Index and repertory to the homoeopathic drug pictures of Dr ML Tyler

Book review on Index & repertory to the homoeopathic drug pictures of Dr ML Tyler NW Jollyman

Reviewed by Dr Chithra P 

INTRODUCTION 

  • Index  A guide to reach a way  
  • Repertory – kind of index, systematically & logically  arranged  like rubrics , subrubrics , gradations.
  • Location, sensation, modalities to symptoms . 
  • It’s a guide  to DR. M. L TYLER materia medica

ABOUT Dr.  N.W JOLLYMAN  

  • Dr. Norman  walter jollyman (1919-1995) 
  • Was practicing on  Elton ,peterborough UK .  
  • Along with homoeopathy he was also using bach flower remedies . 
  • Iridology and kinesiology . 

OTHER WORKS OF AUTHOR 

  • Index and rep – 1988 
  • My practise of homeopathy -1990 
  • Asthma causes types and homeopathic treatment -1990 . 
  • A matter of life by nadya coates & N.M Jollyman- 1990 
  • Nadya coates was director of cancer center at springhill , near aylesbury ,Bucks England 
  • Good health without drugs -1993  

 ABOUT DR.  MARGARET  LUCY  TYLER 

  • DR. M.L TYLER (M.D brux ; L.R.C.P ., L.R.C.S Edin ; L.R.F.P.S .,Glas )
  • Born in england in 1857 
  • Graduate of both Edinburgh and Brussels universities . 
  • Director of london homeopathic hospital.     
  • Worked at the Royal london homeopathic hospital for forty yrs . 
  • Speciality  was treating mentally challenged children
  • Close associate of  DR. J.H CLARKE . 
  • Died on the 21 st of june , 1943 at the age of 86 yrs . 

OTHER WORKS  

  • The correspondence course on homoeopathy
  • Introductory lectures on homoeopathy 
  • Acute conditions , injuries,etc  
  • Different ways of finding the remedy 
  • Drosera 
  • Pointers to the common remedies 
  • Repertorization – with john weir
  • A study of kent’s repertory 
  • Hahnemann’s conception of chronic diseases

 ABOUT Dr. M.L TYLER MATERIA MEDICA

  • Authors own experience and well supported by generous quotes from  Dr.Hahnemann , Dr. T.F Allen , Dr. Hering , Dr.Burnett , Dr.Farrington , Dr.Kent and Dr. Clarke . 
  • Useful background to each drug picture has been provided with respect to its history , source , preparation,  use and comparative aspect . 
  • Inclusion of cases  , articles , & letters from multiple sources
  • 125 remedy pictures . 
  • Finally  – Black letter or key note symptoms to every drug .   

PREFACE OF REPERTORY

  • Dr.Tyler  covered similar cases but there was no easy way  to  remember  . 
  • Therefore this index born partially out of frustration and partially as a tribute in recognition of the brilliant Work . 
  • She shows how each differs from the others in some vital aspect. (Both drugs and patient) 
  • Dr. Tyler emphasizes over and over again the necessity of prescribing a remedy  ONLY IF THE SYMPTOMS  AGREE . 
  • The information in the drug pictures cannot be found anywhere else and goes beyond the scope of any one materia medica  in understanding the remedies 
  • Have to consult materia medica  for minutae of other symptoms not included here . 
  • Alphabetical order 
  • Readily comparable with information in the materia medica 
  • The index can in fact be used as a mini repertory to point the way in which one should go Words are simplified from original text
  • (e,g frequent pulse – rapid pulse , 
  • unquenchable thirst – excessive thirst )  
  • Knowledge of anatomy is used eg information on fontanelles will be found under head . Canthi under eyes . 
  • Page reference  given 
  • Remedy name without page number means We can find nearby remedy present in bracket but remedy presented may not be suitable for that symptom. 
  • Eg. chronic headache nat mur  ( bry 147 ) 
  • Remedies Underlined occasionally where it is apparent that it is an outstanding remedy for that symptom and may be deemed to be a specific
  • Repertory Should not be taken as complete one for any remedy , or even for any symptom
  • But is a guide to those remedies which are most likely to be useful in considering a particular symptom  
  • To make easier for non medically trained reader – short explanation nearby rubric . 

ARRANGMENTS : Alphabetically and Regionally

ARRANGEMENTS OF RUBRICS 

Here I arranged rubrics into conditions , chapters for understanding  etc 

CLINICAL CONDITIONS 

Meteorism – excessive – asaf, china 

>from flatus – lyco (not  > by belching ) in allens 

Ascites  with anasarca – tereb 

Incarcerated or strangulated hernia – plumbum 

Metastasis from gout  – colchicum 

Apoplexy – anti crud , opium 

From materia medica –  anti – crud . 

