Their usefulness did not depend on making the patient swallow substances for the most part harmful (the harm was scarcely perceptible, as they were given in small doses), but they were useful, necessary, and indispensable because they satisfied a mental need of the invalid and of those who loved her- and that is why there are, and always will be, pseudo-healers, wise women, homeopaths, and allopaths
But, the great majority of politicians will shun the truth that allopaths
have taken the British Treasury to the cleaners, leaving no shillings for other beneficial medical services.
Of the interviewed PPs, 13 were qualified allopaths
(trained in Western medicine), two of whom were chest specialists.
This is not' voodoo medicine,' as a lot of allopaths
and people in the medical community call it.
When treatment is sought, BRAC members rely to a greater extent on home remedies, traditional care, and unqualified allopaths
than non-member households.
At that time there were allopaths
, naturopaths, homeopaths, and chiropractors.
While unqualified allopaths
were mentioned as a source of treatment due to their easy accessibility and uncomplicated selling of medicines, traditional healers played a much more important role.
On the other end of the spectrum, again from Madhya Pradesh, another set of allopaths
conducted unauthorized trials using untested herbal formulations.
It has also been reported in the same study that nearly 60-70% of the indigenous people seek medical treatment from unqualified allopaths
, meaning tribal medicinal practitioners.
Nine were unsympathetic: six were allopaths
In the latter part of the 20th century, osteopathic medicine entered into rural and small-town practice, which had been largely vacated by allopaths
As someone who had for years received treatment from a variety of practitioners--male as well as female physicians, allopaths
as well as homeopaths--Phelps had a wealth of experience upon which to draw in creating the portrait of a helpless patient and an indifferent physician for her novel.