Homoeopathic Medical Repertory -A Modern Alphabetical and Practical Repertory

Homoeopathic Medical Repertory -A Modern Alphabetical and Practical Repertory

Repertory as a subject is an important tool that plays a major role in the practice of homeopathy. It is essentially a compilation of symptoms and their corresponding remedies. Its main function is to filter and narrow the exhaustive knowledge of Materia medica. It provides the homeopath with the list of remedies which are most appropriate and match the picture of every medical case the physician is trying to heal and cure with homeopathy.

One of important repertories which generally are used by homeopaths world over include Repertory of Homoeopathic Materia Medica by Dr J.T. Kent, Boger Boenninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory by C.M Boger, Boerick’s Manual of Homoeopathic mm and repertory, A Clinical Repertory to the Dictionary of Materia medica by J.H.Clarke, A Concise Repertory of Homoeopathic Medicines by S.R .Phatak etc.

In today’s times an innovative repertory was needed which assimilated the rubrics of conventional repertories along with the modern-day clinical rubrics arising from health conditions treated by modern homoeopaths.

The book in review i.e. Homoeopathic Medical Repertory authored by Dr Robin Murphy completes this work beautifully. It represents a different perspective on the selection of rubrics which form the basics of any case taking in homoeopathic practice.

The key features of the book are:

  • The repertory contains 74 chapters arranged alphabetically and compiled from the original and conventional chapters provided by Dr J.T. Kent, Knerr’s Repertory and Allen’s Symptoms Index of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.
  • Includes chapters based on modern scenario etiologies i.e. ailments arising due to toxicity of different chemicals and drugs(also allopathic drugs), bad effects of vaccinations and diseases contracted during the pregnancy period of the mother.; Chapters titled ‘Toxicity’, ‘Vaccinations’ and ‘Pregnancy’.
  • Separate chapter including rubrics based on clinical conditions found in pediatric cases; Chapter titled- ‘Children’.
  • Chapter based on clinical conditions found in medical practice titled ‘Clinical. (includes rubrics covering blood, disorders, diagnostics, emergencies, nerves and pathologies etc.)  and a separate chapter covering cancer of different organ systems titled ‘Cancer’.
  • Individual chapter covering desires and aversion of different foods titled ‘Food’.
  • The physician can use the repertory in all types of cases which can include
  1. Prominent mental generals.
  2. Clinical symptoms/diagnosis available.
  3. Pathological generals /constitutions available.
  4. Where the case has a paucity of symptoms.
  • At the end of the book is provided an exhaustive list of abbreviations of remedies covered under different rubrics along with their full latin and common names.

 

Murphy’s repertory acts as a comprehensive guide to the modern day practitioner by providing rubrics based both on knowledge and wisdom of the past and present-day clinical experiences of homoeopathic physicians. It also acts as a futuristic mirror into which the upcoming homoeopathic professionals can dwell into to bring about game changing results when they are dealing with difficult cases. It is a unique repertory which helps the practitioner to find similimum based on clinical as well as classical symptoms.

Title: Homoeopathic Medical Repertory

Author:  Robin Murphy

ISBN:     9788131908587

Imprint:  B. Jain Large Print

Dr Neha Kakkar B.H.M.S from Dr B.R. Sur Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital. Practicing homoeopathy for the last 16 years. Currently practicing in Meerut.

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