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Cantharis - Appendix symptoms - T.F. Allen

Spanish Fly, Cantharidin, Canth.

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Cantharis in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



1, Hahnemann, Fragmenta de viribus med., p. 57; 1a, Hahnemann, additional, from Archiv. 13, 1, 157; 2, Baudis, Hartlaub and Trinks, R. A. M. L., 1; 3, Bethmann, ibid.; 4, Giacomini, Farmacologia 11, 152, experiments of students with repeated doses of from 5/8 of a grain to 4 grains; detailed account in Revue Crit, et. Retrospect, 5, 265; 5, Hering, H. and T., R. A. M. L.; 6, N-g, ibid.; 7, Rückert, ibid.; 8, Hartlaub, ibid. (vol. 1 and vol. 2); 9, Shreter, ibid. (vol. 2); 10, Baccius in Schenk, Obs., 126 (from H. and T., vol 1); 11, Baglivi, diss. de vesicant. op., p. 654 (ibid.); 12, Bernt, Rettungsmettel. p. 181 (ibid.); 13, Barrichius, Act. Hafn. IV. (ibid.); 14, Brassabolus de Med., 1555 (ibid.); 15, Joach. Camerarius, in Schenk (ibid.); 16, Cardanus, de Subtilit., lib. ix (ibid.); 17, Cullen, Arzneimittell. II (ibid.); 18, De Forell, diss. sist. hyperdruresin ex pervers, Canth. usu Externo ort. (ibid.); 19, Dioscorides (ibid.); 20, Fabric v. Hilden, cent VI (ibid.); 21, Forestus, Obs. (ibid.); 22, Gmelin, All. Geschichte d. Gifte (ibid.); 23, Greenfield, Treatise on Canth. (ibid.); 24, Guldenklee, Cas. Méd. et Observ., etc. (ibid.); 25, Hecker, Arzneim. 1 (ibid.); 26, Horn, Archiv. fur die Med. Erf., 1815 (ibid.); 27, J. L. Hoffmann, in Forsten, Hist. Canth., effects of half a drachm of tinct. on a woman (ibid.); 28, Home, Clinical Experiments, p. 405 (ibid.); 29, Jahn, Arzneim. (ibid.); 30, Lanzoni, opera, tom, iii (ibid.); 31, Lange, in Schenk, lib. vii (ibid.); 32, Lindestolpe, de venenis, effects of external use (ibid.); 33, Ledelius, in Misc. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur. Dec. I (ibid.); 34, Ludovici, in Forsten, Hist. Canth., effects of external use (ibid.); 35, Misc. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur. Dec., II (ibid.); 36, Pallas, in Froriep Notizen (ibid.); 37, Parmentier, Annal. de Chimaphila Umbellata Chim., effects of the dust from bruising the beetles (ibid.); 38, Paschalius and Occo, in Schenck, Obs., 125 (one symptom), (ibid.); 39, Stalpaart van deer Wiel, effects of external use (ibid.); 40, Spielmann, Mat, Med. (ibid.); 41, Stockar a Neufarn, Diss. de Canth., 1781, effects of 12 "Spanish flies" (ibid.); 42, Tarrie, from Lond. Med., and Phys. Journ., 1825, effects of poisoning in a man of 40 (ibid.); 43, Tralles, de usu vesicant, 1795 (ibid.); 44, Wierus, de praestig, daem. III., c. 35 (ibid.); 45, Wendt, in Hufeland's Journ., effects of an electuary of pulv. Canth., and of 90 drops of the tincture (ibid.); 46, Werlhoff, opera (ibid.), also in Christison; 47, Wilbrecht, Geschichte und Versuche, Copenhagen, 1774, effects of a drachm of pulv. Canth., taken in one dose, on a woman aged 35 (ibid.); 48, Leviani, Mem di. Matem., etc., 1803 (ibid.); 49, William Batt, Mem. de la Soc. Méd. de Genes. (detailed in Revue Crit. et Rétrospect. 5, 256), effect of five flies; 50, Biett, from Orfila Tox., 228, effects of 1 dr. of powder on a young man; 51, Gaz. de Santé, 1819, effects of two doses, each of 24 grains, with an interval of a day (from Christison); 52, Giulio, Mem. de l'Acad. de Turin, 1802, tetanus and hydrophobic symptoms produced by Canth. detailed in Rev. Crit. et Retrospect, 5, 250; 53, Dr. Maxwell, Lancette Franc., 1838, effects of the powder in rum, in three cases, from Revue Crit. et Retrospect, 5, 257; 54, Ambroise Paré, "Des Venen," effects of fly-blister, Rev. Crit. et Rétrosp.; 55, as last, an abbé took Canth. in sweetmeats; 56, Piquet d. [left] Houssiette, detailed in Rev. Crit. et Rétrosp., 5, 249, effects of 8 grs. of powder; 57, Recueil, Period, etc. (in Rev. Crit. et Rétrosp., 5, 256), effects of powder in chocolate; 58, Graaf, Hufeland's Journ., 1821 (Rev. Crit. et Rétrosp., 5), effects of the tincture drank from a flask; 59, Seiler, Horn's Archiv., 27 (from Roth's Mat. Med., article Cantharides); 60, Champy, Diss. sur Canth., 1809, effects of the fumes (ibid.); 61, Montagnana, Schenk a Graffenberg, Obs. Méd. de Venenis (ibid.); 62, Occo, Médicament., effects of carrying Canth. in the hand (ibid.); 63, Rust, Salz. Med. Zeit., 1811 (ibid.); 64, Pareus, in