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MATERIA MEDICA By H. C. Allen

KEYNOTES AND CHARACTERISTICS WITH COMPARISONS OF SOME OF THE LEADING REMEDIES OF THE MATERIA MEDICA BY H. C. ALLEN, M.D.

 

Homeopathic remedies and their abbreviations

ABROTANUM - ( abrot )
ACETIC ACID - ( acet-ac )
ACONITUM NAPELLUS - ( acon )
ACTAEA RACEMOSA - ( cimic )
AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM - ( aesc )
AETHUSA CYNAPIUM - ( aeth )
AGARICUS MUSCARIUS - ( agar )
AGNUS CASTUS - ( agn )
ALLIUM CEPA - ( all-c )
ALOE SOCOTRINA - ( aloe )
ALUMINA - ( alum )
AMBRA GRISEA - ( ambr )
AMMONIUM CARBONICUM - ( am-c )
AMMONIUM MURIATICUM - ( am-m )
AMYLENUM NITROSUM - ( aml-n )
ANACARDIUM ORIENTALE - ( anac )
ANTHRACINUM - ( anthr )
ANTIMONIUM TARTARICUM - ( ant-t )
APIS MELLIFICA - ( apis )
APOCYNUM CANNABINUM - ( apoc )
ARGENTUM METALLICUM - ( arg-m )
ARGENTUM NITRICUM - ( arg-n )
ARNICA MONTANA - ( arn )
ARSENICUM ALBUM - ( ars )
ARUM TRIPHYLLUM - ( arum-t )
ASARUM EUROPAEUM - ( asar )
ASTERIAS RUBENS - ( aster )
AURUM METALLICUM - ( aur )
BAPTISIA TINCTORIA - ( bapt )
BARYTA CARBONICA - ( bar-c )
BELLADONNA - ( bell )
BENZOIC ACID - ( benz-ac )
BERBERIS VULGARIS - ( berb )
BISMUTH - ( bism )
BORAX - ( borx )
BOVISTA - ( bov )
BROMIUM - ( brom )
BRYONIA ALBA - ( bry )
CALADIUM - ( calad )
CALCAREA ARSENICA - ( calc-ar )
CALCAREA OSTREARUM - ( calc )
CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA - ( calc-p )
CALENDULA - ( calen )
CAMPHORA - ( camph )
CANNABIS INDICA - ( cann-i )
CANNABIS SATIVA - ( cann-s )
CANTHARIDES - ( canth )
CAPSICUM - ( caps )
CARBO ANIMALIS - ( carb-an )
CARBO VEGETABILIS - ( carb-v )
CARBOLIC ACID - ( carb-ac )
CAULOPHYLLUM - ( caul )
CAUSTICUM - ( caust )
CHAMOMILLA - ( cham )
CHELIDONIUM MAJUS - ( chel )
CICUTA VIROSA - ( cic )
CINA - ( cina )
CINCHONA - ( chin )
COCA - ( coca )
COCCULUS - ( cocc )
COFFEA CRUDA - ( coff )
COLCHICUM AUTUMNALE - ( colch )
CANADENSIS - ( coll )
COLOCYNTHIS - ( coloc )
CONIUM MACULATUM - ( con )
CROCUS SATIVUS - ( croc )
CROTALUS HORRIDUS - ( crot-h )
CROTON TIGLIUM - ( crot-t )
CUPRUM METALLICUM - ( cupr )
CYCLAMEN EUROPAEUM - ( cycl )
DIGITALIS PURPUREA - ( dig )
DIPHTHERINUM - ( diph )
DROSERA ROTUNDIFOLIA - ( dros )
DULCAMARA - ( dulc )
EQUISETUM HYEMALE - ( equis )
EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM - ( eup-per )
EUPHRASIA - ( eupr )
FERRUM METALLICUM - ( ferr )
FLUORIC ACID - ( fl-ac )
GELSEMIUM - ( gels )
GLONOINE - ( glon )
GRAPHITES - ( graph )
HAMAMELIS VIRGINICA - ( ham )
HELLEBORUS NIGER - ( hell )
HELONIAS DIOICA - ( helon )
HEPAR SULPHURIS - ( hep )
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS - ( hydr )
HYOSCYAMUS NIGER - ( hyos )
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM - ( hyp )
IGNATIA - ( ign )
IODUM - ( iod )
IPECACUANHA - ( ipec )
KALI BICHROMICUM - ( kali-bi )
KALI BROMATUM - ( kali-br )
KALI CARBONICUM - ( kali-c )
KALMIA LATIFOLIA - ( kalm )
KREOSOTUM - ( kreos )
LACHESIS - ( lach )
LAC CANINUM - ( lac-c )
LAC DEFLORATUM - ( lac-d )
LEDUM PALUSTRE - ( led )
LILIUM TIGRINUM - ( lil-t )
LOBELIA INFLATA - ( lob )
LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM - ( lyc )
LYSSIN - ( lyss )
MAGNESIA CARBONICA - ( mag-c )
MAGNESIA MURIATICA - ( mag-m )
MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA - ( mag-p )
MEDORRHINUM - ( med )
MELILOTUS ALBA - ( meli )
MENYANTHES TRIFOLIATA - ( meny )
MERCURIUS - ( merc )
MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS - ( merc-c )
MERCURIUS DULCIS - ( merc-d )
MERCURIUS CYANIDE - ( merc-cy )
MERCURIUS PROTO IODIDE - ( merc-i-f )
MERCURIUS BINIODIDE - ( merc-i-r )
MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS - ( merc )
MERCURIUS SULPHURICUS - ( merc-s )
MEZEREUM - ( mez )
MILLEFOLIUM - ( mill )
MUREX PURPUREA - ( murx )
MURIATIC ACID - ( mur-ac )
NAJA TRIPUDIANS - ( naja )
NATRUM CARBONICUM - ( nat-c )
NATRUM MURIATICUM - ( nat-m )
NATRUM SULPHURICUM - ( nat-s )
NITRIC ACID - ( nit-ac )
NUX MOSCHATA - ( nux-m )
NUX VOMICA - ( nux-v )
OPIUM - ( op )
PETROLEUM - ( petr )
PETROSELINUM - ( petros )
PHOSPHORIC ACID - ( ph-ac )
PHOSPHORUS - ( phos )
PHYSOSTIGMA - ( physost )
PODOPHYLLUM - ( podo )
PHYTOLACCA - ( phyt )
PICRIC ACID - ( pic-ac )
PLATINA - ( plat )
PLUMBUM - ( plb )
PSORINUM - ( psor )
PULSATILLA - ( puls )
PYROGEN - ( pyrog )
RATANHIA - ( rat )
RANUNCULUS BULBOSUS - ( ran-b )
RHEUM - ( rheum )
RHODODENDRON - ( rhod )
RHUS TOXICODENDRON - ( rhus-t )
RUMEX CRISPUS - ( rumx )
RUTA GRAVEOLENS - ( ruta )
SABINA - ( sabin )
SABADILLA - ( sabad )
SAMBUCUS NIGRA - ( samb )
SANGUINARIA - ( sang )
SANICULA - ( sanic )
SARSAPARILLA - ( sars )
SECALE CORNUTUM - ( sec )
SELENIUM - ( sel )
SEPIA - ( sep )
SILICEA - ( sil )
SPIGELIA - ( spig )
SPONGIA TOSTA - ( spong )
STANNUM - ( stann )
STAPHISAGRIA - ( staph )
STRAMONIUM - ( stram )
SULPHUR - ( sulph )
SULPHURIC ACID - ( sul-ac )
SYMPHYTUM - ( symph )
SYPHILINUM - ( syph )
TABACUM - ( tab )
TARAXACUM - ( tarax )
TARANTULA - ( tarent )
TEREBINTH - ( ter )
THERIDION CURASSAVICUM - ( ther )
THLASPI BURSA PASTORIS - ( thlaspi )
THUJA OCCIDENTALIS - ( thuj )
TRILLIUM PENDULUM - ( triil )
TUBERCULINUM - ( tub )
VALERIANA - ( valer )
VARIOLINUM - ( vario )
VERATRUM ALBUM - ( verat )
VERATRUM VIRIDE - ( verat-v )
ZINCUM METALLICUM - ( zinc )