Apoplexy with such a profuse flow of saliva , that  expelled a large quantity of watery foam  from nose and mouth 

Apoplexy with high blood pressureopium , glonine 

Bedsores – baptisia 

Cheyne stokes respiration-  opium  

Ulceration of lungs – kali carb . 

Cornea opacity of – arg.nit , asafodita 

From material medica – ARG NIT – has more intense eye symptoms 

Catarrhal , ulcerative and opacities of cornea . 

Exopthalmos – dros 

Atrophy of optic disc – cina 

Trismus lock jaw – cicuta , hyp 

Adenomatous of glands -dros  

Jaundice – plumb , cheld, iod 

Orthopnoea – anti tat , carb veg 

Lung gangrene following lobar pneumonia – phos 

Cancrum oris – caps 

Nuns murmur in veins – ferr  doubt 

Obesity due to improper nutrition – calc , graph 

Pancreas acute inflammation – con 

Peyers patchs – dros 

Pyrosis –waterbrash – alumina

Uremic coma – plumb

From materia medica – Dr. Kent gave  1 case 

Doctors wife. Catheter showedthat there was no urine in the bladder , she had pulling sensation at navel .. She was pale as death , breathing slowly deeply comatose. A single powder of plumbum high was given . Andshepassed urine in a couple of hours , roused up, never had such an attack again    

NOSOLOGICAL TERMS 

Appendicitis – Bell 

Arbovital remedies –infected arthropods – such as mosquitos , ticks . etc  

– ornithogalum . 

ARTHRITIS – pain in joints – colchicum, dros , iod , med . 

Pain  in small joints – colchicum , dros , med. 

Periostium – colchicum 

In ankles and feet – dros 

Rheumatoid arthritis

Puls . nat.phos . anti – crude ( almost specific ) 

From materia medica  Anti crud – rheumatic inflammation of muscles. Arthritic affection with swelling and nodosites 

Rheumatic contractions of muscles , with curvature of limbs 

( JAHR ) 

Dr. schwartz of california – anti crud – almost specific   

Beginning at the menopause – caulophyllum 

Chronic – phyto, sepia 

With tuberculosis family history – tub.bov ,caust, Dros . 

Ascarides – Round worms –calc , ignatia  

Asthma 

Spasmodic – ipecac , mag.phos , nat.sulph 

Violent – nat.sulph From materia medica – One of the remedies for violent attacks of asthma . Sputum – greenish and copious worse in damp , rainy weather 

Nervous – mag.phos 

Hysterical – nux.mos 

Infantile – vib.opulus 

In childrens of sycotic parents – nat.sulph 

With tubercular  family history  – dros 

Alternate with skin eruptions – sulph 

Asthma with discharge of urine – kreos 

 From materia medica – Asthma  associated with   jars abdomen , retching , discharge of urine , chills and headache , sleepiness 

Asthma painful  respiration – ars 

With difficult slow breathing – ferr 

Enteritis  – anti tat

Abscess- chronic – stram  

Abscess with swelling – hyper 

Actinomycosis – Ray fungus – chronic suppurative disease of the mouth with abscess and later ulcers – nitric .acid .

Bazins – blue marks on calves with ulcers – dros

From materia medica – Bazins – nodular vasculitis   – boy of 14 , marked exophthalmos with pulse of 150  Chains of lymphadenomatous glands in the neck . Blue indurated  patches on calves

After drosera improved  

Blepharitis – inflammation of eyelids

Cerebrospinal meningitis – ail, cicuta , nat.sulph . etc 

Basilar meningitis from suppressed ear discharge .- stram. 

Brain bag – ail. Pic.acid 

Brights disease – calc.sulph 

Bronchitis – colchicum 

Bronchitis with emphysema of aged – ledum

From materia medica – Dr. clarke says.. Especially useful in bronchitis  with emphysema of the aged , renders bronchial secretion less viscid , lessons dyspnoea , stimultes circulation and lessons the cyanosis

