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passed. The vision was not clear for several days," — In about twenty miputes her hands were tremulous and her eyes closed; but she was quiet and became drowsy. In a few minutes the agitation increased, until it became more violent; she at the same time kicking out her feet and throwing her arms forward. On attempting to move her to her bed, it was found that her limbs were powerless, and that she was unable to stand, so that she had to be carried. Her face was very much flushed. In a few moments a meddlesome and pleasant delirium set in, in which she picked at her clothes, tried to get out of bed, and imagined she was sewing, or nursing her child, or engaged in shopping with her sister. These hallucinations lasted for about ten minutes, when she sighed and yawned repeatedly, and "dropped into a comfortable sleep;" the interval between the taking of the medicine and the sopor having been rather more than one hour;, after three hours' unconsciousness, and laboring under a heavy stupor. The eyes were closed, the pupils dilated, and the muscular system was greatly relaxed, excepting a condition of trismus, which was well marked, and deglutition was almost impossible. The respiration was labored and very much like that of an intoxicated person. The pulse was quite good, but neither it nor the respiration was counted. Counteuance somewhat livid. Lids closed, conjunctive slightly injected; eyes had a fixed and brilliant stare. The tongue, roof of the mouth, and soft palate were glazed and parched,- Pupils dilated. Excessive dryness of mouth and throat, with a sensation of burning and choking. Great difficulty in swallowing. Pulse 130. Great dizziness, and a sensation of weight on the top of the head and over his eyes. Frequent rigors and loss of muscular power, being unable to walk, or as he expressed it, “to feel his legs.” Very restless and agitated. Great difficulty in articulation. Micturition accomplished only after some trouble,36 – In less than five minutes, I became aware that I had an overdose ; my heart began to labor heavily, and to my feelings, roughly, at the rate of about fifty per minute, accompanied by a sore feeling immediately over the base of the heart. This continued about ten minutes, and was immediately followed by intense thirst, dryness of the mouth and throat, with great perversion of sensation, everything tasting intensely acid. The skin of my whole body began to feel turgid and swollen, and in about an hour and a half was covered with a rash precisely similar to that of scarlet fever. There was also diplopia ; during the evening I was completely unable to read the newspaper. Next morning there was power to read with one eye at once; and in the evening the disturbance of vision had entirely gone, as well as all other signs of the action of the drug, ".- Insensible and comatose. Pupils largely dilated. Face flushed and swollen,99. —In a state of intense excitement; skin greatly congested; face, hands, and whole body swollen and bloated; mind delirious; sensibility suspended; violent clonic spasms at times of the limbs ; pupils dilated to their fullest extent; intense thirst; speech thick and clogged; tongue and throat swollen (after two hours),-1o one hour, face Hushed, full, strong, hard, and bounding pulse, almost stertorous breathing, with much somnolency, and great impairment of all the senses. When aroused and raised up he would look wildly around, and when addressed in a loud voice would mutter some incoherent words. There was great muscular tremor, and muscular weakuess, particularly of the lower extremities, insomuch that he was unable to stand when arvused, although at the same time he exhibited considerable strength in bis arms. He passed his urine involuntarily,"? —[530.] Delirious, but not wholly unconscious, starting frequently from a brief period of repose and screaming with pain or terror, and clutching violently with the hands. The flexor muscles of the extremities, the upper especially, were principally affected. The muscles of the spine occasionally contracted so as to jerk the head backwards with electric quickness. Pupils dilated to the utmost. Pulse 120, and diminished in force. Surface dry and hot, and covered with a strongly marked scarlatinoid redness (after one hour),4%. Giddy and strange feeling in the head so that he could not see. Throat of a deep red hue, sore and could not swallow. Pupils widely dilated,". Dryness of mouth and throat. Sour taste in mouth. Dryness and burning in the stomach. Repeated vomiting; partial delirium, - Pupils widely dilated and insensible to light; gait staggering, the patients being unable to stand alone; there was great thirst, and the elder patient bad incontinence of urine. They both talked and laughed wildly, but answered questions readily. The