.

Philadelphia: - C. L. Rademacher, 39 North Fourth-ST. Boston: - Otis Clapp, 12 School - ST.

1847. Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1847, by William Radde, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New-York.

H. Ludwig, Printer, 70 & 79 Vessy-IT., N. Y

-The Translator's Preface
The second volume of Hartmann's Acute Diseases will appear very shortly. We have nothing to mention in regard to the mode in which this work is to be used. It should be read and studied from beginnin...
-The Author's Prefaces
To The Three Editions Of This Work, Condensed Into One. For the last ten years the homoeopathic science and art of healing has been considerably perfected in all its branches; but no work has as yet ...
-Introduction
It is now more than fifty years since homoeopathy was discovered by the profound and learned Dr. Hahnemann. Its claims and merits are now universally appreciated, and in spite of the intrigues and inv...
-Introduction. Continued
The proving of drugs affords a twofold advantage. In the first place the proving physician sharpens his power of observation and accustoms himself to notice the minutest symptoms of disease, every one...
-From The American Edition Of Hahnemann's Organon
85. At each new circumstance related by the patient or the persons present, the physician commences another line, in order that the symptoms may all be written down separately, and stand one b...
-From The American Edition Of Hahnemann's Organon. Continued
90. All the answers being committed to writing, the physician then notes down what he himself observes in the patient,+ and endeavours to ascertain if that which he observes existed or not whe...
-Classification Of Diseases
A classification of diseases has not so much value in reference to therapeutics as to the investigation of the character of the disease. We may divide diseases in reference to the individuality of th...
-Classification Of Diseases. Part 2
(f.) Morbi intercurrentes. These are diseases which depend upon causes entirely different from those that occasion the prevailing disease; but they frequently ingraft their character upon the latter, ...
-Classification Of Diseases. Part 3
The division of diseases into local and constitutional is without any practical value. Every physician knows that the so-called local diseases are much more speedily removed by internal remedies than ...
-General Therapeutic Rules
We have shown above that the first essential requisite of a cure is, a thorough investigation of all the perceptible symptoms of a disease. This investigation is so much more necessary as, according t...
-General Therapeutic Rules. Part 2
The prophylactic treatment is another species of treatment which the homoeopathic physician is frequently called upon to employ. The prophylactic treatment is generally employed in cases where diseas...
-General Therapeutic Rules. Part 3
The derivative method is a particular branch of the palliative system, and may be advantageously resorted to in many dangerous affections. We may mention the warm oatmeal poultices, the hand and foot ...
-General Therapeutic Rules. Part 4
Homoeopathy knows nothing of the expectant method. Every manifestation of disease is treated according to its symptoms, by positive remedies. Nor does homoeopathy know anything of a particular treatm...
-General Therapeutic Rules. Part 5
* Baron Gerstorff, one of the provers so frequently mentioned in the Materia Medica Pura, has told me that Arsenic has been carried up to the 10,000th potency. - Hempel. As it is impossible that the ...
-General Therapeutic Rules. Part 6
Shooting pain from temple to temple through the forehead, occasionally a neuralgic pain in a small circumscribed spot of the left parietal bone ; but his greatest trouble was an abominable coating of ...
-General Therapeutic Rules. Part 7
Since it is an established fact that a true homoeopathic specific may either produce an exacerbation of the symptoms, or a curative sleep,+ and we are unable to determine the normal dose which will un...
-General Therapeutic Rules. Part 8
* Materia Med. Pura, by Dr. Hempel, Vol. IV. + Annals of Horn. Clinique, Vol. 111., No. 2, p. 127. ++ Allg. hom. Zeit , Vol. I., p. 43. Chronic Diseases, Vol. 1., by Dr. Hempel. A sick organis...
-General Therapeutic Rules. Part 9
* By antipsorics Hahnemann understands those remedies which he proved after the discovery of his psora theory and which are contained in the Chronic Diseases. The reviewer of my first edition objects...
-General Therapeutic Rules. Part 10
Some homoeopathic physicians have tried to mix two remedies, one of which seemed homoeopathic to one portion of the symptoms, and the other to the remaining portion; but the results did not answer the...
-General Therapeutic Rules. Part 11
It is advisable, however, especially in chronic diseases, not to continue the same remedy too long, even if the dose be changed, lest the organism should become accustomed to its influence, which cann...
-Fever. General Remarks On Fever
1. According to Hahnemann, the symptoms of a disease are the only portion of the disease of which we can take cognizance. This is accomplished by means of our senses. The internal nature, the e...
-Fever. General Remarks On Fever. Part 2
5. Critical symptoms in fevers are: excessive debility, chills, increase of heat, orgasm, vertigo, illusions of the senses, oppression, twitchings of the muscles, or even subsultus tendinum, de...
