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Repertory: Comparative Study of Different Repertories

A case with many mental generals presents to you. Which Repertory would you choose? Obviously, Kent’s Repertory of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica is a better choice. But, what if it’s a case with pathological generals or an obscure one sided case with very few indications? Which Repertory is best suited here? If you have faced this dilemma before, this detailed course on the Comparative Study of Different Repertories will be a huge help. This course will deal with everything about the four core Repertories in Homeopathy, which are Kent’s Repertory of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica, Boenninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocket Book, Boger Boenninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory and Boger’s Synoptic Key.

Author : Dr. Ria Thukral,Dr. Rupa Vechalekar
Course Duration: 17.5 hours

This Course will cover every aspect of the four core Repertories. To have a better idea of each Repertory, the Course would begin with a study of the life history of the authors of each and every Repertory. Here, the history of that particular Repertory would also be covered. Following these, the Introduction part of each Repertory will be discussed in detail. This includes the discussion of the preface and other topics that the authors and editors of the various Repertories have covered in the introduction portion of their Repertories along with those in other related works. Next, the philosophy, plan and construction of each Repertory will be taken up for study. This will also entail a discussion of the gradation system adopted in the Repertory among other important topics. But, as an added bonus, the course also covers a brief overview of the chapters and rubrics of each Repertory. These modules will take the learner through some interesting rubrics that might confuse them in practice, besides discussing each and every chapter. Then, the course will talk about the concept of analysis and evaluation of symptoms, as propagated by the authors of the Repertories. The concept of each author will be taken up in a separate module and discussed in detail. For practice, the module will also feature a case, where the presenter will demonstrate how the case will be analysed and evaluated following the author’s concept. Next comes the working out of cases using each Repertory where, a module dedicated to each Repertory will have some cases. These cases will be worked out from the Presenting complaints to the Prescription part to familiarise the learner with the whole Repertorisation process, specific to the Repertory. Finally, the Course will also enlist the scope and limitations of each Repertory.

  • 1. Life Sketch of Dr. Kent and History of Kents Repertory   FREE 22 min

    This module will take the learner through the life of Dr. Kent, while recalling his introduction to the system of Homeopathy, counting his contributions to the system. The journey also takes the learner through the struggles that Kent’s Repertory had to face, considering its publication and the various editions.

  • 2. Introduction to Kent Repertory 34 min

    Starting off with an introduction to the four core Repertories of Homeopathy, this module covers the Preface of Kent Repertory. Besides, other topics like Use of the Repertory, How to study the Repertory and How to use the Repertory, which are contributions of Dr. Kent himself will also be covered. The Module also covers the topic of Repertorising, authored by the stalwarts – Dr. Margaret Tyler and Dr. John Weir.

  • 4. Introduction to Boenninghausens Therapeutic Pocket Book 28 min

    This begins with the first part of the Repertory, also called the Introduction portion, written by the Doctors, H. A. Roberts and Annie C. Wilson. This includes an overview of the topic – Repertory Uses, which covers several points regarding the philosophic background and the working of this Repertory. As for the second part, which is the Repertory proper, this module will take a deep dive into Boenninghausen’s original preface to BTPB.

  • 5. Life Sketch of Dr. Boger & History of BBCR and Bogers Synoptic Key 15 min

    This module follows the life and the contributions of the American Homeopath, Dr. Cyrus Maxwell Boger. Dr. Boger, a devoted follower of Dr. Boenninghausen has contributed two core Repertories to the system – Boger Boenninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory and Boger’s Synoptic Key. The module will also cover the history of these two Repertories.

  • 6. Introduction to Boger Boenninghausens Characteristics and Repertory 27 min

    This module will cover the foreword of this Repertory, which proves valuable insight into the making of this Repertory. Following that, the module will discuss the preface by Dr. Boger himself which details its sources, its use, etc. This also contains Dr. Boger’s instructions on choosing the similimum and on second prescription and Homeopathic prognosis.

  • 7. Introduction to Bogers Synoptic Key 10 min

    Beginning with the discussion of the large and detailed foreword that appeared in the earlier editions of the Synoptic Key, this module also covers the much shorter foreword that made its way into the 5th edition. It also answers why the foreword had to be edited and cut short. Moreover, this module also covers the Introduction notes by Dr. Norbert Winter

  • 8. Philosophy, Plan & Construction of Kents Repertory 24 min

    This module starts off with the philosophic background of Kent’s Repertory, covering many topics given in the Introduction to this Repertory. These concepts have been explained in simple terms, with examples, so that the learner can grasp them easily and use them properly while using the Repertory. This also explains Dr. Kent’s concept of totality in detail, also breezing through the gradation system followed along with its explanation and significance. When it comes to the plan and construction, first, the module will discuss the plan, as described by Dr. Kent himself in the preface to this Repertory. Then, the arrangement of chapters and rubrics is discussed in detail.

