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Invention[edit | edit source]

The practice of homeopathy was started by Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German physician trained in medicine, science and linguistics. In 1796, he wrote his Essay on a New Principle for Ascertaining the Curative Power of Drugs, followed by The Organon of the Healing Art in 1810—these formed the basis of homeopathy as he defined it.[1] In particular, The Organon of the Healing Art explains his thoughts on the nature of disease, the way he thought homeopathic remedies would work, and how to apply them. This is the core book homeopaths study.

Relevant Individuals[edit | edit source]

James Tyler Kent[edit | edit source]

James Tyler Kent (1849–1916) was a physician who turned to homeopathy later in his career. He graduated from Eclectic Medical institute in 1871 and the Homeopathic Medical College of Missouri in 1889. He turned to homeopathy after attributing to it the recovery of wife from illness, and he later published Repertory of the Homeopathic Materia Medica in 1897. Notably, he did not believe in the since-proven germ theory of disease.[2]

Constantine Hering[edit | edit source]

Constantine Hering (1800–1880) was a German physician. He studied medicine and then at the request of his teacher Dr. Henrich Robbi studied Homeopathy in order to write a book against Homeopathy. He began practicing homeopathy after attributing to it the healing of a hand infection, and he published many works on the subject.

Mahendralal Sarkar[edit | edit source]

Mahendralal Sarkar (1833–1904) was an Indian physician.

Cyrus Maxwell Boger[edit | edit source]

Cyrus Boger (1861–1935) was an American physician.He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Medicine and the Hahnemann Homeopathic Medical College in Philadelphia.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Loudon, Irvine (2006-12). "A brief history of homeopathy". Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 99 (12): 607–610. ISSN 0141-0768. PMC 1676328. PMID 17139061. {{cite journal}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. Morrell, Peter (2023-12-17). "Vaccines - cause celebre or bete noir?". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)