Collected Works of Grimmer

Collected Works of Grimmer

  • Arthur Hill Grimmer, MD
  • Ahmed Currim, PhD, MD - editor


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From three boxes of papers, many of them brown with time and storage, and an incredible amount of effort, patience, perseverance and love comes this remarkable testament to Grimmer's genius.
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Letter from the publisher

Hahnemann International Institute for Homeopathic Documentation
Proudly brings to the Homeopathic profession:

The Collected Works of Arthur Hill Grimmer, MD
edited by Ahmed N. Currim, MD, PhD

This book is the only authentic collection of Grimmer's writings taken from original handwritten manuscripts, all the available articles in the homeopathic journals, meticulously collected, edited and arranged by Ahmed Currim.

Dr. Grimmer practiced from 1906 to 1963 in Chicago. For many years, he shared his office with Dr. James Tyler Kent and undoubtedly learned a great deal from this well-known master whose books and Repertory have been used by the profession since 1897.

The work contains new concepts used by Dr. Grimmer in arriving at the homeopathic remedy in difficult cases.

It includes
Electronic Reactions
Clinical Cases (many of cured malignancies)
Materia Medica (of many unusual remedies of great importance in the world today)
Homeopathic Prophlaxis
Homeopathic Philosophy
Special Diseases
Essays (representing Dr. Grimmer's vast knowledge of the human heart, humor, encouragement to his students and colleagues, environmental hazards, presidential addresses)

…and a Repertory, prepared by the editor, (that makes this vast amount of information readily available.) This is a work that will serve everyone from the beginner to the most sophisticated homeopathic prescriber.


