Magnetis Polus Australis (South Pole of the Magnet).
MIND AND DISPOSITION. After walking in the open air he feels quarrelsome and peevish.
After an evening nap he feels exceedingly peevish and ill humored.
He is liable to start when touched.
Want of cheerfulness; he is low-spirited, as if he were alone, or as if he had experienced some sad event, for three hours.
Despondency (the first hours).
Great discouragement, dissatisfaction with himself.
Want of disposition to work, and vexed mood.
Taciturn, he is not disposed to talk.
He wants to be alone, company is disagreeable to him.
Cheerful faces are disagreeable to him.
Violent anger excited by a slight cause, he becomes trembling and hurried, and used violent language.
Wild, vehement, rude, both in language and action ( he does not perceive it himself); he asserts with violence, reviling others, with distorted countenance.
Feeling of warmth, gradually increasing to heat (in a woman in the magnetic sleep, after touching the south pole of the magnet).
Great quickness of fancy.
SENSORIUM. Unsteadiness of the mind, he is unable to fix his ideas; things seem to flit to and fro before his senses; his opinions and resolutions are wavering, which occasions a kind of anxious and uneasy condition of the mind.
This mental disturbance is removed by touching the metallic zinc.
| Vertigo as if intoxicated, as if he were obliged to stagger, some vertigo even while sitting.
HEAD. | Rush of blood to the head, without heat.
| Heaviness of the head, with a sort of creeping or fine digging in the head.
| Fine crawling in the brain as of a number of insects, accompanied with heaviness of the head.
Creeping in the vertex, as if something were running about there, and a sort of tearing.
Shocks in either temple.
Pain in the right side of the forehead, composed of tearing and beating.
A few beatings over the forehead, accompanied with a tearing pain.
Tearing at a small spot on the left temple.
| Drawing-tearing pain in the left brain, resembling a slow burning stitch.
| Pressure in the occiput, in alternate places.
Headache, pressure on the top of the head, or in either temple, an intense violent pain, as is felt in a catarrh, being violent when sitting straight, more so when shaking the head or when reflecting, diminishing when walking, and disappearing almost entirely when bending the head forward or backward (in the first hours).
Headache in the occiput, most violent in the room, but disappearing in the open air (in the first hours).
Creeping, mixed with prickings, in the anterior and middle part of the forehead, in the evening.
Sharp, pointed aching pain in the left side of the head, with pressure from within outward; continuous stitch accompanied with pressure (relieved by the north pole).
Simple and tensive pain over the whole brain, commencing while walking in the open air, and speedily going off in the room.
Pulsative beating in the right side of the head, when lying down.
Jerkings in the head.
Spasmodic contractive headache in the region between the eyebrows.
A certain spot in the hairy scalp is painful as if bruised, still more so when touched.
A glandular tubercle in the nape of the neck becomes suddenly inflamed, the skin all around was painful as if sore, and the least touch was unpleasant to it.
The skin on the forehead feels as if dried fast to the skull.
FACE. Sensation in the face (and in the rest of the body) as if cold air were blowing upon it.
Blunt stitches in the cheek.
EYES. Slow, burning stitch in the margin of the eyelid.
|| Watery eyes from time to time.
Erosive pain, morning and evening, especially in the outer canthus, and when touching the eyelids, as if a hair had lodged in the eye, a sort of inflammation of the margin of the eyelids.
|| Painful, smarting dryness of the eyelids, especially perceptible when moving them, mostly in the evening and morning.
Swelling of the Meibomian glands of the lower eyelid, in the morning, as if a stye would form, but the pain was merely aching.
Smarting in the inner canthus (in the morning).
Pressure and dull sticking in the left eye.
Spasmodic contraction of one of the eyes, in the morning.
The skin around the eyes is sore.
When holding the magnet to the eye, he feels a little coldness in the eye for a short time, but a severe itching in the eyelids.
The eyes feel agglutinated in the morning.
Beating and itching in the eye.
| Deficient sight: things looked dim, also double, when touching the nape of the neck.
Faintish sort of cloudiness, with disposition to sit down; the objects seem veiled; afterwards they become much more distinct and much brighter than before, accompanied with an ecstatic mood.
In the commencement the dilatation of the pupils is easier, and their contraction more difficult.
