Keynotes and Characteristics (with Nosodes)
Allen's Keynotes is one of the most popular and widely read materia medica. The reason for its popularity being its preciseness and comprehensiveness. Dr Allen has presented the keynote symptoms of 188 of the more commonly used remedies on a style that is very easy to read and comprehend. He has used italics and bold print to emphasise the weighting of the symptoms and has included a section on the bowel nosodes and a section on imponderables and nosodes. A classic of Homeopathic literature.
There have been many attempts to identify the leading symptoms of remedies, but very few have been as successful as H.C. Allen. Several generations of homeopathic physicians have worked successfully with this book, such as those of the renowned Calcutta school. Using the book's decidedly clinical emphasis, they have even been able to treat very serious disease. The modern emphasis on the psychological has somewhat overshadowed this approach, but both methods can supplement one another if we learn how to use them properly.
- Author: Henry Clay Allen
- ISBN: 9788131903490
- 490 pages
- Edition: Eighth
- Published in 1898
- Printed in India (so could be of inferior quality)