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Importance of Clinical Repertories & Overview of One of the Bygone Repertories – A Clinical Repertory By J.H.Clarke

Abstract

There are many repertories which are time proven but few of them become popular and remain in mind of a physician. Few repertories are forgotten treasure in homoeopathic literature. One of them is “a Clinical repertory by J.H.Clarke ‘’. The immense usefulness in certain cases cannot be ruled out .This article is to remind us one of such repertory and is an attempt at encouraging the use and study of clinical repertory.

Introduction

According to Dr. Pierre Schmidt ‘’no conscientious homeopathic doctor can practice homeopathy in a serious way without a repertory”.
So much so repertory is important to homeopathic doctor as repertory is an index of symptoms of Materia Medica, the record of scientific proving, which is reproduced and artistically arranged in a practical form, indicating the relative gradation of medicines to facilitate the quick selection of the indicated medicine.
As homeopathy is a specialized system of drug therapy for homeopath the diagnosis does not mean the treatment of nominal entity, but diagnosis of patient with respect to drug reaction, which would restore his vital equilibrium.
When characteristic of a remedy are marked in a case, the name of the disease becomes insignificant and in such cases clinical repertory shouldn’t be resorted to, the last court of appeal being Materia Medica there are two symptoms we get from patients subjective and objective
These symptoms can ascertain by means of sense aided or unaided. These symptoms may not be especially diagnostic of disease or pathological state but are important for prescribing.
Those which are path gnomic of certain disease help us to point to a class of remedies and excluding others which may be otherwise superficially related.
Any general repertory i.e. Kent …..due to their large volume are very difficult for a physician to carry to bed side as well may be difficult in short span of time to find correct remedy so there is need of clinical repertory
Clinical repertory is an index of remedies applicable to various more or less fixed symptoms syndromes to which nosological labels can be given
It can be general clinical repertory (Boericke’s clinical repertory, Clarke’s repertory), disease oriented clinical repertory (bells diarrohea,repertory of leucorrhoea) organ based clinical repertory (Minton’s uterine therapeutics, Berridge eye repertory)so there are many clinical repertory but now days except Boericke’s repertory all other are become ancient heritage.
So out of these bygone repertories one very important, useful repertory is “Clinical Repertory to the dictionary of Materia Medica “by John Henry Clarke.
Utility of Clinical repertory
Clinical repertories are those repertories which contain symptoms or condition and corresponding group of medicines.
These repertories facilitate the selection of remedy on the basis pathological similarity, causation, modalities and concomitants.
They are not commonly used the purpose of Repertorisation however these repertories can be used for Repertorisation of cases where clinical conditions mask the characteristics of the patients in such cases physician finds modalities and concomitants. These cases need the help of clinical repertories foe selecting similimum
Scope of Clinical repertory
1) Clinical repertory can be used in the study of homeopathic therapeutics as well Materia Medica.
2) They help to repertories the following types of cases

  • Cases lacking in mental generals and physical generals but rich in common symptoms
  • Cases with clinical diagnosis
  • Short cases with few symptoms

3) They are used as quick reference books at bedside.
4) Clinical repertory contains some rubrics which are not found in other general repertories –there they can become a good companion in the study of such rubrics.
5) Help us to find the most appropriate palliative medicine in incurable cases.
6) Regional repertories help in finding out the similimum in specific clinical conditions.
Limitation

  • Clinical repertory are based on nosological terms and clinical symptoms which are result of clinical observations hence their use is limited to particular types of cases they are mainly used for reference work

Overview of Clinical repertory to the dictionary of Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Clinical repertory to the dictionary of Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke is wonderful repertory in regional clinical repertory but forgotten in time so need to revise.
This repertory is based on ‘’Dictionary of Materia Medica. It was published in 1904.
 
Plan and construction
It includes five main chapters:
1) Clinical repertory
2) Repertory of causation
3) Repertory of temperaments, disposition, constituation, states
4) Repertory of clinical relationship
5) Repertory of natural relationship
 
 
Clinical Repertory

The clinical repertory presented here with constitutes the index to the heading of “clinical” in the dictionary of practical Materia Medica. In the dictionary every drug is described from a number of different point of view. The clinical point of view is one of these, and under the heading clinical Clarke has prefixed to each remedy a list of the affections in which it has been found most frequently indicated in practice. In compiling these clinical lists Clarke had in view the project of preparing, later on, an index of these headings.

