The Organon - 1st edition

(1810)

In 1878 the British Journal of Homeopathy published this commentary on Hahnemann's first edition of The Organon.

"Hahnemann's sentences are very involved, tautological, and pleonastic, but this is evidently owing to his excessive straining after accuracy, and in his endeavor so as to frame his phraseology that no two meanings could be put upon it.

"This leads him to load his paragraphs with endless repetitions, which, while they detract from the agreeableness of his literary art, prevent the reader from making any mistake as to his meaning, and this perhaps is an advantage that counterbalances the want of elegance and the offence to literary taste."