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Date posted: October 22, 2011

Dr K R Mansoor Ali
Govt. Homeopathic Medical College. Calicut

This work is meant for the serious students of Homoeopathy and for those who are preparing for competitive exams. Following conditions are explained in the corresponding aphorisms or footnotes. Students are requested to check with the 6th edition of Organon of medicine for accuracy.

I make no pretence that this work is either complete or final .My aim is to stimulate the students and practitioners to make their own ideas and observations. I welcome any suggestions from any quarter it may be, so that this work can be improved upon.

Indisposition : $ 150
Idiosyncrasy : $ 117
Susceptibility : $ 31
Vaccination : $ 45
Proving : $ 105-145
Surgery : $ 186
Avoid repetition : $ 245
Importance of tongue : $ 290
Classification of disease : $ 71-82
Diet in acute disease : $ 262-263
Surrogation : $ 119
Preparation of medicine : $ 264-271
Administration of medicine : $ 272-279
Knowledge of disease : $ 5-18
Knowledge of drug : $ 19-21
Posology : $ 245-258
Action of medicine : $ 63-69
Ideal system : $ 61-62
Different systems : $ 52-60

Number of Aphorisms in

  • 1st Edition : 259
  • 2nd Edition : 318
  • 3rd Edition : 320
  • 4th Edition : 292
  • 5th Edition : 294
  • 6th Edition : 291
  • Omitted aphorism in the 6th edition : 285, 289,291,292

Psora : $ 80
50 Millesimal potency : $ 270
Isopathy : $ 56
Palliation in Homoeopathy : $ 67
Therapeutic law of nature : $ 26
Mechanism of cure by Homoeopathy : $ 29
Doctrinal part of organon : $ 1-70 7 headings
Practical part of organon : $ 71-291 5 headings
Summary : $ 70
Physical constitution : $ 5
Material cause : $13
Curative power of medicine : $ 19
Homoeopathic aggravation: $ 282 & 158
Magnetism & Electricity : $ 286-287
Mesmerism : $ 288-289
Massage : $ 290
Classification of diseases : $ 72-81
Types of acute disease : $ 73
Types of chronic diseases : $ 74
Artificial chronic diseases : $ 75
False chronic diseases : $ 77
True natural chronic diseases : $ 78
Record keeping : $ 104

External applications : $ 284-285
Exciting & fundamental cause : $ 5
Unprejudiced observer : $ 6
Symptoms : $ 6
Totality of symptoms : $ 7
Vital force : $ 9
Three methods : $ 23
Primary & Secondary action : $ 63
Qualities of physician : $ 83
Qualities of physician in chronic case taking : $ 98
Specific remedy : $ 147
Mongrelism (half Homoeopaths) : $ 149
Accessory symptoms : $ 163
Accessory phenomena : $ 181
Lesser accessory symptoms : $ 95
One sided disease : $ 173
Local maladies : $ 185
Intermittent diseases : $ 231
Alternating diseases : $ 232
Intermittent fevers : $ 235
Importance of single dose : $ 246

Succusion method : $ 246
Plussing method : $ 248
Old method of preparation of mother tincture : $ 267
Potentisation : $ 246
Mustard seed : $ 246
Repetition of medicine : $ 247
Olfaction method of administration : $ 247
Cholera and typhus : $ 247
Complementary & follow up : $ 248
Schein symptoms : $ 248
Antidotes : $ 249
Obstacles of cure : 252
Aggravation & amelioration : $ 254
Importance of observation : $ 255
Favorite remedies : $ 257
Bias on selection of remedy : $ 258
Diet and regimen : $ 259
Food during acute diseases : $ 262 – 263
Habit and customs : $ 261
Regimen on proving : $ 263
Hahnemann the 1st Socialist : $ 271 (Even before Carl max he stressed its importance)
Two medicine at a time : $ 272
Characteristic general & undefined symptoms : $ 153

