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Jamestown Weed, Thorn Apple. Solanaceae.

The plant is found in vicinity of cultivation, on rank soil, where refuse is deposited, in all parts of the world.

The alcoholic tincture is prepared from the ripe seed, finely powdered.

Introduced by Hahnemann, proved by himself, Fr. Hahnemann and Franz, Reine Arzneimittelehre, vol. 3; Berridge, Mon. Hom. Rev., vol. 15, p. 298; vol. 16, p. 34; N. Am. Jour. of Hom., N. S., vol. 2, 1871, p. 62. Toxicological reports are numerous; see Allen's Encyclopaedia, vol. 9, p. 175.


- Melancholia, Smith, H. W., vol. 11, p. 27; Hallucination, Fanning, N. Y. S. Trans., 1870, p. 769; Delirium, Kitchen, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 2, p. 237; Hendricks, A. H. Z., vol. 109, p. 15; Gifre, H. W., vol. 12, p. 165; Mania, Pfander, A. H. Z., vol. 113, p. 202; (2 cases), Sztaraveski, B. J. H., vol. 1, p. 361; Müller, B. J. H., vol. 12, p. 472; Hartlaub, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 2, p. 233; Butler, N. Y. S. Trans., 1875; Photomania, Farrington, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 8, p. 212; Hydrophobia, Hahnemann, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 625; Morgan, Hah. Mo., vol. 8, p. 439; Delirium tremens, Ng., Hirzel, Müller, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 147; Gerson, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 66; (4 cases), Mossa, A. H. Z., vol. 90, pp. 178-195; Mossa, A. H. Z., vol. 92, p. 53; vol. 93, p. 133; Fincke. A. J. H. M. M., vol. 3, p. 57; Insanity, Jones, N. A. J. H., vol. 5, p. 677; Mental disorder, Hartlaub, Trinks, Sztar, Schellh., Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 46; Gerson, Hermel, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 11; Mental disturbance, Huber, A. H. Z., vol. 101, p. 6; Mental derangement after fright, Mossa, Hom. Rec., vol. 3, p. 246; Mental disturbance, Berridge, N. E. M. G., vol. 10, p. 166; Morgan, H. W., vol. 12, p. 70; Vertigo, Schrn, Rck, Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 23; Schrn, B. J. H., vol. 11, p. 303; Guernsey, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 2, p. 207; Headache, Schrn, B. J. H., vol. 11, p. 304; Congestive headache, Leibold, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 2, p. 247; Neuralgic headache, Price, Med. Inv., vol. 2, p. 194; Meningitis, Stapf, Gross, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 129; Boenninghausen, A. H. Z., vol. 46, p. 133; Alvarez, Raue's Rec., 1875, p. 35; Affection of brain, Gueyrard, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 56; Otalgia, Reil, Rck, Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 161; Fllgraff, N. A. J. H., vol. 4, p. 333; Prosopalgia, (3 cases), Schrn, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 434; Schrn, Ksemann, Rck, Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 193; Facial erysipelas, Wesselhoeft, Hom. Phys., vol. 8, p. 210; Aphagia, Hull, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 155; Loss of speech, Parsenow, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 18; Rigors during urination, Berridge, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 4, p. 103; Ovarian tumor, Miller, Med. Inv., Nov., 1875, p. 416; Dysmenorrhea, Guernsey, Org., vol. 1, p. 147; Martin, H. M., vol. 10, p. 316; Watery menses, Williamson, T. H. M. S. Pa., 1873; Puerperal convulsions, Baer, T. A. I. H., 1872, p. 226; Graham, A. H. O., vol. 6, p. 255; Asthma (7 cases cured by smoking Stram.), Frank, N. A. J. H., vol. 9, p. 257; Whooping cough, A. R., Rck., Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 730; Pneumonia (2 cases), Schmidt, Hom. Phys., vol. 7, p. 243; Affection of heart, Hilberger, Rck., Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 862; Morbus coxarius, H. M., vol. 6, p. 404; Traumatic neuritis, Gilchrist, Med. Inv., vol. 6, p. 269; Spasms, Parsenow, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 594; Rummel, Rückert, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 609; Trinks, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 874; Trinks, B. J. H., vol. 19, p. 318; Berridge, N. A. J. H., vol. 22, p. 191; Hysterical convulsions, H. M., vol. 7, p. 408; Chorea, Müller, Kirschlyer, Bethm., Gross, Aegidi, Bicking, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 514; Müller, B. J. H., vol. 23, p. 374; Payne, H. M., vol. 6, p. 354; White, A. H. O., vol. 4, p. 124; Epilepsy, Lobeth., Kleinert, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 593; Periodical fever, Kunkel, A. H. Z., vol. 112, p. 42; Ague, Fahnestock, A. H. O., vol. 9, p. 364; Typhoid fever, Lw, Bojanus, Rau, Knorre, Rückert, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 787; Stens, A. H. Z., vol. 91, p. 197, Neidhard, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 2, p. 208; Lippe, H. M., vol. 10, p. 196; Lee, Hom. Phys., vol. 9, p. 42; Measles, Müller, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 101; Malignant scarlatina, Bell, N. E. M. G., vol. 7, p. 1.

MIND. [1]

