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Homeopathy Pioneer Celebrated with Official State Marker

Constantine Hering, M.D.

The National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission have dedicated of an official state historical marker commemorating Constantine Hering, M.D., the “father of American homeopathy.” on the northwest corner of 12th and Arch streets, in Philadelphia.

Hering is a leading figure in the history of medicine in North America. Through his extensive scientific research and unselfish devotion to the advancement of the art of healing through medical education, he helped to establish Philadelphia as the leading American city for both medical care and medical education.

“For the past 41 years, the NCH has worked to promote public awareness of homeopathic medicine and its history and place within and alongside all medical care and healing arts,” says NCH President Ann Jerome. “We are thrilled to install this marker in Philadelphia, honoring the home and office site of Dr. Hering, who worked to establish the highest quality of medical care for all.”

The nonprofit National Center for Homeopathy was founded in 1974, dedicated to promoting health by advancing the use and practice of homeopathy. NCH supports education in, awareness of and increased access to homeopathy. It has the largest, most diverse membership in the homeopathic community, and is the national go-to resource for those interested in learning about homeopathy. NCH educates consumers, plays an important role in the continuing education of practitioners and is dedicated to making homeopathy more accessible to the public. NCH informs legislators and works to secure homeopathy’s place in the U.S. healthcare system while working to ensure that homeopathy is accurately represented in the media.

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