Br Homeopath J 1999; 88(01): 17-19
DOI: 10.1054/homp.1999.0269
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Copyright © The Faculty of Homeopathy 1999

Biotypology I: Scope and history

F Marino
Holimed, Centro Studi Medicina Olistica, via Tullio Levi Civita, 16, 00146–Rome, Italy
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Publication Date:
09 June 2018 (online)


From ancient times, the principal medical cultures tried to classify individuals according to their morpho-functional characteristics in order to study and understand their tendencies in terms of health and sickness. In the last two centuries, in Europe and America, a number of academic schools emerged whose theoretical concepts and ideas were important theroretically but had relatively little practical application. By contrast, in France and Italy, there was the joining of biotypological schools and homoeopathy, which permitted the correlation between biotypes and their relevant homoeopathic remedies. This article outlines the evolution of biotypological thinking and the results of the above said merger.