After several years of this inductive work he had a collection of reliable drug phenomena so large and comprehensive that he felt he could complete the induction and independently and authoritatively formulate the general principle which he had so long been working to establish.
This is Hahnemanns chief contribution to science. He was the first to make a complete induction of medical facts, deduce legitimately therefrom the general law of therapeutic medication, and establish the art of healing by medication upon a sound basis.
Thus we see that although Hahnemanns primary conception was one of those rare flashes of insight or intuition vouchsafed only to transcendent genius, it was subsequently developed by logical reasoning and confirmed by a series of elaborate experiments extending over a period of many years, before it was published to the world. Walk a mile each day to keep the doctor away, advises the United States Public Health Service. Try walking to work every morning and see if it doesnt make you younger and healthier.