Unlike in the dictionary and prescriber the names of the remedies are italicized in the clinical repertory in front of a clinical rubric. The drugs which are given in italics shows that these drugs are also given in the prescribe and dictionary and those which appear in ordinary print are the drugs which are added afterwards by the author.

CLINICAL RUBRICS FOUND IN PART- I ARE:

  1.  Acetonaemia
  2.  Acidity.
  3. Acne
  4. Acromegaly
  5.  Addison’s disease.
  6. Adrenal neuralgia.
  7.  Adrenal neuralgia.
  8. Alopecia.
  9.  Anaemia.
  10.  Beriberi
  11.  Biliary colic
  12.  Blepharitis
  13.  Brachial neuralgia
  14.  Brights disease.
  15.  Burns
  16.  Bursitis
  17.  Calculus
  18.  Cellulitis
  19.  Chalazion
  20.  Cheloid
  21.  Chickenpox
  22.  Ciliary neuralgia
  23. Coccygodynia
  24. Cold abscess
  25. Decubitus
  26. Dengue fever
  27. Diabetes
  28. Diptheria
  29. Dissect wounds
  30. Dupuytrens contracture
  31. Dysmenorrhoea
  32. Dyspepsia
  33. Eclampsia
  34. Ecchymosis
  35. Eczema
  36. Elephantiasis
  37. Embolus
  38. Emphysema
  39. Empyema
  40. Entericfever
  41. Fatty degeneration
  42. Fatty tumour
  43. Fibroma
  44. Fissures
  45. Fistula
  46. freckles
  47. Gallstones
  48. Ganglion
  49. Gangrene
  50. Gastritis
  51. German measles
  52. Glaucoma
  53. GOITRE
  54. Gout
  55. Hematocoele
  56. Hayfever
  57. Hemiplegia
  58. Herpes
  59. Hodgkins disease
  60. Hydrocoele
  61. Hypopyon
  62. Impetigo
  63. Impotence
  64. JAUNDICE
  65. Keratitis
  66. Knock knee
  67. Landrys paralysis
  68. Laryngitis
  69. Lead colic
  70. Lipoma
  71. Malaria
  72. Marasmus
  73. Mastitis
  74. Measles
  75. Meniers disease
  76. Migraine
  77. Morvans dis
  78. Mumps
  79. Myopia
  80. MyxdeamaNaevus
  81. Nasal polyps
  82. Necrosis
  83. Night blindness
  84. Optic neuritis
  85. Orchitis
  86. Osteomylitis
  87. Osteoma
  88. Pancreatitis
  89. Paralysis agitans
  90. Parotitis
  91. Pellagra
  92. Pemphigus
  93. Pernicious anaemia
  94. Phlebitis
  95. Plague
  96. Pleurisy
  97. Pneumonia
  98. Potts disease
  99. Psoriasis
  100. Rabies
  101. Raynaud’s disease
  102. Renal calculi
  103. Rheumatoid arthritis
  104. Rickets
  105. Riggs disease
  106. Scabies
  107. Sciatica
  108. scurvy
  109. Smallpox
  110. Sterility
  111. Stomatitis
  112. Sycosis
  113. Syphilis
  114. Syringomyelia
  115. Tabes mesentrica
  116. Thrombosis
  117. Tic dourolx
  118. tonsillitis
  119. Trifacial nerve paralysis
  120. Tuberculosis
  121. Typhoid fever
  122. Typhus fever
  123. Leukaemia
  124. Cellulitis
  125. Urticaria
  126. Varicella
  127. Varicocoele
  128. Varicose vein
  129. Warts
  130. Uraemia
  131. Urethritis
  132. Wens
  133. whooping cough
  134. writers cramps
  135. Xerostoma
  136. Yellow fever
  137. Zoster

Repertory of Causation

DR. CLARKE has described in his dictionary the remedies under the heading causation. This tells how remedies are related to conditions due to definite causes. Therefore he has added an alphabetical list of causes, under any one of which will be bound named all the drugs, which have been observed to be curative in conditions produced by it.

