The Proving of X-ray

A very able description of the discovery of the X Ray by Professor Roentgen was given in the Homeopathic Physician (March 1896) by our vice-president, Dr. Walter M. James, and concluded with the words: "Why should not the homeopathist seek to procure a proving of the effects of the X Ray upon the animal economy of the human being? An inviting field is there opened up to the experimenters of our school. May it soon be cultivated!" Why not?

1897. March 27. A drachm vial filled with absolute alcohol was exposed to a Crook's tube in operation for half an hour, and then brought up to the sixth centesimal potency. With this smallest globules were moistened and the vials containing them presented to the members of the Brooklyn Hahnemannian Union, which met the same evening in regular session.

Of course everyone was curious of trying the new remedy and took a small number of globules on the tongue at once, and lo! it began to reveal its existence immediately, and during the two hours of our being together a number of symptoms were observed, which were at once announced and taken down by our diligent Secretary. Some of the members from that time have been so seriously affected, that they would not for any consideration try any more of that mysterious power. The following is a narrative of its action upon the several provers, being perfectly healthy up to that time, which lasted from the beginning to two months. The action reveals not only new symptoms, but also hunted up many old ones, which called forth the remark of Dr. John B. Campbell, "I noticed a grand characteristic in all the provings as far as heard from, viz., a tendency to resurrect old symptoms, some unheard of for as much as thirty years, some twenty, or a year or two."

If it is assumed that glass is opaque to the X ray, it was not so in our case, for the alcohol in the vial was certainly affected by it, as the result of the provings show. If the X ray penetrates certain tissues of the body in order to make the condition of the opaque organs, such as the bones and foreign bodies contained in the body, visible, it also shows its penetration into that invisible interior of the human being, which is under the dominion of the life-force.

But oh ! where is the bacillus ?


 Provings Of The X Ray With One Dose Of The Sixth Cent. Potency.


1. Dr. B. L' B. B. After one dose X ray 6 cent.
A magnetic thrill in right hand extending up forearm, immediately.
No particular symptoms the next day.
Next morning awaked earlier than usual by dull aching in the left side of occiput, and immediately in left sacro-liliac region, then on posterior aspect of left thigh and calf, a dull ache. These pains extended from above downward, not severe, lasting fifteen minutes.
In afternoon suddenly a sharp ache in left side of occiput on a small area. This occurred two or three times at intervals of some hours without regularity.
After that in the course of two or three days a trouble which he had once before, a catarrhal condition of inflammation of rectum with discharge of mucus, slightly bloody, after action of bowels.
Corns on soles of feet more sensitive than formerly consisting of thickening of cuticle, and sometimes a little pinhead depression in the middle which does not scale off.

