The Materia Medica by Dr. Cyrus Maxwell Boger (1861 – 1935) was written in 1915 & he was an American homeopath.
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Mind.– Distraction. Unconsciousness. Full of numerous, but very changeable ideas. Delirium. Anxiousness, restlessness and fear of death. Secret anguish, even to self – destruction, by drowning. Melancholy and sadness. anthropophobia. Mild, timid, yielding disposition. Tearful mood. Inclination to inward grief and silent vexation. full of care concerning his domestic affairs. Covetous and dissatisfied. Mistrust.
Sensorium.– Vertigo as though’ intoxicated, with nausea, headache and vanishing of sight and hearing in evening when looking up or stooping. Stupefying confusion of head. Mental obtusion and chaotic condition of head, as after a debauch or night watching, worse in a warm room. Mental fatigue from exertion of mind. Fainting attacks with a deathly pale face, on entering a warm room.
Head.– Congestion to. Twitching tearing pain, going to temple upon which he turns and lies. Crackling in, after each impact of the pulse. One – sided stitches in one temple or in occiput, with vertigo, roaring in ears and vanishing of sight. Aching as though’ brain were torn. Empty feeling in. Sore pain in one or both temples. Bursting pressure in forehead, with pressure on eyes and nausea. Great heaviness of. throbbing in. cutting in. Tension in forehead as though’ screwed together. Twitching jerks in one side, like a tight drawing which suddenly lets go. Worse: Evening, lying on painless side, at rest, in a warm room, hot air, mental exertion. Better: Walking in cool open air, tight bandaging, external pressure, raising up.
External Head.– – Exostoses, tending to suppurate and ending in necrosis of bones. Feeling as if frontal bones were too thin. Twitching tearing or crawling biting, sticking and itching on, most on temples and behind ears, unchanged or worse from scratching. followed by swelling and eruptions which pain as if ulcerated. Drawing pain in when brushing hair back. Takes cold in, from getting it wet. Worse: Undressing, getting warm in bed, touching hair. Better: Open air, gentle motion, washing head.
Eyes.– Inflammation with nightly agglutination. Lachrymation. Redness of conjunctiva, without swelling of lids. Sticking in, especially from light and sunshine. Dryness of, and of lids. Lachrymal fistula which discharges pus when pressed upon. Styes, especially on upper lids. Dim vision, when becoming heated, Like gauze before, by wiping. Incipient paralysis of optic nerve and gray cataract. Obscuration of cornea.
Ears.– Twitching tearing or sticking in. Inflammation of. Hardened, black cerumen. discharging pus. Pain in, as though’ something were forced out, Deafness, as from stoppage, after taking cold. Nightly earache and toothache.
Nose.– Nosebleed of dark blood. Ulceration and moisture on wings. Green, stinking or purulent discharge. Coryza with constant chilliness and loss of smell and taste, dry in evening, fluent in morning.
Face.– Pale yellow complexion with deeply sunken eyes. Erysipelas, with sticking pains then desquamation of skin. Shivering on one side. Painful sensitiveness of skin. Biting and gnawing about mouth. Swelling of under lip, of submaxillary glands. Tearing in lower jaw.
Teeth.– Ache in evening. Jerking. Jerking, tearing ache, warmth of bed or room and by cool air or cold water. Jerking from teeth into ear. Throbbing in upper jaw and sticking in gum, heat of stove. Toothache from taking cold (when the weather first turns warm in spring), with tearing in ears, pale face and chill. Looseness of painful teeth.
Mouth.– Putrid odor from, especially in morning. Dark redness or varicose swelling of throat. Sore throat, as though’ it were raw. Sticking sore throat when swallowing. Pressure and tension in throat during empty swallowing. Tenacious mucus in throat early in morning. Increased flow of sweetish saliva. Tongue covered with mucus.
Appetite: Ravenous hunger. constant hunger, but knows not for what, entire loss of. Aversion to bread and butter and rich food. Thirstless. Craving for refreshing, alcoholic drinks. Thirst, with foul eructations.
