London’s Cholera Epidemic

In 1854 a Cholera Epidemic struck London. This was the first time the
medical community was able to trace the outbreak of an epidemic to one particular source (in this case a public
water pump). By the end of it around 500 people had died.
The House of Commons asked for a report about the various methods that had been used in
treating the epidemic. When the report was issued, the homeopathic
figures were not included. The House of Lords asked for an explanation,
and it was admitted that if the homeopathic figures were to be included
in the report, it would “skew the results.” The suppressed report
revealed that under allopathic care the mortality was 59.2% while under
homeopathic care the mortality was only 9%!

here’s the wikipedia entry (characteristically omitting to mention homeopathy’s involvement!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad_Street_cholera_outbreak

One Response to London’s Cholera Epidemic

  1. hemp June 13, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    Presented at the inaugural Scientific Research in Homeopathy Conference By Jayney Goddard FCMA Lic.LCCH Dip.ACHCovered in this Lecture Treatment of pandemics and epidemics by homeopaths in the last 200 years Prophylaxis how it developed and examples of its successTyphus Fever 181330 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Homeopathic Treatment Allopathic Treatment Mortality Rate in Typhus Fever Epidemic 1813Homeopathic Treatment Allopathic Treatment1 The 1813 typhus epidemic followed in the wake of Napoleon s march through Germany to attack Russia followed by his calmitous retreat. When the epidemic hit Leipzig Hahnemann treated 180 people and lost only 2 less than 1 Allopathic mortality rates were 30 Prompt treatment of the disease with antibiotics reduces the mortality rate to approximately 1 . When untreated typhoid fever usually lasts for three weeks to a month. Death occurs in between 10 and 30 of untreated cases.Cholera Epidemic 183180 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Homeopathic Treatment Allopathic Treatment Imperial Council of Russia Allopathic Treatment Oslers Practice of Medicine Homeopathic Treatment Allopathic Treatment Imperial Council of Russia40 9 Allopathic Treatment Oslers Practice of MedicineMortality Rate in Cholera Epidemic 1831Dr Quin reported that the death in 10 homeopathic hospitals were 9 Deaths under homeopathic treatment in Russia were 10 Admiral Mordoinow Deaths under homeopathic care in Bavaria Dr Roth reported 7 Cholera Epidemic 1831 AustriaCholera 1831 Austria66 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Homeopathy Allopathy33 Homeopathy AllopathyThese figures were reported by Dr Wild an allopathic physician in the Dublin Quarterly Journal and on account of this extraordinary result the law interdicting the practice of homeopathy in Austria was repealed Cholera Epidemic 1854 London59 60.00 50.00 40.00 Homoepathy 30.00 20.00 10.00 0.00 Homoepathy Allopathy Allopathy9.00 Historically important epidemic it was the first time a disease outbreak was traced to a particular source in this case a public water pump. The pump was closed epidemic ceased. All in all 10 738 people died. The House of Commons requested a report regarding the various methods of treating the epidemic. The House of Lords requested an explanation and it was admitted that if the homeopathic figures were to be included in the report it would skew the results so it was suppressed. Upon examination the buried report revealed that under allopathic care the mortality was 59.2 while under homeopathic care mortality was only 9 . Cholera Epidemic 1855 Rio70 60 60 50 40 Homeopathy Allopathy40 30 Allopathy20 10 2 0 Homeopathy Allopathy Allopathy388 cases were treated with homeopathy with a 2 death rate while the allopathic infirmary had a 40 60 death rate. In 1878 Saturnino de Meirelles and others re created the old Instituto Homeopatico do Brasil and in 1880 they changed the name to Instituto Hahnemanniano do Brazil which still exists. Homeopathy appears to be thriving in Brazil and is an important part of national health care inititives.Cholera Epidemic 1892 Hamburg42 45.00 40.00 35.00 30.00 25.00 20.00 15.00 10.00 5.00 0.00 Homeopathy Allopathy Homeopathy Allopathy15.50 In the 1892 outbreak in Hamburg Germany about 8 600 people died.

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