Concise Materia Medica by S.R. Phatak, a clinically verified materia medica. 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. This book was published in 1977. According to Dr Phatak ‘the Marks of Identification of the Drug are found in its GENERALITIES, MODALITIES and MIND. His Materia Medica is compiled in this format.