Monthly Archives: December 2013

A discussion of the features available from and benefits of the Polony & Weaver OpenRep SYNOPSIS software

Polony and Weaver are the creators of the OpenRep SYNOPSIS program. This powerful suite of repertories, Materia Medicae and homoeopathic literature, is available to be used from the security Dongle we supply, in both MAC and Windows. The program can also be installed on a machine, but can only be run with the Dongle inserted.

The cornerstone of the SYNOPSIS program is the updated and completely revised Therapeutic Pocket Book. Taking over 5 years of research, the T.P.B has been translated and corrected, using a comparison between the hand written original manuscript and the original published first edition. Again from original sources, we have corrected numerous incorrect grades assigned to medicines, and have made adjustments where medicines have been inserted wrongly.


The original Boenninghausen layout in the German has been retained. We have used the familiar Allen’s layout for the English German and Hebrew versions.  This has allowed the use of the Concordances which we have also included in the Repertory. Many hundreds of hours were spent, with the aid of German speakers, medical dictionaries and other works of the 18th and 19th century in translating the exact meaning of each rubric from the German. We were then able to publish the work in German, English, Spanish and Hebrew (Other languages are being worked on).  Each rubric has an I.D. number which corresponds to the same rubric in different languages, so a person transferring a case, or a lecturer in another language can quickly show the rubric in the language of the observer.

We have a large list of other repertories in the program for using Kent’s updated final general, Boger Boenninghausen, Allen etc, 17 repertories in all at present. We also have the KENT in basic Spanish.

There are over 300 Materia Medicas and texts in the program. (A complete list of all the books and repertories can be seen on the website.) All the material in the program can be searched from the repertory, by search word, by word connections, by reverse materia Medica and by rubrics. It is one of the most powerful search engines available.

Prices starting from $299

Agents for Synopsis

South America: Dr Guillermo Zamora

Spain: Dr Isidre Lara

Italy: Dr Marco Colla

Israel: Dr Vera Resnick

U.K. & USA: Dr Gary Weaver




The European branch of the I.H.M. is preparing a seminar for the early part of 2014 in the wonderful city of Madrid. Details to follow soon.

La rama europea de la I.H.M. está preparando un seminario para la primera parte de 2014 en la maravillosa ciudad de Madrid. Detalles a seguir adelante.

Viewed through Proving: Alumina and Shakespeare

Any Shakespeare lovers out there?  Or are we a dying breed?

Lady MacbethWhich extremely famous Shakespearean tragic figure do these Alumina proving symptoms remind you of?

16.          Anxiety with external heat and restlessness, as if she had done something wicked.
17.          Anxiety and fearfulness, as if he had committed a crime (on 5th d.). [Ng.].
18.          Restlessness in the evening, as if evil was imminent.
22.          She cannot see blood nor knife without horrible thoughts pressing in upon her, as if she should, e. g., commit suicide ; though she has the greatest horror of it.
26.          Discontented with everything, and as it were desperate.

and these:

1107.     Much talking in sleep, as if he had anxious dreams.
1108.     Before midnight great restlessness during sleep with violent weeping and disconsolate grief, without any proper consciousness, for some minutes.
1109.     She moans and groans at night as if she were weeping, but she is unconscious of it, soon after going to sleep (7th d.).
1110.     [1110] He rises at night unconsciously from his bed and with his eyes firmly closed, he walks anxiously from one room into the other, rubbing his eyes ; being brought again to bed, the boy went straight to sleep again.

Didn’t get it yet?  I’ll add in a comment by Hering in his Guiding Symptoms:
“Red rhagades on hands, worse in winter and from washing”

It’s like one of those 3-D pictures – once you see it, you can’t “unsee” it…

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