An ideal repertory for the beginner and for those who believe in artistic prescribing. The simplest and handy repertory in alphabetical order. Remedies for a particular rubric are reduced to minimum possible by careful selection which makes the drug selection easier, simpler and efficient. This is a repertory, which the students can use for the first case they wish to prescribe for. In this repertory, the headings include Mentals, Generals, Modalities, Organs and their sub-parts; all arranged in an alphabetical order. Physiological and pathological conditions have also been included. Cross references are given wherever necessary.
Dr S. R. Phatak, a master prescriber in the field of homoeopathy, has contributed immensely to the homoeopathic literature. His books are available in English, Hindi and Marathi language. His book on Materia Medica is very popular amongst the students and practitioners. His books give us an insight into the philosophy and practice of this remarkable homoeopath. His literature is enriched with his own accurate clinical observations and experiences.
Prescribing in Homoeopathy is both Science and Art. But it is
a difficult Art. Good case taking, sound knowledge of Materia
Medica and skilful use of the reference books are the three
This repertory is intended to serve as a handy and useful
reference book. It is an attempt to lessen the difficulties of
the prescriber. No originality can be claimed in a book of this
type, except that of presentation. There are advantages and
disadvantages in the traditional type of repertory. The author
feels that the present arrangement will minimize the
disadvantages. Remedies for a particular rubric are reduced
to minimum possible by a careful selection. No drug is given
unless the author has used it in his own practice or unless
there is strong justification provided for it, by authorities like
Dr. Boger, Dr. Kent, Dr. Clark’s Dictionary etc.
A concise repertory cannot take the place of exhaustive
repertories of Kent, Boeninghausen and others. It is aimed
at reducing the burden of the prescriber, in every sense of
In this repertory, the headings mentals, generals,
modalities, organs, and their sub-parts are all arranged
according to their alphabetical order. All the physiological and
Plan of the Pathological conditions such as appetite,
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to Use it thirst, fever, pulse etc. are also included
in alphabetical order. Cross references are
given wherever necessary. In such arrangement there will
be no difficulty in finding the appropriate rubrics. In each such
rubric all important symptoms, their concomitants and their
modalities are given. But the prescriber should not entirely
depend on the particulars, for finding out the correct remedy.
If he cannot find the correct remedy, according to the totality
of symptoms, under the particular organ or sub-part of it, so
much the better, otherwise he has to find the remedy
considering the general conditions and general modalities.
For all the general modalities, the words Agg. and Amel. are
printed AGG. and AMEL. For the modalities under particular
rubric only, there should be no difficulty in finding out as to
which modality is general and which is particular. For example
"Eyes closing Agg". Though this modality is given under eyes,
it modifies the general symptoms as well as those of the eyes.
Dr. Boger has a remarkable knack of coining a general
rubric from some particular symptom. (Those who have used
his Synoptic Key must have noticed it). For example, take
the rubric ‘Awkwardness’. This symptom is given by Dr. Kent
in his repertory under, ‘Extremities’. There it shows that the
patient either drops things from his hands or walks stumbling.
But when Dr. Boger made it a general rubric, it means that
the patient’s mental and/or physical behavior may be
awkward. All such headings coined by Dr. Boger are included
in this repertory. Not only that but the author himself has
coined a few new headings from his own experience. For
example the rubric "unsteady sensation". Once a patient
consulted the author for this sensation. This patient, whenever
he used to stand for more than a few minutes, used to feel
unsteady, not giddy, but as if he was not standing firmly on
the ground. The author found for him the remedy from those
given under unsteady gait.
Every homeopathic practitioner is aware that modalities
and concomitants are the most important factors for finding a
correct remedy. The author has garnered all useful modalities
from different standard repertories and has included those in
this book. The modality "Holding the breath Amel", is given
only by Dr. Boenninghausen in his Therapeutic Pocket Book.
This modality gave the author, once an opportunity to cure
remarkably an ulcer on the dorsum of the foot due to Thromboangitis obliterans.
The repertories are compiled for finding out as far as
possible a correct remedy by referring to the various symptoms
given under various organs; along with the circumstances,
conditions and timing which modify them. In order to arrive
at the suitable remedy, the remedies given under a particular
symptom are graded according to their importance. The
prescriber, however, should bear in mind that every remedy
high grade or low grade becomes equally important when it
is connected with peculiar concomitant or with and unusual
condition or circumstance. Repertorization does not mean
mechanical repertorization. Totality of Symptoms does
not mean numerical totality, but qualitative totality. One
peculiar concomitant or an unusual condition may determine
the totality of the case.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
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