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The physician's high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed.1 1 His mission is…
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Aphorism $ 2 The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of the health, or removal and annihilation of the…
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If the physician clearly perceives what is to be cured in diseases, that is to say, in every individual case of disease (knowledge…
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Aphorism $ 4 He is likewise a preserver of health if he knows the things that derange health and cause disease, and how…
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Useful to the physician in assisting him to cure are the particulars of the most probable exciting cause of the acute disease, as…
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Aphorism $ 6 Fifth Edition The unprejudiced observer - well aware of the futility of transcendental speculations which can receive no confirmation from…
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Now, as in a disease, from which no manifest exciting or maintaining cause (causa occasionalis) has to be removed1, we can perceive nothing…
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It is not conceivable, not can it be proved by any experience in the world, that, after removal of all the symptoms of…
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In the healthy condition of man, the spiritual vital force (autocracy), the dynamis that animates the material body (organism), rules with unbounded sway,…
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Aphorism $ 10 Fifth Edition The material organism, without the vital force, is capable of no sensation, no function, no self-preservation1, it derives…
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Aphorism $ 11 Fifth Edition When a person falls ill, it is only this spiritual, self acting (automatic) vital force, everywhere present in…
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Aphorism $ 12 Fifth Edition It is the morbidly affected vital force alone that produces disease1, so that the morbid phenomena perceptible to…
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Therefore disease (that does not come within the province of manual surgery) considered, as it is by the allopathists, as a thing separate…
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There is, in the interior of man, nothing morbid that is curable and no invisible morbid alteration that is curable which does not…
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$15 Fifth Edition The affection of the morbidly deranged, spirit-like dynamis (vital force) that animates our body in the invisible interior, and the…
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$16 Fifth Edition Our vital force, as a spirit-like dynamis, cannot be attacked and affected by injurious influences on the healthy organism caused…
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Aphorism $ 17 Fifth Edition Now, as in the cure effected by the removal of the whole of the perceptible signs and symptoms…
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$18 Fifth Edition From this indubitable truth, that besides the totality of the symptoms nothing can by any means be discovered in disease…
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$20 Fifth edition This spirit-like power to alter man's state of health (and hence to cure diseases) which lies hidden in the inner…
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Now, as it is undeniable that the curative principle in medicines is not in itself perceptible, and as in pure experiments with medicines…
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$22 Fifth Edition But as nothing is to be observed in diseases that must be removed in order to change them into health…
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All pure experience, however, and all accurate research convince us that persistent symptoms of disease are far from being removed and annihilated by…
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There remains, therefore, no other mode of employing medicines in diseases that promises to be of service besides the homoeopathic, by means of…
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Now, however, in all careful trials, pure experience,1 the sole and infallible oracle of the healing art, teaches us that actually that medicine…
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This depends on the following homoeopathic law of nature which was sometimes, indeed, vaguely surmised but not hitherto fully recognized, and to which…
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The curative power of medicines, therefore, depends on their symptoms, similar to the disease but superior to it in strength ($12 - 26),…
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As this natural law of cure manifests itself in every pure experiment and every true observation in the world, the fact is consequently…
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$29 Fifth Edition As every disease (not strictly belonging to the domain of surgery) depends only on a peculiar morbid derangement of our…
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$30 Fifth Edition The human body appears to admit of being much more powerfully affected in its health by medicines (partly because we…
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The inimical forces, partly psychical, partly physical, to which our terrestrial existence is exposed, which are termed morbific noxious agents, do not possess…
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But it is quite otherwise with the artificial morbific agents which we term medicines. Every real medicine, namely, acts at all times, under…
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In accordance with this fact, it is undeniably shown by all experience1 that the living organism is much more disposed and has a…
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$34 Fifth Edition The greater strength of the artificial diseases producible by medicines is, however, not the sole cause of their power to…
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In order to illustrate this, we shall consider in three different cases, as well what happens in nature when two dissimilar natural diseases…
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I. If the two dissimilar diseases meeting together in the human being be of equal strength, or still more if the older one…
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$37 Fifth Edition So, also under ordinary medical treatment, an old chronic disease remains uncured and unaltered if it is treated according to…
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II. Or the new dissimilar disease is the stronger. In this case the disease under which the patient originally labored, being the weaker,…
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Now the adherents of the ordinary school of medicine saw all this for so many centuries; they saw that Nature herself cannot cure…
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III. Or the new disease, after having long acted on the organism, at length joins the old one that is dissimilar to it,…
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$41 Fifth Edition Much more frequent than the natural diseases associating with and complicating one another in the same body are the morbid…
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Nature herself permits, as has been stated, in some cases, the simultaneous occurrence of two (indeed, of three) natural disease in one and…
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Totally different, however, is the result when two similar disease meet together in the organism, that is to say, when to the disease…
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Many examples might be adduced of disease which, in the course of nature, have been homoeopathically cured by other diseases presenting similar symptoms,…
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Neither in the course of nature, as we see from all the above examples, nor by the physician's art, can an existing affection…
