Treasure Works of John Henry Clarke – A compendium of his philosophical writings

Book review by Dr Mansoor Ali 

Book compiled and edited by Dr Himanshu Sekhar Tiwary
Forward by Francis Treuherz

Paperback: 468 pages
Rs. 399
Publisher: B Jain Publishers Pvt Ltd (2019)
ISBN-10: 8131963896
ISBN-13: 978-8131963890

The author managed a painful attempt to collect the most trustworthy philosophical viewpoints of JH Clarke at one place. The most important aspects of Clarke’s life also compiled in chronological order. 

Dr Himanshu Sekhar Tiwary ensured the original structure of the literature remains intact as far as possible. 

This work will help us in re-discovering the philosophical wisdom and clinical gems of JH Clarke with illustrative cases and clinical tips.

Dr. John Henry Clarke was born in 1853. He was one of the most eminent homoeopaths of England, who devoted his whole life for the advancement of Homoeopathy. He took his degree at Edinburgh University in 1875 as gold medalist in several subjects, followed it up with the M. D. and further academic successes and appointments in 1877.

He became a keen follower of Dr. Compton Burnett who was himself in the direct hierarchy of Ruddock. In April 1885, Dr. Burnett edited his last volume of The Homoeopathic World and the next month, May 1885, Dr. Clarke commenced as editor. He was editor of ‘The Homoeopathic World’ for twenty-nine years. He was also a consulting physician to the London Homoeopathic Hospital.

He had the credit of introducing many remedies into the Homoeopathic Materia Medica. He introduced Pertussin, Carcinosinum, Epihysterinum, Morbillium, Parotidinum, Bacillinum testicum, Scarlatinum, Scirrhinum into Materia Medica.

Previously no significant attempt has been made to study the entire length and breadth of clarke’s philosophy, our profession has missed a great and profound voice necessary for the science of homoeopathy. This book will definitely improve your understanding of the development of Homoeopathy to a great extend.  

First chapter – the essence of Clarke’s Philosophy and practice give a birds eye view on his and homoeopathy’s developement in that era. 

Major sections are 

  • JH Clarke – his life and contributions
  • The essence of Clarke’s Philosophy and practice 
  • Bird’s eye view on Hahanemann’s Organon
  • The revolution in medicine 
  • Homoeopathy explained 
  • The enthusiasm of Homoeopathy 
  • Constitutional medicine 
  • Life and works of Burnett 
  • Biographical sketch of Thomas skinner 

Dr Himanshu Sekhar Tiwary, a very well known name in the subject of organon of medicine and Homoeopathic literature. He is one of the strongest voices in India for the revival of original and time tested literature of homoeopathy. His past contribution to the treasure works of P Schmidt as well as therapeutics of cancer from masters of homoeopathy is already well appreciated by the profession. He is presently serving as medical Officer in CGHS, New Delhi, Govt. Of India.

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