Richard Sandon Gutteridge 1829 – 1900

Richard Sandon Gutteridge ?1829 – 1900 MD Erlangen, LFPS, LM Glasgow 1858, was a British orthodox physician, Physician for the London Chartered Bank of Australia, Physician for the Metropolitan Provident Dispensary, Physician for the Home for the Diseases of Women, Member of the Statistical Society, Member of the Royal Historical Society, who converted to homeopathy to become a Member of the Northern Homeopathic Association, Physician at the Leicester Homeopathic Dispensary, 2 East Street,

Gutteridge practiced in Southgate and at 44 Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, and at 26 Gilberts Street, Brook Street,

Guttridge was a colleague of Ralph Barnes Grindrod (who was also a Member of the Royal Historical Society), The Wielobycki Brothers,

In 1879, Gutteridge’s revision of Joseph Laurie‘s An Epitome of the Homeopathic Guide for Family Use (or Domestic Medicine) was part of the kit of British Soldiers in the Zulu War in South Africa, which contained a small medicine chest prescribed in the lid dropping tube and drop conductors, scissors and tweezers, Arnica and Calendula,

In 1889, Gutteridge attended the International Homeopathic Congress in Paris,

From research by Barbara Armstrong in Australia:

Richard was born about 1829 at Aspley Guise in Bedfordshire. In the 1861 Census he was listed at 2 East Street Leicester, a homeopathic practitioner. Wife Mary Ann with 2 sons, one of whom was Matthew. By the 1871 Census he had remarried, to Martha Green Gutteridge, born USA Ohio. He was at High Street, Edmonton. 1891 he was at 58 Brook St Hanover Square, still with Martha.

Gutteridge wrote The distribution, nature, causes, and successful treatment of cancer: Without Operation and Without Opiates (1884), The woman’s guide, showing the causes, symptoms, and homeopathic treatment, The Curability of Consumption by Specific Medicines, Mechanical Apparatus and Diet, and he revised and enlarged Joseph Laurie‘s An Epitome of the Homeopathic Guide for Family Use (or Domestic Medicine), and he revised Berjeau’s Homeopathic Treatment of Syphilis,

Of interest:

M Wilkins Guttridge was also a homeopath in Tasmania,

In 1898, M Wilkins Gutteridge was in Tasmania, leading research into homeopathy where a new hospital for women had recently opened. As a number of the Members of the Board were advocates of homeopathy, a ward was set aside for homeopathic treatment with Gutteridge in charge, which caused the usual storm of protests from the allopaths. By 1900, the allopaths had launched a major boycotting of Gutteridge in Launceston, and further boycots were in place against his collegues to the south of the island,

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  1. Richard (Sandon) Gutteridge was born March 25 1829 Aspley Guise Bedfordshire as the elder son of Richard Gutteridge (1806-1831)=Mary Farmer (1801-1855). “Sandon” was added later in life after a great-grandmother Elizabeth Sandon=Richard Gutteridge. A widower, he married his second wife Martha Green Kirby (1847 Illyria Ohio-1909 Loughborough Leicestershire) on October 15 1868 at Woodgate Loughborough. His death is registered Q1 1899 Marylebone London.

    His younger son Matthew Wilkins Gutteridge (1859 Leicester Leicestershire-1926 Armdale Victoria Australia) was born to his first wife Mary Ann Wilkins (about 1835-1866). Matthew emigrated with his wife Mary Catherine (“Kate”) Penney (1857 Scotland-1948 England) to Launceston Tasmania in 1887, initially as Surgeon to the Launceston Rifle Regiment. Their five children were born there before they moved to Melbourne when he accepted a position at the Homeopathic Hospital.

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