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-A small swelling on the back of the wrist or hands, connected with the sheath of a tendon, and containing synovial fluid (“joint-oil”) and sometimes seed-like bodies. They are sometimes attended with pain, but usually give more trouble by their unsightliness.

General Treatment.- The usual method of treating this affection is by crushing the swelling. The hand is placed on a table, and on the tumour a book: this is struck sharply, and the sac containing the fluid bursts. The fluid is then absorbed. This treatment is not always successful, for the swelling may re-form and inflammation may follow the operation. Another method is by puncturing and drawing off the fluid; but this should only be done under strict antiseptic precautions. Medicinal treatment is the best. Medicine.

Benz. ac. 3x.

-This should be taken persistently three times a day, and the lump pained with the tincture at bedtime.

Ruta 3.

-If Benz. ac. fails.


– In person of sulphur type.

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John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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