Author: William Boericke
The most striking fact in the proving of Benzol seems to be the influence it had on the circulatory system. It caused a slowing of the pulse stream which in the guinea-pigs brought about the formation of infarcts. In the human provers it resulted in a decrease of the red and increase of white cells (R. F. Rabe, M. D).
It ought to be of use in Leucaemia. Eye symptoms striking. Hallucinations-Epileptiform attacks, coma, and anaesthesia.
Head: Sense of falling through bed and floor. Pains from below upward. Tired and nervous.
Frontal headache to root of nose. Dizzy. Pressing feeling in head. Right sided headache.
Eyes: Illusion of vision with wide open eyes. Twitching of lids. Photophobia, objects blurred. Aching in eyes and lids. Marked dilation of pupils. Failure to react to light, particularly daylight.
Nose: Profuse fluent coryza. Especially in afternoon. Violent sneezing.
Male: Swelling of right testicle. Severe pain in testicles. Itching of scrotum. Profuse urination.
Extremities: Heavy limbs, cold legs, exaggerated knee-jerk. Pains from below upward.
Skin: Eruption like measles. Perspiration on side not lain upon. Itching all over back.
Modalities: Worse at night. Worse right side.