Vol 1, No 4
Quarterly Journal published by Dr Satish Kumar Rana, Amritsar Road, facingTtehsil Complex, Kapurthala, Punjab, 144601.
This fourth issue is devoted as the heading says to "Classical Homoeopathy". In his editorial Dr Rana doubts genuineness of the new modern provings as some of the conditions laid down by Dr Hahnemann for the ideal prover, viz he should avoid over-exertion of mind and body, all sorts of dissipation and disturbing passions and should not have urgent business to distract his attention may not be satisfied. (he echoes the views of George Vithoulkas).
Dr Sucheta Desai of Mumbai discusses case of a 2 ½ yrs old child suffering from breathlessness worse at night. The child was ravenously hungry and constantly asked for food; she was emaciated though eating well; restless and a hot patient. The BCG vaccination given on the third day of the month resulted in allergy and boils suppressed with local applications and led to cough and respiratory complaints. Among the hot remedies Ars-iod was chosen and given in 30/200 potency at appropriate intervals, which improved her health, her breathlessness and voracious appetite.
An interview with Dr Praful Vijayakar (also on the editorial Board).Discusses his layers theory and the need for the doctor to know fully the embryology, physiology, anatomy and human bio-chemistry without which one can not know which layer is affected in a particular complaint. Cure should follow Hering's law- the symptoms should go to lesser important organs and not vice versa.
Dr S S Vithal writes about thyroidism and discusses a case of 23 year old girl with a history of recurrent allergic rhinitis with hypothyroidism cured with Tub.
Interesting excerpts from Dr Kents writings under the title-Warnings and Advices- are instructive and cover several aspects.
The first installment of Dr C S Sandhu's, as usual, long article on Pollutants in Homoeopathic atmosphere. The pollutants according to him are changes in basic concepts of dynamic plane, misleading theories, keynote system of prescriptions, errors that crept in original books, treatment of affected part rather than the whole and improper repetition of the potentised remedy.