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1755-17991800-18241825-1849 (selected)1850-18741875-18991900-19241925-19491950-19741975-present

Homeopathy Timeline
1825 - 1849

1825 - 1906
Thomas Skinner, MD, inventor of the Skinner Centesimal Fluxion Potentizer
Characteristics of Homoeopathia 1825
The Characteristics of Homoeopathia (from Hahnemann's Geist der homoopathischen Heillehre) is published in New York by Hans Burch Gram. Metcalf's 'Homeopathic Bibliography' states that it "was laughed at by the profession, and there was as yet no public appreciation of homeopathy."
1826 - 1901
Francis Boericke, MD, in 1869 formed "Boericke and Tafel" with Adolph Tafel
Hartlaub's Systematic Effects 1825
Hartlaub publishes first volume of Systematic Effects of The Pure Effects of Medicine for the Practical Use of Homeopathic Physicians, considered by some to be the first repertory.
Dr. Clutterbuck makes first reference to homeopathy in England at a meeting of the London Medical Society.
Caspari - the first pharmaopoeia 1825
Carl Caspari publishes Homoopathisches Dispensitorium fur Aertze und Apotheker, the first pharmacopoeia.
Carl Caspari publishes the first work on homeopathic domestic practice.
1827 - 1894
Jabez P. Dake, who agitated for the reform and reproving of the materia medica. This was evidenced by his co-authoring, with Richard Hughes, of the Cyclopedia of Drug Pathogenesy in 1885.
Homoeopathy comes to England 1827
Dr. Harvey Quin introduces homeopathic practice into England
Hahnemann announces theory of chronic diseases to Stapf and Gross.
Homoeopathy comes to Switzerland
Dr. Franz Josef Siegrist practicing in Basel
First homeopathic medical society, The Central Society of German Homeopathists, founded by Hahnemann.
Hering proves Lachesis mutus
Chronic Diseases 1828
Chronic Diseases
Hahnemann's philosophy of chronic disease and exposition of miasms.

— Read Hering's Preface
to the 1845 American Edition

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1828 - 1877
Carroll Dunham, MD, Dean of the NY Homoeopathic Medical College

Carroll Dunham biography

Organon 1829
The Organon of Rational Healing
4th edition is published; This is the 1st edition translated into English
1829 - 1899
Edwin Hale, MD
Homoeopathy comes to Spain  
A layman named Zuarte begins practice in Cadiz
Beginning of cholera epidemic in Germany. Hahnemann publishes four pamphlets for gratuitous distribution detailing the use of Camphor, Cuprum, and Veratrum for treatment of the epidemic, with recommendations for sanitation and hygiene.

The remarkable result of the use of Camphor for prevention, treatment and disinfection, and the successful use of Cuprum and Veratrum for established cases, assured the grateful recognition of Homeopathy throughout Europe.

Hahnemann ascribes the cause of the cholera to "infinitely small, invisible living organisms."
Homoeopathy comes to Poland  
Dr. Mylo is practicing in Warsaw
Homoeopathy comes to Belgium  
The first homeopath, Dr. Pierre Joseph deMoor, begins practice at Alost
Homoeopathy comes to France 1830
Des Guidi, aged 61, begins practice in Lyons.
Boenninghausen repertory 1832
The Repertory of the Anti-Psoric Remedies
The first homeopathic repertory. Clemens Von Boenninghausen
In the 1830s the practice of homeopathy became illegal in Austria. Despite being illegal, many people used homeopathy during the cholera epidemic of 1831.

Statistics show that those with cholera who tried homeopathy had a mortality rate between 2.4 to 21.1%; whereas more than 50% of those with cholera died under conventional medical treatment.
Homoeopathy comes to Sweden 1832
Peter Jacob Leidbeck begins practice in Stockholm and visits Hahnemann
Hering arrives in the United States (Philadelphia, PA)
Organon 1833
The Organon of Rational Healing
5th edition - Hahnemann introduces the medicinal solution

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Homoeopathy comes to The Netherlands 1834
The Netherlands
First homeopathic doctors: Johan Schonfield in Winshoten and a Dr. Schmid in Schiedam
Jahr's Manual of Homeopahtic Medicine 1835
George Jahr - Manual of Homoeopathic Medicine
A repertorial index to Hahnemann's work.
Allentown Academy founded, 1st homeopathic school in the US
Boenninghausen 1835
The Repertory of Medicines which are not Anti-Psoric
Clemens Von Boenninghausen
Organon 1835
Domestic Physician
The first popular homeopathic self-care manual. Constantine Hering

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1836 - 1902
Richard Hughes, MD, low potency proponent, editor of "Cyclopedia of Drug Pathogenesy"

Richard Hughes biography

Homoeopathy comes to Portugal 1836
Dr. Florencio Galvao begins discreetly teaching his pupils
1836 - 1909
Henry C. Allen, MD, author of "Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever", "Keynotes to the Leading Remedies of the Materia Medica", and "Materia Medica of the Nosodes"

