CHRONIC NERVOUS PROSTRATION
After graduation in Philadelphia, on my return home (Candor, N. Y.), I was called to an adjoining town (Danby) to a patient who had been in bed twenty years from what was diagnosed then by several physicians as “nervous prostration.”
I thought this was a hard case for a novice to undertake, but on examination was informed by the patient that her whole trouble was brought on at first by an exposure to dry cold air on a long ride, 20 degrees below zero. She had never been well since. Now she was troubled with insomnia of long duration. She was afraid to go to sleep for fear she might die. On these indications I prescribed Aconite 6x notwithstanding the chronic character of the case. A month after she came walking into my office.
She said, “‘I did not report as I promised, because I slept good the first night, and have done so ever since, I feel well.”
This was my first case after graduation, many years ago. It was a remarkable cure, for it helped both the patient and me ; me in the establishment of my faith in homœopathy, and the patient so long sick to perfect health. (E. E. Snyder.)