About Frans Vermeulen
His lectures are inspiring and appreciated for their liveliness, depth of knowledge and breadth of factual information. In 2016, Frans Vermeulen will have been 40 years involved in homeopathy. The first 20 years he was involved with formal homeopathic education and a busy practice. During the second half, he has focused on materia medica research and writing, as his many authoritative books attest.
Born in Den Helder, Holland, Frans Vermeulen taught at an elementary school from 1970 to 1978. From 1976 – 1983 he pursued his homeopathic education, while beginning his own practice in 1979. At this time, he had begun to translate homeopathic books by masters such as Kent, Allen, Tyler, Vithoulkas, and many others. In 1985 he wrote Kindertypes in de Homeopathie (Children Types in Homeopathy), based on his experiences as both a teacher and a homeopath.
In 1992 he wrote the widely popular Synoptic Materia Medica I, providing a materia medica overview as well as a quick and compact reference. This was followed in 1994 by the Concordant Materia Medica, which was enlarged in 1997 to include Hering’s Guiding Symptoms. Synoptic Materia Medica II broke new ground by focusing on small remedies and the correlations between the sources of the homeopathic remedies and how they relate to the drug pictures. Furthering that theme, Prisma Materia Medica (2002) takes data from non-homeopathic sources as both reference material for the homoeopathic materia medica and as the source of potential symptoms. Frans added two other books, Kingdom Monera and Viruses (2005) followed by Kingdom Fungi in 2007.
In 2011, he published the monumental work, PLANTS, Homeopathic and Medicinal Uses from a Botanical Family Perspective, co-authored by his wife, Dr. Linda Johnston. The set of 4 books discusses over 2000 plant remedies in 149 families following the latest APG classification system. Family themes are elucidated based on botanical classifications, phytochemicals, botany, traditional uses, folklore, history and many other sources, further supported by homeopathic information from provings, cases and other materia medica sources. Frans’ newer books include Concordant Reference 2nd ed., Synoptic Reference 1 2nd ed, Synoptic Reference 2 and Prisma Reference 2nd ed. The identification and detailed description of substances used in homeopathy are found in his innovative works available through software entitled PassPort as well as Source & Substance.
Frans lives California with his wife, Linda Johnston, MD.