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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. 


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. 


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. 

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