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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Murphy Repertory:

Posted by Drdevendra Kumar MD Homeo
• Dr. Robin Murphy was born on August 15, 1950 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA to Calvin & Verna Murphy.
• He carried out his undergraduate studies at the Michigan State University.(1972-1976).
• There he discovered their homoeopathic historical collection and became intrigued with the system and began his studies.
• Robin Murphy has a great interest in medical alchemy, the Egyptian medicine.
• He finds Hahnemann' s work having a great similarity with Paracelsus' work as well as Egyptian medicine.
• He has tried to correlate the three philosophical principles of Paracelsus - Sulphur, Mercury and Salt with Psora, Syphilis and Sycosis, the miasmatic theory of Hahnemann.
• Not only that he also believes that the doctrine of vital force is taken from Archeus principles of Egyptian medicine. He states, "The root of homeopathy was alchemy and that came from Egypt.
• Since homoeopathy is included in the course and curriculum of Naturopathic Medicine in America, he studied naturopathic system of medicine and got the degree of N.D. (Naturopathic Doctor). In the beginning, his prescriptions were based on Boericke and Clarke's manuals.
• Later on he became fond of the Kentian School and practiced classical homoeopathy for a long time.
• Having gone through the experience of various types of prescribing in homoeopathy, he finally learned prescribing for diseases still doing classical at some time.
• Robin Murphy had his first love for history of medicine.
• In America (1970-71) while going through the various medical literatures he came across some homeopathic journals from 1800's, which were lying idle.

• He was shocked to see the plethora of literature available on homeopathy.
• As he went through them he developed more and more interest in the system.
• Initially he learned homoeopathy on his own from the study of journals, books and various case materials, later he wanted to do a regular course in homoeopathy.
• Robin Murphy is one of the best known teachers of homeopathy in the world.
• He has extensive teaching and clinical experience including his years as chairman of the homoeopathic department at the National College of Naturopathic medicine in Portland.
• He has lectured at the national center for homoeopathy and at colleges in Canada and England.
• He is now director of the Hahnemann academy of North America.
• His repertory and Materia Medica are now standard texts in colleges throughout the world.
• As we understood the most widely accepted Repertory in twentieth century have been Kent Repertory.
• Kent's work on his repertory is only desirable extension of Boenninghausen.
• He accepted everything of Boenninghausen and a complementary to it. He accepted everything of Boenninghausen except generalization, location, concomitant and modalities of particular.
• Kent was strongly influenced by Boenninghausen, Lee and Lippe. And in the same manner Robin Murphy also is strongly influenced by Kent and Knerr.
• This repertory is based on definite philosophical background. Generals are given prime importance then follow characteristic particular.
• Homoeopathic Medical Repertory by Robin Murphy, complete repertory by Roger Von Zandvoort and Synthesis by Fredrick Schroyens are three among the recent repertories of last decades of twentieth century, which can help the practitioner in selecting the similimum.

• Hahnemann Academy of North America, Colorado, first published this repertory in 1993 with 1590 pages.
• Indian Books & Periodicals Syndicate published Indian edition in May 1994.
• The Homoeopathic Medical Repertory was designed to be a modern, practical and easy to use reference guide to the vast Homoeopathic Materia Medica.
• Repertory has performed a long journey from simple indexing of the symptoms of materia medica to the formation of separate large voluminous books & various mechanical aids.

• Murphy repertory has undergone a step more in the indexing of the symptoms of materia medica & rearranging it in the alphabetical way. So an enthusiastic student & learner of homoeopathy cannot keep away from this valuable repertory.
• Dr. Robin Murphy is known worldwide for his published works. He authored the Homoeopathic Medical Repertory in 1993 and the Lotus Materia Medica in 1996. Both the works have been well appreciated by the homoeopathic fraternity.

New arrivals from his illustrious pen include Keynotes of the Materia Medica- Commentary and Group Discussion (5 Vols.), Case Analysis and Prescribing Techniques, Organon of Medicine 6th Edition with Robin Murphy's Commentary on Easy Homoeopathic Practice."
He is presently the director of the Lotus Medical Centre (LMC), London, England.
LMC sponsors seminars on homoeopathy and oriental medicine throughout the world.
LMC has educational programs on Qi Medicine and Homoeopathy.

