Supplement to the domestic practice of homoeopathy, being a companion to the various works thereon. By George Lennox Moore. / Title Contents

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PREFACE. IN publishing this volume, the Author has several objects in view: to fill a void in the literature of Homoeopathy; to supply a desideratum that has long been experienced by every practitioner and family; to render the domestic practice of the best healing art more complete and efficient than it has hitherto been; and to bring within a small compass a variety of information, collated from various sources, which every one who wishes " God-speed" to Homoeopathy ought to know and to have

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CONTENTS. PART I. CHAPTER I. THE GENERAL FEATURES OF HOM(EOPATHY. 1. Its discoverer Hahnemann-His experiments on the action of drugs-His discovery of the principle that "like cures like"-His labours and character. 2. Its law of cure-The action of medicinal substances in health -Examples of the homoeopathic action of drugs from an allopathic work. 3. Its dose-Smallness of dose not essential to homoeopathypower of small doses. 4. Its separate medicine - Evils of mixing different drugs together-im

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viii CONTENTS. 10. Its diet-Ignorance on this point-Regulation of diet necessary sometimes-Restriction no essential part of homoeopathic treatment-Medicines will act in spite of digressions from dietary rules. 11. Its remedies-List of 389 medicines used in homoeopathic practice-Their abbreviated, synonymous, and common names............ 1-31 CHAPTER II. DOMESTIC PRACTICE. Circumstances under which non-professional assistance may be advantageously and safely rendered-When a medical man

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CONTENTS. ix CHAPTER III. SICK-ROOM, NURSES, ETC. Importance of proper nursing-Its influence on the patientThe sick-room as regards position-Beds and beddingFurniture of the sick-room, chairs, tables, and the likeTemperature of the sick-room-Ventilation of the sick-room -Importance of this in infectious diseases-Meaning of the words infection and contagion-Infectious and contagious diseases-How such diseases may be warded off-Circumstances which favour their extension-Disinfectants, meaning

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X CONTENTS. kinds of bandages-The roller, how to make and applyRoller for hand, lower arm, foot, leg, knee, armpit, and finger-Arm-sling-Head bandage... 46-76 CHAPTER IV. DOMESTIC MANAGEMENT OF DISEASE AND OF ACCIDENTS. Insanity-Meaning of the word-How brought on-Treatment best in an asylum-Suggestions to be observed in home management. Hypochondria-Characteristics-Medicinal and hygienal treatment. Hysteria-Hysterical fit-Causes-Treatment during and after the fit. Fainting-Causes-Treatme

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CONTENTS. xi -From sulphuretted hydrogen-Treatment of apparent death from these two gases-From intoxication-Treatment of-From hanging-Treatment of-From poisoning-Poisons divided into narcotics, irritants, and acro-narcoticsExamples of each class-Symptoms produced by-Treatment of poisoning by the class of narcotics, and by arsenic, corrosive sublimate, the mineral acids, oxalic acid, the caustic alkalies, copper salts, fish, mushrooms, etc.-Emetic of mustard-In cases of criminal poiso

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Xii CONTENTS. PART II. ON HEALTH. Definition of health-Characteristics-Perfect health rareDifference of health either original or acquired-Original difference from temperament, idiosyncrasy, constitution, hereditary predisposition, and age. Temperaments-Sanguine, bilious, phlegmatic, nervous, melancholic, athletic-Their respective characteristics-Different classes of disease which affect members of each temperament. Idiosyncrasy-Constitution, consumptive and apoplectic-Hereditary predispo

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CONTENTS. xiii ought to be regulated-May be advantageously joined with recreation-Exercise of the chest. Sleep-Condition of body and mind in-Causes which interfere with-Excess as injurious as want of. Clothing-Should not be tight, but moderate, warm, clean, and well aired-Wet clothing hurtful-Should be suitable rather than fashionable-Also adapted to the season and state of weather. Ventilation-Different means by which the air is contaminated - Artificial and natural ventilators-Principle o

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xiv CONTENTS. spinal cord, and the spinal and cerebral nerves--Functions of the cerebro-spinal, and sympathetic systems. Digestion-Definition of-Stages of-Prehension-Mastication -Action of the teeth-Chemical composition of salivaThe salivary glands-Action of the saliva-DeglutitionChymification-The stomach-Its situation and coveringThe gastric juice, and its action on food-Chyme-Chylifaction, food separated into chyle and excrement-Chyle absorbed by villi in intestines-Defecation-Excrement e

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CONTENTS. XV The ear-Its structure-Sound-Definition of. The eye-Composed of membranes and humours-Description of each-Eyelids-Lachrymal glands-Tears, their usesVision-Nature of light-Young's theory-Sources of light -Importance of light to health. The nose-Its structure-Its nerves-Functions of the noseOlfaction-Odours, etc....... 145-188 A Dictionary of Medical Terms...... 189-205 List of duly qualified Medical Men practising Homceopathy in Great Britain.........

