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To the President and the Committee of the English Homœopathic Association.
MY LORD AND GENTLEMEN,
In accordance with the Resolution, by which you requested me to draw up, for publication by the Association, the Lectures delivered by me at Exeter Hall, in the year 1849, on the subject of Homœopathy, I have endeavoured to fulfil the duty thereby imposed. On completing its fulfilment, I must acknowledge the delay that has taken place. Of its cause your kindness will render unnecessary any detail, further than to state that the work has been written in moments snatched from the duties of a profession, which subjects its followers to almost continual interruption. This condition having existed, will serve also as apologetic of any imperfections which the critical eye may discover in the work itself.
When this work was commenced, little was it supposed, that it would be necessary to record an attack on the personal liberty of one of the Members of the Association, an attack, which all parties have agreed in denouncing, and the particulars connected with which are detailed fully in the Appendix. This has been an additional source of delay.
This attack has tended, like all such attacks generally do tend, to the honour and the progress of Homœopathy.
Congratulating the Association on the success of its efforts in this matter, a success demonstrating the necessity and the value of its existence, I beg to present this tribute of my homage to the objects for which the Association was established, and subscribe myself,
Your fellow-member and co-operator,
January 1, 1850.
JOHN EPPS, M.D.
CHAPTER I.—The treatment and the progress of a truth.
CHAPTER II.—The antipathic method.-Illustrations.-Its
CHAPTER III.-The allopathic method.-Illustrations.-Its
CHAPTER IV.-The homœopathic method.-Its scientific
CHAPTER V. The universality of the homoeopathic law.-
CHAPTER VI.-The characteristics of science.-Absence of
CHAPTER VII.-Certainty an impossibility under the old-
CHAPTER VIII.-Futility of attempting to ascertain the vir-
CHAPTER IX-What is false must be injurious.-Injuries
CHAPTER X.-The power and the superior efficacy of infini-
CHAPTER XI.-The action of infinitesimal quantities of medi-
CHAPTER XII.-The diet objection.-The imagination ob-
CHAPTER XIII.-The objection, "Nature does it all."-
CHAPTER XIV.-Objection, Homoeopathy will not do in
found wanting. The true history of these trials.—Objection as
CHAPTER XVI.-The opponents of homoeopathy.
CHAPTER XVII.—The friends of homoeopathy.-The English
SECTION 2.-Hahnemann and his literary labours.
SECTION 3.-Ignorance of medical practitioners, both allo-
SECTION 4. The progress of homœopathy in various parts
SECTION 5.-Facts in connexion with, and comments on the