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

      Synonym. Chimaphila Umbellata. Natural order. Ericaceae. Common names. Pipsissewa. Prince’s Pine. Habitat A small perennial evergreen plant found in dry woods in the United States and Canada. Preparation. Tincture form the entire fresh plant.


Acts very markedly upon the urinary apparatus, and has proved very efficacious in the treatment of catarrhal inflammations of the urinary passages, especially of the bladder. The urine is high colored, offensive, turbid and containing considerable ropy or bloody mucus and depositing a copious mucous sediment, burning and scalding during urination; great straining before and after. Also recommended in retention of urine; suppression of urine in infants; acute prostatitis with retention of urine.

Compare Aconite, Apis., Apocynum, Can., Sat., Cantharis, Equisetum.

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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