Essentials of Boger’s Principles & Practice of Homeopathy

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Author: Dr SK Tiwari
ISBN: 9788131928219
Imprint: B.Jain Regular





This book Essentials of Boger’s Principle and Practice of Homoeopathy is a ‘collection’ to ‘connect’ the scattered valuable concepts deliberated by Boger which delineates the principles and the methodology of rational and successful clinical practice of Homoeopathy. These were lying unattended ...Read More

This book Essentials of Boger’s Principle and Practice of Homoeopathy is a ‘collection’ to ‘connect’ the scattered valuable concepts deliberated by Boger which delineates the principles and the methodology of rational and successful clinical practice of Homoeopathy. These were lying unattended in the form of lectures, presentations, discussions with contemporary stalwarts and practitioners, case analysis and prescriptions by Boger at various time and circumstances at different platforms. This missionary work was accomplished through a thorough and intense search and compilation of all the useful literatures pertaining to Homoeopathy education and practice of the period of Boger (1890-1935). Only those articles which are found to be very meaningful and necessary for the students and practitioners are included in this book.

Boger was a voracious reader of Homoeopathic literature and was a man who believed in verifying the principles through practice before advocating it. Boger had a great role in reorganizing and modifying the dynamics of homoeopathy into practical homoeopathy.

A compilation of 66 write ups also could be referred to as ‘piece of gems’ on homoeopathy which are being placed as an assembled jewel in a book form made out of very precious pearls found lying at different places. It is expected that these pearls will certainly add to the wealth of Homoeopathy. 

Sources - These lessons are related to the Principles of homoeopathy, Philosophy, Materia Medica, and Therapeutics as well as Repertory therefore essentially beneficial to all the learners of this rational art of healing. 

A glance through the topics – Law of Cure, The philosophy of Similia, Finding the Similimum with the help of the Family Anamnesis, What Divides Us?, Choosing The Remedy, Choosing The Remedy, Gymnacladu and many more.

There are a number of very interesting cases reproduced in this book which are successfully dealt with by Boger. One can really enjoy reading those cured cases and derive practical learning from each case.

