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Vol 6. 1992
Hom. Research and Charities
Dinar, 20 Station Road
Santacruz (W), Mumbai 400 054.
The picture the patient presents to us is like the clear reflection in a
tranquil pool. Disturbing the water, even slightly would mean losing the chance to grasp
the emerging picture of the remedy. Chris Days article Diagnosis in Veterinary Homoeopathy
outlines the subtle nuances of case taking, by not interfering with the patients reality
and presents two interesting cases to illustrate the importance of being an observer. like
a sponge which gently soaks up information. Education today is unbalanced and a high value
is put on the mental and physical development of the child neglecting the emotional side.
Vassilis Ghegas from Greece states that the first remedy for the child is love and
friendship and describes Mancinella, China and Aurum met children thereby showing us how we can help a child to
cope better in this world. Asphyxia of the new born does not give us time for
repertorisation. Friedrich Graf describes Aconite, Cuprum,
Laurocerasus, Lachesis, Antim-tart, Arnica, Belladonna, Camphor, China and Opium as helpful remedies for the condition.
Cases of Asarum-europeum, Cuprum-met, Opium
and Theridion prescribed for neonates are detailed. A case of
sinusitis helped by Gallic-acid and its materia medica has
been presented by Ananda Zaren. An interesting discussion Multiple Drug Therapy
justification for complex remedies in Homoeopathy? sets our mind thinking. Rubrics related
to eardrum from repertories are listed. The Asian section carries a case of Haematuria by
Dr. G Kamath and a case of asthma by Dr. V. Nikam.
Vol 7 1-93
This issue is edited from Asia by Dr. Rajan Sankaran. The focus is on
understanding remedies through cases. Articles of various Indian homoeopaths run through
the issue. Accurate observation, patient and skillful case-taking are essential while
prescribing for a child. Dr. S. Anand presents case histories of two children who were
prescribed Lyssin and Laurocerasus respectively. Through experience
George Dimitriadis, has developed an image of Apis which he puts forward through cases. In
the mental picture of Angustura-vera patients a combination of the following
symptoms is seen - Oversensitiveness and excitability; the slightest offence irritates;
timidity; difficult concentration. Anton Rohrer explains this rare remedy in detail. Dr.
S.K. Banerjee presents a case of Alopecia treated with Thyroidinum and delineates
the materia medica of the same. Dr. M.L. Sehgals approach to case taking and finding the
remedy is unique. He observes the way in which the patient presents his case to him and
from the expressions picks out the present, prominent and persistent symptoms. He then
interprets them into rubrics of Dr. Kents repertory to arrive to the remedy. Mental
symptoms are thereby obtained in a short time. Cases to support his theory termed as
revolutionary homoeopathy are illustrated. Dr. Dhawales article explains the principles
and practice in homoeopathic education as followed by the Institute of Clinical Research
(ICR), Bombay. Hura brazilliensis is an individual who always remains under the
threat of losing the affections of the loved ones and interprets each input of environment
accordingly. Morbid perception of self and the relationship which he has with the world is
always coloured by the underlying feeling of being disliked or hated, being denied an
identity, being repudiated. He perceives himself as an Outcast. Dr. P. Barvalia proves his
point by presenting a case of depression which responded to Hura-b.
Vol. 6. 3-93
Plumbum is a remedy which is often overlooked
in practice. Deborah Collins treated a family suffering from a neurological disorder
called Marie-Tooth Charcot-Hoffman, a slowly progressive hereditary disease producing
weakness and muscular wasting. Plumbum constantly strives for
perfection and has a strong sense of order. Plumbum's delusion
- thinks he is a working machine explains a sense of hurriedness. Physical generals - a
feeling of muscles shrinking, numbness, cramping pains, weakness are explained in this
article, Sciatica remedies. Tellurium, Kali-iod, Colocynth,
Gnaphalium, Kali-bich, Arg-nit, Kali-carb have been differentiated by repertorial
rubrics. Sandra Chases informative article on Bufo from
various sources with case study, explaining its childishness, weakness of memory, idiocy,
easily moved from laughter to tears and great anguish helps the reader to understand the
remedy in better light. Dr. Rajesh Shah also gives cases of Bufo.
The relationship between Iodine and the thyroid gland is well
known, therefore it should be of no surprise that Iodum
reproduces a state similar to clinical hyperthyroidism. Roger Morrison explains the remedy
in detail with the aid of cases. Cases of Cyclamen, Cocculus,
Nat-phos, Lyssin based on repertorial totality are included. On the basis of more
than 50 years of research, Hahnemann introduced improvements for the manufacture of
homoeopathic medicines to raise quality standards. P Barthels article Hahnemanns legacy is
of interest to pharmacist and makes us wonder how authentic are the medicines we use. The
When, where and hows of repetition of the remedy is under constant debate. There are
different ideas from deferent schools, plus our own experience which is often debatable.
Dr. Sankaran replies to a letter questioning remedy repetition. Reports of seminars held
in USA and Belgium and book reviews are also contained in the issue.
Volume 4, 1994
Dr. R.P. Patel enriches the contribution of Dr. James Tyler Kent to Homoeopathy. Dr.
Kents introduction to homoeopathy came in accidentally. His wife suffered from insomnia
and anaemia which he nor the allopathic school could treat. On insistence from his wife he
called Dr. Phelan, who after taking a detailed history, prescribed some homoeopathic
medicine. Kent was surprised to find his wife in deep sleep a few hours after
administering of the remedy. After her cure his views on the practice of medicine
undersent a complete change and he became later a stalwart homoeopath. Dr. Sushil Raphel
describes a case of Schizophrenia which yielded best to Medorrhinum. In homoeopathy,
relief of symptoms does not necessarily mean that the patient is marching towards cure.
Kents fifth observation has discussed that the amelioration comes first and aggravation
comes later. Dr. Sarkar urges practitioners to go through the case report and follow up
everytime in detail when the patient visits you to recognize whether you are ascending or
descending the steps to reach the door to cure. Dr. Banerjee describes the following
homoeopathic remedies for the treatment of Diabetes -
Gymnema-sylvestre, Syzygium-jambolanum, Abroma-augusta, Cephalandra-indica,
Rhus-aromatica, uranium-nitricum. (The author does not write whether he used potencies or
Dr. K.J. James was impressed in reading Tridosha and Homoeopathy by Dr. Bhattacharya.
He later followed the same authors book Septanate Mixtures. He is confident that it gives
excellent results. In fact he advises homoeopaths who cannot reach a perfect similimum to
try them. (Are we talking of Classical Homoeopathy - Dr. James ?). Comments of readers on
cases where the homoeopath has different repertories, different rubrics, different
comments and above all different remedies.) Lectures delivered for Kent Memorial Lectures
by Dr. V.P. Gupte, Dr. Gulab Mukhijini and Dr. Parimal Banerjee have been published. The
students section contains few points of organon, quiz, cross-word and cartoons. News and
book reviews form the rest of the issue.