Introduced by Hering; symptoms obtained from the 30th dilution, and from inhaling the substance while preparing the dilutions. Also proved, in 1853, by Cowley, through Neidhard, MSS. (Not contained in Allen's Encyclopaedia).
“If the facts collected since 1851, which are numerous, do not prove that Mephitis will supersede all other remedies in whooping cough, it certainly may be considered a valuable specific. In order to insure its full success, it should be exhibited in the lower dilutions, from one to three, at least in severe cases.” –NEIDHARD.
- Spasm of glottis, Searle, Raue's Path. and Therap., p. 338; Asthma, MSS.; Cough, Blake, Hahn. Mo., vol. 10, p. 375; Pertussis, Moore, N. E. M. G., vol. 4, p. 446; (23 cases), MSS., Neidhard, N. A. J. H., vol. 3, p. 504; Cushing (9 cases out of 10), MSS.; Knerr (numerous cases), MSS.; Sleeplessness, Theobald, Org., vol. 1, p. 300.
Pain above eyes; violent pain in head, as if a fullness was pressing upwards.
Fullness of forehead and front part of head.
Fullness in head, more on vertex, agg. from studying.
Headache while riding in a carriage.
Heaviness in back part of head, as if fingers were pressing on it.
Slight pain like pulsation or undulation in front part of head, left side, amel. on stooping reading, agg. on writing steadily.
Strange feeling in right side of cerebellum.
Inability to read fine print.
Letters become blurred, he is unable to discern them, they run together.
Weakness of sight, with headache and pain in eyes.
Pain in eyes: when turning them in certain directions; as from a foreign body; as from overexertion.
Stitches in eyes as from needles.
Stinging and itching in eyes, evening and morning.
Inflammation of eyes and lids, especially right side.
Redness of conjunctivae.
Heat and burning of eyes.
Pressing on lids, with burning of margins as if a stye would form.
Asthma: as from inhaling vapor of sulphur; in sleep; of drunkards.
Inhalation difficult, exhalation almost impossible, or barking.
Suffocative feeling, with inability to exhale; bloated face and convulsions. ~ Spasm of glottis.
When drinking or talking, liability to get foreign substance into throat. ~ Asthma thymicum.
Asthmatic paroxysm at night on lying down, also sometimes waking him in morning; at 10 P. M. had to sit up in bed, got to sleep at 12 P. M., but was wakened by paroxysm exactly at daybreak; had to get up and walk about, whereby a slight cough was excited, the more he coughed the worse the breathing became, but each cough brought up a little transparent phlegm, like white of egg, with sourish taste; urine turbid on standing a few minutes, of fetid smell and depositing brick-dust sediment; sensation during paroxysm as from inhaling fumes of sulphur, and a general oppression of front part of chest, especially behind upper part of sternum; agg. from ice water, wine, horseback riding. ~ Asthma.
Cough: after drinking, talking or loud reading; with fluent coryza and soreness in chest; spasmodic, hollow or deep, with rawness, hoarseness and pain through chest; with suffocative feeling when inhaling; cannot exhale; vomits all food some hours after eating; bloated face; convulsions; agg. at night and after lying down; in morning it is loose, with some expectoration.
Whooping or any kind of cough which is very violent, coming on spasmodically, and seeming as though each spell would terminate life.
Spells day and night; child must be raised, gets blue in face and cannot exhale; convulsions; fetid diarrhea.
Eight or more paroxysms of cough every night; rattling of phlegm during cough, with vomiting after eating.
After slight catarrh, whooping cough; during day cough slight, but in night paroxysm every ten minutes, with frequent vomiting and fever.
Spasmodic cough of phthisical girls (where Dros. failed).
Sensation in right arm, over deltoid muscles, similar to that produced by substance on throat.
Rheumatic pains in arms, amel. on motion.
Restlessness in left arm, with sensibility.
Trembling of arm when leaning on it.
Painful twitching of left hand.
Feels impelled to stretch fingers and make them crack.
Rush of blood to legs on getting awake at night.
Rheumatic pains from hips to feet; arthritic pain in heel.
Legs restless as if becoming insensible; knees feel bruised.
Peculiar spasmodic pain in left foot.
Stitches in feet.
Pain in big toe as if being pinched off.
Burning and pains in corns.
Lying down: asthmatic paroxysm; cough agg.
Had to sit up in bed: asthmatic paroxysm.
