The Genius of Homeopathy
Lectures and Essays on Homeopathic Philosophy
By Dr Stuart M. CLOSE
Chapter I - The Psychological Point of View
Chapter II - General Interpretations
Chapter III - Schools of Philosophy
Chapter IV - The Scope of Homœopathy
Chapter V - The Unity of Medicine
Chapter VI - Life, Health and Disease
Chapter VII - Susceptibility, Reaction and Immunity
Chapter VIII - General Pathology of Homœopathy
Chapter IX - Cure and Recovery
Chapter X - Indispositions and the Second Best Remedy
Chapter XI - Symptomatology
Chapter XII - Examination of the Patient
Chapter XIII - Homœopathic Posology
Chapter XIV - Potentiation and the Infinitesimal Dose
Chapter XV - The Drug Potential
Chapter XVI - The Logic of Homœopathy
Chapter XVII - The Development of Hahnemannian Philosophy in the Sixth Edition of "The Organon"
Dr Stuart M. CLOSE
MANY of the articles which make up this book were originally prepared and delivered as lectures for the Senior Classes of the New-York Homœopathic Medical College, during my engagement as Professor of Homœopathic Philosophy, 1909-1913. Most of them, after revision, have appeared during the past four years in the Department of Homœopathic Philosophy conducted by me in The Homœopathic Recorder. Revised again, they are now issued in compliance with many requests from readers of The Recorder and others, who have expressed their belief that they are worthy of preservation and that their publication in book form will serve a useful purpose.
In discussing Hahnemannian principles from, a modern standpoint I hope to contribute something toward a renewal of interest in the science and art of therapeutic medication as exemplified in Homœopathy, of which the medical profession is much in need.
A review of current literature and neighborly relations with many physicians of the dominant school of medicine reveals not only a more friendly spirit than formerly existed, but an active interest in what their homœopathic brethren have to offer toward the solution of therapeutic problems and a duke to co-operate. The era of therapeutic nihilism is passing away. Thinking men and leaders of the dominant school are ready to participate in a scientific discussion of the theory and principles of therapeutic medication from a homœopathic standpoint when approached in a non-sectarian spirit. They are becoming more generally receptive of the idea of the existence of a general principle or law of therapeutic medication than ever before and more willing to consider evidence submitted in favor of that proposition. They rightly hold, however, that the evidence to be submitted should be prepared in such a manner as to comply with the requirements of scientific research. Leaving that phase of the subject to the scientific and research workers' and others to whom it may be congenial, and not forgetting the many in our own school who are interested, it seems permissible to present once more, as simply and attractively as possible, an exposition of the logical, historical and philosophical principles upon which Homœopathy is based and attempt to show, at least suggestively, its relation as a department of general medicine to other sciences. That is the object of this book. It makes no pretensions to being "scientific." It is conceived and submitted in a fraternal and philosophic spirit, however far it may fall short of adequate expression.
- Msgr. Prof. [Dr. of Med.] Charles McWilliams: Dr. Carlos Jaramillo