The new school (homeopathic medicine) gained widespread popularity among patients and spread rapidly around the world. It brought many other medical innovations, including the detailed examination of the patient and the individualized dosing of medicines to avoid side effects and adverse reactions, a problem that plagues allopathic (conventional) medicine to this day.
Homeopathic Medical Innovations
- The first to advocate for the benign treatment of the mentally ill
- The first to build mental hospitals and asylums
- Allowing women and African Americans to practice medicine through their Homeopathic Medical Boards before the allopaths did
- Developing homeopathic immunizations or homeoprophylaxis against anthrax, scarlet fever, and rabies as early as in the 1830s– fifty years before Pasteur “invented” vaccination