Complete Repertory by Roger Van Zanvoort-Book Review

book (3)Review by Dr Jasmin BHMS MD(Hom)

  • Author: Roger Van Zanvoort
  • Year of publishing: 1996
  • Number of remedies: 1725
  • Volume: Three also in one big volume having almost 2830 pages
  • PREFACE  by Dr. Dario Spinedi

Most complete work on Kent’s Repertory. Initially it came out as database file for use with kent Homoeopathic association, MAC Repertory and for HOMPATH Soft ware. Now other softwares (ISIS) also giving options of complete repertory. 

About the author
Roger van Zandvoort (1958 –    )
Roger van Zandvoort was born in Heerlen, Holland, in 1958. His website is: www.morphologica.com

At age 20 he went to the Nederlandse Akademie . Due to his deep knowledge of phytotherapy, acquired before and during this study, he was immediately invited to start lecturing at the Akademie when he finished his study.

In 1982 he started work on additions and corrections to Kent’s Repertory, without initial intention of publication. That work was for the benefit of his patients but gradually he started to dedicate less time to them and more time to his work on the repertory.

From these efforts sprang a database called the “Complete Repertory” that started to be used commercially in homeopathic software programs such as MacRepertory and later CARA and Hompath.

In 1990, guided by Dr. Künzli and later by Hansjoerg Hee and Dario Spinedi, 40 medical doctors from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland began to integrate Boger’s Boenninghausen Repertory into the Complete Repertory. During the ensuing 6 years Roger received and integrated their work into his Repertory.

By  updating and improving the Complete Repertory, Roger still works full-time on this project.

Evolution
Complete repertory is one of the widely used repertories since the last decade. This project work is done by the Institute of Research in Homoeopathic Information and Symptamatology.

In practice, they first treated most people with herbal medicines, but when they felt that they really knew the correct homoeopathic remedy, only when it was clear, they gave homoeopathic remedy. But after a while the entire practice was homoeopathy. And then he bought a computer in 1987, and a Mac repertory to help in practice.

Roger started comparing the information that Bill Gray had with the Vithoulkas additions to the Synthetic Repertory, and saw that there were many differences. He liked the Synthetic repertory, so he started collecting material to add to Mac Repertory and saw that the authors were not always the same, although they had the same additions. So he got involved in finding out where these additions really came from. There’s a lot of information missing in Kent’s Repertory, and that is one of the reasons that he began this work.

Gradation of remedies

4 Grades

  • 1st Grade : BOLD UPPERCASE
  • 2nd Grade:UPPER CASE
  • 3rd Grade: Bold Italis
  • 4th Grade: Roman

Sources
Mainly based on 1st , 2nd  and 6th edition of Kent’s Repertoy. To this added and corrected mainly from the following books,

  • Homoeopathic journals
  • Schmidt’s and Chand’s final general Repertory
  • Kunzli’s Repertorium generale
  • Sivaraman’s additions to Kent’s Repertory
  • CCRH’s (Dr.Rastogi’s) corrections to Boger Boenninghausen’s Repertory.
  • Boerike’s Matetia medica and repertory
  • Phatak’s additions,
  • Boenninghausen’s Repertory and Boenninghausen’s unique private additions.

Author ID is mentioned in numbers as superscript after the remedy. The rubric source is mentioned in parenthesis with page numbers of that individual reference. Total 302 authors index is given as source.

Philosophical background
General to particular.

Plan and construction of the repertory
The Repertory is available in the print form and electronic form. In the print form it is available as a single all in one volume or in three volumes. In the electronic form it is available with Mac Repertory / Hompath Classic / isis  etc.

  1. The complete Repertory          : Mind (Vol. I)
  2. The complete Repertory          : Vertigo to Speech and voice (Vol. II)
  3. The complete Repertory          : Respiration to Generalities (Vol. III) 

The chapters as follows

  1. Mind
  2. Vertigo
  3. Head
  4. headpain
  5. Eye
  6. Vision
  7. Ear
  8. hearing
  9. Nose
  10. Smell
  11. Face
  12. Mouth
  13. Taste
  14. Teeth
  15. Throat
  16. External throat
  17. Stomach
  18. Abdomen
  19. Rectum
  20. Stool
  21. Bladder
  22. Kidney
  23. Prostate gland
  24. Urethra
  25. Urine
  26. Male genitalia
  27. Female genitalia
  28. Larynx and trachea
  29. Speech and voice
  30. Respiration
  31. Cough
  32. Expectoration
  33. Chest
  34. Back
  35. Extremities
  36. Extremity pain
  37. Sleep
  38. Chill
  39. Fever
  40. Perspiration
  41. Skin
  42. Generalities

Arrangements of rubrics through chapters

Rubric arrangement is as follows

  • General rubrics
  • Sides(one sided, left, right)
  • Time
  • Modalities and concomitants
  • Extending to
  • Localisations
  • Sensations

Remedy abbreviations

  1. Different abbreviations of the one and same remedy were put together. For eg. Kaol and Alum-sil became Alum sil . (A full index to abbreviation changes can be found on the Indexes page in the Reference section.)
  2. Remedies have been re-alphabetised according to the abbreviations
  3. Some remedy abbreviations have been changed to ensure less confusions, mainly for the mineral salts, metals, acidums and aceticums. For example
  • Aceticums, aceticas will end in           Am-acet. Instead of Am-a.
  • Alkaloids end in “in” conin-br instead of coni-br .

Dub. was changed to Dubin

  • Arsenicosums,arsenicums.etc. end in – ar             Nat-ar instead of Nat-a
  • Carbonicums end in c, with an exception of calc-carb
  • Cyanatums end in cy Arg-cy instead of Arg-c
  • Ferro-cyanatums end in fcy Kali-fcy instead of kali- fer
  • Magnets begin with M to avoid confusion with magnesiums, which remain as mag.
  • Lacticums end in L Ferr-l instead of Ferr-lac
  • Metallicums have no suffix Arg  instead of Arg-m
  • Muriaticums end in m Arg-m instead of Arg mur.
  • Nitrates, nitrites, etc. End in –n Stron-n instead of Stron-nit.
  • Oxydatums end in –o Ant-o
  • Oxalicums end in –ox.    Ant-ox
  • Sulphuricums, sulphates, sulfites, etc, end in -s. Previously sometimes -sul or -s. Example: Merc-sul was changed to Merc-s.

Structural changes to kent’s repertory/merits

  1. The most important word in a rubric was moved to the beginning of that rubric. Eg. During urination- Urination during
  1. All the agg rubrics with amel sub rubrics wee reorganised Eg.stooping agg.   amel  ,became  Stooping agg,  amel
  1. Older terminology was replased when clearly needed by more modern terminology following the American spelling:  Eg. Miscarriage is included in Abotion , Siesta is included in afternoon sleep
  1. Replaced the inconsistent use of several words with the same meaning by a single word throughout. Ex. Micturation became urination, qualmishness became nausea
  1. Some remedy abbreviations have been changed to ensure less confusion about what each abbreviation denotes. The confusion was particularly marked for the mineral,salts,metals,acidums and aceticums Ex. Am-a – Am-acet.at-a- Nat-ars
  1. The degrees of the remedies in Kent’s original repertory have been checked.
  2. Reorganizing rubrics in the” Mind “chapter- there have been some important changes and additions to the rubrics of the mind chapter
  3. Dreams rubric is mentioned in the mind chapter instead of sleep chapter in Kent’s repertory. . The Dreams represent emotional impressions and mental strain.
  4. Bodily anxieties and apprehensions have been included in the “mind” chapter under anxiety.  The reason for this is that, although felt in a specific part of the body, it is still an expression of emotional value and therefore should be included in the MIND chapter. Of course we also preserved those rubrics in the specific body part chapter. Example: STOMACH; Anxiety in has been included in Mind; Anxiety; Stomach, in.
  5. The separate main mind rubrics talk, talking and talks have been combined intone rubric named talk,talking,talks when their aetiology was a more emotional-mental one.
  6. The sub-rubrics mentioning animals and body or body parts under the main rubrics Delusions, Dreams and Fear have been put together under the header: body, body parts or animals. Example: Fear; dogs, of (Kent p 44) became Fear; animals; dogs, of.
  7. A new chapter has been created namely SPEECH AND VOICE containing those speech rubrics from the mind and mouth chapter that are related to motoric problems and the voice rubrics formery found in the larynx and trachea chapter.

Example: MIND; Speech; embarrassed (Kent p 81) was changed to        MIND; Talk, talking, talks; embarrassed.

Example: MIND; Speech; incoherent (Kent p 81) became  Speech & Voice; Speech; incoherent.

  1. For pain of extremities and head, separate chapters have created like EXTREMITY PAIN and  HEAD PAIN in order to minimise confusion resulting from size of them and the hierarchy.
  2. Rubrics related to face chapter are purely mentioned in this chapter with cross references at the old location . for ex. All locations of eyebrows , eruptions outside nose,forehead etc.
  3. Desires and aversions are moved to GENERALITIES chapter under the rubric food and drinks
  4. In stomach chapter indigestion rubric contain the modalities of indigestion where as disordered rubric consist of all specific food that cause indigestion.
  5. In respiration chapter rubrics given under difficult and impeded are merged and put under rubric difficult
  6. In generalities chapter all abusive and poisonous substances are put under the rubric abuse of poisoning with
  7. Wherever the rubric reorganizations have made there the old rubric will be present as it is without remedies for the easy search with a cross reference to the new rubric place.
  8. All noises in all different chapters have been put together like in the ear, under the main rubric “noises”
  9. In the ‘ abdomen’ chapter all epigastrium locations have been moved to the stomach chapter and have been put in the general stomach rubrics there.
  10. Lot of cross reference was created with comparison with Kent’s repertory. For cross references if no remedies are mentioned in the rubric means after an arrow mark the cross reference word will be given. If remedies are mentioned a point sign is used before the cross reference. If the cross reference is in different chapter than the first word will be in UPPERCASE. For ex. In mind chapter MIND, FEAR, croud, in a          GENERALITIES, Crouded
  1. If “-“ is used instead of ”;” then it indicates that it has several sub rubrics that the reference is referring to. For ex. Fear ; bad news, hearing – horrible things – sad stories means fear ; bad news, hearing/ fear ; horrible things/ fear ; sad  stories.
  1. The gradation of remedies of different repertories have been equated to form the complete repertory is mentioned separately.
  2. Complete repertories main rubric will have all he remedies mentioned in its sub rubrics.
  3. REPERTORY PAGE REFERENCES: Other reference sources are mentioned with page number in brackets immediately after the rubric. For ex. ALCOHOLISM , dipsomania ( K36,S1 398, G28) means K for Kent repertory page no.36, G-Repertorium generale, S1 or synthetic repertory volume1.
  1. Fver chapter has been renamed to fever, Heat. The chill chapter to chill, Chilliness.
  2. Many minor remedy abbreviations have been changed in order not to confuse them with other remedy abbreviations that represent completely different remedies. Example: Cocc-s. (Coccinella septempunctata, an insect) has been changed to Cocci-s in order not to be confused with Cocc (Cocculus indicus, a plant). One might think Cocc-s is a further species in the Cocc family, which it is not. Example: Crot-t (Croton tiglium, a plant) has been changed to Croto-t in order not to be confused with Crot-h and Crot-c, the Crotalus snakes.
  3. New rubrics : were created when there were no existing rubrics that covered their meaning in Kent’s Repertory. We studied the meaning of the rubric using the information in the materia medica and the information in contemporary dictionaries of the time. Also, the rubric to be added should have real homeopathic value, ie. the new information should be information that helps the consulting homeopath find the right remedy.
  4. Many much smaller reorganisation work has been done, but it would be too extensive to mention all of it here.

 Author identification numbers
The author identification numbers (ID’s) are based on chronology, based on the dates that the listed authors first published their work. This is a change from the system used in the pre – 3.1 computer versions of the Complete Repertory, the Synthetic Repertory and the Repertorium Generale. The new system enables to have an idea about the time the addition has been made and by whom. Author numbers are displayed as subscript numbers behind the remedy abbreviation.

The last three numbers of an author number are used to specify the authors place in the chronological system we used that starts with the 1 for Hahnemann S. as being the oldest homoeopath to, at this point in the development of the Complete Repertory, 239 Riefer M. as the last person added to the list and therefore the most recent author that we took additions or new remedy names from. Since this work started with a rather complete list of authors, while giving everyone a suitable ID number, most ID numbers fall into the 3 digit category. Nevertheless and of course, some authors have been added later in the process. These authors got 4 digit numbers where the first digit only indicates the first, second, third or even fourth time of renumbering.

Therefore

  1. Hahnemann S.
  2. Stapf E.
  • 1002 Hartmann F. (from the same time as Stapf, but added in the first re-numbering session).
  • 2002 Jorg J.C.G. (from the same time as Stapf, but added in the second re-numbering session)
  • 100 Blackwood A.L
  • 1100 Shedd P.W (from the same time as Blackwood, but added in the first re-numbering session).

Additions
Additions were made from various sources, using information about the reliability of authors, and using the book reviews for those sources from old homoeopathic journals as a guideline for quality.

As a general rule, additions were made from the oldest author available for that addition. The grade of the additions and the existing information were also taken into account, in order not to destroy the valid information in Kent’s Repertory.

The original source is credited with their additions. In most cases there is extensive materia medica available to confirm and check information.

  • Special features
    Certainty about finding the correct rubrics and remedies
  • A complete overview of related rubrics using cross – references
  • A choice of information from old and new sources, using the latest provings.
  • The best possibilities for curing your patients
  • And it is the most comprehensive repertory in existence because it has: approximately 515,000 checked additions.

The complete repertory millennium and complete repertory 2003
 The complete repertory 2003 is almost 3 years newer than the Millennium complete of 2000. There are more cross references and additions,new provin and further correction.

Repertory grows or improves when you put in more additions. Sometimes there is a need to re organize and possibly even re strucrure the repertory so that long existing, but hidden rubrics can be found.

Many new cross reference have been made,in the knowledge that people will use modern day English to find information. The information from the complete2003 is presented in the Boenninghausen format-here many one gets symptoms

From generalised characteristic modalities, time, sides etc. Structure of Kent’s repertory is applied to rubrics and sub rubrics.

Complete repertory 2008
The new Complete Repertory 2008 is an important advance in homeopathic repertory.

Comprehensive and Accurate
The size of this new repertory is simply amazing: 1,748,337 remedy entries in over 167,000 rubrics. That’s more than three times as many as the original Kent and far more than any other repertory ever created!

Building on its deserved reputation as the most clinically verified repertory Complete 2008 demonstrates its increasing superiority by providing many comprehensive references to authors (and their publications) that have provided additions to the repertory.

