Count Nikolay Vladimirovich Adlerberg 1819 – 1892

Count Nikolay Vladimirovich Adlerberg 1819 – 1892 Russian Councilor of State, Chamberlain, governor of Taganrog, Simferopol and Finland.

Adlerberg introduced homeopathy to Helsinki in Finland, and he placed Eduard Von Grauvogl in Charge of homeopathy at the Helsingfors Military Hospital, and to lecture on homeopathy at the University of Helsingfors. Continue reading Count Nikolay Vladimirovich Adlerberg 1819 – 1892

Carl Bojanus senior 1818 – 1897

Carl Bojanus Senior 1818 – 1897 MD Moscow, was an orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become one of the first homeopaths in Russia, and a major homeopathic historian and biographer.

In 1887, Carl Bojanus Senior was elected a corresponding member of the Homeopathic Institute in 1887 at Saratoga SpringsCarl Bojanus Senior attended the World Homeopathic Congress in Chicago in 1893. (Anon, Transactions of the … Session of the American Institute of Homoeopathy, Volume 54, (American Institute of Homoeopathy., 1899 ). Pages 683 and 723).

In 1892, Carl Bojanus senior was in London where he met James John Garth Wilkinson. On 17th July 1892, Garth Wilkinson wrote to Rudolph Leonhard Tafel (1831-1893) from Holywell Lodge, Meads, Eastbourne: ‘… Dear Dr. Tafel, … I am here till Tuesday, when I return to town, and stay till Friday, when I again come here for a few days. Dr. Bojanus tells me he has seen you. I am deeply interested in the good Old Man… (Swedenborg Archives K125 [1] letter dated 17.7.1892 from Garth Wilkinson to Rudolph Leonhard Tafel)…‘ Carl Bojanus senior is listed in Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895 at Charming House, The Bank Highgate with a Luba Bojanus ?his wife or daughter, and in the Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892 at Samara in Russia.

Carl Bojanus Senior practiced in Moscow.

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Emilii Karlovich Medtner 1872 – 1936

Emilii Karlovich Medtner 1872 – 1936 was a Russian publisher and a member of the Russian Anthoposophical Society, an influential member of the Russian Symbolist movement.

Emilii Medtner was a patient and a friend of Carl Gustav Jung, and he was a member of the Zurich Analytical Psychology Club, and the Club’s first librarian. Medtner was also an analyst with the Carl Gustav Jung Society of Berlin in 1931, and the editor of the Festschrift Die Kulturelle Bedeutung der Komplexen Psychologie.

Emilii Medtner worked at the publishing house of Musaget, and and a friend of Rudolf Steiner, though he subsequently split with the Anthroposophical Society.

Emilii Medtner was an advocate of homeopathy and hydrotherapy, and consulted a homeopath to help him with his Meniere’s Disease.

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Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka 1804 – 1857

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka 1804 – 1857 was the first Russian composer to gain wide recognition inside his own country, and is often regarded as the father of Russian classical music.

Glinka was an advocate of homeopathy, and he always kept a small medicine chest of homeopathic remedies and followed Samuel Hahnemann‘s advice on avoiding strong smells and scents.

Fortunately, I already knew something about homeopathic remedies, and one dose of ipecac put a stop to my fever.’

Glinka knew Felix Mendelssohn and Louis Hector Berlioz.

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Carl Frantz Dominik von Villers 1817 – 1890

Carl Frantz Dominik von Villers 1817 – 1890 was a German othodox physician who converted to homeopathy and practiced in St. Petersberg.

Carl Frantz von Villers was a friend of Franz Liszt, a student of Samuel Hahnemann, and a colleague of Alfons Beck, Carl Bojanus, Anton von Hubbenett, Kozlov and Zdekauer.

A Mr. von Villiers, the uncle of Carl Frantz von Villers, was a Captain of the Engineer Corps in the French Army until 1792, a refugee from 1807 until his death in 1815 as a lecturer in Gottingen, was a correspondent of Samuel Hahnemann.

A nephew of a Dr. von Villers lived in Dresden and was also a homeopath (this must be Carl Frantz von Villers), and he published some letters from his uncle in Leips Pop zs fur Hom, detailing Samuel Hahnemann decision not to settle in Gottingen, but to travel instead to Leipsig. Continue reading Carl Frantz Dominik von Villers 1817 – 1890

Simon Nicolaievitch von Korsakoff 1788 – 1853

Simon Nicolaievitch von Korsakoff, General Count Iseman von Korsakoff, Semen or Simjon Korsakoff, Korsakov, 1788 – 1853 was a Russian government official, noted both as a lay homeopath and an inventor who was involved with an early version of information technology.

Korsakoff was responsible for preparing the homeopathic remedies for Tsar Nicholas I when he was travelling, and he was the first homeopath in Russia, and a disciple and correspondent of Samuel Hahnemann.

Korsakoff also invented the Korsakoff dynamiser when he was given the task of preparing Tsar Nicholas I‘s remedies for him whilst travelling, and Korsakoff is credited with the discovery of high potencies in homeopathy.

In 1850, Korsakoff was also credited with the concept that dry globules of homeopathic remedies can potentise unmedicated globules.

Korsakoff’s name is inscribed on the Laurel Leaf Crown of Samuel Hahnemann‘s Bust.

Korsakoff also invented one of the very first punched card machines for information processing in 1832. Continue reading Simon Nicolaievitch von Korsakoff 1788 – 1853

Carl Bernhard Trinius 1778 – 1844

Carl Bernhard TriniusCarl (Karl) Bernhard Trinius 1778 – 1844 MD (photo used courtesy of Gilbert von Studnitz) was a German orthodox physician, poet and botanist, who converted to homeopathy in 1826 (approximately).

Trinius founded the Botanical Museum in St. Petersburg and was a physician and teacher of Tsar Alexander II and Tsar Nicholas I.

Bernhard Trinuis was the nephew of Samuel Hahnemann, and he was an orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy. Continue reading Carl Bernhard Trinius 1778 – 1844

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev 1818 – 1883

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev 1818 – 1883 was a Russian novelist and playwright.

Turgenev was a friend of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy. Turgenev wrote about homeopathy in his novel Father’s and Sons, and in Phantoms and Other Stories.

Turgenev studied Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and he had a life long affair with Pauline Viardot García. Pauline Viardot García was a friend of Louis Hector Berlioz, Frederic Chopin, Adelaide Kemble, Jenny Lind, Giacomo Meyerbeer and Clara Schumann (who was a personal friend of Samuel Hahnemann and his wife Melanie).

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