Its simplicity, its vastness and its apparent similarity of symptoms in different drugs throw a tremendous challenge to the beginners. It requires tremendous study, experience and insight to see some order in the maze of such a collection of symptoms. Our Materia Medica is a record of actual occurrences, of events that really took place, of the results that were unquestionably produced upon healthy subjects.Kent was endowed with a keen analytical intellect coupled with a highly artistic temperament. It is with a stroke of his rich imagination that he concieved a novel idea of presenting the drugs of the homeopathic materia medica as individual pictures. In his lectures he was able to present well-defined but colourful pictures of each drug. Kent gave his lectures in a colloquial, semi-clinical form with the result that anybody who listened to his lectures was spell-bound and carried an indelible impression of the drug.