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The Chronic Diseases, Their Specific Nature And Their Homeopathic Treatment | by Samuel Hahnemann



This volume, which contains the theoretical part of Hahnemann's Chronic Diseases, has been issued at the urgent request of several Professors in Homoeopathic Medical Colleges, who wish to use it as a college text book. It is to be hoped, too, that the profession at large will appreciate this volume, which in the opinion of many ranks in importance with the Organon.

TitleThe Chronic Diseases, Their Specific Nature And Their Homeopathic Treatment
AuthorSamuel Hahnemann
PublisherBoericke & Tafel
Year1904
Copyright1904, Boericke & Tafel
AmazonThe chronic diseases, their specific nature and their homeopathic treatment

(Theoretical Part Only In This Volume.)

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann

Translated From The Second Enlarged German Edition Of 1835, By Prof. Louis H. Tafel

Philadelphia: Boericke & Tafel. 1904.

Copyrighted By Boericke & Tafel. 1904.

Printed By T. B. & H. B. Cochran, Lancaster, Pa.

-Author's Preface To The First Edition
If I did not know for what purpose I was put here on earth - to become better myself as far as possible and to make better everything around me that is within my power to improve - I should have to co...
-Inquiry Into The Process Of Homoeopathic Healing
We have no means of reaching with our senses or of gaining essential knowledge as to the process of life in the interior of man, and it is only at times granted us to draw speculative conclusions from...
-Preface To Fifth Volume Dilutions And Potencies (Dynamizations)
Dilutions, properly so-called, exist almost solely in objects of taste and of color. A solution of salty and bitter substances becomes continually more deprived of its taste the more water is added, a...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases
The Homoeopathic healing art, as taught in my own writings and in those of my pupils, when faithfully followed, has hitherto shown its natural superiority over any allopathic treatment in a very decid...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 2
Some joyous occurrence, or an external condition of circumstances improved by fortune, a pleasant journey, a favorable season or a dry, uniform temperature, might occasionally produce a remarkable pau...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 3
The great extent of this disease is shown in the new symptoms appearing from time to time; so that the Homoeopathic physician must not hope to permanently heal the separate manifestations of this kind...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 4
*In the typhus of 1813 Bryonia and Rhus toxicodendron were the specific remedies for all the patients. Just so, only upon a far larger scale, it is with the Psora, this fundamental disease of so many...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 5
Thus this eruption, externally reduced in cultivated countries to a common itch, could be much more easily removed from the skin through various means, so that with the medicinal external treatment si...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 6
So great a flood of numberless nervous troubles, painful ailments, spasms, ulcers (cancers), adventitious formations, dyscrasias, paralyses, consumptions and cripplings of soul, mind and body were nev...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 7
I wrote this six years ago, but even at this day the physicians of the old school continue to act and teach with the same criminal negligence. In this most important medical affair they have up to thi...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 8
When writing the first edition of the Chronic Diseases, I was not as yet acquainted with Autenrioth's Versuche fuer die prakt. Heilkunde aus den Klinishen Anstalten von Tubingen, 1808. But I saw on ex...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 9
A 3-year-old girl had the itch, for several weeks; when this was driven out by an ointment she was seized the next day by a suffocating catarrh with snoring, and with numbness and coldness of the whol...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 10
25An eruption of itch in a youth of 18 years driven out by a mercurial plaster. 26Itch which disappeared from the skin of itself was followed by a lingering fever and fatal expectoration of pus; at t...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 11
39 A girl had a violent eruption of itch on the legs, with large ulcers in the bend of the knee. Being attacked with smallpox the itch was suppressed. This induced a humid inflammation of the white of...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 12
59 A woman of 43 years, long afflicted with dry itch, rubbed her joints with an ointment of Sulphur and Mercury, and thus drove it off; this was followed by pains under the right ribs, lassitude in al...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 13
74 Old people have especially dry itch, and if this is driven off by external applications, usually quartan fever ensues, which vanishes as soon as the itch re-appears on the skin. 75 A count, 57 yea...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 14
86A boy of 7 months was seized with epilepsy, while the parents were unwilling to acknowledge that he had had the itch. But when the physician enquired more particularly the mother confessed that the ...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 15
Surely, among all the crimes which the modern physicians of the old school are guilty of, this is the most hurtful, shameful and unpardonable! The man who, from the examples given and from innumerabl...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 16
Does it not take three, four or five days after vaccination is effected, before the vaccinated spot becomes inflamed? Does not the sort of fever developed - the sign of the completion of the disease -...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 17