Child must be raised: whooping cough.
Leaning on arm: trembling in it.
Motion: stitches in spinal column; rheumatic pains in arms amel.
Turning in bed: vertigo.
Stretching of limbs.
Had to get up and walk about: asthmatic paroxysm.
Disinclination to work, inclination to stretch.
Frequent yawning; lachrymation.
Extremely sleepy in morning, during day, even in company.
Cannot sleep whole night.
Sleeplessness from “fidgets” in left side, both legs and arms.
Awakens in night with congestion to legs.
Night walking, open eyes, angry gestures; hair on head rises, cannot be made conscious.
Vivid dreams which he recollects.
Asthma during sleep; not waking; continues after he has waked up.
Morning: stinging and itching in eyes; no appetite; urine turbid; asthma waking him; cough loose; extremely sleepy; increased warmth.
Day: occasional spells of whooping cough; cough slight.
All day: difficulty in urinating; extremely sleepy.
Evening: stinging and itching in eyes; fever; chilliness.
Night: heat of genitals; asthmatic paroxysm; cough agg.; spells of whooping cough; on getting awake rush of blood to legs; cannot sleep.
At 10 P. M.: asthmatic paroxysm; got to sleep at 12 P. M., but was wakened by paroxysm exactly at daybreak.
Right: strange feeling in side of cerebellum; inflammation of eyes and lids agg.; strange feeling in lung; tension and pain in side of neck; sensation in arm over deltoid muscles, similar to that produced by substance on throat.
Left: undulation in side of front part of head; pains under short ribs; restlessness in arm; painful twitching of hand; peculiar spasmodic pain in foot; “fidgets” in side.
Strumming through body; anxiety.
Feels as if threads had been drawn through head and trunk.
Wandering pains with pressure to urinate.
Fine nervous vibrations in bones.
A kind of burning feeling as from raw onions, in stomach, nose, head, right arm, right lung and down esophagus.
As if head became enlarged; as if a fullness was pressing upwards in head; as if fingers were pressing on back of head; pain as from a foreign body in eyes; as from overexertion; stitches in eyes as from needles; as if a stye would form; as if head was distended; as if inhaling vapor of sulphur; legs as if becoming insensible; as if big toe was being pinched off; as if diarrhea would set in.
Pain: above eyes; in eyes; in hollow back teeth; under short ribs; through chest; in back and all limbs; in right side of neck; in big toe in corns.
Violent pain: in head.
Stitches: in eyes as from needles; in spinal column; in feet.
Neuralgic pains: in and about ears.
Rheumatic pain: in region of liver; when urinating; in arms; from hips to feet; wandering, in limbs.
Arthritic pain: in heel.
Spasmodic pain: in left foot.
Slight pain-like pulsation in front part of head.
Painful twitching: of left hand.
Sudden jerks: in roots of teeth.
Stinging and itching: in eyes.
Soreness: in chest; of genitals.
Burning: of eyes; of margins of eyes; in corns.
Heat: of eyes; of ears; of genitals.
Pressure: in stomach.
Fullness: of forehead and front part of head; in head.
Heaviness: in back part of head.
Tension: in right side of neck.
Pressing: on lids.
Lameness: in back and limbs.
Suffocative feeling: in larynx.
Strange feeling: in right side of cerebellum; in lungs.
Restlessness: in left arm.
Fidgets: in left side, both legs and arms.
Trembling: of arm.
Itching: of ears; of scrotum.
Baby, aet. 20 mos.; pertussis.
Boy, aet. 1; pertussis.
Child, aet. 2; pertussis.
Boy, aet. 3; pertussis.
Boy, aet. 4; pertussis.
Girl, aet. 6; pertussis.
Boy, aet. 6; pertussis.
Boy, aet. 6; pertussis.
Two children, aet. 8 1/2 and 5 1/2; pertussis.
Girl, aet. 9; pertussis.
Man, aet. 26; bilious temperament, while in army two years previously had suffocative catarrh; asthma.
Compare: in asthma, Drosera, Rumex and Sticta; in pertussis, Coral. rubr. and Drosera; in vertigo, Carbo veg.; in loquacity, Amanita (Agaric.) and Laches.; in effects on nervous system generally, Castor. and Moschus; in chorea, with fidgety feet and legs, Act. rac., Am. carb., Arsen., Asaf., Aurum, Sticta and Tarent.