Antimonium Tartaricum, Teucrium Scorodina and Helix Tosta -- 3-7
Bomhenia -- 8-9
Cadmium Sulphuricum -- 10-12
Differentiating Suymptoms of Some of the Cadmium Salts -- 13-16
Carbo Vegetabilis -- 17-19
Chlorum -- 20-23
Differentiation of Diphtheritic Polycrests -- 24-25
Ferrum Iodatum -- 26-30
Gnaphalium -- 31-33
Indigo -- 34-36
Indium -- 37-39
Characteristics and Differentiations of the Kali Salts -- 40-55
Kali Carbonicum -- 56-61
Kali Cyanatum -- 62-65
Kali Sulphuricum -- 66-69
Lycopodium -- 70-75
Medorrhinum -- 76-83
Characteristics and Differentiations of the Natrum Remedies -- 84-91
Paeonia -- 92-95
Strychninum or Strychninum Sulphuricum -- 96-104
Thuja -- 105-111
New Remedies and New Aspects of Old Remedies -- 112-116
Neglected and Little Used Remedies -- 117-122
Clinical Novelties -- 123-126
The Spider Poisons -- 127-137
Unusual Remedies -- 138-142
Merc-iod. cum Kali-Iod. -- 143-144
Homeopathic War Remedies -- 145-146
Prophylaxis -- 147-186
Homeopathic Prophylaxis -- 149-150
Prophylactic Medicine Allopathic and Homeopathic -- 151-152
Homeopathic Prophylaxis No. 1 -- 153-155
President's Message Homeopathic Prophylaxis No. 2 -- 156-159
Prevention and Cure of Heart Disease by Homeopathy -- 160-168
Malaria Prophylaxis -- 169-170
Homeopathy's Prophylaxis Against Polio -- 171-174
Homeopathic Remedies for the Cure and Prevention -- 175-179
Why Have Polio? -- 180-183
Homeopathic Protection from Polio -- 184-186
Philosophy -- 187-370
Pillars of Homeopathic Philosophy -- 189-190
The Blessed "Gift of God" -- 191-193
Reasons for the Need of Homeopathic Philosophy -- 194-197
Why Philosophy? -- 198-204
Essentials of Homeopathic Philosophy -- 205-210
Our Expanding Homeopathic Philosophy -- 211-216
Logic and Philosophy -- 217-221
The Power of Infinitesimals -- 222-228
Finer Forces of Medicine -- 229-230
The Occult Side of Homeopathic Philosophy -- 231-237
Occult Causes and Material Effects -- 238-241
Heredity, Environment, Homeopathy -- 242
The Sphere of the Repertory in the Practice of Medicine -- 243-245
Repertory Study -- 246-249
Object and Need for a Repertory Compendium -- 250-253
Astro-Physics and Homeopathy -- 254-257
Observations Relative to the Curative Action of Remedies -- 258-261
Review of Homeopathic Philosophy -- 262-264
Case Taking -- 265-269
The Essentials for a Homeopathic Prescription -- 270-272
The Relative Value of Symptoms -- 273-275
After the First Prescription -- 276-280
The Value of Mental Symptoms in Homeopathic Prescribing -- 281-292
Things that Interfere with the Homeopathic Prescription -- 293-296
Things that Prevent the Curative Action of Well Selected Remedies -- 297-302
Interference and Disappointments -- 303-305
Hindrances to the Homeopathic Prescription -- 306-307
Materia Medica Study -- 308-311
The Relation of Surgery to Homeopathy -- 312-315
The Law of Similars -- 316-318
The Law of Similars and Empiricism -- 319-323
Philosophy Versus Empiricism -- 324-327
Philosophy Versus Empiricism in Medicine -- 328-332
Two Philosophies of Medicine -- 333-335
Psora -- 336-343
The Scientific Aspect of Homeopathy -- 344-349
Gems of Homeopathic Thought from the Masters -- 350-354
Flashes of Medical Wisdom -- 355-358
Diet and Health -- 359-363
Cure Versus Suppression -- 364-366
50 Millesimal Potencies -- 367-370
Clinical Cases -- 371-432
Uterine Tumor Mrs. B. B. age 50 -- 373
Uterine Cancer Mrs. S. S. age 50 -- 374-376
Carcinoma of Uterus Mrs. R. C. W. age 48 -- 377-378
Epilepsy -- 379-380
Congenital Malformation of Intestines -- 381
Blindness from Eye Injury -- 382
Eczema -- 383
Two Cases of Facial Neuralgia or Tic Douloureux -- 384-387
Cancer -- 388-389
Bronchial Asthma -- 390
Weak Heart and Epilepsy -- 391
Homeopathic Confirmations -- 392-394
A Case of Coronary Insufficiency -- 395-397
Homeopathy Versus the Specialist -- 398-401
Clinical Failure -- 402-405
Carcinoma of Breast -- 407
Typical Clinical Versus Atypical Cases -- 408-412
Cases from Practice -- 413-426
Chronic Peptic and Intestinal Ulcers -- 413-415
Asthma -- 416-419
Eczema -- 420
Tuberculosis -- 421-423
Carcinoma of Breast -- 424-426
Homeopathic Clinical Cases -- 427-432
Epilepsy -- 427
Chronic Dermatitis -- 428
Cervical Cysts and Swellings -- 429-430
Nervous Breakdown -- 431-432
Special Diseases -- 433-498
A New Medical Approach in the Treatment of Alcholism -- 435-449
Asiatic Flu -- 450-451
What Not to Do in Flu -- 452-456
Homeopathy in Heart Disease -- 457-461
