1001 Small Remedies - hard cover
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Extracted from Synthesis 5, this book presents an array of small remedies.
It emphasizes their peculiar and rare symptoms in a clear and concise format. This approach is of great benefit to anyone learning or teaching homeopathy.
1504 pp hb
Details1001 Small Remedies, Extracted from Synthesis 5, edited by Frederik Schroyens, was published in 1995.
This book totals 1504 pages, contains 150 major remedies and 851 minor ones. It is a materia medica including almost all remedies from the Synthesis Repertory, version 5. The book is well-bound and easy to work with.
It includes a useful index of remedy names and synonyms that facilitates accurate cross-references. For each remedy, rubrics that contain it are listed, along with the total number of remedies in that rubric. The degree of the remedy is indicated by the rubric being printed in bold underlined, bold, italics or plain type.
For the 150 major remedies only 50-100 of their most characteristic rubrics are listed. Most of the book is devoted to listing all the rubrics of the smaller remedies.
By focusing on the rubrics of the lesser-known remedies Schroyens provides us with a great learning/teaching tool. You will find many previously unnoticed mental, physical, and general rubrics that will help you prescribe remedies you are less familiar with.
As Schroyens says, "I hope to have selected the most interesting and unknown information about the homeopathic remedies. Therefore, this volume will be found to be complementary to any existing book."
This book has been called the "Twin of Synthesis", it contains a 1001 remedy extractions from Synthesis Repertory.
Not only from the Mind (like in the above reviewed CMMM) but now through all the chapters of the repertory. Of the 150 biggest remedies only the single-remedy rubrics (sometimes only the ones in capitals or italics) are given so that Sulphur c.s. only takes one page and more space is left for the smaller ones (Hippomanes 3 pages, Lobelia inflata 4, more than 5 for Sanicula aqua).
It is as if at last they get their breathing space and can unfold, without being overshadowed by their big polychrest brothers. Most of the small remedies haven't got a characteristic mental picture and the physical symptoms are the only possible ones to prescribe upon.
But you can find little jewels in the Minds of those smaller ones too. Sac lac that remedy we give to our patients in "mother tincture" all the time because we don't know the potentized picture of it, can become a great remedy if we see that it has in its mental picture:
- Delusion, murder, mother wants to murder her;
- Delusion, pieces; it would be a great relief to fall to pieces, only by great effort she kept herself together;
- Delusion, sea; he were tossing on a rough sea.
The layout has been done in such a way (by double column pages, not taking a separate line for every symptom, working with abbreviations) that all of the text space is maximized without interfering much with the readability.
No source information has been given or differentiating remedies only the rubrics in plain, italic or capital font and the number of remedies in the rubric. Paper choice made this 1500 pages only half the thickness of the 1800 pages of CMMM.
Homoeopathic Links - Autumn 1995
Reprinted with permission from Homeopathic Links
HeritageAn extraction from the Synthesis Repertory of the symptoms of one thousand (and one) lesser known remedies.
The Heritage of Homoeopathic Literature
copyright 2001 by Julian Winston
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