THE ORGANON by Samuel Hahnemann - An Outline Provided in tribute to Julian Winston, May 1941 – June 2005. Beloved Editor-In-Chief of Homeopathy Today for 21 years.
It is often said that studying the Organon is fundamental for any successful homeopath. In this series we will glean some Winston Wisdom by revisiting Julian’s outline of this masterpiece.
Paragraphs 1-5 Basic postulates about disease and what healing is about (part 1):
1. The physician’s only mission is to cure the sick; it is not to speculate on the nature of disease. 2. The ideal cure is rapid, gentle, permanent and removes the whole disease in the shortest, least harmful way, according to easily comprehensible principles. 3. If the physician understands what is curable in disease, and understands what is curative in medicines, and understands how to apply the medicines to the disease (according to well defined principles), and knows how to remove the conditions which prevent the patient from getting well, he is a true physician. 4. The need to recognize and remove the maintaining causes. 5. Pay attention to the exciting cause and the fundamental cause (which is usually a chronic disease) including the patient's character, activities, way of life, habits, etc.
Note: The above is only an outline. To comprehend the Organon in its fullness, we recommend that you read the book. The Organon is usually studied by the intermediate to advanced student of homeopathy.