"The Chronic Diseases: Their Peculiar Nature and Their Homoeopathic Cure" by Samuel Hahnemann, was originally published in four volumes from 1828-1830. A masterly work that compiles the original literature as given by the founder of the healing art. It covers the chronic diseases with their peculiar nature and their homeopathic cure. Detailed work of the basic concepts of miasms are given together with 48 antipsoric remedies with their original provings. This is the best way to understand the miasms as they were first discussed. Hahnemann's prescient prose foreshadows modern thinking concerning the origin of disease. His miasmatic theory lays the groundwork for the homeopathic treatment of chronic disease. With his review of 48 homeopathic medicines Hahnemann shows how this theory is utilised in practice.
Samuel Hahnemann was the founder of Homoeopathy. He established the fundamental principles of the science and art of Homoeopathy. He is called the Father of Experimental Pharmacology because he was the first physician to prepare medicines in a specialized way; proving them on healthy human beings, to determine how the medicines acted to cure diseases. Before Hahnemann, medicines were given on speculative indications, mainly on the basis of authority without experimental verification. Hahnemann discovered the remedial powers of drugs and inert substances such as gold, platinum, silica, vegetable charcoal, lycopodium, etc.