-Dr. S.R . PHATAK

• Dr. S.K.Phatak was basically an allopathic doctor with MBBS degree . He had sound knowledge about Homoeopathic organon and philosophy , materia medica and various Repertories . His other contribution to Homoeopathic field are :
• Repertory of Bio – chemic remedies .
• Homoeopathic materia medica and repertory of homoeopathic medicines .
• Materia medica of Homoeopathic medicines.

SOURCE OF REPERTORY
• Dr.S.K.Phataks concise alphabetical repertory is based on the Repertory part of Synoptic Key to materia medica by CM Bogar. However it contains innumerable additions both in rubrics and remedies so that it is like a much enlarged and improved version of the synoptic Key .The addition made by Dr. S.K.Phatak are from other standard book and repertories like Boericke , Kent , Therapeutic pocket etc. and also from his own case taking and accurate clinical observation.

STORY OF THIS BOOK
• His friend Mr. S.K.Kapadia who knew about the idea , unexpectedly came to his help . One day he came to author to fill up the gaps . Check and recheck it . This skeleton work was prepared from the author rough draft notes of Marathi repertory.

• Thus after the initative pain taken by Mr. Kapadia , Dr.SK Phatak arranged the work properly rewrote it and made many additions .
• Mr. Kapadia induced my son to get it printed Mr. DP Dalay , who promised all help and understood the composing work – was printed in September 1963.

CONSTRUCTION OF REPERTORY
• Preface – to the first edition by S.K.Phatak
• Preface – to the second edition by S.K.Phatak (But in book repertory – P. Sankaran )
• Preface – to the third edition – Dr.D.S.Phatak
• Publishers note – to the fourth edition – Kuldeep Jain .
• Abbreviations and their remedies -114 remedies.
• Lastly Repertory proper.

PLAN OF THE BOOK
• In this repertory the headings mental generals , modalities , organs and their subparts are all arranged according to their alphabetical order .
• All physiological and pathological condition such as appetite , aversion ,desire , nausea , vomiting , thirst, fever , pulse etc. are also included in alphabetical order.
• Cross reference are given wherever necessary .

• Causation are given under aggravation both general and particular for general modalities. The word aggravation and amelioration while under particular rubrics written ordinary aggravation and amelioration, mental attitudes are found under mental condition , appearance of symptoms on one side , symptoms going upwards and downwards etc. are given under directions of symptoms.

• GENERALS AND PARTICULAR- Many generals symptoms have been coined from particular symptoms .This knack is the secret of the Boger method :
e.g. Awkwardness in Kent

• PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION:
• Various authors – like Hering , clarke , Boger , Boericke ,Kent and many doctors.
• Many clinical and pathological symptoms.
• Dr.P.Shankaran helped in publishing ( oct 1979).It was printed by Jokop printer ,due to demand this book went for reprint.

PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION:
• Third edition published after 23 years .
• Number of pages have increased partly of bigger type ( new addition are marked with “+” mark).
• Dr. D.S.Phatak added 46 main rubrics and 827 sub rubrics.

• THE FOURTH EDITION:
• Dr. C.Jeevanandam is a great lover of homoeopathy and has tremendous admiration for Dr. Phatak repertory and it was the same spirit that he want through the book word by word to print out all the mistake and design the new user – friendly format.

• PHILOSOPHY OF BOOK:
Modalities and concomitants are the most important factors for finding a correct remedy . The modality regarding the position or posture of a patient may be more valuable .
The aversion,desire, mental attitudes ,causation the appearance of symptoms on one side or going upward or downward etc. Give a clue to the selection of the remedy if they are very marked .
• GRADATIONS :
FIRST GRADE- CAPITAL
SECOND GRADE-ITALICS
THIRD GRADE – ROMAN.

• PLAN OF CONSTRUCTION:
• The repertory is printed in two column in each page .
• Alphabetical arrangement.
• All the physiological or pathological condition , mental symptoms , generals and particular are arranged alphabetical.
• Cross reference are give where ever necessary
e.g. near sight : see vision near.
Zygomas : see malar bones.

