Richard Tuthill Massy 1816 – 1889

celtic crossRichard Tuthill Massy ?1816 – ?1889 MD Glasgow, 1844, LRCS Ireland 1843, was an Irish orthodox physician, member of the Surgical Society of Ireland, member of the Devon and Exeter Pathological Society, Physician to the Exeter Allopathic Dispensary, member of the Royal Dublin Society, member of the Brighton and Sussex Natural History Society, member of the Essex Archaeological Society, who converted to homeopathy to become  Physician to the Worcester Homeopathic Dispensary, the Kidderminster Homeopathic Dispensary, member of the British Homeopathic Society, Physician to the Brighton Homeopathic Institute for the Diseases of Children,

Tuthill Massy was also a phrenologist,

Tuthill Massy practiced in Worcester, in Park Road, Redhill, in Wimbledon, in Surbiton, Surrey, in Sydenham, Kent, and at 17 Denmark Terrace, Brighton,

Tuthill Massy wrote to the Homeopathic Times, London, August 21 to September 4, 1852 – an article entitled Hahnemann in Dublin – to confirm that Frederick Hahnemann was practicing in Dublin in 1823:

A short time since I had a conversation with Mr. Boyton Kirk, of London; he then informed me that Dr. Hahnemann attended his brother, in Dublin, for fits, in the year 1823.

The great Hahnemann, after prescribing, said that the child would have two more fits: he further stated the days and hours, and then said the child would never have another, which turned out correct to the moment.

The father, Thomas Kirk R H A, the artist, so renowned in works of sculpture, took Hahnemann’s bust in the year 1823, while the doctor had the spark and fire of manhood.

In the next article for September 18th (1852), Dr. Massy wrote:

In reply to your favor I beg to say that I have asked my mother the questions yon desired respecting the Hahnemann who practiced in Dublin in 1824, and she tells me he was humpacked and had a very old appearance, looking like a man of sixty; but my father told her he was not more than forty at the time.

Richard Tuthill Massy attended (Anon, The Homeopathic World, Volume 43, (1908). Page 236) the 5th annual 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.

Tuthill Massey wrote Practical Notes on the New American and Other Remedies, Mild Medicine in contradistinction to Severe Medicine, Young and Old Physic, Analytical ethnology: the mixed tribes in Great Britain and Ireland examined, Queenstown: climate for consumption, Brighton Royal German Spa, Brighton as a watering place, Life of Thomas Geeran, a centenarian, with photograph and autograph: Being an answer to the late Sir George Cornewall Lewis, on his theory of longevity, and he submitted cases and articles to various publications, including Interlaken for Invalids, Baths of Pfeffers, Mineral Waters, Description of Dr, Casanova’s TocoLogical Flexible Forceps, Diseases of the knee joint – amputation and recovery, Exract of a report from a Cancer Hospital, Terebinthina in Epilepsy, Singular death from a cherry stone, Silicea, The Pontresina Boy, Celt and Saxon Hand Homoeopathic Record, Recent epidemic of fever in South Wales, A Case of Supposed Jungle Fever, A Letter on the Famine Fever of 1847, Dublin Quarterly Journal, Diseased Cattle, Cholera and its Cures, Medical Times, Injuries of the Head, (papers read before the Devon and Exeter Pathological Society), The British Knapsack, Changes of Climate on Chronic Disease, On Spongoid Inflammation, Races of Men, Medical Times, Sir C Bell’s Grave, and Dr. Steven’s Study, with their different Views on the Nervous System, Dublin Medical Press, Traumatic Fistula of Steno’s Duet. Cured, Provincial Medical and Surgical Journal. and he contributed to The diseases of women homeopathically treated by Thomas Robinson Leadam,

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