Excerpt from The New-England Medical Gazette, 1867, Vol. 2: A Monthly Journal of Homeopathic Medicine, Surgery, and the Collateral Sciences
IN the June number of the Medical Investigator for 1866, I called attention to the alleged powers of Chimaphila Umbel lata in effecting alterations in the structure of the mammae.
The first mention of this action of Chimaphila was by Dr. Paine, ale of Philadelphia, who says, If taken for a length of time by a female, the mammae gradually become absorbed, and atrophy is the result'; the mammae are softened, and, as it were, ﬂattened. In the male, it causes atrophy Of the testi cles.
This Observation came under the notice of Dr. Hull, of Beloit, Wis., who had a case under his care of painful tumor of the mammae in a young, unmarried woman. He con cluded to test the power of Chimaphila in the case. The medicine was prescribed on the list of July (ten drops every four hours). On the 15th, the patient reported a diminution in size, not only Of the tumor, but of both mammae!
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