Histories of homeopathy in Latin America and Spain

December 2019

For many years, history confined homeopaths to a large and diverse group of healers and unlicensed doctors practicing medicine in the region.

In Latin America and Spain, historical works written mainly by doctors reinforced a  discourse of professional medicine, where homeopathy and other medical knowledge was excluded.

This dossier published in our latest issue (HCSM vol.26 no.4 Oct./Dec. 2019) is edited by historians Jethro Hernández Berrones (Southwestern University, Georgetown, USA) and Patricia Palma  (Universidad de Tarapacá, Arica, Chile).

It presents a diverse collection of essays highlighting the rich histories and public health contributions of homeopathy in Latin America and Spain.

The articles show the complex networks of actors and institutions, as well as the nuanced processes of circulation of medical knowledge, therapies, and products to and from the Americas and within the region.

According to Jethro Hernández Berrones and Patricia Palma in the presentation of the dossier, histories of homeopathy in Latin American nations and Spain have a global relevance because they adapted the pattern of professionalization shaped by industrialized societies to their own particular socio-political situation.

Homeopathy in Latin America and Spain: local developments and international networks
Berrones, Jethro Hernández; Palma, Patricia

Read our full issue: HCSM  vol.26 no.4 Oct./Dec. 2019



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