Morbid Constitutions


Morbid Constitutions- Hahnemann described that most similar medicine proved to be insufficient until underlying constitutional dyscrasiae were not being tracked that is” miasm”- syphilis, sycosis and psora. Bazin also described three morbid constitution as Scrofula, Gout, and Syphilis responsible of all other diseases….


MANY observers in all schools have noticed certain tendencies to particular disease-manifestations in certain types of individuals, and among those who have succeeded in reducing the different forms to specific types there is a fairly unanimous selection of the number THREE.

After years of patient observation Hahnemann saw that a superficial symptom-resemblance between drug-symptoms and disease-symptoms was sometimes insufficient to show the true specific correspondence. Eventually he tracked down the underlying constitutional dyscrasiae to the three “miasms,” and he named them, Syphilis, Sycosis and Psora. The first of these was due to the initial sore of the chancre, the second to the constitutional effects of gonorrhoea and the third to the chronic effects of gonorrhoea and the third to the chronic effects of itch poisoning. The three typical remedies indicated in three dyscrasiae were (1) Mercury, (2) Thuja, (3) Sulphur. These were the typical remedies of each of the three classes.

Bazin again reduces all chronic diseases to three forms: Scrofula, Gout, and Syphilis, from which he thinks that all other pathological forms originate.

Rademacher again, also found a three-fold division. His division was an aetiological or causative one, and varied as the peculiar cause at work. In some epidemics one type would rule and the remedy for that type would be Copper. At another season a somewhat different type would prevail and for that Iron would be needed; for a third again Cubic Nitre or Natrum Nitricum would be the remedy. And each of these remedies had allied remedies of its own type.

Grauvogl, who did not deny the value of these classifications, did not find that any of them went far enough or deep enough. So he re-stated them in terms of the tissues themselves. He also widened their borders.

It was through Hahnemann’s insistence on the necessity of observing Concomitant Circumstances in relation to symptoms that Grauvogl was led to make his great generalization. In the practice of Homoeopathy it makes all the difference whether a symptom is worse or better in hot weather or cold, wet or dry, summer or winter. Grauvogl with his critical and analytical instincts asked himself what these conditions meant in the organism. Being well versed in chemistry, he asked himself what changes in the organism took place differently under these different conditions and he tracked them down in the first place to the changes that take place in the blood in respiration.

The animal body, solid as it looks, is made up in two thirds of its bulk of water. “It (water) is used for keeping up the physical properties of the body, and renders function and nutrition possible. It is a universal solvent chemically employed for dissolving solid substances and mechanically as a carrier of the insoluble. Water is lacking in no part of the organism and it is in relation to the manifold solid matters its most universal unit. The whole nutrition consists in the new formation of hydrates for supplying the place of that which is dissolved and excreted, and forms by that alone an immense source of heat; the water of the body absorbs all kinds of gases and thus alone respiration and access of oxygen becomes possible. Every process of combustion is preceded by a polarisation of oxygen. Ozone vanishes in the combinations which arise as products of combustion; the antozone (positively electrified ozone) remains with the water for which it has an affinity. The water can also supply the place of acids and bases, and is amphoter (both), and with a mixed food oxygen is expired, which is followed at the expense of the oxygen contained in the carbohydrates, while with the exhaled hydrogen a small quantity of peroxide of hydrogen is mixed. Water maintains the equilibrium of the normal temperature of the organism, while neither the blood nor the nerve centres alone regulate the production of heat.” (I.P. 116.)

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