Johann Wilhelm Wahle 1794 – 1853

Johann Wilhelm Wahle 1794 – 1853 was a German orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy and graduated from the Allentown Homeopathic Academy in America,

Wahle was a student of Samuel Hahnemann, and he practiced homeopathy in the Vatican with the official permission of Pope Gregory XVI, and he became the homeopathic physician to the Jesuit Convent there, and personal physician of Christian Karl Josias Bunsen, Ambassador of Prussia in Rome.

Wahle was present at the unveiling of the Samuel Hahnemann statue in Liepsig in 1851.

Wahle was a colleague of Clemens Maria Franz Baron von Boenninghausen, Ernst von Brunnow, Carl Franz, Philip Wilhelm Ludwig Greisselich, Carl Georg Christian Hartlaub, Frantz Hartmann, Christian Gottlob Hornburg, Christian Freidrich Langhammer, Giuseppe Mauro, Viet Meyer, Georg August Heinrich Muhlenbein, Rodolphe Noack, Francesco Romani, G Severin, Karl Friedrich Gottfried Trinks, Paul Wolf and many others. Continue reading Johann Wilhelm Wahle 1794 – 1853

Ernst Ferdinand Rueckert 1795 – 1843

Ernst Ferdinand Rueckert (Ruckert) (Rucken) 1795 – 1843 MD Jena 1819, was a German orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, to become the second person after Johan Joseph Wilhelm Lux to apply homeopathy to veterinary practice.

Ernst Ferdinand Rueckert was a student of Samuel Hahnemann, and a member of Samuel Hahnemann’s Provers Union which consisted of Carl Gottlob Caspari, Carl Franz, Gustav Wilhelm Gross, Frantz Hartmann, Carl Gottlob Helbig, Christian Theodore Herrmann, Christian Gottlob HornburgErnst Kummer, Christian Freidrich Langhammer, Viet Meyer, Friedrich Jakob Rummel, John Ernst Stapf, Teuthorn, Oscar D Tietze,

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Eduard Von Grauvogl 1811 – 1877

Eduard Von Grauvogl 1811 – 1877 MD was a German orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, to become the first homeopath in Finland, and the President of the Central Union of Homeopathic Physicians in Germany.

Grauvogl described three constitutions, endomorphic, mesomorphic, and ectomorphic, or hydrogenoid, oxygenoid and carbo nitrogenoid constistutions, and he was an advocate of high potency remedies.

Grauvogl was also a colleague of Bohler, Hummel, Kirsch, Viet Meyer, Clotar Mueller, Schneider, Veisch, and many others.

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Charles W Mayerhoffer 1804 – 1863

Charles W Mayerhoffer Mayerhofer) 1804? – 1863? MD was a German orthodox physician, and Convict Physician at Kremsmunster, who converted to homeopathy to become Physician at the Homeopathic Hospital of Vienna.

In 1832, Mayerhoffer braved the law prohibiting the practice of homeopathy in Austria to conduct secret clinical trials into homeopathy, especially during the first epidemic of cholera.

Mayerhoffer was impressed by his results and observations and so he converted to homeopathy, he conducted many provings of remedies, often using himself as the subject, for example when he took 100th of a grain of tartar emetic, and he used his microscope to study dilutions, which he published in the British Journal of Homeopathy,

Mayerhoffer favoured olfactory methods to determine his choice of remedies,

Mayerhoffer practiced in Munich and in Vienna.

Mayerhoffer submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications, and he conducted provings which he published in the Austrian Journal of Homeopathy,.

Friedrick Arnold Klockenbring 1742 – 1795

Friedrick Arnold Klockenbring 1742 – 1795 (Klocke Bring) was a German high Official in the police Secret Chancellery Secretary in Hanover, who was writing on music, literature and government.

