Plaster bust of Dr. Hahnemann

Made:
1801-1930
Plaster bust of Dr Hahnemann, pioneer in homoeopathy, with wooden stand, European or American, 1801-1930 Plaster bust of Dr Hahnemann, pioneer in homoeopathy, with wooden stand, European or American, 1801-1930

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Plaster bust of Dr Hahnemann, pioneer in homoeopathy, with wooden stand, European or American, 1801-1930
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Plaster bust of Dr Hahnemann, pioneer in homoeopathy, with wooden stand, European or American, 1801-1930
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Plaster bust of Dr. Hahnemann, pioneer in homoeopathy, with wooden stand, European or American, 1801-1930

Samuel Hahnemann was a German physician who established a new system of medical treatment call homeopathy. He spoke many languages and supported himself as a translator while studying medicine, graduating in 1779.

Hahnemann became convinced that many medical treatments such as bloodletting did more harm than good, and looked for gentler ways to treat patients. He was one of many physicians in the 1700s who set out to explore systematically the use and effects of medical drugs.

Details

Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A190206
Materials:
plaster and stand, wood
type:
portrait bust