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|Boenninghausen, C.M.||Boenninghausen’s Repertory (1891, Allen)|
|Boericke, Dewey||The Repertory of 12 Tissure Remedies of Schussler|
|Boericke, Oscar||The Homoeopathic Repertory|
|Boger, Cyrus Maxwell||Boenninghausen’s Repertory (1937)|
|Boger, Cyrus Maxwell||General Analysis|
|Boger, Cyrus Maxwell||Synoptic Key|
|Gibson, Miller||Remedy Relations|
|Kent, James Tyler||Homeopathic Repertory|
|Kimball, Samuel A.||A Repertory of Gonorrhoea|
|Nash, E. B.||Regional Leaders|
|Polony, Weaver||P&W 2011 Edition of Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocketbook|
|Polony, Weaver||P&W 2011 Edition of Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocketbook (German)|
|Polony, Weaver||P&W 2011 Edition of Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocketbook (Spanish)|
|Polony, Vladimir||Repertorium Publicum|
|Polony, Vladimir||Repertorium of Bach Flower Remedies|
|Roberts, Herbert||Sensations as if|
|Santee, E.M.||The Repertory of Convulsions|
|Allen, Henry Clay||The dynamic element of the remedy|
|Allen, Henry Clay||Keynotes And Characteristics With Comparisons of some of the Leading Remedies of the Materia Medica|
|Allen, Henry Clay||Notes on Sepia|
|Allen, Henry Clay||Tabacum: Some guiding symptoms|
|Allen, Henry Clay||Pyrogen – A Clinical Case|
|Allen, Timothy Field||The Handbook of Materia Medica|
|Allen, Timothy Field||The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica|
|Arndt, Rudolph||The First Lessons in Symptomatology of Leading Homeopathic Remedies|
|Barker, Ellis||Beautiful Skin and Complexion|
|Barker, Ellis||The Persistent Abscess|
|Barker, Ellis||How They Keep Homoeopathy Alive|
|Barker, Ellis||Aluminium and Health|
|Barker, Ellis||How to Cure Carbuncles|
|Barker, Ellis||Bad Feet|
|Barker, Ellis||Garlic as a Remedy|
|Barker, Ellis||A Proving of Grapefruit|
|Barker, Ellis||The Doctor as a Detective|
|Barker, Ellis||You Can Save Lives|
|Barker, Ellis||Homoeopathy and Longevity|
|Barker, Ellis||Two Natrium Muriaticum Cases|
|Berridge, Edward||Clinical Cases – Berridge|
|Berridge, Edward||Is There anything in Sulphur DM?|
|Berridge, Edward||A Hahnemannian Cure|
|Berridge, Edward||Case of Gravel|
|Berridge, Edwin||The Proving of Medorrhinum|
|Boenninghausen, C. M.||Boenninghausen’s Lesser Writings|
|Boenninghausen, C. M.||The Choice of the Remedy|
|Boericke, William||The 12 Tissue Remedies of Schussler|
|Boericke, William||The 12 Tissue Remedies of Schussler (Clinical Cases)|
|Boericke, William||Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica, 9th ed.|
|Boger, Cyrus Maxwell||The Boenninghausen’s Characteristics|
|Boger, Cyrus Maxwell||A Proving of Samarskite|
|Boger, Cyrus Maxwell||A Synoptic Key of Materia Medica|
|Boger, Cyrus Maxwell||Studies in the Philosophy of Healing|
|Boger, Cyrus Maxwell||Convallaria Majalis|
|Boger, Cyrus Maxwell||Sabadilla – Boger|
|Bradford, Thomas Lindsley||The Life and Letters of Dr Samuel Hahnemann|
|Buck, Henry||The Outlines of Materia Medica|
|Burnett, James Compton||The cures with common table salt|
|Clarke, John Henry||Gunpowder as a War Remedy|
|Clarke, John Henry||Cholera, Diarrhoea and Dysentery: Homoeopathic Prevention and Cure|
|Clarke, John Henry||Constitutional Medicine – With special reference to The Three Constitutions of Dr Von Grauvogl|
|Clarke, John Henry||A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica|
