An 'encyclopedia' is defined as 'A comprehensive reference work containing articles on a wide range of subjects or on numerous aspects of a particular field, usually arranged. If this definition holds, then this book should not be called an 'encyclopedia'; the reason being that this book does not contain exhaustive 'articles' on any topic, rather it contains short 'definitions' of words. It would be more appropriate to call it a 'dictionary of repertory'!
This book is an alphabetical dictionary of medical and non-medical/homeopathic terms found in our repertories. After each word a standard dictionary definition is provided. After the definition, comes a short explanation of terms in homeopathic/
repertory perspective. This is followed by the rubrics from various repertories which contain that word. A large number of rubrics are associated with relevant photographs, which make this work very useful.