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1. A traditional medical physician, as distinguished from eclectic or homeopathic practitioners.
2. One who is a practitioner of allopathy.
Synonym(s): allopathist


(ăl′ə-păth′) also


One who practices or advocates allopathy.


A practitioner of traditional/mainstream or "Western" medicine; the term allopath is largely of historic interest, and was used in the 19th century to differentiate the practitioner from a homeopath.
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Allopaths label every symptom of a disease as disease and 50 experts give 50 different medicines to create 50 more diseases.
Next to allopathy, (13) homeopathy was once the most well-known and successful school of medicine until the allopaths consolidated regulatory control over the practice and professions of medicine in the first two decades of the twentieth century and used it to eradicate as much of the competition as they could.
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While homeopaths have historically been the subject of criticism by allopaths, especially in times of epidemic, homeopathy has a much lower mortality rate, especially in periods of epidemics, according to Andre Saine, DC, ND, FCAH, dean of the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy.