This venture of writing a book on `Organon of Medicine' is not to add another write up to rich homeopathic literature but an attempt to mould myself and make everything around me better. The seemingly small book Organon of Medicine' written by the master is a treasure house of therapeutics. Every word in the aphorism conveys to the reader a story behind it. Before proceeding to start understanding the aphorisms; a fresh reader has to acquaint himself with the philosophical, therapeutic practices that existed during Pre Hahnemannian and Hahnemannian era. This is because all our minds have been conditioned, prejudiced by the theories of dominant medical school. Introduction to 'History of Medicine' is mandatory to every homeopath, which helps to understand the persona of Hahnemann and in accepting the 'Law of Similia' as the ancient law of cure. In my experience of teaching to undergraduates I realized that to generate interest in Organon to students, is really a skillful job. Either the student takes the subject lightly from exam point of view or tries to avoid the existing literature based on Organon, as the language is too hard. Hence, I have taken atmost care to keep the language of this book lucid and interesting.
Many interesting incidences and case studies of pioneers have been added to make reading pleasurable. Throughout the book I have tried to follow the aphorisms as the basis for better understanding of the subject. Hence, Explanation to 'The Chronic Diseases' in detail have been given during the explanation to § 80 as per Hahnemann's recommendation. Chapters from philosophy have been discussed in the relevant places of explanation to aphorisms.
A comprehensive article on 'Posology', 'An attempt to explain the introduction to 6th edition' will be much useful to the beginners. Utmost care has been taken to cover each and every practical aspect of Organon like 'Vaccination and Homeopathy, Pathology and Homeopathy, Diagnosis and Homeopathy'. Comments on controversial topics like 'Bacteriology and Homoeopathy' will be interesting to the reader.
Organon is the mother of all homeopathic subjects; it feeds, educates, moulds the mind of would be homeopath to perfect his therapeutic abilities with the help of available subjects. It is unimaginable to understand homeopathy without Organon of Medicine. My students made me realize that the better way of learning is by teaching. In this process of my learning by teaching I realized that the learner of Organon has to refer many books available to perfect himself in this subject. Hence, reading the philosophy books written by pioneers is mandatory to mould one's logical, analytic prescriptive abilities.
This being my first book has taken over 6 years to complete and I do not claim any perfection. This book is just a compilation of inspiring works of many masters who have inspired me for this subject. I am deeply indebted to them. I dedicate my work to almighty and equally respectable parents Sri. G Syamachar and Smt. G. Savithri, who are the driving force behind every venture of mine.
I whole heartedly thank Dr. Geeta Rani Arora, Dr. Surbhi Mangal of B. Jain Publishers for taking utmost care in bringing out this book in its original form.
I surely would like to remember teachers Dr. Rastrogi, Dr. Subhas Singh, Dr. Arun Bhasme, Dr. Kumar Dhawale, Dr. P.V. Venkatraman of Chennai, Dr. Noah Nathan, my able and capable student, Dr. Ashlesha Narkhede for their encouragement and timely support.
I respectably remember the chairman Mr. Leo Muthu, Management, principal; each and every Staff Members and Students of Sri Sai Ram Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital, everyone of them were a source of encouragement to me.
I shall be happy to receive valuable suggestions, encouragement and constructive criticism from lovable students, teachers of Organon and medical practitioners to improve this work in the future.
Organon of Medicine' is called the 'Bible of Homeopathy'. With all its fundamentals which have to be followed strictly to apply it practically, Hahnemann, the Medical Genius wanted the aspiring homeopaths to study Organon with a scientific, unprejudiced, artistic and inductive bent of mind. As per Hahnemannian view medical practice is an artistic expression of each individual practitioner. Here each artist's logical interpretation plays a major role in his success of each individual case that is what true individualization is. Several attempts have been made by number of authors in understanding `Organon of Medicine' and everyone has succeeded in enjoying the fruits of their labour. Hail Hahnemann!
I have great pleasure to introduce this book 'Comprehensive Study of Organon' to the homeopathic world including the academicians and practitioners as well. The author has made a beautiful effort in presenting the historical background and evolution of 'Law of Similia' which is really useful in propagating homeopathy that is based on Taw of Similia' as old as the medical system itself.
I have gone through the whole book and I am happy that the conceptual expression is clear and its presentation is lucid. I find this book useful and informative to all groups of homeopaths in gathering the information on the principle subject Organon of Medicine'. He has taken tremendous efforts and pains to prepare the reader with the introductory chapters which are really essential to understand the true essence of Organon of Medicine'.
Author has tried to include the guidelines of different pioneers of homeopathy in the relevant chapters itself, reflecting the artistic views of each pioneer probably in order to generate interest even in the minds of ordinary students. An interesting case of an idiosyncratic treated by Dr. Preu has been given under idiosyncrasy chapter itself. The chapter on `History of Medicine' will be an added asset. 'Fundamental Principles of Homeopathy', Comparative Statements of Editions of Organon, explanation to contemporary controversial topics like the 'Importance of Diagnosis', `Vaccination and Pathology in Homeopathy', 'Life Histories of Pioneers' etc., have been included.
The 'Attempt to explain the Introduction to 6th Edition of Organon by Hahnemann' and chapter on 'Posology' in a simple, laudable language makes the book special.
I am sure the academic as well as professional world will accept this work with pleasure and I look forward to further editions of this book updated from time to time. I gladly recommend this book to the profession, while leaving it to the reader to judge the book on its merit.
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