I*sop"a*thy (?), n. [Iso- + Gr. suffering.] Med. (a)

The system which undertakes to cure a disease by means of the virus of the same disease.

(b)

The theory of curing a diseased organ by eating the analogous organ of a healthy animal.

Mayne. (c)

The doctrine that the power of therapeutics is equal to that of the causes of disease.

 

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