Dr Mansoor Ali.
Aim : To construct a repertory to the world renowned masterpiece ‘Keynotes and redline symptoms of the Materia medica of Dr. Adolph Von Lippe’ and proving its effectiveness by clinical verification for Homoeopathic therapeutics.
- Brief life sketch of Lippe
- Silent features of this repertory
- Author index
- Repertory proper
- Materials and methods
This is an authentic work in the history of homoeopathy on Lippe’s Keynotes and redline symptoms of the materia medica.
The language of the repertory is different from language of the material medica and different from the language of the patient because repertory uses a more limited vocabulary. It is important to remember this quality especially as more and more rubrics are created. The core of the expressed symptom or idea will only be found in repertory. The main problem is the conflict to maintain maximum readability with a limited conciseness.
This repertory is an accurate and reliable conversion and the fullest collection of the symptoms of all the remedies from Lippe’s material medica as it is possible to obtain within its compass. I have done everything possible to make this book accurate, up to date , and in accord with accepted international standards.
Each sterling symptom in the context other than that of Dr.Lippe has the name of its author given against in abbreviatory form.
This repertory is intended to serve as a handy and useful reference book. It is an attempt to lessen the difficulties of the practitioner – especially busy practitioner and new comers.
Prescribing in homoeopathy is an Art. One can achieve a sort of proficiency in this Art by constant and diligent study of the remedies in material medica with reference to their place value given in the repertory.
Repertory which is an index of symptoms can be utilized in a better manner only when the user is aware of how to convert the conditions into symptoms, and the symptoms in to rubrics.
Majority of physicians who have never used or have rarely used repertory complain about its elaborate method and time consuming nature .However, one who have used it meaningfully, find it quite useful and time saving too.
Many of the practitioners and students find it very difficult to interpret these symptoms and conditions to refer in the repertory and to arrive at the similimum. And this is an effort to help the practitioners especially the new comers in using the repertory.
One of the main problems we encounter in practice is the conversion of the patients’ symptoms in the proper language of the repertory. In order to overcome this problem we shall be able to understand exactly the meaning of each rubrics, sub rubrics.
The work has been made with the purpose of helping the students and practioners who my wish to make themselves familiar with the rubrics – a simple and easy way of instant repertorisation.
The work is small but comprehensive and will prove very useful and beneficial for every body. The presentation itself is unique I think.I have tried with best of my efforts, knowledge and hard work to make this a valuable work. I make no pretence that this work is either complete or final. I had made an honest attempt and all my sincere effort to compile this repertory . My aim is to stimulate the students and practioners to make their own ideas and observations.
I think that this repertory will minimize the disadvantages of traditional repertories even though a concise repertory cannot take the place of exhaustive repertories like Kent.It is aimed at reducing the burden of the prescriber in every sense.
I hope and wish that this work will be accepted and appreciated. I welcome any suggestions from any quarter it may be, so that this work can be improved upon.
- Dr.K.R.Mansoor ali
Sailent Features of this Repertory
- This is an authentic work in the history of homoeopathy on Lippe’s Keynotes and redline symptoms of the materia medica.
- Large number of medicines : Even though it is aid to be a keynote . It covers about 234 medicines which include all the polychrests and useful rare remedies both for the acute and chronic complaints.
- Instant prescription : This repertory is intended to serve as a handy and useful reference book. It is an attempt to lessen the difficulties of the practitioner – especially busy practitioner and new comers. This repertory will minimize the disadvantages of traditional repertories even though a concise repertory cannot take the place of exhaustive repertories like Kent.
- Authenticity : This repertory is an accurate and reliable conversion and the fullest collection of the symptoms of all the remedies from Lippe’s material medica as it is possible to obtain within its compass. Each sterling symptom in the context other than that of Dr.Lippe has the name of its author given against in abbreviatory form.
- Abbreviations : Standardised to Synthesis – which adds reliability. Since no abbreviations are given by Lippe in his materia medica.