Taste: Diminished, to food and drink, Bitter, after eating, drinking, chewing and vomiting. Like putrid meat, in mouth, early in morning. Bread tastes bitter, sour or too dry. Meat gray tastes putrid.
Eructations: Tasting of ingesta, Tasting like spoiled food. Putrid or bitter.
Nausea., etc. – Inclination to vomit, seeming to come from upper abdomen. Chronic vomiting of ingesta after every meal. Vomiting of food every evening and night. Bitter vomit early in morning. Vomits ingesta, then bitter mucus.
Stomach.– Disordered by fat food or pork. Pressure, especially after bread. Chilled by frozen things, fruit, etc. Cramp, with nausea which ceases after vomiting. Sensible pulsation in pit.
Hypochondria: Sticking in hepatic region when walking. Sense of lassitude in. Pressure in spleen.
Abdomen.– Sticking and cutting in, in evening, especially when sitting still. Thrusts in. Painless gurgling in upper. Inflammation of. Sensitiveness and swelling of walls. Spasmodic colic and labor – like abdominal pains during pregnancy. Pains in belly, with chilliness at time menses should appear.
Flatulence. – flatulent colic every evening. Rumbling in abdomen.
Stool.– Diarrhoeic, with much mucus. Diarrhoea from fright. White. Difficult, altho’ soft, with urging and backache. Nightly, greenish, watery diarrhoea. Foul smelling diarrhoea. Constipation alternating with diarrhoea.
Anus.– Violent bleeding from, during stool. Anal hemorrhoids with smarting pain.
Urine.– Frequent urging to urinate, with scanty discharge, during pregnancy, with drawing in abdomen. Ischuria, tenesmus vesicae. Nocturnal anuresis. Haematuria, with burning at meatus and contraction in umbilical region. Dark urine, with a ring of violent froth.
Sexual Organs.– Painful swelling of testes and spermatic cords, with prostatic discharge. Burning in testes, without swelling. Inflamed testes, especially after contusions. Hydrocele. Inflammation of prostatic gland. Greatly excited sexual desire. Labor – pains, too feeble, wanting, with violent pains in lumbar region. After – birth delayed. After pains.
Female.– Menses: Of thick, black, lumpy or thin, watery blood, too late and too scanty. Suppressed, especially after taking cold. Appear with difficulty and are delayed at puberty. Non – appearing lochia.
Uterine hemorrhage, with false labor pains. Thin burning or thick painless leucorrhoea.
Respiration.– Groaning or rattling. Constriction and tightness of chest, especially when lying on back. Difficult, when walking. Nightly asthma, as from sulphur vapor. tightness from spasmodic tension in lower part of chest, under false ribs.
Cough.– Short, dry, e., on becoming warm. Dry, after every nap. Early in morning and during day with, but in evening and night without expectoration. With copious, yellow or greenish. Variously tasting mucus expectoration. with copious, yellow or greenish, variously tasting mucus expectoration, or e., of dark clotted blood. Excited by dryness, as of sulphur vapor and itching, scratching in trachea and chest, with retching and inclination to vomit. Paroxysms of dry, short, c., with pains in chest. Headache, thrusts in abdomen and pains in lumbar region during. Hemoptysis of black, coagulated blood with suppressed menses.
Larynx.– Hoarseness, inability to utter a loud word. Tickling in thyroid cartilage.
Chest.– Spasmodic constriction and tension. Stitches, especially when coughing and taking of deep breath. Pains in, or upon sternum, as from an ulcer. Painful, as if bruised. Attacks of burning and piercing in. Anxious palpitation. Disappearance of milk from breasts of nursing mothers. Painful, sticking swelling in the nipple less breasts, with discharge of thin, acrid milk, in girls before puberty.
Back.– Prominence and curvature f upper spinal and cervical vertebrae. Backache when pressing hand on chest. Lumbar pains after sitting. Ache in lumbar region when labor – pains cease. Lumbar pains with chilliness at time menses should appear. Stitches in, and in sides.
Neck: Drawing, tensive pain in nape. Swelling and pain in neck and nape, as from an ulcer.