2. Dr. Mrs. Alice B. C. after one dose X ray 6 cent.
A feeling on the external orbital margin as if it might be an ache, immediately.
Buzzing in right ear with pressure extending to temples.
Bearing down of eyelids.
Woke with headache next morning, continuing at intervals during whole day.
A pressing across forehead, with a miserable feeling generally as though going to be sick.
Sleepy with headache.
Bloody mucus from nose.
No appetite for anything only sweet pudding or cake most tolerable.
Aversion to meat.
Heaviness and fullness in lower abdomen after eating small quantity.
Uneasy feeling in lower abdomen at intervals like fomention, as though diarrhcea would follow.
Most distress after midday and evening meal.
Abdomen distended with full feeling.
(Pulsatilla, which a year ago helped for months a train of symptoms, had only very slight effect.)
Drawing gnawing in the region of appendix as though inflammation were beginning.
Sensation in right lower abdomen as though bubbles were forming and wanting to burst (relieved by Taraxacum for twenty-four hours).
Flatulence with ineffectual desire for stool.
Seven days after taking the medicine was roused out of bed at 4 a.m. with desire for stool, and complete evacuation of immense quantity followed by nausea and vomiting, profuse sweat.
Colicky pain in right lower abdomen, sometimes extending behind hip, and retained urine.
Tenesmus vesicae continuing for twelve hours to 4 p.m., when the urine came freer.
Vomiting ceased though colic-pains remained for twelve days.
Moving aggravated pains especially on right side of abdomen, which seemed to adhere to the walls, feeling as if being torn off. Had to keep a large towel-pad between abdomen and thigh to support abdomen and prevent the excruciating pain.
Ate nothing for three days.
Thirst for cold drinks though nothing tastes good.
Tongue thickly coated.
Breath foul.
Only snatches of sleep during these twelve days, always followed by terrible mental depression, did not want to answer questions, did not want to see anybody nor to speak to anybody; misanthropy.
Chills as soon as beginning to sleep running up back, preventing sleep.
Dreams of distressing nature. Recurrence of a dream that used to trouble many years ago. This dream was repeated at wide intervals over twenty years ago. Now it came every night for five times.
Seven days from beginning of the attack had a return of renal colic with vomiting, continuous nausea, cold sweat and retention of urine on left side. A clutching pain from kidney to bladder that never relaxed for four hours, causing the wildest demonstrations of agony, ghastly face, blue rings around sunken eyes, violent trembling, frightful restlessness, cold sweat, urine retained in ureter, giving a perfect picture of Tabacum which also relieved the symptoms. As soon as the pains in the ureter relaxed, the urine seemed to fill up the bladder and then passed without pain. Some spasm remained and was relieved by Cantharis in five minutes. (She had something like this before, about a year ago, by all means not so severe, a mere strangury).
Varicose veins inside of knees and legs, with swelling and soreness (after years returned).
The palms of hands, which were rough and scaly and bleeding at times, became entirely smooth during proving. Healing action. After that the hands went back to former condition while general health improved.
Prostration for a long time.
During the continued action of the X ray she suffered so much that for some time she had to take medicine to counteract it. All these symptoms have been thrown out.

3. Dr. John B. C. 1897, March 28th, took X ray 6 cent. three doses in globules ten minutes apart.
Five minutes after second dose.
Sensation of fullness of head with slight full feeling in both ears, worse in right ear.
Feeling in head and nose as if coryza were about to commence, with some slight desire to sneeze.
Sense of pressive fullness starting from posterior prominence of vertex in a straight line to bridge of nose, followed by fullness in entire vertex extending to bridge of nose.
Tingling in both arms as of an electric current, or as if asleep.
Intermittent, slightly burning rheumatic-like pain in right carpometacarpal articulation extending from index finger up outside of forearm.
Aggravation of fullness over vertex worse along centre to nose, worse stooping.
Dull pain in right sciatic nerve, worse on walking.
Wandering pains in chest, sticking in character, worse on right side.
Sticking pains in different parts of head and face.
Rheumatic pains in different parts of head and face.
Rheumatic pains in front of right thigh.
March 29th. Bad taste in forenoon.
Disagreeable fullness of head all morning, with bland coryza and stoppage of nostrils.
General tired and sick feeling.
Symptoms gradually increasing in severity after noon.
Headache gradually extending to frontal region, worse in centre of forehead.
Sense of pressure in centre of forehead.
Dull headache in morning, worse stooping and after rising.
Symptoms all intermittent in character, they have all returned.
Sensation of sulphur-vapor in nose, with much sneezing.
Aching pain across top of head, coronal suture, on blowing nose and after it.
Pain in dorsal region.
Sulphur-vapor sensation in throat and nose.
Intermittent noise as of deep steam whistle in left ear, and singing in head.
Mental processes not clear; writes wrong words in letters.
Stitching pain in right upper chest, going through to upper part of scapula.
Rheumatic pain in left wrist and forearm.
Lame and stiff in back.
Aching whole length of spine.
Chilly while undressing in warm room.
March 30. Constant ache in vertex, worse on waking, also worse coughing, sneezing, motion or head low.
Rheumatic twinge in last two phalangeal articulations of index and middle finger for a short time in forenoon Appetite diminished.
Nose stopped, worse on left side.
Throat painful on swallowing.
Sense of painful lump about left tonsil, worse swalowing.
Very vivid lewd dreams repeated night after night.
Dreams of strife, busy dreams.
Sleep not unrefreshing, though apparently dreaming all night.
Remark of the Prover. This medicine resurrects old troubles that have been long dormant, and remedies that formerly helped have little, if any, effect against the renewed difficulty. In five provers old symptoms were brought to light. In some cases the symptoms had been absent one year, some six, twelve or even thirty years.
May 24, No appetite for breakfast (an old symptom absent for years).
Re-appearance of an old slight pimply eruption on left side of forehead.
Persistent exhaustion and languor; this last was marked and not attributable to spring.
Return of a slight eruption on outside of lower legs, burning when scratched, worse after scratching (absent for months).
Observation of the Prover. It seems this medicine might be used in three ways: 1. To develop old troubles or those which might become latent from any cause including suppression; 2. To develop acute symptoms already present as against its own pathogenetic phenomena; 3. As an anti-psoric, somewhat like sulphur.

