Now another strange case I may tell you: A woman had been sick four years, declining steadily, when she came to consult me.
She had lost all her loves: had not the ability to exercise that function at all. She was ashamed of it: did not like her husband; did not love her children: and she said: “What shall I do! Don’t tell of it. I don’t want anybody to know that I do not love my husband; he is a good man. And my children; I have lost all my love for my children.”
She had no resolution whatever; was entirely irresolute: Was irritable; had no desire to do anything: it was all lost.
Undertaking any mental exertion brought much pain in the occiput; she put her finger directly on the spot: she felt hot right at that spot.
Hers was a marked tubercular history. From her recital I recognized that there was a difficulty it was clear to me that there was some obstruction in the passage between the third and the fourth ventricles; it appeared to me that the cerebro-spinal fluid would not flow out of the brain to accommodate her mental exertion, and then she would have congestion.
I could strongly suspect that there were tubercular deposits in the brain; I was convinced of this by her strongly tubercular history. But I did not come to a conclusion until after studying her for more than six months, giving her such remedies as I could.
She would pick up slightly; and then within a week would drop right back again: I would select another remedy, and after another slight improvement she would again drop back.
Finally, I thought: Here is a tubercular history and here are the tubercular symptoms; I am going to test her.
Putting her under a test with TUBERCULINUM bovinum 10m, she responded to it.
She said, “Doctor, I am a new woman.” All of her loves came back; her mental ability revived.
She had 10m twice at long intervals and: had 50m twice, also at long intervals.
She responded and felt better after the first dose; within three or four weeks her symptoms returned and I gave her a second one. She is now on the third or fourth dose; now, after about three or four doses she is a new woman, perfectly natural in everything.