Robert Douglas Hale 1816 – 1887 MD MRCS was a British orthodox physician, Member of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, who converted to homeopathy to become a Physician at the Norwich Homeopathic Dispensary, Physician at the Hastings Homeopathic Dispensary, and Physician at the London Homeopathic Hospital,
Robert Douglas Hale was a colleague of Edward Bach, Francis Henry Bodman, David Dyce Brown, George Henry Burford, H A Clifton Harris, John Moorhead Byres Moir, James Compton Burnett, John Henry Clarke, Arthur Crowden Clifton, Robert Thomas Cooper, Alex Richard Croucher, William Vallancy Drury, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Washington Epps, John William Hayward, Richard Hughes, Edwin Awdas Neatby, Robert Snowdon, Charles Edwin Wheeler and many others.
Robert Douglas Hale was born in Dublin, he married Tedlie Hutchison, the eldest surviving daughter of T E Bodwich, African traveller, in 1849, and they had a son in 1859, when they were living at that time in St. Leonard’s on Sea.
An article in the Manchester Guardian on 20.9.1851 confirmed that Robert Douglas Hale had been alerted to the prejudice against homeopaths in Edinburgh, and had transferred to St. Andrews to obtain his graduation diploma, resulting in demand that he return it, which he did not, though he was forced to leave the town.
Robert Douglas Hale attended (Anon, The Homeopathic World, Volume 43, (1908). Page 236) the 2nd International Homeopathic Congress held in London (Anon, The Medical Counselor, Volume 7, (The Michigan State Homeopathic Society, 1883). Page 347) in on 11th-18th July 1881 (Anon, The Homeopathic World, (August 1,1881)) at Aberdeen House, Argyll Street, Regent Street.
Robert Douglas Hale’s Obituary is in The Homeopathic World in 1887.