4. Dr. Miss C., March 27, 9 p.m. one dose X ray 6 cent.
An indescribable sensation in esophagus, immediately.
Pain in right side of head above temple.
Palpitation during evening, causing cough.
Pulsations greatly diffused and violent, provoking an exclamation which was repressed, accompanied with a desire to walk in open air, and entirely relieved by lying down.
Before going to sleep, dull pain in upper jaw on right side.
Scraping pain in lateral incisor, aggravated by noises and Jarring of cars.
March 28. After waking at daybreak next morning sensation in dorsal region of spine, as if its convexity were anterior and drawn far forward, lasting but a minute, and followed by a very uncomfortable feeling in that region lasting a much longer time.
In morning after rising and before eating, a cough caused by an irritation in larynx, accompanied by a pain in right side just above crest of ilium; eating relieved cough, but side felt bruised when bending, or jarring, or pressing it.
Red, smooth eruption on right side of face.
Sore pain in cartilage of left ear, felt when pressing it later in right ear.
March 29. Pain darting upward in region of left ovary, when sitting, walking or standing.
March 31. After eating at noon, a sensation of a long and narrow foreign body lodged in pharynx, unmoved by swallowing, aggravated by swallowing. After this passed away, pharynx felt hollow and sore on deglutition.
Sharp pain at apex of heart, better by lying on left side.
Had always heat and swelling of feet in spring which is better now. Healing action.

5. Dr. St. C. after one dose X ray 6 cent.
Threatening headache, pressure through telnples, immediately.
Aching of extensor muscle of forearm, going up to shoulder.

6. Mrs. E. C. after one dose X ray 6 cent.
Drawing, aching discomfort in right thigh through hip and knee down through toes, immediately.
Sciatic pain in right hip.
Palpitation of heart.
In less than a week began to cough, with tearing sensation in bronchi, hoarseness, palpitation.
Chilliness on moving or from draft.
Eyeballs sore.
Lame and sore all over.
Wave-like sensation as if would break out in perspiration.
Stools green though normal in consistency.
Teeth covered with a gray-green deposit.
Menses dark green one day.
Second day of menses violent sick headache, pulsating pressure outward in forehead as if bursting, vomiting, pain relieved by hot water application.
Phlegm of greenish hue causing cough in crawling up.

7. Dr. L. M. L. after one dose X ray 6 cent.
Drawing in and heaviness across brow approaching nose and resting there.
Ears more clear from ringing and from dullness of hearing than for many years. Healing action.
Rheumatic pains in right wrist and arm.
Headache across brow and a different pain in temples.
Eyelids feel sleepy and heavy.
Tingling like pins and needles in left hand.
Improvement of hearing continues;

8. Dr. F. H. L. after one dose X ray 6 cent.
Tingling in right hand, immediately.
Pain across brow over bridge of nose.

9. Dr. Miss R. after one dose X ray 6 cent.
Lower part of both legs asleep, tingling feeling as if from electric battery increased in right, immediately.
A feeling as if some one were drawing icy hands over the thigh downward, aggravatingly slow. (Return of an old symptom twelve years ago after a nervous shock which did not return for five years).
Three years ago proved Uranium nitrate. Up to that time had never missed a regular menstruation, but it has been irregular ever since. Had not menstruated or six months till after taking the X ray, when it was almost prostrating.
Three or four days previously felt from waist down as if bursting and wanting to hold herself up, with distention and weight in abdomen, relieved by flow, violent, profuse without pain. Flow lasting seven days.
Mental condition upset, felt as if she would like to kill somebody.
Heavy pressure on vertex as from a hand (old symptom absent a year).

