Karl Julius Aegidi (1794-1874)

Karl Julius Aegidi (1794-1874)

Karl Aegidi was Physician to Princess Fredericka of Prussia. He proposed to Hahnemann that he:

“administer a mixture of two highly potentized remedies, each corresponding to different parts of the disease.

In the potentized state the medicines thus mixed would be incapable of chemical reaction but would each act separately in its own sphere.”
Hahnemann was persuaded that this would lead to polypharmacy and he excluded it from the Organon.

Lutze seized upon the idea, and in his unauthorized 6th edition of the Organon suggested that Hahnemann favored polypharmacy.

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Garth Boericke (1893-1968)

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Garth Wilkinson Boericke graduated from the U. of Michigan Med. Dept. in 1918. He later became was president of the AIH and taught materia medica at the AFH Post-Graduate Course.

He was also Professor of therapeutics at the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. Boericke distinguished himself in two remarkable ways while at Hahnemann.

He developed a method for the selection of homoeopathic remedies called the Lipoid Flocculation test as well as was the last teacher of homeopathy at Hahnemann.

To observe the effect of the homoeopathic remedies in the Lipoid Flocculation test, one selects on the basis of the symptomatology a group of drugs which seems likely to be indicated. Out of this group of drugs, tested one at a time, the drug that is able to completely prevent the flocculation is the correct remedy or similimum.

One study showed that out of 680 cases tested only 2% of cases proved not amenable to the test.

Excepted from:
P Sankaran’s The Elements of Homeopathy and J Yasgur’s Homeopathic Dictionary
“A Selected Homeopathic Obituary: Boericke, Garth Wilkinson.

Garth Boericke

Garth Boericke M.D. (1893-1968)

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Garth Wilkinson Boericke graduated from the U. of Michigan Med. Dept. in 1918. He later became was president of the AIH and taught materia medica at the AFH Post-Graduate Course.

He was also Professor of therapeutics at the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. Boericke distinguished himself in two remarkable ways while at Hahnemann.

He developed a method for the selection of homoeopathic remedies called the Lipoid Flocculation test as well as was the last teacher of homeopathy at Hahnemann.

To observe the effect of the homoeopathic remedies in the Lipoid Flocculation test, one selects on the basis of the symptomatology a group of drugs which seems likely to be indicated. Out of this group of drugs, tested one at a time, the drug that is able to completely prevent the flocculation is the correct remedy or similimum.

One study showed that out of 680 cases tested only 2% of cases proved not amenable to the test.

Excepted from:
P Sankaran’s The Elements of Homeopathy and J Yasgur’s Homeopathic Dictionary
“A Selected Homeopathic Obituary: Boericke, Garth Wilkinson.