Richard Hughes said “The rule Similibus can obviously be carried out only in proportion as the effects of drugs on the healthy body are ascertained. ”
His book, “The Principles and Practice of Homoeopathy” is a magnificent contribution to sound pathological prescribing, a knowledge of which is fundamental in homoeopathic practice.
Similar remedies can, however, be chosen otherwise. There are different bases of similarity and there is no reason why different approaches to homoeopathic prescribing should not be appropriately utilized.