In 1792, Klockenbring was a famous patient of Samuel Hahnemann, and Klockenbring was a friend of Johann Kaspar Lavater (a close friend of Johannes Hotze),

Klockenbring was treated by Samuel Hahnemann for a mental illness in 1792, when he entered the Georgenthal Sanatorium with symptoms of mania and the baffling ability to combine bits and pieces of poetry that he had learned into poems… at the behest of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, formerly Ernest III, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1784 – 1844, who was the father of Prince Albert 1819 – 1861 ( Thomas Lindsley Bradford, Life & Letters of Samuel Hahnemann (quote from The Lesser Writings of Samuel Hahnemann, New Yorkpage 243), (reprinted by B. Jain Publishers, 2004). Page 52 – 53. See also Anon, The Monthly Homeopathic Review, (London 1887). See also  Richard Haehl 1873 – 1932, Samuel Hahnemann: his life and work in two volumes, (The Homeopathic Publishing Company 1922 (German edition), 1926 (London Edition), republished by B Jain and Co (India) 1971). Volume 2, page 37. See also Friedrich A. Kittler, Discourse Networks 1800/1900,  (Stanford University Press, 1992). Page 454. And Martin Dinges, Patients in the History of Homeopathy, (European Association for the History of Medicine and Health Publications, 2002). Page 39.

On 13.2.09 in Osterholz, a play about the origins of homeopathy according to the original texts by Samuel Hahnemann was performed… The writer and office secretary Friedrich Arnold Klocke Bring gained notoriety as “mentally ill and raving mad“, he was one of Samuel Hahnemann‘s famous patients.

The description of his treatment for strokes portrayal Klocke Brings during his gloom “of 1796 by the founder of homeopathy, provided the template for an impressive and amusing theatrical adaptation. The Dresden actor Andreas Jung embodied in the one man piece of the physician Samuel Hahnemann and his patients Friedrich Arnold Klocke Bring. An unusual form of mediation of homeopathy as a science by the audience at home and abroad has already been enthusiastically received.

Klockenbring wrote Arthur Young, Esq., F.r.s., ueber Grossbritanniens Staatswirthschaft, Policey und Handlung, Aufsätze verschiedenen Inhalts, Willhelm und Röschen, oder: Die Hollandgänger, eine Operette in Drey Aufzügen,

Friederich Maximillian Bernhardt Fincke 1821 – 1906

Friederich Maximillian Bernhardt Fincke 1821 – 1906 MD was a German orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy and immigrated to America to become a member of The American Institute of Homeopathy, Chairman of The International Hahnemannian Association, and Secretary of the King’s County Homeopathic Medical Society,

Fincke was a patient of Reverend William Taube, who treated him for typhoid fever and then taught him homeopathy.

In 1869, Fincke invented a potentising machines to prepare the higher potency homeopathic remedies, following on from the work of Caspar Julius Jenichen, Simon Nicolaievitch von Korsakoff, Thomas Skinner, and Samuel Swan. No doubt Edward William Berridge was also part of this mix, in America at this time to gain his homeopathic qualifications, having just left his post as a Medical Officer at Liverpool Homeopathic Dispensary, and this development would inspire the work of that master of high dilutionists, James Tyler Kent in the 1880s.

Fincke proved the homeopathic remedies x-ray, and Saccharum lactis, and the imponderable remedy Sol (sunshine), and Oxalic acid, and Thlaspi bursa pastoris, and Camphor and Cuprum,

Fincke was also a musical viruoso, and he wrote voluminously and enjoyed a World wide coresspondence. In 1850, the Widow Taube, a fine singer with an alto voice, was treated by Fincke  for a problem in her throat, and he noted that she had had a left breast lump cured by homeopathy ‘many years ago’ (presumably by her relative Johann Taubes Ritter von Lebenswarth?)

Fincke was the teacher of Stuart Close, and he was a colleague of B L B Baylies, Clemens Maria Franz Baron von Boenninghausen, Draper, Carroll Dunham, Post, Valentine Mott, Phineas P  Wells,

Fincke practiced at 195 Schermerhon Street, Brooklyn, New York, and at 92 Livingston Street, Brooklyn. Continue reading Friederich Maximillian Bernhardt Fincke 1821 – 1906

Viet Meyer 1815 – 1872

Viet Meyer 1815? – 1872 was a German orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become the Editor of the Homeopathische Vierteljahrschrift, the Editor of the Allgemeine Homöopathische Zeitung, a member of the Central Union of the Homeopathic Physicians of Germany,

Meyer was a student of Samuel Hahnemann, and a member of Samuel Hahnemann’s Provers Union which consisted of Carl Gottlob Caspari, Carl Franz, Gustav Wilhelm Gross, Frantz Hartmann, Carl Gottlob Helbig, Christian Theodore Herrmann, Christian Gottlob HornburgErnst Kummer, Christian Freidrich Langhammer, Ernst Ferdinand Rueckert, Friedrich Jakob Rummel, John Ernst Stapf, Teuthorn,

Viet Meyer was also a colleague of Bohler, Eduard Von Grauvogl, Hummel, Kirsch, Clotar Mueller, Schneider, Veisch, 

Viet Meyer practiced in Leipsig.