• In modern terms the Homeopathic Medical Repertory represents experimental and therapeutic database for the practice of homeopathic medicine.
• The general information contained in the homeopathic repertories and Materia Medicas are derived from the following sources history, provings, clinical practice, research, physiology and toxicology.
• The Homeopathic Medical Repertory was designed to be a model practical and easy to use clinical guide to the vast homeopathic Materia Medica.

• To achieve these goals a completely new repertory had to be constructed with a new schema, terminology, chapters, clinical rubric additions and upgrades.
• Also there was a great need to fill in the clinical deficiencies and to correct the major flaws found in the older repertories.
• After prolonged research and experimentation with the old schemas, he decided to create a new one that would facilitate access to rubrics at all levels and to provide clearer images of the anatomical, physiological and clinical rubric groups.
• Now, all the lungs rubrics are in one place, instead of being spread throughout the chest chapter. This allows easy jumping from particular to general chapters or the other way around.
• If one cannot find a pain rubric in it's precise location (lungs), then go to the more general rubrics of the chest chapter. Be aware that the chest pain rubrics are more general and include heart pain also.
• The first edition of this book was published in1993. First Indian edition came in May 1994, published by IBPS New Delhi. This book has been dedicated to DR.KIRPAL SINGH.
• The second edition was published in the year 1996. This was published with new addition and Indian Books & Periodicals Publishers, New Delhi, published Indian edition in October 2002. In this three more chapters were added and they are constitution, disease and headache. First reprint edition came in 2004.
• All of Kent's repertory & sections of Knerr's Repertory were used as the foundation for building this new repertory.
• 55 major sources of addition are given in first edition.
• In first edition this was given before repertory proper.
• In second edition it is given after repertory proper.
• As per alphabetical order of authors name books are arranged.
• 56 books are given in second edition. Added source in this edition is Witco D. C.A.R.A.

Homeopathic References Major Sources of Additions and New Rubrics:

• Allen, H. C., Keynotes and Characteristics, Mat. Med. Of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fever.
• Allen, J. H., Diseases and Therapeutics of the Skin.
• Allen, T. F., Encyclopedia of Pure Mat. Med., Handbook of Mat. Med. And Homeopathic Therapeutics, Symptom-Register.
• Anschutz E. P., New, Old and Forgotten Remedies.
• Barthel H., and Klunker, W., The Synthetic Repertory.
• Bell J. B., Therapeutics of Diarrhea.
• Boenninghausen, C.M. and Boger, C .M., Characteristics and Repertory, Therapeutic Pocket Book.
• Boericke, Wm. and O. E., Manual of Horn. Mat. Med. and Repertory.
• Boger, C. M., A Synoptic key of the Materia Medica, Additions to Kent's Repertory, Moon Phases, Times of Remedies.
• Borland, D. M., Children’s Types, Homeopathic Practice.

11. Burnett, J. C., Fifty Reasons for being a Homeopath, Organ Diseases of Women, Diseases of the Liver and Spleen, Vaccinosis.
12. Clarke, J. H., Clinical Repertory, Dictionary of Practical Mat. Med., Prescriber.
13. Dewey, W. A., Essentials of Horn eo. Mat. Med., Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics, 12 Tissue Remedies.
14. Eizayaga, F. X., EI Moderno Repertorio de Kent.
15. Farrington, E. A., Clinical Materia Medica, Comparative Materia Medica.
16. Foubister, D., Carcinosin Research, Tutorials on Homeopathy.
17. Gallavardin, J., Repertory of Psychic Medicines & Materia Medica.
18. Gentry, W. D., The Concordance Repertory.
19. Gibson, D., Studies of Homeopathic Remedies.
20. Guernsey, H. N., Keynotes to the Materia Medica, Obstetrics.
21. Gupta, B. P., Encyclopedia of Homeopathy.
22. Hahnemann, S., Materia Medica Pura and Chronic Diseases.
23. Hale, E. M., Homeo.Mat. Med. of New Remedies, Diseases of the Heart.
24. Hansen, 0., Textbook of Mat. Med. and Therapeutics of Rare Remedies.
25. Hering, C., Analytical Repertory of Symptoms of the Mind, The Guiding Symptoms of our Mat. Med.
26. Hughes, R. & Dake, J. P., A Cyclopaedia of Drug Pathogenesy.
27. Imhauser, H., Homeopathy in Pediatric Practice.
28. Jahr, G. H. G., A New Manual of Homeopathic Practice.

