similia similibus curantur -> likes are cured by like, similar things take care of similar things, likes are cured by likes, similar cures similar

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similia similibus curantur -> similar things take care of similar things

like cures like and "let like be cured by like"; the first form ("curantor") is indicative, while the second form ("curentor") is subjunctive. The indicative form is found in Paracelsus (16th century), while the subjunctive form is said by Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathy, and is known as the law of similars.

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the first form ("curantor") is indicative, while the second form ("curentor") is subjunctive.
curantor curantur "they are cured;"  curentor curentur "let them be cured:"  significant spelling errors like this are apparently endemic to Wikipedia.
« Last Edit: 03 Apr, 2011, 17:52:28 by billberg23 »



 

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