Dr Sanil Kumar
Authors: Dr. med. Horst Barthel & Dr. med. Will Klunker
Horst Barthel constructed Volume I & II. Volume III is by Will Klunker (according to the front cover page)
- German translation: Dr. Pierre Schmidt of Geneva
- French translation: Dr. med. Jacques Baur, Lyon with few additions.
Year of publication:
- 1st edition: 1973
- 2nd revised & improved edition: 1980 – 82
- 3 rd edition: 1987
- 4th improved edition reprint: 993
This repertory is published in 3 languages: English, German and French
Number of remedies: 1594
1598 in the reprint edition, 1993 by B.Jain Publishers (P) ltd., New Delhi
Gradation of remedies
- 4 grades
- 1st grade: BOLD CAPITAL UNDERLINE
- 2nd grade: BOLD CAPITAL
- 3rd grade: Small letter bold
- 4th grade: small letter
Based mainly on (Author’s index)
- Kent’s Repertory
- Lectures on Homoeopathic Materia medica
- New remedies
- Repertory of the Hering Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica
- Boenninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory
- Addition to kent’s repertory
- A synoptic key of the Materia Medica
4) Jahr G.H.R
- Systematic Alphabetical Repertory of the Homoeopathic Remedy Doctrine
5) Gallavardin J.P
- Psychisme et Homoeopathie
- Symptom index
- Annotations in Kent’s repertory
- Kent’s Final General Repertory published by D.H.Chand.
- His 50 years of clinical experience made him to introduce 4th grade to many drugs.
- Boericke’s repertory
- A Materia Medica and Repertory, Hahnemann’s Provings 1924 – 1959
- Gesichetete Homeopathische Arznemittellehre – 35 reproven / new drugs
- A general Symptom Register of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica
- A clinical Repertory of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica
13) The most recent drug provings published in the journals
- Matiere Medicale d’ Homeotherapie of 1971
- Dictionnaire de Materia Medicale de 130 Noveaux Homeotherapeutiques (2nd edition of the 1st book)
15) Kunzli.J – Supplements taken from the International Homoeopathic Literature
- Materia Medica Pura
- Chronic Diseases
This is the first repertory to use the numbering system to show the exact source of the sysmptoms or drugs. Numbering is done in superscript from after the drug.
No numbering for Kent’s Repertory remedies.
- 1mark for addition made in his own hand in Kent’s repertory.
- 1’ for supplements from Kent’s Lectures and New Remedies
- 2-14 respectively numbered as per the order of the author index.
- 1,5 or 1,7 Gallavardin’s and Pierre Schmidt’s experience made some drugz of Kent’s repertory into higher grades.
- Asterisk sign ‘*’ is used for symptoms refers to one of the 138 new collected rubrics of the index of Vol I and Vol II.
Based on generals
The first volume of synthetic repertory deals with psychic symptoms:
Comparison of Kent Repertory with Synthetic at the level of mental generals
In Kent’s repertory 528 mental rubrics are given where as in synthetic repertory 563 mental rubrics are given. Some new rubrics which are there in synthetic and are not there in Kent’s
- AGILITY, MENTAL
- AILMENTS FROM
- ANOREXIA MENTALIS
- BILIOUS DISPOSITION
- COUNTRY DESIRE FOR
- FINANCE APTITUDE FOR
- YIELDING DISPOSITION
Rubrics not present in Synthetic Repertory but present in Kent’s repertory
- ATTITUDE, assumes strange
- FRIGHT, complaints from
- GROWLING like a dog
- KNEELING and praying
- MANIA A POTU
- MIRTH, hilarity, liveliness, etc
- NEW, objects seem
- PIETY, nocturnal
- POWER, love of
- REPULSIVE mood
- SEXUAL EXCESSES, mental symptoms from
- SURPRISES, pleasant, affections after
- UNFRIENDLY humour
- WICKED disposition
- WILD feeling in head
In addition to this lot of rubrics given with cross reference but some/no remedies in Kent were not present in Synthetic Repertory: 133 rubrics
New remedies added to the old list given in Kent’s repertory
- Abrupt: Puls, Calc carb, Lyc, Sulph
- Ailments from indignation: Ars
- Anxiety in children: Cina
- Egotism: Lyc, Verat
- Fear of being alone: Asf, Nat carb
- Fear of animals: Bell, Calc carb
- Fear of his own shadow: Calc carb
- Jealousy: Med
- Desire to kill with knife: Lyc
- Never laugh: Ars
- It consists only of general symptoms much more than Kent and thus helpful for Repertorisation where lot of general symptoms are present.
- Causative mental symptoms are brought together under one rubric called ‘Ailments from’ in Vol.1
- It consists of 1594 remedies and many more new rubrics than Kent.
- Sources from where the symptoms and drugs are taken are properly indicated by number.
- Huge reference: old, new, rare, and specific reference are possible.
- Helps in studying materia medica
- Published in 3 languages
- It represents synthesis of homoeopathic knowledge of the last 170 years
- Common errors like double entries, lack of clarity and wrong nomenclatures are corrected.
- Clinical rubrics are mentioned in various sections
- Mental causative ailments are seperated but physical causative ailments are scattered in Vol II.
- This repertory is not useful for the cases which have complete particular symptoms.
- Though it’s the enlarged version of Kent’s repertory, in mind chapter 18 rubrics are missing.
- In a complete case we have to use 3 volume of Synthetic plus Kent’s repertory for particulars and hence its not easy for a quick bed side reference.
Dr Sanil Kumar BHMS,MD(Hom)
Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Govt. Homeopathic Medical College. Calicut.10. India
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