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Mercury Press Series

Anthroposophically Oriented Medicine and Its Remedies

Paperback
June 1991
9780929979168
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Press
  • Published
    1st June 1991
  • ISBN 9780929979168
  • Language English
  • Pages 48 pp.
$8.00

This booklet offers a clear introduction to anthroposophic medicine in response to commonly asked questions on the subject. It includes a basic discussion of illness and healing, an historical view of remedies, and a description of the new anthroposophic methods of preparing remedies.

Friedrich Husemann

Dr. Friedrich Husemann (1887–1959) was born in in northeast North Rhine-Westphalia in north Germany, the first son of a Protestant pastor. He originally wanted to study theology (as his brother Gottfried did later on), but eventually decided on medicine. He met Rudolf Steiner while a studying medicine, and finished his training in 1920 with a specialty in psychiatry. Based on the fundamental ideas of Anthroposophy, Dr. Husemann developed a variation of conventional medical-therapeutic practice. He divided this model into three areas: physical therapy through medication and external applications; artistic therapy; and psychotherapy. In 1930, he founded the Wiesneck Sanatorium. It was later named after him as the Friedrich Husemann Clinic in Buchenbach near Freiburg im Breisgau, which specializes in psychiatry and psychotherapy. The clinic continues to be based largely on Husemann's work. During the Nazi period, Friedrich Husemann sought to save the lives of his patients and prevent them falling victim to the Nazi authorities. He died in Buchenbach, a municipality in the southwest Black Forest.