- Arachnitis ending in convulsions, E. E. Marcy, N. A. J. H., vol. 1, p. 337; Mania-a-potu, Pearce, Add. to Hom. Mat. Med.; Sick headache, G. A. Hall, Burt's Mat. Med.; Biliary calculi, C. Hering; T. H. Buckler, Hom. Times, vol. 8, p. 48; E. M. Hale, Am. Hom. Obs., vol. 7, p. 471; Paralysis of sphincter vesicae, Woodward (10 drop doses), Burt's Mat. Med.; Puerperal convulsions, Sanford, Browne, and Talbot, Med. Inv., vol. 7, p. 169; Puerperal convulsions (per rectum), W. H. Holcombe, Trans. Am. Inst., 1870, p. 446; Tetanic spasms in typhus, Watson, Add. to Hom. Mat. Med.
Excitement quickly subsiding into stupefaction, in which, however, the will of the individual is evidently active.
Great weakness of brain, with loss of memory, retarded power of comprehension and thinking, with frequent occurrence of confusion of intellect.
Mania from intoxication (olfaction).
Delirium, sometimes quiet, sometimes violent.
Delirium tremens where excitement and violence predominate.
Inclination to close the eyes.
Floating images before eyes.
Photophobia (greatly relieved by fumes of chloroform).
First contraction, then dilatation of pupils.
Eyes open and close with incredible rapidity, eyeballs rolled downward, pupils contracted. ~ Arachnitis.
Exophthalmic goitre, morbus Basedowii.
Prevents the shock engendered by labor, in very nervous patients.
No freedom from suffering between the pains; she complains much of her back, or of extreme pain and perhaps tenderness over whole abdominal region; she is very restless, can find rest in no position, tosses about and is very nervous.
Protracted and severe labors; rigidity of os uteri.
Women subject to convulsions during labor.
Complete paralysis of sphincter vesicae following labor.
Sighing or snoring breathing.
Stertorous breathing. ~ Arachnitis.
Want of breath.
Respiration deeper and slower, constantly increasing retardation and weakness of action of heart and arteries; trembling of hands and feet, total cessation of motion and sensibility.
Respirations almost stopped, so few and feeble; unconsciousness; motionless features; livid lips; feeble pulse, as if dying. ~ Shock of injury.
Neurosis of respiratory organs, as laryngismus stridulus, asthma, and pertussis.
A sensation of fingers and toes being asleep.
Trembling of hands and feet.
Convulsive twitching of extremities.
Rapid convulsive movements of muscles of arms and legs, blue color under the nails. ~ Arachnitis.
Rheumatic pain about the joints.
Insomnia, deafness, apathy, and tremulousness of hands.
Sudden jerking and trembling of every muscle of body, which continues for about one minute and then passes off, without waking him from sleep. ~ Arachnitis.
Spasms resembling hysteria, especially in females.
Tonic and clonic spasms.
Tetanic spasms. ~ Typhus fever.
Puerperal convulsions from uraemia or reflex irritation.
Entire inactivity of all the external sensibilities, so that even considerable injury to the nerves produces no reflex motion in the periphery.
Total cessation of motion and sensibility.
As if fingers and toes were asleep; as of warmth flowing through whole body.
Pain: in region of cardiac orifice of stomach; in abdomen; in back; in larynx; in region of left kidney; in dorsum of hand and joint of thumb; in region of right sciatic nerve.
Stinging: in lips.
Burning: in lips.
Colic: biliary; abdominal; renal.
Rheumatic pain: about joints.
Pressure: in brain.
“Those that bear chloroform best are delicate, weakly people, reduced by disease, and women and children. The robust and healthy are more exposed to the dangerous effects of this agent.
The age of the individual seems to have no special influence.”
“It must not be used when there is softening of brain; severe organic heart disease, with intermittent pulse; aneurisms of aorta; extreme weakness from hemorrhages; extreme anemia, and great tendency to syncope.”
“In drunkards the stage of excitement can not be overcome without grave danger to life.”
“Use contraindicated: in fatty degeneration of heart; in those addicted to the use of spirituous liquors; where there is albuminuria.
Son of J. W. Crane, M. D., aet. 13, sanguine bilious temperament, previous to attack had enjoyed good health; arachnitis ending in convulsions.
Clergyman, aet. 58, who had suffered twenty-three years from gall stones.
Antidotes: Nitrite of Amyl., Ipecac. (against action on stomach); brandy ameliorates the symptoms.
In narcosis from chloroform, small pieces of ice placed in rectum produce deep inspiration soon followed by natural breathing.
It antidotes: Strychnine.