George Lennox Moore 1813 – 1890

Blenheim horsesGeorge Lennox Moore (?1813-1890) LRCP, MD Glasgow, MRCVS, was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, became a member of the British Homeopathic Society, and a Medical Officer of the Caledonian Fire and Life Assurance Company. George Moore had a special interest in veterinary homeopathy.

George Moore had the sole treatment of 180 horses of the Midland Railway Company (rates of illness under his care were only 5% with no deaths) in London, and of noblemen and gentlemen all over the country, and he also worked for John Winston Spencer Churchill 7th Duke of Marlborough, who employed George Moore to treat the animals on his estates at Blenheim Palace, and Algernon George Percy 6th Duke of Northumberland, who also employed him to look after his animals.

George Moore practiced at 92 Grosvenor Street, All Saints, Manchester, and he also practiced in London.

George Moore was a colleague of Robert Ellis Dudgeon, John Epps, Robert Douglas Hale, Thomas Robinson Leadam, Edward M Madden, Nankivel, Edward Harris Ruddock, David Wilson, Stephen Yeldham, and many others.

In 1866, the Treasury placed rooms at Adelphi Terrace at the disposal of John Winston Spencer Churchill 7th Duke of Marlborough, who was the Chairman of the Association for the Trial of Preventative and Curative Treatment in the Cattle Plague by the Homeopathic Method, based on the research done in Belgium by Edward Hamilton, with John Winston Spencer Churchill 7th Duke of Marlborough overseeing the work of Edward Hamilton, George Lennox Moore, James Moore and Alfred Crosby Pope.

William Coutts Keppel Viscount Bury 7th Earl of Albemarle issued an address or report for the Association for the Trial of Preventative and Curative Treatment in the Cattle Plague by the Homeopathic Method in 1866. Bury reported that the Dutch had experienced such success with homeopathy against that cattle plague, that they had authorised Edward Hamilton to visit Holland to investigate this.

Edward Hamilton discovered that the Dutch had treated 4798 cattle, 1031 were destroyed = 3767 were treated (with a mixture of allopathic and homeopathic treatments), the survival rate for the beasts treated was 45%, and the survival rate for the beasts treated only by homeopathy was 72-5%.

The Dutch Government had agreed to allow E Seutin, a homeopathic chemist, the total control of infected cattle in Matterness, and initially, E Seutin saved 70% of the cattle, though latterly, he had saved 9 out of every 10 beasts brought to him for treatment, and E Seutin’s use of homeoprophylaxic treatment of unifected beasts brought the epidemic under control entirely within four weeks. Matterness was pronounced free from infection and it has remained thus ever since. The remedies used were arsenicum, phosphorus, phos ac, rhus tox and sulphur.

In 1866, George Lennox Moore became involved with Association for the Trial of Preventative and Curative Treatment in the Cattle Plague by the Homeopathic Method, alongside Edward Hamilton and Alfred Crosby Pope, and overseen by John Winston Spencer Churchill 7th Duke of Marlborough.

George Lennox Moore wrote a detailed report on these trials, including a refutation of the falsities published in The Lancet regarding the homeopathic treatment of the cattle plague, attacking William Coutts Keppel Viscount Bury 7th Earl of Albemarle and accusing him of ‘being completely misinformed on this matter‘, and inventing a trail of misleading mistruths about the situation.

The orthodox statistics of this clinical trial revealed 8640 cases, 8% killed, 77% died and 15% recovered, though John Winston Spencer Churchill 7th Duke of Marlborough subsequently issued the interim homeopathic results claiming up to 50% recovery rates with arsenicum, belladonna, phosphorus, rhus tox and turpentine as the main homeopathic remedies used.

The Times wrote an article wishing the homeopaths success in these homeopathic trials, but they also made a pithy comment that the allopaths would probably rather see all the cattle die than have homeopathy proved successfull.

The final report on the homeopathic trials in the treatment of cattle plague was issued by John Winston Spencer Churchill 7th Duke of Marlborough. The orthodox statistics of this clinical trial revealed 8640 cases, 8% killed, 77% died and 15% recovered, though John Winston Spencer Churchill 7th Duke of Marlborough subsequently issued the interim homeopathic results claiming up to 50% recovery rates with arsenicum, belladonna, phosphorus, rhus tox and turpentine as the main homeopathic remedies used.

Of course, the ‘valuable and so far successful’ results of the homeopathic trials so far outstripped orthodox treatments, the homeopathic trials were immediately postponed by ‘orthodox sources’.

George Moore’s Obituary is in The Homœopathic world, Volume 25 in 1890.

George Moore wrote A Popular guide to homœopathy, On some diseases of the nose, throat, air-tubes and lungs, and their local treatment, Supplement to the domestic practice of homeopathy, On the Early Stages of the Cattle Plague, and he submitted very many cases and articles to various homeopathic publications,

Of interest:

James Moore (?1812-?1885), the brother of George Lennox Moore?, was a British Homeopath in 1874, and he was also interested in veterinary homeopathy. James Moore became involved with Association for the Trial of Preventative and Curative Treatment in the Cattle Plague by the Homeopathic Method, alongside his son R Moore, and Edward Hamilton and Alfred Crosby Pope, and overseen by John Winston Spencer Churchill 7th Duke of Marlborough.

James Moore was a colleague of James John Garth Wilkinson, and his name is listed in the ‘Where is it?’ address book at 1a Lancaster Gate, W (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892. See also Anon, Homeopathic Directory, (Homeopathic Publishing Company, 1898). Page 56).

James Moore was a colleague of C J Dring, George Jones Emerton, William C Lord,

James Moore also practiced at 11 Upper Berkley Street, Portman Square, and at 1a Lancaster Gate, W London.

James Moore wrote a long article, Cases Illustrating the Success of Homeopathy in the Cattle Plague, detailing the involvement of George Jones Emerton and C J Dring (homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons), and he also submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications, and he wrote The Diseases of Dogs, Outlines of veterinary homœopathy, Veterinary homœopathy illustr. by 125 cases,

John (Johan) Murray Moore 1843 – 1919, ?son of George or James Moore?, LSA London 1867, MD Edinburgh, MRCS England 1867, LRCS Edinburgh 1870FRGS Liverpool, was a British orthodox physician, Physician at the Liverpool Home for Incurables, President of The Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool, who converted to homeopath to become the Medical Officer at the Liverpool Homeopathic Dispensary, Medical Officer of the Caledonian Fire and Life Assurance Company, Vice President of the Liverpool Branch of the British Homeopathic Society, President of the British Homeopathic Congress in 1908, member of the Northern Homeopathic Medical  Association, and Vice President of the The Homeopathic Medico-Chirurigal Society of Liverpool,

Murray Moore ?was the homeopath of Mark Twain,

Murray Moore practiced at 4 Napier Terrace, Canning Street, Liverpool, and 6 Oxford Street, Abercrombie Square, Liverpool, and in America and New Zealand,

Murray Moore was politically active in homeopathy, who submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications, and he wrote Homeopathy in New Zealand, Homeopathy in Russia, New Zealand for the Emigrant, Invalid, and Tourist, The New Zealand of today: addressed to the members, in the Memorial Hall, Friday, February 27th, 1891, Recent socialistic and labour legislation in New Zealand: a paper read before the Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool, April 2nd 1894, The birth of new nations during the Victorian reign, Three aspects of the late Alfred Lord Tennyson, Studies of Tennyson, Common sense homeopathy, Royal Leamington Spa. Its springs, baths, and general attractions, The sub-conscious mind; its normal and supra-normal powers,

P Murray Moore was a homeopathic activist in New Zealand,

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