URANIUM NITRICUM

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A.C. Cowperthwaite

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

      Synonyms. Uranii Nitras. Uranic Nitrate. Common name. Nitrate of Uranium. Preparation. Triturations.,

GENERAL ANALYSIS AND THERAPEUTICS.

The chief action of Uranium nitr. is upon the kidneys where it causes a degeneration, with albuminuria or glycosuria. It increases the total quantity and specific gravity of the urine, and produces acridity, with mucus discharges and incontinence. Its chief therapeutic application has been in the treatment of diabetes (both mellitus and insipidus) and in Bright’s disease. Dr. Hughes considers it best suited to cases of diabetes originating in dyspepsia or assimilative derangement, white Phosphoric Acid is better adapted to those of nervous origin. In this I can, from my own experience, fully concur. Its most marked clinical symptom is ‘great emaciation, debility, and tendency to ascites or general dropsy.”

Compare. Arsenicum, Argentum, Nit., merc. cor., Phosphorus, Phosphorus ac.

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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