Subscribe to RSS
The concept of miasm—evolution and present day perspective
Received16 November 2008
revised09 April 2009
accepted11 May 2009
15 December 2017 (online)
This paper reviews the circumstances in which the concept of miasm evolved and how subsequent developments in medicine have improved our understanding of the cause of diseases. It concludes with an emphasis on the need to further refine the homeopathic concept of disease.
- 1 Hahnemann S. Organon of medicine. 6th edn. New Delhi: B. Jain Publishers; 1993.
- 2 Lederberg J. Infectious history. Science 2000; 288: 287-293.
- 3 Jenner E. An enquiry into the causes and effect of the variolae vaccinae. London, United Kingdom: Sampson-Low; 1778.
- 4 Schwartz M. The life and works of Louis Pasteur. J Appl Microbiol 2001; 91 (04) 597-601.
- 5 Ananthanarayan R., Paniker C.K.J. Textbook of microbiology. Hyderabad: Orient Longman; 2002. pp. 2–3
- 6 Rivers T.M. Viruses and Koch's postulates. J Bacteriol 1973
- 7 Brock T.D. Robert Koch; a life in medicine and bacteriology. ASM Press; 1998.
- 8 Bradford T.L. The life and letters of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. New Delhi; B: Jain Publishers; 1992. Reprint edition, p. 178
- 9 Hahnemann S. The chronic diseases, their peculiar nature and their homeopathic cure, New Delhi: Jain Publishing Co. 2005. reprint edition.
- 10 Harrison L.W. The origin of syphilis. Brit J vener Dis 1959; 35: 1-7.
- 11 Baker B.J., Armelagos G.J. The origin and antiquity of syphilis. Curr Anthropol 1988; 29: 703-736.
- 12 Haehl R. Samuel Hahnemann; his life and work. New Delhi; B: Jain Publishers; 1992. Reprint edition, p. 164
- 13 Roberts H.A. The principles and art of cure by homeopathy. New Delhi: B. Jain Publishers; 1993. p. 195