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Alexander Kotok

Fields of research and interest:
History of Homeopathy; History of Vaccinations, History of Antivaccination Movement

Ongoing projects:
Paper for MedGG (Medizin, Gesellschaft und Geschichte) “Homeopathy in the Sovjet Union”
Book on history of vaccination

Contacts with journals, newsletters, institutions:
MedGG; Pierre Schmidt Foundation; Bulgarian Medical-Historical Society; Various homeopathic journals

Bibliography of recent (since 1993) monographs and articles:


  • History of Homeopathy in Russia until World War I, as compared with other European Countries and the USA: Similarities and Discrepancies. PhD Thesis (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1999) (published:


  • Homeopathy and the Russian Orthodox Clergy: Russian Homeopathy in Search for Allies in the Second Part of the 19th and Beginning of 20th Century, in: Medizin, Gesellschaft und Geschichte 16 (1998), 171-194.
  • The Alexander II Homeopathic Hospital in St. Petersburg, in: The Homoeopath 79 (2000).
  • Patients of Russian Pre-World War I Homeopathy, in: Martin Dinges (ed.): Patients in the History of Homeopathy (Sheffield, 2002), 157-172.

Suggestions to the network:
More precise description of the current project is highly desirable

Position: Independent Researcher