The following are from Kent’s LESSER WRITINGS:
Compiled after Kent’s death, the book is comprised from letters, published articles and lectures.This work contains all Kent’s aphorisms and precepts so often quoted – http://www.wholehealthnow.com/books/lesser-writings-kent.html
“It is very rarely the case that among the provings of our remedies not one is to be found which corresponds to the characteristic features of a case”3
“Homoeopathy is slow to win its way because of defective use of books as well as because of defective books.”
The following books are the most useful reference books in day-to-day practice and they are without defects:
1.Samuel Lilienthal’s HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS.
2. FINAL REPERTORY OF ‘MIND’ SYMPTOMS AND ‘GENERAL’ SYMPTOMS compiled by Dr. V. Krishnaamurthy (Rs.250)
3. J. T. Kent’s Repertory
A Repertory Which Is Used By Every Homoeopath.Based On The Original Provings And Information Gathered Till That Time.Includes The Art Of Repertorizing.-http://books.google.co.in/books/about/Repertory_of_the_Homoeopathic_Materia_Me.html?id=nBK-X9mxPsEC
4. WILKINSON’S MATERIA MEDICA [compiled from the 10-volume Hering’s Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica] (Rs.750)
5. Boericke’s MATERIA MEDICA
The book contains the well-known verified characteristic symptoms of all our medicines besides other less important symptoms aiding the selection of the curative remedy. All the new medicines and essentials of the published clinical experience of the school have been added. In its present compact form it contains the maximum number of reliable Materia Medica facts in the minimum space.- http://www.amazon.in/Boerickes-Manual-Homeopathic-Materia-Repertory/dp/813190184X?tag=hrikalsblo-21
6. W. A. Yingling’s THE ACCOUCHEUR’S EMERGENCY MANUAL
The author has compiled a book that will be useful as long as babies are born into the world. The introduction is well worth reading, especially the section about the time until reaction happens when prescribing in emergency situations.-http://www.narayana-verlag.com/The-Accoucher-s-Emergency-Manual-W-A-Yingling/b1475
7. REPERTORY by Dr. Calvin B. Knerr
Dr. Knerr spent 5 years writing his 2-volume Repertory to the Guiding Symptoms, which was published in 1896. This repertory to Hering’s materia medica never saw widespread use.
Knerr used the same structure throughout as found in the Guiding Symptoms, even to including the “relationships” at the end of the book and giving the remedies the four lines of grading. This makes for a book that is bulky without being that useful in everyday study.
As a reference repertory for comparative research it has its own place. Knerr’s repertory mixes pathogenic and clinical data but it also contains rubrics that are found nowhere else. Now available on computer, the complexity and difficulty of Knerr’s repertory have given way to ease of access through simple search functions. – http://www.wholehealthnow.com/bios/calvin-knerr.html
I have to mention this because provings of new remedies are being published in journals as if we lack remedies in the existing materia medicas.