Schmidt, Josef M.
Hahnemann's legacy in a new light - A
systematic approach to the
Organon of Medicine.
In: Homeopathy, Vol. 94, No. 3: pp. 202-206
The sixth edition of Samuel Hahnemann's Organon of Medicine is an obligatory work of
reference for homeopathy. Nevertheless, its philosophy can be questioned with
constructivistic and historistic objections. Three Ieveis of content may be distinguished:
(1) practical directions and maxims,
(2) theoretical explanations and hypotheses,
(3) conceptual foundations and premises.
ldeally, these Ieveis should be considered, studied, and taught separately and
gradually. My new German edition of the Organon, published in 2003, tries to meet
these demands. lt contains:
(A) a complete version of Hahnemann's original text, in the original order of
paragraphs, but in modern German with section headings, summary boxes, etc added,
(B) another full version of its content, organized in three Ieveis, as indicated above,
(C) a glossary of about 400 problematic terms.