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HECTIC FEVER.- This is the fever which is found accompanying many wasting diseases, notably consumption, and chronic abscesses connected with bones and joints. It is a continued fever, subject to many fluctuations in the course of the twenty-four hours, reaching its height in the middle of the afternoon, when the characteristic bright spot appears on the cheek. The presence of the disease on which it depends serves to distinguish it from all other fevers.

The treatment of hectic is the treatment of the disease of which it is a manifestation. The most nourishing and easily digested diet, sponging with vinegar and hot water (one part to six), and a good supply of fresh air constitute the most important general measures.


China. 3.

– The most generally useful.

Aconite 3.

– If there is dry skin, restlessness, anxiety.

Arsen, 3 – Red tongue, burning thirst, anguish.

Hepar. 6.

– Great depression, profuse suppuration.

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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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