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Symptoms of the homeopathic medicine BUFO from A Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by A.C. Cowperthwaite. Find all the symptoms of BUFO

      Synonym. Bufo Rana. Natural order. Bufonidae. Common name. Toad. Preparation. Triturations of the poison.


Acts upon the cerebro-spinal system, affecting both the moral senses and the motor nerves. It nerves to rouse the lowest passions, making man beastly. Causes a desire of intoxicating drinks, and the victim seeks solitude that he may abandon himself to onanism. It also produces impotency, and, it is said, has been given by women to their husbands for that purpose. It also produces a condition simulating epilepsy, and has been successfully used in the treatment of that disease; especially when the fits come on during coition, or are the result of onanism. Dr. Lippe says “epilepsy from fright.” Epilepsy at the time of the menses. The aura appears to begin in the solar plexus, or in the uterine region. The attacks are preceded by an angry state of the mind; talks incoherently, and becomes angry if not understood. Bufo has decided and rapid influence on the lymphatic system, a bluish swelling following a wound. Bufo is indicated in malignant pustules, when the ulcer occurs on the mouth or cheeks and causes perforation. It has been used successfully in the treatment of indurations of the mammary gland, possibly of a cancerous nature. Has also been used in other cutaneous disorders, and in the beginning of softening of the brain. Most of the symptoms accredited to Bufo are from unreliable sources.

Compare. Agn. cast., Coni., Lachesis, Phosphorus

About the author

A.C. Cowperthwaite

A.C. Cowperthwaite

A.C. (Allen Corson) Cowperthwaite 1848-1926.
ALLEN CORSON COWPERTHWAITE was born at Cape May, New Jersey, May 3, 1848, son of Joseph C. and Deborah (Godfrey) Cowperthwaite. He attended medical lectures at the University of Iowa in 1867-1868, and was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1869. He practiced his profession first in Illinois, and then in Nebraska. In 1877 he became Dean and Professor of Materia Medica in the recently organized Homeopathic Department of the State University of Iowa, holding the position till 1892. In 1884 he accepted the chair of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Clinical Medicine in the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan. He removed to Chicago in 1892, and became Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College. From 1901 he also served as president of that College. He is the author of various works, notably "Insanity in its Medico-Legal Relations" (1876), "A Textbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics" (1880), of "Gynecology" (1888), and of "The Practice of Medicine " (1901).

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