History is composed of people, not facts.
It is the people who can give us insights into the deeds which become describable incidents.
Dr. E. A. Farrington.
Born in New York. Materia medica was his love. Daily met with Hering who said,´ When I am gone, Farrington must finish my materia medica.´ Exceptional intellectual abilities. He was dealing with the philosophical elucidation of knowledge rarely found even among our oldest practioners.
He was a Swedenborgian Christian & member of the church of the New Jerusalem. Refused Allopathy saying," If I must die, I want to die a Christian.´ In his introductory lectures he has given method of studying Materia medica, which requires certain schema to be followed.
For that first , analysis of drug is required. He has explained importance of drug proving. Explained how homoeopathic medicine acts. Drugs have power to alter the functioning. We can know changes in the vital force only by results, and these results are symptoms. Objective & subjective symptoms. Pathological State.
Genesis of each drug
Must learn symptoms,give them meaning & interpretation of symptoms. Understanding the drug & analyzing according to the schema.
Quickly arrive at an idea of it as a whole.
www. By studying relationship to each other. Drugs which antidote each other. Five relations: Family relation Concordant Compliment Antidote Enmity.com 6
.similima. Another form of study. through Comparison of drugs.
particularly when they dwell upon their troubles in secret. www.
The Ignatia patient nurses her sorrows.com 7
. keeping them from others. We have also globus hystericus or feeling as if a ball ere rising in the throat. while drinking water causes an aggravation of the convulsive action.similima. This is often relieved by belching.Ignatia ± by Farrington. We find Ignatia indicated in nervous women who are burdened with grief.
J. He imbibed the philosophy of Scudder.
www.Dr.T. John Scudder.similima.Kent
1849-1916 Taught anatomy in Eclectic college & a pupil of the leading eclectic teacher.com 8
. & Scudder¶s influence can be felt on almost every page of Kent¶s philosophy while. Swedenborg is much less evident.
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. the µwrong of life´ (Scudder¶s phrase. the life of the patient.
www. copied by Kent). are eclectic ideas.
similima.´ Swedenborg¶s Collection: Swedish scientist ± Philosopher & theologian.
www. lead him to understand deeper study of human existence & the soul.com 10
. Kent was slowly drawn to the works of ³ The New church.
One of effects whose
New level of understanding of relationship between man & universe
. Kent: Lect. ³Doctrine´ classes. Swedenborg: Commentary on Bible. on homoeopathic philosophy. Kent attended his dynamic clases.
www. Deeper meaning with Swedenborg¶s filter.similima. Commentary on Organon. Gave deeper meaning.
www.According to Kent & Swed Conflict between
WILL Heavenly spirit Impurities
UNDERSTANDING Brings health Disease since intrinsically impure.com
Cannot affect the SOUL Since is innermost part of a human only mans WILL can influence the soul.
. Much foolishness & makes an exhibition that she is proud of.
www.similima. Delicate women suffering from grief. Her affections rest on someone whom she would despise. Undergone a controversy at home. Will do things that she herself cant account for.Ignatia .Kent
Overwrougth & overexcited & emotional.
.similima. Never lost opportunity to work on his books.Dr. Pupil of Richard Huges.
www. Stated with high potencies. Clarke 1853.John H.1931
Education: Edinburgh (England).
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. My Object in the ³Dictionary´ has been to so present the picture of each remedy that it may be at once recognized & distinguished from any other by those who consult its pages.The dictionary of Practical Materia medica
Clerke wanted all the knowledge he had gleaned from a hundred sources in a place where he could lay his finger on it. His dictionary is also invaluable for the drug pictures & clinical experiences. written in his own lucid style.
& Robert. Types. because all symps. ± Wrote anti. Omitted symp.German tracts. anti vivisectionist.
. Kept notes of every thing at the meeting of the Cooper club.similima.T. Comparison of remedies in scientific way. A prolific writer:
± Supportive of LAY homeopaths ± His books written by untrained workers & domestic prescribers. Are of equal value. ± Out spoken. Dictionary is full of symptoms with Burnett(B).Cooper (RTC) as a sources.Jewish & Anti. ± Last 10 yrs of life no support from his colleagues.
In order to obtain a proper understanding of the power and place of *Ignatia it is necessary to get rid of two prevalent erroneous ideas. Alternation of foolish gaiety and tearful sadness
www. now that. with sighing. and involuntary reflections on painful and disagreeable things. anxious to do now this. The first of these is that *Ign. Morose and discontented humor.similima. is a remedy for hysteria and nothing else. Irresolution. Strong disposition to be frightened.com 19
. and the second is that it is the only remedy ever required in cases of hysteria Sadness and concentrated sorrow.
with dread of exertion. timidity. Love of solitude Lachrymose and apathetic humor.com 20
. Laconic speech. changing to sadness. followed by quiet grief and sorrow.
www. with shedding of tears (hysteria).similima. without saying anything about it. jesting and laughing. Great weakness of memory. Anger. Inclination to grief. Changeable disposition. Despair of being cured Fearfulness.
L.Clarke. Kent did not approved her card repertory since he felt that it was obstacles for new commers.M. Close associate to J. Her specialty was in treating the mentally backward children.H.
www. She never personally studied with Kent.Dr.Tyler
Edinburgh (london) Worked I royal london Hosp for 40 yrs.com 21
. Kent returned a critique.similima.
Clarke. Ignatia according to Kent. Comparision with Nux vom.Ignatia
Concise study of the drug.
bereavement. A great remedy of moods and contradictions: of mental stress and strain.com 23
www. which have spasmodically and completely unhinged judgement and self-control.similima. disappointment or distress. connected with shock.
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www. Invented the gravity potensizer.Dr.com
.MM were used .Nash
High potency prescriber.
