Method of Memorizing the Materia Medica by A. L. Monroe
Method of Memorizing the Materia Medica by Andrew Leight Monroe (1856-1935) was originally published in 1882. Monroe’s rules have been, 1. To give ten to thirty key-notes of each drug, treating preferably the “emergency” remedies and those with complicated pathogeneses. 2. To acrosticize. (a text, usually a poem, in which particular letters, such as the first letters of each line, spell a word or phrase.) 3. To rhyme. 4. To place the most important word of each line either at its acrostic or rhyming end. Monroe was an American homeopath – Louisville. He was Chair of materia medica at Pulte College in Cincinnati.