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A.C. Cowperthwaite

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

      Synonym – Cypripedium pubescens. Natural order – Orchidaceae. Common name – Yellow Lady’s Slipper. Habitat – an indigenous perennial plant, found in bogs and damp low woods along the Alleghenies. Preparation – Tincture from the fresh root.


Acts as a moderate stimulant to the nervous system, and also produces skin symptoms similar to those of Rhus for which it has been successfully used as an antidote. Has been found useful in cerebral hyperaemia and nervousness in children from teething and intestinal troubles. Also in nervous conditions in women suffering with genito-urinary disorders – sleeplessness, mental excitability (Coffea). Restlessness.

Compare Ambra, Coffea, Ignatia, Valerian, Rhus tox., Grindelia, Anacardium.

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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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