Almost all remedies have relations of some kind to the various accidents and conditions of ordinary life. Their symptoms are made worse or better by heat or cold, rest or motion, by night or by day or other circumstances or conditions. Many remedies are related to the effects of certain conditions. Although causation and aggravation are not the same, they are closely allied. Thus is related to the effects of damp weather, and appears in the list of remedies having this causation; but it also has its symptoms, when not caused by damp, aggravated in a supreme degree by conditions of damp. Therefore the prescriber who uses this list of causes as a rough list of aggravations also will not go wrong.

The names of a few remedies have been added which do not occur in the dictionary of Materia Medica. They are given in brackets. When a cause is associated with any particular effect, that effect is placed in brackets and precedes the name of the remedy, which corresponds to it. For ex – “washing clothes” causes ill effects to which certain remedies correspond. Phosphorous corresponds to headache resulting from washing clothes. In the list of remedies this fact is marked thus “headache – phos”. When in a list of remedies, one of them has a qualifying word or phrase thus prefixed to it, the qualification must be understood to apply to that remedy only, and not to those which follow.

RUBRICS. FOUND IN THIS PART ARE:

  1.  Acid food
  2. Alcoholism
  3. Arms, raising.
  4.  Anger.
  5. Bathing.
  6. Business embarrassment
  7. Bread.
  8. Butter.
  9. Cabbage
  10. Carrying heavy wt.
  11. Checked eruptions.
  12. Cheese.
  13. Chill.
  14. Climbing mountains.
  15. Coffee
  16. Contradiction effects of
  17. Coryza
  18. Damp
  19. Dentition.
  20. Discharges suppressed.
  21. Disappointments.
  22. Dog bites.
  23. Draft of air.
  24. Dry cold winds.
  25. Early rising.
  26. Eggs, bad.
  27. Emotional disturbance.
  28. Examination
  29. Exertion,
    • – Bodily
    • – Mental.
  30. Eyes, injuries to.
  31. Fasting.
  32. Feet, wetting.
  33. Fevers.
  34. Flowers (fainting)
  35. Fright.
  36. Fruit.
  37. Gas light.
  38. Gonorrhoea.
  39. Grief.
  40. Haemorrhages.
  41. Hair cutting.
  42. Head blow on.
  43. Hot weather.
  44. Ice cream.
  45. Ice water.
  46. Indigestible food.
  47. Injured pride.
  48. Injuries to nerve.
  49. Influenza.
  50. Jarring.
  51. Jealousy.
  52. Journeys, long.
  53. Joy, sudden.
  54. Labour, mental.
  55. Laughing.
  56. Lead.
  57. Lemonade.
  58. Light, bright.
  59. Lifting.
  60. Lochia, suppressed.
  61. Mechanical injuries.
  62. Melons.
  63. Menses, suppressed.
  64. Mental, excitement / application.
  65. Mercury.
  66. Milk.
  67. Music.
  68. News, bad.
  69. Nettle rash, suppressed.
  70. Night watching.
  71. Noise.
  72. Odor strong.
  73. Onions.
  74. Operation.
  75. Opium.
  76. Otorrhoea, suppressed.
  77. Over eating.
  78. Over exertion.
  79. Over strain.
  80. Over study.
  81. Pain.
  82. Passion, fit of.
  83. Pastry
  84. Perspiration checked.
  85. Pork.
  86. Pregnancy.
  87. Ptomaine poisoning.
  88. Punctured wounds.
  89. Quinine.
  90. Rage.
  91. Rains, drenching.
  92. Rice.
  93. Rich food.
  94. Riding in carriage.
  95. Salt.
  96. Salty food.
  97. Skin affections checked.
  98. Shock.
  99. Sleep loss of.
  100. Ship, riding in a.
  101. Snowy air.
  102. Spinal injuries, old.
  103. Sprains.
  104. Stone cutting.
  105. Strains.
  106. Strong odors.
  107. Sugar.
  108. Summer.
  109. Sun.
  110. Suppressed anger.
  111. Surgical operations.
  112. Sweat suppression of.
  113. Tea.
  114. Temperature change of.
  115. Thunder.
  116. Tight boots.
  117. Tobacco.
  118. Traveling.
  119. Typhoid fever.
  120. Unpleasant news.
  121. Unripe fruit.
  122. Unusual excitement.
  123. Vaccination.
  124. Vegetables
  125. Venesection.
  126. Wading.
  127. Walking.
  128. Washing.
  129. Water.
  130. Weather.
  131. Winds.
  132. Wines.
  133. Winter.
  134. Worry.
  135. Wounds.
  136. Yawning.