10. Mr. Davis S. took one dose X ray 6 cent. 1897, March 28.
Next day mental irritability.
Trembling all over.
Body tired and exhausted.
Pain in right side of head passing around base of brain to left ear, followed by paralytic numbness.
Nervous.
Powerlessness in limbs.
Slightly sick at stomach.
A sensation of hypertesthesia or nervous concentration in bridge of nose.
Sore feeling across loins as after a heavy cold.
Fullness in ears, worse in right ear, worse by inserting finger.
Pressing outward in ears.
Sensation as of a cool drop of sweat going down left side of spine.
Sense of contraction across middle chest.
Chills going down back, followed by paralytic feeling in right cheek.
Muscles feel soft subjectively.
Tongue felt dry, rough, sore, scraped.
Soreness in small of back.
Sleepy and unable to sleep for some hours after retiring.
On rising in morning expectoration of considerable white mucus.
Generally worse in open air.
Nasal discharge thin.
Mentally irritable.
Headache and soreness worse toward afternoon.
Mental and physical aggravation markedly pronounce toward evening.
Bitter taste.
Pain in left temple, worse at 8 p.m.
Contraction of chest at night, relieved by belching.
Slight electric current sensation in left side of tongue and face, passing over and disappearing on right side of face at 8:25 p.m.
Much expectoration of tough lumps as large as finger ends, whitish like gelatine, raised easily.
At first had desire for sweets.
The sleeplessness, which was getting constant an troublesome, seemed to be relieved permanently by a bottle of Pabst Malt Extract.
May 1st. Drowsy at night when sitting up. Drowsiness leaves the instant he lies down, so he cannot sleep.
Reappearance of many symptoms which occured during an attack of inflammatory rheumatism, twenty-five years ago even to a Painful bulging of left. chest over the cardiac region.
Sensation in right eye as though bulging. Right eye sore to touch.
On closing eyes in dark sees old women's and men's ugly face.
A paralytic sensation extending from spine down left leg. Twitching internally in various parts of body.
All symptoms worse toward evening and at night.
On inside of left knee sensation in different spots, pasnful as if hairs were being pulled out, worse on wa ing, better on rubbing or scratching.
Sexual desire lost.
Raising of jelly-like mucus, worse in forenoon, tenacious and tough.
Grayish expectoration.
While lying on left side, heart-sounds keep him awake.
Goes to sleep on right but wakes on left side.
Symptoms worse on getting into bed, worse after sunset.
Profuse perspiration on getting into bed, keeping him awake.
Symptoms better after Bell. or Acon. for a short time, better from ale which puts him asleep.
Sleepy during day.
Waking frequently at night from no apparent cause.
Spells of feverishness, perspiration and weakness.
On straining at stool, a sore sensation in nates.
Rheumatic-like fever in trunk, pain steady and dull going steadily from trunk to legs and finally to heel; worse left knee, worse stepping on heel, on underside.
Head feels empty as though scraped out, worse at night in bed.
Can't hold things in left hand, being powerless or clumsy.
All symptoms worse in bed.
Third day after taking: Slight nose-bleed on left side at 4:30 p.m.
Sensation of swooning at times during day and night, feeling like dying.
Rheumatic pains in limbs. (all old symptoms of rheumatism resurrected even to an old soreness in heels).
Soreness worse in legs and arms and around heart, dull and constant.
No hunger, goes till he feels faint, can eat plenty, but does not enjoy it.
Frequent urination, worse after getting into bed.
Testes relaxed, impotent feeling.
Pressure in small of back as from congestion about kidneys.
Sharp stabbing pains in left temple, which staggered him, followed by clearing up of mental functions— the heart immediately felt this impulse.
Left chest bulged out (like enlargement of heart in old rheumatism twenty-five years ago).
A sensation in left side as if fingers pressed the costal cartilages in, followed by sensation as though something broke inside, with temporary relief.
Sensation of drops of water trickling down on inside of chest.
Wind around heart, flatus and flatulence as though diarrhcea would commence.
Unnatural lewd or disgusting dreams, occurring on several nights, or several times in one night.


