Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The system that treats a disease by means of the virus of the same disease.
  • n. The old theory of curing a diseased organ by eating the analogous organ of a healthy animal.
  • n. The doctrine that the power of therapeutics is equal to that of the causes of disease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The system which undertakes to cure a disease by means of the virus of the same disease.
  • n. The theory of curing a diseased organ by eating the analogous organ of a healthy animal.
  • n. The doctrine that the power of therapeutics is equal to that of the causes of disease.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The theory that disease may be cured by the product of the disease, as smallpox by minute doses of variolous matter; also, the theory that a diseased organ may be cured by eating the same organ of a healthy animal.

Etymologies

iso- + -pathy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But even with her the idea was not an original one, because the principle of isopathy (curing a disease with its own disease products) was explicitly taught a hundred years before that by

    Nature Cure

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