About the book
Walking into Francis Treuherz’ home in North London is like walking into the long history of homeopathy. Over his lifetime Francis has respectfully collected thousands of homeopathic texts and items that reflect homeopathy’s rich history and profound information. The question for someone not so acquainted with the history of homeopathy is where to start and where to finish, in appropriately selecting reading materials from classical authors and biographers. Not to worry, Francis has done so in this book!
Francis has chosen to highlight many writings that are most relevant to the current conflict in which homeopathy is embroiled. He highlights the early period when Hahnemann attempted to turn the tide of hundreds of years of medicine using treatments via opposites and material perspective, changing that to the use of similars and a vitalist approach. This book emphasises the process by which Hahnemann and followers introduced the core principals of energetic medicine.
As the reader works through the varied biographies a dramatic picture builds up of Hahnemann’s life where we know the outcome but are shown the different roads along which he travelled. It is like the story of the blind men and the elephant. Each writer interprets Hahnemann in his own way, but each with such delight and personal and professional fulfillment, and we may learn from them all.
About the author
Francis' initial career was in the youth and social care services of the Jewish community, and as a university teacher of social sciences. On becoming a successful patient of homeopathy, he retrained and, in his own words, “started my life again”.
Francis has been in private practice since 1984, and part time in NHS primary care from 1990-2003. He is a Fellow of the Society of Homeopaths, former editor of the journal The Homeopath for 10 years, and currently Board member and Hon Secretary of the Society. He also teaches worldwide and has written many articles, a research report and a book, and helped create specialist software for homeopaths. Francis describes his 'incurable disease' as collecting books on homeopathy, with a library comprising about 8500 volumes.