Preface to Syphilis and Sycosis by Dr. Fotier – bernoville and translated by Raj Kumar Mukarji….


The articles of this book are translations from the articles published originally in the French language in L’Homoeopathie Moderne No.8, 1935, No. 13, 1993 and 6th November 1934.

The article on Sycosis and Warts was first published in English in Hahnemannian Gleanings, No. 11, 1970.

I have nothing to say about the articles as they are written by one of the most eminent homoeopaths of France, who was during his life time the Editor of L’Homoeopathie Moderne. As the editor of the said journal he very kindly gave me the permission to translate and publish the articles published in his journal.

One thing I must say here. The French Homoeopaths are all M.Ds. of French Universities, where Homoeopathy is not taught. The French Government have not yet introduced Homoeopathy in the courses of any university of France. The French Government have only introduced the Homoeopathic Pharmacology in their general Codex and have set down some regulations for the preparation of the Homoeopathic medicines. Our Government should have done this before introducing Homoeopathy in the Universities of India so that the homoeopathic practitioners can get genuine homoeopathic medicines tested by a competent laboratory. The French Homoeopaths are not conservatives. They are against the crystallisation of the teachings of Hahnemann. The always judge the teachings of our Master from the point of view of the development of modern science.

I hope this book will be useful to the profession.

Chandannagar Raj Kumar Mukerji

Dist. Houghli. W.B.

Mauritius Fortier-Bernoville
Mauritius (Maurice) Fortier Bernoville 1896 – 1939 MD was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become the Chief editor of L’Homeopathie Moderne (founded in 1932; ceased publication in 1940), one of the founders of the Laboratoire Homeopathiques Modernes, and the founder of the Institut National Homeopathique Francais.

Bernoville was a major lecturer in homeopathy, and he was active in Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis, and a founder of the le Syndicat national des médecins homœopathes français in 1932, and a member of the French Society of Homeopathy, and the Society of Homeopathy in the Rhone.

Fortier-Bernoville wrote several books, including Une etude sur Phosphorus (1930), L'Homoeopathie en Medecine Infantile (1931), his best known Comment guerir par l'Homoeopathie (1929, 1937), and an interesting work on iridology, Introduction a l'etude de l'Iridologie (1932).

With Louis-Alcime Rousseau, he wrote several booklets, including Diseases of Respiratory and Digestive Systems of Children, Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Rheumatism, treatment of hay fever (1929), The importance of chemistry and toxicology in the indications of Phosphorus (1931), and Homeopathic Medicine for Children (1931). He also wrote several short pamphlets, including What We Must Not Do in Homoeopathy, which discusses the logistics of drainage and how to avoid aggravations.

He was an opponent of Kentian homeopathy and a proponent of drainage and artificial phylectenular autotherapy as well.