How to Take the Case and to Find the Similimum

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Boericke & Tafel, 1907 - Homeopathy - 54 pages
 

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Page 53 - The symptoms which go to make the choice of the remedy often stand outside those that go to make up the pathology of the case." Every prescriber according to Similia similibus curantur understands this. Once more we want to call attention to the value of Homoeopathy in the line of prophylaxis. A physician of eminence was asked, "wh>'n was the proper time to begin the treatment of tuberculosis ?" His answer was "With the grand-parents.
Page 13 - ... and at the same time bear in mind the remedies known to produce similar pain and suffering, in the same localities. Or, if not borne in mind, all that remains for us to do is to hunt for them in our repertories, or Materia Medica. For instance: Is there a pain in the upper right chest? Arsenicum acts characteristically there. Right middle chest? Belladonna, Sanguinaria, Calcarea ostrearum etc. Lower right? Chelidonium, Kali carbonicum, Mercurius. Left upper? Myrtus, Fix liquida, Theridion, Sulphur,...
Page 18 - It is under the head of location in a negative sense, and significant. Now in either case we have made a good beginning in taking the case, and the next step is as to SENSATION Trouble in what location? What about it? Is it pain: coldness; heat or burning; sweating; cramping; emptiness; fulness; or any other abnormal sensation? Describe it as nearly as possible. Is it a BURNING pain or sensation? Apis mellifica, Belladonna, Arsenicum, Cantharis, Capsicum, Phosphorus and Sulphur all have that very...
Page 11 - ... curative, but the symptomatology of the case in its entirety, and especially in those symptoms which are peculiar and characteristic, in correspondence with the remedy which in its pathogenesis has the same, must decide which ONE of the class is the true similimum. But some one will object, I cannot wait to hunt down a case like that. Life is too short. I answer: "Then you will wait for your cure, and life may be too short for that.
Page 11 - The name of a disease may be helpful so far as calling to mind a class of remedies that have been found curative, but the symptomatology of the case in its entirety, and especially in those symptoms which are peculiar and characteristic, in correspondence with the remedy which in its pathogenesis has the same, must decide which ONE of the class is the true similimum.
Page 31 - These are the exceptions that prove the rule. Sulphur will rarely be called for in a Calcarea ostrearum temperament, and vice versa. Iodine, Lycopodium and Nitric acid are three of the remedies that often find their indications in brunettes, of spare habit, and so we find them the remedies oftenest adapted to the sanguine, nervous, and bilious subjects.
Page 7 - This is especially true with the homoeopathic method of prescribing. It is so natural for a patient to think that if he tells us that he has a cold, or indigestion, or rheumatism, that we ought to be able to prescribe for him forthwith, and strange to say, I have met...
Page 3 - I have often received cases for letter consultation in which they were so poorly, or meagejly taken, that no one could prescribe with any degree of accuracy. In others the work was so well done that I could do much both to help cure the case, and many times help the doctor to hold his patient, who would have sought relief elsewhere.
Page 46 - Calcarea ostrearum would be the remedy, and the result of the "hunt" placed it second. This was in the case of a physician who had been obliged to give up practice on account of an organic heart trouble. Phosphorus put him on his feet and set him going again in good shape. To the skillful and experienced physician, the case so taken may sometimes stand out so...
Page 38 - There are brown spots on the face 6. An unclean taste in mouth in morning 7. Intolerance of anything around her throat 8. Stomach gets sour 9. Has heart burn 10. Sensation of stone in stomach 11. Wind in stomach PARTICULARS.

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