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The Homœopathic Compendium is dedicated to Samuel Hahnemann, the Founder of Homœopathy, as well as C. M. F. Boenninghausen, C. Hering and G. H. G. Jahr. These individuals may be called the four pillars in that they were instrumental in establishing the original homœopathic paradigm. To this list of noble practitioners I would like to add the names of A. Lippe, C. Dunham, T. F. Allen, H. Guernsey, J. Kent, H. C. Allen, J. H. Allen, C. M. Boger and E. Whitmont for their invaluable contributions.
It was Dr Manning Strahl who introduced me to Homœopathy, the manual arts and acupuncture. I met him when he was an old master and I was a young novice in the early 1970’s. Under his guidance I began my mission in the healing arts and I am eternally grateful for his kindness.
Another person important in my personal development was Dr Harimohan Choudhury, who supplied me with my first full kit of the 50 Millesimal potencies and offered many insights into their use in the clinic.
The use of the archive material of Samuel Hahnemann’s French casebooks is with permission from the Institut fuer Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stuttgart, Germany. The conclusions are the sole responsibility of the author.
The homœopathic community owes a debt of gratitude to the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation for preserving Hahnemann’s casebooks, letters, portraits, photographs, medicine kits and other historical items. I would like to thank the Director, Dr Robert Jütte and the Deputy Director & Archivist Dr Martin Dinges for their kind assistance with our research and for providing the microfiches and microfilms of the Paris casebooks. The Institute kindly granted us permission to use information from Krankenjournal D38 (1833-1835) and Krankenjournal D38 Kommentarband by Monika Papsch (Karl F. Haug Verlag, Stuttgart).
I would like to thank Don Deshayne for supporting me at the very start of this project all those years ago. Don assisted me with the purchase of the microfiches of Hahnemann’s Paris casebooks and helped with the first attempts at analysis of the prescriptions.
I must share my profound gratitude to the French homœopaths, Edward Broussalian M.D. and Jean Claude Ravalard M.D. for their aid in researching the Paris casebooks. Jean Claude was central to our translation team which worked on the Robert Everest case, which also included Jill Gittins and Oda Schilling. Jill Gittins has done a tremendous amount of translation, and over the years, she became quite an expert in deciphering the handwriting of Samuel and Melanie Hahnemann. Oda Schilling kindly assisted the project by translating the German rubrics found in the Paris casebooks. These rubrics were collated with German copies of Boenninghausen’s Repertory of Antipsoric Remedies and Repertory of Non-Antipsoric Remedies that were translated by Chris Gillen. All these individuals were instrumental in developing original resources and references taken directly from the Paris casebooks.
The Organon of the Medical Art, edited and annotated by Wenda Brewster O’Reilly Ph. D. is a groundbreaking rendition of the 6th Organon. I would like to thank her for granting permission to quote her book in our commentary. Her edition captures the spirit of the original German and provides an excellent glossary that includes German derivations and meanings. This work is an essential volume for one’s homœopathic library.
I will always remember with warmest appreciation the help I received from the late, great historian and commentator, Julian Winston, the author of The Faces of Homoeopathy and The Heritage of Homeopathic Literature. Julian was a good friend and true colleague who generously shared his information with me over the years. He provided rare photographs and historical material for these volumes.
A special thanks to Kent Homeopathic Associates for their permission to use information found in their groundbreaking programs, MacRep and Reference Works. A note of gratitude must go to the late David Warkentin for his assistance.
I would like to express gratitude to the people at Archibel for supplying me with their comprehensive programs, Radar, Encyclopaedia Homeopathica, and the Opus platform.
The homoeopathic community is very grateful to Kent Homeopathic Associates and Archibel for supplying computerized tools that bring our healing art up to date for the 21st century.
Kuldeep Jain was so kind as to grant consent to quote from books published by B Jain Publishers, New Delhi, India.
The indefatigable Roger Zandvoort cordially offered his consent to quote his groundbreaking work The Complete Repertory.
Dana Ullman must be commended for his lifelong work for the advancement of Homœopathy and I appreciate his permission to quote books published by North Atlantic Books.
The senior practitioner, Dr Jugal Kishore, was very kind in granting his approval to quote his works.
Markus Mortsch kindly supplied me with information from his dissertation Edition und Kommentar des Krankenjournals D22 (1821) von Samuel Hahnemann. Christine Gillen provided the translation of the material.
Dr Edward Broussalian offered splendid articles on repertory analysis dealing with Relative Valorization and Vertical and Horizontal Relationships. Edward and his wife, Benedicte, are both M.D. homoeopaths and make an incredible team.
My understanding of Jungian psychology and Homœopathy would not be what it is today without the insights of Bastiann van Eynatten M.D. Bastiann assisted me during the writing of Constitution, Temperament and Maps of Consciousness and provided some excellent case histories for the project.
I am very grateful to Ubiratan and Maristela Adler for generously sharing their research and giving me permission to use their statistical studies entitled Details of 681 Q potencies in the French casebooks of Samuel Hahnemann and Hahnemann’s Experiments with 50 Millesimal Potencies: A Further Review of his Casebooks. Their pioneering work on the Paris casebooks is an inspiration to all those who follow in their footsteps.
I would like to thank the German-English translator and homoeopath, Gaby Rottler, who helped me with German terminology and provided an interesting article called Constitution and Chronic Diseases-The Value of Constitutional Symptoms as seen by G. H. G. Jahr.
I am indebted to Claudia Mennel for offering insights into the German philosophy of Hahnemann’s time and helping with terminology.
Srinivas Sonti PH.D. provided an excellent scientific article called A Mathematical Evaluation of the C and LM Potency.
Dr Ardavan Shahrdar has been a grand colleague for a number of years and I would like to thank him for supplying a study of HPV/Sycosis.
Francis Treuherz generously sent me a copy of Hering’s preface to the 1845 American Edition of The Chronic Diseases, translated by C. Hempel. This work contains the earliest rendition of Hering’s dissertation on the direction of cure.
I would like to thank Feonna Bartlett for a tireless endeavor in which she typed a complete copy of the Devriant edition of the 4th Organon. This is a valuable resource as the work has been out of print for many years.
Chris Kulz PH.D. offered two excellent cases demonstrating the proper application of the LM potency.
Magda Aquila kindly supplied a case history on the use of the LM potency in a veterinarian case.
Juan Mendez supplied the author with some interesting information on the views of Bechamp on infection and immunity.
My thanks to Gambeera and Veetkaya for their assistance with the project.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Rajiv Bajaj for his generous support of the project. His interest and enthusiasm have contributed greatly to the successful completion of the book.
My warmest appreciation goes to Chris Baz and his wife Radhe Diana Baz. Chris and I have worked together on many homœopathic endeavors during our long friendship. His practical assistance and commitment have been an invaluable contribution. Thank you both for sharing the vision.
Laurel Murphy deserves a special mention for her loyal support and her generous assistance with the publication.
Over the years that it has taken me to complete these volumes there have been many individuals who have inspired me with their wisdom, insights and contributions. Thank you all for your help in making this project possible. The participation of my homœopathic colleagues from around the world has truly made the development of The Homœopathic Compendium an international affair.
Last but not least, I would like to offer my most profound gratitude to my companion of over 30 years, Jill Gittins, and our sons, David Jr. and Adam, for their years of work on this project. I also cannot forget the inspiration provided by my daughter, Pearl, who constantly asked, “Dad, when are you going to finish the books? You have been working on them my whole life!” I am glad to say that I have finally completed my Magnum Opus.