Total number of drugs and rubrics:
• 426 drugs.
• 1972 rubrics.
• 687 cross references

RUBRICS CONSTRUCTION

• Anatomical parts:
Affection in generals-
Sides –left ,alternating between
Sensation
Pathology
Modalities
Clinical condition.

• Example:
Chest , lungs – affection in generals (page-52)
-right
-left
-Alternating sides
-Alternating backward extending / extension
-upper / middle } location
-Abscess
Emphysema clinical condition
Emphema
Gangrene
pleurisy

-Band sensation of sensation
Burning heat
Burning
Coldness
-Clothing <
-Cold air draft <
-cold drink agg
-Hepatisation of lungs pathology
-Fixed

• There is a difference in general modality represented in capital AGG or AMEL.
• Particular part is represented by small letters agg or amel.
e.g. Eye closing AGG (general aggravation )
Eye closing AMEL(general amelioration)
Eyes cold application agg (particular modalities)

• Desire and aversion are separate rubrics
Under desire we find all mental rubrics
e.g desire : change, always
more than she needs
• craving we find rubrics regarding food and drinks
e.g. craving : coffee , black ashes
• Aversion rubrics given both mental and food aversion.
• Food and drinks –agg and amel of food stuffs are given.

TYPES OF RUBRICS
• Children , infants page no. 57
• Pathological generals :
abscess – suppuration (page no . 8 )
blood sepsis ( page no. 38)
contraction (page no. 71)
• Clinical rubrics:
blood pressure –page no. 38
appendicitis –page no.16
Mental rubrics :
carphology page no. 48
blame, himself opium page no. 57

• Prophylactics- different type (page no. 313)
• Indian food :
chilies aggravate
tamarind water agg
• Some features which are useful in arriving at a similium.
e.g. direction of symptoms : alternating diagonal
drugs abuse of in general: aspirin and similar drugs.

• Single drugs rubrics given
e.g. under spondylitis,cervical –phos.acid.
• Author has incorporated some rubrics from.
1)Boger`s synoptic Key
itching , in diabetes
attitudes bizarre
2)Boeninghausin`s therapeutic pocket book
holding the breath >

• Cross –references :
-two types of cross references
e.g. page no.352-wind agg ( see wind agg ) psor-3.
Page no. 353 sleep – walking in ( see somnambulism).

• Kent’s repertory :
• Rubric that are not present in Kent’s repertory :
few e.g. blood pressure
bile duct
gall bladder
• Clinical rubrics those are not present in Kent’s repertory :
few e.g. acidosis
acromegaly
antisocial
beri-beri
anorexia

SPECIAL FEATURES
1.Physiological conditions :
complains during pregnancy, climaxis , child bed etc.
2.Abuse of substances :
e.g. aspirin ,iron tables , cod-liver oil.
3.Prophylactics for different condition
e.g. diphtheria
hay fever
influenza
4.Many clinical conditions with single remedy,
e.g. arteriosclerosis- sumb.
cervical spondolysis-phos.acid
5.When the patient come with complaints after burn , abortion , infection disease , typhoid etc the rubrics “nerve well since can be used”.

6.Indian style food.
7. Some rubrics like “sensitive to medicine”, “sensitive to high potency”.
8. The rubrics related to occupation disease and x-rays burn: e.g. after exposure to x-ray.
9.This book contain many rubrics which is not found in Kent’s repertory: e.g. under spices < only phosphorous where in Phatak’s repertory under “condiments” < nux. Vomica , phos , sel.

10.Dr. Phatak followed Boger’s Synoptic key,he had given much importance to modalities.
11.There are number of clinical and pathological rubrics which help in selecting a remedy.
12. Alphabetical arrangement so easy to find.
13.Limited number of remedies and rubrics.

CRITICISM
• No originality can be claimed in the book.
• Mental symptoms are scattered.
• Rubrics and remedies are minimized.
• Exact source of word are known.
• A concise repertory can never replace repertories like Kent.
• No full remedy index 114 only.

REFERENCES
• Dr. S.R.Phatak -A concise Repertory of Homoeopathioc medicines.
• Dr.S.K.Tiwari- Essential of Repertorization.
• Dr.Harinadham-The principles and practice of Repertorisation.
• Dr.R.Khanaj.- Reperire.

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