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Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg

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Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg (* May 9, 1905 in Herford/Prussian Province of Westphalia; † June 13, 1985 in Baden-Baden) is the founder of homotoxicology, a modification and further development of homeopathy.

Reckeweg was born in 1905 as the son of Heinrich Reckeweg, a primary school teacher from Herford. His father came into contact with homeopathy through his own illnesses. From 1924 to 1930 he studied medicine in Würzburg, Münster, Berlin and Bonn. In Berlin he also came into contact with homeopathy through Professor August Bier. In 1928 he passed the state examination, and in 1930 he received his doctorate in Bonn. From 1930 to 1932, Reckeweg was an assistant physician at the Knappschaftskrankenhaus Völklingen and in the internal department of the Hamburg-Harburg Hospital. After marrying his wife Margarete, née Stehle, he moved to Berlin. 1936 He founded the pharmaceutical company Heel, whose name is an acronym of the phrase "Herba Est Ex Luce" ("the medicinal plant derives its power from sunlight"). 1946 Release from war captivity and relocation to Triberg.

Between 1948 and 1949 Reckeweg develops homotoxicology and antihomotoxic therapy. In 1954, Reckeweg moved his practice and headquarters to Baden-Baden. 1955 his book "Homotoxins and Homotoxicoses - Foundations of a Synthesis of Medicine" was published. 1961 Foundation of the "Society for Homotoxicology and Antihomotoxic Therapy". 1962 Publication of the journal "Homotoxinjournal", renamed "Biological Medicine" in 1972. 1978 Sale of the pharmaceutical company and relocation to Albuquerque (New Mexico).

In May 1947, his brothers Klaus Günther Reckeweg and Alfred Reckeweg founded the company Dr. A. Reckeweg & Co. GmbH. Today, the company is known as Pharmazeutische Fabrik Dr. Reckeweg & Co. GmbH. The new production and administrative headquarters are in Bensheim. Special emphasis is placed on the production of homeopathic combination medicines (Gastreu series) and veterinary medicines