Of late, there has been repeated hue and cry from homoeopaths against governments and others for not giving due recognition to homoeopathy. The remedy lies not outside but inside—among us homoeopaths. If we improve the quality of our practice, government and others (including allopaths) would automatically come forward not only to recognise but also admire us. This work is an attempt to this end.

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:


This work is based on Vol-I of Jhar`s Manual. It is a listing of conditions with a Large number of Remedies which cover the same symptom along with other general Symptoms of the remedy so as to distinguish between each. The discretion of choice lies in the Hands of the Physician to choose the best possible simillimum for his case. It is an extraordinarily useful Book and those who add it to their Library will never regret. This book is of great value to both fresh graduates and physicians. This book is considered as the last retort when answers could not be found elsewhere. The most desired index is added which adds to the convenience of the reader. An outstanding and laborious effort by a pioneer in the field of homeopathic therapeutics. This is a complete work and an easy reference listing various disorders alphabetically with remedy reference. There is also a provision of detailed explanation of pathological conditions, with a vast remedy reference and a view on its scientific differential diagnosis. The book enables students as well as homeopathic practitioners to have a vast approach to all clinical cases suggesting a wide range of remedies for numerous medical conditions along with a scope for evaluation of the diagnosis. – http://www.bjain.com/store/viewdetail/604

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

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.

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Biplab Chakraborty
6 years ago

Respected Sir,Thanks for the article !I am working on the mysteries of the homeopathic dilution along with Dr Md Ruhul Amin for more than 10 years. By this time we have found that there exist sufficient contradictions within the Modern Science itself so it is nothing but irrationality to mark Homeopathic remedies as placebo on the plea of Avogadro's number! The inconsistencies are to be specifically highlighted in all sphere for development of Homeopathic research. We have shown in our following publication /blog a) how Avogadro's number does not limit efficacy of homeopathic remedies andb) how different contradictions in science… Read more »