REPERTORY OF TEMPERAMENTS, DISPOSITIONS, CONSTITUTIONS, AND STATES
In this list are given the remedies, which have been found to act most beneficially in certain types of persons, temperaments, sex and age. There are also included complaints and conditions of particular types of persons and constitutions. In the dictionary of Materia Medica these are generally given in the section characteristics under the description “suited to”
Acute observers, from the time of Hahnemann onwards, have noticed that some remedies act well on some types of persons and not at all so well on other. The respective types of nux vomica and pulsatilla are well known; but many other remedies have preferences more or less well marked for particular temperaments.
This index is very important because the type of constitution is very often determining factor in the choice of a remedy. There are some patients whose constitution correspond so accurately to a particular medicinal type, that the corresponding remedy will cure almost any indisposition they may happen to have. So this sect6ion becomes a complement of the clinical repertory. The user of this repertory, therefore, who may not find the remedy he is in search of in the clinical repertory, may possibly find it in the repertory of temperaments, under the heading of the complaint the patient is suffering from.
CONSTITUTIONS:
1. Asthmatic.
2. Bilious.
3. Broken down.
4. Carbo nitrogenoid.
5. Debilitated.
6. Delicate.
7. Dry.
8. Feeble.
9. Gouty.
10. Hydrogenoid.
11. Lax, fibre with.
12. Leucophlegmatic.
13. Nervo-sanguine / sanguinine.
14. Nervous.
15. Neuralgic.
16. Phthisical.
17. Psoric.
18. Scorbutic.
19. Scrofulous.
20. Slow, torpid.
21. Weakly.
DISPOSITIONS:
1.Affectionate.
2. Gay.
3. Gentle.
4. Hasty.
5. Haughty.
6. Haughty, when sick.
7. Irritable.
8. Malicious.
9. Melancholic.
10. Mild.
11. Sad.
12. Spiteful, malicious.
13. Tenacious & Irrascible.
14. Voluptous.
15. Yielding.
TEMPERAMENTS:
1. Bilious.
2. Brunette.
3. Choleric.
4. Excitable.
5. Hasty.
6. Hysterical.
7. Impatient.
8. Indolent.
9. Irresolute.
10. Irritable.
11. Lax,
12. leucophlegmatic.
13. Lymphatic.
14. Lyphatic – Nervous.
15. Melancholic.
16. Mild.
17. Mischievous.
18. Nervous.
19. Phlegmatic.
20. Restless.
21. Sanguine.
22. Sensitive.
23. Slow, torpid.
OTHER RUBRICS
1. Accomplishes little though busy all the time.
2. Acidity, colic or spasms with, of infants.
3. Aged persons.
4. Agitation, nervous.
5. Alcoholism, chronic insomnia of.
6. Anaemia.
7. Animal heat diminished, constitutions with.
8. Assimilating power lack of.
9. Babies, colic of.
10. Big bellied children.
11. Body has a filthy smell, not removed by washing.
12. Breathlessness & fatigue, with flushed cheeks.
13. Bronchitis in old persons.
14. Cancers & glandular enlargements.
15. Catarrh, disposed to.
16. Chalky look, persons of.
17. Children:
– Abdomen, large with.
– Big bellied
– Big heads with.
– Chubby, fat.
– Clumsy.
– Convulsions of.
– Cross, outrageously.
– Dainty & capricious.
– Delicate, sickly.
– Emaciated.
– Excitable.
– Fair.
– Fat & bloated.
18. Damp, cold changes persons who take cold from.
19. Debility, nervous after influenza.
20. Defective nutrition.
21. Despair of perfect recovery.
22. Destructive tendency, persons of.
23. Diarrhoea:
– Chronic sufferers, from.
– Early, stages of.
– Profuse, watery, of old people.
24. Diathesis:
– Gouty.
– Lithic or sycotic.
– Psoric.
– Rheumatic.
– Scrofulous.
– Scrofulous or Mercurial.
25. Elderly persons.
26. Emaciated children.
27. Exhausted by disease.
28. Exercise, mental / physical, aversion to.
29. Extremities, cold, sallow people with.
30. Fasting, persons who have bowel complaints from.
31. Fear, terror & timidity.
32. Feeble, digestive powers.
33. Feet, soles of, hot.
34. Glands affections of, Persons having.
35. Gouty complaints.
36. Growth children of, irregular.
