Allopath



a person who practices or favors allopathy.
Historical Examples

She had tried several physicians, among them an allopath, who gave hypodermic injections of morphia, without relief.
New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers Various

For instance, are you allopath, or a homœopath, or some hitherto untrodden path?
Over the Plum Pudding John Kendrick Bangs

He had been at first treated by an allopath, then, afterwards, by a homœopath.
New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers Various

To the allopath this is a “curious effect” merely, and serves to condemn the drug.
New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers Various

noun
a person who practises or is skilled in allopathy
n.

1830, back-formation from allopathy.

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