Provings by Dr. H. P. Gatchell, in A. O., vol. xiii, p. 75, 1876. Prof. H. C. Wood, in his Materia Medica, p. 476, pronounces it “the inert congener of Chimophila umbellata.” The United States Dispensatory, Wood & Bache, says, “it probably possesses similar virtues.” The umbellata and the maculata, although easily distinguished, have been strangely mixed up, or still more strangely separated. By some the maculata has been pronounced inert. The Indians declared it to be poisonous. If the latter opinion rests on correct observation and experience, it could only be explained by the supposition that the maculata has volatile properties which the other has not. Both the Chimophila maculata and umbellata are old Indian and popular medicines. They are proved by Jeanes and G. Bute as long ago as 1840 and 1856. It was particularly the latter prover who began to separate the symptoms of the two. The Indian doctors used only the umbellata and avoided the maculata, which they thought poisonous, a difference which to us would be a recommendation. Darlington, Flora Cestrica, says, “maculata possesses properties similar to the umbellata, but in a lesser degree.” Rafinesque, a good authority, regards the effect in sickness, preferring maculata (mentioned in his book as a Pyrola), and gives each to a different sub genus, calling the maculata Chimophila and the umbellata Pipsissewa.
[It is against the genius of the Greek language to spell Kreosote with an a (see Gross' Comparative Materia Medica), and a scholar will never adopt such Ballhornian improvements (see N. J. Lucas' Dictionary of English and German language, vol. ii, p. 239), and yet we find the same blunder, in a reversed form, committed in spelling the Greek name of this dear little wintergreen.].
Sensation of lightness in head.
Pressing frontal headache; agg. after lying down.
Sudden headache above eyes; agg. on lying down.
Frontal headache with fullness in stomach and belching.
Pain in and above forehead.
Rheumatic tearing pain in temples.
Dull, heavy pain in whole front and top of head.
Sharp pains and heat in interior of head, unfitting for exertion.
Wants head pressed.
Headache with pain in bowels.
Griping in abdomen, with nausea and lassitude in all the limbs.
Colic and flatulent distension, with drowsiness and sensation as if abdomen would burst, after supper.
Colic with nausea.
Sensation of a heavy stone in abdomen; severe griping, with repeated stabbing pains upward, followed by diarrhea.
Colic-like pains between pubes and navel.
Pain in bowels.
Bowels hard and swollen; thinks the glands are swollen.
Bowels very painful, sore and hard.
Feels as if there was dropsy of abdomen.
Chilliness of knees.
Cold, damp feet in evening.
Painful stiffness in right hip and leg as if bruised, at 5 P. M.
Pain as if beaten in calf and thigh, going downward in right leg and coming up in left.
Pain in right foot, extending to knee and afterwards into thigh.
Sensation as of something passing downward on right side of body and coming up again on left, within the space of an hour.
Beaten feeling goes down right leg and comes up left.
Going upward: pain from right foot to knee and thigh.
Right: pressive pain from ear downward; arm feels paralyzed; painful stiffness in hip and leg.
As if boils were in labia and in armpits; arm as if paralyzed; as if neck was tired and too small; as if beaten, in calf and thigh; as if distended, limbs, like erysipelas; as if blood was boiling or on fire; as of something passing down right side of body and up left; as if abdomen would burst.
Pain: in and above forehead; in bowels, with headache; in teeth; in throat; in stomach; in bowels; from armpits to scapulae; in bones of forefinger; in right foot, knee and thigh; in bones.
Sharp pain: in head.
Stitches: in scrobiculum.
Stabbing: upward in abdomen.
Cutting: in stomach.
Stinging: in labia.
Needle-like pains: in sacrum and hip bone.
Prickling: in blood; Griping: in abdomen.
Colic pains: between pubes and navel; after stool.
Rheumatic tearing: in temples.
Pressure: frontal headache, as from a swelling from right ear downward.
Dull, heavy pain: in front and top of head.
Soreness: in throat; in larynx.
Tensive pain: in throat.
Swelling sensation: in armpits.
Fullness: in stomach.
Lightness: in head.
Painful stiffness: in right hip and leg as if bruised.
Heaviness: in stomach; as of a stone in abdomen.
Roughness: in throat.
Heat: in head.
Chilliness: of knees.
Paralyzed feeling: in right arm.
Dryness: in larynx.