Article ID: CBB001421921

Die Grippe-Pandemie nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg und die Homöopathie im internationalen Vergleich (2014)


The "Spanish Flu" began in 1918 and was the most devastating pandemic in human history that had ever been, claiming more lives than World War I. The flu virus had not yet been discovered, and the usual therapy measures were merely symptomatic. In many parts of the world the pandemic was treated by homeopaths. At the time, homeopathic medical practices, out-patient clinics and hospitals existed in various countries. To this day homeopaths refer to the successful homeopathic treatment of the "Spanish Flu". The following paper looks at what this treatment consisted in and whether it was based on a particular concept. It also examines contemporary evaluations and figures, as well as the question as to whether homeopathy experienced a rise in demand as a consequence of its success during the pandemic.

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Authors & Contributors
Abeysinghe, Sudeepa
Kolata, Gina Bari
Martinez Martin, Abel Fernando
Ospina Diaz, Juan Manuel
Herran Falla, Oscar Fernando.
Bresalier, Michael
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Social History of Medicine
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Science in Context
Social Studies of Science
Journal of Medical Biography
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Ohio University Press
I. B. Tauris
University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Cambridge University
University of Exeter (United Kingdom)
Public health
Infectious diseases
Disease and diseases
Latta, Thomas Aitchison
Koch, Robert
Smith, Theobald
Pasteur, Louis
Time Periods
20th century, early
21st century
19th century
20th century
20th century, late
18th century
Great Britain
United States
Bogotá (Colombia)
South Africa
World Health Organization (WHO)

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