An outline of Organon of Medicine for Students

This outline was prepared by Julian Winston for the students of the Wellington College of  Homeopathy. It was printed in the USA in Homeopathy Today. It was taken from the 5th edition, translated by Dudgeon (1893), with additions (where needed) by Boericke (1922) from the 6th edition, and cross referenced with the Kunzli translation of the 6th.

When substantial changes were made between the 5th edition of 1833 and the 6th edition  of 1842, the 5th will be in italic type and the 6th will be in plain type. An asterisk ( *) indicates a footnote well worth reading.

  1. Basic postulates about disease and healing
  2. The concept of vital force and its relation to disease
  3. The need for provings (determine the nature of medicine)
  4. The principle of similars
  5. How it works
  6. Philosophy of the system of homeopathy
  7. Summary of all that has been said so far
  8. Acute and chronic diseases
  9. Case-taking
  10. Epidemic diseases
  11. Chronic diseases
  12. Effects of the remedies
  13. Conducting provings
  14. Formation of the materia medica
  15. Application of medicine to the disease
  16. The one-sided case

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