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HOM(EOPATHY. PART I. CHAPTER I. THE GENERAL FEATURES OF HOM(EOPATHY. ITS DISCOVERER-ITS LAW OF CURE-ITS DOSE-ITS SEPARATE MEDICINE-ITS FOLLOWERS-ITS SUCCESS-ITS ADVANTAGES -ITS PREFERABLENESS-ITS TESTS-ITS DIET-AND ITS REMEDIES. I. ITS DISCOVERER.-Samuel Hahnemann, who discovered, or, perhaps more accurately, worked out the principle of homoeopathy, was born in Germany in the year 1755. After going through the usual preliminary education of a youth, he began, and indeed continued, the study of

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2 HOM(EOPATHY. into the healthy body. He discovered that bark occasioned a condition of the body similar to ague. In this he is borne out by Dr. Routh, an opponent of homceopathy, who states that "bark certainly produces symptoms, as alleged by homceopathists, very like those of ague." Hahnemann now carried his investigations further, and, assisted by a few devoted followers, experimented upon the actions of a considerable number of medicinal agents. The result was, that he laid down the

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ITS GENERAL~ FEATURES.3 3 because upon this point hinges the selection of a medicine to cure disease. It was formerly the custom to ascertain in what way the sick frame was affected by substances whose medicinal properties were little or altogether unknown. This is a fallacious method of experimentation, because it is impossible to discriminate between the results produced by the drugs, especially if several be mixed. together, and the changes consequent upon the progress or the abatement o

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4 HOM(EOPATHY. donna is the most appropriate remedy to give, not when the child has eaten the berries, but when it has been exposed to contagion, or to some other cause of scarlet fever. According to experience, we know Belladonna to be the most successful means of restoring and of retaining health under such circumstances. The reader will now perceive the difference between Belladonna curing scarlet fever (like curing like), and Belladonna curing its own effects (same curing same). Illustr

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ITS GENTERAL FEATUItES. 5 III. ITS DosE.-In the practice of homoeopathy, the quantity of medicine administered in sickness is extremely small, in comparison with the considerable doses which it is the custom of the old method to introduce into the body. Hence it has been inferred, that the cures and relief which are acknowledged to occur cannot be due to the action of minute doses, but rather to the influence of diet, faith, imagination, etc. It is necessary here distinctly to state, that t

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6 HO6M(EOPATHY. small that they possess no sensible properties, no taste, smell, or colour-the power to oppose a virulent and dangerous malady, and to bring the sufferer through anxiety, pain, and danger, to health and vigour? The personal experience of every homoeopathic practitioner and family answers in the affirmative. The strongest argument, then, adducible in support of this statement is the undeniable fact, that not in one isolated case only, but in hundreds of thousands, the admini

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ITS GENERA.L FEA.TURES. 7. on the other hand, discards all complex and unwieldy machinery, and gives a single remedy by itself. By this means, the medicine, which is chosen according to the resemblance between its known action in health and the symptoms of the disease, produces the desired and anticipated effects, its action being undisturbed and unqualified by the contrary properties of drugs combined together. V. ITS FoLLoWERs.-The practitioners of homceopathy are frequently stigmatized a

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89 SHOMCEOPATHY. with several European courts; upwards of thirty are professors to continental universities; all are engaged in the great work of relieving human affliction, pain, and sorrow, by the gentlest and most expeditious means within their knowledge and command. They offer every inducement to the honest investigation of the claims of their medical faith; they invite the sceptical to witness the treatment adopted; they do not act secretly and for individual benefit, for in all their

