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 +====== CASE OF ASCITES.====== ​
 +{{anchor:​s2}}%%*[%%Read before the Homoeopathic Medical Society of Cayuga County, N. Y., March 8th, 1864.]
 +{{anchor:​s3}}BY H. ROBINSON, M. D., AUBURN, N. Y.
 +{{anchor:​s4}}Mrs. J., about fifty years of age, of a leuco-phlegmatic temperament,​ has been afflicted for many years with an ulcer on her ankle, the result of a phlegmatic inflammation after the birth of one of her children. {{anchor:​s5}}After exhausting the allopathic school and the whole range of "​patent medicines"​ to heal this ulcer, she abandoned the whole and trusted to nature 'and lacing for relief, but no material improvement followed. {{anchor:​s6}}I was called to see her in the month of February (she living about ten miles out of the city). {{anchor:​s7}}I found her in the following condition: general dropsy; the cellular tissues completely infiltrated;​ by taking hold and pressing upon her limbs, the water could be felt in the cellular membrane; around the eyes and under them was almost as clear as crystals; the urinary secretion was almost suppressed, would not pass over a gill or a half pint in the course of twenty fours hours. {{anchor:​s8}}The abdomen was very much distended, and the chest was so much involved in the general disorganization that she was unable to lie down, but was raised about forty-five degrees. {{anchor:​s9}}Bowels very costive; thirst almost insupportable. {{anchor:​s10}}Taking a general view of this case, her age and temperament,​ and all the circumstances attending it, I could see but little prospect of a recovery; if any, it would be under Arsenicum, and this of a high attenuation. {{anchor:​s11}}I therefore selected the eight hundredth, eight globules'​ dissolved in in two ounces of water, and directed to give a teaspoonful morning and evening. {{anchor:​s12}}I gave the first dose about two o'​clock,​ p.m., she took another that evening as directed, I left her with the promise of visiting her again in ten days, if I did not hear from her before the expiration of that time. {{anchor:​s13}}At the time appointed I visited my patient again, and to my great astonishment every symptom of dropsy had disappeared. {{anchor:​s14}}She told me, the evening of the day I first saw her, the secretion of urine had nearly doubled and continued to increase until she passed from four to six quarts per day. {{anchor:​s15}}On my second visit, the urinary secretion was normal, her bowels regular, could lie down as usual and walk about the room. {{anchor:​s16}}I suspended all medication for a week or more. {{anchor:​s17}}On my third visit, I examined the ulcer and found it in a more healthy condition than it had been for a long time. {{anchor:​s18}}I gave her another dose of Arsenicum<​sup>​800</​sup>,​ then Silicea<​sup>​200</​sup>​ once a week for three or four doses, then Hepar sulph<​sup>​200</​sup>,​ which completed the cure of the ulcer.
 +{{anchor:​s19}}Thus with this remedy alone she was cured of every symptom of dropsy and a restoration to general health, and with the aid of Silicea<​sup>​200</​sup>​ and Hepar sulph<​sup>​200</​sup>​ she was cured of an ulcer of over thirty years standing.
 +^ Source: | The American Homoeopathic Review Vol. 04 No. 11, 1864, pages 514-515 |
 +^ Description:​ | Case of Ascites. |
 +^ Remedies: | Arsenicum album, Silicea terra, Hepar sulphuris calcareum |
 +^ Author: | Robinson, H. |
 +^ Year: | 1864 |
 +^ Editing: | errors only; interlinks; formatting |
 +^ Attribution:​ | Legatum Homeopathicum |
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