Now, if the entire disease thus arising is again extinguished through the internally given specific remedy, then the chancre also is healed and the man recovers. But if the chancre is destroyed throu...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 18
Usually it takes six, seven or ten, perhaps even fourteen days from the moment of infection before the transformation of the entire internal organism into Psora has been effected. Then only there foll...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 19
The longer the itch-disease has already lasted, whether the eruption, as is usually the case, has spread over the greater part of the skin, or whether, owing to a peculiar lack of activity in the skin...
-Nature of Chronic Diseases. Part 20
By the use of the above-mentioned remedies, they, indeed, usually reached their aim; i. e., the driving away of the eruption and of the itching from the skin, and they supposed in the intoxication of ...
-Chronic Diseases
Symptoms Of Latent Psora Mostly with children; frequent discharge of ascarides and other worms; unsufferable itching caused by the latter in the rectum. The abdomen often distended. Now insatiable ...
-Chronic Diseases. Part 2
But still, even in such favorable external relations, as soon as these persons advance in age, even moderate causes (a slight vexation, or a cold, or an error in diet, etc.) may produce a violent atta...
-Chronic Diseases. Part 3
For example, a young married woman, who, viewed superficially and according to the common standard, was healthy, but who had in her childhood been infected with Psora, had the misfortune to be thrown ...
-Chronic Diseases. Part 4
The awakening of the internal Psora which has hitherto slumbered and been latent, and, as it were, kept bound by a good bodily constitution and favorable external circumstances, as well as its breakin...
-Chronic Diseases. Part 5
Erysipelas on the face.3 Pressive pain on the eyes, especially late in the evening; he must shut them. He cannot look long at anything, else everything flickers before him; objects seem to move. Th...
-Chronic Diseases. Part 6
Eruptions of the face of innumerable kinds.3 Glands of the lower jaw swollen, sometimes passing over into chronic suppuration. Glandular swellings down the sides of the neck. Gums bleeding at a ...
-Chronic Diseases. Part 7
Sensation of coldness in the pit of the stomach. Pressure in the stomach or in the pit of the stomach, as from a stone, or a constricting pain (cramp).2 In the stomach, beating and pulsation, even w...
-Chronic Diseases. Part 8
Swellings of the inguinal glands, which sometimes turn into suppuration. Constipation; delayed stools sometimes for several days, not infrequently with repeated ineffectual urging to stool. Stools h...
-Chronic Diseases. Part 9
Painful twitches in the muscles of the penis. Itching of the scrotum, which is sometimes beset with pimples and scabs. One or both of the testicles chronically swollen, or showing a knotty induratio...
-Chronic Diseases. Part 10
Pain in the uterus and pressure toward the vagina as if everything were about to fall out, also at times most keen pains in the small of the back; the flatus is obstructed, causing pain, etc. Has the ...
-Chronic Diseases. Part 11
Joints, painful on motion.6 1 These spots then also pain on being touched, as if they were bruised or sore. 2 In worse, chronic cases, this is aggravated into a cutting pain. 3 Especially at night...
-Chronic Diseases. Part 12
Rush of blood to the head. Rush of blood to the chest. Varices, varicose veins in the lower limbs (varices on the pudenda), also on the arms (even with men), often with tearing pains in them (during...
-Chronic Diseases. Part 13
So-called weather prophets, i. e., renewed severe pains in parts of the body which were formerly injured, wounded, or broken, though they have since been healed and cicatrized; this renewed pain sets ...
-Chronic Diseases. Part 14
Anxious oppression, early on awaking. Anxious oppression in the evening after going to bed.3 1 Epidemic intermittent fevers probably never seize a man who is free from Psora, so that wherever there ...
-Chronic Diseases. Part 15
These are some of the leading symptoms observed by me, which, if they are often repeated, or become constant, show that the internal Psora is coming forth from its latent state. They are at the same ...
-Cure Of The Chronic Diseases
We now proceed to the medical Homoeopathic treatment of the illimitably large number of chronic diseases, which, after the above gained knowledge of their threefold nature, has not, indeed, become eas...
-Sycosis
First, then, concerning sycosis, as being that miasma which has produced by far the fewest chronic diseases, and has only been dominant from time to time. This fig-wart disease, which in later times, ...
-Syphilis
The second chronic miasma, which is more widely spread than the figwart-disease, and which for three and a half [now four] centuries has been the source of many other chronic ailments, is the miasm of...
-Syphilis. Part 2
But whenever anyone is so imprudent, as to destroy this vicarious local symptom, the organism is ready to cause the internal syphilis to break out into the venereal disease, since the general venereal...
-Syphilis. Part 3
But here also there may be found a sign of the non-completed as well as of the completed cure of the internal syphilis which has not yet broken out into the venereal disease; but this sign will only m...
-Psora. Psoriasis
I think it necessary before proceeding to the doctrine of the third chronic miasma, the most important of all, Psora, to premise the following general remark: For the infection with the only three kn...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 2
This proneness to change in the itch-like eruption which has been called a second time to the skin, seems evidently to be caused by the fact that the internal Psora, after the destruction of the origi...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 3
