the usual method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects differing from those produced by the disease itself
a traditional medical method or treatment.
Origin: – term coined by Samuel Hahnemann (the founder of homeopathy) as a pejorative term to indicate medicine that in his opinion treated something "other than" the disharmony that caused the disease. James C. Whorton – Nature Cures: The History of Alternative Medicine in America
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 homeopathy
Origin: [Gr. other + suffering, , , to suffer: cf. G. allopathie, F. allopathie. See Pathos.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
al-lop′a-thi, n. a name given by homeopathists to the current or orthodox medical practice, to distinguish it from their own Homeopathy.—adj. Allopath′ic—ns. Allop′athist, Allopath. [Coined by Hahnemann (1755-1843), Ger. allopathie—Gr. allos, other, patheia, pathos, suffering.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
in opposition to homoeopathy, the treatment of disease by producing a condition of the system different from or opposite to the condition essential to the disease to be cured.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
From Eng. _all_, everybody, and Grk. _pathos_, pain. Pain for everybody. HOMOEOPATHY From Grk. _homoios_, same, and _pathos_. Pain, just the same.
The numerical value of allopathy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of allopathy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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