The keynote for the nosode is “malnutrition” and this would limply, it is the nosode applicable to he treatment of many diseases of childhood, but it is also found to be of value in the other extreme of life associated with malignancy. Marked emaciation may be taken as an indication for the use of Gaertner nosode.
Mentals. Mostly observed in the child; hypersensitive to all impressions, psychical or physical; overactive brain with under nourished body.
Digestion. It is the digestive tract that the B. Gaertner has its greatest action, and this often manifest itself about the age of 6 months at the time when the infant is put on to artificial feeding.
The inability to digest fat-Coeliac disease; ketosis; “intestinal infantilism”-are all disease complexes found under the “proving of the B. Gaertner preparation; also chronic gastro- enteritis; tabes mesenterica; thread worms. The clearing of thread worms is difficult and usually requires prolonged treatment.
If you combine the clinical picture of three well known remedies with which you are familiar, Phosphorus, Silicea, Mercurius viv., you will have before you a very good clinical picture of the”proving” of Gaertner (Bach).