Med Ges Gesch. 1993 ; 12(): 205-19.
After the November Revolution the Government, supported by strong pressure groups, made several attempts to establish naturopathy and homeopathy as subjects at the Prussian Universities. Thus in 1919, a decision of the Prussian parliament to install a "Chair of General Therapy" led to fierce discussions between representatives of the government on the one hand and members of the medical faculties on the other. In 1927, a "Chair in Homeopathy" was created, which also lead to several controversies. The full professors of the medical faculty of the Friedrich Wilhelm University in Berlin strongly rejected the idea. They were supported by their colleagues at other universities. Their motives seem to have been both financial and scientific.