Boger’s Boenninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory – 2

Before discussing philosophical background, we first see how BBCR is arranged in the book form.
Primarily, it is divided in 2 sections:
Part I – Boenninghausen’s Characteristics – Remedies from A-Z.
Part II – Repertory part.

This repertory part is divided into 7 distinct parts:

1. Mind and Intellect (including Sensorium and Vertigo)

2. Locations (Sensations and Complaints experienced in different locations of body and organs)

3. Sensations and Complaints in General (including Glands, Bones, Skin, Exterior Body)

4. Sleep and Dreams

5. Fever (including Pathological Types, Blood, Circulation, Chill, Heat, Sweat, Compound Fever)

6. Conditions of Aggravation and Amelioration in General (Time, Situation, Positions, Circumstances, etc.)

7. Concordances (Relationship of Remedies)

These 7 parts constituted 49 chapters of the book. These sections are not clearly marked in the book, but when you see the sequence of chapters, all chapters fall under above mentioned scheme. You can mark these sections in the index to really understand the division. The biggest section is Location having different chapters related to anatomical scheme of Hahnemann.

Section 1 to 6 are further subdivided and having Time, Aggravation, Amelioration, Concomitants, and Cross References related to main chapter with exceptions in few chapter.

“Any patient having some problem will have

– location (Locations),
– some sensation or complaint (in particular – Locations, and in general – Sensations and Complaints in General, also Mind, Sleep, Fever),
– will have modalities (in particular – Locations, and in general – Conditions of Aggravation and Amelioration in General)
– and associated complaints – concomitants (Locations)”

With this you can see how easy this presentation is. You can pick your rubrics from these broadly divided parts, and repertories to get a suggestion for a similimum.

(Singhal)


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