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We should have been able to meet with many more real, natural homoeopathic cures of this kind if, on the one hand, the…
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Mighty Nature herself has, as we see, at her command, as instruments for effecting homoeopathic cures, little besides the miasmatic diseases of constant…
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This therapeutic law is rendered obvious to all intelligent minds by these instances, and they are amply sufficient for this end. But, on…
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$52 Fifth Edition Surely no intelligent physician, after these examples as clear as daylight, can still go on in the old ordinary system…
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$53 Fifth Edition True, mild cures take place, as we see, only in a homoeopathic way - a way which, as we have…
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$54 Fifth Edition This, the homoeopathic way, must, moreover, as observed above (�$43-49) be the only proper one, because, of the three possible…
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$55 Fifth Edition The second mode of employing medicines in diseases, the allopathic or homoeopathic, which, without any pathological relation to what is…
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$56 Fifth Edition The third and only remaining method1 of employing medicines in diseases, which, besides the other two just alluded to, is…
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In order to carry into practice this antipathic method, the ordinary physician gives, for a single troublesome symptom from among the many other…
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If, in estimating the value of this mode of employing medicines, we should even pass over the circumstance that it is an extremely…
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Important symptoms of persistent diseases have never yet been treated with such palliative, antagonistic remedies, without the opposite state, a relapse - indeed,…
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$60 Fifth Edition If these ill-effects are produced, as may very naturally be expected from the antipathic employment of medicines, the ordinary physician…
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Had physicians been capable of reflecting on the sad results of the antagonistic employment of medicines, they had long since discovered the grand…
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But on what this pernicious result of the palliative, antipathic treatment and the efficacy of the reverse, the homoeopathic treatment, depend, is explained…
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Every agent that acts upon the vitality, every medicine, deranges more or less the vital force, and causes a certain alteration in the…
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During the primary action of the artificial morbific agents (medicines) on our healthy body, as seen in the following examples, our vital force…
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Examples of (A) are familiar to all. A hand bathed in hot water is at first much warmer than the other hand that…
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An obvious antagonistic secondary action, however, is, as may readily be conceived, not to be noticed from the action of quite minute homoeopathic…
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$67 Fifth Edition These incontrovertible truths, which spontaneously offer themselves to our notice and experience, explain to us the beneficial action that takes…
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$68 Fifth Edition In homoeopathic cures they show us that from the uncommonly small doses of medicine (�$275 - 287) required in this…
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$69 Fifth Edition In the antipathic (palliative) mode of treatment, however precisely the reverse of this takes place. The medicinal symptom which the…
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$70 Fifth Edition From what has been already adduced we cannot fail to draw the following inferences: That everything of a really morbid…
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As it is now no longer a matter of doubt that the diseases of mankind consist merely of groups of certain symptoms, and…
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With respect to the first point, the following will serve as a general preliminary view. The disease to which man is liable are…
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As regards acute diseases, they are either of such a kind as attack human beings individually, the exciting cause being injurious influences to…
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$74 Fifth Edition Among chronic diseases we must still, alas!, reckon those so commonly met with, artificially produced in allopathic treatment by the…
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These inroads on human health effected by the allopathic non-healing art (more particularly in recent times) are of all chronic diseases the most…
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$76 Fifth Edition Only for natural diseases has the beneficent Deity granted us, in Homoeopathy, the means of affording relief; but those devastations…
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Those diseases are inappropriately named chronic, which persons incur who expose themselves continually to avoidable noxious influences, who are in the habit of…
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$78 Fifth Edition The true natural chronic diseases are those that arise from a chronic miasm, which when left to themselves, and unchecked…
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Hitherto syphilis alone has been to some extent known as such a chronic miasmatic disease, which when uncured ceases only with the termination…
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Incalculably greater and more important than the two chronic miasms just named, however, is the chronic miasm of psora, which, while those two…
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The fact that this extremely ancient infecting agent has gradually passed, in some hundreds of generations, through many millions of human organisms and…
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Although, by the discovery of that great source of chronic diseases, as also by the discovery of the specific homoeopathic remedies for the…
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This individualizing examination of a case of disease, for which I shall only give in this place general directions, of which the practitioner…
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The patient details the history of his sufferings; those about him tell what they heard him complain of, how he has behaved and…
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He begins a fresh line with every new circumstance mentioned by the patient or his friends, so that the symptoms shall be all…
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When the narrators have finished what they would say of their own accord, the physician then reverts to each particular symptom and elicits…
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And thus the physician obtains more precise information respecting each particular detail, but without ever framing his questions so as to suggest the…
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If in these voluntary details nothing has been mentioned respecting several parts or functions of the body or his metal state, the physician…
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When the patient (for it is on him we have chiefly to rely for a description of his sensations, except in the case…
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When the physician has finished writing down these particulars, he then makes a note of what he himself observes in the patient1, and…
