Creating Waves of Awareness
The physician’s high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed.1
Foot Note 1:
His mission is not, however, to construct so-called systems, by interweaving empty speculations and hypotheses concerning the internal essential nature of the vital processes and the mode in which diseases originate in the interior of the organism, (whereon so many physicians have hitherto ambitiously wasted their talents and their time); nor is it to attempt to give countless explanations regarding the phenomena in diseases and their proximate cause (which must ever remain concealed), wrapped in unintelligible words and an inflated abstract mode of expression, which should sound very learned in order to astonish the ignorant – whilst sick humanity sighs in vain for aid. Of such learned reveries (to which the name of theoretic medicine is given, and for which special professorships are instituted) we have had quite enough, and it is now high time that all who call themselves physicians should at length cease to deceive suffering mankind with mere talk, and begin now, instead, for once to act, that is, really to help and to cure.
I feel to restart the commentary on aphorisms from 1-291 because if these are well discussed, everyone will be benefited from them. And Organon is the base of the Homoeopathy because it is a THOUGHT which has given birth to Homoeopathy as a medical science from the intellectual mind of our master Dr Samuel Hahnemann. If one is thorough with the concepts, he can do Homoeopathy very confidently. Organon of Medicine develops the thoughts & concepts in every ones mind.
If you perceive all the aphorisms right from 1 to 291 & look them retrospectively, then you will recognize the beauty & perfectionist mind of the Master. All the aphorisms are written haphazardly but are arranged in such a way that one must study them in sequence from 1 to 291.
He start them with Mission, the Goal of the Homoeopathic Physician in the first aphorism. Unless the mission is fixed, it is not possible to go ahead & that's why one should know his Aim, Goal, Mission.
He has used every word in the whole Organon very specifically. He start with THE PHYSICIAN"S. He has not used the word Doctor but very specifically Physician because Doctorate is given to any person who used to work in any specific part & even to them who are not from medical field. In allopathic science this terminology is used very commonly as they deal with the parts of the human being. The Physician is the person who deals with the Complete Human being including his Physical as well as Dynamic aspect. He is Holistic in his approach.
Then he uses HIGH & ONLY. If one has to achieve anything, he should concentrate on his Only Goal. Goal is always Single & not diversified. Homoeopathic Physician has to deal with the Live Human Being & at that time there should not be negligence from his part. He should focus his mind only on The Sick.
Later comes MISSION. The Homoeopathic Physician's work should be a devotion like Missionaries who work for their propagation of religion without expecting anything. There is no selfishness or expectation of gaining anything. HE expects the Homoeopathic Physician should work in the similar manner in order to achieve his goal i.e. Cure.
TO RESTORE are the next words indicates to bring back to original Healthy State from which an Individual became THE SICK.
The whole aphorism revolves around the two words i.e. THE SICK. Dr J.T.KENT has given the detailed explanation regarding why the master has used these words. It is The Man who is Sick & not his parts. It is something Prior invisible present inside which gets Sick at first followed by the manifestations of the disease. It is the invisible, dynamic Vital Force whose office is to preserve the Health gets diseased at first & i.e. Sickness. It's not just doing the nomenclature of the disease on the basis of some common symptoms & labeling it with Diagnosis. In fact it is understanding the Human Being from every aspect to find out the Individuality in order to match with the Similimum on the basis of Symptom Similarity which is necessary to bring The Sick to HEALTH, to CURE.
When a person's Mind, Body & Soul remains in perfect harmony for higher purpose of his existence with the the help of a governing Vital Force, he is called to be Healthy. It is the original state before the sickness which is necessary to achieve by bringing back the diseased Vital Force in to the harmony by perfect dynamic Homoeopathic Similimum is called as the CURE.
Last four words AS IT IS TERMED are also too important meaning the cure should be based on the Seven Cardinal Principles of Homoeopathy according to Master & also in the direction of Hering's Law as per Homoeopathic development after Dr Samuel Hahnemann.
Foot Note: Every foot is very important as it gives us exactly opposite aspect used in other medical systems prevalent during Hahnemannian time with detailed explanations & proper criticism against them. In this foot note, he criticized a lot on the allopathy on their Theoretic Aspect. Because, number of allopathic doctors waste their talent & time to find out the Material or Pathological cause of the disease which is difficult to achieve as it is dynamic in nature. Number of Professorships, Doctorates are given to them for finding out something material as a Prima Causa Morbi or finding out some pathological work to label a disease which is not at all useful practically for a suffering sick. He needs a help to come out of the diseased state but instead of helping him by giving some medicine, these people goes on discussing on the material or pathological causes. This attitude of the Allopaths is criticized by the Master. The things are same even today. Even today maximum chronic disease conditions are either labeled as Idiopathic or Psycho-somatic or Auto-immune & there are no medicines to cure them in allopathy except the Steroids, Immuno-suppressives.
That's why Dr Samuel Hahnemann at last says: it is now high time that all who call themselves physicians should at length cease to deceive suffering mankind with mere talk, and begin now, instead, for once to act, that is, really to help and to cure.
This explanation might look very easy or unnecessary for the Seniors or Homoeopathic Physicians but I feel that there are many new comers in this Homoeopathic Field who should know the Homoeopathic Philosophy thoroughly in order to remain stuck with the same medical science. If you feel there is repetition, I apologize all the senior colleagues.