37. Haemorrhagic patients
38. Hands, fetid sweat on.
39. Imbecility.
40. Indolent persons.
41. Infancy, complaints during.
42. Jealous.
43. Jovial.
44. Jaundiced complexion.
45. Keen intellect with feeble muscular development.
46. Lack of animal heat.
47. Lack of reaction.
48. Lean persons.
49. Marasmus, children with.
50. Memory weak, persons of.
51. Milk, children who cannot take.
52. Neuritis, traumatic.
53. Nose-bleed of children.
54. Newborn children.
55. Obesity.
56. Old age.
57. Old looking children.
58. Pale children.
59. Pallor, lips of.
60. Perception quick.
61. Quick tempered persons.
62. Quinine, cases previously maltreated with.
63. Rapid progress of disease.
64. Red face.
65. Relaxed fibre.
66. Sallow people with cold extremities.
67. Scorbutic conditions.
68. Sedentary habits, persons of.
69. Tea drinkers, colic of.
70. Teething children.
71. Timid persons.
72. Tired feeling extending into limbs.
73. Ulcers, deep, thin patients with.
74. Urine, red sediment in.
75. Uterine disorders.
76. Vaccination, ailments from.
77. Venous constitution with tendency to haemorrhoids.
78. Warts on the palms.
79. Weak children.
80. Weakened by long sickness.
81. Wrinkled skin.
82. Yawning, complaints which are concomitant to.
83. Yellow skin.
84. Yellow saddle across nose, pot bellied mothers with.
REPERTORY TO THE CLINICAL RELATIONSHIPS
This section of the repertory gives in tabular form the chief clinical relations of all remedies of the Materia Medica so far as they have been noted. They are included under the following heading:
1. Complementary remedies
2. Remedy follows well
3. Remedy is followed well by
4. Compatible remedies
5. Incompatible remedies
6. Remedy antidotes
7. Remedy is antidoted by
8. Duration of action
The term compatible is generic term and includes all the remedies of the first three columns. Some remedies have been observed to prepare the way for other remedies; some to follow other well such remedies are termed compatible remedies. Some spoil the effects of other, and such are called incompatibles.
When a remedy has done well and has ceased to be indicated, the choice of the remedy to follow will be greatly assisted by knowledge of clinical relationships. In comparing the table Dr. Clarke has made use of the excellent table published by Dr. Gibson Miller.
REPERTORY OF NATURAL RELATIONSHIP
The homeopathic Materia Medica consists potentially we may say, of anything and everything that may be found in the universe. Man himself epitomises the universe, and nothing in the universe can therefore be said to be unrelated to him.
The repertory of natural relationships shows at a glance the place in nature of any remedy in question mineral, vegetable or animal and how it stands in regards to its closest congeners. In the dictionary is given the natural order of each plant. In the repertory will be found an alphabetical list of all the natural orders represented, and under each is given In alphabetical order a list of all the plants of that order included in the Materia Medica
But there is also given a list of the natural orders in their systematic or evolutionary order; so that very order is here given in juxtra position with its allied orders. In this list a number is prefixed to each order; and in the alphabetical list is given each order the same number.
The following list shows remedies belonging to different kingdoms of nature arranged in order of their natural kinship. The list will enable readers to find how almost any given remedy in Materia medica is related to any other remedy in nature. The list comprise:
1) Metals or elements.
2) The Vegetable kingdom.
3) The Animal kingdom.
4) Sarcodes.
5) Nosodes.
1. Metals or elements
