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International Classical Homoeopathy History - from Germany ➛ America ➛ India ➛ America

International Classical Homoeopathy History

Germany ➛ America ➛ India ➛ America

Germany - the Foundations for Homoeopathy


Samuel Hahnemann 1755 - 1843SAMUEL F. HAHNEMANN: German physician developed “Homoeopathy” as a Complete Medicinal System addressing the whole person through all stages of life, from very young to elderly.

Hahnemann was uncomfortable using treatments taught in medical schools: cauterizing, blistering, purging, bloodletting and leeches, highly toxic agents (mercury, lead, arsenic), with severe side-effects, causing complex conditions, death.


Hahnemann stopped practicing this allopathic medicine, and began investigating, researching natural ancient, medicinal systems. He spoke and read several languages therefore earned a living translating natural herbal medicinal texts of English, ancient Greek, Egyptian. He discovered the Laws of Nature written in the ancient Egyptian documents, tenth century Hindu sages, and in the Hippocratic Corpus 400 B.C. Hahnemann found the origin of the tenet: “do no harm.”

Hahnemann monumentHomoeopathy was purposely designed as the gentle, safe, Complete Medicinal System to strengthen, boost overall sense of well-being in present and future generations.

Homoeopathic remedies are highly diluted natural products, thoroughly proven, clinically used by many generations. A homoeopathy remedy used in a single form (never in combination), tested by healthy humans, NOT with animals.


Classical homoeopathy addresses - PAST (inherited traits) and PRESENT complaints of today - boosts, strengthens immune system so as not repeatedly catch infections now - and as a consequence strengthen immune system for FUTURE generations.(13)

Hahnemann’s original texts, writings continually taught today:   

• Organon of Medicinal Art (6 editions) • Lesser Writings of Hahnemann (Dudgeon)
• Materia Medica Pura (2 volumes)
• The Chronic Disease, (Miasm) Their Peculiar Nature and Their Homoeopathic Cure (2 Volumes)


1835, North America Academy of the Homoeopathic Healing Art, the “first homoeopathic institution in the world”

Constatine HeringCONSTANTINE HERING: A German physician emigrating to America, via Surinam, South America settled in Philadelphia and in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he founded the first Homoeopathic Institution in the world, on April the 10th, 1835, - Hahnemann’s birthday. North American Academy of the Homoeopathic Healing Art.

C. Hering was chiefly instrumental in founding three institutions of homoeopathic medical instruction - the North America Academy of the Homoeopathic Healing Art, Allentown, Pennsylvania; the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania; and the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia. (1)



Texts in use today:

• Hering’s Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica
• Homoeopathic Domestic Physician
• Materia Medica of American Provings


Abraham LincolnCHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 1854-5 - Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago incorporated under the supervision of Abraham Lincoln, the new charter drafted and presented to the legislature and granted on February 14, 1855.

1905 - Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago consolidated with the Chicago Medical College under the name of Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago. (2)


“Homoeopathy, permanent restoration of health”
“The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of health, or removal of whole disease, as it is termed, in the shortest and most harmless way.” - Dr. Samuel C. F. Hahnemann (1755-1843) (Organon Of Healing Art. Aphorism §2).


H C AllenHENRY CLAY ALLEN, 1892, one of the founders of Hering Medical College, and Hospital (Hering College of Homoeopathy), Chicago, Illinois. Dean and professor of materia medica, editor of the Medical Advance, native of Canada.

H. C. Allen received his medical education from Cleveland Homeopathic College, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Canada.

Professor of anatomy in Cleveland Homoeopathic College; and Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago. Practiced forty-five years.

1880 -1885 - professor of Materia Medica and Clinical Medicine in the Homoeopathic Department of the University of Michigan.

1892 - Hering Medical College, chair of Materia Medica, president of the governing board.

A member of: American Institute of Homoeopathy, International Hahnemann Association, honorary member of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan State Homeopathic Medical societies, Homeopathic Medical Society of Illinois, Englewood Homoeopathic Medical Society. Honorary member of the Homoeopathic Society of Calcutta, India. Volume III - (3)HC Allen bio - Vol III, page 397 / Vol III photo pg 396 )

Texts in use today:
• Allen’s Key Notes and Characteristics with Comparisons of some of the Leading Remedies of the Materia Medica, with Nosodes. (Allen’s Key Notes taken from C. Hering’s Guiding Symptoms, Proving Symptoms)

J H AllenJOHN HENRY ALLEN moved from Logansport, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois. President of the International Hahnemann Association in 1900. Dr. Allen taught at the Hering Medical College in Chicago, professor of miasmatics, dermatology, venereal diseases.

