Excerpt from The Critique, 1910, Vol. 17
The third and only true method of studying materia medica, is to carefully peruse the provings of any given medi cine with the fixed purpose of understanding the individual artificial disease which it produced; until you can see that sickness as a likeness, a picture, an image. Not with parti cular reference to the liver, or the brain, or the heart, or the stomach, but the whole organism. How did that drug affect the provers? That is the question. Then when you come to the bed-side of natural sickness, study the patient as you studied the provers. Study the totality of the symptoms until you see how the natural disease is affecting the whole organ ism; until you can see the picture, the likeness, the image. Then choose the remedy which produces the most similar unage.
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