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Date posted: September 1, 2011

Dr Prasad Rasal
Email : drprasadrasal@rediffmail.com

What is the Repertory?
Repertory is defined in different ways.
It is called to be a Dictionary of the Materia Medica.
Repertory is a handy tool to come to a small group of Remedies from the Jungle of Remedies.

How to Study a Repertory?
If anyone wants to learn any Repertory, he must know it’s construction. Construction is nothing but the Ground Plan of that Repertory i.e. how this Repertory is made, how is the arrangement of the Rubrics-sub rubrics, how the months-timings are defined etc.
Generally, all Repertories are based on the deductive logic except very few like Boenninghausen’s Repertory which is based on the inductive logic.
Repertory based on the Deductive Logic means tha arrangement of the Rubric is from General Rubric to a very Particular Rubric as
Main Rubric
Sub Rubric
Sub-sub Rubric
Sub-sub sub Rubric etc. till the particular sub rubric is not finished.

ARRANGEMENT OF THE RUBRIC & SUB-RUBRIC & SUB-SUB RUBRIC…

  • Alphabetical order except Timings
  • Timings are according to their appearance beginning from Morning & ending with Midnight
  • If any symptom is found during Daytime, then the symptom is given before starting the timings of the day; as morning, forenoon, & so on

Each general Rubric is further modified in to the following six modifications:

  1. Sides: Right then Left
  2. Timings: Morning…Midnight
  3. Conditions & Circumstances (Modalities)
  4. Extending to ( not extending from)
  5. Location
  6. Character of the pain or symptoms
  • All the six modifications need not necessarily present under every general rubric.
  • There is an alteration in the sequence of modifications in case of HEAD. The head being round & one, under the general rubric PAIN, the first modification ‘Side’ is not given but it is found under the fifth modification ‘Location’ starting with one side, both sides then followed by sides Right & Left as usual.
  • The sub rubrics whenever possible, are also divided in to these six modifications.

GRADING OF SYMPTOMS:

  • Grade 1
    Symptoms are recorded intensely in every prover during proving, confirmed every time by all provers during reproving & verified up on every similar sick persons carries 3 marks.
  • Grade 2
    Symptoms are recorded less intensely in certain provers during proving, confirmed by some provers during reproving & verified up on some similar sick persons carries 2 marks.
  • Grade 3
    Very few provers records such symptoms with very less intensity during proving, confirmed by very few provers by reproving & very occasionally verified up on similar sick persons carries 1 mark.
  • Therefore,
    Grading = Intensity of the Rubric/ Symptom appeared in the proving
    Different Repertories have different grades.
    e.g. Synthesis = 5 Grades
    Complete = 4 Grades
    Kent = 3 Grades etc.

ARRANGEMENT OF THE TIMINGS:

  1. Morning: 5am – 10am
  2. Forenoon: 10am – 12noon
  3. Noon: 12noon – 1pm
  4. Afternoon: 1pm – 6pm
  5. Evening: 6pm – 9pm
  6. Night: After 9pm – 5am
  7. Midnight before: Before 12’ O clock
  8. After midnight: After 12’ O clock
  9. Midnight: 12 O clock
  • The clock timings like 5am, 6pm etc. are given at the end of each rubric.

CLASSIFICATION OF THE SEASONS:

  1. Autumn: Sept, Oct, Nov यूरोपमध्ये उन्हाला आणि हिवालामधील रुतू
  2. Winter: Dec, Jan, Feb शरद रुतू , हिवाला
  3. Spring: Mar, Apr, May वसंत रुतू
  4. Summer: June, July, Aug उन्हाला

WEATHER:

  • Under Weather, there are further classifications such as Clear, Cloudy, Foggy, Stormy, Windy, Dry, Cold, Wet weather etc.
  • There is no such rubric as Weather in Generalities & all the weather conditions put under it but we will find them in an alphabetical order in Kent’s Repertory.

But in Synthesis, we can get such a rubric in Generalities chapter as Weather… followed by sub-rubrics

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