Book Reviewed by: Dr Pawan S. Chandak
Author: Dr. E.P. Anshutz
Publisher in India by: B Jain Publishers, India & Indian Books & Periodicals Publishers, New Delhi 110 005
Pages: 552 pages
Book Code No: ISBN 8170212510
About The Author: Dr. Edward Pollock Anshutz is the author of “Elements of Homoeopathic Theory Materia Medica Practice and Pharmacy”, “Guide to the Twelve Tissue Remedies” etc.
Background & Book Detail: Background behind this book is that There was need for a Literature or book for something new about new, old remedies. Anshutz was thinking that ‘Only remedies such as nature give us will be included in this book”. He arranged material from various journal of all school where a paper could be found that seemed to contain something not to be found in medical book literature i.e. he has honestly written.
First edition of this book was published on 9th January 1990 at Philadelphia.
Second edition of this book was published in October 10th 1917 at Philadelphia.
New homoeopathic drugs included in this edition were proved at different homoeopathic medical colleges under modern condition. Author has collected record of proving & included & arranged it is simple and easily understandable manner.
He has also included new, old drugs which are brought out through clinical observation such as formic acid, Gun Powder, Calcarea Calcinata, Icthyol, Indol, Glycerin and others.
He has not attached an repertory but a very through therapeutic and clinical index has been made that will guide the physician who will looking for a remedy in this new field. It covers a great range from ‘flat wart to leprosy’. Due to which many worried physician will be helped by guiding him to the sough for the remedy.
Arrangement of each drug in the form of name, natural orders, common name, preparation, proved by, how it is prepared, proving records from Various Journal and some Clinical cases.
He has mentioned signs in some of papers in this book as from instance > means “diminishing” while < stands for “increasing”.
In this book when the name of remedy is followed by a figure for example Pothos I , it means the first centesimal potency or dilution.
He has mentioned in Preface that “Value of this book may have is a permanent value, for the action of drugs on the human system like the law of the Medes and Persians ‘Changeth not’”.