We are indebted to the late G. W. Bowen, Fort Wayne, Ind., for this valuable remedy.
Hahnemann had an extensive experience in Malarial Fevers in the valleys of the Danube, and the fevers of the Pontine marshes on the Tiber are historical.
Dr. Bowen lived on the Wabash River at that time, a noted malarial region, and for many years he was called upon to treat hundreds of patients suffering from all forms of malarial affections.
Malarial affections have been attributed to marsh exhalations in summer and autumn when the water has been evaporated by heat. These poison vapors of decaying vegetation Dr. Bowen had to contend with, Malarial fevers and their resultant diseases, intermittent, remittent, continued, typhoid, etc., for years, not only in their acute, but in their suppressed forms, in which he found all forms of chronic diseases, very frequently, could be traced to maltreatment of the acute manifestation. He conceived the practicability of testing the effects of artificial toxin prepared from peat, or decayed vegetable matter, taken from a marsh during the dry season, when the malaria toxin was most active. This vegetable matter was placed in glass jars, filled with water and allowed to decompose, which were numbered I, II, and III, according to the time, one, two or three weeks' of decomposition.
At the end of each period, or stage, provings were made by inhaling the gases given off, just as the patient would naturally inhale the marsh miasm. Provers were paid so much per day to inhale the gas in its different stages of decomposition, and a careful record of its effects was made. This constituted the provings of the crude gases.
For medicinal purposes a tincture was prepared by putting ten drops of No. II, in which the matter had been decomposed for two weeks, into 90 drops of alcohol; this formed the 1st dec. potency, and all Bowen's reported cures were treated with this.
Boericke & Tafel made a 30th from this tincture, which Yingling inhaled, and resulted in his involunary proving. Later boericke & Tafel made a 30th potency of No. III, which was run up into the higher potencies by Gorton, and used by Yingling in his clinical experiences.
The paid provers of No. I which was not very offensive, obtained the following uniform results in from one to three hours after inhalation: "Headache, nausea, distressed stomach, white-coated tongue." These symptoms passed off in two or three days.
Provers of No. II obtained results in from twelve to twenty- four hours, which were much more severe and long lasting. They were: "Fearful headache, nausea, vomiting in some cases, aversion to food, distress in stomach, hypochondria, first in the spleen, then the liver and stomach, and on the third day pronounced chills, which were so severe that they had to be antidoted."
No. III, which was "fetid to a fearful degree," produced little result except nausea within three or four days, but then symptoms began to appear; first, extreme lassitude, chills and fever, pains and aches, impending locomotion.
When taken internally the results were much more severe:
No. I caused bilious colic, nausea, cramps, headache.
No. II, the stomach, liver, spleen and kidneys became involved, with quartan or tertian intermittent fevers.
No. III setting up a more profound type even, a genuine typhoid or semi-paralytic state, which compelled the provers to take to bed.
On the day I received from Boericke & Tafel Malaria off. 30 I was foolishly led to try Hahnemann�s inhalation. The thought just occurred to me on the spur of the moment, and without stopping to think I took three strong inhalations, with both sorrow and a proving resulting. None of the symptoms were distressing, yet marked and clear cut. The remedy commenced its work promptly and in the order following:
Aching in both elbows.
A kind of slight concentration of feeling in root of nose, and just above as though I have a severe cold, similar to that complained of by hay-fever patients.
Aching in wrists.
A tired ache in hands.
A tired ache in knees, and for a distance above and below.
A feeling as though I should become dizzy.
Pain in top of left instep.
A tired feeling in wrists.
Aching in an old (cured) bunion on left foot.
Sensation on point of tongue as though a few specks of spice or pepper were there.
Itching on right cheek over malar bone; amel. by slight rubbing or scratching.
When leaning face on left hand, elbow on the table, perceptible feeling of the heart beats through upper body and neck.
Slight itching on various parts of the face and extremities; amel. by slight rubbing.
Sense of heat in abdomen.
Chilly sensation in left forearm. Soon followed by chilly feeling in hands and fingers; feet are cold with sensation as if chilliness was about to creep up the legs. A few moments later knees feel cold. A sense of coldness ascending over body from the legs.
Arms feel tired.
Belching several times, easy; no taste.
A drawing pain in right external ear.
Lumbar back feels tired as though it would ache.
Neck feels tired, with slight cracking in upper part on moving the head.
Shallow breathing which seems from languor, with a desire to take a deep inspiration occasionally.