An alphabetical list of the elements represented is given, each with its symbol & atomic weight. Prefixed to each name is a number. This number shows its position in the succeeding list, which gives the elements in the order of their atomic weights. In addition to this distinguishing number in the second list is affixed the letter “G ” & a Roman numeral. This refers to a third list – a list of the Mendeleeffian Groups; & the numeral shows in which of these groups any given element is to be found. E.g.
Alphabetical list
10. Aluminium ……….Al 27.10
44. Aurum……………..Au 197.20
48. Bismuthum…………Bi 208.50
28. Bromium……………Br 79.96
33. (Cadmium) …………Cd 112.40
16. (Calcium) …………..Ca 40.10
etc.
Note: The numerals prefixed to the names in this list show the place of each element in the list following, arranged in the order of the atomic weights.
The brackets signify that the element named is represented in the materia medica only by its salts.
List in order of Atomic weights
1. G I – Hydrogenium —– 1.008
2. G I – Lithium ————– 7.03
3. G III – Boron ————– 11.00
4. G IV – Carbon ———— 12.00
5. G V – Nitrogenium —– 14.04
6. G VI – Oxygenium —– 16.00
7. G VII – Flurinum ——– 19.00
etc.
Note: The letters ” G I” refers to the list following & show the group of elements to which the particular element belongs.
Groups according to Mendeleeff ( Group I – Group VIII)
Group I
Lithium
A.
Natrum
Kali
B.
Hydrogenium
Cuprum
Argentum
Aurum
Group II
A.
Magnesium
Calcium
Strontium
Barium
B.
Zincum
Cadmium
Mercurius
etc. till Group VIII
II -VEGETABLE KINGDOM
There are two lists given in this section – a list of natural orders in alphabetical order & a list of natural orders in systematic or evolutionary order. In the first or alphabetical list, under the name of each order, all the remedies of the order are given, also alphabetically. The alphabetical list is distinguished by numbers which correspond with the numbers of the systematic list, so that the place of any remedy in each list can at once be found. E.g.
NATURAL BOTANICAL ORDERS
1) Alphabetical list of natural botanical orders represented in materia medica
Algae (119)
Fucus vesiculosus
Amaryllidaceae (101)
Agave Americana
Narcissus
Anacardiaceae
Anacardium Occidentale
Anacardium Orientale
Comocladia
Rhus Aromatica
Rhus Diversiloba
Rhus Glabra
Rhus radicans
Rhus Toxicodendron
Rhus venenata
Schinus
Berberidaceae (5)
Berberis aquifolium
Berberis vulgaris.
Caulophyllum
Podophyllum
Cistaceae (11)
Cistus Canadensis
Droseraceae (38)
Drosera.
etc.
Note: The number affixed to each natural order shows the place of the order in the systematic arrangement given in the succeeding section.
2) List of natural Botanical orders represented in the materia medica in systematic arrangement.
Division 1 – Phanerogamia –> Sub-Division 1 – Angiospermia –> Class 1 – Dicotyledones –> Sub-class 1 – Polypetalae –>
> Series 1 – Thalamiflorae
(1) Ranunculaceae
(2) Magnoliaceae
(3) Anonaceae
(4) Menispermaceae
(5) Berberidaceae
(6) Nymphaeaceae
Etc. till (19)
> Series 2 – Disciflorae
(20) Linaceae
(21) Zygophyllaceae
(22) Geraniaceae
etc. till (32)
> Series 3 – Calyciflorae
(34) Leguminosae
Papilionaceae
Mimoseae
(35) Rosaceae
Drupaceae
Pomeae
Roseae
(36) Saxifragaceae
etc. till (50)
–> Sub class 2 – Gamopetalae (or Corolliflorae)
> Series 1 – Inferoe (or Epigynoe)
(51) Caprifoliaceae
(52) Rubiaceae
(53) Valerianaceae
etc. till (55)
> Series 2 – Superae ( or Heteromerae)
(56) Ericaceae
(57) Plumbaginaceae
(58) Primulaceae
> Series 3 – Dicarpiae
(60) Oleaceae
(61) Jasminaceae
(62) Apocynaceae
etc. till (75)
–> Sub class 3 – Monochlamydeae (or incompleteae)
> Series 1 – Curvembryeae
(76) Chenopodiaceae
(77) Phytolaccaceae
(78) Polygonaceae
etc. till (95)
–> Class 2 – Monocotyledones
(96) Orchidaceae
(97) Zingiberaceae
(98) Musaceae
etc. till (102)
–> Division- 2
(103) Liliaceae
(104) Smilaceae
(105) Melanthaceae
etc. till (113)
–> Sub division 2 – Gymnospermia
(114) Coniferae
(115) Gnetaceae
–> Division 2 – Cryptogamia
