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Toxicophis homeopathy medicine – drug proving symptoms from Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica by TF Allen, published in 1874. It has contributions from R Hughes, C Hering, C Dunham, and A Lippe


Toxicophis pugnax, B. and G. Animal kingdom. Class, Reptilia. Order, Ophidia. Common name: Moccasin.


For last eighteen years he had an annual recurrence of symptoms, attended with severe pain, but not accompanied with swelling; it occurred at precisely the same time of to year, continued several days, but decreasing in severity every succeeded year. Every year the systems have turned with less intensity and with an absence of swelling. Skin rather dry (after an hour).


Countenance somewhat anxious (after one hour).

Lower Limbs

Right leg edematous, considerably larger than the left (after one hour). A few drops of a limpid fluid came from the wounds (after one hour). The leg became painful and swelled rapidly, the swelling extending to the hip, attended with high irritative fever (after half an hour). For several years the pains were confined to the knee of the limb bitten; in a few years it left the knee and sized the hip, and finally it attacked the shoulder, the last attack being very slight.

Heart and Pulse

Pulse accelerated, full, regular, easily compressible (after one hour).

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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