Samuel Hahnemann's Organon of Homœopathic Medicine

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W. Radde, 1849 - Homeopathy - 230 pages

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Page 92 - The received method in medicine, of treating diseases by opposite remedies — that is to say, by medicines which are opposed to the effects they produce, (contraria contrariis) — is completely false and absurd. I am convinced on the contrary, that diseases are subdued by agents which produce a similar affection, (similia similibus.) burns by the heat of a fire, to which the parts are exposed ; the frost bite by snow or icy-cold water ; and inflammation and contusions by spirituous applications.
Page 221 - Jiomceopathic remedy can never be sufficiently small so as to be inferior to the power of the natural disease which it can, at least, partially extinguish and cure, provided it be capable of producing only a small increase of symptoms immediately after it is administered.
Page 97 - In short, the ensemble of the symptoms is the principal and sole object that a physician ought to have in view in every case of disease — the power of his art is to be directed against that alone in order to cure and transform it into health.
Page 95 - The perfection of a cure consists in restoring health in a prompt, mild, and permanent manner ; in removing and annihilating disease by the shortest, safest, and most certain means upon principles that are at once plain and intelligible.
Page 141 - It has cost me twelve years of study and research, to trace out the source of this incredible number of chronic affections, to discover this great truth, which remained concealed from all my predecessors and contemporaries, to establish the basis of its demonstration, and find out, at the same time, the curative medicines that were fit to combat this hydra in all its different forms.
Page 217 - Alcohol in a vial capable of containing 130 drops (for the convenience of shaking), and the whole twice shaken together, the medicine becomes exalted in energy to the first development of power, or, as it may be denominated, the first potence. The process is to be continued through twenty-nine additional vials, each of equal capacity with the first, and each containing ninety-nine drops of...
Page 179 - ... 169. It may easily occur, on examining a disease for the first time, and also on selecting for the first time the remedy that is to combat it, that the totality of the symptoms of the disease is found not to be sufficiently covered by the morbific symptoms of a single medicine, and that two remedies dispute the preference as to eligibility in the present instance, the one being homoeopathic to one part of the disease, and the other still more so to another.
Page 221 - It has been fully proved by pure experiments that when a disease does not evidently depend upon the impaired state of an important organ, even though it were of a chronic nature, and complicated, and due care has been taken to remove from the patient all foreign medicinal influence, the dose of the homoeopathic remedy can never be sufficiently small so...
Page 98 - It is not possible to conceive or prove by any experience after the cure of the whole of the symptoms of a disease, together with all its perceptible changes, that there remains, or possibly can remain, any other than a healthy state, or that the morbid alteration which had taken place in the interior of the economy has not been annihilated.
Page 73 - Aurelianus ; the second from the venerable folio of Forestus. Hahnemann uses the following expressions, — if he is not misrepresented in the English Translation of the " Organon " : " Asclepiades on one occasion cured an inflammation of the brain by administering a small quantity of wine.

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