-Fever. General Remarks On Fever. Part 3
8. In febrile diseases hemorrhages are favourable symptoms and may be considered critical even by homoeopathic physicians, when the hemorrhage proceeds from an -organ which is not injured by it...
-Fever. General Remarks On Fever. Part 4
In flowing haemorrhoids the above mentioned remedies require to be principally employed. 9. As regards the critical discharges from the bowels (critical diarrhoea), these ought never to be lef...
-Fever. General Remarks On Fever. Part 5
(3.) Passions and emotions, fright, anger, joy, intoxication, disturbance of the mind by anxiety, surprise, etc., and in general violent concussions of the body, may occasion fevers. Anger may occasio...
-Fever. General Remarks On Fever. Part 6
With respect to their type, those different forms of fever may be divided into continuous, remittent, or intermittent, irrespective of their fundamental character. Continuous fevers are such as exhibi...
-Fever. General Remarks On Fever. Part 7
* See Dietetic Rules for the Sick, etc., by Dr. F. Hartmann, Dresden and Leipsic. The temperature has to be carefully regulated agreeably to the feelings, habits, and wishes of the patient, and in ac...
-Fever. General Remarks On Fever. Part 8
* Raw fruit of any kind is hurtful in most cases of fever, and ought never to be allowed. I have seen violent relapses into bilious and intermittent feveroccur in consequence of the patient having eat...
-Synochal Or Simple Inflammatory Fever
23. Synochal or simple inflammatory fever. A better knowledge of human diseases and an almost boundless experience have convinced modern physicians that a pure synochal fever either does not e...
-Synochal Or Simple Inflammatory Fever. Continued
The essential sphere for the action of Aconite are the erethic fevers, the inflammatorv erethisms of the' vascular system, and the first stage of catarrhal, rheumatic, and traumatic inflammations; hen...
-Fever Of Dentition
26. Fever of dentition. The cutting of teeth is no disease of itself, but a natural occurrence in the period of evolution. It is a stage in the physical development which marks at the same time...
-Fever Of Dentition. Continued
Children in whom the irritation consequent upon dentition, continues for a long time, and who lose strength or flesh in consequence of it, are relieved by a few doses of Calc. carb., which ought to be...
-Catarrhal Fever
29. Catarrhal fever. An intense irritation of a greater or lesser portion of the mucous membranes induces a febrile state. The symptoms of that febrile condition are those of a catarrhal fever...
-Catarrhal Fever. Part 2
One of the principal remedies against catarrhal fevers is Aconite, especially when they are occasioned by a cold, by dry and cold weather, north-westerly winds or by a current of air, and when the fol...
-Catarrhal Fever. Part 3
Among the symptoms of Hepar sulphuris we discover a catarrhal fever, characterized by internal chilliness, and ill humour, or heaviness in all the limbs. This remedy is on a par, and constitutes a gro...
-Catarrhal Fever In Children
33. Catarrhal Fever in Children. We ought not to omit mentioning, on this occasion, a catarrh or catarrhal fever of children which can only be observed by the physician, but cannot be investig...
-Influenza
34. Influenza. The influenza is not an indigenous disease with us (in Germany); the grippe still less so; when the cholera appeared amongst us, both affections frequently appeared in company w...
-Grippe
35. Grippe. Another species of catarrhal fever is the grippe, which prevailed at the commencement of the year 1833.f The symptoms of grippe are much more varied and complicated than those of i...
-Simple Rheumatic Fever
36. Simple Rheumatic Fever. When an affection of the serous and fibrous tissues, sheaths of muscles, articular membranes, in company with the drawing, tearing, burning pains in the joints or t...
-Simple Rheumatic Fever. Part 2
* A great rival of Bryonia in inflammations of the serous membranes is Cantharides, especially when there is a frequent desire to urinate. In rheumatic inflammations where Bryonia is indicated and wil...
-Simple Rheumatic Fever. Part 3
There is another kind of sub-inflammatory fever which is characterized by drawing, tearing pains, sensation of lameness or numbness, the tendons, ligaments or bones, are principally affected, there is...
-Fourth Class. Gastric Fevers
40. The fever is a continuous remittent, the digestive apparatus being principally affected; the fever differs according as it depends upon overloading the stomach, morbid action of the mucous ...
-Gastric Fevers; Saburral, Gastric, Bilious Fever
42. Gastric fevers; saburral, gastric, bilious fever. We have alluded to the precursory symptoms of Carbo animalis is an excellent remedy for sour stomach, with scalding sensation in the throat...
-Gastric Fevers; Saburral, Gastric, Bilious Fever. Part 2
In most cases the prognosis is favourable; the complication with typhoid symptoms makes it more doubtful. The convalescence is generally very short. 44. The homoeopathic treatment of simple ga...