intellect was confused, both patients fancying they were still at home, and attempting to arrange furniture," —Staggering on walking. Excessive nervousness. Giddiness. Loss of power over legs. Pulse rapid. Unconscious. Pulse weak and irregular. Skin dry. Face flushed. Violept delirium. Tongue dry and brown. Respiration laboring and quick, accompanied by flapping of cheeks. Twitching of some muscles of arms and legs. Catching at imaginary objects. Chest, râles about base. Unintelligible talk in sleep. Tympanitis over abdomen. Tenderness over abdomen. Soreness at pit of stomach. Urine high-colored, turbid, of an amber color; chlorides present; no albumen ; specific gravity 1015. Pain over right side of chest. Cough and expectoration; sputum rust-colored and scanty. Absolute dulness of chest as far as spine of scapulae on right side behind, with tubular breathing and bronchophony. Over left lung, posteriorly, rough breathing, otherwise breath sounds healthy,“:— Dryness of the throat. Confusion of vision. Pupils largely dilated (after four hours and a half). Slightly delirious, and stag. gered as if under the ivfluence of alcohol (after five hours); he seemed to have hallucinations, for frequently he would put out his hands and attempt to grasp some imaginary object (after five hours and a half). Drowsy and stupid, but he recoguized me and asked me in a sort of maudlin manner what was the minimum dose, meaning the minimum lethal dose; he could be easily aroused, and although his answers to questions were given in an indistinct tone they were quite rational, and some remarks that he made indicated that he appreciated the danger of his condition (after five hours and a half); the coma steadily increased, and the prospects seemed almost entirely hopeless ; his head hung upon his shoulders in a perfectly limp state; there was complete unconsciousness, from which he could not be aroused; for about half a minute respiration ceased, and artificial respiration was resorted to, and could only be maintained at eight in a minute (after ten hours). Pulse 140, full and strong (after five hours and a half); 120, full, but not so forcible as before (after seven hours and a half ); 120, less force (after ten hours). Respirations 20, and not in any respect abnormal (after five hours and a half); about 24 (after seven hours and a half); for about half a minute it ceased, and artificial respiration was maintained at 8 per minute (after ten hours); improved (after eleven hours),50.- Delirium, to which was soon added all manner of absurd hallucinations. Pulse rapid and feeble. Skin flushed and dry. Tongue dry and brown. Great thirst. Dryness of the throat,".—In a few minutes the child turned a deep red, like "scarlet fever," over its face and the upper half of its body; the perspiration was checked, and the skin became hot and dry. This continued for five hours (after a teaspoonful). The same redness appeared, but only lasted for half an hour (after 6 drops),".
. Authority. 13, C. Wesselhæft, M.D., Trans. Mass. Hom. Med. Soc., vol. iii, 1875, p. 457, took 3 drops of the 5th dil.
In five minutes to half an hour, aching pain of occiput, extending from ear to ear, and from nape of neck to vertex (first day),19-Immediately after taking medicine, aching pressure over whole occiput, from ear to ear, and from vertex to nape of neck (fourth day),—[370.] For two days, severe sleepiness, dulness and drowsiness; weakness of memory; fall asleep easily while sitting or writing (second and third days). Great sleepiness all day while sitting still; irresistible desire to sleep in carriage; was so exhausted and sleepy after a light dinner, at 3 P.m., as to be unable to sit up any longer. Refreshed after an hour of imperfect sleep, but felt sleepy and tired all the evening (fourth day). Immediately after breakfast, great sleepiness, would like to lie down and sleep, though I slept well all night. Head dull and heavy; mental work costs great exertion; great disinclination to exert the mind in any manner. Excessively sleepy all day; gaping while conversing with people; fall asleep in the horse cars; and can scarcely keep awake while driving. Sleep after dinner refreshed me somewhat, but sleepiuess returned in the evening with nausea (fifth day),"".
BARYTA ACETICA AND CARBONICA. CORRECTION.-In Hahnemann's Chronische Krankheiten, last edition, vol. ii, these two salts were combined. Hahnemann indicated by a dash, the symptoms belonging to Acetica, and the editor separated these for the “Encyclopedia” (au unnecessary refinement, probably).
Recently Dr. Hering has communicated to the editor a discovery of errors in the original text of Hahnemann. The provers of Acetica, from Hahnemann, should be Adams, Stapf, Hartmann, Ruckert, Gross, and Hartlaub. Provers of Carbonica. Hahnemann, Rummel, Hartlaub, aud Nenning.
