Lectures on the theory and practice of homoeopathy

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Henry Turner, 1853 - 565 pages
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Page 26 - Tut, man ! one fire burns ont another's burning ; One pain is lessen'd by another's anguish ; Turn giddy and be holp by backward turning ; One desperate grief cures with another's languish. Take thou some new infection to the eye, And the rank poison of the old will die.
Page 3 - You are my true and honourable wife; As dear to me as are the ruddy drops That visit my sad heart.
Page 66 - We should imitate nature, which sometimes cures a chronic disease by superadding another, and employ in the disease we wish to cure (especially if it be a chronic one) that medicine which is able to produce another very similar artificial disease, and the former will be cured —similia similibus.
Page 218 - Most medicines have more than one action ; the first a direct action, which gradually changes into the second, which I call the indirect secondary action. The latter is generally a state exactly the opposite of the former. In this way most vegetable substances act." As an example of these two actions he instances the
Page 221 - Every agent that acts upon the vitality, every medicine, produces more or less change in the vital force, and causes a certain alteration in the health of the individual for a longer or shorter period. This is termed primary action. Although a product of the medicinal and vital powers conjointly, it belongs principally to the
Page 70 - et sans vertu. * Vain secours, at-il dit, que j'ai trop combattu ! Contre tous les poisons soigneux de me défendre, J'ai perdu tout le fruit que j'en pouvois attendre. Essayons maintenant des secours plus certains, Et cherchons un trépas plus funeste aux Romains.
Page 68 - is then compelled to direct an increased amount of energy ; but, on account of the shorter duration of the action of the medicinal agent that now morbidly affects it, the vital force soon overcomes this, and as it was in the first instance relieved from the natural morbid affection, so it is now at last
Page 4 - Give the patient," says he, "a draught made from the root of mandrake, in a smaller dose than will induce mania." Curiously enough, in some of his pathological views, this writer also anticipated what has been b Dr.
Page 120 - Every medicine prescribed for a case of disease, which, in the course of its action, produces new and troublesome symptoms not appertaining to the disease to be cured, is not capable of effecting real improvement, and cannot be considered as homoeopathically selected ; it must therefore either, if the aggravation be considerable, be first
Page 120 - annihilate, the pure natural disease of not very long standing that is analogous to it, we can understand why a dose of an appropriate homoeopathic medicine, not the very smallest possible, does always, during the first hour after its ingestion, produce a perceptible homoeopathic aggravation of this kind.

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