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Some musings on teaching & learning

In reaction to my ongoing since-stroke voice issues, with a recent acute set-back, I’ve been reflecting on effective “pedagogies” (in reference to adult learning, I suppose that’d be “adultusogogies”), most particularly with regard to lecture as a means of teaching/learning. I have a real love/hate relationship with lecture. On the one hand, I quite detest …

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JH Clarke, Catarrh, Colds, and Grippe; section on “Grippe”

JH Clarke Catarrh, Colds, and Grippe (1899) Grippe or influenza Grippe or influenza – Treatment This is the section of Clarke’s text dealing with “Grippe,” or Influenza. Note the publication date of 1899; this is likely principally in reference to the “Russian ‘flu” pandemic that shortly preceded its publication, which in contemporary retrospective analysis most …

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Symptomatology – Chapter XI in The Genius of Homeopathy (Stuart Close)

Chapter XI Symptomatology        The Homœopathic Materia Medica. – The Materia Medica of Hahnemann is an enduring monument to the genius of its author, original in its conception and design and unique in its form and contents. Its foundation is on the bedrock of natural law. It is constructed of the cut stones of accurately …

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Are the obstacles to certainty and simplicity in practical medicine insurmountable?

Are the obstacles to certainty and simplicity in practical medicine insurmountable? 1 Dr. Herz’s essay “On the Medicinal uses of the Phellandrium aquaticum,” andc., in the first part of the second volume of the Journal der practischen Arzneykunde, plunged me into a sort of melancholy, which only by dint of long continued reflection has given …

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The friend of health (Hahnemann, 1791) – Part i – Protection against infection in epidemic diseases

For every kind of poisonous exhalation there is in all probability a particular antidote, only we do not always know enough about the latter. It is well known that the air of our atmosphere contains two-thirds of a gas that is immediately fatal to man and beast, and extinguishes flame. Mixed up along with it …

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The Physician’s Record Book; Boenninghausen

Translated from the Allg. hom. Zeit., Vol 67, pp. 113-165 The Physician’s Record is without doubt a subject which deserves for many reasons and in many respects to be seriously considered and discussed. That it is indispensable to every true Homoeopathic physician follows undeniably from the necessity of individualizing all the characteristic symptoms in every …

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A Contribution to the Judgement Concerning The Characteristic Value of Symptoms (Boenninghausen, 1858)

A Contribution to the Judgement Concerning The Characteristic Value of Symptoms (Boenninghausen, 1858) It is now over three years since the great Homoeopathic Congress was held in Brussels, Germany being, I am sorry to say, but little represented. In the last session of this meeting after several propositions had been read, my resolution was adopted …

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Remedies Related to Pathological Tissue Changes

James Tyler Kent, The Homoeopathician, Journal for Pure Homoeopathy, No. 2. August 1912. Provings of remedies are not continued to the extent of producing tissue alterations-indurations, infiltrations, suppuration, caries, etc. Most of the indications for the use of remedies in these conditions must be learned clinically; from the use of remedies in patients when these …

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The mode of propagation of the asiatic cholera – Hahnemann, 1831

Two opinions, exactly opposed to each other prevail on this subject. One party considers the pestilence as only epidemic, of atmospheric-telluric nature, just as though it were merely spread through the air, from which there would in that case be no protection. The other party denies this, and holds it to be communicable by contagion …

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Observations on the scarlet-fever (Hahnemann, 1808)

The malignant scarlet-fever that has prevailed in Germany for eight years and proved fatal to many thousands of children and older persons, often so unexpectedly, so rapidly, and with symptoms never before heard of under such circumstances, this murderous disease, termed scarlet-fever by almost every one, is really anything but scarlet-fever; it is a new …

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Some history of the treatment of epidemics with Homeopathy – Julian Winston

From its earliest days, homeopathy has been able to treat epidemic diseases with a substantial rate of success, when compared to conventional treatments.  It was these successes that placed the practice of homeopathy so firmly in the consciousness of people world-wide. There is a story told about Joseph Pulte, one of the earliest homeopaths in …

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On the Study of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Constantine Hering

The ordinary mode for acquiring knowledge of remedial agents – namely, merely by experience during practice – cannot be termed studying the medicines, and no directions are required for it. Much time and labor may be expended in this mode without ever attaining a complete command of the medicinal agents. Many a homeopathic practitioner will …

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James Tyler Kent – Lecture on The second prescription

The second prescription – James Tyler Kent lecture read before the International Hahnemannian Association at Niagara Falls in 1888 Editorial Note: What perplexing problems we often meet in practice! How we crave, at times, the advice of a master mind! We are so often the victims of prejudice, over-confidence or ignorance, and our patients suffer …

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The Medical Observer

The Medical Observer Samuel Hahnemann from the introduction to Materia Medica Pura In order to be able to observe well, the medicinal practitioner requires to possess, what is not to be met with among ordinary physicians even in a moderate degree, the capacity and habit of noticing carefully and correctly the phenomena that take place in …

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