Characteristic Materia Medica

Characteristic Materia Medica

  • William H Burt, MD

BUR305

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Overview

Burt's book consists of keynote and characteristic symptoms collected from all the sources within reach of the author.

An ingenious method of grouping has been adopted to facilitate the study of the materia medica.

India
541pp hb
ISBN 81-7021-008-9

Details

The study of remedies by grouping can be exceedingly effective. Some of the groups are:
  • Cerebral Centrics
  • Pneumogastrics
  • Anterior Spinal Centrics
  • Posterior Spinal Centrics
  • Solar Centrics
  • Mucous Group
  • Lymphatic and Glandular Group
  • Osseous Group
  • Muscular Group
  • Blood Group
  • Skin Group
  • Ovario-Uterine Group

There is also a set of remedies to be studied as the Organic Group -- Ganglionics - Organic Centrics.for Sub-Acute and Chronic Diseases

Contents

CEREBRAL CENTRICS
Aconite
Aethusa
Ailanthus
Agaricus
Alcohol
Belladonna
Camphora
Cannabis ind.
Chloroform
Cicuta vir.
Coffea
Ether
Glonoine
Gymnocladus
Helleborus nig.
Hyoscyamus
Lachnanthes
Opium
Stramonium
Solanum nig
Veratrum vir
Zizia
Aurea

PNEUMOGASTRICS
Antimonium crud.
Acidum hyd.
Apocynum can.
Arsenicum alb.
Bismuthum
Cuprum
Crotalus hor.
Digitalis
Eupatorium
Euphorbia
Gummi gutti.
Ipecacuanaha
Kali bich.
Lobelia
Lachesis
Naja trip.
Robinia
Sanguinaria
Tartar emetic.
Tarantula
Theridion
Tabacum
Veratrum vir.
Veratrum alb.

ANTERIOR SPINAL CENTRICS
Apocynum can.
Angustura
Artemisia
Chelidonium
Conium
Curare
Gummi gutti.
Gelsemium
Hydrophobinum
Ignatia
Jalapa
Nux vomica
Podophyllum
Phytolacca
Sepsin
Secale
Scammonium
Tanacetum
Veratrum alb.
Veratrum vir.

POSTERIOR SPINAL CENTRICS
Arnica
Asparagus
Aesculus hip.
Aloes
Agnus castus
Ambra grisea
Asafoetida
Acidum mur.
Acidum carbol.
Baptisia
Borax
Bryonia
Calendula
Chimaphila
Cannabis sat.
Cantharides.
Capsicum
Castoreum
Caulophyllum
Cedron
China
Chamomilla
Canchalagua
Cinnamon
Cimicifuga
Cina
Colocynthis
Cocculus
Copaiva
Collinsonia
Corallium
Colchicum
Cornus flor.
Cubebs
Cyclamen
Cypripedium
Dulcamara
Dioscorea
Erigeron
Elaps
Elaterium
Erechthites
Euphrasia
Hamamelis
Hypericum
Iris ver.
Kalmia
Lilium tig.
Ledum
Leptandria
Mephitis
Millefolium
Mitchella rep.
Moschus
Nux mos.
Ostrya vir.
Platina
Plumbum
Polyporus
Ptelea
Pulsatilla
Rhododendron
Rhus tox.
Rheum
Ruta grav.
Sabina
Sabadilla
Sambucus
Scutellaria
Senega
Senecio
Senna
Stannum
Staphysagria
Sticta
Spigelia
Terebinth
Thlaspi
Trillium
Urtica urens.
Valeriana
Xanthoxylum
Zingiber
Zincum met.
Zincum Val

MUCOUS GROUP
Antimonium crud.
Arum triph
Arsenicum
Ammonium carb.
Apis mellifica.
Asparagus
Apocynum can.
Baptisia
Borax
Cantharides
Chimaphila
Chelidonium
Copaiva
Cubebs
Cannabis sat.
Causticum
Digitalis
Euphrasia
Erechthites
Erigeron can
Geranium
Hydrastis
Ipecac
Iodine
Kali Chlo.
Kali bich.
Kreosotum
Lycopodium
Lobelia
Mercury
Magnesia
Nitric acid
Pulsatilla
Sanguinaria
Sambucus
Sticta
Petroleum
Terebinth
Tarter emetic
Uranium
Zingiber

SEROUS GROUP
Aconite
Arnica
Arsenicum
Apis mel.
Apocynum andros.
Apocynum can.
Bryonia
Colchicum
Cactus grand.
China
Calcarea carb.
Dulcamara
Digitalis
Ferrum jod.
Helleborus nig.
Hepar sulph.
Iodine
Kali hyd.
Mercury
Rhus tox
Rhus rad.
Sulphur
Silicea
Senega
Squilla mar.
Uva ursi.