A kind of tired feeling through abdomen and chest.
A general sense of weariness.
A feeling about head as though I would become dizzy.
Pain in upper left teeth.
A sensation as though I would have a very loose stool (passed away without stool).
Feeling rather stupid and sleepy.
A sensation in the spleen as though it would ache.
Saliva more profuse than usual; keeps me swallowing often.
Pain in abdomen to right of navel.
Dull aching through forehead.
Face feels warm, as if flushed, also head; becomes general over body, as if feverish.
Aching across upper sacral region.
Legs very weary from short walk.
Pain at upper part of right ilium.
General sense of weariness from a very short walk, especially through pelvis, sacral region and upper thighs. I feel strongly inclined to lie down and rest.
Qualmishness of stomach, as though I should become nauseated.
General sense of malaise and weariness becoming quite marked.
Aching above inner angle of right eye.
A kind of simmering all through the body.
Felt impelled to lie down, and on falling to sleep a sense of waving dizziness passes all over me, preventing sleep.
At times I feel as though I should become cold or have a chill, then I feel as though I should become feverish or hot though neither is very marked.
Eyes feel heavy and sleepy.
Uneasiness in lower abdomen.
Gaping, yawning and desire to stretch.
Legs are restless; feel like stretching and moving them.
I feel very much as I did one time before having the ague, twenty-five years ago.
Odor from cooking is pleasing, but I have no desire for dinner. Yet when I sit down I eat a good dinner with relish.
Dizziness on rising from a reclining position.
Feel generally better after eating dinner.
Aching in occiput.
During the afternoon leg weary.
Unusual hearty appetite for supper (the good appetite keeps with me for some days).
A good night's rest following, and have felt much brighter and generally better ever since the first day. (Healing).
"I know several localities in South America, Africa and Spain where the marsh miasma has unquestionably arrested and cured that fatal scourge of the human race, phthisis pulmonalis, without any other treatment or restriction in food or drink. And why should not the climate of the fen lands of Lincolnshire, in the neighborhood of Spalding, prove as curative an agent for this disease as the climate of so many foreign regions where patients go and die, deprived of all the comforts of home ? Penzance, among the British localities, is reported to be superior to nine- tenths of the places to which patients are sent. Penzance, then, and Spalding should be particularly studied by medical men and recommended to consumptive individuals who wish to enjoy the benefits and advantages of a national place of relief, if not of cure."
C. F., age 28, a Kansas volunteer, after a week or ten days of rainy and chilling weather in camp, came home sick. Had a chill, followed by fever. Aching all over body; nausea continuous, vomiting bile and retching. Wants cold drinks. Can't eat anything; vomits everything, except once he could eat raw tomatoes. Craves sour. Tongue white and thickly coated. Lips parched dry. Urine highly colored, like strong tea. Retching and gagging from hawking mucus. Ipecac cm.
Nausea some better. Vomited twice since yesterday. Thirsty, would like much cold water, but is fearful to drink, yet it does not sicken. Slight dizziness, especially on rising up or on raising head. No appetite; aversion to food, thoughts of it sicken. Costive. Feels very weak and languid. Mouth very dry; saliva pasty. Skin dry all over; no sweat at all. Bry., 9M.
No nausea; sight of food does not nauseate now, but the thought of his army life gags him. Mouth very dry, subjectively, but really moist. Thirsty, but desires less quantity.
Very weak and tottering. Great uneasiness through abdomen, a sense of heaviness. Has eaten nothing but drinks some cherry juice. Throat dry and sense of slight drawing. Face, eyes and skin very yellow. Constipation; vomited bile; skin very dry. Aside from nausea seems better. Malaria off., 1M.
Feeling better generally. No nausea. Has eaten twice for the first time. Bowels sluggish; no sweat; skin dry and yellow; feels weak; mouth less dry. Sac. lac.
Much better. Less thirst. Has eaten with relish. Mouth less dry. Slept all night. No sweat, but skin some better in color. Sac-lac. Generally improving. Had a good dinner yesterday and breakfast this morning with much relish. Feels like getting up. No nausea. Less yellow.
Doing well. Weak and totters yet. Appetite improved; eats with relish. Tongue cleaner. Bowels moved normally. Mouth dry, at times with plenty of saliva. Skin yellow and dry; no sweat. Malaria off., 1M.
Doing finely. Walked a mile to the office. Yellowness of eyes and skin fading. Rapid restoration to better than usual health.
