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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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First and foremost, let Ms Dickens know that holistic healers are the only real doctors and that allopaths are all quacks.
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.
Competition Within the Physicians' Services Industry: Osteopaths and Allopaths," American Journal of Law and Medicine, 8, 2, Summer 1982, pp.
As a result, when men want to see a provider for a gupt tog problem, they go to either private nonallopathic providers or allopaths (MBBS) in their communities.
The private sector consists of allopaths and practitioners of alternative systems of medicine such as Ayurveda and homeopathy, and mainly deals with curative care.
The gradual filtering of information to the West regarding this science, little understood by us allopaths, and the teaching of this discipline have taken almost 40 years.
7% (579) of family physicians in 1975 and increased to 27% (827) in 1995 (Table 4), while the number of allopaths decreased by 131 physicians.
Allopaths use colchicine today as a treatment for gout, and most of them don't even realize that they are using a homeopathic remedy that has been around since the 1700s
During most of this century orthodox medicine's dominance has been nearly complete, but during 100 years or so spanning the 19th century, another healing discipline gave the allopaths a hard run for their money.
21) One of the major factions were known at the time as allopaths.
A "flashback" to a century ago, when Stanford's medical school was founded and homeopaths and allopaths vied for dominance.
As conventional medicine adopted the "new" wonder drugs early in the 20th century, allopaths reached for the prescription pads and operated on patients, abandoning dietary approaches and hydrotherapy.