Organon of the Medical Art

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Conventional Western Medicine attempts to cure disease by opposing and suppressing its most obvious symptoms. Homeopathic medicine treats the whole patient, using minute doses of medicines which stimulate the patient's own life force.

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, who first developed this system of treatment, distilled his philosophy and practice into the Organon of the Medical Art. Long recognized as one of the most important books ever written on health, disease and medical care, the...

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Overview

Conventional Western Medicine attempts to cure disease by opposing and suppressing its most obvious symptoms. Homeopathic medicine treats the whole patient, using minute doses of medicines which stimulate the patient's own life force.

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, who first developed this system of treatment, distilled his philosophy and practice into the Organon of the Medical Art. Long recognized as one of the most important books ever written on health, disease and medical care, the Organon has for many years been required reading for students of homeopathic medicine.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781889613000
  • Publisher: Birdcage Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Edition description: BIRDCAGE PRESS, LLC
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xii
Introduction xv
Preface
Allopathy: The old school of Medicine 2
Homeopathy 4
Introduction
Theoretical systems of medicine 8
The old school's material view of disease 8
Old school efforts to remove disease matter 12
Disease are dynamic, not material 19
Allopathic imitative and suppressive treatments 25
Antipathic stimulating and strengthening treatments 39
Alterative treatments of the old school 40
Flaws in the old school's approach to curing disease 43
Compound prescriptions 44
From allopathy to homeopathy 47
Traces of homeopathy found in previous practices 48
Homeopathic folk remedies 52
Past writings on homeopathic cures 57
I Principles of Cure [section] 1-[section] 71
The highest ideal of cure 60
Causes of disease 61
Definition of disease and cure 62
The life force in health and disease 65
The power of medicines to cure 72
Similar, dissimilar and opposite symptoms produced by medicines and diseases 73
Dissimilar diseases 80
Similar diseases 89
Why medicines are better at curing than are natural diseases 94
Homeopathic versus allopathic medical treatment 96
Antipathic medical treatment 97
Homeopathic versus antipathic medical treatment 106
Initial and counter-actions 106
Initial and counter-actions in homeopathic versus antipathic treatments 109
Summary of the principles of cure 113
What a physician needs to know to cure the sick 114
II Understanding Diseases [section] 72-[section] 81
Definitions of acute and chronic disease 118
Acute diseases 118
Chronic and other protracted diseases 120
III Taking the Case [section] 82-[section] 104
Individualizing the examination of each case of disease 130
Guidelines for case-taking 130
Uses of a well-taken Case 141
IV Acquiring a Knowledge of Medicines [section] 105-[section] 145
Provings 144
Guidelines for conducting provings 152
Compiling a true materia medica 161
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