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Mauritius Fortier Bernoville 1896 - 1939

June 13, 2009

Mauritius (Maurice) Fortier Bernoville 1896 - 1939 MD was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become the Chief editor of L’Homeopathie Moderne, one of the founders of the Laboratoire Homeopathiques Modernes, and the founder of the Institut National Homeopathique Francais.

Bernoville was a major lecturer in homeopathy, and he was active in Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis, and a founder of the le Syndicat national des médecins homœopathes français in 1932, and a member of the French Society of Homeopathy, and the Society of Homeopathy in the Rhone.

Bernoville and his colleagues developed many new isopathic remedies.

Bernoville was a student of Leon Vannier, and a colleague of Rene Baudry, Jean and Henri Boiron, Bonnerot, Charles Mondain, Rajkumar Mukerji, Antoine Nebel, Rouy, Jean Paul Tessier, and many others.

Translatd from the French: At the same time, the Hahnemann Dispensary opened in Paris and L’Homeopathie Moderne (1932-1940), a magazine run by Maurice Fortier Bernoville appears with the support of the French Society of Homeopathy.

Former (Consultant) in external hospitals in Paris, he defended a thesis in 1924 and became physician to the Hospital Leopold Bellan, under the patronage of Charles Mondain. He created and managed the French School of Homeopathy, which refuses all sectarian disputes, and is open to the scientific approach.

He founded L’Homeopathie Moderne in 1932, and he was the editor until his death. He founded his practice and research in homeopathy, using a scientific method based on clinical studies, laboratory work, and common sense.

Bernoville was an outstanding clinician, an excellent teacher, and he recognised the limits of homeopathy and the need sometimes to use an alternative therapy. Mauritius Bernoville Fortier was a member of the French Society of Homeopathy, the Society of Homeopathy in the Rhone, and the Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis.

Bernoville lies in the wake of Antoine Nebel, in which he accepts the concept of mineral constitutions of tuberculin and its identification with the psora and the need for drainage. Bernoville and his team renovated these ideas by research, using the medical sciences of their time.

In particular, Bernoville started to challenge the “purity” of the calcium carbonate formation, he rejected the universality of the three constitutions and wanted a more scientific study according to the races.

He is one of the proponents of the study of homeopathic medicines from the physio pathological, and initiated by Eduard Von Grauvogl and Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler, and further developed by Albert Mouezy Eon. Bernoville’s, and the articles in his journal on this subject are of astonishing freshness.

Bernoville was the author of numerous articles and papers in the congress, he published several books: The treatment of hay fever (1929), The importance of chemistry and toxicology in the indications of Phosphorus (1931), and Homeopathic Medicine for Children (1931).

Bernoville wrote Tuberculosis, Syphilis und sycosis, Comment guérir par l’homéopathie (How to cure by homeopathy), Homeopathic Treatment of Asthma, Introduction à l’étude de l’iridologie scientifique, Le traitement du rhume des foins, Homeopathic treatment of alcohol, food and medicinal poisoning, Semeiologie Initial Homeopathique of Pain, Diseases of the respiratory and digestive system in Children, Chronic Rheumatism, __Diabetes_, _What we must not do in homeopathy_, _Respiratory System Disorders, The Homeopathic Treatment of Cancer, __Eruptive Fevers and Contagious Diseases of Children_, _Therapeutics of Intoxication, Therapeutics of the Diseases of the Liver and Biliary Ducts, The Homeopathic Treatment of Constipation, Circulation and respiration, Cancer of the Stomach and Stomatitis, Ulcer of the Stomach and Duodenum with Bonnerot, Remedies of Circulatory and Respiratory System, Therapeutics of Intoxication, Influenza: Its Modern Homeopathic Treatment, Nosodotherapy, Isotherapy, Opotherapy and Other Writings, The treatment of hay fever, _The importance of chemistry and toxicology in the indications of Phosphorus, __Homeopathic Medicine for Children, _