Dullness of senses; before a rash.
Coma, spasms; later snoring, unconscious, jaw hangs, hands and feet twitch, eyes roll; pupils dilated; automatic grasping of hands toward nose, ears, etc.; difficult to swallow liquids.
Continual motions with hands and arms as if spinning or weaving; frequent lifting up head, red face, staring eyes, with large immovable pupils, constant murmuring, frequent sighing, total stupefaction of senses.
Semi-conscious; dilatation of pupils marked.
Consciousness totally lost; did not answer questions; stared around stupidly; pupils much dilated, insensible to light; signs of vertigo, aversion to fluids.
Face red; eyes uneasy, shining; pupils much dilated, staring, immovable; drunken look; unconscious; disconnected talk; jumped up; restless; started; grasped about in air, catching at imaginary things, no fever; slow, tardy pulse; chills; perspired, skin warm; drink swallowed hastily.
Unconscious; snoring; lower jaw hanging down; twitches of hands and feet; rolling eyes; dilated, immovable pupils; automatic motions; grasping about with hands; skin cool; pulse somewhat frequent, single beats omit; greatest difficulty to swallow liquids.
Sat up in bed unconscious, continually babbling, occasionally starting up suddenly, his hands apparently directed to imaginary things in air; pulse very slow, no fever, intense thirst and violent sweat from incessant motion.
He was mute, did not move; pulseless; limbs lame for six or seven hours; lying without consciousness; after that tossed about in bed with great rage, made innumerable signs to those around him, which were not understood, and then became quiet again.
Unconscious and stupid: during chill; agg. in hot stage, sometimes during sweat; in typhus.
Stupor: weakened intellect; torpor and fits; extreme excitement of sexual parts, constipation; resembling highest state of intoxication from spirituous liquors.
Loss of memory.
Paroxysms of loss of memory, during which he recognizes neither persons nor objects; questions remain unanswered.
Memory confused; great restlessness; red face and staring eyes; sadness, weeping, thoughts of dying; stammering, gets words out with great difficulty; cold feet, restless sleep, with visions; fear of wild animals and black dogs.
Memory weak; loses thoughts before she can give them utterance; weeps about her weak mind. ~ After sunstroke.
Loss of recollection appears connected with an inward uneasiness and to proceed from it.
Does not recognize his friends and family, calling bystanders as if absent. ~ Typhus.
After awaking he recognizes nothing about him.
Recognizes no one, did not take any notice of loudest calling, moved her head constantly from one side to other; forehead covered with perspiration.
Does not recognize the one to whom he is speaking.
Does not seem to notice objects around him.
Calls things by wrong names, his boots logs of wood; his bedroom the stable, and this without knowing it.
No correct estimation of distance, or size of objects; reaching hands to catch hold of objects across room, and running against persons and things, which they appeared to view as distant.
During fever she cannot speak or reply to any question; shows with hands where pain is seated, and when writing down has to think what letters to use.
Uses wrong words in talking.
Desires to relate a story, but cannot connect a sentence; cannot find right words, and becomes displeased at this interruption.
Inability to give a proper answer, rapid change of ideas, so that he seldom completed a sentence, but, e. g., united the half sentence of answer to a question addressed to a person not present.
Conversing in different languages. ~ Typhus.
Talking in Jewish jargon. ~ Mania.
Tries to find right expression.
Dull, difficult thinking; cannot think clearly about anything; loses thoughts before she can give them utterance.
After getting out of bed, vertigo and loss of thought; everything hovers dimly and distantly before his memory, there seems to be a veil before his eyes.
Walks about room, absorbed in himself, with fixed, sparkling eyes, surrounded by blue circles, takes no notice of surrounding objects, is solely occupied with objects of his fancy.
Sits silent, with her eyes fixed on ground, as if absorbed in contemplation, while her hands are occupied in picking at her clothes.
Talks disconnected words in a high screaming voice.
Mind wandering, and unusual quick motions with eyes and hands.
Confusion of mind.
Wild thoughts when she is awake; frightful sensations, without perspiration.
Mental derangement; violent headache, followed by excessive delirium, loss of sight and hearing, striking about with hands and feet, excessive dilatation of pupils, slow pulse.
Mental derangement, with spasmodic symptoms, staring look, attempts to escape with shrieks, frightful visions, fever heat, redness of face, moist skin.
Aberration of mind; one carries home all sorts of wood, in order to manufacture brandy; another placed two axes across each other in order to split wood in this way; a third burrowed in ground like a pig with his mouth; a fourth alleged he was a wheelwright and began to bore holes; a fifth ran into forge to catch fish, which he saw swimming there; a lacemaker threw about her bobbins incessantly, and threw everything into confusion; another girl ran about the room and cried out that all evil spirits were pursuing her.
Stares stupidly; looks vacantly around.
She feels dull; stupid in head, almost insensible and indifferent to everything and everybody.
Stupid, unable to articulate, with a certain peculiar wildness of countenance and flushed face, lying in bed.
Physiognomy expresses stupidity and perturbation; insensibility to mental impressions, with fixed, weeping eyes and enlarged pupils, hardly responding to irritation.
Stupid, after delirium.
He is like one enchanted and beside himself.
Alternations between exalted states and settled melancholy.
After spasms she fell into a trance, says she is under influence of spirits, and has had conversation with spirits, communications from God; delivers emphatic sermons, prophecies.
Very restless in evening in bed; converses with spirits who approach his bed, lays hold of a stick and strikes about him, to drive fiend who is after him from room; red face, glistening eyes, great thirst, distended abdomen and great sexual excitement.
The things and persons around him appear to be changed; although he knows that his friends are there he forgets it immediately afterward; imagines he is quite alone in a wilderness, abandoned; is afraid; animals jump suddenly out of ground sideways, so that he moved quickly to other side, where, however, others start up pursuing him, so that he runs forward.
Dreaming with open eyes. ~ Typhus.
Hallucinations which terrify patient; sees ghosts, hears voices back of his ear; sees strangers.
He thinks that he is dying and that he will not live over night, rejoices and gives directions about his funeral.
Believes to be in his grave; shrives, prays, asks to be killed; accuses his wife of infidelity; scolds, strikes at everybody who wishes to restrain him; thinks they are dogs and barks at them to make himself understood.
Strange, absurd ideas; thinks herself tall, double or lying crosswise; one-half of body cut off; bed is full of creases; that he was killed, roasted and being eaten.
Imagines objects smaller than they really are.
Imagines he is alone, and is frightened.
Started with great force and alarm, crying out that she is going to fall, clings to her mother with as much desperation as if she were going to be thrown from a precipice.
Imagines that he is very large and tall, but surrounding objects small.
Thinks she is not fitted for her position.
Imagines she sees a number of strange people, and tries to seize them, though there are none present.
An old lady had a vision every night since six weeks, in which many persons, all strangers, came into her room and to her bedside, causing her such fear that she had to leave bed.
Saw people coming out of all corners.
“There,” he replied, “a long train of bed-bugs, and after them a procession of beetles, and here come crawling over me a host of cockroaches;” sank back in alarm, then suddenly said: “I believe I know they are not really bugs, but, except once in a while, they seem real to me.”
Woke suddenly in night and said there were snakes under and about her; looked wild, screamed and pointed to them.
After waking, all things appeared to him as if they were new, even his friends, as if he had never seen them.
Hears dancing, music, sees men and hears them talk in foreign tongues.
Hallucinations, as if near right mastoid process a voice were scolding her, agg. at night, sometimes voice seemed to be under bed.
Hallucinations bring him into a rage.
Fears: he will lose his senses; his lips will grow together; to suffocate; falling; everything is falling on her;
Frightful fancies take hold of his mind, his features express fright and terror.
Sees more horrifying images at his side than in front of him, and they all occasion terror.
Hallucinations cause fear and fright.
Exclaims about cats, dogs and rabbits approaching her from above, from side and middle of room.
Frightful figures, rats, mice; saw animals moving, cats, dogs, etc.
He converses with absent individuals as if they were present, and addresses inanimate objects, as chessmen, by names of such persons, but observes none of those standing about him.
Patient had a constant vision of an executioner standing before him, in spite of which he was lively, talkative laughed and joked about his hallucination, yet it seemed to him a reality.
Boy seemed to see black objects, spoke of black people and black clouds, and grasped at air.
Awakens with a shrinking look, as if afraid of first thing she sees. ~ Metritis.
Delirium: bland; murmuring; violent; foolish; joyful; loquacious; incoherent; chattering; with open eyes; vivid; merry; with spasmodic laughter; furious; raving; wild, attempts to stab and bite; with queerest notions; with sexual excitement; fear, as if a dog were attacking him; conscious of her condition; calls for papa and mamma, who are present and trying to console child; with open eyes; noisy, with hallucinations; shy, hides himself; tries to escape; full of fear; talks incessantly, absurdly, laughs, claps her hands over head, wide-open eyes.
Rush of blood to head, with furious loquacious delirium.
Loquacious delirium; disposed to talk continually, with desire to escape out of bed; exposes genital organs.
Delirious and unintelligible, patient was busy with a thousand not unpleasant fantasies, made known his wants by gestures, without speaking, ran about for several days busy with his fantasies with a joyful mood.
Delirium of a lively, active, vivid character, alternating in short periods with apparent horrified, fright, seeming to dread approach of some imaginary monster, and giving utterance to most piteous appeals for help.
She rapidly became furiously delirious, struck at, pushed or attempted to bite every person who came near, or any object that was offered to her.
Delirium by day and night, without rest or sleep; sang or whistled or entertained himself in different languages with departing people, or jumped wildly from bed to run away or to attend to business. ~ Vesicular erysipelas.
After a dreadful shock, occasioned by the death of his brother, who fell dead in his arms, talked incoherently, struck at all around him with his feet and hands, raved and spat in face of his attendants, tore his clothes, spoke at one time in Hungarian, and then in Wallachian language; sang Latin paternosters, declared that he was God, and then that he was the devil; talks incessantly unintelligible nonsense; sits down and rises again; kneels and then pushes against wall, alternately stretching out his hands to full extent, and laying his finger in his mouth; tore his clothes and broke a very strong chain and padlock, with wonderful rapidity; bored large holes in wall with his fingers; will not answer any questions, avoids the eye; pupils are contracted, eyes weary and collapsed; cannot sleep or eat.
Furibund delirium, during an attack of erysipelas faciei et capitis; suppression of urine; singing and whistling between paroxysms.
Delirium, tendency to throw herself out of bed, great restlessness and sleeplessness. ~ Facial erysipelas.
Loquacious delirium, with desire to escape out of bed; tongue yellowish-brown, dry on centre; lips sore and cracked; sordes on teeth. ~ Bilious typhoid.
Mania: with fits of rage, hallucinations of sight and hearing, loss of memory; complains that a dog is biting and tearing flesh off his chest; merry exaltation; with pride and affectation; runs about, complains of violent headache; claps his hands together, steals from his room-mates everything he can get hold of; with anxiety, and disposition by words and deeds to scold persons whom he otherwise loved.
Mania; thinks he is lying on his sepulchre; confessing, praying, wants to be killed; laughs as if tickled; wants to be kissed; accuses his wife of being faithless; scolding, beating in a rage, will not be taken hold of by attendants; takes them for dogs, and barks at them; talking in Jewish jargon; supposes his house to be surrounded by carts, Jews and geese, offending him, driving him into a rage; pale, eats nothing, does not sleep, while muscles of face are in constant twitching motion.
Mania; great restlessness, confused memory; a hot face, with coldness of body alternating with anxiousness and thirst; frequently a red face, with a staring look; sadness, weeping, thoughts of death; stammering and muttering before a word comes out; cold feet; nervous, anxious sleep, with strange visions, fear of malicious animals, black dogs; a young man of loose habits.
Conjunctiva injected, pupils immensely dilated; whole expression of eyes brilliant, restless, suspicious and roving; brow corrugated.
Mania, with convulsive attacks every half hour; sudden falling; grasping with fingers; intended to scream, but could not, as mouth was full of rattling phlegm and froth on lips; bending spine backward; beating with one arm, grasping with other; face pale; no consciousness.
Mania puerperalis.
Mania; affects being a distinguished person, of high rank; is full of fear.
Acute mania; frenzy; tears his clothing; hallucinations; violent impulse to be active; threatens to use knife on those about him.
Paroxysms, during which he threatens to knock everybody down, to break furniture, to throw himself out of window.
Mania for light and company, cannot bear to be alone.
Mania, with insomnia; very talkative; thinks he has every imaginable disease; that he has power over all disease; masturbates; at times perfectly rational; fills his pockets with anything he can find; thinks he has snakes in him.
Had many strange fancies, such as imagining his wife had lovers concealed behind stove; wandered restlessly about, and could only be restrained by force from running, out into street; afterward had a fit that looked so much like apoplexy that he was bled.
Mania puerperalis in course of peritonitis; phlebitis puerperalis.
Mania, originating in childbed; sitting up, talking incessantly, in one strain for fifteen minutes, and with great vehemence; always wants to go away.
Timid mania, in childbirth.
Delirium tremens: hallucinations which, especially at night, put patient in wildest restlessness, is chased about as if crazy; heard continually, on right side of occiput, a loud voice, scolding, vituperating and accusing him of ungodliness; region of bladder distended, urine very scanty, for a few days previous, since day before, almost entirely suppressed; constipated; tongue white; conjunctiva dirty yellow; on reading letters blended, and danced before eyes; talked continually, sometimes prayed, expecting, with great anxiety, the flash of lightning which was to kill him; considerable thirst; profuse, fetid, warm sweat; on lower extremities, which sweat much, a red, granular, itching eruption (lichen); trembling of limbs violent; pulse small; makes mistakes about time, speaks of all sorts of affairs, which have happened at his office; people seem to appear before him; night very restless, talked much to himself, wanted to leave bed; quaking, trembling of limbs; misplaces words in speaking; glittering eyes, with sharp, staring look, pupils generally dilated; inability to distinguish objects at a short distance; on looking at objects a little way off (twenty to thirty steps) fantasies disappeared, hence sought the open air.
Young man with delirium tremens, had received, shortly before, a cut in cheek, and wound was in an inflamed condition; pain in forehead; tendency to sweat; motions unsteady, hasty; hands and tongue tremble; appetite poor; chills in back; continuous scintillations before eyes; spoke of lizards and worms being on his clothes, and in air before him; starts up suddenly as from fright; pulse weak.
Often leaves his chair to rush at people whom he thought he saw fighting and quarrelling before him.
Has been drinking too hard, weather very hot; since about five days, is walking day and night, can find no rest; could not sleep; saw a door open where there was none; frightful dreams about fighting and killing; takes offensive in imaginary quarrels, and attacks aggressor; runs against supposed object to attack it; personifies voices, hears clock talk, and argues with it; sores in mouth and tongue, probably from biting; unquenchable thirst; tingling in hands, which sometimes get cold; heavy, dull sensation in head; left nostril closed; feels amel. in cold air; would like to die; rolling of eyes; trembling of hands; urine scanty, red; pulse full and hard; afraid of delirium tremens; weather very hot.
Nymphomania; with diaphragmitis; violent attacks, even to rage; exalted sexual passion.
Religious mania; pious looks, praying; restless nights; inspired talking, singing; despairs of her salvation.
Hydrophobia; water, a mirror, or anything bright, excites convulsions; screams or howls in a high voice; bites; mouth dry; pupils large; unconscious; afraid to be alone; great desire to bite and to tear himself with his teeth; wants to bite those around him, with a terrible cry and rage; fancies full or fright and terror, staring eyes, dilated pupils, turgid, swollen face, bloody froth at mouth, excessive restlessness; aversion to watery liquids; frequent spitting, slaver hanging from mouth; horrible convulsions; stiffness of whole body.
Very violent; loquacious; wild; difficult of restraint; seeing rats and cats in room, and on walls; pulse 120; high fever; several men required to prevent him from getting out of bed, or jumping out of window; wanted a razor; would take nothing out of a spoon or cup. ~ Erysipelas of head and face.
Rage; unmanageable; grasping with his hands; laughing; rolling and creeping around in bed; unable to stand on his feet; pupils wide open; insensible; wants to kill people or himself.
With horrible cries he strikes at those around him, and is furious.
Uncontrollable fury, can scarcely be restrained; flies at people; strikes and endeavors to seize them.
Very changeable disposition, alternate anticipations of death and rage; laughable gestures, and melancholy deportment; affected haughtiness and inconsolableness; loud laughing and groaning.
A woman, aet. 50, became weak-minded, childish, and laughed without cause; had two paralytic attacks, each at 2 A. M.; lay quietly on her back, with closed eyes; delirious talk, agg. in evening; wants to get away, throws things out of window; at 3 A. M. violent spasms, return every half hour; wants to scream but cannot; gurgling sound in throat; foams at mouth; opisthotonos; strikes with one arm, grasps with other; pale face; unconsciousness.
Incoherent talking; incessant; like that of dementia; says many curious, incomprehensible, foolish things; prattling; continual babbling; constant senseless chattering; talking in one strain, with distressed face. ~ Typhus.
Talkative; but talking is impeded.
Excessive loquacity each time during menses; tears and prayers and earnest supplications.
Inspired talking.
Great talkativeness; full of wit, but indecent, sometimes in a rage, tearing his clothes; pulse frequent, full and hard.
Talkativeness about lewd subjects.
Talks incessantly foolish things which nobody can understand; sits down, rises up, kneels, or takes other queer positions; tears his clothing and breaks chairs with remarkable celerity; gives no answer, and evades carefully looks of other persons.
Ceaseless talking, mostly devout; very earnestly beseeching. ~ Dysmenorrhea.
Constant muttering to himself.
His thoughts ran upon obscene things, frequently put his hands to erected penis; sought to bite or to catch flies.
Talks in a foreign tongue. ~ Typhus.
Loquacious, talks all the time, sings, makes verses.
Child awakens terrified, knows no one, screams with fright, clings to those near.
Sings, talks, fancies there are dogs in room, which he describes and attempts to chase, springing suddenly to his feet, and as suddenly toppling over.
Sings and utters obscene things.
Delirious laughing, making faces and behaving generally like an intoxicated person or like a fool, pulling his clothes, making laughing grimaces, with a staring look.
Prattling incessantly, without any sense or understanding.
Screams until he is hoarse, or loses his voice.
Crazy with distress; jumps out of bed; acts as if bed were being drawn from under her; with spasmodic motions of head.
Falling down with a scream; loud shriek, during fits.
Screams about growling in abdomen.
Would like to scream, but could not on account of phlegm.
Moaning; tossing about.
He uttered constant moans, with occasional shrieks, and could only be pacified by holding his chest pressed close to his mother's breast.
Groaning; moaning after menses; restless motions.
Wife complains of husband neglecting her; man accuses his wife of being faithless.
He is mute, does not answer; expresses a wish by pointing to things.
He talks little and utters single, broken words in higher voice.
At times active efforts at utterance.
Could not utter a word; sitting silent and brooding.
Disposed to weep: violently; involuntary; during day; at night; about her mental weakness.
Making all kinds of faces and imitating motions, gestures and voices of different animals.
After suffocative paroxysms with elevations of sternum had been amel. by tinc. amygd. amarae: face red all over, eyes glassy and staring impudently or spitefully, followed with her eyes her little brother, moving her lips backward and forward, lips covered with shining moisture; choking frequently; bitten by dog a year ago, dog not known to be mad.
When his father got him to recognize him, boy said: “Why, papa, is that you ?” and commenced stroking, or rather clawing, with his fingers his father's face.
Tears clothes; breaks chairs with incredible quickness; destroys things.
Disposition to suicide; wanted a razor to cut his throat.
Endeavors to escape, imagines he is alone all the time, and is afraid.
Wandering up and down floor.
Starts involuntarily, quick as if a shock of electricity had passed through her body, with an air of affright and a loud shriek; limbs writhed with convulsive motions, and her countenance and body distorted in every direction.
Grasps at things quickly and in a hurry, thinks he has seized a thing before touching it; if he does hold the object he does not feel that he has hold of it.
He makes all motions hastily, with great force and hurriedly, so that he feels an anxiety if he cannot finish them at once.
While sitting on a sofa, fancied she was falling off, kept holding on to everything; while in bed said that bed was being drawn from under her.
In his conscious moments, he asked to be held because he was falling.
Cries out fearfully, hides face in pillow, is terrified by presence or approach of physician; after an attack of typhoid.
Intense pain in right side of head, with profuse lachrymation; had frightful imaginings, would start up, scream out; if spoken to would answer correctly, but immediately relapse into her wild state, head drawn spasmodically to one side, not continuous.
Inclination to climb up.
Hasty; hurries off too fast, with all his might, if he wants to go to another place.
Gay excitement, alternations of laughing, crying out, singing, whistling, leaping up, catching at flies, picking at flocks.
Phlegmatic, with weariness of mind and sadness of heart; everything is indifferent to him.
Not disposed to any real work.
Doleful, weeping, thoughts of death.
Crying mood, with inclination to give offence and to feel offended.
Downcast and full of anguish, believes herself unworthy of eternal bliss, because she is unable to perform her duties.
Feels as if nothing could give her any enjoyment.
In evening after lying down, very sad, with thoughts of death, and violent weeping.
Sad; apprehends evil consequences from trifling things.
Melancholia, with walking about, crying and lamentations; complains her husband has neglected her.
Inconsolable; much affected by trifles; disposed to weep, sometimes vexed; neglects her duties, thinks she is not fitted for her position; agg. after Fall equinox; in darkness, when alone, and in morning; wants light (sunshine) and company; heat and anxiety, rise from abdomen, causing redness of checks.
A peculiar sensation of anxiety; anguish; despair.
Pangs of conscience; thinks he is not honest.
Ill-humor unto vehemence, followed immediately by a disposition to laugh, even aloud.
When spoken to appeared peevish and irritable, and answered by a sharp cry, or said sharply, “Let me alone,” all his words being curtailed in a curious way.
Formerly an obedient boy, he is now headstrong and obstinate; but in presence of strangers timid and anxious.
Very passionate, easily provoked into a rage.
Extreme irritability; makes all his motions so fast that finally he cannot move any more, and all turns black before his eyes.
Slightest contradiction irritates her so much that she sobs with anger.
Continued violent scolding; senseless quarrelling.
Child is very cross, and strikes or bites.
After fright: mania; melancholy; chorea; epileptic attacks; spasms.
On being reprimanded pupils dilate immediately.