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ITS GENERAL FEATUIES. 9 Fallacies of Homceopathy," gives the following results of the two modes of treatment:1. In inflammation of the lungs, Dr. Routh states that, in the allopathic hospital of Vienna, twenty-three patients out of every hundred die; whilst in the homwopathic hospital in the same city, only five patients die out of every hundred. 2. In pleurisy thirteen patients out of every hundred die in allopathic hospitals; whilst only three in the same number die in homeopathic hospita

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10 HOMCEOPATHY. families who have participated in its advantages and successes. VII. ITs ADvANTAGES.-We shall have occasion, further on in this work, to enumerate the numerous favourable circumstances attaching to homceopathy; but in this place we shall epitomize its more important advantages. They are:-The law of cure, which teaches the immutable and universal relation subsisting between medicinal and natural diseases; the guide, furnished by this law, to the selection of the most appropri

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ITS GENERAL FEATURES. 11 Because, in confronting the disease, it furnishes him with a safe and unerring guide in selecting the best remedy. His knowledge of the specific action of drugs, derived from his own investigations or from the researches of his professional brethren, and his acquaintance with the symptoms or outward manifestation of the diseases he is called upon to treat, enable him to determine, with certainty and precision, what particular remedy most closely resembles the suff

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12 HOME OPATHY. some decisive and effective measures of relief must be immediately resorted to, else the patient will die. Pftily, Because he has no need to torment his patient -perhaps an infant or a child-with nauseous drugs, and to torture him with cruel and painful applications. The simplicity and gentleness of the homceopathic means of cure are no slight recommendation in its favour to the sensitive feelings of the humane physician. His duty does not consist in drug-giving and pain-inf

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ITS GENERAL FEATURES. 13 health, owing to structural change, it can effectually alleviate suffering and assuage pain. Thus, although it cannot cure consumption-" a disease which medicine never cured"-yet it can relieve the cough, nightsweats, and purging. 2. The patient prefers homceopathy for several reasons, which may be summed up in a few words, being chiefly a recapitulation of the chief advantages of the system. They are the following:-He recovers more quickly, thoroughly, and permanen

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14 HOMCEOPATHY. "Good practice differs from its opposite in five particulars"1. It has fewer fatal cases, in proportion to the whole number that come under treatment. "2. It has fewer bad cases, because it does not convert light cases into grave ones, and succeeds, in many cases, in arresting disease at its very commencement. "3. The patients have commonly a shorter sickness. " 4. They are in better health after they have recovered, less apt to have bad results left behind, and less liable

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ITS GENERAL FEATURES. 15 in regulating the diet of the invalid in accordance with the disease-its nature, progress, and stage-is but following out an essential necessity. The appetite is generally a correct index of the wants of the system, and he who can obey, without overstepping its desires, will not, as a rule, be doing much wrong. There are cases, however, marked by slight self-control in the patient, and by depraved or excessive desire for food, in which it is of the utmost consequenc

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16 HOMCEOPATHY. drugs in secret, and yet these substances do not seem to materially affect the curative action of the medicine chosen homaeopathically. Poor people, who cannot choose their food, who are no less glad to eat what they can get, than to get what they can eat, and to whom a pipe of 'bacca and a cup of strong tea are true luxuries in the midst of want and distress, recover from their diseases after much the same fashion as their better-to-do brethren higher up the social ladder,

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ITS GBENERAL FEATURES. 17 7. ZEthusa cysnapium. IEth. cyn. Garden hemlock. Fool's parsley. 8. Agave Americana. Agav.. Mague. American aloe. 9. Agaricus muscarius. Agar. Amanita. Bug-agaric. Toadstool. 10. Agnus castus vitex. Agnus c. Vitex agnus. Chaste-tree. 11. Alcohol sulphuris. Alch. sulph. Sulphuret of carbon. Carburet of sulphur. 12. Allium cepa. Allium c. Red onion. 13. Allium sativa. Allium s. Garlic. 14. Alces gummi. Alce. Aloes. Alce. 15. Alumen. Alum. Oxide of Aluminium. Alumin

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18 HOMCEOPATHY. 31. Apis mel. Apis. Honey-bee. 32. Apocynurn cannabinum. Apoc. cann. Indian hemp, American-Indian hemp. 33. Apocynum androscemifolium. Apoc. andros. Bitter root, Wandering milkweed. Dog's-bane. 34. Aquilegia vulgaris. Aquil. Columbine. 35. Arctium lappa. Arct. 1. Common burdock. Clotbur. 36. Argentum metallicum. Argent. Argentum foliatum. Silver. 37. Argentum nitricum. Arg. nit. Nitrate of silver. Crystallized nitrate of silver. 38. Aristolochia milhomens. Arist. Sn