29. Julian, O. A, Mat. Med. of New Homeo. Remedies, Diet. of Mat. Med.
30. Kent, J. T., Repertory of the Materia Medica, (as well as his handwritten corrections of the last American edition of the Repertory), Lectures on Homeopathic Materia Medica, Lesser Writings, New Remedies.
31. Kichlu and Bose, A Textbook of Descriptive Medicine.
32. Knerr, C. A, Repertory of Herings Guiding Symptoms of our Mat. Med.
33. Kunzli, J., Kent's Repertorium Generale.
34. Lathoud, J. A., Homeopathic Materia Medica.
35. Lilienthal, S., Homeopathic Therapeutics.
36. Lippe, C., Repertory to the Characteristic Symptoms of the Mat. Med.
37. Minton H., Uterine Therapeutics.
38. Murphy, R., Lotus Materia Medica, Lectures on Homeopathic Medi­cines, Homeopathic Philosophy & Practice, Medical Alchemy, Lotus Medical Library, Audio Lecture Series, on cassette tapes).
39. Nash, E. B., Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics.
40. Patel, R. P., Word Index with Rubrics of Kent's Repertory.
41. Phatak, S. R., Concise Repertory of Homeopathic Remedies, Materia Medica of Homeopathic Remedies.
42. Roberts, H. A, Sensations as if, Studies of Remedies by Comparison.
43. Royal, G., Textbook of Homeopathic Materia Medica.
44. Schussler,W., The Biochemic System, The Twelve Tissue Remedies.
45. Sirker, C., A Keynote Repertory of Materia Medica.
46. Sheppard, D., Epidemic Diseases, Magic of the Minimum Dose.
47. Stephenson, J., A Mat. Med. and Repertory, Hahnemannian Provings.
48. Tyler, M. L., Homeo. Drug Pictures, Pointers to Common Remedies.
49. Underwood B. F., The Diseases of Childhood and Their Homeopathic Treatment, Headaches and Its Materia Medica.
50. Van Zandvoort., The Complete Repertory. (Computer Repertory)
51. Von Lippe, A, Keynotes and Redline Symptoms ofthe Materia Medica.
52. Vithoulkas, G., Additions to Kent's Repertory.
53. Ward, J. W., Unabridged Dictionary of the Sensations As If.
54. Warkentin, D. K., MacRepertory, ReferenceWorks, (Computer)
55. Witko, D., CAR.A, (Computer)
56. Yingling, W. A, The Accoucheurs Emergency Manual.

• Using the modern terminology is paramount to the study and practice of homeopathy.
• The language of the provings, Materia Medicas, therapeutic books and in the repertories must reflect the culture one lives in.
• If the homeopathic provings and the case taking protocols require us to record a person's symptoms in their own words, shouldn't the repertory have a similar language?

• The formatting for the Homeopathic Medical Repertory is similar to Kent's Repertory with the strongest remedies in the rubric or sub-rubric are designated in bold-capitals, CARC., (3 points), next, bold-italics, care., (2 points) and plain-type, carc., (1 point).
• In general, if a remedy has cured a symptom or condition more than three times and it’s been confirmed by more than three homeopaths it deserves to be added to the repertory in the lowest grade, (1 point, plain type).