Drunkenness; reeling, loss of voluntary motion.
Unsteady when walking in dark, with tendency to fall to left or backward, in evening after sunset.
Staggers as if dizzy; gait unstable; impossible for him to walk in a straight line; must be led.
Staggers, yet limbs obey will so readily that he feels as if he had none; they seemed to him much longer than they were, so that when walking he thinks he has already touched floor, when foot is six inches away from it, hence he always puts down foot too quickly.
Stumbles against door before going through room.
(In sick:) When sitting on a sofa she fancied she was falling off, kept holding on to everything.
(In sick:) When in bed, lying on right side, screamed and said that bed was being drawn from under her and that everything was falling on her, kept holding on to walls; asked her mother not to leave her as something was going to hurt her; from 9.30 P. M. until midnight.
Vertigo: cannot walk in dark, or with eyes closed; staggering, obscuration of vision, or flickering before eyes, red face; reeling as if drunk; head feels as if drawn backward, at same time excessively sleepy; with colicky pain and diarrhea; with heat; before catalepsy; with hallucination of slight and confusion of thoughts.
Vertigo, especially at night; agg. lying on side, had to lie upon back; pressure like heavy load in forepart of head; could only half open eyes, could not raise eyes to ceiling; painful twitching over face, followed by spasms in chest, which entirely arrested respiration for a minute, alternating with fits of laughter, lasting a quarter of an hour.
Stupefaction, from which he at times started up in a wild manner, opened his eyes, which were partly closed, but could not keep them open; spoke disconnectedly, quarrelled with his mother, whom he did not know; face very red, cheeks glowing hot, with dry heat over whole body; at times he moved lips and tongue, called for liquid: throbbing carotids, full, very rapid pulse, rapid respiration, pupils excessively dilated, insensible; swallowing difficult.
Dullness of sensorium, especially noticeable when talking by confounding words.
Stupefaction with vanishing vision and hearing and convulsive movements of head.
Fainting, with paleness of face, dryness in throat and subsequent red face.
Suddenly falls, with pale face and almost insensible breathing; sometimes face is bloated red; fainting may continue a long time.


Lightness, weakness, dullness and stupid feeling in head.
Heaviness of head; before catalepsy.
Congestion to head, beating of carotids; sparkling eyes; pulsation in vertex, loss of sight and hearing, bloated, turgid face, total loss of consciousness.
Head hot, also whole body.
Heat of head: during chill; with headache; then general coldness, followed by heat with thirst; with sweat on forehead.
After a sunstroke, a tormenting sensation of heat in whole head, most on vertex, with great dullness; pain in nape of neck, preventing bending of head further than to a certain point; got in habit of supporting head with hands while bending or rising; constant pain in cervical and upper dorsal vertebrae; memory and power of thinking disturbed; loses thoughts before she can give them utterance; tries to find right expressions and weeps about her weakness of thought; very sensitive to noise; slightest contradiction irritates her so much that she sobs for anger.
Violent affections of brain, during or after vesicular erysipelas.
Meningitis: eyes red and inflamed, wild and staring, shrinking look as if from fear, accompanied by some degree of delirium, dilated pupils, pain in head and nausea; convulsive motions of head and frequently lifting it from pillow; head is thrust forward; conjunctivae injected; pupils contracted; desire for light, or bright light and glistening things cause spasms; calls for parents, who are present, and does not know them; violent delirium; stammering; great dryness of mouth; dysphagia; urine suppressed; trembling and convulsive movements of limbs; striking with hands and feet; frequent torsions of trunk; frightful visions; screaming; pleading for help, or very irritable, with raving or disposition to strike, bite or injure others; suppressed miliary eruptions.
Hydrocephalus; convulsive motions of head, sensation of lightness of head, and frequently raising head up; great loquacity; merry delirium; desire to escape from bed and room; grinding of teeth; glittering eyes; staring look; dark-colored stools; during convulsions head is jerked from pillow and falls back again.
Apoplectic seizures; paroxysms of syncope, with stertorous breathing; bloody froth at mouth; dark-brown face; lies on back with open staring eyes; fetches breath with great difficulty.
Paralysis, after apoplexy, spasmodic drawing of head to either side; screaming, with convulsive movements of arms above head, especially in eclampsia.
When rising, pressure on forehead; could open eyes only half; could not look upward.
Squeezing, clawing headache.
Throbbing headache: in forehead; in right temple, with diarrhea; in vertex; in typhus, with fainting fits.
Pain in right temple, sticking and stabbing, from 8 P. M. until he fell asleep at 11 P. M.
Headache in both temples, shooting to back of head, with thirst.
Dull pain in occiput.
Pain in head and nausea.
Headache, with dryness of throat, nausea and vomiting.
Alternate headache and tumefaction of abdomen.
Headache from being exposed to sun.
Periodical neuralgic pain in forehead over either eyebrow, commences about 9 A. M.; agg. until about noon, when it begins to decline, and by 3 P. M. has passed off, but returns at 9 next morning.
Tormenting sensation of heat in whole head, mostly vertex, with great dullness; after sunstroke.
Pressure on forehead when rising, could only half open eyes, could not look up.
Congestive headaches, in morning, agg. toward noon, gradually amel. toward evening; pains terrible, fears going mad, runs or presses head against wall.
Heat, pulsating in vertex, attacks of fainting, loss of sight and hearing, face bloated, turgid; convulsive motions of head, frequently raising head from pillow or bending it backward; amel. lying still.
Sensation of lightness of head.
Pain in head, nausea, delirium, eyes wild, staring, inflamed; frenzy, convulsive spasms and twitching of nerves; hands and feet become cold, pulse sinking. ~ Meningitis.
Headache with loss of sight and hearing.
Rheumatic headache, with dullness; difficult thinking; agg. in vertex or forehead, agg. evening and night.
Tearing in neck and over head, shunning light; amel. from warmth; agg. from cold; agg. on getting up in morning.
Rheumatic inflammatory affections of brain with children under seven years, epidemic during a Winter season; starting in sleep; moaning with restless motions; when awake they look with staring eyes and despair in their faces, to one point, and either move slowly and shyly backward or run away with a violent, fearful scream; taking hold of things near them; feverish heat, red face; moist skin.
Rheumatic pain, for several years, on top of head.
When getting up in morning, tearing in neck and over head; impaired sight; shunning light; chilly crawls over whole body; fingers and heels numb, latter sometimes painful; amel. in warmth, agg. in cold.


Jerks head up from pillow.
Boring head into pillow.
Head bent backward.
Moves head, thrusts it in all directions; in spasms mostly to right.
Supports head with hands while bending or rising; after sunstroke.
Head drawn to one side; rolling of head, or spasmodic raising and dropping of head.
Head numb on left side.
Head and forehead hot to touch.
Head perspires more than usual.


