Dr Samuel Hahnemann states.....that ordinary Materia Medica (of that time)...used to determine the medicinal power from the colour,taste and smell.
Their reason for use of the medicine was attributed to colour,taste and smell of drugs.(what absurdity prevailed at that time.)
Organon introduced Homoeopathy...explained Homoeopathy. Materia Medica Pura....which also signifies the Series of experiments and observations....of each drug on living beings for first time in history of Medicine.
The symptoms recorded were free from speculations,and guesswork or empericism .
MMP was not born in laboratory,in test tube,or from torturing animals. It was the recorded report of the effect of single simple drug on human being of various constitution,age,both sex, and healthy individuals.The drugs to be proved was prepared in a way that prover was free from danger.......and one can note the confidence of the provers in Dr Hahnemann metods of preparation of medicine..as they proved several poisonous drugs....and no one was reported to die in process of drug proving.
What changes in sensation,function,and structure, a substance can bring about...in various parts of body?
MMP era.....marks the development of therapeutic methodology....those who were very well versed in its study...handled epidemics...so nicely...Scarlet or Asiatic Cholera....and also was hope for smallpox,rabies,and many dreaded disease.
In this present era....MMP is still very relevant and it can do away from all SPECULATION.....ABOUT OUR REMEDIES...which have been polluted by different physicians..POST HAHNEMANNIAN....(Natrum Mur personality type etc....)
AS ORGANON IS IMPORTANT SO IS MATERIA MEDICA PURA,CHRONIC DISEASE,AND LESSER WRITINGS OF HAHNEMANN.
These classics....will come to rescue and again make us efficient as it did in past.
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