The symptoms recorded by Neumann under Baryta carb. were observed, after the muriate.
Symptom 185 of Acetica should be revised so as to read at the end, “ as in dysentery," instead of “when at rest;" the error arose from a misprint in the original, which should be Ruhr instead of Ruhe. (See Chronische Krankh., symptom 309.)
BARYTA CARBONICA. Correction by Berridge in a letter to Dr. Allen. Symptom 191, for "his side" read this side [i. e., left side). Authority. 26, Reincke, Vjs. für Ger. Med., 1878, S. J., 180, 14, a family were poisoned by 10 per cent. Carbonate of baryta, with a minute quantity of the sulphate of Baryta in meal.
The family consisted of two parents, daughter, and friend; also a dog and canary bird ate some. The bird died in five minutes; immediately afterwards the dog was taken with violent diarrhea, and fifteen minutes after the four human beings became sick, the woman being seized with violent diarrhea. There was paleness, accompanied by a peculiar sensation of tension in the skin. The three women drank some milk, but immediately vomited, after which they felt relieved. The father of the family experienced only rumbling in the bowels; he did not take milk till about 10 P.M.; this was followed by vomiting, with diarrhea, and the next morning, at 4 o'clock, on attempting to go to the closet, he fell to the ground with symptoms of collapse. In the morving the vomiting and diarrhea ceased, but gave place to paralysis, extending from below upward, so that at 10 o'clock he could only nod his head. At 2 o'clock the physician found the face red, speech difficult, loss of voluntary motion of the arms and feet, sensation intact; reflex irritation increased ; sphincters normal; respiration rapid, with tracheal râles ; sensorium free. Pulse and temperature normal. No pain, not even in the stomach. At 9 P.M., the patient died, though he had eaten no more tarts than the other members of the family. The post-mortem showed a most remarkably dark color of the gray substance of the brain. An apparently perfectly normal condition of the intestinal tract and of the stomach. Experiments upon birds with the food showed poisonous action, for the birds became unsteady upon their feet, made irregular movements with their wings, and fell down dead. A dog, after eating 20 grams of the tart, was taken after two hours and a half, with a violent but transient diarrhæa,26.
BARYTA MURIATICA. Authority. 10, Prof. A. T. Thomson (Journal of Science, vol. iv), Lancet, 1836-7 (2), p. 423, a girl swallowed an ounce.
The tant she swallowed solution she exclaimed that she was on fire; vomitings, convulsions, pain in the head, and complete deafness supervened; and death occurred witbiu an hour,..
Authorities. (242 to 254, from Dr. Dufresne's collection, Bib. Hom., vol. I, 1833, p. 319.) 242, Wade, Lond. Med. Journ., 1827; 243, Ramve, Act. Reg. Soc. Med. Havn., vol. ii, p. 346; 244, Jolly, Nouv. Bib. Med., 1828, effects of 44 grains of the extract; 245, Dufresne's observations; 246, Darlac, Journ. de Med. de Vandermond, 1759; 247, Smith, Journ. de Chim. Med., 1827, poisoning by the berries; 248, Munnicks, Bib. Ther., 1823, poisoning of seven children; 249, Strecker, Rust's Mag., vol. xxv, 1828, effects of a solution of the extract rubbed into the skin with oil, in a woman in labor; 250, Brandis, Archiv, vol. xxviii, p. 52; 251, Lemercier; 252, Hecker's Annals; 253, Kentel, Hufeland's Journ.; 254, Remer, ibid., vol. x; 255 (Nouv. Biblioth. Med.), Lancet, 1828-9 (1), p. 45, a man, aged forty-six, swallowed 44 grains of the powder ; 256, Lancet, 1846 (2), p. 251, a man ate a tart made of the berries; 257, ibid., effect on a child ; 258, Pharm. Journ., vol. vi, 1847, p. 174, a man, aged thirtyfour years, and a child, aged