Light dazzles; shuns light; convulsions from bright light, water or brilliant objects; eyes water.
Change of light, either going from dark to light, or suddenly from a light to a dark place causes pain in eyeball.
Greatest sensitiveness to daylight, and desire for lamplight.
Dimness of vision: complained of darkness, wanted a light; vision cloudy as through a veil; total blindness, in typhus; like a fog, or gauze before eyes; like seeing through a glass of turbid water; things seem as if dissolved, or too distant; in morning.
Visual illusions: when looking at an object believes he sees cats, dogs, rats and all sorts of insects in continual motion; fiery visions; flickering before eyes; the silk he supposed to wind is blue; he seems to see a reddish-grey border around white things; black things seem to him grey; the black letters seem to him grey, and as if a second one of the same light grey color were placed sideways or above (a kind of diplopia); writing an F he went with pencil a second time over same line, supposing to have drawn a second one; sees objects multiplied, and in different colors; all things appear awry, in an oblique position; sometimes cannot see entire object, and then again sees it double; he saw things as if through coarse linen, only by pieces, and as if cut through, of a face he only saw nose etc; as if eyes had but a`small circle of vision, and he was only able to see a small point at once; half hour after dinner sees everything double; objects seem smaller and at a greater distance.
When reading he was unable to distinguish a syllable; letters seemed to move and become blurred.
Suddenly he feels very strangely, because everything appears in a green color; at same time he gets confused in head, and says he cannot help to strike with his spade (while working in garden) strange blows in air, and to make strange gestures, as if he were possessed.
Hallucinations dark (Bellad., fiery, shining).
If attention was fixed upon objects only twenty or thirty paces distant, though they could not distinguish them exactly, still the moving figures were lost when they looked again.
In morning hours, cannot distinguish objects, although he sees them; knocks against them as if he were in the dark.
Strabismus from brain affections, epilepsy, eclampsia or chorea, if agg. by mental emotions, terror, fear, etc.
Small things, such a point of a pin, patient was unable to discern.
Long-lasting farsightedness; he was only able to read print at a distance.
When going down stairs, he takes two steps for one, and is not aware of it until he falls.
On fixing attention on objects not very far off, they saw animals; looking at a distance over thirty yards all disappeared.
Amblyopia amaurotica.
Darkening of sight, could not read, or see thread when spinning.
The eyes were open, but he took no notice of anything or anybody about him, and when objects were held before his eyes he could not see them.
Eyes insensible to strongest light; to bright sunlight, in typhus.
Caught cold when eruption was out; at once cannot see or hear, everything looks black before eyes; calls for persons standing close by, and cannot believe in their presence, although they speak to him in a loud voice; grasps with hands and kicks with feet.
Almost complete blindness for six hours; on day following, a pressure as from middle of eyeball, at every change of light, either when going from a dark place into a lighter, or from a light place suddenly into a darker.
Pupils dilated; sometimes immovable and insensible to light.
Eyes wide open, prominent; pupils exceedingly dilated, insensible; injected conjunctivae, as if vessels were filled with dirty liquid.
Pupils dilate when child is reprimanded.
Pupils dilated to their fullest capacity, immovable and insensible to light, yet holding a lighted candle before eyes caused violent convulsions of extremities, particularly opisthotonic spasms with rigidity.
(In sick:) Paralysis of iris.
Contraction of pupils; paralysis of esophagus and lower limbs; involuntary passage of urine and bloody feces; face, hands and feet blue and cold.
Pupils contracted after vinegar or lemonade.
Eyes: restless, glistening, wide open, staring, with a peculiar intoxicated look; brilliant; glassy; wild and red; protrude; vacillate, vessels injected; contorted; rolling; squinting; half open in sleep; inflamed; in constant motion.
Contortion of eyes and eyelids.
Fixed and sinister look from time to time.
Stares fixedly from eyes, which are surrounded by a dull bluish border.
Eyes anxiously fixed sideways, on one point, where she imagines to see a terrible, hostile figure.
Eyes dull and heavy.
Sensation as if eye were forced out, with twitching of lids.
General suffusion of eyes.
Whites of eyes and margins of eyelids red; tears run from eyes; sheds tears unconsciously.
Dimsightedness, blear-eyes, sore, running, as with old people.
Profuse lachrymation, with headache; during fever heat; from otalgia.
Upper eyelid hangs down, as if caused by a cramp of orbicularis.
Could open eyes only half, not look upward.
Eyes half open in sleep.
Closed eyes, opening only when spoken to.
Pressure in eyelids, as if swollen, which is the case, or as if oppressed with sleep.
Swollen and inflamed eyelids.
Agglutination of eyelids at night.
Suppurating eyelids.


Sense of hearing very acute, while vision was lost.
Very sensitive to noises, least noise startles him.
Hardness of hearing; complete deafness.
Sensation as of wind rushing out of ears.
Hallucination of hearing; talks about a train in his ear; singing in ears with giddiness.
Pain in left ear, passing down to left side of cheek.
Shooting in ears.
Otalgia, left side, pain violent, without intermission, only remitting somewhat at night, when covering head warmly; tears come from left eye when pains are most violent.
Neuralgia in cheek, near left ear, as if sawing bone, on a small spot as if a hole were there, and when touched horrible sensation as if brain were touched; muscles of left face in an oscillating motion; eye feels as if it were driven out of its socket; at first warmth amel. pain, now agg.; patient in constant motion, throwing his arms about; evening and night.


Nasal discharge yellow, bad smelling; quickly liquefies.
Nosebleed: dark, in lumps; with whooping cough.
Spasmodic sneezing.
Feels as if nose were stopped, although he breathes freely.
Stoppage of nose with feeling of dryness.
In wing of nose, tearing and shooting.
Intolerable itching in nose.
Alae nasi white, face red.
Erysipelas on nose.


Expression: wild and staring; vacant, bewildered; anxious; of great fear and terror; that of a drunken person; maniacal; wild, idiotic; despairing, on awaking; constantly changes; makes foolish faces; stupid and disturbed; as if he were seeking something.
Forehead wrinkled, corrugated; frowning in brain diseases.
Tingling feeling, as if pins and needles were in her forehead; redness and swelling about right eye.
An old cicatrix on forehead became very red.
Sardonic grin.
Thinks face elongated. ~ Hysteria.
Painful twitchings over face, spasms of chest spasmodic laughter.
Facial muscles constantly in play during delirium.
Prosopalgia, in evening after lying down, agg. in left cheek, close to ear, seizing temporal and zygomatic region, with sensation as if bones were sawed through, radiating to os petrosum, with sensation at a small place as if there were a hole in bone, which feels at touch as if brain were touched.
Prosopalgia began over left eye, with severe stitches in ear; passed over left cheek to left ala nasi; stitching, tearing at different times for three of four days.
Prosopalgia nervosa, pains maddening, spasmodic starts and shocks through body, throws arms upward; skin of forehead wrinkled.
Pain spreads over all branches of facial nerve, from foramen stylo-mastoideum to ala nasi; tearing, and of such severity as to produce oscillation of facial muscles, with distortion.
Left side of face is, for moments, distorted with painless convulsions; contractions of zygomatic muscles draw cheeks and mouth from below upward, and from face backward to temples.
Since three days, at 9 A. M., severe tearing pain over whole right side of face, with cold extremities and very warm face.
Painful twitching over face and chest, with spasmodic laughing.
Face: red, bloated, hot; red, eyes wild; hot and red, with cold hands and feet; circumscribed redness of cheeks; pale; blue, with difficult breathing; swollen and very red, puffy, purple; dark-brown, copper-colored.
Hot cheeks.
Blood rushing to face.
Felt as if left side of her face were swollen, which was not the case.
Swelling of face before formation of vesicles, with muttering delirium. ~ Smallpox.
Face covered with patches of irregular shape, not elevated above rest of skin, and of a brilliant, fiery-red color.
Erysipelas on right side of cheek, nose and face.
Erysipelas in face; on left cheek, after menses; with mania.
One-sided erysipelas, with meningitis; spasmodic symptoms alternate with paralytic.
Facial erysipelas, eruption was smooth, patient delirious, with constant talking, and wild staring eyes.
Itching eruption on face, petechiae.
Frequent sweat on face and forehead.


Moves lips backward and forward.
Lips: red; with yellow streak on vermilion border, as in malignant fevers; dry; sore and cracked; tremble; convulsed; have a yellow streak along their red part, as in malignant fevers, and stick together, he fears they will grow together; bluish, swollen; covered with shining moisture.
Swelling of under lip.
Froth on lips; white or bloody.
Crawling sensation on chin.
Pain in submaxillary glands.
White circle around mouth. ~ Diarrhea of children. ~ Hysterical mania.
Puts fingers on mouth.
Distortion of mouth, drawn to one side.
Chewing motion of mouth.
Mouth spasmodically closed.
Mouth open, but tongue immovable.
Thick frothy saliva about mouth.
Lower jaw: hanging down; convulsed; tension; locked, with closed lips.
Lockjaw after convulsions.


Grinding teeth, with shuddering over whole body; raises hands above head, and moves them as if he were winding a ball of thread; with gloominess in head; contortion of hands and shuddering; with chill.
Throbbing toothache, as if some teeth would fall out.
Sudden pain in upper teeth, then in lower; teeth feel pressed together.
Pains begin in carious bicuspid of right lower maxilla, spread hence over all branches of facial nerve on that side of head; tearing.
Sordes on teeth. ~ Typhoid.
Dentition: grinding of teeth; moving of fingers in sleep as if searching for something; desire for light; disposition to stammer; convulsions, with cries as if from sight of hideous objects; throwing about of limbs, especially upper ones.


Taste: bitter; all food tastes bitter, or like straw to her, or sand; a loss of taste, drank vinegar without tasting it.
Tongue: whitish, with fine red dots; point redder than usual; dry, red; dry and parched; pale red, in constant motion; swollen, coated, dry; yellow in centre; dry; swollen, hangs out of mouth; moist, papillae enlarged and projecting through a soft, white fur; swollen, stiff, and difficult to move; feels blistered.
Scratched their tongues with their nails.
Speech: stammering; difficult and unintelligible; indistinct; has to exert himself a long time before he can utter a word, stammers, and utters unconnected sounds.
Stammering; distorts face; makes great efforts to speak; mouth drawn now to right again to left.
A family had gone to bed, when suddenly from a room near sleeping chamber there came a crash awaking a 2-year-old boy out of sleep in affright; cause of disturbance was the breaking of an oaken table leaf; boy a blonde, light-haired child, with prominent forehead, lively and intelligent, was a considerable time in getting quieted and to sleep again; on next day, parents observed that boy, who had formerly spoken with correctness, now stuttered, and that his tongue was in involuntary motion in different ways; toward evening he appeared fearful and anxious, that some one was under bed; the fearfullness disappeared in a few days, but stuttering and disordered movements of tongue continued, until relieved by Stramon. [30].
Speechlessness, with a girl 4years old, since weeks, with spasmodic laughter, clapping of hands; spasmodic laughter at night, weeping during day.
Speechlessness, for several days, with a girl of seven years. ~ Cholera Asiatica.
Could not talk, in typhus.


Dryness of mouth: and fauces; dry, sticky lips; glistening; is unable to spit, although tongue looks moist and clean; can hardly take a mouthful of bread, drinks a great deal; and no taste; has to moisten it, no thirst.
Saliva: increased; drivelling; with chills and fever; glairy, dribbling from mouth.
Viscid slime in mouth.
Whole inner mouth as if raw.
After dinner, sudden ebullition and spitting of blood; with a little hawking, his mouth got full of bright, red blood; oppression of chest, palpitation and headache.
Bloody froth before mouth.
Soft palate as if drawn down; food and drink pass with difficulty under it, and with a scratching pain in it.
Palate feels parched, so that he is unable to eat a mouthful of bread.


Burning in throat, great thirst, dryness of tongue, which is very red.
Burning in throat, violent thirst, pain in stomach, stupor.
Feeling as of boiling water, rising in throat.
Dryness of throat: and fauces; not benefited by any sort of drink; and copious urination; with difficult swallowing.
Swallowing difficult: impeded, with stinging pain in throat; with pain in submaxillary glands; with convulsions; particularly fluids; from spasmodic constriction of throat.
Paralysis of pharynx and esophagus.
Contracting burning pain in throat, and a sensation as if ball were wedged in throat; after this delirium, with queerest notions; later, blindness with dilated pupils.
Choking in throat.
Constriction about throat; frequent hemming and hawking.
Constriction of muscles of throat in attempting to swallow.
Spasmodic affection of esophagus. ~ Measles.
Averse to fluids; shrinks from the proffered cup; became enraged when his lips were moistened.
Averse to water; even sight of it causes spasm; constriction of throat, froth, spitting.
Hydrophobia; restlessness, violent convulsions, patient being so violent that he had to be tied; rolled about in bed, sleepless, uttering shrill screams; delirious, without memory or consciousness; pupils extremely dilated; violent desire to bite and to tear everything with his teeth; extreme dryness of inner mouth and fauces; sight of a light, a mirror, or water excited horrible convulsions; constriction and spasms of esophagus, froth at mouth and frequent spitting.
Drink is swallowed hastily.
Throat feels sore with stiff neck.
Inflammation of posterior wall of pharynx; spasmodic contractions.
Tetanic spasms of muscles of glottis; added to angina, after copious venesections, with impending danger of a local motory paralysis.


