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 Springs. Carl 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  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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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 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
Carl (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 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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