In the early part of March, 1857, I was called to see a little patient, aged 18 months, which I found laboring under a meningitis. Entering into the history of the case I was told there had been a very bad eruption on the child's scalp for some time back, which, however, the mother had cured very quickly only a few days before she called me, by applying some patent ointment, and that the present disease came on just as the head was getting well.
I saw the case for 4 days, during which time there seemed but little change, on the 5th, some improvement was apparent. When I called on the 6th day the mother met me in the door-way, her countenance beaming with joy. She said the child was so much better, and that nasty eruption had come out again as bad as ever. And true enough it had come out; the meningitis was gone and in six weeks more the tinea capitis was gone, and the child has kept well to this day.
|The AMERICAN HOMOEOPATHIC REVIEW Vol. 01 No. 03, 1858, page 140
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