Pierre Auguste Rapou (1780 – 5 October 1857) was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, to become a member of the College of Physicians at Paris.
Pierre Auguste Rapou was a major homeopathic historian with his 1847 Histoire de la doctrine médicale homoeopathique.
Pierre Auguste Rapou was a student of Samuel Hahnemann, and he was a colleague of Clemens Maria Franz Baron von Boenninghausen, Simon Felix Camille Croserio, Paul Francois Curie, Jean Marie Dessaix, Comte Sebastien Gaeten Salvador Maxime Des Guidi, Dion, Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Fleischmann, Duplat, Foissac, Adolph Heinrich Gerstel, Gottlieb Heinrich Georg Jahr, Benoit Jules Mure, Charles Gaspard Peschier, Frederick Hervey Foster Quin, Mathias Roth, Leon Francois Adolphe Simon, Jean Paul Tessier.
Pierre Auguste Rapou practiced in Lyon.
October 5, 1857. Rapou, père, died at Lyon at the age of 77 years. Dr. Rapou was a practitioner in Lyon and his name appears on Frederick Hervey Foster Quin‘s List of 1834. He, with his son, travelled extensively, and the son wrote a very entertaining history of their travels. (Allg. hom. Zeit., Vol. 55. P. 64.)
Pierre Augustus Rapou and his son travelled to Koethen, Vienna, Presberg, Raab, Pesth and Berlin to study homeopathy, and they made a special study of the homeopathic treatment of cholera during this time. The Rapou’s also studied the homeopathic treatment of typhoid with Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Fleischmann,
- Compte-Rendu du 14e Congrès Homoeopathique, Tenu à Leipsig, le 10 Août 1842 (1842)
- Ce que C’est que l’Homoeopathie Pour Servir de Réponse aux Allégations Inconsidérées de ses Détracteurs (1844)
- De l’Ancienne et de la Nouvelle Médecine (1847)
- Histoire de la Doctrine Médicale Homoeopathique (1847)
- A treatise on typhoid fever, and its homeopathic treatment (1853)