The Summum Bonum of a Repertory is an excellent work in the field of Homeopathic Repertory. The Repertory is based on Keynotes and redline Symptom of the Materia Medica of Dr. Adolph Von Lippe. Dr Lippe graduated with a doctorate from Allen Town Academy who also received Diploma from the hands of Dr. Constantine Hering, was a great academician and a versatile clinical practitioner of Homeopathic system of medicine at Carlisle in America. He has several genuine and original publications to his credit which are proved to be a sure guide to a successful clinical practice. From 1864 to 1869 Dr. Lippe held the position of Chair of Materia Medica at the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania.
An amalgamation of all his academic and clinical experience the book on Materia Medica could be beneficial if referred to properly. It is unfortunate that such a useful and practical guide is forgotten and less used by majority in profession.
At the time when Homeopathy is facing challenges from inside and outside the profession an excellent repertory for the management of acute and bedside prescription would certainly prove useful to enthuse confidence in system by strengthening clinical practice.
Dr. Mansoor Ali’s work The Summum Bonnum of a repertory can be used as a practical guide in bedside practice. This handy book has followed the structure and philosophy of Kent’s repertory hence easy to refer and locate the required symptoms. The repertory is based on 225 medicines which consist of common, uncommon and rare medicines. Since it contains only genuine and authentic medicines which are confirmed and verified repeatedly in clinical practice by stalwarts, it is surely a helpful guide to a successful practice.
I will be glad to narrate one experience of referring this book which has given me a fruitful result. A patient consulted me for hiccough which he used to get while smoking. He was a chronic smoker and at any cost he wanted to enjoy smoking but because of his hiccough his enjoyment used to turn into painful experience. When I referred The SummomBonum in Stomach chapter under the rubric hiccough found Selenium a single medicine mentioned here. He was relieved of his hiccough after taking Selenium.
Dr Mansoor Ali KR, a dedicated person to the profession, Associate Professor, Department of Repertory a Govt. Homeopathic Medical College has done a very productive work by skilfully converting the Materia Medica of Dr. Adolph V Lippe into a repertory which would be advantageous to students, teachers and practitioners of this rational healing art. I strongly recommend to all the learners of Homeopathy to master this Repertory in order to be successful in clinical practice.
Details of the book:
Title: The Summum Bonum of a Repertory
Author: Dr Mansoor Ali K R
Price: 300 INR
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