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Pages 326
Format Paperback
Imprint B.Jain Regular
Language English
size Height = 1.27 CM , Length = 21
Edition 1
Weight 316 GM
Volume 1
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    The Prolific writer, Dr. Shashi Kant Tiwari. after being an author of “Essentials of Repertorization”, “Homoeopathy and Child Care”, “Boenninghausen - Boger Final General Repertory”, contributes to the Homoeopathic field recently through the book “Essentials of Boger’s Principles & Practice of Homoeopathy” with an attempt to gather the scattered works of Dr. C.M. Boger. He mentions in his preface how he had came up with the idea of compiling the Boger’s work and further he had hope that this book too, like that of Lectures on Homoeopathic Philosophy, by Dr. Kent, Principles and Art of Cure by Homoeopathy, by Dr. H.A.Roberts, The Genius of Homoeopathy, by Stuart Close would be a guide book to understand the principles governing the practice of Homoeopathy. Dr. C.M.Boger during his active practice life between the years 1890 – 1935, presented many lectures, presentations, had discussions with contemporary stalwarts and practitioners, his case analysis and prescriptions depicting the mode of his practice. At Boger’s time, both the Boenninghausen and Kentian schools were popular. Boger studied both but accepted Boenninghausen’s way of working out of a case. He minimized the error of Grand Generalization and his work is seen as an attempt to bridge Boenninghausen and Kent. This book proves to be one, where we can find the valuable works of Boger at one place. THE BOOK The Ground plan comprises of ● Preface. ● The life history of Dr. C.M.Boger. ● Publisher’s Note. ● Contents. ● 66 ‘Gem Articles’ ● Short Profile of Author. PREFACE Author had detailed about why was it necessary to collect the writings, how the idea came up, what did he hoped this book would be recognized in future. He also thanked to certain persons who helped him throughout this missionary work. THE LIFE HISTORY OF DR. C.M.BOGER The Author has maintained his style of writing by including the life history which he doesn’t fail to do since his first book. This section further adds up the light and lets reader to know more about the Boger. PUBLISHER’S NOTE. Here the efforts and support done by the publisher is detailed out. CONTENTS ● Contents are neatly arranged. ● Serial Number is given exclusively to the articles with the page numbers adjacent to the title of the articles. ● Page numbers in the form of Romans were given to the preface, Life History and Publisher’s Note. ● The articles were arranged from the basic concepts such as “What is Homoeopathy?” and gradually towards philosophical articles and repertory, later articles on Clinical cases and ended through Materia Medica Articles. 66 ‘GEM ARTICLES’ ● Dr. Shashi Kant Tiwari handpicked those articles which are found to be very meaningful and necessary to readers and Practitioners. ● The articles have been arranged in a sequential manner. It begins with articles pertaining to homoeopathy, where it stands, relation with other sciences. Few philosophical articles have been added related to cure, similia, studies in philosophy of healing, how to select similimum, vital energy and importance of symptoms i.e.language of disease. Articles related to case and case taking, he describes the views of Boger related to case taking with an illustration of few clinical cases. Later in the sequence articles he elaborated about the concept of Similimum and how to find it, the indicated remedy with indication and how to find the indicated remedy. Next he discuss about some of the random thought about making prescription and difference between recovery and cure which divide us from the conventional method. Author described about the remedy reaction which help us to know the prognosis of the case in the chapter homoeopathic reaction. Next comes Grading of Symptoms, philosophy and Repertory, some facts and reason, random notes on clinical cases, some of the observations on correct prescribing etc. Author has tried his best to make a pattern of flow by adding further articles related to Law of choosing the dose, choosing remedy and its repetition. In further articles he described about the whole case perceiving, about suppression, relation of pathology with homoeopathy, about the Genus Epidemicus, clinical verification, the homoeopathic view point of cancer, therapeutic of panaritium, therapeutics of obstetrics, Children remedies and Climacteric remedies. The author has included articles related to Boger's views on Tuberculosis and Cancer. At the end, articles related to Materia, its study, development, genius of Materia Medica, Strontium salts and gymnacladus is like a cherry on the top of icing. ● There are few Miscellaneous articles as well such as “Veterinary Homoeopathy”, “President’s Address” which would add a pearl in the Homoeopathic Ocean. ● The mode in which the literature is obtained is also mentioned beneath the title such as “Read before the I.H.A” etc., SHORT PROFILE OF AUTHOR The Book ends with this section which carries the brief biography, services, Contributions and Award received by Dr. Shashi Kant Tiwari. On the whole the book carries the responsibility to broadcast the Boger’s teaching, Principles and practice of Homoeopathy and it is very well carried out too. Every Article holds its own special emphasis on concepts which will enrich the students as well as the practitioners in their academic and clinical field.

