|George Vithoulkas - Biography|
George Vithoulkas - Biography
Professor George Vithoulkas has been an international teacher of Classical Homeopathy for over 40 years. In 1996, he was awarded the Alternative Nobel Prize (The Right Livelihood Award) for his work in the field of Classical Homeopathy.
George Vithoulkas was born in 1932, in Athens, Greece. He started studying homeopathy in South Africa in 1960. He continued in India at different homeopathic colleges, receiving a diploma from the Indian Institute of Homeopathy in 1966. Returning to Greece, he started practicing Homeopathy and teaching it to a small group of Greek medical doctors. The therapeutic success of these first doctors so attracted the attention of others that the Athenian School of Homeopathic Medicine was established in 1970. The school, since re-named the Center of Homeopathic Medicine, is devoted exclusively to the teaching of medical doctors.
Vithoulkas' books, Homeopathy: Medicine of the New Man (Arco, New York, 1979), written for lay people, and The Science of Homeopathy (Grove Press, New York, 1980), for health professionals, have been translated to over 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.
From 1987 to 1991, in co-operation with the University of Namur in Belgium, he worked on creating and programming a highly sophisticated computer system, the Vithoulkas Expert System (V.E.S.) developed for the RADAR computer program. The VES has sold over 1,000 copies and has brought Classical Homeopathy within the reach of medical practitioners worldwide. Mr. Vithoulkas has also produced a series of video courses made from his lectures.
George Vithoulkas' overall vision is the establishment of Homeopathy on a worldwide basis. A major goal in this vision is the foundation of homeopathic medical colleges in the USA and Europe where homeopathy can be taught at the highest level.