Keynotes and Characteristics - H C Allen


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Terrible toothache during early months of pregnancy; tooth feels elongated; < lying, compelling to rise and walk about.

Constipation: stool hard with great straining; protrusion of haemorrhoids followed by long lasting aching and burning in anus ( Sulph. ); bowels inactive; pain after stool as if splinters of glass were sticking in anus and rectum ( Thuja ).

Excruciating pains after stool; burning after soft stool ( Acid nitricum ).

Fissures of anus, great sensitiveness of rectum.

Fissures of nipples in nursing women ( Graphites , Sepia ).

Relations. – Compare: Cantharis , Carbolicum acidum , [Iris], Sulphur , Thuja.

About the author



Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.