Organon §186

The only local maladies to merit the name are very minor ones caused by an external injury of proportionate violence.

The so-called local maladies that have arisen quite recently from an external damage [e.g. , an injury] seem foremostly to merit the name local malady, however, only in cases where the damage is very negligible and therefore without particular significance. This is because maladies of any import whatsoever, which have been inflicted on the body from without, draw the entire living organism into sympathy. Fevers arise, etc. Surgery occupies itself with such things. This is only appropriate when a mechanical aid is to be brought to bear on the suffering parts in order to eradicate external obstacles to cure. For example, it is appropriate to mechanically restore dislocations, suture or bandage wounds, mechanically restrain and stanch arterial bleeding, remove foreign bodies that have penetrated living parts, open a body cavity to extract a bothersome substance, drain collected fluids, set broken bones, etc.

 Significant injuries require dynamic aid in addition to mechanical removal of obstacles to cure.

However, while these interventions can mechanically remove external obstacles to cure, the cure itself can only be expected by means of the life force. When the entire living organism demands (as it always does) active dynamic help with such damages in order to be placed in a position to accomplish the work of healing (e.g. , when the stormy fever from extensive contusions or torn flesh, tendons or vessels is to be dispatched through internal medicine or when the external pain of burned or corroded parts is to be taken away homeopathically) then this is the business of a dynamic physician and his homeopathic aid.