London: Tho.s Hurst, St. Pauls Church-Yard, 1837.
Stipple, rare. Platemark: 225 x 145mm. (8¾ x 5¾"). Laid on India paper.
A portrait of the bust, created by David von Angers, 1837, of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755 – 1843). 'Hahnemann' inscribed under portrait, as well as on the bust itself. See ref: 31689 for untitled version. Hahnemann was a German physician, best known for creating a system of alternative medicine called homeopathy. Hahnemann was dissatisfied with the state of medicine in his time, and particularly objected to practices such as bloodletting, he began developing his new technique in 1792, and first published an article about the homeopathic approach in a German-language medical journal in 1796. Following a series of further essays, he published in 1810 "Organon of the Rational Art of Healing", the first systematic treatise and containing all his detailed instructions on the subject.
[Ref: 31699] £220.00