Used by the old school as an escharotic in the burning away of condylomata, etc., also as a disinfectant in hospital gangrene, etc., on account of its germ-killing properties, which were found to be greater than those of any other substance in use.
The only systematic treatment it has received at the hands of the medical profession was in our ranks, from Drysdale, who proved the sesquioxide in 1842; see Hahn. Materia Medica, Part I (the symptoms are marked '*' in our arrangement); by Henry Duffield and Guernsey in 1852, Inaugural Thesis at Philadelphia Homeopathic Medical College, and by Oehme in 1873, N. Y. J. of Hom., vol. 1, p. 367. Clinical use of it was made in six cases of phrenitis by Pehrson.
Mind in a state of confusion for two days; memory aggravated at times to such a degree that he found himself at loss to know how to make several of the letters in the alphabet.
Delirious states. ~ Phrenitis.
Quarrelsome in delirium. ~ Phrenitis.
Dull confusion in head, in forenoon.
Is heavy, dull, stupid.
Sensation of lightness of head like vertigo, with heat in face; face flushed; pulse full, slightly accelerated.
At 10 o'clock, while walking, lightness in head which inclined him continually to right side.
Giddiness when going down-stairs.
Pain extends into anterior portion of brain from right eyeball, and from aching teeth.
Fullness of head; in the evening lightness at heart as if a vacuum was there; giddiness when going down-stairs, and cold feet.
Woke at 5 A. M. with feeling of fullness in upper and forepart of head.
Shooting pains in left temple. *
Pulsative, throbbing sensation from region of heart to left eye and left side of head; general fullness of forepart of head, with occasional slight pains in left hypochondrium.
Throbbing in occiput. ~ Phrenitis.
Great sensitiveness of brain. ~ Phrenitis.
Inflammatory affections of the brain.
Heavy pain along coronal suture, extending backward and occupying all of parietal portion, at 10 A. M.; was not amel. by dinner, warmth, or cold, and continued without variation until 4 P. M.; walking in open air for one hour did not change the pain.
Several sharp cutting pains across left eyeball at night in bed; smarting and heaviness in eyelids in evening. *
A kind of sudden jerk of both eyeballs for a second.
Throbbing in left eye.
Pain from right eyeball up into anterior portion of brain, with soreness of orb to touch.
Feeling of dryness and uneasiness in right eye and nostril. *
Eyes feel sore and as if they were inflamed.
Cutting pain across left eyeball, with flow of tears in morning in bed. *
Smarting in eyelids; in evening accompanied by pricking in skin. *
Itching and smarting around eyes, especially in inner canthi.
Dull pain over left eye as if headache would set in, continued all day.
Dull, pressive pain over right eye on awaking in morning. *
Occasionally sensation in right ear as if water was in it, it appears and disappears suddenly.
Pain from toothache extends into ear.
Sudden jerking pains in left ear and a cold feeling in a small spot in meatus. *
Toothache, with pain extending into ear.
Soon after going to bed, 10 P. M., two attacks of very violent toothache on right side; each attack lasted about ten to fifteen minutes, with a free interval of several minutes; during the second attack painful teeth seemed as if too long; pain extended into forehead.
A pain between the head, left shoulder blade and shoulder grew much better during toothache; during the pain he was frequently obliged to change his position.
After the second attack of toothache such uneasiness in limbs that he was obliged to get up and walk about, teeth of right side felt too long even next morning, and cold water produced pain in teeth.
Repeated toothache of short duration, especially in lower jaw, right side; during attacks of toothache the corresponding artery beats more violently than on the other side.
In the night sudden violent pain in several undecayed teeth, left side, especially in lower jaw; while the pain lasts the corresponding arteries beat more violently.
In morning after usual rinsing of mouth with cold water, toothache in left lower jaw for a short time.
During the eating of food, which tastes well and natural, sensation as if exhaled air smelled putrid, almost causing nausea.
