Quibus combitus: The epiphenomenon of concomitants
Author(s): Dr. Lokanath Behera
Abstract: Boenninghausen was the advocate of Doctrine of Concomitants. He had several doctrines to his credit; mostly based on inductive logic. Symptoms that appear and disappear with the main complaint, symptom that does not have any pathological relationship with the main complaint, symptoms from a different sphere of the disease than the main complaint and those symptoms which individualise the patient and drug from other patients or drugs are termed as concomitant symptoms. It is the simplest narration of the doctrine. Each part of the doctrine has an underlying philosophy intricately bounded to the other. Thorough understanding of concomitants is crucial for making a scientific prescription.