Complete 2008 offers you the largest repertory. You can have confidence that its sources are accurate, reliable and trustworthy.

Complete 2008 has over 3 million references to authors and publications! Each remedy may have multiple sources as verifications for their addition to the repertory

Combining cross references
Do you ever find it hard to distinguish which rubric to use?  Or to find rubrics that don’t have enough remedies in them to make them viable to use? The Complete Repertory 2008 (in conjunction with ISIS Vision) helps us with this to some extent by allowing us to view cross-references.

 Complete repertory 2011
The Complete Repertory is a standard reference source, being one of the two principle modern repertories in daily use by homeopaths all over the world, and has been translated into, or is being translated into many languages (German, French, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish,Italian, Romanian, Russian, Hindi). Based on Kent’s Repertory, it has been extensively revised, corrected and updated through several editions and incorporating material from materia medica, clinical cases and other repertories.

In its latest 2011 edition it contains nearly 2.3 million remedy additions in over 206,000 rubrics. The 2011 Complete Repertory features the changes to the remedy grading system that were introduced in the Repertorium Universale, ie. uses the Bönninghausen grading system for more detailed results in analysis, and benefits from the extensive revision and increase in number of cross-references between rubrics undertaken for the introduction of this repertory.

The repertorium univesale
Further work on complete repertory by roger van zanvoort found in RADAR and contains all the information of the complete2003. In universal Dr. Roger zanvoort added new sections like, heart and circulation,blood and clinical and also section on theme wise rubrics associated with conditions.

References:

  1. A reference to repertories for homoeopathic students By  SIJU P.V
  2. REPERIRE By Prof.  Vidyadhar R. Khanaj M.D(Hom)
  3. Essentials of repertorisation By Prof. Dr. Shashi Kant Tiwari
  4. morphologica.com
  5. similima.com
  6. completedynamics.com

Homoeobuzz- Journal Review

reading5for the students, by the students

Review by Dr. JIBIL P BHMS MD

Price : Rs. 25
Volume 3
No. 1
January 2008
Editor : Mr. Kuldeep Jain
Chief Editor : Dr. Harleen Kaur
Designed by : Nandini Sharma
Owned printed and published
by : Mr. Kuldeep Jain
Printed at: J J Offset Printers, New Delhi
Description of cover page design
Disclaimer

DESCRIPTION OF COVER PAGE : Homoeopathy is lot more scientific and mightier than any sort of baseless quackery.

Second page
 An advertisement of  lectures on  HOMOEOAPTHIC PHILOSOPHY With Class room Notes  and Word Index (7th Edition)  by James Tyler Kent with  Classroom notes compiled by Dr. Harsh Nigam Distinguishing features of the book are highlighted

CONTENTS

  • Cheers ‘N’ Tears
  • Is Homoeopathy bleeding to death – Dr. Manish Bhatia
  • Homoeopathy the system of 21st centuary – Dr. Azad Rai
  • Pressure grows against Homoeopathy in U.K. – Dr. R.N. Wahi
  • Reap Heaps
  • Study 1M
  • Q-rious Q-ueiries
  • MedicoChallenge
  • Idol Spot
  • Organon Only
  • Spill Your Beans
  • Text ‘O’ Meter
  • BuzzWord
  • HB Fun
  • FortuNews

EDITORIAL – Dr. Harleen Kaur
The real question is not that whether or not Homoeopathy works, it is ‘HOW IT WORKS’. Homoeopathy has been standing years against skepticism. The vital force (Homoeopaths) of this beautiful body (Homoeopathy) has always been stronger than the disease element (skeptics) and so it is able to fight back and establish the harmony between Homoeopathy and its believers. If the vital force gives way to disease, the disease force will be stronger. i.e., we Homoeopaths are responsible for these skepticisms rising against Homoeopathy. So we have to fight back, by not only answering ‘does it work’ but also ‘How it works?’

CHEERS AND TEARS
Section dedicated for the readers to express their opinion about the journal.

Includes letters from Dr. Yogesh D Niturkar, from Mumbai and Dr. Kalpana Baijal from kolkata, congratulating the HB team for publishing the valuable book

REAPS AND HEAPS

HOMOEOPATHY THE SYSTEM OF 21ST CENTUARY – DR. AZAD RAI
By  Ass. Prof. SGNDH Med College, Ludhiana

Author describes about the merits of Homoeopathic treatment.- It is fast, safe, cost effective, gentle and improves the general health. He calls upon the Homoeopathic medical colleges and senior physicians to provide better training to students. Awareness about Homoeopathy is increasing among the educated community and Govt. is also promoting Homoeopathy. As per the going Homoeopathy will emerge as the most effective method of treatment and will rise from the position of an alternative medicine to first line of treatment in most cases.

IS HOMOEOPATHY BLEEDING TO DEATH
By  Dr. Manish Bhatia, Editor Hpathy.com

Writer gives some efforts occurred in the world against homoeopathy. Medicines are toxic, Medicines are placebo – lancet, Homoeopaths loot people by giving malaria  prophylactics, Stopping of homoeopathy degree courses in U.K.,  Movement for closing Homoeopathic hospitals at U.K. saying tax should not be spent for unscientific things., There is about 50% drop in cases of Homoeopaths at U.K. , As in the heaven of Homoeopathy we think we are safe, but movements against Homoeopathy has also begun in India and what happened in U.S.A can also happen in Europe and in India.

The financial and political strength of the allopathic syndicate is behind all these movements.  We Homoeopaths have together to reverse the tide or otherwise we will be swept away.

PRESSURE GROWS AGAINST HOMOEOPATHY IN U.K.
By   Dr. R.N. Wahi

He criticizes Prof. Michael Baun and David Colquhon, for writing article against British Society of Homoeopaths on conducting a symposium on A.I.D.S. He says that they must go through works of pioneers unprejudicedly before making such fallacies. He calls them as agents of pharmaceutical lobbies who are afraid of a reduction in turnover of about 38 million pounds of medicine by 2012

HOMOEOPATHY VS QUACKERY
By Dr. Harleen Kaur

Homoeopathy + rational reasoning = The latest advent in modern medicine

Editor calls upon the Homoeopaths to get explained the modus operandi of Homoeopathic medicines as clear as functioning of heart or liver, with the help of Nano-science  and other laws in physics, in order to meet the equation. On the other hand if we continue to produce only clinical results and say Homoeopathy is not quackery we can’t alleviate the confusion caused in the mind of people by articles like those published in the Lancet..Some research works which proved Homoeopathy is not more than placebo therapy.. These experiments had methodological defects.

CCRH 1969
Research works which proved the efficacy of Homoeopathy.

  • CCRH found Apis, Bry, Rhustox are effectivein  Filariasis
  • Homoeopathic drug research institute, Lucknow found  Action of medicines beyond Avogadro number
  • Antidiabetic action ofAlloxan, Cephalandra, Pterocarpus proved
  • Cactus, Cratageus, Polygonum are effective for cardiovascular diseases
  • Indian Veternary Research Institute, U.P.on a study of 6 Cows-found  oestrus induction can be done by calc p, alet, puls, aur mur nat, sep, phos – 30 – 15 pillsxB.D.x10 days
  • Bell high dilution found to be effective in Acetyl choline induced contraction of rat’s ileum
  • Provings with C30 potency medicines.
  • Histamine diluted beyond Avogadro number are found to be effective on basophils.
  • Thermoluminence of ultrahigh dilutions of lithium chloride and sodium chloride.
  • Treatment of UTI in rats
  • Sabal Serrulata inhibits  Prostate cancer.
  • Combination of Apis 9C & Bry 9C in tretment of pain due to unwanted lactation
  • Daily Mail, U.K. 13-06-2003 – Homoeopathic treatment of allergy is effective

Quackery
According to Random House Dictionary – “Fraudulent or ignorant pretender to medical skill”
Louis Pasteur & Samuel Hahnemann were called Quacks for thinking differently

HB Collected advices from Prof.George Vithoulkas, Prof.Chathurbhuja Nayak, Dr. R.N.Wahi and Dr. Rachana k Singh

QURIOUS QUERIES
HB shares the views of Dr.P.N.Varma, and Dr.Meeta Gupta, on the hottest query of the issue – Homoeopathy vs Quackery.

PICTURE QUIZ
Two Barium swallow images (A-P & Lateral) and a case description is given.

CLINICAL DESCRIPTION
A 68 yr old white man with dysphagia for 2 yrs, weight loss, drinking without difficulty, sticky sensation in throat during solid food regurgitation of meal for 2 days after taking it.  No particular findings on physical examination.

Answer with explanation given in a later page Zenker Diverticulum (Pharyngo-oesophageal Diverticulum). Dysphagia, halitosis, regurgitation,  aspiration, noisy deglutition, change in voice, weight loss, normal physical findings.  Diagnosis-Barium swallow, CT, MRI. Treatment – myotomy, diverticuloplexy, endoscopic division of diverticular wall with stapling.

Homeoepathic Aspect described Dr.N.C.Chatterjee Sulph/Zn met if psoric symptoms predominate Merc sol/Syphilinum if syphilitic symptoms predominate.

IDOL SPOT
An interview with Dr. P.N.Verma,M.D.(HOM). He is the scientific advisor, Wilmar Schawbe. Limited. Former director : Homeo pharmacop. Lab, Former director CCRH.

ORGANON ONLY
This is a new section of the book introduced in this volume. Prepared by Dr. Shraddha Pathak . The best way to strengthen your faith in your science is to talk to it’s founder routinely.

SPILL YOUR BEANS
In this section, answers to the question, What is the first thing you would say, in favour of Homoeopathy, to the ones who see no difference between Homoeopathy and Quackery?, by both young and senior Homoeopaths, Including Principals and teachers of Homoeopathic medical colleges, and by HB Reps are included.

TEXT ‘O’ METER
Analysis of some books of academic curriculum.

  1. Synoptic Memorizer of Materia Medica – S.K.Banerjea Vol 1 & 2
  2. BBCR – C.M. Boger
  3. Lectures on Homoeopathic philosophy – J.T.Kent
  4. Special Pathology and Diagnostic Hints with Homoeopathic Therapeutics-C.G.Raue
  5. Essentials of Practice of Medicine – Dr. B.Jana
  6. Logic of Repertories According to CCH Syllabus- Dr. JBD’ Castro.

BUZZ WORD
Dr. C.K.Mohan, principal, Sarada Krishna Homoeopathic Medical College, Kulasekharam, describes about the formation of Department of Homoeopathy in Dr. M.G.R. medical University.

HB FUN
Seek a friend
HB Poll.

MED-GAGS
JKokes

FORTUNEWS
Astrology

MEDITATION
An article on meditation saying that our mind cannot do two different things together like smoking along with reading. Concentration can be achieved through meditation. By Sri. Rudrabhayananda

MERITS

  • Colourful presentation
  • Focussed on most concurrent issues of Homoeopathy
  • Speak for Homoeopathy against skepticism
  • Contains articles from well known and experienced physicians.
  • Do say the limitations of Homoeopathy
  • Inspirative for Students and young Homoeopaths
  • Do consider opinions of both young and experienced Homoeopaths
  • A medical  quiz with barium swallow images and clinical presentation given which enhance the enthusaism of students to find out the answer by references.

DEMERITS

  • Focused on a single object only
  • Medical articles are very few
  • Out of 36 pages 6 are for advertisements.

Kent’s Repertorium Generale

kunzhliBook review by Dr Divya Gopalakrishnan

Author : Jost Künzli von Fimmelsberg

Publisher : Barthel & Barthel, 1987

INDIAN EDITION : Publisher : B. Jain Pubs (1987) 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jost Kunzli von Fimmelsberg 1915 – 1992 was a Swiss orthodox physician and gynaecologist, who converted to homeopathy, as his father and his grandfather were already homeopathic doctors.

Kunzli was a teacher of homeopathy who revitalised homeopathy for the 21st Century, and gave for training a great many of the nearly 4000 successful homeopaths registered in Germany today.

Kunzli learnt homeopathy from the books of James Tyler Kent, in St. Gallen in 1947. Between 1957-1973, he was the co-editor of the Journal of Classical Homeopathy. Beginning in 1962 he began teaching Repertorisation Theory in St. Gallen, and in 1971 he was teaching in Frankfurt. Between 1973-1986 he taught an annual Course in Spiekeroog, and he also taught homeopathic courses since 1977 in three year cycles in the premises of the University of Zurich. 

CONTRIBUTIONS:
Kunzli was a student of Pierre Schmidt, and he subsequently went on to teach homeopathy in German speaking Switzerland. Kunzli and Pierre Schmidt were pioneers of the rediscovered Q potencies in homeopathy, and in 1947, they began their manufacture, starting with Sulphur, the Schmidt Nagel Laboratory is still manufacturing these remedies today. From 1949 they began to produce and use Q-potencies of antipsoric remedies.

In 1973, Kunzli translated James Tyler Kent’s textbook Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy into German. Almost two decades before that, he had helped Pierre Schmidt with his French translation of the 6th edition of theOrganon.

Kunzli also produced Kent’s Repertorium Generale, which is so influential today, based on Kent’s Repertory and incorporating updates from 71 other important sources, reorganised and superbly efficient. Kunzli is also noted to have used Red dots to indicate confirmed rubrics and remedies. In this book they are printed as black points.

NEED FOR THIS REPERTORY:
Among the repertories published, Kent’s Repertory is considered to be most comprehensive and authoritative source available even today. After Kent’s death, many important therapeutic observations have been made by leading Homoeopathic physicians. These reports were not available to the physicians as most of the time they are hidden in the literature. Dr. Jost Kunzli has made an attempt in enriching Repertory by incorporating all the observations of important stalwarts and brought vital information to the limelight. Apart from this,he added his own observations to Kent’s repertory.

SOURCES:

  • Various therapeutic observations made by eminent physicians from 72 reputable sources including H.C. Allen, T.F. Allen, Boericke, Boger, Boenninghausen, Burnett, Clarke, Guernsey, Hahnemann, Hering, Jahr, Knerr, Nash, and Pulford. Number of this sources are printed in front of that edition.
  • Kunzli also added his own observations [40 years of untiring effort]. Kunzli added many of Hahnemann’s observations from his chronic disease as well as Materia medica pura even though they were not clinically verified.
  • Kent’s personal handwritten corrections were also available for first time.

EDITIONS :
This book was compiled and edited by Michael Barthel M.D., with assistance Charlotte Barthel and LIse Seider,M.D. Kent’s Repertorium Generale was first published in German language in 1987 by Barthel. In the year 1990 1st Indian edition was printed by B.Jain Publishers.  

