Hahnemanns observation that symptoms get well in the inverse order of their coming, under the action of the similimum, has been confirmed by thousands of prescribers. Herings observation of symptoms departing from above downward, from within outward, from center to circumference, is another often confirmed observation.

Kent made a number of accurate observations following the administration of the homoeopathic remedy which were confirmed by many before and since his time. The sharp aggravation followed by a long period of relief of the symptoms with a general improvement in the state of the patients health is probably the most frequent noted and is a sure indication of the selection of the best remedy. A prolonged aggravation followed by no improvement is a strong indication of incurable disease, or that tissue changes in vital organs have progressed too far to be arrested or restored.

A prolonged amelioration with no aggravation, indicates the correct remedy given in the perfectly attuned potency. A short-lasting amelioration indicates either an incurable disease or a remedy only superficial in action to the case; such remedies frequently repeated may easily act as suppressants, producing irreparable harm to the patient.

A case where the symptoms of every remedy given appear without benefit to the patients symptoms or general health denotes one of great susceptibility to all miasmatic or morbid influences and will prove a very difficult one to cure of his chronic states. Such cases are natural proves and the remedies should not be given above the 30th potency or below the 6th.

From all this we see another use, and perhaps the greatest one, for the existence of our philosophy.

It teaches us to observe facts and their sequence and to reason constructively and logically, thereby perfecting our science and growing in wisdom. Homoeopathic philosophy teaches us to take the case accurately and scientifically, so that every symptom obtained becomes a solid fact and the totality of these facts presents an image of the materia medica and used for the work of cure.

When When one is guided by these philosophic axioms, he grows in medical wisdom and can accomplish so much better work in the realm of healing.

There was a time not so long ago, when many of these observed facts had to be accepted on the basis of the observed phenomena without an adequate explanation of the whys and wherefores involved; but the march of science has nearly caught up with the advance that Hahnemann, with his master mind, was able to perceive and give to a needy world. The latest achievements of the physicists, with their delicately developed instruments of precision, explains the increased power released by transmuting material into energy. The work of Crile and others have sensed and are revealing the more subtle and imponderable elements of life which operate to build the body organism and maintain it in all its manifold and complex affairs of existence.

In truth there is real likelihood that homoeopathy will be the philosophers stone of medicine, rediscovered by old school scientists and given to the world under a new name. But the philosophy of homoeopathy, build up by so many faithful and accurate observers during one hundred and fifty years of applied law, must stand as our heritage; and it remains our privilege to carry it on and transmit it to our children and the future fraught with beneficial power for the healing of the nations in Gods kingdom, for they are indeed Gods children who have the good fortune to be served by CHICAGO, ILL.

A. H. Grimmer
Arthur Hill Grimmer 1874-1967 graduated from the Hering Medical College (in 1906) as a pupil of James Tyler Kent and he later became his secretary, working closely with him on his repertory. He practiced in Chicago for 50 years before moving to Florida. He was also President of the American Institute for Homoeopathy.
In his book The Collected Works of Arthur Hill Grimmer, Grimmer spoke out against the fluoridation of water and vaccinations. Grimmer wrote prodigeously, Gnaphalium, Homeopathic Prophylaxis and Homeopathic Medicine and Cancer: The Philosophy and Clinical Experiences of Dr. A.H. Grimmer, M.D.