  • Cancer of lips –cistus , phyt 
  • Sarcoma of face – symphitum 
  • Cellulitis –canth , arn 
  • Diaphragmitis – cact , ran .b , stram
  • Corns – ammonium carb 
  • Emphysema with bronchitis – ledum
  • Enteric fever – morbilinum 
  • Choroiditis – cina 
  • Glaucoma – sulph 
  • Retinitis – cina 
  • Trachoma – apis 
  • Orbital cellulitis – rhus tox 
  • Entropion – borax , graph 
  • Glioma of brain – bell 
  • Basedows disease – ferr
  • Hernia from inactivity of rectum – cham 
  • Hodgkins disease lymphadenoma – cistus
  • Intussusception- obstruction in bowels – plumb 
  • Ischuria – suppression or retension of urine in bladder – arnica
  • Landrys disease – cocculus ( guillian barre syndrome ) 
  • Pagets disease – dros , asaf 
  • Malaria – arn, pyrogen , nat,mur 
  • Mastitis – lac.can , arn 

PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS 

  • Atelactasis –complete or partial collapse of lung – ant- tat 
  • Hydrothorax   -colchicum
  • Haemorrhophilia – tendency to bleeding piles – ferr 
  •  Angina – am.carb , mag.phos , tarantula
  • Violent attacks – arn , aur, spig , gels . 
  • Pericarditis – kali carb 
  • Valvular disease of heart followed by  rheumatism–colchicum 
  • Mitral valve insufficiency – kali carb 
  •  Hydraemia – excess of water in the blood – nat.sulp  
  • Hydrometra – dropsy of uterus accumulation of watery mucous  fluid  in the cavity of the womb – colch 

PHYSIOLOGICAL : ARNOT SCHULTZ LAW –OPIUM , THUJA

From materia medica – Thuja disease –  chronic  repetition 

Large dose – lethal 

Mild dose – inhibit 

Smallest dose – stimulate  

CANCER 

  • Of lips –cistus , phyto 
  • Of cheek – conium 
  • Of tongue – crotalus 
  • Of stomach – crot, ornithogalum 
  • Uterus – crot , merc , kreos 
  • Intestines – graph 
  • Heart – kreos 
  • Of mammae – kreos , merc 
  • Sarcoma of face – symphytum 
  • Pain of – silica 
  • Scirrhus – phytolacca 
  • With emaciation – brom 
  • pylorus and duodenum – ornithogalum 
  • cervix with very offensive odour- kreos  

  CHILDREN 

  • Extremily irritable – anti tat , cham 
  • Deafness of human voice – sulph 
  • Desire things but refuses them when offered – bry , staphy , cina 
  • Children who are snappish , with ear ache – cham , allium cepa 
  • Children who cry pitifully and have earache – puls 
  • Cough as result of getting angry – ant , tat 
  • Babies who  will not sleep day or night – psor 
  • Precocious – Bell

WORMS  

  • In children- abrotanum , calc 
  • Tapeworms – calc , graph , cina , platina 
  • Ascarides- calc , cina 
  • Lumbrici – round worms – nat.phos , cina 
  • Thread worms – cina , ferr, nat.phos 
  • Helminthiasis- cina 
  • Pin worm – med 

PREGNENCY

  • Discomfort during pregnancy – bellis 
  • Affections of ears during-  caps 
  • Shivers during 1st stage – cimicifuga 
  • Difficult walking – bellis 
  • False labor pain – calc , vib 
  • Nervousness – cimicifuga
  • Frightful imaginings in late pregnancy – kali bro 
  • Constipation during – collinsonia 
  • Thought of food takes away appetite – ars , sep , cocc, caust 
  • Cramps , in toes and soles of feet – calc 
  • Cramps In abdomen and legs  – vib 
  • Sight of water makes one vomit – phos 
  • To facilitate labour – borax 
  • During labor becomes blind – cuprum met 
  • During labour suffocating spells and convulsions – hyos 
  • Chloasma – sepia 
  • Tooth ache pregnancy – sepia 
  • Sensation that os uteri is opening – lach , sanicula 
  • Swelling and stiffness of hands and feet – sanicula 

VETERINARY  

  • Violent cough in sheep – dros 
  • Swelling of cervical and other glands in cats – dros 
  • Sows eat their young – ferr.phos 
  • Anthrax –kreos 
  • Lame horses- Ledum 
  • Punctured wounds , nails etc – ledum 
  • Meteorism in cows – colchicum , mag.phos 
  • Actinomycosis in cattle (woody tongue )- nitric acid 
  • Retained placenta — pyrogen 
  • Indifference to offspring – sepia 
  • Epilepsy in horses – viscum 

FIRST AID 

  • Collapse -carbo veg , kali carb

From materia medica –  Kalicarb & carboveg complimentary  .. Case small girl – articulo mortis   with endocarditis , pericarditis  cold , unconscious ,gasping her last  breath  etc – carbo veg and then kalicarb  