R. A., age 22, another soldier boy, with similar symptoms to the above, was promptly cured by Malaria off.; no other remedy given.
Mrs. S. A. H., age 63, sick for some days. Shooting pains all over in the muscles; bones ache. High fever during the night. Restless tossing about. Thirsty for lemonade; not so much for water. Diarrhoea; five or six stools this morning; no pain; weakness in bowels; tenderness in right iliac region; stools watery, thin, yellowish, somewhat foul. Bitter taste; mouth parched; tongue white. Ravenous appetite for some days past; none now. Dizziness on rising. Head feels badly, as though it would ache. Pulse 98. Skin hot and dry. Restlessness most marked in the arms, tossing them about. Very stretchy and gaping. Malaria off., 1M. Relieved and up and about next day.
M. H. age 16. "Dumb ague" a year ago. Last four days has been very tired and languid. Backache in lumbar region, shoots up the back; worse when first lying down, then gets better; worse after walking; better lying on the abdomen. Bowels loose yesterday, but no stool to-day. Aching through forehead and temples. Feels well on rising in the morning, agg. after being about for awhile. Agg. towards evening. Last fall had slight chills and fever; no sweat. Yawning. "Malarious feeling" Poor appetite. Thirsty all the time. Malaria off., 6M. Improvement at once, and in a few days said she felt no further need of medicine.
M. H. age, 12, sister of above. Peevish for a few days. Last night had severe frontal headache. Restless, tossing all night. Pain in chest and upper abdomen; worse breathing; may be from indigestion. Fever during the night and also this morning. Pulse 112, soft and yielding. Tongue white, with brown streak down the middle. Malaria off., 6M. Prompt cure.
M. B., age 13, each evening, about dark, getting earlier each day, he will be chilly with flushes of heat, great desire for fresh air and cannot breathe on account of pain in the liver; worse lying down, must jump up; better from hard pressure on region of liver; during the day has no trouble and no tenderness. Seems entirely well, except that he is getting weaker. Slight fever for a couple of hours in the evening; raves, sings and talks all night; restless. Appetite variable; craves potatoes, apples and beefsteak. Tongue about clean. Malaria off., 1M. The next morning at breakfast with the family, the first time in several weeks; much better in every way, and had no trouble with the liver the next evening following the remedy. Cure rapid and remains.
G. C., age 28, ague every other day, icy cold from hips down, chilly all over; agg. about the trunk, and general sweat, but slight. Begins about noon. Used to have ague often and long at a time when living in Missouri, and had it very hard on the Pacific coast, and is now run down. Feels languid, weak and drowsy between attacks; unable to be up. Pulse weak. Very poor appetite. Foul breath. Flashes of heat all the time. Very thirsty. Has taken much quinine. Dizzy when up, with nausea. Has taken salts for constipation. Stool hard, bleeding after stool, at times. Intense headache, as though it would burst. Malaria off., 1M.
No chill next day, except the soles of feet felt cold, almost numb. No fever, except very slight on back for a few moments. Sweat over body. Dizzy when up, with some nausea. "Feels wonderfully better; did not think one could feel so much better so soon." Head is heavy and aches some. Thinks it is from the quinine he took. Bowels have moved twice, thin, watery, foul odor. Urine smells very strong and is very red some days. Short, hacking cough for some days; better today; not so languid and weak. Is sitting up, which he could not do before. Missed two or three chill days, and made general improvement, so as to be able to go home, hence went from under my supervision.
F. B., age 80, very active. Three times, one week apart, has had "dumb ague, " feeling bad all over, head feels thick and mean, bones ache some, no chill but profuse sweating. Sweats very easily and profusely on least exertion. Right knee weak and painful, worse when bending down to work and raising up; must help himself up. Dizzy when getting up in the morning and on rising up. "Thirst like a horse." Sleepy, falls asleep reading. Has had chills and fever several times. Malaria off., 6M. Prompt relief.
Three months after he came for help. "Feels bilious," as though he was "going to pieces." Feels tired, uncomfortable. No pain, but very languid; don't want to move, listless. "Feels malarious." No chill, no fever. Dizzy when getting up, must steady himself before starting to walk. Sleep and drowsy when reading or sitting quietly. Malaria off., 6M. Prompt relief and no return in eight months.