Henry C. Allen biography

1836 - 1902
Richard Phelan, MD, who introduced Kent to homeopathy
1837 - 1902
Timothy Field Allen, MD, compiler of "Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica"

Timothy Field Allen biography

Homoeopathy comes to Malta 1837
Dr. Benoit Mure introduces homeopathy
Homoeopathy comes to Colombia 1837
Homeopathy introduced
1838 - 1917
Eugene Beauharis Nash, MD, author of "Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics"

E.B. Nash biography

Homoeopathy comes to Ireland 1839
Dr. Charles W. Luther introduces homeopathy
1840 - 1901
James Compton Burnett, MD, author of "Fifty Reasons for Being a Homeopath"

James C. Burnett biography

Homoeopathy comes to India 1839
Dr. John Honigberger from Transylvania introduces homeopathy
1841 - ?
Carolyn Hastings, MD
1842 - 1902
Selden Talcott, MD, author of "Mental Diseases and Their Modern Treatment"
New York condemns homeopathy
New York Medical Society condemns homoeopathy; refuses practice license to homoeopathic doctors.
Homoeopathy comes to Cuba 1842
Dr. Francisco de P. Escopet from Spain brings homeopathy to Havana
Hahnemann dies in Paris
July 2, 1843
Homoeopathy comes to Ontario 1842
Canada (Ontario)
James Lillie begins practicing homeopathy in Toronto
Establishment of first US National Medical Association - American Institute of Homoeopathy (AIH). Charter to license homoeopathic physicians & maintain standards of education and practice; serves as a clearing house for provings of North American native plants and other new homoeopathic medicines.
Homoeopathy comes to Quebec 1844
Canada (Quebec)
John George Rosenstein is allowed to test homeopathic therapy in the Montreal General Hospital
1844 - 1903
Robert Cooper, MD, developer of 'aborivital' remedies
1845 - 1910
22 homoeopathic medical schools are established throughout the U.S. Estimated 15,000 homoeopathic practitioners. Homoeopathy more economically successful and patient friendly than allopathy.
A national Medical Convention meets in New York to review the 'problem' of homoeopathy. Delegates conclude the great success of homoeopathy must solely be due to allopathic physician's bad marketing and public relations. At this meeting the American Medical Association is founded as a guild of physicians to protect the business interests of its members, and as a direct counterpart to the American Institute of Homoeopathy. A well organized campaign to ostracize homoeopathy and dominate the practice of medicine in the U.S. is launched and continues to this day.
1847 - 1918
Erastus Case, MD, author of "Clinical Experiences"
Homoeopathy comes to Uruguay 1847
Dr. Juan Christiano Korth sets up practice in Montevideo
1847 - 1885
Ernest A. Farrington, MD, author of "Clinical Materia Medica", and "Comparative Materia Medica"

Ernest Farrington biography

Boenninghausen Therapeutic Pocket Book 1847
The Therapeutic Pocket Book
Clemens Von Boenninghausen

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1847 - 1918
Thomas Bradford, MD, practitioner, historian and author of "Bradford's Scrapbooks"

Thomas Bradford biography

1847 - 1940
Calvin B. Knerr, MD, who completed Hering's "Guiding Symptoms"

Calvin Knerr biography

1848 - 1869
Constantine Hering, Jacob Jeanes, and Walter Williamson established the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1848. It was one of the first institutions to teach homeopathy in the United States.

Homeopathic Medical
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1849 - 1929
William Boericke, MD, author of "Boericke's Materia Medica"

William Boericke biography

Homoeopathy comes to New Zealand 1849
New Zealand
Glasgow graduate William Purdie, MD is the first homeopath
1849 - 1916
James T. Kent, MD, author of "Kent's Repertory, "Lectures on Homeopathic Materia Medica", "Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy"

James Tyler Kent biography

Hahnemann Organon 1849
The Organon of Rational Healing
5th edition translated into English by Robert Dudgeon

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1849 - 1922
Cleveland Homeopathic College (merged with Pulte College 1911, Ohio State 1913)
Cholera Epidemic of 'The South.' Using homoeopathically prepared medicines, Homoeopaths are more successful than allopaths in treating the sick
1755-17991800-18241825-1849 (selected)1850-18741875-18991900-19241925-19491950-19741975-present

Thanks to the generous cooperation of Sylvain Cazalet and the Personal Photographic Library of Doctor Robert Séror for providing some of the photographs of classical homeopaths we enjoy on this Timeline.

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Dr. Séror's homeopathic photo collection

The information on the history of homeopathy around the world is excerpted from Julian Winston's tour de force, "The Faces of Homoeopathy". Whole Health Now applauds Julian's largesse in freely providing this work to the homeopathic community. Any accolades are due Julian, errors in transcription are our responsibility.

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