  • Dying -carbo veg 
  • Air hunger- carbo veg 
  • Strains – rhus tox , nux vom 
  • Mechanical injuries – arn , ham , led, sal.acid. 
  • Injuries of soft parts – arn 
  • Injuries of nerves – hyper, 
  • Blows from blunt instruments –  symphytum 
  • Sprains- arn , bellis 
  • Black eyes – ledum 
  • Open lacerated and cuts – calendula
  • For prevension of sepsis – calendula 
  • Burns – urtica urens 
  • Painless – picric acid 
  • Effects of shock physical , mental –arnica 
  • Effects of over exertion , strain – symphytum 
  • Wasp stings – arn  

TOXICITY AND BAD EFFECTS 

ARGYRIA – dusky skin as result of taking silver salts over a long period – arg.nit

From materia medica –  because of  allopathic doses  or accidentlly swallowed  during the process of cauterizing  the throat , it has turned people permently blue

Wrist drop as result of lead poisioning – plumb met  

Asthma result of fit of anger – cham

Earlier illness eg whooping cough – carbo veg 

Suppersion of eczema – ars 

Aluminium antidote  to poisioning by  alumina 

Antidotes poison antidoted by its potencies – alumina , coffea 

Never been well since a burn – caust 

Mercury poisioning – mur.acid , nitric acid 

Poisioning by charcoal – ammon carb , 

Ptomaine –  ars 

COMMON RUBRICS RELATED WITH OTHER REPERTORY & MATERIAL MEDICA

  • Appetite ravenous , while emaciating – abrot, iod 
  • Canine hunger – ferr, sulph 
  • Feels full , yet still hungry – lyco 
  • Only feels well while eating – iod 
  • Great hungry  after a meal – cina ,lac.can . 
  • Hunger 11am – sulph 
  • Full and bloated after eating – lyco 
  • Wrists – sprained – ruta 
  • Adipsia – absence of thirst  – puls , staphy 
  • Backache < rising  from sitting – aesc 
  • Lambness as if strained – aesc
  • Clairvoyance – cann 
  • Yellow saddle across bridge of nose-  sepia
  • Pain move limb to heart – benzoic acid , nat,phos 
  • Fastidious – ars , nux .vom 

UNCOMMON & RARE RUBRICS

  • Wrist pain in – ammonium carb 
  • Wrists possible writers cramp – cycl 
  • Appears to go to sleep on graspsing  anything – cham 
  • Asthma where arsenicum only palliates – nat.sulph , thuja 
  •  From fatty degeneration of heart  arnica 
  • Agg- going up hill  – nux .vom 
  • Amelio -talking- ferr
  • Amelio- constant reading and writing – ferr 
  • Amelio- standing by open window – ipecac 
  • Analgesics – bell 
  • Abscess do not mature – sanicula 
  • Bowels – to relax the bowels – cean
  • Debility feels not at all well , without knowing what is the matter – chelidonium 
  • Constant hunger with diarrhoea  – petroleum 

MERITS & DEMERITS

  • Children rubric separately given 
  • Followed by term , explanation for that .  
  • Alphabetically and regionally arranged . 
  • Veterinary  related rubrics included 
  • Clinical rubric , diagnostic points are included 
  • Small and handy book ,
  • simple to read . 
  • Very good Materia medica  but  difficult  to use  at bedside . 
  • We can go through this  handy index  . Definitely it will help 
  • Finally we can clarify and confirm with materia medica  

Demerits 

  • Not for  complete repertorisation purpose 
  • Just  for reference 
  • Less number of remedies in many rubrics
  • In some places Unable to find symptoms in materia medica 

 CONCLUSION 

  • Dr.  Kent says sulphur is such a full remedy that it is difficult to tell where to begin . 
  • It seems contain a likeness  of all sickness . 
  • Yet he says it will not cure all the sickness of man and must be   used carefully . 
  • Dr. Tyler ..It seems that The less a physician knows of materia medica the oftener he gives sulphur . 
  • But is very frequently  given by good prescribers . 
  • So that the line between physicians knowledge and ignorance cannot be drawn from frequency of their use remedies 
  • Dr. N .M jollyman -Understanding of the 125 remedies covered by DR. TYLER will ensure  clear picture of every drug 

DR. CHITHRA P 
PGT 2ND YR
Dept of Case Taking And Repertory
Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homoeopathic Medical College And Hospital
Howrah, Govt of West Bengal 

UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF
Prof (Dr).ARDHENDU SHEKHAR CHAKRABORTY BHMS MD ( Hom ) 

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