Homeopathy 2003; 92(04): 223-224
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2003.08.006
Book Review
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New Lights: Lectures on homeopathy and Philosophy

E.K Ledermann
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Publication History

Publication Date:
22 December 2017 (online)

ES Rajendran
Mohna Publications: Kerala, India, 2003
Price: Rs.500.00 (India), US$.30.00 (Abroad)

Dr Rajendran considers general philosophy and logic essential for the evaluation of Homeopathy. The book is a compilation of lectures, given to postgraduate students at Vinayaka in three sessions in the past 3 years, also in various Homeopathic medical colleges in India from 1997.

Drug provings were the basis for the Homeopathic Materia Medica, and thus a totality of drug pictures is built up. Patients are individualised as bearers of drug pictures. Verification of Homeopathic medicine is in clinical practice. The problem for Rajendran is that the theoretical explanations ‘are insufficient, and probably unscientific’. The basic principles of physics and chemistry are questioned but for him philosophy teaches us to live without certainty.

  • References

  • 1 Ledermann EK. Saving holistic homeopathic medicine from mechanistic scientism—an urgent need. Homeopathy 2003; 92: 161–162.