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


      This nosode is prepared from tuberculous sputum. It is indicated in chronic catarrhal conditions, of the lungs when bronchorrhoea and dyspnoea are present. Constant disposition to take cold. Tubercular meningitis. Eczema of eyelids. Ringworm, pityriasis. Glands of the neck are enlarged and tender. Useful as an intercurrent remedy.


      Night and early morning. Cold air.


      Calc-p; Kali-c; Lachesis

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'.