This fundamental work written by Dr. James Tyler Kent is offered to the profession as a basic Repertory and is compilation lf all the useful symptoms recorded in the fundamental work of our Materia Medica as well as from the notes of pioneers of homeopathy. In this book, the clinical symptoms which were consistent with the nature of the remedy have been incorporated and unverified symptoms have been omitted.
This work is offered to the profession as a general Repertory of the Homeopathic
Materia Medica. It has been built from all sources, and is a compilation of all the
useful symptoms recorded in the fundamental works of our Materia Medica, as well
as from the notes of our ablest practitioners. Many unverified symptoms have been
omitted, but only when there was a decided doubt about their consistency. And on
?the other hand clinical matters-have been given a place when it was observed to be
consistent with the nature of the remedy.
The plan of the Repertory is uniform throughout, and it is one which admits of
The indefinite expansion of each division, so that remedies can be added from time -
to time as they come into use or have been confirmed and verified. It has been attempted to proceed in every case from general: to particulars, and in carrying this out the
aim his been to give first of all a general rubric containing all the remedies which have
produce the symptoms, followed by the particulars, viz. the time of occurrence, the
circumstances, and lastly the extension. Here it may be remarked, in regard to extensions, that the point from which a certain symptom extends is the one under which
that symptom will be found, never under the point to which it extends.
As is well known to older practitioners, the method of working out a case from
to particulars is the most satisfactory. If a case is worked out merely from
particulars it is more than probable that the remedy will not be seen, and frequent
failure will be the result. This is due to the fact that the particular directions in which
the remedies in the general rubric tend have not yet been observed, and thus to
depend upon a small group of remedies relating to some particular symptom is to
shut out other remedies which may have that symptom, although not yet observed.
By in the other direction, however, 112., from general to particular. the general
rubric will include all remedies that are related to the symptoms, and, if after having
dare this the particulars are then gone into and the remedy which runs through the
(aural rubrics is found to have the particular symptoms, this will aid in its choice as
the one to be prescribed. One object, then, of this Repertory has been to assist in
good general groups of remedies, and by general groups and rubrics it is
not to be understood as the general of the remedies. When pathological names are
used, only the leading remedies in the condition referred to will be found in the rubric.
To those who have used Boenninghausen’s. Therapeutic Pocket Book the working
out of cases from generals is a familiar method. But for the benefit of the younger men
the following suggestions are offered which may prove helpful: After taking the case
according to the lines laid down in the "Organon" (83-140), write out all the mental
symptoms and all symptoms and conditions predicated of the patient himself and search the Retion
that correspond to these. Then search for such physical symptoms as
as predicated of the blood, colour of discharge, and bodily aggravation and amelioration
(in that include the whole being, as well as desire for open air, desire for heat, cold
air, for rest, for motion which may be only a desire or may bring a general feeling of
amelioration. It should be understood that a circumstance that makes the whole being feel better or worse is of much greater importance than when the same circumstance only affects the painful part, and these are often quite opposite. Then individualize still further, using the symptoms predicated of the organs, functions and sensations, always giving an important place to the time of occurrence of every symptom until every detail has been examined. Then examine the symptom picture collectively and individually, and lastly study in material Medica of such remedy or remedies as run through the symptoms of the case until there is no doubt about which is the most similar of all remedies.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
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