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The knowledge is indispensable for a true practitioner of healing art, the physician who aspires to treat judiciously and rationally.  Dr Hahnemann has outlined the peculiarities of knowledge that a physician should possess.   APHORISM 3: If the physician clearly perceives what is to be cured in diseases, that is to say, in every individual case of disease (knowledge of disease, indication), if he clearly perceives what is curative in medicines, that is to say, in each individual medicine (knowledge of medicinal powers), and if he knows how to adapt, according to clearly defined principles, what is curative in medicines to what he has discovered to be undoubtedly morbid in the patient, so that the recovery must ensue- to adapt it, as well in respect to the suitability of medicine most appropriate according to its mode of action to the case before him (choice of remedy, the medicine indicated), as also in respect to the exact mode of preparation and quantity of it required (proper dose)
 First is to know what is the mission of a physician. Aphorism 1 starts by defining it as to restore the sick to health, to cure. Next is to understand what is meant by cure. Dr Hahnemann defines it in the following Aphorism.  He describes the qualities of the ideal cure, which should be the mission of a physician: 1. Rapid- Disease is a suffering. The sooner a person is relieved of his suffering, the better for him. 2. Gentle- The method of cure should be as painless and harmless as possible.  3. Permanent- Cure is worthy if the health is restored permanently.  4. Holistic- Removal of the state of suffering in its whole extent implies the holistic concept.  5. Harmless- Cure should be effected in most harmless way. 6. Based on scientific principles- It should be deduced from observations, generalisations and experimental verifications and the therapeutic practice must mot be based on an empirical guesswork.  These criteria for an ideal cure were first enunciated by a Greek physician n
Dr Hahnemann's "ORGANON" is the high water-mark of medical philosophy.   This guides a physician on how to practice the art of restoring a sick to health. Hahnemann continuously revised his guidelines in order to refine the treatment for better of his patients. These guidelines are written as aphorisms and will be useful for anyone seeking a sound health. Presented here is the last and the final edition of Organon, which was completed by Dr Hahnemann in 1842 was published in 1921, long after his death. This is comprised of 291 aphorisms.