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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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Aphorism $ 119

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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Aphorism $ 134

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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Aphorism $ 138

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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Aphorism $ 139

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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Aphorism $ 156

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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Aphorism $ 188

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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Aphorism $ 201

$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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Aphorism $ 204

$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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Aphorism $ 210

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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Aphorism $ 220

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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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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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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