Disease of The Skin-Their Constitutional Nature and Homoeopathic Cure Book Review by Dr Anum Zaheer

Disease of The Skin-Their Constitutional Nature and Homoeopathic Cure Book Review by Dr Anum Zaheer

Skin is largest & very imp organ of body that has relationship with all internal organs & parts, so if skin becomes diseased, roots have gone down to clay.

Diseases Of the Skin book speaks highly on the constitutional approach to the treatment of skin diseases as these are, like any other disease, a manifestation of the dynamically deranged life principle and not local conditions which can be excised or cured by topical applications as is the current trend in modern medicine.


The book has been divided into 3 separate sections for the conveniences of reading –

  • first part dealing with effects of suppression in skin diseases,
  • second part containing case records with dosage and follow up and
  • third part discussing on the constitutional cure of alopecia areata with case records to guide through its management.
  • according to c. burnett diseases of skin requires constitutional treatment, so many cases are given where he cured skin diseases by merely removing supressions USING Single doses of thuja 30
  • journey of skin diseases very well illustrated by author with examples
  • wide range of cases from simple acnae to auto immune dis orders, eczema, erythema, urticaria,ptyriasis versicolora,  ichthyosis etc is given
  • cases treated with rare remedies like platanus, barium, Betula alba, lactuca vir are also documented
  • book is not as such materia medica book but drugs are illustrated with reference to cases which makes it more interesting
  • by going through book, I realised author was low potency prescriber varying from 6c to 30

A must read for all those who want to learn about the practical application of homeopathy in skin.

About the Author

James Compton Burnett was born on July 10, 1840 and died April 2, 1901. Dr. Burnett attended medical school in Vienna, Austria in 1865. Alfred Hawkes converted him to homeopathy in 1872 (in Glasgow). In 1876 he took his MD degree. Burnett was one of the first to speak about vaccination triggering illness. This was discussed in his book, Vaccinosis, published in 1884. Along with other nosodes, he introduced the remedy Baccillinum. A prodigious writer he published over twenty books in his lifetime. His book, Fifty Reasons for Being a Homoeopath (1888), is of particular note for beginning homeopaths. J.H. Clarke, Robert T. Cooper, and James Compton Burnett together formed the ‘Cooper Club’. This regular meeting of leading British homeopaths was the source of many of the symptoms in Clarke’s Dictionary of Materia Medica. Clarke says of Burnett, “during the last twenty years Burnett has been the most powerful, the most fruitful, and the most original force in homeopathy”. 

Dr Anum Zaheer


Gold Medalist

Homoeopathy Heals

Homoeopathic Consultant, Pune

Title:                Diseases of The Skin Their Constitutional Nature and Homoeopathic Cure

ISBN:                 9788131900420

Authors:                J Compton Burnett

Pages:                   270

Format:                Paperback

Language:           English

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