What is Homoeopathy?: And is There Any, and what Amount Of, Truth in It?

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Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1859 - 24 pages

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Page 6 - It has been heard of old time in the world, that poison is the antidote to poison." This is as the proposition was expressed three or four thousand years ago. In modern times, and in the language of Shakspeare, it is expressed in the words
Page 14 - This body of men in our own country may be described like the British army in Caesar's time. Some of them slay in chariots, and some on foot. If the infantry do less execution than the charioteers, it is because they cannot be carried so soon into all quarters of the town, and dispatch so much business in so short a time.
Page 14 - If, in the third place, we look into the profession of physic, we shall find a most formidable body of men. The sight of them is enough to make a man serious, for we may lay it down as a maxim, that when a nation abounds in physicians, it grows thin of people.
Page 5 - ... of which the commonweal may have the advantage. By fixed, definite, and consummate, I mean a line of practice which has been based and built upon a sufficient number of experiments, and has in that manner been proved competent to the cure of this or that disease.
Page 9 - the file of every apothecary would furnish a volume of instances, where the ingredients are fighting together in the dark, or at least, are so adverse to each other, as to constitute a most incongruous and chaotic mass.
Page 16 - ... every testimony must bear proportion with the authority of the testifier; and the authority of the testifier is founded upon his ability and integrity his ability in the knowledge of that which he delivereth and asserteth ; his integrity in delivering and asserting according to his knowledge...
Page 4 - To cure in a mild, prompt, safe, and durable manner it is necessary to choose in each case a medicine that will excite an affection similar to that against which it is employed.
Page 9 - ... fallacious art, or derided it as a composition of error and fraud. They ask and it must be confessed that they ask with reason what pledge can be afforded them, that the boasted remedies of the present day will not, like their predecessors, fall into disrepute, and, in their turn, serve only as humiliating memorials of the credulity and infatuation of the physicians who commended and prescribed them ?
Page 11 - Prof. Daubeny, of the University of Oxford, alludes to the unquestionable efficacy of certain mineral waters in England, in connection with the fact of their containing only one grain of iodine in ten gallons of the water. He adopts an extremely improbable and unscientific hypothesis, viz., that the iodine imparts its qualities to the other substances with which it is associated. The truth that Hahnemann's...
Page 9 - The materia medica has been nothing but a confused heap of incongruous substances, possessing, for the most part, a doubtful efficacy, and nothing, perhaps, is more just than the reproach which has been attached to it, that it presents only a shapeless assemblage of incoherent ideas and of puerile, or, at least, of illusory observations.

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