Increased appetite; with diarrhea; with sweat; with chorea.
Loss of appetite: with oppression at pit of stomach; with sweat; cannot eat bread.
While eating: arms tremble.
After eating: double sight; fauces constricted.
Thirst: with great dryness of mouth and throat; intense and unallayed by water; violent; with desire for sour drinks; in mania; with vertigo; with headache; abdomen inflamed; for large quantities, drinking with avidity; with dim sight; even with much saliva; and vomiting; after vomiting; with bellyache and looseness of bowels; with copious secretion of burning urine; when awakening; violent, with heat; followed by sweat; between heat and sweat; with sweat.
Thirstless: sometimes with cold or hot stage and sweat; averse to water during fever.
Great desire for acids.
Fear of water and aversion to all fluids.


Very violent spasmodic hiccough.
Singultus in most obstinate form, in children, with restlessness in night, and screaming during sleep. ~ Singultus.
Sour eructations, with cardialgia.
Nausea: flow of very salt saliva; but cannot vomit; and disgust; with anxiety; with sensation as if falling; with profuse salivation, in evening; with incessant hiccough; with inability to bring up anything; as if he would vomit, but it never comes to it.
Water vomiting: of mucus in evening; of a sour-smelling mucus; of green mucus, with thirst; of bile, with mucus; of a dark greenish substance, mixed with food; of bile,; after least motion, even after sitting up in bed; as soon as he raises head from pillow; from exposure to bright light; in morning; of sour mucus, or green bile; all food, with cardialgia, or whooping cough; rarely with chill, often with heat; sometimes with sweat.
After vomiting: thirst; deep sleep; fever and sweat.
Diaphragmitis; delirium; burning along diaphragm; short-breathed; spasms; struggles against water offered.


Great distress at pit of stomach.
Anxiety at pit of stomach, with dyspnea.
Burning in pit of stomach, extending to both sides.
Epigastrium tense, hard, painful.
Stomach very sensitive to touch.
Inflammation of stomach, burning; anxiety.
Pressing pain in stomach.
Violent pressing pain in left half of stomach, agg. by pressure.
Drawing pain in back part of stomach.
Pain in stomach and cecum.
Corroding pain in stomach.
Intense pain, vomits nearly all food; since ten years.
Cardialgia for several years; several attacks every day, ending with vomiting and eructation; tongue pale, somewhat furred at back; retarded stool; small, weak pulse; emaciation.


Heat and anxiety in abdomen.
Pain in abdomen; pressing, creeping; writhing; drawing.
Tearing; as if navel were to be torn out, pain goes into chest; colicky.
Colic: vertigo; watery vomiting, and diarrhea; with rumbling and diarrhea; with sweat; coming on suddenly in evening, with sensation of fainting and cold shivers; as if puffed up, abdomen painful, even when touching side.
Abdomen: hard, tense; tympanitic; distended, but not hard.
Hysterical spasms in belly.
Wind in abdomen awakens her; screams, thinking herself full of creeping things.
Sensation as if abdomen were expanded to extremest degree.


Stool and urine suppressed.
Constipation: unsuccessful urging to stool; with convulsions; cardialgia; alternating with diarrhea, and bleeding hemorrhoids.
Diarrhea: with vertigo; with headache; with paleness of face; with increase of appetite; ceasing after a profuse sweat; evacuations involuntary; of typhoid fever; in childbed.
Stools: black, preceded by writhing in bowels, and delirium; blackish; smelling like carrion, painless, diarrheic.
Cholera infantum: foul-smelling stools; strabismus; awakes with fright; pale face.
Coagulated blood passes from anus.
Hemorrhoidal flux for several days.
Hemorrhoids: painful; bleeding.
Before stool: twisting in bowels; writhing pain in abdomen.
During stool: colic, distension of abdomen, rolling in abdomen, vomiting, paleness; perspiration.
Worms; abdominal spasms, and frequent desire for stool; on awaking child shrinks from sight of objects, even from those with which it is familiar.


Retention of urine: with sensation as if urine could not be passed on account of narrowness of urethra; after straining a while a few drops are passed, no stream being formed in spite of all straining; without any painful sensation, but as if a cylindrical body were being pushed through urethra, amel. after drinking vinegar.
Urine discharged in drops, with constant painful urging.
Kidneys secrete less urine than usual, or none, in acute diseases, especially of children, eruptive fevers, etc., also in typhoid, or typhus; after miscarriage or labor; great desire to urinate, although secretion is suppressed.
Often obliged to make water, but passage was delayed for a minute before it came, and although it came out merely in drops, yet during forenoon a large quantity was discharged.
Suddenly, at night, an astonishing quantity of urine as clear as water; after delirium.
Profuse flow of burning urine.
Urine passes without any power; was able to retain it, but felt as if he had not power to close neck of bladder; sometimes a sensation as if urethra were too narrow and unable to expand.
Passed urine involuntarily; in bed; in walking and sitting.
Micturition dribbling; dribbles away very slowly and feebly.
Rigor during urination, rumbling in abdomen.


Exalted sexual passion.
Lasciviousness; priapism; penis in erection, as in chordee; testicles drawn up.
Sexual irritation; constantly uncovering sexual parts; indecent talking.
Very little consciousness; keeps his hands constantly on his genitals.
Constant pulling at genitals in little boys.
Onanism, causing epilepsy.
Impotence; from onanism, often but temporary.


Nymphomania; sexual delirium; talks about lewd subjects; sings obscene songs; insatiable sexual desire; has a lascivious smell of semen; excessive menstrual flow, with drawing in thighs, abdomen and upper limbs; after menses, sobbing and whining.
Ovarian tumor, size of hen's egg, lancinating pain; hysterical convulsions, during which patient shrinks back with fear on seeing any one.
Shrinking look, when awaking, in metritis.
Discharge of black blood from uterus.
Metrorrhagia, with excessive loquacity, singing, prayers, and praise; full of strange and absurd ideas; drawing pains in abdomen, upper and lower extremities; sometimes passing large coagula.
Menstrual flow: excessive; drawing in thighs, abdomen, and upper limbs; very watery; too profuse, of black blood, in large clots; every three weeks, lasting longer than usual.
Dysmenorrhea; ceaseless talking, mostly devout; very earnestly beseeching; drawing in thighs and aching in knees, with a sensation of being very tall; pains are unbearable, drive patient to despair.
During menses: loquacity; extreme degree of nervous erethism; convulsions; trembling and restlessness; strong smell as of semen; rank smell of body.
After menses: sobbing, whining; erysipelas of left cheek.


During pregnancy: mania; faceache; is full of strange ideas.
Threatened abortion; unceasing talking, singing imploring.
Puerperal convulsions: frightened appearance before and during convulsions; sardonic grin; stammering or loss of speech; loss of consciousness and sensibility; frightful visions; laughter, singing; attempts to escape; fits are renewed by sight of some brilliant object, sometimes by contact; with copious sweating and great fear.
Convulsions: epileptic form; skin hot and dry; pulse sharp and quick (130); face red and bloated; eyes sparkling and projecting, with frothing at mouth; arms and limbs convulsed; head drawn backward. ~ Puerperal convulsions.
A woman, aet. 32, during fourth labor, was harshly manipulated in attempt to dilate os, became excited, scolded, struck, spat about her, cried and laughed, face flushed, pupils dilated, in great terror; spasms with writhing and floundering in manifold gyrations; every muscle in play, especially flexors and extensors; pudendum swollen, tender; os uteri tilted back, dilatable; child was born during spasm. ~ Puerperal convulsions.
Cadaverous odor of lochia; she is full of strange fancies and visions.
Too profuse secretion of milk in nursing women.


Voice: higher and finer; screeching; indistinct; vocal organs partly paralyzed; weak.
Attempts to speak hastily, cannot utter a word, only a bellowing or stammering; voice hoarse and croaking.
Constriction of larynx and thoracic muscles.
Hoarseness from screaming; with salivation; in morning.
Aphonia from great mental excitement, with hysterical and maniacal symptoms.
Aphasia in cerebral disease.
Laryngeal spasm for an hour, in cholera, at midnight, patient nearly suffocated, seemed to pray for help, with folded hands and despairing look.
Tries in vain to speak a word; facial muscles become distorted, and an attack of suffocation sets in, lasting several minutes.
Spasmodic laughing at night; spasmodic weeping during daytime; perfect aphonia.
Loss of speech in cholera; total dumbness for several days.


Rattling breathing: toward midnight; in whooping cough; in chill or sweat.
Breathing: at times stertorous and labored; snoring; hurried and difficult; very deep, with great exertion; inspiration slow, expiration quick; oppressed, with feeling of tightness across chest; anxious, during heat or sweat; oppressed in a high degree; stertorous as in croup.
Frequent sighs.
Excessive sense of suffocation.
Angina pectoris; tightness across chest; oppression, contraction; interrupted breathing.
Spasms of muscles of chest; single parts twitch; spasmodic motion of arms; sometimes chest fixed; breathing only with diaphragm and abdominal muscles.
A mixture of hyperemia and spasm in consequence of affections of spine and diaphragm, with hiccough, sympathetic spasms of epiglottis.
Spasms of chest, particularly in hysterical females.
Spasmodic asthma.
Hard pressure on cartilage of third and fourth ribs, with difficult breathing; he is unable to inhale enough breath without great anxiety.

COUGH. [27]

Cough: periodical, painless, spasmodic, shrill, screeching tone: agg. in evening and morning, from touching throat, from walking in wind, in vaulted rooms, after debauch, after fright, from looking at bright objects, from drinking water; of drunkards; dry, with excessive sense of suffocation; sonorous, croupy, barking.
When coughing while sitting, lower extremities are jerked up.
Whooping cough, barking, crouplike, with suffocating contraction of chest, violent beating of heart, rattling, anxiety, congestion, blood-spitting; convulsions; vomits all food, extremely emaciated, crying day and night, bleeding from nose with violent attacks.
During cough: palpitation, anxiety; constriction of chest, convulsions.


Feeling of dryness in chest.
Aching pain in chest and sternum, excited by talking.
Feeling as if something turned around in chest; afterward heat in face.
Pain in breast, cough and other peri-pneumonic symptoms during recovery from meningitis.
Spasms in chest preventing breathing. ~ Prosopalgia.
Diaphragmitis; violent burning in region of pit of stomach, extends along diaphragm, both sides; short, difficult breathing; pulse frequent, hard; laughing and crying; spasms; delirium, but is conscious of her condition and bursts out in bitter complaint about her misfortunes; on offering her water she struggles against it. ~ Nymphomania.
Pulse 132; temperature 103.3; breathing very short and labored, with a continuous rattling in chest, amel. by a profuse, slimy, watery expectoration, mixed with reddish purulent matter; large bubbling rales all over both lungs, percussion sound flat over entire back; urine had not been voided since morning, but there had been a loose alvine evacuation at 1 P. M.; as soon as she falls into a doze, a profuse perspiration breaks out all over her; cough agg. by cold drinks; fits of suffocation follow cough, with desire to have doors and windows open; craving for beer; great desire for light, if room is dark she thinks she will be smothered. ~ Pneumonia.
Right-sided pneumonia four days; pulse 102; temperature 103; very thirsty for cold water; moaning and great loquacity, with high delirium; wants to jump out of bed, can hardly be kept there; talks about horses in a barn that he has to feed, etc.; thinks one of his legs is cut off; wants his wife with him all the time, and light in room; imagines he is going to die; countenance besotted; coughs considerably and raises yellow and bloody mucus; severe frontal headache; high fever from 4 P. M. until 5 A. M.: no movement from bowels since commencement of sickness; urine clear, but dark-red, bronchial breathing and dullness on percussion over lower left lung.


Pressure about heart.
Heart's action feeble and slow.
Beating of heart could not be felt.
Palpitation; with anxiety.
Beating of heart so increased by motion he cannot speak for hours; trembling, twitching as in chorea; murmurs instead of regular sounds; after fright.
Angina pectoris. (See 26.)
Pulse: full, strong; frequent, hard; irregular; small and spasmodic; slow, in typhus; trembling or imperceptible; double and very quick, with quiet respiration; rapid; soft and feeble; quick, intermitting; tremulous weak, unequal, sometimes intermitting.
Pulse small, weak, scarcely perceptible, heart tumultuous, carotids full, pulsating.


