First generation : Kalipada Banerjee Late Kalipada Banerjee was born in a town near Calcutta in the year 1846. After completing his basic studies, he became interested in Homoeopathy and started studying Homoeopathy of his own accord. At that time there were no Homoeopathic Colleges in Calcutta. After acquiring knowledge in the Homoeopathic science, he started practicing in his native hometown. Gradually his reputation spread. At that time a German Homoeopath, named Dr. L. Salzer, M.D. was practicing Homoeopathy in the city of Calcutta and had a good reputation. Late Kalipada Banerjee consulted him for one of his difficult cases. Dr. Salzer was very impressed to see the prescription that had already been made by Kalipada Banerjee and opined to continue the treatment in the same line. Later Dr. Salzer took him as his Clinical Assistant and also as an interpreter; as Dr. Salzer was not acquainted with local Bengali language, which hindered him a lot to take case histories. Later Kalipada Banerjee started a Homoeopathic Chemist shop at Calcutta where Dr. Salzer attended as Consultant Physician. Dr. Kalipada Banerjee practiced Homoeopathy for 38 years. His Philosophy was single remedy given according to Hahnemannian dispensing directives (Single Globule e.g. § F.N. 246, 5th Ed. and § 275 6th Ed.; Poppy Seed Sized e.g. Foot Notes of § 153, 155 and 285, 5th Ed.; and dispensing in water e.g. § 288, 5th Ed. and § 246, 272, 6th Edition of Organon of Medicine) and waiting and watching for reaction!
2nd Generation: Kishori Mohan Banerjea Subrata’s grandfather: Homoeopath, Born: Nov 1886. Died 27th Feb 1941. Late Dr. Kishori Mohan Banerjee, son of Late Kalipada Banerjee and grandfather of Dr. Subrata Kumar Banerjea was born near Calcutta in the year 1886. 1. Learnt about Homoeopathy since his birth, from his illustrious father. 2. Studied Homoeopathy in Calcutta, the city by then had the reputation of Mecca in Homoeopathy. 3. Went abroad and learnt Miasms by sitting at the lotus-feet of Dr. John Henry Allen, in the United States. 4. Founded a College and Homoeopathic Hospital with 50 running beds, named the Bengal Allen Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital in the year 1924. 5. He put the name of Allen because of his dedication and heart-felt gratitude to his learned preceptor/Guru. 6. A Master Prescriber through Miasmatic Approach, as learnt from Dr. Allen. 7. Practiced Homoeopathy for 24 years. 8. Died at the young age of 55 years. 9. His Philosophy was following the footprints of his father; added to it was the approach and style of quick Miasmatic Diagnosis and he was a Kentian high potency prescriber. He also believed in Doctrine of Divisibility e.g. § 285, 286 and 287, 5th Ed. and used split doses and achieved marvellous reaction with deviating the dosage e.g. § 246, 247 and 280, 6th Edition of Organon of Medicine. 10. Passed his gems, intuition and heritage of quick Miasmatic Diagnosis to his son.
3rd Generation: Late Dr. Naba Kumar Banerjee, Subrata’s Uncle, was born in January 1910 and died in 24th Nov 1974. Dr. Naba Kumar Banerjee learnt about Homoeopathy from a young age, from his illustrious father. He studied Homoeopathy in Calcutta, which has often been described as the Mecca of Homoeopathy. Dr Naba Banerjee then went on to become the Principal of the Bengal Allen Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital from the year 1941. Blessed with a rich heritage of Homoeopathy, he practiced Homoeopathy for 34 years. Often described as a Master prescriber for the 'Miasmatic Approach' which was passed on to him from his father. He also further developed the Quick Prescribing Technique, by virtue of the rich heritage and intuition of prescribing. Dr Naba Banerjee passed on his gems, intuition, quick prescribing techniques, remedy diagnosis through miasms etc. to the fourth generation.
Ranjit Kumar Banerjee, Subrata’s Father Born: 24th December, 1930. Ranjit Kumar Banerjee, a Microbiologist, who later passed the Diploma in homoeopathy and became lecturer in pathology in a Government homoeopathic college.