|Clarke, John Henry||Radium as an Internal Remedy|
|Clarke, John Henry||Rheumatism and Sciatica|
|Close, Stuart||Homoeopathy in Terminal Conditions and Apparently Incurable Diseases: Is it sufficient?|
|Close, Stuart||The Scope of Homeopathy|
|Cowperthwaite, Allen Corson||A Textbook of Materia Medica|
|Dewey, Willis||Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics|
|Douglass, Eugene Melford||Pearls in Homeopathy|
|Dunham, Carroll||Lectures on Materia Medica|
|Farrington, Ernest||Do Medicines Make Functional Changes?|
|Farrington, Ernest||Lectures on Clinical Materia Medica|
|Guernsey, Henry/td>||Keynotes of Materia Medica|
|Kent, John Tyler||Proving Of Cenchris Contortrix|
|Kent, John Tyler||Action Of Drugs As Opposed By Vital Force|
|Kent, John Tyler||Higher Use of Primary Branches in Medical Education|
|Kent, John Tyler||How I Became A Homoeopath|
|Kent, John Tyler||Remedies Related to Pathological Tissue Changes|
|Kent, John Tyler||How To Ensure Easy Death|
|Kent, John Tyler||Lectures on Homoeopathic Philosophy|
|Kent, John Tyler||Management of Displacement without Mechanical Support|
|Kent, John Tyler||Lycopodium Clavatum|
|Kent, John Tyler||Homoeopathy: Its Fundamental Principles Outlined|
|Kent, John Tyler||The Development and Formation of the Repertory|
|Kent, John Tyler||Natrum Sulphuricum in Symptoms Arising After an Injury to the Head|
|Kent, John Tyler||Nitricum Acidum|
|Kent, John Tyler||A Lecture on Nitricum Acidum|
|Kent, John Tyler||Zincum Metallicum|
|Kent, John Tyler||Sabadilla – Kent|
|Kent, John Tyler||The Second Prescription|
|Knerr, Calvin||Some Unknown Facets and Writing of Constantine Hering|
|Lippe, Adolph||Cholera cured by Phosphorus|
|Lippe, Adolph||Cholera Infantum|
|Lippe, Adolph||Clinical Reflections|
|Lippe, Adolph||Keynotes of the Homeopathic Materia Medica|
|Lippe, Adolph||Drug Proving|
|Lippe, Adolph||Rhus Toxicodendron|
|Hahnemann, Samuel||The Chronic Diseases|
|Hahnemann, Samuel||Organon of Medicine|
|Hahnemann, Samuel||Materia Medica Pura|
|Hering, Constantine||The Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica|
|Hering, Constantine||Sanguinaria Canadensis|
|Hughes, Richard||A Cyclopaedia of Drug Pathogenesy|
|Miller, Robert Gibson||Hot and Cold Remedies|
|Nash, Eugene||Clinical Cases|
|Paterson, John||The Bowel Nosodes|
|Phatak, S. R.||Concise Materia Medica of Homeopathic Medicines|
|Polony, Vladimir||A Guide to Bach flower Remedies|
|Tyler, Margaret||Calcarea Carbonica|
|Tyler, Margaret||Miniature Repertory of these Remedies of the Common Cold|
|Tyler, Margaret||Kalium Bichromicum|
|Tyler, Margaret||Lac Caninum|
|Tyler, Margaret||Ocimum Canum|
|Tyler, Margaret||Phosphoricum Acidum|
|Wheeler, Charles Edwin||An Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Homoeopathy|
|Yingling, William||The Accoucheurs Emergency Manual|
|Yingling, William||Materia Medica Study|
|Yingling, William||The Single Dose|
|1753, Anthony Addington: An Essay on the Sea-Scurvy|
|1892, Timothy Field Allen: A Primer of Materia Medica|
|1863, C. von Bönninghausen: Aphorismen des Hippokrates|
|1873, C. von Bönninghausen: Homoeopathic Therapeia of Intermittent and Other Fevers|
|1853, C. von Bönninghausen: Der homöopatische Hausarzt|
|1834, C. von Bönninghausen: Die Homöopathie, ein Lesebuch für das gebildete, nicht-ärztliche Publikum|
|1845, C. von Bönninghausen: The Homoeopathic Treatment of Intermittent Fevers|