SUMMARY

MIND AND DISPOSITION
Mental irritability.
Clearing up of mental function after sharp stabbing pain in left temple staggering him, the heart feeling the impulse, immediately.
Mental depression after snatches of sleep for twelve days.
Mental processes not clear, writes wrong words in letters.
Mental condition upset during profuse menstruation, would like to kill somebody.
Misanthropy during renal colic, did not want to answer questions, did not want to see anybody or to talk to anybody, being completely prostrated.

HEAD
A feeling at right external orbital margin as if it might be an ache, immediately (the first symptom observed).
A pressing across forehead with a miserable feeling generally as though going to be sick.
Awoke with headache next morning, continuing at intervals through whole day.
Sleepy with headache.
Headache gradually extending to frontal region, worse in centre of forehead.
Sense of pressure in centre of forehead.
Dull headache in morning, worse when stooping and after rising.
Headache and soreness, worse toward afternoon.
Head feels empty as though scraped, worse at night in bed.
Sensation of fullness of head with slight full feelhlg in ears, worse in right ear.
Pain in right side of head above temple.
Threatening headaches pressure through temples.
Headache across brow, and a different pain in temples.
Pain in right side of head, passing around base of brain to right ear, followed by paralytic numbness.
Pain in left temple, worse 8 p.m.
Sharp stabbing in left temple, followed by clearhlg up mental function, the heart immediately feeling the impulse.
Feeling in head and nose as if coryza would set hl, with slight desire to sneeze.
Sense of pressive fullness starting from posterior prominence of vertex in a central straight line to bridge of nose followed by fullness in entire vertex extending to bridge of nose.
Aggravation of fullness over vertex, worse along the centre to nose and when stooping over.
Disagreeable fullness of head all morning, with bland coryza and stoppage of nostrils.
Aching on top of head across along coronal suture on blowing nose and after it.
Constant ache in vertex, worse on awaking, also on coughing, sneezing, or head low.
Drawing in and across the brow approaching nose and resting there, immediately.
Pain across brow over bridge of nose.
Heavy pressure on vertex as from a hand (old symptom, absent a year).
Sticking pains in different parts of head and face.
Morning awakening earlier than usual with dull aching in left occiput, and immediately in left sacroiliac region, lasting fifteen minutes.
Suddensharp ache in left occiput on small area, recurring two or three times at intervals of some hours without regularity.
Violent sick headache second day of menses, pulsating pressure outward in forehead as if bursting, vomiting, pain relieved by hot water application.

EYES
Bearing down of eyelids.
Eyeballs sore.
Sensation in right eye as if bulging.
Right eye sore to touch.
Congestion of eyes in forenoon, worse on rising.
On closing eyes in dark sees old men's and women's ugly faces.
Eyelids heavy and sleepy.

EARS
Sore pain in cartilage of left ear when pressing it, later in right ear.
Pressing outward in ears.
Buzzing in right ear with pressure extending to temples.
Fullness in ears, worse in right ear, worse by inserting finger.
Fullness in ears, more right, and fullness in head.
Intermittent noise as of deep steam-whistle in left ear and ringing in head.
Ears more clear from ringing and dullness of hearing than for many years, an improvement lasting up to this day. Healing action.

NOSE
Bloody mucus from. nose.
Sensation of sulphur-vapor in nose with much sneezing.
Sulphur-vapor sensation in throat and nose.
Sensation in head and nose as before coryza.
Nose stopped on left side.
On blowing nose and after it aching across top of head along coronal suture.
Sensation of hyperaesthesia or nervous concentration in bridge of nose.
Nasal discharge thin.
Flowing coryza with stoppage of nostrils and fullness in head, forenoon.