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ITS GENERAL FEATURES. 19 57. Aurantia amara. Aurant. Bitter orange. 58. Baptista tinctoria. Bapt. tinct. Wild indigo. 59. Baryta carbonica. Baryt. c. Carbonate of barytes. 60. Baryta murnwiatica. Baryt. m. Muriate of barytes. Hydrochlorate of barytes. Chloride of barium. 61. Bebern cortex. Beber. Bark of the beberu. Greenheart-tree. 62. Belladonna. Bell. Atropa belladonna. Deadly nightshade. 63. Bellis perennis. Bellis. Daisy. 64. Benzoic acid. Benz. ac. Acidum benzoicum. Benzoic acid.

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20 HOMOPATILY. 82. Calcarea phospihorata. Cale. phos. Phosphate of lime. 83. Ccdendula officinalis. Calend. Marygold. 84. Camyhora. Camph. Laurus camphora. Camphor. 85. Canchiligua. Canch. Chelomia Chiliensis. 86. Canna angustifolia. Canna ang. 87. Cannabis Indica. Cann. Ind. Indian hemp. Hashish. Bang. Gunga. 88. Cannabis sativa. Cann. Hemp. 89. Cantharides. Canth. Blistering-fly. Spanish-fly. 90. Capsicum annuunm. Caps. Cayennepepper. Chillipepper. 91. Carbo animalis. Carho an. Animal c

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ITS GENERAL FEATURES. 21 108. Cinnabaris. Cinnab. Red sulphuret of mercury. Hydrargyri sulphuretum rubrum. Cinnabar. Vermilion. 109. Cinnamomum. Cinnam. Cinnamon. 110. Cistus Canadensis. Cist. Can. Canadian rock-rose. Hollyrose. 111. Clematis erecta. Clem. Upright virgin's bower. 112. Coccinella sempunctata. Coccin. Ladybird. 113. Cocculus Indicus. Cocc. Indian berries. 114. Coccus cacti. Coccus c. Cochineal. 115.' Cochlearia armoracia. Cochl. Armoracia. Armor. Horseradish 116. Codein. Cod

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22 HOMEOPA.THY. 140. Cyclanzen Europaum. Cycl. Sow-bread. 141. Qyprinus barbas. Cypr. Barbel. Common barb. 142. Cystisus laburnum. Cist. lab. 143. Daphne Indica. Daph. Indian daphne. Sweet-scented spurge laurel. 144. Delphinus amazonicus. Delph. Skin of the Amazonian dolphin. 145. Diadema aranea. Diadem. Diadem spider. Papal cross spider. 146. Dictamus albus. Dict. White dittany. Bastard dittany. 147. Digitalis purpura. Dig. Foxglove. Purple foxglove. 148. Dolickos pruriens. Dolich. Cowhage

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ITS GENERAL FEATURES. 23 171. Formica rufa. Form. Red ant. 172. Fragaria vesca. Frag. Wood strawberry. Wild strawberry. 173. Gallic acid. Gall. ac. 174. Geranium mnaculatum. Ger. mac. Spotted geranium. 175. Gentiana cruciata. Gent. c. Crosswort gentian. 176. Gentiana lutea. Gent. lut. Gentian bitterwort. 177. Ginseng. Gins. All-heal. 178. Glanderine. Gland. Hippozanine. 179. Glonoin. Glon. Nitro-glycerine. 180. Grannatum. Gran. Punica grannatum. Pomegranate. 181. Graphites. Graph. Plumbago.

