Edited and annotated by Wenda Brewster O'Reilly.
The Organon of the Medical Art by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, first published in 1842, has long been recognized as one of the most important books ever written on the homeopathic approach to health, disease and medical care. Dr. Hahnemann, who first pioneered the homeopathic system of medicine, clearly explains how homeopathy works and how it differs from conventional western medicine.
This brilliant new translation of the Organon of the Medical Art makes Hahnemann’s philosophy available, for the first time, to anyone wanting a better understanding of homeopathic medicine and its revolutionary approach to the cure of disease. With the release of this new paperback edition, the Organon of the Medical Art is now accessible to the general public. (The new translation initially appeared in hardback in 1996 but was only available through homeopathic booksellers.) The Organon explains why homeopathy is not just an alternative therapy, but a revolutionary system of medicine that approaches the cure of disease in a radical new way. The Organon intersects with a growing public awareness that the current variety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs may temporarily eliminate symptoms but not truly cure a disease. Homeopathy goes beneath the surface to treat the whole person, strengthening the natural immune abilities and general health vs. further weakening the immune system through dependence on various medicinal drugs.
The Organon includes chapters on the following subjects:
- Flaws in traditional medicine’s approach to curing disease
- Reasons why homeopathic medicine can cure diseases that have not been successfully treated by traditional western medicine
- Use of homeopathic medicines for the cure of both acute and chronic diseases
- Summary of the principles of homeopathic cure
One of the most important books ever written on homeopathic and holistic medicine. – Andrew Weil M.D.,Author of Natural Health, Natural Medicine.
About the Editor Wenda Brewster O’Reilly, Ph.D. holds a master’s degree from Harvard University and a doctorate in education from Stanford. She conducted research on women’s health care and childbirth practices as an affiliated scholar at Stanford University’s Institute for Women and Gender. In her role as Executive Director of The Birth Place, a California out-of-hospital childbirth center, she worked closely with community groups and government agencies, advocating change in the way medicine is practiced and understood. Wenda lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is editor and publisher of Birdcage Press. Birdcage Press is a small, independent publisher based in Palo Alto, California, dedicated to the creation of thoughtful and accessible books and games that bring classic knowledge to light.