This book is intended to be an introduction and an aid to a complete and wider study of Hahnemann’s doctrines. It contains philosophical concepts and practical directions for the establishment of a true science of therapeutics. A valuable compilation to fix the homeopathic principles clearly in the mind of students.
A useful volume for the students and young practitioners as a first stepping stone to the rich mind of deep philosophy.
Hahnemann’s Organon is the great text-book of the
homoeopathic school. It contains philosophical conceptions and
practical directions for the establishment of a true science of
therapeutics, and all genuine progress towards this goal is in the
direction pointed out in that work. To fix its principles clearly in the
mind of the student, to faithfully apply them in practice, is the special
duty and high privilege of Homoeopathy. The more this is done, the
more will this masterly book become a veritable mountain of
therapeutic light to the practitioner.
Hahnemann’s teachings, and the therapeutic edifice erected
by the homoeopathic school, are based upon two distinct factors. On
the one hand, upon facts of observation and experiment obtained by
strict adherence to the inductive methods of research, facts that can
thus be verified at all times; and, on the other hand, upon new ideas
resulting from the exercise of deductive reasoning, ideas belonging
possibly to a larger and higher realm, and to some extent beyond the
acceptance of modern scientific thought, but nevertheless capable:
of great power in achieving curative results.
Until quite recently, the tendency of modern homoeopathy
was to bend its energies perhaps too exclusively upon the acquisition
of the facts yielding immediate results, while neglecting to some
extent the study of the underlying principles. With neglect of the
study of homoeopathic institutes came coquetry with old-school
methods, and the alluring adoption of modern palliative and
mechanical therapeutics, leading unquestionably to deterioration
of our distinctive practice. The reaction had to come. We are in the
midst of it. A homoeopathic renaissance is upon us. Teach and study
the Organon is its watchword. This little book is intended to be an
introduction and an aid to a fuller study and wider acceptance of
Hahnemann’s doctrines. It does not pretend to be more than an
attempt to elucidate the salient and vital points often abstrusely
and always metaphorically treated by Hahnemann, and thus to
familiarize the student with the fundamental groundwork of our
school. These essential doctrines do not include the necessary
acceptance of every statement of Hahnemann as of equal and absolute importance. Indeed, a wise discrimination is necessary, for the
minor things may be instructive or obstructive, or even destructive,
according to the way they are held; they may, therefore, be useful
or otherwise for the mental development of the physician or the
scientific evolution of the school.
The author has gladly availed himself of everything
published that furthered the end in view, and he hopes that the little
volume will be used by the student and young practitioner as a first
stepping-stone to the rich mine of deep philosophy and practical
suggestion contained in the writings of Samuel Hahnemann.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
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