W H Trotman 1779 – 1870

W H Trotman ?1779 – ?1870 was a British orthodox physician, a retired Naval Surgeon (retired 1815), who converted to homeopathy, Physician at The Bristol and Clifton Homeopathic Dispensary,

Trotman studied homeopathy in Paris with Samuel Hahnemann, and he was a high potency prescriber, he was a contributor to the Hahnemann Monument (see illustration) in 1845,

Trotman attended the Annual Homeopathic Congress in Edinburgh in 1852, and he treated an epidemic of Whooping Cough at the Orphan’s Asylum in Bristol (about 46 cases) in 1856,

Trotman practiced at 16 Charlotte Street, Park Street, Bristol, and at 27 Park Street, Bristol,

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  1. William Henry Trotman is shown in the 1851 census aged 65. This implies he was born around 1786. The census also indicates that he was born in Barbados In the 1861 census he is 76 (his wife Jane is 40). He died on 23rd April 1862 aged 77. He is buried in Arnos Vale Cemetery Bristol.

    Thsi website: –

    indicates that he was 2nd mate to the surgeon on the ship Spartiate at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 when he would have been about 20 years of age.

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