(116) Equisetaceae
(117) Filices
(118) Lycopodiaceae
III – ANIMAL KINGDOM
Of the animal kingdom a similar arrangement has been adopted – an alphabetical list distinguished by numbers corresponding to numbers in the succeeding systematic list.
1. Alphabetical list of natural orders
Acaridea (16)
Trombidium
Bufonidae (25)
Bufo
Carnivora (31)
Mephitis
Diptera (7)
Culex musca
Erytherineae (22)
Erythrimus
Fibrospongiae (91)
Badiaga
Spongia
Gorgoniaeceae (3)
Corallium Rubrum
Helodermidae (30)
Heloderma
Isopoda (13)
Oniscus
etc.
2. Natural Zoological orders in systematic arrangement.
Sub Kingdom 1- Protozoa
(not represented)
Sub Kingdom 2 – Coelenterata
Class – Spongiae Class
1. Fibrospongiae
Class – Hydrozoa Class
2. Physophorae
Class – Actinozoa
3. Gorgoniaceae
Sub Kingdom 3 – Echinodermata
4. Asteroidea (or Radiata)
Sub Kingdom 4 – Vermes
Class – Annelida
5. Hirudinea
Sub Kingdom 5 – Articulata, Section Arthropoda
Class – Insecta
6. Coleoptera
7. Diptera.
8. Hemiptera.
9. Hymenoptera.
10 .Lepidoptera
11. Orthoptera.
Class – Myriapoda.
12. Chilopoda
Class – Crustaceae
13. Isopoda.
14. Merostomata
15. Decapoda.
Class – Arachnida
16. Acaridea.
17. Araneidea
18. Scorpiodia
Sub Kingdom 6 – Mollusca
19. Cephalopoda.
20. Gasteropoda.
21. Lamellibranchiata.
Sub Kingdom 7 – Vertebrata.
(i) Pisces
22. Erythrineae
23. Gadidae
24. Trachinidae
(ii) Batrachia ( or Amphibia)
25. Bufonidae
(iii) Reptilia
(a) Ophidia
26. Crotalidae
27. Elapidae
28. Viperidae
(b) Sauria
29. Lacertilia
30. Helodermidae
(iv) Mammalia
31. Carnivora.
32. Rodentia
33. Ruminantia
IV – SARCODES
“Sarcode” is the term designating the remedies prepared from healthy animal tissues & organs. These are remedies of very great importance & a list of them is given below, together with a supplementary list of remedies derived from altered tissues & secretions, as urea & uric acid from Urine, Thyro-iodin from Thyroid gland etc.
1. Adrenalinum.
2. Aranurumtela
3. Calcarea carbonica ( Ostrearum)
4. Calcarea Ovi Testae.
5. Carbo animalis
6. Castor equi.
7. Cervus.
8. Colostrum.
9. Conchiolinum.
10. Fel Tauri.
11. Gadus Morrhua
12. Helix tosta.
13. Hippomanes.
14. Lac caninum.
15. Lac felinum.
16. Lac vaccinum.
17. Oleum Jecoris aselli.
18. Oophorinum.
19. Orchitinum.
20. Ovi gallinae pellicula.
21. Ovi gallinae testa see Calc. Ovi testae
22. Pulmo Vulpis.
23. Sphingurus.
24. Thyroidinum.
25. Urinum.
SARCODE – derivatives
1. Cholesterinum.
2. Lac vaccinum coagulatum.
3. Lac Vaccinum defloratum.
4. Lacticum acidum.
5. Lactis vaccini flos.
6. Pancreatinum.
7. Pepsinum.
8. Pyrogenium ( or Serpsinum)
9. Sacharum Lactis
10. Thyroidinum
11. Urea.
12. Uricum acidum.
V – NOSODES
Nosodes are remedies derived from morbid tissues & secretions containing the specific virus of diseases. A list of these remedies is given below:
Animal:
1. Ambra Grisea (?)
2. Anthracinum.
3. Aviaire
4. Bacillinum.
5. Bacillinum testium.
6. Diphtherinum.
7. Hippozoeninum.
8. Hydrophobinum ( or Lyssinum)
9. Malandrinum.
10. Medorrhinum.
11. Melitagrinum.
12. Pestinum ( or Plaguinum)
13. Psorinum.
14. Septicaeminum.
15. Syphilinum ( Luesinum or Lueticum)
16. Tuberculinum.
17. Vaccininum.
18. Variolinum.
Vegetable:
1. Ergotinum ( derivative)
2. Nectrianinum.
3. Secale cornutum.
4. Ustilago maidis.
Carbonitrogernoid constitutions –cup.
Chalky look person of –Calc
Children emaciated –k.I., Sul
Faces with like old people -Sars
4) In section of Repertory of clinical relationship gives in tabular form the chief clinical relation of all remedies of Materia Medica so far they have been noted
They are included in following  headings “complimentary remedies ‘’,remedy follows well’,’ remedy is followed well by,  compatible remedies ,incompatible remedies ,remedies antidotes ,remedy is antidote by  there is also added the
Duration of action of remedies so far as these have been note