L. H., age 50, for three weeks has had pain in the right side of back, about the floating ribs (posterior aspect of liver), hurting through the right side; aching, worse sitting, lying a long time, possibly in the evening; better from walking a little. Had something similar four years ago, and was sick for a long time. Feels weak and languid. Good appetite, eats a good deal without inconvenience. No trouble with the urine or bladder. Constipation. Drawing or puckering feeling in the region of the liver,a kind of cramping. Tongue coated slightly yellowish-white. Had malaria and ague badly years ago; took lots of quinine. Had "dumb ague" badly; took ironwood tea. Has used much Mercury and physic. Malaria off., 6M. Reports himself a great deal better, "The drawing feeling let go within three hours and has not returned." Pain in posterior aspect of liver much better.
Could hardly walk to office before, but now "feels as if he could walk all over town." A month later, after hard work and picking up potatoes, he felt some trouble in the liver, which was relieved by the same remedy.
Mrs. H. H., age. 36, is feeling "malarious, " feels depressed and languid. Is sleepy all the time; can go to sleep standing. Had a "dumb chill" eight days ago, and again in one week. Occasionally has a sudden cold spell at night. Back seems as though it would break; pain goes into the hips. Limbs get numb and cold. Frequent spells of headache, forepart of head. Malaria off., 6M. Soon feeling much better and over the trouble.
Mrs. J. E. G., age 25, for four days, about 11: 30 A.M., she has great aching all over, commencing in small of back; then hot fever, short of breath; headache all the time, day and night; each day the trouble gets later. During the morning feels weak, head whirls, sense as if the head made the stomach sick; eyes feel heavy. When in the open air she feels cold and "shake inside" till she "fairly cramps". Dull and stupid. Aching under right scapula; cramping, and very sore and sensitive in the region of the liver; worse from pressure, and at times has sharp pains; sleepy and drowsy, but sleep does not rest her; wakes up tired and feeling bad all over. No appetite; no thirst; breath seems very short; eyes burn like coals of fire. Must urinate often; urine high colored, very strong odor, scanty; feels like a burden, she wants to urinate, but cannot. In the morning feels as if getting over a long spell of sickness. Dizziness; feels that she does not have any sense; worse walking or turning around, rising up, stooping. Cannot have the house closed up, for it aggravates the head and stomach, but fresh, cool air chills her. Very bad taste, bitter, nasty. Tongue about clean; headache in forehead and down cheek bones. Malaria off., 6M. Reported a very prompt relief.
H. F., age 35, a farmer; rumbling and burning in stomach and abdomen; burning of stomach, feels very weak and nervous; frontal headache, going all over the head; face feels stiff; dryness at root of tongue; draws up like from green persimmons; feels drowsy and sleepy; aching all over body, in arms and legs; chilly feeling, then breaks out in a slight sweat for a while, both come and go. Sighing, takes a deep breath; restless and nervous. Hands seem to be useless, but can use them by force of will. Malaria off., 6M. Reports every symptom markedly and promptly relieved.
G. E., age 15, chill every second day at 6 P.M. Thirst variable. Slight hot stage after chill. Sweats during the night, profuse; wakes up chilly and gets cold from the sweat drying up. Feels pretty well between times. Sleepy during day of the chill. Lips dry and parched. A constant hacking cough, half minute guns, when talking and when turning over in bed. Malaria off., 6M. Reports a prompt cure.
E. W. E., age 56, pain in right side in region of liver; steady, dull ache, better after urinating. Throbbing in scrobiculum, lower part of stomach, worse lying down. Very cold hands during the day, and both hands and feet are cold at night. Skin yellowish. Piles for many years, external bleeding some, not painful, but unpleasant. Worse using tobacco. Bowels inactive. Malaria off., 30M. Reports all symptoms greatly better, with continuous improvement.
Dr. B. reports that he has been feeling tired and weak for several days. No time of aggravation. Weakness as though he had been sick with loss of appetite. No other symptoms. Malaria off., 6M. Improvement set in less than an hour after the one dose. At the end of four days he was in usual health.
Mrs. B., wife of the above, chilliness, followed by fever. Pain in upper left chest through to scapula. Burning in left chest. Bodily aching. Malaria off., 6M. Better two months. For the past six days has burning of external chest. Darting in left chest during fever. Burning begins about 10 A.M., lasting during the heat of the day. Occipital pain begins with fever, worse at night, lying on back, lying on left side. Throbbing all over. Malaria off., 50M. All symptoms amel. for nearly five months, when she received a dose of the 5CM., with amelioration. Soon after this the patient had la grippe.
