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Asiatic Cholera: Cases By R. C. Mitter

 Homeopathic Recorder
Vol XX. Lancaster, Pa., February, 1905. 2

By R. C. Mitter
Of sixty-seven cases of Asiatic cholera treated by me in 
Sahebgunge(Bengal), the following require special mention: 
Case I. — Hindu, male, aged thirty years, was attacked with 
cholera on the 15th of August, 1904. When I saw him in the 
evening I could perceive no pulse, except at an interval of seven 
minutes. He was evacuating profuse rice-water stools with sago 
sediment; unquenchable thirst for large quantity. Sudden jump- 
ing out of bed. I prescribed Jatropha 12X, in drop doses every two 
16th August, 1904. No restlessness; thirst at an interval of 
fifteen to twenty minutes; no vomiting; stool, yellow; pulse, 
natural, though not healthy. Jatropha 12X, one dose. 
17th August, 1904. Cured. His father wanted some medi- 
cines and I gave him three powders, Sugar of Milk. Diet, barley 
water (Robinson's). 
Case II.16th August, 1904. Mahomedan lad, eight years. 
Collapse; vomited thirty times, but no purging. Vomited sub- 
stance: First, only food, then bile, and lastly the water he 
drank. Tabacum 30 C, four powders every hour. No call for 
the night. 
17th August, 1904. Perfect recovery. 
Case III. — 16th August, night. A boy of five years, col- 
lapse. Had about sixteen motions and the same number of 
vomiting. He was yet restless and very thirsty. Prescribed 
Dr. Salzar's preparation of Camphor trituration, one grain made 
into four powders, every half hour. 
17th August, morning. Pulse returned, but the boy was 
screaming and crying loudly. I examined and found this was 
due to excruciating pain in the abdomen. He was quieted in five 
minutes by Aconite 1x. 
Case IV. — 17th August, forenoon. A Mahomedan woman 
evacuated about fifty times. Pulseless; present color of stools, 
rice-water; no thirst; coma; can hardly be aroused. Ricinus 6x, 
every hour. No call for the night. 
18th August, morning. Pulse returned, but still in coma. 
Repeated the same medicine every three hours. I saw her again 
in the evening; much better; she can now articulate and with 
difficulty described her malady. 
19th August. Cured. Diet, Robinson's Barley as usual. 
Case V. — 18th August. A cartman, aged thirty-five years, 
was expiring when I saw him at 10 o'clock in the morning. 
Deathly appearance; no pulse; labored breathing. Purging and 
vomiting stopped. Eyes sunk in the sockets. Cannot articulate 
a single word. I expected every breath would be his last. I at 
once gave him Cobra 200 C, five globules, which he could with 
difficulty deglutinate. I would have used hypodermic syringe, 
but I preferred the internal application in the usual way if it 
could be done. The patient seemed to be improving. I followed 
a second dose in another twenty minutes, although this was 
rashly given without waiting an hour or so to see the effect of the 
higher dilutions; the patient was almost cured as his respiration 
was nearly normal. I waited there for nearly three hours to see 
how he fared, when I saw him in perfect composure in about four 
hours after the administration of the second dose I was cheerful 
and returned home peacefully. I saw him again a 3 p. m., he 
seemed to be all right. I left a few powders of Sugar of Milk. 
19th August. He is doing well. 
Case VI.19th August, 1904. A Mahomedan woman, aged 
sixteen years, was found in collapse state, lockjaw, stools of rice- 
water, cramps in lower abdomen and vomiting of bile were 
present. Retention of urine. I injected hypodermically Agaricus 
phalloides 30 C. and returned home. I was called again in an- 
other three hours and saw her in the same state. Injected a 
second dose and came back. No call for nearly four hours. I 
was summoned again and saw the lockjaw was gone, vomiting 
stopped, purging was still going on. I prescribed the same 
medicine which she could swallow easily. I saw her again in the 
evening. She was in perfect humor and had no complaints what- 
ever except the purging. I gave her no more medicine and left 
with her relatives a few powders of Sugar of Milk. I saw her 
again the next morning, the 20th August, and found her to be 
cured. Diet, barley water. 
N. B. — It is preposterous and non-homoeopathic use to ad- 
minister a certain remedy in weakness after cholera. Indian 
homoeopaths have always used China indiscriminately in each 
case without knowing that the remedy that has worked out the 
reaction has also its curative power in weakness brought on by 
the malady. 
Sahebgunge, India, Nov. 26, 1904. 

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