Creating Waves of Awareness
Among the various Materia Medica books we use, I always enjoy reading Leaders In Homoeopathic Therapeutics, written by E B Nash. In spite of my attachment to his book, I used to feel that Nash was a fool, because he has not given the drugs in the alphabetical order. It is a real headache to find out the remedy we need to read. I always wondered why B Jain has repeated the same mistake he had done. They could have arranged the drugs in alphabetical order while reprinting, but given only the drug index at the end, just to make the book “user-friendly”. I am sure that other publishers have also repeated the same mistake!
But, after listening to an introductory lecture on the study of Materia medica by Dr Farokh J Master, I have come to know that I am the real fool to misinterpret Nash and the publishers! There is one solid reason for the non-alphabetical arrangement of drugs in his materia medica. What Nash has given is the real method to study Materia medica – Study one big remedy, and then study the remedies related to the same. This is one of the best ways to study drugs. Unfortunately, we all study unrelated drugs one after the other, and finally, the things are not stored properly in the brain.
So friends, keeping this idea in the mind, it is time to reread the same book again and again in order to understand the remedies.
Wish you a happy reading!
Dr Muhammed Rafeeque
Family Homoeopathic clinic