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    Jan-03, 2023

    Dr .V. Sathish Kumar

    The aim of this book is to connect the scattered concepts of Boger in order to practice successfully in clinical point of view. Boger had a great role in reorganizing the dynamics of homoeopathy into practical homoeopathy. This he has done through delivering lectures, discussions, etc among that 66 “piece of gems” are added to this compilation. This book contains principles of homoeopathy, philosophy, materia medica and therapeutics as well as repertory. In order to give clear cut idea of the principles of homoeopathy this book has been compiled with the sources from Kent lectures, principles and art of cure by Stuart Close. This book also includes biography of Dr. Cyrus Maxwell Boger and publishers note. It contains 66 chapters with short profile of author at the end. It contains explanation regarding the homoeopathy which is the only system which teaches the medicine in its fullness, where each and every student can work based on law of action and reaction. Homoeopaths are real vitalists. It includes about how the homoeopaths should be, how to hard work like master in order to attain perfect cure. This also states that Hahnemann was not ignorant regarding the germ borne disease and that dynamized remedies are sufficient for their cure. Importance of similia similibus curanter and in order to obtain cure, it is most important to observe each and every minute things from the patient. The author has mentioned the importance of reading. Clarke’s homoeopathy, Burnett’s “50 reasons for being a homoeopath”, Hahnemann’s organon, Kent’s philosophy, Nash leader, Farrington’s materia medica and repertory are some of the books the author has referred from. True learning begins when we place the bias aside and preconceived idea aside, and have explained regarding the teaching method in colleges in order to attain cure in patients. The author has illustrated the struggle between dynamism and materialism. The author extraordinarily explicated what homoeopathy means, how it was former and how it is improving along with the science. The victory of homoeopathy in acute diseases, the success of homoeopathy in cholera has been clearly illustrated with the uniqueness of the drugs and its adaptability, convertibility and the repetition of doses. The author alluringly expounded the evolution of homoeopathy by our great master Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Clear cut cured cases have been included with the method of prescription. He has described some single remedy rubrics, homoeopathic specific remedy in aphorism 153, the explication of law of cure plays a major role in the life of physician one who genuinely wants to give cure to the patient by learning this one can safely, effectually and permanently cure the patient. The author comprehensibly stated that our way of providing therapy completely depends upon the breadth of our mind. He also mentioned the calm way of treatment by the homoeopaths. Most importantly the author has stated that we are often compelled to choose the remedy from the standpoint of diagnosis, but this method brings numerous pitfalls, so this has to be avoided. Illustrations of incipiency held from some peculiarity, often obscure with increasing tenacity. The author made us to understand the importance of the subject of energy, which is most necessary to study the homoeopathic philosophy clearly explicated the importance of vital energy in disease, the restoration of health. Importance of symptomatology which is termed as language of disease is illustrated in an authenticated manner. The structured format of taking a case have been mentioned like location, origin, the method of case taking, the modality, mind, concomitants, peculiarities and the time, which provides the physician an idea for collecting data from the patient. Apart from explaining a structured format, he has also mentioned the way of taking the case, how the case is to be collected how to reach the appropriate medicine which makes the role of physician simple. The failures faced by prescribing the remedy based on keynotes are brought into light by the author. He has beautifully added the conversations between Boger and other stalwarts. He brought into light the importance of anamnesis and its role in finding the similimum, he has extracted data from the article written by Boger in 1924 which is named as “Finding The Similimum” have illustrated with the case. The author completely removed physicians’ confusion in selecting indicated remedy by explaining it in a great manner. Apart from this he also stated the reaction by our vital force, grading of symptoms. Uses of repertory, the Boenninghausen’s article and its importance are stated. The authenticity of doctrine of signature in homoeopathy and some random notes by Boger have been included. Topic like the relationship of homoeopathy to pathology brings wider angle of thinking in the physician in order to prescribe appropriate medicine. He enhanced the view of homoeopathy in treating cancer, which made the readers to approach in a confident manner; the author elaborative gave an idea regarding treating child cases, liver disease, and tuberculosis. The action of metals upon reproductive system and handling of female related cases have been included. The description regarding strontium salts are explained clearly. He has also mentioned the utility of the remedy GYMNACLADUS as a separate chapter with case. Author made great work by compiling such book which is more helpful in understanding each and every way to attain cure. This book gives us an idea in every aspect like knowing organon, repertory and materia medica. This brings lights in the practice of physician and students by opening their eyes and rescuing them from avoiding bias. I am grateful to inscribe my review about this wonderful book. Thank you About Reviewer Dr .V. Sathish Kumar, MD(Hom.) Prof And Head Department Of Repertory, Sarada Krishna Homoeopathic Medical College, Pg and Ph D Guide in The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai. Author of “Boenninghausen-Boger Final General Repertory” Editor of “Repertory Expert”, author of “Evaluation Of Card Repertory And Methods And Techniques Of Repertorisation” and “A Handbook For Symptomatology With Analysis And Evaluation”. Published few articles in peer reviewed and scopus journals, national speaker and resource person.About the Book