J. H. Allen was a student of Henry C. Allen.


Texts in use today:
• Diseases and Therapeutics of the Skin (1902)
• The Chronic Miasms: Psora and Pseudo-psora (1908)
• The Chronic Miasms: Sycosis, (1908)


1900’s - USA & CANADA - American Medical Association took over healthcare

American Medical Association (AMA), Carnegie, Rockefeller Foundations - dismantled the homoeopathic educational system and homoeopathic colleges, hospitals, and ostracizing any doctors practicing homoeopathy. Replaced homoeopathy, a natural, safe Complete Medicinal System, for a system based allopathic pharmaceutical research industry’s influence in N. American medical education, schools and hospitals.

In 1900 there were 22 homoeopathy colleges, 15,000 homoeopaths, homoeopaths controlled 110 hospitals, 145 dispensaries, 62 orphan asylums and old peoples homes, over 30 nursing homes, sanitaria, 16 insane asylums. (8)

Note: Carnegie, Flexnor Report not only took away from N. America the practice and education of homoeopaths, this foundation’s report also removed the “o” in ‘homoeopathy.’



1835 - Homoeopathy can be traced back to a Romanian, Dr. John Martin Honigberger who helped the Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Lahore, suffering from paralysis of the vocal cords with swelling of the feet. J. M. Honigberger then practiced in Calcutta. (5), (10)

Calcutta Medical1861 - The year of Abraham Lincoln’s first inauguration (14) and the first homoeopathic college the Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, West Bengal (CHMCH).


TODAY - CHMCH continues to graduate homoeopathic doctors and now affiliated to West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata, offering the Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery, (BHMS) (9)


Kishori M BanerjeeDR. KISHORI MOHAN BANERJEE - 2nd generation homoeopath, born near Calcutta, India. Kishore M. Banerjee’s father, Kalipada Banerjee was Clinical Assistant to Dr L. Salzer, and practiced Classical homoeopathy for 38 years in Calcutta, according to the principles laid out in Samuel Hahnemann’s “Organon.”


K. M. Banerjee, in early, 1900’s travelled to Chicago to study Homoeopathy under John Henry Allen at the Hering Medical College, Hering Homoeopathic College.


1924 - K. M. Banerjee founded Bengal Allen Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Calcutta, having 50 beds, using the name of Allen because of his dedication and heart-felt gratitude to the Master Prescriber of Miasmatic Approach John Henry Allen.

Kishori M. Banerjee passed prescribing intuition and quick Miasmatic Diagnosis to his son, homoeopath, Naba Kumar Banerjee. (6)

N K BanerjeeNABA KUMAR BANERJEE, 3rd generation homoeopath, son of K. M. Banerjea and uncle of Subrata K. Banerjea, 4th generation homoeopath.

N. K. Banerjee was the principal of Bengal Allen Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Calcutta. Practicing homoeopathy for 34 years. (6)

INDIA, 1937: “Demand for Recognition of Homoeopathy”

“Because of its popularity, there had been demand for a long time for recognition of Homoeopathy as a system of Medicine by the Government of India. In April, 1937 Md. Ghias-ud-idin, M.L.A., moved a resolution in the Legislative Assembly for the recognition of Homoeopathy.” (10)


2015: Prime Minister Modi - INDIA to Become World Leader in Affordable, Holistic,
Preventive Healthcare *** Ministry of AYUSH ***

The Prime Minister said that there was consciousness among the people about holistic and preventive healthcare. The world is asking for something more from medical science, he said, noting: “We will have to move ahead with a comprehensive thought, in which we should address wellness and well-being and not only illness…to think about good health than depending on (the use of) medicines.” (12)

“We now increasingly hear voices calling for holistic treatment, which means dealing not just with the immediate ailment, but with the complete person, physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually,” he said.

Ministry of State for AYUSH, Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.(12)


Ranjit K BanerjeeRANJIT KUMAR BANERJEE, Micro-biologist; Diploma in homoeopathy and lecturer in pathology in a Govt. homoeopathic college, Kolkata, India.(6)


Subrata K BanerjeaDR. SUBRATA KUMAR BANERJEA BHMS(India), 4th generation homoeopath. Graduate of Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, West Bengal.

S. K. Banerjea resides in England, where he has a busy homoeopathy practice. Principal for the Allen College of Homoeopathy, Essex which offers accredited programmes from undergraduate through to advanced post-graduate study including annual Summer School, regularly scheduled Student Teaching Clinics.

Dr Subrata Banerjea is director of the Bengal Allen Medical Institute, Kolkata with his son, assistant director Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea, BHMS(India).

Since 1986 - Bengal Allen Medical Institute, in Kolkata and Dr Subrata K. Banerjea sponsor the annual Exchange Clinical Discussion Programmes for Overseas Homoeopaths from around the world.

 S. K. Banerjea periodically travels to India for consultant clinics, where he sees many patients in a short amount of time. Internationally, is a very noted lecturer, Classical Clinical Prescriber in Comparative Materia Medica and Miasma.

36 countries - Allen College of Homoeopathy where they have students and patients - Allen College offering 5 generations of Classical & Traditional Homoeopathic clinical education.

