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					DR. HENRY C.
   ALLEN

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     HISTORICAL
     BACKGROUND
• DATE OF BIRTH: 2ND OCTOBER
  1830

• DATE OF DEATH: 22ND JANUARY
  1909




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• BORN: BRANTFORD, ONTARIO,
  CANADA
• STUDIES: MEDICINE AT COLLEGE
  OF PHYSCIANS AND SURGEONS
  OF ONTARIO
• 1861 – COMPLETED HIS
  GRADUATION
• STUDIED HOMOEOPATHY AT
  CLEVELAND HOMOEOAPTHIC
  COLLEGE

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• SERVED AS A CIVIL WAR
  SURGEON  PROFESSOR OF
  ANATOMY AT CLEVELAND
  HOMOEOPAHTIC COLLEGE 
  HAHNEMANN COLLEGE IN
  CHICAGO
• 1880-1885:PROFESSOR OF
  MATERIA MEDICA AND CLINICAL
  MEDICINE FOR 5 YRS –
  UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AT
  ANN ARBOR

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• 1ST DEAN AND PRESIDENT OF THE
  GOVERNING BOARD OF THE
  HERING MEDICAL COLLEGE IN
  CHICAGO
• PROFESSOR OF MATERIA MEDICA
  AND ORGANON IN SAME COLLEGE
• EDITOR AND PUBLISHER OF THE
  MEDICAL ADVANCE
• EDITED AND PARTLY WROTE
  WORK OF DR. R.R.LPREGY ON
  CONSUMPTION
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• ADDED THE SECTION ON THE
  “THERAPEUTICS OF
  CONSUMPTION” AND A
  REPERTORY TO DR. GREGG’S WORK
• LITERARY WORKS:
• THERAPEUTICS OF
  INTERMITTENT FEVER
• KEYNOTES TO THE LEADING
  REMEDIES OF THE MATERIA
  MEDICA
• MATERIA MEDICA OF THE
  NOSODES
• FOUNDERS OF IHA
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    KEYNOTES AND
CHARACTERISTICS WITH
COMPARISONS OF SOME
    OF THE LEADING
   REMEDIES OF THE
MATERIA MEDICA WITH
   BOWEL NOSODES

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• 1ST EDITION OF BOOK PREPARED
  HASTILY – NOT HAVING ENOUGH
  REMEDIES

• 2ND EDITION – MORE REMEDIES
  INCLUDED AND SYNPTOMS AND
  COMPARISONS EXTENDED

• EVERY SYMPTOM HAS BEEN
  VERIFIED

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         AIM
HOW DID THE CONCEPT OF
KEYNOTES COME?

TO GIVE ONLY THOSE SYMPTOM
GUIDES THAT MARK THE
INDIVIDUALITY OF THE REMEDY


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• STUDENTS OF MATERIA MEDICA MAY
  USE THEM AS LANDMARKS TO MASTER
  GENIUS OF REMEDIAL AGENT
• MORE EXTENDED SYMPTOMATOLOGY
  OF NOSODES HAS BEEN INCLUDED
• ADDITION-TISSUE REMEDIES OF
  SCHUESSLER
• ALPHABETICAL LIST OF REMEDIES
  WITH ACCENTUATION IS GIVEN
• INDEX OF REMEDIES AND
  COMPARISONS INCLUDED

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• CONCEPT & PHILOSOPHY:
• WORK OF MATERIA MEDICA
  STUDENT-CONSTANT
  COMPARISON AND
  DIFFERENTIATION
• COMPARE THE PATHOGENESIS OF
  A REMEDY WITH THE RECORDED
  ANAMNESIS OF THE PATIENT
• DIFFERENTIATE THE APPARENTLY
  SIMILAR SYMPTOMS OF TWO OR
  MORE MEDICINAL AGENTS IN
  ORDER TO SELECT THE
  SIMILIMUM
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• KNOWLEDGE THAT SOMETHING
  IS PECULIAR, UNCOMMON OR
  SUFFICIENTLY
  CHARACTERISTICS IN THE
  CONFIRMED PATHOGENESIS OF A
  POLYCREST REMEDY
• CALLED ‘KEYNOTE’,
  ‘CHARACTERISTICS’, OR ‘RED
  STRAND OF THE ROPE’ AND
  CENTRAL MODALITY OR
  PRINCIPLE