-Gastric Fevers; Saburral, Gastric, Bilious Fever. Part 3
Acidum phosphoricum is an excellent remedy in such fevers, when they arise from grief, deep and gnawing sorrow, anxiety and care, and are accompanied by great restlessness, a pushing and tumult in the...
-Gastric Fevers; Saburral, Gastric, Bilious Fever. Part 4
Cocculus and Belladonna deserve a particular mention in the treatment of this class of fevers. Cocculus is especially adapted to gastric-bilious fevers which arise among other causes from chagrin and ...
-Gastric Fevers; Saburral, Gastric, Bilious Fever. Part 5
Predisposing causes are: youthfulness, female sex, scrophulosis, worm affections, disposition to chronic blennorrhcea of the abdominal organs, especially the stomach. The outbreak of the disease is fa...
-Gastric Fevers; Saburral, Gastric, Bilious Fever. Part 6
In the commencement of the disease, Ignatia is sometimes useful, especially when the symptoms are changeable, and when the following group of symptoms occurs: great indolence, inclination to lie down,...
-Worm Fever; Helminthiasis
51. Worm fever; helminthiasis. Worm affections, with or without fever, are evidently chronic diseases. Entozoa are no disease, but the product of disease, which may however react upon the orga...
-Worm Fever; Helminthiasis. Part 2
Worm diseases have a slow run, and are very much disposed to occur again, or the patient is apt to have a relapse. Other diseases, such as chronic inflammation of the mucous membrane of the intestines...
-Worm Fever; Helminthiasis. Part 3
Spigelia corresponds to those symptoms which are especially violent after dinner, when the patient complains of pinching pains in the abdomen, with coldness and diarrhoea, canine hunger and thirst, mo...
-Febrile Conditions Resembling Cholera
55. Febrile conditions resembling Cholera. Many will say that the various kinds of fever which we have treated in the preceding paragraphs are very-much like the febrile conditions which we sh...
-These Kinds Of Cholera Are Of The Milder Kind
57. These kinds of cholera are of the milder kind. The precursory symptoms, if there be any, can be easily removed by the well-selected homoeopathic agent. If the characteristic symptoms of th...
-Asiatic Cholera
60. Asiatic cholera. The Asiatic cholera has been treated and carefully observed by a number of homoeopathic physicians. The results which they have obtained, are by far superior to those of t...
-Asiatic Cholera. Part 2
Cholera has no well marked periods or stages; but even if they could be defined, this would have no sort of practical value in the more intense degrees of the disease. Nevertheless, authors have thoug...
-Asiatic Cholera. Part 3
These spasms are accompanied by an increasing but not suffocative oppression of the chest, and tightness of breathing, increasing anxiety, vertigo, and principally a sudden collapse and excessive smal...
-Asiatic Cholera. Part 4
The highest potencies of Veratrum and Cuprum, one or two pellets alternately every four days, have been recommended as preventives against the Cholera. A number of homoeopathic physicians recommend Ve...
-Asiatic Cholera. Part 5
This remedy seems to be an excellent remedy in the so-called cholerine, for which Camphor, Merc, sol., Phosphorus, and Acidum phosphor, are likewise recommended. The last of those remedies is said to ...
-Dysenteric Fevers; Dysentery
64. Dysenteric fevers; dysentery. Authors have made a mistake in classing those fevers among chronic diseases. The dysenteric fever ought to be considered an acute disease for this reason, tha...
-Dysenteric Fevers; Dysentery. Part 2
66. We now pass to the treatment of dysentery, commencing with naming the remedies which have been used against the various kinds of the disease generally. The principal remedy is Mercurius cor...
-Dysenteric Fevers; Dysentery. Part 3
In this variety likewise, the treatment ought to commence with the removal of the inflammatory symptoms by means of Aconite, after which the specific remedy in this variety, Mercurius corrosivus, may ...
-Dysenteric Fevers; Dysentery. Part 4
Carbo. veg. ought likewise to be recommended for dysenteric discharges of bloody mucus; it ranks next to Cantharides, as regards the pain in the abdomen, especially about the umbilicus, and is disting...
-Diarrhoea
69. Diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is generally a symptom of some more general disease, or a salutary crisis. However, diarrhoea may likewise occur as a primary disease of the reproductive system, accom...
-Diarrhoea. Continued
A third kind of diarrhoea is the diarrhoea biliosa. This kind of diarrhoea is a little more complicated than the two preceding varieties. It is generally occasioned by moral emotions, anger, chagrin, ...
-Typhus
70. Typhus. As in synochal and erethic fevers the vascular system is principally excited, so is typhus characterized by great erethism of the nervous system, especially the ganglia and brain. ...
-General Symptoms Of Typhus; Diagnosis
71. General symptoms of typhus; diagnosis. There is no violent chill in the commencement, but slow chills alternating with heat. The brain and nervous system are principally affected from the ...
