The Aphorisms of Hippocrates by von Boenninghausen

One of the major works of von Boenninghausen was titled The Aphorisms of Hippocrates with the Glosses of a Homoeopathist. In this work, von Boenninghausen commented on the Aphorisms that Hippocrates had written circa 400 B. C.

The book was about to be translated into English and printed in the United States when the American Civil War (1861-1865) intervened. By the time the War ended, von Boenninghausen had died and interest in the publication of the work flagged.

The book is readily available in German, the original language.

In 1943, The Homoeopathic Recorder printed an excerpt of the work, comprising sections of

The identity of the translator, "S. W. S." remains a mystery.

In 1980-81, Homoeotherapy ran the series over six issues, but did not include Book VIII.

The material below has been reproduced from the Homoeopathic Recorder. It gives us a wonderful insight into the thinking of von Boenninghausen as well as a view into medical knowledge at the time of Hippocrates.