H. J. Burdock made an insignificant proving on himself in 1827. The first real proving was made by Petroz in 1854 and published in the May number of Journal de la Soc. Gallicane, including cured symptoms; it appeared in the October number of the Allg. Hom. Zeitung, and in 1856 in Hirschel's Archiv, vol. ii. These were not followed by any other reports until 1878, when Dr. Hardenstein, of Vicksburg, used the remedy successfully in one of the most murderous epidemics of yellow fever, the application of the remedy proving him to be a master in prescribing. Cadmium is no doubt a so-called antipsoric of high rank.
Mostly unconscious. ~ Cholera infantum.
Horror of solitude and of work.
Apprehension at approach of anybody.
Anxiety; also before going to stool.
Vexation, or a fit of passion agg. symptoms in general.
Inability to read small type.
Looking steadily, symptoms in general agg. Rending pain in eyes.
Lancinations in eyes from within outward.
Dilatation of one pupil and contraction of another.
Blennorrheic affection of eyes.
Idiopathic chronic torpid conjunctivitis.
Swelling of conjunctiva remaining after blennorrhea.
Scrofulous inflammation of eyes.
Macula corneae (after removal of a fragment of iron which caused inflammation) covering half the pupil, bluish, much impeding sight. ~ Boy, aet. 10 years.
Macula corneae covering pupil after a conjunctivitis and keratitis traumatica. ~ Girl, aet. 6 years.
Opacity of cornea connected with slow inflammation and blennorrhea.
Cicatrix on cornea.
Inability to close eyes. ~ Paralysis of face.
Pressure above eyes.
Tension in eyebrows.
Blue circle around eyes.
Ulcerative or cancerous smell.
Tightness at root of nose, and tension in nose.
Lacerating pain in nose.
Obstruction of nose by swelling.
Numbness of nose.
Erysipelatous inflammation of nose.
Caries of nasal bones.
Boils on nose, and ulceration of nostrils.
Pain with cold sweat in face. See 16. ~ Yellow fever.
Painful drawing in face. ~ Paralysis of face.
Crawling sensation in face.
Yellow spots on cheeks and nose.
Chronic eruption of forehead, on nose, and around mouth.
Pitchy taste. ~ Yellow fever.
Food tastes like salt.
Peculiar metallic taste after taking it.
Tongue shows traces of black vomit, dirty brown or black. ~ Yellow fever.
Difficulty in talking and swallowing. ~ Paralysis of face.
Salty, rancid belching. ~ Yellow fever.
Rancid eructations, especially at noon.
Deadly nausea. ~ Cholera infantum.
Intense retching and distressing nausea.
Nausea in mouth, chest and abdomen, often with pain and cold sweat in face. ~ Yellow fever.
Nausea in chest, mouth and abdomen, generally accompanied by red face and trismus.
Gagging and retching up of tough mucus, every few minutes.
Excessive vomiting of yellowish-greenish semifluid masses, almost gelatinous. ~ Cholera infantum.
Vomiting of sour, yellow and black matter, with pain in abdomen. ~ Yellow fever.
Excessive nausea, gagging, retching; so sensitive that least touch of lips will bring on vomiting. ~ Yellow fever.
Deadly nausea, must lie quiet, to ward off black vomit, which is already in stomach and can he smelt. ~ Yellow fever, early part of second stage.
Nausea; or black vomit, when other medicines fail. ~ Yellow fever.
Vomiting brown fluid after drinking cold water: dog.
Vomiting of food, bile and mucus.
Vomiting of acid matter, of black or yellowish matter, accompanied by cold sweat in face, and griping.
Violent pains in stomach, in region of navel, and tenesmus with urging to stool; vomiting of all food taken and much phlegm and bile.
Burning and cutting pains in stomach. ~ Yellow fever.
Useful after cramps in stomach. ~ Yellow fever.
Gastric symptoms agg. : during pregnancy; in drunkards; after cramps in stomach; after drinking beer; in forenoon.
Intense burning in stomach; also burning from esophagus to stomach. ~ Yellow fever.
Coldness in stomach and hypochondria.
Violent pains in stomach and navel, and urging to stool.
Pain in abdomen, with vomiting. ~ Yellow fever.
Pain and pulsation in sides of abdomen. ~ Yellow fever.
Cutting pain in bowels and kidneys. ~ Yellow fever.
Pressure in sides of abdomen.
Compressed feeling in abdomen.
Stretching pain in abdomen.
Griping in lower bowels.
Lancinations, bruised pain, or pulsation in abdomen.
Feeling of inertia in abdomen.
Feeling of dilatation of chest.
Feeling as if lungs adhered to chest.
Contraction in chest.
Painful blows in chest.
Tingling in chest.
Weakness of chest.
Chest symptoms are considerably aggravated by a squatting posture.
Suppuration of axillary glands.
Stretching of arms.
Sensation of swelling of arms.
Swelling of arm bones.
Brown spots on elbow.
Tension in forearm.
Tearing pain in metacarpal joints.
Gnawing in hands.
Jerking of fingers.
Sweat in palms.
Boils on buttocks.
Numbness of thighs.
