Clinical Medicine differs from other biological sciences (Physiology and General pathology) because it’s object is to study the sick taken singolarly, while these sciences try to know the “phenomenon” of human and animal organism.
- There is no pure constitution but a range of constitutions.A patient can be phlegmatic , but still balanced,situated towards the centre of the diagram. He could be ,anyway,completely unbalanced in his phlegmaticity and he will be at the side of the diagram.This data is not only theoretic but practical as,the more constitutional unbalance,the more should be the constitutional remedy diluition.
- Individual constitution varies with time,in relation to different situations.Must be studied the actual constitution,which is the one to be cured and we should not be deceived by the physical one.In fact our morphology often belongs to a previous moment of the life.Physical appearance is important,but should not be the only aspect of our constitution.
- Being unsure about the constitution,must be always treated the most dangerous one:the depressed before the full-blooded,the phlegmatic before the irascible and so on,thinking about the specific pathological risk for that particular patient.