VARIOLINUM

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A.C. Cowperthwaite

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

      A Nosode. Lymph from the Smallpox Pustule. Preparation. Alcoholic dilutions.

THERAPEUTICS.

The chief use of Variolinum is to protect against, modify and cure smallpox. It has also been used successfully in the treatment of herpes zoster and the subsequent neuralgia. It has been successfully proved that the oral administration of Variolinum is just as efficient a protection against smallpox as the old time sacrification method, and many homoeopaths now employ this method exclusively. The State of Iowa has legalized “internal vaccination.” It is certainly a safer plan, as it avoids the possibility of infecting the system with live disease germs and producing in the innocent victims lockjaw, paralysis and other serious conditions, such as sometimes follow the use of impure virus.

CHARACTERISTIC SYMPTOMS.

Head. Morbid fear of smallpox. Pain in occiput. Inflamed eyelids. Deafness. Chronic catarrh.

Respiratory Organs. Breathing oppressed. Cough with thick, viscid, bloody mucus. Sensation as if throat were closed. As of a lump in the right side of throat.

limbs. Excruciating backache, with great restlessness. Pains shift from back to abdomen. Rheumatic pains in wrists. Aching in legs. Tired all over.

Fever. Hot fever with intense radiating heat. Profuse bad-smelling sweat.

Skin. Hot, dry. Eruption of pustules. Shingles.

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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