STOOLS. For the past four days cramping in lower abdomen, with urging, which comes on after rising in the morning. Four or five actions daily of thin mucus with bloody spots, a tea spoonful; no fecal matter. Urging & tenesmus each half hour until bedtime. Muscular stinging over body while straining at stool when mucus passes. Desire for stool returns as soon as he sits down. Walking amel pain & the desire for stool. Stinging sensation all over at times, if he gets too warm from exercise. Desire to be near the fire.
STOMACH. Faint, empty feeling in stomach at times, day & night; sensations as though he had not had food.
ABDOMEN. Pains are ((>)) from walking about.
BACK. Pain in small of back, as though strained; ((>)) when sitting; (<) walking or lifting.
NECK. Pain in back of neck, as though head was being pulled forward.
LIMBS. Pain in legs, better from motion. Feet go to sleep while sitting.
MOUTH. Bitter taste. Dryness.
APPETITE. None. Thirst for a little every hour, caused by dryness in the mouth.
GENERAL. Weakness as though from a spell of sickness. No desire to lie down during day. Desire to walk about. Rhus tox., 50M., was given two days ago, with no amel, excepting pains in legs. All other symptoms unchanged. Malaria off., 6M.
In less than a half hour taking the dose the bad taste in mouth, urging to stool and weak sensation were better. Improvement uninterrupted, no more trouble with stool until the fourth day; he had some urging to stool while moving about, but the stool was normal. Another dose of same cleared up the case fully.
Mrs. R., aged 45, weighing 245 pounds, could scarcely walk or get into a buggy for two years from the effects of rheumatism in her back and limbs. Malaria 1X three or four times a day. In one week she could walk as well as ever and has no rheumatism or lameness since.
Mr. S., foreman of a large saw mill, has been afflicted with rheumatism for years, stiff neck and right arm and shoulder helpless and painful. He wished to keep it from his chest and heart. Malaria 1X every two hours, when better every three hours. In three days he was better and could turn his neck and use his arm fairly well. One week later gave him two drachms more of malaria, to be taken six hours apart. He has not had any rheumatic troubles since that time.
Mr. C., proprietor of two large saw mills, one in Arkansas, where he passes part of his time (and frequently gets wet), has been afflicted with so-called gout. I found it was of a rheumatic nature (caused by malaria) and made agg. by Quinine and external applications, I gave him Malaria 1X. In three days he was better and did not have half as many pains or aches. He took only four drachms, from three to six hours apart, and has not had any rheumatic or gouty pains since.
Mr. I. S. aged 55, a veteran and pensioner of the civil war, emaciated, bronzed in color, had not been able to walk for years. After repairing his heart, chest, stomach, curing his piles and regulating his bowels he was content, yet he could not walk. His back had been injured in the army, and his limbs would not move at will and he could not walk alone or get out of a chair. I gave him for a week Ruta graveolens and Rhus-tox., of each the first cent., three hours apart. This amel. for a time. Concluding his trouble was due to rheumatism, caused by malaria, gave him 1X three or four times a day. In one week he rode to my house and came up and down steps alone. I gave him two drachms more and in five days he came to my office, having walked nearly three miles that morning alone. I need not say I was surprised, could hardly believe it was all due to Malaria. But it certainly was, as nothing else was taken or applied, has gained flesh and seems at least ten years younger.
MIND. Feels stupid and sleepy.
HEAD. Feeling as though he would become dizzy.
Waving dizziness on falling asleep.
Dizziness on rising from reclining position.
Dull aching through forehead and temples.
(Dull headache, dizzy and drowsy)
Intense headache, as though head would burst.
Vertigo on rising in the morning and on rising from stooping; must steady himself before starting to walk.
Frequent attacks of headache, especially in the forehead.
Pain in occiput, begins with fever, worse at night, agg. lying on back or on left side.
Throbbing pain all over head.
Vertigo; confused sensation; worse by walking, turning around, rising or stooping.
Headache in forehead and down cheek bones.
Headache beginning in forehead, extending all over head.
EYES. Aching above inner angle of right eye.
Eyes feel heavy and sleepy.
(Eyes weak, blurring, reading difficult)
Eyes burn like coals of fire.
EARS. Drawing pain in right external ear.
NOSE. A kind of concentration of feeling at root of nose and just above, as though I should have a severe cold like hay fever.
