Isopathy


All infectious diseases contain in their infectious matters the remedies capable of curing themselves. The principle upon which these remedial agents act he contends to be aequalia aequalibus, and the system Lux denominates Isopathy….


Antiquity of the doctrine-Met with in the writings of Dioscorides, Xenocrates. Galen, Serapion, Paulus Aegineta, Haly Abbas, Celsus, Nicander, Croll-Van Helmont hints at it Durey’s treatment of hydrophobia-Mead’s cure for vipers’ bites and scorpions’ stings-Isopathy in Hudibras-Hering introduces it into homoeopathic practice-His proposed method of curing contagious diseases-His botanical and entmological isopathy-Anticipated isopathy-Anticipated by Dr. Hornbook-Isopathic propensities of New Zealand cannibals-Hering’s chemical rescue of psorine, which continues still unrescued-Sources of his psorine-His explanation of the mode of action of morbid products-Gross becomes enamoured of isopathy-He pronounces it superior to homoeopathy- His novel blood-globules-Antiquity of blood as a remedy-Lux’s isopathy’s denunciation of it-His denial of isopathic cures-His abuse of Gross-His allusion to psorine-Helbig rejects isopathy-Rau admits the occasional utility of isopathic preparations-His theory of their mode of action-He afterwards regrets their introduction- Thoren, denounces isopathy-Dufresne considers it a brilliant discovery-M. Muller attempts to incorporate it with homoeopathy- Kammerer considers isopathy as true as homoeopathy-Veith only approves of psorine-Kurtz approves of isopathy-Genzke rejects it- Buchner condemns it -The doctrine gradually sinks into neglect-Is revived by Herrmann in a different form- The healthy organs of animals remedies for the corresponding diseased organs in man- The doctrine not new-Nor true, according to Genzke-Brutzer’s recent revival of the original isopathy- His wonderful cures examined-And found wanting-Kasemann’s homoeopathic isopathy-What are isopathic remedies?- Absurdity of Herrmann’s doctrines-Many of Hering’s nosodes must be excluded from the category of remedies-Contagious matters may have remedial powers in their corresponding diseases-A disease may be cured by an agent capable in their corresponding diseases- A disease may be cured by an agent capable of producing it-Examples of isopathic cures – Schnappauf’s Author’s, and Nogueira’s cures of small pox-Auzias and Sperino’s alleged cure of syphilis-Isopathic treatment of sheep-Cures by psorine examined-The truth there is in the doctrine-How should isopathic remedies be administered?-Author’s isopathic (?) cure of pannus-Remedial powers of morbid products- Cure of naevi-Isopathic remedies used by allopathics-Filthy allopathic remedies-Medicinae gloria.


Antiquity of the doctrine-Met with in the writings of Dioscorides, Xenocrates. Galen, Serapion, Paulus Aegineta, Haly Abbas, Celsus, Nicander, Croll-Van Helmont hints at it Durey’s treatment of hydrophobia-Mead’s cure for vipers’ bites and scorpions’ stings-Isopathy in Hudibras-Hering introduces it into homoeopathic practice-His proposed method of curing contagious diseases-His botanical and entmological isopathy-Anticipated isopathy-Anticipated by Dr. Hornbook-Isopathic propensities of New Zealand cannibals-Hering’s chemical rescue of psorine, which continues still unrescued-Sources of his psorine-His explanation of the mode of action of morbid products-Gross becomes enamoured of isopathy-He pronounces it superior to homoeopathy- His novel blood-globules-Antiquity of blood as a remedy-Lux’s isopathy’s denunciation of it-His denial of isopathic cures-His abuse of Gross-His allusion to psorine-Helbig rejects isopathy-Rau admits the occasional utility of isopathic preparations-His theory of their mode of action-He afterwards regrets their introduction- Thoren, denounces isopathy-Dufresne considers it a brilliant discovery-M. Muller attempts to incorporate it with homoeopathy- Kammerer considers isopathy as true as homoeopathy-Veith only approves of psorine-Kurtz approves of isopathy-Genzke rejects it- Buchner condemns it -The doctrine gradually sinks into neglect-Is revived by Herrmann in a different form- The healthy organs of animals remedies for the corresponding diseased organs in man- The doctrine not new-Nor true, according to Genzke-Brutzer’s recent revival of the original isopathy- His wonderful cures examined-And found wanting-Kasemann’s homoeopathic isopathy-What are isopathic remedies?- Absurdity of Herrmann’s doctrines-Many of Hering’s nosodes must be excluded from the category of remedies-Contagious matters may have remedial powers in their corresponding diseases-A disease may be cured by an agent capable in their corresponding diseases- A disease may be cured by an agent capable of producing it-Examples of isopathic cures – Schnappauf’s Author’s, and Nogueira’s cures of small pox-Auzias and Sperino’s alleged cure of syphilis-Isopathic treatment of sheep-Cures by psorine examined-The truth there is in the doctrine-How should isopathic remedies be administered?-Author’s isopathic (?) cure of pannus-Remedial powers of morbid products- Cure of naevi-Isopathic remedies used by allopathics-Filthy allopathic remedies-Medicinae gloria.

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.