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HOMEOPATHY

Nat Kanner, M.D.
JAMA. 1960;174(8):1134. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030080196026.
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To the Editor:—  The article on "Hormoligosis in Pharmacology," by Townsend and Luckey (J. A. M. A.173:44 [May 7] 1960) discusses the Arndt-Schulz law, namely, that small drug doses stimulate and that large doses depress. What disappoints me most is that the authors did not give as references any homeopathic pharmacology, because the entire method of homeopathic drug prescribing specifically follows the Arndt-Schulz law. As a matter of fact, the homeopathic concept predates the Arndt-Schulz law, since Samuel Hahnemann, M.D., worked out his laws of homeopathy in his book, "Organon of the Rational Art of Healing," in 1810. His principles have remained essentially the same for the past 150 years. A homeopathic dose is a subphysiological dose, the smallest needed to produce the desired therapeutic effect and cure. Every single "potentiated" or diluted dose, as it is called, has never caused any toxicity or dangerous side-effect in the

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