AN  INTRODUCTION  TO  REPERTORY
Kunzli’s new Repertory takes off from Kent’s Repertory, 3rd edition, the one in general circulation which preceded the Final General Repertory of Kent revised by Dr.Pierre Schmidt and Dr. D. Harish Chand. All entries found in the 3rd edition are also found in Kunzli’s Repertory.

First of all, Kunzli has included symptoms from Kent’s Lectures, which are not found in the 3rd edition. He has included a numbered annotation above every remedy taken from Kent’s Lectures very carefully. This allows the user to realize that although a remedy has been included in the new Repertory, it was Kunzli, not Kent, who included it.

Beginning in 1950, Kunzli, a careful student of homeopathy, began to make additions to his own 3rd edition of Kent’s Repertory. These he penciled in. Kunzli began by including certain symptoms from Hering’s Guiding Symptoms. Asked how he determined which symptoms to include, he said, “I chose Symptoms which I had verified clinically in my own practice plus strange, rare, and peculiar symptoms which seemed important to me.”

In 1981, after more than 30 years of penciling in additions to his copy of Kent’s Repertory, Kunzli decided to share his additions and invited a small group of classical homeopaths together. From 8 a.m. until 6 p.m , He read from his additions and they copied.” Later  Will Klunker, editor of the Synthetic Repertory, suggested to publish a separate volume of Kunzli’s additions but omitting the symptoms taken from Hahnemann.

Kunzli could not agree with this idea. He thought all the additions from Hahnemann are very important. Also, the idea of a separate volume of additions didn’t appealed him. He felt it wouldn’t be used. He felt these additions had to be interpolated into the general text of Kent’s Repertory if they were to become useful to the average homeopath.

GRADATION
Medicines are graded similar to Kent’s repertory

  • Bold
  • Italics
  • Roman

PLAN,  CONSTRUCTION AND WORKING METHOD
The plan, construction & working method of this repertory is just like Kent.

➢ Drugs omitted by Kunzli which are there in Kent’s repertory – 6 drugs e.g.- Arundo, Magnetis poli umbo etc.

➢ Some errors in Kent’s repertory are corrected (printing mistakes) e.g.Head- Bond (Kent) to Band etc.

  • Many new rubrics are added to each section. Many sub rubrics were also added.
  • Many therapeutic verifications of the author are added which are printed as black points in this book, originally these are known as “red points”.
    In each section we come across these black points.

(a) If entered behind a drug – Therapeutic efficiency of that remedy had been frequently proven.
e.g., face – expression – foolish – Bufo *
besotted – Bapt *, Gels *, Lach * etc
(b) If entered behind the symptom- indicating that particular rubric is used in a case the curative remedy is certainly contained within the rubric.
It underscores therapeutic importance of the rubric and often points to the remedy in question or at least to general area etc.
FACE – EXCORIATED- Mouth, corners of *
EXPRESSION, ANXIOUS
Cradle when child lifted from *: Calc.
Downward moving driving * Bor1st Gels.

  • The sources of the observations collected are given with respective foot marks

e.g.,(i) Section Head rubric-Nodes – headache during K.lod12 (12 stands for Clarke dictionary of practical materia medica, The homeopathic publishing company, London 1947)
(ii) Head – Nausea – COCC.49 (Tyler ML – Homoeo Drug pictures, The homoeopathic publishing company, London 1952)
(iii) Mind- Confusion – epilepsy before Lach34 (herring guiding symptoms)
(Iv) Mind – Confusion – arouse himself completed to – CV, Sulph1. (J.T.Kent.lectures on homoeopathic MM and his handwritten corrections of last American edition of repertory) .

CHAPTERS
TOTAL NO OF SECTIONS ARE 27

This number reduced by placing the anatomical parts and their function in one section.

e.g., Eye & Vision; Ear & hearing; Throat and external throat, Male and female genitalia. All sections of urinary organs under 1 heading. Chill, fever and perspiration one heading.

REPRESENTATION OF VARIOUS CHAPTERS WITH RUBRICS ADDED TO KENT’S REPERTORY
MIND- 27 RUBRICS
Agoraphobia (Fear of crowd-kent), Awkward, Bad temper, morning, Bliss, feeling of, Clothed improperly etc.
VERTIGO- 10 RUBRICS
Feet sensation as if rouse, Palpitation during, Pushed forward as if etc.
HEAD- 16 RUBRICS
Anxiety in head, atheroma, Blood vessels, temples, Body hot in forehead, Brittle sensation etc.
EYE-13 RUBRICS
Cramp (See Spasms),Dermoid Swelling, Drops before eyes, Fat sensation in eye

VISION- 16 RUBRICS
Brighter Objects seen, Field of vision sees object beside, Halo around light, Hemaralopia (loss of vision night)
NOSE- 14 RUBRICS
Blisters burning sensation, Contraction, Cramps, Distension, Drawn up or rose by string etc.
EAR-10 RUBRICS
Excoriation behind ears, Foreign body, Hammering, Lipoma etc.
FACE- 16 RUBRICS
Acridity Upper lip, Clucking lower jaw,, Fur like in Hemiplegia, Humming sensation lower jaw etc.
MOUTH-16 RUBRICS
Astringent sensation, Chorea, tongue, Desquamation check inside, Furry gums, Thrush etc.
TEETH-9 RUBRICS
Discharge from caries tooth, Smooth feeling, Stiff from cold, Twitching in teeth etc.
THROAT-17 RUBRICS
Adenoid, Biting sensation in back pains of fauceous Drawn out sensations, Gluey, Puts finger in throat etc.
EXTERNAL THROAT- 16 RUBRICS
Excoriation from rubbing of clothes, Presses throat with both hands, Trembling, Heat, etc.
STOMACH- 23 RUBRICS
Acridity, Aerophagia, Bitter as if in stomach, Falling out sensation, Food lodges at cardia etc.
ABDOMEN- 22 RUBRICS
Blood from umbilicus, Cobweb sensation, Hands support the abd. during urination with, Ileus, Noises, etc.
RECTUM- 5 RUBRICS
Congestion, Dropping of some thing cold out the anus, sensation, Intertrigo, Nausea,Standing, stool passes better on.
STOOL-14 RUBRICS
Earlier every day, Intestines like, like, Rice grains like etc.
BLADDER- 1 RUBRIC- Agonizing dysuria
KIDNEY, PROSTATE GLAND- No Additions
URETHRA- 6 RUBRICS
Blue spot meatus, Carbuncle, Raw sensation etc.

URINE Filaments (see sediment thready),Hot (see burning) Urobilin (see bile)
GENETALIA MALE- 6 rubrics
Mucous glans, Quivering scrotum, etc.
GENETALIA FEMALE- 5 Rubrics
Squeezed sensation by a hand;uterus, Weight sensation; uterus etc.
LARYNX AND TRACHEA- 6 Rubrics
Air rose through trachea in waves as if, Numbness trachea  etc.
RESPIRATION- 1 Rubric
Chyne Stokes (see irregular).
COUGH –12 Rubrics
Abdomen seems to come from, Constipation during, Highly seasoned food from, Solid food from, twitching in hip etc.
CHEST- 30 Rubrics
Broncheactiasis, Conscious of heart action, Injuries to mammae, Inverted nipples, Mealy coating nipples etc.
BACK- 15 Rubrics
Decubitus (skin sore),Lameness cervical, Paralytic sensation, Spina bifida (see bifida), Sondylitis (see caries) etc.
EXTREMITIES- 32 Rubrics
Amputated stump painful, Catalepsy, Curvature of bones, Elevation shoulders, Falling nails etc.
SLEEP- 3 RUBRICS- Long to, Sitting up and retching
CHILL- 9 RUBRICS- Anterior part of body, Riding on horseback, Starting from sleep, Vomiting before etc.
FEVER- 11 RUBRICS- Catheter fever, Convulsions after, Dengue fever, Dentition during, Traumatic fever etc.
PERSPIRATION- 9 RUBRICS- Debilitating, luminous, Salty deposits after perspiration, Scratch must, Thighs except etc.
SKIN- 6 RUBRICS- Decubitus (see sore), Keloid (see cicatrices), Varicosities, Withered etc.
GENERALITIES- 44 RUBRICS- Anesthesia, Auburn air, Blondes, Brunets, iod. abuse after, lying in women (child bed) etc.
Rubrics are not added in following chapter- Hearing, kidneys, prostate, expectoration.
Total no of rubrics added – 446.

List of Medicines Added in Kunzli Repertory – Total 47 Medicines

ADEPS- Adeps suis
AGAVA- Agave Americana
AGRA- Agraphis nutans
ARAl – Aralia hispida
AVEN- Avena sativa
BAC- Bacilinium burnet
CADM.MET- Cadmium. Met
CARC- Carcinosinum
CER-OX- Cerium oxalicum
CHAP- Chaparro amargosa
CHIN.b- China boliviana
CHINCH.b- Cincona boliviana
CHROM.K.S- Chromicum Kali. Sulph
COFFIN- Coffinium
CORTICO- Cortico tropinum
DICT- Dictannus abus
DIPH- Diphtherinum
DYSCO- Dysentrico Comp. (Bach – Nosode)
EPHIP- Epiphugus. Vir.
EUPH – Pi- Euphorbia Pillifera
GLAND.GLANDRINE- Hippozaenum
HElM- Helminthortos
JANOS- Janosia
JUST- Justia Adhatoda
LINUM- Linum Usitatism
LOL- loleum temultum
MERC- Mere. Sol
MERC P.A.- Mere. Paracipirus albus
MERC P.F.- Mere. Paracipirus lavus
MUC. U- Mucuna urens
NAT-Ch – Natrum Chrolenicum
NAT-I- Natrum lodatum
PlLO- Pilocarpinum
PIX – Pixliguida
PROT- Baceilus proteus
QUASS- Quassia
ROS.d -Rosadamascena
SKOOK- Skookum Chuck
TAT- T etradymile’
THIOSIN- Thiosinaminum
TITAN- Titanium Met
TUB.K- Tubercalinum Koch
VANAD- Vanadium Met
VICHY –G- Vichy aqua – grande
X-RAY- X – Ray
ZINC.CHR- Zincum chronicum
ZINC. I – Zincum iodatum

The Drugs Omitted By Kunzli Which Are There In Kent’s Repertory
Arundo donax, Cainca,Chenopodium glauci aphis, Chininum brom, Ingluvin, Magnetis poli umbo,Merc vivus.
Total : 6.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  1. It is an enriched edition of Kent’s Repertory
    2 .The additions are fully authenticated by showing the source.
    3. The drugs mentioned under rubrics are verified by author himself.
    4. Number of drugs with their abbreviations and sources are given.
    5. Number of drugs mentioned are 689 according to abbreviations list (some gives no 682).
    6. Some errors in Kent’s Repertory are corrected (Printing Mistakes)
    E.g. Head – Bond (KR) Corrected to Band  ;EYES – Wind look (KR) Corrected to Wild look
    STOOL State Colored Corrected to Slate colored

The user of Kunzli’s Repertory will find the miasmatic remedies better represented as many symptoms from H.C. Allen’s Materia Medica of the Nosodes have been included.

Kunzli said
“If I read something in Clarke which interested me and which was not in Kent’s Repertory, I added it to my repertory”. “Some symptoms were verified by me personally, others were not. I added unverified symptoms if they were strange, rare, and peculiar.” Of particular importance are the additions from Hahnemann himself. “I took the last edition of Chronic Diseases and the last edition of Materia Medica Pura,” said Kunzli. “I compared symptoms in these two works with Kent’s Repertory. If they were not in Kent, I added them. From Hahnemann I added everything.”

CRITICISM
S
1. Number of drugs are very few – 689
2. Hahnemann’s observation were straight away taken and placed in this book without verification.
3. Under Ear, Rubrics like Wen behind ear, wind sensitive to, worm sensation of, are missing which are there in Kent.

REFERENCES

  • Essentials of  repertorisation- Dr. Tiwary
  • Reprire- Prof Dr. Vidhyadhar R.khanaj
  • Sue young histories.com
  • Narayana-verlag.com

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hpathy-logoDr Jayadeep BP BHMS ,MD(Hom)

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Home page of this site also seen with some links like

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  • Website is well designed with lot of ‘easy to assess keys’ on the home page itself
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  • Sections like engage yourself are very entertaining
  • Free online e-journal is worthy to read
  • Satisfies both Homoeopaths as well as an outsider to the Homoeopathy

De-merits

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Repertory to the Rheumatic Remedies

HA RobertDr Rumsheed N BHMS MD(Hom)

  • Author : Herbert A Roberts
  • Published in the year 1939
  • This is the reprint edition in 2005, published by B.Jain publishers
  • Based on THE RHEUMATIC REMEDIES
  • Number of remedies 206

Gradation : 4 typography used

  • 1st grade – CAPITAL
  • 2nd grade – SMALL CAPITAL
  • 3rd grade – Italics
  • 4th grade – roman

Herbert A. Roberts (1868 – 1950)
Herbert A. Roberts, MD, was born May 7, 1868 and died October 13, 1950. He graduated from the New York Homoeopathic Medical College, practiced for a while in Vermont and then set up practice in Derby Connecticut.

Dr. Roberts worked as a medical officer on troop ships during World War 1. He was the president of the International Hahnemannian Association (IHA) in 1923 and editor of the much-respected Homoeopathic Recorder from 1927-1934.

Roberts was an active writer, researcher, and teacher. Between the IHA transactions and the Homoeopathic Recorder he authored 117 articles and 27 editorials.

He is the ex chairman of the American Foundation for Homoeopathy and editor of Homoeopathic Recorder. His other important works are

  • Principles and practicability of Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic pocket Book
  • Sensation as if
  • The study of remedies by comparison
  • The principles and art of cure by Homoeopathy
  • Rheumatic remedies

RHEUMATISM
Word meaning: rheu·ma·tism/ (roo´mah-tizm) any of a variety of disorders marked by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement of the connective tissue structures, especially the joints and related structures, and attended by pain, stiffness, or limitation of motion.

There is no such diagnosis as Rheumatism. It implies only a general symptomatology of pain that is similar in certain characteristics whether it may be gout, arthritis, inflammatory rheumatism, or any other disease condition affecting certain group of tissues. All the conditions grouped under the term Rheumatism affect similar tissues, produce similar sensations, and are affected by similar modalities in relationship to certain remedies. Because some remedies have special affinity for certain tissues like muscles, tendons, synovial membrane etc.

Repertory Proper

The chapters are arranged anatomically starting with the chapter MODALITIES.