Cutting pain in sternum after lying down in night, ceases when wind passes off, but returns.
Chest eruptions.
Red rash on chest. ~ Typhus.
Spasms in pectoral muscles.


Throat externally swollen, as in mumps.
Great rigidity of muscles of neck and back.
Neck stiff; cannot bend head backward.
Drawing rheumatic pain from side of neck into limbs.
Pain in nape of neck; from neck over head.
Pain in cervical and upper dorsal vertebrae.
Tearing burning pains from neck to left axilla.
Great sensitiveness along spine in cervical region, slightest pressure caused most violent outcries and raving.
Trunk equally rigid as limbs.
Back very stiff, not very painful.
Red, stupid, staring visage; inability to articulate; lying on left side and constantly thrusting his right side forward by spasms of right erector spinal muscles. ~ After sunstroke.
Drawing pains in middle of spine, with drawing pain opposite to it, on back part of stomach.
Spot in back pains when touched.
Puts right arm to small of back and draws mouth as if he had severe pain.
Pain as if beaten in back, shoulder and abdomen, excited by motion.
Chilly along back, like cold water.
Sweat on back.
Eruption on back.
Severe pains in loins.
Pains in lumbar region, like rheumatism.
Drawing pains in small of back.
The back is drawn backward.
Myelitis: trembling contractions; tonic epileptoid convulsions, consciousness undisturbed; sudden jerks through body, spots in back pain when touched; constant pain in cervical and upper dorsal vertebrae; muscles will not obey will; alternate exaltation and melancholy; vertigo when walking in dark; diplopia, cloudiness of vision; strabismus; stammering speech, or aphonia; spasms of muscles of face, or twitching of single parts trembling, or paralysis of limbs.


Pain in shoulder and back.
Fine, sharp stitches in forearm, and a rheumatic constrictive pain in deltoid.
Aching, drawing pain in right arm, above elbow.
Jerks of elbows; stitches in forearm.
Arms thrown about; in neuralgia; thrown upward.
Constant motion of hands and arms as if spinning or weaving.
Convulsive movement of arms over head.
Raises arms over head, claps hands, makes graceful, gyratory motions.
Spasmodic motions of hands and forearms.
Arms convulsed, more than legs. ~ Spasms.
Beating with one arm, grasping with other.
Motion with hands, as if child, which was bent backward, feared every moment to fall deep down.
Grasping about with hands, not trembling and uncertain, but firm.
Trembling hands incessantly. ~ Typhus.
Moving hand: strangely, in different directions; straight forward; as if keeping off something; as if doing some work; as if searching something; as if endeavoring to seize some object which he indistinctly perceives in air; catching at imaginary things; picking; searching with hands on bedcovers; toward nose, ears and head; grasps throat, with sighing and groaning.
Contortion and wringing of hands.
Hands: opening and shutting; many motions with fingers; jerking; twitching; clenched (not thumbs), but can be opened; could not close hands to make a fist; dropped things; loosened in joints; trembling.
Difficult to bring hand to tumbler, or tumbler to mouth.
Fingers numb.
Hands and arms tremble.
Trembling of hand when he seizes anything; when eating.
Upper extremities hot.
Hands constantly cold.
Itching blotches in palms of hands.
Spots on arms like flea-bites.
Panaritium, pain intolerable, drives to despair; relieves pain of suppuration.


Coxalgia, left hip; violent distracting pains, when abscesses form.
Morbus coxarius, left limb affected and about half an inch longer than sound limb; fistulous openings from left hip.
Drawing pains in thighs.
Sharp stitches on right shin bone.
Rheumatic, drawing, pressing pain in left tarsus.
Numbness and stiffness of left leg, with tickling, creeping feeling under cutis.
Creeping; in thigh; in foot; in toes.
Heels numb, sometimes painful.
Feet and lower extremities cold and palsied, rest of body agitated.
Paralysis of lower limbs, loss of speech; staring.
Feet loose in joints.
When placed on his legs, he would kick them forward, but could not stand on them, they could not remain quiet one minute.
Weariness of feet.
Spasmodic rigidity of lower limbs.
Twitching in limbs.
Trembling of feet.
Legs give way when walking; falls over his own feet.
Convulsions of left lower limb; they commence with shocks, drawing limb inward and upward.
Spasms in leg.
Jerking in thigh; in knee joints.
Drawing up leg in sleep.
Pushing with feet. ~ Typhus.
In afternoon, a tremulous tossing of knees and feet, as of a violent chill, his mind being intact.
Twitching of toes.
Constant trembling of feet.
Inferior extremities cold.
Always cold feet.
Burning on dorsum of foot.
Burning and itching of feet.
Lower part of paralyzed lower limbs covered with sweat.
Limbs deep red.
Copper color visible on left knee.
Inside of right thigh, red and swollen. ~ Typhus.
Eruption on leg; itching on feet.
Inflamed, painful pustules on right leg, emitting an acrid water.
Several boils on feet.


Arms agitated, lower limbs quiet.
Drawing, laming, somewhat spasmodic pains in muscles.
Fingers and heels numb, latter at times painful, rheumatic headaches.
Limbs paralyzed after apoplexy, or from spinal softening.
Limbs feel numb, as if gone to sleep; hands and feet very cold, in nervous diseases, brain highly congested.
Twitching of hands and feet.


Lying: on side vertigo agg.; pulsating heat in vertex amel.; in evening prosopalgia in left cheek; cutting pain in sternum.
Sitting: passed urine involuntarily; while coughing lower extremities are jerked up.
Supports head with hands while bending or rising, after sunstroke.
As soon as he raises head from pillow: vomiting.
Puts right arm to small of back: as if in pain.
Rising: pressure in forehead.
After motion: vomiting of bile; beating of heart very much increased; pain in back, shoulder and abdomen.
Walking: involuntary passing of urine; in dark, vertigo.

NERVES. [36]

Great inclination to lie down.
Weariness of limbs.
Great debility; lassitude and weariness.
Fainting: with headache; in forenoon, with great paleness of face; with great dryness in mouth; with colic; during cold stage; in typhus.
Fainting fits every day; suddenly falls as if dead, with pale face, almost imperceptible breathing, waking after one to three hours; if disturbed during paroxysm, she rolls about floor, becomes enraged, bites those around her.
Totters as if giddy; cannot make even a few steps without help.
Falls down with full consciousness, and bent backward so that heels touch occiput; suddenly snaps forward again.
Falling in dark; can walk well in light.
Excessive uneasiness and restlessness.
Constant restless movements of limbs and of whole body.
Great mobility of all extremities, still he is not able to rise.
The muscles of voluntary motion fail to follow influence of will; with great labor he carries a glass to his lips.
Entire loss of voluntary motion, although conscious.
Voluntary muscles do not obey will, in spite of his exertions to moderate his disagreeable motions.
Lameness of different parts of body.
Paralyzed limbs, after apoplexy.
Paralytic symptoms alternating with spasmodic.
Trembling: of lips; of limbs; of hands and feet; of whole body; as if child were in a great fright; of limbs with mania-a-potu.
Jerking: of head from pillow; of extremities; through body.
Twitching: of hands and feet; of tendons; of extremities; during chill; through body, like chorea.
Starts and shocks through body.
Continual cramp in hands and feet.
Slow contracting and stretching of limbs, repeatedly in paroxysms.
Alternate contractions of hands and feet.
Convulsions: alternating with rage; opisthotonic, from bright, dazzling objects, a lighted candle, a mirror, or touch, child rigid as a board; when loudly spoken to, or when touched; rejects every kind of liquid, like in hydrophobia, moment it touches lips spasms return with great violence; shrieks violently in a hoarse voice.
Throwing about of arms and legs, most of arms; with opening and shutting of hands, and many motions of fingers.
Great movability of limbs.
Strange involuntary motions, great agility.
False perception of his limbs, missing steps going down stairs.
Sensation in joints as if all parts of limbs were completely separated from each other.
Sensation in arms and legs as if they were separated from body.
Hands and feet feel as if loosened in joints.
Progressive locomotor ataxia.
Chorea is preceded for some length of time by great irritability and sensitiveness, inclination to weep, with laughing and sprightly humor; trembling in one or more extremities; movements of extremities are performed with ease and with force; walking degenerates into hurried running; crawling in extremities.
Chorea in persons of weakly constitution, with increased action of higher nervous system, easy mobility of muscles subject to will, with simultaneous depression of abdominal nervous system, lassitude and retention of stool and urine.
Chorea: from fright; creeping in limbs, then violent movements, generally crosswise, of left arm and right foot; rotate arms over head; jump up, climb over tables, etc.; caused by cerebral disease; severe involuntary motion of tongue, with impossibility to utter a word.
Sardonic grin; on attempting to pick an object up from floor, hand would steer quite wide of it in spite of best efforts. ~ Chorea.
Hysteria: preceded by great sensitiveness, weeping and laughing alternately; sexual excitement; full of strange and absurd fancies; full of fear, starts back and stares wildly, even at familiar objects; does not wish to be left alone; great loquacity; puffed-up face; praying and imploring; convulsions; rigid; nervous chills; frothing at mouth; faces appear elongated; shrinks back with fear, tries to escape; without loss of consciousness; from fright; attacks sudden, with screams, afterward drowsy, but cannot sleep; attacks periodical, and there are premonitory symptoms; tonic spasms, as catalepsy, limbs can be moved by others; stiffness of body, with loss of consciousness, preceded by headache, with vertigo.
Opisthotonos and trismus, with congestion to head; red face; heat of body, profuse urine; deep, snoring sleep.
Screams, then draws legs up and arms across chest, grinds and clenches teeth, becomes blue under eyes and around mouth, sometimes nausea or retching; urine high-colored when attacks are most frequent; asks for something to eat directly after attacks; pain in stomach, with attacks; during attacks, face first flushed, then pale, followed by blueness; skin dry and hot; body becomes stiff and bent backward, head retracted, knees drawn up, elbows pressed into sides, and hands clenched; eleven to twelve attacks daily, each lasting three minutes; moans in sleep after having had attacks; has thread-worms.
Convulsions of head and arms, with hiccough; moves head to and fro, this movement is only interrupted by hiccough.
Severe spasms, opisthotonos, emprosthotonos, alternating with somnambulism.
Spasms: alternation of clonic and tonic; body very hot; continually change character; abdomen puffed; nightly; from suppression of eruption, or exanthem failing to come out; suppression of all secretions and excretions.
Epilepsy: from fright; attacks sudden, with screams, afterward drowsy; aching in stomach; periodical; gives warning of approach by premonitory symptoms.
Epileptiform spasms, thrusting head continually in quick succession to right; continual rotary motion with left arm; pain in pit of stomach; obstinate constipation; deep, snoring sleep; low-spirited, fear of death; desire to be alone.
Epilepsy, after onanism.
Spasmodic symptoms, alternating with a trance; a woman suffering for three years, every Summer.
Immobility of limbs; unable to make least motion. ~ Catalepsy.
Cataleptic attacks, limbs easily moved by others, remaining in given position; before attacks headache, vertigo and heaviness of head.
Cataleptic state, after a wound on right parietal bone; picking with hands on bedcovers.
Tetanus and trismus.
He can only slowly advance, as legs can only be raised in a stiff manner and feet remain in full extension; patient falls easily, and tip of foot pointed inwardly, only touches ground.
Extremities retain any position given to them, only eyelids reopen after they are closed; head remains wherever it is put, and when foot is flexed forward or backward on joint it remains so, or returns only slowly to its former position.
Paralysis of one, convulsions of other side.
Left side paralyzed, stammering unconnected words; sheds tears.
Paralyzed limbs after apoplexy.
Lies perfectly quiet, eyes half open, staring and tired-looking, upper eyelids move spasmodically, trembling mouth open, does not reply to any question.
Traumatic neuritis.
Said to be effective for hydrophobia (vary dose even to production of symptoms).

