the method of treating disease by the use of agents that produce effects different from those of the disease treated (opposed to ).
historical examples

a school of medicine midway between allopathy and christian science.
the devil’s dictionary ambrose bierce

christian science and allopathy don’t mix,’ i says, ‘and you’d starve, that’s what you’d do.
kilo ellis parker butler

hydropathy and allopathy in their practice are like the poles asunder.
every man his own doctor r. t. claridge

i told him in plain words he would be better off rollin’ allopathy pills.
kilo ellis parker butler

i have known it succeed in cholera cases sometimes, however, as well as the allopathy.
six years in the prisons of england a merchant – anonymous

he said that the aim of allopathy was to poison him; of hydropathy to drown him; and of homeopathy to let him die unaided.
every-day errors of speech l. p. meredith

the orthodox medical method of treating disease, by inducing a condition different from or opposed to the cause of the disease compare homeopathy

1842, “treatment of disease by remedies that produce effects opposite to the symptoms,” from german allopathie (hahnemann), from greek allos “other” (see alias) + -patheia, “suffering, disease, feeling” (see -pathy). the term applied by homeopathists to traditional medicine.

allopathy al·lop·a·thy (ə-lŏp’ə-thē)
a method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects antagonistic to those caused by the disease itself.
al’lo·path’ic (āl’ə-pāth’ĭk) adj.

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