Homeopathy or homoeopathy is a pseudoscientific system of alternative medicine. It was created by Samuel Hahnemann. Its practitioners, called homeopaths, believe that a substance that causes symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people; this doctrine is called “similia similibus curentur,” or “like cures like”. The term “homeopathy” was coined by Hahnemann which comes from the Greek: hómoios, “like” and páthos, “suffering”. Hahnemann gathered and published a complete overview of his new medical system in his book, The Organon of the Healing Art, whose 6th edition, known as Organon of Medicine, is still relevant today. Homeopathic healing is considered controversial and it received a lot of critique over the years, but it still survived and is practiced today.
Table of Contents:
Organon of Medicine by Samuel Hahnemann
Of the Homoeopathic Doctrines by J. G. Millingen
Homoeopathy as a Science by Edward Bayard
Personal Experience of a Physician by John Ellis