VARIOLINUM: Materia Medica

Lymph from Small-pox Pustule – Used for “internal vaccination.” Seems to be efficacious in protecting against, modifying and aiding in the cure of smallpox.

Head.–Morbid fear of small-pox. Deafness. Pain in occiput. Inflamed eyelids.

Respiratory.–Oppressed breathing. Throat feels closed. Cough with thick viscid, bloody mucus. Feeling of a lump in right side of throat.

Relationship.–Excruciating backache. Aching in legs. Tired all over with restlessness. Wrists pain. Pains shift from back to abdomen.

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

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

Relationship.–Compare: Vaccin (same action); Malandrinum–the morbid product of the grease of the horse (a prophylactic of small-pox and a remedy for the ill-effects of vaccination; chronic eczema following vaccination).

Dose.–Sixth to thirtieth potency.

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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