Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Mercurius Corrosivus in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
FEVER AND CHILL
The whole surface was cold, and bathed in a profuse clammy sweat (after half an hour),
Skin, even when dry, felt cool to the touch (twenty-first day),
Artificial heat was required to keep her feet and limbs warm,
Surface and extremities cool (after five hours and a half),
Begged for cold water often to drink, and to be poured on her body and head, and expressed partial, temporary relief when her body was sponged with cold water; saying without water, she was burning up, inside and out (twenty-first day),
Febrile excitement in the evening (sixth day); continued (seventh day),
Mercuric chloride, Hgcl.
Preparation for use, Triturations or solutions.
1, Hahnemann, R. A. M. L., 1, 422; 2, C. Fr. Schwarze, Beob. et Erfahr. Dresden, 1827 (from Hahnemann); (Nos. 3 to 10, provings from Dr. Buchner's Monograph supplement to All. Zeit. f. Hom., Augsburg, 1849); 3, Buchner, took one dose of 2d dil.; 3a, same, three months later, same dilution, one dose; 3b, same, rubbed into forearm, a solution of 1/2 a grain in Alcohol; 3c, same, rubbed solution of 1/2 a grain into the gums; 3d, same, took a clyster of 1/2 a grain in solution; 4, Dr. Forstner, took of a solution of 1/50 grain in 110 drops of Alcohol, 2 drops first day, 4 drops second day, 7 drops third day, 10 drops fourth day, 15 drops fifth day, 20 drops sixth day, morning and evening, 20 drops eight day, 5 drops tenth day; 5, Dr. Gerster, took daily doses of 2d dil., for seven days, increasing from 5 to 40 drops at a dose; 5a, same, took of a solution of 1/4 grain in 1 drachm of Alcohol, 10 drops first day, 15 drops third day, 20 drops fourth day, 14 drops eight day; 6, Kathrina, aged twenty-one, took of same solution, 10 drops first day, 15 drops second day, 20 drops fourth day, 25 drops sixth day; 7, Dr. Held, took 2d cent. dil., 2 drops first, second, third, sixth, seventh, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth days; 8, Dr. Nusser, took 2d cent. dil., 10 drops first day, 3d dil. by olfaction ninth day; 9, Maria, aged forty-six, effects of a large number of pills, each containing about 1/20 grain; 10, Dr. Pemerl, took 2d. dil., 5 drops first day, 12 drops second day, 18 drops third day, 25 drops fourth day, 30 drops fifth day, 36 drops eighth day, 30 drops tenth day; 11, Cloquet, from Buchner, effects of repeated immersion of hands in a concentrated solution, while preparing anatomical specimens; 12, Baccius, Prolog. ad lib. de Venen. et Antidotis, Rome, 1506, p. 21 (from Buchner), effects in an infant; 13, Magneti, Bibl. Med.-Pract., 1739 (from Buchner), a child, a year and a half old, took 8 grains; 14, Houlston, poisoning of a woman by a solution, Med. and Phil. Comm., 1779, vol. 6, p. 327; 15, Dumonceau et Planchon, effects of a large quantity in a man, Journ. de Méd., 1778 (Frank's Mag., 1, 774); 16, Plenck, Toxicol., 1785, p. 263 (from Buchner), effects of clyster containing Merc Viv Merc. corr., in a old woman; 17, Degner, Act. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur., vol. vi, appendix, 1742 (from Buchner), effects of ointment containing Merc Viv Merc. corr., to an induration on leg, in a woman, aged forty-seven; 18, Wedel, Diss. de Merc Viv Merc. dul., p. 22 (from Buchner), effects of 10 grains, in a child, aged two years; 19, Dr. Henry, Edin. Med. and Surg. Journ. 