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Homeopathy as a discipline was developed prior to or without regard to the modern principles of pharmacology, biophysics and pathology.  It was developed as a reaction to the unscientific and barbarous practices used by physicians of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  The philosophy behind homeopathy laid out here is that which was originally conceived by Hahnemann.  Many individuals have embellished homeopathy or incorporated it into other practices (such as naturopathy).  Each of the links below discuss important facets of homeopathy as described by Hahnemann.  

Cause of disease

"Similia similibus curentur" (Like cures like)

Dilution and Dynamization



Outside links to the Hahnemannian Philosophy (both pro and con)

Hahnemann's 6th Edition Organon Online
Hahnemann's Chronic Diseases Online
Hahnemannian Medicine
The Ultimate Fake
Essay by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1842)  Dose & Potency
Homeopathic Case Study by a Naturopathic Physician

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