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Law of similars

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Law of similars --> similia similibus curantur

The homeopathic formula expressing the law of similars, the doctrine that any drug capable of producing morbid symptoms in the healthy will remove similar symptoms occurring as an expression of disease. Another reading of the formula, employed by Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, is similia similibus curentur, let likes be cured by likes.

Origin: L. Likes are cured by likes