Homeopathic Psychosomatic Medicine -- 462-465
Mental Diseases Cured by Homeopathy -- 466-468
Homeopathic Treatment of Typhoid -- 469-480
Undulant Fever -- 481-488
Homeopathic Success Against Infantile Paralysis (Polio) -- 489-491
Homeopathic Palliation in Incurables -- 492-498
Essays -- 499-676
President's Message - an Autobiography -- 501-504
Fifty Seven Years in the Practice of Homeopathic Medicine -- 505-508
James Tyler Kent -- 509-511
Hahnemann in Medicine -- 512
Homeopathy in World Medicine -- 513-516
Homeopathy's Place in Medicine -- 517-521
Our Gratitude and Our Obligation -- 522-523
Homeopathy's Future -- 524-525
The Need of Public Education in Homeopathic Accomplishment -- 526-527
Organization and Public Instruction for Homeopathy Needed -- 528-529
Needs of Homeopathy -- 530-534
Homeopathy's Needs -- 535-538
World's Need for Homeopathy -- 539-543
Homeopathy Versus Allopathy -- 544-548
Advantages of Homeopathic Prescribing -- 549-553
Why Homeopathy? -- 554-557
The Status and Importance of World Homeopathy -- 558-560
Homeopathy and the World Crisis -- 561-562
Road to Health Through Homeopathy -- 563-565
Medical Research -- 566-568
Homeopathic Research -- 569-571
Remarks on Fluoridation of Water -- 572-573
Alumina Still Poisons the Multitude -- 574-575
Impressions of the 1952 Homeopathic Conventions -- 576-577
Address to SHS and PAC - Fall, 1953 -- 578-583
Impressions of the Fall 1953 SHS and PAC Conventions -- 584-585
The Detroit Meeting -- 586-587
Address: Pan American Homeopathic Congress -- 588-594
All Pakistan Homeopathic Conference 1952 -- 595-596
President's Message for September, 1953 -- 597-598
Presidential Address for October, 1953599-601
President's Message - July 1954 -- 602-603
Memorial Service, June 1956 -- 604-607
The Doctor of the Future -- 608-611
The Power of Propaganda -- 612-614
Homeopathy's Contribution to the World of Medicine -- 615-619
To Members of the House of Representatives Washington, DC -- 620
Homeopathy's Friendly Enemies -- 621-622
Homeopathy, a Boon to Children -- 623-626
Homeopathy and Medical Progress -- 627-628
Medical Plagiarists -- 629-630
Homeopathy and Progress -- 631-632
Homeopathy in Chronic Disease -- 633-634
Medical Mistakes -- 635-637
Homeopathy and Nationalized Medicine -- 638-639
The Call of Duty -- 640
Homeopaths Can and Will Do Their Bit -- 641-643
Homeopathic Outlook for the Future -- 644-647
Resume -- 648-649
Medical Liberty -- 650-652
The Menace -- 653-655
The Hour of Decision -- 656-657
Necrology No.1 Presidential Address No.8 -- 658-659
Necrology No.2 -- 660-664
The Syphilis Crusade -- 665-666
Things Homeopathy Does Not Do -- 667
Medical Astrology -- 668-674
In Memory of My Grandfather -- 675-676
Electronic Reactions of Abrams -- 677-734
Recent Concepts and New Formulas in Medicine -- 679-682
Importance of Electronic Reactions to Future Medicine -- 683-686
Polarities of Remedies in Relation to the Polarities of Diseases -- 687-689
E.R.A. Changes the Prescribing of Drugs from an Art to a Science -- 690-692
Electronic Patterns of New and Old Remedies -- 693-694
The Polarity of Remedies in Relatoin to the Polarity of Disease -- 695-714
Abram's Work -- 715-717
List of Remedies According to Their Polarity (Magnetic) -- 718-734
Cancer -- 735-856
Cancer and Chronic Disease -- 737-738
The Homeopathic Research For Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases -- 739-740
Homeopathic Cancer Research -- 741-744
Remedial Measures: Homeopathic and Dietic -- 745-751
New Concepts of the Cancer Question -- 752-755
Cancer - Its Cause, Prevention and Cure -- 756-760
The Homeopathic Philosophy of Cancer Cause -- 761-764
Homeopathic Treatment of Cancer -- 765-770
Homeopathic Science Will Conquer Cancer -- 771-776
The Conquest of Cancer by Homeopathy -- 777-780
The Homeopathic Concept of the Etiology and Cure of Cancer -- 781-790
Cancer Cures and Specifics -- 791-792
Diet for Cancer Patients -- 793
The Application of Homeopathic Remedies to Cancer Cases -- 794-799
Cadmium Cures of Cancer -- 800-807
Further Results in the Homeopathic Treatment of Cancer -- 808-811
Some Cancer Remedies that Have Cured Patients Suffering from Cancer -- 812-820
Homeopathic Remedies that Have Cured Patients Suffering from Cancer -- 821-847
Remarks on Breast and Prostate Cancer -- 848-856
Repertory Rubrics for Kent's Repertory from Grimmer -- 857-877
Relationship of Remedies from the Work of Dr. Grimmer -- 878
Remedies -- 879-889


