Materia medica entries of other remedies mentioning Oxygenum
Ozone > general
As we learn more and more how to handle gases they will take a more definite part in the materia medica. I have incorporated in the present Schema a proving by Swan of Oxy. 200 (Organon, iii. 280), and a proving of Ozonum by Dewar, McKendrick and two others, recorded by Allen. Their symptoms I have marked "Oz." With another preparation called Oxydol, or Eau Maiche (from its inventor), I have had some experiences. It is not chemically distinguishable from Peroxide of Hydrogen, but it has none of the disagreeable features of that substance. It does not bleach articles it may touch, or cause effervescence. It is said to liberate oxygen in nascent state in the tissues when it is taken internally diluted with five or six parts of water. Undiluted its taste is disagreeably metallic, though it can be used undiluted as a gargle without inconvenience. Diluted it has no taste at all. When taken as directed in doses of a tablespoonful with six of water it sometimes causes relaxation of the bowels followed by constipation. In myself it set up all the symptoms of a common cold. As an antiseptic lotion and application I have found it of great value, and as a gargle in cases of sore throat, or rather rawness of the throat when ushering in a cold, I have often known it stop the irritation from going further either up or down. In cases of gonorrhoea it has a useful function in rendering the urine antiseptic, supplying an antiseptic lotion from within, without interfering with the action of the specific homoeopathic remedy. I have found it more useful than Salol or Urethane in such cases. But the disease for which it is chiefly commended by its inventor is cancer. I have given it in a number of cases and have obtained favourable temporary results in some. In one case seen with a colleague in an elderly woman of the working class who had a large fungating cancer of the left breast, Oxyd. was given internally and applied also externally. It caused excessive discharge with corresponding reduction of the tumour, and we hoped for a cure. But after several weeks the patient's legs suddenly swelled.
Ozone > general
2 to 3 a.m. amel. lying on back. Oxy. cm cured this case. As a mouth wash in canker sores dilute Oxydol is a useful preparation. Now that Oxygen inhalation has become so popular, we may expect some symptoms from those who become addicted to it. With inhalation of Oxygen kept up for ten hours, D. T. Playfair (Lancet, quoted N. A. J. H., xiv. 139) cured a desperate case of morphia poisoning (30 grains Morph. acet. had been taken) in a young woman of 37. All the usual antidotes had been given before without avail. The patient was entirely well In twenty-four hours. Osterwald of Berlin (Med. Press, Jan. 9, 1901) has also shown by experiments on guinea-pigs that Oxygen gas is a most efficient antidote to poisoning by Strychnine in these animals. After injecting the strychnine in two animals, he placed one in an atmosphere of Oxygen, and no convulsions occurred in this one, whilst they were fully developed in the other. Other experiments fully confirmed these. Korndoerfer (H. R., iii. 189) relates this case illustrating how Ozone inhalations may sometimes assist homoeopathy Miss X, 18, tall, slender, intensely pale, chlorotic, had been two years ill, and neither homoeopathy nor allopathy had given any relief. She suffered from great weakness, could scarcely walk a hundred yards. Prostration and loss of breath and palpitation from least exertion. Frequent violent headache, agg. after exertion, especially after going up stairs. Pains along spine, especially aching about small of back. Rheumatic pains in lower limbs. Desires motion, but owing to exhaustion dares not indulge the desire. Stooping gait. Poor appetite. Menses much delayed, and, when appearing, scanty, watery, brownish. All symptoms agg. in wet weather, and on change from clear to cloudy weather. Puls. gave slight relief. Rhus caused severe aggravation. It covered the case, but something prevented its acting properly. Korndoerfer thought the action of Ozone on the red corpuscles might help. Inhalations, of ten minutes each, three times a week, were given, and then Rhus acted well. The improvement was prompt and continued, and was only interrupted when the experiment was made of trying to do without either of the remedies. Neither was efficacious when given without the other. A cure of diabetes with large doses of Oxy. is on record (H. W., xxxii. 567).