Lives saved by Homeopathy in Epidemics and Pandemics


Both Epidemic and Pandemic refers to the spread of infectious diseases among a population. The term pandemic indicates a far higher number of people affected in much larger geographical area than epidemic. Mortality rate is number of deaths per 1000 individuals per year. Genus epidemicus means that the treatment protocol of an epidemic disease is designed based on the collected signs and symptoms of a large group of patients in the same geographical area.


Homeopathy has been a boon to the patients of scarlet fever, typhus fever, yellow fever, Pneumonia, Cholera, Influenza, Hepatitis, Dengue, Leptospirosis and Conjunctivitis during the times of pandemics and epidemics.

Let deeds speak reality. Homeopathy has always served people in epidemics and pandemics crisis, in old times and modern times.


This is a time-tested medicine that has never received its past-due merit and acknowledgments. It’s fascinating that even with existence of medical records, journals and clinical evidences in favour of homeopathy, it has always been bullied by bigots (popularly known as skeptics), who agrees that there is an evidence for homeopathy but it is not strong enough. So in case of an epidemic outbreak if homeopathy in doing “nothing” loses 14 patients a year and allopathy by doing “something” loses 20 patients a year in the same place and time-frame, then what causes the death of those extra 6 patients, and what is the “something”?!



In year 1873, a statistical report was presented by Dr. E. Kellogg for New York, for Philadelphia by Dr. P. Dudley, and for Boston was compiled by E. Russell. The following table is a summary of their general statistics published in [1, page 401]


General Statistics:

City Year Number of Deaths under Allopathic Ratio Number of Deaths under Homeopathic Ratio
New York 1870 14,869 15 1,287 9
New York 1871 15,526 15 1,243 7
Boston 1870 3,872 17 402 10
Boston 1871 3,369 14 363 8
Boston 1872 4,575 19 446 8
Philadelphia 1872 12,468 19 2,162 12
Total: 54,679 Total: 5,903


General Statistics from 1874 to 1877 in U.S.:

Disease type in hospitals    Mortality under Allopathic Treatment Mortality under Homeopathic Treatment
General diseases 10% 5%
Cholera 54% 27%
Pneumonia 14% 6%
Typhus fever 21% 10%



[2] In the year 1852, Dr. Routh, a British allopathic physician and an opponent of homeopathy, was a designated authority by medical officials of London to release the mortality-statistics (for all diseases). As a result of his findings, Dr. Routh was constrained to testify in favor of homeopathy. He collected statistics of different hospitals (England, Austria and Germany), total of 32,655 homeopathic cases and 119,630 allopathic cases. The overall mortality under homeopathic treatment was 4.4 percent, and the overall mortality under allopathic treatment was 10.5 percent.


I also invite you to take a look at the following tables that demonstrates how effectively homeopathy has served humanity!





Treatment by Homeopathy

Treatment by Allopathy

Treatment with No Medicine


Königslütter, Germany Scarlet Fever

Mortality <5%



1830 ~ ‘31*

Russia Cholera Mortality 11 %Reported by Imperial Council & Foreign Ministry of Russia. Mortality 63 %Reported by Imperial Council & Foreign Ministry of Russia. Not recorded.

1830 ~ 1832

Vienna, Prague, Hungary and Moravia Cholera Mortality 7 %Reported by Dr. Kath, appointed by King of Bavaria. Mortality 31 %Reported by Dr. Kath, appointed by King of Bavaria. Not recorded.


Vienna Cholera Mortality 33 %Lead Homeopath in charge was Dr. Fleischmann Mortality 66 %


Ireland Typhus fever Mortality 2 %Lead Homeopath in charge was Dr. Joseph Kidd Mortality 13 %Lead Allopath in charge was Dr. Abraham Tuckey Not recorded.


England Typhus fever Mortality 2 % Mortality 13 % Mortality 10 %


Edinburgh, Scotland Cholera Mortality 24 %Reported by Edinburgh Dispensary. Mortality 68 %Reported by Edinburgh Dispensary. Not recorded.

mid 1800’s

Austria Pneumonia Mortality 5 %Lead Homeopath in charge was Dr. Fleischmann Mortality 20 %Lead Allopath in charge was Dr. Dietl Not recorded.