- Terminologies : Latest modern terminologies and diagnostic terms are used avoiding outdated terminologies (but preserved wherever required). This make the comprehension easier and to the simplest.
- Groups of symptoms : Symptoms are divided in groups and these groups are always following each other in the same order – as in Kent’s repertory.
8. Grading of symptoms
BOLD : High grade – 3 mark
Italics : Second grade – 2 mark
Roman : Third grade – 1 mark
9. Arrangement of rubrics and sub rubrics – general to particular
CAPITAL BOLD : main rubric
- denote Sub rubrics
. rubrics under sub rubric as in Synthesis
10. Some special rubrics – which are not found in Kent’s repertory
Mind : Ailments from
Vertigo : Hysterical
Head : Clavus hystericus
Ear : Baldness over ear
Mouth : Articulation imperfect with confused sound
Teeth : Cupped
Throat : Stricture esophagus
Stomach : Dyspepsia
Abdomen : Rheumatism belly of muscles
Rectum : Entero colitis
Female : Hyper emesis gravidarum
Pregnancy after effect of
Extremities : Gout
Fever : Influenza
Generalities : Acute disease
Atrophy muscular progressive
Small pox prophylactic
11. Rare but important medicines - many are poorly represented in Kent’s repertory .More over,nosodes and sarcodes are more represented.
Angustra, Apocynum, Asafoetida,Asteria rubens,Calc-sulph,Cascarilla,Coeanthus,Chininum ars,Corallium rubrum,Cuprum ars,Diptherinum,Euphorbium,Latrodectus,Laurocerasus,Merc-cyn,Merc-dulcis,Merc-sulph,Oleander,Parrisquadrifolia,Sarracenia purpura,Strychinum,Tarentula hispana,Taraxacum,Tuberculinum,Uva ursi,Vaccinum,Variolinum,X-ray,Yohimbinum.
12. Character of pain are limited to a particular level, because these will not have much use in repertorisation and also differences in interpretation.
13. Relationship and concordance are avoided as they are available in updated and collective form more than from this repertory
14. Generalities : Some more rubrics may be added to the generalities chapter in subsequent editions – by converting repeated particulars and high-grade commons to the level of generals. Great difficulties I encountered here because symptoms given in this materia medica under general modalities have no grading.
15. Cross references and Synonyms : For the time being cross references and synonyms are not included, which may be incorporated after an in-depth study in subsequent editions.
Dr.Adolph Von Lippe was a world renowned homoeopath .He augmented and improved the Homoeopathic materia medica and his clinical reports has shown how this may be rendered practically in the application of Homoeopathic knowledge and principles.
This book is an accurate and reliable compilation and the fullest collection of the characteristic symptoms of the most common remedies as it is possible to obtain within its compass.
This books gleaned from the author’s writings, appearing in several old foreign journals, together with the other important ones. collected from the writings of the great homoeopaths of the by-gone days.
These redline symptoms show the peculiarities and differences of medicines, and have been ascertained by repeated verification of symptoms obtained by proving on healthy and cures on sick.
This book supplements every other work on this subject and if used as a ready reminder of the common important facts of our vast Materia medica, it will fulfill its purpose and prove the greatest aid to profession and students alike.
When this materia medica is converted in to a repertory ,it will be highly useful in the selection of the similimum without wasting much time.
This work has been under taken under the belief that it would serve most useful purpose to students and practitioners for ready reference.The work is small but comprehensive and will prove very useful and beneficial for every body – but the task has been a Herculean one.
The material for this study were collected from the out patient and in patient department of Government Homoeopathic Medical College.Calicut from December 2001 to April 2002
The method used for this study is clinical method and for the confirmation and scientificity the result obtained has been statistically analysed and evaluated. The method of approach was clinical study without the use of controls.
30 cases were selected for the study, out of which 15 cases were treated with Kent’s repertory and 15 cases were treated with Lippe’s repertory and compared. Detailed history was taken in each case with special reference to mental generals, physical generals, habit, family history and past history .Age sex and socio economic status were considered as attributes. Each case was reviewed on one week, two week and monthly time intervals. In between the period of medication all patients were kept under blank tablet continuously .
