Organon of the Medical Art

by Samuel Hahnemann, Wenda Brewster O'Reilly

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In contrast to the approach of conventional Western medicine, which attempts to suppress symptoms, the German doctor Samuel Hahnemann discovered that he could stimulate his patients 'healing by giving them extremely small doses of particular substances. He explained this system of medicine in Organon of Medicine, which is his definitive description of the principles of homeopathy. His discovery is equally valid today and people still benefit from it when they are treated for the diseases afflicting our modern civilization. This is the single most important book ever on homeopathy, and is essential reading for all students of homeopathy.

This new version of Hahnemann's Organon has been acclaimed by homeopaths worldwide. O'Reilly and Decker have accomplished the feat to remain faithful to Hahnemann's thought while producing an edition that is more accessible to contemporary readers. The Organon's structure has changed to a more user friendly format; from paragraphs to chapters and sections. Side notes, footnotes and glossary are invaluable to come closer to understand Hahnemann's taught and its meanings. Finally, the addition of an index offer readers the possibility to use the Organon as a reference work.

"One of the most important books ever written on homeopathy and holistic medicine." - Andrew Weil, M.D., Author of Natural Health, Natural Medicine

"The best translation yet, and the most comprehensive and organized information about the Organon." - George Vithoulkas, Author of The Science of Homeopathy

"The Organon of the Medical Art is a must read for anyone who gives or receives medical care." - Roger Morrison, M.D., Author of Desktop Companion to Physical Pathology

"The Organon is the cornerstone of homeopathy. In it, Hahnemann takes us on a philosophical journey through the age-old questions of health, disease and healing. Along the way he answers most questions any homeopath could have...This is the translation we have all been waiting for." - Homeopathy Today

"This philosophical masterpiece by the founder of homeopathy brilliantly covers all aspects of natural health care." - Miranda Castro, Author of The Complete Homeopathy Handbook

"This superb edition of the Organon enables Hahnemann's genius to spread beyond the confines of the homeopathic community - to all who are interested in discovering a gentle, safe, and effective method of healing." - Catherine Coulter, Author of Portraits of Homeopathic Medicines

"O'Reilly has edited what is likely to become one of the most important books on homeopathy in this century...For the first time, Hahnemann's profound teachings, which are the foundation of homeopathy, can be read and understood with relative ease."
- The American Homeopath

"The Organon of the Medical Art is one of the greatest books published in the history of medicine. It clearly describes how medicines can be used to stimulate natural healing. Hahnemann's revolutionary paradigm of medicine has far-reaching implications for all types of medical practice." - Richard Pitcairn, Author of Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health of Dogs and Cats

"Homeopathic medicine is the most radical and effective system of medicine the world has ever known. Although the Organon was written 200 years ago, it is only now, at the dawn of the 21st century, that its true relevance can be appreciated by all." Jeremy Sherr, Director, Dynamis