Schenk, Obs. Med. (Hartlaub and Trinks); 65, Omitted; 66, Weisse, Petersburger Abhandl., 5, 427, effects of a blister applied by mistake over swollen cervical ganglia (from Roth's Mat. Med.); 67, Harder Petersb. Abhand., 4, 166, effects of a blister (ibid.); 68, Robertson, Ed. Med. Journ., 1806, effects of a blister (ibid.); 69, Hartte, Ed. Med. Jour., 1806 (ibid.); 70, Benedictus, De Curand Morbis, 24 (ibid.); 71, Grainger, Hist. Febris anom. Edinburg, 1753 (ibid.); 72, Clinch, Diss., London, 1726 (ibid.); 73, Schroeder, Pharmacop. (ibid.); 74, Lafitte, Rev. Thérap. du Midi., 1858 (ibid.); 75, Rouquaryrol, Annales de la Méd. phys., 1829 (from Christison); 76, Dr. Ives, Am. J. of Med. Sc., 1833, a boy of 17 took one ounce of tincture (from Christison and Taylor); 77, Werlhof, Mem. della Soc. Med. di Genoa (Christison); 78, Lond. Med. Gaz., 1841, a woman took 1 oz. of tinct. (ibid.); 79, (same as 77); 80, Report of inquest, girl anointed whole body with ung. Canth. for scabies (Christison); 81, Fisher, Med. Gaz., 39, p. 855, a man took 60 grs. of powdered Canth. (Taylor on Poisons); 82, Ed. M. and S. Journ., 1844, some plaster containing two drachms of powdered Canth. was taken by a lunatic (ibid.); 83, Journ. de Chimaphila Umbellata Chim. Méd., 1847, six students tool powdered Canth., by mistake, instead of pepper, with their food, for six months (ibid.); 84, Schlegel, Material, 1819, effects of a teaspoonful of tinct. on a child nine years old (Frank's Mag., 3, 465); 85, Duprest Rony, Diss. sur Satyriasis, 1570, two men too each two drs. of pulv. Canth. for ague (Wibmer); 86, Oest. Zeit., 3, 629 (gaz. Med. di Milan), a priest of 80 years and a sexton of 60 years, took a mixture of half an ounce of tinct. Canth. in six ounces of alcohol; 87, Podrecca, Omod. Ann., 1843 (Schmidt's Jahrbucher, 42, 290), a dancing-master aged 32 was given twenty grs. of pulv. Canth.; 88, La Fitte, Rev. Theridion Ther. chemichi, 1853 (Schmidt's Jahrb., 78, p. 167), a man aged 25 took one gramme of pulv. Canth. in two doses; , but differently reported. 89, Jaffe, Schm. Jahrb., 91, p, 297, two flies in brandy for loss of sexual desire; 90, Palladium Pallé, Journ, de Brux., 1870 (Schm. Jahrb., 148, p. 276), poisoning of ten soldiers by a solution of Canth. in coffee; 91, Morel, A. H. Z., 33, effect of blisters; 92, Zeit. f. v. Oest., 1857, 1, 561, effect of eight "flies" taken internally; 93, Lond. Med. Gaz., 1847 (from A. H. Z., 73, 189), a man took two teaspoonfuls of pulv. Canth.; 94, La Lancette, 1843, (from Oest. Zeit.), 3, 629, effects on a man of a gramme of pulv. Canth. mixed with food; 95, Radecki. Inaug. dis. on Canth., Dorpat. 1866, effects on a man suffering from chronic rheumatism, of Canth. ointment rubbed into a blister; 96, Cattell, fragments from various sources, B, J, of Hom., 11, 159; 97, Med. Times and Gaz., 1864 (in B. J. of H., 23, 131, as girl of 13 ate a Spanish fly in jam tart); 98, Dr. H. G. Dunnell, Hom. Exam., 3, 145, effects on a boy of 12 of a Spanish fly in an apple; 99, Am. J. of Med. Sc., 1, 368, a lad swallowed one ounce of the tincture; 100, Kline, Phil. Med. and Surg. Rep., 1872, a women took more than 50 grains; 101, Chalvigirac, de l'empoison. par la teint. de Canth., effects of about 100 grammes (from Tardieu, L. empoisonnement, 2d ed., 1875); 102, Same author and source as the last (the six victims of 101 recovered), this one died (ibid.); 103, Schwerin, Rev, des. Sc. Méd. de Hayem. 1874, an hysterical women took 15 drops of Canth. collodion (ibid.); 104, Dominico Nardo, Antolog. Med., 1836 (from Am. J. of M. S., 1837), proving with two grs. of Cantharidin taken in two doses, and after a fortnight two grains in four doses; 105, Gaz. des Tribunaux (from Am. J. of M., 3, 1847), a man poisoned by Canth. in soup; 106, Dr. Baehr, Zeit. f. H. Kl., 4, 125, provings, effects of repeated doses of the 6th, 3d, 2d, and 1st dils.; 107, ibid., proving with the tinct.; 108, ibid., with the 1st and 2d trits.; 109, ibid., with one grain of pulv. Canth.; 110, Dr. M. Macfarlan, Am. J. H. M. M., 4, and 5, effects of the 400th, Fincke, given in water three times a day for two weeks; 111, W. M. Williamson, Proc. Hom. Med. Soc. Penn., 1873, effects when used to relieve chilblains; 112, Thos. Souttell, Pharm. Journ., 2, 655, effects of fumes inhaled while preparing ung. Canth.

