Sir Otto John Beit 1st Baronet, KCMG, FRS 1865 – 1930 was a German born British financier, philanthropist and art connoisseur.
Otto Beit was an advocate of homeopathy, and in 1914, he presented a gift of £5000 [£215,300.00 in today’s money] (Frank F. Casseday, Homeopathy and Health, Volume 2, Issue 2, (Frank F. Casseday, 1914). Page 28) to the British Homeopathic Association for the purpose of scientific research into homeopathy, which became the Beit Research Fund, which enabled a feast of research into homeopathy, including the wonderful work of William Ernest Boyd (John S. Haller, The History of American Homeopathy: From Rational Medicine to Holistic Health Care, (Rutgers University Press, 2009). Page 56).
(NB: The Beit Fund no longer operates email from Robert Mathie of the British Homeopathic Association 15.4.13)
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The British Homeopathic Association has been founded twice, once in 1847 to spearhead the foundation of the London Homeopathic Hospital, and again in 1902 when the British Homeopathic Association was reborn.
In both incarnations, the British Homeopathic Association’s role was to combine the medical and lay homeopathic organisations within homeopathy into one body for the promotion, study and propagation of homeopathy, Continue reading The British Homeopathic Association
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes Lyon 1900 – 2002 was the Queen consort of King George VI. After her husband’s death, she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to avoid confusion with her daughter, Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was the last Queen consort of Ireland and Empress consort of India.
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was an advocate of homeopathy, a Patron of the British Homeopathic Association, and a patient of John Weir and Marjorie Grace Blackie, Continue reading Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1900 – 2002
For a brief history of homeopathy in Colombia, see the article in Hpathy on 14.6.2010 by Felipe Cardenas Tamara:
The author, Felipe Cardenas Tamara, writes about the history and current status of homeopathy in Colombia and the difficulties homeopaths there had and have to face.
Charles Cospatrick Archibald Douglas Home 13th Earl of Home 1873 – 1951, was the father of British Conservative Prime Minister , Alec Douglas Home.
Charles Douglas Home was invited to be Honorary President of the Scottish Lay Homeopathic Association; and he also opened the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital in Autumn 1931, Heal Thyself 1932, Continue reading Charles Cospatrick Archibald Douglas Home 13th Earl of Home 1873 – 1951
Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumiere 1862 – 1954, and Louis Jean Lumiere 1864 – 1948, were among the earliest filmmakers in history,
Auguste Lumiere developed a theory called flocculation, and opened his own clinic to treat patients, despite his lack of medical qualifications, and increasingly presented his theories as an alternative to and an attack on ‘official medicine’ … ‘… Everything pointed to the idea that imbalances within the body, rather than bacteria, were the real causes of disease…’ August Lumiere contributed prominently to a collection of essays about alternative medicine published in the 1930s and early 1940s (Christopher Lawrence, George Weisz, Greater Than the Parts: Holism in Biomedicine, 1920-1950, (Oxford University Press, 1998). Pages 74-84).
Lumiere photographic plates were used by homeopaths to produce images of remedies, for example the photo plates of Tho Rad X up to the 14th dilution were printed in The North American Journal of Homeopathy Volume 59 in 1911 (Anon, The North American Journal of Homeopathy, Volume 59, (American Medical Union, 1911). Pages 815-816).
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