Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann
Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843)
Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homoeopathy, studied medicine in Leipzig, Vienna and Erlangen and completed his doctoral degree at FAU.
He worked as a doctor, translated and published numerous medical texts, and devoted much of his time to chemical and pharmacological experiments. His experiences and experiments ultimately led him to develop a new form of medicine, known as homoeopathy.
His work ‘Organon der Heilkunst’ (organon of medicine), published in 1810, is regarded as the first work documenting the fundamental principles of homoeopathy.
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