Periodical ranula with dry mouth, agg. afternoon, sore when chewing; at same time blind piles and costiveness.
(OBS:) Scorbutic diseases of gums.
Accumulation of tough mucus in throat, with constant disposition to swallow it, because it cannot easily be hawked up.
White phlegm in throat causing hawking, especially mornings.
(OBS:) Ulceration of mucous membrane of mouth and pharynx.
Sore throat awakens at night, is very painful, with short cough and retching.
Angina diphtheritica, crouposa and gangrenosa.
After breakfast and dinner, musty smell in posterior nares.
After dinner, 2 P. M., a qualmishness of stomach lasting until 4 P. M.
Half an hour after a simple supper, nausea gradually increasing, with sensation as if a stool would follow.
While eating, sensation as if exhaled air smelled putrid, smells the food repeatedly to satisfy himself that it is not putrid.
Nausea, transient at different times, especially when the stomach is empty.
Several times vomiting of food, and afterwards three times of bile, with much retching at intervals of five to ten minutes, with warm sweat and usual heat.
Sudden inclination to vomit in morning while dressing, with flow of water in mouth and dull pressure in stomach.
Retching with cough and sore throat at night.
Vomits his breakfast.
Frequent aching and shooting pains in epigastrium.
Pinching pain in epigastrium.
Between the attacks of vomiting a kind of pressure and fullness in stomach, so that he is obliged to loosen his clothes.
Soon after last vomiting, sleep for half an hour, after which slight heaviness or pressure in stomach.
Woke at 4 A. M. with sick feeling in abdomen, which was very tender to touch, especially along colon; at 6 o'clock nausea and frequent eructations with retching, which brought up white mucus.
Awoke at 5 A. M. very restless, could not lie quiet five minutes at a time; at 6 a very sharp pain was experienced in hypogastric region and along ascending colon, growing very acute and lasting half an hour, then relieved by a profuse diarrhea lasting three hours; when these symptoms ceased the same headache returned, and soon was followed by the same sick stomach, lasting as on the first day till 4 P. M.
Uneasiness in bowels before rising in morning, similar to premonitory symptoms of diarrhea, amel. after rising.
Awoke with pain in colon, accompanied by rumbling and wind, but passed off on rising.
Flatulence and rumbling in abdomen. *
In evening disagreeable, violent pain, like flatulence, in right side from lumbar region round to cecum, brought on by any movement of the trunk, or by deep inspiration; not felt in sitting or lying still. *
Pain in loins and right side, in morning in bed, amel. on getting up.
Frequent passage of flatus for several days.
Fullness about rectum, and difficult evacuation of a soft, scanty stool. *
After tea a sudden and pressing desire to stool, with scanty, thin, lumpy evacuation. *
Diarrheic discharge from bowels, after which the pulse rose to 75 (from 52).
Small stool of mucus and knotty feces.
Watery diarrhea, with nausea and dizziness.
Blind piles with costiveness.
External piles disappeared, became internal and bleeding.
Copious discharge of hemorrhoidal blood.
Discharge of hemorrhoidal blood with weakness in small of back.
Coughing caused very violent pain over whole upper left part of chest, and deep coughing was impossible.
Feeling of fullness in head, with sensation of rawness or soreness in chest and a slight, dry, hacking cough.
Redness of face during cough. ~ Laryngeal phthisis.
Cough hard, sometimes deep; swallows sputa, vomits breakfast.
Pressure on chest.
In the night a severe boring pain in left side of chest below axilla, about the fourth rib, not agg. by motion or respiration, goes off on turning on right side. *
Deep-seated pain in back of left side of chest, and corresponding place in front, with a feeling of deep inspiration as if root of lung could not expand and was painful. *
In drawing a long breath, a stitch in upper left part of chest near the shoulder.
Slight pain in left lung with throbbing pulsation in it.
Throbbing pulsation through chest with cold feet, in daytime.
Sensation of emptiness in chest, with soreness and pressure about chest, and cold feet.
