Homoeopathy in Epidemic Diseases Paperback – Nov 25 2004
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About the Author
Dr. Dorothy Shepherd grew up in South India where her father was a missionary. She studied medicine at Heidelberg medical school and in 1906, and went on to study at the Hering Medical College in Chicago. Her teachers were Dienst and Tomhagen, both pupils of famous homoeopathic physician, James Tyler Kent. Dr. Shepherd wrote several books on homoeopathy based on her clinical experience including, Homoeopathy for the 1st Aider and Magic of the Minimum Dose. In the 1940s she established a homoeopathic center in Bramshott, England. Dr Shepherd passed away in November 1952 after 45 years of service to homoeopathy.
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It is long overdue that claims of this kind get the scientific attention and studies that they deserve. The peremptory dismissal of such claims on merely theoretical grounds, subsumes a non-existent level of knowledge and does little more than assuage the ego of the armchair scientist, pseudo sceptic and doctrinaire anti-alternative medicine crusader, eager to write the next "best" seller about how it is all nonsense and that people like Dr. Shepherd were out to "fool" everyone.
A more rational approach to these cases is to acknowledge the long experience and dedication of the Doctor, admit that some sort of curative effect is likely operative rather than descend to the easy and non-thinking paternalization of placebo claims, and then begin to organize and call for the proper scientific analysis of what could potentially be a major medical breakthrough. That such a breakthrough might prove anathema to vaccine manufacturers and "guardians" of "conventional" medicine, is of no consequence and no influence on the potential of the preventative and curative medicine which Shepherd proposes.
Until that scientific analysis is done, the ideas and practices proposed in the book will remain a tantalizing and intriguing possibility, still utilized by those with the courage to step into the realm of the unknown, and still disparaged by those who lack that courage.
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