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The Story of Hahnemann: From Minimal Dose to Maximal Height. 2 pm via Zoom
Friday, June 18, 2021, 2:00 PM
The Story of Hahnemann: From Minimal Dose to Maximal Height
With Steven Peitzman, MD
Friday, June 18 at 2 pm
The German physician Samuel Hahnemann's alternative therapeutic system, known as homeopathy, gained immense popularity in the United States in the nineteenth century. It relied on the theory of the similia, minimal doses (very minimal), and some nearly mystical processes.
Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia was founded in 1848 to teach this new system in the United States. But by 1928 Hahnemann opened to the city and the world a nineteen-story hospital tower on North Broad Street, Gothic on the outside, high-tech inside. What became of the minimal dose?
Steven J. Peitzman, MD is partly-retired professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, where he teaches basic clinical skills, diseases of the kidney, and history of medicine. He also volunteers at a student-run free clinic. In recent years, he has cultivated an amateur's interest in architecture and history preservation. Steve is a member of East Falls Village and a frequent lecturer and writer for the East Falls Historical Society.
Please register here online or call 267-444-4507 (M-F, 9-6) so we can send you the Zoom link the day before the program.