FACE
Dull pain in right upper jaw.
Paralytic feeling in right cheek, preceded by chills going down back.
Slight electric current sensation in left side of tongue and face, passing over and disappearing in right side of face.
Red, smooth eruption on right side of face.
Stinging pains in different parts of head and face.

MOUTH
Tongue dry, rough, sore and scraped.
Scraping pain in lateral incisor, aggravated by noises and jarring of cars.
Teeth covered with a gray-green deposit.
Tongue slightly coated.

THROAT
Sulphur-vapor sensation in nose and throat.
Throat painful on swallowing.
Sense of painful lump about left tonsil, worse swallowing.
Indescribable sensation in esophagus, immediately.
Foul breath.
After eating at noon, sensation of a long and narrow foreign body lodged in pharynx, removed by swallowing, aggravated by swallowing. After this passed away, pharynx felt hollow and sore on deglutition.

APPETITE
No appetite for anything except sweet pudding or cake.
Aversion to meat.
Ate nothing for three days.
No appetite for breakfast (old symptom absent for years).
Appetite diminished.
Desire for sweets.
Most distress after midday and evening meal.
No hunger, goes till he feels faint.
Can eat plenty but does not enjoy it.
More thirst than usual.
Thirst for cold drinks though nothing tastes good.
Bad taste in forenoon.
Bitter taste.

NAUSEA, VOMITING
Nausea and vomiting with profuse sweat after immense stool at 4 a.m., seven days after taking.
Slightly sick at stomach.
Vomiting ceased, though colic pain remained in lower abdomen for twelve days.

ABDOMEN
Abdomen distended with full feeling. (Pulsatilla which a year ago helped for months a train of symptoms, had only very slight effect).
Flatulence with ineffectual desire for stool.
Heaviness and fullness in lower abdomen after eating small quantity.
Uneasy feeling in lower abdomen at intervals like fomentation, as though diarrheea would follow.
Wind around heart, flatus and flatulence as though diarrhcea would commence.
Drawing gnawing in region of appendix, as though inflammation were beginning.
Sensation in right lower abdomen, as though bubbles were forming and wanting to burst (Relieved by Taraxacum for twenty-four hours).
Flatulence with ineffectual desire for stool.
Colicky pains in right lower abdomen, sometimes extending behind the hip, and retained urine.
Moving aggravates the colic pains, especially on right of abdomen, which seemed adhered to walls, feeling as if torn off. Had to keep a large towel pad between abdomen and thigh to support abdomen and prevent the excruciating pain.
Pain in right side just above crest of ilium, with an irritation in larynx causing cough in morning after rising and before eating; eating relieved cough, but the side felt bruised when bending, or jarring, or pressing it.

STOOL
Catarrhal inflammation of rectum, with discharge of mucus slightly bloody after action of bowels, in course of two or three days (a trouble he had once before).
Seven days after taking medicine, roused out of bed at 4 a.m. with desire for stool and complete evacuation of immense quantity, followed by nausea and vomiting, profuse sweat, pain in right lower abdomen, retained urine, vesical tenesmus continuing for twelve hours, till 4 p.m., after which urine became freer, vomiting ceased; colic pains remained for twelve days.
Stools green, though normal in consistency.
On straining to stool a sore sensation in nates.
Ineffectual urging to stool, with flatulence.

URINE
Retained urine, vesical tenesmus after enormous evacuation, vomiting for twelve hours to 4 p.m.
Seven days from beginning of attack return of renal colic with vomiting, continuous nausea and retention of urine on left side. A clutching pain from left kidney to bladder that never relaxed for four hours, causing the wildest demonstration of agony, ghastly face, blue rings around sunken eyes, cold sweat with trembling, frightful restlessness, urine retained in ureter (giving a perfect picture of Tabacum which relieved at once). As soon as the pain in ureter relaxed after it, urine was filling up the bladder and then passed without pain. Some spasm remained and was relieved by Cantharis in five minutes. (She had something of a like trouble a year ago, but not so severe as this, only a strangury).
Did not want to answer questions, did not want to see anybody or talk to anybody, complete misanthropy.
Great prostration followed this attack.
Frequent urination, worse after getting into bed.
Pressure as from congestion about kidneys.