Case taking : $ 83-104
Chronic case taking : $ 84-98
Acute case taking : $ 99-102
When patient coming directly : $ 83-90
When patient coming from other physicians : $ 91-93
A concise idea about case taking : $ 5
General directions in case taking : $ 83-93
Incomplete information can be made complete : $ 86
When the case taking come to a dead end : $ 88
Nature of consultation : $ 84
Discounting symptoms : $ 91
Case taking in fulminate acute disease : $ 92
Exaggerating patients : $ 96
Modest patients : $ 97
Epidemic diseases : $ 100
Repertory of Jahr & Boenninghausen : $ 153
Method of identification of chronic miasmatic disease : $ 103
Acute exacerbation : $ 215-216
Mental disease : $ 208-230
Leading questions : $ 88
Importance of sanitation : $ 4
Totality of symptoms : $ 7

Editions of Organon

  • 1st : 1810
  • 2nd : 1819
  • 3rd : 1824
  • 4th : 1829
  • 5th : 1833
  • 6th : 1921

Year of discovery of Homoeopathy : 1796
Afebrile intermittent disease – Epilepsy
Half acute miasm – Hydrophobia
Half spiritual miasm – Scarlet fever
Accessory maism – Cow pox
Fixed miasm – W.cough
Recurring miasm – Plauge,Cholera
Chronic disease in : 1828

Forerunner of Organon
1. Essay on New Principles….
2. Medicine of experience

Translations of Organon

  • First edition in German
  • French translation in 1824 by Erns von Brannow
  • English translation in 1833 by Charles H Devrient with notes by Samuel Stratten
  • Second English translation from 5th edition in 1849 by Dr.R.E.Dudgeon
  • Lastly from 6th edition by Dr.William Boerick in 1921

Changes in different editions
1st edition- “Organon of rational system of medicine by Samuel Hahnemann”
Motto from poet Gallert
This edition has no table of contents
2nd edition- showed changes in both the titles
The new title was “Organon of the healing art”
Motto changed to “AUDE SAPERE”
3rd edition – no significant changes
4th edition – Theory of chronic disease/ chronic miasm
5th edition- last edition during the life time of Hahnemann
Doctrine of vital force
Doctrine of drug dynamisation
6th edition – 78 years after death of Hahnemann
Vital force was replaced by Vital principle
Introduced 50 Millesimal potency
Title : Organon of medicine

Pre- Hahnemannian Era

  • Introduced similia – Hippocrates
  • Aude Sapere _ Horace
  • Organon – Aristotle, then Bacon
  • Vital principle – Monter Piller
  • Exciting and maintaining cause – Galen
  • Man as a whole – Gionrio Balglvi
  • Genus epidemicus – Sydenham
  • Originator of materia medica – Pedacis Discordies
  • Acute and chronic disease – Archigenes
  • Human proving – Albret Von Haler
  • Logic _ Aristotle

Hahnemann’s birth day : 10th April 1755
Hahnemann died on : 2nd July 1843 (88 years)
Hahenmann’s Primary action : Action of medicine on vital force
Secondary action : Reaction of vital force
Alternating action : In the primary action itself conditions alternate Eg.Opium
Kent’s alternating action : Secondary action ( reaction of vital force ) – Lesser writings
Organon from Greek but Organum from Latin
Similia from Latin
Psora both from Latin & Greek
Hahnemann introduced similia in 1796
Allopathy in 4t edition
Ispopathy in 5th edition
Symptomatic treatment is Antipathy according to Organon
37 medicines in 1st volume and 30 medicines in 2nd Vol of Materia Medica Pura
48 medicines in Chronic disease
Term Theoretic Medicine coined by Hahnemann
Tautopathy by Rudolf Arndt & Hugo Schultz
Term Tautopathy by D.W.Everite
Infentisimal dose by Hahnemann in 1799, 30th potency in 1829
Hahnemann admitted in Town school : 1767
Princess School : 1770,Leipsic : 1775
MD to Hahnemann : 1779
1st & 2nd Edition of Organon published in Leipsic, 3 to 6 at Kothen

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2 Responses so far.

  1. ranjana says:

    Thank u so much 4 this revision…..

  2. dr.nisha dileep says:

    thank you sir…..very helpful…

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