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read online: Hahnemann's own handwritten revisions for 6th edition Organon

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check it out: Hahnemann's own handwritten revisions for 6th Organon!

UCSF Library - digitized Homeopathy collection

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david 510.776.5914 fax: 510.336.6671
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please pass on to anyone - post as desired...
it is great to have this available for the homeopathic community.
best wishes,
Karen Allen, CCH
Consultation / Education in Classical Homeopathy
1199 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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From: Karen Allen
Date: May 19, 2009 1:53:58 PM PDT
To: Karen Allen
Subject: Hahnemann's 6th ed Organon - digital image on web now
Dear Colleagues,

With great excitement, I am writing to let you know about a wonderful use of technology in our homeopathic world!
Hahnemann's original copy of the 6th edition of the Organon (an interleaved copy of the 5th edition into which he wrote is modifications to create the 6th edition) is kept in the Special Collections archives at the UCSF Medical School library.
This original copy was brought to the US by homeopaths Richard Haehl, William Boericke and James Ward in the early 1920s; it was translated into English and published, with the original copy kept in an office safe, then in a bank deposit box, and finally in the care of the university's climate controlled library vault for special collections. Homeopaths and researchers from all over the world come to the library here in San Francisco to view it, and see exactly what Hahnemann wrote.
This entire book has been digitally imaged, and is now available to everyone to view as part of the university's digital archive!!! Here is the link:
Viewers can turn pages, zoom in and out to see details of Hahnemann's spidery writing in German, French, Latin and Greek as he documents his changes, and in parts where there are additional pages he has attached with fold out sections (such as aphorisms about the LMs which was all new material) can click to fold out the pages to see them as if it were a pop up book!
Haehl's transcription of the entire text, which was found about a year ago at the site of the old Hahnemann Hospital in San Francisco, ( which has larger handwriting... and his understanding of German language that was 100 years closer to Hahnemann's time than we are now) is also digitally imaged on the same site, which should allow comparison, and ease the eyes trying to read Hahnemann's writing. There is also a pamphlet on why one would want to study homeopathy, with a listing of schools across the country, very interesting to peruse.

The UCSF Library Special Collections unit has just completed this project; they have asked the homeopathic community to help spread the news about it's availability, and to encourage scholarly investigation of these materials. We have also been invited to suggest other texts that are a high priority for the homeopathic community to be made available digitally.
I am asking each of you to:

Click through the link to look at the materials - this really is wonderful! Check out pages like 282 where there is a little circled 'n' in blue on the additional page pasted in, and click on it to bring up the full additions
Pass this information along to others in your organizations, as well as colleagues, students, etc.
Consider adding a link on your website (if appropriate) to facilitate easy access
Email the library to say thanks for doing this, and suggest other books that you would prioritize highly - send to Josue Hurtado, assistant archivist, at

Let me know if you have questions -
Best wishes to you all,
Karen Allen

Karen Allen, CCH
President, Council for Homeopathic Certification
Consultation / Education in Classical Homeopathy
1199 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Comment by Dr. Nisanth Nambison MD on July 16, 2009 at 4:00am
I am amazed at the collection, & thankx to you for sharing this information.
Comment by Gina Tyler DHOM on May 26, 2009 at 12:50am
yes debby Somewhat.

I do more focus on other aspects of patient casetaking
1-markings on the tongue-TCM analysis
2-markings on the nails- indications of miasms
3-markings on the iris-iridology
4-markings on the face/skin-miasms
5-check feet/hands-refexology-direct relation to organ imbalances

This is why i dont believe on line casetaking is possible.
Comment by Debby Bruck on May 25, 2009 at 9:05pm
You do handwriting analysis too, Gina?
Comment by Gina Tyler DHOM on May 25, 2009 at 2:11pm
Just priceless,Every homeopath should see this!
Seeing someones handwriting is a big part of seeing them,I do this handwriting bit in my casetaking analysis with patients.
Comment by david hartley on May 25, 2009 at 1:51pm
Hi Gina,
They've done a wonderful job, it's great that they're putting "museum pieces" of Hahnemann's & other homeopathic books online for public access.
Comment by Gina Tyler DHOM on May 25, 2009 at 1:14pm
Hello David
Just saw the book
Really interesting!
I love how you can turn your own pages by picking up the corners
Hahnemann's handwriting looks like Leonardo Da Vinci handwriting
But DaVinci wrote in mirror image
Thanks for posting this link

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