Homeopathy was popular in the United States and Europe in the 1800s. While popular among European royalty and Americans, it was deeply opposed by traditional medicine. German physician Samuel Hahnemann first coined the term homeopathy. By the time he was 24, Hahnemann could read and write in seven languages. He was an avid experimenter and respected chemist. He authored a four-volume set of books entitled The Pharmaceutical Lexicon. In his time, it was one of the standard reference books for apothecaries (pharmacists). He spent six years experimenting on himself, his family, and a group of followers. In 1796, he wrote about his experiences in a respected German medical journal titled Hufeland’s Journal. However, Hahnemann was rejected by mainstream medicine and even struggled to get along ...

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