Book review Dr Mansoor Ali K R
Name of the Book : Classical homoeopathy- Repertory edition
Author : Dr. Margery Blackie CVO,MD,FF Hom
Editors : Dr. Charles Elliot & Dr. Frank Johnson
Published by : Elsevier, Sri pratap udyog, Sriniwas puri, New Delhi. 110065. India
Price : 225
About author : Margery Blackie qualified in medicine in 1923 at the London School of Medicine for women. In 1966 he became honorary consultant in London homoeopathic hospital. Admitted to Royal Victirian Order by Queen in 1979. She died in 1981. She was a dominant figure of her generation in the world of British Homeopathy – a world of men.
This book is a collection of Dr. Blackeis teaching over the whole span of her career.
Highlights of the book :
The first part describes the thinking behind homoeopathy and the principles on which the successful homoeopathic prescription is based.
How to make out an effective constitutional prescription- explained with examples and experiments
Comparison of natrum salts in various aspects.
Major constitutional remedies are studied in either individually or differentiating with in groups.
Then author explained symptomatic treatment with important remedies with the particular circumstance in which one remedy is likely indicated with preference to another.
Comparative materia medica of 111 remedies with essential summaries. Materia medica section displays her unique gifts of clinical observations, wide experience and explaining summaries of material medica.
Then clinical repertory which includes relating symptom to remedies already discussed in the book.
Dose & Potency
- The author prescribed mainly 10 M and 6c potencies in many occasions.
- She prescribed 10 M potency if the remedy was clearly a constitutional one and administered in divided doses to minimise aggravation.
- If the symptoms are severe one would give high potency, if relatively mild a low potency.
Even though the book called as a repertory edition, repertory part is comparatively poor in representation