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A.C. Cowperthwaite

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

      The Gonorrhoeal Virus. A Nosode. Preparation. Alcoholic dilutions.


Medorrhinum corresponds to the Gonococcus serum of present day popularly. All provings and cures were made with high potencies. Its chief use has been in the treatment of chronic ailments due to suppressed gonorrhoea; or where there is a sycotic history. It will often restore a gonorrhoeal discharge. Chronic pelvic disorders in women. Chronic gonorrheal rheumatism. Dwarfed and stunted children of gonorrhoeal parents. Glandular enlargements. State of collapse and subjective trembling are said to be very characteristics.


Mind. Weak memory. Loses the thread of conversation. Cannot speak without weeping. Time passes too slowly (Cannab. Ind., Argentum nitricum). Is in a great hurry (Lil). Hopeless of recovery. Fears going insane. Sensibility exalted.

Head. Burning pain in the brain; worse in occiput. Head heavy and drawn backward. Headache from jarring of cars, or exhaustion, or hard work. Weight and pressure in vertex. Hair dry, crispy. itching of scalp; dandruff.

Eyes. Feels as if she stared at everything. Eyeballs ache. Feels as if sticks in the eyes. Lids irritated.

Ears. Partial deafness; pulsation in ears. Quick darting pains in right ear.

Nose. Intense itching. Coldness of tip. Posterior nares obstructed. Epistaxis.

Mouth. Tongue coated brown and thick, blistered; canker sores. Blisters on inner surface of lips and cheeks.

Face. Pallor, acne, blotches of reddish color. Small boils break out during menses.

Stomach. Coppery taste and eructations of sulphuretted hydrogen. Ravenous hunger soon after eating. Very thirsty. Cravings for liquor, salt, sweets, etc., warm drinks.

Abdomen. Violent pain in liver and spleen.

Stool. Can pass stool only by leaning very far back. Painful lump sensation on posterior surface of sphincter. Oozing of foetid moisture. Intense itching of anus.

Urinary Organs. Painful tenesmus when urinating. Nocturnal enuresis. Renal colic (Berberis, Pareir.). Urine flows very slowly. Urine high colored; smells strong.

Male Organs. Nocturnal emissions, followed by great weakness. Impotence. Gleet; whole urethra feels sore. Urethritis.

Female Organs. Intense pruritus. Menses offensive; profuse, dark, clotted; stains difficult to wash out, urinates frequently at that time. Sensitive spot near os uteri. Leucorrhoea thin, acrid, excoriating, fishy odor. Sycotic warts on genitals (Nitr. ac., Staphysagria, Thuja.). Ovarian pain worse left side or from ovary to ovary. Sterility. Metrorrhagia. Intense menstrual colic. Breasts cold, sore, and sensitive.

Respiratory Organs. Much oppression of breathing. Hoarse while reading. Pain and soreness through chest and mammae. Incessant dry night cough. Asthma. Incipient tuberculosis. Larynx feels sore. Dyspnoea; cannot exhale (Sambucus). Cough; better lying on stomach.

Limbs. Pain in back, with burning heat. Legs heavy; ache all night; cannot keep them still (Zincum met.). Ankles easily turned when walking. Burning of hands and feet. Finger-joints enlarged, puffy. Gouty concretions. Heels and balls of feet tender. Soreness of soles. Restless; better, clutching hands.

Skin. Yellow. Intense and incessant itching; worse at night and when thinking of it. Fiery red rash about anus in babies. Copper colored spots. Favus. Tumors and abnormal growths.

Sleep. Dreams she is drinking (Arsenicum, Phosphorus). Wakeful toward morning.

Fever. Wants to be fanned all the time. Chills up and down back; coldness of legs, hands and forearms. Flashes of heat in face and neck. Night-sweats and hectic.

Aggravations. When thinking of ailment; from daylight to sunset; heat.

Ameliorations. At the seashore; lying on stomach; damp weather.

Compare. Sulph., Veratrum, Zincum met.

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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