Each chapter is arranged in similar pattern

  • Modalities
  • Location and extension
  • Sensations

The chapters are

  1. Modalities
  2. Symptoms in general ( concomitants )
  3. Head
  4. Eyes
  5. Ears
  6. Nose
  7. Face and Teeth
  8. Mouth and Tongue
  9. Throat
  10. Stomach
  11. Hypochondria ( liver and spleen )
  12. Abdomen, Rectum and Stool, etc
  13. Urinary organs
  14. Sexual organs  – male,
  15.  female
  16. Voice , Chest, Respiration, Cough
  17. Heart and Circulation
  18. Neck
  19. Back
  20. Joints
  21. Extremities in general
  22. Upper extremities
  23. Lower extremities
  24. Chill, fever and sweat
  25. Skin

Chapters starting from HEAD are arranged in the order of aggravation, amelioration, sensation and extension

Modalities
This chapter contains aggravations followed by ameliorations. It includes time modalities expressed both according to the fraction of the day and timings in am and pm.

SYMPTOMS IN GENERAL (CONCOMITANTS )

  • Symptoms not referable to a part

This section contains

Mental symptoms
Eg ; absentmindedness, anxiety, delirium, fear, nervousness etc

Different constitutions
Eg ; aged suitable for the, cachetic females, children with large head and much sweat, prematurely old, emaciation etc

Clinical rubrics
Eg ; anasarca, ascites, chlorosis, diabetes mellitus, hemoptysis, palsy, sprains etc

Ailments from
Eg ; amputation after, fluid after loss of , overlifting complaints from, overwork complaints from, sprains lameness after etc

Affected parts
Eg ; Fibrous tissue affected, muscles affected, nervous affections, periosteum fibrous sheaths of nerves and fascia affected,

Glands
Eg ; enlarged, indurated stony hardness, suppuration, swelling  etc

Pain
Arranged in the order of modalities, location, onset and character.

Rheumatic affections
Eg ; troubles alternate with affections of tonsils, condition associated with diabetes mellitus etc

Sleep
Eg ; sleepiness, sleeplessness, slleps into aggravation

Vertigo
Eg ; on stooping, with tendency to fall to the right, as if things within a circle.

MERITS

  • As the name suggests it is used for repertorising the cases affecting the connective tissues.
  • It is applicable in case of complete symptoms.
  • It is also useful in cases with prominent modalities.

DEMERITS

  • Each rubric constitute only a few remedies.
  • Total number of medicines is only 206.
  • There are no cross references, no index, no abbreviations or no remedy list mentioned.
  • Grading of symptoms is confusing since there is CAPITALS and SMALL CAPITALS.

SUMMARY

  • Repertory to rheumatic remedies is one of the regional repertories by H.A.Roberts.it constitutes of 25 chapters where the repertory can be used to work out the cases with complete symptoms and prominent modalities.It not only deals with the rheumatic affections but also with other rubrics related to general and particular symptoms.

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Indian Journal of Applied Homoeopathy- Review

Name of the journal :Indian journal of applied homoeopathy

  • Volume and issue number – Vol. iv, Issue i
  • Nature of magazine – quarterly
  • Month of publication – Jan. – March
  • Editor-in-chief – Dr. Kishore Mehta
  • Editor – Dr. Arvind Khote
  • Published by – Dr. Arvind Khote on behalf of Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Shiv Shail, Karai, Shiroda, Goa.
  • Printed at – Shree Brahmadurga printers, Shiroda, Goa.

Quarterly Journal of – Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital,(Affiliated to Goa University), “Shiv-Shail”, Shiroda-Goa. 403103

Website – www.homoeopathycollegegoa.org

COVERVIEW – COLOURED PICTURE OF DR.SAMUEL HAHNEMANN

FIRST PAGE – Mission of the college –

  • Excellence in Homoeopathic Education and Research
  • To prepare responsible professionals to reach the heights and to serve the humanity.

SECOND PAGE – Blank

THIRD PAGE – Advertisement of Goa State Workshop on Homoeopathy for Mother and Child Care, which was held on 17 and 18th November, 2008.

FOURTH PAGE – Editorial Board.

FIFTH PAGEContents

  1. Editorial – Dr. Arvind Kothe
  2. Abstract of the Papers
  3. Panel discussion
  4. Resolutions

EDITORIAL –   Main Features –

  • Apart from treatment, we should educate people about Nutrition, Hygiene, Disinfection etc.
  • Development of Villages.
  • Expressing gratitude to Faculties of Goa State Seminar.
  • Congratulating the new Secretary, AYUSH Govt. of India Smt. S. Jailaja and Joint Secretaries AYUSH Shri. B. Anand and Dr. S. K. Panda.

ABSTRACT OF THE PAPERS – SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS – I

HOMOEOPATHY IN MOTHER AND CHILD CARE – A CONCEPT                Presented by  Dr. Arvind Kothe, M.D.(Hom), Principal, Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College, Shiroda, Goa – 403103.

  • Mother and child comprise of 59 % of population and hence a major consumer of health services and therefore the need to address this group for better health care.
  • In Goa, problems like late marriages causing high risk pregnancies, food habits and lifestyle related problems resulting in Hypertension, DM as contributory risk factors in pregnancy. So lot can be achieved through awareness and holistic approach.
  • Homoeopathic physicians can take care of major health problems in mother and child care like Malnutrition and Infections. Recent studies reveal wider scope in anaemia under Homoeopathic therapeutics.
  • Health care of a girl must begin in childhood. Homoeopathic system of medicine aims at improving the immunity of the individual and can successfully treat various minor ailments of pregnancy.
  • Infections of the genital tract, Anemia, Hyper emesis gravid arum etc. can be tackled at the PHC level whereas, threatened abortions, ante partum Hemorrhages etc may have to be referred to the CHC for further care.

MAINSTREAMING OF HOMOEOPATHY IN MOTHER AND CHILD CARE – Dr. Eswara Das, MD (hom),MBA, Director – National Institute of Homoeopathy, (Govt. of India), Kolkata (W. B.)

  • Maternal Mortality Rate(MMR) is 301/100,000 births in India, one of the highest in the world. Women and children constitute about 66.6% of the population.
  • Homoeopathy is recognized as one of the National Systems of medicine in India and is soon gaining popularity in the Middle East and Western countries and has received acceptance in about 81 countries due to its efficacy, safety, easy availability and cost effectiveness.
  • The National Campaign on Homoeopathy for Mother and Child Care was flagged of in Nov’ 07 and 22 states have been selected to organize state workshops to be followed later by District Level Campaigns.
  • Facilities for Homoeopathic treatment will be made available at PHCs, CHCs and District Hospitals under the NRHM to make it accessible to the community.

SCIENTIFIC SESSION-2

ROLE OF HOMOEOPATHY DURING PREGNANCY AND SCOPE OF HOMOEOPATHY IN HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM – Dr. Shaila Udchankar, M. D. (Hom), Prof. and HOD Dept. of Repertory, A.M. Shaikh Homoeopathic Medical College, Belgaum.

  • Vomiting is a symptom that may be related to pregnancy. It may be a manifestation of some medical, surgical, gynecological complications that can occur during any stage of pregnancy.
  • Understanding the causes of vomiting during pregnancy, assessing the line of management of hyperemesis gravidarum, the miasmatic presentation and knowledge of the common drugs indicated in treating this condition is essential for every homoeopath to deal with this condition successfully and the clinical features, investigations needed, dietary advice and other auxiliary modes of treatment to be adopted.

URINARY TRACT INFECTION DURING ANTENATAL PERIOD AND ROLE OF HOMOEOPATHY – Dr. Shekar vaze, M. D. (Hom),Visiting Professor, Dept. of Repertory, Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical college and  Hospital, Shiroda.

  • Homoeopathy can contribute by extending its help for the common problems during antenatal care at large and UTI in particular.
  • Along with other causes of UTI, the socioeconomic status and awareness of personal hygiene plays an important role.
  • In present days the antibiotics and other modes offeredfor the treatment of UTI are found to be costly affair. In such situations Homoeopathic remedies are found to be cost effective and easily dispensable.

SESSION-3

SCOPE, LIMITATIONS AND INTEGRATION OF HOMOEOPATHY AND INTEGRATION OF HOMOEOPATHY WITH MODERN OBSTETRICS – Dr. Y. Dinesh Rao, M. D. ( Hom), Reader, Department of Medicine, Dr. M. L. Dhawle Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, Palghar, Dist. Thane (Mah.)

  • Causes of mortality and morbidity in obstetrics.
  • Form and function as a team.
  • A 3 day symposium was held by the Institute of clinical Research (ICR), in the month of October, where about 160 Homoeopaths attended which provided an ideal platform where many interesting cases touching on the topic of Integration of both sciences were presented and discussed.
  • Homoeopathic science being a PROMOTIVE, PREVENTIVE as well as a THERAPEUTIC mode of treatment can be complemented and integrated to the current system of Modern Obstetrics.

LIMITATION OF HOMOEOPATHY IN MOTHER AND CHILD CARE – Dr. Malini Vijay Desai, M. D. (Hom), Lecturer, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College, Shiroda, Goa – 403103.

  • Homoeopathy is effective in antenatal, intranatal and postnatal period effectively.
  • Medicines are safe for consumption during pregnancy.
  • Homoeopathy improves the natural immune responses rendering a healthier status in children.
  • Limitations of the system may be encountered at any stage of the antenatal, intranatal or postnatal care and in case of the neonates immediately after birth i.e. severe asphyxia or congenital malformations.

MAPPING OF STATE INFRASTRUCTURE RELATED TO HOMOEOPATHY IN MOTHER AND CHILDCARE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT, PRIVATE HOSPITALS AND NGO’S IN NRHM IN THE DELIVERY OF MOTHER AND CHILD CARE – Dr. K. M. Dhawale, M.D.Hom (Lond) Adv Dip Mgt (AIMA), Chairman, ICR Group of Organisations, Dr. M. L. Dhawle Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, Palghar, Dist. Thane (Mah.)

  • WHO’s Annual report of 2005 was entitled “Making every mother and child count”.
  • Roles of NRHM and AYUSH.
  • Mother and Child Care in the Urban Community.
  • Mother and Child Care in Rural Gujrat.

NATINAL RURAL HEALTH MISSION (NRHM) AT GOA – Dr. Deepak Kabadi, Dy. Director NVBDCP, Nodal Officer, NRHM, DHS, Govt. of GOA.

  • NRHM was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on 12th April 2005.
  • To provide effective healthcare to the rural population throughout the country especially women and children.

UPGRADATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE TO MEET THE NEEDS – Dr. Anjali V Prabhu Chodnekar, M. D. (Hom), Lecturer, Dept. of Organon and Homoeopathic Philosophy, Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College, Shiroda, Goa – 403103.

  • Interaction with Anganwadi workers and educating them will promote the services to the masses.
  • To create more awareness regarding AYUSH.

SESSION – 5

HOLISTIC, PROMOTIVE AND PREVENTIVE CARE AND NEONATAL PROBLEMS FROM BLUE TO BLOOM – Dr. N. C. Chatterjee, DMS(Cal), Professor, Homoeopathic Medical College, Ganganagar, Abhor, Punjab.

  • Puerperal depression and behavioral problems are often seen in women after child birth.
  • Homoeopathic Materia Medica is rich with a number of drugs that may be used in such conditions successfully transforming the mother’s state from BLUE to BLOOM.

CLINICAL RESEARCH ON THYROID DYSFUNCTION – Dr. Debnarayan Kalyani, M.D.(Hom), Asst. Research Officer, NIH, Kolkatta.

  • This was a clinical study conducted with the objective to study the effect of Homoeopathic medicines in Thyroid Disorders like Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism and Thyrotoxicosis under the presenter.
  • Total 179 cases were studied. 98 cases showed Goiter of which 41 showed reduction in size. Serological improvement in many proved the efficacy of homoeopathy in treating thyroid diseases.

EDUCATION AND NUTRITION IN MOTHER – Dr. Leena R. Naik, M. D. (Hom), Lecturer, Dept. of Homoeopathic Materia Medica, Shri Kamaxidevi Homoeopathic Medical College, Shiroda, Goa – 403103.

  • Education and nutrition form an integral part of a healthy life.
  • The mothers need to be made aware of proper antenatal, intranatal and postnatal care, nourishment of self, proper breastfeeding techniques, hygiene, proper sanitation and the national health programme.

IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATIONALIZATION: NATIONAL CAMPAIGN ON HOMOEOPATHY AND MATERNAL AND CHILD CARE – Dr. Dyson Peter Misquita, B. H. M. S., M. H. A. (Health),(TISS), Public Health Professional, Epidemologist, DHS, Govt. of Goa.

  • Approaches discussed in other state workshops as well as previously existing initiatives in the domain of public health in India.
  • An Implementation and Operationalization framework for the initiative.

PANEL DISCUSSION AND RESOLUTION

  1. The state workshop has unanimously resolved to congratulate the Govt of India ministry of health & family welfare dept of Ayush for their guidance and financial support rendered to organize the workshop on homoeopathy for the welfare of mother and child in the state of Goa.
  2. It is resolved that the institution of Panchayat raj in the sate of Goa be involved in homoeopathy for mother and child care services.
  3. The state workshop on homoeopathy for mother and child care has approved the guidelines formulated for demarcation of clinical conditions to be treated in the sub centre level or to be referred to the PHC.
  4. In view of the expertise available at Shrikamaxi Devi homoeopathic medical college and hospital and it being the only institution in state of Goa, it is resolved that MOU be signed between state NRHM cell and the college for extension services and technical support.

MERITS

  • The whole seminar is presented before us in a nutshell.
  • Arrangement of the contents is good.
  • The quality of the paper is good.
  • Colored pictures of the faculties are given.
  • Complete addresses of the faculties are given.

DEMERITS

  • Magazine is published quarterly.
  • References are not mentioned.
  • Price is not mentioned
  • Only seminars are published.

Repertory to the Modalities by Samuel Worcester-review

Based mainly upon Hering’s  condensed Material Medica.

Full name of the book is Repertory To The Modalities in Their Relations to Temperature, Air, water, Winds, Weather And Seasons Based Mainly Upon Hering’s Condensed Materia Medica With Additions From Allen, Lippe And Hale.

Author : Samuel Worcester, M. D.

He was a lecturer on insanity and its Jurisprudence at Boston University School of medicine , member of the American institute of Homoeopathy, member of the Massachusetter  Homoeopathic Medical Society.

This book is dedicated to Samuel .H. Worcester, his father.

Year of publication: 1880 .

I Indian edition was published in 1968.

 Publisher: B.Jain

This repertory was first made to Hering’s Condensed Materia Medica alone , later ,  all the symptoms coming within the scope of the book which are found in Lippe and Hale were added , together with many from Allen .  The starred symptoms are such as are regarded as characteristics by at least two of the above –named authors.

