Why does a Homeopathic doctor need a long history ?
Homoeopathy treats the man in disease and not the disease in man. Because no two individuals are alike, we need to prescribe each one based on his unique set of qualities, his nature, personality, needs, stress one undergoes and his defense mechanism. We prescribe in homeopathy a tailor made medicine for each individual depending upon his own need and requirement.
A detailed history gives us an insight into ones unique qualities which helps a homeopath to individualize each patient as a unique individual and thus helps in selection of the right homeopathic remedy.