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Uterine therapeutics by Henry Minton

UTERINE THERAPEUTICS by HENRY MINTON
Reviewed by:
Dr Yashasvini JP Hegde,B.H.M.S, M.D(Hom)
INTRODUCTION
 This has a ready reference to all the symptoms of materia medica –direct or specific bearing upon subject of uterine disorders.
 Year of publication – 1884
 Author name – Henry Minton A.M, M.D
 No of drugs presented – 178
 No of pages – 681
 Published by – B.Jain publisher
Book has 2 sections:
PART FIRST
THE REMEDIES AND THEIR INDICATION
PART TWO
REPERTORY
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 MINTON, HENRY, M. D., of Brooklyn, N. Y., was born in Dover, Morris County, N. J., March 4th, 1831.
 He is the third son of Major William Minton, for many years well known in manufacturing circles.
 early education: village school.
 But though fond of mechanics, his lack of physical strength rendered it necessary for him to choose a far different sphere of usefulness.
 He returned to his home in Dover, and after awhile went to Brooklyn, where, in 1849, he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Daniel Baker. He attended three full courses of lectures in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York city,
 1853, graduated: Homœopathic College of Pennsylvania.
CONTRIBUTIONS
 graduating: commenced practice in Brooklyn
 repeatedly been chosen President of the Medical Society of King’s County
 Vice-President of the State Medical Society
 member of the American Institute of Homœopathy ; to the transactions of which he has contributed many articles, evincing a mind of deep thought and research and a keen faculty of observation.
 For two years the associate editor of Ram’s Record of Homœopathic Literature.
 author of a work on the “Diseases of Women and Children,” which has passed through several editions, become a standard work
 The New York Homœopathic Medical College and the Clinical School of the Hahnemann Hospital of New York have each urged his acceptance of the chair of Gynecology and Obstetrics ; but owing to his extensive practice and the just claims of his patrons, he felt it to be his duty to decline.
 Dr Minton founded, and is Physician-in-chief to, the Brooklyn Homœopathic Lying-in Asylum, one of the noblest and most beneficent charities of the age.
 It is a gratifying fact, however, known to some extent to the profession, that he has in course of preparation for the press a most valuable work on “Obstetrics,” and also one on the “Morbid Conditions of the Sexual Organs of Females,” through the medium of which his large and varied experience and his thorough knowledge of these subjects will be made available to them.
PHILOSOPHY
 No particular philosophy.
 Clinical repertory based on clinical conditions or parts.
SOURCES
 A large part of the symptomatology of this work was published in- The American journal of homeopathic materia medica 1874-75.
 This repertory -Bell’s diarrhoes by Dr.James B Bell
PLAN AND CONSTRUCTION
PART FIRST
UTERINE THERAPEUTICS

THE REMEDIES AND THEIR INDICATION
 Remedies: 178 – pg 17 to pg 336
ARRANGEMENT OF REMEDIES
In alphabetical order
Aconitum Napellus to Zingiber
TYPOGRAPHY USED
 Scientific name of the remedy-BOLD CAPITAL
 common name is given below in brackets (ORDINARY CAPITAL)
 Example: ACONITUM NAPELLUS
(MONKSHOOD)
ARRANGEMENT /SUB-HEADINGS UNDER EACH REMEDY
 MENSTRUATION
 BEFORE MENSTRUATION
 DURING MENSTRUATION
 AFTER MENSTRUATION
 AMENNORHEA all heading is followed
 METRORRHAGIA under each remedy,
 LOCHIA
 LEUCORRHEA
 CONCOMITANT
 AGGRAVATION
 AMELIORATION EG:AMBRA GRISEA PG NO:31
the last paragraph under each remedy-constitution and adaptability
PART TWO
REPERTORY
MACROSTRUCTURE
 NUMBER OF CHAPTERS-10
 ARRANGEMENT OF CHAPTERS
 MENSTRUATION
 BEFORE MENSTRUATION
 DURING MENSTRUATION
 AFTER MENSTRUATION
 AMENORRHEA
 ABORTION
 METRORRHAGIA
 LOCHIA
 LEUCORRHEA
 GENERAL CONCOMITANTS
MICROSTRUCTURE
Typography of rubrics

