Zincum Metallicum



Skin

      Itching of thighs and hollow of knees. Eczema; in the anaemic and neurotic; of hands. Varicose veins of legs and genital organs. Formication of feet and legs as from a bug crawling over the skin, preventing sleep.

Related

      Hep; Ign; Kali-p; Lach; Pic-ac.

Complementary

      Puls; Sep; Sulph.

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'.