In today's era, as literacy levels are growing, people are moving
towards natural systems of medicine, realising the harmful
effects of conventional system. They want to keep themselves
away from surgeon's knife as well as unwanted medication. The
book ‘Quick Bed-side Prescriber’ is devised for the same class
of people who believe in the natural art of healing. The ailments
with the recommended medicine are covered alphabetically.
First the ailment is explained elaborately, followed by medicines
which can treat it effectively. This book will be useful for those
who have interest in homeopathy and want to use homeopathy
for themselves and their family. It is a labour saving device and a
ready reckoner, providing therapeutic pointers not only in
common ailments but even in cases of emergencies.
Dr J.N. Shinghal (FRHS, Cal.) was interested in the science of
medicine since childhood and whenever he had time he used to
read books on medicine in his father's library. He assisted his
father in running a charitable dispensary. He worked with
Dr Sircar where after seeing wonderful cures by homeopathy his
interest in the system started blooming. He has also worked with
Dr Yudhvir Singh and Dr Guha who guided him and persuaded
him to take a step further in the same direction. Later on,
Dr Shinghal started his own charitable dispensary through which
he served many people for a long time with the help of
Since this ‘Prescriber’ is not unfamiliar to most of Homoeopaths,
so it needs no lengthy preface.
The Jain Publishing Co., Delhi approached me in 1979
with a request that hundreds of orders for supplying the book
both from Indian and Foreign Homoeopaths were pending with
them, so either | might revise the book or allow them to reprint
the existing edition as printing of the revised edition will take
a long time.
I was busy then in writing the second book ‘‘Graphic
Picture.of Selected Remedies’ and could not afford to revise
Lest the reputation of publisher—who is one of the biggest
Publishers of Mecical Books—should suffer for not supplying
the book in time, so I acceded to their second alternative
request for reprinting of the existing edition of the book. Thus
the book has already seen the light of the day tenth times.
Incidently the book has carved out for itself truly a good
name in the chorus of warm unsolicited tributes that it has been
I receiving month after month from Homoeopaths of many parts
of the country as well as from foreign countries, is an indicaticn.
This edition appears with some additional features and
new materials to make it more useful and serviceable.
I have tried to elaborate and make more illuminating some
of the existing alphabetical headings with added cross references
in order to help the busy practitioner to find out the right
medicines without much ado.
Again I have included treatments for some more diseases.
which did not find place in previous editions. This was
necessitated by my own need as patients suffering from such
diseases came to me for consultation or sent letters to me for
their treatment both from India and foreign countries.
The time of puberty is very critical and delicate in a girl's
life and several derangements occur in her life in certain cases.
I have massed them together under one head ‘‘Derangements
Pains in certain parts of the body are sometime so terrific
that the sufferer wants instant reliefs. The physician is equally
anxious to give him or her instant relief without delay. The
Preventives need early administration of a drug to save the
patient to fall a prey to an epidemic illness or other ailments.
I have grouped together such Pains, Prophylactics and Preventive
under a separate chapter V.
I have included some more ‘Nosodes' which are more
helpful and efficacious these days in the treatment of certain
maladies. I have included some more drugs for external applications in some diseases.
I have again taken advantage of experiences of some more
eminent 2nd famous physicians in the science of healing and
am greatly indebted to them. Their names along with the books
authered by them appear in the Bibliography and in certain
cases their names have been mentioned below the headings and
in certain cases deliberately not mentioned.
I need not repeat what I have mentioned clearly in previous
editions that I claim no originality and my sole aim is to benefit
the patients by utilising experiences of other authors and not
for any pecuniary gain. I have given only salient and most
significant symptoms of certain diseases most succinctly and
suggested treatment only to a few efficacious medicines other-
wise the book might become bulky like certain Materia Medica
thus jeopardise its name as a Quick Bed-Side Prescriber.
If this revised edition continues to serve the same purpose
of relieving the sufferings, distresses of even a few _ ailing
patients then I shall consider myself fully rewarded.
The greatest Healer is Lord (Shri Rama) and while ending
this preface I earnestly pray to Him for curing or even mini-
mising the sufferings of such patients who utilise this book for
It is with pleasure that I read the book "QUICK BED-SIDE
PRESCRIBER" compiled by Mr. J.N. Shinghal. Mr. Shinghal
is an ardent student of Homoeopathy and has taken great pains
in collecting the material for the book. The main question is
whether there was need for such a reference book for whom it
will be helpful. In my opinion, this type of Homoeopathic
Quicx Prescriber will be of immense help to the beginner,
whereas for the veteran it can also offer suitable hints many a
time, especially at the bed-side. Naturally, a book of this nature
can not do perfect justice to the principal method of selection in
Homoeopathy, i.e. selection by repertorisation. The main
difference between this type of reference book and a good
repertory is that former suggests one or two important remedies
fora group of symptoms, the latter suggests a number of
possible remedies of different degrees of efficacy for a single
prominent symptom. But a book like this will, from practical
point of view, be very helpful in selecting the proper remedy
quickly, specially when attending patients outside the office and
in most cases the selection will be right. But betore one takes
to this type of a reference book one must possess a thorough
knowledge of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica, The book
is surely not meant for those who have no adequate knowledge
of the individual Homoeopathic drug stock. We should be
thankful to Mr. Shinghal for having undertaken to compile a
book of this nature which is likely to be of immense benefit to
all types of Homoeopaths.
I wish him every success in this endeavour and also wish
that it reaches the hands of many Homoeopaths in India and
abroad for their own benefit.
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