Gradation: Single grade in italics.

About thie Repertory author writes “ This little book was originally compiled  to meet a want felt in my daily practice. With its help, I have many  times been able to decide upon the indicated remedy in a few moments, while , without it , a longer search would have been required than the busy physician is able , or  the indolent physician , willing, to make.

CONTENTS:

      15 chapters with sections in each .They are

I   The sun , effects of its heat and light

Section I  Beneficial effects prefer sunny places.

  • Head
  • Generalities
  • Chill , fever, sweat

Section II     Injurious effects of the sun –

  1. Mind 2. Sensorium

3  Head inner                          4 Head outer

5  Eyes                                    6 Face

7  Cough                                 8 Nerves

9  Generalities                       10 Chill, fever, sweat

11  Skin

II  External heat or warmth

Desire for or relieved by external heat/ warmth

  • >Head inner                                               >Head outer
  • > Nose                                                       > Face
  • > Teeth                                                      >Abdomen
  • >Stool                                                        > Limbs upper
  • >Limbs lower                                            > All the limbs
  • >Generalities                                             > Chill, Fever and sweat
  • Tissues

Agg. From or aversion to external  / warmth

  • <Inner head                                        < Outer head
  • < Eyes                                                 < Nose
  • <Face                                                  < Teeth
  • <Stomach                                            < Breathing
  • <Cough                                               < all limbs
  • < Generalities                                     < Chill, fever, sweat
  • < Tissues                                            < Skin

Section I      Desire for or relieved by external heat or warmth

II      Worse from or aversion to external heat or warmth

III      Desire for or good effects from heat of stove

IV      Worse from or not relieved by heat of stove

III   Becoming warm

Section I      Good result from becoming warm

II     Bad results from becoming warm

IV  Effects of cold in general

Section : I     Beneficial effects from cold in general

II    Worse from  cold or becoming cold

III   Lessened sensitiveness to cold

IV   Take cold easily and increased sensitiveness to cold

V Ill effects from taking cold

Cold applications

Section I     Better  from cold applications

II     Worse from cold applications

VI  Food and Drink

Section I    Desire for or better from warm food or drink

II    Aversion to or worse from warm food or drink

III    Desire for  or good results from cold food or drink

IV    Aversions to or worse from cold food or drink

VII  Being covered , uncovered And Undressed

Section I    Better from covering or warm wraps

II   Worse from being covered

III   Better from uncovering

IV   Worse from or not relieved by uncovering

V   Worse from undressing

VI    Desire to be uncovered

VII   Averse to uncovering

VIII  Becoming warm in bed

Section I     Relieved by getting warm in bed

II    Warmth of bed does not relieve

III   Aggravation from warmth of bed

IX  In Room and Entering Room

Section I     Better in room

II      Worse in room

III     Better in Warm room

IV     Worse in Warm room

V     Worse in warm close room

VI     Good effects of cold room

VII     Bad effects of cold room

VIII    Worse in cold damp dwellings

IX     Better or  worse in dark room

X     Better on entering room

XI     Worse on entering room

XII     Worse on entering warm room

Effects of open air

Section I      Better in open air

II     Worse in open air

III    Better exercising in open air

IV    Worse from exercising in open air

V      Desire for fresh air or open air

VI    Aversion  to open air

VII    Better from open air

VIII    Worse in cold air and cold open air

IX    Worse from cold damp air

X      Sensitive to cold air

XI     Sensitive to draughts

XII     Better from inhaling air

XIII     Sensitive to inspired air

XIV     Ill-effects from having hair cut

XI   The weather

Section I       Better in warm air or weather

II       Worse in warm air or weather

III       Worse in cold weather

IV       Better in cold weather

V       Worse in dry weather

VI        Better in wet weather

VII       Worse in damp air or wet weather

VIII       Worse in hot damp air or weather

IX        Worse in cold damp weather

X         Sensitive to change of weather

XI         Worse when temperature changes from warm to cold

XII         Warm days and cold nights

XIII         Sensitive to wind

XIV        Worse from dry cold winds

XII   Water

Section I     Ill effects of getting wet

II     Better from washing

III    Worse from washing

IV    Wet application

V     Better from cold washing or bathing

VI     Worse from cold washing or bathing

VII     Better from warm bathing

VIII     Worse from warm bathing

IX      Worse from sea bathing

X      Children dislike being washed

XIII  The seasons

Section I     Worse in spring

II      Worse in summer

III     Worse in autumn

IV     Worse in winter

XIV   New and full moon

XV  Effects of thunderstorm 

Some rubrics under each section

Chapter I – Section I

  • Tension on head , better from warmth ,especially heat of sun  –  Stron carb
  • Chill with continuous desire for warmth , particularly that of sun –  Conium mac
  • Chilliness in the back seeks a warm place, with sleepiness   –    Kali bi

Section II

  • Memory weak , weeps about her weak mind also after sunstroke-    Stramon
  • *Pupils dilated, eyes upturened, sunstroke eyes rolled outward and up convulsions – Glonoi
  • Sunlight causes headache –    Ign
  • Sneezing in the sun – Merc sulp
  • Erythema from exposure to sun’s rays –   Cantharis

Chapter II Section I

  • Stiches in the forehead  also in the temples < from stooping , moving head , eyes, > raising the head and from heat  –     Kali carb
  • Brain as if  loose ,with wabbing on motion , as if it struck- the sides of the head > from warmth except warmth of bed –  Nux mos
  • Stupefying headache, with buzzing better from warmth- and motion-  Rhus tox
  • Painful tumours on the scalp like blood boils < from pressure and motion > from heat -Kali carb
  • Temples sensitive to touch from lying on them < in wet cold weather  > from warmth   Nux mos
  • Toothache with swelling of the cheek > by heat of the bed and warm application Lyco
  • * Toothache worse in evening in bed , by cold . from heat-  Sulph  acid

Section II

  • Pulsating and boring in the head , from heat-    Sulph
  • Chill (internally )  < from external heat  –   Ipecac
  • Chill coldness and shivering in the afternoon and not relieved by external warmth-   Lauroc
  • Chillness and shivering over the whole body in a warm room –  Ptelea trif
  • Dry red pimples only itching when exposed to the heat  :   Sarasp

Section III

  • Chill begins towards evening relieved near  the warm stove and after lying down -Kali carb
  • Pains in head relieved by warmth of  fire  –   Sumbul
  • Great desire for heat of stove –   Cicuta vir
  • Wants to be near the stove but it increases the chill – Cinchona

Section IV

  • Heat of stove unbearable –   Nat mur
  • Chill even near the stove worse from 4-8 P.M  – Mag mur

Chapter III  Section from growing warm –  Kali carb

Section II

  • Painful sensitiveness of the scalp skin peels off with itching and smarting < evening , getting warm – Staphisagria
  • Dim sight on getting warm from exercise –    Puls
  • Short dry cough as soon as he gets warm – Puls

ChapterIV  Section I

  • Stitches in temples on rt side from within to without>from cold –   Lyco

 Merits:  

  • Handy and provides easy reference regarding < & > .
  • It includes nearly all the modalities. 

Demerits:

  • It does not include modalities with respect to position,  Rest in   general < or > .
  • Repetition of the same rubrics  in same sections.

Reference:

  • Repertory to the Modalities – Samuel Worcester
  • Reperire  –  Vidyadhar Kahnaj
  • Essentials of repertorization – Dr Tiwari

Book Review on Repertory to the Symptoms of Intermittent Fever by WA Allen

Book Review on Repertory to the Symptoms of Intermittent Fever by W.A. Allen

Dr Rumsheed N BHMS MD

  • Author: William .A. Allen. M.D
  • Published by: B. Jain Publishers New Delhi
  • Published in: 1883
  • Forwarded by: T.F. Allen
  • Total No: of remedies: 133
  • Total No: of pages: 107

Typography used:

  • Bold (Nux)
  • Italics (Nux)
  • Roman (Nux)
  • Roman (?) (Nux(?)) For eg: Page No: 42 chill – symptoms during chill – Mouth,     form at: Cina(?)

This book consists of the following:

  1. Preface by the author
  2. Contents
  3. Remedies
  4. Repertory

William .A. Allen.M.D has interested in the treatment of intermittent fever because

  1. He had many cases of intermittent fever during his professional care
  2. It has so often been asserted by the physician and layman that the homoeopathic treatment is totally unable to suppress the paroxysms, to remove the pathological conditions and symptoms incident to them- to cure

The repertory was written as an aid to himself in studying up the intermittents. This Repertory is based on The Homoeopathic Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever by H.C.Allen, Lippe’s repertory, Boenninghausen’s therapeutics and Gross on Comparative Materia Medica.

To use this repertory, the physician obtain as many symptoms from the patient as possible(symptoms related with chill, heat, sweat and apyrexia stage) then taking the repertory ,that he look upon the symptoms ,the remedies indicated by each of them is noted and select the drug which is most frequently mentioned.

For eg: Miss A is suffering from tertian type of intermittent fever

  • Symptoms before chill: Pain in limbs & yawning
  • Symptoms during chill: Shaking chill at 11 am

Anticipating

  • Pain in the limbs
  • Skin and nails blue
  • Desire to be covered
  • Vomiting after drinking
  • Sleep
  • Followed by sleep

Symptoms during heat: Headache during heat

  • Thirst
  • Face alternating red and pale
  • Shivering from motion
  • Cheeks red and hot
  • Pain in the limbs

Sweat: Profuse

Pain relieved by sweat

Apyrexia: Pale face during Apyrexia

Total no: of symptoms taken: 24

The remedies most frequently mentioned, may be tabulated as follows

  • Nux vom………….23
  • Nat mur ………….16
  • Eupat perf………..14
  • Chin……………..10
  • Ars ………………14

Nux vom is selected because it covers most of symptoms presented by the patient.

He says that, he had cured intermittent fever with tinctures and potencies. But the most successful potency is from the 200th upwards.

The best time to begin administer the remedy is after the height of paroxysm has been passed.
He says that this repertory has saved much time and given many successes. 

CONTENTS:

Apyrexia, symptoms during

Chill……………..

  • —–,     Aggrevated,
  • —–,     Ameliorated,
  • —–,     Caused by,
  • —–,     Character of,
  • —–,     Commences,
  • —–,     Followed by,
  • —–,     Location of
  • —–,     Preceded by
  • —–,     Symptoms during
  • —–,     Time of
  • —–,     Wanting

Heat,……………..

  • —–,     Aggravated,
  • —–,     Ameliorated,
  • —–,     Character, time and location of,
  • —–,     Followed by,
  • —–,     Preceded by,
  • —–,     Symptoms during,
  • —–,     Wanting,

Remedies, list of,

  • —–, special indications for,
  • —–, —– —–, season and weather,

Sweat …………

  • —–      Aggravated,
  • —–      Ameliorated,
  • —–,     Character, time of,
  • —–,     Followed by,
  • —–,     Location of,
  • —–,     Preceded by,
  • —–,     Symptoms during,
  • —–,     Wanting, 

REMEDIES
Aconite, Aethusa, Agaricus, Alstonia, Alumina, Ambra, Ammon carb, Ammon mur, Anacardium, Angustura, Antimonium crud, Antimonium tart, Apis mel, Aranea, Argentum, Arnica, Arsenicum, As arum, asafeotida            baptisia,baryta carb, belladonna, benzenium,beriberis, bovista,bryonia,cactus, caladium,calc carb, camphora, canchalagua, cantharis,capsicum,carbo an, carbo v ,causticum, cedron, china, chin sulph, cicuta, cimex, cina,cocculus, coffea, colchicum, colocynth, conium, cornus flor, crocus, curare, cuprum, cyclamen, Daphne ind, Digitalis, Drosera, Elaterium, Elaps          , Eupatorium perf, Eupatorium purp, Euphorbium, Euonymus, Ferrum, gelsemium, graphitis, guajacum, heeleborus, hepar, hyos, ignatia, iodum, ipecacuana, kali bich, kali carb, kali iod, kreosotum, lachesis, lachnanthes, laurocerasus, ledum, lobelia, lycopodium, magnesia carb, magnesia mur, magnesia sulph, manganum, marum verum, menyanthus, mercurialis, mercurius, mercurius cor, mezerium, muriatic acid, natrum mur, natrum carb, nitric acid, nitrum, nux mosch, nux vom, oleum an, opium, paris quad, petroleum, phosphoric ac, phosphorus, plantago, podophyllum, polyporus off, psorinum, pulsatilla, rhustox, robinia, ruta, sabadilla, Sabina, sambucus, sarracenia, sarasaparilla, secale cor, sepia, silicea, spigelia, stannum, staphysagria, stramonium, sulphur, taraxacum, theridion, thuja oc, valariana, veratrum alb.

This section contains 133 remedies.

REPERTORY
In repertory part all rubrics are arranged in alphabetical order

Repertory part is mainly divided into four sections.

  1. Chill
  2. Heat
  3. Sweat
  4. Apyrexia

Each section is further subdivided into causation, character, location, modalities (aggravation, amelioration, and time), and concomitants (symptoms before, during and after).

Time is also arranged in alphabetic order. After this clock time is given from 1 am to 12 midnight.

