Last modified on January 17th, 2019


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


      A very useful remedy for tuberculous conditions esp. tubercular meningitis; and for failing of sight due to retro-bulbar neuritis, central scotoma, partial atrophy of the optic disc. Sleep interrupted by sighing and cries. Pupils dilated; contract unequally. Chronic diarrhoea, stools; greenish, watery, undigested, with irritable temper, due to suspected tuberculosis. Mesenteric glands enlarged. Cannot stand or walk with eyes closed.


      At night. Warmth. Touch. Motion.

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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