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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
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(ăl′ə-păth′) also


One who practices or advocates allopathy.
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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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As someone who had for years received treatment from a variety of practitioners--male as well as female physicians, allopaths as well as homeopaths--Phelps had a wealth of experience upon which to draw in creating the portrait of a helpless patient and an indifferent physician for her novel.
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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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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.
Osteopaths made up 19.7% (579) of family physicians in 1975 and increased to 27% (827) in 1995 (Table 4), while the number of allopaths decreased by 131 physicians.
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