Homoeopathic Case Taking



Because the more an allopath grows old the less he believes in his medicines. In a trolley car, when you see two physicians, one an allopath and one a homeopath, you know what they think. One thinks of the leg of the patient which will be in the anatomy, pathological anatomy, whether it can be cut off to cure disease. If it is of the abdomen whether there is a tumour and so on. Well he thinks of negative. But the homoeopath is always smiling and thinking what remedy may I find for this patient, there may be a remedy for this patient may be we will be able to save this patient. Mostly he always he always thinks with hope there is always the possibility of learning something more. The more an allopath grows old, the more he is pessimistic the more the homoeopath grows old, the more he is enthusiastic and optimistic.

Pierre Schmidt
Pierre Schmidt M.D.(1894-1987)
Dr. Schmidt was introduced to the results of homeopathic treatment during the 1918 flu epidemic while living in London. There he met both J. H. Clarke and John Weir.
In 1922 he came to the United States and began his studies with Alonzo Austin and Frederica Gladwin, who had been a pupil of Kent's. He became the first graduate of the American Foundation for Homeopathy course for doctors. Returning to his native land he set up practice in Geneva, Switzerland. He was responsible for reintroducing classical homeopathy into Europe, teaching several generations of physicians, including Elizabeth Wright Hubbard.
Dr. Schmidt helped edit the "Final General Repertory" of Kent, and translated the Organon into French. In 1925, he was one of the main founders of the Liga Medicorum Homoeopathic Internationalis (LIGA).