• If a remedy has cured more than six times and likewise confirmed by three others, it should be added in the second grade, (2 points, bold­ italics).
• The third grade (3 points, bold-capital) requires twelve cases plus confirmations by three or more practitioners.
• The editing of the manuscript was then done which involved adding modern terminology, cross references and correcting errors.
• The final step was to systematically survey the homeopathic literature for reliable additions to add to the alphabetical repertory.
• The highest Priority was to find clinical information relevant to modern homeopathic practice and to fill in the areas where Kent's Repertory is weak in information. (Mental disorders, emergencies, infections, pathologies and major organs).
• The result is the Homeopathic Medical Repertory, which contains 70 chapters, consistent formatting, (alphabetical chapters, rubrics and sub-rubrics), modern terminology, and modern diseases, with 40,000 new rubrics, 200,000 new additions and updates, in a small lightweight size for convenience.
• The second edition of the Homeopathic Medical Repertory was written to be a major upgrade of the first edition.
• All the column headers and the word index entries were completely re-done, expanded and corrected.
• The word index was also expanded to include many more clinical conditions and states.
• The Homeopathic Remedies list was moved to the front of the book for easier access to the names abbreviations of all the homoeopathic and herbal remedies.
• The Homeopathic References list was moved to the back of the book.
• The vast majority of the new additions came from hering Guiding Symptoms and Allens Symptoms Index of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica. Jeremy Sherr’s provings and clinical observations on the homeopathic uses of Chocolate, (Choco.), Hydrogen, (Hydrog.) and Scorpion, (Scorp) are included in this edition.
• The Homeopathic Medical Repertory now has 70 chapters. Three new chapters were created from the original 67 chapters found in the first edition. These are: Diseases, Constitutions and Headaches.
• The new Disease chapter contains all the pathological and tissue rubrics from the Generals chapter plus the primary disease and inflammation rubrics from other chapters.
• The Disease chapter contains: diseases, disorders, ailments, degenerative states, tissue changes, abscesses, allergies, atrophy, cancers, convalescence, edema, emaciation, growths, herpes, infections, inflammations, miasms, organs, suppressions, tumors.
• The new Constitutions chapter contains all the genetic, dispositions and body types from the Generals chapter.
• Extensive additions were gathered from Hering's Guiding Symptoms.
• The Constitutions chapter contains: constitutions, temperaments, body size, body type, hair in general, complexions, age, growth, gender, habits, defects, miasms, infants, inheritance, children, boys, girls, elderly people, men, occupations, women, young people.
• The Headaches chapter was created out of the Head chapter.
• The new Headaches chapter contains all the head pain rubrics, types of pain, causative factors, concomitants, modalities, times of day, seasons, locations, head general, forehead, occiput, sides, temples, vertex.
• The Generals chapter was rewritten, the pain and sensation rubrics are now found in alphabetical order instead of being sub-rubrics in the pain and sensations sections. This matches the alphabetical format of all the other chapters of the repertory.
• All the chapters of the Homeopathic Medical Repertory have been re­examined, corrected and updated with clinical additions.
• New page numbers are due to the new chapters, additions and formatting.
• The Homeopathic Medical Repertory and the Lotus Materia Medica are also available on computer programs for the Macintosh and IBM formats. These programs are available from:
• Kent Homeopathic Associates, 710 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, California, U.S.A., 94901, (Mac Repertory & Reference Works)
• Miccant Software, 14 Mulberry Close, West Bridgford, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG2-7SS, (C.A.R.A & Similia)

• Located in the front pages of the Medical Repertory.
• Includes the abbreviations used in the Homeopathic Medical Repertory and the Lotus Materia Medica, plus the full Latin names and common names for many homoeopathic and herbal remedies."
• Each drug is alphabetically arranged as per drug abbreviation, given in roman letters both the genus and species. Continued by full Latin names & their common names.
• Each alphabet is mentioned under that drugs of that alphabet are mentioned.
• If it is cross-referenced to another drug, it is given with = sign.

• If it is a cross reference of a drug then it is given in brackets with= sign. Even certain cross-references are given in brackets. e.g. ether, dolichos, etc. certain places words found in brackets are not cross references, these may be synonyms. E.g. bry, chin, iris tenax. Total 27 pages.
• HIERARCHICAL-Anatomical- Boenninghausen, Boericke, Lippe, Kent, Knerr.
• CONCORDANCE-Symptomatic - Allen, Clark, Gentry, Phatak.
• ALPHABETICAL-Clinical- Murphy.
• Historically, Hahnemann first constructed an outline for recording the information gathered from the experimental provings of the homeopathic remedies. This eventually became the schema for his Materia Medica Pura.
• In Hahnemann's preface to his Materia Medica Pura he gives the complete layout on pages 4-5.
• Kent's Repertory is based on the assumption that all cases should be analyzed from the generals to the particulars. Kent saw his cases from one perspective only; therefore he was a prejudiced observer even before he took a case!
• It is a common myth in modern homeopathy that mental symptoms are more important than physical ones. The particular symptoms coming from tumors, diseased organs or wounds can literary kill a person, which makes local symptoms the most important in many cases.
• A natural hierarchy used for case analysis has to be based on what life treating to the patient, next, the causative factors in the case and then, the most severe or important presenting symptoms.
• In case analysis there never was a fixed hierarchy in the homeopathic literature and there never will be because it goes against the individualization of each natural hierarchy in a healthy person is physiological, in a sick person that natural order becomes deranged into multiple unpredictable patterns.
• We are not suppose to have preconceived ideas about what should be important in a case, we should perceive the unique hierarchy of every case.
• Thus it is an alphabetical general clinical book form repertory.

