This book review is reprinted from Volume 100, Number 4 Winter 2007 Edition, with permission from American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine.
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Homeopathic Remedy Pictures: Studying with Cartoons
By Alexander Gothe and Julia Drinnenberg
Homeolinks Publishers. Netherlands. 2007
204 pages. 669 illustrations.
ISBN: EAN 978-90-807103-4-4
Reviewed by George Guess, MD, DHt
If only the study of materia medica were this easy and this fun! Inspired and written by Alexander Gothe, illustrated by Julia Drinnenberg, Homeopathic Remedy Pictures: Studying with Cartoons, is a simple material medica of 50 remedies, the central ideas of which are illustrated with cartoons. What a fine idea!
For the beginning student, this work will help fix certain remedy characteristics in the mind, courtesy of some indelible, some inspired images. A learning tool that tickles! Admittedly, the material medica coverage is sparse, though well and concisely written,one page being devoted to each remedy;ah,but the chuckles to be gained are many.
For knowledgeable practitioners and experienced homeopathic veterans, this light-hearted approach to materia medica refreshes and energizes. Many of the cartoons are dead-on, brilliant characterizations. A perusal of these pages will brighten tedious moments and cultivate jolly camaraderie when shared with colleagues. Two of the cartoons are reproduced here, sadly without the bold colors that really make them stand out.
The book would make a great gift or a fine addition to any practitioner's waiting room or library. I highly recommend it.