Homeopathy 2004; 93(03): 151-153
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2004.04.003
Education and Debate
Copyright ©The Faculty of Homeopathy 2004

The structure of the Organon

S.R. Singer
M. Oberbaum
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Publication History

Received17 November 2003
revised02 March 2004

accepted05 April 2004

Publication Date:
27 December 2017 (online)


The Organon of Medicine is the seminal text of Homeopathy. However, its grammar and structure make it obtuse and remote to both new students and veterans. We propose a demarcation of the Organon into sections, exposing the didactic structure of the Organon, and display this demarcation in concise graphic form. It is hoped that this representation will improve accessibility and understanding of the Organon for readers at all levels.

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