John Mason Galloway 1826? – 1892? MD Edinburgh 1852, was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become House Surgeon at the Manchester Homeopathic Hospital, Surgeon at the Birmingham Homeopathic Hospital, Medical Officer at the Wigan Homeopathic Dispensary, a member of the Northern Homeopathic Medical Association, Secretary to the Homeopathic Congress, Honorary Secretary to the Manchester Homeopathic Medico Chirurgical Society,
In 1855, Galloway was charged over the death of an infant, Thomas Alexander, who he had treated homeopathically for presumed measles (he gave bryonia and mercurius). An allopath had ‘deliberately misheard’ that the mercurius was in homeopathic potency and brought charges of death by mercury poisoning! The case was discharged from Court without charge.
Galloway was a colleague of Francis Black, William Vallancy Drury, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, George Fearon, Kennedy, George Stevenson Knowles, T L Mathews, Phillips, Alfred Crosby Pope, Thomas Eadie Purdom, George Wyld,