In each case a routine hematological examination and urine examination was done. Potencies ranging from 30C to 10 M have been used in this study.
Diet and regimen
All patients were directed to continue with the same diet as earlier. All of them were directed to stop the use of all the medicine prior to the start of this treatment.
Effectiveness of the treatment was assessed on the basis of relief from symptoms, clinical improvement and changes in the score taken after working out in Kent and Lippe’s repertories.
Various facts obtained during this comparative study were treated according to statistical principles .
Observations and discussions
This study to evaluate the efficacy of Lippe’s repertory in homoeopathy provides evidence to say that there is enhanced success on using this repertory in homoeopathic treatment. Thee for Lippe’s repertory is very effective.- especially in acute cases, and also in instant prescriptions.
30 cases were selected for the study, out of which 15 cases were treated with Kent’s repertory and 15 cases were treated with Lippe’s repertory and compared. Detailed history was taken in each case with special reference to mental generals, physical generals, habit, family history and past history .Age sex , socio economic status were considered as attributes.
Each case was reviewed on one week,two week and monthly times intervals. In between the period of medication all patients were kept under blank tablet continuously .
In each case a routine hematological examination and urine examination was done. Potencies ranging from 30C to 10 M have been used in this study.Effectiveness of the treatment was assessed on the basis of relief from symptoms, clinical improvement and changes in the score taken after working out in Kent and Lippe’s repertories.Various facts obtained during this comparative study were treated according to statistical principles.
30 patients belonging to the age group of 1-80 years were selected for the study. Among this maximum number was from 60-69 years of age- 8 patients 26.66%. The second important group was 50-59 years of age – 6 patients 20%.
Twenty one (70%) among the 30 cases were male and Nine ( 30%) were females.
Out of 30 patients 14 were( 46.66%) were addicted to Smoking
Eight (26.66%) were addicted to Alcohol
Five (16.66%) were addicted top betel chewing
Four ( 13.33%) were addicted to both smoking and alcohol
Ten acute cases (33.33% ), and Twenty chronic cases(66.66%0 were selected for the study Only half the time is required while using Lipp’e repertory both in acute and chronic disease repertorisation compared to Kent’s Repertory.
In this study out of 7 patents who had relapsing fever 3 patients (42.8%) showed marked improvement with in three month on using Kent’s Repertory while 4 patients received (57.1%) more benefit by using Lippe’s Repertory. Out of 5 head ache cases 2 patients (40%) got relief speedily with Kent’s repertory while 3 patients (60%) got speedily benefit from Lippe’s repertory.
Out of 8 cough cases 3 patients (37.5%) showed marked improvement with in three months with Kent’s Repertory but y 5 patients ( 40%)got improved on Lippe’s repertory.Out of 3 dyspnoea cases 2 patients (60%) got improved with Kent but only 2 patients (40%) got benefit with Lippe
In 6 patients with Rheumatic pains 2 patients(33.3%) got benefit from Kent’s repertory while only 4 patients ( 66.7%) received relief with in three months by using Lippe’s repertory.
In skin complaints out of 5 patients 2 patients (40%) received benefit from Lippe but ly 3 patients ( 60%) received benefit from Kent. Out of 3 psychic case 2 patient ( 66.6%) got improvement on using Kent’s repertory but only 1 patients received benefit with in three month from Lippe.
In general out of 10 acute cases 4 patients (40%) received benefit with in three month from Kent but about 60% ( 6 patients) got speedy benefit from Lippes repertory. In the case of chronic cases out of 20 patients 12 patients (60%) improved with Kent but only 8 patients ( 40%) improved with Lippe’s repertory.
After the treatment presenting complaints are reduced at a higher rate than on using Kent’s repertory. Time consumption is less. Acute diseases were effectively managed than Kent’s repertory.
