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Patients in the History of Homoeopathy

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This collection of essays by leading scholars compares and contrasts the historical contexts which have led patients to choose homoeopathic practitioners. Countries under consideration include Germany, USA, France, Great Britain, Russia, Brazil, Belgium, Iceland and Denmark. This collection of essays by leading scholars compares and contrasts the historical contexts which have led patients to choose homoeopathic practitioners. Countries under consideration include Germany, USA, France, Great Britain, Russia, Brazil, Belgium, Iceland and Denmark. Using studies of Samuel Hahnemann's own practice, such as his approach to fees and his correspondence with patients, the book opens by challenging some of the myths surrounding the early history of homoepathy. Subsequent sections address issues of social standing, class and gender in the provision of homoeopathic treatment, and juxtapose the motivations of nineteenth-century and late-twentieth-century patients in their choice of healer. Finally, the book explores the lobbying work carried out by homoeopathic patients over the past two centuries, underlining their significance as a social and political pressure group in the introduction, stabilisation and current resurgence of homoeopathy.

Table of Contents

Martin Dinges, "Introduction: Patients in the History of Homoeopathy"; Robert Jutte, " 'And [the money] accumulates, without annoyance on the part of the patient, in the doctor's purse': Samuel Hahnemann and the Question of Fees"; Kathrin Schreiber, "Was Hahnemann Driven out of Leipzig? The Leipzig Practice and Why Hahnemann Moved to Kothen in 1821: Patient Numbers and Polemics"; Michael Stolberg, "The Experience of Illness and the Doctor-Patient Relationship in Samuel Hahnemann's Patient Correspondence"; Martin Dinges, "Men's Bodies 'Explained' on a Daily Basis in Letters from Patients to Samuel Hahnemann (1830-35)"; Iris Ritzmann, "Children as Patients in Early Homoeopathy"; Phillip A. Nicholls, "Class, Status and Gender: Toward a Sociology of the Homoeopathic Patient in Nineteenth-Century Britain"; Alexander Kotok, "Patients of Russian Pre-World War I Homoeopathy"; Sigridur Svana Petursdottir, " 'Patients don't care from where the cure comes': Patients' Choice of a Homoeopathic Lay Healer in Iceland"; Anna-Elisabeth Brade, "Soren Jensen - a Danish Homoeopath, his Time and his Patients (1874-84)"; Olivier Faure, "Leon Vannier's Patients in the 1930s"; Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra, "The Haverhoeks and their Patients: the Popularity of Unqualified Homoeopaths in the Netherlands in the Early Twentieth Century"; Anne Hilde van Baal, "Homoeopathy in Nineteenth-Century Flanders: the Patients of the Ghent Homoeopath Gustave van den Berghe (1869-1902)"; Osamu Hattori, "Co-operation and Tensions between Homoeopathic Lay Societies and Homoeopathic Doctors: the Homoeopathic Lay Movement in Wurttemberg during the Professionalisation of the Medical Profession, 1868-1921"; Martina Gunther and Hans Romermann, "The Homoeopathic Patient in General Practice: Findings of a Comparative Poll of Patients in Conventional Medical Practices and Homoeopathic Private and Health Insurance Scheme Practices"; Opijucan Calixto Fraiz and Lore Fortes, "Homoeopathy from the Patient's Standpoint: an Empirical Study in the City of Curitiba (Brazil), 1998-99"; Gunnar Stollberg, "Patients and Homoeopathy: an Overview of Sociological Literature": Bernard Leary, "The Influence of Patients in the Provision of Homoeopathy in GreatBritain: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries"; Naomi Rogers, "The Public Face of Homoeopathy: Politics, the Public and Alternative Medicine in the United States, 1900-40"; Anne Taylor Kirschmann, "Struggle for Survival: the American Foundation for Homeopathy and the Preservation of Homoeopathy in the United States, 1920-30"; Consolidated; Bibliography; Index of Names; Index of Places

Author Biography

Martin Dinges is Deputy Director of the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart, Germany and Professor at the University of Mannheim, Stuttgart, Germany. His publications include _Weltgeschichte der Homoopathie. Lander, Schulen, Heilkundige_ (Munich, 1996) (ed.); _Homoopathie. Patienten, Heilkundige, Institutionen. Von den Anfangen bis heute_ (Heidelberg, 1996) (ed.); _Medizinkritische Bewegungen im Deutschen Reich_ (c.1870-c.1933) (Stuttgart, 1996); 'The Role of Medical Societies in the Professionalisation of Homeopathic Physicians in Germany and the USA' in Robert Jutte, Guenter B. Risse and John Woodward (eds.), _Culture, Knowledge, and Healing: Historical Perspectives of Homeopathic Medicine in Europe and North America_ (Sheffield, 1998); and 'The Contribution of the Comparative Approach to the History of Homoeopathy' in Robert Jutte, Motzi Eklof and Marie C. Nelson (eds.), _Historical Aspects of Unconventional Medicine: Approaches, Concepts, Case Studies_ (Sheffield, 2001).
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2002
Contributor
Edited by Martin Dinges
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
EAHMH Publications
Pages
448
Series
Dimensions
151x217x33
ISBN-13
9780953652242
Product ID
2968432

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