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 Aphorism 6- THE UNPREJUDICED OBSERVER The unprejudiced observer- well aware of the futility of transcendental speculations which can receive on confirmation from experience- be his powers of penetration ever so great, takes note of nothing in every individual disease except the changes in the health of the body and of the (morbid phenomenon, accidents, symptoms) which can be perceived externally by means of the senses; that is to say, the notices only deviations from the former healthy state of the now diseased individual, which are felt by the patient himself, remarked by those around him and observed by the physician. All these are signs represent the disease in its whole extent, that is together they form the true and only conceivable portrait of the disease.   
In continuation to the qualities of a physician, Dr Hahnemann narrates how important it is to pay attention to the causes of any particular sickness, in order to work towards curing the patients, both in acute and chronic diseases.  ACUTE DISEASES: These are the complaints of short duration or of a recent time and the particulars of the most probable exciting cause are to be enquired while attending the current sign and symptoms of the person.  CHRONIC DISEASES: These are complaints of long durations or the problems which are recurring and present with various sign and symptoms which can be mixed-up.  Here, it is very important to know the most significant points in the whole history of the presenting disease. This enables the physician to discover the fundamental cause, which is generally due to a chronic miasm. It is vital to look into the accessory circumstances of the patient and establish the exciting and maintaining causes in order to provide a management plan.