1811, p. 150, took nearly 1 ounce, in hot water; 20, Robertson, Edin. M. and S. Journ, 1812, vol. 8, p. 195, effects of using a solution of 4 grains to an ounce, on an eruption, which began to disappear the fifth day; 21, a girl took 1 drachm in beer, Fothergill's Journ., 1819 (from Buchner); 22, Anderson, effects of application of a solution of 30 grains to an ounce, for rheumatism in arm, Edin. M. and S. J., 1811; 23, Thomas, a woman (a month after parturition) drank a solution of 30 grains to an ounce, that had been prescribed for an eruption, Edin. M. and S. J., vol. 16, p. 510, 1820; 24, Ward, effects of rubbing whole body with an ointment, containing 1 ounce of M. corr., in a man, suffering from the itch, Lond. Med. Gaz., 1829; 24a, same, effects of same, in a brother; 25, Westrumb, a man took nearly 3 drachms dissolved in water, Rust's Mag., 1834 (Frank's Mag., 1, 573); 26, Lowenhardt, a man took nearly an ounce, Med. Zeit. f. Heilk., Preussen, 1839, No. 7 (from Buchner); 27, Alex. Wood, a man took half a teaspoonful in some whisky, Edin, M. and S. J., 51, 114, 1839; 28, Blacklock, a man took upwards of a drachm dissolved in water, Edin, M. and S. J. 36, p. 92, 1831; 29, omitted; 30, Stringham, effects of 6 grains in four dose, in a man, with gonorrhoea, Med. and Phys. J., 10, 283; 31, Budd, effects of 1 ounce in a woman, Med. and Phys. J., 18, 347; 32, Evans, effects of 1/2 a drachm in a man, Med. and Phys. J., 3, 535; 33, Kimball, effects of about 3 grs., applied to herpes of scalp, in a girl, aged twelve years, Bost. M. and S. J., 4, 220; 34, Meeker, effects of plaster containing about 100 grains, applied to a scirrhous tumor of mamma, Bost. M. and S. J., 39, 18; 35, Masselot, effects of two doses, each of 3/16 grain, Hempel's Mat. Med.; 35a, same, repeated; 36, Devergie, effects of an indefinite quantity in a woman, from Hempel; 37, Orfila, effects of a large quantity on a man, Toxicologie; 38, Trousseau and Pidoux, effects of baths of Corros, subl.; 39, omitted; 40, Provin. Med. J., 1843 (from Buchner), effects of parts of a powder containing 1/2 a drachm, in a woman; 41, Buchner, effects of pills containing Corros. subl., taken for neuralgia, in a man, A. H. Z., 28, 155; 42, Frisselle, a woman, aged twenty-six, took 1 drachm in a solution, Bost. M. and S. J., 41, 279, 1849; 43, Guy's Hosp. Rep., N. S., 5, a man took about 1 drachm; 43a, same, a young woman swallowed a little of a solution (indefinite); 43b, same, similar to last dose, fatal; 44, Vautier, Gaz. Méd. de Paris, 1842 (S. J., 39, 22), effects of about 2 grains; 45, Andrew, effects of about 40 grains, in whisky, L. and Ed. Med. J., Feb. 1845; 46, Watson effects of about a drachm, in a man, L. and E. M. J., May, 1844; 47, Percy, effects of 30 grains, in a girl, aged seventeen, Lond. Med. Gaz., March, 1843; 48, Gaz. des Hôp., 1844, effects of application of a solution of thighs and scrotum; 49, Laduit de la Charriere, effects of 10 grammes, in a woman, aged twenty-one from Tardieu sur l'Empoison, p. 695; 50, Ollivier, effects of about 1.1 gramme, in a woman, aged sixty-two, from Tardieu; 51, Vigla, effects of 3 or 4 gramme, in a man, Gaz. des Hôp., 1859; 52, Prael, effects of an indefinite quantity in an epileptic, Ammons monats., S. J., 31, 33; 53, Deutsch, effects of application of a solution of 6 grains to 6 ounces of water, to an eruption, in a boy, Preus. Ver. Zeit., 1851 (S. J., 72, 31); 54, same, effects of a both of Corros. subl., for an eruption, in a girl, aged fourteen, S. J. 90, 295; 55, omitted; 56, Butcher, effects of a vaginal injection of more than, 1/3 of a solution of a drachm of Corros, subl., in lime-water, in a woman, aged twenty-five, Dublin Quar. J. of Med. Sci., 1856, vol. 21, p. 242; 57, Thomson, effects of 2 drachms, in a man, Lond. and Ed. Med. J., 13, 582; 58, McCready, effects of about 22 grains, in a young woman, N. Y. J. of Med., 1850; 59, Williams, effects of about 30 grains, in a man, Am. J. of Med. Sc., 1851, vol. 21, p. 79; 60, Coale, effects of part of 10 grains, in a man, Am. J. Med. Sc., Jan. 1851; 61, Roberts, effects of 1/2 a drachm in 1/2 an ounce of mur. tinct. of iron. Med. Times and Gaz., 1859, p. 210; 62, Auer, effects of half a spoonful of a solution of 