Therapeutics of Fever - HC Allen, Henry C. Allen
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The Theraupetics of Fever by HC Allen

THE THERAPEUTICS OF FEVERS
By HC Allen
INTRODUCTION
 Full name of the book: The Therapeutics of fevers
Continued, Bilious, Intermittent, Malarial, Remittent, Pernicious, Typhoid, Typhus, Septic, Yellow, Zymotic etc
 Year of publication:1879
 Authors name:HC Allen
 No of drugs:147
 No of pages:342
 Published by: B Jain publishers
AUTHOR
 HENRY C ALLEN M D (1836-1909)
 Born in London
 Studied Medicine in the College of Physicians & Surgeons in Ontario
 Western Homoeopathic college in Cleveland
 After Graduation – worked as Army Surgeon
 Later Hahnemannian Homoeopathic Medical College
 Appointed as Materia Medica Professor at University of Michigan
CONTRIBUTIONS:
 Keynotes of Materia Medica with nosodes
 The Materia Medica of nosodes
 The Homoeopathic Therapeutics of Intermittent fever
 The Homoeopathic Therapeutics of Fever
 Therapeutics of Tuberculosis affections
PHILOSOPHY:
 Clinical repertory
 No particular philosophy

PLAN AND CONSTRUCTION
Book has 2 parts
 MATERIA MEDICA
 REPERTORY
MATERIA MEDICA
 In Materia Medica part remedies are given in alphabetical order
 Alphabetical order-aconite to zincum met
 No of medicines 147
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTION
 characteristic
 Agg & amel
 Relations
 Type
 Time
 Prodrome
 Cause
 Chill
 Heat
 Sweat
 Tongue
 Pulse
 Apyrexia
 Analysis
 Chill
 heat
 sweat
REPERTORY
ARRANGEMENT
No of Chapters are:47
1. MACROSTRUCTURE
Type
2. Time
3. Cause
4. Prodrome
5. Commencement of Chill
6. Chill Location of
7. Chill Aggravated.
8. Chill Ameliorated.
9. Symptoms During the Chill.
10. Chill, the character of
11. Chill, Symptoms during
12. Chill Followed by
13. Heat Aggravated by
14. Heat Ameliorated by :
15. Heat Absent.
16. Heat in General
17. Heat, Symptoms During
18. Heat, Followed by
2. 19. Heat; characteristics of
20. Sweat Aggravated.
21. Sweat Ameliorated.
22. Sweat, Followed by.
23. Aggravation while sweating.
24. Amelioration while sweating.
25. Sweat absent.
26. Sweat in General
3. 27. Sweat Predominates.
28. Sweat, Produced by.
29. Sweat, Character of.
30. Sweat; Time of
31. Sweat, Location of
32. Sweat, Symptoms during
33. Sweat Suppressed.
34. Aggravation After Sweat.
35. Amelioration After Sweat.
36. Appetite, Taste, Tongue etc.—Symptoms of
37. Apyrexia; Symptoms During
4. 38. Typhoid, Typhus, Prodromic Stage.
39. Symptoms of the Mind.
40. Sensorium.
41. Head Internal.
42. Head External.
43. Eye and Sight.
44. Hearing and Ears.
45. Smell and nose
46. Face
47. Gastric – Belching, Hiccough, Nausea and retching, Vomiting, Epigastrium, Stomach, Liver, Spleen, Abdomen, Flatulence, Rumbling, 5Tympanitis, Eruptions, Diarrhoea, Involuntary, Haemorrhage, Constipation, Urine involuntary, Bladder, Voice, Sighing, Breathing, Cough, Heart, Pulse, Back, Hands, Fingers, Lower limbs, Feet, Sleepy, Sleep, Sleepless, Nervous Restless, Convulsive motions, a paralytic Symtoms, Weakness, PositIon, Skin, Decubitus, Sweat of typhoid and typhus, Tissues, Constitution and general
MICROSTRUCTURE
 TYPOGRAPHY OF RUBRICS:
Rubrics: bold roman
sub rubrics: space with ordinary roman
 ARRANGEMENT OF RUBRICS:
Rubrics are in alphabetical order
 GRADATION OF REMEDY:
Same as kent
 BOLD-3
 Italics-2
 Roman-1
 CROSS REFERENCE
confirmatory
e.G :malaria(see exposure) pg 402
symptoms of tongue given in
face and tongue pg 542
CHAPTERS IN DETAIL
1.TYPE :
Type of fever
no of rubrics:42
rubrics.g:spasmodic,zygomatic,yearly,weekly,typhoid,relapsing,endemic,epidemic
2. TIME :
Time of appearance & relapsing of fever
e.g: regular, interval, paroxysm, sunrise to sunset, timewise
3. CAUSE:
No of rubrics:49
Attack brought on by
e.g:unpleasant things taking after
Grief
Fright
weather
4. PRODROME:
Conditions occuring during
No of rubrics:83
Prodrome an early symptom indicating the onset of disease or illness