|1860, C. von Bönninghausen: Die homöopatische Behandlung des Keuchhustens|
|1908, C.M. Boenninghausen: Lesser Writings|
|1832, C. von Bönninghausen: Systematisch Alphabetisches Repertorium der Antipsorischen Arzneimittel|
|1835, C. von Bönninghausen: Systematisch Alphabetisches Repertorium der nicht-Antipsorischen Arzneimittel|
|1846, C. von Bönninghausen: Therapeutic Pocketbook|
|1847, C. von Bönninghausen: Therapeutic Pocket-Book for Homoeopathic Physicians (Hempel)|
|1847, J. Laurie: Manual of Homoeopathic Therapeutics|
|1846, C. von Bönninghausen: Manuel de Therapeutique Homoeopathique|
|1836, C. von Bönninghausen: Versuch über die Verwandschaften der homöopatischen Arzneien|
|1833, C. von Bönninghausen: Versuch einer homöopathischen Therapie der Wechselfieber|
|1864, C. von Bönninghausen: Versuch einer homöopathischen Therapie der Wechsel und anderer Fieber|
|1906, J.C.F. Brandt: Der homöopatische Haus- und Selbstarzt|
|1896, Leon Brasol: Samuel Hahnemann – A Sketch of his Life and Career|
|1843, J.J. Drysdale: The British Journal of Homoeopathy (Volume 1)|
|1901, M.E. Douglass: Characteristics of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica|
|1900, John Henry Clarke: A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica (Volume 1)|
|1902, John Henry Clarke: A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica (Volume 2)|
|1902, John Henry Clarke: A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica (Volume 3)|
|1904, John Henry Clarke: Clinical Repertory to the Dictionary of Materia Medica|
|1860, Michel Granier: Conferences upon Homoeopathy|
|1773, J.K. Crellin: William Cullen – His Calibre as an Teacher|
|1837, P. Curie: Principles of Homoeopathy|
|1839, P.F. Curie: Domestic Homoepathy|
|1863, 1863: The Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science (Volume 35)|
|1891, E.P. Anshutz: Homoeopathic Envoy (Volume 1-5)|
|1843, J.T. Curtis, J. Lilie: Epitome of Homoeopathic Practice|
|1901, J.C. Fahnestock: A Manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica|
|1852, C. Fischer: Biographical Monument to the Memory of Samuel Hahnemann|
|1904, Samuel Hahnemann: The Chronic Diseases (Volume 1)|
|1805, Samuel Hahnemann: Fragmenta de Viribus Medicamentorum (Volume 1)|
|1805, Samuel Hahnemann: Fragmenta de Viribus Medicamentorum (Volume 2)|
|1824, Samuel Hahnemann: Fragmenta de Viribus Medicamentorum (Neapoli)|
|1834, Samuel Hahnemann: Fragmenta de Viribus Medicamentorum (Quin)|
|1852, R.E. Dudgeon: The Lesser Writings of Samuel Hahnemannt|
|1874, Robert J. McClatchey: Hahnemannian Monthly (9th Volume)|
|1913, Samuel Hahnemann: Organon of Medicine (1st Edition)|
|1824, Samuel Hahnemann: Organon der Heilkunst (3)|
|1843, Samuel Hahnemann: Organon of Medicine (3rd Edition)|
|1833, Samuel Hahnemann: Organon of Medicine (4th Edition)|
|1901, Samuel Hahnemann: Organon of Medicine (5th Edition)|
|1849, Samuel Hahnemann: Organon of Medicine (6th Edition)|
|1827, Samuel Hahnemann: Reine Arzneimittellehre (Volume 6)|
|1826, Samuel Hahnemann: Reine Arzneimittellehre (Volume 5)|
|1825, Samuel Hahnemann: Reine Arzneimittellehre (Volume 3)|
|1830, Samuel Hahnemann: Reine Arzneimittellehre (Volume 1)|
|1825, Samuel Hahnemann: Reine Arzneimittellehre (Volume 4)|
|1824, Samuel Hahnemann: Reine Arzneimittellehre (Volume 2)|
|1840, Samuel Hahnemann: Volks-Heillehre|
|1867, Charles J. Hempel: A Lecture on Homoeopathy|
|1854, Charles J. Hempel: Organon of Specific Homoeopathy|
