Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Fleischmann 1799 – 1868 was an Austrian orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy.
Fleischmann was a Knight of the Imperial Order of Francis Joseph, of the Papal Order of Gregory, of the Royal Bavarian Order of Michael, of the Royal Saxon Order of Albrecht, of the Royal Prussian Kronen Order, of the Order of Ludwig in Lucca, member of College of Physicians in Vienna, and of the Central Union of Homeopathic Physicians of Germany and of several other learned societies.
Pope Pius IX awarded him the Order of St. Gregory the Great in 1860,
Fleischmann was an editor of the Oestrerreiche Zeitschrift für Homëopathie, the organ of the Vienna Provers’ Union.
Fleischmann was the homeopath at the Vienna Homeopathic Hospital for thirty three years, and at the Gumpendorf Hospital, where he successfully used homeopathy to treat the Cholera epidemic in 1836.
Fleischmann himself relates (Hyg. 8, 316), he was commissioned to lay before the court a report upon the cholera, and the best mode of treatment in accordance with his experience. The immediate result obtained was the removal of the prohibition to practice Homeopathy in Austria in February, 1837. The liberty to dispense the dilutions and triturations was subsequently accorded. The American Institute Transactions for 1891.
Fleischmann lectured at the Vienna Homeopathic Hospital, and his assistant there was a Dr. Rothsanel. Fleischmann taught Robert Ellis Dudgeon, John James Drysdale, John Forbes, William Henderson and John Rutherford Russell, and he was a colleague of Joseph Attomyr, William Tod Helmuth and many others.
Fleischmann was the homeopathic physician of Giacomo Meyerbeer.
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