Repertory (medium size with thumb index)
Printed in India, paperback, 1542 pages.ISBN8170210593
Size130 x 184mm
The Repertory is one of the most important books in homeopathy. Kent's volume is a good size for students starting out in homeopathy and has a thumb index for added ease of use.
The Repertory is a compilation of all the useful symptoms recorded in the fundamental works of Materia Medica. This volume also includes the authors articles 'Use of the Repertory', 'How to study the Repertory' and 'How to use the Repertory', as well as Dr. M.L. Tyler's 'Repertorising', 'Dr Gibson Miller's Hot and Cold Remedies', Boger's 'The Sides of the Body and Drug Affinities' (taken from the Boenninghausen's Therapeutic Pocket Book) and Miller's 'Relationship of Remedies and their Duration of Action'.
About the author:
James Tyler Kent (1849-1916)
Dr. Kent was born in 1849 in New York, United States. He was a pioneer of homeopathy and his legacy still lives on today. It is reported that Kent converted to homeopathy after his wife was taken seriously ill and her cure was achieved only with the help of homeopathy.
It was in 1881 that Kent accepted his first position at the Homeopathic College of Missouri. In 1883 he was made professor of materia medica. In 1899 Kent lost his first wife and in the same year came into contact with the works of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) and became a convert to his mystical philosophy. For Kent disease and illness pre-eminently had spiritual causes. For some time in the USA, homeopathy came to be strongly connected closely with Swedenborgianism.
In 1896 Kent and his students saw a staggering 18,800 patients in one year, which gives a fair indication of the historical popularity of homeopathy. Today Dr. Kent is known for introducing the idea of prescribing single high potency doses. However, it should be noted that later in his career Kent employed Hahnemann's method of starting the treatment with low potencies. But the advent of high potencies rests with Kent.
Kent is also to be celebrated for his unique contribution to the art of repertorisation. He introduced a very successful and systematic ordering of the repertory based on the hierarchy of the human system. This style is still in use today. Another of Kent's major additions to homeopathic thought is the characterisation of constitutional remedies. He is famed for introducing remedy 'pictures', portraits that encompass and unite all the symptoms coherently.