Appendix of Hahnemann’s Provings

Many medicines undulations, among the rest aconite, had been employed in vain for these attacks, none of them produced the slightest effect on the disease, but Dr. Roth effected a rapid cure (in five or six days), on eight different occasions, by means of aconite, ten, twenty, or thirstily drops of the mother tincture in 125 grammes of water, a tablespoonful every hour or every two hours. On another occasion, Dr. Roth was called in to treat a young lady labouring under spasmodic asthma, connected with emphysema of the lungs. She had been treated by one of the chief allopathic physicians of Paris for six months without the least benefit. Latterly she had taken ipecacuanha in a ptisan. When Dr.Roth saw her she was suffering from one of her terrible attacks; a drop of ipecacuanha, Ist dilution, in a spoonful of water, removed the attack as if by enchantment.

Dr. Villers (Hom. Vierteljahrsch., ii 424) relates the case of a man, aged 56, affected with sciatica for eight months, who was cured in twenty-four hours by a solution of three drops of rhus 3; he had previously taken, on the prescription of an allopath, for a fortnight, fifteen or twenty drops of tincture of rhus every day. At Boenninghausen’s own particular little coterie-meeting, held in july, 1953, at Dusseldorf (see Allg. Jom.Ztg. for August 22, 1853), where it is almost high treason to whisper a doubt consigning the efficacy of the high potencies, Dr. Hendrichs of Cologne related a number of case where he had completely failed with the high potencies, whereas the same medicines unstrung and repeated doses, given by allopathists, effected perfect and permanent cures.



At page 516 I should have mentioned that Hahnemann joints the local use of rhus and arnica in sprains and dislocations, and the application of water compresses mixed with a dilution of arsenicum, or of cloths dipped in heated alcohol, for the cure of burns. (Vide Chron. Krank., i. 163).

R.E. Dudgeon
Robert Ellis Dudgeon 1820 – 1904 Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1839, Robert Ellis Dudgeon studied in Paris and Vienna before graduating as a doctor. Robert Ellis Dudgeon then became the editor of the British Journal of Homeopathy and he held this post for forty years.
Robert Ellis Dudgeon practiced at the London Homeopathic Hospital and specialised in Optics.
Robert Ellis Dudgeon wrote Pathogenetic Cyclopaedia 1839, Cure of Pannus by Innoculation, London and Edinburgh Journal of Medical Science 1844, Hahnemann’s Organon, 1849, Lectures on the Theory & Practice of Homeopathy, 1853, Homeopathic Treatment and Prevention of Asiatic Cholera 1847, Hahnemann’s Therapeutic Hints 1847, On Subaqueous Vision, Philosophical Magazine, 1871, The Influence of Homeopathy on General Medical Practice Since the Death of Hahnemann 1874, Repertory of the Homeopathic Materia Medica, 2 vols 1878-81, The Human Eye Its Optical Construction, 1878, Hahnemann’s Materia Medica Pura, 1880, The Sphygmograph, 1882, Materia Medica: Physiological and Applied 1884, Hahnemann the Founder of Scientific Therapeutics 1882, Hahnemann’s Organon 1893 5th Edition, Prolongation of Life 1900, Hahnemann’s Lesser Writing.