Book review on Kent’s rubric materia medica

Reviewed by Dr Mansoor Ali 

Name of the book :  Kent’s rubric materia medica including software tips

Author : Dr CJ Niyaz Kurikkal BHMS,MD

Price: 199

Pages: 240

For copies : Niyazcj@gmail.com

Creating an interesting materia medica from the various levels and sectors of rubrics of Kent’s repertory – which helps us to understand materia medica through repertory.

According to the author this book will help you 

  • To improve case taking – in formulating questions, segregating common and un common symptoms
  • To find out complete symptom
  • Acute prescription using PQRS symptoms

In each chapter – rubrics are shown in two pattern

  1. Rubrics without box – 3 grade remedies
  2. Rubrics with in box – PQRS or Single remedy rubrics

Total remedies explained: 108

Rubrics extracted using software and mentioned in the pattern of Kent’s repertory – Mind to Generalities. Relationship section given in the last part of each remedy.

In the last part author explained with the help of screen shots – how to extract materia medica from repertory with the help of Hompath Classic, Radar Opus and Mac Repertory.

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