Pathways of Homoeopathic Medicine

Complex Homoeopathy in its relationship to homoeopathy, naturopathy and conventional medicine

  • Bettina Blessing

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 91-105

About this book


Bettina Blessing’s study follows the progress of homoeopathic therapies up to World War II. It focuses mainly on the development of double and complex remedies which were highly controversial even at the times of Hahnemann, who also experimented with double remedies. Various orientations of homoeopathy, spagyric, naturopathy and conventional medicine advocated homoeopathic remedies and supported medical concepts that were based on ‘holistic’ views. One of the proponents of alternative healing methods was the renowned Berlin surgeon August Bier (1861-1949). For him, homoeopathy was one of several possible medical approaches and, in accordance with Heraclitus, he argued that a ‘harmonious view’ of medicine was not possible as long as one of them was excluded.



Authors and affiliations

  • Bettina Blessing
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for the History of MedicineRobert Bosch FoundationStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14970-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14971-9
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