Organon §256


If, on the other hand, the patient mentions some newly arisen befallments and symptoms of consequence-features of a medicine that was not fittingly homeopathic in its selection-then we must regard the patient’s state as having taken a turn for the worse, as it will soon be perfectly apparent that it has. We should conclude that his condition is worse even if the patient good-naturedly assures us that his condition is improving. 208


208 Such inaccurate assurances from patients are not infrequent among consumptives with suppuration of the lungs [pulmonary tuberculosis].