-General Symptoms Of Typhus; Diagnosis. Part 2
Typhus generally terminates by some imperfect crisis, metastasis, metaschematismus, miliary eruption (which may also be one of the symptoms), furuncles, abscesses, deafness, blindness, etc. Death tak...
-General Symptoms Of Typhus; Diagnosis. Part 3
In typhus, with erethic congestions of the head, Bryonia is likewise a most valuable remedy, when the following group of symptoms occurs: after a slight cold the patient complains of a pain as if brui...
-General Symptoms Of Typhus; Diagnosis. Part 4
As the fever progresses, a typhus abdominalis becomes more and more marked; the evening chilliness, which is followed in bed by several hours' dry heat and thirst, cutting as with knives in the abdome...
-General Symptoms Of Typhus; Diagnosis. Part 5
Having spoken of a typhus stupidus, we ought to allude to a remedy which is closely allied to Phosphoric acid, and is yet too much neglected in typhus, we mean Acidum muriaticum. There are two symptom...
-General Symptoms Of Typhus; Diagnosis. Part 6
In the second stage of the disease Valeriana is frequently an efficient remedy, when white miliaria and bland delirium have made their appearance. The miliaria occurs most frequently on the chest and ...
-General Symptoms Of Typhus; Diagnosis. Part 7
Cocculus ranks on a par with Nux, when the gastric symptoms, such as: loss of appetite, aversion to any kind of food or drink, inclination to vomit and nausea unto fainting, bitter eructations, painfu...
-General Symptoms Of Typhus; Diagnosis. Part 8
Opium is another valuable remedy in typhus. It is particularly indicated by the following symptoms: loss of consciousness and sopor; the patient lies with open eyes, and is speechless; the limbs are r...
-General Symptoms Of Typhus; Diagnosis. Part 9
Lycopodium, of which mention has been made above, is not only applicable to a few single symptoms in typhus, but to typhus generally. It has been suecessfully employed in those fevers when they were c...
-General Symptoms Of Typhus; Diagnosis. Part 10
Spigelia corresponds more particularly to the feeling of weakness in the reproductive organs, without, however, being an exclusive remedy for that condition. Characteristic indications for Spigelia ar...
-Typhus Putridus, Febris Putrida
79. Typhus putridus, febris putrida. Fever with decomposition of the animal matter. Typhus putridus sometimes sets in as an epidemic fever; in which case it becomes a primary disease which is ...
-Typhus Contagiosus, Bellicus. Hospital Or Jail Fever
81. Typhus contagiosus, bellicus. Hospital or jail fever. This typhus is characterized by the symptoms of the ordinary typhus or the typhus putridus, and is propagated by a contagium. At first...
-Typhus Pestilentialis
82. Typhus pestilentialis. We know nothing of the treatment of this disease, and shall, therefore, content ourselves with stating the characteristic symptoms. The pest is propagated by contac...
-Typhus Icterodes. Yellow Fever
83. Typhus icterodes. Yellow fever. This disease arises from some endemic miasm. Its symptoms are: yellow colour of the skin, violent vomiting of black substances, black stools, great anguish,...
-Typhus Lentus. Lentescent Typhus
84. Typhus lentus. Lentescent typhus. This kind of typhus is a primary, idiopathic disease, which does not depend upon any local affection, and may be occasioned by various causes. The essent...
-Sixth Class. Intermittent Or Chronic Fevers
86. Intermittent fever. Fever and ague.* It is very difficult to establish general rules for the treatment of intermittent fever. The type of the fever, the peculiarities of the chilly and hot ...
-Sixth Class. Intermittent Or Chronic Fevers. Part 2
An intermittent fever is not of itself a dangerous disease, but it may become so by concomitant symptoms; a long duration of the fever may occasion a peculiar cachectic state, dropsy, nervous affectio...
-Sixth Class. Intermittent Or Chronic Fevers. Part 3
Veratrum is useful in fevers consisting simply of external coldness, or mere internal heat, with dark urine; or when a warm sweat is present all over the body, or only on the forehead, which soon beco...
-China Cachexia
89. China cachexia. A China cachexia is an intermittent fever which has been treated with large doses of Quinine, without getting well, and has become complicated with the symptoms of a China ...
-Exanthematic Fevers
91. Exanthematic Fevers. A few short remarks on cutaneous eruptions generally: An exanthem is an inflammatory process of the various layers of the skin, in consequence of which the colour and...
-Eruptive Fever
(e.) Ulcerosa, with purulent destruction of the skin as in herpes exedens or ulcerosus, lepra, etc. These different exanthemata may be either acute or chronic. The acute form is distinguished from th...
-Variola
95. Variola. An eruption consisting of acuminated pustules, which first appear on the third, fourth or fifth day of a contagious fever, in the shape of red spots; these spots gradually elevate...
