Influential Past Teachers

Place of Birth 
Meissen, Germany

Foundation of Teaching
Homoeopathy, Experimental Pharmacology, Like Cures Like, Organon of Medicine

Example of Teaching
“The physician’s highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy – to heal, as it is termed.”


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Samuel Hahnemann

Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) born April 10, 1755 in Meissen, Germany was the founder of Homoeopathy and he established the fundamental principles of the science and art of Homoeopathy. He is considered the Father of Experimental Pharmacology because he was the first physician to prepare medicines in a specialized way; proving their effectiveness by using them on healthy human beings, to determine how the medicines acted to cure diseases. Before Hahnemann, medicines were given on speculative indications, mainly on the basis of authority without experimental verification.

Dr. Hahnemann espoused the law of cure known as “Similia Similibus Curentur”, or “Like Cures Like”. This means that a remedy that produces symptoms in a healthy person will cure those same symptoms when manifested by a person in a diseased state. This law of cure has been verified by millions of homoeopaths all over the world since the time of Hahnemann.

Hahnemann’s three major publications illumine the development of homeopathy. In the Organon of Medicine (revised six times), we see the fundamentals laid out. Materia Medica Pura records the exact symptoms of the remedy provings. In his book, The Chronic Diseases, Their Peculiar Nature and Their Homoeopathic Cure, he showed us how the natural diseases become chronic in nature when suppressed by improper treatment.

Dr. Hahnemann treated thousands of difficult and chronic cases that defied the best care from allopaths all over Europe. He became well-known for this and physicians from Europe and America came to him for coaching in the new science and art of healing, called Homoeopathy.



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  1. “The physician's highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy - to heal, as it is termed.”
  2. “I shall occupy myself here with the practical part of medicine only, with the healing art itself, in order to show how it is that diseases have hitherto been so imperfectly treated.”
  3. “Far beneath my notice is that mechanical routine of treating precious human life according to the prescription manuals, the continual publication of which shows, alas! how frequently they are still used.”
  4. “The orthodox school has witnessed for centuries that nature itself has never once cured any existing disease with another dissimilar one, however intense. What must we think of this school, which nevertheless has continued to treat chronic diseases allopathically, with medicines and formulas that can only cause a disease condition --God knows which --dissimilar to the one being treated? Even if these physicians have not hitherto observed nature attentively enough, the miserable results of their treatment should have taught them that they were on the wrong road.”
  5. “The weakening of the immune system creates as a result changes in the physical body which we call pathology.”

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