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James Tyler Kent
Written by Christine Lipsett
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Dr. James Tyler Ken was born on March 31, 1849 in Woodhull, New York. His father was Stephen Kent. Dr. Kent was a loyal Baptist. He went to elementary and secondary school at the Franklin Academy in Plattsburg. He graduated from the Electric Medical Institute of Cincinnati at the age of twenty five. In 1874 he married his wife Caroline, a Baptist like himself. In 1878 his wife became very ill. Caroline’s illness did not respond to electric or allopathic treatment. Some other form of medical treatment was to be needed. Homeopath care was used on Caroline and she was cured by a homeopath. This is when Dr. Kent’s enthusiasm in Homeopathic Medicine began.
Dr. Kent then became a student of Hahnemann’s Organon school and completely converted to homeopathic medicine. Dr. Kent resigned from the Electric Medical Association in 1879 and was appointed to the chair of anatomy in the homeopathic medical college of Missouri. He held this position from 1883 to 1888. In 1881 he accepted a chair of professor anatomy from the Homeopathic College of Missouri and then the chair of surgery. During that same year Dr. Kent’s first wife passed away. Dr.Kent me his second wife, Clara-Louise. She was a practising physician. Later on he was dean and professor of Materia Medica in the Post Graduate School of Homeopathies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and dean and professor of Herring Medical College, Chicago. In 1905 he held the same chair in Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago.
For more than 35 years Dr. Kent is looked upon as one of the ablest teachers and experts in Homeopathic care. His contributions to the literature of the profession are known for his “Repertory”, “Homeopathic Philosophy” and “Lectures on Materia Medica.”He was a member of various professional associations the more prominent one was Illinois State Homeopathic Medical Society, The American

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Institute of Homeopathy and International Hahnemannian Association, Dr. Kent also held an honorary membership in the British Homeopathic Medial Society.
Dr. Kent methods on homeopathic care was to prescribe remedies using single doses of high potencies. When he taught he encouraged his student to treat the patient in their entirety. Including the physical body as well as their emotional and mental state. Later on in his career he switched his methods to Hahnemann’s method starting with low potencies and working up to 6, 9, 12 etc. One of his famous repertory is “The Great Repertory”. It is still the popular choice and has been described as more complete, systematic and precise with well described symptoms. Kent died on June 6, 1916 at Stevensville, Montana. Dr. Kent was 65 years old. Dr. Kent has been described as being a great homeopath. His philosophies and homeopathic interpretations and influence have steadily continued to grow since his death.

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