Why I Am a Homoeopathic Physician: Presidential Address Before the California State Homoeopathic Medical Society, May 10th, 1900


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Side 3 - I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know. You all did love him once, not without cause ; What cause withholds you then to mourn for him ? O judgment ! thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason. Bear with me, My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back to me.
Side 3 - All that pertains to the great field of medical learning is his, by tradition, by inheritance, by right.
Side 32 - The downright scoundrels, the out-and-out nostrum traders, the sectarians, are treated by us as the prairie wolf and tramp dogs, the solitary elephants, the forest cats, etc., are treated by their brethren. We expel them, and they are known as enemies forever. Of course they continue to use the education stolen from the profession, and their knowledge of civilized life, to commit depredations on their former masters.
Side 11 - is an able expose* of the imperfeet work then in use. Accordingly Hahnemann, after viewing the subject in every possible light, came at last to the conclusion that the only way to do this was " to test the medicines singly and alone on the healthy human body and accurately record their effects.
Side 17 - round beside you. If you dare to sail first o'er a New Thought track, For awhile it will scourge and score you ; Then, coming abreast with skilful tack, It will clasp your hand and slap your back, And vow it was there before you.
Side 30 - ... of sects. Theurgic medicine, dogmatism, methodism, empiricism, humorism, pneumatism, iatro-mechanism, iatro-chemicism, vitalism, animism, no more did it permanent harm than can any of the unnamed pathies of the day. " Like clouds that rake the mountain's summit. Or waves that own no curbing hand, How fast has system followed system, From sunshine to the sunless land.'' A whole truth, a half truth has sometimes been made the foundation of a theory of a school, while the great body of medical verities...
Side 10 - Cinchona bark in 1790, at once perceived that the whole edifice of the old materia medica required to be rebuilt from its very foundation.
Side 22 - ... with himself.Like most enthusiasts he was unwilling to admit that he had discovered a partial truth. He insisted that he had solved the whole theory of medical practice for all time. He forgot to realize that it is not allotted to any man or to any generation to discover all truth. If one man carry, as the work of his lifetime, a single tiny fragment of truth into the store-house of science, he has made his name famous for ages, has become a benefactor of his race and has accomplished more than...
Side 7 - ... should aspire to do such work for medicine as was done for science in general by Bacon has been scouted by his enemies and even deprecated by his friends as presumptuous. And yet no comparison could better illustrate the real position of the man, both in its strength and in its weakness. He was like a lark; he could pierce the clouds and sing his song in the clear light of the sun. If he erred as to special points in our present pathology, and even of practice, we must remember the benighted...
Side 9 - ... as all other facts of the same kind are, namely, by experiment. When a man stops thinking and begins trying, his feet are on the staircase of inductive philosophy, the golden stairs which lead the soul from Nature up to Nature's God. What would be the scientific standing of one who on reading about the astronomical discoveries of Herschel should deny the facts merely because they differed from his preconceived ideas?

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