Tomas Pablo Paschero 1904 – 1986

Tomas Pablo Paschero 1904 – 1986 MD RSHom was an Argentinian orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become the founder of the Asociacion Medica Homeopatica Argentina in 1933, and the Escuela Medica Homeopatica Argentina in 1972, and the President of the International Homeopathic Medical League LIGA in 1973.

Paschero was an innovator in environmental miasmatic theory.

Paschero was a student of William Griggs, Arthur Hill Grimmer, Eugene Underhill and Julia Minerva Green. Paschero taught Marcelo Eugenio Candegabe, and he was a colleague of Eugenio Federico Candegabe, Alfonso Masi Elizalde, Francisco Xavier Eizayaga, Proceso Sanchez Ortega, and many others.

…. Gold Medal of Homeopathy….. decorated with the “Symbol of the Sun” by the Homeopathic Medical Association of India…. for the great masters of homeopathy in the world, at 1985.

We only have three of these suns, Tomas Paschero of Argentina, Pierre Schmidt of Switzerland and Proceso Sanchez Ortega of Mexico.

Paschero’s father, a butcher by trade, wanted his son to do the same, but fortunately for homeopathy he did not, deciding to study medicine instead. He converted to homeopathy after witnessing the cure of an obstinate case of eczema and later studied with the Kentian homeopaths William Griggs, Eugene Underhill, and Julia Minerva Green, eventually becoming a disciple of Arthur Hill Grimmer.

Paschero established the Asociacion Medica Homeopatica Argentina in 1933, founded the Escuela Medica Homeopatica in 1972, and was President of the LIGA in 1973. He was truly a potent beacon spreading the luminescence of homeopathy far and wide among our Latin American neighbors.

Tomas Pablo Paschero was born in Buenos Aires in 1904, the son of an immigrant Italian cattle slaughterer and an Argentinian mother.

He disobeyed his father’s wish that he should run the family butcher’s shop and left to study medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, supporting himself through his studies.

He first encountered homeopathy while working as an obstetrician, seeing an apparently intractable case of eczema completely resolved by it.

In 1934 he travelled to the United States on an extensive research trip, working with Dr William Griggs, Dr Eugene Underhill and Dr Julia M. Green. He was then accepted as a disciple by Arthur Hill Grimmer, with whom he formed a close personal and professional relationship.

Marcelo Eugenio Candegabe explains: “Paschero was different. He was the early rain in my spirit, who nourished me and nourishes me through time.

“It is impossible to describe the sensation of being at his side, to those who did not know him. He exuded an unusual brightness. He always offered himself, so his disciples felt important. He had the virtue to encourage the search for personal realization, as the most transcendent aim of the human being.

“Paschero’s homily was his constant declaration that the human should reach the plenitude of life as the real purpose of existence, and that this plenitude is only reached if the inner will drives us towards an altruistic life where “to give” is the real reason for living. He was so, in everyday life, in every small act, and in his dedication to others.

“For Paschero the realization of life is made in the first step with the closest human. The fellow man is the one chosen to go towards the absolute, the superior Mind or God. In this way he understood homeopathy as the only medicine which could collaborate in this path towards the personal realization, “liberating” the human from his miasmatic hindrances, so that he can reach the highest purpose of existence, if he wants, as postulated by Samuel Hahnemann in §9 of the Organon of the Medical Art….” “I remember Paschero saying: “Nobody can expect to change something in the world if he does not change himself first”.

Eugenio Federico Candegabe explains: “It is difficult for me to speak about Dr. Paschero, in whom the affection, gratitude and admiration conjoin in one person, and with whom I maintained an incomparable friendship from the time since I started as a student at the AMHA in 1953 until his death in 1986.

“I confess that I felt confounded when I began the study of the Materia Medica because all the remedies seemed to be similar. I could not find a description of symptoms in the classical books which allowed me to find a coherence and to distinguish them clearly.

“Finally I found the solution for the problem when I read the writings of Dr. Paschero about the Materia Medica, published in the journal of the school in 1955: The symptomatology has to reflect the suffering of the human being, a certain way to pass through life, which makes the actuality coherent with his history and is presented until his future. It is about comprehending, rather than just memorizing Materia Medica.

“His entire work was the faithful reflection of his life as a physician, teacher and human being. On Saturday morning between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. he gave his master classes in the first consultation with a patient, usually presented by some of the teachers of the school. I remember that I recently gave a class between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., making comments about the clinical case of the previous week.

“With the repertory in hand I analyzed the symptoms and compared the chosen remedy with others which emerged from repertorization, and the reason for its choice, because sometimes all the chosen symptoms appear in several remedies. In this way I learned by teaching that the isolated symptoms are of no value, if they are not accompanied by sense, intentionality and purpose which define them.

