2 doctors weighed in:

Why call standard medicine "allopathy"?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Wu
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Not our choice

In the late 1800s american medicine was very fragmented and not standardized.
Physicians with mds existed, but the level of care was pretty poor and formal training was spotty. The opportunity existed for a lot of other alternative professions to arise such as osteopathy, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, etc. To give us a name they decided on "allopathy, " which is pretty ridiculous.

In brief: Not our choice

In the late 1800s american medicine was very fragmented and not standardized.
Physicians with mds existed, but the level of care was pretty poor and formal training was spotty. The opportunity existed for a lot of other alternative professions to arise such as osteopathy, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, etc. To give us a name they decided on "allopathy, " which is pretty ridiculous.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: NAME USED BY OTHERS

Allopathic medicine is a name used by homeopaths and proponent of alternative medicine.
It is the mainstream medicine based on scintific research and documented evidence proved by years of research. You can also call it evidence based medicine.

In brief: NAME USED BY OTHERS

Allopathic medicine is a name used by homeopaths and proponent of alternative medicine.
It is the mainstream medicine based on scintific research and documented evidence proved by years of research. You can also call it evidence based medicine.
Thank