By Dana Ullman MPH

Homeopathic principles of healing pre-date Hippocrates and have been utilized in many cultures throughout the world.

Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy. Dana Ullman, MPH, CCH.  Amazing stories and personal histories of many of the most famous people over the past 200 years who used and/or advocated for homeopathy!

Copeland’s Cure: Homeopathy and the War Between Conventional & Alternative Medicine, Natalie Robins (a fascinating history book with some emphasis on Royal Copeland, MD, the homeopath and ophthalmological surgeon who became the Senator from New York and who wrote the law that empowered the FDA and that recognized homeopathic medicines as legal).

Divided Legacy (4 volumes), Harris L. Coulter, PhD. (Individual volumes can be purchased separately!  This set of books represents a truly monumental body of analysis of Western medical history told from a point of view that is critical of the conventional “rational” Western model of medicine and supportive of the “empirical” tradition in Western medicine.

Volume I covers the period in medicine from Hippocrates to Parcelsus, 15th century;

Volume II  covers European medicine from the 15th century to 1850 (this edition is OUT-OF-PRINT)

Volume III covers American medicine from 1800 to 1915;

Volume IV covers 20th century medicine.)

Vitalism: The History of Herbalism, Homeopathy, and Flower Essences, by Matthew Wood (This book provides biographies of various Western physicians and healers who honored the vitalist tradition in philosophy and medicine.)

A Homeopathic Love Story: The Story of Samuel and Melanie Hahnemann, by Rima Handley, PhD.  (This is the true story of the founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, who at an age of 79, met his 2nd wife, who was a French artist, intellectual, and feminist of 34 years of age.)

The Faces of Homeopathy, by Julian Winston.  (This is a great hardback, fully illustrated book of biographies of past and present leaders in homeopathy.  A great coffee table book!)