A Concise Exposition of Hom Opathy, Its Principles and Practice. with an Appendix

A Concise Exposition of Hom Opathy, Its Principles and Practice. with an Appendix

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...already observed, are useless in theory, and injurious in practice. Mankind differ as much in constitution as they do in expression of countenance; and it is well known that peculiarity of constitution produces shades of difference in symptoms and appearances, which defy the ingenuity of the ablest nosologists; but they nevertheless have exerted themselves in a wonderful manner to accomplish the task, retarding instead of advancing the study of pathology." (Mackintosh's Practice of Physic, 4th ed., 2d vol., p. 245.) Hahnemann inculcated upon his disciples the necessity of treating disease according to the symptoms it presented, and of not allowing themselves to be fettered by the classification of nosologists. By this the reader will see that while we gladly avail ourselves of the discoveries of our predecessors in medicine, we differ merely in therapeutics, and in not allowing any hypothesis, however ingenious, to make us swerve from one great principle in practice. We will now consider the objections made to the homoeopathic system. The perversions of the expression similia similibus curantur are best replied to by a simple reference to the definition already given of the law. Many of the objections bear such a strong mark of absurdity upon their very face that they are scarcely worth replying to; for example, our administering poisonous substances, such as arsenic, belladonna, and nux vomica, when the very same articles are found in the pharmacopoeias of our opponents; besides the term poison is a most indefinite one, the most powerful drug so denominated when judiciously given becomes a salutary medicine, and the mildest medicament administered in quantities sufficient to affect the organism injuriously acts as a poison. This is, ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752694
  • 9781236752697