‘Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann’ is the father of Homeopathy and is famously known as “Samuel Hahnemann”. He was the German
Physician, born on April 10, 1755. He was known for his working in creating the Pseudoscientific System of Alternative Medicine called ‘Homeopathy’.
Hahnemann studied medicine for two years at ‘Leipzig’. Then, due to the shortage of clinical facilities, he shifted to
. Later, he graduated MD with honors degree at the ‘University of Erlangen’ on August 10, 1779.
He was dissatisfied with the state of
medicine in his time, and didn’t like the practice of ‘bloodletting’
. He said, his medical practice sometimes did more harm to the patient than good. After sometimes, while translating the writing of ‘William Cullen’, he found the claim that Cinchona, the bark of a Peruvian Tree, was effective in treating Malaria because of its astringency. This led him to postulate a healing principle and became the basis for an approach to medicine which he gave the name ‘Homeopathy’.
He continued his practice and research on the subject homeopathy, as well as writing and lecturing. He died on July 2, 1843, in Paris at the age of 88 years, and is entombed in a mausoleum at ‘Paris’s Pere Lachaise Cemetery’.