§ 52 Fifth Edition
Surely no intelligent physician, after these examples as clear as daylight, can still go on in the old ordinary system of medicine, attacking the body, as has hitherto been done, in its least diseased parts with (allopathic) medicines that have no direct pathological (homopathic) relation to the disease to be cured, with purgatives, counter-irritants, derivatives, etc.1, and thus at a sacrifice of the patients strength, inducing a morbid state quite heterogeneous and dissimilar to the original one, to the ruin of his constitution, by large doses of mixtures of medicines generally of unknown qualities, the employment of which can have no other result, as is demonstrated by the eternal laws of nature in the above and all other cases in the world in which a dissimilar disease is added to the other in the human organism, for a cure is never thereby effected in disease, but an aggravation is the invariable consequence, - therefore it can have no other result than that either (because, according to the process of nature described in I, the older disease in the body repels the dissimilar one wherewith the patient is assailed) the natural disease remains as it was, under mild allopathic treatment, be it ever so long continued, the patient being thereby weakened; or (because, according to the process of nature described in II, the new and stronger disease merely obscures and suspends for a short time the original weaker dissimilar one), by the violent attack on the body with strong allopathic drugs, the original disease seems to yield for a time, to return in at least all its former strength; or (because, according to the process of nature described in III, two dissimilar diseases, when both are of a chronic character and of equal strength, take up a position when beside one another in the organism and complicate each other) in those cases in which the physician employs for a long time morbific agents opposite and dissimilar to the natural chronic disease and allopathic medicines in large doses, such allopathic treatment, without ever being able to remove and to cure the original (dissimilar) chronic disease, only develops new artificial diseases beside it; and, as daily experience shows, only renders the patient much worse and more incurable than before.
Vide supra in the Introduction: A review of the Therapeutics, etc., and my book, Die
Alloopathie, ein Wort der Warnung fur Kranke jeder Art, Leipzig, bei Baumgartner
(translated in Hahnemanns Lesser Writings.)
§ 52 Sixth Edition
There are but two principle methods of cure: the one based only on
accurate observation of nature, on careful experimentation and pure experience, the
homopathic (before we never designedly used) and a second which does not do this,
the heteropathic or allopathic. Each opposes the other, and only he who does not know
either can hold the delusion that they can ever approach each other or even become united,
or to make himself so ridiculous as to practice at one time homopathically at
another allopathically, according to the pleasure of the patient; a practice which may be
called criminal treason against divine homopathy.
§ 53 Fifth Edition
True, mild cures take place, as we see, only in a homopathic way
- a way which, as we have also shown above (§§ 7-25) in a different
manner, by experience and deductions, is also the true and only one whereby diseases may
be most surely, rapidly and permanently extinguished by art; for this mode of cure is
founded on an eternal, infallible law of nature.
§ 53 Sixth Edition
The true mild cures take place only according to the homopathic method, which, as we have found (§§ 7-25) by experience and deduction, is unquestionably the proper one by which through art the quickest, most certain and most permanent cures are obtained since this healing art rests upon an eternal infallible law of nature.
The pure homopathic healing art is the only correct method, the one possible to human art, the straightest way to cure, as certain as that there is but one straight line between two given points.