REMEDIES, SPECIAL INDICATIONS FOR

Abortion, threatened: Puls

Anxiety, producing diarrhea: Gels

Arsenic, after abuse of: Ipec

Atmospheric changes, influenced by: Acon

Cases, chronic: Apis, Caust, Gels, Natr.m

—, recent: Acon, Natr.m

Children: Ars, Cham, Cina, Gels, Nux.m, Puls

—,nursing: Anac, Ars, Cina, Verat

Cholera, during epidemics of: Verat

Cold, easily takes: Baryt.c, Caust, Dulc, Psor

Diathesis,psoric: Baryt.c, Calc, Cina, Psor

Diphtheria, after: Baryt.c

Eruptions, after: Apis

Face,pale and skin flabbyCalc

Fright, producing diarrhea: Gels

Ground, exposure to recently turned up: Natr.m

Irritability: Anac, Ign, Nux

Mercury,after abuse of: Nitr.ac

People, old: Alum

Quinine, after abuse of: Ars, Arn, Bell,Ferr, Ipec, Natr,m

Scrofula: Baryt.c, Calc, Cina

Seashore, contracted at: Ars

Skin, delicate: Dulc

Swamps,living near: Cedr, Natr.m

Urticaria: Dulc, Elat, Rhus

Whooping –cough, during epidemics of: Dros

Women: Nux m, Puls, Sep

SEASON AND WEATHER

Autumn: Ars, Nux

Damp and cold: Cur

Days hot with nights cool: Acon

Rains, during: Aren Diad, Ced, Cur,

Spring: Ars, Gels, Lach

Summer: Caps, Ced

Warm: Ars, Bell, Calc, Caps, Ced, Cina, Ipec, Lach,Sulph

Wet, when becoming: Sep

Wintered, over: Ars, Lach, Natr.m

CHILL, CA– USED BY

CHILL, PRECEDED BY

CHILL, TIME

Afternoon

Bed, in

Day, all

Evening

Forenoon

Fourteen days, every

Irregular

Midnight, after

Morning

Night

Periods, at all,

Same, every day

Sleep, after

Sunset, at

Yearly:

Time – 1 A.M to 12 midnight

CHILL, LOCATION OF

CHILL, CHARACTER OF

Chilliness

Chilliness with heat

Shivering with heat

Type:

Anticipating

Changing

Congestive

Eating, after

Fourteen days, every

Menses, after the

Monthly

Paroxysms irregular

Postponing

Quartan

Quotidian

Remittent fever, resembling

Satge, one generally wanting

Stages, very irregular

Tertian

Yearly

CHILL, SYMPTOMS DURING

CHILL, AMELIORATED

CHILL, AGGREVATED

CHILL, FOLLOWED BY

HEAT, WANTING

HEAT, PRECEDED BY

Cough                               

Nausea

Taste, bitter

Thirst

Vomiting

Yawning

HEAT, CHARACTER, TIME AND LOCATION OF

HEAT, SYMPTOMS DURING

HEAT, AMELIORATED

HEAT, AGGREVATED

HEAT, FOLLOWED BY

SWEAT, WANTING

SWEAT

SWEAT, PRECEDED BY

Cramps

Headache

Hunger

Thirst

SWEAT, CHARACTER AND TIME OF

SWEAT, LOCATION OF

SWEAT, SYMPTOMS DURING

SWEAT, AMELIORATED

SWEAT, AGGREVATED

SWEAT, FOLLOWED BY

APYREXIA SYMPTOMS DURING

MERITS

  1. All the rubrics related to the intermittent fever are mentioned in this repertory which is lacking in general repertories.
  2. It can be used as a quick reference book at the bedside.

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“Medicine at your Fingertips”- for undergraduate and postgraduate students

Medicine at your finger-500x500Text book of Medicine is released – “Medicine at your Fingertips”

Publisher : PARAS medical books

  • It is a quick reference book for all undergraduate and postgraduate students in internal medicine and related sub specialties.
  • Useful for MBBS,BHMS,BDS,BSc nursing and allied health sciences undergraduates , MD, DNB postgraduate students and practicing doctors.
  • Each topic has got a basic portion regarding pathophysiology and clinical features for undergraduates and high end discussion part regarding investigation and treatment aspects for post graduates and practicing doctors.
  • The diagrammatic illustrations and simplified tabular columns provide easy understanding of the subject and fast overview of very complicated topics of internal medicine.

Contents:

  1. Cardiology
  2. Hematology
  3. Hepatology
  4. Gastroenterology
  5. Endocrinology
  6. Diabetes Mellitus
  7. Nephrology
  8. Fluids, Electrolyts & Acid Base
  9. Neurology
  10. Infectious Disease
  11. HIV Medicine
  12. Rheumatology
  13. Pulmonology
  14. Nutrition
  15. Toxicology
  16. Genetics
  17. Immunology
  18. Dermatology
  19. Antibiotics
  20. Antibiotics in Renal Failure
  21. ECG

About the author:
Dr. Gireesh Kumar K P teaches at the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Amrita School of Medicine. He is Professor of Internal Medicine, Chief of Emergency and Critical Care Division. Dr Gireesh has written and lectured extensively in the field of internal medicine, emergency and critical care medicine. He also has tremendous experience in teaching MBBS, BDS undergraduates, MD, DNB (Medicine) MD (Emergency Medicine) and critical care postgraduates. The resounding principle behind his lectures and books is that, medical education should be practice oriented and the books authored must be protocol oriented in terms of investigations as well as treatment methods. This systematic approach to medicine will go a long way in making an accurate diagnosis, based on current health scenario in the Indian subcontinent.

Note from the Author:
A medical student tends to get limited time period to cover all the major subjects during their student period.  At the same time, studying each subject in-depth always remain a daunting task. Every student joins MBBS with an aspiration to become a leading specialist in the field he/she undertakes.  Internal medicine is the base of all major specialties, on which every medical student should have a sound understanding. As a matter of fact,  most of our text books gives importance only to theoretical aspect of the subject and as far as practical aspects are concerned, the students faces immense crisis due to the lack of knowledge at their fingertips.

“Medicine At Your Fingertips” is a practically oriented text book prepared for medical students who wish to learn the vastness of medicine in an effortless manner. The practical application tips given in this book will be very helpful in their routine medical practice also.

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First homeopathic e-book in Tibetan language

tibet“Our goal in introducing homeopathy into the Tibetan community” to offer a less costly treatment, able to complement a quality allopathic medicine, sometimes rather expensive, not always necessary, and not always meeting everyone’s needs.

Homeopathy can also complement the work of traditional Tibetan medicine. In this active transfer of knowledge, we are not only concerned with curing patients in situ, but with passing on our technique so it can henceforth be beneficial to the local population.

Why homeopathy ? Homeopathy is a western medical approach that has been in use for over two centuries. The practice of homeopathy is economical, respecting human beings and the environment.

This book is very simple. It is divided into three parts. An introduction outlining the main theories of homeopathy, with examples of clinical cases : the basis of homeopathy. A brief Materia Medica work, that is to say a limited list of fundamental homeopathic medicines and their description the tools of homeopathy. The treatment : the goals and the results of homeopathy. There is an index at the end.

The book is written in English with a Tibetan translation. It is the first homeopathic book in Tibetan. We hope it will be useful for the Tibetan people. (Dr. Bernard LONG)

http://www.indigene-editions.fr/esprit/homeopathy.html

Comme les livres papier, ce livre numérique est en vente chez votre libraire de proximité (la liste des libraires avec lesquels notre diffuseur travaille est consultable sur le site

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Lectures on Organon of Medicine by Manish Bhatia

orgnon-bhatiaVolume 1

Author : Dr Manish Bhatia

Published by : Hpathy Medical Publishers, Jaipur.India

Web: books.hpathy.com

Pages : 303

Rs. 396 only

Foreword by Dr George Vithulkas & Alan V Schmukler

No medical text book of that time is in publication now – none except the Organon of medicine by Dr Samuel Hahnemann.

Hahanemann’s words are still relevant, but it is difficult to digest in German language or translations in old English with long winded sentences and difficult words – author simplified the seemingly complicated language of the Organon of medicine.

Here,  Dr Manish Bhatia revealed the soul thought of Hahanemannian concept in simple, most modern English language with present day examples, clinical cases and correlating with modern medical terminologies – explained the utility of Organon of medicine to the new generation students and homoeopaths in a better way.

This volume covers upto aphorism 70

According to author, we need to travel long back to 16th and 17th century medicine era to understand the context in which Hahnemann worked and lived – the introduction of Organon is full of information about the prevalent medical practices of that time.

This book will definitely help the students and professionals to understand the inner core of Organon in a better and easier way for the correct application of homoeopathic philosophy for a better clinical application.

Contents

Organon’s Introduction

§ 1 – Physician’s Mission

§ 2 – The Ideal Cure

§ 3 – The Knowledge of a Physician

§ 4 – Preserver of Health

§ 5 – The Fundamental Cause

§ 6 – The Unprejudiced Observer

§ 7 – Maintaining Cause & Value of Symptoms

§ 8 – Symptoms vs. Disease

§ 9-10 – Vital Force in Health

§ 11-15 – Vital Force in Sickness

§ 16-18 – Vital Force in Cure

§ 19-25 – Knowledge of Medicine

§ 26-27 – Nature’s Law of Cure

§ 28-29 – Mode of Action

§ 30-33 – Unconditional Effect of Medicines in Sick

§ 34-35 – Role of Similarity

§ 36-37 – Two Dissimilar Diseases, Former Stronger

§ 38-39 – Two Dissimilar Diseases, Latter Stronger

§ 40 – Complex Diseases

§ 41-42 – Complex Diseases from Allopathic Medicine

§ 43-46 – Two Similar Diseases

§ 47-48 – The Similar Medicine

§ 49-50 – Limitations of Natural Cures

§ 51 – Superiority of Similar Medicines over Natural Cures

§ 52 – Methods of Treatment

§ 53 – Homeopathy

§ 54-55 – Allopathy

§ 56-57 – Antipathy

§ 58-59 – Disease Aggravation after Antipathic Treatment

§ 60 – Suppression

§ 61-62 – Superiority of Homeopathic Method

§ 63-66 – Primary Action, Secondary Action

§ 67 – Permissible Use of Antipathic Treatment

§ 68-69 – Comparison of Homeopathic & Antipathic Application

§ 70 – Summary of Aphorisms 1-69

Appendix A: History & Development of Organon

Appendix B: Biography of Samuel Hahnemann

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Dr. Manish Bhatiais an internationally renowned teacher of Organon of Medicine and homeopathic philosophy. He is the Founder Director of www.hpathy.com , world’s leading homeopathy portal. He is also an editor of Homeopathy 4 Everyone
Practices at Asha Homeopathy Medical Center at Jaipur.
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Importance of Clinical Repertories with an overview of Boericke Repertory

Boericke1Importance of Clinical Repertories with an overview of Boericke Repertory

Dr. Abhijit Chakma, M.D. (Hom.) 

Abstract
The clinical repertories were born out of the need of the profession and the genius of the great homoeopathic practitioners. They are fruit of many years of labor and contain the hidden treasure of homoeopathic literature. Their immense usefulness in certain cases cannot be ruled out. This article provides an insight of one of the most frequently used clinical repertory – the Boerick’s Repertory, describing its construction, utility and salient features. It attempts at encouraging the use and study of clinical repertories. 

Keywords: Pathology, clinical repertory, Boericke repertory, construction, demerits, merits.

Introduction
Medical men have got to study human beings as a group as well as individuals, in health and in disease. Physicians have to face both concrete realities with scientific abstraction. So the method of study should be based on phenomenology through sense perception. Observations of the physician are bound to be clinical. As homoeopathy is a specialized system of drug therapy; for homoeopath the diagnosis does not mean the treatment of nominal entity, but diagnosis of patient with respect to drug reaction, which would restore his vital equilibrium. When characteristics of a remedy are marked in a case, the name of the disease becomes insignificant and in such cases, clinical repertory should not be resorted to, the last court of appeal being materia medica. Broadly speaking, we have two types of symptoms. The subjective symptoms- as the ability to experience & describe these symptoms is not same in all parts, so they should be interpreted by physician to a large extent especially in hysterical and young children. And the objective symptoms where physician can ascertain by means of senses- aided or unaided. These symptoms may not be especially diagnostic of disease or pathologic state but are important for prescribing. Those which are pathognomic of certain disease help us to point to a class of remedies and excluding others which may be otherwise superficially related. Any general repertory i.e. Kent, Synthesis due to their large volume are very difficult for a physician to carry to the bedside and moreover these repertories do not have any Materia Medica part combined with them. BBCR, Boger Synoptic Key, Materia Medica by W. Boericke with O. E. Boericke’s Repertory etc. are the examples of such type of books where both material medica & repertory are combined. It is said that O. E. Boericke’s repertory is one of the important general clinical repertory. Clinical repertory is an index of remedies applicable to various more or less fixed symptom syndromes to which nosological labels can be given. It can be a general clinical repertory (e.g. Boerick’s and Clark’s repertory), disease oriented clinical repertory (e.g. The Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever, Repertory of Leucorrhoea, Bell’s Diarrhoea,) or an organ based clinical repertory (Minton’s Uterine Therapeutics, Berridge Repertory of Diseases of Eye). Great numbers of published small clinical repertories are present in the old homoeopathic journals. Their non-availability and thus disuse has also played a role in the slow progress of our system.

The concept of clinical repertories
These sorts of repertories contain clinical symptoms/conditions with their corresponding group of medicines. They are not commonly used for the purpose of repertorization. However these repertories can be used for repertorization of cases where clinical conditions mask the characteristic symptoms of the patient. In such cases the physician finds the prominent common symptoms/clinical conditions with few modalities and concomitants. In spite of emphasis on individualized prescription based on characteristic expressions, the emergence of clinical repertories could not be prevented in homoeopathic practice even in Hahnemann’s time. The grouping of the medicines according to the name of diseases, though discouraged by many stalwarts, has given birth to several clinical repertories. Master Hahnemann was certainly not happy with such kind of practice; he described it as – “Treating the names of the diseases with names of therapeutic actions”.

Such a kind of practice was much favored by Dr. J Compton Burnett. He expresses it as – “The fact is, we need any and every way of finding the right remedy, the simple simile, the simple symptomatic similimum and the furthest reach of all the pathological similimum, and I maintain that we are still within the lines of Homoeopathy that is an expensive, progressive science”. Dr. Burnett in his writings, has given examples of different cases i.e. like “Diseases of the Liver”, “Organ diseases of Women” etc. from where we can understand that he has preferred certain medicines for certain clinical conditions. For example- He has treated many cases of jaundice, enlargement of liver, tumor of liver by Chelidonium majus; for traumatic uterus he had used Hypericum, Arnica, Bellis per, Kali chlor, cuprum acet., Cedron etc.

Dr. J. Compton Burnett advocated more in favor of such practice but he could not compile a separate repertory for that purpose and the credit for compiling the first useful clinical repertory goes to Dr. J. H. Clarke. J. H. Clarke in the introduction of his clinical repertory has written- “Certain diseases come to have certain remedies arranged to them and all the patients who are found to be suffering from any given disease must be denoted with one of the remedies credited to it.” Clinical repertory of J. H. Clarke is based on his dictionary of Materia Medica.

Though Clarke’s Clinical repertory was popular at that time but O. E. Boericke’s repertory gradually takes upper hand in popularity probably due to its arrangement of rubrics in different anatomical section, which is more practical and useful.

Scope and limitations of clinical repertories
Though Clinical repertories have not been put to their fullest utility, this can be very useful too if the scope and limitations are properly understood and implemented in practice. 

