Contributed by Gary Weaver of Polony and Weaver. Co author of the 2011 edition of the TPB in Spanish English and German.
This article is based on a side note of P. Luigi’s comment to Vladimir Polonys case.
“I do not understand why jou took the rubric * right inner head* (larynx does not belong to head )and not *Seite rechts allgemein*.
The pain that suddenly appear,is in MMP Hanemanns espressed like *anfallweise Schmerzen* and is not characteristic of Bell but of
I would also take these two rubrics: Drüsen Schwellungsgefühl and
Drüsen, Schwellung ,entzündliche
Bell is caracterised by pain in left larynx in MMP;not in the right.
I use only the original german version of Boenn TTB.
Firstly, The TPB was designed by Boenninghausen to be used in such a way to ascertain and reconstruct PARTS of symptoms into a complete symptom. Location, sensation and modality. (Concomitant is a SEPARATE symptom).
As the book was designed originally for himself and as a personal memory aid, Boenninghausen actually constructed the rubrics in such a way that they could be found quickly and in the same location (chapter) if you knew where to look.
This follows through over 600 times in the repertory. As Vladimir and myself spent a number of years researching the original documents, and tracing them through the translation and meaning, we also know where the similar entries are. George Dimitriadis in his work opted to combine rubrics for this reason. We remained anchored to the original layout so as to have consistency in our rubric ID system from the original German 1846 edition.
So the fact remains that you are correct anatomically. Yet an in depth study of just the rubrics will show you the “short cuts” you can take by developing an intimate knowledge of how the book has been compiled. You will find that discharges, feelings and sensations, eruptions and tetters all have the same proving remedy symptoms and grading in them with less than a 1% variance in either the remedies or the grading. We can tell you from research where Boenninghausen made an error in grading over the chapters. We fixed all that in the P & W edition as did George Dimitriadis in his TBR version. This was done without collabaration and the results are 99.3% the same.
I hope this helps
Gary Weaver D.O.