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When they are flat, hard or brittle. Anti.-crude. When located on the back of the fingers. Dulcamara. When they are on the sides of the fingers.

Calcarea-carb.

When on the face. Causticum, Dulcamara, Sepia.

When on the nose. Causticum. When caused by Syphilis. Mercurius, Nit-acid.

Administration.—Give the remedy selected, once every second day, for three or four administrations; then once a week until the warts disappear. When two or three remedies are named, give them in the order in which they are named, three or four doses of each, at the above intervals.

External Applications.—Great benefit has frequently been derived from occasionally touching the warts with the Tinct. Rhus-tox., and the milky juice which exudes from the Carduus-marianus, (the common milk-weed ;) all other applications should be strictly avoided, such as caustics, puncturing, etc.

Diet And Eegimen—Strictly homoeopathic while under treatment.

XIV. ULCUS. (Ulcers.)

Ulcus, (from the Greek, a sore.) The causes of ulcers are very various; anything that tends to produce an inflammation of apart, contused wounds, etc., or a specific irritation of the absorbents, from Scurvy, Cancer, Mercury, venerial or scrofulous virus.

Treatment.—In order to treat ulcers successfully, the cause, or the peculiar dyscrasia of the organism must first claim our attention and be antidoted as far as possible; then the character, or, in other words, the appearance of the ulcer must direct the remedy; thus

When the ulcer is the result of a contused wound.

Arnica.

When caused by the injudicious use of Mercury.

Hepar-sulph., Aurum.

When caused by Syphilis.

Mercurius, Aurum, JVitric-acid.

When it depends upon scrofula.

Calc-carb., Belladonna, Ferrum, Sikx.

Structure, Shape, and Appearance.

For an ulcer of a fistulous character, having a small sinus opening; 1st. Antim., Calc., Silex, Sulphur, Lycopodium. 2nd. Asa/., Carbo-veg., Nitric-acid.

For superficial ulcers; 1st. Lachesis, Merc., Thuja. 2nd. Arsenicum and Lycopodium.

For hard ulcers with indurated or calloused edges; Arsenicum, Carbo-veg., Lachesis, Mercurius.

For carious ulcers; 1st. Assafoetida, Mercurius, Aurum. 2nd. Phos.-acid, Ruta and Sabina.

For cancerous appearing ulcers; 1st. Arsenicum, Lachesis, Merc., Conium. 2nd. Aurum, Clematis, Nitric-acid, Sepia, Staphysagra.

For fungous ulcers; 1st Arsenicum, Carbo-Animalis, Petroleum, Sepia. 2nd. Carbo-veg., Phosphorus, Thuja.

For varicose ulcers; 1st. Carbo-veg., Pulsatilla, Sulphur. 2nd. Arsenicum, Causticum, Graph., Lycopodium.

For deep ulcers; 1st. Mercurius, Nitric-acid. 2nd. Calc., Sepia, Silex.

For ulcers with shaggy, ragged edges.

Arsenicum, Petrol, Silex.

For blue-appearing ulcers.

Assafietida, Conium, Lachesis.

For gray-appearing ulcers. Merc. Causticum, Silex.

For yellow, mattery-looking ulcers.

Calc-carb., Silex, Sulphur.

For unclean, dirty, foul ulcers.

Lachesis, Sabina, Kreosote.

For ulcers, with an inflamed, red border.

Arsenicum, Rhus-tox., Sulphur. For black, gangrenous ulcers.

Arsenicum, Secale, Carbo-veg., Lachesis, Scilla.

For ulcers disposed to bleed.

Carbo-veg., Conium, Lachesis, Phos.-acid.

For very painful ulcers; 1st. Arsenicum, Graph., Silex. 2nd. Arnica, Asa., Belladonna, Pulsatilla.

For torpid, painless ulcers.

Carbo-veg., Opium, Kreosote, Sepia.

For ulcers, with burning or stinging pains.

Arsenicum, Rhus-tox., Carbo-veg., Mezerium.

There are many other drugs named for the different conditions and appearances of ulcers; to enumerate them systematically, together with their pathogenesy, would require a volume. The above are the principal ones; those wishing to go further are most respectfully referred to the Materia Medica, or Symptomen Codex.

Administration.—Give the remedies indicated as they are arranged, and repeat them once or twice a day, as may be necessary, judging from the condition of the ulcer, its virulence, etc. Then wait a reasonable time to see what has been accomplished; if there is an improvement which continues, leave well enough alone; but if there is no material improvement, or if the improvement produced by the first remedies does not continue, then give the remedies second in order similar to the first.

Diet—In accordance with the remedies used, and the ends to be accomplished.

CHAPTER XIV.

EXANTHEMATA. {Eruptive Fevers.)

Exanthemata, is derived from the Greek, to flaw; and is used to designate those acute contagious affections in which an efflorescence or eruption appears on the surface of the body. Such fevers are of a strictly specific character: that is, each disease of this class has its own specific cause, and cannot be produced by any other; for example, if we are exposed to the contagion of Scarlet Fever, it will act upon the susceptibility of the system with a certain latent period, and produce Scarlet Fever, unless the susceptibility or predisposition has been eradicated by a previous impression, or interrupted by constitutional idiosyncrasy, when the contagion will prove harmless, and produce no other disease. So with Small Pox and Measles; each one spreads its own peculiar contagion, producing diseases "sui generis" with the primary and no other.

They are all communicated by contagion, and possess the power of completely eradicating the susceptibility of the system to subsequent impressions of their respective characters. There are, however, exceptions to all general rules. Small Pox contagion may act upon the system, and not completely destroy the entire susceptibility; in such a case, upon subsequent exposure, an attack of Varioloid, or Small Pox in a modified form will be the result;

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