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The 'who' of homoeopathy




This post looks at the founder of homoeopathy, Dr Samuel Hahnemann.

His full given name being 'Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann' was born on April 10th, 1755, in Meissen, Germany. He passed away July 2nd, 1843, in Paris, France. Known as the father/founder of homoeopathy he was versed in many languages and a qualified physician; he studied medicine in Leipzig, Vienna, and Erlangen, where he then Hahnemann graduated with an M.D. from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 1779.  In the immediate years, after graduating, he practiced medicine. However he was to become greatly disenchanted with the imperfections of medical practice, and returned to translation as his primary means of income.

During his translation work on Materia Medica by William Cullen, Hahnemann was "unconvinced by Cullen’s theory that cinchona was a specific treatment for malaria because of its tonic action on the stomach, decided to take a small dose of cinchona over several days to observe its effects."   

Thereafter Hahnemann continued a lifelong study of the principles of homoeopathy with publications shown below:

For more information about Dr Hahnemann
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