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 +====== CHRONIC GASTRITIS.====== ​
 +{{anchor:​s2}}BY M. MC. COLLUM, M. D., NEW YORK.
 +{{anchor:​s3}}Albert S., aged 38, has been troubled with impaired digestion for nearly two years. {{anchor:​s4}}He had enlisted in the Union army where he was treated by an old school physician, pronounced incurable and discharged from the ranks, the brigade surgeon alleging that he was insane. {{anchor:​s5}}He came home to this city and entered the hospital and was under treatment for three months, but with no success.
 +{{anchor:​s6}}On the 6th of April he came under my care. {{anchor:​s7}}He had never been treated homoepathically to any extent. {{anchor:​s8}}I found him rapidly sinking. {{anchor:​s9}}The system was fast losing its vitality, and my hopes of his ultimate recovery were few. {{anchor:​s10}}I could learn nothing definite concerning the cause of his disease, nor as to what remedies he had taken. {{anchor:​s11}}I inquired carefully into the case, and found, as near as I can recollect, the following symptoms. {{anchor:​s12}}Excessive prostration,​ much anxiety, small pulse, violent vomiting immediately after eating or drinking, great thirst with desire to drink but a small quantity at a time, burning pain in the stomach and epigastrium,​ brownish and cracked tongue, and most obstinate constipation. {{anchor:​s13}}I was not long in selecting my remedy. {{anchor:​s14}}Every symptom pointed to Arsenicum. {{anchor:​s15}}I accordingly administered it in the third potency five drops in a tumbler full of water, a teaspoonful to be given every two hours.
 +{{anchor:​s16}}Two days after I returned, but found my patient no better. {{anchor:​s17}}The medicine had produced no impression whatever, unless it was an aggravation of the existing symptoms. {{anchor:​s18}}Still I could not convince myself that there was any other remedy which would reach the conditions of the case so well as that one which had been given. {{anchor:​s19}}I resolved to try the thirtieth potency. {{anchor:​s20}}This was done, but with no better effect than before. {{anchor:​s21}}I doubted whether I should be able to afford the the patient any relief. {{anchor:​s22}}I reviewed the diagnosis, and came to the conclusion that I would give Arsenicum one more trial. {{anchor:​s23}}I took eight globules of the two hundredth potency and divided them in two doses, one dose to be given at night and the other in the morning. {{anchor:​s24}}This was on Sunday. {{anchor:​s25}}He took one dose, and about three hours after he had a slight attack of vomiting. {{anchor:​s26}}On the following morning, he took the other dose, and to my surprise he has not had a return of any of the afore-mentioned symptoms since that time. {{anchor:​s27}}His strength is increasing, his appetite good, his bowels better, and, to use his own words, 'he feels better than he has done for the past six months.{{anchor:​s28}}"​ I considered him cured. {{anchor:​s29}}It is now nearly four weeks since he began to recover, and he is now able to attend to his business.
 +^ Source: | The American Homoeopathic Review Vol. 03 No. 12, 1863, pages 570-571 |
 +^ Description:​ | Chronic Gastritis. |
 +^ Remedies: | Arsenicum album |
 +^ Author: | Collum, M.Mc. |
 +^ Year: | 1863 |
 +^ Editing: | errors only; interlinks; formatting |
 +^ Attribution:​ | Legatum Homeopathicum |
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