Repertory to the More Characteristic Symptoms of the Materia Medica

Repertory to the More Characteristic Symptoms of the Materia Medica

  • Constantine Lippe




This smallish repertory from the son of Adolph Lippe, was the basis from which Kent began his repertory.
438 pp hb


Mind and disposition -- 1-22
Sensorium, Cloudiness, Giddiness, Vertigo -- 23-28
Head interior, headache, congestion of blood, heaviness, fullness, &c., -- 29-46
Scalp -- 47-51
Eyes and sight -- 52-67
Ears and Hearing -- 68-75
Nose and smell -- 76-81
Face, lips and lower jaw -- 82-96
Teeth and gums -- 97-104
Cavity of mouth, palate and tongue -- 105-113
Fauces, pharynx and oesophagus -- 114-120
Appetite and taste, hunger and thirst -- 121-129
Complaints during and after measles -- 130-138
Eructations, nausea, vomiting, hiccough, heart-burn and water-brash -- 139-149
Stomach and pit of stomach -- 150-156
Hypochondres, kidneys, diaphragm, liver and spleen -- 157-160
Abdomen, groin and flatulency -- 161-174
Stool and anus -- 175-193
Urine and urinary organs -- 194-205
Male sexual organs -- 206-213
Female sexual organs -- 214-227
Coryza -- 228-232
Larynx and trachea -- 233-238
Cough -- 239-252
Respiration -- 253-260
Internal chest and heart -- 261-271
External chest and mammae -- 272-274
Neck, Back and sacrum -- 275-284
Upper extremities -- 285-301
Lower extremities -- 302-321
Sleep and dreams -- 322-333
Fever -- 334-360
Skin -- 361-385
Generalitites, aggravations and ameliorations -- 386-435
List of Remedies -- 436-438


Constantine Lippe was the son of Adolph Lippe. He patterned this book after Hering's Allentown Repertory of 1838. He added sections from many others.

The Hahnemann schema is followed and ends with a section called "Generalities" with which all previous sections are to be compared.

One of the shortcomings of the book, mentioned by Julia M. Green, was that many of the rubrics have so few remedies listed that combining them could lead nowhere. Said Green, "The book needed to be enlarged; students could not find enough in it."

When Kent began to compile his Repertory, he began by writing notes into his copy of Lippe's, and then interleaving pages with additional notes.

Ill health prevented Lippe from editing a 2nd edition. He gave his work to E.J. Lee of Philadelphia, who further refined it and published the Mind section in 1889. Constantine Lippe died in 1888-- as a result of wounds suffered during the Civil War.

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copyright 2001 by Julian Winston
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