The Essence of Materia MedicaAuthor : George Vithoulkas
Category : Materia medica
ISBN: Soft cover
Publisher : B. Jain Publishers Pvt. Ltd. (India)
About the book
In the The Essence of Materia Medica, George Vithoulkas has painted the essence of 51 remedies.
A clear portrait of the patient with minute details comes out in front of you. George Vithoulkas has given a description of the type of person most commonly affected by a remedy at the start of most remedy portraits, for e.g. the Kali carb patient with a strong sense of duty heightened to an inflexible, rigid degree. In every medicine Vithoulkas has described a common thread/theme going at all three levels of the patient, for e.g. in Alumina, the theme of delayed action and slowness is visible at all the three levels.rnMany medicines are compared with other closely related medicines having similar symptoms. The comparison of the essence of various related medicines helps a lot in choosing a remedy.rnThis book is reflective of the vast clinical experience and knowledge of Vithoulkas. With this book, Vithoulkas has carried the efforts of Kent in creating the remedy portraits to the next level. Vithoulkas has himself acknowledged that he has drawn a lot from the Kent's Materia Medica and Repertory. Vithoulkas has been able to show the development of remedy pictures in a very evolutionary manner, which helps in creating a better understanding of the medicines presented in this work. The book is well compiled and the presentation of the material is very lucid and systematic.
Posted by : Team Similibis On July 14, 2009