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24 HOMCEOPATHY. 203. Ipecacuanha. Ipec. Cephalis ipecacuanha. 204. Iris versicolor. Iris. 205. Jacoranda caroba. Jacor. c. Bignonia caroba. 206. Jalappa. Jal. Jalap. 207. Janipha manihot. Janip. Jatropha manihot. Manioca mandi. 208. Jatropha curcas. Jat. c. Barbadoes nuts. Infernal fig. 209. Juglans regia. Juglans. Nux juglans. Walnut. 210. Juncus efusu.s. Junc. ef. Flowering rush. 211. Juncuspilosus. Junc. pil. Haired rush. 212. Kali bichromas. Kali b. Bichromate of potash. 213. Kali bro

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ITS GENERAL OFEATURES. 2 25 231. Magnesia carbonicum. Mag. c. Carbonate of magnesia. Subcarbonate of Magnesia. 232. Magnesia mwrias. Mag. m. Muriate of magnesia. 233. Magnesia sulphurica. Mag. s. Sulphate of magnesia. Epsom salts. 234. Manganum aceticum. Mang. ac. Acetate of manganese. 235. Manganum carbonicum. Mang.c. Carbonate of manganese. 236. Manganunm. Mang. Manganesii oxydatum. Oxide of manganese. 237. Melastonla ackermani. Melast. 238. Menganthes trifoliata. Menyanth. Buck

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26 HOM2aOP6TRY. 252. Moschuts. Mosch. Musk. 253. Murexz purpura. Murex. Purple shell-fish. Tyriandye. 254. Murure leite. Murure. 255. Muriatis acidum. Mur. ac. Muriatic acid. Hydrochloric acid. Chlorohydric acid. Spirit of salt. 256. Mygale avicularia. Mygal. Bird spider of Texas. 257. Myristica sebifera. Myrist. 258. Myrtis communis. Myrtis c. Myrtle. 259. Naja tripudians. Naja. Poison of the cobra snake. 260. Natrum carbonicum. Nat. c. Carbonate of soda. 261. Natrcm muriaticum. Nat. m. Mu

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ITS GENERAL FEATURES. 27 281. Petiveria tetrandria. Petiv. Mappa graveolens. 282. Petroleum. Petrol. Mineral oil. Rock oil. Barbadoes oil. Barbadoes tar. 283. Petroselinum. Petros. Parsley-root. Apium petroselinum. 284. Phellandrium aquaticum. Phel. Water-fennel. Waterhemlock. 285. Phosphorus. Phos. 286. Phosphori acidumn. Phos. ac. Phosphoric acid. Acid of bones. 287. Phytolacca decandra. Phytol. Poke-weed. 288. Pichurim. Pich. Sassafras nuts. Pichurim-bean laurel. 289. Pimpinella saxifrag

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28 IoMMEOPrATHY. 307. Banunculus sceleratus. Marsh crowfoot. Celery-leaved buttercup. 308. Raphanus sativus. Raph. Radish. Black garden-radish. 309. Ratanhia. Rat. Rattany root. 310. Besina itu. Res. it. 311. Rheum. Rhm. Rhabarbarum. Rhab. Rhubarb. Rheum palmatum. 312. Rhododendron chrysantthemum. Rhod. Yellow rhododendron. Dwarf rose-bay. 313. Rhus laurina. Rhus laur. 314. Rhus radicans. Rhus rad. Poison vine. 315. Rhus toxicodendron. Rhus tox. Creeping poison oak. Poison ivy. 316.

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ITS GENERAL FEATURES. 29 336. Sepia succus. Sep. Inky juice of cuttle-fish. 337. Serpentaria. Serpent. Serpentary. 338. Silicea. Sil. Silex. 339. Solacnum arrebenta. Solan. arreb. 340. Solanum nmacmmosum. Nipple nightshade. 341. Solanum niger. Sol. nig. Black nightshade. 342. Solanum oleraceum. Sol. oler. Gyquinoba. 343. Solanunm tuberosum cegrotans. Sol. tub. ceg. Diseased potato. 344. Spigelia anthelmintica. Spig. Indian pink. Pink-root. 345. Spiggurus martina. Spigg. Porcupine. 346. Spi

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30 HOMoEOPATHY. 366. Theridion curassavicum. Therid. Black spider of Curacoa. 367. Thuja occidentalis. Thuj. Arbor vita. Tree of life. 368. Tilia Eluropcea. Tilia. Lime blossoms. Lime or Linden flowers. 369. Tongo. Tong. Tonkin beans. 370. Tradescantia diuretica. Tradesc. 371. Triosteum perfoliatum. Triost. Wild coffee. Horse gentian. White gentian. Fever-wort. Fever-root. Wild ipecacuanha. Bastard ipecacuanha. 372. Tussilago petasites. Tussil. Butter-bur. 373. Urtica urens. Urtic. Stinging