Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann
, M.D. (1755
), best known as Samuel Hahnemann
, was a Saxon
physician who, beginning with an article he published in a German medical journal in 1796
, founded homeopathic medicine
. Hahnemann is also credited with introducing the practice of quarantine
to the Kingdom of Prussia
during his employment with the Duke of Anhalt-Köthe.
Hahnemann is entombed in a mausoleum at Paris's Père Lachaise cemetery.
Hahnemann's notable works include:
- Versuch über ein neues Prinzip zur Auffindung der Heilkräfte der Arzneisubstanzen, nebst einigen Blicken auf die bisherigen, (Hufelands Journal der practischen Arzneykunde, 1796)
- Organon der Heilkunst (1810) explains the theory of homeopathic medicine. Hahnemann published the 5th edition in 1833; an unfinished 6th edition was discovered after Hahnemann's death but not published until 1921.
- Materia Medica Pura is a compilation of homeopathic proving reports, published in six volumes during the 1820s (vol. VI in 1827.) Revised editions of volumes I and II were published in 1830 and 1833, respectively.