Three Reviews:

- reviewed by Julian Winston

In a memorial to Dr. Grimmer, Elizabeth Wright Hubbard said: "He was one of the inner circle around Kent and was his secretary for some years. His knowledge of homeopathy was encyclopedic, and his interest extended into areas still under experimentation such as his version of the Abrams box.

He was linked with names like Boyd and Stearns, Bryant, Morgan, etc. He was one of the most high minded, tender-hearted, and sweet souled men you could imagine, and probably among the very few most loved homeopaths, both by patients and confreres ... Unfortunately he never published a book. Some people write it and others live it."

Certainly, Grimmer was a prolific writer. He published almost 200 articles and essays including 29 pieces on materia medica, 73 on therapeutics, and 19 on cancer - including a listing of 81 remedies he had found useful and their indications.

Now, 30 years after Dr. Grimmer's death, the book is available - thanks to the dedication of Dr. Ahmed Currim who has spent the last 22 years assembling the material. We can now read what Grimmer lived.

For those who need an introduction ... A. H. Grimmer grew up in California in the 1890's. His father had a small. homeopathic medicine case with 60 remedies and Johnson's Family Guide. By the time young Arthur was seven he knew all the indications for all the remedies. By the time he was eight, he was treating people successful.

In 1902 he enrolled at the Hering College in Chicago and soon became the protege of Dr. Kent. Within a few years of graduation he was sharing an office with Dr. Kent, and teaching classes in Kent's stead when Kent was unavailable. When Kent died, Grimmer took over the practice.

He remained in Chicago until his retirement in 1959. He retired to Daytona Beach, FL, where he died on March 5, 1967. He was a past president of both the International Hahnemannian Association and the American Institute of Homeopathy.

This massive work brings together all of Grimmer's writings into one place. Dr. Currim's treatise is divided into nine Continued on page 23 sections (approximate number of pages are in parentheses): Materia medica (150), Prophylaxis (40), Philosophy (180), Clinical Cases (60), Special Diseases (60), Essays (183), Electronic Reactions of Abrams (50), Cancer (150), and Repertory Rubrics for Kent's Repertory from Grimmer (20).

Each section is chock full of information. Grimmer was an astute observer of remedies and wrote well about them. The best way of giving a potential reader a feel of what and how Grimmer writes might be to just give a sample of the work. Here is a piece from the chapter titled "Clinical Novelties."

The remedy Oxydendron arboreum was the remedy given in this case. We also find that Grimmer was using a "radionic" machine to determine the remedy - a most "unclassical" method!

"My experience with this remedy was in the case of a young married man, 23 years of age who came to my office November 19, 1942 suffering with acute diffuse nephritis which followed the extraction of a large number of infected teeth; extremities were badly swollen with considerable ascites [fluid in the peritoneal cavity].

"The only thing complained of was many dizzy headaches; blood pressure 160/90; heart sounds weak and fast but regular; urine albuminous and loaded with granular and hyaline casts. The general health had always been good. The patient had been treated several months before I saw him by regular physicians of the old school.