e.g: chilliness, eyeballs painful of, face the heat of
5. COMMENCEMENT OF CHILL:
Chill begins in
no of rubrics:38
e.g:abdomen,ankle,arms,back,fingers etc
6. CHILL LOCATION OF:
Chill affected part
no of rubrics:41
e.g:solar plexus,hands,sacrum,vertex etc
7. CHILL AGGRAVATED:
Aggravation of chill
no of rubrics:29
e.g:awakes,dampness,day,warmth in
8. CHILL AMELIORATED:
Ameioration of chill
no of rubrics:21
e.gLexercise,sleep,sunshine
9. Symptoms During the Chill:
1. Chill absent
2. Chill predominates
3. Chill in general
no of rubrics:3
10. Chill, the character of :
Character of the chill
no of rubrics:9
e.g:alternating,Coldness,irregular,shaking,waves
11. Chill, Symptoms during:
Symptoms that can be seen during chill
no of rubrics:184
e.g:lacrymation,lassitude,limba coldness of,muscular pain
12. Chill Followed by:
Symptoms that come after chill
no of rubrics:50
e.g:urtricaria,prostration,restlessness
13. HEAT AGGRAVATED BY :
Symptoms agg during heat
no of rubrics:38
e.g:motion,noise,sleep in,smoking
14. HEAT AMELIORATED BY :
Symptoms aml during heat
no of rubrics:38
e.g:air,carriage,motion
15. HEAT ABSENT:
In general is given
no of rubrics:38
16. HEAT IN GENERAL:
In general is given
no of rubrics:38
17. HEAT, SYMPTOMS DURING:
Symptom during heat is given
no of rubrics:192
e.g:apples desire for, appetite loss of, unconsciousness, thirst
18. HEAT, FOLLOWED BY:
Symptoms appear after heat
no of rubrics:15
e.g:chill,debility,vomiting,weakness
19. HEAT; CHARACTERISTICS OF:
Character of heat
no of rubrics:46
e.g:dry,intense,flushes,chill
20. SWEAT AGGRAVATED:
Symptom agg during sweat
no of rubrics:26
e.g:air,bed,covering,morning
21. SWEAT AMELIORATED:
no of rubrics:11
e.g:air,bed,covering,yawning,stool
22. SWEAT, FOLLOWED BY:
no of rubrics:15
e.g:debility,diarrhoea,vomiting,weakness
23. AGGRAVATION WHILE SWEATING:
Rubrics in general given
24. AMELIORATION WHILE SWEATING:
no of rubrics:1
25. SWEAT ABSENT:
Rubrics in general given
26. SWEAT IN GENERAL:
Rubrics in general given
27. SWEAT PREDOMINATES:
no of rubrics:54
e.g:day,evening,morning,night
28. SWEAT, PRODUCED BY:
no of rubrics:10
Awakening,covering,cramps,sl29. SWEAT, CHARACTER OF:
no of rubrics:47
Character of sweat
e.g:acrid,blood,smelling aromatic
29. SWEAT, CHARACTER OF:
no of rubrics:47
Character of sweat
e.g:acrid,blood,smelling aromatic
30. SWEAT; TIME OF:
no of rubrics:13
e.g:morning,day,noon,several hours
31. SWEAT, LOCATION OF:
no of rubrics:34
e.g:hands,head,body all over,parts affected
32. SWEAT, SYMPTOMS DURING:
no of rubrics:92
e.g: urine, yawing, walking
33. SWEAT SUPPRESSED:
In general
34. AGGRAVATION AFTER SWEAT:
In general
36. APPETITE, TASTE, TONGUE ETC.—SYMPTOMS OF
All physical general symptoms seen during fever is given here
appetite,aversion,desire,thirst,eructatioin,taste etc
37. APYREXIA; SYMPTOMS DURING:
No of rubrics:145
Sleeplessness,stool,nausea,sweatingdropsy
38.TYPHOID, TYPHUS, PRODROMIC STAGE:
In early stages, the following may be useful
Beginning Is the rubric followed by is sub rubric
SCOPE
the best repertory for reference
Febrile conditions is given in detail:4 stages
 chill
 Heat
 Sweat
 Apyrexia
Any and every type of fever can be referred to.
General accompaniments of fever is given separately begins with the mind and ends with the constitution & generals.
This book has got both Materia Medica and repertory is easy to refer.
LIMITATION
 Misplaced rubrics are many.
 Repetition of same rubrics in different chapters with different medicines.
 No definite pattern of order of chapters.
 The limited number of medicines when compared to modern repertories.
 Definite order of rubric arrangement is not followed.
 Abbreviations are used for the name of medicines but no separate information about abbreviations is given.
WORKING OUT METHOD
 Type
 Time
 Cause
 Stages of fever

Yashasvini jp Hegde
Author: Yashasvini jp Hegde

dr yashasvini JP Hegde B.H.M.S,M.D(Hom)

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