Extensive, detailed information on preparation of homeopathic remedies from the crude substances.
This is an augmented work of Dr. Banerjee and is complete in all respects - right from introduction, mechanism, pharmacopoeias, development, scope and research in pharmacy.
The work is divided into sections for easy reference, as the chapters, which were placed haphazardly in the earlier edition have been rearranged in a systematic manner under the respective sections.
Most importantly, the information in each chapter has been updated and elaborated; like the chapter on "Vehicles" is now a complete section with 5 chapters under it: Vehicles - in general, Solid vehicles, Liquid vehicles, Semisolid vehicles, Standardization of vehicles.
Similarly, the section "Laboratory" is complete with information on: Laboratory premises, Homeopathic laboratory, Laboratory methods, Instruments, Cleaning of utensils, Hazardous instruments.
Hence, each section in this augmented edition provides complete knowledge on the respective subject without any need to look further.
Several new sections and chapters have also been introduced:
Naming a few Sections:
-Principles or prescription
-Principles of medication
-Principles of dispensing
-Principles of external application
-Principles of drug proving
Analysis of drug:
-Sampling and methods of analysis
Development, scope and research in homeopathy.
Naming a few Chapters
Methods of preparation - G.H.P
Methods of preparation - H.P.U.S
Preparations of drugs from sarcodes and nosodes
Posology and homeopathy
Table of drugs
Relationship of remedies with duration of action, etc.
Also, this edition in respondent with Tables, Illustrations and Examples. The font too has been improved to make it more reader friendly.
All in all, it is an augmented textbook in the literal sense of word making it a complee textbook for all associated with the field of homeopathy, be it students, as the graduate or post graduate level, doctors, professors, pharmacists or manufactures.