SEXUAL ORGANS
Sexual desire lost in man.
Testes relaxed, impotent feeling.
Unnatural or disgusting, lewd dreams on several nights, or several times in one night.
Pain darting upward in region of left ovary when sitting, walking or standing.
Menses dark green one day.
Second day of menses a violent sick headache, pulsating pressure outward in forehead as if: bursting, vomiting, (pain relieved by hot water application).
After cessation of menstruation for six months it reappeared again, violent, profuse, without pain but prostrating, the flow lasting several days.
Three or four days before menstruation, felt from waist down as if bursting with distention and weight in abdomen, and wanted to hold herself up, relieved by the flow. Mental condition upset, she would like to kill somebody, (three years ago she proved Uranium nitrate. Up to that time had never missed a regular menstruation, but irregular ever since).

AIR PASSAGES
Cough caused by palpitation during evening.
In morning and after rising and before eating, a cough caused by irritation in larynx, accompanied by a pain in right side just above the crest of ilsum, eating relieved cough, but side felt bruised when bending, jarring or pressing it.
In less than a week a cough with tearing sensation in bronchi, hoarseness, palpitation.
Phlegm of greenish hue causing cough in crawling up.
On rising in morning expectoration of considerable white mucus.
Much expectoration of tough mucus as large as fingers' ends, whitish like gelatine, raised easily.
Raising of jelly-like mucus, worse in forenoon, tenacious and tough.
Grayish expectoration.

CHEST
Wandering sticking pains in chest, worse on right side.
Stitching pain in right upper chest going through to upper part of scapula.
Sense of contraction across middle chest.
Contraction of chest at night relieved by belching.
Left chest bulged out like enlargement of heart (old symptom of inflammatory rheumatism twenty-five years ago).
Sensation of drops of water trickling down on inside of chest.
Sensation in left side as if fingers pressed costal cartilages in, followed by sensation as if something broke inside, with temporary relief.

HEART
Palpitation during evening causing cough.
Pulsations greatly diffused and violent, provoking an exclamation which was suppressed, accompanied with a desire to walk in open air, and entirely relieved by lying.
Sharp pain at apex of heart, better by lying on left side.
Palpitation of heart.
Palpitation with a cough with tearing sensation in bronchi and hoarseness.
Painful bulging of left chest over cardiac region (old symptom of inflammatory rheumatism twenty-five years ago) .
Heart's sounds keep him awake while lying on left side.
Dull and constant soreness around heart, and worse in legs and arms.
Wind around heart, flatus and flatulence as though diarrhoea would begin.

BACK
Awakened earlier than usual by dull aching in left occiput, and immediately in left sacro-iliac region, then posterior thigh and calf for fifteen minutes.
Pain in dorsal region.
Lame and stiff in back.
Aching whole length of spine.
After waking at daybreak next morning, sensation in dorsal region of spine as if its convexity were interior and drawn far forward, lasting but a minute, and followed by a very uncomfortable feeling in that region, lasting a much longer time.
Sore feeling across loins as after a heavy cold.
Sensation as if a cool drop of sweat going down left side of spine.
Soreness in small of back.
A paralytic sensation extending from spine down left leg.
Rheumatic-like fever in trunk, steady dull pain going steadily from trunk to legs, and finally to heels, worse in left knee, worse stepping on heel, on underside of heel, (old symptom of inflammatory rheumatism twenty-five years ago.)
Pressure in small of back as from congestion about kidneys.