³ Devoted Sunday school worker´ & was reported to have ³a fine tenor voice´. Studied from New York.similima. Lippi. He was feared he would lose his eye site & came to Philadelphia to consult Dr.
www. The old homoeopath prescribed for him & the trouble vanished.com
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www.Nash.Leaders in Homoeopathic Therapeutics with grouping & classification. 1st edition.
Object in writing: 1.
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.Prescribing on symptoms without giving explanation.similima. 2. Ready use of characteristic symptoms. To bring out forth the strongest points in each remedy.
www.similima.3. 5. that any old school physician could overcome prejudice & irresistibly led to give homoeopathy a large. Written so.com
. 4. Dosage. To condemn the abuse of drugs. both in old school & ours.
Carefully tested their teachings. Dunham.similima. Lippe & others. 2nd Edition: July 1900 3rd Edition: June 1907.com 29
. 4th Edition: July 1913. Wells.
Reading of Hering.
Did not follow traditional method but follow the bent of my inclinations.similima.com 30
. or bright names to built up pages. etc.
www. Helpful to beginner. the moving of the spirit. Appeared to be straight forward says I have not use name of big authors like Hahnemann. or as it is sometimes expressed. or. Boger.
.similima. Impatient. angry mood.com 31 Twitching all over body. www.
Remedy of paradoxicaties. quarrelsome.Ignatia ± Nash. Sighs much. Spasmodic affections originating in mental causes. Changeable mood. Nervous remedy. Hide that grief from others desires to be alone in grief.
. immigrated to United States.similima. William Boericke
Nov 28. 1929 Born in Austria. 1849.DR.April 1.
www. Belonged to high society in San Francisco.
similima.Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica
Comprising The characteristic & Guiding symptoms of all remedies (Clinical & Pathogenetic)
-1901 9th edition
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. Maximum no. All verified characteristic symptoms with less imp symp. New medicines & clinical experience of the school have been added.
www. Clinical suggestions of many drugs.
www. Each substance acts on human body.similima. Followed great work of hearing guiding symptoms. Repertory is added. Includes all substances which have been proved.
C. Even imperfectly proven remedies are listed with the names of diseases.
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.Burnette calls this as ³pathological Similimum´ as it helps to choose curative remedy.similima.
Not communicative. the emotional element is uppermost. Sighing & sobbing. Hence chief remedy for hysteria. & co-ordination of function is interfered with.Ignatia . introspective. Superficial & erratic character of its symptoms.
Mentally.W. silent brooding. disappointment.com
. Boericke. After shock.similima. grief. Changeable mood.
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Preface: ( July 1977) Why This BookIt is observed that some symptoms given under particular remedy in one MM are not given by another.Materia Medica of homoeopathic Medicines. The meaning in between the lines must not be missed.
how it acts. Simplified many of ambiguous words by explaining their meaning. regional symptoms with its particular modalities follow. he included all the symptoms given by Boger.similima.
In his MM.
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. General modalities . and causation. diseases which it is liable.
Compiled in alphabetical order. He has given clues in his synoptic Key for compiling such books. Has given ³Hints for the beginners´ & ³Index of surgical Remedies´ Short book dealing with drugs useful for pre-operative & post-operative.
Eg: Dr. Boricke has given ³retention of urine after operation´ under µCausticum¶. He has given ³Distention of abdomen after operation´ under carbo animalis which is not given by other authors. Boger has not given this symptom. Moreover Boger has omitted many important symptoms given by other authors.similima.
www. in which all relevant symps pertaining to each remedy are given. Dr. In same way a concise MM. Boger wished to compile a concise repertory arranged un alphabetical order rather then regional one. Phatak has tried to fulfill his wish.similima. as desirable.com
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Drugs should become your friends.
www. modalities. Your experience is the best authority as far as you are concerned. Interpretation of symptoms. LASTLY.com 44
. The marks of identification of the drugs are found in its generalities.
Generalities: Emotional element is profoundly influenced & coordination of functions interfered with.similima. often violent with rigidity. Nervous shuddering.IGNATIA . Nervous system: Spasmodic effects. causing Erratic. contradictory.
. & are opposite to each other. paradoxical mental & physical Effects. which change rapidly. www.com 45 Sense of lump. twitching & tremors.
Alert. Silent & sad. Changeable mood. Oversensitive & Nervous. Brooding.. Unhappy mood.com 46
. Highly emotional. SIGHS. Moody.similima.
A Study on Materia Medica
Calcutta: The 1st December.
www.similima. A short repertory has being affixed. His work is the outcome of the lectures delivered to the students. Usual method of organs in order.com
2.Allen.Allen. Is identical with Repertory practice.F.com 49
. Understanding of repertory is must
www. Organon.similima. MM. T. 4. 3. Bose. Valuable information from H. Clerke. Guernsey. Preface:
1.C. Repertory. Why Rep Is addedSince practical Homo. Bell.
Weeps & sighs.
Family. Intelligent & sensitive.M. Preparation. Taciturn.IGNATIA ± By N. prompt in appreciation & rapid in execution.Choudhuri. Takes easily on heart. Suited to the nervous temperament . Compared with Pulsatilla. the sensitive easily excitable nature that is quick in perceiving. Staphisagria & Colocynth. Explained with help of 3 cases. brooding.
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similima. scientific reasons & examples through case.
www. The history is filled of many outspoken personalities & did not worry about offending other when they had a strong scientific base & hence proved themselves by giving results.Importance of Studying Authors
Behind every thinking they have given logical.com 51
their interpretation & their practical utility. ( Clinical materia medica)
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. the stress.similima. The cases given by authors give us the Patho-physiological meaning to the drugs. Helps us to give meaning to the symptoms. their social background has made the authors to think and gave birth to monumentary work.the family background.