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Vol III No 3 Jan '93
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CELEBRATING the Gutman year, experts from his book titled The Prolongation of Life covering nutrition is carried in this issue. Manu Kothari and Lopa Mehta's article on Cancer realism is a continuation of the same, in the preceeding issues. Concluding the article Hahnemann (first part appeared in Oct '92 issue) Martin Grumpert has climaxed his essay with the assertion that the doctrine of Hahnemann has the character of a medical commandment.

In the words of the author, who is fascinated by Hahnemann, Hahnemann is described as "A fanatic, driven by indomitable conscience, unwilling and unable to compromise, an iron labourer, a volcano of creativeness, a pedantic craftsman, a strange mixture of egocentric realism and religious idealism. This German gypsy, who could neither live without a home nor settle down anywhere, this almost weird paradox of steadiness and restlessness of Gemutlicheit and aggression, of sentimentality and stubborn hardness, full of suspicion and overflowing with a visionary optimism, is to me an encyclopedia of human weakness and greatness.

Other interesting cases: Pyrexia treated by Pyrogen, Malaria with Gelsemium. Therapeutic pointers: Use of Bryonia and Rhus-tox alternately; Rhus-venerata for itching ameliorated by hot water.

Vol.3, No.4, April 93

A veteran homoeopath of the pre-war period, Julia Green deals with the theme of post graduation in homoeopathy. Dr. Martin Gumperts book titled Hahnemann : The adventurous career of a medical Rebel is studied by Dr. Royal Hayes and criticized in its whole length. The present installment of The Prolongation of Life by Dr. Gutman deals with nutrition. AIDS, the dreaded disease, is full of controversy. Dr. Hari Singh and Dr. Savita Kataria explain in detail the modes of transmission, diagnosis and even homoeopathic remedies for the symptoms commonly encountered in patients. Grief, as a symptom, generally gets the prescription of Ignatia, Nat-mur or Aur-met. Dr. Laxminarayanan used Aur-mur-natronatum successfully in a case of maniac depression. (Strong depressive phase following grief, and music has a soothing effect). The section on News brings to light, events linked to medicine and shows how much homoeopathy can offer.

Vol 4 No 1 July 93

The editorial speaks on the proliferating vaccines which Homoeopaths do not oppose and the liberal use of allopathic medicines (anti-malarials, analgesics etc.) by the half baked homoeopaths. The authors of Cancer realisim present unorthodox facts in a lecture delivered on Man, Microbes and Antibiotics. The lecture goes to prove that it is the resistance of every man which differs from others and so microbes should not be given the blame for the disease. The editor Dr. Laxminarayanan narrates his exasperating experience on being operated for cataract and urges homoeopaths to give pre and post surgical treatment with homoeopathy for patients recovery. The issue also carries cases by the late Dr. Kunzli and a case of spondylitis treated by Dr. Surya Prakash Rao. Radionics claims to play God with homoeo drugs written by Dr. Laxminarayanan in April 93 issue has brought in its share a lot of controversy. Dr. Sarademba shares her thoughts to prove the authenticity of radionics. Dr. Govind Agarwal reports cases of Lichen-planus treated with Cicuta.

Vol 4 No 2, October 1993

Dysis vs Disease - a rational approach to signs and symptoms by Dr. Kothari and Dr. Mehta is yet another article with scintillating thoughts. Three cases treated by the late Dr. Kunzli are narrated. Biographies of great men are written after painstaking study and research. Harvey Farrington writes about Carrol Dunham - a name probably familiar to most of us. Myristica-sebifera is a remedy with great antiseptic powers and is also one of the most efficacious remedies for ulcerative and suppurative conditions in every tissue, especially in cellular tissue and periosteum. The remedy is aptly termed homoeopathic knife and lancet. The editor Dr. Lakshminarayanan talks of his experience with Arnica - the king of injury remedies. He even suggests the use of Arnica in cases of Leucoderma with a traumatic aetiology. (I have found it very useful when treating patches of Leucoderma caused by friction between the skin and the strap of the footwear running across the dorsum of the foot.) Geriatrics - the science of medical care for the aged, is now acquiring wider dimension. Medicines indicated in treating complaints of the aged have been studied by Dr. Arneja highlighting his experience, the article being exhaustive will be carried over in the next issue.

July, April 1994 Vol 5 No 2

The editorial stresses on the uncontrolled prices of homoeopathic medicines. Homoeopathy once termed as cheap in its cost effectiveness will soon touch the other extreme. Dr. Vijay Bhusan raises the point of a price control body. Open Avenue section answers queries of remedies. A study on the effect of Nux and Agaricus on neuronal activity in rats convincingly shows that homoeopathic medicaments even at high potencies, retain the capacities to pharmacological influence the biological system at the molecular level. Dr. Jan reports how food can affect behavior (a neuro physiological approach). News about the happenings in the world of homoeopathy are covered in the issue.

Vol.5, No.4, April 95

Selection of potency and deciding on repetitions in a given case is as important as selecting the right medicine. Dr. Jawahar Shah has laid down a few thumb rules for the same in keeping with the golden rule "More the similarity, higher the potency and less the similarity lower the potency". Dr. S. Gopinath gives clinical hints for the potency selection, which are deduced from pure Hahnemannian and Kentian method of experimentation on patients with different sufferings, giving detailed case studies to prove his point. Though Homoeopathys inception starts with Malaria - preventing it with Homoeopathic medicines has proved difficult. Dr. Sanjeev Lazar administers china 1M (4 doses) as a prophylactic for Malaria and Pulsatilla 1M for chicken pox, Measles and Mumps. When a Homoeopath prescribes, he trusts the medicine, in other words, the pharmacy from where he receives his supply. Dr. P.G. Chowdhurys thought provoking article, makes us wonder if we are using the medicines potentised according to Hahnemannian way. Twelve remedies for diseases of eye are enumerated. Eye catching is "Cataract Waterloo Cure - 17 days one tablet of Calc flour 12 D and 4 weeks 5 drops of Mag carb 8D - to be repeated 3-4 times in the first year. Repeated once again in the next year". Most people are learned enough to distinguish between a troubled mind and a troubled body. They do not realize how interwoven the two are. Dr. Bejoy Johns article on how mental outlook affects physical health is interesting. Successful prescription is a logical process which leads us to selection of similimum. This involved (1) Case receiving, (2) Case-analysis, (3) Case-synthesis which results in subsequent identification of corresponding image in Materia Medica. A rigorous training in the discipline of Homoeopathic philosophy and its practical applications are inevitable for this purpose. A critical examination of different methods of evaluation is presented by Dr. Abdul Rehman.




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