Scope-

  1. Clinical repertories can be used in the study of Homoeopathic therapeutics as well as Materia Medica.
  2. They help us to repertorize the following types of cases –

a)  Cases lacking in mental symptoms and physical general symptoms

b)  Cases with clinical diagnosis

c)  Cases with a few symptoms

  1. They are used as quick reference books while in doubt and confusion at bedside. Not only that it also helps to reduce the number of probable medicines for a given disease condition bearing a nosological label.
  2. Clinical Repertories contain some rubrics, which are not found in other general repertories; therefore they can become a good companion in the study of such rubrics.
  3. Clinical repertories help us to find the most appropriate palliative medicines in incurable cases.
  4. Regional repertories help in finding out the most similar medicine in a specific clinical condition.
  5. In acute cases it helps best as the patient usually does not say all his symptoms during sufferings except particular symptoms.

Limitations-
Clinical Repertories are based on nosological terms and clinical conditions, which are the results of clinical observations; hence their use is limited to particular type of cases. They are mainly used for reference work.

Need of pathology in prescribing
It helps to understand the symptom in context with the whole; with respect to natural history of disease and place each symptom in proper relative importance. They are important to prescribe the truly homoeopathic remedies, not the seemingly homoeopathic ones. 

A short study of Boerick’s repertory is presented here: 

Name of the book: POCKET MANUAL OF HOMOEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA COMPRISING THE CHARACTERISTIC AND GUIDING SYMPTOMS OF ALL REMEDIES (CLINICAL AND PATHOGENETIC) WITH THE ADDITION OF A REPERTORY. 

Author: Oscar Eugene Boericke (brother of William Boericke; a graduate from Hahnemann’s Medical College; influenced very much by his brother.) 

Publication: The book had no repertory part in the first edition. It was added from 3rd edition onwards. The 1st Indian edition came in 1969 (Vide ref. It was published by Roy Publishing House, Kolkata. It contains an introduction by Dr B. K. Sarkar).

Different editions Year of publication Publishers Total pages of Pocket manual Attached with Pocket Manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica
1st 1906 Boericke & Runyan, New York, USA 1049 3rd edition
2nd 1912 Boericke & Tafel, Philadelphia 1155 5th edition
3rd 1916 Boericke & Runyan, New York, USA 1293 6th edition
4th 1922 Boericke & Runyan, New York, USA 1128 8th edition
5th 1927 Boericke & Tafel, Philadelphia 1042 9th edition

With the advent of the incomparable ninth edition of the progressive Pocket Manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica, its modest companion the Repertory, has been completely remodeled and brought up to date by embodying much of the newly incorporated material. Many of the sections have been carefully rewritten and with appropriate expansion; offer a more trustworthy guide for the selection of the medicines.

Number of medicines: 1405 

Number of chapters: 25

Construction
It has two parts. 1st part is repertory proper and 2nd part is index to repertory. Though it is called a clinical repertory it actually contains both clinical conditions and subjective symptoms i.e. appetite defective/ increased/ perverted; aversions/cravings. In ‘Mind’ chapter also we find subjective symptoms i.e. emotions, mood disposition, propensity etc.

Divisions of sections:According to Hahnemannian schema. It has 25 chapters.

  1. MIND
  2. HEAD
  3. EYES
  4. EARS
  5. NOSE
  6. FACE
  7. MOUTH
  8. TONGUE
  9. TASTE
  10. GUMS
  11. TEETH
  12. THROAT
  13. STOMACH
  14. ABDOMEN
  15. URINARY SYSTEM
  16. MALE SEXUAL SYSTEM
  17. FEMALE SEXUAL SYSTEM
  18. CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
  19. LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM
  20. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
  21. SKIN
  22. FEVER
  23. NERVOUS SYSTEM
  24. GENERELITIES
  25. MODALITIES – AGG. & AMEL.

Largest chapter – Female Sexual System 

Smallest Chapter – Gums

This repertory contains almost all medicines present in the Materia Medica part by William Boericke, which has total number of 1409 medicines. The index provides a list of 1414 medicines but 5 medicines appear twice because of their dual names.  For example- Cimicifuga, actea racemosa, eriodictylon, yerba santa etc. Though this book has 1409 medicines, only 688 medicines are in narrative form. Others are given under relationship part of various medicines. Among these 688 medicines all are not described under different anatomical heads, rather only few clinical hints are given for them. Medicines under each rubric are arranged in alphabetical order in purely arbitrary and self explanatory abbreviated form. Two types of typography are used to indicate the grades of the medicines, italicsand roman (italics indicate the more frequently verified clinical medicines). 

Headings and subheadings:All the chapters are arranged alphabetically. 

Order of headings:A specific order has been followed as mentioned below-

  • a) Cause: e.g. Headache (cephalgia): Cause: bathing, bear weather changes etc.
  • b) Type: e.g. Headache (cephalgia): Type: anemic, utero-ovarian etc.
  • c) Location: e.g. Headache (cephalgia): Location: frontal, vertex etc.
  • d) Character: e.g. Headache (cephalgia): Character of pain: aching, throbbing etc.
  • e) Concomitant: e.g. Headache (cephalgia): Concomitant: anguish, yawning etc.
  • f) Modalities: aggravation: e.g. Headache (cephalgia):  after drugging etc.
  • g) Modalities: amelioration: e.g. Headache (cephalgia): wrapping tightly etc. 

Technical names:To emphasize the value of symptoms (more than the diagnosis) they have been bracketed e.g. MIND – FEAR – space (agoraphobia), EMOTIONS – Nostalgia (homesickness).  But exceptions are there to this rule e.g. MIND – DELIRIUM – Carphologia (picking at bed clothes), EARS – TINNITIS AURIUM (noises in ear), FACE – APPEARANCE – CONDITION – Hippocratic (sickly, sunken, deathly cold). 

Philosophical background: The idea of using Location, Sensation, Modality and Concomitant is similar to Bonninghausen’s concept of complete symptom. The symptoms of patient are either General (or common symptoms) or Peculiar (or characteristic). The characteristic symptoms fall under:

a)Location: It shows the elective affinity of the drug. It is important because the organs are not independent instruments, but wonderfully bound together by nerves and parts most remote are in direct nerve connection.

b)Sensation or kind of action: In many drugs they are so expressive of their special action that they are expected to be present in almost in all the cases i.e. anxiety of Aconite; chilliness of Pulsatilla.

c) Modalities and concomitants: Each drug acts best under certain conditions, on certain bodily and mental constitution. Thus the most favorable ground and environment for full and free manifestation of drug individuality.

It is a fact that each symptom has Location, Sensation, Modality and Concomitant; but not possible to obtain from single or few proving (s). But the records when compiled by various provers give a complete picture. Thus, a logical breaking of symptoms and recombination later on is justifiable and verified through successes in clinical practice.

Cross references: There are three types of cross references as mentioned below-

1) To other chapter: after the medicines in bold letters bracketed, prefixed by ‘See’. For example- NOSE – BONES – Caries: ……..See Tissues (Generalities).

2) To same chapter without medicines i.e. for similar rubrics: prefixed by ‘See’. For example- ABDOMEN – ENTERITIS – See Diarrhea.

3) To same chapter with medicine:  after the medicines, prefixed by ‘See’. These are of maximum in number. For example- URINARY SYSTEM – SEDIMENT – TYPE – cells, debris….See nephritis; FEMALE SEXUAL SYSTEM – COITION – coition, painful…See Vaginismus.

Demerits
1. Being a clinical repertory it can never take place of a General repertory for which the author refers to Kent, Syntheis, Knerr, Clarke etc.

2. Dr. Boericke himself says “this work found numerous suggestions based on clinical observations or deductions from partial proving, all of which may prove most valuable addition to our material medica, if further verified at bedside.” If these suggestions had been marked, it would have enhanced the value of the book.

3. Wrong placement of certain rubrics. For example- ABDOMEN – ERUPTION – fissure, fistula, inflammation (proctitis) etc. LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM – GOUT of chest, eyes, stomach, heart etc.

4. Alphabetical arrangement is not maintained properly in whole through the repertory. For example in ABDOMEN chapter- Haemorhoids; Hernia; Intestines; Jaundice followed by Hypocondria; Liver.

5. The mistakes in printing create confusion at some places and make the search for appropriate rubric difficult. e.g.

IN REPERTORY CORRECTION
MIND – Fancies, hallucinations, illusions are all kept under rubric ‘IMAGINATION’ MIND – There should be a separate rubric on- ‘HALLUCINATIONS’ for easy search.
TYPE OF FEVERENTERIC – TYPHOID FEVERCONCOMITANTS….

RUBEOLA – MEASLES

CONCOMITANTS

SCARLET FEVER

CONCOMITANT

SEQUELAE

VARIOLA – SMALLPOX

TYPE ( Diagnostic entities)

COMPLICATIONS

FIBRICULA – INFLUENZA

INTERMITTENT FEVER which is a complete section in itself.

LOW FEVERS…UPTO YELLOW FEVER

  • The concomitant should be written as ENTERIC – TYPHOID FEVER

–          Concomitants

As this typography as well as arrangement causes confusion, whether this concomitant belongs to only ENTERIC FEVER or for FEVER chapter as a general concomitant.

  • The ‘COMPLICATIONS’ rubric refers to which type of fever, cannot be made out.
  • The TYPE, CHILL, FEVER PAROXYSM & APYREXIA rubrics belongs to INTERMITTENT FEVER, but absence of proper indent makes it difficult for comprehension & may lead to wrong use.

Advantages & utility

  • If characteristic symptoms are not present, it provides an easy entry point to the case.
  • For therapeutic study.
  • An index is provided in the repertory which makes it much useful.
  • In GENERALITIES chapter- PROPHYLACTICS rubric is present which also suggest useful potencies of medicines.
  • Pathology and symptoms pertaining to a part have been given together at one place, i.e.

ABDOMEN: Spleen-…..; Umbilicus-…; Liver-…; Diaphragm-…
THROAT: Pharynx…; Esophagus…; Fauces.…; Uvula…

  • Sensation rubric has been given as a separate rubric in STOMACH – SENSATION.
  • The concept of complete symptom has been incorporated in the construction of repertory. The arrangement of symptom components under various headings i.e. cause, type, location, modality etc. make it more interesting and user friendly.

Highest grade single medicine rubrics

The gradation used in the repertory is based on the clinical verification of remedies. Thus it can be inferred that single medicine rubrics found in the book should have great clinical utility. They are given below for the purpose of clinical application by the readers: 

Ears – auditory nerve – torpor Chenop
Nose – external nose – eruptions – scales Caust
Teeth – modalities – amelioration – hot liquids Mag. P
Abdomen – cause and type – abuse of enema Op
Female sexual system – menstruation – type: amenorrhœa – suppressed, with neuralgic pains about head, face Gels
Female sexual system – vulva-labia – erysipelas, with edema Apis
Locomotor system – loins – lumbago: with sciatica Rhus tox
Respiratory system – voice – high, piping Bell
Nervous system – cause – occurance – worse, at approach of thunder storm Agar

Conclusion
The importance of clinical repertories in homoeopathy cannot be neglected, (Considering FN §235 of Organon of Medicine, 5th ed.) though Master Hahnemann has criticized treatment of so called “disease entities” as it is a personal event to an individual; but it is impossible to build a science merely by compiling a great number of individual observations. It is a “prima facie” method of reducing the number of probable similar drugs for a diseased condition bearing a nosological label. Dr. O. E. Boericke says- “It is only by the persistent use of one repertory, that its peculiar and intricate arrangements gradually crystallize itself in definite outline, in the mind of student of the same, and thus he attains the ready ease and practical insight of the collator, thereby rendering such a bee-line well-nigh indispensable in our day of labor saving devices.”

Bibliography

  1. Boericke G. A compend of principles of homoeopathic therapeutics. Reprint ed. B. Jain Publishers (P) Ltd. 1987; New Delhi.
  2. Boericke OE. Pocket manual of homoeopathic materia medica and repertory. Reprint ed. B. Jain Publishers (P) Ltd. 1999; New Delhi.
  3. Boericke W. Pocket manual of homoeopathic materia medica and repertory. Indian ed. B. Jain Publishers (P) Ltd. 1969; New Delhi.
  4. Siju PV. A reference to repertories for homoeopathic students. Reprint ed. B. Jain Publishers (P) Ltd. 2007; New Delhi. 

Address for correspondence
Dr. Abhijit Chakma, M.D. (Hom.)
Senior Research Fellow (H), Clinical Research Unit for Homoeopathy,
¼ Main Road, Colonel Chowmuhani, Krishnanagar, Agartala- 799001
E-mail- dr.abhijit24@gmail.com 

New book on How to write the thesis and thesis Protocol

booksHow to write the thesis and thesis Protocol 

Authors: Piyush Gupta, Navjeevan Singh

This book has evolved from a series of workshops organized for postgraduate students by the Medical Education Unit of the University College of Medical Sciences. The objective of the workshops was to introduce them to the basics of biomedical research as a prelude to writing a protocol for a thesis, and subsequently, to writing the thesis itself. As the number of postgraduate admissions increased exponentially in 2009, the three-day “thesis writing workshop” was split into two one-and-a-half day workshops; the first a protocol writing workshop at the beginning of first year of residency, and the second a thesis writing workshop, some three months prior to thesis submission.

Key Features
Writing a thesis is one of the most important components of postgraduate studies and a potential area where the students are challenged by the lack of structured guidance. This book not only provides useful tools to write a thesis, but also identifies the typical problems that arise while writing a thesis and suggests improved solutions for the same while especially highlighting the ways of maintaining consistent quality within the thesis work. The text is organized into 26 chapters which follow the sequence of events in engaging with a thesis. The chapters also explain in detail the content and submission requirements that all students writing a thesis must follow. The language is simple, and the style is conversational and easy to follow.

 

This book provides basic information about the thesis preparation as well as the technical parameters with in which all the students must work. A unique feature is the numerous examples in each chapter illustrating what to do, and often, what not to do. A bibliography is provided at the end of each chapter for those wishing to delve further into the intricacies of biomedical research.

