If you're in the UK this August do make time to visit Helios Pharmacy who have some items of Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathic medicine, on display at their Tunbridge Wells Pharmacy. These exhibits are on loan from The Hahnemann House Trust.
As many of you will be aware, German physician Samuel Hahnemann was the founder of homeopathy. He became convinced that medical treatments in his day such as bloodletting and the use of mercurial drugs did more harm than good and looked for gentler ways to treat patients.
Through research and self-experimentation Hahnemann developed the central philosophy behind Homeopathic medicine: the principal of "like cures like" or the "law of similar" - that which can cause symptoms in a healthy individual can cure those symptoms in the sick when given in a homeopathic dose.