February, 2016 - Dr S. K. Banerjea honoured for “international contribution to homoeopathy worldwide” - from his alma mater college Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, India. (6)

Dr Subrata K. Banerjea texts in use today:
• Published first text at age of 24 - The Synoptic Memorizer of Materia Medica (Vol. 1 & 2)
• Authentic Cures with Medical Report Before & After Treatment
• Miasmatic Prescribing
• Classical Homoeopathy for an Impatient World, Rapid Prescribing for an Impatient World

Saptarsh BanerjeaDR SAPTARSHI BANERJEA, BHMS(India), 5th generation homoeopathic doctor, son of S. K. Banerjea, BHMS(India).

2012 - Dr Saptarshi Banerjea graduated from the Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata, India.

Assistant Director of Bengal Allen Medical Institute, Kolkata. Dr Banerjea holds regular Clinical Consultancies in India rural and slum clinics. (6)

Thailand: Visiting Post-graduate lecturer at the Orawan Holistic Institute, Bankok
Thailand: Teaches Allen College—3-yr Undergraduate, 2-yr Post-graduate courses
England: Guest lecturer in Materia Medica, the Allen College of Homoeopathy
North America: lecturer, and Allen College of Homoeopathy, clinical based post-graduate courses webcast, live-linked

Homoeopathy founded on “Principles of Natural Laws”

“Homoeopathy is founded upon principles that are in turn founded upon natural laws. If homoeopathy is founded upon natural laws, it is as basic and eternal as the hills; more, natural laws were formulated before the hills came into being” (11)
- H. A. Roberts, M.D. (1928-1937) - Chairman, American Foundation for Homoeopathy -The Principle and Art of Cure by Homoeopathy



1) Hering, C. - Vol II, pg 82 — 1867-1871, Dean of Faculty of Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia. Vol I, pg 138 — History of Homoeopathy and its Institutions in America; their founders, benefactors, faculties, officers, hospitals, alumni, etc., with a record of achievement of its representatives in the world of medicine - William Harvey King 4 volumes --- https://archive.org/details/historyofhomeopa01kinguoft

2) Lincoln, A. - Vol II, pg 341 - Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago,1855 Consolidated with Chicago Medical College, 1905 - Vol II, pg 496 History of Homoeopathy and its Institutions in America; their founders, benefactors, faculties, officers, hospitals, alumni, etc., with a record of achievement of its representatives in the world of medicine - William Harvey King 4 volumes --- https://archive.org/details/historyofhomeopa01kinguoft

3) Allen, H. C. bio - Vol III, pg 397 / Vol III photo pg 396 History of Homoeopathy and its Institutions in America; their founders, benefactors, faculties, officers, hospitals, alumni, etc., with a record of achievement of its representatives in the world of medicine - William Harvey King 4 volumes --- https://archive.org/details/historyofhomeopa01kinguoft

4) Allen, J. H. - Vol II pg 431, 432 - Faculty of Hering Medical College, Chicago, Illinois History of Homoeopathy and its Institutions in America; their founders, benefactors, faculties, officers, hospitals, alumni, etc., with a record of achievement of its representatives in the world of medicine - William Harvey King 4 volumes --- https://archive.org/details/historyofhomeopa01kinguoft

5) Honingberger, J. M. - Dr Ardeshir T. Jagose - History of Homoeopathy in India - H’pathy Online Journal

6) Banerjee, Banerjea Family - Five Generations of Homoeopaths - Century-old Heritage, Dedication and Contribution to Homoeopathy by Banerjea Families: serving Homoeopathy Through Five Generations - Allen College of Homoeopathy: http://www.2www.homoeopathy-course.com/index.php/about-us/5-generations-of-homoeopathy

7) Image - 1900 - Samuel Hahnemann Monument, Washington, DC. Formal unveiling of the monument presented to the USA national government. Vol I pg 314, 316

8) American Medical Revolutions: How the AMA Took Over America - http://healthimpactnews.com/2012/americanmedical- revolutions-how-the-ama-took-over-america/#sthash.elfoKKOj.dpuf

9) West Bengal - The Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India - Central Council of Homoeopathy - http://www.cchindia.com/colleges.htm

10) India - Central Council for Homoeopathy, India - http://www.cchindia.com

11) H. A. Roberts, M.D. (1928-1937) - Chairman, American Foundation for Homoeopathy,The Principle and Art of Cure by Homoeopathy, pg 14.

12) India – Minister, Shripad Yesso Naik – Minister of State for AAYUSH – Department of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/pm-calls-to-integrate-yoga-with-indian-medicine-toboost- health-care/story-rP6AUt399tvzjrraVUib7M.html

13) Miasmatic Prescribing - Author Dr S. K. Banerjea, BHMS(India)

14) Abraham Lincoln’s First Inauguration - http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/education/inaugural1.htm


From the desk of: Int’l Homoeopathic Consultant - F. Joan Macdonald, PGHom(UK), RSHom(NA)

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