1824-1897

Individual care and gentleness: Father Sebastian Kneipp recognizes that "Patients are too often treated in a stereotyped general fashion" and "far too little stress is laid on the peculiarities of each separate case." As far as Kneipp's My Water Cure is concerned, even local afflictions are treated by strengthening the patient's entire being. Kneipp is also part of the movement towards modern medicinal plant formulas for internal treatments. 

In 1847 the American Medical Association was formed and in 1867, the Canadian Medical Association became official. Medical professionals from different backgrounds all enjoyed a strong social acceptance and agreed to work cooperatively towards common professional goals. As the groups emerged, medical education squeezed out the traditional forms of natural medicine in favour of the newer disease-based medicines founded on the premise of the germ theory and the dawning of the pharmaceutical industry.