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[1998] Influenza-1918: Homeopathy to the Rescue by Julian Winston

Some history of the treatment of epidemics with Homeopathy by Julian Winston

"In the records of three years of Diphtheria in Broome County, NY from 1862 to 1864, there was a report of an 83.6% mortality rate among the allopaths and a 16.4% mortality rate among the Homeopaths.  (Bradford)."---Julian Winston

"When the (1813 typhus) epidemic came through Leipzig as the army pulled back from the east, Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, was able to treat 180 cases of Typhus-- losing but two.  This, at a time when the conventional treatments were having a mortality rate of over 30%....When Cholera finally struck Europe in 1831 the mortality rate (under conventional treatment) was between 40% (Imperial Council of Russia)to 80% (Osler's Practice of Medicine).  Out of five people who contracted Cholera, two to four of them died under regular treatment.Dr.  Quin, in London, reported the mortality in the ten homeopathic hospitals in 1831-32 as 9%....  In 1854 a Cholera Epidemic struck London.  This was a historically important epidemic in that it was the first time the medical community was able to trace the outbreak to a source (a public water pump), and when the pump was closed, the epidemic soon ceased. The House of Commons asked for a report about the various methods of treating the epidemic.  When the report was issued, the homeopathic figures were not included.  The House of Lords asked for an explanation, and it was admitted that if the homeopathic figures were to be included in the report, it would "skew the results." The suppressed report revealed that under allopathic care the mortality was 59.2% while under homeopathic care the mortality was only 9%."--Julian Winston

"During the 1850s, there were several epidemics of Yellow Fever in the southern states.  This disease was eventually found to be transmitted by mosquito.   Osler, says that the allopathic mortality from Yellow Fever is between 15-85%.   Holcome, a homeopath, reported in 1853 a mortality of 6.43% in Natchez, and Dr. Davis, another homeopath in Natchez, reported 5.73%.  In 1878 the mortality in New Orleans was 50% under allopathic care, and 5.6% (in 1,945 cases in the same epidemic) with homeopathic care."---Julian Winston

"The Journal of the American Institute for Homeopathy, May, 1921, had a long article about the use of homeopathy in the flu epidemic.  Dr.  T A McCann, from Dayton, Ohio reported that 24,000 cases of flu treated allopathically had a mortality rate of 28.2% while 26,000 cases of flu treated homeopathically had a mortality rate of 1.05%.  This last figure was supported by Dean W.A. Pearson of Philadelphia (Hahnemann College) who collected 26,795 cases of flu treated with homeopathy with the above result..... Dr.  Herbert A.  Roberts from Derby, CT, said that 30 physicians in Connecticut responded to his request for data.  They reported 6,602 cases with 55 deaths, which is less than 1%.  Dr.  Roberts was working as a physician on a troop ship during WWI. He had 81 cases of flu on the way over to Europe.   He reported, "All recovered and were landed. Every man received homeopathic treatment. One ship lost 31 on the way."---Julian Winston