Local maladies: one-sided diseases with an external main symptom §185-§203 Organon §185

Among the one-sided diseases, an important place is occupied by the so-called local maladies. This term refers to one-sided diseases whose alterations and ailments appear on the outer parts of the body. It has hitherto been taught that these external parts alone have become diseased, without the participation of the rest of the body. This is an absurd theoretical precept which has seductively led to the most ruinous medical treatment.