Hahnemann and allopathy: prefaces and introduction to the Organon.

  • Peter Morrell Staffordshire University
Keywords: Hahnemann, Criticism, Alopathy


The author analizes the objections Hahnemann raises against previous medicine as manifested in the prefaces and introduction of the Organon. Hahnemann’s essential criticism focuses on previous medicine lack of rationale for its practices, grounded on tradition and opinions instead of observation and experiment; its ineffectiveness; its brutal methods. But beside sound rational argumentation, a strong emotional tone may be perceived.

Theoretical and Historical Research