REMEDY COMPL. REMEDIES FOLLOW WELL REMEDY IS FOLLOWED WELL BY REMEDIES ANTIDOTE REMEDY IS ANTODOTED BY DURATION OF ACTION
Aconite Arn Often indicated after arn,sul,vert Arn,ars,bel.bry. Arn,asp.ast.bel.bry.cham.calc. Alcol.bel.cham.sul 1 hr.to several weeks

 
Repertory of natural relationship
Remedies belonging to different kingdoms of nature arranged in the order of their natural kinship.
Reader will be able to discover how far natural relationship and clinical corresponds so far as the homoeopathic Materia Medica at present extends.
The list will enable readers to find how almost any given remedy in Materia Medica is related to any other remedy in nature.
The list comprise
1) metals or elements
2) the vegetable kingdom
3) Animal kingdom
4) sarcode
5) Nosodes.
The rubrics in repertory arranged in alphabetical order in all five parts of repertory
Therefore this is mainly an alphabetical clinical repertory

Important features of repertory
  • In this repertory  listed remedies are 1063 but 52 abbreviations has appeared twice hence actual numbers of medicines are 1011.
  • Different sections like causation, temperaments, relationship, are unique feature.
  • Letter ‘X’ used to indicate acid for example Nit X would mean nitricum acidium.
  • Every time a medicine is mentioned it begins with a capital letter when name has two parts, the second part always stars with small letter.
  • Typo graph are of two types –not used to indicate hierarchy of remedies–i.e. italics and ordinary roman, italic mean that medicine has also appears in The Prescriber.

Limitations / Disadvantages:

  1. Number of medicines given under each rubric is very few, even in general rubric as compared to other repertories.
  2. There is no grading of remedies, so we cannot find most important remedy for each condition.
  3. Most of the remedies used are rare and the curative effects of which are to be proved.
  4. Many medicines given in sub-rubrics are not included in general rubric. Eg : Asthma – hysterical – Nux mosch.
  5. This repertory can only be used for quick reference and not for good systematic repertorisation.

Bibliography
1) A Clinical Repertory – to the dictionary of Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke   Indian books and periodicals publisher new Delhi 110005 reprint edition  July 2008  p .no 154,158,159,201,202, 325.
2) Essentials of Repertorisation 4th edition by Shasikant Tiwari B Jain publisher (p) limited.
3) Homoeorization.com volume 2, issue 1 November 2008 by Dr .P Sing MD (Hom).
Edited by: Dr Abha
 

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