Does anybody remember last month’s quiz? Here it is again, along with the answer:
To read last month’s full case quiz. Visit – More Woes From Windy, Wet Weather
Well class, I have to say, I am very proud of you! I started this column originally to show the skeptics and nay-sayers that if you give a case to 20 different homeopaths, you won’t come up with 30 different answers! Well, this month you have proven me right. Nearly every person who wrote in got the right answer! And do you know why? Because we had a clear case!
Out of 14 responses, 11 were for Spongia! That’s an incredible percentage of agreement! Nooshin’s assessment of the case was so thorough that I have absolutely no work to do this month! Way to go, Nooshin! Moreover, Nooshin closes by asking a quiz question of her own, so, take it away, Nooshin….
Hi! I’m so glad I was last month’s winner. You are a good teacher and I should thank you. Wish I could attend some courses taught by you. But alas! Gosh! Another avalanche is coming and I should answer this month’s quiz before burying underneath it! And I’m so sure of the answer! Sometimes these queer rubrics are a good hint (as you’ve mentioned many times before).
The minute I read that the cough “had a hollow, echo quality to it and sounded a lot like a saw cutting through wood,” I cried: SPONGIA!
When I got to know SPONGIA for the first time, this sawing quality was stamped on my mind.
Then I began to check other rubrics in the repertory and materia medica to validate my guess.
This is the result:
a dry, barking cough that went on all day and night —->
cough, barking, day and night: spongia (the only remedy)
usually stopping by the time I went to bed [this should be around midnight] —->
cough, < BEFORE MIDNIGHT
His throat tickled and he had swollen neck glands —->
generalities, Swelling and induration of glands
his throat hurt after he ate a sweetart candy —->
cough, sweatmeats, agg: spongia (among some other remedies)
wanting hot cocoa and other warm food —->
cough, warm food, amel.: spongia (the only remedy)
He felt better after he ate —->
cough, eating, amel.: SPONGIA (the only remedy in boldface)
And we had also:
cold, wet and windy weather —->
cough, weather, wet: spongia (among some other remedies)
We know also that “A” played soccer. This also validates our guess
because Spongia is among the remedies in the rubric : Cough, exertion agg.
Okay! Did you enjoy my scrutiny?
I think I suffer from the same disease that Jonathan Swift did!
Do you remember his scrutinizing details in Gulliver’s Travels?!
Can you guess the remedy?
Guessing the remedy for fictional characters or their creators is so much fun. This is my Hobby! (Since I’ve studied English literature and I’m not a practising Homeopath!!)
Oops! The avalanche! Bye now!
So, congratulations to: Nooshin Azadi, Marsha Karzmer, Shabina, Ravi Narayan, Mike Merritt, Arun, Dr. Mir Mostafa Kamal, Sarah Cordish, Dr. Shilpa Jackson, Claude and our good friend, Anonymous!
We would also like to congratulate Ravi Narayan from Mumbai, who answered the March quiz as Anonymous!
This month’s winners will get a special 30% discount on one order of books from Hpathy Mall. Once you have selected all the books you want, save your order and send us the order number at [email protected] to provide you the discount. The discounts offered are inclusive of any standard discount available at the Mall.