Catarrh; hard, yellow lumps from posterior nares; nose stopped up at times; bloody discharge from nose mornings.
FACE. Itching on right cheek over malar bone (and various parts of face and limbs); amel. by slight rubbing or scratching.
Face becomes warm as if flushed; and spreads over body.
MOUTH. Pain in upper left teeth.
Sensation on point of tongue as if a few specks of pepper were there.
Saliva more profuse than usual, keeps him swallowing often.
Had a good night's rest and felt better and brighter from that time (curative).
Tongue coated slightly yellowish-white.
(Bitter taste, parched mouth, tongue white.)
Tongue white, with brown streak down the middle.
Tongue white and thickly coated.
Throat dry and sense of slight drawing.
Lips parched and dry.
Mouth very dry, subjectively, but really moist.
Mouth very dry; saliva pasty.
APPETITE. Wants cold drinks.
Can't eat anything; vomits everything.
Thirsty; craves cold water.
No appetite; aversion to food, thoughts of it sicken.
Thirsty for lemonade; not so much for water.
Variable; craves potatoes, apples, beefsteak.
Bitter, nauseating, bad taste in the mouth.
Dryness at root of tongue, buccal cavity seems constricted and contracted.
STOMACH. Unusually hearty appetite (for supper).
Odor from cooking is pleasing, but no desire for dinner; on sitting down eats a good dinner with relish.
Feels better after eating dinner.
Easy belching, several times, no taste.
Retching and gagging from hawking mucus.
Nausea continuous, vomiting bile and retching.
Throbbing in scrobiculum.
Rumbling and burning in stomach and abdomen.
ABDOMEN. Sense of heat in abdomen.
Tired feeling through abdomen and chest.
Sensation as though he would have a very loose stool (it passed off without).
Sensation in spleen as though it would ache.
Pain in abdomen to right of navel. Uneasiness in lower abdomen.
Liver, spleen and kidneys affected.
(Cannot breathe on account of pain in liver, agg. lying down, amel. hard pressure.)
(Drawing or pricking in liver.)
(Cramping in liver; pain under right scapula.)
Great uneasiness through abdomen, a sense of heaviness.
Diarrhea; no pain; weakness in bowels.
Pain in upper abdomen and chest; worse breathing.
Drawing or contracting feeling in liver, a kind of cramp.
Steady, dull pains in region of liver amel. after urinating.
Aching under right scapula; cramp with soreness and sensitiveness in region of liver; from pressure agg. by lying down.
STOOL AND ANUS. Diarrhea.
Diarrhea in morning, stools thin, yellow, foul.
URINARY ORGANS. Urine highly colored, like strong tea.
Urine high colored, with strong urinal odor; ammoniacal.
Frequent urination; urine high color, scanty, very strong odor; feels oppressed; desires to urinate but cannot.
RESPIRATORY ORGANS. Shallow breathing, which seems from languor, desire to breathe deep, occasionally.
Residence in malarial districts is said to cure phthisis.
A consumptive constitution is protected against malaria.
(Singing causes some irritation in the throat.).
CHEST. Tired feeling through chest and abdomen.
Constant hacking cough, half minute guns, when talking and turning over in bed.
Pain in upper chest through to scapula; burning in left chest.
Burning in chest begins about 10 A.M., continuing through the heat of the day.
Frequent sighing, takes a deep inspiration; restless and nervous.
HEART. When leaning face on left hand, elbow on table, perceptible feeling of heart-beats through upper body and neck.
NECK AND BACK. Neck feels tired, with slight aching in upper part on moving the head.
Lumbar region tired as though it would ache.
(Rheumatism of back and limbs, with lameness.)
(Stiff neck, and right arm and shoulders painful and helpless.)
(Aching under right scapula; cramping in liver).
Backache in lumbar region, shoots up back; worse when first lying down; worse after walking; better lying on the abdomen.
Pain in right side of back, over the region of the posterior aspect of the liver and through the right hypochondrium; the aching is worse while sitting, amel. from walking slowly.
Back seems as though it would break. Pain goes into the hips.
Backache commencing in small of back about 11: 30 A.M. for four days; then fever with shortness of breath; headache all the time day and night; paroxysm postponing every day.
UPPER LIMBS. Chilly sensation in left forearm; soon followed by chilly feeling in hands and fingers; feet are cold with sensation as if chilliness were about to creep up the legs; a few moments later knees feel cold.
