Book – Little Angles – A Clinical Manual of Homeopathic Remedies for Infants and Children.
Reviewed by – DR D K Verma MD(Hom) Senior Homeopathic Medical Officer (Rajasthan Government)
Author – Dr Mayur S Mahajan
Publishers – B Jain Publishers (P) Ltd.
Year of publication – 2020
First edition – 2013
Second edition – 2015
Third Edition – 2018
Fourth Edition – 2021
Eight Impression – 2021
Pages – 174
Price – 595 Rs
Content of the book –
This book deals with the approach to homeopathic pediatric case taking with explanation of many remedies at the level of “mind”.
In the initial section of this book, the author writes about the basic psychology of the child with respect to the family setting and emotional causative factors leading to illness in child. The author impresses upon the gestures and tone of the child while taking a case. This section also deals with the follow up criteria after administration of a remedy. The direction of improvement is important.
In the second section author discussed about the rubric – Carried Desire to be carried, with remedy differentials. Understanding of various remedies is nicely done with various cases. The cases depict the keen observation and sharp mind of the author. The basic theme of the remedy at mental level is beautifully discussed with metaphoric understanding of rubrics. For example – the basic theme of Cina is being explained by the core rubric – Quieted, cannot be, by cases. Metaphoric understanding of Biting – his Tumbler in Arsenic case is very well explained. Such metaphoric understanding of rubrics will be of much help to students and practitioners as it gives an imprint of the core understanding of the remedy.
In the next section another rubric – Hard for Inferiors and kind for Superiors is described in detail. Understanding of lyco, lach, veratrum and plat through pediatric cases is marvelously done in the light of this rubric. The rubric Deafness Pretended of veratrum is superbly explained.
Further in the next section remedies for sensitive children are explained. The core sensitivity of ignatia, carcinosin, pulsatilla, staphysagria and silicea is explained again by cases. Author has again differentiated all these remedies so that readers get a crystal clear picture of these remedies.
The next section describes timid and shy babies. Author has described and differentiated the timidity of baryta carb and ambra grisea.
In further sections similarly author beautifully explains about the playful children with remedies, destructive and hyperactive children with remedies, fearful babies with remedies and so on.
Overall it is a treat to read this book. It is a store house of knowledge. Language is simple to understand. This is the work of art and science marvelously done by Dr Mayur S Mahajan. As was said by Dalai Lama –“ Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” If anyone once reads this book, he or she will never forget the ultimate work which the author has done.
About the Author –
Dr Mayur S Mahajan M.D(Homeopathy) President and Power House of HHF, is a well known and a leading homeopath in thane and all over India. Apart from being an excellent clinician he is a very popular speaker in local and national seminars. He believes in simplicity in Homeopathy. He is one of the ingenious resource builders in HHF and with his spontaneous humor and precise demonstrative capabilities makes his seminars live and impressive. This book is a research of his rich clinical experience which will keep you spellbound. And once you start reading it, you just cannot stop till you finish it. He is in the process of research in congenital anomalies in children.
About the reviewer: Dr Divya Kumar Verma – B.H.M.S. M.D. (Hom.)(Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College, Mangaluru, Karnataka) S.C.P.H. (United Nations). He has experience of 10 years of clinical experience in government dispensary through Classical Hahnemannian Homoeopathy.
Awards Received –
1. Certificate of Appreciation in State Level 259th Dr Hahnemann’s Day Celebration for commitment and execution of duties as a Doctor and significant achievement during the year 2013-14.
2. Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution and Continued work for Homoeopathy by B Jain Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd on 3rd September 2017.
3. Certificates of Appreciation for excellent work in Arogya Mela (Rajasthan Government) in 2015 and 2019.