Konstantin Gering (800-1880)

Doctor of medicine, “father” of American homeopathy, born January 1, 1800 in the city of Oschatz within the limits of Saxony (now East Germany). Grew up in a religious family.

As a student, he became an assistant to Dr. Robbie, who was an ardent opponent of homeopathy. One of the local publishers approached Dr. Robbie with a request to write a book about the homeopathic “heresy” but Robbie sent the publisher to his assistant, citing the lack of private time. Goering enthusiastically took up the task: studied the works of Hahnemann, repeated provings, conducted other practical experiments in the framework of his research.
Just At the same time, K. Goering was injured – a laceration on his finger, which as a result of infection is highly inflamed. The doctors wanted to amputate a sore thumb, but K. Goering, being already impressed by the knowledge on homeopathy, tried to imagine homeopathic method: adopted in accordance with the symptoms Arsenicum Album. The finger and arm were saved and completely cured. Goering found Hahnemann, and since 1824 they have been bound by close friendship. The work of writing the “revealing” article was abandoned, Gering left the work at the University to become one of the most influential supporters of homeopathy of all time.
Goering graduated from the University of Leipzig in 1826. In his doctoral work “the Medicine of the Future”, Hering declared himself a doctor-homeopath.