Intelligence development

One can, by the help of medicines, remedy the defective psychic development quantitatively or qualitatively as much as or rather more than the defects of different organs and the systems of the human body….


Anima enim possima, melior in optimo-corpore-Civit Dei. Lit-4, St. Augustin.

The facts those I am going to relate here would seem no doubt very and perhaps improbable to many of my readers. If it is so, I will not be surprised, because these facts are still surprising to me every time when I see them happening. However, I could have reproduced the same happenings, at will, so to say, in at least half of the persons put under my treatment without their knowledge. If 27 years ago when I began the practice of medicine, I would have read in medical journals, the report of similar cases, I would hot have denied them, but to be sure I would not have believed them. Not being satisfied to question from time to time the witnesses of these facts in order to be satisfied of their truth, I wanted myself to verify these facts and with this aim, I experimented the same medicines indicated in persons where modification of the character and intelligence was necessary.

What I had done, then was to advise colleague to experiment, either by prescribing in similar cases the remedies indicated further on, or applying in dissimilar cases, other remedies from Homoeopathic therapeutics.

All homoeopaths know that the medicines experimented on healthy body produce not only some somatic symptoms but also some psychic (moral or intellectual) symptoms.

In the pathogeneses which relate the symptoms and lesions produced on healthy man by two to three hundred medicines many psychic symptoms are to be found. The doctors are wrong to neglect these remedies in their daily practice, because although they cure the somatic symptoms using the remedies according to the law of similars, they may also cure the states of symptoms which are psychic, by using the medicines according to same therapeutic law.

These psychic conditions may be some symptoms of manifested or latent diseases, or they may be the cause of the stoppage of the development or some deviations of the moral and intellectual being.

One can, by the help of medicines, remedy the defective psychic development quantitatively or qualitatively as much as or rather more than the defects of different organs and the muscular system of the human body by the help of exercises or special gymnastics, by appropriate food and by required condition of light and air.

While reading the pathogeneses one see that each remedy checks or develops, in a different way, the development of moral dispositions or intellectual dispositions of man. Such a medicine, in fact modifies these dispositions in intensity or in quality, such an other modifies them in quality, in direction or in modality. Well! by using each medicine according to the law of similars you can modify the defective dispositions of character and intelligence according to the aim to arrive at. As proof, I am going to give some case reports from clinical observations collected and borrowed from different articles since a few years, with the intention to publish a special book on the treatment of abnormal psychic conditions. i.e., to say the defects of character and intelligence.

Case I

Cross-grained husband, not sociable and never obliging-Cured by Causticum 200

About 5 to 6 years ago one of my old clients entered my chamber with tears in her eyes, mad with suffering and seemed to me that she was going to lose her reason or to leave her husband. She told me that she became widow at the age of 50. She is remarried about three months ago with an office employee. She described her husband as of short stature, lean, great smoker, drinks, coffee and wines, cross-grained, never obliging, making her conjugal life unbearable. I tried to console the woman in her deplorable condition and requested her to tolerate her husband for a few months or for a few weeks during which I will try to ameliorate the character of her husband. In the meantime I advised her to dissolve 6 to 7 globules of Causticum 200 in one third of glass of water and to pour down this solution in the soup without the knowledge of her husband.

Three weeks later the woman returned and told me that 48 hours after taking your medicine my husband has become less and less cross-grained and he has become even obliging towards me which he never was, not even, when the made courtship me which he never was, not even, when he made courtship before our marriage. I am now very glad and I have to suppress smiling when he seems to be very obliging to me.

Jean Pierre Gallavardin
Jean Pierre Gallavardin (1825 – 1898) was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to gain international renown. Gallavardin was a Physician at the Homeopathic Hospital in Lyons.
Gallavardin set up a homeopathic Dispensary for the cure of alcoholics, often working in conjunction with priests, and he wrote several books on this subject.
Jean Pierre Gallavardin wrote Psychism and Homeopathy, The Homoeopathic Treatment of Alcoholism, How to Cure Alcoholism the Non-toxic Homoeopathic Way, Repertory of Psychic Medicines with Materia Medica, Plastic Medicine, and articles for The British Journal of Homeopathy, On Phosphoric Paralysis, and he collated the statistics on pneumonia and other cases for the United States Journal of Homeopathy, and he contributed widely to homeopathic publications.