Therapeutic pocket-book for homoeopathic physicians... / Title Contents
Therapeutic pocket-book for homoeopathic physicians...
Bönninghausen, Clemens Maria Franz von, 1785-1864.
Münster: Coppenrath, 1846.
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TO BE USE]) AT THE
BEDSIDE OF THE PATIEN~T
SWTIDYING THElYATIEBIA.A.EDICA PITRA.
Dr. C'. de BOiIW13GIIAUlI-EiVs,
COUNSELLOR OF THE PRUSSIAN GOVERNMIENT, INSPECTOR (OF THlE
BOTANICAL GARDEN, PRACTICAL IIOBlOEOPATIJIC PHYSICIAN 1 ACTUAL
HONORARY AND CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF MANY LEARNED
SOCIETIES AT 11OME AND -ABROAD.
P UBL IS HED BY COPPENRAT H.
TO MIS EXCELLENCY
MINISTER OF THE MEDICAL AND ECCLESIASTICAL
AFFAIRS AND OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION,
THE HIGHLY ESTEEMED GUARDIAN, PROTECTOR
AND PROMOTER OF SCIENCE,
MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
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Jt is now more than fifteen years, since I first
introduced that form of a ))Repertory(( of the
homoeopathic remedies, which either through
my original editions, or the Manuals of our indefatigable Jahr, by whom it has been adopted without any material alteration, has been
widely spread and thereby proved its undoubted
A constant use of it during that period has
been more than sufficient to judge of its advantages as well as of its defects, and the publication of similar w
practice he is in need of a work, containing an
abridged, easily to be overlooked combination
of the symptoms, pointing out at the same time
their characteristics, in order to aid his memory, so that he may be able, in every concrete case of illness, to select with certainty
and without to6 great a loss of time from amongst those remedies, which are indicated in
general, the one, which is homoeopathically the
According to my opinion the defects of the
Repertories hitherto pub
many alternate ones of an inferior order, and
as in general the value or the uselessness of
most of the symptoms can only be judged of
by a laborious comparison of the whole, but
never merely from the Materia Medica Pura
at the moment they are wanted without previous
study. Therefore not only the dispersion of
many more or less important symptoms under
different rubricks, by which the conception of
the whole was rendered more difficult, but also
a great many vacancies, for the filling
as well as from Experience. Having, however,
finished about half of the Manuscript, it had,
contrary to my expectation, grown to such a
size, that I the more willingly relinquished my
plan, as I saw, that most likely the same object might be attained in a more simple and
even a more satisfactory manner, if, by showing
the peculiarities and characteristics of the remedies according to their different relations, I
opened a path hitherto untrodden into the extensive fields of combination.
out their relative value by means of a different
print, as I had done in my former Repertories
and which H ah n emann had repeatedly declared to be requisite. The reader therefore will
find throughout the whole book the remedies
divided into five classes, indicated by the print,
of which the four principal ones occur in the
first part (Mind and Soul) under the head:
),covetousness(( and which may serve as an example. The word Puls., given in italics printed
apart, takes the first, the mo
maintain, that everywhere within the stated limits I have hit the mark, I may be allowed to
say, that no assiduity, no care, no circumspection has been wanting on my part, to avoid
errors as much as possible. Therefore I not
only took upon myself the tedious task of correcting the proof-sheets, but I had at the same
time an english and a french translation prepared, so that wherever the alphabetical order
and the stock of types permitted it, only the
rubrick words were taken away and changed
in each of which, to facilitate the use of the
book, the systematical and the alphabetical order have been as much as possible united.
