Med Ges Gesch. 1997 ; 16(): 125-44.
The homoepathic management of cholera in the nineteenty century with special reference to the epidemic in London, 1854.
During the nineteenth century homoeopaths claimed better results than their conventional colleagues did for the treatment of epidemic cholera. Those of the London Homoeopathic Hospital in 1854 have been put forward, for 150 years, as evidence of the efficacy of homoeopathy. The evidence is examined in this paper. Failure to inflict exhausting allopathic treatments must have contributed considerably to the homoeopathic success. However it appears probable that the homoeopathic remedies themselves played an active part in the successful treatment of cholera cases.