James Hawley Stephenson 1919 – 1985

James Hawley Stephenson 1919 – 1985 (for photo see the website of Homeopathe International by Sylvain Cazalet) MD Cornell University 1951, was an American orthodox physician, Trustee and Director of Research at the American Institute, who converted to homeopathy, Editor of the Journal of International Homeopathy from 1958-1968, Editor of Acta Homeopathica in 1968, Member of the International Hahnemannian Association – he revived this Institution in 1983, and he was one of the first Diplomates of the Board of Homeopatherapeutics,

James Hawley Stephenson was a patient of Elizabeth Wright Hubbard, who cured him of longstading right lower quadrant pain, and he became one of her many students. Stephenson had many interests, in astrology, yoga, rolfing, cranial sacral massage, homeopathic research,

James Hawley Stevenson was a prisoner of war in Germany during World War 2, having been shot down over Germany, an experience which his colleagues believed had ‘scarred him‘ irretrievably, he died on pancreatic cancer aged 65,

James Hawley Stephenson was active in homeopathic politics, and an active researcher into homeopathy who published many clinical trials into homeopathy, writing many articles, he was one of the first researchers to consider the measurement of homeopathic provings using nuclear magnetic resonance,

James Hawley Stephenson practiced in New York,

James Hawley Stephenson worked as an Executive Trainee at Harpers publishing from 1939-1941, and after the War, he enrolled at Cornell University and received his medical degree in 1951, subsequently studying yoga and rolfing with Ida Pauline Rolf.

Stephenson was also interested in astrology and the tissue salts of Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler, finally finding his way to Elizabeth Wright Hubbard, he did postgraduate studies with the New York Society for Analytical Psychology and he also studied cranial osteopathy with Howard Lippincott,

James Hawley Stephenson’s archived papers on a Natural Treatment Centre are held by the National Galleryof Canada,

James Hawley Stephenson wrote Abbreviations for homoeopathic medical journals, British Homeopathic Journal,  Volume  LII, Number 2. April, 1963. Page 136, Substances in dilutions greater than 10 -24. A review of investigations into their action, British Homeopathic Journal, Volume  LXII, Number 1. Jan, 1973. Page 3, Toward a new homeopathic semantics, British Homeopathic Journal, Volume  72, Number 2. April, 1983. Page 110, A Motivational and Sociological Analysis of Homeopathic Physicians in the USA and the UK, British Homeopathic Journal 51 )ctober 1962, 297-303 with Marcia Moore, Hahnemannian Provings 1924-1959 – A Materia Medica and Repertory, A Doctor’s Guide to Helping Yourself with Homeopathic Preparations, Homeopathic pharmacotherapy, Homeopathic research, Homeopathic philosophy, Philosophical significance of homoeopathy for medicine, Homeopathic pharmacognosy, pharmacy, and pharmacodynamics, Clinical Applications of Homeopathy in 100 Case Histories, On the Possible Field Effects of the Solvent Phase of Succussed High Dilutions, First Evidence of a Bio Physical Field, Index Medicus Homeopathicus Cumulativus 1963-1965, Poetry in Vega, A Vision in Verse, Lyrical Voices,

3 thoughts on “James Hawley Stephenson 1919 – 1985”

  1. I had the real pleasure to meet James Stephenson at a homeopathic conference in San Diego, California, in the late 1970s. He was a stunningly handsome man who wore a very fashionable all-white suit. He embued “the good guy” by his looks, his tall stature, and by his intelligence.

    After his death, I visited his wife who showed me his amazing collection of homeopathic books. I have no idea what happened with this important book collection, though his wife gave him a gift…she let me take ONE book. I took one of his copies of Hahnemann’s ORGANON (4th edition).

  2. Dr. Stephenson sounds like a remarkable man. I am looking for surviving heirs of a James Hawley Stephenson, son of Carl and Olive Stephenson, who had a brother Richard Stephenson (my late father-in law.)

    Any information would be most appreciated.


  3. I was a patient of Dr. Stephenson for 5 years. He was an incredible man and I had the honor of getting to know him. He was not only my doctor but my mentor and guru and saved me from times where I had no where to turn. He encouraged me to explore the world and find my true place. He supported me in my desire to be a chef and visited me at my restaurants. I think of him often and miss him greatly. He was a truly gifted man.

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