Weakness of chest and a kind of twitching in left knee joint.
Lightness at heart; as if a vacuum was there.
Angina waking at night, pains much, short hacking and retching.
In evening in bed, pain in region of heart, a fine drawing, nervous pain, at times reaching through chest to shoulder and neck; on lying on heart, a sort of clucking, painful sensation on deep inspiration. *
Fixed pressive pain at apex of heart. *
Pain under apex of heart awoke him. *
Suddenly a violent stitch in region of heart; pain disappears gradually after several minutes.
Pulse full and slightly accelerated.
Pulse below 50.
Normal pulse being about 52 to 56, it varied during the two weeks proving between 48 and 84.
Pulse 48, at 7 A. M., 7th and 8th days, 62 to 64 in afternoon and evening.
Pulse mostly 72 in morning, and 84 at 4 P. M.
In second proving, from 52 to 70, and from 58 to 75 in afternoon.
Turning of head towards left and backward was impossible.
Cold sensation on back of neck, at 10 A. M.
Stiffness of muscles on left side of back and neck, with stricture in chest in region of heart.
Heavy pains in muscles of neck and shoulders, and various parts of trunk, soon went off and were only slightly felt in back during day. *
For almost three weeks an apparently deep-seated pain with distress, at times more severe, at others less, in left shoulder, shoulder blade and left part of back of neck up to occiput; the least pains were felt when standing and walking.
All muscles connected with the shoulder blade were more or less affected and painful to touch.
The pain moved from left shoulder blade down to pelvis, and lumbar region was sensitive.
Dull pain at inner angle of left scapula in evening, and at inferior angles of both in morning. *
Rheumatic pains about right shoulder and various parts of back. *
Superficial burning pains about middle dorsal spines, with sudden jerking pains in left ear and cold feeling in a small spot in meatus. *
Pains in back and loins. *
Pain in loin, seems to arise in a spot which is tender to pressure, about an inch to right of middle lumbar spine. *
Lumbar pain most painful in morning in bed. *
Pain in lumbar region (lumbago) as if a change of position would ameliorate; desire to stretch out straight.
Shooting pain from small of back into left hip bone.
Weakness and pain in small of back and sharp shooting from lumbar vertebrae to crest of ilium on right side.
Dull, aching pain, over the top of left shoulder as if from great fatigue, for two hours.
Pains in left scapula *
Drawing pains in left scapula occasionally throughout day, but most in morning. *
Pain about left scapula in morning. *
Itching in armpits at night. *
Transitory, undefined pains in the elbows, in the morning. *
Short-lasting, slight pain in right elbow.
Transient pain in left elbow.
Several times a short-lasting, growing pain with lameness, in middle of left brachium, in front, as from a severe blow.
Use of left arm was impeded.
Arms fall asleep easily.
Frequent dull, deep-seated pains in the hands and fingers.
Itching in palm of right hand, in morning.
Drawing, deep-seated pain, as if in bone, in upper half of left thigh, in front, extending to hip joint.
In bed a severe quivering, boring, deep-seated pain in inner side of thighs, chiefly left. *
A dull, bruised, fatigued feeling in legs, especially above knees, with some pain on firm pressure; for several days. *
Pains in knee. *
A kind of twitching in left knee joint.
In afternoon a rheumatic feeling in right knee joint, continuing till 10 P. M.
Knee joints weak and knocking.
Weakness of left knee joint, knocking a little when walking.
Sensation of paralysis from right knee down.
Occasionally indistinct pains like a strain about feet and ankles. *
Sharp drawing pains in bones and ligaments of right foot. *
Shooting, drawing pains about balls of feet. *
Itching and drawing pains in balls of feet, at root of toes, painful on treading on ground. *
Itching in feet, toes and various parts in evening.
Burning and itching in toes like chilblains.
Cold feet, with fullness in head, giddiness, and with chest symptoms.