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The symptoms and feelings of the patient during a previous course of medicine do not furnish the pure picture of the disease; but…
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But if it be a disease of a rapid course, and if its serious character admit of no delay, the physician must content…
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If the disease has been brought on a short time or, in the case of a chronic affection, a considerable time previously, by…
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While inquiring into the state of chronic disease, the particular circumstances of the patient with regard to his ordinary occupations, his usual mode…
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In chronic disease the investigation of the signs of disease above mentioned, and of all others, must be pursued as carefully and circumstantially…
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Besides this, patients themselves differ so much in their dispositions, that some, especially the so-called hypochondriacs and other persons of great sensitiveness and…
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Other individuals of an opposite character, however, partly from indolence, partly from false modesty, partly from a kind of mildness of disposition or…
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Now, as certainly as we should listen particularly to the patient's description of his sufferings and sensations, and attach credence especially to his…
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On the whole, the investigation of acute diseases, or of such as have existed but a short time, is much the easiest for…
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In investigating the totality of the symptoms of epidemic and sporadic diseases it is quite immaterial whether or not something similar has ever…
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It may easily happen that in the first case of an epidemic disease that presents itself to the physician's notice he does not…
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In the course of writing down the symptoms of several cases of this kind the sketch of the disease picture becomes ever more…
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In the same manner as has here been taught relative to the epidemic disease, which are generally of an acute character, the miasmatic…
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When the totality of the symptoms that specially mark and distinguish the case of disease or, in other words, when the picture of…
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The second point of the business of a true physician related to acquiring a knowledge of the instruments intended for the cure of…
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The whole pathogenetic effect of the several medicines must be known; that is to say, all the morbid symptoms and alterations in the…
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If, in order to ascertain this, medicines be given to sick persons only, even though they be administered singly and alone, then little…
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There is, therefore, no other possible way in which the peculiar effects of medicines on the health of individuals can be accurately ascertained…
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I was the first that opened up this path, which I have pursued with a perseverance that could only arise and be kept…
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I saw, moreover, that the morbid lesions which previous authors had observed to result from medicinal substances when taken into the stomach of…
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The agreement of my observations on the pure effects of medicines with these older ones - although they were recorded without reference to…
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In those older prescriptions of the often dangerous effects of medicines ingested in excessively large doses we notice certain states that were produced,…
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The only exceptions to this are the narcotic medicines. As they, in their primary action, take away sometimes the sensibility and sensation, sometimes…
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With the exception of these narcotic substances, in experiments with moderate doses of medicine on healthy bodies, we observe only their primary action,…
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Among these symptoms, there occur in the case of some medicines not a few which are partially, or under certain conditions, directly opposite…
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Some symptoms are produced by the medicines more frequently - that is to say, in many individuals, others more rarely or in few…
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To the latter category belong the so-called idiosyncrasies, by which are meant peculiar corporeal constitutions which, although otherwise healthy, possess a disposition to…
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Every medicine exhibits peculiar actions on the human frame, which are not produced in exactly the same manner by any other medicinal substance…
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As certainly as every species of plant differs in its external form, mode of life and growth, in its taste and smell from…
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Therefore medicines, on which depend man's life and death, disease and health, must be thoroughly and most carefully distinguished from one another, and…
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In proving medicines to ascertain their effects on the healthy body, it must be borne in mind that the strong, heroic substances, as…
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In these experiments - on which depends the exactitude of the whole medical art, and the weal of all future generations of mankind…
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Each of these medicines must be taken in a perfectly simple, unadulterated form; the indigenous plants in the form of freshly expressed juice,…
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For these experiments every medicinal substance must be employed quite alone and perfectly pure, without the admixture of any foreign substance, and without…
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During all the time the experiment lasts the diet must be strictly regulated; it should be as much as possible destitute of spices,…
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$126 Fifth Edition The person who is proving the medicine must during the whole time of the experiment avoid all over-exertion of mind…
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The medicines must be tested on both males and females, in order also to reveal the alterations of the health they produce in…
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$128 Fifth Edition The most recent observations have shown that medicinal substances, when taken in their crude state by the experimenter for the…
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If the effects that result from such a dose are but slight, a few more globules may be taken daily, until they become…
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If, at the very commencement, the first dose administered shall have been sufficiently strong, this advantage is gained, that the experimenter learns the…
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If, however, in order to ascertain anything at all, the same medicine must be given to the same person to test for several…
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But when the object is, without reference to the sequential order of the phenomena and the duration of the action of the drug,…
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On experiencing any particular sensation from the medicine, it is useful, indeed necessary, in order to determine the exact character of the symptom,…
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All external influences, and more especially medicines, possess the property of producing in the health of the living organism a particular kind of…