Although each section may be considered as a
whole in itself, it nevertheless gives each time
only one part of a symptom, which first becomes complete through one or several of the
other parts. In the case of toothache, for instance, the seat of the pain is to be found in
the second section, the kind of pain in the
third, the increase or decrease' of the pai
I could, as according to the tendency of the
whole work one part is to be explained by
the other. There will on the contrary in this
section -be found several signs, which in practice have proved of importance - f. e. under
)exterior head, face, cough, - which one would
in vain look for in any other work. Moreover
this section serves essentially to point out the
medicines, which, in a higher or lesser degree,
have an influence on the different parts of the
body and the organs, and only in
dary symptoms, which occur in the Materia
Medica Pura, every thing appertaining to them
that was offered by my own experience as well
as by that of others, and their number increased
so incredibly, that I was able to abstract
from them general rules. By these it was
proved with great certainty, that one remedy inclines much more than another to such secondary complaints; that then, however, these last
do not consist exclusively of this or that, but
that in general e v er y k in d of co
this remedy. Of such appearances, which in
trying the effects of the medicines are called
consecutive or alternate effects, there are also
a good many in natural diseases, where a state
occurs, opposed to the original complaint, but
not the less a state of suffering, which may
easily mislead the ignorant in the choice of the
remedy. In another respect the connexion between the stated conditions of aggravation or
amelioration and the whole complaint and its
single symptoms is by far greater
The seventh and last section gives under
the head: nConcordances(( the results of a comparison of the effects of all the medicines in
use, Ist in reference to the preceding sections,
marked with the corresponding number, and
2dly at the end (VII) according to the remedy
drawn from it, whereby their value has always
been stated in the same manner, as in the preceding sections. This laborious, time demanding work - through which, however, my knowledge of the Materia Medica has been consider
diseases. A certain familiarity with the Materia
Medica Pura, it is true, is thereby indispensable:
but the use of these Concordances is greatly
facilitated for the beginner by the polychrests
- which are full of symptoms - presenting a
great many points of contact, wherefore an intimate acquaintance with the latter will enable
him to use them with great ease and advantage. - At the end I have given the known
Antidotes (Antid.) as well as the noxious remedies (Noc.). - I have to observe
collection of every thing necessary to be known,
which becomes deeply impressed on the memory may, afterwards be consulted in difficult cases and will not seldom be of the most
important service in the right choice of the
In making use of the work at the bedside
of the patient much depends, whether one is
quite a beginner, or already more or less versed in the homoeopathic art of healing. He,
who as yet knows nothing at all, must necessarily make a careful search for every thing
the calf down to the heel, with the exception
of the joints of the knee and ankle. The pain
itself he describes as a very acute, crampy, jerking, tearing one, often interrupted by stitches,
proceeding from the inner part: in the morning, however, the pain upon the whole is much
less, but rooting, and the patient feels as if
beaten all over. It increases towards evening
and in a quiet state - particularly after motion, in sitting and standing, and particularly
doing so during a walk in t
contrary will be obliged, to look for almost
every single symptom and will only after a long
investigation find the right one amongst the concurring medicines. Between those two extremes of
knowing and not-knowing there are numerous
degrees of half-knowledge, which require a more
or less frequent consultation of the Manual.
One, for instance, knows, that those pains,
which fly from one part to another, being worse
towards evening and in repose, the greasy taste
in the mouth, sleeplessness
meet with contradictions, proving to him, that
in the present case China is n ot the fit remedy.
Now, neither of them will think of making
a trial and of giving the patient a remedy, the
effect of which in this case is so uncertain; but
as conscientious homoeopathic physicians they
will consider and compare, and with the assistance of this Pocketbook they will soon find,
without a great deal of trouble, the only fit and
truly homoeopathic remedy.
But suppose, there was a third, who understo
the uninitiated without some other assisstance
will not easily overcome, as most of the symptoms, which here are to be taken into consideration, require to be more or less completed
through the characteristic of the remedy, in
order to be suitable, and as many consecutive
effects, which are not marked out as such and
not easily to be recognised, besides several
printing faults in the notes, increase the uncertainty.
But it is by far more difficult still for the
less experienced homoeopathi
This is not the place to speak about the
quantity and the repetition of the doses, a subject, on which, moreover, opinions are still divided. I think it, however, necessary to direct
the attention of the english homoeopathic physicians to what we have experienced in this
respect within the last two years. Several practical physicians of the highest order have found
by a number of the most careful experiments,
that not only the high. dynamisations, such as
200, 400, 800, far from being ine
incontestable facts, absolutely to deny this assertion. It is just in the diseases of the skin,
of the glands and of the bones, that I have
observed the most surprising effects from dynamisations of the highest degree and my journals contain a great many perfect cures, particularly of-those kinds ot diseases, which had
for a long time resisted the larger and often
repeated doses of the same remedy. Caries,
osteonalaxy, exostosis, the curvature of the spine,
as well as the differen
fered to larger doses, repeated or changed too
Nothing now remains, but to recommend
this work, which is the fruit of about three years
labour, to the just, unprejudiced and friendly
criticism of all those, who, like myself, are determined to devote their lives entirely to homoeopachy and to suffering humanity.
Miinster, Octbr. 1845.
c. de BsorNNINGjAUiErN.
Pag. 52, line 4, instead of: Cabbage, read: Coal.
THERAPEUTICK - POCKETBOOK
for the use
of H1omoeopathic Physicians.
Part the first.
Mind and Soul.
Afection of the mind, in gcetieral:4con.
Agar. AlIu m. Ambr. A mim. Amnin. mur. Inac. Aug. A nt.
crud. Ant. tart. A.Arn. Asaf. Asar. Auzr. B ar. -Bell.
Bisi. Bor. Boy. Bry. Calad. Ga/c. Camph. Cann. Cantli.
Caps. Carb. an. Carb. vegT. Gaist. ('ham. Chel.
Chin. Ciec. Cina. Clem. C'occ. Co ff. Coichl. Coloc. Con.
Creos. Cro c. Cup r. C yci. Dig. Dros. ])ulc. Euphiorb.
Euphr. F err. Graph. G
I. 1. eMind.
Irritability: Acon. Ambr. Amm. mur. Ana c.
An g. Ant. crud. Amr n. Ars. Auzr. Bar. Bell. Bor. Bry.
