Organon of the Art of Healing. Fifth American edition from the Fifth German edition.
by HAHNEMANN, Samuel Christian Frederic (1755-1843).
New York:: Boericke & Tafel, 1878., 1878. 8vo. xix, , 17-244 pp. Index. Later blue gilt-stamped buckram; Hahnemann Medical College Library rubber stamp, library perforation on title page [+p.101], penciled underlining and marginalia throughout. Rubber-stamp of Charles Mohr, M.D., Philadelphia, PA [fl.1898] [stamps are found on title & p. 231]. Good. Translated by Conrad Wesselhoeft (1834-1904). A seminal work on homeopathy. "Samuel Hahnemann, in full Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann (born April 10, 1755, Meissen, Saxony [now in Germany]—died July 2, 1843, Paris, France), German physician, founder of the system of therapeutics known as homeopathy. Hahnemann studied medicine at Leipzig and Vienna, taking the degree of M.D. at Erlangen in 1779. After practicing in various places, he settled in Dresden in 1784 and then moved to Leipzig in 1789. In the following year, while translating William Cullen's Lectures on the Materia medica into German, he was struck by the fact that the symptoms produced by quinine on the healthy body were similar to those of the disordered states that quinine was used to cure. This observation led him to assert the theory that "likes are cured by likes," similia similibus curantur; i.e., diseases are cured (or should be treated) by those drugs that produce in healthy persons symptoms similar to the diseases. He promulgated his principle in a paper published in 1796; and, four years later, convinced that drugs in small doses effectively exerted their curative powers, he advanced his doctrine of their "potentization of dynamization." His chief work, Organon der rationellen Heilkunst (1810; "Organon of Rational Medicine"), contains an exposition of his system, which he called Homoopathie, or homeopathy. His Reine Arzneimittellehre, 6 vol. (1811; "Pure Pharmacology"), detailed the symptoms produced by "proving" a large number of drugs—i.e., by systematically administering them to healthy subjects." – Encyclopaedia Britanica. Garrison and Morton 1966.
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