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The whole of the elements of disease a medicine is capable of producing can only be brought to anything like completeness by numerous…
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Although, as has been said, a medicine, on being proved on healthy subjects, cannot develop in one person all the alterations of health…
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The more moderate, within certain limits, the doses of the medicine used for such experiments are - provided we endeavor to facilitate the…
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All the sufferings, accidents and changes of the health of the experimenter during the action of a medicine (provided the above condition [�$124-127]…
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When the physician does not make the trial of the medicine on himself, but gives it to another person, the latter must note…
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If the person cannot write, the physician must be informed by him every day of what has occurred to him, and how it…
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But the best provings of the pure effects of simple medicines in altering the human health, and of the artificial diseases and symptoms…
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But how some symptoms1 of the simple medicine employed for a curative purpose can be distinguished amongst the symptoms of the original malady,…
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If we have thus tested on the healthy individual a considerable number of simple medicines and carefully and faithfully registered all the disease…
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From such a materia medica everything that is conjectural, all that is mere assertion or imaginary should be strictly excluded; everything should be…
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$145 Fifth Edition Of a truth, it is only by a very considerable store of medicines accurately known in respect of these their…
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The third point of the business of a true physician relates to the judicious employment of the artificial morbific agents (medicines) that have…
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Whichever of these medicines that have been investigated as to their power of altering man's health we find to contain in the symptoms…
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$148 Fifth Edition A medicine selected in this manner, which has the power and the tendency to produce symptoms the most similar possible…
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$149 Fifth Edition When the suitable homoeopathic remedy has been thus selected and rightly employed, the acute disease we wish to cure, even…
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If a patient complain of one or more trivial symptoms, that have been only observed a short time previously, the physician should not…
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But if the patient complain of a few violent sufferings, the physician will usually find, on investigation, several other symptoms besides, although of…
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The worse of the acute disease is, of so much the more numerous and striking symptoms is it generally composed, but with so…
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$153 Fifth Edition In this search for a homoeopathic specific remedy, that is to say, in this comparison of the collective symptoms of…
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If the antitype constructed from the list of symptoms of the most suitable medicine contain those peculiar, uncommon, singular and distinguishing (characteristic) symptoms,…
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$155 Fifth Edition I say without any considerable disturbance. For in the employment of this most appropriate homoeopathic remedy it is only the…
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There is, however, almost no homoeopathic medicine, be it ever so suitably chosen, that, especially if it should be given in an insufficiently…
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$157 Fifth Edition But though it is certain that a homoeopathically selected remedy does, by reason of its appropriateness and the minuteness of…
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This slight homoeopathic aggravation during the first hours - a very good prognostic that the acute disease will most probably yield to the…
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$159 Fifth Edition The smaller the dose of the homoeopathic remedy is, so much the slighter and shorter is the apparent increase of…
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But as the dose of a homoeopathic remedy can scarcely ever be made so small that it shall not be able to relieve,…
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$161 Fifth Edition When I here limit the so-called homoeopathic aggravation, or rather the primary action of the homoeopathic medicine that seems to…
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Sometimes happens, owing to the moderate number of medicines yet known with respect to their true, pure action, that but a portion of…
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In this case we cannot indeed expect from this medicine a complete, untroubled cure; for during its use some symptoms appear which were…
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The small number of homoeopathic symptoms present in the best selected medicine is no obstacle to the cure in cases where these few…
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If, however, among the symptoms of the remedy selected, there be none that accurately resemble the distinctive (characteristic), peculiar, uncommon symptoms of the…
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Such a case is, however, very rare, owing to the increased number of medicines whose pure effects are now known, and the bad…
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Thus if there occur, during the use of this imperfectly homoeopathic remedy first employed, accessory symptoms of some moment, then, in the case…
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We shall then be able much more readily to discover, among the known medicines, an analogue to the morbid state before us, a…
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$169 fifth Edition If, on the first examination of a disease and the first selection of a medicine, we should find that the…
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Hence in this as in every case where a change of the morbid state has occurred, the remaining set of symptoms now present…
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$171 Fifth Edition In non-venereal chronic disease, those, therefore, that arise from psora, we often require, in order to effect a cure, to…
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A similar difficulty in the way of the cure occurs from the symptoms of the disease being too few - a circumstances that…
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The only diseases that seem to have but few symptoms, and on that account to be less amenable to cure, are those which…
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Their principal symptom may be either an internal complaint (e.g. a headache of many years' duration, a diarrhoea of long standing, an ancient…
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In one-sided diseases of the first kind it is often to be attributed to the medical observer's want of discernment that he does…
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There are, however, still a few diseases, which, after the most careful initial examination (�$84-98), present but one or two severe, violent symptoms,…
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In order to meet most successfully such a case as this, which is of very rare occurrence, we are in the first place…
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Aphorism $ 178

