BOTULINUM: Materia Medica

Toxin of Bacillus Botulinum – Food poisoning from canned spinach produced a clinical picture suggested in a bulbar paresis.

Eye symptoms, ptosis, double vision, blurred vision.

Difficulty in swallowing and breathing, choking sensation; weakness and uncertainty in walking, “blind staggers”, dizziness, thickening of speech. Cramping pain in stomach.

Mask-like expression of face, due to weakness of facial muscles. Severe constipation.

Dose.–Higher potencies.

Written by William Boericke (1849 - 1929) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1901)

William Boericke was an Austrian-born American physician who became a influential exponent of homeopathy. He is also known as an academic writer, publisher, medical school professor and owner of several pharmacies.

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