Last modified on January 17th, 2019


Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Cocaina in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.


      The symptoms of coca and cocaine are mostly similar. Sensations as if a small foreign body or a worm under the skin, seeing and feeling of bugs on his own person and on his clothes, and as if parts of the body were absent, are more pronounced in cocaine. Moral sense blunted. Frightful persecutory hallucinations. Personal appearance neglected. Thinks he hears unpleasant remarks about himself. Irrational jealousy. Constant desire to do something great; to undertake vast feats of strength. Chorea. Paralysis agitans. Alcoholic or senile trembling.

About the author

S.R. Phatak

S.R. Phatak

A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.

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