Antoine Imbert Gourbeyre de la Touche 1818 – 1912

NiceAntoine Imbert Gourbeyre de la Touche 1818 – 1912 MD was a French orthodox physician, Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica at the Medical School of Clermond Ferrand, who converted to homeopathy, to become President of the International Homeopathic Congress in Paris in 1867,

Gourbeyre first began to investigate homeopathy in order to refute it, but his studies convinced him instead to convert to homeopathy,

Gourbeyre was a colleague of Jose Nunez Pernia Marquis de Nunez,

Gourbeyre practiced in Nice,

A medical doctor, Imbert Gourbeyre, visited and examined as many of the nineteenth century stigmatics as he could, as well as examining and compiling evidence about other unusual religious phenomena such as the miracles reported at Lourdes, and his medical study of 1894, La Stigmatisation, I’extase divine, les miracles de Lourdes,

Near the end of the nineteenth century, an investigation by Dr. Antoine Imbert Gourbeyre (1818-1912) identified hundreds of cases (of stigmata) that had occurred up to that time.

According to this decision Prof. Dr. Imbert Gourbeyre de la Touche (1818-1912), Prof. at the Clermont Ferrand University, was excluded from the Rhone Medical Society in 1887. After this case was reported to a wide public, the theatre critic Francisque Sarcey strongly criticized the absurdity of Society’s decision, recalling the medical staff of “The imaginary sick” by Molière. In reply, he was advised by the Society’s newspaper La Province médicale (August 20, 1887) to judge only those matters he has studied; as to the expulsion of a member, the newspaper explained that the Rhône Society had considered that no physician can become a homeopath if he has not lost either his mind or his conscience.

Imbert Gourbeyre, who has made Arsenic an almost life long study, and to whom we owe so much knowledge regarding it, has studied this branch of its action in his Suites de I’Empoisonnement Arsenical lately {1880} published in VArt MMical.

Gourbeyre wrote Öffentliche vorträge über homöopathie, Des suites de l’empoissonnement arsenical, Etudes sur la paralysie arsenicale, De l’action de l’arsenic sur la peau, Lectures publiques sur l’homoeopathie, Memoir on arnica, Discours sur le origines chrétiennes de la médecine, Mémoire sur l’hypertrophie aiguë du coeur, Mémoire sur le prurit vulvaire, sur celui de la grossesse en particulier, Mémoire sur l’éphidrose (sueurs générales chroniques), Mémoire sur l’ipécacuanha, Histoire de l’aconit, Mémoire sur les propriétés antinévralgiques de l’aconit, Mémoire sur les éruptions antimoniales, Titres et travaux, Der Glaube und die medizinische Wissenschaft: ein Vortrag, Contractures des extrémités, De l’Albuminurie puerpérale et de ses rapports avec l’éclampsie, La stigmatisation: Les faits, Les stigmatisées, Les Stigmatisees: Louise Lateau de Bois-D’Haine (1873), L’hypnotisme et la stigmatisation, La stigmatisation l’extase divine, et les miracles de Lourdes, La stigmatisation: Analyse et discussion, Leçons sur le tabac: faites au palais des Fácultés de Clermont-Ferrand, De la mort de Socrate par la ciguë, Éloge de Michel Bertrand, Éloge historique de J.-B. Achard-Lavort, Recherches sur les solanum des anciens, Recherches historiques sur les paralysies consécutives aux maladies aiguës, and he also submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications, and he gave many public lectures on homeopathy, and conducted many provings of homeopathic remedies,

3 thoughts on “Antoine Imbert Gourbeyre de la Touche 1818 – 1912”

  1. Does anyone have any biographical information about Dr. Imbert-Goubeyre other than what has been posted by Sue Young and what can be gleaned from the extensive literature pertaining to his writings and career now available on the internet? I am assisting my wife in a scholarly study of his ideas in the context of 19th century religious and intellectual history, and we are especially interested in information about his background and his earlier life and family. – Paul Zimdars-Swartz, Instructor, The University of Kansas.

  2. Passionné par les travaux du docteur Imbert, je suis en train de reconstituer son ascendance!

    mais je serais heureux d’avoir tous renseignements sur la date et le lieu de sa mort, et s’il s’est marie et a eu des enfants!

    Bien cordialement!

  3. Antoine Imbert est né à Riom le 2 mars 1818 et est décédé le 6 mars 1912.
    Il était l’époux de Sophie Giraud dont il a eu quatre enfants :
    Marc Marie Ignace,
    Marie Antoinette,
    Jules Clément
    et enfin Delphine Eugénie

    Translated:
    Antoine Imbert was born in Riom on 2 March 1818 and died on 6 March 1912.
    He was the husband of Sophie Giraud of which he had four children:
    Marc Marie Ignace,
    Marie Antoinette,
    Jules Clément
    And finally Delphine Eugénie

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