|1874, Charles J. Hempel: The Science of Homoeopathy|
|1877, Constantine Hering: Condensed Materia Medica|
|1889, Various: Repertory to Hering’s Condensed Materia Medica|
|1891, John Henry Clarke: Homeopathic World (Volume 26)|
|1919, James Tyler Kent: Lectures on Homoeopathic Philosophy|
|1879, James Tyler Kent: Sexual Neuroses|
|1841, G.H.G. Jahr: Manual of Homoeopathic Medicine|
|1912, J.B.S. King: The Medical Advance (40th Volume)|
|1882, A.L. Monroe: Method of Memorizing the Materia Medica|
|1851, Constantine Hering: North American Homoeopathic Journal (Volume 1)|
|1886, J.P. Sutherland: New England Medical Gazette|
|1922, Benjamin Woodbury: Homoeopathic Materia Medica for Nurses|
|1882, J.W. Dowling: Old-School Medicine and Homoeopathy|
|1842, G.H.G. Jahr: New Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia and Posology|
|1855, J.P. Tessier: Homoeopathic Tratment of Pneumonia|
|1850, B.F. Joslin: Principles of Homoeopathy|
|1854, Alphonse Teste: The Homoeopathic Materia Medica|
|1800, A. Philips Wilson: A Treatis on Febrile Diseases (2nd Volume)|
Yesterday, Priscilla Rowbottom presented a case. Perhaps you would like to look at it again and sort out the REAL symptoms and prescription. Interesting.
I am so excited, I felt I had to share this with my readers world-wide. I took my first case yesterday using a sensational new method – The Homoeopathy of Emotion. I invented it myself. The name is so catchy, don’t you think? I just felt that all this dry, symptom-based case-taking and repertorisation was so… so limited. Unenlightened. Vibrationally low. After all – what can be expected from a method where they ask you about your…(if you’ll excuse me)…shhh…stools…
Anyway, an asthmatic patient came to my clinic the other day. I do so love having a clinic, I have my name on the door, a secretary outside who runs my appointment book, and I’m very fortunate to have a large clientele. Patients usually only come once or twice – after that they are clearly cured as I never see them again. But there are always more where those came from…
I digress. This asthmatic patient stumbled into my room yesterday. It was urgent – he had been taken ill while arguing with the secretary about the cost of his vitamins.
He sat in the chair, wheezing and blue. It seemed to ease as he sat down, and he croaked “can you get me some ice-cold water, please?” As he sipped the water slowly, the colour returned to his face. He shivered and pulled his sweater on, even though it was quite a warm day. He burped, and grinned, saying “that’s much better… now can you help me with my asthma, doctor?”
I rubbed my hands in glee. What a perfect opportunity to test out my new method! There was clearly not much else to go on…
“Tell me,” I asked, “do you love your wife?”. I do so believe in getting straight to the point.
He looked bemused. I could see I had to press him.
“Do you feel any love in your life?” I asked, putting on my glasses and gazing at him sternly for greater effect.
“Er…yes…um…” he stumbled, “but what’s that got…”
Ah, I noted to myself, there’s a rubric for this, Answering, Aversion to, Refusing to Answer…was it possible that I had arrived at the core of the case within 5 minutes? Of course it was, after all, I always do…
“You must know,” I lectured, “we treat the whole human being! We must know all facets of your case before we can prescribe! Now tell me, do you, or do you not love your wife?”
