Once in a while you will seen a full time amelioration of the symptoms, yet no special relief of the patient, which is the seventh observation. There are certain patient that only gain about so much there are latent conditions, or latent existing organic conditions, in such patients that prevent improvement beyond a certain stage.
A patient with one kidney can only improve to a certain degree; patient with fibrinous structural change in certain places, tubercles that have become encysted and lungs capable of doing only limited work, will have symptoms, and these symptoms will be ameliorated from time to time with remedies, but the patient is only curable to a certain extent; he cannot go beyond and rise above such a state.
Remember this after several medicines have been administered, and the amelioration of the case has existed often the full length of time of the remedies, but the patient has not risen above his own pitch in this length of time. The remedies act favorably, but the patient is not cured, and never can be cured. The patient is palliated in this instance, and it is a suitable palliation for homoeopathic remedies.