Simeon Nicolai Von Korsakov (1788 -1853)
He was a Russian count, who invented a new method of homeopathic
The Korsakovian method or single phial system is based on the following
When one empty a phial there remains one drop of the solution adhered to
the walls of the phial thus
one obtains a dilution of the ratio 1/100.
This method saves a lot of phials. Hahnemann approved this method.
He writes in a note about impregnation of
globules with a medical substance
(invented by Korsakov) in 1829 :
"This method, recommended by my honored correspondent, deserves the
gratitude of every homoeopath, because it is,
like my experience has
convinced me, the most perfect that has been proposed"
After the 30th potency of Hahnemann, there appeared 200, M, 10M, 50M, CM.
Such potencies would be impossible according to the Hahnemannian method of
Nowadays the start is made with a C30 potency, to guarantee there is no
'material' involved further in the process,
because of the absorption of
material in the pores of the glass in the early stages.