Allopathy

is in opposition to Homoeopathy. The latter word is from the Greek, homoeon pathos, similar disease; and the former is allo pathos, a different disease. In one case, “like is to cure like”; and in the latter, the disease is cured by its “antidote.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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