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Mercurius Sulphocyanatus | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Mercurius Sulphocyanatus

Mercurius Sulphocyanatus | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Sulphocyanide of Mercury. (Pharaoh’s Serpents.) Hg(SCN)2.

Clinical : Diphtheria. Å’sophagus, stricture of.

Characteristics : The well-known scientific toy called “Pharaoh’s serpents” is composed of the sulphocyanide of mercury. A boy ate one “serpent,” and a man took one in water. The symptoms were observed on these two.

SYMPTOMS.

1. Mind : Excessive anxiety.

2. Head : Vertigo on attempting to rise.

6. Face : Pallor, great weakness, cold skin, and frequent shivering.

8. Mouth : Constant salivation.-Disgusting metallic taste.

9. Throat : Extreme redness of throat, with white membrane on tonsils.-Most violent burning in fauces.-Heat and constriction in oesophagus, with difficulty in swallowing and burning in epigastric region and nausea.

11. Stomach : Vomiting.-Epigastrium painful to pressure.

13. Stool : Bloody stools.

17. Respiratory Organs : Voice rough and hoarse.-Tenacious expectoration.

19. Heart : Pulse intermitting every three beats.

22. Upper Limbs : Pain in shoulder-joint.

24. Generalities : General prostration for some days.

Mercurius Sulphocyanatus | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

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