Dr Peter Fisher, 67, who was homeopathic physician to the Queen for 15 years, was killed in a collision with a truck in High Holborn yesterday morning, while riding a bicycle.
Dr. Fisher had served as director of research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, and was also president of the Faculty of Homeopathy. He had worked at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital for over 35 years and was a spokesperson for homeopathy in the British parliament.
He was glad to debate critics of homeopathy, which he did with sound logic and irrefutable facts. Dr. Fisher was also editor-in-chief of the Elsevier journal, Homeopathy. He was educated at Cambridge University and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He was also a member of the World Health Organization’s Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional and Complementary Medicine, and he chaired the WHO’s working group on homeopathy.
He authored numerous papers, including Effect of homeopathic treatment on Fibrositis, Homoeopathy for Depression, Homoeopathy for Anxiety and Anxiety Disorder, Reporting Data on Homoeopathic treatments, Homoeopathy & the Lancet, Plausibility & Evidence, Evaluation of specific and non-specific effect in homoeopathy, Homoeopathic Oscillococcinum for preventing and treating influenza & influenza like illnesses, Does Homoeopathy have anything to contribute to Hormesis?
Dr. Fisher first became interested in homeopathy when he was afflicted with an illness that a number of expert physicians declared incurable. On the advice of a friend, he consulted a homeopath, who promptly cured him. Dr Jose Eizayaga, a friend of Dr. Fisher for 30 years, described him as exceptional, extremely honest, kind and respectful, a man admired in the homeopathic community. We will all greatly miss him.
You can read an interview Dr. Fisher gave: