George Bernard Shaw and Homeopathy

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright and Nobel Prize winner for Literature in 1925. He was also a strong advocate and defender of homeopathy and responsible for the well-known quote, “All great truths begin as blasphemies.”

From available records we know that part of his introduction to homeopathy was through the successful treatment of his hyrodcoele and, later on, his wife’s successful treatment for ‘blood poisoning’.

In his play The Doctor’s Dilemma in 1906, Shaw argues that homeopathy was attacked by allopaths solely on the basis of money. He also condemned the vaccinations of the day and noted the similarity of antitoxins to homeopathy.

For the detail on these snippets and even more fascinating information about GBS’s relationship with homeopathy, visit the Sue Young Histories site.

More Information: George Bernard Shaw and Homeopathy

Sign up for Our Newsletter!

If you liked the information on this page you may also enjoy our free weekly newsletter, full of world news on homeopathy. Subscribe to it at:

Note: All information we provide and comments we make are from the homeopathic perspective. They are not necessarily endorsed by sectors of some governments, medico-pharmaceutical groups, “skeptic” organisations or those unfamiliar with homeopathy. Comments, references or links posted by others on this page may not reflect the opinion of Homeopathy Plus and so should not be seen as an endorsement or recommendation by Homeopathy Plus. Please see a trusted healthcare practitioner for advice on health problems. Further information about the purpose of our material may be read in our disclaimer.