Analysis of the Organon

From this rapid sketch of the contents of the volume you will be able to see that for scope, profundity, originality, and and practicability, the world has never seen the like. And I am not going to make any qualification in this estimate and sat “compared with all that has come after. There is absolutely nothing to compare with it. The little systems of other men have had their day, and ceased to be: Hahnemann;’s is built on eternal foundations.

We will now proceed to look more particularly at a few passages First, we will turn to the Introduction. In a previous lecture (*The Peculiar Features of the Homeopathic Materia Medica. Tract 34 of the Homeopathic League Series.*) I have referred to the essay on a New Principle, which contained, as I endeavored to show, the germ of the Organon and Materia Medica both. In this essay Hahnemann formulates the homeopathic principle thus:-

Every powerful medicinal substance produces in the human body a kind of peculiar disease; the more powerful the medicine the more peculiar, marked, and violent the disease.

We should imitate nature, which sometimes cures a chronic diseases by superadding another and employ in the disease we wish to cure that medicines which is able to produce another very similar artificial disease, and the former will be cured, similia similibus.

We might imagine from this that Hahnemann was a great stickler for the vis medicatrix nature, and for blindly following the efforts of the organism to rid itself of diseases. But Hahnemann was no blind follower of anything or anybody. He hollowed nature with his eyes open.

John Henry Clarke
John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica