Keynotes with Nosodes 4 LEFT!
Printed in India, paperback, 402 Pages.ISBN8170211875
Size120 x 178mm
From the cover:
The life-work of the student of the homoeopathic Materia Medica is one of constant comparison and differentiation.
He must compare the pathogenesis of remedy with the recorded anamnesis of the patient; he must differentiate the apparently similar symptoms of two or more medicinal agents in order to select the similimum.
To enable the student or practitioner to do this correctly and rapidly he must have as a basis for comparison some knowledge of the individuality of the remedy; something that is peculiar, uncommom, or sufficiently characteristic in the confirmed pathogenesis of a polychrest remedy that may be used as a pivotal point of comparison. It may be a so-called "keynote," a "characteristic," the "red strand of the rope"
About the author:
Henry Clay Allen (1836-1909)
Dr. Henry C. Allen was born in Ontario, Canada. His homeopathic training came from the Western Homeopathic College in Ohio, United States, where he graduated in 1861. The American Civil War lasted from 1861-1865 during which time Allen served as a surgeon. After the war he began to practice his homeopathic art in Cleveland and this coincided with his taking the position of professorship of Anatomy. In 1875 Allen moved to Detroit and at the turn of the decade the University of Michigan made him Professor of Materia Medica. It was in 1892 that Allen went on to help establish the Hering Medical College and Hospital of which he was Dean until he died in 1909.
Classical homeopathy as we know it today was not widely taught in institutions at the end of the 19th century. Most homeopathic colleges were operating with a mindset similar to modern science. The teachings of Samuel Hahnemann as expounded in his Organon of the Medical Art were not embraced as they were seen as archaic and eccentric. It was Dr. Allen who strove to have the Organon brought back into the syllabus in American colleges and for the most part we owe its extensive use at the turn of the 20th century to him. Allen was an advocate of the principles that Hahnemann had established and he upheld them all his life. An example of this is his difference of opinion with J. T. Kent over the latter's publishing of unproven remedies.