 

 

PREFACE: SECOND EDITION

In preparing the second edition for the press the work has been enlarged and practically rewritten. Many more remedies have been included and symptoms and comparisons extended, yet care has been taken that every symptom has been verified. The original plan has been maintained, viz.: to give only those symptom guides that mark the individuality of the remedy, that the student of materia medica may use them as landmarks to master the genius of the remedial agent.

At the suggestion of the publishers and in response to numerous enquiries a more extended symptomatology of the nosodes has been included, for these invaluable additions to our armamentarium, like the so-called tissue remedies of Schuessler, only need more extensive provings to place them in the list of polychrests.

That the student may acquire the correct pronunciation of our remedial agents an alphabetical list of remedies with the accentuation is given, for a homoeopathic physician may properly be held accountable for the correct use of terms peculiar to his profession. An index of remedies and comparisons is also included.

H. C. ALLEN

 

PREFACE: FIRST EDITION

The life-work of the student of the homoeopathic Materia Medica is one of constant comparison and differentiation. He must compare the pathogenesis of a 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, uncommon, 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," and central modality or principle—as the aggravation from motion of Bryonia, the amelioration from motion of Rhus, the furious, vicious delirium of Belladonna or the apathetic indifference of Phosphoric acid—some familiar landmark around which the symptoms may be arranged in the mind for comparison.

Something of this kind seems indispensable to enable us to intelligently and successfully use our voluminous symptomatology. Also, if we may judge from the small number of homoeopathic physicians who rely on the single remedy in practice, and the almost constant demand for a "revision" of the Materia Medica, its study in the past, as well as at present, has not been altogether satisfactory to the majority.

An attempt to render the student's task less difficult, to simplify its study, to make it both interesting and useful, to place its mastery within the reach of every intelligent man or woman in the profession, is the apology for the addition of another monograph to our present works of reference.

It is all-important that the first step in the study of homoeopathic therapeutics be correctly taken, for the pathway is then more direct and the view more comprehensive. The object of this work is to aid the student to master that which is guiding and characteristic in the individuality of each remedy and thus utilize more readily the symptomatology of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica, the most comprehensive and practical work for the cure of the sick ever given the medical profession. It is the result of years of study as student, practitioner and teacher, and is published at the earnest solicitation of many alumni of Hering College, with the hope that it may be of as much benefit to the beginner as it has been to the compiler.

H. C. ALLEN