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