three years, ate a pie made of the berries ; 259, Dr. Lyman, Bost. Med. and Sur. Journ., vol. lv, 1856, p. 451, a woman, aged twenty-nine, wore a Bell. plaster for several days; 260, Wm. Jenner, M.D., Med. Times and Gaz., 1856 (2), p. 513, a man applied a Bell. plaster to his back, which was covered with pustules; 261, James Seaton, Med. Times and Gaz., 1859 (2), p. 551, poisoning of ten persons by the berries ; 262, Dr. Golding, Laucet, 1859 (2), p. 560, a boy, aged ten years, swallowed a mixture of extract with water; 263, ibid., a boy, aged ten years, took a teaspoonful of the undiluted tincture; 264, Dr. H. Thompson, Lancet, 1859 (2), p. 561, poisoning of a child, aged seven years, by the extract; 265, Geo. W. Quimby, Bost. Med. and Surg. Journ., vol. lvii, 1857, p. 389, took nearly a teaspoonful of the pure extract in its pasty state, in two-thirds of a tumbler of water; 266, G. T. Evans, M.D., Brit. Med. Journ., 1861, p. 305, a girl, aged nine years, ate four berries; 267, Dr. Frazer, Lancet, 1865 (2), p. 536, a girl, aged eighteen years, applied the extract to her breasts; 268, H. Taylor, M.D., Brit. Med. Journ., 1869 (2), p. 555, a young man swallowed about a drachm of the extract dissolved in half a teacupful of warm water; 269, Dr. Beddoe, Lancet, 1870 (2), p. 83, a woman, aged sixty-six, swallowed about a teaspoonful of Bell. liniment; 270, Chas. W. Parsons, M.D., Bost. Med. and Surg. Journ., vol. lxxxvi, 1872, p. 384, a boy, aged four years, took within one hour and three-quarters, 6 grains of extract ; 271, Sharps's Essays, 1874, p. 770; 272, Dr. S. Ringer, Lancet, 1876 (1), p. 347, a man, aged sixty-four years, drank about 2 drachms of liniment; 273, ibid., a girl, aged four years, drank over } an ounce ; 274, Dr. A. Colton, U. S. Med. Invest., New Series, vol. iv, 1876, p. 314, poisoning of six children by the berries ; 275, ibid., p. 315, a girl, aged two years, drank about one-fourth of a glass of water containing 4 drops of tincture; 276, John Meredith, M.D., Brit. Med. Journ., 1876 (2), p. 678, a woman, aged fifty years, swallowed some liniment; 277, H. L. Horton, M.D., Phila. Med. and Surg. Rep., vol. xxxiv, 1876, p. 464, an infant swallowed 45 grains of extract; 278, H. F. Smith, M.D., Brit. Med. Journ., 1877 (1), p. 259, a man, aged seventy, with commencing orchitis, applied a liniment on lint to the scrotum ; 279, Dr. Thomas, Am. Journ. of Obs., 1877, p. 298, poisoning of a woman from the application of the extract to a rigid os ; 280, Alfred Cooper, Brit. Med. Journ., 1877 (1), p. 164, poisoning of a man from the application of the extract to the scrotum ; 281, J. D. Whitley, M.D., Chicago Med. Journ, and Exam., vol. xxxv, 1877, p. 271, a child, aged three years and a half, swallowed a teaspoonful of extract; 282, J. N. Smith, M.D., Med. Rec., vol. xii, 1877, p. 397, for an attack of trifacial neuralgia, took } grain of alcoholic extract, thrice daily; 283, F. A. Burrall, M.D., Med. Rec., vol. xii, 1877, p. 431, Mrs. W., applied a Bell. plaster upon her right side; 284, John Dewar, Lancet, 1878 (1), p. 18, a woman inserted a pessary containing 2 grains of Bell. into her vagina; 285, E. L. Parks, Bost. Med. and Surg. Journ., vol. xcviii, 1878, p. 551, a man, aged twenty-eight years, took 1 drachm of extract at 2 P.m., and 11 drachms at 4 P.M.
Mind.- Delirium, 248 249 — Great delirium, with lucid intervals, ** . Wildly delirious, but quite fantastic, almost hysterical, laughing wildly and crying, and not at all conscious; pupils widely dilated; he evidently saw visions, as in delirium tremens, for he was constantly grasping and picking at imaginary objects; the odor of Belladonna was strong from his hands and feet; quite blind, and stared vacantly, - Violently agitated,