It will, no doubt, sometimes happen that this medicine, selected in strict observance of the homoeopathic law, furnishes the similar artificial disease suited…
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More frequently, however, the medicine first chosen in such a case will be only partially, that is to say, not exactly suitable, as…
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In this case the medicine, which has been chosen as well as was possible, but which, for the reason above stated, is only…
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Let is not be objected that the accessory phenomena and new symptoms of this disease that now appear should be laid to the…
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Thus the imperfect selection of the medicament, which was in this case almost inevitable owing to the too limited number of the symptoms…
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Whenever, therefore, the dose of the first medicine ceases to have a beneficial effect (if the newly developed symptoms do not, by reason…
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$184 Fifth Edition In like manner, after each new dose of medicine has exhausted its action, the state of the disease that still…
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Among the one-sided disease an important place is occupied by the so-called local maladies, by which term is signified those changes and ailments…
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$186 Fifth Edition Those so-called local maladies which have been produced a short time previously, solely by an external lesion, still appear at…
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But those affections, alterations and ailments appearing on the external parts, that do not arise from any external injury or that have only…
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These affections were considered to be merely topical, and were therefore called local diseases, as if they were maladies exclusively limited to those…
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And yet very little reflection will suffice to convince us that no external malady (not occasioned by some important injury from without) can…
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Aphorism $ 190

