It is made from the “Grease” a disease seen in horses. It is a nosode first proved and introduced by Boskowitz of Brooklyn who made the first potencies up to the 30th. It was later proved by Drs. Straube (using 30th potency), Raue, Carleton Smith, Wm. Jefferson, Guernsey, Selfridge, Burnett and Clarke. An extensive proving was carried out by W. P. Wesselhoeft, H.C. Allen, Steere, Holcombe and the students of Hering College in 1900 – 1901. They used 30th, 35th and 200th potencies.
A 14 years old girl of thin built, wheatish complexion and limping gait was brought to me by her parents for consultation. She had pain and swelling in right leg just below the knee joint since 2 1/2 years. The swelling was reddish and shiny (ANGRY APPEARANCE). With my poor knowledge of clinical medicine I asked them if it is a case of cancer? The parents replied that it had been diagnosed as a case of Osteosarcoma of Right upper Tibia. (So many times we see patients who try to test the clinical acumen of the Homoeopathic physicians by hiding the diagnosis till the very last moment!)
Minimum Syndrome of Maximum Value
A female, aged 23 years, with numerous brownish moles on face, consulted me for her c/o obstinate dysmenorrhoea since menarche. She used to experience severe pain in thigh especially right thigh with nausea on the first day of periods. The pain was better from warmth and used to reduce on following days till the period was over.
A boy aged 24 years consulted me for his C/o travel sickness. He told me that whenever he used to travel especially in mountainous regions, he used to develop extreme giddiness with nausea and vomiting. Persistent queries revealed that he had no other physical complaint.
Once I was called upon to treat an elderly man, aged about 70 years, suffering from CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE with DIABETES MELLITUS. On account of his ill health, he requested me to pay home visit. On entering his house, I found and admired the absolute orderliness in which the things were placed in his house. Minutest care had been taken to place the things and hence his FASTIDIOUSNESS immediately struck me.
A Muslim lady, 75years old presented with the C/o Fluctuating Hypertension. She was very calm, silent lady with a delicate constitution. She also had the C/o severe constipation; she often used to pass stool at the interval of 8-10 days. Her husband had died due to Carcinoma of lung. Careful interrogation revealed that she used to keep all her emotions under the emotional wrapping and never allowed it to come to the fore.