This excuse, as above said, amounts to nothing. For, first of all, no cutaneous eruption, of whatever kind it may be, ought to be expelled through external means by any physician who wishes to act con...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 4
Now if, as experience teaches, not even the fresh itch disease which is the most easy to cure of all, i. e., the internal, recently formed Psora together with the external, recent eruption, can be tho...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 5
This circumstance need not astonish us when we consider that the Psora is a chronic miasma of quite peculiar and especial character, which in several thousands of years has passed through several mill...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 6
The daily laborer, if his strength allows, should continue his labor; the artisan, his handiwork; the farmer, so far as he is able, his field work; the mother of the family, her domestic occupations a...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 7
The like may be said concerning the expensive and so-called fine sorts, as well as concerning the cheap sorts of Chinese tea which so flatteringly allures the nerves and so secretly and inevitably inf...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 8
In using the better quality of fish their preparation should be especially looked to; they had best be prepared by boiling and used sparingly with sauces not much spiced; but no fish dried in the air ...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 9
By such treatments, which are incapable of curing the original disease, but are exhausting and debilitating, the aggravation of the Psora is not only hastened from within, but new artificial and threa...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 10
Woe to the young homoeopathic physician who has to found his fame upon the cure of those diseases, of rich and prominent persons, which by a mass of allopathic evil arts have degenerated into such mon...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 11
Let him not think, while a well-chosen antipsoric medicine is acting and the patient some day feels a moderate headache, or else a moderate ailment, that he must give the patient at once some other me...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 12
As to the second chief error in the cure of chronic diseases {the unhomoeopathic choice of the medicine) the homoeopathic beginner (many, I am sorry to say, remain such beginners their life long) sins...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 13
As a rule, therefore, the antipsoric medicine in chronic diseases continue their action the longer, the more tedious the diseases are. But vice versa also those medicines which in the healthy body sho...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 14
But if any unfavorable effects are evolved by the present dose of medicine, i. e., troublesome symptoms which do not belong to this disease, and if the mind of the patient becomes depressed, if only a...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 15
Where, as is usually the case in chronic diseases, various antipsoric remedies are necessary, the more frequent sudden change of them is a sign that the physician has selected neither the one nor the ...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 16
In such cases we may also successfully use, for the ailments following after a few days from such an antipathic remedy, one of the remaining medicines from the considerable store laid down in Materia ...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 17
The symptoms of the original chronic disease will, however, always be found somewhat varied after the cure of such a prevailing intermediate disease. Also another part of the body will be found suffer...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 18
The frequent request of a patient to have one symptom, which above others is troublesome to him, removed first of all, is impracticable, but the ignorant patient should be excused for his request. In...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 19
The dose of antipsoric medicine must not be taken by females shortly before their menses are expected, nor during their flow; but the dose can be given, if necessary, four days, i. e., about ninety-si...
-Psora. Psoriasis. Part 20
The homoeopathic physician who is a master of his art, and God be praised! there is now a not inconsiderable number of such masters in Homoeopathy, never allows a drop of blood to be drawn from his pa...
-The Medicines
The medicines which have been found most suitable and excellent in chronic diseases so far, I shall present in the following part according to their pure action on the human body, as well those used i...
-The Medicines. Part 2
The changes which take place in material substances, especially in medicinal ones, through long-continued trituration with a non-medicinal powder, or when dissolved, through a long-continued shaking w...
-The Medicines. Part 3
* That after the completion of every three hours' trituration of a medicinal substance, the mortar, pestle and spatula are to be several times scalded with boiling water, being after every scalding wi...
-The Medicines. Part 4
The first solution cannot be made in pure alcohol, because sugar of milk will not dissolve in alcohol. The first solution is therefore made in a mixture of half water and half alcohol. To one grain o...
-Second Part - Antipsoric Medicines
Preface - Concerning The Technical Part Of Homoeopathy Since I last* addressed the public concerning our healing art, I have had among other things also the opportunity to gain experience as to the b...
-Second Part - Antipsoric Medicines. Continued
When the medicine has been consumed and it is found necessary to continue the same remedy, if the physician should desire to prepare a new portion of medicine from the same degree of potency, it will ...







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