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Prescribing on the basis of Miasm of Consumptiveness of Burnett


The following case examples are provided to understand the Miasm of Consumptiveness of Burnett:

Case I By Dr. J.T.Kent

Adenoids Cured with Tuberculinum:

I recently met an old friend who said that he and his sister had lately become interested in a dear little child whose parents had died of tuberculosis. These friends were trying to help the child along through school, but the school doctor said it was useless effort; that the child's head was all stopped up with adenoids. The child was also stupid; it was sickly, having night-sweats and many symptoms suggestive of Tuberculinum. My friend offered to pay for my attention but I said I would be as generous as he and that it would give me great pleasure to help the child; and I did.

I sent Tuberculinum. After a short time the child was breathing through the nose and was going to school. In the course of about four months they thought the child was so much better that they showed her to the doctor to see if he still considered that adenoids were present. He said they surely were there, very marked, but that now he did not see them at all; that he also had heard of those things getting well of themselves.

I have cured probably 100 cases of adenoids with Tuberculinum alone, so that the children breathe through the nose, and close the mouth.

Case II: Tubercular Glands:

Dr. Kent: Speaking to another point: I have had a great deal of experience with tubercular glands on both sides of the neck. Each had about four or five fistulous openings:

She had had such glands for some time:

The neck was whittled out, and very thin, the fistulous openings persisting. She had a tuberculosis family history; and other tubercular symptoms, with these glands. I started her on a series of Tuberculinum bovinum. I used the bovinum in that case because it comes from the glands of the cow's neck. She was kept under a series of potencies, probably to the ten thousandth: Then those glands all subsided and healed, and the neck was perfectly smooth.

She afterwards became pregnant and brought forth a healthy perfectly normal child.

Before she finished nursing the child those tubercular glands rose again:
I then had her stop the nursing, placing her again under treatment. At the wd of about six or eight months she appeared perfectly well and, so far as I have heard, she has not had any return nor any sign from those tubercular glands of the neck.

Case III: Tubercular Glands of Right Side of Neck:

Mrs. N.D.J., thirty-four years old, April 25, 1911: Tubercular glands of right side of neck. These were cut out. Rigg's disease. Bilious disorders - subject to vomiting of bile. Hands and feet cold. Apprehensive; disposed to worry; weeps easily. Prefers cold to heat & better in motion than in rest. Tuberculinum 10M.

May 22. Tuberc, l0M.

July 5. Stronger and generally much improved. Tuberc. 50M.

September 13. Feels perfectly well; glandular swelling disappeared completely.

Patients with such glandular disorders present themselves to the physician with few or no other complaints. They seek a removal of these, and having slight suffering elsewhere, at times offer no characteristics such as the prescriber seeks as a basis for remedy selection. Then the remedy, most similar in its effects to the nature of the disorder, must be used.

Case IV: By. S.R Wadia

A sister tutor age 46, working in a big hospital of Bombay, was losing her voice very often while lecturing. She has also sore throat and pain if she raises her voice.

An ENT specialist had removed nodules on both the vocal cords two years back. She was better for some time but the problem relapsed again. She has frequent colds, menses is normal. in the past she has pleurisy with effusion. Chronic TB adinities for which allopathic medicines were given. She has vaccination every year. This patient was given Bacillinum 1M up to CM and she recovered perfectly. The nodules have completely disappeared within 4 months of treatment.

Updated on: 01 Feb 2010