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Mathias Dorcsi 1923 – 2001

October 04, 2009

ViennaMathias Dorcsi 1923 – 2001 was an Austrian orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become the founder of the Viennese School of Homeopathy,

Dorcsi’s conversion to homeopathy led to the rebirth of homeopathy in Austria, and many major awards for him for his outstanding work in homeopathy, including the Golden Medal of Vienna, the Golden Medal of the Republic of Hungary, and the Cross of Honor for Art and Science of the Republic of Austria,

Dorcsi was a colleague of Otto Eichelberger,

Dorcsi was a student of Hartmut Oemisch 1901 – 1992 MD, an Austrian orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, to become one of the Q-potency pioneers,

a Who’s Who of the Q-potency pioneers… Mathias Dorcsi (1923–2001), Hartmut Oemisch (1901–1992), Jost Kunzli von Fimmelsberg, Pierre Schmidt, Rudolf Flury and Adolf Voegeli, he lists Ernst H Schmeer, one of Adolf Voegeli’s students, Willi Sewerin

In the mid-1960s, the Q -potencies had clearly ceased to be only a topic for a small circle of homeopaths keen on experimenting. On April 10, 1965 – Samuel Hahnemann’s 210th birthday – the Bavarian branch of the Zentralverein homöopathischer Ärzte in Germany held a meeting in which focused mainly on Q -potencies. Among the speakers were – apart from the aforementioned protagonists Mathias Dorcsi, Laudenberg, Kunzli and Otto Eichelberger – Georg von Keller (1919–2003) from Tübingen and Martin Stubler (1915–1989), second chairman of the German central association of homeopathic physicians from 1960 to 1975 and many others…

Mathias Dorcsi, founder of the Viennese school of homeopathy, was born in Vienna in January 1923. In 1942 he obtained the Matura, then he became a military physician.

After the war he started in winter 1945 in Vienna medical school, which he continued in 1947 in Innsbruck and graduated with a doctorate in March 1950. His medical work began as an intern in the Gottfried von Preyersches Children’s Hospital. Even then Dorcsi came into contact with homeopathy.

During this time he created his first scientific work on Childrens constitutional therapy.  In 1953, Dorcsi founded the Austrian Association of Homeopaths. Dorcsi’s association with homeopathy lasted over 48 years, and he delivered a great many  seminars, and weekend courses and activities.

In 1956, Dorcsi was appointed Senior Consultant to the Institute of Physical Medicine at the hospital Lainz. In 1958 he founded it the Institute of Homeopathic Medicine. In the same year, Dorcsi founded the Bavarian Regional Central Association of the German homeopathic physicians to work with the Austrian Association of Homeopaths.

In 1966, regular courses for homeopathic physicians began, which continue to this day. In 1970 Dorcis published Medizin der Person: Praktikum der homöopathischen Medizin. In 1973, Dorcsi received a research award commissioned from Minister Herta Firnberg.

In 1975, Dorcsi began work at the Foundation of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute. and he began the intensive courses for homeopathy in Baden near Vienna, which became known far beyond Austria’s borders.(Also in 1975, Dorcsi began teaching in Venuzuela, and in 1977, he lectured at the Venuzuelan Homeopathic Conference in Caracas).

In 1978, Dorcsi took Primariat of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Lainz, and he moved the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute to this location. In 1978, Dorcsi received another Research Award.

In 1980, Dorcsi received an award for teaching homeopathy from the Pharmaceutical Institute of the University of Vienna.

In 1983, Dorcsi transfered the Austrian Society of Homeopaths into the hands of Gunther Mattitsch, his oldest student.

In 1985, the Mathias Dorcsi Lecture at the Faculty of Medicine has been integrated into the curriculum in homeopathy. Because of these and other merits, Dorcsi was awarded the Golden Medal of Vienna.

In 1988, after a long illness, Dorcsi moved to Munich where he found his new home with the Paediatrician Mira Dorcsi Ulrich. Together they held homeopathy courses for Paediatricians at the German Academy, which Dorcsi held for the next ten years. Dorcsi also held numerous homeopathy courses at home and abroad, for which he received numerous international awards.

Since 1995,  Dorcsi’s lectured in homeopathy spread widely, and for the first time, homeopathy became part of the curriculum in clinical medicine at a university clinic in Germany. Together with Mira Dorcsi Ulrich, Dorcsi took over the supervision of this module.

In 1997, Dorcsi was awarded the Cross of Honor for Art and Science of the Republic of Austria for his contributions to homeopathy.

In 2000, Dorcsi was the President representing the Republic of Hungary during the League Homeopathic meeting in Budapest, where he was awarded the Golden Medal of the Republic of Hungary for his work with homeopathy in Hungary.

Many of his works, professional publications and presentations have made Dorcsi known throughout the homeopathic world.

Mathias Dorcsi died after a long illness on 27 May 2001 in Munchen.

Dorcsi wrote Homöopathie (6 volumes), Grundausbildung, Stufenplan und Ausbildungsprogramm in der Homöopathie, Handbuch der Homöopathie, Ätiologie, Homöopathie heute : Ein praktisches Handbuch, Medizin der Person: Praktikum der homöopathischen Medizin, Personotrope Medizin und Homöopathie, 23. Internationaler Oster-Seminar-Kongress für Pädiatrische Fortbildung, Arzneimittellehre, Symptomenverzeichnis, Documenta homoeopathica, Chomeopatija, Mini-repertorium, Symptomen Verzeichnis, Fortbildung, Weiterbildung, Einführung in die Homöopathie, Verifizierung homöopathischer Heilerfolge durch anthropologische,


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