A compositor, set. 24, lean, of pale, earthy complexion, suffered for years after eating carrots, all sorts of cabbage, especially the white and sauerkraut, every species of fruit, pears in particular : violent attacks of neuralgia ; a certain movement was felt about the navel, then suddenly, always at the same place a pinching as if by pincers followed, with the most intolerable pain lasting half or a whole minute ; each time it went away with rumblings in the stomach, extending to the coecal region.
There occurred also a sensation of constriction above and below, preventing flatus from passing. Attacks of anxiety and pain increase from half
to a whole hour, abdomen swelled and became painful to the touch. Along with all this : inclination to vomit, chest constricted, breathing shorter, more and more difficult, cold sweat, stupefaction and total exhaustion. Could not swallow a drop of liquid, much less any solid food. He lay many hours stupefied, unconscious, with a swollen face and protruded eyes, without sleep. After wind passed up or down it went off.
Veratrum. album., four powders, each containing four grains of the powdered root, caused a dreadful aggravation, followed by a perfect cure.