-Variola. Continued
During the eruptive as well as the febrile stage, children are frequently attacked with convulsions. These can be speedily arrested by exposing the patient to the influence of a cool, fresh air at the...
-Cow-Pox. Variola Vaccina, Tutoriae
99. Cow-pox (Variola vaccina, tutoriae.) Cow-pox runs a regular course, which is so well known, that it is needless to speak of it more particularly. If a morbid disposition which had been lat...
-Spurious Small-Pox, Varicella
100. Spurious small-pox, Varicella. Varicella is very similar to small-pox, from which it is distinguished by its more rapid course, its benign character, and the absence of the characteristic...
-Varioloid
101. Varioloid. This is a modification of small-pox. The eruptive fever is milder than in small-pox, and the suppurative fever is generally wanting; the pustules appear in the same order as in...
-Nettle-Rash, Urticaria
102. Nettle-rash, Urticaria. This disease is sometimes preceded by catarrhal symptoms for two or three days. Spots or blotches form on the skin, of a palish-red or white colour, irregular shap...
-Measles, Morbilli
103. Measles, morbilli. The measles are frequently epidemic in spring, and are generally a mild disease, though sometimes fatal. This disease occurs in every climate, attacks principally child...
-Scarlet-Fever, Scarlatina
105. Scarlet-fever, Scarlatina. Scarlatina is a contagious epidemic, and in some cases sporadic disease, of changeable character; it generally attacks persons only once, is most common among c...
-Complications Of Scarlatina, With Other Diseases
107. Complications of scarlatina, with other diseases. Now-a-days the genuine scarlatina generally occurs in combination with purple-rash. The eruption is sometimes attended with gastric sympt...
-Secondary Diseases Succeeding Scarlatina
108. Secondary diseases succeeding scarlatina. In many cases Belladonna will prove useful, particularly for the following symptoms: bloatedness of the face, swelling of the hands and feet, len...
-Secondary Diseases Succeeding Scarlatina. Continued
Precursory symptoms are: alternation of chilliness and heat, cloudiness and heaviness of the head, the heat soon predominates, is attended with congestion of blood to the head, vertigo, aching-stingin...
-Rubeolae
112. Rubeolae. This exanthem is intermediate between measles an 1 scarlatina, but more allied to the latter: it is even said that the smell which is generally observed about scarlatina patient...
-Miliaria
114. Miliaria. This eruption consists of small, round millet-sized vesicles (and frequently still smaller than a millet-seed, and perceptible only to the finger): they appear scattered over th...
-Soreness, Intertrigo
116. Soreness, Intertrigo. This soreness arises from the friction of two adjoining parts, most frequently under the shoulders, between the thighs, on the neck, at the anus, in the groins. Some...
-Petechia
117. Petechia. Petechias are of a violet, brown, black, and sometimes red colour, from one to two lines in diameter, generally round and circumscribed, though sometimes irregular and diffusing...
-Thrush, Aphtha
118. Thrush, aphtha. This exanthem always affects the inner mucous membrane. It consists of small, white, elevated, lar-daceous, sponge-like little ulcers in the mouth, on the tongue, palate, ...
-Erysipelas
120. Erysipelas. This is a febrile condition, during which a certa part of the body becomes hot, red and swollen, and sometimes covered with blisters (erysipelas bullosum The redness is superf...
-Zona, Zoster, Cingulum
122. Zona, Zoster, Cingulum. The zona is very similar to erysipelas; it is generally about a hand's breadth, surrounding the body, or a portion of the body, in the shape of a demi-circle. The ...
-Chilblains, Perniones
123. Chilblains, perniones. Chilblains are a sort of chronic erysipelatous inflammation, which does not become acute unless excited by some additional cause, change of weather, or some kind of...
-Inflammations In General
124. Inflammations in general. An inflammation, though apparently local, is nevertheless a dynamic disease, affecting the vitality of the blood-vessels through a disturbed nervous action. Infl...
-Pneumonia, Peripneumonia, Pneumonitis
131. Pneumonia, peripneumonia, pneumonitis. An inflammation of the lungs generally commences with chilliness, which frequently increases to a shaking chill followed by heat. During the heat th...
-Pneumonia, Peripneumonia, Pneumonitis. Part 2
134. The chief remedies in pneumonia are: Aconite, Bryon., Puls., Lauroc, Mercur., Canthar., Phosphor., Rhus t., Tart, stib., Bellad., Am., Lyc, Seneg., Cann., Nux v., etc. If the fever should...
-Pneumonia, Peripneumonia, Pneumonitis. Part 3
Cannabis sat. is a useful remedy when the inflammation affects the lower portion of the lungs or principally the left lung, with palpitation of the heart, oppression behind the sternum, with dull shoc...
-Pneumonia, Peripneumonia, Pneumonitis. Part 4
The fever is frequently very violent, the pulse is frequent and quick, small and hard, the heat burning, thirst excessive, particularly during the exacerbation of the fever, towards night. The face an...
