This repertory is a long list of symptoms compiled by Dr. Kent and his pupils from all the repertories existing at that time, and from clinical verifications from private practice. These are arranged according to a very definite schema. It is only after long and careful study that one is able to thoroughly master this marvellous book. And it well merits such study.

At the convention in Washington, the condition of the International Hahnemannian Associations finances were gone into very carefully in relation to the work that has been carried on. The Association took a forward step in recommending that the members be urged to give one dollar a week for the next year toward the maintenance and publication of The Homoeopathic Recorder, in order to allow us to continue its publication. Much interest in this plan was shown by the members, and many pledged themselves to give this amount during they year, several paying the full amount at once.

As far as The Recorder publication is concerned, the situation is critical, and unless finances are forthcoming for its publication, we will have to case publishing it.

This is the most outstanding teaching journal in the homoeopathic field, and it represents the concept of homoeopathy and teaches homoeopathic principles in a way that no other journal attempts to do. This teaching force gives those in distant locations and opportunity to develop their knowledge of and ability to use homoeopathy.

The geographic distribution of The Homoeopathic Recorder is the most extensive of any homoeopathic journal published, and with its sole function as a teaching journal, it is filling a long felt want and serves as a missionary of homoeopathy throughout the world.

It is hopes that an appeal to the members of the I.H.A. and to the readers of The Recorder who have been benefited from its pages, and whose patients have been benefited, will so arouse interest and assistance that they will come to the rescue and that the work may go on.

We are appealing for help through the efforts of the readers and through the interest they may arouse in patients who have benefited by their treatment to give us liberal support to continue our work.

Remember: IF THE RECORDERS IS TO SURVIVE EACH MUST TOO HIS PART. You will want a part in this work. H.A. ROBERTS, M.D. Editor and Business Manager.

The fifty-second annual meeting of the International Hahnemannian Association was held at the Hotel Powhatan, Washington, D.C., June 9, 10, 11, 1932.

This was one of the best meetings held for many years, setting a record even among many notable meetings. In spite of the present financial conditions, an encouraging number of members were in attendance. The “pillars” of the Association, Dr. Brown, Dr. Boger, Dr. Green, Dr. Hayes, Dr. Spalding, Dr. Roberts, Dr. Underhill, the DR. Pulford, and others equally as well known to Hahnemannian homoeopaths were in continued attendance. Others, equally stalwart in the cause were able to be present but a part of the session.

One of the most encouraging features in this period, when so many look with misgivings on the future of homoeopathy, was the attendance of the younger men in the homoeopathic profession, and their deep interest in the essays and discussions.

Ten physicians were elected to active or associate membership, some of them were men who are already honourable seniors in their devotion to homoeopathic practice who had never come personally into contact with these feasts of homoeopathic thought-men who had studied and practised in comparative isolation from their fellow Hahnemannians, often forced to the belief that they must struggle on alone without the sustaining knowledge of the strong belief in the Law of Cure which is held by many of their brethren. Some of the new members were men who had come into a new appreciation of the principles of homoeopathy from fresh application to study and practice, and some were young men who crave the inspiration of contact with men and women of richer experience in the profession.

The Bureaus were rich in their offerings. The Bureau of Homoeopathic Philosophy, under the chairmanship of Dr. Ray W. spalding, had a number of most helpful papers on vital force and the necessity of considering man as an entity-a unit-and so happily did these essays dovetail that it was difficult to believe that the essayists had not collaborated to produce a symposium. Even the papers in the Bureau of Materia Medica, under the chairmanship of Dr. Dayton T. Pulford, expressed the same atmosphere, showing how closely the knowledge of our remedies must harmonize with an understanding of the life principles.

The Bureau of Surgery, under Dr. Hayes, presented papers of interest to every thoughtful practitioner of whatever school, but with special interest to the Hahnemannian. The Bureau of Obstetrics and Pediatrics, under the chairmanship of Dr. Grace Stevens, offered a wide range of timely topics, from a report of the White House Conferences on child Health and Protection to the barbarous customs of African tribes in maiming their young women in rites of which the meaning is long since forgotten, a contrast of the two extremes of civilization. Of more interest to the Hahnemannian homoeopathist, however, was Dr. Overpecks paper, read in his absence by another physician, Concerning the Morning and Evening of Life.

H.A. Roberts
Dr. H.A.Roberts (1868-1950) attended New York Homoeopathic Medical College and set up practrice in Brattleboro of Vermont (U.S.). He eventually moved to Connecticut where he practiced almost 50 years. Elected president of the Connecticut Homoeopathic Medical Society and subsequently President of The International Hahnemannian Association. His writings include Sensation As If and The Principles and Art of Cure by Homoeopathy.