Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 1860 – 1904

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 1860 – 1904 was a Russian physician, dramatist and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history.

Chekhov was fascinated by homeopathy and wrote about homeopathy, created characters who were homeopathic doctors, and he discusses homeopathy in much of his writing.

‘… Although the real atitude of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), a physician himself, toward homeopathy is not known, some details omitted in the final version of the story [Simulianty (Malingerers)] testify that he was familiar both with the leading domestic homeopathic manuals of that period and with the practice of homeopathic pharmacies of distributing medicines by mail…’ (Martin Dinges (Ed.), Patients in the History of Homeopathy, (European Association for the History of Medicine and Health Publications, 2002). Page 165.)

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Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky 1821 – 1881

Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (Dostoevsky, Dostoievsky, Dostojevskij, Dostoevski or Dostoevskii) 1821 –  1881 was a Russian fiction writer, essayist and philosopher whose works include Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov.

Dostoevsky’s father treated him with homeopathy, and Dostoevsky remained an advocate of homeopathy throughout his life, writing about it often in his literature. Continue reading Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky 1821 – 1881