-Pericarditis, Carditis
145. Pericarditis, carditis. It is difficult to distinguish these two kinds of inflammation from each other; a post-mortem examination is the only safe means to obtain certainty in regard to e...
-Carditis And Pericarditis Infantum
147. Carditis and pericarditis infantum. These inflammations are not very unfrequent in children, but the symptoms are so deceitful that there is great danger of mistaking the true seat of the...
-Diaphragmitis, Paraphrenitis
149. Diaphragmitis, paraphrenitis. This kind of inflammation is generally complicated with pneumonia, pleurisy, hepatitis or nephritis. It is known by a very violent pain in the lower portion ...
-Rheumatic Affections
152. Rheumatic affections. These affections are described under two principal heads, rheumatism and catarrh. By rheumatism we understand the rheumatic irritation of the muscles, ligaments and ...
-Acute Rheumatism, Rheumatalgia
153. Acute rheumatism, rheumatalgia. A joint of an upper or lower extremity, or all the joints of the extremities, suddenly swell and become painful, generally without any precursory symptoms;...
-A. Rheumatism Of The Extremities
156. A. Rheumatism of the extremities. This is the most frequent form of acute rheumatism. The pain is violent, tearing, following the course of the muscles, generally limited to one extremity ...
-B. Rheumatismus Cordis. Endocarditis
158. B. Rheumatismus cordis. Endocarditis. Either during an already existing rheumatism of the joints, or without any previous disease, the patients experience a sensation of heaviness in the ...
-Rheumatismus Cordis. Endocarditis. Continued
The most constant symptom of Digitalis is to limit the action of the heart, and to render its beats slow and feeble; it is indicated by palpitation of the heart, orgasm of the blood, with great anguis...
-C. Rheumatism Of The Thorax
161. C. Rheumatism of the thorax. The affection is generally seated in the pectorales, less frequently in the intercostales muscles. The pain is generally sticking or tearing in one part of the...
-D. Lumbago Rheumatica
163. D. Lumbago rheumatica. This is a rheumatic affection of the lumbales muscles, from the posterior portion of the vertebral column to the crest of the ilium, generally on one side only. The...
-E. Rkeumatismus Cephalicus And Rheumatic Odontalgia
166. E. Rkeumatismus cephalicus and rheumatic odontalgia. The pain is chiefly seated in the temporal, occipital or facial muscles, or in the aponeurosis, generally on one side of the head only...
-F. Rheumatismus Paralyticus
168. F. Rheumatismus paralyticus. This rheumatism affects the motor nerves only, and is without pain or swelling. It affects principally the muscles of the face, and those of the extremities, ...
-Inflammation Of The Psoas Muscle. - Psoitis
170. Inflammation of the psoas muscle. - Psoitis. This kind of inflammation is not very rare, but it is easily misapprehended when gradually developing itself out of a rheumatic affection of t...
-Gout Arthritis
172. Gout Arthritis. Gout is supposed to originate in some peculiar dys-crasia, affecting the joints and synovial capsules. An attack of gout is almost always preceded by loss of appetite, fla...
-Ischias, Coxalgia, Coxagra
176. Ischias, coxalgia, coxagra. This is a pain in the region of the hip-joint, which frequently extends down to the foot. The pain sometimes is very great, impedes the motion of the foot, ind...
-Glossitis, Inflammation Of The Tongue
180. Glossitis, Inflammation of the tongue. Glossitis is an excessively painful disease. It appears suddenly and runs a very rapid course. It is attended with great anguish. The tongue is swol...
-Inflammation Of The Fauces, Angina, Cynanche, Pharyngitis
182. Inflammation of the fauces, angina, cynanche, pharyngitis. By angina faucium, we understand an inflammatory affection of the various parts composing the palate and fauces, velum pendulum ...
-Stomacace
186. Stomacace. The local affection is almost always preceded by lan-gupr, ill-humour, loss of appetite, with gastric symptoms and fever. At first the anterior portion of the mouth is affected,...
-Angina Maligna, Gangraenosa, Putrida, Diphterica
187. Angina maligna, gangraenosa, putrida, diphterica. This disease is frequently attended with violent typhoid symptoms of the whole organism, affects the mucous membrane of the fauces, and ...
-Angina Mercurialis, Stomatitis Mercurialis
189. Angina mercurialis, stomatitis mercurialis. It was a mistake to consider ptyalism the essential feature of this disease, and the salivary glands as its seat. Hydrargyrosis causes a ...
-Angina Pharyngea, Pharyngitis
191. Angina pharyngea, pharyngitis. This inflammation is generally a part of angina faucium. The swelling and redness are invisible except when the inflammation is seated high up. The ...
