However, the repertory and materia medica were published long back and that cannot be classified under the modern repertories, its contents and utility of that kind no practitioner of the reasonable healing art should abandon this book. This fourth and final edition of A Synoptic Key of the Materia Medica was published in 1931 by Dr C.M. Boger. This first edition was published in 1915, second edition was published in 1916 and third edition was in 1928. The augmented edition was published a few years later after Boger passed away in 1935 by Dr Banerjee of Kolkata. The goal of this book is to ease the usage of the homeopathic materia medica therefore the truly curative medicine may be formulated with greater simplicity, ease and certainty in a stated case. For this reason the Synoptic Key has been introduced as a combination of the synoptic methods and analytic.
Dr. C.M. Boger worked considerably on Boenninghausen’s philosophy and his works. The Boger’s Boenninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory is an extensive compilation of Boenninghausen’s work on Boenninghausen’s philosophy. Boger’s Synoptic Key was originally the extraction of the huge marked remedies and rubrics from Boenninghausen’s repertory; eventually, it was enhanced with information that Boger’s derived from his clinical experience.
This book is in actual sense a key to homeopathic materia medica. Phenomenon which is helpful for bed-side moreover for fast revision. An introductory note has been added by Norbert Winter that briefs about the structure and utility of the book, making it simpler for the readers to acknowledge the practicality of the work.
The Repertory has a fascinating concept and layout. Each medicine is presented in clear and concise words. Within Boger’s layout you may easily see which medicine affects which particular part of the body. This repertory is too enlightening in its own way and various hints can be accumulated from its unusual layout. It may also be registered as the “supplemental reference table.
” Terminology of this repertory”
- Synoptic signifies being able to take in all the directions with one sweep of the eye.
- The gestalt pattern is the established drug picture of a certain drug.
- The clinically confirmed nucleus or essence of the overall gestalt picture which has been established for various drugs over decades is termed the Genius of the medicine.
THE SYNOPSIS is considered to make comprehensible the general expression or genius of each medicine, and through help the prescriber to correct his bearings. The extent or scope of its contents is enlarged by bracketing the similar nearly affiliated medicines after some of the more useful and important symptoms; this moreover helps in building the differentiations. What frequently makes a heal or cure hard is the attribute of too much pressure upon some specific factor at the expense of the disease picture as a whole, therefore destroying its symmetry and forming a manipulated conception of the natural image of the disease.