The Genius of Homoeopathy: Lectures and Essays on Hom. Philosophy

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B. Jain, Dec 1, 2001 - Medical - 280 pages
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This book offers a brief skectch of those nervous diseases that are most commonly met in general practice. The author has atempted to give a picture of each diseases to enable the student to recognise it.

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I give this book a 4-star rating. Its content has invaluable pieces. It is initially based in a serious study of philosophy, which fairly quickly leads to a nominal proof that Hahnemann was a substantialist in his beliefs (everything consists of substance, Kentian simple substance, including energy). From there he delves into aspects of homeopathy. Particularly valuable are:
Chapter 4: The Scope of Homeopathy. This is a topic not fully understood by many students until quite late in their studies.
Chapters 6-9: In many ways the core of homeopathy.
Chapter 10: The Second Best Remedy presents clear instruction on how and when to use placebo.
Chapter 13: Homeopathic Posology. This is a clear exposition on a subject that many students find very troubling for a long time. Early classes spend much time asking about the potency used in a particular case. This is a useful reference for those students.
Chapter 16: The Logic of Homeopathy - a somewhat difficult read, but worthwhile.
This work by Close is excellent. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the printing of the edition pictured here. The scanning and proof-reading leave something to be desired. In many cases an s is omitted or inserted, but there are many more errata that one has to sort through.

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