RAJASTHAN BOARD OF HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE
 
 
(A corporate body established and constituted under the provisions of
 
 
The Rajasthan Homoeopathic Medicine Act 1969.)
 
 
 
 Biography
 
1755 Removal to Leipzig
1767-1770 The young Samuel Hahnemann attends the Grammar School in Meissen
1770-1775 He attends the Meissen Prince's School of St. Afra
1775-1776 Study of Medicine at Leipzig
1776 Studies for one semester at Vienna University, followed by assistantship under Joseph Quarin, Physician-in-Ordinary to the Empress Maria Theresia (Hahnemann: "To Quarin I owe everything which may be called physician about my person")
1777-1779 Private physician and librarian
1780 Hahnemann settles down and sets up for the first time a practice in Hettstedt (Saxony) as a physician
1781 Practice pharmaceutical training at the "Mohren-Apotheke" in Dessau
1782 Marriage to Henriette Küchler, adopted daughter of the owner of the "Mohren-Apotheke": eleven children issued from this union
Hahnemann accepts a physician's practice at Gommern (Saxony)
1784 Stay at Dresden, principally for work in the medical/chemical field: first independent publication, entitled "Directions for the Complete Cure of Old Wounds and Indolent Ulcers"
1786 Publication "On Arsenic Poisoning"
1789 Removal to Leipzig
1790 Hahnemann translates Cullen's "Materia Medica" from the English original Trials with Cinchona (Pennian Bark) by self-experimentation As a result, Hahnemann initiates a series of trials on different drugs
1793-1799 Publication of the "Apotheker-Lexikon" (drug index and handbook for apothecaries)
1793-1801 Hahnemann moves successively through various German towns, including Göttingen, Brunswick, Wolfenbüttel, Altona, Hamburg, Mölln
1796 First definition of the Simile Principle (Similia similibus curentur) in an essay in Hufeland's Journal entitled "Essay on a new Principle for Ascertaining the Curative Powers of Drugs and Some Examinations of the Previous Principles": this makes 1796 the year of the birth of homoeopathy
1801-1803 Practice in Eilenburg
1803-1804 Practice in Wittenberg and Dessau
1805-1811 Practice in Torgau
1805 "Fragmenta de viribus medicamentorum positivis in sane corpore observatis" (Notes on the positive powers of drugs observed in the healthy body--a summary of Hahnemann's experience with the drugs personally tested up to that time). Publication of "Aeskulap auf der Wagschale" (Aesculapius in the Balance)
1806 Hahnemann published his "Medicine of Experience" (viewed as the precursor of his Organon)
1810 "Organon der rationellen Heilkunde" (Organon of rational Healing), in later editions entitled the "Organon of the Healing Art"
1811-1821 Hahnemann in Leipzig.
On June 26, 1812, he submits his dissertation for a professorship with the title "Dissertatio historico-medica de Helleborismo veterum": he starts his lectures in the Winter Semester of 1812. "Reine Arzneimittellehre", (Materia Medica Pura), 6 volumes
1821-1835 Medical activities as a physician in Köthen. He is elected Privy Councillor by Duke Ferdinand of Anhalt-Köthen in May 1822, thus becoming Physician-in-Ordinary to the Ducal Court
1828 The first edition of "Chronic Diseases" appears (final edition in 5 volumes)
1829 Foundation of the German Central Society of Homoeopathic Physicians (Deutscher Zentralverein homöopathischer Ärzte)
1830 Death of Hahnemann's first wife.
Cholera epidemic starts reaching Europe. Above all Hahnemann recognizes (a premonition of later bacteriological discoveries) the agency of "the most minute animals of a low order"
1832 Foundation of the General Homoeopathic Journal (Allgemeine Homöopathische Zeitung)--the oldest German medicaljournal still appearing periodically
1835 Hahnemann's marriage with Melanie d'Hervilly and removal to Paris; he starts practising as a physician
1843 Hahnemann dies on July 2 and is buried in the cemetery of Montmartre, his remains later being removed to the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery.
 
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