Alternative Medicines – Homeopathy and Allopathy

I was just scanning the origin of words like Empathy and then moved on to check out meaning of similar words like Homeopathy and Allopathy.

Eventually, I found out that the term Allopathy was given by the founder of Homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann – a German Physician,  as a system of alternative medicine that works on symptoms and towards suppressing symptoms.

In 1810, Allopathy was used as derogatory word and considered as an alternative medicine.

In 2016, 200 years later, Homeopathy is an alternative medicine.

A daguerrotype of Samuel Hahnemann in 1841

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