"There were no therapeutic symptoms; only common and diagnostic symptoms were present for the selection of the remedy. Aur-iod 10M, Merc-sulph 10M, and Kali-ars 10M were given within an interval of about ten days apart. After each remedy the patient grew worse, becoming more bloated with fluid and gradually finding it harder to get his breath. After a month he was a pitiable sight, distended to abnormal proportions and unable to lie down, and found it almost impossible to move.

"Apparently this was an incurable case, but in desperation the patient consented to a test of his blood for remedy selection. Oxydendron was the only remedy in several hundred of the polarity group to which his blood belonged to come through. It was given in the two hundredth potency with most amazing and rapid improvement in the patient's symptoms and well being.

"The potency was repeated in 3 weeks and later several doses of the 10M were given at month intervals, followed by the 50M and CM potencies to complete the cure in about 6 months when the patient returned to his work as a truck driver, and has remained on the job until the present time.

"Some three years have elapsed with the patient remaining strong and well but still considerably under weight (135 lbs.) for his height (6 feet). From this brief review of the little known drug we could expect much greater things from its use by a complete homeopathic proving."
In another paper, we find Grimmer speaking out about the contamination of our foodstuffs - he was one of the first to bring our attention to these particular problems:

"In recent years chronic disease has been deeply complicated and confused by the universal abuse of the numerous and ever-increasing coal tar and antibiotic drugs that deluge the human race today ... All these afflictions have increased in a most alarming way during the past ten years.

To the disastrous effects of universal drugging is added the deleterious action of processed and adulterated foods; vegetables and fruits contaminated with poison sprays, drinking water everywhere polluted with harmful chemicals, cooking utensils made of aluminum which slowly but surely build up a pathological residue in the organism that results in many forms of degenerative disease.

All these destructive elements not only depress life forces but inhibit the action of homeopathic remedies. Hence the increased obstacles in the way of successful homeopathic prescribing."

There are about 50 articles dealing with homeopathic philosophy. It is interesting to contrast the writings of Grimmer with those of his contemporaries - Alfred Pulford and Royal E. S. Hayes.

Grimmer seemed to lack the deep sense of irony and trenchant observation that his two colleagues had. His writing is very even and very literal. He speaks directly and gives lots of information. His works on Materia Medica and therapeutics are brilliant.

But as an observer of the homeopathic climate, there is something missing from his writings. At a time when the homeopathic community was writing about the lack of practitioners and the reasons for the down-turn in homeopathic practice, the essays by Grimmer all seem to be incredibly naive.

I wonder about how much of our current mythology about the reasons for the decline of homeopathy have been derived from the pen of Grimmer. In several essays, he lays the blame for the decline on the Flexner Report and on the infighting between the "highs" and the "lows" (high and low potency prescribers).

He does not, at any time, acknowledge that there was no real homeopathic education taking place in the colleges: that what was taught was a mix of em- piricist, eclectic, and allopathic practice with a dab of homeopathy thrown in. He sees the lack of homeopaths as the simple result of the closing of the schools, which was the result of the Flexner Report and AMA pressure.

It could be that his personal experience - being at Hering College in Chicago - was not an accurate reflection of what was happening in the rest of the world. After all, the Hering College was the only one teaching pure homeopathy.

Perhaps he never understood that his education was unique and that, all around him, the other schools were offering much less. Did he love his fellow man so much that he could not see the faults in them? Did he choose not to see? Or did he not comprehend the enormity of it?

The name "Grimmer" to some is synonymous with his amazing work with cancer cases. In this volume we now have all his writings on the subject. He relates many cases and discusses nearly eighty remedies, from Acalypha indica to Thuja, all which have cured the sufferer of cancer.

Grimmer estimates that he treated several thousand cases of cancer during his career. He says that between 1925 and 1929 about 150 biopsy diagnosed cancers were cured by his treatment.

