Comparative Materia Medica
OverviewWhile arguably limited in the range of ailments discussed, the remedy differentials and therapeutic hints are invaluable.
553 pp hb
HeritageFarrington, a protege of Hering, died at the early age of 38 in 1885.
This edition was edited by Lilienthal and is comprised of Farrington's lectures to his class at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia that were "reported phonographically."
The material is presented in "family" order.
A lecture on Spiders -- The Arachnida
A lecture on the Compositae (Arnica, Aremisia, Millefolium, etc.)
The Ammonium preparations, etc.
In the 72 transcribed lectures, he discusses the topic and then compares the remedies to others -- a comparative materia medica. The lecture on Halogens includes a part about Spongia -- as it is rich in iodine and shares many symptoms of that group.
A second edition was published by Hahnemann Printing House in 1890.
Julian Winston writes:
With the current trend to looking at the "families" of remedies, it is interesting to reexamine this work and see that there is not much new, but a lot to be re-discovered.
The Heritage of Homoeopathic Literature
copyright 2001 by Julian Winston
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