C a 1 c. Camph. Canth. Carb. an. Car b. ve g. Caust.
Ch aim. Chini. Cocc. Coff. Creos. Croc. Cupr. Dulc.
Ferr. Hep. Hyosc. Ignat. Jod. Ipec.-Lach. Laur.
Lyc. Mgs. M. arct. M. austr. Mar. Merc. Natr. Natr.
mur. Nitr. ac. N. v o n. Oleand. Op. Petr. Plhosph. Ph.
ac. Puls. Ran. bulb. Sene g. Sep. Staln. Stram.
Stront. Sulph. Suiplih. ac. Valer. Yeratr. Zinc.
lo 1. Mind.
mn u r. Nitr. ac. N. v o m. Petr. Phosph. Ph. ac. Plat.
Pu/s. Ran. scel. Rheum. Rhus. S ep. Sil. Spig. Spong.
Staph. Strani. Suiph. Veratr. Viol. od. Viol. tr.
Seriousness: AlIu m. Ainbr. A mm. Amin. mur.
Anac. Aug. Ant. crud. Ars. Aur. Bar. Boy. Cann. Caust.
Cli ami. Cina. C~occ. C o n. Cyci. Eup/iorb. Ignat. Jod.
Led. Lyc. Merc. Natr. N.mosch. Oleand. Ph. ac.
Pl1at. Plumb. Puls. Rhus. Seneg. S ep. Spig. Staph.
Sulph. Sit/p/. ac. Tlzn]. Veratr.
Variableness:* Acon. a/lumi. Ant.
I. "4. uniness.
DiMnness: Acon. Agar. Alum. Amm. mur.
Ang. Ant. tart. Arg. Ars. Asar. Aur. Bell. Bov. Bry.
Calc. Camph. Cann. Caps. Carb. veg. Caust. Cham.
Chin. Cic. Cocc. Co ff. Con. Creos. Croc. Dulc. Graph.
Hell. Hyosc. Ignat. Ipec. Kali. Laur. Lye. AMagn. mur.
Merc. Mezer. Mosch. Natr. N atr. mu r. Nitr. N. in o s ch.
N. vom. Op. Pet r. Phosp h. Ph/. ac. Pals. Rheurm.
Rho d o d. Rhus. Sabad. Sa mb. Sassap. Scill. Se c. c or n.
S e p. Sil. Spong. Stramn. Sulph. Sulph. ac. Tar.
1. 4. inness.
Carb. veg. Caust. Clh a m. Chel. Chin. Cic. C occ. Coff.
Coloc. Gon. Creos. Cr o c. C up r. Cyci. Dig. D r os. Duic.
Euphorb. Eupbr. Ferr. Graph. Hell. Rep. Hyosc.
Ignat. Jod. Ipec. Kali. Lach. Laur. Led. Lyc. Mgs.
M. arct. M. austr. Magn. Magn. mur. Men. M e r c. M e z er.
Mosch. Mur. ac. N at r. Natr. mur. Nitr. Nitr. ac. N.
mosch. N. vom. Oleand. Op. Par. Petr. Phosph.
Pit. ac. Plat. Plumb. Puls. Ran. bulb. Ran. scel. Rh eum.
Rhodod. Rhus. Ruta. Sabad. Sabin. Samb. Sassap
Part the second.
Parts of the body and organs.
1. Inner head.
In general: Acon. Agar. Alum. Ambr. Amm.
Amm. mur. 4nac. Ang. Ant. crud. Ant. tart. Arg.
Arn. Ars. Asaf. Asar. Aur. Bar. Bell. Bism. Bor.
Bov. Br y. Calc. Camph. Cann. Canth. Caps. Carb.
an. Carb. veg. C aus t. Chain. Ch el. C/in. Cic. Cina.
Clem. Cocc. Coff. C ol c h. Coloc. Con. Creos. Croc.
Cupr. Cycl. Dig. Dros. Dulc. Euphorb. Euphr. Ferr.
Graph. Guaj. Hell. Hep. Hyosc. Ignat. Jod. Ipec.
Kali. Lach. Laur. Led. Lyc. Mgs. M. arct.
II. 2. External. head,
Caust. Cham. Cina. Clem. Cocc. Coff. Con. Croc. Cupr.
Dig. Euphorb. Ferr. Graph. Hell. Hep. Hy os c. Ignat.
Jod. Ip e c. Kali. Lach. Laur. Lyec. Mag n. Magn. mur.
Merec. Mezer. Mosch. Mur. ac. Na tr. N. vom. Op. Petr.
Phosph. P h. a c. Plat. P u I s. -Rheum. RhBs./ Ruta. S ab a d.
Selen. Seneg. Sep. Sil. Spig. Spong., Stann. Staph.
Strainm. Sulph. Sulph. ac. Thuzj. Veratr. Viol. od.
Skin: Alum. Amnbr. Anac. Ant. crud. Ant.
tart. Arg. Arn. Ars. Aur. Bar. Bell. Bor. Bo