“Those interested in this topic can read about it in my first book on Materia Medica published in German with the title “Candegabe/Vergleichende Arzneimittellehre”, or in English “Comparative Materia Medica”, (Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd).

“He was for me the teacher of my choice and lead my first 30 years of homeopathy until his death… Paschero let us students look for our own answers, listening to us and respecting our opinions, which were sometimes opposite. He ensured that the discussion took course in pleasant ways and turned into a dialogue where everybody contributed a particle of his truth in search of the essential truth.

“His final conclusion was really always more than a mandate “of someone who knows more”, and was “like a fresh breeze”, giving us his peace and security amid all the resentment which sometimes came up in our hot and passionate discussions”.

Paschero wrote Il pensiero e gli appunti di pratica omeopatica di Tomás Pablo Paschero, Homeopatía,

Of interest:

November 2010 – Doctors Eugenio Candegabe and Marcelo Candegabe, direct disciples of master Tomás Pablo Paschero, experts in homeopathic doctrine and clinic and bearers of an extensive academic experience which they gained at a vast number of seminars held along their 40 years of worldwide teaching, together with a prestigious group of international professors, open the doors to the first online University of Homeopathy – Universidad Candegabe de Homeopatía.

2 thoughts on “Tomas Pablo Paschero 1904 – 1986”

  1. Estimada Sue Young: Estoy muy agradecido por su envio del resumen biográfico de mi querido amigo y médico familiar Tomás P.Paschero. Amo al Dr. Paschero y todo lo que él representa, amo a la homeopatia unicista, estoy totalmente consubstanciado con su filosofía y su terapéutica basada en el similium similibus currentur. Estoy plenamente convencido que la salud física, mental y espiritual logra su equilibrio y armonía solo mediante la reflección, el conocimiento de sí mismo y la práctica del amor y entrega al prójimo.
    He tenido la oportunidad de comprobar y verificar lo manifestado en el trato personal con el Dr. Paschero, de quien tengo prueba fehaciente de su verdad y su idoneidad profesional que lo pone en evidencia, no solo como Maestro y Sabio, sino como un ser humano excepcional que se anticipa y trasciende al plano espiritual como un iniciado y un avatar.
    Tengo un libro de su autoría que contiene la clase inaugural del año 1983 con motivo de la creación de la Escuela de Homeopatía en la Faculta de Medicina de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Es un documento magistral cuyo contenido demuestra claramente la única medicina preventiva posible para mantener sano al ser humano y permitirle una vida digna de acuerdo a su condición de tal.
    Paschero es un enviado que dona sus conocimientos a la humanidad. Lamentablemente los intereses mezquinos y egoistas prevalecen y no permiten que la Verdadera Medicina llegue a los seres humanos.
    He tenido la oportunidad de asistir personalmente a una cura milagrosa lograda por el Dr. Paschero en el Hospital Israelita de Buenos Aires.
    Pido perdón por la demora en contestarle y en escribirle en mi idioma nativo, que es el único que me permite expresarme con propiedad y ampliamente.
    Mis mejores deseos de paz profunda y con mi saludo fraternal, le saludo cordialmente

  2. This is an English translation of Jesus Sordi’s comment above – and thanks for your comment Jesus!

    Dear Sue Young: I am very grateful for the dispatch of the biographical sketch of my dear friend and family physician Thomas P. Paschero.

    I love Dr. Paschero and everything he represents, I love unicist Homeopathy, I totally consubstantiated with its philosophy and therapeutics based on similium similibus currentur.

    I am convinced that the physical, mental and spiritual balance and harmony achieved only through reflection, self knowledge and practice of love and dedication to others.

    I had the opportunity to check and verify what was said in personal conversation with Dr. Paschero, who have proof of its truth and professional expertise that highlights not only as teacher and wise, but as a human being exceptional that anticipates and transcends the spiritual plane as an insider and an avatar.

    I have a book written by him that contains the inaugural class of 1983 on account of the creation of the School of Homeopathy in the Faculty of Medicine of Buenos Aires. It is a magisterial document whose content clearly demonstrates the unique potential preventive medicine to maintain healthy humans and allow a decent life according to their status as such.
    Paschero is a messenger who gives knowledge to mankind.

    Unfortunately, petty and selfish interests prevail and not allow the true medicine reaches humans.

    I had the opportunity to personally attend a miracle cure achieved by Dr. Paschero in the Israelite Hospital in Buenos Aires.

    I apologize for the delay in replying and write in my native language, which is the only one that allows me to express myself properly and widely.

    My best wishes for peace profound and my fraternal greeting, greeting him warmly

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