-Cesophagitis, Angina Aesophagea, Dysphagia In-Flammntoria
192. CEsophagitis, angina aesophagea, dysphagia in-flammntoria. The inflammation cannot be seen in the throat. In the region where the inflammation is seated, behind the trachea and between ...
-Croup, Angina Membranacea, Polyposa, Cynanche Strenua, Stridula, Exsudatoria, Laryngitis Exsuda-Toria
199. Croup, angina membranacea, polyposa, cynanche strenua, stridula, exsudatoria, laryngitis exsuda-toria. * This liability to inflammation of the respiratory organs, frequently arises from ...
-Parotitis, Angina Parotidea
202. Parotitis, Angina parotidea. Parotitis is generally preceded by a precursory stage; the patient feels languid, low-spirited, complains of pains in the limbs, sleeplessness, restlessness, ...
-Inflammation Of The Nose
205. Inflammation of the nose. For erysipelatous inflammation of the external nose with swelling and burning pains. Arnica, Belladonna, Rhus t., Sulphur, or Silicea, are the most suitable ...
-Ostitis, Inflammation Of Bones
206. Ostitis, inflammation of bones. The vessels of bones and the periosteum are frequently found inflamed. The pain is most violent when the marrow is inflamed, less in periostitis, and ...
-Inflammation Of The Lymphatic Glands And Vessels
209. Inflammation of the lymphatic glands and vessels. This condition occurs very frequently among children, and involves the adjoining cellular tissue. Such inflammations frequently recur ...
-Hepatitis, Inflammation Of The Liver
211. Hepatitis, inflammation of the liver. Most physicians distinguish an acute and chronic inflammation of the liver. The inflammatory process does not involve the whole liver; it is limited ...
-Hepatitis, Inflammation Of The Liver. Continued
The division of hepatitis into acute and chronic, facilitates the treatment, It is likewise useful to distinguish a synochal, erethic and typhoid form, and not to overlook the sporadic, endemic or epi...
-Icterus, Jaundice
214. Icterus, jaundice. Idiopathic icterus consists in a limited or suppressed secretion of bile in the liver, inducing a derangement of the digestive functions, and a deposition of bilious ...
-Icterus, Jaundice. Continued
217. The following remedies deserve particular attention in the treatment of jaundice: Aconite, Arsenic, Bryon., Calcar., Canthar., Carb. veg., China, Con. Cupr., Dig., Iod., Mercur., Acid ...
-Inflammation Of The Spleen, Splenitis, Lienitis
218. Inflammation of the spleen, splenitis, lienitis. Affections of the spleen, even when amounting to disorganizations, do not affect the general organism in any great degree, and are not ...
-Gastritis, Inflammation Of The Stomach
221. Gastritis, inflammation of the stomach. Acute gastritis, as is occasioned by corrosive poisons, is characterized by the following symptoms: Excessively burning, gnawing, constrictive, ...
-Enteritis, Colica Inflammatoria, Inflammation Of The Boucels
224. Enteritis, colica inflammatoria, inflammation of the boucels. Such an inflammation generally commences in the mucous coat, whence it spreads to the other tissues. We distinguish an ...
-Enteritis, Mucosa Infantum
227. Enteritis, mucosa infantum. This disease is of frequent occurrence among children. It is both acute and chronic. It commences with increased stool, frequently without fever. The ...
-Incarcerated Hernia
228. Incarcerated hernia. Hernia, unless it should have been occasioned by mechanical causes, in which case it requires surgical treatment, is a dynamic disease, and can be removed by ...
-Nephritis, Inflammation Of The Kidneys
229. Nephritis, inflammation of the kidneys. We distinguish nephritis, or inflammation of the parenchyma; pyelitis, or inflammation of the mucous membrane of the tubes and pelvis of the ...
-Cystitis, Inflammation Of The Bladder
232. Cystitis, inflammation of the bladder. Inflammations of the bladder, are, generally speaking, rare and dangerous. They are generally accompanied with inflammation of the urethra, kidneys,...
-Metritis, Hysteritis, Inflammation Of The Uterus
235. Metritis, hysteritis, inflammation of the uterus. Metritis is either acute or chronic. We distinguish metritis parenchymatosa, or inflammation of the parenchyma of the uterus; metritis ...
-Oophoritis, Ophorites, Inflammation Of The Ovary
238. Oophoritis, Ophorites, inflammation of the ovary. We distinguish acute and chronic oophoritis. Acute oophoritis is characterized by the following symptoms: The patient complains of a ...
-Inflammation Of The Labia And Vulva
241. Inflammation of the labia and vulva. The labia are painful, burning, red, hard, dry, swollen. This inflammation runs the same course as all other inflammations. It arises particularly in ...
-Puerperal Fever
242. Puerperal fever. This is an acute fever, to which lying-in women are exclusively liable, and which is generally accompanied with disturbance of one or more of the functions peculiar to ...
