Dr Roberto Petrucci’s book fills a void in
homeopathic practice, namely a work that details
the application of our remedies in children.
It is a well thought out book and comes out of
experience and vision. He has incorporated many
new remedies and ideas into the book and makes
it very practical in its application. The
repertory adds to the utility of the book. I
found the work very interesting, practical and I
am sure it will find its rightful place in
Rajan Sankaran - India
After a long period a learned and experienced
friend of mine Dr. Roberto Petrucci who I
now know since quite a long time has written a
repertory and materia medica of childrens
remedies in the most scholarly manner.
What impresses me the most is the various
headings in which the repertory (children
concepts) is written purely from the practical
point of view.
Some of the sections which I feel most important
are non verbal symptoms, family attitude, night
observations during, psycho-somatic disorders.
Since children do not reveal verbally many
things we need to develop and understand non
verbal language this is so well explained in
simple language by Dr Roberto. There are many
rubrics and remedies which I myself was ignorant
of and this really helped me to sharpen my
In conclusion, I believe the creation of this
repertory of children concepts is both
inevitable and indispensable if the homoeopathic
community truly wishes to take homoeopathy into
the next level of scientific maturity.
The potential benefit of processing this book is
so wide that I can’t wait to see it come about.
Farokh Master – India
Improving and expanding the homeopathic Materia
Medica and Repertory is an enormous task. Like
the construction of the 'Sagrada Familia' the
development of the basic homeopathic works
requires an ongoing building process including
many generations of dedicated homeopaths. This
contribution by Roberto Petrucci is not only
safely built on the sound foundation laid down
by Hahnemann and confirmed through years of
practice, but also solid enough for others to
Harry Van Der Zee – Holland
I want to congratulate Roberto on this very
elaborate and skilful work. It shows that “he
raises his pen” after many years of patient work
and observation and not out of a premature
homeopathic ego as we had to see many
times in the last two decades. I can absolutely
agree with Roberto’s statement that case-taking
in small children or babies has been too often
non-satisfactory. And I can well imagine that
such a broadly and thoroughly structured concept
can be of surprising use for us all.
The reference to the original author behind
every rubric gives this book a special credit in
my opinion, as it allows the user to distinguish
between authors he estimates and those he does
not (yet) have a really firm opinion on.
I like the thrilling idea to try and use such a
new pediatric repertory written by someone who
has the knowledge, the experience and the
seriousness to base upon the old masters but to
give a chance to new ideas.
I wish “Children concepts” a successful
distribution also in my country.
Wolfgang Springer -
Let’s recall some parts from the third paragraph
of Hahnemann’s Organon: “If the method
can clearly perceive what needs to be cured in
each illness – that is, in each individual case
of illness – if it’s able to perceive the
healing element in remedies –in each particular
remedy...”. There is no doubt about it: the
Master suggests this kind of work. Getting to
know patients in an intimate manner and getting
to know medicines in an intimate manner, so that
the prescription, when the law of similitude is
accomplished, leads to the cure. Simple in
appearance, though practice proves it’s not.
Homeopaths have proved that what needs to be
cured is not the same in every patient. Only
knowledge, stemming from a deep study of the
remedy, can tells us how each of them is able to
heal. And, as Kent has taught us, “doctors must
be able to see that what causes the action of
falling ill goes from the center to the
periphery, from a patient’s innermost part to
his outermost levels”. As we see it, a man’s
innermost part lies in his mind, in his
illusions, which lead him to judge himself
erroneously, thus giving him a wrong view of his
psoric handicap and, subsequently, of his own
suffering in relation to the rest and to his
environment. This is an ideal knowledge we not
always are able to achieve – less so when it
comes to treating children.
That is why Dr. Petrucci’s work – tidy,
comprehensive, detailed – appears with the
magnificence of those great, irreplaceable books
which are central to any homeopathic library. In
addition, it is pleasant to read and organized
by subjects, which consitutes an original idea.
We homeopaths should be grateful to Dr.
Petrucci, for his work will help us all to
accomplish what Hanehmann states in the first
paragraph of his Organon when, alone in
our office everyday, we face the delicate and
difficult task of restoring the health of a
Dr. Zalman Bronfman - Argentina