Pure nitrate of Uranium is triturated for use.
Generalities and Mind
Feeling as if he had taken cold. Languor; on rising from bed. Ill humor; and not feeling well all day.
(Aching caused by a violent cold from exposure to wet, with sore throat for four days, leaving me well except cough in morning on rising, (>) expectoration.) Heaviness on waking. Vertigo twice in evening. Pain in forehead; over l. eye; in evening, and in occiput; in temple; in occipital protuberances; in occiput on waking. Neuralgia on posterior edge of l. temporal bone (formerly on r.) from 2 till 4 P.M., leaving dull aching, N. woke me at 1 A.M. that night, lasted an hour and prevented sleep, ill from the pain during the next day, two days later pain in the old place (r. side) came on gradually, (>) dinner.
Eyes, Nose, Etc
Stye in l. upper lid. (OEdema of lower lids worse than usual.) Shooting from r. orbit to occipital protuberance in evening. Itching in nose. L. nostril stuffed. Dry coryza. Painless ulcer, with one elevated side, in mouth opposite l. anterior upper molar, more tender next day, evening. Acid saliva. Hawking of tenacious mucus. Contracted feeling in throat.
Appetite lost. Eructations; tasteless; putrid at 11 and 3 O’clock. Indigestion in afternoon a quarter of an hour before dinner, with gnawing sinking at cardiac end of stomach, not hungry nor faint. Dyspepsia, flatus after food, acidity, pain from cardiac end of stomach to suprarenal region, (>) movement, lasted all day, bowels slightly moved, pale clay-colored faces (query, if from drug, as I had had similar but slighter attacks), afterward epigastric pain as above returned, (>) food, with occasional twisting-screwing feeling lower down.
Clinical Vomiting of food, with agonizing, burning pain in the stomach, and soreness, apparently from an ulcer, associated with crops of styes on the eyelids. Enormous appetite and thirst, but the patient emaciates, with this there is excessive flow of urine. Repeated case of ulceration of the stomach have been cured.
Abdomen and Stool
Flatus. Borborygmi. Sharp colic, with tenesmus and with raw feeling in rectum, afterwards in sleep unconscious seminal emission. Urging in rectum and bladder, waking me at 2 A.M., borborygmi, soft stool. Stool twice in one day. Constipation.
Sore pain in vesical region in evening. Burning in urethra. Urine contained bile. Urine high-colored, a few lithates on standing, after wards it contained mucus, here and there a cast, uric acid crystals (uncertain pus or blood-cells in two specimens out of five), later a thick mucous sediment, acid in passing, soon becoming alkaline and offensive, many uric acid crystals and lithate of ammonia, with pavement epithelium, no sugar or albumen, later muco-purulent sediment after standing all night, deposits of urates and mucus, phosphates abundant, muco-purulent appearance on standing, this material was dissolved by boiling; average sp. gr. increased, maximum diminished average quantity unchanged, maximum quantity decreased, minimum quantity increased; sp. gr. sometimes diminished, sometimes much mucus, phosphates sometimes scanty, sometimes copious, some days frequent micturition, day desire to urinate immediately after micturition, one day fishy odor, one day urine high-colored and turbid, more chlorides than usual, average of sp. gr. increased, maximum of sp. gr. increased, average of quantity increased, minimum of quantity unchanged; slight sediment, a few crystals of urate of soda, here and there a dumb-bell, very indistinct and only in two specimens out of five. “It produces acute parenchymatous nephritis; sugar is found in the urine, this generally does not come on until after albumen has appeared; glycosuria is very characteristic and persistent; it also produces at times a large amount of oxalate of lime.”
Clinical Numerous cases of diabetes are reported cured with this drug; it seems particularly indicated by the excessive thirst, emaciation, and perhaps, also tympanitis.
Intermittent pain radiating from l. side of ensiform, cartilage, (<) fasting. Loins stiff. Night restless, with shivering and heat.