John Spriggs Morss Churchill 1801 – 1875

John Spriggs Morss Churchill 1801 – 1875 publisher of homeopathic and hydropathy books and The Lancet,

John Churchill was a close friend of James Manby Gully,  a correspondent of Charles Darwin, and he published widely on homeopathy, and he also published The Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation by Robert Chambers, Continue reading John Spriggs Morss Churchill 1801 – 1875

John Vesey Parnell 2nd Baron Congleton 1805 – 1883

John Vesey Parnell, 2nd Baron Congleton 18051883 was the son of Sir Henry Brooke Parnell, 1st Baron Congleton and Lady Caroline Elizabeth Dawson Damer.

John Vesey Parnell was the son in law of Edward Cronin, a pioneer of homeopathy in England and one of the founders of the Plymouth Brethren movement. John Vesey Parnell was a friend of John Nelson Darby, Francis William Newman, and he gave £100 to the Chapman Memorial Fund to honour Matthew James Chapman. Continue reading John Vesey Parnell 2nd Baron Congleton 1805 – 1883

William Thomas Denison 1804 – 1871

Sir William Thomas Denison, KCB 1804 – 1871 was Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen’s Land from 1847 to 1855, Governor of New South Wales from 20 January 1855 to 22 January 1861, and Governor of Madras from 1861 to 1866.

Denison was a subscriber and a patron of the Sydney Homeopathic Dispensary in 1859, and he was related to Edmund Becket Lord Grimthorpe, who was an enthusiastic and ardent devotee of homeopathy.

Edmund Becket Lord Grimthorpe wrote to The Times in 1888 to protest against the prejudice of the allopathic physicians in dismissing Kenneth William Millican, which resulted in a month long battle of words in The Times, and the whole affair was written up in John Henry Clarke‘s Odium medicum and homeopathy. Continue reading William Thomas Denison 1804 – 1871

Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke of Wellington 1769 – 1852

Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, KP, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS 1769 – 1852 was an Anglo Irish soldier and statesman, and one of the leading military and political figures of the nineteenth century.

Wellesley was a staunch advocate of homeopathy and a patron of the London Homeopathic Hospital, he was a friend of Frederick Hervey Foster Quin (Anon, The North American journal of homeopathy, Volume 7, (American Medical Union, 1859). Pages 117-119. See also Anon, British Medical Journal, (British Medical Association, 1858). Page 423. See also John Fitzgibbon Geary, Some local and general excrescences of Homoeopathy: being reviews of Dr. Hering’s “Homoeopathist, or domestic physician,” and of the homoeopathic “Materia medica pura”, (Henry B. Ashmead, 1858). Page 5).

Arthur Wellesley treated Richard Monckton Milnes 1st Baron Houghton with homeopathic remedies for influenza (The life, letters, and friendships of Richard Monckton Milnes: first Lord Houghton, Volume 1Thomas Wemyss Reid. Cassell & Company, Limited, 1890. Page 497).

Arthur Wellesley was a close friend of Emily Mary Lamb (1767-1869) (the mother of William Francis Cowper Temple 1st Baron Mount Temple (1811-1888)) who later married Henry John Temple 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865).

Arthur Wellesley knew (everyone who mattered basically) Prince Albert, Henry Charles FitzRoy Somerset 8th Duke of Beaufort, Alfred Duke of Edinburgh, Robert William Gardiner, George Hamilton Gordon 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Robert Grosvenor, Henry William Paget, Henry Palmerston, Robert Peel, Mary Jane Seacole, Queen Victoria, Sarah Sophia Villiers, Countess of Jersey,

Arthur Wellesley was related by marriage to William Henry Lytton Earle Bulwer 1st Baron Dalling and Bulwer, the brother of Edward Bulwer Lytton,

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Richard Monckton Milnes 1st Baron Houghton 1809 – 1885

Richard Monckton Milnes 1st Baron Houghton 18091885 was an English poet and politician.

Monckton Milnes was treated homeopathically for his influenza by Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke of Wellington (Thomas Wemyss Reid, The life, letters, and friendships of Richard Monckton Milnes: first Lord Houghton, Volume 1, (Cassell & Company, Limited, 1890). Page 497).

Monckton Milnes was a friend of Thomas Carlyle, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale, John Humphrey Noyes, Henry Palmerston, Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, Robert Peel, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Makepeace Thackeray, and William Francis Cowper Temple 1st Baron Mount Temple (1811-1888).

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William W Scholefield 1825 – 1894

William W Scholefield 1825? – 1894? MRCS England 1848, was an orthodox physician, Assistant Surgeon at the Chorlton Union Workhouse, Manchester, who converted to homeopathy to become Surgeon at the Blackburn Homeopathic Dispensary, the Bolton Homeopathic Dispensary, the Wigan Homeopathic Dispensary, and a member of The Northern Homeopathic Medical Association.

