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A.C. Cowperthwaite

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

      Natural order. Euphorbiaceae. Common names. Flowering Spurge. Milk Weed. Wild Ipecac. Bowman’s Root. . A perennial plant indigenous to the United States especially abundant in the Habitat south and west. Preparation. Tincture from the fresh root.


Acts upon the mucous tissues of the digestive tract, giving rise to a choleraic condition, its chief symptoms being: sudden and powerful vomiting, first of food and other contents of stomach, then large quantities of water mixed with mucus, and clear fluid like rice water; followed immediately by copious watery evacuations, the diarrhoea and vomiting alternating at short intervals, accompanied by painful spasms of the intestines, great anxiety, and a death-like sense of faintness and exhaustion (Arsenicum, Veratrum alb.). It has accordingly been used with success in the treatment of sporadic cholera, and especially cholera infantum. Has cured attacks of deathly retching and vomiting, with feeling of clawing in the stomach and with cold sweat.

Compare. Arsenicum, Camph., Secale c., Veratrum alb.

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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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