Transactions of the British Homoeopathic Congress


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Side 25 - In the healthy condition of man, the spiritual vital force (autocracy), the dynamis that animates the material body (organism), rules with unbounded sway, and retains all the parts of the organism in admirable, harmonious, vital operation, as regards both sensations and functions, so that our indwelling, reason-gifted mind can freely employ this living, healthy instrument for the higher purposes of our existence.
Side 51 - There are tories even in science who regard imagination as a faculty to be feared and avoided rather than employed. They had observed its action in weak vessels and were unduly impressed by its disasters. But they might with equal justice point to exploded boilers as an argument against the use of steam.
Side 13 - But, we repeat, not only do we not know how such a notion has arisen, but we are ignorant how to make direct observations on the subject in man. We have already stated that such observations are, in the present state of physiological chemistry, impossible. We do not deny the possibility of mercury being useful in some diseases of the liver ; we simply say that the notion of its doing good by increasing the biliary secretion is untenable.
Side 37 - ... bell, produces no effect on a robust labourer's stomach, it by no means follows that the same dose be a proper or too weak a one if the same man were ill, or if the grain of extract were given in solution. He goes on to say, " it is only by stirring, by brisk, long continued stirring that a liquid medicine obtains the largest number of points of contact for the living fibres, thereby alone it becomes right powerful.
Side 18 - Two similar effects, the one arising from a local irritation and the other from the presence of belladonna, like spreading circles on a smooth sheet of water, interfere with and neutralise each other.
Side 18 - The action of Belladonna in febrile diseases is frequently attended with results which are not only unexpected, but exactly the opposite of what is observed in health. Thus it may happen, if we give a full dose of Atropia to a patient with a pulse of 120 and higher, a dry and hard tongue, and pupils measuring ^", that after ten, twenty, or thirty minutes, when the action of the Belladonna is fully developed, the pulse will be decreased, the tongue be moist, and the pupils contracted.
Side 38 - a grain of soda in an ounce of water mixed with alcohol, in a vial, which was thereby filled two-thirds full, and shook this solution continuously for half an hour, and this was in dynamization and energy equal to the thirtieth development of power?
Side 5 - Era, the following line occurs, which shews that the fact involving the principle of Homoeopathy, had, in the East, even at that early period of time passed into a proverb ; — I* " It has been heard of old time in the world that poison is the remedy for poison.
Side 4 - C^HnOn, but judging from the small proportions of lime and potash which suffice to neutralize this acid, the true numbers of its formula must be several times greater. It is difficult to avoid associating the inertness of colloids...
Side 20 - But because a man is not permitted without censure to follow his own thoughts in the search. of truth, when they lead him ever so little out of the common road, I shall set down the reasons that made me doubt of the truth of that opinion, as an excuse for my mistake, if I be in one; which I leave to be considered by those who, with me, dispose themselves to embrace truth wherever they find it.

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