EARS. An almost painless drawing behind the ear from below upwards, and extending into the head, almost continuous.
| Tearing pains in the cartilages of the outer and inner ear, extending very nearly as far as the inner cavities.
| Roaring in the ears, which he felt more in the upper part of the head.
| Noise in the ears, like the motion of a wing.
| Sensation as of the whizzing of the wind in the ears, early in the morning; he feels it as far as the forehead.
| Inflammation of the outer ear, the grooves of that portion of the ear assuming the appearance of sore rhagades.
| Occasional stitches and ringing in the ear.
Painful jerk in the ear as if its parts would be pressed asunder: a sort of otalgia.
Sensation as if a cold wind were blowing upon the ears.
Sensation as of warm breathing upon the outer ear.
Two painful vesicles on the right side of the neck below the ear.
JAWS AND TEETH. Pain of the submaxillary gland, as if swollen.
The skin under the chin is painful, as if sore.
Toothache, aggravated by warm drink.
| Tearing jerking in the upper jaw towards the eye, in the evening.
Dull pain with intensely painful stitches in hollow teeth.
MOUTH. Single stitches in the left margin of the tongue.
Sensation of swelling in the tongue, and heat in the organs of speech.
THROAT. Sore feeling in the throat during and between the acts of deglutition.
Putrid smell from the throat, early in the morning (the mouth being clean) not perceptible to himself.
| Burning in the pharynx, a sort of strangulation from below upwards, with a feeling of heat.
Heat in the organs of speech, with difficulty of speech; sensation as if the tongue were swollen.
Accumulation of a quantity of watery saliva from the mouth, flowing out of the mouth when stooping.
APPETITE AND TASTE. Slight appetite, without loathing or abnormal taste, the general health being good.
Indifference to eating, drinking or smoking; he relishes the food, but he has not desire for it, and is satiated before beginning to eat.
| Indifference to milk, bordering on aversion, early in the morning.
Food and coffee taste bitter to him.
Food has no bad, but too little taste.
Metallic taste, partly sweetish, partly sourish, now in the upper, then in the lower part of the tongue, with a feeling of coldness, as from saltpetre.
He loses his taste while eating warm food; the taste returns after eating.
White wine has an acrid taste to him, after taking a swallow he feels a violent aversion to it.
Canine hunger, in the midst of his feverish chilliness.
Canine hunger, noon and evening.
Want of hunger, immediately.
NAUSEA AND VOMITING. Inclination to vomit, early in the morning after waking.
Inclination to vomit, shortly after dinner.
Fits of nausea when stooping forward, apparently in the stomach.
Eructations of mere air.
Emission of flatulence after dinner.
STOMACH. Pain in the stomach, as when one presses upon a bruised spot; after eating, this pain gradually passes into the intestines.
A kind of violent aching pain in the pit of the stomach, occasioned by a continued exertion of the mind.
ABDOMEN. A kind of griping, directly over the umbilicus.
| Loud rumbling in the abdomen.
Flatulent colic, early in the morning when in bed.
Pinching in the abdomen, brought on by a draft of air.
The flatulence is pressed upwards, below the short ribs; flatulent colic in the hypochondria, in the evening.
Colic after supper: sharp pressure here and there throughout the bowels; during motion the colic becomes intolerable, and passes off suddenly while at rest without emission of flatulence.
| Flatulent colic at night: portions of flatulence seem to spring from one place to another, which is painful, and causes a disagreeable grumbling sensation, or a sore pinching pressure from within outward in many places, depriving him of sleep; short flatus goes off now and then with pain, but affords no relief.
Flatulent colic early in the morning after rising; the flatulence is pressed toward the diaphragm, causing intensely painful dull stitches.
| Drawing pain in the right side of the abdomen, scarcely permitting him to walk.
| Tearing colic occasioned by (reading ?) and walking, and appeased by sitting, especially in the epigastrium (early in the morning.)
| Distended abdomen in the evening immediately before going to bed, with colicky pains.
Feeling of repletion in the abdomen, while affected with shortness of breathing.
|| Emission of a quantity of flatulence.
A few stitches in the left side of the abdomen.
Continuous stitch in the abdomen, toward the cecum, not going off till one turns to the opposite side.
Sensation as if the left abdominal ring were enlarged, and as if hernia protruded; every turn of the cough causes a painful dilation of the ring.
