The Homeopathic Examiner (Volume 1)
ISBN 0217893473 (0-217-89347-3)
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Softcover, General Books LLC, 2012
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Book summary: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846. Excerpt: ... that have been killed with it, the air tubes are almost always found inflamed, and the lungs over-filled with blood. It would be extremely difficult to disprove the homoeopathicity of some of these cures. THE WESTERN LANCET ON HOMCEOPATHY. The February number of the Western Lancet contains a very foolish article on homoeopathy, redundant with the usual stuff about the negative action of the homoeopathic drugs, identity of drug-diseases and natural diseases, etc. etc. We deem it convenient to reprint the article with a few remarks in reply. From the Western Lancet. "Why does Homoeopathy succeed?"--Considered abstractly, as we learn it from their own books, all physicians know, that homoeopathy amounts to nothing more than a negative mode of treatment. No one who has the slightest acquaintance with the laws that govern the human system, and the effects of medicines, can for a moment believe, that infinitesimal doses of medicines, such as properly belong to the homoeopathic system, can, under any circumstances, exert the slightest influence in the cure of disease. Medicines exert on disease what is called their therapeutic action; and they also manifest certain effects when administered to healthy persons, called their physiological influence. Now it is sufficiently obvious, that all medicines capable of producing a therapeutical action, will also manifest certain physiological effects, when given to an individual entirely healthy; and it necessarily follows from this fact, that all those agents which fail to exert a physiological influence, whether from inert properties, or insufficient quantities, the same medicine, in the same doses, will exercise no control whatever over disease. Now to apply these principles to homoeopathy. The advocates of that system ...
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