There are no accurate figures found to conclude on the death rate during the 1918 flu with homeopathy and allopathy treatments.
It was the worst pandemics of any kind experienced by humans in recorded history during 1918-1919.
According to the CDC, it was estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus.
According to a paper published in the research gate, Dewey's papers recorded the homeopathic outcomes during the Spanish flu period.
He was a professor of materia medica and therapeutics at Michigan University. He was also acquainted with an academic standard and therefore recorded data with the utmost care, and was highly significant.
He recorded that T.A. McCann of Dayton, Ohio reported that 1,000 cases of flu treated with homeopathy had a mortality rate of 0%. Dean W.A. Pearson of Philadelphia (Hahnemann College), who collected 26,795 cases of flu treated with homeopathy, had a mortality rate of 1.05%. Dr. Herbert A. Roberts from Derby, Connecticut, said that 30 homeopathic physicians in his state responded to a request for data. They reported 6,602 cases with a mortality rate of 1%. Sappington, E. F. (Homeopathic Medical Society), District of Columbia (Washington) reported 50,000 cases and had a mortality rate of 0.01%. Wieland, F. from Chicago recorded 8,000 cases and had a mortality of 0.01%.
According to the article in Cmcg, recorded the following - in Philadelphia, it showed that the average conventional treatment showed a 30% mortality rate in comparison to 1.05% in homeopathic. Another collection in Ohio showed 24,000 patients were treated with allopathy and the mortality rate was 28.2% compared to homeopathy was less than 1%.
Gelsemium sempervirens and Bryonia were the common remedies used during the epidemic (Bryonia alba, Arsenic album, Baptisia, and Eupatorium perfoliatum were used occasionally) under homeopathy.
According to Hpathy, various papers showed that the homeopathy mortality death rate was less than conventional physicians. More than 470 papers are available on the 1918 pandemic in the present medical field, but none of them mentions homeopathy’s role in patient care.
There are various journals on treatment during the Spanish flu. Still, there is no accurate evidence with numbers available to conclude the mortality rate by Homeopathy or allopathy. Hence the claim on the rate of death was low in homeopathy compared to allopathy is unverifiable.