All true medical treatment of a disease on the external parts of the body that has occurred from little or no injury from…
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Aphorism $ 191

This is confirmed in the most unambiguous manner by experience, which shows in all cases that every powerful internal medicine immediately after its…
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Aphorism $ 192

This is best effected when, in the investigation of the case of disease, along with the exact character of the local affection, all…
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Aphorism $ 193

By means of this medicine, employed only internally (and, if the disease be but of recent origin, often by the very first dose…
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It is not useful, either in acute local diseases of recent origin or in local affections that have already existed a long time,…
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In order to effect a radical cure in such cases, which are by no means rare, after the acute state has pretty well…
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It might, indeed, seen as though the cure of such diseases would be hastened by employing the medicinal substance which is known to…
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Aphorism $ 197

$197 Fifth Edition This treatment, however, is quite inadmissible, not only for the local symptoms arising from the miasm of psora, but also…
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The mere topical employment of medicines, that are powerful for cure when given internally, to the local symptoms of chronic miasmatic diseases is…
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Aphorism $ 199

If the remedy perfectly homoeopathic to the disease had not yet been discovered1 at the time when the local symptoms were destroyed by…
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$200 Fifth Edition Had it still been present to guide the internal treatment, the homoeopathic remedy for the whole disease might have been…
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$201 Fifth Edition It is evident that man's vital force, when encumbered with a chronic disease which it is unable to overcome by…
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If the old-school physician should now destroy the local symptom by the topical application of external remedies, under the belief that he thereby…
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Aphorism $ 203

Every external treatment of such local symptoms, the object of which is to remove them from the surface of the body, while the…
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$204 Fifth Edition If we deduct all chronic affections, ailments and diseases that depend on a persistent unhealthy mode of living, ($77) as…
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$205 Fifth Edition The homoeopathic physician never treats one of these primary symptoms of chronic miasms, nor yet one of their secondary affections…
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$206 Fifth Edition Before commencing the treatment of a chronic disease, it is necessary to make the most careful investigation1 as to whether…
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Aphorism $ 207

When the above information has been gained, it still remains for the homoeopathic physician to ascertain what kinds of allopathic treatment had up…
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Aphorism $ 208

The age of the patient, his mode of living and diet, his occupation, his domestic position, his social relation and so forth, must…
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Aphorism $ 209

After this is done, the physician should endeavor in repeated conversations with the patient to trace the picture of his disease as completely…
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Of psoric origin are almost all those diseases that I have above termed one-sided, which appear to be more difficult to cure in…
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This holds good to such an extent, that the state of the disposition of the patient often chiefly determines the selection of the…
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The Creator of therapeutic agents has also had particular regard to this main feature of all diseases, the altered state of the disposition…
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We shall, therefore, never be able to cure conformably to nature - that is to say, homoeopathically - if we do not, in…
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Aphorism $ 214

The instructions I have to give relative to the cure of mental diseases may be confined to a very few remarks, as they…
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Almost all the so-called mental and emotional diseases are nothing more than corporeal diseases in which the symptom of derangement of the mind…
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The cases are not rare in which a so-called corporeal disease that threatens to be fatal - a suppuration of the lungs, or…
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In these diseases we must be very careful to make ourselves acquainted with the whole of the phenomena, both those belonging to the…
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To this collection of symptoms belongs in the first place to accurate description of all the phenomena of the previous so-called corporeal disease,…
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A comparison of these previous symptoms of the corporeal disease with the traces of them that still remain, though they have become less…
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By adding to this the state of the mind and disposition accurately observed by the patient's friends and by the physician himself, we…
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If, however, insanity or mania (caused by fright, vexation, the abuse of spirituous liquors, etc.) have suddenly broken out as an acute disease…
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But such a patient, who has recovered from an acute mental or emotional disease by the use of these non-antipsoric medicines, should never…
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But if the antipsoric treatment be omitted, then we may almost assuredly expect, from a much slighter cause than brought on the first…
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If the mental disease be not quite developed, and if it be still somewhat doubtful whether it really arose from a corporeal affection,…
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There are, however, as has just been stated, certainly a few emotional diseases which have not merely been developed into that form out…
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It is only such emotional diseases as these, which were first engendered and subsequently kept up by the mind itself, that, while they…
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But the fundamental cause in these cases also is a psoric miasm, which was only not yet quite near its full development, and…
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In mental and emotional diseases resulting from corporeal maladies, which can only be cured by homoeopathic antipsoric medicine conjoined with carefully regulated mode…
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On the other hand, contradiction, eager explanations, rude corrections and invectives, as also weak, timorous yielding, are quite out of place with such…
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If the antipsoric remedies selected for each particular case of mental or emotional disease (there are incredibly numerous varieties of them) be quite…
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The intermittent disease deserve a special consideration, as well those that recur at certain periods - like the great number of intermittent fevers,…
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These latter, alternating diseases, are also very numerous,1 but all belong to the class of chronic diseases; they are generally a manifestation of…
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The typical intermittent disease are those where a morbid state of unvarying character returns at a tolerably fixed period, while the patient is…
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With regard to the intermittent fevers, 1 that prevail sporadically or epidemically (not those endemically located in marshy districts), we often find every…
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The most appropriate and efficacious time for administering the medicine in these cases is immediately or very soon after the termination of the…
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But if the stage of apyrexia be very short, as happens in some very bad fevers, or if it be disturbed by some…
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$238 Fifth Edition It is only when the suitable medicine has with a single dose destroyed several fits and manifest health and ensued,…
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As almost every medicine causes in its pure action a special, peculiar fever and even a kind of intermittent fever with its alternating…
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But if the remedy found to be the homoeopathic specific for a prevalent epidemic of intermittent fever do not effect a perfect cure…
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Epidemics of intermittent fever, in situations where none are endemic, are of the nature of chronic diseases, composed of single acute paroxysms; each…
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If, however, in such an epidemic intermittent fever the first paroxysms have been left uncured, or if the patients have been weakened by…
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In those often very pernicious intermittent fevers which attack a single person, not residing in a marshy district, we must also at first,…
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$244 Fifth Edition The intermittent fevers endemic in marshy districts and tracts of country frequently exposed to inundations, give a great deal of…
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$245 Fifth Edition Having thus seen what attention should, in the homoeopathic treatment, be paid to the chief varieties of diseases and to…
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$246 Fifth Edition On the other hand, the slowly progressive amelioration consequent on a very minute dose, whose selection has been accurately homoeopathic,…
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$247 Fifth Edition Under these conditions, the smallest doses of the best selected homoeopathic medicine may be repeated with the best, often with…
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$248 Fifth Edition The dose of the same medicine may be repeated several times according to circumstances, but only so long as until…
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Every medicine prescribed for a case of disease which, in the course of its action, produces new and troublesome symptoms not appertaining to…
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When, to the observant practitioner who accurately investigates the state of the disease, it is evident, in urgent cases after the lapse of…
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Aphorism $ 251

