Pioneers of Homoeopathy

Born in Meissen, Saxony, April 10, 1755. Hahnemann grew up during an era of tremendous upheaval and rebirth in Europe which was centered in Germany with the “Enlightenment” movement, which encouraged freedom of thought and opinion. He was born into a poor family and was taught early by his father never to learn passively but to question everything. Hahnemann later developed his thirst for knowledge into a profoundly deep–reaching gift. He virtually read all medical books previously published, in nine languages.

 

Hahnemann, (Christian Friedrich) Samuel

(1755 -- 1843)

 

Physician and founder of Homeopathy, born in Meissen, Germany. He studied at Leipzig, and for 10 years practiced medicine. He observed that a medicine administered to a healthy person produced similar symptoms to those of the illness it was intended to cure, and developed his law of "similar', around which he built his system of Homeopathy. He published Reine Arzneimittellehre (1811, Precept of Pure Drugs), a Homeopathic drug catalogue. 

 

 

 

 

Dr. James Tyler Kent

Dr. James Tyler Kent was born in 1849, a native of wood hull, new York. He graduated from Electric Medical institute, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1871 and the Homeopathic medical college of Missouri, St. Louis, where he was awarded the Diploma in 1889. He was Professor of Anatomy in the American Medical College St. Louis, 1877-78 about which time his attention was forcibly directed to Homeopathy through the serious illness of his wife, whose case refused to yield to any other treatment except Homeopathic. He then became a careful student of Heinemann’s Organ on which resulted in his complete conversion to Homeopathy. He was one of the ablest teachers and exponents of the Homeopathic school in America. His contribution to the Homeopathic literature are known by their strength rather than their length and include more prominently his Repertory, Homeopathic Philosophy, Lectures on Material Medica and Lesser Writings. 



Dr. James Tyler Kent

Dr. James Tyler Kent was born in 1849, a native of wood hull, new York. He graduated from Electric Medical institute, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1871 and the Homeopathic medical college of Missouri, St. Louis, where he was awarded the Diploma in 1889. He was Professor of Anatomy in the American Medical College St. Louis, 1877-78 about which time his attention was forcibly directed to Homeopathy through the serious illness of his wife, whose case refused to yield to any other treatment except Homeopathic. He then became a careful student of Heinemann’s Organ on which resulted in his complete conversion to Homeopathy. He was one of the ablest teachers and exponents of the Homeopathic school in America. His contribution to the Homeopathic literature are known by their strength rather than their length and include more prominently his Repertory, Homeopathic Philosophy, Lectures on Material Medica and Lesser Writings.