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Samuel Hahnemann
(10 Apr 1755 - 2 Jul 1843)

German chemist and physician who founded the system of therapeutics known as homeopathy, whereby the practitioner treats the patient as a whole, rather than a specific symptom.


Science Quotes by Samuel Hahnemann (4 quotes)

Portrait of Samuel Hahnemann, upper body, facing forward
Artist: Marie d΄Hervilly Gohier Hahnemann (1838) (source)
I do not know if I am mistaken, but it seems that one can obtain more truths, important to Humanity, from Chemistry than from any other Science.
— Samuel Hahnemann
In Chemische Annalen (Crell;s) I:291-305, 1788. As cited in Israel S. Kleiner, 'Hahnemann as a Chemist', The Scientific Monthly (May 1938), 46, 450. The quote is the opening words of an article describing his test for lead and iron in wine.
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Medicine is a science of experience; its object is to eradicate diseases by means of remedies. The knowledge of disease, the knowledge of remedies and the knowledge of their employment, constitute medicine.
— Samuel Hahnemann
In 'The Medicine of Experience' (1805), collected in R.E. Dudgeon (ed., trans.) The Lesser Writings of Samuel Hahnemann (1851), 501.
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The rallying motto of a sectarian name is incapable of exciting to sober, calm, scientific investigation; it only rouses the explosive spirit of accusations of heresy to a fierce volcanic flame. Truth and the weal of humanity should be the only motto of the genuine elucidators of the art, and the watchword of their brotherly, peaceful bond of union, without slavish adherence to any sectarian leader, if we would not see the little good that we know completely sacrificed to party spirit and discord.
— Samuel Hahnemann
In 'View of Professional Liberality at the Commencement of the Nineteenth Century' from the Allgemeiner Anzeiger d. D. No. 32 (1801), collected in R.E. Dudgeon (ed., trans.) The Lesser Writings of Samuel Hahnemann (1851), 363.
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When we have to do with an art whose end is the saving of human life, any neglect to make ourselves thorough masters of it becomes a crime.
— Samuel Hahnemann
Quoted without citation in United States Medical Investigator (1885), 21, 521. Seen in various other later publications, but also without citation. If you know the primary source, please contact Webmaster.
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  • 10 Apr - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Hahnemann's birth.
  • Samuel Hahnemann: The Founder of Homoeopathic Medicine, by Trevor M Cook. - book suggestion.

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