The Perceived Schism in Homœopathy

George Dimitriadis, BSc., DHom(Syd), DHomMCCH(Eng), MSCH

Suite 26, Level 2, 20-22 Macquarie Street Parramatta NSW 2150, Sydney, Australia; [email protected]

Anyone who has traveled abroad and met with various homœopaths, will perhaps tell you, as in our case, that homœopaths are very friendly, hospitable, giving you time without even having known you previously. As soon as they realize your genuine interest in Homœopathy, and of your desire to learn, they give generously of the little time they have. This is what my wife Jacqualine and I experienced in each of our overseas trips. It seems that genuine homœopaths are all too eager to meet and discuss their chosen field of endeavor, and to assist in any way possible anyone who demonstrates a desire to learn Homœopathy.

Yet, why is it that our profession is notorious, even from the days of Hahnemann, for disunity? As Hæhl has stated:

With the continual growth of homœopathy the old saying, “So many men, so many minds,” proved once more to be true.
What was gained outwardly by the partisanship of the people, was lost in the internal workings of the cause by discord
amongst the homœopathic physicians.

I would like to examine further as to why this perceived “schism” still persists to the present day.

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