“I’m not married,” he responded, somewhat sheepishly.
“Well, why not?” I pressed on regardless, one does have to be relentless in this inspiring work. “Are you sexually impaired?”
“What?” he asked, looking dazed. “Why-?”
I had clearly hit the center now. Male Genitalia, Sexual Desire, Wanting.
I quickly wrote out a prescription for Phosphoric Acid 10M and sent him on his way. He appeared to be wheezing as he left, and as he was settling his bill I heard some shouting, a thump and then frenzied cries for an ambulance.
I’m sure he’s doing much better as a result of my prescription as I haven’t seen him since…
In conclusion – as you can see, it’s only through enlightened case-taking that you can really see through to the core of the case. The patient’s asthma reflects his refusal to respond to the questions life places on him by making him dependent on respiration for life. In addition, his clear lack of sexual desire, obvious from the hangdog look in his eyes, is reflected in his asthmatic state, as his low vibration prevents him from participating fully in the joys life has to offer.
It’s so wonderful to be a homoeopath! I do thank Hahnemann daily for the generous gift of homoeopathy! Especially since my seminar on my new method, scheduled for tomorrow, already has 50 participants, prepaid!
Vladimir and myself took a look at what is going on in the electronic arena of texts and repertories in the homoeopathic market, and compared it to what we had to offer. Firstly, P&W never went the route of being “popular” in terms of the latest and flashiest Repertories and Materia Medicas on the market. We did examine each and every one and compared them to the original sources and found in every case, gross errors in the content.To such and extent, we note that one of the most prominent Repertories is now cutting out huge swathes of material and bring out a slimmed down version. Surely logic dictates that removing material would indicate that it was not necessary in the first place or, even more worrying that the information was not correct?
P&W have compiled the basic repertories used in homoeopathy, and have an ongoing system of checking the content against the original works. Hahnemann Institute of Sydney recently noted a grading inconsistency and an entry missing in the KENT repertory, and so we will be checking against the original texts to see why there is a difference.It is only by adhering to a strict protocol of checking and rechecking can we be sure that the intent of the original authors work is presented.
Contained within the Repertories included, is the Polony and Weaver revision of the Therapeutic Pocket book by Boenninghausen. It is an accurate overhaul of the 1846 work re translated from the German, retaining the original layout for those familiar with the structure and includes our own corrections and some supplied by the Hahnemann Institute from their research. We have had the work translated into Spanish, the Original German text is supplied and shortly will added in Hebrew. We also have the Kents repertory in Spanish. For those fluent in German and Spanish (and shortly Hebrew) We also have made the SYNOPSIS operating system in the respective languages by clicking a button.
We have now incorporated the ARCHIVE project into the SYNOPSIS program. ARCHIVES is a project in which we scanned and word indexed the pages of original documents into a database so that the text could be read as written and printed. In this way, there can be no mistakes either in rewriting or in translation as you see what was printed by the author.
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The following case was a turning point for me, demonstrating as it did that Symphytum should never be considered an automatic choice in treatment of broken bones.
Shortly after starting to work more intensively with Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocket Book, and specifically with the P&W Repertory, a 77 year old patient of mine called to say she’d fallen and broken her patella.
My first instinct – based on my training and experience – was to prescribe Symphytum. But I decided to take the case through repertorisation and keep an open mind – at the time I was unaware of the lack of provings for Symphytum, although I did know that it would not appear in the repertorisation.
The patient called me several hours after the fall. She already had swelling around the knee, and felt intense pain on rising from a chair.
I took the following rubrics:
Lower Extremities, Joints, Knee, Anterior side (patella)
Sensations and Complaints, Generalities, Edema, Swelling (cushinoid, bloated)
Aggravation, Situation and Circumstance, Rising, Seat from
Aggravation, Injuries (Falls, Blows, Contusions), Bones (and Periosteum) of
The main players from these rubrics were:
Calc, Rhus-T, Staph, Con, Phos and Arn
The patient had told me that just prior to falling, she had had intense arguments with her grown children, who were threatening to have her declared legally incompetent and demand guardianship – especially over her finances.
