Punch,  61 (1871), 123.

Homœopathists in Hampshire?





Homeopathy, Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Heterodoxy

    Responds to a letter in the Hampshire Independent announcing that the Winchester Poor Law Union has achieved much success in giving homeopathic remedies to the poor of Hampshire. Asks whether Winchester inhabitants are aware of medical wisdom and comments that the guardians are unprecedented in trying to 'supersede the medical Faculty'. Wants to confirm that the guardians have 'officially recognised and established Homœopathy'. Argues that homeopathy, if true, commends itself to guardians because medical officers would have to supply the poor with drugs in 'infinitesimal doses' and would thus increase their financial remuneration.

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