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the operation, was at its height from the seventh to the ninth day, and as it went off carried away an eczema with it.
July.—Dr. Guernsey gives as indications for Acetic acid, intense and constant thirst, the passing of large quantities of pale urine day and night, and great debility. When these are present, he declares it to be a priceless remedy, given not lower than the 30th. Dr. Kimball relates a case of bleeding fungous growth on the chin, uninfluenced by Thuja, but twice disappearing under Nitric acid. Dr. W* T. Laird, hitherto known as somewhat of a "Hahnemannian," puts in a vigorous plea for pathology.
October.—Dr. C. A. Barnard reports two cases of traumatic tetanus resulting from wounds' from toy pistols. Both recovered, Lachesis, Hydrocyanic acid and Cicuta being the remedies employed.
November.—Dr. C. H. Burr bears testimony to the value of Caulophyllin in excited conditions of the uterus and the nervous system of women. He prefers the triturations—generally using the 2nd.
February, 1883.—Dr. J. P. Sutherland furnishes a proving on himself of Convallaria majalis.
March.—Dr. Walter Wesselhoeft relates five cases of placenta previa, being all that have come under his notice in an obstetrical practice of twenty years. His conclusion from them is that puncturing the membranes and plugging is generally safer practice than dilatation and turning. Dr. F. B. Percy relates a case of irritable ulcer of the anus, cured by Nitric acid 2x internally and Calendula locally, We are pleased to see that a friend of homoeopathy, who disguises his name, has given a donation of $40,000 to the Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital.
May.—Dr. J. H. Carmichael commends Viscum album, Picric acid and Sanguinaria as the most effective medicines in endometritis. There is extracted from the Medical Age a report of four cases of albuminuria successfully treated with the Acetate of Lead, in the enormous dosage of gr. xx ter die.
United States Medical Investigator.—This journal has been reaching us very irregularly of late, and since April 7th has ceased altogether to put in an appearance. Of 1882, during which it was issued fortnightly, we lack the numbers for February 15th, March 1st, April 1st, May 15th, June 1st, July 15th, October 1st and 15th, November 15th, and December 15th; and of 1883, when it became a weekly, those for March 31st and for April 14th onwards.
January 1st, 1882.—A beekeeper communicates his personal experience of the effects of bee-stings, and so contributes to the pathogenesis of Apis. Homoeopathy in -Chicago has scored a great triumph, two large wards in the Cook County Hospital having been assigned to its representatives. The staff is taken entirely from the officers of the Chicago Homoeopathic College, the Hahnemann College preferring the purity and seclusion of its own hospital. Their wisdom has been shown so far, that the rival institution has had to exclude female students, mainly from the impossibility of their getting on in the general hospital.
January 15th.—The following short proving of Kali iodatum is worth extracting.
The following short and involuntary proving of Kali hydriodicum was made August 1st, 1878. "Was in perfect health at the time.
Took by mistake about thirty grains of the crystals of Iodide of Potash. I immediately afterward got into my buggy and rode out into the country. I felt no ill-effects from the drug for about two hours. The first symptom which manifested itself was a tingling, prickling sensation, accompanied by violent sneezing in paroxysms. Would sneeze four or five times in succession; these paroxysms would return in about ten minutes. The nostrils would become completely occluded, alternately, first the right then the left. Great heat in the nasal sinuses. Discharge from the anterior nares of a very acrid nature, so much so that the parts coming in contact with this discharge were excoriated. Excruciating pain in the maxilla and teeth coming in shocks very much like facial neuralgia (for which I have since found it a valuable agent when accompanied by coryza). Great stiffness and immobility of the jaw. About 7 or 8 o'clock p.m., great difficulty of respiration. The heart seemed to be unequal to the task of circulating the blood. Pulse heavy, slow and irregular. The exact number of beats to the minute I did not ascertain, but I should say about fifty (my pulse generally averages eighty to ninety). Great anguish. Attempted to go upstairs but had to stop several times from the great dyspnoea and excessive dull pain in region of the heart. Crackling in the right ear when attempting to swallow. About 2 a.m., sounds as of rain falling on the roof, and I insisted it was raining, although my wife assured me it was a clear, still night. Sounds as of a large river sweeping by. Paint sensation in the stomach. Great pain in the back of the head. Dreams of a wandering character. Dreamed of danger. Pain and soreness in the lumbar region. Next morning, tongue dry, stiff and covered with a dark brown coating. All day, August 2nd, could not sit up from a fluttering palpitation of the heart, that made me feel faint and sick. This sensation did not entirely disappear for weeks, and for days had a severe frontal headache. These are the symptoms as noted at the time, and though the proving was very imperfect, it certainly calls attention to the efficacy of Kali hyd. in neuralgias of the face, teeth and jaws, coryza, asthma and heart troubles. I have used it in angina pectoris accompanied by fainting on arising or moving about, patient has to keep perfectly quiet in a recumbent position. I have never fully recovered from the effects it had on my heart.—S. W. Butledge, Grand Porks, Dakota.
