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


      Nosode prepared from lymph from small-pox pustule has proved as an efficient preventive against small-pox contagion and vaccinal infection. Modifies and aids in the cure of small-pox. General aching in the muscles worse in back; occiput and legs. Calcareous deposits in the blood-vessels, spinal cord. etc.


      Motion. Vaccination.


      Morbid fear of small-pox.


      Crazy feeling in the brain. Headache with icy coldness of feet and hands.


      Green vision, on rising.


      Tongue protrudes during sleep. Foul, metallic taste. Offensive mouth.


      Every odour nauseates. Wants to regurgitate food. Vomiting of milk immediately after drinking it.


      Tympanitis; pouting upwards; she looks pregnant.


      Breaking backache. Pains from back, shift to abdomen.


      As of cold water trickling down the back. Violent chill. Intense burning fever. Foul sweat.


      As of bugs crawling under the skin. Eczema of palms. Pustular eruptions; foul. Shingles, and pain that follow. Ulcers look scooped out.


      Ant-t; Cimic; Maland.

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'.