• There are 1851 drugs.

• BOLD CAPITALS bold italics roman type
• 3 marks 2 marks 1 mark

• The Alphabetical Format
• For the new repertory, 70 chapters were created and rearranged in an alphabetical order from the original 36 chapters found in Kent's Repertory.
• The Homeopathic Medical Repertory was created to be more consistent with Hahnemann's anatomical and physiological categories reorganized into an alphabetical order. The alphabetical format was chosen as the most natural method to organize large amounts of information, thus bringing the repertory in line with all the large homeopathic materia medicas, which are also alphabetically arranged.
• All of the chapters are arranged alphabetically according to anatomy, physiology or clinical topic.
• All the rubrics and sub rubrics within each chapter were also sorted into an alphabetical schema. Thereby simplifying Kent's complicated system for arranging rubrics and sub rubrics, by sides, time, conditions, modalities, circumstances, extensions, locations, etc.
• In second edition three more chapters were added and they are constitution, disease and headache.
• The editing of the manuscript was then done which involved adding modern terminology, cross references and correcting errors.
• The final step was to systematically survey the homeopathic literature for reliable additions to add to the alphabetical repertory.
• While forming this repertory the highest priority is given to find clinical information relevant to modern homoeopathic practice and to fill in the areas where Kent repertory is weak in information (e.g. Mental disorders, emergencies, infections, pathologies and major organs).
• There is complete reorganization of the information with small anatomical and functional subdivisions in alphabetical order.
• Resulting this repertory; contains thirty new chapters, consistent formatting (alphabetical chapters, rubrics sub rubrics), and modern disorder with 40,000 new rubrics, 200000 new additions and updates in a small lightweight size for convenience.
• There is bold reorganization and expansion of repertorial information with many practical divisions such as with children, pregnancy, emergences, the environment, dreams and delusions, including use of modern diagnostic terminology as Alzheimer's syndrome, Disc syndrome, Polycystic ovaries etc.
• The abbreviations used are
agg. = aggravates, worse from or symptoms increased by.
amel. = ameliorates, better from or symptoms decreased by.
• Each chapter starts in a fresh page.
• The chapter name given in bold roman in top right side of page in right page & left side of left page. Similarly page number given.
• Chapter number given only in starting page.
Then chapter name is given in italics in beginning page under which rubrics and sub rubrics are mentioned. Each page is divided into double column for easy view & space convenience.
The chapters as well as the rubrics are arranged alphabetically.
Parts of the chapter `Extremities' itself constitute 12 chapters in Murphy's Repertory. They are Shoulders Hip Arms Legs Elbow Knee Wrist Ankle Hand Feet Limbs & Joints.
The most important among the new chapters are: 1. Children. 2. Emergency. 3. Environment. 4. Glands. 5. Intestines. 6. Joints.7. Neck. 8. Nerves.9. Pregnancy. & 10. Toxicity.
• Others are Blood,Bones, Brain, Delusions, Dreams, Food, Heart, Knees, Liver, Lungs, Muscles, Pelvis, Pulse, Tongue, etc.
• Mind chapter is the biggest chapter with 161 pages. Next biggest is Headache with 89 pages.
• Smallest chapter: Elbow with 6 pages & 66 rubrics, wrist with 6 pages & 64 rubrics.
• The generals contain a bigger group of medicines followed by sub rubrics, which are arranged alphabetically. Therefore, alphabetical arrangement is the only principle followed in this repertory.
• Though the foundation of constructing this new repertory is based on Repertory of the Homoeopathic' Materia Medica by Dr. J. T. Kent, it does not follow the arrangement of side, time or modalities and extensions.
• Main rubrics – bold capital
• Sub rubric - ordinary roman, found 2 indentations inner to main rubric, followed by ‘-’ drugs given alphabetically in its typography.