LYMPHATIC AND GLANDULAR GROUP
Aurum
Arsenicum
Asafoetida
Arum triph.
Apis mel.
Argentum
Belladonna
Bromine
Baryta carb.
Calcarea carb.
Cinnabaris
Carbo an.
Calcarea phos.
Cistus can
China
Chelidonum
Causticum
Cenium
Digitalis
Graphites
Iodine
Kali hyd.
Mercury
Plumbum
Pulsatilla
Silicea
Sulphur

OSSEOUS GROUP
Acid oxal.
Asafoetida
Argentum
Aurum
Baryta carb.
Calcarea carb.
Calcarea phos.
Carbolic acid.
Causticum
Fluoric Acid
Hepar sulph.
Hecla lava.
Iodine
Kali hyd
Kali carb
Mercury
Nitric acid
Oleum Jec a
Phosphorus
Silicea
Stramonium
Sulphur

MUSCULAR GROUP
Aconite
Arnica
Apocynum and.
Bryonia
Belladonna
Colchicum
Cimicifuga
Caulophyllum
Colocynthis
Cocculus
Clematis
Chamomilla
China
Digitalis
Dulcamara
Gelsemium
Hyoscyamus
Hamamelis
Kali carb.
Kali hyd.
Kalmia lat.
Ledum
Lobelia
Mercury
Mezereum
Nux vomica
Opium
Phytolacca
Pulsatilla
Plumbum
Rhus tox.
Rhus rad.
Rhododendron
Ruta grav.
Sulphur
Sabina
Sanguinaria
Staphysagria
Spigelia
Stillingia
Tabacum
Veratrum vir.

BLOOD GROUP
Acids
Arsenicum
Ammonium carb.
Baptisia
Bryonia
Choral hyd.
Cobalt
Calcarea
Cuprum
Crotalus hor.
China
Carbo veg.
Chloroform
Elaps.
Ferrum
Helonias
Hydrastis
Kreosotum
Lachesis
Mercury
Manganese
Natrum mur.
Potassa
Phosphorus
Rhus tox.
Rhus rad.
Sulphur
Secale
Sarsaparilla
Titanium
Vaccinum

SKIN GROUP
Aconite
Arnica
Ailanthus
Arsenicum
Ammonium
Apis mel
Argentum
Antimonium crud.
Aloes
Bryonia
Bromium
Belladonna
Croton tig.
Cantharides
Clematis
Cinnabar
Causticum
Cistus can.
Dulcamara
Graphites
Hyoscyamus
Hepar sulph
Iodine
Iris ver.
Juglans
Kali carb.
Kali hyd.
Lappa
Lycopodium
Lachesis
Mercury
Natrum mur.
Opium
Petroleum
Phytolacca
Rhus tox.
Rhus rad.
Rhus ven
Ranunculus
Rumex cris.
Sulphur
Sepia
Sarsaparilla
Secale
Stramonium
Silicea
Sanguinaria
Thuja
Tarter emetic.
Taraxacum
Urtica urens.
Ustilago madis.

ORGANIC GROUP
Ganglionics - Organic Centrics.
For Sub-Acute and Chronic Diseases

Arsenicum
Argentum
Alumina
Ammonium carb.
Apis mellifica
Aurum met.
Acidum ben.
Acidum Fluor.
Acidum phos.
Acidum nit.
Acidum sulph.
Bromium
Baryta carb.
Calcarea carb.
Calcarea phos.
Calcarea jod.
Cinnabaris
Causticum
Carbo veg.
Carbo an.
Chlorine
Conium
Cistus can.
Ferrum
Graphites
Hepar sulp.
Hecla lava.
Helonias
Hydrastis
Iodine
Juglans cin.
Lactic acid
Kali bich.
Kali brom.
Kali chlo.
Kali carb.
Kali hyd.
Kreosotum
Lachesis
Lycopodium
Lithanthrax
Mercury
Manganese
Magnesia
Natrum mur.
Oleum jec.
Phosphorus
Petroleum
Psorinum
Phytolacca
Rumex cris.
Sarsaparilla
Sepia
Secale cor.
Silicea
Spongia
Stillingia
Sulphur
Teucrium
Thuja
Tellurium
Taraxacum
Uranium
Ustilago madis.

SOLAR CENTRICS
Abdominal centrics
For Acute and Sub-Acute diseases

Aloes
Apocynum
China
Colocynthis
Dioscorea
Elaterium
Gummi gutti.
Iris vers.
Jalapa
Leptandria
Scammonium
Sepsin
Magnesia
Petroleum
Podophyllum
Rheum
Zingiber

OVARIO-UTERINE GROUP
Apis mel.
Asafoetida
Belladonna
Cimicifuga
Caulophyllum
Cyclamen
Cinnamonium
Cocculus
Crocus
Hamamelis
Hyoscyamus
Ipecacuanha
Ignatia
Kreosotum
Lachesis
Lilium
Millefolium
Nux vomica
Nitric acid
Pulsatilla
Platina
Sabina
Secale
Sepia
Senecio
Trillium
Thlaspi
Ustilago madis.
Xanthoxylin
Valeriana
Valerianate of zinc
Veratrum viride

William H. Burt, MD

(1836-1897)

Burt was responsible for the actual proving of about 30 remedies. Generally working with crude doses as "heroic" provings. Burt's provings include:

  • Aesculus
  • Baptisia
  • Cactus grandiflorus
  • Caulophyllum
  • Collinsonia
  • Dioscorea
  • Hamamelis
  • Hydrastis canadensis
  • Iris versicolor
  • Leptandra virginica
  • Phytolacca
  • Pulsatilla nutalliana (the native Pulsatilla of northwestern North America)
  • Ustillago
  • Veratrum viride (North America's native Veratrum specie)

Heritage

Burt was one of the major provers of the 'new remedies'. Saying that the book was "not offered as a substitute for materia medica" the author condensed the experiences of Guernsey, Hering and others into a materia medica of the characteristic symptoms, always referred back to the source.

The book was reprinted by Gross and Delbridge in 1880 as Physiological Materia Medica and again in 1888 as the 4th edition.

From:
The Heritage of Homoeopathic Literature
copyright 2001 by Julian Winston
Reprinted with the permission of the author