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Malandrinum

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It is believed by some veterinary authorities that Grease corresponds to phthisis in the human subject. (4)

According to Edward Jenner (1749 - 1823), Grease seems capable of generating smallpox  in the human body (after it has undergone some modification). Grease bears so strong a resemblance to the smallpox that he thinks it highly probable it may be the source of the disease. Grease makes its progress from the horse to the nipple of the cow (to cause cow-pox), and from the cow to the human.(3)

Edward Jenner:
"...In this dairy country a great number of cows are kept, and the office of milking is performed indiscriminately by men and maid servants. One of the former having been appointed to apply dressings to the heels of a horse affected with the grease, and not paying due attention to cleanliness, incautiously bears his part in milking the cows, with some particles of the infectious matter adhering to his fingers. When this is the case, it commonly happens that a disease is communicated to the cows, and from the cows to dairy maids, which spreads through the farm until the most of the cattle and domestics feel its unpleasant consequences...

...This disease has obtained the name of cow-pox. It appears on the nipples of the cows in the form of irregular pustules. At their first appearance they are commonly of a palish blue, or rather of a colour somewhat approaching to livid, and are surrounded by an erysipelatous inflammation. These pustules, unless a timely remedy be applied, frequently degenerate into phagedenic ulcers, which prove extremely troublesome...

...The animals become indisposed, and the secretion of milk is much lessened. Inflamed spots now begin to appear on different parts of the hands of the domestics employed in milking, and sometimes on the wrists, which quickly run on to suppuration, first assuming the appearance of the small vesications produced by a burn...

...Most commonly they appear about the joints of the fingers and at their extremities; but whatever parts are affected, if the situation will admit, these superficial suppurations put on a circular form, with their edges more elevated than their centre, and of a colour distantly approaching to blue...
...Absorption takes place, and tumours appear in each axilla. The system becomes affected - the pulse is quickened; and shiverings, succeeded by heat, with general lassitude and pains about the loins and limbs, with vomiting, come on. The head is painful, and the patient is now and then even affected with delirium...
...These symptoms, varying in their degrees of violence, generally continue from one day to three or four, leaving ulcerated sores about the hands, which, from the sensibility of the parts, are very troublesome, and commonly heal slowly, frequently becoming phagedenic, like those from whence they sprung...
...The lips, nostrils, eyelids, and other parts of the body are sometimes affected with sores; but these evidently arise from their being heedlessly rubbed or scratched with the patient's infected fingers.
....(3)

This assertion is to some extent confirmed by the experience of homœopaths, who have found in Maland. a very effectual protection against infection with small-pox and against vaccination.(1)

However, Dr. Charles T. Pearce says that one of Jenner's great mistakes consisted in his view that cow-pox and small-pox were governed by the same laws - moreover that the grease in the horse was identical with small-pox in the human subject. (4)