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• TO RENDER THE STUDENT’S TASK
  LESS DIFFICULT, TO SIMPLIFY
  IT’S STUDY AND TO MAKE IT
  MORE INTERESTING
• OBJECTIVE:TO MASTER THAT
  WHICH IS GUIDING AND
  CHARACTERISTIC IN THE
  INDIVIDUALITY OF EACH REMEDY
  AND THUS UTILIZE MORE
  READILY THE SYMPTOMATOLOGY
  OF THE HOMOEOPATHIC
  MATERIA MEDICA
• HELPFUL TO THE BEGINNER
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        IGNATIA
• COMMON NAME: ST IGNATIUS
  BEAN
• FAMILY: LOGANIACEAE
• NERVOUSNTEMPERAMENT
• SENSITIVE, EASILY EXCITED
  NATURE
• MILD DISPOSITION
• CONSTRAST: FAIR COMPLEXION,
  YIELDING, LACRYMOSE, SLOW
  AND INDECISIVE
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• REMEDY OF GREAT
  CONTRADICTIONS
• ROARING EARS > MUSIC
• PILES > WALKING
• SOE THROAT > WHEN
  SWALLOWING
• EMPTY FEELING IN STOMACH
  NOT BETTER EATING
• COUGH < COUGHING
• SPASMODIC LAUGHTER FROM
  GRIEF
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• THIRST DURING A CHILL
• CHANGEABLE MOOD
• JOY ALTERNATING WITH
  SORROW
• MOODY
• PERSONS MENTALLY AND
  PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED BY LONG
  CONCENTRATED GRIEF
• INVOLUNTARY SIGHING
• EMPTY FEELING NOT BETTER BY
  EATING
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• A/F: ANGER, GRIEF, DISAPPOINTED
  LOVE
• DESIRE TO BE ALONE
• FINELY SENSITIVE MOOD, DELICATE
  CONSCIOUSNESS
• INCONSTANT, IMPATIENT,
  IRRESOLUTE, QUARRELSOME
• EASILY DISTURBED BY SLIGHT
  EMOTION
• EASILY OFFENDED
• ANGER<SLIGHT FAULT FINDING
• ANGER <SLIGHT CONTRADICTION
• ANGRY WITH HIMSELF
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• CHILDREN WHEN REPRIMANDED,
  SCOLDED OR SENT TO BED GET
  SICK OR HAVE CONVULSIONS IN
  SLEEP
• ILL-EFFECTS-BAD NEWS,
  VEXATION WITH RESERVED
  DISPLEASURE, SUPPRESSED
  MENTAL SUFFERING OF SHAME,
  MORTIFICATION


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• CANNOT BEAR TOBACCO
  SMOKING OR BEING IN TOBACCO
  SMOKE PRODUCES OR
  AGGRAVATES HEADACHE
• OVERSENSITIVE TO PAIN
• CONSTIPATION FROM CARRIAGE
  RIDING OF A PARALYTIC ORIGIN
  WITH EXCESSIVE URGING FELT
  MORE IN UPPER ABDOMEN
• PROLAPSE ANI FROM MODERATE
  STRAINING FOR STOOL,
  STOOPING/LIFTING <STOOL
  LOOSE
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• HAEMORRHOIDS, PROLAPSE WITH
  EVERY STOOL, SHARP STITCHES
  SHOOT UP THE RECTUM <FOR
  HOURS AFTER STOOL
• FEVER:RED FACE DURING CHILL,
  CHILL WITH THIRST DURING
  CHILL ONLY > EXTERNAL HEAT
• HEAT WITHOUT THIRST
  <COVERING
• COMPLAINTS RETURN PRECISELY
  THE SAME HOUR
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• RELATIONS:
• INCOMPATIBLE:COFF, NUX, TAB
• THE BAD EFFECTS OF IGNATIA
  ARE ANTIDOTED BY PULSATILLA

• AGGRAVATIONS: TOBACCO,
  COFFEE, BRANDY, CONTACT,
  MOTION, STRONG ODOURS,
  MENTAL EMOTIONS, GRIEF
• AMELIORATION: WARMTH, HARD
  PRESSURE, SWALLOWING,
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CONCLUSION-MY
  EXPERIENCE
• FOCUSED ON THE COMPARATIVE
  ASPECTS OF MATERIA MEDICA
  WITH THE SALIENT FEATURES
  OF THE REMEDY

• FOCUSED ON QUALIFIED
  MENTALS, MODALITIES AND
  RELATIONSHIP OF REMEDIES
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