* Numbers in a black circle indicate which edition of Organon Hahnemann wrote. I put these numbers to understand Hahnemann’s transitions when I published the Japanese version of Organon. This work helped us to understand Organon much easier as discrepancies in Hahnemann’s statements were epochally decreased. The important point is that Hahnemann was also giving low potency remedies which still contained enough original substances until the 3rd edition of Organon. Therefore, if the original substance was poisonous, they had to refrain from repeating the dose as it was dangerous.
Mineral balance in the body is disrupted at the advanced stage of dysfunctional organs (i.e. pathology). In this case, organ supports using mother tinctures and tissue salts at physical level are required. I interpreted that a contradiction between§11 and§279 at a glance is a difference between diseases (§11) and pathologies (§279) and a different approach between acute diseases and chronic diseases. Patients were improved undoubtedly by being supported their weak organs and being given tautopathic remedies for iatrogenic diseases, therefore Hahnemann meant that a diluted and succussed remedy would not work if an important organ was damaged due to a disease and there is a suppressed iatrogenic disease due to conventional drugs in §279. In other words, if important visceral organs are damaged, mother tinctures or tissue salts remedies which contain physical powers are required.
Translation of §279 in The Organon by Kunzli may give further understanding.
“Pure experience absolutely proves that even in a chronic or complicated disease, when there is no extensive damage to some vital organ, and though all other foreign medicinal influence has been withheld from the patient, the dose of the highly potentised homoeopathic remedy beginning the treatment of a significant (chronic) disease can, as a rule, not be made so small
That it is not stronger than the natural disease,
that it cannot at least partially overcome it,
that it cannot at least partially extinguish it in the feelings of the vital principle,
that it cannot start the process of cure.”