-Putrefaction Of The Uterus, Or Endometritis Septica
245. Putrefaction of the uterus, or endometritis septica. This disease never occurs except in lying-in females, both after miscarriage and natural delivery. Precursory symptoms exist even ...
-Phlegmasia Alba Dolens
248. Phlegmasia alba dolens. This is a species of phlebitis, with the following symptoms: In some the labia swell, in others the crural or the obturator vein. The swelling is tight, painful, ...
-Puerperal Fever. Continued
249. We shall now return to the treatment of puerperal fever. Chamomilla is very suitable, provided it had not been abused during or after parturition, if a greater or lesser number of the ...
-Milk-Fever Of Lying-In Females. Febris Lactea
250. Milk-fever of lying-in females. Febris lactea. Utero-gestation and lactation are natural states, which are not characterized by any morbid symptoms, unless some pre-existing cause in the ...
-Mastitis, Inflammation Of The Mammae
252. Mastitis, Inflammation of the mammae. Mastitis occurs most frequently after parturition. At such periods the breasts require particular care and attention. Affections of the breast do ...
-Orchitis, Inflammation Of The Testicles
255. Orchitis, inflammation of the testicles. Not only the testicles, but the whole spermatic cord up to the abdominal ring, is involved in the swelling; the pains are stinging, tearing, ...
-Orchitis, Inflammation Of The Testicles. Continued
258. Causes: Keeping the head too warm; action of the sun on the bare head, nightly mental exertions, violent emotions, metastasis, abuse of spirituous drinks, onanism, mechanical injuries, ...
-Delirium Tremens, Phrenesia, Or Encephalitis Potatorum
260. Delirium tremens, phrenesia, or encephalitis potatorum. This disease is partly of a physical, partly of a psychical nature. It is generally preceded by pressure in the region of the ...
-Acute Hydrocephalus
263. Acute hydrocephalus. Acute hydrocephalus runs a regular course, like all other acute diseases, particularly encephalitis; it is, in fact, nothing else than an inflammation of the brain ...
-Acute Hydrocephalus. Part 2
If the physician should be in doubt respecting the propriety of exhibiting Aconite, he will have to resort to Belladonna, which is the next most suitable remedy after Aconite. If Belladonna should pr...
-Acute Hydrocephalus. Part 3
Inasmuch as we do not know of any remedy which might be used with anything like certainty in the last stage of hydrocephalus, I may be permitted to suggest Indigo among the physiological effects, of w...
-Ophthalmitis, Ophthalmia, Inflammation Of The Eye
277. Ophthalmitis, ophthalmia, inflammation of the eye. It is impossible to furnish a correct description of the various inflammatory conditions to which the eyes and eyelids are subject, ...
-Erysipelatous Ophthalmia
278. Erysipelatous ophthalmia. Sometimes only one eye is affected, but the inflammation frequently passes to the other eye after a short time. The whole conjunctiva exhibits a pale-red tinge, ...
-Catarrhal Ophthalmia
279. Catarrhal ophthalmia. This inflammation generally affects both eyes, attended with catarrh, cough, and catarrhal fever. The inflammation and redness of the eye generally proceed from the ...
-Rheumatic Ophthalmia
280. Rheumatic ophthalmia. In rheumatic ophthalmia, the pains are sticking and tearing, and aggravated in warmth. It is generally attended with other rheumatic pains, a tearing headache on ...
-Arthritic Ophthalmia
281. Arthritic ophthalmia. This kind of inflammation is principally seated in the sclerotica, iris and conjunctiva, and lastly reaches the cornea. The pain is violently boring, digging, ...
-Scrofulous Ophthalmia
282. Scrofulous Ophthalmia. Scrofulous ophthalmia occurs more frequently than any other variety of inflammations of the eye. It generally attacks children, scarcely ever persons who have past ...
-Blepharophthalmitis Glandulosa. Blepharoblen-Norrhea, Inflammation Of The Meibom An Glands
283. Blepharophthalmitis glandulosa. blepharoblen-norrcea, inflammation of the Meibom an glands. This disease is in many cases a sequel of other inflammations, such as catarrhal ophthalmia. ...
-Ophthalmia Neonatorum
285. Ophthalmia neonatorum. This disease generally affects the eyelids only; if the inflammation should be violent, the conjunctiva and even the whole eye are sometimes invaded. At first one ...
-Ceratitis, Inflammation Of The Cornea
286. Ceratitis, inflammation of the cornea. Inflammations of this kind have been spoken of in preceding chapters, to which we therefore refer the reader. We shall here mention some of the ...
-Iritis, Inflammation Of The Iris
287. Iritis, inflammation of the iris. This inflammation is generally accompanied with inflammation of adjoining parts. The pain is principally seated in the eyeball, but is often felt in the ...
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