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July 23, 1910

The Term Allopathy—A Protest

JAMA. 1910;55(4):329. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330040065026

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To the Editor:  In the article, "The Medical Sects," The Journal, July 9, 1910, p. 146, occurs the following passage: "Allopathy was just as sectarian as homeopathy. Indeed homeopathy was the inevitable retort to allopathy." Here is given a false impression—indeed, a misstatement of the facts. Both terms were the invention of Hahnemann; with him began the "pathies" and it is certainly time that scientific medicine put an end to them.

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