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    Jan-03, 2023

    Dr Rita Chakraborty

    Working in father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Mangalore, since 1995 Contributed a chapter on Murphy’s Repertory in Essentials of repertorisation by Dr Shashi Kant Tiwari, has published research articles. The best book can remain undiscovered until and unless, we are inquisitive to know about it. I have heard about Robert Bannan’s collective writings on Boger’s Analysis but never had the chance to access it. As “Essentials of Boger’s Principles & Practice of Homoeopathy” contains all the collections of his articles, writings, lectures & discussions, this book can be the eye opener for many in the Homoeopathic fraternity. This book has got 66 chapters. Most of the chapter presents a new vision which was hardly known before. The followers can thoroughly accomplished this debuted with the pride that “I know boger’s concept thoroughly”. The meat of the book is far more focused on Boger’s ideas and opinions which were rarely known by the homoeopathic profession before. Each chapter has its own novelty focus and variety which was never known before. Especially the chapter on “Case Analysis “which demands greater attention for practical tips. Chapter 20 “Finding the Similimum with the help of family anamnesis according to a method by Boger” is very helpful and valuable in practice. The title of the speaks for itself, in its contribution to highlight Boger’s principles. It has been a excellent compilation by Dr Shashi Kant Tiwari to the field of Homoeopathy which will best presentation especially to under graduates & post graduates for their understanding as well as their examination purposes. Dr Shashi Kant Tiwari was my Principal, HOD and guide. He is renowned for his learning & practice hand has been called Hahnemannn of Manglore. It is only possible for him to compile such master piece. All the books written by him are useful asset for the Homoeopaths. It is indeed my great honor and pride to work with him.

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    Dec-03, 2022

    Dr Mansoor Ali

    We have Lectures on Homoeopathic Philosophy by Kent, Principles and Art of cure by HA Robert, The Genius of Homoeopathy by Stuart Close as guide book on principles of Homoeopathy but no book on Principle and Practice of Homoeopathy by Boger. This book fills the lacunae. The author collected various lectures and articles by Boger and complied in the form of book for the prospects of homoeopathic education and practice. In this book, several really intriguing cases are recreated and successfully handled by Boger. Reading those cured cases is incredibly enjoyable, and each case offers useful lessons. This missionary labour was completed through a thorough and exhaustive study of all relevant literature referring to homoeopathy teaching and practise during the Boger era, as well as compilation of that literature (1890-1935). This book only contains papers that were deemed to be extremely important and useful for students and practitioners. This book, Essentials of Boger’s Principle and Practice of Homoeopathy, is a “collection” to “link” the dispersed useful notions considered by Boger, which defines the fundamentals and the methodology of logical and effective clinical practise of homoeopathy. In the form of lectures, presentations, conversations with prominent contemporary thinkers and practitioners, case analyses, and recommendations by Boger at various times and circumstances on numerous platforms, these were laying unattended were included in this book. A collection of 66 essays on homoeopathy that are being presented as an assembled jewel in book form made out of extremely valuable pearls found lying at various locations is also known as a “piece of gems” or “piece of jewels” on homoeopathy. These pearls are anticipated to significantly increase the riches of homoeopathy. I recommend this book to the students’ teachers and practitioners of homoeopathy for a better simplified understanding of our principles and practice.

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Dr SK Tiwari

Prof. Dr Shashi Kant Tiwari, author of Essentials of Repertorization, Boenninghausen-Boger Final General Repertory and various other books had a great enthusiastic and inquisitive search regarding Boger’s methods of prescribing. After going through several writings of Boger, he has selected some of 66 lessons which are essential for knowing Boger’s principles of prescribing. Having served Homoeopathy in various capacity like - Director, National Institute of Homoeopathy (Govt. of India);... Read More

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