STOOL. Frequent desire for stool, causing nausea; but she is unable to accomplish anything.
Sudden desire for stool, which nevertheless is expelled with difficulty.
Cutting in the abdomen, with chilliness, followed by diarrhoea.
Involuntary discharge of thin stool.
Continual contraction and constriction of the rectum and anus, permitting scarcely the least flatulence to be emitted.
The tough stool is mixed with mucous filaments.
Itching of a hemorrhoidal tumor at the anus. Itching creeping at the anus, while walking.
A few long stitches in the region of the right kidney (immediately).
URINARY ORGANS. Stitch in the fold near the genital organs.
Aching pain in the fold near the genital organs.
Relaxation of the sphincter vesicae (immediately).
|| Incontinence of urine.
| Smarting pain in the forepart of the urethra, during the emission of urine, as if the urine were acrid or sour.
MALE SEXUAL ORGANS. | Drawing in the spermatic cord, early in the morning when the testicle is hanging down, as if pulled or distended; the testicle is even painful to the touch.
| Jerking in the spermatic cord.
| Slow, fine, painful drawing in the spermatic cord.
Tearing in the spermatic cord.
| Spasmodic drawing up of the testicles, in the night.
Tearing, strangulating jerks in the testicles; they swell.
Fine itching in the scrotum.
Pain in the penis, as if several fleshy fibres were torn or pulled backwards.
| Red spot, like a pimple, on the corona glandis and on the internal surface of the prepuce, without sensation.
| The glans is red and inflamed, with itching and tension.
Blood dropped from the sycotic condyloma.
The temperature of the genital organs increases in the night.
Creeping and tickling of the glans; semen seemed to be emitted without the person being aware of it.
| Nocturnal emission (in a person affected with hemiplegia); it had not taken place for years past. (Note by Hahnemann. After this emission the paralysis became worse; the sick limb seemed dead to him.)
Emissions two nights in succession, with much talking during sleep.
During the first two days, the genital organs were greatly excited.
Violent excitement of the sexual desire after dinner.
| Impotence: embrace with the proper sensations and erection; but at the moment when the semen is about to be emitted, the voluptuous sensation is suddenly arrested, the semen is not emitted, and the penis becomes relaxed.
FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS. | The menses, which had already lasted the usual time, continue to flow for six days longer, only during motion, not when at rest; every discharge of blood is accompanied with a cutting pain in the abdomen. (Note by Hahnemann. - This woman held the south pole, touching at the same time the middle of the bar. The south pole appears to excite hemorrhage, and especially from the uterus, as its primary effect; the north pole seems to act in the contrary manner.)
The menses, which were to appear in a few days, appeared four hours after the south pole had been touched, but the blood was light-colored and watery.
Heat and burning in the pudendum, with fine stitches.
RESPIRATORY ORGANS. Coryza, and cough with expectoration of green mucus, and short breath.
Several turns of fetid cough, at night when asleep, not occasioning a complete waking.
Oppression of breathing, along the lower rib.
Deep inspiration, resembling a kind of sobbing, and accompanied with involuntary deglutition (as is generally the case when sobbing).
| Shortness of breath in the pit of the stomach.
In the evening after getting into bed, he is scarcely able to recover from the shortness of breathing.
Oppression of the chest, as if the breathing were tremulous, and as if the breath which he inspires were cooling (immediately).
Pain in both sides of sternum, consisting in pressure and drawing, accompanied with an anguish which does not permit him to remain anywhere, as if he had done something wrong.
CHEST. Pressure in the lower region of the lower end of the sternum, with anxiousness and arrest of thought (immediately).
|| Palpitation of the heart.
Sharp stitches in the right chest, arresting the breathing.
Pressure in the left chest, making her feel nauseated.
Aching pain in the chest, afternoon and evening.
Dull pressure in the left chest, during motion and rest.
Itching stinging in both nipples at the same time.
A few sudden stitches in the surface of the scapula.
Below the scapula she feels a fine, not entirely pointed stitch (immediately).
BACK. Heat commencing in the cervical vertebrae and extending through the whole of the spinal column.
Pinching in the muscles of the back.
| Gnawing and smarting in the back.
Shuddering from the nape of the neck down the back.
Aching, and at the same time burning pain the small of the back, during rest and motion.