Scholefield was a colleague of George Atkin, George Edward Allshorn, Booth, John Le Gay Brereton 1827 – 1886 (who eventually emigrated to Australia where he opened the first Turkish bath in Australia), Hugh Cameron, Samuel Cockburn, William Simpson Craig, William Hempson DenhamGeorge Dunn, John James Drysdale, Grey, Spencer Timothy Hall, Thomas Hahnemann Hayle, George James Hilbers, George Calvert Holland, Irvine, Joseph Laurie, Adam Lyschinski, MacDowal, George MacLeod, John Murray Moore, Charles Thomas Pearce, Phillips, Alfred Crosby Pope, John Hodgson Ramsbotham, Charles Ransford, John Rutherford Russell, William Sharp, John Stuart Sutherland, Charles Caulfield Tuckey, Walker, Wright, and many others.

Scholefield also practiced at 74 Fisher Gate, Preston, Lancashire, and at 149 St Georges Road, Bolton le Moore, Lancashire,

Scholefield submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic journals.

J H McKechnie 1808 – 1862

J H McKechnie 1808? – 1862? MD was an orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy.

In 1858, McKechnie took part in the Festival in aid of the London Homeopathic Hospital was held with many Aristocratic and minor gentry patrons attending, alongside Dr. Ayerst, William Bayes, Hugh Cameron, Edward Charles Chepmell, William Vallancy Drury, George Napoleon Epps, Arthur Guinness, Edward Hamilton, Frantz Hartmann, Amos Henriques, Joseph Kidd, Thomas Robinson Leadam, J Bell Metcalfe, Frederick Hervey Foster Quin, Henry Reynolds, John Rutherford Russell, Charles Caulfield Tuckey, George Wyld, Stephen Yeldham, and many others.

McKechnie was also a colleague of George Henry Burford, John Henry Clarke, Robert Thomas Cooper, Norman, John Hodgson Ramsbotham, Charles Thomas Knox Shaw, Percy Roberts Wilde, Dudley d’Auvergne Wright,

McKechnie practiced in Bath.

McKechnie submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications.

Adam Lyschinski 1814 – 1878

Adam Lyschinski 1814? – 1878?  LRCS 1837, MD Edinburgh 1837, (Lyschinske) (Lynchinski) (Lyszczynski) (Lyschinsky) was a Polish immigrant to Britain, an orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become Surgeon in Charge of MH Transports to the Isle of Mauritius 1838, Surgeon in Charge of MH Troops to Madras 1839, Medical Officer in the District of Tongue, Sutherland 1844, and Physician at the Edinburgh Homeopathic Dispensary,

Lyszczynski was the homeopath of Frederic Chopin, when he arrived in Edinburgh weak with tuberculosis. Lyszczynski had married and settled in Edinburgh,

Adam Lyschinski was a colleague of George Edward Allshorn, George Atkin, Samuel Cockburn, George Dunn, Thomas Erskine of Linlathen, William Henderson, George James Hilbers, Joseph Laurie, Charles Thomas Pearce, John Rutherford Russell, William Sharp, John Stuart Sutherland, The Wielobycki Brothers, and many others.

Lyszczynski  lived at 6 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, 10 Warriston Crescent, Edinburgh, and in Blomfield Road, Shepherd’s Bush, Continue reading Adam Lyschinski 1814 – 1878

George Edward Allshorn 1837 – 1870

George Edward Allshorn 1837? – 1870 (Alshorn) MD, LRCS 1850 1851, graduate of the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1857, was an orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become a Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, a Licentiate of the College of Midwifery at the University of Edinburgh, a member of the College of Dentists England, a member of the Hahnemannian Medical Society, a member of the British Homeopathic Society, a member of the Northern Homeopathic Medical Society, a member of the Botanical Society and a member of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, and Surgeon at the Southern Homeopathic Dispensary for the Diseases of Women and Children, and the Darlington Homeopathic Dispensary, and the Stoke Newington Homeopathic Dispensary, and a member for The Association for the Protection of Homeopathic Practitioners and Students,

Allshorn was a colleague of William Henderson, Joseph Laurie, Adam Lyschinski, John Rutherford Russell, The Wielobycki Brothers, and many others. Allshorn was also a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘… I spent the afternoon and evening with Dr. Allshorn (homeopath) here [Edinburg]: I called casually, & he was most hospitable and drove me about the environs… Swedenborg Archive K124 [a] Letter dated 19.7.1863 from Garth Wilkinson to his wife Emma).

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