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Sep 28, 2013


Homeopathic Recorder
Vol. XX. Lancaster, Pa., December, 1905 No. 12

By G. W. Harvey, M. D., Pittville, Cal.

Edited By: Dr. Ravinder S. Mann
This remedy comes more and more into my daily practice as 
time goes by, and I have learned to prize it highly in many cases 
aside from sexual ailments. I recently cured a man of pruritus 
ani who had tried all sorts of sure cure for blind, bleeding and 
itching piles without more than temporary relief, with Phosphorus. 
In this case there was constant moisture of the parts, evidently a weeping 
of the prostate gland into the rectum, as the odor, so the patient 
informed me, was always one of smegma instead of feces as he thought it 
ought to be. Five drops of Phosphorus in alcohol enough to moisten a 
dram vial of No. 35 blank sugar pellets, and five of these three times a 
day, cured him to stay cured, so he says. 
Another cure was one of bleeding gums, where there had been 
a history of scorbutic taint. There was present also not a little 
pyorrhoea alveolus, but the Phosphorus cured the bleeding perfectly 
and very materially benefited the pyorrhoea. 
I have had many cases of haemoptysis and nose bleed, where 
there were small amounts of blood discharged at frequent intervals 
that were perfectly cured by small doses of Phosphorus. In 
uterine haemorrhage of passive type where the patient is anaemic 
and of pale, sickly color of skin, Phosphorus will very materially 
benefit her and help toward a perfect recovery. 
In nausea and vomiting, where Ipecac nor Nux seem to be indicated. 
Phosphorus will generally do the work and do it well. 
As a prophylactic measure in chloroform anaesthesia I give 
Phosphorus gtt. 1, aqua dest. q. s. to four ounces, and one teaspoonful 
of the mixture before giving the chloroform. This generally 
prevents the terrible nausea and vomiting that so often follows 
this necessary procedure. 
In cirrhosis of the liver from alcoholism, Phosphorus is a sheet 
anchor. It controls the fearful vomiting that often attends this 
disease and promotes the resolution of the diseased gland quite 
rapidly, but I generally combine it with Chionanthus and 
Lycopodium to hasten results. 
Some months ago I was called to attend a lady of forty odd 
summers who evidently was a victim of gall stone colic, but in 
addition to this she also had “jiminy fits,” as she called them, 
with severe uterine haemorrhage and passage of polypi every 
three or four months. Dioscorea, Nux and Chionanthus would 
give relief, but that was all. I finally gave small doses of Phosphorus 
for the haemorrhagic condition, and you may imagine my surprise to 
learn that I had cured the whole collection of ills, polypi, haemorrhages, 
“jiminy fits,” and what made the patient feel most good over, 
the terrible colic that had troubled her years without any material relief. 
Phosphorus will cure many cases of chronic hoarseness where 
there is no acute inflammation. 
Phosphorus will often relieve and cure that terrible itching and 
biting in the skin, following jaundice. It will also cure the purple 
haemorrhagic spots on the hands, following wrongs of the liver. 
Phosphorus is a fine auxiliary remedy with Bryonia and Ipecac, 
in pneumonia with rusty sputum following, hepatization of lung 
tissue. — California Med. Jour. 

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