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Homeopathic remedy Mercurius Corrosivus from A Manual of Homeopathic Therapeutics by Edwin A. Neatby, comprising the characteristic symptoms of homeopathic remedies from clinical indications, published in 1927.

      A solution in alcohol, 1 to 99, makes the 2x dilution; subsequent dilutions are made with alcohol.


      Bowels.-This is, on account of its easy solubility, a highly corrosive and irritating salt of mercury. It is particularly destructive to mucous membranes, but its influence extends to the serous membranes. It is, therefore, pre-eminently a medicine for dysentery and peritonitis. The dysentery is accompanied by burning in the rectum and anus during stool (canth), by excoriation of the anus and surrounding parts and by very distressing tenesmus. The stools are scanty, frequent and nothing but mucus and blood, or are dark green, blackish and offensive. It is valuable in colitis of the transverse and descending colon and for localized peritonitis, such as may occur with appendicitis or inflammation of the tubes and ovaries.

Urinary.-Mercurius corrosivus has a more irritating effect on the kidneys than metallic mercury, and so is more suitable than the latter for nephritis; urination is frequent, and the urine is scanty, albuminous and bloody, and contains epithelial cells from the uriniferous tubules.

There are burning pains and great tenesmus of the bladder.

All inflammatory affections requiring mercurius corrosivus have a phagedaenic character, and it is therefore to be chosen when ulcers and inflammations are of this kind.

About the author

Edwin Awdas Neatby

Edwin Awdas Neatby 1858 – 1933 MD was an orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become a physician at the London Homeopathic Hospital, Consulting Physician at the Buchanan Homeopathic Hospital St. Leonard’s on Sea, Consulting Surgeon at the Leaf Hospital Eastbourne, President of the British Homeopathic Society.

Edwin Awdas Neatby founded the Missionary School of Homeopathy and the London Homeopathic Hospital in 1903, and run by the British Homeopathic Association. He died in East Grinstead, Sussex, on the 1st December 1933. Edwin Awdas Neatby wrote The place of operation in the treatment of uterine fibroids, Modern developments in medicine, Pleural effusions in children, Manual of Homoeo Therapeutics,

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