Homeopathy Rising Popularity
Thanks to the then barbaric methods of allopathy,This new form of medicine
caught on like wildfire in Europe and America. Besides royal patronage in European countries, it had renowned proponents like Dickens, Disraeli, Yeats, Thackeray, Goethe and Pope Pius X.
The discipline received a tremendous boost in the 1830s when a cholera epidemic swept Europe. While conventional doctors had a rate of Death 50 per cent, homeopaths cured 80 per cent of their patients. Homeopaths also enjoyed treating cases of yellow fever, typhoid and scarlet fever.
The new system began taking rapid strides in the New World after Hans Gram, a Dutch homeopath, emigrated to the USA in 1825.
Alarmed, conventional doctors formed the American Medical Association (AMA) in 1846. Their primary agenda was to halt homeopathy in its tracks.
Yet, by 1900, 22 homeopathic colleges, a hundred hospitals, over 1,000 homeopathic pharmacies and 29 different journals had sprung up in the USA. And nearly 20 per cent of doctors were practicing homeopaths. Between 1829 to 1869, the number of homeopaths in New York doubled every five years.
Besides effectively treating infectious diseases, homeopaths provided care for many acute and chronic diseases. Since patients under homeopathic care lived longer, some life insurance companies even offered a 10 per cent discount to homeopathic patients!
Mark Twain was all praise for the alternative remedy in an 1890 issue of Harpers magazine
MODERN Allopathic MEDICINE HITS BACK
Before long, conventional doctors began a concerted campaign through the AMA, calling it “quackery”, “unscientific” and “cultish”, since nobody was sure how exactly the system worked. Pharmaceutical companies also joined the fray to pre-empt erosion in their market shares. Worse, they targeted homeopaths through medical journals. A line from the Journal of the American Medical Association says it all: “The medical press is profoundly under the influence of proprietary interests (drug companies).”
There were other pinpricks too that grounded the rising star of homeopathy. In 1910, the Carnegie Foundation issued the infamous Flexner Report—an evaluation of American medical schools chaired by Abraham Flexner, in cooperation with key members of the AMA—sanctioning allopathic medical schools, while simultaneously condemning homeopathic ones. Fate dealt another cruel blow when John D. Rockefeller—a strong supporter who called it “a progressive and aggressive step in medicine”—instructed Frederick Gates, his financial advisor, to issue major grants to homeopathic institutions. An advocate of conventional medicine, Gates ignored his boss’s orders and $350 million in donations went to orthodox allopathic medicine and hospitals.
The discipline gradually buckled under the pressure. In 1923, there were just two homeopathic colleges left. By 1950, none. And perhaps just a hundred practicing homeopaths still survived, most over 50 years old.
There were other causes for the premature decline in America and elsewhere. Homeopathic practice requires individualization of each treatment, demanding more time than allopathy. This meant that there was more to be made through allopathy—another blow in the solar plexus for the complementary remedy.Allopaths take 5-7min to see their patients,a homeopath may spend 2 hours to do a casetaking with each patient.
Moreover, apothecaries disliked Hahnemann because he recommended the use of only one medicine at a time—in limited doses! Which also meant that pharmacists couldn’t charge much for them. Besides, each medicine required careful preparation, something that apothecaries did not always do. Hahnemann soon began dispensing his own medicines.
Big Pharma makes billions of dollars each each year selling toxic prescription drugs.
Access any CURED CASE DATABASE reports on homeopathy (any search engine) and you will see for yourself the mark classical homeopathy has left behind.