This book is not like a standard Materia Medica based on provings, but it is based purely on the experience and clinical observations(or confirmation) of Dr Farokh Master derived from 23 years of homeopathic practice. This is why the described remedies may not cover all the materia medica given in a standard textbook.

The growth of a person reflects many unique and important details about him. A child is influenced both by ‘nature’ (inherited biological characteristics) and ‘nurture’ (environmental influences). Developmental psychology explores the physical, behavioral, cognitive and personality changes that occur from conception through childhood and beyond, and it teaches us that there is a certain set of basic emotions that children express from infancy onwards. A child’s first expression of basic emotions will relate to the physical or biological needs or goals, such as physical protection or survival. As children get older they will express more complex emotions like sadness, anger, fear, etc.

These emotional reactions are often temporary, but if they are strong enough or last long enough they may form into emotional ‘states’ and become ‘moods’. These ‘states’ can then start to influence the way children perceive and interact with the world. These emotions, when becoming a dominant characteristic of the personality of the child, will often form the most important source of symptoms that will point to the homeopathic similimum.

In preparing this new edition, arrangement of the chapters have been made more rational. The examination and the introduction chapters have been completely re-written. Various observations have been included, with helpful references. Many new observations of the old remedies previously written and the new ones have been also added.

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