WHAT IS REPERTORY


Repertory(Latin) – Repertorium (Latin) – means an inventory; a table or compendium.

Homeopathy is a science and an art and the repertory is the artistic composition of the result of scientific proving of medicines recorded in the Materia Medica and then reproduced in the repertory.


HISTORY OF REPERTORY

Some important repertory are

Fragmenta de viribus medicamentorum positive 1805 ( origin of repertory came with index of, written in Hahnemann handwriting.)

Short clinical repertory 1817 (written in Hahnemann handwriting)

Hahnemann also used handwritten copy of Jahr’s repertory.

The Repertory of Antipsoric 1832 – Boenninghausen ( first printed repertory, published in Munster)

First Alphabetical repertory with 165 pages - Glazer

The repertory of the medicine which are not Antipsoric 1835 – Boenninghausen

The relative kinship of Homeopathic Medicine 1836 -  Boenninghausen

A Repertory published at Stuttgart 1837 – Ruoff

A Homeopathic Repertory of Symptomatology – 1843 – Laffitte

A Repertory of Nosology – 1845 - Ruoff

The Therapeutic pocket book – 1846  – Boenninghausen

Boenninghausen’s Repertory – 1847 – Hempel

Systematic Alphabetical repertory – 1848 – Clofer Muller

Repertory of comparative mataria medica – 1854 – Lippe

Repertory of eyes – 1873 – Berridge

The repertory to Hering’s Guiding Symptoms.- 1896 – Knerr

Kent Repertory – 1897 – kent

Regional repertory

Repertory of eyes – 1873 – Berridge

Desire and Aversion by Guernsey – 1873

Repertory of fever by H. C. Allen – 1880

Repertory of intermittent fever by W. A. Allen – 1880

Headache by Knerr – 1894

Bell’s Diarrhoea – 1906

Boger’s Time of Remdies – 1906

Boericke’s Repertory – 1906

Repertory by Sarkar – 1906

Clark’s Clinical Repertory -1904

Boger’s card repertory – 1928

Repertory with Synoptic Key – 1931

Sensation as if by Roberts – 1937

Jugal Kishore’s Card Repertory – 1959

Barthel and Will Klunker’s Synthetic Repertory – 1982

( Dr.Constantine Hering published first repertory in English in 1838)


TYPES OF REPERTORY

There is various type of repertory available in the printed form for use. Many more are likely to come up.

The following are various kinds of repertories that are commonly use:-


(A) GENERAL REPERTORY BASED UPON THE ANATOMICAL DIVISION OF THE BODY

Repertory of Homoeopathic material medica by Dr. J. T. Kent

 Boenninghausen’s Theraputic Pocket Book translated by Dr. T.F. Allen

Repertory of the more Characteristic Symptoms of Mareria Medica by Constantine Lippe

General Repertory appended to Encyclopedia of Homeopathy by Dr. B.P.Gupta

Boenninghausen’s Characteristics Repertory Corrected and Translated by C.M.Boger

Synthetic Repertory by H. Barthel


(B) CLINICAL REPERTORIES

A Clinical Repertory to the Dictionary of Materia Medica by J.H. Clark

 Clinical Repertory – appended to Handbook of Homoeopathic material medica by Dr William Boericke

Bell’s Diarrhoea

Sensation as if by H.A. Roberts

Sensation as if by Dr J.W.Ward


(C) CONCORDANCE REPERTORIES

Knerr’s repertory

Gentry’s Concordance of Materia Medica


(D) CARD  REPERTORIES

 Boger’s Card repertory

Card repertory by Dr. P. Shankaran

Field’s Card Repertory

Kishore’s card repertory

 Card repertory by Dr. Sharma


(E) MECHANICALLY AIDED REPERTORIES

Auto visual Repertory by Dr Patel

Computerized Repertory by various dealers.


 In this post of 21st century of homeopathy in I have told about what is repertory, It is also important from examination point of view.