ESSENTIALS OF Homœopathic Materia Medica and Homœopathic Pharmacy

ESSENTIALS OF Homœopathic Materia Medica and Homœopathic Pharmacy

by Willis Alonzo DEWEY

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Overview

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS.
What is Homœopathy?
Homœopathy [from the Greek words ο'μοιος and πα'θος-meaning similar affections] is the science of therapeutics-based upon Nature's law of cure-Similia Similibus Curantur.
What is meant by this?
A drug producing disturbances in a comparatively healthy body is capable of relieving or entirely obliterating similar disturbances, when found in the sick person.
Who formulated the law of cure?
Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, at the beginning of the last century discovered the law, and immediately set to work ascertaining drug action upon the healthy, thus creating a Materia Medica for its practical application.
Was anything known of this law before the time of Hahnemann?
Hahnemann himself in his Organon, mentions seven medical authors who had presentiments of the law of similars.
It had been intimated or conjectured by Hippocrates, Paracelsus, Stoerck and others; abandoned by them, however, it remained for Hahnemann to demonstrate its truth; hence, in a general sense, it may be said he discovered the law.
What are the chief works of Hahnemann appertaining to Homœopathy?
First and foremost "The Organon;" "The Materia Medica Pura;" "The Chronic Diseases," and "The Lesser Writings."
Name the fundamental principles of Homœopathy.
1. Disease is manifested by symptoms.
2. Knowledge of drug action must be obtained by experimentation on the healthy human body.
3. The curative relation between these two sets of phenomena is by virtue of the law of similars, or Similia Similibus Curantur.
4. The selected remedy should be administered singly, uncombined with any other, hence the doctrine of the single remedy.
5. It should be 'given in the smallest doses that will cure, hence the minimum dose.
What are the three essentials of a homœopathic Prescription?
1. Prescribing according to the law of similars.
2. Administering the smallest dose that will cure.
3. Repetition of the dose should cease when marked improvements sets in, especially in chronic affections.
What is the only indication for the selection of a remedy?

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BN ID: 2940013228009
Publisher: Nanopathy
Publication date: 10/30/2011
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