SLEEP. [37]

Drowsy and staggering.
After sleeping in daytime, wakes with an important and solemn look.
Great desire to lie down and sleep.
Drowsiness succeeded by coma.
Sleepy, but cannot sleep; after convulsions.
Stupefied half slumber, or deep sleep with snoring; stertorous breathing.
Coma, rattling respiration, bloody froth at mouth. ~ Scarlatina.
Child will not go to sleep in dark, but soon falls asleep in a lighted room.
Restless sleep, lies with legs drawn up; moves arms in different directions; snores and utters inarticulate sounds.
Walking about at night; got up after midnight, confused; rising up in bed; sat up in bed.
Dreams with open eyes. ~ Typhus.
Strange dreams of a frightful kind.
Insomnia, with low adynamic fevers.
During sleep: laughs; screams; starts; sexual excitement; twitching of limbs; emissions; spasms; sits up, looks up, talks incoherently.
Restless sleep, full of dreams; tossing about in bed.
Hallucinations: dancing in churchyard; hears two persons talk, but does not know who they are; as if bed were being drawn from under her.
Awakens: does not know where he is; with a solemn air of importance; screaming, seems frightened, knows no one, shrinks away, or jumps out of bed; with staring eyes at one point; assumes a comically majestic appearance; sees as through a gauze; violent thirst; tired; with itching.

TIME. [38]

Morning: inconsolable; congestive headache on getting up, tearing in head and neck agg.; dimness of vision; vomiting; cough agg.; feet cold early; itching over whole body.
At 2 A. M.: paralytic attacks.
At 3 A. M.: violent spasms.
Forenoon: fainting.
During day: weeping; after sleep wakes with an important and solemn look.
At 1 P. M.: alvine evacuation.
Afternoon: tremulous tossing of knees and feet; chilliness along back; first heat of head and face, then general coldness; fever.
Evening: delirious talk agg.; sad with thoughts of death; after sunset unsteady gait; congestive headache amel.; rheumatic headache agg.; neuralgia of cheek; prosopalgia in left cheek; nausea with profuse salivation; vomiting of mucus; sudden colic; cough agg.; fever.
Night: hallucinations agg.; disposed to weep; vertigo agg.; rheumatic headache agg.; agglutination of eyelids; neuralgia of cheek; spasmodic laughing; singultus with restlessness; suddenly an astonishing quantity of clear urine was passed, after delirium; cutting pain in sternum after lying down; walking about; shuddering of limbs; profuse sweat.
Midnight: laryngeal spasm for an hour; toward, rattling breathing.


Warmth: tearing in neck and head amel.; otalgia amel.; neuralgia of cheek first amel. then agg.
Wind: walking in, cough agg.
Cold: tearing in neck and head agg.; drinks, cough agg.; very sensitive to draft.

FEVER. [40]

Shivering sensation in chin.
Chills: run down back; and general coldness, with red face and twitchings; with great sensitiveness to uncovering; with heat of head and shuddering of limbs; at night; through whole body, with single jerks, partly of whole body, partly of single limbs, of elbows and knee joints, without any thirst.
Creeping: under skin; from left side into thigh, or into toes of same side, thence into abdomen, whence creeping again descends into right thigh and foot.
Chilliness: along back in afternoon; chilliness and trembling, feels as if cold water were poured down her back; of limbs.
Cold shivers with colic.
Shuddering: and diuresis; over whole body, and grinding teeth.
Skin cold, hands and feet cold; pulse threadlike, easily compressed, small.
Feet cold early in morning, nevertheless very sensitive to least cold draft.
Coldness of whole body; limbs and trunk are cold all over.
Cold body, hot face.
Stiffness and coldness of extremities, with unusual redness and bloatedness of face.
Fever in children: cry out in sleep. start, jerk; eyes half open, pupils large; urine suppressed.
Afternoon, first heat of head and face, then general coldness, then general heat.
Heat: anxious with vomiting; delirium, thirst and sweat; in face; of whole body, face vivid red; at same time sweat; dry over whole body; in face, when coldness and chilliness passed; and talking during sleep; covers himself carefully, if he puts a finger out from under cover, pain becomes very violent.
Covers up during heat.
Fever: in afternoon; in evening; first heat in head, afterward coldness of whole body, followed by heat of whole body with anguish, sleeps during heat, after awaking violent thirst, feels a stinging in palate until he drinks.
During hot stage: restless and anxious, often with screams; thoughts of suicide; excitable; talking, singing and trilling; vertigo, headache, pains in eyes; impaired speech; puffed-up abdomen.
During heat and sweat, numbness or crawly trembling of limbs, drowsiness and stupid sleep.
Heat of face, alternating with coldness of body.
Fever, with profuse sweat, which does not relieve.
Sweat: with great thirst; cold all over; with delirium; with impaired vision or shunning light; oily or putrid odor; on forehead; in back; covers paralyzed limbs; profuse at night.
During sweat: dullness and dizziness; apoplectic symptoms; anxiety, violent screaming, sighing and moaning; sometimes changeable mood and often trilling and singing.
Boy, aet. 12 1/2, suffering since three years old with peculiar febrile attacks, for first six years accompanied by an asthmatic condition and blueness of face; fever appears every two or three weeks, with intermissions of same duration, appears every afternoon between three and four; no chilliness; presence of fever can often only be determined by use of thermometer; no sweat; extreme activity during fever; writes constantly, although he cannot form his letters; distorts face and talks a great deal; duration of fever variable; sleep disturbed by many dreams; pupils normal; functions of body normal; hearing somewhat impaired, particularly during attacks; during fourth and fifth years had various hallucinations.
EC., aet. 25, had sunstroke twice, afterward was subject for some time to epileptic convulsions, which only occur at present during febrile stage of paroxysm; has had quotidian ague four or five times in last three months, each time palliated by chloral hydrate and suppressed by quinine; chill usually began at 9 or 10 A. M., with pain in head and limbs, great thirst, headache, nausea and vomiting; fever comes on slowly with congested face, eyes heavy and dry, pain becomes intense, with general muscular twitchings; during convulsions eyes become bright and staring, body rigid, jaws locked, frothing at mouth, with insensibility; duration of paroxysm from five to fifteen minutes, after which he is unconscious of all that transpired; sometimes three or four spasms in succession. ~ Ague.
Congestive fever; heat of face with moist and cold limbs.
Nightly fever, child cries out in its sleep; starts and jerks; sleeps with its eyes half open, pupils widely dilated, urine and feces suppressed.
Worm fevers.
In bilious fever; shrieking voice, false conception of things.
Gastric fevers, with jerking of arms and fingers.
Bilious typhoid fever; loquacious delirium with constant desire to get out of bed; yellowish-brown tongue dry on centre; lips sore and cracked and sordes on teeth.
Bilious typhoid fever; swelled, dry, coated tongue, with no desire for water, although his mouth is dry, he has to moisten it; suppression of urine; lies constantly on right side, as it is painful to lie on left side.
Typhus; moving her trembling hands incessantly; could not talk.
Typhus; delirious, singing, whistling, conversing in different languages, or jumping out of bed to run away, or to go to his business.
Typhus; after throbbing headache, black before eyes, fainting away; grasping with hands and pushing with feet, confused talking; did not know his family or friends; calling bystanders as if they were absent; pupils extremely dilated, insensible to bright light or sunlight, pulse slow; called for help, thought he would die; next day sopor, with loud snoring.
Typhus, with loss of consciousness; lying flat, with staring, immovable pupils; desire to run away; with rage, talkative, furious delirium, singing, laughing, whistling, constant restlessness, involuntary strange motions with great agility, dreaming with open eyes, loss of sight, loss of speech, red pimples on chest.
Typhoid fever of remittent character, pains beginning in left ear and terminating in left side of chest, with dry cough, which agg. pain.
In typhus, typhoid, or other fevers, when patient frequently raises or jerks head from pillow.
Typhoid fever, with parched and dry tongue; eyes dull and heavy; passages from bowels very dark, almost black.
Typhoid fever, involuntary muscular motions characterized by extraordinary celerity, also a peculiar morbidly altered state of mind, risus sardonicus, spasmodic distortion of facial muscles, oblique appearance of objects; lies either unconscious with staring eyes, dilated, immovable pupils, or talks continually, and dreams with open eyes, trying to grasp everything with hands.
Stupor, with delirious muttering; constant raising of head from pillow or boring into pillow, so that he finally pushes head against headboard of bed; raises hands to face, ears, etc., or waves them in air, or scratches on wall; violent twitching of muscles; rigidity of back, and limbs; masseter muscles rigid, clenching jaws; pupils dilated, eyes injected and staring; frowning; moving of lips back and forth; coldness of face, chin, nose, ears, hands and feet; involuntary loose but small stools; no urine; hot sweat on body; tongue, when last seen, red on edges and tip dry, and heavily coated in centre; delirium constant; patient unconscious, yet wanted to get up and dress, or to walk about room; fever and delirium agg. from 4 P. M. to midnight.
Abdominal typhus, in a boy, aet. 14; on looking at him he stared, and there appeared on his forehead, and in his emaciated face, deep wrinkles; cried out loud till he became hoarse; mouth and lips ulcerated to such a degree that he declined to drink on account of severe pain caused by any fluid or solid coming in contact with his mouth; lips peeling off, and bleed when he picks them; abdomen sunken, and tender to contact; vomited occasionally mucus, with specks and streaks of blood; frequent watery, offensive stools; no sleep; no appetite; urine scanty; pulse very frequent and not regular; great emaciation.
Very restless, uttering inarticulate cries day and night; tossing arms, legs and head about continually; high fever; tongue coated yellow, and dry; mouth open, and covered with a thick, dry coating; lips sooty; snoring breathing; thin, fetid profuse diarrhea, involuntary; conjunctiva bulbi much injected; much muco-purulent matter in inner angles of eyes. ~ Typhoid fever.


Periodical: neuralgic pains in forehead from 9 A. M. until noon, by 3 P. M. has passed away, but returns in morning; cough; attacks of hysteria; epilepsy.
Alternation: exalted states and settled melancholy; lively delirium and fright; coldness of body anxiousness and thirst; anticipations of death and rage; laughing and crying out; spasms of chest and fits of laughter; headache and tumefaction of abdomen; spasmodic and paralytic symptoms; constipation and diarrhea; exaltations and melancholy; paralytic and spasmodic symptoms; contractions of hands and feet; convulsions and rage; weeping and laughing; severe spasms and somnambulism; clonic and tonic spasms; heat of face; and coldness of body.
Every half hour: convulsive attacks; spasms.
For six hours: complete blindness.
For six or seven hours: limbs lame.
Every day: fainting fits, eleven to twelve attacks.
Every afternoon: fever appears.
Every night: since six weeks had visions.
Nightly: spasms; fever.
From 4 P. M. to 5 A. M.: high fever.
From 4 P. M. to midnight: fever; delirium agg.
From 8 P. M. until 11 P. M.: pain in right temple.
From 9.30 P. M. until midnight: as if bed were drawn from under her.
For several days; speechlessness; hemorrhoidal flux.
Since three days; at 9 A. M. severe tearing pain over right side of face.
For three or four days: stitching tearing at different times; prosopalgia.
For five days: walking day and night.
Every two or three weeks: fever.
After Fall equinox: inconsolable.
For several years: rheumatic pain on top of head.
Since ten years: intense pain and vomiting of food.


Right: hallucinations as if near mastoid process; heard loud voice on side of occiput; intense pain in side of head; when lying on side felt as if bed were being drawn from under her; throbbing headache in temple; in spasms moves head mostly to side; redness and swelling about eye; erysipelas of cheek, nose and face; sided pneumonia; thrusting side forward by spasms of erector spinal muscles; drawing pain in arm; stitches on shin bones; inside of thigh red and swollen; pustules on leg; violent movements crosswise of foot; thrusting head to side; creeping into thigh and foot; lies constantly on side.
Left: tendency to fall; head numb on side; pain in ear down to cheek; tears come from eye when otalgia is most violent; neuralgia in cheek near ear; muscles of side of face in an oscillating motion; prosopalgia of cheek; prosopalgia began over eye to pass over cheek ala nasi; side of face distorted with painless convulsions; as if side of face were swollen; erysipelas on cheek; pressing pain in half of stomach; dullness on percussion over lung; after sunstroke lying on; coxalgia; morbus coxarius; fistulous openings from hip; pain in tarsus; numbness and stiffness of leg; convulsions of lower limb; copper color visible on knee; violent movement crosswise of arm; rotary motion of arm during spasm; side paralyzed; pains beginning in ear and terminating in side of chest; eruption of small blisters on leg.


