American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects different from those caused by the disease itself.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, a therapeutic method characterized by the use of agents producing effects different from the symptoms of the disease treated. See homeopathy. The name is incorrectly applied, in distinction from
homeopathy, to the traditional school (also called the “regular” or “old” school) of medicine, which opposes the homeopathic theory. Sometimes called heteropathy.
- n. uncountable traditional medicine
- n. countable a traditional medical method or treatment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That system of medical practice which aims to combat disease by the use of remedies which produce effects different from those produced by the special disease treated; -- a term invented by Hahnemann to designate the ordinary practice, as opposed to
- n. the usual method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects differing from those produced by the disease itself
- German Allopathie : Greek allos, other; see allo- + Greek patheia, suffering; see -pathy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Our boats have been in port over 6000 years, waiting for knowledge about the whats and whys of life, until barnacles of ignorance have accumulated to such thickness that the conchologist has called that cake of shells "allopathy" which weighed anchor and turned to the great sea of human credulity to expound, with nothing but conjectures to offer.”
“Medicine, sometimes impertinently, often ignorantly, often carelessly called "allopathy," appropriates everything from every source that can be of the slightest use to anybody who is ailing in any way, or like to be ailing from any cause.”
“The term "allopathy" was used frequently throughout the first half of the 19th century, particularly in the United States, to describe various forms of conventional medicine, even by non-homeopathic practitioners themselves.”
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