The nosode of Carcinoma.
Cancer Melancholia. Worms.
This is one principal nosodes of cancer, and is one of Dr. Burnett’s preparations.
I use it more frequently than any other as a diathesic remedy.
Burnett had a number of different cancer preparations, and followed his instinct largely in their use and selection.
In addition to Scirrhinum, of which I have given an account in the Dictionary, he had a preparation which he named Durum (a Latinised form of Scirrhinum, as I take it).
This he used in treating depraved inherited conditions in children, such as infantile self-abuse, with good effects, which I have confirmed.
I have met with a suicidal tendency in several cancer patients, so that the cancer nosodes may be appropriate in many mental cases, especially where the heredity points that way.