Uneasiness, stiffness and dull pain in muscles, in morning; chiefly in shoulder blades and back of neck, also between shoulders and in hips; coming occasionally during day until evening.
Cold hands and feet.
In bed: severe pain in thighs.
On lying on heart: painful sensation on deep inspiration.
On lying down: cannot fall asleep.
Sitting or lying still: amel. pain in right side from lumbar region round to cecum.
Rising from a lying position caused much pain.
After rising: in morning, uneasiness in bowels amel.; pain in loins and right side amel.
Obliged to change position during pain between head, left shoulder blade and shoulder.
At night sleep was impaired, as only certain positions were endurable.
Obliged to get up and walk about: after attack of toothache; in evening.
Movement of trunk brings on violent pain in right side from lumbar region round to cecum.
While walking: lightness in head.
Quick walking: gives relief; amel. the nausea which precedes each attack of vomiting.
On going down-stairs: giddiness.
On turning on right side: pain in chest better.
The slightest motion of affected parts was very painful.
Notwithstanding good sleep at night, great sleepiness in daytime; but if he lies down for a nap, cannot fall asleep.
Excessively sleepy one hour before bedtime.
Fell asleep late.
Wakes up at early dawn and cannot fall asleep.
Going to sleep late, much restlessness and very anxious dreams, dreams not recollected.
Vivid dreams; awoke early with pains suddenly shifting to various parts of trunk; dull pain at one time at inferior angles of scapulae, then pressure in right hypochondrium, at edge of false ribs, then in region of bladder; pain, dull, pressive, over right eye. *
Had a dream in morning, with pain under apex of heart, which awoke him. *
Dreams much all night; he rides on horseback through a stream, and after crossing the water it freezes on him.
Dreams unpleasant; about to be put to death by poison, while innocent of crime.
Dreamed that he had an attack of strangury, which the next morning proved to be the fact, and which he did not get over for two hours.
At night: cutting pains across left eyeball; toothache; sore throat awakens; retching cough and sore throat; itching in armpits; good sleep; dreams much.
At 2 A. M.: pulse 48.
At 4 A. M.: woke with sick feeling in abdomen.
At 5 A. M.: fullness in upper and forepart of head; awoke very restless; could not lie quiet five minutes; boring pain in left side of chest; angina.
In morning: in bed, flow of tears, with cutting pain across left eyeball; on waking dull, pressive pain over right eye; toothache; hawking of phlegm; nausea; pains in left hypochondrium; uneasiness in bowels before rising; pain in loins and right side; pulse 72; pain at inferior angles of both scapulae; in bed, lumbar pain agg.; pain in left scapula agg.; transitory pains in elbows; itching in palm of hand; uneasiness, stiffness and pain in muscles; had a dream.
At 6 A. M.: nausea; sharp pain in hypogastric region and along ascending colon.
In forenoon: dull confusion in head.
At 10 o'clock: lightness in head.
From 10 A. M. to 4 P. M.: pain along coronal suture; cold sensation in back of neck.
Middle of day: unusual hunger.
Afternoon: ranula with dry mouth; pulse 62 to 64; 58 to 75; rheumatic feeling in right knee.
From 2 to 4 P. M.: qualmishness.
All day: pain over left eye.
In daytime: pulsation through chest with cold feet; sleepiness.
In evening: lightness at heart as of a vacuum; smarting and heaviness in eyelids; smarting in eyelids with pricking in skin; pain-like flatulence; pain in region of heart; pulse 62 to 64; pain at inner angle of left scapula; itching of feet and various parts; pricking and itching here and there; uneasiness in limbs.
At 10 P. M.: violent toothache.
The least draught of air agg. pain.
Warmth: does not amel. pain along coronal suture.
Cold: does not amel. pain along coronal suture.
Cold water: produced pain in teeth; pain agg. by.
Cold water and a strong draught of air cause or increase pain.
Walking in open air: did not amel. pain along coronal suture.
For a second: sudden jerk of eyeballs.
Appears and disappears suddenly: sensation as of water in right ear.
