Charles Thomas Knox Shaw (1855-1939)

Charles Thomas Knox Shaw (1855-1939) (*photo used courtesy of Homéopathe International by Sylvain Cazalet at PHOTOTHÈQUE HOMÉOPATHIQUELRCP, MRCS, MD London was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become Ophthalmic Surgeon and Senior Surgeon at the London Homeopathic Hospital, and Honorary Vice President of the International Homeopathic Congress at the American Institute of Homeopathy, and a member of the British Homeopathic Association, and the British Homeopathic Society.

Knox Shaw was elected as the Medical Officer of Health in Hastings in 1881, and he was involved in the operation of the Homeopathic Military Hospital at Neuilly sur Seine in 1916.

Knox Shaw also practiced at 105 Harley Street W1 and 19, Upper Wimpole Street.

From Some Abiding Themes Hewn from British Homeopathic History by Peter Morrell. ‘… In contrast to devotees of high potency, for doctors like ‘… John James Drysdale… low dilutions did best and he found no advantage above the 3rd decimal…’ (Frank Bodman, Richard Hughes Memorial LectureBritish Homeopathic Journal 59, (1970). Page184). Thus the 3x became the officially approved and standard tool of UK homeopathic practice from 1830 to 1900. The early UK homeopaths therefore comprised ‘… a remarkably able cohort of 3x men –  Stephen YeldhamJohn Galley BlackleyJohn Moorhead Byres MoirWashington Epps, C T Knox Shaw, etc…’ to which we can also add the names of ‘… John EppsPaul Francois CurieDavid Wilson as well as Alfred Crosby PopeRichard HughesDavid Dyce Brown,… William BayesThomas Robinson Leadam and Robert Ellis Dudgeon…’’ (A Taylor Smith, letter re Dr Borland’s ObituaryBritish Homeopathic Journal 50.2, (July 1961). Page 119 and page 123).

 

TWELFTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN HOMOEOPATHIC, OPHTHALMOLOGICAL, OTOLOGICAL AND LARYNGOLOGICAL SOCIETY, HELD IN ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., JUNE 19TH AND 20TH, 1899. Soon after assuming office the corresponding members selected at the last meeting, Charles Thomas Knox Shaw and Dudley d’Auvergne Wright of London, England, and Daniel Parenteau of Paris, France, were each notified of  their election. Daniel Parenteau did not reply to his letter of notification or to one sent by the President later.

Knox Shaw replied:

19, Upper Wimpole st., W., London, Feb. 16, 1899.

Dear Sir

I have much pleasure in acknowledging the honor conferred upon me by your society, in electing me one of its corresponding members. I have never yet visited America, but am hoping, each year, to be enabled to do so. Unfortunately, I do not see my way to getting over this year, but I hope one day to get to one of your interesting meetings.

I am, dear sir, yours sincerely,

C. Knox Shaw.

and

19, Upper Wimpole st, W., London, March 13, 1899.

Dear Dr. Bissell:

It is with great reluctance that I have to reply to your very kind invitation by saying that I shall be unable to get over to your meeting this year at Atlantic City. I have a very great longing to pay your country a visit, and to meet some whose acquaintance it has been my pleasure to make in this country, and to see more whom I do not know personally, but whose fame is so well known over here. I am sure I should much enjoy the visit: the many kind letters I have received make my regret the more keen.

With kind regards, I am yours fraternally,

C. Knox Shaw.

Knox Shaw edited The London Homeopathic Hospital Reports with George Henry Burford, and John Moorhead Byres Moir, and he contributed cases and articles to various homeopathic publications.

Of interest:

Harold Knox Shaw 1885 – 1970, son of C T Knox Shaw, was an English astronomer.

5 thoughts on “Charles Thomas Knox Shaw (1855-1939)”

  1. Thomas Knox-Shaw (1895-1972) was also a son of Charles, and seeing there is a Wikipedia biography of him, he could be linked in too.

  2. Hi Peter

    Thanks for this!!

    Thomas Knox-Shaw, CBE, MC, (November 1895 – July 1972) was a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and Master of the College from 1945 to 1957.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Knox-Shaw

    Note how once again, Wikipedia prune out all mention of, or any references to homeopaths or to homeopathy!!

    http://avilian.co.uk/2010/08/the-www-weird-world-of-wikipedia/

    http://avilian.co.uk/2008/12/the-battle-over-homeopathy-in-wikipedia/

  3. Dear Sue,

    Charles Knox-Shaw was also deeply involved with the Buchanan Hospital at St. Leonards-on-Sea from its opening in 1881 until his death in Oxford on 22 November, 1939, aged 84 years.

    The 1939 Annual Report for the Buchanan noted that he was a member of the Hospital’s Honorary Medical Staff and at the time of his death held the offices of Vice President, Honorary Consulting Surgeon, and Trustee of the Hospital.

    Kind regards,
    M. L. Draper

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