Dull stitches in the small of the back.
Pain, as if sprained, in the sacroiliac articulation, afterwards pain as if bruised in that part.
After rising from his seat he feels stiff in the small of the back, hips and knees.
Violent smarting and stinging over the os sacrum and between the lumbar vertebrae, arresting the breathing when stooping.
UPPER EXTREMITIES. Intolerable pain, as if bruised, at night when in bed, in the biceps muscle of the upper arm, upon which he does not rest, especially when lifting the arm upward and backward, going off immediately when turning on the affected side.
| Crawling in the left arm, from above downward, resembling small snakes.
| Sense, as of rumbling and gurgling, down the left arm (immediately).
Rumbling up and down in the veins of both arms, for several hours.
|| Quick, painful jerking, in the arms, from above downward.
Stinging itching in the upper arm (between the joints), in the evening before and after lying down.
Sense of fullness and puffiness in the arm, as if the arteries in the arm were beating.
Painful stiffness in the elbow-joint of the arm which is touched by the magnet.
Feeling of coldness in the left arm, as if ice were lying upon it, the arm had its natural temperature.
Drawing-paralytic pain, early in the morning; first in the left arm when lifting it, then in the small of the back when bending forward, afterwards in the left hip, and in the muscles of the left thigh and leg when stretching the knee.
Great languor in the right arm in the evening.
Sense of heaviness in the forearm, or as if one had worked too much.
Pain in the arms, as if the blood in the arms had been arrested; now in one, then in another place.
Stiffness of the elbow-joints (immediately).
The left arm is much heavier than the right, accompanied with creeping in the tips of the fingers.
Sensation in the arm as if it had been asleep.
Sensation as if the hand had gone to sleep, with swelling of the veins and quicker pulse (immediately).
Sensation as of a cold breath touching the hands.
Sensation of coldness in the hands, which, nevertheless, felt warm to others.
Painful drawing in the fingers and finger-joints.
| Jerking in the fingers which are touched by the magnet.
Pain of the lower joint of the thumb, as if sprained.
Jerk in the right index-finger, occasioning a visible twitching.
The tip of the finger which touched the magnet, became numb and insensible.
Creeping in the tips of fingers.
| Sense of heat and jerking in the finger touching the magnet.
| Beating in the finger in contact with the magnet.
Beating in the tip of the thumb (immediately).
Ulcerative, beating stinging pain in the root of the nails.
LOWER EXTREMITIES. Paralytic and bruised pain in the hip-joints, when lying on the affected side.
The thigh and leg go to sleep easily in the morning, when sitting, not soon going off when rising.
| Drawing, with pressure, in the muscles of the thighs, worse during motion.
Paralytic drawing in the evening, from the middle of the thighs down to the feet.
Stinging itching in the thigh, in the evening, also when in bed.
Stinging jerking in the muscles of the thigh next the perineum.
| Sense of coldness in the right thigh.
| Drawing pain in the outer side of the bend of the knee.
Dull, bruised pain in the tendons of the bend knee; beating and jerking, the limbs being convulsively contracted; most violent during motion.
Violent drawing jerking in the hamstrings, accompanied with a bruised pain; the legs were evidently contracted by the pain, especially during motion.
When walking she felt a sticking in the knee.
| Tearing with pressure in the patella (worse during motion), and aggravated by feeling the part.
The knees gave way in walking.
| Cracking of the knee-joint during motion.
Very painful drawing in the hamstrings, sometimes accompanied with painful jerkings in the calves.
Dull pain in the knee after dinner, aching and tearing, aggravated by touching the part.
Cramp-pain, extending from the left tarsal joint to beyond the knee; stretching did not relieve the pain.
Beating in the muscles of the legs on sitting down after walking.
Drawing or tearing with pressure, in the tibia.
Cramp-like drawing pain in the calves.
Intolerably-painful jerking in the calves, accompanied with painful drawing in the hamstrings.
His legs ache when hanging down while sitting; beating in the legs all over.
| Itching-burning, slow stitch in the side of the calf.
Drawing or tearing with pressure, in both tarsal joints and ankles.
Sticking below the ankles, followed by drawing in the hamstrings and painful jerkings in the calves.
The tarsal joint is liable to become strained on making a wrong step.
Pain as if sprained in the tarsal joint, when making a wrong step.
