Robert Graves Lecture 1988_Dr. G. D. Johnston

17/05/1988 in Royal College of Physicians, 6, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

G. D. Johnston, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P., D.C.H.

Allopathy – the Therapeutic Legacy

Dr. Johnston said that Allopathy is a form of therapy which is based on the belief that the induction of a new disease (or symptom) would drive out the existing disease (or symptom). He suggested that excessively high doses of drugs were being used in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure for little gain and have succeeded in producing an unnecessary number of unpleasant and at times life threatening adverse reactions.

The President, Dr. Fleetwood who took-the chair congratulated Dr. Johnston and presented him with the silver medal and cheque. The lecture was attended by Professor W. A. Watts, Chairman of the Health Research Board and a large number of guests.

Irish Journal of Medical Science, , 158:4

This being the twenty-eight Graves Lecture since its beginnings in 1961.