During this same 5-year period another 75 cases were palliated for 7-15 years with excellent quality of life. These 75 were cases in which extensive allopathic treatment had been administered. An example of a case from the book:
"Aug. 6,1927 Splenic cancer, with weakness and the usual blood findings. Caladium given with slight benefit. Oct. 7,1928, Rad- chl. 10M. Patient became much worse, and went to another doctor, who put him in a hospital, made all the tests to confirm a certain diagnosis of cancer, and then advised a splenic operation, which was refused.

"On Nov. 24,1928, 1 again saw the patient and gave Cadm-met 10M, with no more medicine to the present date. A complete metamorphosis has been wrought; the blood findings are almost normal, the spleen is reduced, and the weight, color, strength and comfort of the patient are wonderfully good for a man 69 years of age."

Grimmer discusses many odd remedies as well, and these writings might be the only place you will ever see some of them delineated. Remedies like: Bomhenia, Paeonia, Kali thiocyanatum, Ocimum canum, Erythrinus, Congo red, Tilia, Toxicophis, Merc-iod cum Kali-iod, Methylene blue, Cholesterinum, Curare, Condurango, Erodium, the Euphorbias, Galium, Jequirity, Lapis albus, Oleum animale, Oxygenium, Sarsaparilla, and Sol.

The book is well bound and easy to read. An index helps find things, and almost all of the articles are referenced as to source, so we can see when they were written and who the intended audience was.

Pulling together a work like this is, unfortunately, a thankless task. There are too few within the community who can appreciate what a complete treasure this book is. We seem to be locked into a search for the best and fastest way to find the remedy - or to understand the drug pictures of our newer remedies that people are rushing to prove- while under our noses, treasures like this lie buried.

My hat is off to Dr. Currim for bringing this work together and making the writings of this grand man available for us all to see again.

Reprinted with permission from the National Center for Homeopathy

- Reviewed by Karl Robinson, M.D.

A vast repository of homeopathic information is contained in The Collected Works of Arthur Hill Grimmer, MD., a tome of 899 pages painstakingly collected and edited by Ahmed N. Currim, Ph.D., M.D.

Five years after Grimmer's death in 1967, Dr. Currim met Grimmer's daughter. Together they decided to collect Grimmer's voluminous writings and eventually publish them, a task which was not completed until 1996. In the meantime Currim, who held a Ph.D. in mathematics, entered medical school in Belgium.

Trained by James Tyler Kent, M.D., Grimmer went on to specialize in treating difficult chronic cases. He is reputed to have cured many cases of cancer and he wrote extensively on that subject.

Grimmer wrote much on materia medica. Some was not original with Grimmer but came from Clarke or Hering. The editor very meticulously footnotes the primary sources of Grimmer's materia medica where applicable.

Grimmer used a huge number of medicines, many of which are still not commonly used today. He wrote of Cadmium oxidatum, Diphtherinum, Gnaphalium Indigo, Indium, Kali chloricum, Kali citricum, Kaliferrocyanatum, Natrum lacticum, Malaria Officinalis, Kali thiocyanatum, Eryngium aquaticum, Ocicum, Tilia, Congo Red, and on and on.

Frequently Grimmer prescribed based on the "polarity" of the patient's blood. He postulated that there were four types of blood, positive, negative, neutral and bipolar. Each type needed a remedy which corresponded electromagnetically to the blood. For someone in a state of negative polarity a remedy with positive polarity was necessary to neutralize or cure.

Those diseases of negative polarity required positively charged remedies whereas the neutral diseases needed neutral agents and the bipolar diseases bipolar ones. To determine the remedy, Grimmer used a radionic device patterned after the work of Dr. Albert Abrams, an early innovator in radionics.

Unfortunately, Grimmer never passed on exact knowledge of this methodology so it is virtually impossible to know precisely why he prescribed as he did. Included in this collection are lists of negative, neutral, bipolar, and positive homeopathic medicines.

Grimmer was clearly passionately interested in the subtle electric currents permeating the organism:
"While the life energy of this wondrous organism of man is flowing harmoniously, that is, polarized correctly, for the maintenance of the electrochemical processes of metabolism, health is present.