  • 9. Overview of Chapters & Rubrics of Kents Repertory – Part I 47 min

    This module begins the overview of chapters and rubrics in Kent’s Repertory. Here, each and every chapter of this Repertory is taken up, while hunting for some interesting, confusing and important rubrics. This will also teach the learner the process of differentiation of similar rubrics. In Part I, the chapters from Mind to Urinary Organs are covered.

  • 10. Overview of Chapters & Rubrics of Kents Repertory – Part II 48 min

    Continuing the overview from the earlier module, this module covers the rest of the chapters from Genitalia - Male to Generalities. This also discusses the section on Relationship of remedies and sides of the body, while explaining the usage of these sections.

  • 11. Philosophy, Plan & Construction of Boenninghausens Therapeutic Pocket Book 51 min

    In this module, we will go through the philosophy of BTPB, which will be covered while going through the topic – The Philosophic Background. This topic has been authored by Dr. H. A. Roberts and Dr. Annie C. Wilson, i.e., the authors of the introduction portion of BTPB. This module also covers the topic – Characteristic value of symptoms, taken straight from Dr. Boenninghausen’s Lesser Writings. Then, the gradation of remedies in BTPB will be taken up. Next, the Plan and construction of the Repertory will be taken up, beginning with the topic – Construction of the Repertory, given in the Introduction to BTPB. Following this, the arrangement of chapters in both the earlier editions and Allen’s edition will be breezed through. This module will also cover the arrangement of rubrics in this Repertory.

  • 13. Philosophy, Plan & Construction of Boger Boenninghausens Characteristics and Repertory 21 min

    The discussion of the philosophy of BBCR will mainly concentrate on the study of the six fundamental concepts that form the basis of this Repertory. They are Doctrine of complete symptom & concomitants; Doctrine of pathological generals; Doctrine of causation & time; Clinical rubrics; Fever totality and Concordances. Following this, the module quickly explains the gradation system used in this Repertory. After that, the arrangement of chapters is taken up, where all the 53 chapters of BBCR will be enlisted for the learners’ convenience. Then, the module will also go through the arrangement of rubrics, in an attempt to bring out some peculiarities that make BBCR different from the other Repertories.

  • 17. Philosophy, Plan & Construction of Bogers Synoptic Key 22 min

    This module will discuss the philosophy of the concise Boger’s Synoptic Key while revising many points related to its philosophy studied in the previous modules. Then, the gradation system of remedies in this Repertory will also be taken up. Coming to the Repertory’s plan and construction, it is divided into two – the first part, being the Analysis portion, i.e., the Repertory proper. Under this part, the module covers the arrangement of chapters and rubrics, along with any peculiarities and examples, therein. Taking up the second part, i.e., the Synopsis portion or Materia Medica, the module picks excerpts from the portion to help the learner understand its use and significance. Following that, the usage of Table of the approximate duration of action of remedies by weeks and Complementary Remedies are covered. This module also introduces the Supplementary Reference Table or the SRT to the learner, while explaining its functions.

  • 18. Overview of Chapters & Rubrics of Bogers Synoptic Key 61 min

    Being a concise Repertory, the learner needs to know about the arrangement of rubrics throughout this Repertory. Only then can he properly make use of this bedside companion. This module will help the user make the best use of this Repertory, as it provides an overview of everything this Repertory has to offer. It will obviously go through each and every chapter of the Repertory proper. But, the discussion of the SRT, while taking up a few interesting rubrics, will make the learner more equipped to use this unique section.

  • 19. Dr. Kents Concept of Analysis & Evaluation 31 min

    The module begins with the meaning of analysis of symptoms and evaluation of symptoms separately. Following that, Dr. Kent’s concept of analysis and evaluation of symptoms will be taken up. Here, the course will concentrate on the topic – The Grading of Symptoms, which is a subtopic under the topic – Repertorising, which is a part of the Introduction portion of Kent’s Repertory. Finally, a case will be presented and the analysis and evaluation of its symptoms will be done following Dr. Kent’s concept.

