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|Latin to English translations [PRO]|
|Latin term or phrase: similia similibus curentur|
|the alternative medicine Homeopathy is based on the principle that "live cures like" and I wanted to know the literal translation if this isn't it.|
|English translation:let like cured by the like|
The original motto was °similia similibus curantur°.
In 1883 the president of the AIH declared that the high potencies were not naturally universal law but comparable with other scientific laws and their transitory nature and in 1899 the principle of similars was diluted also by changing the indicative to a subjunctive in the motto. Similia similibus curantur became curentur (86). The weakening of the principle, in the English translation, is even clearer: 'like is cured by like' becomes 'let like be cured by like' whereby it is diminished from a supposed 'law of nature' to a 'method of treating disease'. In a climate of relatively reserved acceptance of the new bacteriology, where Hahnemann was stylised as one of its forerunners, interest was dwindling largely through a spirit of indifference towards a scientifically based identity as a homeopathic physician. (88). Doctors also no longer specifically recommended homeopathic medical colleges.' [pp.184-5]
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|Thanks for getting back to me so swiftly. This answer was more than helpful and gave me even more insight into the field of Homeopathy. I had no idea that the saying had been changed. I'm including that in my presentation! Thanks again! --Melissa|
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