Lectures on Materia Medica

Lectures on Materia Medica

  • Carroll Dunham

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Overview

The notes from his lectures were compiled by his students and published posthumously.

The lectures, much admired by Kent; are sprinkled liberally with interesting facts and are reliable representations of the remedies.

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419 pp hb

Contents

1. Materia Medica and Therapeutics -- 1-18
2. Study of Materia Medica -- 19-38
3. The Therapeutic Law -- 39-60
4. Preliminary Observations -- 61-65
5. Aconitum Napellus -- 66-88
6. Bryonia Alba -- 89-114
7. Eupatorium -- 115-120
8. Rhus Toxicodendron -- 121-156
9. Colchicum -- 157-172
10. Ledum Palustre -- 173-181
11. Rhododendron Chrysanthum -- 182-186
12. Kalmia Latifolia -- 187-195
13. Spigelia Anthelmia -- 196-212
14. Artopa Belladonna -- 213-277
15. Hyoscyamus Niger -- 278-287
16. Datura Stramonium -- 288-300
17. Opium -- 301-310
18. Helleborus Niger -- 311-315
19. Silicea -- 316-348
20. Strychnos Nux Vomica -- 349-365
21. Aloes -- 366-380
22. Sulphur -- 381-392
23. Graphites -- 393-400
24. Lachesis -- 401-409

1. Principles of Homeopathy - Principles vs Practical Knowledge -- 1-24
2. Symptoms, Their Study, or How to Take the Case -- 25-48
3. The Anamnesis -- 49-56
4. Pulsatilla -- 57-79
5. Cyclamen Europaeum -- 80-97
6. Euphrasia Officinalis -- 98-104
7. Allium Cepa -- 105-107
8. Matricaria Chamomilla -- 108-121
9. Ignatia Amara -- 122-128
10. Plantina -- 129-137
11. Sepia -- 138-157
12. Murex Purpurea -- 158-163
13. Kreasotum -- 164-168
14. Secale Cornutum -- 169-174
15. Juniperus Sabina -- 175-176
16. Achillea Millefolium -- 177
17. Arsenicum Album -- 178-207
18. Hydrargyrum -- 208-230
19. Cucumis Colocynthis -- 231-238
20. Podophyllum Peltatum -- 239-242
21. Lachesis -- 243-255
22. Lycopodium Clavatum -- 256-265
23. Natrum Muriaticum -- 266-271
24. Veratrum Album -- 272-279
25. Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum -- 280-286
26. Dulcamara -- 287-306
27. Calcarea Carbonica -- 307-316
28. Causticum -- 317-319
29. Nitric Acid -- 320-324
30. Carbo Vegetabilis -- 325-331
31. Carbo Animalis -- 332
32. Apium Virus -- 333-337
33. Phosphorus -- 338-345
34. Cocculus Indicus -- 346-361
35. Conium Maculatum -- 362-366
36. Cina -- 367-385
37. The Art and Mode of Prescribing -- 386-391
38. Pathogonomonic Symptoms and Characteristic Symptoms -- 392-401
39. Valedictory Address -- 402-419

Dr. Carroll Dunham, M.D.

(1828 - 1877)

Dr. Dunham graduated from Columbia University with Honours in 1847. In 1850 he received M.D. degree at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York.

While in Dublin, he received a dissecting wound that nearly killed him, but with the aid of homoeopathy he cured himself with Lachesis. He visited various homoeopathic hospitals in Europe and then went to Munster where he stayed with Dr. Boenninghausen and studied the methods of that great master.

He was a voluminous writer. For twenty-five years, he regularly contributed articles. Among his works are 'Lectures on Materia Medica' and 'Homoeopathy - Science of Therapeutics. Whatever subject he touched he treated it with the best of his ability and revealed his thorough grasp of the fundamental principles.

Under the stress of his large practice he developed rheumatic carditis. The old school specialists gave up but once again homoeopathy saved him. His friend Dr. Hering prescribed Lithium carb. which cured him. He then set out to organize the "World Homoeopathic Convention" which had been his dream of many years.

The convention was a resounding success, but it exhausted him. He took to bed in December 1876 and passed away on February 18, 1877 in his 49th year.

The Whole Health Now website has published a significant excerpt from Dunham's 'Homeopathy - Science of Therapeutics. Here he discusses successful Study of the Materia Medica.

Heritage

Dunham, a student under Bonninghausen, held the position of Chair of Materia Medica at New York Homeopathic Medical College. Dunham died in 1876 at the age of 49.

The notes from his lectures were compiled by his students and published two years after his death.

Said Samuel A. Jones, "His lectures are not today in such shape as he would have given them to the world; they are to us as though we had stolen into the classroom unseen and overheard him talking to the boys."

A second edition was published by Boericke and Tafel in 1880.

Julian Winston writes:
Kent, in 1899, wrote that he hoped the Dunham College of Chicago would "...teach materia medica as Dunham taught it."

From:
The Heritage of Homoeopathic Literature
copyright 2001 by Julian Winston
Reprinted with the permission of the author