A German Doctor Samuel Hahnemann (1755 – 1843) is the modern day founder of Homeopathy. It was Hahnemann’s contribution to take the law of similars and organise it into a workable methodical system of medicine. He tested this principle of like curing like, initially with his experiments with Peruvian bark or Cinchona, which is a treatment for Malaria. He found that by taking regular doses of the substance Peruvian bark he developed symptoms of malaria. This was a turning point, as he had observed the Law of Similars in action and he devoted the rest of his life researching and refining his methods to help develop the modern system of homeopathy we have today.