The Quintessence of Hahnemann’s Organon
The essence of the Organon mostly resides in the first 82 aphorisms, and when these are correctly summarised we can begin to get a clearer overview of the entirety of Hahnemann’s medical thinking. This short article attempts to give precisely such a view. Initially, a summary of the Organon will be attempted, followed by a short discussion of the main points it conveys.
Aphorism 1 states that mission of the physician is to heal gently and safely, to place the patient in greater freedom: "to establish freedom should be the aim of the physician, and if a physician’s work does not result in placing his patient in freedom he cannot heal the sick." [Kent, 1900, 79]
Many articles taken from 'A word with the doctor', by Dr. John Windsor.