Introduction * Preface * The arrangement * Note. Repertory of. HERING’S GUIDING SYMPTOMS of our Materia Medica By Calvin B. Knerr, M. D.. Preface * . A repertory of Hering’s guiding symptoms of our materia medica. by Knerr, Calvin B. (Calvin Brobst), ; Hering, Constantine, State of being of the same heart and mind, harmony. Arrangement in ABC order of important words used by the author or in a book.. KNERR’S REPERTORY.

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Calvin Knerr was born December 27, and grew up with a father who was a lay homeopath and an uncle who knew Hering at the Allentown Academy. He then entered the office of Dr.

Repertorry Hering as his assistant. The diary he kept while living in Hering’s house became The Life of Hering, published in Knerr studied in Berlin, Vienna, and London.

In he married Melitta Hering, one of Hering’s daughters, and resumed his duties as Hering’s assistant.

In and depertory published 2 editions of his book, Sunstroke and Its Homeopathic Treatment. Upon Hering’s death in Knerr became responsible for the completion of the volume Guiding Symptoms. Originally working with Dr. Charles Mohr and Dr. Charles Raue, erpertory later working alone, Knerr completed Hering’s masterpiece in Knerr spent 5 years writing his 2-volume Repertory to the Guiding Symptomswhich was published in This repertory to Hering’s materia medica never saw widespread use.


Calvin B. Knerr

Nkerr used the same structure throughout as found in the Guiding Symptoms, even to including the “relationships” at the end of the book and giving the remedies the four lines of grading. This makes for a book that is bulky without being that useful in everyday study. As a reference repertory for comparative research it has its own place. Knerr’s repertory mixes pathogenic and clinical data but it also contains rubrics that are found nowhere else. Now available on computer, the complexity and difficulty of Knerr’s repertory have given way to ease of access through simple search functions.

For a considerable length of time Knerr’s repertory remained out of print.

Calvin B. Knerr, – , completed Guiding Symptoms

After a prolonged correspondence Dr. Knerr agreed to grant Messrs.

He revised the whole work, portions of which he wrote anew for this edition. Most of these historic treasures have been presented to The Hahnemann Medical College.


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His was a life of unceasing work, and even when confined to bed he actually prescribed for his patients. He died on September 30, Knerr Calvin Knerr was born December 27, and grew up with a father who was a lay homeopath and an uncle who knew Hering at the Allentown Academy.

In repertort Homeopathic Herald memoriam Dr.

Pearson writes, “His home on Camac Street was filled with books, pictures and mementoes pertaining to homoeopathy. The original letters written to Constantine Hering by Samuel Hahnemann were probably the most prized possession. To quote Pearson again, “Dr. Knerr lived a long and useful life and we should rejoice that he fulfilled reperhory very important mission so ably.