Homeopathic Sketches of Children's Types

Homeopathic Sketches of Children's Types

  • Catherine R. Coulter




Coulter writes about children from infancy through adolescence, offering homeopathic insights into body, mind and personality types.
184 pp pb
ISBN 0-9713082-6-8


With remedy descriptions hailed as "perceptive" and "beautifully written" Coulter continues to exert her influence on popular materia medica.

From the Book

Catherine R. Coulter, a well-known authority on homoeopathic Materia Medica, has been a major influence in introducing the homoeopathic archetypes to the general public.

Her three-volume Portraits of Homeopathic Medicines: Psychophysical Analyses and Selected Constitutional Types, an in-depth analysis of the principal homeopathic personality types, was twice chosen as one of "the best books of the year" in the category of non-fiction in The Independent of London (Vol. 1 in 1986 and Vol. 2 in 1988).

The reviewer noted,

"If you are interested in the basic human types out of which we are all made up, then this [book] is for you...Ms. Coulter is a masterly psychologist who writes enchantingly."

Her books have been translated into several languages and are internationally hailed classics.


Introduction -- ix
Calcarea carbonica -- 1
Belladonna -- 11
Sulphur -- 15
Graphites -- 29
Natrum muriaticum -- 35
Sepia -- 47
Phosphorus -- 51
Pulsatilla -- 63
Tuberculinum -- 71
Chamomilla -- 77
Arsenicum album -- 81
Argentum nitricum -- 89
Lachesis -- 97
Medorrhinum -- 105
Lycopodium -- 109
Causticum -- 117
Thuja -- 125
Stramonium -- 137
Silica -- 143
Baryta carbonica -- 151
Nux vomica -- 157
Ignatia -- 163
Carcinosin -- 169
Just as the Twig is Bent -- 173
Suggested Readings -- 175

Catherine Coulter

(1934 - 2014)

Catherine Coulter was born on January 21st 1934 in London, England. She died Feb 24 2014 at the age of 80.

Ms. Coulter practiced classical homeopathy half time since 1961, full time since 1974. She taught since 1975, mainly in the United States using the preceptorship method, working only in conjunction with licensed practitioners. She was affiliated with the National Center of Homoeopathy and the Summer School Course for Physicians. (Lecturer on Materia Medica 1977 - 1988)

Ms. Coulter penned 'Portraits of Homoeopathic Medicines' (4 Volumes). Her books are thoroughly documented. If there is no reference to a classical text then, as far as she is aware, she has been the first to make the observation in the homeopathic literature.

This, however, only refers to the mental-emotional symptoms. She did not document every physical symptom, for fear of weighing down the book and because these are easily accessed in the standard literature.