Allopathy and Homeopathy: Medical Clash in a Philadelphia Home for Aged Blacks

Philadelphia’s Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Persons was organized after a series of meetings in the fall of 1864, in which both black and white communities showed considerable agreement. In August 1877 the suicide of one of the inmates made the home the scene of controversy between rival philosophies of medical practice, conservative allopathy and the newer homeopathy.   Formation...
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