Homœopathic Links 2023; 36(01): 084-085
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1763287

Robert Seror, MD, 94

French homeopathic dental surgeon, and scholar par excellence
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Robert Seror, MD, 94. Photo courtesy- Christian Garcia

Born on 1 February 1928, this noted French homeopathic physician and author attended the Faculty of Medicine (Algiers, Morocco) graduating in 1955 with a doctoral thesis titled 'Therapeutique de detente en neuro-psychiatrie' [The therapeutic use of relaxation therapy in neuro- psychiatry].

After graduation, Seror received a military commission to serve as a physician in the French army. When that service ended in 1957, he entered civilian life and opened a general medical practice. He became a convert to homeopathy under the influence of Dr Andre Passicousset of Nice.

During this period of time, he came in contact with homeopathic physicians Leon Vannier and Robert Dufilho and soon moved to France. He mentored with and became associated in practice with Dr Dufilho, a Oloron Sainte-Marie (Pyrenees Atlantiques) physician.

Seror began a lifelong correspondence with several homeopathic physicians including Henri Bernard (France), Denis Demarque (France), Jacques Baur (France), Georges Hodiamont (Belgium), Demangeat (France), Robert Bourgarit (France), Alain Horvilleur (France), Elizabeth Wright- Hubbard (USA), Othon-André Julian (France), Noel Pratt (UK), Tomas Pashero (Argentina), Pierre Schmidt (Switzerland) and James Stephenson (USA). Seror, early on, assumed a Kentian orientation due to the influence and collegial friendship he had with Dr Jacques Hui Bon Hoa (1935-) of Bordeaux in the early 1960s. Seror received a diploma from the Faculty of Homoeopathy (London).

Dr Seror began his writing career by publishing articles in various journals, for example, Revue Belge d'Homoeopathie, Cahiers de Biotherapie, L'Homoeopathie Francaise, Les Annales Francaises d'Homoeopathie and Cahiers du Groupement Hahnemannien de Lyon. Still young at the age of 81, he continued his homeopathic research and translating activities to produce several noteworthy books, for example, Aphorismes de Kent (2003), Psychiatrie de Talcott (2003), Key Notes de Guernsey, Questions et Réponses, de Dewey, Key Notes Régionaux de Nash, Materia Medica Homeopathique de Dermatologie de John Allen... Many of these were published by editions Marco Pietteur. Also, with Pietteur, he published Connaissance du Repertoire de Kent (Vol. I, 2003; Vols. II and III, 2004; 'To Know Kent's Repertory,' which is only available in the French language). Also, he created a 'Universal Homeopathic Repertory' which can be accessed via Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) or smartphones.

At the age of 68, and with much appreciated assistance from Sylvain Cazalet, the site, www.homeoint.org, was created in 1996. It is a site devoted primarily to homeopathic history and its 'faces' as well as homeotherapeutics. I say 'faces' because Seror's writing not only concerned historical events but also included biographies of the men and women who made those events. Julian Winston's indispensable, The Faces of Homoeopathy (1999), is a masterful compilation of just such material – data, stories, anecdotes, photos and illustrations of our bygone masters and a number of current homeopathic leaders in Great Britain and the United States. Nearly all of Seror's translating work and historical researches found a welcome home on this website, which contains an immense amount of easily accessible information with contributions from many other homeopaths not just Seror.

As an example of Seror's scholarship, one need only look at his page, <www.homeoint.org/ seror> on <www.homeoint.org>. His page is divided into 13 sections each containing other sub-pages of many entries. For instance, section 'Techniques et Tactiques homéopathiques pratiques' [Techniques and Strategies in the homeopathic practice] contains the sub-page <http://www.homeoint.org/seror/odonto/> which is titled 'Dossier d'Odonto-Stomatologie Homéopathique' and co-written with Dr Janine Pons. This sub-page contains six sections containing multiple sub-sections each containing essays and, is especially detailed, because the field was Seror's specialty.

The 13 sections are (translated into English): Materia medica, Repertories, J. C. Burnett, J. T. Kent, J. H. Clarke, Boger and Boenninghausen, Margaret Lucy Tyler, History of homeopathy, Techniques and strategies in the homeopathic practice, Basic homeopathic archives, Reviews of English language homeopathic journals, Pathogenesis, Diverse – Miscellaneous. Each of these sections has sub-sections.

There is an immense amount of information, all organised by a man who certainly lived and breathed homeopathy. Simply astounding; and where his knowledge was lacking, he humbly called upon others to offer their insights, write on special topics or provide biographies of important and long forgotten homeopathic figures. Nearly all of his writings are in the French language but one does come across material in English, German and even Spanish.

On 5 March 2022, the journey of this singular homeopathic healer and scholar came to an end on this earthly realm.

Over the years, Dr Seror and I exchanged several emails. In one of those of May 2017, I asked how he maintained his health and vitality:

'Culture physique tous les matins depuis l'âge de 16 ans. Une heure de marche tous les jours. Pas de tabac, pas de vin, pas de café', was his response (Physical activity every morning since the age of 16; an hour of walking every day; no tobacco, no wine, no coffee).

Publication History

Article published online:
31 March 2023

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