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PLEURISY,FALSE (PLEURODYNIA).-This is a disease which comes on in almost precisely the same way up pleurisy(except that the chill is not so marked),but without any inflammation of the pleura. The seat of the affection is the chest wall, which will be found to be tender to external pressure. The pains also of false pleurisy shift their place.

General Treatment.-Rest and light diet must be enjoined. Hot,dry flannels may be laid on the part.

And the patient must be kept warm and protected from draughts.

Medicines.-(Every hour.)

Aconite 3.

-When there is fever and restlessness, and the attack had resulted from chill.


-Pains in the side,worse from motion,extorting cries.


-When there is not much fever, and when the cause had been over-exertion.


-When the pains shift about much; if there is disordered digestion.


-Sharp pains in left side;if the case drags.

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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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