Letters to the Editor
We received a lot of positive feedback and responses to our 1st issue, reproducing a few them here:
Great initiative much needed and much awaited. Really enjoyed going though the issue.
Best wishes and look forward to many more….
Dr. Payal K.Bansal
M.B.B.S., M.S.(Surgery), MHPE (Maastricht)
FAIMER IFME Fellow (2004-05), Institute (2007-09), PGHDE
– Professor & Head, Institute of Medical Education Technology and Teachers Training, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik
– Managing Editor, Education for Health
– Convener, MCI Regional Centre for Faculty Development, MUHS
The Journal has come out nice and the editor has outlined the vision for the journal that is going to navigate thru areas of education, patient care, research and community care.
The cover page displays the internal pages at a glance – that is something really good.
The research articles pertaining to the various aspects of homoeopathy and also the article related to writing research paper also is an effort in the right direction.
I feel the details on how to write a research article in homoeopathy is not available to many. And I also know the limitations of the modern scientific research models to that of homoeopathic system of science.
The letter written by Dr Mansi Surti regarding Dr N L Tiwari sir took me back to the days of 1987-88 and 89, where we had the opportunity to listen to him and Dr Kumar Dhawale in our formative years at Father Muller’s.
All in all it is a nice effort on the part of institute to come up with a Journal with clear visions.
Thank you for sharing the soft copy of the Journal.
Dr. Madhav Kamath, BSc, BHMS, MD (Hom)
Professor, Dept of Practice of Medicine,
Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College, Mangalore
I congratulate you and the MLDT team for starting this new venture which is most appropriate and essential in today’s world. It will give opportunity to our members to write for the scientific community.
The lay-out and the contents of the first issue are very impressive and useful for the readers. I appreciate the attempt made Dr. Goda to collect information about “Raan Bhaajyaa”. This attempt can help us to open new line of research in “Proving of these materials” on Homoeopathic lines and add new remedies to repertory.
Dr. Mukund V. Bhole, MD (Physiology), Doctorate of Science in Yoga
Former Joint Director of Research, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, Maharashtra
I find this journal to be a completely different one. It has got its own dimension rather to say certain new dimensions, unlike the conventional Homoeopathic Journals. Probably after a long time I find a journal which I can read and refer to our students. It gives me immense pleasure to mention that the journal has various articles that are dealing with clinical research, teaching and planning of Homoeopathy Education, community efforts and the respect to the Teachers and Organisation; which is reducing now a days.
Organizationally overloaded system has made us mechanical; we do not find time to spend with patients – who pray us as their God. JISH makes one to introspect and look differently to the Clinical Practice and life in general.
The Editorial Part is quite impressive with the citation of Presentation of Totality and its Essence, Dr. Nikunj Jani has taken much pain and effort to put the journal in place and shape. I must congratulate him. The work is excellent. At the same time, I congratulate the entire Editorial Board, Consultants and background workforce for their sincere effort in publishing JISH.
The first article using multimedia in case taking for the M.D.(Hom) Students is really commendable. This is a completely novel idea. The different stages of observation described are an eye opener. Often, we miss certain points during busy practice. The article just reminds us to be attentive during all the stages of case taking. Just a suggestion- Can the article be renamed- Use of Multimedia to enhance observational skill in case taking? Because why only Postgraduate students, the methodology can be used for training of all the students of Homoeopathy.
The article by Dr. Chandrasekhar Goda regarding “Raan Bhaji Festival” is really a great one. I can understand how much pain he has taken to collect the study materials and photographs of those foods that are being used by our tribal brothers for centuries to live healthy. It gives an idea for clinical research or pilot study. This is completely new and different kind of effort, which is extremely commendable.
The letter by Dr. Mansi Surti shows her heartfelt “Respect for Teachers” – the sole strength of education system. Students are an identity of the teachers. Truly speaking students feel the need of their teachers and their institution when they are away from them. It shows how deeply they are associated with their alma mater.
Tree adoption programme by Dr. Prasant Tamboli symbolizes the environmental responsibility of the MLD Trust. Its true that people plant trees on world environment day to make it memorable but forget till the next year. But it becomes actually memorable when you see the tree bearing fruits and flowers – a good take home message. Time has come to rethink.
Obituary of the Heart to the Head by Dr. Phansalkar shows the respect and gratitude MLD Trust pays to all its associates. The philosophical writing of Dr. Phansalkar is an asset of JISH; at the same time my salute to the departed soul of Dr. Prakash Chareja.
Probably my feedback is a bit lengthy; but I feel I am not critical.
Just a Few suggestions
– The Journal requires minor cosmetic editing
– It may have the ISSN Number
– Wider publicity
Keenly waiting for the next volume.
Dr. Lokanath Behera
Academic In-Charge, National Institute of Homoeopathy
My heartily congratulations to you and your editorial team for starting the Journal of Integrated Standardized Homeopathy.
Since long time there was a need for a journal which is comprehensive enough to provide article of interest for researchers, academicians as well as clinicians. On going through the inaugural issue, I feel the journal provides a good blend of topics ranging from research articles, case studies, to community based events and book reviews, making it valuable for every homoeopathic physician.
The pages of the inaugural issue have a good appeal and the contents are well organized. The results of the experimental study on use of multimedia in improving observational skills of students are very promising. Such approach should be considered for teaching at UG level also. The pilot study on malnutrition provides a good evidence of effectiveness of homoeopathic treatment in improving growth statistics and reducing rate of infection in malnourished children. The article on how to write a scientific paper will be very valuable for young researchers as well as students. The case report on asthma is well documented and provides valuable insight on Boenninghausen’s approach in a case. The initiative taken by MLD trust for disseminating the knowledge of health-promoting properties of forest vegetables in community is very commendable.
I wish the Journal of Integrated Standardized Homeopathy a grand success.
Dr. Mohit Mathur, Reader, Dept of Medicine
Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, New Delhi.
Many thanks for sharing your e-journal. It covers articles on different areas like education, research, case report and public health etc. which will be extremely useful for the profession. The design of the journal is also very good. Congratulations to your team for such documentation.
Dr. C. Nayak
President, Homoeopathy University
Saipura , Sanganer, Jaipur (Rajasthan)