The Association for the Free International University of Homeopathic Medicine “Samuel Hahnemann” was founded by a specific will of Dr. Adele Alma Rodriguez, coming from Venezuela and disciple of Dr. Martin Kelber. The doctor's aspiration and objective was the unification of the teaching of homeopathic medicine as she had observed that, in the various local realities, both in Europe and in other continents, teaching was subordinated to regional legislation. All this conditioned and altered the doctrinal structure of the Hahnemannian method, which was often bound to restrictions imposed from time to time.

Hence, the idea of a unitary teaching according to the precise indications of its founder Samuel Hahnemann, as appears in the acronym LUIMO where we find the term "International".

To achieve all this, Dr. Adele Alma Rodriguez identified and turned to those homeopathic personalities of the time (Professor Antonio Negro, Doctor Tomás Pablo Paschero, Doctor Proceso Sanchez Ortega) to form a teaching group that saw the Naples office as the center of welcoming this rebirth.

The choice of Naples corresponds to a historical necessity, as the Neapolitan city was the cradle and crossroads of homeopathic medicine once it crossed the borders of Germany and Austria.

In fact, "homeopathic medicine was introduced by the homeopathic doctors of the Austrian army in 1821 in Naples, where General Baron von Koeller offered it to the Royal Academy of Sciences of Naples, as a gift of great value and as a symbolic offering to stimulate official interest of the Italian medical authorities, the two books by Hahnemann: the Organon and the Materia Pura" as we read in: "History of homeopathy in Italy" by Dr. Alberto Lodispoto.

Precisely from Naples, homeopathic medicine was exported to Europe, through the enlightened works of Dr. Frederic Foster Quin who, at the beginning of the last century, popularized its principles in England after having learned them in Naples, or of Count Sebastiano de' Guidi, an illustrious scientist born in Guardia Sanframondi (at the time in the province of Caserta and then of Benevento) who introduced it to Lyon.

Homeopathic medicine, from then to today, has increasingly established itself in its therapeutic successes, as demonstrated in the emergency of the various cholera and typhoid epidemics that occurred in Naples and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in the 19th century. These epidemics saw Dr. Rocco Rubini, with the use of "Camfora Rubini" and other homeopathic remedies, together with colleagues from the school of Francesco Romani and the Palermo School, successfully and effectively tackle these tragedies; as demonstrated by the documentary statistics of the time which we find, in copy, in the "Homeopathic Medicine Corner" at the Museum of Health Arts of the Santa Maria degli Incurabili Hospital in Naples.

In the aspiration of the four founders of LUIMO, as reported in the Association's Statute, the indispensable aims that represent the cultural objective of LUIMO itself are traced.

Among other things, it emerges that the comparison with official medicine which today is defined as conventional or allopathic is very important. This comparison must be based on an interdisciplinary approach where the analytical and mechanistic approach of man, typical of conventional medicine, is opposed by the unitary vision of man in his entirety of homeopathic medicine.

This comparison between the two different methodological paradigms was requested from LUIMO in 1985 by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. In fact, the institution had taken note of a phenomenon, that of homeopathic medicine, which was growing in interest and consensus and, for the first time in Italy, wanted to officially acquire documented knowledge of its epistemology and pharmacopoeia. Professor Antonio Negro representing LUIMO gave a lectio magistralis in front of the Director of the I.S.S. prof. Francesco Pocchiari highlighting the convergences and cultural and methodological differences between homeopathic and allopathic medicine.

LUIMO therefore wanted to systematically establish these interdisciplinary educational meetings with university professors of conventional medicine and other disciplines, effectively creating an Interdisciplinary Scientific Committee chaired by Professor Goffredo Sciaudone.

Furthermore, LUIMO has its own editorial and journalistic activity and, through the promotion of conferences, congresses and forums, has always wanted to dialogue with the public and institutions, illustrating both the scientific and legal and medico-legal aspects related to practice of homeopathic medicine.

The founders

Prof. Antonio Negro
Founder in 1948 in Roma of A.I.M.O.H.
Accademia Italiana di Medicina Omeopatica Hahnemanniana - Italy

Dott. Tommaso Paschero
Founder of the Escuela Homeopatica Argentina - Argentina

Dott. Proceso Sanchez Ortega
Founder of the "Homeopatia de Mexico" school - Mexico

Dott.ssa Adele Alma Rodriguez
Founder of CE.M.O.N.
Centro di Medicina Omeopatica Napoletano - Italy

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