Cramp of the sole of the foot, when bending the foot backwards.
Stitches in the soles of the feet, especially during motion.
Stinging in the dorsa of the toes, and in the sides of the feet (in the evening), as if they had been frozen.
||| Soreness of the inner side of the nail of the big toe in the flesh, as if the nail had grown into the flesh on one side; very painful, even when slightly touched.
|| Pinching occasioned by the shoes on top and on the sides of the toes, and near the nail of the big toe when walking, as from corns.
Drawing from before backwards, in the middle three toes, only when walking (in the open air).
Miss, xxxxx Nov. 8th, 1878. For three weeks, aching in the middle front of left lower leg (where she had varicose veins for eight months), when standing, or when leg is hanging down. Removed by placing it horizontally; frequent feeling of hot water running down affected part, but only when leg is down, at times throbbing there, when leg hangs down. Magnetis Australis, c.m., one dose.
1879, June 11th. Reports that the hot water feeling never returned, and the pain quite ceased in two days. - Berridge.
Mr. C. suffered two years from an inverted toe-nail; had tried three of the best physicians and an endless variety of remedies without any relief. About a year ago he submitted to the painful operation of having his nail pulled out by the root, but in three months it grew in and troubled him more than before. He took Magnetis Australis 1M, and in about five weeks was entirely cured.-Swan.
Mrs. D., nervo-sanguine temperament, has suffered for five years from an ingrowing toe-nail, outer side of left great toe. During most of this time she has not been able to wear a shoe on this foot -- and never without greatly increasing the pain -- or even bear the weight of the body on it. Any misstep would be followed by a discharge of blood and pus. The outer side of toe was very much inflamed and swollen, so that nearly half the nail was hidden. No treatment, even cutting out half the nail, gave more than temporary relief. One drop of Magnetis Australis 1M was given. Relief soon followed. The toe looked better, was less sensitive to pressure, and she could wear her boot without causing much pain. The swelling had nearly disappeared at the root of the nail, giving the appearance of a piece having been cut out. Gave three doses of the same remedy, one every night, and in a few days the toe was perfectly well. - Ballard.
Mrs. C. S., aged 31, blonde, complains of a pain in left lower jaw as if out of joint; worse in morning and on moving it, sensation as if the head of the bone were squeezed and crowded into the socket. Magnetic Arcticus 1M, three doses, one every night, removed all the symptoms. - Conaut.
A young married lady rapidly gained flesh and weight after her confinement; this, with the unnatural pressure on the ball of the foot, induced by high-heeled shoes, caused the flesh on inner side of left great toe to grow over the corner of nail. Through neglect and injudicious local medication, ulceration and large unhealthy granulations followed. The attendant pain was so great as to prevent the use of the foot. Magnetis Australis 1M every night for a week. In ten days the toe was well, and has remained so. - Ostrom.
SLEEP. Frequent yawning (with chilliness).
| Sleepless and wakeful before midnight, and no disposition to go to sleep.
Great desire to sleep at day-break, without feeling able to sleep.
| Restless, frequently turns from side to side, in the night when in bed.
Frequent loud talking during sleep, with a number of confused dreams.
He starts in a dream; this wakes him.
|| Dreams about fires.
He dreams that a horse is biting him in the upper arm, and is giving him a kick on the chest, on waking he felt a pain on the outer side of the chest.
| He quarrels and fights in a dream.
He dreams about the same subject for a long time uninterruptedly, exerting his mind.
Slow, whizzing expiration during sleep, before midnight.
Slow, loud whizzing inspiration after midnight.
Quick shaking of the arms and hands during the siesta.
| Unusual beating in the region of the heart.
FEVER. Disagreeable feeling in the periosteum of the long bones as is felt at the commencement of an attack of fever and ague.
Seems to predispose one for colds.
Short shuddering in the afternoon.
In the afternoon he is frequently attacked with a short shuddering all over; when walking in the open air, her sight was obscured, and when standing still, she had a shaking and tossing of the muscles of the limbs, being unable to hold them still, for several minutes, without feeling chilly; on sitting down he was attacked with heat in the head and face.
| Chills in the room the whole day, especially after an evening nap.
| Chilliness of the legs up to the knee, with ascension of heat and blood to the head.