113, J. M. Fontanelle (Rev. Med.), Lancet, vol. ix, 1826, p. 233, a man, aged twenty years, took 1/2 ounce; 114, (Midland Reporter, No. 11), Bost. Med. and Surg. Journ., vol. v, 1831, p. 75, two young men took some lytta in raspberry brandy; 115, W. Miller, Lancet, 1834-5 (2), p. 114, a woman, aged twenty-five years, swallowed some blistering plaster; 116, Med. Gaz., March 26, 1836, three negroes took some tincture; 117, G. Smith, Lancet, 1840 (1), p. 733, a woman, aged sixty years, took a piece of blister plaster about the size of a Juglans Regia walnut; 118, Brit. Journ. of Hom., vol. iv, 1846, F. T., aged seventeen years, was engaged all day in making "Emplastrum Cantharidis"; 119, Dr. C. H. Hildreth, Bost. Med. and Surg. Journ., vol. lii, 1855, p. 80, a man took a quantity of powdered Canth. in gin; 120, W. R. Spence Jeffries, Brit. Med. Journ., 1876 (1), p. 190, a lumatic took 3 fluid ounces of tincture; 121, J. M. Schley, M.D., Hahn. Month., 1878, p. 641, Mr. J., aged twenty years, took 2 drachms made into a fly-blister, at 5.30 P.M., during treatment Camphora Camph., Can. sat., Arsenicum Album Ars. and Ipecacuanha Ipecac. were given; 122, M. Rosolino Braga, Med. de Rio de Janeiro (Lond. Med. Rec., 1879, p. 80), M. C., aged twenty-three years, drank Canth. in wine.


Cantharis vesicatoria, Geoff. (Meloe vesicator, Linn.; Lytta vesicator, Fabr.), Insecta, class, Coleoptera. Common name, Spanish Fly. Preparation, Tincture (or triturations, used for some of the provings) of the imported dried beetles.





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