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


      This rare metal is useful for most horrible, neuralgic, spasmodic shooting pains. Pains like electric shocks. Numbness or formication starting in the fingers and toes, extending up to lower limbs and down to feet and involving lower abdomen and perineum. Paralysis of lower limbs. Locomotor ataxia. Tremors. Falling of hair with great rapidity; after acute or exhausting diseases. Muscular atrophy.

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'.