  • 20. Dr. Boenninghausens Concept of Analysis & Evaluation 30 min

    This module will begin with Dr. H. A. Roberts’ concept of analysis & evaluation of symptoms. But, the Indian stalwart, Dr. M. L. Dhawale came up with an easier-to-follow and less time consuming concept of analysis and evaluation. This module also explains that in detail. Following that, a case will be analysed and evaluated using both these concepts.

  • 21. Dr. Bogers Concept of Analysis & Evaluation 31 min

    First, this module will discuss a few different methods of analysis and evaluation depending on the type of the prominent symptom of the case. Then comes the revision of Dr. Boger’s concept of analysis and evaluation given in the Synoptic Key. This is followed by the study of the topic – Handling, a part of the Introduction Notes by Dr. Norbert Winter. Then, to demonstrate the concept, a case will be analysed and evaluated following the instructions.

  • 22. Working out cases with Kents Repertory 54 min

    This begins with Dr. Kent’s instructions on working out cases that has been detailed in the preface to Kent’s Repertory. Then, the module will work out two different cases following Dr. Kent’s concept. Following this, a case will be worked out following Dr. M. L. Tyler and Dr. John Weir’s concept. Working out cases using two different concepts helps the learner learn how and when to adapt.

  • 23. Working out cases with Boenninghausens Therapeutic Pocket Book 41 min

    This module first works out a case that’s already been worked out using Kent’s Repertory. This case will be worked out with both Dr. Roberts’ and Dr. M. L. Dhawale’s concepts. Regardless of the concept or the Repertory adopted, the perfect similimum always remains the same. Using the same case for a different Repertory will prove that. Anyways, following this case, a case given in the introduction to BTPB will be worked out first using Dr. Roberts’ method. Then, it will be worked out using Dr. Dhawale’s method. Finally, a case is presented to demonstrate the usage of Relationships of Remedies given in BTPB.

  • 24. Working out cases with Boger Boenninghausens Characteristics and Repertory 34 min

    Here too, the first case will be the one that has already been worked out with Kent’s Repertory and BBCR. Again, this is to show the learner that the similimum doesn’t change with the Repertory. But, this module also works out another case. The second case is one having prominent pathological generals. This case has been picked specifically because BBCR is a great Repertory for use with cases that have prominent pathological generals.

  • 25. Working out cases with Bogers Synoptic Key 27 min

    In this module, the case with the pathological generals is presented again. But, this time, it will be repertorised using Boger’s Synoptic Key. First, the case will be worked out and repertorised using the software – RADAR. After that, the same case will be repertorised manually, following Dr. Norbert Winter’s instructions in the Introduction Notes.

  • 29. Scope and Limitations of Bogers Synoptic Key 24 min

    Being a very concise work, Boger’s Synoptic Key has its advantages and disadvantages. Knowing both of them is important to make the best use of this condensed Repertory. This module will take up the discussion of the scope and limitations of the Synoptic Key, with that aim in mind.

Dr. Ria Thukral

Dr. Ria Thukral

Dr. Ria Thukral holds an MD in Materia Medica from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra, an ...Read More

Dr. Rupa Vechalekar

Dr. Rupa Vechalekar

Dr. Rupa Vechalekar has her own practice and has also worked with a reputed NGO in Pune. She is ...Read More


Each and every Repertory has its own philosophy and method of working out. Without a proper knowledge of the same, the user is just stuck in an ocean of symptoms without a compass! It would be precise to say that, without knowing the philosophic background of the Repertory and its concept of analysis and evaluation, the Homeopath can expect failure. The reason is simple. It is because these Repertories have been arranged following this method. So, when a user takes up a Repertory being completely aware of its philosophy, he is expected to decrypt its arrangement to match his case and thus form a totality or a symptom image that points to the perfect similimum. This Course aims to make the learner aware of exactly this information, while also educating the user on methods and techniques he can use to adapt the use of the Repertory depending on the case. Thus, the course covers everything - history of the author and the Repertory, the philosophy, overview, method of working out cases, scope and limitations, along with many other interesting topics.


Beneficiaries: UG/PG Students


Course Benefit:

A. The course begins with the basics of each Repertory, while also discussing the philosophy, concepts, and other related topics in detail.

B.  The overview of chapters and rubrics in this course is done in a very detailed manner. So, each and every Homeopath, regardless of his knowledge, will benefit from the course.

C. The course also works out a few cases. Thus, this course is not only limited to gaining of theoretical knowledge. Instead, the learner gains the knowledge to actually work out a real-life case that is presented to him/her.

Repertory: Comparative Study of Different Repertories
This course includes:

  29 Modules      

  29 Quizes          

   Certificate Of Completion

   Course Validity : 365 days

$27.48 $34.98