As if spinning or weaving; as if objects were smaller than they really are; as if dizzy; as if he had no limbs; as if drunk; head as if drawn backward; starts as if a shock of electricity had passed through her body; as if eyes were forced out; eyelids as if swollen or as if oppressed with sleep; as of wind rushing out of ears; as if sawing cheek bone; as if hole were there and as if brain were touched; as if nose were stopped; as if pins and needles were in forehead; as if he were seeking something; as if bones were sawed through; as if left side of face were swollen; as if some teeth would fall out; teeth as if pressed together; moving fingers as if searching for something; cries as if from sight of hideous objects; inner mouth as if raw; soft palate as if drawn down; as of boiling water in throat; as if a ball were wedged in throat; as if falling; as if he would vomit; as if navel were to be torn out; abdomen as if puffed up; as if abdomen were expanded to extremest degree; as if urine could not be passed on account of narrowness of urethra; as if a cylindrical body were being passed through urethra; as if he had not power to close neck of bladder; as if urethra were too narrow; as if very tall; as if something turned around in chest; limbs feel as if gone to sleep; as if parts of limbs were completely separated from body; hands and feet as if loosened in joints; as if cold water were poured down her back.
Pain: in nape of neck; in cervical and upper dorsal vertebrae; in head; in right temple; in eyeball; in left ear, down to cheek; spreads over all branches of facial nerve; in submaxillary glands; pain in upper teeth, then in lower; in stomach; in cecum; in abdomen; in breast; in nape of neck; from neck over head; in cervical and upper dorsal vertebrae; as if beaten in back, shoulder and abdomen; in lumbar region; in cervical and upper dorsal vertebrae; in shoulder and back; in pit of stomach.
Terrible pain: of hip disease.
Intense pain: in stomach; in right side of head.
Severe pain: in loins.
Great distress: in pit of stomach.
Cutting pain: in sternum.
Lancinating pain: ovarian tumor.
Tearing: in neck and over head; in wing of nose: over whole right side of face; in abdomen into chest.
Tearing burning pains: from neck to left axilla.
Stabbing: in right temple.
Shooting: to back of head; in ears; in wing of nose.
Stitches: in ear; fine, sharp in forearm; on right shin bone.
Clawing pain: in head.
Corroding pain: in stomach.
Neuralgic pain: in forehead; in cheek.
Sticking: pain in right temple.
Scratching pain: in palate.
Stinging pain: in throat; in palate.
Contracting burning pain: in throat.
Pressing pain: in stomach; in left half of stomach; in abdomen; in left tarsus.
Drawing pain: in back part of stomach; in abdomen; in upper and lower extremities: from side of neck into limbs; in middle of spine and opposite to it; in small of back; in right arm; in thighs; in left tarsus; in muscles of limbs.
Rheumatic pain: on top of head; in deltoid; in left tarsus.
Dull pain: in occiput.
Aching: in knees; in chest and sternum; in right arm.
Writhing: in abdomen.
Cramps: in hands and feet.
Throbbing: in head; in teeth.
Burning: in throat; along diaphragm; at pit of stomach; in region of pit of stomach; on dorsum of foot; of feet.
Soreness: of throat.
Sensitiveness: along spine.
Heat: in whole head; in abdomen; in face.
Pulsating: in vertex.
Jerking: in thigh; in knee joints.
Drawing: in thighs, abdomen and upper limbs.
Pressure: in forepart of head; on forehead; on cartilages of third and fourth ribs; about heart.
Constriction: about throat; of muscles of throat; of esophagus; of chest.
Tightness: across chest.
Heaviness: of head.
Oppression: at pit of stomach.
Anxiety: in abdomen.
Lightness: of head.
Dullness: of head.
Weariness: of feet; of limbs.
Lameness: of different parts of body.
Stiffness: of left leg.
Numbness: on left side; of left leg; heels; of fingers.
Dryness: of mouth; of tongue; of fauces; of throat; in chest.
Tingling: in hands; in forehead.
Creeping: in abdomen; under cutis of left leg; in thigh; in foot; in toes; in limbs.
Crawling: on chin; in extremities.
Itching: in nose; of feet; over whole body.
Shivering sensation: on chin.
Coldness: of face, chin, nose, ears, hands and feet.


Abscess, with redness, heat and intolerable pain.
Mitigates terrible pains of hip disease, tumors, abscesses, anthrax, whitlow, etc.
Plethoric, especially young persons.
Emaciated, cries day and night; cough.
Anasarca, after scarlatina.


Touch: on spot on os petrosum, as if brain were touched; stomach very painful; on side abdomen painful; spot in back pains.
Pressure: pressing pain in stomach agg.
Rubbing: increases itching.

SKIN. [46]

Skin: hot and dry; flabby and dry; dirty.
Anasarca after scarlatina.
Emaciation; like an old man; with cardialgia.
Itching over whole body, early in morning, after waking.
After dullness of senses, and anxiety, a red rash breaks out on back, with sweat.
Violent fever; delirium; tremors in limbs; general eruption on skin, swelling, itching and inflammation.
Agony, high fever, burning heat and redness of skin, with itching eruption over whole face and trunk.
Suppression of an eruption, or eruption fails to come out.
Petechiae on face, neck and breast.
Many pimples, like blotches on several parts of body, also in palms of hands, with a stinging itching like nettles, increased by rubbing.
Spots on arm like flea-bites.
Measles: fever before eruption, great heat of body and copious sweat; very great redness of puffed-up face; peculiar delirium; full of fear and anxiety; children see frightful figures, rats and mice, attempted to hide; spasmodic affection of esophagus.
Scarlet redness over whole body; peculiar boiled-lobster hue of scarlatina.
Intensely red rash on skin, resembling scarlet fever, but having a more shining appearance.
Very marked flushing of hands, arms, face, neck and back; rash resembled that of scarlatina simplex, the bright red disappearing under pressure, and immediately returning after removal of pressure.
Scarlatina, similar to Bellad., but eruption is less bright, shows a disposition to recede or fade, and urine is small in quantity or secretion suppressed; parenchymatous nephritis; delirium, hallucinations, convulsions; great dryness of throat, compelling frequent drinking; swelling or paralysis of tongue; it hangs out of mouth.
Child, aet. 6, violent vomiting; high fever; restlessness, with somnolence; pulse 140; tongue dry; throat sore; tonsils swollen; fetid breath; fifth day parotid and submaxillary glands much swollen, especially right; swallowing difficult and painful; could scarcely open mouth; respirations snoring or rattling, whether asleep or awake, as in diphtheria; breath very offensive; deafness; dirty, putrid sanies from mouth and nose; pulse 150; rash fading; wild mania, with terror, imagined he was to be killed, but struck friends who came to help him; desire to leave bed, imagined he was driving a horse; feigned he would take medicine, often poured it out. ~ Malignant scarlatina.
Restless; skin itching; rash coppery red; skin dry, hot.
Skin suddenly turning dark, red-brown, like an Indian's.
Front of chest copper-colored.
Fifth day, many vesications on skin, filled with a pellucid fluid, extremely numerous and very small, many of them not larger than a pin's head, covering her whole face and trunk, drying up on sixth day.
Eruption of small blisters on left leg near calf; spreading over whole leg; blisters very painful, with much heat and redness, and oozing a hot, sharp, acrid fluid.
Boils: several on feet.
Burns, and scalds.
Abscesses and tumors, with intolerable pain, driving to desperation.
Ulcers: irritable, with thickened edges, and a sanious discharge; promotes granulation and cicatrization; syphilitic; after mercury; scrofulous, of ill condition.
Old cicatrix very red.


Children especially; chorea, mania, fever.
Young, plethoric persons.
Boy, aet. 2, light hair, lively and intelligent, after fright; stuttering speech.
Boy, aet. 3, father insane; mental derangement.
Boy, aet. 3, ill a year; spasms.
Girl, aet. 4; loss of speech.
Girl, aet. 4, spasms.
Girl, aet. 5; mental disturbance.
Child, aet. 6; typhoid fever.
Boy, aet. 6; malignant scarlatina.
Boy, aet. 10, scrofulous, after a fall from swing; spasms.
Girl, aet. 10, pale, anemic, slender, unable to study much, with sore eyes, etc.; chorea.
Boy, aet. 11, after fright; mental derangement.
Boy, aet. 11, after fright four months previously; chorea.
Girl, aet. 11, weak, sensitive; chorea.
Girl, aet. 12, lively disposition; chorea.
Boy, aet. 121/2; periodical fever.
Girl, aet. 13, severe attack of facial erysipelas, delirium.
Girl, aet. 13; chorea.
Young man, aet. 14; typhoid fever.
Girl, aet. 16, nervous, blonde, delicate skin, frequently suffering from headache; prosopalgia.
Young man, aet. 18, tall, slim; typhoid fever.
Miss S., aet. 19, delicate, blonde, blue eyes; pneumonia.
Young man, aet. 22, frivolous, has had three previous attacks; mental disturbance.
Man, aet. 22, suffering several days; mania.
Young woman, aet. 22, single, strong and healthy, dark hair, brown eyes; prosopalgia.
Mrs. S., aet. 23, bilious, nervous temperament; puerperal convulsions.
Woman, aet. 23, single, choleric temperament; spasms.
Man, aet. 24, has had several attacks during last five years; delirium tremens.
Man, aet. 25, after severe fright; affection of heart.
Man, aet. 25, had sunstroke twice, for some time afterward subject to epileptic convulsions; ague.
Man, aet. 26, sanguine temperament, after fright; mania.
Man, aet. 28; delirium tremens.
Man, aet. 29, short, thick set; delirium.
Woman, aet. 30, single, weak, timorous disposition, after fright; melancholia.
Lady, aet. 30, leuco-phlegmatic temperament, had five children, each time lost much blood; vertigo.
Woman, aet. 30; vertigo.
Man, aet. 30, blonde, robust; pneumonia.
Man, aet. 32; delirium tremens.
Woman, aet. 32, during fourth labor, was harshly manipulated in attempts to dilate os; convulsions.
Man, aet. 33, tendency to obesity; prosopalgia.
Man, aet. 35, light complexion, mild, taciturn, blue eyes, light sandy hair, amiable disposition, during an attack of erysipelas of head and face; delirium tremens.
Man, aet. 36, suffering several months; mental disorder.
Man, aet. 37, tall and thin, irritable nervous system; prosopalgia.
Woman, aet. 37, emaciated, phthisical; typhoid fever.
Man, aet. 40, suffering three weeks; mental disorder.
Man, aet. 40; delirium tremens.
Woman, aet. 40; spasms.
Man, aet. 40, suffering four years; epilepsy.
Man, aet. 41; delirium tremens.
Woman, aet. 42; delirium tremens.
Man, aet. 42; mental disturbance.
Lady, aet. 42, robust, dark complexion, black eyes, subject to rheumatism; headache.
Woman, aet. 42, after uterine hemorrhage; prosopalgia.
Woman, aet. 42, strong, dark skin, eyes black; prosopalgia.
Man, aet. 43; mania.
Man, aet. 45, strong; typhoid fever.
Lady, aet. 62, suffering several weeks; mental derangement.
Weaver's wife, aet. 62, had in her first childbed puerperal mania; got better, but had, for fifth time, several attacks, even after six years; mania.
Woman, aet. 65, nervous temperament; insanity.


Antidoted by: Vinegar, lemon juice, tobacco injections; senna for cerebral symptoms; Bellad., Hyosc., Nux Vom.
It antidotes: Mercur., Plumbum.
Compatible: after Bellad., Cuprum.
Incompatible: coffee.
Compare: Secale (delirium, metrorrhagia).


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 10, 1891
Description: Clinical materia medica of Stramonium
Remedies: Stramonium
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
year: 1891
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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