CUPRUM ARSENICOSUM

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A.C. Cowperthwaite

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

      Synonyms – Hydric cupric Arsenite. Cuprum Arsenite. Common names – Arsenite of Copper. Scheele’s green.

GENERAL ANALYSIS AND THERAPEUTICS.

Cuprum arsenicosum differs from other salts of copper in that while in their action they all more or less resemble Arsenic, the Arsenite possesses more of the distinct features of that drug. It acts directly upon the gastro-intestinal tract, inducing inflammation, especially of the mucous lining of the intestinal tract, characterized by great pain, voluminous diarrhoeic discharges, and often violent vomiting. It is used by all schools of practice in intestinal diseases, especially in diarrhoea, with the above characteristics, though only the homoeopathist is capable of explaining is therapeutic action. The latter uses the drug with great success in all intestinal affections – catarrhal diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera morbus and cholera infantum characterized by profuse discharges, violent cutting, colicky abdominal pains, with or without vomiting. The stools are usually watery and greenish in color and often during the pain there is a cold, clammy perspiration. The whole action closely resembles that of Veratrum alb., though it suits a greater variety of cases. Also compare Arsenic and Camphor.

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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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