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Boerick M.M

Boerick Materia medica and repertory:
http://homeoint.org/books/boericmm/remedies.htm 


 William BOERICKE, MD
1849-1929 - USA.

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Eminent U.S. homoeopath. Born in Austria. Studied for one year at the Vienna Medical School, before settling in Ohio. Graduated from the Philadelphia Medical College in 1876. Soon afterwards he moved to San Francisco where he worked as a homoeopath for more than fifty years. He was co-founder of the Pacific Homoeopathic Medical College and Hahnemann Hospital in 1881. This was incorporated into the University of California, where he became the first professor of Homoeopathic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, a post he held for thirty years.



Boenninghausen M.M

Boenninghausen Materia medica, and repertory:
 http://homeoint.org/books2/boenchar/index.htm

 

Dr. Clemens Von Boenninghausen, MD

(1785 - 1864)

Dr. Boenninghausen was born to one of the oldest noble families of Westphalia, Germany. His full name was Clemens Maria Franz Baron Von Boenninghausen. He was Baron by inheritance, a lawyer by profession, and an agriculturist by natural inclination. He held respected and responsible posts in Germany and enjoyed a life of position and influence.

As a Doctor of Law, Dr. Boenninghausen practiced as a lawyer for some time and later became a judge. Because of his interest in horticulture, he was made Director of Botanical Gardens at Munster. Here, he came to be known as the "Sage of Munster." It was in 1827 that he developed purulent tuberculosis.


When he did not find any relief from the best orthodox treatment, and the physicians gave no hope of his recovery, he wrote a letter to his friend, Dr. A. Weihe, expressing his hopelessness for life and bidding him his last goodbye. Dr. A. Weihe was a homoeopath and asked Boenninghausen to try homoeopathic treatment. Fortunately for Boenninghausen and for homoeopathy, Dr. Weihe cured him.

Being greatly impressed with his treatment Boenninghausen took deep interest in studying homoeopathy and devoted his remaining years to the cause of homoeopathy. During this time he maintained regular correspondence with Dr. Hahnemann. Most of his systematic works concerning homoeopathy were published between 1828 and 1846. He was a regular contributor of articles on homoeopathic subjects to the journals.


On account of Dr. Boenninghausen's great learning and practice, King Wilhem IV, in July 1843, issued a Cabinet Order bestowing upon him all the rights and immunities of a practicing physician. Boenninghausen died at the ripe age of 79 in 1864.

The outstanding contributions to the advancement of Homoeopathy by Boenninghausen were:

1. Classification of Characteristic Symptoms, and
2. Compilation of the First Repertory of Anti-Psoric Remedies.

Boenninghausen classified the characteristic symptoms into seven categories. They are:

1. Quis (Personality of the Patient)
2. Quid (Peculiarity of Complaints)
3. Ubi (Seat of Disease)
4. Quibus Auxilus (Concomitant Symptoms)
5. Cur (Causations)
6. Quamado (Modalities of Time)
7. Quando (Modalities of Circumstances).

The second task allotted to him by Hahnemann was to prepare a 'Repertory' to make it easier to choose the correct homoeopathic remedy. It was very difficult and time-consuming to select the simillimum from the vast 'Materia Medica', hence the idea of 'Repertory' was the only answer. Boenninghausen knew about the Scheme of Hahnemann (the sequence in which the proved symptoms of homoeopathic remedies were arranged by Hahnemann). He knew all the proved anti-psoric remedies and their characteristic symptoms. Hence he was best fitted to compile the first 'Repertory'. Dr. Hahnemann used the 'Repertory' and found it very handy and useful.

Kent M.M

Kent Materia medica
http://homeoint.org/books3/kentmm/index.htm

James Tyler Kent

Kent was born on March 31, 1849 at Woodhull, New York.

In 1873 he completed medical studies in allopathic, homeopathic, naturopathic and chiropractic at Institute of Eclectic Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 25. But he had little regard for homeopathy.

In 1874 he married a Baptist like himself, settled in St. Louis and began practice. In 1876 he became the professor of anatomy at American College of St. Louis. During the same year, his wife became seriously ill and was cured by homeopath resulting in his complete and enthusiastic conversion to homeopathy.

In 1881 he accepted chair of professor of anatomy of the Homeopathic College of Missouri and then the chair of surgery. Stayed until 1888. In 1883 he became professor a of materia medica. In 1890 he became the Dean of Professors at Post-Graduate Homeopathic Medical School of Philadelphia through 1899.

During the same year, Kent lost his first wife, studied works of Swedenborg and adopted his philosophy. Kent met his second wife, Clara-Louise, a practicing physician and diagnosed her as having an incurable iatrogenic miasm of Lachesis due to too many repetitions of dose.

In 1896 Kent and his pupils saw over 18,800 patients in one year. From 1903 to 1909 he taught at Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago. In 1909 he became the Professor and dean of Hering Medical College and Hospital, Chicago.

In 1916 Kent went to his country home in Montana to rest and write a ‘real’ book but his catarrhal bronchitis turned to Bright’s disease and he died mostly from years of overwork. James Tyle Kent passed away on June 6 at Sunnyside Orchard, Montana.

Many homeopathic practitioners today still follow Kent’s early method of curing, which was to prescribe remedies using single doses of high potencies. When he taught, he would inspire his “Kentians” to use these higher potencies; and he held a strong belief that homeopaths must treat patients in their entirety, including the physical body, as well as the mental/emotional and spiritual elements, using these high potencies. Later in his career, however, Kent began using Hahnemann’s method of starting with low potencies and working up the scale by threes (6, 9, 12 etc.).

One of his greatest contributions to the profession of homeopathy, and its teachings, was his completely unique style of repertory. Although others exist, Kent’s famous repertory, The Great Repertory, is still the popular choice, and has been described as more complete, systematic and precise – with more well-described symptoms.

Kent is also known for developing “pictures” of constitutional types of patients. A well-known example would be his description of Sulphur as “the ragged philosopher.” There are many works based on Kent’s principles, including a book by one of his pupils, Margaret Tyler. Tyler further developed this idea of “pictures” into a book entitled Homeopathic Drug Pictures.

Kent is considered to have been a great homeopath; and his philosophy, homeopathic interpretations and influence have steadily continued to grow in popularity since his death.


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