George Vithoulkas, age 82, was given a Doctor Honoris Causa at the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
George Vithoulkias is considered the father of modern homeopathy. He changed the way homeopathic materia medica was understood and taught as well as elucidating homeopathic philosophy and its clinical application in the context of modern medical clinical practice. He resides in Greece.
Vithoulkas’ books, Homeopathy: Medicine of the New Man (Arco, New York, 1979), written for the general public, and The Science of Homeopathy (Grove Press, New York, 1980), for health professionals, have been translated into twenty languages and have had a profound influence upon the acceptance and practice of homeopathy worldwide. His book, A New Model for Health and Disease, published in German and English in 1991, makes a fundamental critique of conventional allopathic medicine and sets out a new paradigm for the science of medicine.
George Vithoulkas has received the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize) “…for his outstanding contribution to the revival of homeopathic knowledge and the training of homeopaths to the highest standards.” The United Nations (Development Forum) consider this award “Among the world’s most prestigious awards”, while TIME Magazine called Jacob Uexkull, the award’s initiator, one of the 37 “heroes” of 2005.
Here is some information about the special event that honoured Vithoulkas and the teaching at the University from the web site vithoulkas.com:
On Tuesday 5 May, 2015 at 12.00 PM, Professor of Homeopathy George Vithoulkas was nominated Doctor Honoris Causa at the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
The Laudacio was made by the Dean of the University’s School of Medicine, Prof. Dr. Anca Dana Buzoianu, who referred at length to the scientific work of Prof. G. Vithoulkas.
The opening ceremony was addressed by the President of the Senate, Prof. Dr. Ioan Ştefan Florian; the Vice Rectors of the University also attended the ceremony.
Inter alia, Professor G. Vithoulkas said the following in his speech:
“Today I am particularly proud that, through me, a great School of Medicine is honoring homeopathy, this remarkable therapeutic method, as well as Doctor S. Hahnemann, who discovered it 200 years ago.
Homeopathy has been credited with impressive results in the last 200 years and that attests to its undoubted validity.
Homeopathy is essential in the early stages of chronic diseases, when conventional medicine has no answers and, therefore, it constitutes a complementary therapeutic method sorely needed in medicine.
I am confident that your University will become the pillar of resistance against the destructive storm of chronic disease that is currently spreading rapidly, and that it will bestow the beneficial therapeutic effects of homeopathy upon humanity.”
On Monday 4 May, 2015, Prof. G. Vithoulkas opened the courses of Classical Homeopathy, which take place in the University’s Department of Neurology under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dafin Muresanu in cooperation with the International Academy of Homeopathy, based in Alonnisos, Greece.
On Friday 8 May, 2015 he taught at Sibiu to 120 Romanian doctors, who attended from all regions of the country. The seminar was organized by Dr. Ofelia Lugojan and Dr. Mariana Tarniceru. In his speech, Prof. George Vithoulkas made extensive reference to the “Levels of Health,” while his book “Levels of Health” in Romanian was also presented at the seminar. Academician Dr. Aurelia Nicoleta Cristea and Prof. Dr. Simona Dragan also attended the event.