Direction chapter from Hahnemann Consultation Bank with important symptoms to consider while taking a case….


First decide under which rubric or general heading the case is to be studied, as, for instance, “Head”, “Chest”, “Female Sexual Organs,” etc., and turn to that part of the “Blank”.

Read every word under that heading, and with a pencil place a little mark beside each word that is suggestive of symptoms experienced. Then takes a separate paper and write out your symptoms as nearly as possible, according to the suggestions coming to you by the words that have been checked. Next turn to the last division of the Blank, viz,.: Generalities, and check- mark everything that is suggestive, as before.

Finally, run over the whole Blank and check all suggestive points, words or phrases, Write out explanations, when you can, so as to make it clear to the physician. Full up all blanks.

Consult your dictionary, if necessary, and WRITE PLAINLY.

Samuel Hahnemann
Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) was the founder of Homoeopathy. He is called the Father of Experimental Pharmacology because he was the first physician to prepare medicines in a specialized way; proving them on healthy human beings, to determine how the medicines acted to cure diseases.

Hahnemann's three major publications chart the development of homeopathy. In the Organon of Medicine, we see the fundamentals laid out. Materia Medica Pura records the exact symptoms of the remedy provings. In his book, The Chronic Diseases, Their Peculiar Nature and Their Homoeopathic Cure, he showed us how natural diseases become chronic in nature when suppressed by improper treatment.