A sense of coldness ascending from body from the legs. Gout.
Limbs get numb and cold.
Aching in both elbows.
Aching and tired feeling in wrists; tired ache in the hands.
Hands seem to be semi-paralyzed, useless, but can use them by force of will.
Very cold hands during the day; hands and feet very cold at night.
LOWER LIMBS. Pain, upper part of right ilium.
Tired ache in knees and for some distance above and below.
Pain top of left instep.
Aching in an old (cured) bunion on left foot.
Legs weary from a short walk.
Legs restless, feel like stretching and moving them.
Soles of the feet cold, almost numb.
Right knee weak and painful worse when bending, and raising up.
GENERALITIES. General sense of weariness; from a very short walk; esp. through pelvis, sacral region, and upper thighs; strong desire to lie down.
A kind of simmering all through the body.
Typhoidal, semi-paralytic condition (No III).
Rheumatic paralysis and emaciation.
Feels very weak and languid; restless; does not want to move.
Great weakness as though he had a long illness, with loss of appetite.
Must have doors and windows open; a close room agg. head and stomach, and fresh, cool air chills her.
SKIN. (Skin, eyes, and face very yellow.)
Skin dry all over, no sweat at all.
SLEEP. Impelled to lie down, and on falling asleep a sense of waving dizziness passes all over, preventing sleep.
Gaping, yawning, and desire to stretch.
Sleepy, falls asleep while reading.
Sleep all the time, can go to sleep while standing.
Sleepy and drowsy, but sleep does not relieve; wakes up weary and unrefreshed.
FEVER. (When in open air seems cold and shakes inside till she fairly cramps).
Coldness ascending over body from legs.
Face feels warm as if flushed, also head; spreads over body as if feverish.
A feeling as if he would have a chill, then as if he would become feverish, though neither is very marked.
Intermittent: quotidian; tertian (No.II).
Chills for one hour followed by fever for six hours (No.II given to a consumptive patient, whom it cured).
(Ague every other day, weak and drowsy between attacks.)
Shooting pains all over in the muscles; bones ache.
High fever during night; also in the morning.
Pulse 98; skin hot and dry; restlessness most marked in arms, tossing them about. Very stretchy and yawning.
Chilly with flushes of heat, and great desire for fresh air; unable to breathe on account of pain in liver agg. lying down; amel. from hard pressure over region of liver.
Slight fever for several hours in the evening; raves, sings, and talks all night; restless.
Chill begins about noon, every other day. Icy cold from hips down; chilly all over; fever worse about the trunk, and slight general sweat.
Feels languid, weak and drowsy during apyrexia, unable to be up.
Flashes of heat all the time, offensive breath.
Sweats very easily and profuse on least exertion.
Feels malarious, depressed and languid.
Dumb ague, chills every week.
Weakness in the morning, vertigo and nausea. Eyes feel heavy.
Coldness and internal chilliness in the open air.
Aching all over body, especially in arms and legs; chilly sensation, then breaks out in slight perspiration; frequent recurring attacks.
Chilly every second day followed by heat; profuse sweat during the night; wakes up chilly and takes cold as perspiration ceases.
STOOL. Hemorrhoids for many years; external bleeding; no pain but very unpleasant.
For past four years cramping in lower abdomen agg. after riding in the morning.
Diarrhea; four or five motions daily of thin, bloody, streaked mucus; no fecal matter.
LIMBS IN GENERAL. Sensation of fatigue in upper extremities first; later extending to lower extremities and entire system.
Dull pain in the muscles of the back, lumbar region; uneasy; tired.
Burning sensation, apparently nervous, which is associated with intense fatigue in the extremities.
Dull, aching pain in left sciatic nerve, and on outer surface of left hip.
Sensation of burning flush, rising from knees to throat, but without sweat; relieved by lying down.
Dull pain in right hip with soreness and tenderness on pressure in the sheaths of the muscles about the hip and tendons of muscles of the thigh.
Waking at midnight, feet extremely hot with burning palms and soles; this was followed by profuse sweat on lower part of body, more marked on flexor surface and on the back.
Drawing, shooting pain on left hypochondrium, extending down left leg.
Arms feel heavy.
Burning of hands and feet, aching of hands and arms.
NERVES. Great restlessness all night, worse towards morning. Could not find a position in which he could rest.
HYPOCHONDRIA. Dull, throbbing pain in hepatic region for three days, relieved by pressure of corset and by lying on the painful side.
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