John Martin Honigberger 1794 – 1869

John Martin Honigberger 1794 – 1869 MD was a Romanian orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, and who introduced homeopathy into Afganistan, Egypt, Persia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, India and Pakistan (where he was known as Gholab Singh).

In 1835, Honigberger visited Samuel Hahnemann, and he was a speaker of the Romanian language and had practised homoeopathy in all three Romanian principiates.

Honigberger also discovered ancient Buddhist scrolls at Gandhara, and recorded some Sikh history whilst travelling for the East India Company.

Honigberger also recorded a natural Materia Medica of the plants he discovered whilst travelling, and he also established a medical vocabulary in four European and five Eastern languages.

Honigberger was known was known for own his careful personal discipline and for his humane and hygienic treatment of his patients,

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