Hahnemann & Homoeopathy

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B. Jain Publishers, 2003 - Medical - 411 pages
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This volume brings together most of the author's essays about Hahnemann that have been published in various journals in the last ten years or so.
 

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BOOK REVIEW Hahnemann and Homoeopathy By Peter MORRELL Dr.R.Rejikumar Post Graduate Student Dept. of Homoeopathic Philosophy Govt. Homoeopathic Medical College Thiruvananthapuram Publisher : B. Jain Printed in : India First Edition : 2003 Price : Rs 250.00 Introduction An ardent follower of Hahnemann with extreme love for homoeopathic truth can never fail to read the biography of our master written by at least one of the authors like Bradford, Richard Haehl, Trevor M. Cook , Rosa Waugh Hobhouse etal. The book being reviewed here deserves special attention as it unveils some mysterious aspects of Hahnemann’s life together with interesting details and explanations. About the Author – Peter Morrell Birth : 1950 at Newark Childhood life : Nottinghamshire Mother : Olive Gwendoline Grand-Scrutton (1917-84 Father : Reginald (1912-65 Main other interests : art, poetry, astrology, Buddhism and homoeopathy. Involvement with Homoeopathy 1978 when he was taught the basics by a student of George MacLeod. Career Reader in Zoology at Leeds University College lecturer in sciences since 1975. Practiced on a part-time basis throughout the 1980s. Engaged with researching aspects of the history of Homoeopathy since 1989. Elected by the Dean of Social Sciences and the Academic Board as Honorary Research Associate in the History of Medicine at Staffordshire University for a period of 3 years. Presented research papers on this theme in Stuttgart, Linkoping, Sweden, London and Keele. Preface “A deeper appreciation of the phenomenal energy and staggering achievements of this multi-talented medical rebel & pioneer, and especially perhaps, some insights into his personality, mode of thinking and how Homoeopathy came to be brought into being.” “Hahnemann’s vision of a radically curative medicine will hopefully become established in the next quarter millennium and then natural, healing therapies will at last begin to dominate medicine and take up their long-deserved position of greater prestige.” The author says that he is giving accounts of a person he has come to know intimately like a close friend. Some noteworthy Chapters  Hahnemann’s discovery of Homoeopathy  Coming out of the darkness like a meteor  Hahnemann: The Adventurous career of a medical rebel (Written by Martin Gumpert, reviewed by Peter Morrell)  Hahnemann & Paracelsus; a heavenly dialogue  Hahnemann & Homoeopathy from Romanticism to Post-Modernism  Hahnemann – the Real Pioneer of Psychiatry  Fate versus wish (written by Dr. P. Krishnan) Novel ideas / findings in the book  Hahnemann was reluctant to associate his new system of medicine with the name of Theophrastus or Paracelsus for fear of being misunderstood or being accused of plagiarism. (p. 15)  The truth is of course, that Hahnemann was a second Paracelsus, but he felt he had to hide this fact. (p.72)  It was probably Immanuel Kant’s that inspired Hahnemann to formulate his homoeopathic ideas into an aphoristic style. (p.18)  Hahnemann’s system very accurately mirrors the history of his day, its underlying ambivalence and uncertainty, and the ‘cultural schizophrenia’ of his fellow countrymen in the latter half of the 18th century. (p. 23)  Hahnemann, like Paracelsus before him, had a strong preference for mineral drugs. Out of the 48 drugs listed in ‘The Chronic Diseases’, 35 are minerals. (p.34) Hahnemann’s horoscope  As an Aries with Sagittarius rising, one would expect a person to have a forceful, daring and passionate nature, easily roused to argument though generally quick to forgive and forget. (p. 80)  Sun and Moon both in Aries in 4th house indicate a person who is pioneer, even a loner, constantly trying out new things and new ways of looking at (old) things. (p. 82)  Saturn in Capricorn in the second house indicates a persistent lack of cash and a person who is poor or destitute for 

Contents

A Fragment of Autobiography
1
Some Reflections on the Origins of Hahnemanns Ideas
17
Coming out of the Darkness like a Meteor
31
Hahnemann as a Scientist
63
Some Notes about Hahnemanns Horoscope
79
Samuel and Melanie in Paris
89
On Hahnemanns Workloads and Consultation Times
101
The Adventurous Career of a Medical Rebel
117
Hahnemann and Homoeopathy
183
Confusion over Hahnemanns Small Doses
215
Hunter Hahnemann and The Origin of Homoeopathy
225
Hahnemanns Debt to Alchemy
247
Hahnemann Others on The Succussion
275
Hahnemann Homoeopathy from Romanticism
283
The Secretive Hahnemann and the Esoteric Roots
293
A Guide to Hahnemanns Translations
341

On Hahnemanns Coffee Theory
131
Hahnemann and High Potency
137
Hahnemanns Miasm Theory and Miasm Remedies
155
a Heavenly Dialogue
171
Hahnemann the Real Pioneer of Psychiatry
377
Fate Versus Wish
393
Details of Hahnemanns Family Members
400
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