10 grains in an ounce of water, taken for pain in stomach, Bavar. Intell., 131 (S. J., 109, 291); 63, Haight, took a spoonful of a strong solution, U. S. J. of Hom., 1, p. 7; 64, Robinson, proving in a young woman, of 200th dil. in water, a teaspoonful every third morning, Br. J. of Hom., 25, 324; 64a, same, in another case; 65, Ord, effects in a man, from tasting it, Am. J. of Med. Sc. Jl., 1861; 66, Cabot, fatal effects in a woman, aged twenty-five, Bost. M. and S. J., 65, 218; 67, De Ricci, effects on two boys, of application of ointment containing 2 drachms, for porrigo, Bost. M. and S. J., 51, 249, from Dubl. Q. Journ.; 68, Skegg, effects of a 1/4 of an ounce, in a man, Lancet, Feb. 1862; 69, Garnsey, effects of a small dose of 1st dec. trit., for sore throat, Am. Hom. Obs., 1868, p. 470; 70, Anderseck and Hamberger; effects of an ointment of Corros. subl., in two girls, for an eruption, Vjs. f. Geranium Maculatum ger. Med. (Syd. Soc. Yr. Book, 1864, p. 431); 71, Coghlan, effects of 12 grains in whisky, in a stout healthy lad, for gonorrhoea, Med. Times and Gaz., 1860, p. 162; 72, Taylor, effects of 2 drachms, in a man, Guy's Hosp. Rep., 1844, p. 24; 73, Lucas, effects of a quantity in vinegar, on a man, Med. Times and Gaz., Sept. 1871; 74, Eade, effects of a "small lump," which remained an hour in the stomach, and was then ejected by vomiting, Lancet, Feb. 1870; 75, Brewer, effects of a strong solution, in a woman, aged twenty, Med. Invest., 7, 160; 76, Berridge, effect of 1600th dil. (Fincke), two doses, Am. J. H. M. M., 8, p. 126; 77, Anderson, effects of 1 drachm, in a girl, aged twenty-eight, Ed. M. and S. J., 14, p. 474; 78, Ogston, effects of 2 drachms, in a man; 79, Taylor, effects of 5 to 10 grains, in vinegar, Guy's Hosp. Rep., 1864; 80, Hort effects of a solution (indefinite), in man, from Tardieu; 81, Lorenzo Rota, effects of an indefinite amount in a man, Italian Med. Gaz., 1851 (S. J., 74, p. 167); 82 to 85, Valentine, a woman administered to self and children large doses; 82, girl, aged three; 83, boy, aged eleven; 84, the mother; 85, boy, aged eight; 86, girl, aged fourteen, Edin. M. and S. J., 1818, vol, 14, p. 468.
87, W. B. Herapath, M.D. Lancet, 1845 (2), p. 650, an epileptic woman swallowed a scruple of the bichloride in solution; 88, M. Wade, ibid., 1848 (1), p. 500, fatal poisoning of Mr. M., aet. twenty-one years, by rather more than a drachm; 89, H. Gatch Carey, M.D., Med. and Surg. Reporter, vol. ix, 1856, p. 209, Mr. S., aet. twenty-three years, swallowed about 170 grains dissolved in Spirits of nitre, and died in thirty-six hours; 90, John G. Bingham, M.D., Amer. Med. Times, vol. iv, 1862, p. 347, a child, aet. eighteen months, swallowed an unknown quantity, and died in twenty minutes; 91, G. S. Galer, M.D., Philad. Med. and Surg. Reporter, vol. xxvi, 1872, p. 248, Mrs. S., aet. forty years, took over 1 fluid ounce from a bottle containing pure alcohol, with more of the substance than it could hold in solution; 92, Q. C. Smith, M.D., Pacific Med. and Surg. Journ., Feb., 1875, p. 448, Mrs. W., aet. sixty-seven years, took about a tablespoonful of the strengh usually prepared to kill vermin, and died after twenty-three days; 93, C. A. Libby, M.D., U. S. Med. Invest., New Ser., vol. vi. 1877, p. 72, a boy, aet. three years, swallowed an unknown quantity; 94, R. T. Gore, Lancet, 1878 (1), p. 146, a woman injected some into her vagina; 95, Maschka, S. J., 178, 238, a girl drank a large quantity; 96, D. G. Woodvine, M.D., Pub. Mass. Hom. Soc., vol. iv, p. 149, a woman, aet. twenty-two years, took a fatal dose; 97, Chas. T. Southworth, M.D., New Orleans Med. and Surg. Journ., vol. xvi, 1839, p. 675, Mrs. S., at sixty-three years, was occupied fifteen minutes in anointing with an alcoholic solution of the perchloride a bedstead infected with bugs.≡ more ...