Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine developed by German physician Samuel Christian Friedrich Hahnemann (1755?-1843). It is based on principle of "like cures like" (that is, that a substance that produces certain symptoms in a healthy person will relieve those symptoms in a sick one). It is also based on the "Doctrine of Infinitessimals" (the notion of using the smallest dose possible). Indeed, dosages are so diluted that not even one molecule of the original substance may remain!
This display features, in the background, an old photo (probably late nineteenth century) depicting a horse-drawn wagon-ambulance emblazoned with "Homeopathic Hospital." At left is a bottle embossed with a horse's head and:
Humphrey Homeopathic Veterinary/New York and Rio De Janeiro."
Shown are some homeopthic medicine vials, one labeled:
Humphrey's Homeopathic No. Seven for Coughs & Colds, Bronchitis, Influenza, Hoarseness & Sore Throat
Dose, Adults 6, Children 3 Pellets Four Times a Day...
Amer. Homeopathic Phar."