"Anything interfering with this life force, i.e., reversing its normal polarity, results in disease. And order can only be restored by recovering the normal polarity of the vital force.

"If a reversed polarity exists for too long a time, changes begin in the chemistry of metabolism which are soon followed throughout the cellular elements of the body by a change in structure ultimating in some pathologic process."There is a charming account of Grimmer's association with James Tyler Kent (p 517) in which he recalled learning from Kent and later being appointed Kent's "quiz master" working with other students. After graduation he occupied an office in the same suite with Kent."This closer association with the great doctor was most beneficial and enjoyable.

"How to study remedies in their relationship with human illness, to learn to observe the nature and pace of action of remedies and of diseased states and fit one to the other was a revelation that spelled successful prescribing over the many years of homeopathic practice."

Grimmer went on to note that Kent "revered the work and character of Hahnemann with almost a religious fervor. He had little patience with those who deviated from the law..."

The book is filled with extraordinarily interesting tidbits which very possibly we need to relearn. One involved an eight- month-old child with seizures who was in a typical Opium state.

He was cyanotic, had hot sweat, pinpoint pupils and constipation with stools of round black balls. Grimmer warned the patients not to immerse the child in hot water should another convulsion occur. They failed to heed his advice and immersed the child who promptly died.

Grimmer may have been one of the first to warn of aluminum poisoning and he repeated sounded the alarm against cooking with aluminum pots and pans. He believed it caused a miasm which needed to be removed before the curative remedy would act. He recommended Cadmium metallicum as the best antidote.

Grimmer gave many brief descriptions of very rarely used remedies which he said had proved curative. Using a sample of the patient's blood and his Abram's box he was able to arrive at remedies which apparently were extremely successful. Alas, but that we could follow in his footsteps. What Grimmer demonstrated was the homeopathic medicines do have the power to cure cancer even if he failed to teach us how to do it.

Tomas Paschero, a brilliant Argentine homeopath, studied under Grimmer, a fact not mentioned in the book.

The book is full of interesting material and shows many sides of this important homeopath. For anyone interested in knowing more about the history of American homeopathy, it is a must.

About the reviewer: Karl Robinson is a member of the IFH Board and has been in practice for over 20 years. He currently practices in Houston Texas.

RESONANCE - September / October 1997

Vol X No 1
Spring 1997
Reviewed by Durr Elmore

Arthur Hill Grimmer practiced homeopathy for 57 years. Despite the fact that Grimmer was a prolific writer, contributing many articles and cases for the homeopathic journals of his day, he is little known among contemporary homeopaths. With the publication of The Collected Works of Arthur Hill Grimmer, M.D, Dr. Grimmer's relative anonymity should change.

This anthology, edited by Dr. Ahmed Currim, is a big and ambitious work as befits its subject. Currim began collecting Grimmer's unpublished manuscripts with the doctor's daughter, Audrey Grimmer Winthers in 1972. His comprehensive, organized and well documented treatment of Dr. Grimmer's writings is an exciting addition to the homeopathic literature.

This very large page book is arranged into 8 chapters:

Materia Medica
Homeopathic Prophylaxis
Clinical Cases
Special Diseases
Electronic Reactions of Abrams

Really The Collected Works of Arthur Hill Grimmer, M.D. is like several books under one cover.

The influence of James Tyler Kent is imprinted throughout Grimmers' writings; in his treatment of materia medica, prescriptions and case management and especially philosophy. Rightfully so, since Grimmer was one of Kent's brightest pupils and upon graduation accepted Kent's offer to join him in practice.

The scope of subject matter included in The Collected Works of Arthur Hill Grimmer, M.D. covers the homeopathic spectrum from materia medica, case taking, case analysis and philosophy. Grimmer's clinical experience and solid foundation in classical homeopathy is evident throughout nearly the entire 900 pages.

Reprinted with permission from the
Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians