- the method of treating disease by the use of agents that produce effects different from those of the disease treated (opposed to homeopathy).
Origin of allopathy
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Examples from the Web for allopathy
Hydropathy and Allopathy in their practice are like the poles asunder.Every Man his own Doctor
R. T. Claridge
Christian Science and allopathy don't mix,' I says, 'and you'd starve, that's what you'd do.
I told him in plain words he would be better off rollin' allopathy pills.
I have known it succeed in cholera cases sometimes, however, as well as the allopathy.Six Years in the Prisons of England
A Merchant - Anonymous
He said that the aim of allopathy was to poison him; of hydropathy to drown him; and of homeopathy to let him die unaided.Every-Day Errors of Speech
L. P. Meredith
- the orthodox medical method of treating disease, by inducing a condition different from or opposed to the cause of the diseaseCompare homeopathy
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Word Origin and History for allopathy
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects antagonistic to those caused by the disease itself.
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