I added in the rubric:
Aggravation, Influences on Mind and Emotions, Mortification
The only remedy covering all was Staphysagria.
I had never heard of use of Staphysagria in cases of broken bones – since then I have heard it’s not uncommon. When I looked at the proving symptoms, I could see other current presenting symptoms in my patient reflected in the proving, and decided to give the remedy. The decision was not an easy one. On the one hand, my training and experience, the conditioning I’d been through, pushed me heavily towards giving Symphytum. On the other hand – the facts on the ground, the presenting symptoms together with causality and a very clear, definite mental symptom, clearly indicated Staphysagria. On further reading of the remedy, the modalities all backed up the choice of remedy.
The patella healed very fast (the treating allopathic physician was appropriately confused and bemused), and the case made very good progress with Staph, Calc and at the end with Rhus Tox.
I believe that in most schools, students are taught, as I was, that Symphytum is always the first remedy of choice in cases of broken bones. But at least with Arnica there are provings, and it’s possible to gauge what Arnica can do for a sick person based on the reactions it can provoke in a healthy person.
Symphytum only went through a fragmentary proving by Malcolm Macfarlan and his son Donald, which was published in 1894 under the title “Provings and Clinical Observations with High Potencies”. The following is quoted in Franz Vermuellen’s “Prisma”, 2002.
“Pains across his epigastrium from one side to the other; worse opposite the spleen and in walking; when sitting pain is severe about the navel; griping pain; headache sometimes in the occiput and again in top of head, occasionally in forehead; indefinable headache all over the head. Menses stopped; great deal of headache. Feeling of weight in the forehead constantly. Considerable fever, which comes and goes often during the day. Often complains of coldness, cramp and diarrhoea; nasal cavity sore, picking at the nose; rubs her eyes; inflamed ears, feels as if something was in them, stopped up, can’t hear well, slight deafness feeling miserably; generally weak and no desire or ability to be employed.” (from Symphytum 5C)
“Alternately cold and feverish all day; after a few days continued coldness and a desire to have on more clothing. Itching of eyelids; disposition to rub them. Menses cease for a month when proving.” (from Symphytum 15C)
So this is the situation. Many symptoms are bandied about as belonging to the broken bone situation which Symphytum is so married up with. Bone pains, joint pain, pain from subluxation of joints, pains worse at night, pain in an amputated stump etc., are just some examples. I have yet to hear that Symphytum was prescribed for a patient because he’d had a fracture and was constantly picking his nose.
Most of the symptoms given in Materia Medicas for Symphytum relate to clinical use of the substance – whether using in diluted and succussed form, or drawn from the centuries-long clinical use of the herb Comfrey, also known as Knitbone which is something of a dead give-away as to its traditional herbal uses.
So Symphytum when used for broken bones is being used purely as a clinically based therapeutic – it’s not being used based on the Law of Similars at all. This is in stark contrast with Arnica – which even though it is prescribed as a first aid therapeutic, is being used based on its proving symptoms, based on an Arnica state so common amongst those experiencing certain forms of trauma.
I had treated a broken bone case the previous year, using Symphytum as a central remedy amongst those I prescribed. One of the things I became aware of at that time is that since I was not prescribing the Symphytum based on symptoms, rather based on the therapeutic recommendation – case management was complex. When we manage cases after prescribing according to the Law of Similars, as we watch the symptom picture shift and change, we change the prescription – in terms of potency, frequency of dose etc. or where it’s clear, change of remedy.
When giving Symphytum as a therapeutic, it’s impossible to track its progress against the symptoms since they were not the basis for the prescription in the first place. In the previous case, the Symphytum did help the healing, but I believe if I had given a remedy indicated against symptoms, it would have been possible to achieve better results through the increased clarity that use of the Law of Similars brings.