There are some medicines (e.g., ignatia, also bryonia and rhus, and sometimes belladonna) whose power of altering man's health consists chiefly in alternating…
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Aphorism $ 252

But should we find, during the employment of the other medicines in chronic (psoric) diseases, that the best selected homoeopathic (antipsoric) medicine in…
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Aphorism $ 253

Among the signs that, in all diseases, especially in such as are of an acute nature, inform us of a slight commencement of…
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The other new or increased symptoms or, on the contrary, the diminution of the original ones without any addition of new ones, will…
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$255 Fifth Edition But even with such individuals we may convince ourselves on this point by going with them through all the symptoms…
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$256 Fifth Edition On the other hand, if the patient mention the occurrence of some fresh accidents and symptoms of importance - signs…
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The true physician will take care to avoid making favorite remedies of medicines, the employment of which he has, by chance, perhaps found…
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The true practitioner, moreover, will not in his practice with mistrustful weakness neglect the employment of those remedies that he may now and…
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Aphorism $ 259

Considering the minuteness of the doses necessary and proper in homoeopathic treatment, we can easily understand that during the treatment everything must be…
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$260 Fifth Edition Hence the careful investigation into such obstacles to cure is so much the more necessary in the case of patients…
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Aphorism $ 261

The most appropriate regimen during the employment of medicine in chronic diseases consists in the removal of such obstacles to recovery, and in…
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In acute diseases, on the other hand - except in cases of mental alienation - the subtle, unerring internal sense of the awakened…
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The desire of the patient affected by an acute disease with regard to food and drink is certainly chiefly for things that give…
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The true physician must be provided with genuine medicines of unimpaired strength, so that he may be able to rely upon their therapeutic…
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$265 Fifth Edition It should be a matter of conscience with him to be thoroughly convinced in every case that the patient always…
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Substances belonging to the animal and vegetable kingdoms possess their medicinal qualities most perfectly in their raw state.1 1 All crude animal and…
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We gain possession of the powers of indigenous plants and of such as may be had in a fresh state in the most…
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The other exotic plants, barks, seeds and roots that cannot be obtained in the fresh state the sensible practitioner will never take in…
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$269 Fifth Edition The homoeopathic system of medicine develops for its use, to a hitherto unheard-of degree, the spirit-like medicinal powers of the…
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$270 Fifth Edition Thus two drops of the fresh vegetable juice mingled with equal parts of alcohol are diluted with ninety-eight drops of…
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$271 Fifth Edition All other substances adapted for medicinal use - except sulphur, which has of late years been only employed in the…
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$272 Fifth Edition In no case is it requisite to administer more than one single, simple medicinal substance at one time.1 1 Some…
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$273 Fifth Edition It is not conceivable how the slightest dubiety could exist as to whether it was more consistent with nature and…
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Aphorism $ 274

