Case.July 2d, 1890. Male, tall, well formed, aged forty seven. This illness has been coming on about three years; has lost thirty five pounds in weight and is losing steadily. Ability to exercise steadily growing less. Sleepless nights. Two years ago had occasional attacks of diarrhoea, accompanied with abdominal suffering; after these attacks the sleeplessness increased. Sometimes the pain in abdomen keeps him awake nights. Dull aching diffused through abdomen; worse nights; worse when lying during day. Copious perspiration on slight exertion. Very nervous, must keep in motion. Stool light coloured. Violent pulsation felt in body. Strong action of the heart and full rapid pulse, 95 to 100. Had “grippe” last winter and has been losing much faster since. Greasy cuticle on the urine.
Brickdust in urine, not always. Excitement often brings on a sensation as though the head or skull is divided above the ears, and lifted up and down. Can sleep in one position as well as in another. Heat overcomes him quickly but he is not sensitive to cold. Weak from exertion of body and mind. Must arise in the night to pass urine. Quantity of urine four to five pints. Specific gravity of the urine, 1030 to 1035. Fermentation test gives sugar twelve to fifteen grains per ounce. Rumbling in abdomen. This patient has visited several allopathic physicians who had given him many strong drugs, especially Podophyllum, Strych. He had not received any homoeopathic advice. Thirst for cold water. Smarting of anus. Has been told he had fissure of anus. A few days later after a careful study of all remedies related to the case he received Phosphorus cm, which was followed by a sharp aggravation of all symptoms.
He improved steadily without further medicine until October 31st, when his symptoms began to return. The sugar disappeared from the urine within a month, and has not since appeared.
October 31st same year Phosphorus mm. He is in perfect health, doing active brain work, and his endurance is as great as ever.