• Sub sub rubric – ordinary roman, found 2 indentations inner to sub rubric, followed by ‘-’ drugs given alphabetically in its typography.
• Mostly under locations main rubric is repeated in roman bold, 2 indentations inner to main rubric.
• In few places main rubric is repeated in bold capital. E.g. page 15, especially describing particular locations.
• In few places sub rubrics given in bold roman. E.g. Menses, page 40, 217 especially for discharge, pain, expressions, etc.
• Rubrics if continues in second column given in capitals. E.g. page 352, 353.
• Before during, after given as during given directly with main rubric. before & after as alphabetically. E.g. page 880, page 923, Eating, page 159, burning, urination.
• In Head locations given alphabetically.
• Extending to, rubrics given alphabetically. E.g. page 909
• Female leucorrhoea (See Discharge vagina),
• Here urethra given in Bladder chapter.
• Cross-references are of 2 types:
• Cross-reference with drugs e.g. page No: 1 Abscess (See Buboes), Aching pain (See Pain Abdomen)
• Cross-reference without drugs e.g. page 21, Dropsy, (See Ascites)
• Cross reference given in ordinary roman.
• Like Knerr the sections are made as chapters in many places. Mostly in provers language.
• Biggest rubric COUGH, Croupy.
• Kent said in his repertory's preface, "Physicians are requested to send in verified and clinical symptoms, and to call attention to any errors which they may discover in the text. " Referring to how the repertory was compiled he admits the rubrics came from two major sources the materia medica and notes from our ablest practitioners, these notes are the clinical rubrics, upgrades and additions when verified in homeopathic practice.
• Hahnemann states throughout the Organon, that every homeopath must clearly perceive what has to be cured in diseases, and to perceive the totality of symptoms of the disease. He also refers to acute diseases, chronic diseases, epidemic diseases, iatrogenic diseases, infectious dis­eases, mental diseases, miasmatic diseases, physical diseases, traumatic diseases, etc.
• Therefore, homeopathic repertories must include more clinical rubrics, especially ones that reflect the new diseases and conditions of our modern chemical-industrial society and those cause by allopathic drugs, radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, vaccinations, etc. (see the Diseases, Emergency, Fevers and Toxicity chapters).
• The Homeopathic Medical Repertory is based on the principles of clinical as well as classical homeopathic practice.
• This repertory merges both kinds of practice unlike many other repertories and it has the advantage of meeting the requirement of various types of cases.
• The author's aim to make it a modern, practical and easy reference book has enriched this repertory with many clinical as well as pathological rubrics.
• The chapters on Environment, Generals, Food, Mind, Perspiration, Constitution, Dreams, Delusion, etc. help us to go through more classical generals to particulars whereas chapters like Disease, Emergency, Children, Toxicity, Blood, etc. contain plenty of clinical rubrics.
• This is a unique repertory, which help practitioner to find out the similimum on the basis of clinical as well as classical symptoms.
• The author has merged both the types of practice, i.e. classical and clinical. He says, "If you do only one type, you are a half homeopath.
• Learn to prescribe according to the case." He further states "The right way to prescribe is revealed in the case and by the results that you get, not by some old theory and principles.
• Located at the end of the Medical Repertory.
• Given with a representation of each alphabet.
• Chapter words given in bold roman.
• Each word is given with page numbers given in 3 columns for space convenience.
• This list is used to find particular words and clinical references such as influenza or hepatitis.
• Common words found in most chapters such as burning, are not included in the Word Index because they are easily accessible alphabetically within each chapter, (Headaches, throbbing).

