Hahnemann Samuel

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(hä′nə-mən, -män′), (Christian Friedrich) Samuel 1755-1843.
German physician and founder of homeopathy. He postulated that a disease is best treated with very small doses of a substance that produce symptoms similar to those caused by the disease itself.
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