Homœopathy in The Penny Magazine, 1834

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Here is one of the oldest publications on homeopathy in English, published by The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in the The Penny Magazine in 1834.

About its ending: the last paragraph where it is said that the police seized the medicines: it happened very often in that time against the homeopaths and ever since; some remedies, after a ceremony, were even buried in cemeteries! About the petition to the emperor: it was the case with Gustav Schréter who lived in Lemberg, Poland – now in Ukraine – in the 1830s. Lemberg was then in Galicia, a province of the Austrian Empire. Schréter’s remedies were seized by the police because of allopathic accusations – he was very successful in treating cholera – but a petition from the citizens to the emperor in Vienna gave him back his freedom of practice and the right to provide his own homeopathic remedies. (Thank you Denis Fournier for your help with this).

Screen Shot 2014-04-27 at 15.12.34 Penny Magazine 29 3 1834