While asleep, feet are agitated by shocks.
Rheumatism of lower limbs.
Digging and boring in lower limbs.
Pressure, pain as if sprained, trembling, or cramps in knee.
Tearing pain in legs.
Cramp of calf.
Heaviness of feet.
Lancination in joints of lower limbs, and in toes.
He lies with his head low and hands under it.
Squatting posture: chest symptoms worse.
Walking: symptoms of stomach and hypochondrium agg.; coldness.
Sitting; chest symptoms from squatting posture; drowsy.
Ascending stairs: symptoms agg. in general.
Jactitations; starting of limbs.
Very uneasy; changing his position often; dog.
Weakness of affected parts, with horripilation.
Weak and thirsty; dog.
Weakness after vomiting.
Great exhaustion after vomiting; next morning, pain in muscles of neck and throat from great exertion in vomiting.
Child can hardly move a limb. ~ Cholera infantum.
Drowsiness when sitting.
Sleepiness in forenoon.
Somnolence, with broken dreams.
He sleeps with his eyes open.
Moaning and smiling during sleep.
After sleep: symptoms agg. in general; coldness.
Can hardly sleep; sleep, if at all, with open eyes. ~ Cholera infantum.
Night: in bed, hot and thirsty; itching of skin.
Before midnight: fever.
Morning: gastric symptoms agg.; pain in throat and neck muscles from vomiting; sleepy; after sleep, symptoms in general agg.
Forenoon: gastric symptoms; sleepiness.
Noon: rancid eructations.
Sunshine: symptoms agg. in general.
Air: sweat checked after exposure.
Useful if any of the grave symptoms appear after being exposed to a draught of air, or when sweat is checked. ~ Yellow fever.
A man after riding in a sharp northeast wind (in France) had a half-sided rheumatic paralysis of face, apparently suddenly; treated by the old school four weeks without success, got well in eight days after two doses of 12th.
Cool air: symptoms agg. in general.
Cold: itching of skin.
Horripilation: after drinking; with hot hands.
Coldness: even when near fire; after sleeping, and after walking; with heat in hands.
Fever, before midnight.
Sweat in axillae.
When sweat is checked after exposure to a draught of air. ~ Yellow fever.
Sensation of inertia in abdomen; as is lungs adhered to chest; as of painful blows in chest.
Lancination: in head; in eyes; in ears; in left hypochondrium; in abdomen; in joints of legs and toes.
Cutting: in stomach; in bowels and kidneys; in joints.
Rending: in eyes.
Tearing: in metacarpal joints; in legs.
Lacerating: in ears; in nose.
Boring: in lower limbs.
Digging: in head; in lower limbs.
Gnawing: in hands.
Drawing: in head; in face; in external chest.
Cramping: in stomach; in knee; in calf.
Griping: with vomiting and cold sweat in face; in lower bowels; in kidneys.
Beating: near heart.
Cramps: in stomach; in knee; of calf.
Pulsating: in temples; in sides of abdomen.
Hammering: in head.
Bruised: in abdomen.
Pressure: above eyes; behind ears; in sides of abdomen; in lower limbs; in knee.
Burning: lachrymation; in stomach.
Pain: in vertex; in face; in stomach and navel; in abdomen; rheumatic, in external chest; in neck; sprain-like, in knee; in muscles of neck and throat from vomiting.
Heaviness: of feet.
Tightness: at root of nose.
Tension: in eyebrows; in nose; in forearm.
Compression: in abdomen.
Constriction or contraction: of chest; of esophagus.
Dilatation: in chest.
Stretching: in abdomen.
Swelling: of arms.
Crawling: in face.
Tingling: in head; in chest.
Numbness: of nose; of thighs.
Coldness: in stomach and hypochondria.
Itching: of skin, at night.
Itching: at night, in bed; when touched, and during cold; ameliorated by scratching, which excites a voluptuous feeling.
Blueness of skin.
Scaly, cracking, damp, suppurating herpes.
Cadmium has a strong resemblance to Zincum, the former acting more powerfully.
Compatible: Bellad. after Cadmium removed rolling of head with open eyes in cholera infantum; Carb. veg.; [Obs. I could give hundreds of cases of yellow fever where Cadmium relieved the most dangerous symptoms, but no case of that disease in its graver forms can he safely treated without Carbo vegetabilis. –HARDENSTEIN.]
Lobel. infl. after failure of Cadmium in yellow fever; Nitr. ac.
Aletris relieved nausea of pregnancy after failure of Cadmium.
Cadmium 30 hourly, for fourteen hours, helped where Ipec., Arsen. and Bellad. failed. ~ Cholera infantum.
Compare: in constriction across chest, with palpitation, Kali chlor.; in weakness, nausea, vomit and burning, Arsen.; in nausea and retching, Asar., Bryon., Crot. tigl., Cuprum, Nux vom., Podoph., Tart. emet.; in deathly nausea, Ipec., Tabac., in greenish, gelatinous vomit, Aethus., Arsen., Bryon., Ipec., Veratr.; in gelatinous stools, Aloes, Colchic., Cubeb., Helleb., Kali bich., Podoph., Rhus tox., Sepia (green).