Homoeopathic Prescribing

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English
Type
Paperback
Publisher
Beaconsfield
Author(s) Noel Pratt
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What can homoeopathy offer to deal with stubborn infections, or to speed convalescence? Which are the most effective medicines for allergies and hypersensitivities? How can one reduce the pain of injuries and assist their healing? ...What alternatives can be prescribed in place of antibiotics, or tranquillisers, or steroids? What supplementary help can the homoeopath bring when conventional treatment must be given? ...How may strange, rare and peculiar symptoms be used as guides? What are the main characteristics of physique and personality that lead to the selection of the constitutional remedy? And how does one decide the best potency and dosage of any remedy?

One hundred and sixty-one common complaints and disorders are covered in the book, arranged alphabetically for easy access. A selection of suitable remedies are then listed, together with details of the particular symptoms and signs that enable the prescriber to differentiate between each of them. The main indications for the constitutional remedies are given in the Appendix.

'Dr Pratt has written a very useful vademecum for those with a good working knowledge of homoeopathy. The way the book is set out makes for clarity and ease of access to the appropriate information.'

Homoeopathy Today
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ISBN9780906584033
AuthorNoel Pratt
TypePaperback
LanguageEnglish
Publication date1980-10
Pages83
PublisherBeaconsfield
Review

This book review is reprinted from the British Homoeopathic Journal Volume 70, Number 2, April 1981, with permission from Peter Fisher, Editor.

The book can be described as a modern replacement for The Prescriber by Dr J. H. Clarke, using modern terminology and English, and presenting short lists of remedies to be thought of for common ailments. It is therefore useful as a prescribing aid in the home, and for rapid reference by general practitioners, especially those who may have recently decided to use homoeopathy. It is this latter situation which particularly interests me, since in prescribing for the quick succession of patients in the surgery there is little time even for the experienced homoeopath to seek out the similimum by more formal methods. This book will, I hope, encourage the inexperienced to decide upon the "local similimum" and thereby gain experience and confidence to embark upon more complex cases.

The whole concept of this book is obviously the result of much thought into the needs of possible users, the ways of meeting those needs and its final skilful presentation. One can have nothing but admiration, for an author who, resisting the wiles of publishers and accountants, insisted on the interleaving of blank pages because he knew that this would enable the book to become an educational project for the inexperienced as well as an ever enlarging source of information for future editions.

Again, the slim form and soft moulding covers are much better for the pocket and the bag, than for example the most recent edition of The Prescriber by J. H. Clarke.

In his introduction, Dr Pratt acknowledges his sources and it is of interest that both Clarke and Hughes are named. I agree with his view that Clark's introduction to The Prescriber is one of the best written introductions to homoeopathy at present in print. Only time will show just how useful both the concept and the actual contents are. It is up to all experienced homoeopaths to read it, use it, add to it, and then let Dr Pratt have the benefit of their own experience.

In these particular circumstances the swift appearance of a second edition will be the greatest compliment to Dr Pratt and the first edition of Homoeopathic Prescribing.

D. M. GEMMELL

British Homoeopathic Journal
Volume 70, Number 2, April 1981

Review

This book review is reprinted from the British Homoeopathic Journal Volume 70, Number 2, April 1981, with permission from Peter Fisher, Editor.

The book can be described as a modern replacement for The Prescriber by Dr J. H. Clarke, using modern terminology and English, and presenting short lists of remedies to be thought of for common ailments. It is therefore useful as a prescribing aid in the home, and for rapid reference by general practitioners, especially those who may have recently decided to use homoeopathy. It is this latter situation which particularly interests me, since in prescribing for the quick succession of patients in the surgery there is little time even for the experienced homoeopath to seek out the similimum by more formal methods. This book will, I hope, encourage the inexperienced to decide upon the "local similimum" and thereby gain experience and confidence to embark upon more complex cases.

The whole concept of this book is obviously the result of much thought into the needs of possible users, the ways of meeting those needs and its final skilful presentation. One can have nothing but admiration, for an author who, resisting the wiles of publishers and accountants, insisted on the interleaving of blank pages because he knew that this would enable the book to become an educational project for the inexperienced as well as an ever enlarging source of information for future editions.

Again, the slim form and soft moulding covers are much better for the pocket and the bag, than for example the most recent edition of The Prescriber by J. H. Clarke.

In his introduction, Dr Pratt acknowledges his sources and it is of interest that both Clarke and Hughes are named. I agree with his view that Clark's introduction to The Prescriber is one of the best written introductions to homoeopathy at present in print. Only time will show just how useful both the concept and the actual contents are. It is up to all experienced homoeopaths to read it, use it, add to it, and then let Dr Pratt have the benefit of their own experience.

In these particular circumstances the swift appearance of a second edition will be the greatest compliment to Dr Pratt and the first edition of Homoeopathic Prescribing.

D. M. GEMMELL

British Homoeopathic Journal
Volume 70, Number 2, April 1981