Keynotes of the Materia Medica with Nosodes
Based entirely on Hering's Guiding Symptoms and pared down to the characteristic features of the most important remedies, this work is essential to students and practitioners.
Newly rearranged and classified.
433 pp pb
DetailsKeynotes of the Materia Medica with Nosodes, by Henry C. Allen, was published in 1898. The first edition gave keynotes of 188 remedies. New additions to later editions included 15 nosodes and sarcodes.
The object of this work was to aid the mastery of what is guiding and characteristic in the individuality of each remedy. It was the result of years of study as practitioner and teacher.
Allen felt that the homeopath's work was to compare the pathogenesis of a remedy with the anamnesis of the patient, and then differentiate the apparently similar symptoms of two or more medicinal agents.
To carry out this task, one must have a knowledge of the individuality of the remedy; something peculiar, uncommon, or sufficiently characteristic to use as a pivotal point of comparison. This book was his attempt to help use our voluminous symptomatology with greater efficacy.
ContentsAlphabetical List of Remedies 7-9
Characteristics of Some of the Leading Remedies 11-305
The Materia Medica of Some Important Nosodes 306-372
The Bowel Nosodes 385-402
HeritageA small pocket book which keynotes the symptoms of 188 remedies. "To master that which is guiding and characteristic." This materia medica offers a section on remedy relationship and remedies that "follow well."
A second edition which came out within a year of the first was expanded to 318 pages. A 6th edition was printed in 1931. It was printed by Boericke and Tafel into the 1950s.
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copyright 2001 by Julian Winston
Reprinted with the permission of the author