Alphonse Crétin (*1820? – 1902?) was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become a Physician at the Hospital Saint Jacques, founded in Paris in 1870, and a member of the Societe Medical Homeopathique de France.

Alphonse Crétin was a student of Jules Adolphe Edouard Tallien of Cabarrus, and a colleague of Paul Francois Curie, and Chanet, Cramoisy, Frédault, Gounard, Pierre Jousset, Love, Reuben Ludlam, Louis Molin, Charles Ozanam, and Perry.

In 1858 Crétin, Alexandre Charge, Audouit, Antoine Hippolyte Desterne, Escallier, Gastier, Gueyrard, Leboucher, Love, Louis Molin, Antoine Henri Petroz, and Léon Francois Adolphe Simon, successfully prosecuted the authors of an article in the Union Medicale for misrepresenting homeopathy by attacking it with false allegations and by ‘drawing conclusions contrary to the truth’.

Alphonse Crétin counted among his patients the French socialist politician, philosopher and writer Pierre Joseph Proudhon, considered the father of Anarchism.

Alphonse Crétin compiled the writings of Antoine Henri Petroz, and he wrote the Obituary of Jean Paul Tessier. He was a prolific writer, contributing many articles to homeopathic publications.

* [Dr Crétin’s birth and death dates remain unconfirmed]

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