 Section-CAPITAL-center of the page, followed by the right side-dictionary method.
 Rubrics – CAPITAL, Centrally placed.
Example – TIME AND QUANTITY OF MENSTRUAL DISCHARGE
 Sub-rubrics – ordinary roman at left side
 Eg-Delayed
 Sub sub rubrics –
 sub-sub sub rubrics – ordinary roman
 Sub sub sub sub rubrics-
 Sub sub sub sub sub rubric-
Typography of remedies
Two types of typography used
 ordinary Italics-2 mark
 Common roman-1 mark
CHAPTERS IN DETAIL
 MENSTRUATION
TIME AND QUANTITY OF MENSTRUAL DISCHARGE
25 sub rubrics in this chapter
Alphabetical order
Rubrics are about the time and quantity of menstrual discharge
e.g:profuse,when frightened
Irregular
Late
premature
 BEFORE MENSTRUATION
CONCOMITANT SYMPTOM
229 sub rubrics
Alphabetical order
It has concomitant symptoms /all symptoms before menstruation
Mental symptoms are also added here
E,g:epilepsy
Haughtiness
Vomiting
 DURING MENSTRUATION
CONCOMITANT SYMPTOM
205 subruibrics
Alphabetical order
It has concomitant symptoms /all symptoms during menstruation
Mental symptoms are also added here
E.g: asthmatic breathing
Aversion of food
Coccyx, itching in region of
delirium
 AFTER MENSTRUATION
CONCOMITANT SYMPTOM
36 subruibrics
Alphabetical order
It has concomitant symptoms /all symptoms after menstruation
Mental symptoms are also added here
e.g:hemorrhoids
Haste in all that she does
Yawning
Whining
 AMENORRHEA
CAUSE AND CONCOMITANT
256 sub rubrics
General to particular
Cause and concomitants are given in this chapter
e.g:girls anemic
From anger
Menstruation vicarious
 ABORTION
MISCARRIAGE:
1 sub rubric
Abortion predisposed to
CAUSES:
22 subrubrics
e.g:
Anemia
Congestion of uterus
CHARACTER OF THE DISCHARGE
20 subrubrics
e.g:Dark
Foetid
Gushes in
CHARACTER OF PAIN-HYPOGASTRIC AND UTERINE REGION
6 subrubrics
e.g;Weight in
Weakness in
BACK
2 rubrics
e.g spinal affection
MENTAL CONDITION
38 subrubrics
E,g;full pf desires
Dull and stupid
 METRORRHAGIA
Remedies in general
CHARACTER OF DISCHARGE
27 subrubrics
e.g:acrid
Bright red
Coagulated
CAUSE, EXCITING AND PREDISPOSING
26 rubrics
e.gWomen in aged
Uterus inertia of
CONCOMITANT SYMPTOM
120 subrubrics
e.g atony of the uterus
Exhaustion
Ovaries, congestion of
 LOCHIA
PECULIARITIES OF DISCHARGE
Types of discharges of lochia are given
37 subrubrics
E,g :bloody
Suppressed
scanty
CONCOMITANT SYMPTOM
76 subrubrics
e.g: back aching in
Delirium
fever
 LEUCORRHEA
CHARACTER OIF DISCHARGE
81 subrubrics
e.g:brown
Milk like
CAUSE,TIME, AGGRAVATION AND AMELIORATION OF THE DISCHARGE
113 subrubrics
e.g:vaginal
Thin
Yellow
CONCOMITANT SYMPTOM
e.g:
Uterus congestion of
vulva
General concomitant ts related to uterine troubles are given here.
The arrangement is Hahnemann anatomical order.
26 headings
 GENERAL CONCOMITANTS
 MIND AND MOOD
 SLEEP
 VERTIGO
 HEADACHE
 HEADACHE –AGGRAVATION
 HEADACHE-AMELIORATION
 HEAD
Head-brain
Head-forhead
Occiput
Orbits
Sides of the head
Temples
Vertex
Scalp
Head in general
 EYES
 EARS
 NOSE
 FACE
 MOUTH
 THROAT
 APPETITE
 ARUCTATION
 HICCOUGH
 WATER-BRASH
 NAUSEA
 VOMITING
 STOMACH
 ABDOMEN
 ANUS
 RECTUM
 STOOLS
 URINATION
 URINE
 SEXUAL ORGANS-EXTERNAL
LABIA
PUDENDUM
VULVA
VAGINA
UTERUS
OVARIAN REGION
OVARIES
OVARIES –LEFT
OVARIES-RIGHT
SEXUAL DESIRE
MAMMAE
NIPPLES
 CHEST
 RESPIRATION
 COUGH
 COUGH WITH EXPECTORATION
 HEART
 BACK
 EXTREMITIES-LOWER
 EXTREMITIES-UPPER
 SKIN
 PERSONS-REMEDIES ESPECIALLY SUITED FOR
 GENERALITIES
SCOPE
 All complaints related to menstrual cycles can be referred here.
 general Concomitants is elaborately given parts of the body wise.
 Homeopathic materia medica and repertory under one book.
 Materia medica is alphabetical order.
 Index to the repertory is given easy to find.
WORKING OUT OF THE CASE
 Complaints
 Character of discharge
 Cause
 Modalities
 Concomitants
 generalities

References:
Uterine therapeutics by Henry Minton
Essentials of repertorisation by Shashikant Tiwari

Yashasvini jp Hegde
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