The medical observer By Dharmesh Bhadja the student of homoeopathy
In order to be able to observe well… What is not to be met with The capacity and habit of noticing carefully and correctly Both the phenomenon, …taken place in natural diseases and …also the morbid states artificially excited by medicines. And ability to describe them in most appropriate and natural expressions.
Come out of ourselves and attach ourselves with all our powers of concentration upon it And for that… “Sound senses”
Poetic fancy Fantastic wit Speculations Forced interpretations Tendency to explain away things … must suspended and suppressed for a while.
The duty of observer is only… To take notice of the phenomena and their course; “…What he observes be understood exactly as it is”
The reinforcement for learner…This capacity can be innate faculty; it must be chiefly acquired By PRACTICE
Exercising a severe criticism in regard to the rapid impressions With Coolness, calmness and firmness of judgment must be preserved WithConstant distrust of our own powers of apprehension
Direct our energies of body and mind towards the observation; great patience, supported by power of will, must sustain us in thisdirection until the completion of the observation.
In order to develop this faculty… Greek and Romans philosophy …to attain directness in thinking and in feeling …Also appropriateness and simplicity of expressing our sensation The knowledge of mathematics also…
What is THE MEDICAL OBSERVER? …THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ALL- BOUNTIFUL FATHER AND PRESERVER… TO MINISTER HIS BELOVED HUMAN CREATURES …The holy and sincere spirit…
Which is the process…To achieve this faculty…?The best opportunity for excursing and perfecting our observing faculty…is afforded by instituting experiments with medicines upon ourselves.
By continuing this carefulinvestigations…Experimenter attains the capability of observing all the sensations, be they ever so complex, even the finest shades of alteration of his health.
The only possible process for beginner to make pure, correct and undisturbed observations. He will thus acquire practice to enable him to make equally accurate observations on others also.
…no portrait painter was ever so careless as to payno attention to the marked peculiarity in the featuresof the person he wished to make a likeness of, or toconsider it sufficient to make any sort of a pair ofround hoes below the forehead by way of eyes,between them to draw long-shaped thing directeddownwards, always of the same shape, by way of anose, and beneath this to put a slit going across theface, that should stand for the mouth of this or of andother person; no painter, I say, ever went aboutdelineating human faces in such a rude and carelessmanner..
Naming of the disease…diagnosis To describe them with such superficial expression And neglecting the striking ness and individuality of the disease.
…so true it is thatthe careful observer alone can become a true healer of diseases