Shaking chilliness, with feeling of coldness, for two hours, without being either thirsty or cold; followed by great warmth, even while walking in the open air, with thirst, and sweat on the forehead and chest, especially in the pit of the stomach (immediately).
Feeling of coldness on the left arm, as if ice were lying on it. Feeling of coldness in the region of the knees (immediately).
Shuddering in the calves when drinking.
Sensation of coldness in both arms and the left side.
A good deal of itching of the back, during chilliness.
Sensation as of a breeze blowing into the ear, during the chilliness.
| Feeling of coldness all over, in the evening (without shuddering), without thirst (except at the commencement of the chilliness), and without being actually cold; at the same time he feels out of humor, everything was disagreeable to him, even the meal; two hours after he was covered with heat and sweat all over, without thirst.
Internal coldness in the affected part.
The left hand seems to him much colder, but has the same temperature as usual, or it is even increased (immediately).
Internal dry warmth, a few hours after the sensation of coldness, during a walk.
Increase of coldness of the thighs, with feeling of coldness to the prover, and heat of the genital organs.
|| During the chilliness, or the feeling of coldness, he was quite warm, but he was obliged to lie down, and to cover himself well; his mouth was very dry; afterwards he was covered with a profuse sweat all over, without feeling hot; on the contrary, he felt a constant shuddering over the perspiring parts, as if they were covered with goose-skin; accompanied with a sensation as of a breeze blowing into the ears.
Wakes in the morning with a violent headache, heat and alternate chilliness, and was unable to leave the bed.
Increase of internal warmth, without thirst.
Heat in the face after a meal.
Warm sensation in the region where the magnet was applied.
Hot hands after midnight, while in bed.
| Warmth all over, especially in the back.
Sweat during sleep, two mornings in succession.
General sweat in the night.
Thirst for two days, without heat.
Great aversion to the open air, even when not cold, it penetrates bone and marrow, accompanied with a weeping mood and ill-humor.
Sensation as if cool water were poured over the head as far as the chest (immediately).
Small, scarcely perceptible pulse.
Uncomfortable, unusual warmth, accompanied with a peevish mood.
Flush of heat from one part of the body to the other, at different times, for instance, from the thigh down to the tibia.
Sensation as if the blood were jumping in the veins, when lying down, in the evening when in bed.
SKIN. | Corrosive itching in the evening, when in bed, on the back and other parts of the body.
| Itching-stinging, tearing, here or there, in the evening, when in bed.
Fine itching, here and there, in the evening, when in bed, and on waking, easily going off by scratching.
Itching here and there (also in the nates), in the evening, when in bed, and soreness after slight scratching.
During slight coldness of the air, his nose, ears hands and feet feel chilly and benumbed; in a warm room they feel hot, with creeping and itching in the parts (with pricking).
GENERAL SYMPTOMS. Creeping sensation in the left side and the left arm (immediately).
A sort of anxiety in the limbs (immediately).
Pinching in the flesh here and there.
Pinching in many outer parts of the body, in the afternoon.
Pinching and squeezing in various parts of the body in the afternoon.
Pain in the limbs, as is felt when growing too rapidly.
| Darting pains here and there, disappearing again immediately.
Jerking sensation in every part of the body, as when one has been running fast, and feels moreover anxious and fidgety.
Stinging-burning pains here and there, in the body, especially in the tips of the fingers.
| Bruised pain in all the limbs, so that he imagined he was lying on stones, on whatsoever side of the body he lay.
Bruised pain in all the joints early in the morning, when in bed, and on rising, even in the articulations of the pelvis, with a feeling of weakness in both abdominal rings, as if hernia would protrude.
| Stiffness of the joints.
| Cracking of the joints during motion.
Speedy increase of mobility of all the muscles, and quickness in all the movements; the mind being calm.
| Lightness of the whole body.
Weakness of the feet, on going up stairs.
When walking in the open air the legs feel bruised, and he is suddenly attacked with sleep.
He becomes faint while taking a walk, and the faintness increased while sitting.
| Laziness and heaviness of the whole body, accompanied with a feeling of anxiety, as if he were threatened with paralysis, and as if he would fall, accompanied with a feeling of heat in the face and the whole body, mingled with shuddering.
He was unable to lie still in any position.
Great rush of blood to the brain, early in the morning, in bed.
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