Target Audience: Postgraduate students

Publisher : Jaypee Brothers, Price Rs 295

Contents

  1. Rationale for Research and Thesis in Postgraduate Courses- Arati Bhatia, Navjeevan Singh
  2. Dealing with the Supervisor: Mentor-mentee Relationship – Upreet Dhaliwal
  3. The Process of Thesis-writing : Plan it Well – Alpana Raizada, OP Kalra
  4. Thesis: The essential elements – Nitin Agarwal
  5. Formulating a Research Question/Hypothesis: The First Step – BK Jain
  6. Selecting a Research Design – Mohit Joshi
  7. Framing a Suitable Title – Piyush Gupta
  8. Electronic Search of the Literature: The Bare Basics – RajatThawani, Piyush Gupta
  9. Writing Aim and Objectives: Getting Clarity – Upreet Dhaliwal
  10. Writing the Introduction: Justifying your research – Naveen Sharma
  11. Review of Literature: Recalling the Past – Sanjay Gupta
  12. Materials and Methods: How Will I do it? – Dheeraj Shah
  13. Sample Size Estimation – Amir Maroof Khan
  14. Handling Ethical Issues: Patient and Data Safety – Satendra Singh
  15. Preparing a Case-record form: Get, Set, and Go – Pankaj Kumar Garg
  16. Planning the Statistical Analysis – Pankaj Kumar Garg
  17. Results: Fruits of the labor – Rehan-ul-Haq
  18. Converting Results to Text , Tables and Graphs: Represent the Findings – Amir Maroof Khan
  19. Discussion: The Most Read Part of the Thesis – SV Madhu
  20. Conclusions: Do Not Go Overboard – BK Jain
  21. Summary : Crisp yet Comprehensive – Chander Grover
  22. Writing References – Shobha Arora, Piyush Gupta
  23. Avoiding Academic Dishonesty: It can be detected! – Satendra Singh
  24. Elements of writing better English – Navjeevan Singh
  25. Showcasing thesis through an effective PowerPoint presentation – Pooja Dewan, Piyush Gupta
  26. Writing the Thesis Protocol – Navjeevan Singh, Dheeraj Shah

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BJain published the list of Homoeopathy books

books-pano_25190B jain Publishers New Delhi, published online – in pdf and Excel format- the list of Homoeopathy and allied books, that you can order or purchase directly.

Download Complete B. Jain Catalogue in Excel Now!

Download B. Jain General Books Catalogue 2014 in PDF Now!

Download B. Jain Homeopathy Catalogue 2014 in PDF Now! 

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Part II of UPSC PSC MD Entrance MCQs by Dr Chauhan released

UPSC BOOKPart II of UPSC PSC MD Entrance MCQs by Dr Chauhan released

Second part of UPSC MCQs – Part II Homoeopathy Subjects – by Dr VK Chauhan published by Bjain Publishers New Delhi.

About the Book
This is a book by Dr V.K. Chauhan, who is an eminent clinician and academician. The book consists of question papers of previous year’s examination for the aspirants of UPSC and MD (Hom.), to help them crack their examination with minimum hassles. The explanations and details for the correct choice of the answer are mentioned along with the answer, which saves the time of going back to the books and referring to the source. The references of the explanation have also been given with the book’s and chapter’s name, which makes the authenticity of the book more valid than any such work available in the market.

About the Author
Dr V.K. Chauhan, is the Principal of Dr B.R. Sur Homoeopathic Medical College, Delhi. He was formerly working as a Professor in Medicine and Paediatrics Department at Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College. He has undergone training at various institutions in India, UK and USA. He is MD in Repertory. He has been honored with State Award 2006, by Delhi Govt. for his untiring work in the field of homeopathy. He is the author of many books including the bestseller, ‘Homoeopathic Principles and Practice of Medicine’.

Price : Rs.699/-

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“KAIZEN” new book for UPSC, PSC, MD(Hom) preparation

DSCN1495“KAIZEN” a good book for UPSC, PSC, MD(Hom) preparation

  • Those who are preparing for UPSC and MD entrance can take much advantage from this book..
  • Systemic approach by dividing questions into topic wise.
  • Given concise and relevant explanation of every question from authentic books.
  • Save months of time searching for correct answers and adequate explanations from piles of books.
  • Numerous tables, flow charts and pneumonic throughout the book for easy retention.
  • Authentic questions have been taken from different MD entrance, UPSC and many states PSC.
  • Additional valuable information related to the topic is excellently mentioned.
  • Target what you really need to know in order to get success.
  • Latest paper NIH-2013, NHMC-2013, and MPPSC-2013 has been included in this book..

Author : Dr Gajenda Singh
Foreword : Dr Subhas Singh

This book contains Multiple Choice Questions with Explanations for MD Homoeopathy Entrance, UPSC, APPSC, RPSC,TNPSC,WBPSC and other competitive examinations in Homoeopathy.

Kaizen – means continuous and never ending improvement.

Dr Gajenda Singh– the product of National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkatta –  tried his level best to give explanation to MCQs of various competitive examinations in Homoeopathy across India with correct answers from authentic sources – even with page number of reference book.

He put all the related information in one place in the form of charts and graphs  – that helps the students to memorize things in a better and correlated way.

Contents

  • Materia Medica
  • Model questions in based on Allen’s Key notes and Boerick’s Materia Medica
    Organon of Medicine
  • Model questions in Organon of medicine
  • Repertory
  • Model Questions in Repertory
  • Pharmacy
  • Model Questions in Pharmacy
  • WBUHS & Delhi University MD (Hom) question papers

This book will be really helpful to the candidates preparing for various competitive examinations in Homoeopathy.

Drawback : This book covers Homoeopathic subjects only. In the subsequent editions, let us hope author will incorporate the remaining 8 subjects of homoeopathy.

Published by
Sri Indu Manish
Homoeopathic Publications
1, Raja Raj Narayan Street
Kolkatta 700009 . West Bengal
Mob: 09919177486  

Total pages : 594

Price : 650

Contact : Dr Gajendra Singh

Email : kaizengsingh@gmail.com

Journal on Research and Humanities in Medical Education

Research and Humanities in Medical Education (RHiME) is the scientific journal of the Medical Humanities Group of the Medical Education Unit, University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, University of Delhi.

The journal represents all those who want to engage in professional and public discussion on the important role of medical education research, and the medical humanities, in medical education. Thus, educators, students, patients, policy makers, and other stake holders are invited to contribute.

RHiME is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal. To ensure national and international relevance, the journal has Advisory Board members from all around the country and the world. To name a few- Paul Lazarus (Past President, Association of Medical Humanities), David Elpern, John Sullivan, Rebecca Garden, Ravi Ramakantan, P Ravi Shankar, Tejinder Singh, Rakesh Biswas, Vinay Kumar, Vinay Rajput, BV Adkoli, Radha Ramaswamy, and Vasumathi Sriganesh.

RHiME aims to encourage contributions from, and discussion between, teachers and students, doctors and patients, the sick and their care- providers, and between health policy makers and policy users.

The Editorial Board invites authors to submit work relating to Medical Education, Bioethics, and Medical Humanities (including, but not limited to, History of Medicine, Narrative Medicine, Patient Stories, Graphic Medicine, Theater of the Oppressed, Disability Studies, and Poetry). Authors exploring the role of arts-based interventions in medical education are encouraged to submit.

Web : http://www.rhime.in/

Decoding the rubrics of Mind – Book review

mindDecoding the rubrics of Mind – Book review

Book review by Dr Mansoor Ali

With comparison a note on extracting mental symptoms and temperaments

Authors
Dr Amulya Ratna Sahoo
Dr Samaresh Chandra Mishra

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Pages: 160
Price: Rs.270/-

Salient features

  1. Chapter – Eliciting mental symptoms and their corresponding rubrics– beautifully explained the process of case taking from appointment to leaving.
  2. Practical guidelines to extract mental symptoms.
  3. Easy and comprehensive explanation of rubrics.
  4. Comparison among seemingly similar rubrics, for their accurate application.
  5. Many rubrics are explained with examples
  6. You will get a clear idea – on how to trace mental symptoms and convert into right rubrics.
  7. Related miasm and temperaments are mentioned most rubrics
  8. Images and illustration under few rubrics
  9. Meaning in Hindi with Hindi fonts for easy comprehension of Indian readers
  10. Comparison of similar rubrics to avoid confusion and better understanding
  11. “Human temperaments and Homeopathy” – a chapter for better understanding of case taking in relation to temperament 

Based on Roger Van Zandervoort’s software Complete Dynamics which is the main source on which this book is based.

There are many books in the market on mind rubrics – but this may be more practical and easy to understand for beginners of homoeopathy and enthusiastic learners.

About the Authors
Amulya Ratna is mainly involved in drug proving research, clinical verification and urolithiasis (RCT) projects. Presented papers in CME and Scientific Seminars.

Dr. Samaresh Chandra Mishra is a good Practitioner and ardent follower of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. He has Published Evidence Based Cured Cases in Different Magazines.

I request all the homeopathy students, teachers and practitioners to go through this good book – for a better case taking and prescription based on mind rubrics.

Indications of Delusions- Singular- Book review

delusionIndications of Delusions- Singular- Book review

Book review by Dr Mansoor Ali

A book on single remedy delusion rubrics for day to day practice in Homeopathy.

Author : Dr A Ilandiraiyan
Mob: 09362105437

Price : Rs.50
Pages: 80

This handbook has been developed as a resource for homeopaths, mainly those who are prescribing on mind symptoms

Important single remedy rubrics and medicines are well represented.

Delusions are of particular importance in psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar and manic disorders and psychotic depression.

Totally 1268 medicines and 240 medicines are represented in this handy book

Few cases are also mentioned on prescribing with delusion rubrics – author himself cured many cases based on this method.

Major parts

  • Definition of delusion
  • Type of delusion
  • Delusions and the core delusion
  • Central aspect of case taking
  • Delusions and singular rubrics
  • Analysis of cases using delusions 

Published by Kanniga Pathippagam
125/409,Mullai Nagar, Suramangalam Post
Salem : 636005 Tamilnadu

Shashi Kiran’s Glossary on Boericke’s materia medica

GlossaryShashi Kiran’s Glossary, A literary research on Boericke materia medica” with a word to word study of Boericke’s MM.

It was previously published as an e-book through world’s prestigious book publishers Narayana Verlag, Germany.

This e-book is now released in print version in IIHP National Congress, Hyderabad on 23rd Feb 2014 by Central Union Minister Smt. Daggubati Purandhareeshwari.

A serious learner of Boericke materia medica would benefit by having this glossary book.

For details : drshashikiran.aarani@gmail.com

Dr.Shashi Kiran Aarani
B.Sc(Comp), BHMS, MBA
Mob : 08885396138
Hyderabad

“Rhymes for Remedies”-Homeopathic remedies through Nursery rhymes

child (9)“Rhymes for Remedies” is a colourful picture book that teaches you about Homeopathic remedies through Nursery rhymes.

It is a reference guide to help prescribe remedies when your child is unwell. It is broken into 8 sections covering Bruises, Burns, Colds/flu, Colic, Cuts & Open wounds, Earaches, Fevers and Sleeplessness.

The book Written & Devised by me Jackie Griffin Synnott and Illustrated by  well known Irish Artist Paul Delaney. We are self published .

Here is a lovely description from Helios.co.uk.
“Delightful hardback, colour-illustrated guide to homeopathic remedies for children’s complaints. Bright, bold, engaging illustrations of each nursery rhyme depicting a remedy leap out of the page at you! Learn how poor old Humpty Dumpty needs his arnica…Wee Willie Winkie his arsenicum… or little Miss Muffet her aconite! Aimed at parents with children especially – but the vivid, primary colours, amusing cartoons, and nursery rhyme motif will surely appeal to kids too – kindling their early enthusiasm for homeopathy. Brilliant learning fun for all the family!”

Currently the book is in 60 shops around Ireland with a mix of Health shops and some Independent book stores.

More :  http://www.rhymesforremedies.com

The First E-Book of Vithoulkas -The Basic Principles of Homeopathy

vithuThe First E-Book of Vithoulkas – The Basic Principles of Homeopathy released.

This is the smallest book on Homeopathy that gives the broadest and in depth information concerning this healing method, written by the most renown Homeopath of our time.

Prof.George Vithoulkas is today Honorary Professor at the University of the Aegean, Greece, Honorary Professor at the Moscow Medical Academy (Academy of Medical Sciences), Professor at the Kiev Medical Academy and Collaborating Professor at the Basque Medical University (2001-2004).

Homeopathy has always maintained that the real information on an individual’s health lies within the energy fields generated by the organism that is then expressed as “diseases” that present as signs and symptoms.

Every organism is unique in its reactions and differs in its structures of energy fields in the same way that fingerprints are totally unique. Therefore, treatment of each individual  should be absolutely focused on that individual and not a mass group. The field of genetics has also recently come to the same conclusion!

Homeopathy, by taking into consideration the totality of symptoms of an organism – in its triple expression in the mental, emotional, and bodily levels – divulges the underlying disturbance in a very precise way so that such a disturbance can be treated with energy medicines very effectively.

Whilst homeopathy can cure a lot of chronic conditions, the reader should not get the impression that it can cure everything. It does have its limits. 

This book was first published in the Greek language and soon became a bestseller for a Greek public that is most conservative in these matters. This success led me to think that such a small informative book could be useful to inform an international public.

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iPad. Books with interactive features may work best on an iPad.

Price : Euro 699

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‘Homoeopathic Pulse’ e-newsletter by Govt of NCT of Delhi

homeopulseHomoeopathic Pulse is a quarterly e-newsletter of the Homoeopathic wing of Directorate of Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy, Govt of NCT of Delhi, launched with the core objective of ‘Evidence Based Homoeopathy’.

Hon’ble Minister of Health, Govt of NCT of Delhi, Dr.A.K.Walia, launched the inaugural issue of Homoeopathic Pulse on 9th September 2013

Director, Directorate of Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy, Govt of NCT of Delhi, Sh Sanjay Gihar, launched the 2nd issue of Homoeopathic Pulse on 7th December 2013

The publication is an effort on behalf of the department and its 98 functioning dispensaries as well as its two institutions with hospitals to acknowledge all the patronage, kindness and appreciation on behalf of the Government as well as the general masses.

Homoeopathic Pulse is an open access e-publication and has been envisioned to provide ‘food for thought’ for the medical students and practioners and general public alike. The contents of the newsletter include:

  • News update: Current developments in Homoeopathy at International, National & State levels.
  • Research work / Documented clinical case studies
  • Homoeopathic Materia medica and pharmacology: New drug proving, re-proving etc.
  • Clinical medicine update
  • Articles on Homoeopathic subjects by subject experts: Organon, Repertory, Homoeopathic pharmacy etc.
  • Clinical Tips in Homoeopathic practice, Hygiene & Auxiliary measures
  • Discussion on the scope of Homoeopathy
  • Photos, Videos, Power point presentations with medical significance
  • Book reviews
  • Guest corner
  • Medical Cartoons / Drug picture cartoons
  • Medical Quotes, Jokes, Crosswords, Medi-quiz
  • Up-coming events: Seminars, Health camps, CME’s etc
  • Job opportunities etc. 

Homoeopathic Pulse is a free publication and in order to subscribe please click here

The third volume of Homoeopathic Pulse is scheduled to be released in March 2014.

We welcome suggestions and recommendations in order to improvise.

Dr. Surender Verma MD (Hom)
Editor in Chief +919868396451
editorhomoeo@gmail.com
www.homeo.delhigovt.nic.in