We have done something we never thought we would. We added Kent‘s repertory, 6th edition.
It seems so evident, we all know Kent. Many of us grew up with Kent in our homeopathy studies.
So why did do we only add it to Complete Dynamics now?
As a matter of fact, up to now we simply refused it. The Complete Repertory contains all the rubrics and remedies of Kent. So you don’t need a separate Kent repertory. Right?
Uhh, apparently not everybody agrees. We were surprised that a lot of people have been asking us about Kent.
The final Kent was published in 1957. That is a long time ago, 63 years. Roger and Eduard weren’t even born at that time.
A lot has happened in homeopathy since then. Many new remedies, many new provings, many valuable additions to the Complete Repertory, which is now by far the most comprehensive repertory on earth.
And apparently that is what some people find difficult: Many rubrics, many remedies. Especially for students, this can be difficult.
Of course we made some very useful Repertory Filters:
– Classic. Shows only rubrics and remedies from classic authors. This limits the repertory to rubrics that occur in the main classic repertories, and remedies from books before 1930.
– Reliable Authors. Shows only remedies from authors that are considered to be the most reliable (according to George Vithoulkas).
– Kent rubrics. Repertory is limited to rubrics derived from Kent’s repertory. But with all later remedy additions. And corrections to rubric names, and their place in the repertory.
– Rubrics from Allen’s Therapeutic Pocket Book. Repertory is limited to rubrics derived from Allen’s Therapeutic Pocket Book.
But still, people asked for Kent. So we now (finally) added it for you, as separate repertory.
If you want to use it, please go to the Preference settings, section General, and switch on the option Include Kent’s repertory. By default it is off, because we still believe that with Complete Repertory most people have no need for it.
Working with multiple repertories
We now have the following optional repertories:
– Q-Rep. The Repertory of Mental qualities, by Jeremy Sherr.
– Repertory of the Lacs. By Patria Hatherly.
– New World Veterinary Repertory. By Richard Pitcairn & Wendy Jensen.
– Dream Repertory. By Filip Degroote. Coming soon…
– Boger Bönninghausen Charakteristiks und Repertorium. Boger, C.M.. (German).
– Synoptik Key. Boger, C.M. (German).
– Handbuch der Hauptanzeigen. Jahr, G.H.G. (German).
– Arzneimittellehre & Repertorium. Phatak, S.R. (German).
– And now Kent. No payment needed for this one, it’s now included in your license.
Working with multiple repertories changes your way of working, compared with only using the standard repertory.
So we made some changes to the software. You’ll only notice as soon as you start using multiple repertories. If you use ‘only’ the standard repertory, nothing changes for you.
At the left, there is the index of repertory chapters, as usual. This index is now organized per repertory. You’ll see the selected repertory at the top. Followed by (…), to indicate that there are more.
When you click on the repertory name, it switches to the next repertory and shows its chapters. You can also right click on the repertory name, and select a repertory in the popup menu.
At the bottom of the page, you’ll always see which repertory you are in.
For the additional repertories, we have added a prefix to the chapter names, to distinguish chapters in one repertory from those with the same name in another repertory. So Mind is in the Complete Repertory, and Kent-Mind is in Kent.
If you right-click on the page, outside the rubrics (for instance top of the page), you’ll see the option Repertory chapters. There you can quickly select any chapter from any repertory.
In most case when you have a repertory open in the Book module, that is the one you are currently working with, and you might be interested in searching in that repertory only. In other situations, you might want to search in all repertories.
So we added a new option, Repertory: Current repertory / All repertories.
If you want to search only in certain chapters, you still have the Chapters field. In the selection dialog that opens when you click on the looking glass behind the field, the selection of chapters is now organized per repertory. That is, if you have selected Repertory: All repertories. When searching only in the current repertory, the chapters are selectable only for that repertory.
Note that the Rubric types field, to select e.g. Time, Modalities, Sides etc. will work only in the Complete Repertory.
Conclusion: We have made important improvements in the way you can work with multiple repertories.
And you always wanted Kent? Now you have it.
Complete Dynamics version 20.12 has now been released for Windows, Mac, and Linux. iOS will follow shortly. Android update is not scheduled for this version.