Transitory: pains in elbows.
At intervals of 5 to 10 minutes: retching and vomiting.
Lasting 10 to 15 minutes: attacks of toothache.
After several minutes: sudden stitches in region of heart gradually disappear.
Lasting half an hour: pain in hypogastric region and along ascending colon.
For two hours: pain over top of left shoulder; attack of strangury.
Lasting three hours: morning diarrhea.
Throughout day: pain in left scapula; occasionally pains in muscles until evening.
For two days: mind in a state of confusion.
For one week: sensation of coldness.
For three weeks: deep-seated pain with distress, at times more severe, at others less, in left shoulder and neck.
Pains agg. on left side and lasting longer than on the right.
Left: shooting pains in temple; pulsative throbbing from region of heart to eye and side of head; slight pains in hypochondrium with fullness of head; cutting pains across eyeball; throbbing in eye; dull pain over eye; sudden jerking pains in ear; cold feeling in meatus; pain in undecayed teeth; toothache in lower jaw; pain over whole upper part of chest on coughing; boring pain in side of chest below axilla; deep-seated pain in back of chest; stitch in upper part of chest on drawing a long breath; slight pain in lung; twitching in knee joint; deep-seated pain with distress in shoulder, shoulder blade and neck; pain moved from shoulder blade down to pelvis; dull pain at inner angle of scapula; jerking pains in ear; shooting pain into hip bone; dull aching pain over top of shoulder; pain in scapula; transient pain in elbow; short-lasting, growing pain with lameness in brachium; drawing, deep-seated pain in upper half of thigh; twitching in knee; weakness of knee joint.
Right: lightness in head inclines him to side when walking; dull, pressive pain over eye on awaking in morning; pain from eyeball and aching teeth into anterior portion of brain; as of water in ear; dullness and uneasy feeling in eye and nostril; pressive pain over eye in morning; violent toothache after going to bed; teeth feel too long after toothache; toothache in lower jaw; from lumbar region round to cecum, pain like flatulence; pain in loins and side; rheumatic pains about shoulder; sharp shooting to crest of ilium; short lasting pain in elbow; itching in palm of hand; rheumatic feeling in knee; sensation of paralysis from knee down; drawing pains in bones and ligaments of foot; pressure in hypochondrium; dull, pressive pain over eye.
As of a vacuum at heart; of tiredness and weakness; as of water in ear; as if painful teeth were too long; as if root of lung could not expand and was painful on deep inspiration; as from a severe blow in middle of left brachium; as of paralysis from right knee down; as if exhaled air smelled putrid.
Pain: from teeth and right eyeball into anterior brain; in left hypochondrium; from toothache, extends into ear and forehead; between head, left shoulder-blade and shoulder; in teeth, from cold water; in hypogastric region and along ascending colon; in colon; like flatulence, in right side from lumbar region round to cecum; in loins and right side; over whole upper left part of chest; in left lung; under apex of heart; from left shoulder blade down to pelvis; in back and loins; in lumbar region; in small of back; in left scapula; in elbows; in legs, especially above knees, on firm pressure; in knee; at root of toes on treading on ground; suddenly shifting to various parts of trunk.
Cutting: across left eyeball.
Boring: in left side of chest below axilla; about fourth rib; in inner side of thighs, chiefly the left.
Stitch: in left chest near shoulder; in region of heart, sudden and violent.
Shooting: in left temple; in epigastrium; from small of back into left hip bone; from lumbar vertebrae to crest of ilium on right side; about balls of feet.
Pricking: in tongue; in skin; in various parts.
Drawing: in left scapula; in upper half of left thigh; as if in the bone, extending to hip joint; in bones and ligaments of right foot; about balls of feet.
Burning: superficial, about middle dorsal spines, in toes like chilblains.
Sudden jerking: in left ear; of both eyeballs.
Sudden violent pain: in teeth in left side.
Fine drawing, nervous pain in region of heart, at times reaching through chest to shoulder and neck.
