Book on clinical materia medica or homeooathic meteria medica Authored by Dr. William Boericke

Review on Boericke’s New Manual Of Homoeopathic Materia Medica With Repertory by Visapara Mihir Jitendrabhai


This book is to give the reader a head start in his quest to explore the vast sphere of knowledge.

Reviewer- Visapara Mihir Jitendrabhai (Persuing BHMS, Form Rajkot Homoeopathic Medical College )

About the Book: New Manual Of Homoeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory With Relationship Of Remedies

Boericke co-founded Hahnemann Hospital and the Pacific Homeopathic Medical College of San Francisco in 1881.He was appointed as the University of California’s first professor of homeopathic materia medica and therapeutics. He held this position for 30 years.He released his renowned Homeopathic Materia Medica in 1901. It through nine editions, and in 1906, his brother Oscar E. Boericke contributed a repertory. He wrote a book titled “A comprehends of the principles of homeopathy” as well. He was awarded the honor of translating the sixth edition of Hahnemann’s “Organon of Medicine” into English.[1]


1. The purpose of this book is to easily understand the medicine.

2. To search medicine easily.

3. To determine dose of medicine.

4. To compare the medicine .

5. To repertorization of remedy easily .

6. To give importance to rare symptoms.

Arrangement of the Book:

There are 1137 pages in this book, The LIST OF REMEDY ABBREVIATIONS, which was 56(Lvi) pages long, was also included in this book. So the total number of pages is 1193.

Index contents:

• Materia Medica (pharmaceutical or Latin names)

• Repertory ( Mind, head, Eyes, Ear, Nose, Fase, Moth, Tongue, Taste, Gums, Teeth, Throat, Stomach, Abdomen, Urinary system, Male sexual system, Female sexual system, Respiratory system, Circulatory system, Locomotor system, Nervous system, Fever, Skin, Generalities, Modalities)

• Index To the Repertory

• Therapeutic Index

• Some Indian Drugs

• Some Important Nosodes and Sarcodes

• Some important Mother tinctures

• Rare and Uncommon Remedys

• Relationship of Remedys

• The side of the body and Drug Affinities

• List of Abbreviations

• List of Remedys (Common name)

Special Features of the New Manual Of Homoeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory With Relationship Of Remedies:

Along with other less significant symptoms that help in the selection of the curative remedy, the book includes the well-known, verified characteristic symptoms of all our medicines. The school’s published clinical experience has been updated to include all the new medications and necessities. It has the most trustworthy materia medica facts possible packed into the smallest amount of space in its current compact form.

In an effort to keep up with other developments in the field of homoeopathy in particular and medicine in general, the most recent version of the Boericke was published at the start of the new millennium.

First off, every grammatical problem has been fixed, and the book has been technically updated to reflect contemporary terms. Without altering the wording of the entire book, for instance, pressure deep in the orbits (glaucoma). The text’s current terminology, which is only used in brackets, has been correlated with a number of reference works, including the Handbook of Materia Medica by Dr. T. F. Allen, 1001 Small Remedies by Dr. F. Schroyens, and the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by Dr. J. H. Clarke.

To maintain a more structured and consistent pattern, the medicines’ Mind, Head, Eyes, etc. sequence has been organized in accordance with those in Kent’s Repertory throughout the entire book.

This edition has also been made easier by footnotes at the bottom of the page. For example, on page 25, under the heading “Throat Deafness,” it says:-1-Hearing-impaired-enlarged-tonsils (1001 Small Remedies, edited by Dr. F. Schroyens), which elaborates or explains the related symptom in more detail and includes the title of the referenced book.

According to the Synthesis, all drug abbreviations and names in the book and repertory are now things like Thuya – Thuj, Helleb – Hell, etc. Additionally, all spellings have been updated to reflect the 28th edition of Dorland; for example, diarrhea has been changed to diarrhea and anaesthetic to anesthesia.

The chapters in the repertory section of this book have been rearranged to minimize confusion while maintaining the same rhythm and following Kent’s Repertory. The definition of each term and the corresponding page numbers have been added to the index of the repertory, making it more comprehensive and user-friendly.

More details and additional additions have been made available for the previously existent Indian Drugs.

In order to shed additional light on this, comparatively under-studied area of homoeopathy, a special section on several regularly used nosodes has been included to this volume, along with a reorganized Rare and Uncommon Remedies section.

To give the reader a head start in his quest to explore the vast sphere of knowledge that this edition is going to provide, an Index of the Drugs, with both common and Latin names, has been introduced in the beginning of this book under Contents along with the proper listing of all the Chapters.

About the Author: Dr. William Boericke

On November 26, 1849, William Boericke, a distinguished and well-known American homeopath, was born in Austria. He attended the Vienna Medical School for a full year before emigrating to the United States. He made Ohio City his home here. He received his degree in homeopathic medicine from Philadelphia’s Hahnemann Medical College in 1880. He began his medical career in San Francisco, where he spent more than fifty years practicing homeopathy. He had a severe heart attack and passed away on April 1st, 1929.

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