Summary and conclusion
This study to evaluate the efficacy of Lippe’s Repertory in Homoeopathic therapeutics provides evidence to say that there is a convincingly high success rate if this repertory is followed. There fore the repertory is effective.
A Sample page
ABASHED : Phos-ac
ABSENTMINDED: Agn.Kali-br. Lac-c.Nux-m
ACTIVE : cann-s.Coff.Tub
- too : cann-s
ACTIVITY nervous ,then sudden exhaustion : viol-o
AILMENTS FROM :
- anger : Acon. Bry.cocc.Nat-m.sep.Staph
- anxiety: samb
- chagrin : Bry.Staph
- emotions sudden : Coff
- emotions violent : samb
- fear : bell
-right : Acon. Gels.Ign.lach.Op
- grief : lch.lach.Phos-ac
- grief chronic effect of : Phos-ac.samb
- grief suppressed : cycl.lach
- indignation : Coloc,Staphy
- indolence : helon
- jealousy : hyos.lach
- joy from excessive : coff
- love disappointed: ant-c.calc-p.lach
- love unfortunate : hyos.Ign
- mental excitement : glon
- mortification : Bry
- offences : Ign
- pleasurable surprises : Coff
- sexual desire suppressed : Con
- sexual indulgence excessive : Con.samb.Staph
- sorrow : Ign
- talking more : Nat-m
- terror of consciences of duty not done : cycl
ALTERNATING : coff
- cheerful and depressed : Croc
- laughing and weeping : coff.Sanic
- mental and physical symptoms : Plat
AMATIVNESS : lach.phos
AMOROUS : Canth.gels.Iod
ANGER : Anac,Arn. Bry.caps.Hep.Mur-ac.Nux-v
- child at every attention : Ant-c
- excessive : Anac
- inclination to : Coloc
- indignation with : Coloc
- offense from slight : Anac
- trifles at : caps.Hep
- violent : Anac
ANGUISH : Acet-ac. Bism.Camph.coff.Iod.nit-ac.plat
- loss of dearest friend from : nit-ac
- loss her sense and die soon : plat
- restlessness with : Bism
- suffocate as though he would : Camph
- tossing with : cocc
- see after taking alcohol : Ars
- abruptly : stann
- correctly but stupor returns at once : Arn
- does not but sings and talks : Agar
- efforts with : Arn
- falls asleep in the middle : Bapt
- slowly : Arn.Echi.Phos
- surly : nux-v
- unable due to weakness: Stann
- unwillingly : stann
- unwilling not from obstinacy but from inaptness : sulph
ANTICIPATION : Gels
- church for preparing : Gels
- diarrhea with : Gels
- to meet an engagement : Gels
ANXIETY : Acet-ac,Acon.aml-ns.Ars.con.Chin.dros.ferr.graph.Hep.kali-c.Lil-t .Mosch.Nat-c.Nit-ac.Plat.plb.pyrog.Ther.Verat
- disease about his : kali-c.Nit-ac
- evil was impeding on as if : Meny.sep
- fear of approaching death with : Plat
- future about : graph
- genital system originating from : Mosch
- happen something will : aml-ns
- heart about : Meny.Ther
- hypochondriacal : Mosch
- inconsolable : Acon
- incurable disease about : Lil -t
- pain with : Nat-c
- palpitation of he heart with : Mosch
- restless : Rhus-t
- thunderstorm before : Phos
- thunderstorm during : Phos
- unreasonable : Hep
- trifles about : con.ferr
APATHY : syph
APATHETIC : Arn. Chin.Phos-ac.Phos
APPREHENSION : Anac,Arg-n.Calc.cann-i.castm.cic.crat.dig.rad-br.rhus-t
- approaching death of : cann-i
- church in : Arg-n
- evening in : Calc
- future about : cic
- menses during : castm
- misfortune of : Calc
- night in : rhus-t
- peace giving him no : Anac
- someone pursuing on walking : Anac
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