The History of American Homeopathy: From Rational Medicine to Holistic Health Care

Rutgers University Press, 2009 - 191 Seiten
Although scorned in the early 1900s and publicly condemned by Abraham Flexner and the American Medical Association, the practice of homeopathy did not disappear. Instead, it evolved with the emergence of holistic healing and Eastern philosophy in the United States and today is a form of alternative medicine practiced by more than 100,000 physicians worldwide and used by millions of people to treat everyday ailments as well as acute and chronic diseases.

The History of American Homeopathy traces the rise of lay practitioners in shaping homeopathy as a healing system and its relationship to other forms of complementary and alternative medicine in an age when conventional biomedicine remains the dominant form. Representing the most current and up-to-date history of American homeopathy, readers will benefit from John S. Haller Jr.'s comprehensive explanation of complementary medicine within the American social, scientific, religious, and philosophic traditions.


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Introduction 1
Chapter 1 The Decline of Academic Homeopathy 5
Chapter 2 Esoteric Homeopathy 35
Chapter 3 The Laity Speaks Out 63
Chapter 4 Postwar Trends 87
Chapter 5 Roads Taken and Not Taken 115
Chapter 6 Whither the Future? 141

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JOHN S. HALLER JR. is a professor emeritus of history and medical humanities at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and the author of several books, among them The History of American Homeopathy: The Academic Years, 1820–1935.

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