Repertory of Hering's Guiding Symptoms
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OverviewA valuable reference because of the uniqueness of some its material, it remains a book to be studied at leisure rather than used in practice.
Compiled by his son-in-law from Hering's 10 volumes.
1232 pp hb
DetailsIn 1896, Calvin Brobst KNERR, MD, published his 2 volume Repertory of Hering’s Guiding Symptoms.
Similar in structure to Kent's Repertory, it has chapter titles named by body parts. Also included are chapters on 'Time', 'Temperature and Weather', and 'Stages of Life'.
Knerr, Hering's student (and his son-in-law) compiled this repertory from Hering's 10 volume Guiding Symptoms. Dr. Joseph Guernsey assisted with the proofs. 407 remedies are listed in 157,148 rubrics.
Knerr uses four grades using marks before each remedy instead of changes in the font text. Sometimes criticized for mixing pathology and clinical information, Knerr’s Repertory has rubrics that are found nowhere else.
Knerr also included toxicological information, as well as symptoms found only in sick patients. Modalities and clinical symptoms are given in great detail and there is a section on drug relationships.
HeritageKnerr, a pupil of Hering (and his son-in-law) compiled this repertory from Hering's 10 volumes. It is a bulky volume that has been characterized as not being useful in everyday study but valuable as a reference repertory for deeper comparative research.
Julian Winston writes:
Although it mixes pathogenic and clinical data, it contains several rubrics that cannot be found anywhere else.
The biggest shambling block to its use is the overly complex and graphically difficult layout. With the advent of having it on computer and being able to search for words and phrases, much of that difficulty has been overcome.
The Heritage of Homoeopathic Literature
copyright 2001 by Julian Winston
Reprinted with the permission of the author