• Murphy's concept of totality is based on clinical as well as classical homeopathic practice.
• It embraces the principles of Kent's generals, Boenninghausen's complete symptoms, Boger's pathological generals and other stalwarts' clinical principles of prescribing.
• He believes in constructing the totality as per the details available in the case.
• If the case has more generals Kent's principles should be followed for erecting a totality.
• If the case has complete symptoms, rich concomitants and pathological generals Boenninghausen’s and Boqer's principles should be followed.
• Murphy feels that there are many opinions in homeopathy, which is not healthy.
• A practical man, who believes in results and not mere theories, has a strong conviction in the law of similar.
• Being disgusted with various opinions he says, "Homeopathy is probably the most opinionated medical science on the whole planet where groups with opinions and theories feel that they have the answer to Homeopathy.
• This repertory can be used for all types of cases:
• Where the case, has a paucity of symptoms.
• Where generals are prominent
• Where clinical symptoms / diagnosis is available
• Pathological generals/ constitutions are available
• Where complete symptoms are available.
• All types of cases can be worked by using Homeopathic Medical Repertory.
• The following methods can be applied de­pending upon the data available in the case:
• Generals to particulars
• Complete symptom
• Pathological Generals
• Causation
• Concomitant
• Clinical rubrics
• Modalities.
• If we compare three rubrics of Murphy repertory with that of complete repertory of Mac Repertory - Deceitful, Defiant & Ailments from reproaches.
• In Deceitful - Lyco(2), opium(3) and thuja are upgraded in Murphy repertory. When compared with the complete repertory and Morphinum is added.
• In defiant - Cham(2) and Medo(1) are added and Tuber is upgraded to (3) marks.
• In ailments from reproaches Dr. Murphy has added Anac(1), Cham~1), lyco(3) ­Nat. Mur(2) and upgraded carcinoma(2), Colocy(2) and staphysagria(3).

• In many rubrics where single drug is mentioned under Kent repertory, in Murphy repertory more number of drugs is mentioned which provides a vast magnitude and scope to the Homoeopathic Physician, but again controversy arises about their sources.
• For example:
• Itching with jaundice - Hepar sulph(1) (KR)
• Itching with jaundice - Dolichos, Hepar sulph(2),Myrica(1 ),Pic acid, Ran bulb, thy, trinit.
• Hairs, unusual part on - Thuj (KR)
• Hairs, unusual part on - Carci, Lyco, Medo, Thuj, Tub.
• Missing chapters when compared to Kent's repertory:
• Expectoration, Urethra, Prostate gland.
• Important variations in subsections of chapters when compared to Kent’s Repertory:
• Axilla is seen under Shoulder chapter. (Under Chest in Kent.)
• Expectoration is seen under lungs chapter. (As a separate chapter in Kent.)
• Urethra is seen under Bladder chapter. (As a separate chapter in Kent.)
• Prostate gland under Male chapter. (As a separate chapter in Kent.)
• Oesophagus under Stomach chapter. (Under Throat in Kent)
• Lips under Mouth chapter. (Under Face in Kent)
7. Hair under Generalities. (Under different chapters-Head, face etc., in Kent)
8. Nates under Pelvis. (Under extremities in Kent)
9. Convulsions under Nerves. (Under Generalities in Kent.)
10. Seasonal modalities in Environment. (Under Generalities in Kent)
11. Palpitation in Heart. (Under Chest in Kent)
12. Coccyx & Sacrum in Pelvis (under back in Kent)
13. Perineum in Pelvis. (Under rectum in Kent)
14. Thyroid in Glands. (Under throat in Kent)
15. Noises in Hearing. (Under ear in Kent)

• Important variations in terms used when compared to Kent’s Repertory:
• Murphy * Kent.
• Discharge, Vaginal * Leucorrhoea.
• Epistaxis * Nosebleeds
• Insomnia * Sleeplessness
• Hemorrhages * Bleeding
• Headache * Pain (Head chapter)
• Appetite, loss of * Appetite, wanting
• Belching * Eructation
• Legs * Lower limbs
• Miscarriage * Abortion

• Examples for Rubrics, which are not available in Kent's Repertory:
• 1. Fevers, Rheumatic Fever.
• 2. Throat, Adenoids.
• 3. Nose, Sinusitis, headache from sinus catarrh.
• 4. Lungs, asthma, Heart problems with.
• 5. Stomach, pain, Vomiting, amel

• This repertory has more than 39,000 new rubrics and 2,00,000 new additions and updates.
• It contains all valuable information from standard homeopathic literatures and repertories.
• It has a total of 70 chapters alphabetically arranged. The new charters like Children, Emergencies, Toxicity etc. are very helpful to professionals. There are new chapters on major organs like Liver, Lung, Heart, etc.
• Many clinical rubrics are added to each chapter. It includes mental disorders, infections and pathologies in modern nomenclature.
• This repertory follows the Kent's grading of remedies.