As the true physician finds in simple medicines, administered singly and uncombined, all that he can possibly desire (artificial disease-force which are able…
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Aphorism $ 275

The suitableness of a medicine for any given case of disease does not depend on its accurate homoeopathic selection alone, but likewise on…
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$276 Fifth Edition For this reason, a medicine, even though it may be homoeopathically suited to the case of disease, does harm in…
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For the same reason, and because a medicine, provided the dose of it was sufficiently small, is all the more salutary and almost…
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$278 Fifth Edition Here the question arises, what is this most suitable degree of minuteness for sure and gentle remedial effect; how small,…
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$279 Fifth Edition This pure experience shows UNIVERSALLY, that if the disease do not manifestly depend on a considerable deterioration of an important…
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$280 Fifth Edition This incontrovertible axiom of experience is the standard of measurement by which the doses of all homoeopathic medicines, without exception,…
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$281 Fifth Edition Every patient is, especially in his diseased point, capable of being influenced in an incredible degree by medicinal agents corresponding…
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$282 Fifth Edition The smallest possible dose of homoeopathic medicine capable of producing only the very slightest homoeopathic aggravation, will, because it has…
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$283 Fifth Edition Now, in order to act really in conformity with nature, the true physician will prescribe his well-selected homoeopathic medicine only…
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$284 Fifth Edition The action of a dose, moreover, dose not diminish in the direct ratio of the quantity of material medicine contained…
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$285 Fifth Edition The diminution of the dose essential for homoeopathic use, will also be promoted by diminishing its volume, so that, if,…
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$286 Fifth Edition For the same reason the effect of a homoeopathic dose of medicine increases, the greater the quantity of fluid in…
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$287 Fifth Edition But in this increase of action by the mixture of the dose of medicine with a larger quantity of liquid…
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$288 Fifth Edition The action of medicines in the liquid from1 upon the living human body takes place in such a penetrating manner,…
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$289 Fifth Edition Every part of our body that possesses the sense of touch is also capable of receiving the influences, and of…
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$290 Fifth Edition* Besides the stomach, the tongue and the mouth are the parts most susceptible to the medicinal influences; but the interior…
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Aphorism $ 291

$291 Fifth Edition Even those organs which have lost their peculiar sense, e.g., a tongue and palate that have lost the faculty of…
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$292 Fifth Edition Even the external surface of the body, covered as it is with skin and epidermis, is not insusceptible of the…
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$293 Fifth Edition I find it necessary to allude here to animal magnetism, as it is termed, or rather mesmerism (as it should…
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Aphorism $ 294

$294 Fifth Edition* All the above-mentioned methods of practicing mesmerism depend upon an influx of more or less vital force into the patient,…
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Aphorism $ 47

Nothing could teach the physician in a plainer and more convincing manner than the above what kind of artificial morbific agent (medicine) he…
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Aphorism 234

Those apparently non-febrile, typical, periodically recurring morbid states just alluded to observed in one single patient at a time (they do not usually…
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Aphorisms $ 019

Now, as diseases are nothing more than alterations in the state of health of the healthy individual which express themselves by morbid signs,…
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$44 Fifth Edition Two diseases similar to each other can neither (as is asserted of dissimilar disease in I) repel one another, nor…
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$45 Fifth Edition No! Two diseases, differing, it is true, in kind1 but very similar in their phenomena and effects and in the…
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Ground Plan of Organon

The book begins with a preface, table of contents, and introduction.Organon of Medicine consists of 291 aphorisms in the 6th edition, whereas the…
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ORGANON OF MEDICINE 5th and 6th Edition

5th Edition translated by Dudgeon 6th Edition translated by Boericke  § 1 The physician's high and only mission is to restore the sick…
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What is Organon of Medicine ?

  What is Organon of Medicine?    Organon  of Medicine  is a book written  by   Master  Samuel Hahnemann containing the principles of Homoeopathy…
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