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Nux moschata Muskatnuss 1901 Puhlmann"Nux moschata. Muskatnuss" ~ 1901 ~ Puhlmann ~ Handbuch der Homöopathischen Praxis

PRINT ENTITLED: "Nux moschata.  Muskatnuss".
SOURCE: Dr. Puhlmann's Handbuch der Homöopathischen Praxis
                 [Dr. Puhlmann's Manual of Homeopathic Practice].

ORIGINAL AUTHOR: C. G. Puhlmann.
REVISEMENT EDITORS: T. Hengstebeck and S. Schwabe.
PUBLISHER: Willmar Schwabe, Leipzig, Germany.
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 1901.
SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF PUBLICATION: A publication pertaining to the study of
                 "Medical Botany", and includes medical applications using plants and herbs.
PRINT PAGE NO.: Appendix ~ Chromo-panel 31.
PAGE SIZE: 8.5 inches H., 5.25 inches W.,
PRINT METHOD: Chromolithograph.
PAPER TYPE: Heavy weight bond paper.

HISTORY: Dr. Puhlmann's Handbuch der Homöopathischen Praxis [Dr. Puhlmann's Manual of Homeopathic Practice] provides "Guidance on clinical examination of the sick and their treatment using homeopathic and dietary elementary propositions, with special focus in the treatment of various forms of tropical diseases." This textbook contains 142 partially colored illustrations of plants in conjunction to description of their useful medical applications, plus an Appendix displaying 47 pastoral chromolithographic prints. The 1901 version is significantly edited and re-fashioned by Dr. Th. Hengstebeck, senior medical physician of homeopathic treatments and by Dr. S. Schwabe of the Central Pharmacy and Polyclinic in Leipzig. [NOTE: A polyclinic is a clinic that provides both general and specialist examinations and treatments to outpatients and is usually independent of a hospital.]  Although earlier versions of this book are in print, plant images in the appendix, such as "Nux moschata.  Muskatnuss", first appear in the 1901 edition. The book was published in Leipzig by Dr. Willmar Schwabe. 

One medical treatment using nutmeg was for the sickness of "Neurasthenia" which was described as a psychological disorder characterized by "chronic fatigue and weakness, loss of memory, and generalized aches and pains, formerly thought to result from exhaustion of the nervous system." Although a sickness described in 1901, "Neurasthenia" is no longer a term in scientific use.  Note "Neurasthenia's" treatment as originally described in German, followed by its English translation, below:

page 698 (as originally written in German):
"Nux moschata (3. und hohere Dec.-Pot.). Empfohlen gegen Neurasthenie und Hysterie, besonders bei Erkaltungsbeschwerden nervoser Personen (Heinigke). Rheumatismus im linken Deltoideus {Farrington}, Nymphomanie (464) ~ Chromo-Tafel 31".

page 698 (as translated into English):
Nux moschata (3rd and higher Dec. pot.). Recommended against neurasthenia and hysteria, especially in complaints of colds among nervous people {Heinigke}. Rheumatism in the left deltoid {Farrington}, nymphomania (464) ~ Chromo-panel 31.

                                                                                                                                                   [KLOPFER article © September 2016.]