Viet Meyer wrote many articles for the Allgemeine Homöopathische Zeitung, and he also wrote Homeopathy as the Basis for Rational Medicine, Homöopathischer Führer für Deutschland und das gesammte Ausland, and he also submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications.

Of interest:

Theodore Meyer was a homeopath in Riga in 1864.

Caspar Julius Jenichen 1787 – 1849

Caspar Julius Jenichen 1787 – 1849 was a German lay homeopathic practitioner, a veterinary and horse trainer for the Duke Ernst of Gotha (Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, formerly Ernest III, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1784 – 1844who was the father of Prince Albert 1819 – 1861 (Thomas Lindsley Bradford, Life & Letters of Samuel Hahnemann (quote from The Lesser Writings of Samuel Hahnemann, New Yorkpage 243), (reprinted by B. Jain Publishers, 2004). Page 52 – 53. See also Anon, The Monthly Homeopathic Review, (London 1887). See also  Richard Haehl 1873 – 1932Samuel Hahnemann: his life and work in two volumes, (The Homeopathic Publishing Company 1922 (German edition), 1926 (London Edition), republished by B Jain and Co (India) 1971). Volume 2, page 37. See also Friedrich A. Kittler, Discourse Networks 1800/1900,  (Stanford University Press, 1992). Page 454. And Martin Dinges, Patients in the History of Homeopathy, (European Association for the History of Medicine and Health Publications, 2002). Page 39.) and Baron von Biel by profession, who experimented with the preparation of high potency remedies.

Possibly due to the upset this caused, counter claim and counter claim, or possibly due to pain caused by his techniques, Jenichen committed suicide in February, 1849.

Jenichen was a colleague of Constantine Hering, Gustav Wilhelm Gross, Charles Julius Hempel, Karl Ferdinand Kuchler, Rentsch, John Ernst Stapf,

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Carl Julius Aegidi 1795 – 1874

Carl Julius Aegidi 1795 – 1874 (photo used courtesy of Homéopathe International) was a German orthodox physician and army surgeon who converted to homeopathy to become the founder of the first Paediatric Homeopathic Hospital, under the patronage of Princess Fredericka of Prussia, called the Asylum for Sick Orphans in Konigsburg.

Aegidi was a patient and student of Samuel Hahnemann, and a member of Samuel Hahnemann’s Prover’s Union.

Aegidi was a colleague of  Clemens Maria Franz Baron von Boenninghausen, Johann Carl Ludwig Genzke, Gottlieb Heinrich Georg Jahr, John Ernst Stapf,

Samuel Hahnemann arranged for Aegidi to become the homeopathic physician of Princess Fredericka of Prussia, and Samuel Hahnemann wrote to Aegidi at some length to advise him on how to make a profit from homeopathic practice.

Aegidi favoured giving homeopathic remedies in water, and he also experimented with two remedies at the same time (Dual remedies), and had a lengthy correspondence with Samuel Hahnemann on this subject, though Samuel Hahnemann eventually decided to reject this method, and in a footnote to Aphorism 272 of the 5th Organon, Samuel Hahnemann wrote “Some homeopathists have made the experiment, in cases where they deemed one remedy homeopathically suitable for one portion of the symptoms of a case of disease, and a second for another portion, of administering both remedies at the same time; but I earnestly deprecate such a hazardous experiment, which can never be necessary, though it may sometimes seem to be of use“.

Aegidi practiced in Dusseldorf, Konigsburg and Berlin.

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Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Ehrhardt 1794 – 1848

Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Ehrhardt 1794 – 1848 was a German orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy

Ehrhardt was a student of Samuel Hahnemann, and a member of Samuel Hahnemann’s Prover’s Union, and he was a colleague of Frantz Hartmann, John Ernst Stapf, Wislicenus.

Ehrhardt practiced in Merseburg. Continue reading Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Ehrhardt 1794 – 1848