NCNM Introduces The Hevert Collection

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Historical Book Series Features Collected Works of Naturopathic Pioneer Dr. Benedict Lust

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 8, 2014) As one of the initial collaborations in the newly formed partnership between Hevert Pharmaceuticals and National College of Natural Medicine, a new book series, The Hevert Collection: In their Own Words,has been released by NCNM Press. This remarkable twelve-volume anthology unearths and dramatically restores to their original luster the revered writings of founding naturopath Dr. Benedict Lust. Through the dedicated efforts of Hevert and NCNM, and the painstaking work of Editor Dr. Sussanna Czeranko, naturopathic physician and NCNM Library’s rare book curator, this historic collection has now been brought back to life and relevance.

Hevert USA President and CEO Wolf Aulenbacher said, “We are extremely pleased to support the resurrection of such an important compilation of scientific wisdom and take part in its reissue to the current generation of naturopathic practitioners. Restoring Dr. Lust’s collection to light underscores our mission of bringing natural medicines based on the traditional complex homeopathic research of Pastor Emanuel Felke and Emil and Dorothea Hevert to the practitioner community and public. We commend Dr. Czeranko and NCNM for producing such a beautiful series.”

The first book in the series,Origins of Naturopathic Medicine, is a historical overview of the formative years of the naturopathic profession drawn directly from Lust journals published between 1900 and 1923, while the second, Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine, comprehensively explores the underlying conceptual foundations of naturopathy. Volumes III-XII will focus on topics as far ranging as pioneering clinical practices, dietetics and hydrotherapy. The collected articles present naturopathic medicine as it was practiced a century ago, making the wisdom of the founding American naturopathic physicians accessible to today’s naturopathic practitioners.

NCNM President David J. Schleich, PhD said, “The Hevert series affirms NCNM’s enduring commitment to the roots of traditional naturopathic medicine by making the best of the early literature available again. NCNM has safeguarded the extraordinary Lust legacy for years under lock and key in our library, where it gathered dust for 27 years. We are now able to publish the priceless wisdom within these many volumes through the partnership and support of Germany’s Hevert Pharmaceuticals, a family-run company dedicated to naturopathy and natural medicines. We are most grateful.”

Dr. Czeranko said, “These books inform the practice of modern naturopathic medicine by taking its practitioners back to the origins of the medicine. We can learn from the early doctors as they convey their confidence and skill in treating many patients who came to them dangerously ill by using the simple tools they passed down to us. I’ve been practicing medicine for nearly 20 years and I’ve learned a tremendous amount from the pioneers of our profession.”

The remaining 10 books of the series will be published successively with an expected completion date of 2016.

Ordering information: To order Volume I & II of The Hevert Collection, Origins of Naturopathic Medicine andPhilosophy of Naturopathic Medicine, please visit, call 503.552.1532, or email

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Hevert Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to naturopathy and the development of natural medicines. An independent, family-owned company founded in Germany in 1956 and run by Marcus and Mathias Hevert, its third-generation managing directors, Hevert is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of homeopathic and herbal medicines. The company’s extensive product portfolio includes medicines for virtually every treatment area relevant to natural medicine.


Founded in Portland in 1956, NCNM is the oldest naturopathic medical school in North America and an educational leader in classical Chinese medicine and CAM research. NCNM offers three accredited four-year graduate medical degree programs in naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine, as well as Master of Science degrees in Integrative Medicine Research and Nutrition. Its community clinics provide low-cost medical care throughout the Portland metropolitan area. In addition to the campus-based NCNM Clinic, NCNM practitioners attend to approximately 40,000 patient visits per year.


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