Our homoeopathic literature possesses only few provings of Galvanic Electricity; furnished by Hartlaub and Trinks, in their “Systematische Darstellung der reinen Wirkungen der antipsorischen Mittel-3 Bande, Dresden, bei Arnold, 1829.”
The provings were made in the Spring of 1852, by means of a weak Daniel's Battery put up as follows: In a tumbler holding about two ounces of a solution of sulphate of copper, of about one drachm to the ounce of water, was inserted, a two dram bottle opened and closed again with a bladder at the lower end. This bottle was filled with water acidulated with three or four drops of Sulphuric acid. About ten grains of metallic zinc were put in this fluid. Two copper chains made of wire, about one twentieth of an inch in diameter were immersed, the one into the copper solution, and the other into the acidulated water, and the outer ends of these chains formed the poles.
Loss of voice. Tongue, palate, and the whole cavity of the mouth feel like burned. Metallic taste. Teeth hot to the touch, with sensation of coldness in the mouth. Spasm in the left cheek towards the upper jaw. All these symptoms occurred during the first day after application. Pain in all her teeth as after severe cold for two days in succession after application. Burning and tensive pain of the ligaments of the upper lip the second day.
2. Mr. Eimer, printer, single, 26 years old, eyes and half black, tall and stout. Painful pressing in of the whole chest in front, with difficulty of breathing. Painful blister at the inner right upper lip. Rheumatic pain in the right lower jaw behind. These symptoms occurred during the first day after application. Great weariness the second day.
Contraction of the tip of the tongue. Sensation of dryness of the tongue and palate extending into the throat. Tongue white coated. Buzzing in the right ear, Pressing in the sterno-cleido-mastoid at the neck, and sensation of dryness in the throat. Impeded swallowing. Contraction of the throat. Glittering before the eyes. Nebulosity of the head. Pressing upwards of the left side of the head, as if the brain were enlarging. Pressing toward the right side of the forehead from behind forward. The symptoms occurred during the first 3-4 hours after application.
|The AMERICAN HOMOEOPATHIC REVIEW Vol. 02 No. 01, 1859, pages 34-37
|Provings of Galvanismus.
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