UPPER EXTREMITIES
Magnetic thrill in right hand, extending up forearm.
Tingling in both arms as of electric current, or as if asleep.
Intermittent, slightly burning, rheumatic-like pain in right carpo-metacarpal articulation, extending from index finger up outside of right forearm.
Rheumatic pain in left wrist and forearm.
Rheumatic twinge in last two phalangeal articulations of index and middle fingers for a short time in forenoon.
Aching extensor muscles of right forearm going up to shoulder.
Rheumatic pain in right wrist and arm.
Tingling like pins and needles in left hand.
Tingling in right hand.
Can't hold things in left hand, powerless or clumsy.
Palms of hands, which were rough and scaly and bleeding at times, became smooth and natural during the proving. Healing action. (Afterward they went back to former state when general health improved).

LOWER EXTREMITIES
Lower part of both legs asleep, tingling, as if from electric battery more in right, immediately.
Sciatic pain in right hip.
Rheumatic pains in limbs.
Dull aching posterior aspect of thigh and calf in morning, from above downward.
Pain in right sciatic nerve on walking.
Rheumatic pains in front of right thigh.
Drawing aching discomfort in right thigh through hip and knee down through toes, immediately.
Feeling as if somebody were drawing icy hands over thigh downward, aggravatingly slow. (This occurred first twelve years ago after a nervous shock and did not return for five years).
Varicose veins inside of knees and legs, with swelling and soreness, (returned after years).
Had always heat and swelling of feet in spring, which is better now although it is spring. Healing action.
On inside of left knee sensation in different spots painful as if hairs were being pulled, worse walking, better rubbing or scratching.
Rheumatic-like fever in trunk, steady dull pain going steadily down to legs and finally to heels, worse in left knee, worse stepping on heel, on underside of heel (old symptom of inflammatory rheumatism twenty-five years ago).

FEVER
Chills as soon as beginning to sleep, running up back, preventing sleep.
Chilly whilst undressing in warm room.
Chilliness on moving or from draft.
Chill going down back, followed by paralytic feeling in right cheek.
Wave-like sensation as if it would break out in perspiration.
Profuse perspiration on getting into bed, keeping him awake.
Spells of feverishness, perspiration and weakness.

SLEEP
Kept awake by heart's sound while lying on left side.
Sleepy with headache.
Only snatches of sleep during these twelve days, always followed by mental depression, during suffering from nephralgia.
As soon as she begins to sleep, chills rumling up back preventing sleep.
Sleepy, but unable to sleep for some hours after retiring.
Sleeplessness constant and troublesome (relieved permanently by a bottle of Pabst Malt Extract).
Drowsy all night while sitting up.
Drowsiness leaves the instant when lying down, so cannot sleep.
Goes to sleep on right side, but wakes on left side.
Symptoms worse when getting into bed, worse after sunset.
Profuse perspiration on getting into bed, keeping him
Sleepy during day.
Waking frequently at night from no apparent cause.
All symptoms worse in bed.
Frequent urination, worse after getting in bed.
(Symptoms better after Bell. or Acon. for a short time; better from ale, which puts him asleep).
Dreams of distressing nature.
Sleep not unrefreshing, though apparently dreaming
Awaking with headache lasting all day.
Recurrence of a dream which used to trouble her many years ago. (This dream was repeated at wide intervals over twenty years ago). Now it came every night for five times.
Dreams of strife, busy dreams.
Very vivid lewd dreams, repeated night after night.
Unnatural lewd and disgusting dreams, occurring on several nights and several times in one night.

SKIN
Reappearance of an old, slight, pimply eruption on left side of forehead.
Return of a slight eruption on outside of lower legs, burning when scratched, worse after scratching.

GENERAL SYMPTOMS
General tired and sick feeling.
Persistent exhaustion and languor, not attributable to Spring.
Lame and sore all over.
Trembling all over.
Body tired and exhausted.
Nervous powerlessness in limbs.
Sensation of swooning at times during day and night, feeling like dying.
Prostrated for a long time.
All symptoms worse in bed.
All symptoms worse toward evening and at night.
Mental and physical aggravation markedly pronounced toward evening.
Symptoms intermittent in character, the first observed symptoms have all returned at irregular intervals. Muscles feel soft objectively. Generally worse in open air. Twitching internally in various parts. Symptoms gradually increasing in severity after noon.