HOMOEOPATHY FOR THE FIRST-AIDER - DR. DOROTHY SHEPHERD, 1st/1st 1945 - Herbals
HOMOEOPATHY FOR THE FIRST-AIDER — By Dr. Dorothy Shepherd — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1945 — Pioneer of Homeopathic Medicine in the 20th Century, Herbals, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy
Publisher: Homoeopathic Publishing Co., London (1945)
First edition from 1945, in well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for light shelfwear and a very small drilled hole on the top front board. The pages are crisp and clean. Dr. Shepherd was a pioneer in the practice and advocacy to combine modern medicine with herbal and homeopathic practices. She worked with the poor in London to educate and provide medical assistance on the practice of using herbal remedies where other Western medicines were beyond their financial means. In 1945, she created the first homeopathic center in Bramshott, England. Her contributions served as a foundation for future homeopathic studies well in the 20th century. Please see below for more information on her life and pioneering work.
Dr. Dorothy Shepherd (1885 - 1952) grew up in South India where her father
was a missionary. She studied medicine at Heidelberg medical school and
graduated from Edinburgh. She was raised with homeopathic medicine and as a
child had access to a copy of Hering's Domestic Physician.
Even though she grew up in a homeopathic household in
England, at the age of ten she announced her intention to pursue allopathic
medical studies. Only after her conventional medical training did she
investigate the medicine of her childhood. She specialized in midwifery and
surgery in women's diseases. Her residency was spent in a
"homeopathic" hospital where she spent most of her time in surgery
and learning homeopathy.
Some time in the 1940's Dr. Shepherd established a
homoeopathic center in Bramshott. Little is known about it. She spent long
hours providing homoeopathic care to the poor in London and was well known for
her service and staunch support of homeopathy.
Her contributions served as a basis for the growth and acceptance of homeopathy up to the present day.