A treatise on Organon of medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy by Asok Kumar Das

Book review by Dr Mansoor Ali KR

Name : A treatise on Organon of medicine, Chronic Disease and Homoeopathic Philosophy, Part III
Author : Dr. Asok Kumar Das
First Published: 1985
Second Edition: 2007
Third edition : 2023
Pages: 572
Price : 650
ISBN : 978-93-5980-614-3

Hahnemannian theory of chronic disease

  • Evolution of the theory of chronic diseases
  • Miasm: different types
  • Psora
  • Sycosis
  • Syphilis
  • Tubercular miasm or pseudo psora
  • Practical application of maismatic theory in Homoeopathic practice
  • Summary of theoretical part of Organon

Homeopathic Philosophy

  • Susceptibility
  • Constitution temperament diathesis
  • Selection of potency
  • Hering’s law of cure
  • Relationship of Remedies
  • Case management through intercurrent prescribing
  • Use of nosodes in homoeopathy
  • Difficult and incurable cases
  • Obstacles to cure
  • Importance of diagnosis in homoeopathy
  • Anamnesis and diagnosis
  • Limitations and scope of Homoeopathy
  • Palliation
  • Suppression
  • Surgery and homoeopathy
  • Homoeopathy treats the patients, not the disease
  • Place of mental symptoms in homoeopathy
  • Pathology and Homoeopathy
  • Allergy and idiosyncrasy
  • Reaction and immunity
  • Homoeopathy as a science and art
  • Is Homoeopathy a complete system of medicine
  • Organon – sixth edition

Lectures on homoeopathic philosophy – James Tyler Kent

  • The law of similar
  • Record keeping
  • Individualisation
  • Characteristics
  • Prognosis after observing the action of remedy
  • Second prescription

The Genius of Homoeopathy – Stuart Close

  • Cure and recovery
  • Indisposition and second-best remedy
  • Drug potential

The Principles and art of cure by Homoeopathy – HA Robert

  • Analysis of case
  • The chief complaint and the auxiliary symptoms in their relation of the case
  • The law of palliation
  • Temperaments
  • Homoeopathy in endocrinology
  • The phenomenological viewpoints

The Principles of Homoeopathy – Carroll Dunham

  • Homoeopathy the science of therapeutics
  • Relation of pathology to therapeutics
  • The dose in drug proving
  • Alternation of remedies

The principles and practice of Homoeopathy – Richard Hughes

  • The knowledge of disease
  • The knowledge of medicine
  • The selection of similar remedy
  • The administration of similar remedy
  • An overview of Homoeopathic philosophy by Huges

Note : I recommend this book for students, teachers and professionals in Homoeopathy – Everything is explained in precise and simple language.

(Prof.) Dr. Asok Kumar Das, A Gold Medalist of Calcutta University with honours in five subjects and recipient of Dr. N. K. Banerjee, Dr. K.M. Banerjee, Dr. N.C. Chakraborty, and Dr. B.K. Chatterjee Research award, Dr. Das has been honored with World Health Organization Fellowship 1997 on Cancer. He received his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Calcutta and MD (Hom.) from Rajasthan University. Dr. Das served as a faculty member at the National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata, and a member of the Editorial Board for the publication of different books by the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Govt. of India. He was the first person to receive grant funding under an extra-mural research project from the Dept. of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India for studying the effects of chronic arsenic toxicity on human health and efficacy of homeopathic treatment in such health problems, on the basis of which he received his doctorate degree.

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