Excellent case taking pearls

Excellent case taking pearls from another great homeopath:

Progressive homeopathy has corroborated and developed some very important facts in relationthunder to analogy, which offers itself for application, according to the following aspects:

1. Analogy, by symptoms which in point of location, character, appearance, conditions, time, and order, agree with those in the proving.

2. Analogy, by similar pains and sensations, although occurring in locations different from those affected in the provers. (Of the many cases proving this we may cite, as a single illustration, the constrictive, grasping sensation around the heart, found in Cactus grandiflorus; which sensation, when felt in other parts of the body, has been removed by applying the same remedy after this phase of similarity.)

3. Analogy, by similar appearances of totally different pathological conditions. (Example: Lac caninum, a remedy discarded by the ignorant, is useful in syphilitic ulcers on the penis when there are present the smooth, shining, and other appearances which indicate the use of Lac caninum in diphtheria.)

4. Analogy, by conditions which alike influence totally different symptoms. (Example: Boenninghausen records a case characterized by a thick coating of mucus which persistently gathered on the teeth of a patient and became invariably aggravated every time he shaved; cured by Carbo animalis 30, the only remedy in whose proving was found that condition of aggravation, and that, too, in connection with a totally different symptom. To this might be added many more examples of analogy by conditions.)

5. Analogy, in regard to time of aggravation and amelioration. (We all know the value of the morning aggravations of Nux vomica, the 2 to 4 A.M. aggravation of Kali carbonicum, the 4 to 8 P.M. aggravation of Lycopodium, the 5 A.M. “double quick” of Sulphur, etc.; for experience has taught us that these times of aggravation and amelioration are often reliable indications where they govern symptoms in the sick that are entirely different from the symptoms which furnish these indications in the proving.)

Daniel W. Clausen, M. D. Member of the International Hahnemannian Association; Member of the Central New York Homoeopathic Medical Society, etc. AUBURN, N. Y.
Read before the Central New York Homoeopathic Medical
Society, at Syracuse, N. Y., June 15th, 1882.