“Disease may consist of mere changes in the relations of parts, of re – arrangement of atomic groupings, of recurring cycles of vicious chemical substitutions and exchanges, of new conditions in the evolution and distribution of nerve – force; and any or all of them may be invisible to the eye, inseparable from life and undiscernible in death. Undoubtedly the appearance of a structural alternation in the course of disease introduces a new order of events, sets in action new combinations of forces and creates disturbances which must be reckoned with, even as mechanical accidents of the pathological processes.
But always behind the statical lies the dynamic condition; underneath the structural forms are the active changes which give them birth and stretching far beyond the limits of pathological anatomy, and pervaded by the actions and interactions of multitudinous forces, there is a region teeming with manifold forces of disease unconnected with structural change and demanding the investigation which it would abundantly reward.
It is in this mysterious and fertile region of dynamic pathogenesis that we come face to face with the primitive manifestations of disease, and learn how much knowledge from all sources is needed to understand it a right; it is here that we see how, without help from physics, chemistry and biology, collecting, converging and meeting in a common light, no single problem in disease can be completely solved; it is here that we are made to comprehend how the nature of a pathological product cannot be determined by its structural character, but by the life – history of the processes of which it is only a partial expression; it is here that we observe how, in therapeutic experiments, the laws of the race are conditioned and even traversed by the laws of the individual; and it is here that we discover how clinical medicine is to become a science, and how she is already, beyond all question, at once the mother and the mistress of all the medical arts”. (vide. Hughes Principles and Practice of Homoeopathy).
It is a mystery and a thousand – fold pity how some distinguished so – called allopaths came so near to the Homoeopathic truth but guided by a mysterious and inscrutable divine plan retraced their path and lost themselves in a jungle of facts which they could neither interpret properly nor correlate and integrate successfully.
Hahnemanns genius and intuition led him to discover this mysterious dynamical plane, the seat of health and disease, the two conditions which baffle all analysis and defy all attempts at naming and classifying. But, any way, a name has got to be given for this original diseased – condition for expressing and communicating our ideas and Hahnemann, according to the usage of his days, picked up the term “Psora” and used it with a special connotation and denotation to which we devoted so much time and so many pages in our journal.