September 1st.—A case of epilepsy of four years' standing cured by CEnanthe crocata is given here. The dilution is not stated, but as the medicine was given in "pills," it could not have been very low. Dr. G. W. Williams reports that in a sensitive patient five drops of the tincture of Avena sativa produced effects which their subject (an opium taker) compared to that of Opium.
September 15th.—Dr. J. Simmons, having to treat two unvaccinated brothers for smallpox, gave one Carbolic acid lx and the other Arsenicum 3x. The former did extremely well, but the latter badly till he too was put upon the antiseptic.
November 1st.—Dr. Mackechnie's cases of pericarditis treated by Arsenicum iodatum are here transferred from the Monthly Homoeopathic Review without acknowledgment.
January 6th, 1883.—A good deal is said in this and some succeeding numbers of a remedy for leucorrhoea called "Ova testa." No explanation is given as to its nature save that it is prepared by "being browned in vacuo." The "it" is evidently the egg-shell, and "Ova tosta" are intended. It would surely be better to call it after the analogy of Hering's "Calcarea ostrearum," "Calcarea ovorum." The present reviewer has tested its virtues with much satisfaction. Sense as of a "broken back" is considered the great indication for it.
February 24th.—Dr. C. Gatchell reports that he has had very successful results with Plumbum (3rd trit.) in contracted kidney. He believes that the incipient disease may be absolutely cured by it.
March 24th.—Dr. Reinke, of Jamaica, gives us here " A. Few Things learned concerning Homoeopathy during forty years." His first aphorism is a curious one:—" Similia similibus curantur is the law of cure. Curantur. Why do some of our doctors say cureuter? Are they not quite sure?" We will assume that the "ter" is a printer's (or rather editor's) bluuder; but we can answer Dr. Reinke's question by informing him that the " ent" is Hahnemann's own formula; and that the phrase does not mean—as he seems to suppose—" likes may be cured by likes," but " let likes be treated by likes."
(To It continued.)
Malignant Lymphosarcoma and its Treatment by Arsenic.
This disease has been variously termed Hodgkin's disease, Anemia lymphatica (Wilks), Adenie (Trousseau), Lymphadenie (Ranvier), Ps'eudo-leukamie (Wunderlich), Malignant Lymphoma (Billroth), Lympho-sarcoma (Virchow), Progressive Glandular Hypertrophy (Hirschfeld), and Lymphadenoma (Gowers, Quoin's Dictionary).
It is a disease characterised by more or less extensive enlargement of the lymphatic glands, frequently accompanied by enlarged spleen and progressive ansemia.
It was generally considered incurable, and, indeed, rapidlyfatal. But of late years some cases have been apparently cured by Billroth, Winiwarter, Czerny, and others by means of Arsenic, generally in the form of Powler's solution, sometimes only given internally, at other times also hypodermically.
There lies before us an inaugural dissertation by Carl Marzolph, entitled' The Treatment of MaligDant Lympho-sarcoma with Arsenic,' which gives a tabular statement of all the cases hitherto recorded as having been treated by Arsenic, and two more that came under his own observation. They amount to 21 cases. Of these 6 were cured, 9 died, 2 were improved, and 1 relapsed after improvement; in 3 no effect was noted. The duration of the treatment in the cases cured was 53 days, 23 days, 7f months, 3 months, 68 days, and 40 days. The average dose given was from three to five drops per diem, but sometimes larger doses were administered.
The most significant point in Marzolph's thesis is his concluding paragraph: . . . $