Quivering pains: in inner side of thighs, chiefly the left.
Soreness: of orb to touch; of eyes as if inflamed; of mouth when chewing; of throat; in chest.
Deep-seated pain: in back and front of left side of chest; in left shoulder, shoulder blade, and left part of back of neck up to occiput; in hands and fingers; in upper half of left thigh, in front, extending to hip joint; in inner side of thighs, chiefly the left.
Pressive pain: at apex of heart; in right hypochondrium.
Dull, pressive pain: over right eye.
Dull, aching pain: over top of left shoulder, as if from great fatigue.
Dull pain: over left eye as if headache would set in; at inner angle of left scapula; at inferior angles of both scapulae; in hands and fingers.
Heavy pain: along coronal suture; in muscles of neck and shoulders and various parts of trunk.
Pinching: in epigastrium.
Rawness: in chest.
Smarting: in eyelids; around eyes; in inner canthi.
Bruised feeling: in legs, especially above knees.
Indistinct pains like a strain about feet and ankles.
Aching: in epigastrium.
Rheumatic pains: about right shoulder; about various parts of back.
Clucking, painful sensation on deep inspiration when lying on heart.
Growing pains: in left brachium.
Transitory pains: in elbows; in left brachium; in various parts.
Sensitiveness: of brain; of lumbar region.
Heaviness: in eyelids; in stomach.
Throbbing pulsation: from region of heart to left eye and side of head; in occiput; in left eye; in left lung; through chest.
Pressure: in stomach; on chest; in right hypochondrium, at edge of false ribs, then in region of bladder.
Stricture: in chest, in region of heart.
Twitching: in left knee joint.
Stiffness: in muscles, chiefly in shoulder blades, back of neck; between shoulders and in hips.
Rheumatic feeling: in right knee joint.
Sick feeling: in abdomen.
Fullness: of head; in upper and forepart of head; in stomach; about rectum.
Emptiness: in chest.
Lightness: of head; at heart as of a vacuum.
Dull feeling: in legs, especially above knees.
Fatigued feeling: in legs, especially above knees.
Weakness: in small of back; of chest; of knee joints; of left knee joint.
Lameness: in left brachium.
Falling asleep: of arms.
Uneasiness: in right eye and nostril; in limbs; in bowels, similar to premonitory symptoms of diarrhea; in muscles, chiefly in shoulder blades, back of neck, between shoulders and in hips.
Heat: in face.
Coldness: general, he cannot get warm.
Cold feeling: in small spot in meatus; on back of neck.
Itching: around eyes; in inner canthi; in armpits; in palm of right hand; at balls of feet; in feet, toes and various parts.
Dryness: in right eye and nostril; of mouth.
Inflammation and destruction of epithelium of mucous membranes.
Pseudo-membrane similar to that of angina faucium and croup.
(OBS:) For disinfection of cholera and fever stools.
(OBS:) To arrest fetid discharges and correct fetid odors.
Touch: soreness of orb to; abdomen tender to; muscles of shoulder blade painful to.
Pressure: a spot about an inch to right of middle lumbar spine sensitive to; pain above knees on; on treading on ground feet at root of toes painful.
Obliged to loosen clothes to amel. pressure and fullness in stomach.
(OBS:) To prevent suppuration and putrefaction in wounds.
Mostly in evening disagreeable pricking and itching here and there, with uneasiness in limbs, so that he was obliged to get up from sitting or lying and walk about.
Pricking in skin, in various parts, accompanies smarting in eyelids. *
(OBS:) Causes the disappearance of warts.
(OBS:) Hospital gangrene; phagedenic ulcers; bites of rabid animals; poisoned wounds.
Workmen engaged in the manufacture of anhydro-chromate of potassium are liable to symptoms like secondary syphilis. Small doses of corrosive sublimate have been found the remedy.
Daphne indica cured the rheumatic pain.
Compare: Kali bich. derived from the same metal.