Dr. Earnest Albert Farrington was born in Williamsburg, NY on 1st January 1847. From a very early age, he had aptitude for study. With his sharp acumen and retentive memory, he graduated from the Homeopathic medical college of Pennsylvania at merely 19 years and in a year received graduation from the Hahnemann medical college as well. He died very early on 15th December, 1885. In his short life span, he reached remarkable heights in homeopathy.
He was conscientious, meticulous and diligent, be it in his teachings or undertaking various research and studies in Homeopathy. His Clinical Materia Medica, Therapeutic pointers to some common diseases, Comparative Materia Medica, and Lesser Writings with Therapeutic Hints are a wonderful gift to homeopathy students as well as practitioners. All his works were based on immense experience of his own successful clinical practice and homeopaths undoubtedly can get the best out of it.
“Therapeutic pointers” is a beautifully summarized guide book, listing some of the most common diseases that we come across in our day-to-day practice. Homeopaths often encounter common problems like coryza, diarrhoea, boils, tonsillitis etc. in their clinics every day. This book offers various remedies under these common conditions, giving them broader options to choose from.
We often boast of knowing thousands of remedies for so and so conditions, but ironically when it comes to practice, we often use very few of them. For example, when it comes to rheumatism, we often stick to Rhus Tox, Ledum Pal. Bryonia, Calc, etc. Dr. Farrington goes in great detail to explain more than 50 remedies vividly for rheumatism alone. Children have the most common problem of Worms, and we often see these symptomatic children almost daily. It is time we look beyond Cina, and explore other remedies which Dr Farrington has given for worms.
Young homeopathy practitioners get confused and lost in the myriad of remedies; and this is the most crucial time to establish their practices. Dr. Farrington’s therapeutics is a must-have in every clinic when it comes to prescribing for common diseases.
Hompath Zomeo, one of the leading software in Homeopathy has a special section of therapeutics in its exhaustive library. There are more than 30 books on therapeutics alone, and Farringtons is one of them. A very neat index of the common diseases is provided, where you just click and get all the remedies listed with excellent explanations and indications. With therapeutics like these, and software like Zomeo, practicing homeopathy becomes an easy, hassle free affair. Plus you win those brownie points from your happy patients too!