Repertorization is not the end but the means to arrive at the simillimum with the help of Materia Medica, based on a sound knowledge of Homoeopathic Philosophy. Homoeopathic Materia Medica is an encyclopedia of symptoms. No mind can memorize all the symptoms or all the drugs with their gradations. The repertory is an index and catalog of the symptoms of the Material Medica, neatly arranged in a Practical/ Clinical form, with the relative gradation of drugs, which facilitates quick selection of indicated remedy. It may be difficult to practice Homeopathy without the aid of repertories.
III B.H.M.S. & IV B.H.M.S.
- Repertory: Definition, Need, Scope & Limitations.
- Classification of Repertories
- Study of different Repertories (Kent, Boenninghausen, Boger-Boenninghausen):
- Philosophical background
- Concept of reperterization
- Gradation of Remedies by different authors.
- Methods and techniques of repertorisation, steps of repertorisation.
- Terms & Language of repertories (Rubrics) Cross-references in other Repertories and Materia Medica.
- The conversation of symptoms into Rubrics and repertorisation using different repertories.
- Repertory- its relation with Organon of Medicine and Materia Medica.
- Case taking and related topics:
- Case taking.
- Difficulties of case taking, particularly in a chronic case.
- Types of symptoms, their understanding, and importance.
- Importance of Pathology in disease diagnosis and individualization in relation to the study of Repertory.
- Case Processing :
- Analysis and Evaluation of symptoms
- Miasmatic assessment
- The totality of symptoms/ Conceptual image of the patient
- Reportorial totality
- Selection of rubrics
- Repertorial techniques and results
- Repertorial analysis
- Comparative study of different repertories (like Kent’s Repertory, Boninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocket Book, and Boger- Boninghausen’s Characteristics Repertories, A synoptic Key to Materials Medica).
- Card Repertories- History, Types, and Use.
- Concordance Repertories (Gentry & Knerr)
- Clinical Repertories ( William Boericke etc. )
- An introduction to modern Repertories- (Synthesis & Complete Repertory & Murphy’s Repertory)
- Regional Repertories
- Role of Computers in Repertorisation and different software.
PRACTICAL / CLINICAL Students should maintain the following record:
- 10 acute & 10 Chronic cases (each of Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynaecology) using Kent’s Repertory
- 05 Cases (Pertaining to medicine) using Boenninghausen’s Therapeutics Pocket Book.
- 05 Cases (Pertaining to medicine) using Boger-Boenninghausen’s Characteristics Repertory.
- 05 Cases to be cross-checked on Repertories using Homoeopathic Softwares.
There will be an examination of Repertory only in IV BHMS (not in II BHMS).
No. of papers 01
Practical Including Viva Voce/ Oral
Distribution of marks:
One Long Case
One Short Case
Practical Record/ Journal
Viva Voce (oral)