Adoption of Homoeopathy

Every practitioner who claimed himself a Homeopath should have deeper knowledge of Homeopathy principles and Hahnemann’s ORGANON….

Homoeopathy will not be universally adopted for many centuries. There are many people in the world who cannot believe a great truth however much evidence is presented in its favor. We are all encumbered with tradition. Unbelief in new things is our strongest tendency. The tendency to ridicule what we do not understand is born in us. A few refined and educated minds that have been opened by circumstances are prepared to examine our principles; others have accepted the truth by force of circumstances. All who really love Homoeopathy have an unlimited desire to teach it to associates and to their patients. They are often astonished that the door is closed to their willing efforts.

Our literature has been defective, to a large extent as a teaching medium-that which has been prepared for the laity as much as that which has been prepared to teach the medical student and practitioner. Looking over our literature of the past we observe its incongruities. Here and there we find hints. Hahnemann’s ORGANON is a strong, rich source of knowledge, but it is in long sentences, and very condensed, and difficult for many to understand. When one has fully comprehended the Principles, he then reads Hahnemann’s ORGANON with the deepest satisfaction. The subject is so deep, so difficult to comprehend. A most scholarly, deep-thinking man said to me, “I have read your PHILOSOPHY five times and am still reading it, and now I begin to understand Hahnemann’s ORGANON. When this is known it may not be a surprise that so many fail to comprehend our principles. This has been said to indicate how important it is to have our principles clearly taught in all our colleges. Yet nearly all our colleges fail to teach these principles; the Chair of Philosophy may be filled by a man who knows nothing of the subject. Such a state of affairs delays the spread of Homoeopathy. Homoeopathy would develop faster if the physicians were all true to its principles. So many use the compound tablets, and prescribe tinctures in physiological doses, telling people they practice Homoeopathy.

James Tyler Kent
James Tyler Kent (1849–1916) was an American physician. Prior to his involvement with homeopathy, Kent had practiced conventional medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He discovered and "converted" to homeopathy as a result of his wife's recovery from a serious ailment using homeopathic methods.
In 1881, Kent accepted a position as professor of anatomy at the Homeopathic College of Missouri, an institution with which he remained affiliated until 1888. In 1890, Kent moved to Pennsylvania to take a position as Dean of Professors at the Post-Graduate Homeopathic Medical School of Philadelphia. In 1897 Kent published his magnum opus, Repertory of the Homœopathic Materia Medica. Kent moved to Chicago in 1903, where he taught at Hahnemann Medical College.