[ This case illustrates Herings Law of Direction of Cure-ED.].
K.A. MCLAREN, M.D.
P.C.: Age 32, 62″ tall, dark. At age 15 had pimples and foot sweat. At age 16 had pneumonia. During the war served with the Canadian Navy. While serving developed a dull ache in his back from long standing.
On May 2, 1950, he consulted me and reported as followed: If the lifts any weight or uses his arms a pain comes in the back of the neck and lower occipital region. Digging in the garden, painting, sanding, etc., brings on this pain acutely. After prolonged physical examinations in the Navy he was discharged-no diagnosis. After discharge he consulted specialists and was re-examined in our large Military Hospital.
The neck pain is accompanied by a tightening of the muscles in this area which brings on nausea and headache. The headache extends to behind the eyes and temples. He must lie down and will soon sleep. This headache will waken him from sleep. The pain is relieved by cold applications. Cimicifuga 30. gave no relief.
June 13, 1950-Another complete medical including complete X-ray examination. Diagnosis Hereditary Migraine. Ergotamine Tartarate was prescribed by the specialist-no relief. Headache returns from use of arms, stooping, etc. Silicea 200. one dose every five days and Placebo.
July 18, 1950-No severe attack since June 13th. Silicea 200. every five days and Placebo.
Jan. 30, 1951-Has developed a severe, watery dermatitis under both axillae and behind ears. No local treatment. Very severe headache followed work done under his car. Severe back and shoulder pain has been better from the headache until now. Onosmodium 10M stat. Placebo.
Mar. 2, 1951-Eruption improving, only one slight headache, no nausea or vomiting. Onosmodium 10M stat. Placebo.
April 9, 1951- A little eruption still behind ears, axilla clear. No head or eye pains.
May 11, 1951-Two slight headaches, eruption gone. Onosmodium CM, Placebo.
June 13, 1951- Only one slight headache, no eruption. Onosmodium CM. Placebo.
July 16, 1951-Can do any heavy work with his arms, no headache.
Oct. 26, 1951-Can do anything. Foot sweat returning.
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA.
LITHIASIS, STONE, GRAVEL. Whatever may be said of the power of Lyc., Calcarea urinaria, Opium and Sarsaparilla, to expel to accomplish the least result either with large or small doses of these agents, if the concretions had attained a certain size. Puls., Cann., Sarsap. and Lyc. have done wonders in my hands in alleviating renal colic and facilitating the passage of the calculi through the urethra, Nux vom., Bell. or Zinc. scarcely ever have much effect in such cases. In the case of persons who were often troubled with the passage of renal concretions of a larger or smaller size,m Lyc., Sarsap., and Calc., in my hands have often occasioned an increased of these concretions, after which, even if they did not entirely disappear, they were considerably reduced in size and number.