Dictionary of Materia Medica (3 Vols)
Clarke, John

Dictionary of Materia Medica (3 Vols)
Dictionary of Materia Medica (3 Vols)

Printed in India, hardback, 3 volumes

Size150 x 210mm
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From the cover:
A pulling together of Allen's Encyclopedia, Hering's Guiding Symptoms, and Hale's Remedies.

The clinical uses of the remedies are discussed, cases are given as examples of use, and then the remedy symptoms listed using the Hahnemann schema.

If one needed just a single materia medica, this set might serve the purpose.

A quarter of a century in use is a very fair test for any practical work, and this Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica has stood so well that publishers have decided to issue it in a form and a price which should put it within the reach of all practitioners and students of Homeopathy.

About the Author
J. H. Clarke (1853-1931)
Dr. John Henry Clarke was one of the most eminent English homeopaths. He was known to have been a strong and remarkable character. He practiced from his clinic in central London and had patients visit him from all over the world.

Clarke's story is intertwined with the history of homeopathy in Britain. Homeopathy had been for some time the province of the aristocracy but as this begun to go into decline so too did homeopathy. It was Dr. F Quin (1799-1878) who brought homeopathy to Britain in the 1830's and he founded the British Homeopathic Society (BHS) in 1843. Clients came mostly from the upper classes and were treated by qualified medical doctors. As concern for the future of homeopathy grew a handful of British homeopathic doctors sought to break away from the mould. One such person was J. H. Clarke and he began to author books and undertake the instruction of homeopathy to the layperson. A turnaround in British homeopathy was brought about: the amount of homeopathic doctors decreased whilst the number of laypersons practicing increased. What Clarke accomplished for homeopathy in Britain was monumental.