4th Generation: Subrata Kumar Banerjea, BHMS FFHom FHMA Homoeopath and Lecturer, Born: 6th September 1957. Born in Calcutta, in a family of Homoeopathic legends for the last 3 generations, he has had the utmost dedication to Homoeopathy, the rational art of healing. Dr. Subrata Kumar Banerjea successfully completed his schooling career in a serene divine atmosphere of Ramakrishna and Vivekananda's philosophy, from Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Narendrapur and was creditably placed in the First Division. His medical academic accomplishments crowned him with many coveted distinctions and records at the University of Calcutta. He was the first Homoeopathic Graduate from Calcutta University after 5 years of intensive and integrated full-time degree curriculum with a record of securing honours marks (more than 75%) in nine subjects and became eligible for five University Gold Medals, having secured the highest marks in the entire University, in those subjects. He maintained the unbeaten record of securing first position throughout his medical academic career with some scholastic records at the University, securing 93% of marks in the final graduation examination of Materia Medica (oral part). His first printed publication appeared in 1981 when he was just 24 years of age, under the title of "Synoptic Memorizer of Materia Medica (two volumes)", introducing a unique mnemonical expedient in Materia Medica and attended a wide popularity; which was indicated by the fast exhaustion of the first edition of the book. Besides this, his Guide to Materia Medica, Pictorial Charts like "Mr. & Mrs. Psora Chart", Aggravation Chart, etc., and his latest book "Miasmatic Prescribing", has achieved immense popularity in the homoeopathic world. As a lecturer too, he is well known for making Materia Medica come to life and incorporating miasmatic theory in every case for clinical prescribing. Amongst his international lecture commitments, he has the proud privilege to lecture several times in almost all the countries of the world where Homoeopathy exists! Dr. Banerjea was also the first Indian and the first foreign Homoeopath, to be invited to lecture on Miasmatic Prescribing and its Philosophy at the Kiev Academy of Medical Sciences, Soviet Russia in April 1990 and also to Nigeria in 1992. He is the Director of Bengal Allen Medical Institute, and International Teaching Division of the Bengal Allen Homoeopathic Medical College, which was founded by his Grandfather. The Bengal Allen Medical Institute has been running Clinical Training Programmes for overseas Homoeopaths since 1986. These days, Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea only periodically visits India to run consultant clinics (where heavy pathology like advanced cases of Cancer; Nephrotic syndrome, Demyelinating disorders etc. are treated) . In India and many of the overseas countries where he has lectured, he was acclaimed as the only thorough teacher on Miasms and Comparative Materia Medica. A fourth generation Homoeopathic physician, where through every generation wisdom, intuition and clinical gems have been passed on from one to the other. His Philosophy adheres to the Classical techniques of his previous three generations, along with his classic ‘Look and Diagnose’ techniques to find the remedy from the gestures and mannerisms of the individual. He also places great emphasis on the peeling of miasmatic layers in today’s modern world, where suppression and one-sided diseases are rife. When he visits India, he tends to see a huge number of patients in a short amount of time. Therefore his combination of comparative materia medica skills coupled with profound intrusion and application of clinical tips, leads to strong and successful prescriptions. Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea is currently the Principal of Allen College of Homoeopathy in Essex, England, established in 1998, alongside running a busy practice and playing an active role in the running of the Calcutta Mobile Clinic Charity.
5th Generation: Saptarshi Banerjea, Homoeopath and Lecturer, Born: 26th December 1988. Dr Saptarshi Banerjea BHMS, M.D.(Hom.) Deputy Director-Bengal Allen Medical Institute Overseas Consultant-Orawan Holistic Institute,Thailand. Visiting Lecturer-Allen College of Homoeopathy,Essex, England Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea is the fifth generation Homoeopath of the Banerjea family. As well as working as a Clinical Homoeopathic Consultant in various rural and slum clinics, he also sees patients in his Medical Centres. Saptarshi also runs a Post-graduate Homoeopathy course in Bangkok, Japan, the US and Canada. His insights into prescribing with his grasp of Materia Medica make his lectures wonderfully rewarding and gives him the confidence in prescribing especially in cases with pathology. To watch some of his lectures, please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbXVM0VFIFxpWktnSL1cVDg