Homeopathic Heritage International vol. 34 n. 1 e 2.

The number is dedicated to geriatric diseases. B. Basu, Homeopathic approach to Geriatrics; G. R. Arora , Health problems of the aged; A. Singh, Geriatrics (the role of Homeopathy) all describe the individual biological modification during ageing, the general approach and aims of the Homeopathic treatment of the acute and chronic state as well for the person wellbeing.

Some quick hints for frequently used remedies, and a more extensive description of the geriatric symptoms of some important remedies as Baryta carb., Anacardium etc. In the number some monographs related to aged common states : the Empty-nest syndrome from M. Chaukkar, depression from M. Chakraborty. A new section called in a somehow stilted way « mysteries resolved » where J. Kellerstein gives some answers to students and homeopathy practicians, the 2nd part of the reflection of David Little on method unification in Homeopathy, and finally some thoughts of G. Vitoulkas about "can Homeopathy, a non-violent system of medicine, survive in our contemporary violent word?" the answer of Vitoulkas is that only sensitive souls may accept Homeopathic Medicine. The question we ask about these thoughts is "are we sure that the violent social model is really the winner at any time?
The n. 2 of Homeopathic Heritage concerns nephrological diseases. We quote the interesting clinical experience of F.J. Master in Efficiency of Homeopathy in the treatment of nephritis with notes on the clinical indications for Kalium chloricum subjects. V. Kumar in Nephrological diseases and their Homeopathic treatment describes the different renal diseases and the individual homeopathic approach. He indicates some characteristic symptoms which may be useful in the nephritic conditions. S. Paul, Drain the stones, illustrates the different kind of stones, an useful diet indication and the most useful remedies (from repertory). We were surprised that for those condition Calc. carb., which shows a remarkable efficacy, was not discussed. Finally we signal and article from dr. B. Basu, quite interesting since it describes conditions of patients in dialysis for renal failure waiting kidney transplant and the significance of palliation.

Homeopathy vol. 98 N. 1 January 2009

In this number 2 articles from Italian groups. A retrospective research on the cost-benefits ratio related to respiratory diseases, Rossi et al., Cost-benefit evaluation of homeopathic versus conventional therapy in respiratory diseases; and an observational study Pomposelli et al., Observational study of homeopathic and conventional therapies in patients with diabetic polyneuropathy.
Modifying the Boehninghausen approach to remedy choice based on antidotes, dr. Frei shows that it is possible to increase the homeopathic medicine prescription by 20%, Polarity analysis, a new approach to increase the precision of homeopathic prescriptions.
Finally we indicate the article from Rutten et al, "Statistical analysis of six repertory rubrics after prospective assessment applying Bayes' theorem" where this group of physicians try to validate the repertory rubrics by applying the Bayes statistical theorems. The interesting aspect of this research stays in the attempt to consolidate repertory symptoms trough a measure of the probability of use of the remedies indicated in the rubrics.