6. More number of remedies. i.e., about 1800 remedies.
7. Rubrics like antibiotics, worse from; anesthesia, ailments from; artificial food aggravation; chemotherapy, side effects; hang-over; heroin, addiction from; etc. mentioned under the chapter Toxicity, are useful for day to day practice.
8. This repertory can be utilized for repertorizing all types of cases i.e. a case having prominent generals or particulars.
9. It is compact.
10. Chronologically arranged, so we find a rubric very easily and do not have to hunt.
11. It includes modern clinical and pathological conditions e.g.: Alzheimer's syndrome, polycystic ovaries, etc.
12. Word index is given for easy reference.
13. Inclusion of new remedies, nosodes, sarcodes and even bowel nosodes.
14. Ailments of Joints in general and individual joints, easy to refer as they are arranged as separate chapters.
15. Sections coming under each chapter are given at the chapter index itself.
• Lacks the superscript code references of the author who have contributed towards additions to Kent's repertory. Therefore it is very difficult to know the source of concerned data as well as remedy.
• There are some rubrics, which have been combined from the original Kent repertory. An example is combination of egotistical and Haughty into one rubric Egotistical haughty. The two words describe the characteristic, as originally perceived by Kent and belong to two separate rubrics.
• Sub rubric repeated. Page 186, URINATION, general, retarded, lying, can only pass urine while.
• Rubric alphabetically not arranged. Page 186, URINATION, general, retarded.

5. In abdomen epigastrium not represented well.
6. Main rubric not alphabetic, DELUSIONS, STEPPING
7. Same word different meaning. EARS, BORING, ABDOMEN, HARDNESS, COUGHING, SHARP
8. Reliability of new rubrics such as `Aids'.
9. Misplacement of rubrics: eg. Axilla under Shoulder, Urethra under Bladder, Expectoration under Lungs.
10. Sub-rubrics coming under rubric `Eruption' in different chapters are arranged in a scattered manner.
11. Even though many additions have been made, many omissions are also there. For example, Teeth, pain sound teeth in, is found in Kent but not in Murphy.

• 12. Many errors, technical as well as philosophical are there in this repertory. E.g.: Technical: A. Spelling mistakes and added letters.1. Female, discharge vaginal, girls, in little. Medicine Bufo is given as Bufo1.B. Other errors: Shoulders, pain, lying and its sub rubrics are given under Shoulder, Pain, lifting.
• Philosophical: mistakes in alphabetic arrangement.
• The third edition now contains 74 chapters, in 2,419 pages, 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches, on Bible paper in one volume.
• Over 20,000 new rubrics, and more than 100,000 new additions and updates, all in a small lightweight book for convenience.
• The third edition now contains 74 chapters, in 2,400 pages
• New Chapters:
Cancer, Clinical, Fainting, Gall bladder, Speech, Spleen, Taste, Time, Vaccination, Weakness.
• Deleted chapters:
Blood, Delusion, Diseases, Emergency, Environment, Nerves.
• This repertory can be used for all types of cases and any method can be followed to repertorise the case.
• Also it fits to the philosophy of general repertory with clinical approach.
• Also its abundance of rubrics especially in clinical, modern terminology along with provers symptom makes it more valuable.
• Only exception is its authenticity especially in latest clinical terms.
• CALVIN B. KNERR, Repertory Of Hering’s Guiding Symptoms Of Our Materia Medica,
• HARINADHAM. K, The Principles And Practice Of Repertorisation
• NIRANJAN MOHANTY MD (HOM), Text Book Of Homoeopathic Repertory,
• ROBIN MURPHY N.D, Homoeopathic Medical Repertory,first Indian edition
• ROBIN MURPHY N.D, Homoeopathic Medical Repertory, second Indian edition
• SHASHI KANT TIWARI, Essentials Of Repertorization,
9. Repertory of Homoeopathic Materia Medica – J.T.Kent.


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