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


      This nosode is a very valuable remedy in malignant or septic inflammation of connective or cellular tissue. It produces boils or boil-like eruptions; carbuncles; malignant ulcers, abscesses, bubo, where there is purulent focus. Haemorrhages are thick, black tar-like, from any orifice. Glands swollen; cellular tissue oedematous and indurated. There is a terrible burning with great prostration. Black and blue blisters. Gangrene, dissecting wounds. Bad effects from inhaling foul odour. Abscess of septum. Quinsy. Succession of boils. Hard stony swelling at right lower jaw and submaxillary gland.


      Ars; Tarent-c.

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'.