1853 ~ 1855

South of America Yellow fever Mortality 5.4 %Lead Homeopaths in charge were Dr. F. Davis and Dr. W.  Holconibe Not Available. Not recorded.


London, England Cholera Mortality 16.4 %Reported by Royal College of Physicians. Mortality 59.2 %Reported by Royal College of Physicians. Not recorded.


New Orleans, USA Yellow fever Mortality 5.6 %Special Commission reported the statistics. Mortality 17 %Special Commission reported the statistics. Not recorded.


Pittsburgh, USA Spanish Influenza Mortality 1.05 %Reported by Dean, Pittsburgh Hospital Mortality 30 %Reported by Dean, Pittsburgh Hospital Not recorded.

*During Hahnemann’s era, the extreme difficulties in treating cholera epidemic compelled the Russian medical community to send a letter to Dr. Hahnemann. The letter contained a detailed description of the symptoms of the disease, as well as a request to indicate appropriate remedies.


**Another event in that age, is from Sir William Wilde, the well-known allopathic doctor of Dublin, which in his work entitled “Austria and its Institutions”, wrote: “Upon comparing the report of the treatment of Cholera in the Homeopathic hospital testified to by two allopathic medical inspectors appointed by Government with that of the treatment of the same disease in the other hospitals of Vienna during the same period the epidemic of 1836, it appeared that while two-thirds of the cases treated by Dr. Fleischmann the physician of the Homeopathic hospital, recovered, two-thirds of those treated by the ordinary methods in the other hospitals died.”


***In 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, a physician in a Pittsburgh hospital in U.S. asked a nurse if she knew anything better than what he was doing, because he was losing many cases. “Yes Doctor, stop aspirin and go down to a Homeopathic pharmacy, and get homeopathic remedies.” The Doctor replied: “but that is homeopathy.” “I know it, but the homeopathic doctors for whom I have nursed have not lost a single case.” [3]



From Spanish Flu of 1918, let us forward the time to 2010, release of several outstanding reports in epidemiologic surveillance studies conducted by the Finlay Institute, a vaccines producer in Cuba. According to Finlay Institute, between December 2009 and January 2010, about 9,074439 individuals, near 90% of Cuban population received homeopathic preventive medicine (Homeoprophylaxis) for respiratory diseases, influenza (including AH1N1) with remarkable outcomes and a great reduction rate in mortality. Homeopathic interventions were also employed in other diseases in Cuba such as Hepatitis A (population 1400000, year 2004-2007), Dengue (population 150000, year 2006-2009), Leptospirosis [4] (population 2300000, year 2007-2008), Conjunctivitis (population 180000, year 2008-2009) with undeniable successful results, thanks to homeopathy!



[1] The Medical Investigator, volume 10, 1873.

[2] Tracts on Homoeopathy, 1853

[3] Homeopathy in Influenza— A chorus of fifty in harmony, W.A. Dewey, Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, May 1921, pp. 1040

[4] Application of 200C potency of bacteria for Leptospirosis epidemic control (2010) FULL TEXT

[5] The Logic of Figures, Dr. T. Bradford, 1900.

About the Author: Iman Navab is a certified classical Homeopath and historian of homeopathy from Canada. He is the President of The Applied Research in Homeopathy Foundation of Canada. Iman gives lectures and seminars to raise awareness about the philosophy and rich history of Homeopathy.

© Authors: Dr. Nancy Malik (medical doctor of homeopathy) and Iman Navab.

Jautājumi / Atbildes

Ar prieku atbildēsim uz visiem jūs interesējošajiem jautājumiem. Lūdzu norādiet savu vārdu, e-pastu, un jautājumu vai problēmas aprakstu. Atbildi nosūtīsim uz norādīto e-pastu. Ja vēlaties saņemt atbildi nekavējoties, lūdzu sazinieties ar mums izmantojot lapas augšā norādīto kontaktinformāciju.


Lūdzu aprēķini! 21 + = 30