The Work by Dr. J.H. Allen (Former professor of Miasmatics, in
Chicago, at the Hering College) on The Chronic Miasms, is a
very in-depth discussion on the theoretical side of miasms.
Master Hahnemanns’ teachings & concepts have been
wonderfully laid down in this book, in a manner that both the
young men of the profession as well as the busy practitioners
can be benefitted from the work and can apply Hahnamenns’
law of cure in their profession.
This book not only gives a full and exhaustive description of the
actions of the miasms in all its forms, but also the diseases and
comlications that may arise eventually.
The second volume of this book deals with the sycotic
symptoms present in the different stages of the disease.
Besides this, a complete therapeutics of Gonorrhoea, Kidneys,
Bladder and Urinary organs in general, together with the
treatment of Dysmenorrhoea in its multiple presentations has
The Augumented and Raerranged Edition, with larger font size,
makes this book all the more useful.
As the teacher is, so are our schools and our students. We
see these truths demonstrated every day, as we study the
internal workings of our medical institutions, and we meet
with the finished product of their teaching, in the form of the
yearly out-put of graduates. In a brief period of time we see
the effect of the Alma Mater upon the people with whom our
graduates come in contact—"as our institutions are, so are
We can only teach the people that which we are taught.
We heal our patients as we are taught to heal them. The
fount and source is our sea-level—we seldom rise higher.
lt was these and like thoughts which prompted the author
to write this book. The younger men of our profession stand
greatly in need of such a work; they must become acquainted
with Hahnemann’s teachings and precepts, so wonderfully
laid down in his Organon of Medicine (yet so difficult for
many to understand), in order to apply the law of cure. The
busy practitioner has no time, and perhaps no one to help
him to work out the vital problems given us by the great
teacher, Hahnemann. The demands of my students, and
requests from the profession at large, have induced me to
put my knowledge of these subjects into book form.
Like many others of the professors, we have patiently
waited for years, hoping that some zealous student of the
Organon might come forward and write such a work, but no
one came, so, the author has humbly taken up the work,
hoping that it may in some degree meet the demand, if not
the approval, of the profession.
*The second volume, Sycosis, which is to follow soon, will
give, not only a full and exhaustive description of the
diseases and complications that arise in the primary,
secondary and tertiary stages, besides a complete
therapeutics of Gonorrhea, the Kidneys, Bladder and Urinary
organs in general, together with the treatment of
Dysmenorrhea in its multiple presentations, that of itself will
be of great value to the profession.
A short description of how to use this work will be given at
the back of the book.
In presenting this second volume of the CHRONIC MIASMS,
(Sycosis) to the profesion, we trust it will receive the same
welcome as did Vol. 1, Psora and Pseudo-Psora.
In the production of Volume 1, we had the teachings of
Hahnemann to aid us and the writings of his many followers
to sustain us with their volumes of research and their many
established truths, but in the construction of this work, we
had but scant data to draw from. Hahnemann has given us
but a page or two on the subject SYCOSIS. The literature is
meager even in the Regular School of Medicine. That which
has been brought forth, deals largely, if not wholly with the
primary or gonorrheal stage. Many no doubt have realized to
some extent, its depth of action and the degree to which this
terrible miasm has effected the human race. They have read
between the lines in the great book of experience and have
seen the profundity of its action, its persistent nature and its
progressive movements and inroads upon the life force, yet
have not brought their knowledge to the light of publicity.
They have rather kept it under the proverbial bushel. | trust
that my readers, after having read this work, will add to the
literature of this subject, knowledge of which, is of such vital
importance to the human race and to the medical profession
throughout the world, for what is of interest to the human
race, should be of vital interest to the profession and vice
The theory of the CHRONIC MIASMS, as being the sum total
of the causes of chronic diseases, meets with two strong
opposing forces, first from the pathological, material or
chemical therapeutist who views life from its material side,
and who is looking for finite or material causes in all that
disturbs the living organism; secondly, from the therapeutists
of symptomatology (the symptom doctor), they have their
minds focused upon Section 18 of the Organon, therefore
they maintain that the totality of the symptoms in a given
case, whould govern the prescriber in making a selection in
every case, independent of any chronic miasm that might lie
behind the grouping.
While we maintain these principles of the law of totality as
the only guide in making such a selection, we also insist that
the remedy that meets the true requirements of the law
governing our therapeutics, should cover the symptoms of
the active miasm, and especially is this true in cases of mixed
or pseudo miasms. The author had dealt with this subject
quite exhaustively and trusts that he has made himself clear
to his readers on this important phase of the work.
The sycotic symptoms presented in the different stages of
the disease, have been carefully observed and many times
verified, so that we feel quite contident they will endure the
test of further investigation. And we know that time and
further acquaintance with the nature of sycotic diseases, will
greatly add to their numbers and value.
In writing the therapeutics of this work, we have
endeavored to give the indications of each remedy in as briet
and concise a manner as: possible, not to burden the
prescriber with too many symptoms. The therapeutic index in
the back of this work, will greatly assist in making a
comparison of the ditterent remedies and in some degrees
take the place of a repertory.
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