Upper Extremities.– Paralytic sensation in shoulder joints when raising arms, Jerking tearing thro’ arms. Heaviness of arms, with numb hands, Swelling of elbow after contusions. Swelling of blood vessels of forearms and hands. Stiff wrist. Itching frost bites on fingers.
Lower Extremities.– Jerking in legs. Trembling of legs, especially during pains. Hot, inflammatory swelling of knee, with sticking pains, especially over patella. Heaviness of lower legs. Drawing in fibulae. Varicose veins on lower legs Red hot swelling of feet, extending up to calf, with sticking pains. When walking there is a sticking, when sitting a jerking in ankles. Swelling dorsum of foot. Ulcerative pain in soles of feet.
Generalities.– Emaciation. Jerking tearing in muscles, as though’ they were suddenly pulled, especially at night and during rest. Swollen limbs, with numb sensation or sticking pains. pains which rapidly shift to other parts, with swelling of affected region. Tearing in limbs, like a slight tension, which always lets go with a tearing jerk. Pain, as of something sore or an internal parts, with inclination to ulceration. After effects of blows, falls or contusions. Fainting attacks, with cadaverous paleness of face. Epileptic attacks, with cadaverous paleness of face. Epileptic attacks after suppressed menses, with violent beating about of limbs, then relaxation of same, eructations and inclination to vomit. Pains are generally accompanied by thirstlessness and chilliness, as though, affected parts were dashed with cold water, (but no shaking). the symptoms are intensified in the evening and in the hours before midnight, also when resting and from warmth, especially in warm air of a room, they are in the open air, when lying on back and during gentle motion.
Tissues.– Inflammation of the mucous membranes.
Bones.– Bruised pain in cylindrical bones. Curvature of. Caries.
Skin.– Biting itching, like the biting of ants. Itching in evening (and at night) from warmth of bed, by scratching/ Eruption (like chicken – pox) after bacon and fat pork. Painful soreness when grasping affected parts. Chappped, from moistening in. Dropsical swelling. Ulcers, flat, foul, bleed easily, sticking. Frost bites on hands and feet.
Sleep.– Late falling asleep in evening. Somnolency. Nightly sleeplessness before midnight, on account of anxiety, restlessness and beat with unrefreshing sleep in the morning.
Fever.– Pulse: Weak and small, often hardly perceptible, but quickened, seldom slow. Throbbing in blood vessels, in evening. Swollen blood vessels during the evening heat. Chill: Increase toward evening. With the pains. coldness and shuddering predominate. Thirst before e., and before heat, seldom with either. Constant chilliness, as if dashed with water, even in a warm room. Chilliness, with overrunning heat. One – sided coldness, with sensation of numbness. Cold drawings thro’ back in evening. After anger. In evening and before midnight, constant chilliness overrunning the body, without shivering. the stronger the pains, the more violent the chill. Chillness yet artificial heat is insupportable. Heat, After the chill, with anxiety and red face. General internal, dry without external heat, in evening and at night. Of face, or one hand with coldness of the other. Of body, with cold extremities. Attacks of anxious heat, as if dashed with hot water. Sweat: Copious, at night and in morning. During sleep, disappears on awaking. Easy, during day. One – sided, sometimes only on face and hairy scalp. At night, with stupefying slumber. Often smells sweetish, sour, mouldy or like musk, and is sometimes cold.
Relationship.– Allied Remedies: Aco, Agar., Ag – c., Alum., Ambr., Am-m., Ant – c., Ant-c., A.P., Arn., Aur., BELL., BRY., Calc-c., Cann., CANTH., Caps., carb. v., Caust., CHAM., chel., Chin., coff., Colch., Con., CUPR., Cycl., dig., dulc., euphor., Ferr., Gel., GRAPH., Ign., Ip., KALI-BL., KALI-C., LACH., Led., LYC., M – arct., Mag-c., Mang., Merc., MILLEF., NAT-C., NAT-M., Nat-s., NIT-AC., Nux-c., NAT-M., Nat-s., NIT-AC., Nux-v., Petr., Phos., PLAT., sil., Spig., STANN., Sul., SUL AC., Valer., Verbas.
Complementary. – Arz., Bry., Kali-b., Sep., Sil., Zinc.