Ignaz Schuppanzigh 1776 – 1830

Ignaz Schuppanzigh 17761830 was a violinist, friend and teacher of Ludwig von Beethoven, and leader of Count Razumovsky‘s private string quartet.

Schuppanzigh recommended homeopath Anton Georg Braunhofer to Ludwig von Beethoven because their mutual friend Nikolaus Zmeskall had been cured of his gout by homeopathy. Continue reading Ignaz Schuppanzigh 1776 – 1830

Eugen and Lili Kolisko and Homeopathy

Eugen Kolisko 1893 – 1939 and his wife Lili Noha Kolisko 1889 – 1976 were born in Vienna and died in Britain.

They were both orthodox physicians who converted to homeopathy, and working with Rudolf Steiner, the Koliskos did the pioneeering work on homeopathic dilutions that led to Anthroposophical medicine and to Agro-homeopathy.

Eugen Kolisko and Lili Kolisko were homeopathic agriculture pioneers who worked at Rudolf Steiner‘s Biological Institute of the Goetheanum in Stuttgart, where Lili studied the function of the spleen, and on proving the high dilutions in homeopathic remedies, Foot and Mouth disease, studies on coffee which led to a treatment for Foot and Mouth disease. Continue reading Eugen and Lili Kolisko and Homeopathy

J A Schubert 1800 – 1868

J A Schubert 1800? – 1868? was an Austrian orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become a student of Samuel Hahnemann in Leipsig.

Schubert was the homeopath of Anton Philipp Reclam and his daughter,

Schubert attended the Homeopathic Congress in Leipsig in 1832, and he was a member of the Central Association of Homeopaths in Leipsig, alongside Albrecht, Baumann, Ernst von Brunnow, Pierre Dufresne, Jean Barthelemy Arles Dufour, Anton Fischer, Carl Franz, Gaumann, Gustav Wilhelm Gross, Comte Sebastien Gaeten Salvador Maxime Des Guidi, Carl Georg Christian Hartlaub, Frantz Hartmann, Carl Haubold, Hofrath, Kretschmar, Kruger Hansen, William Leaf, Johan Joseph Wilhelm Lux, Moritz Wilhelm Mueller, Georg August Heinrich Muhlenbein, Charles Gaspard Peschier, Frederick Hervey Foster Quin, Gottlieb Martin Wilhelm Ludwig Rau, Rohl, Mathias Roth, Ernst Ferdinand Rueckert, Rummel, John Ernst Stapf, Suffert, Timotheus Samuel Thorer, Karl Friedrich Gottfried Trinks, George Adolph Weber, Friedrich Wolf, Paul Wolf, and many others. Continue reading J A Schubert 1800 – 1868

Sigmund Freud 1856 – 1939

Sigmund Freud 1856 – 1939 was a Jewish Austrian psychiatrist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology.

In a letter dated 27th March 1875, Sigmund Freud admitted to his friend Eduard Silberstein that (Paul C. Vitz, Sigmund Freud’s Christian Unconscious, (Gracewing Publishing, 1 Feb 1993). Page 54), under Frantz Brentano‘s influence, he might one day be taken in by the scientific proofs of spiritualism, homeopathy and Louise Lateau (a Belgian Mystic who exhibited stigmata)…. (David Livingston Smith, Freud’s philosophy of the unconscious, (Springer, 1999). Page 14).

In 1917, suggestions were made that Sigmund Freud had a precursor in James John Garth Wilkinson Sigmund Freud admitted that he was well aware of James John Garth Wilkinson and his writings. ‘… This concept of psychoanalysis was a brilliant idea for which Freud deserves all credit. It has not, however, been pointed out, so far as I am aware, that Freud had a forerunner in the idea, though not in it clinical and therapeutic application. In 1857, Dr. J J Garth Wilkinson…’ [Anon, The Bookman, Volume 46, (Dodd, Mead and Company, 1918). Page 56. ; Anon, The Urologic and Cutaneous Review, Volume 21, (Urologic & Cutaneous Press, 1917). Page 591] ‘… Freud cites as precedents both Schiller (as indicated in 1788 in correspondence with Kromer) and Dr. Garth Wilkinson (as described in his 1857 essay)…’ Freud was stung by criticism from Havelock Ellis, and when reminded of these precursors (and others), Freud acknowledged his free association precursors and retorted ‘… that the merit of discovery of psychoanalysis went to him who saw how to use what others had merely handled...’ Of course, this disclaimer completely ignored homeopathic case taking methodology, which Freud was also aware of, itself heavily influenced by the techniques of ancient mystery schools (Anon, The Journal of mental science, Volume 63, Association of Medical Officers of Asylums and Hospitals for the Insane (London, England), Medico-psychological Association of Great Britain and Ireland, Royal Medico-psychological Association, (Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts, 1917). Page 548. See also Sigmund Freud, James Strachey (Ed.), Collected Papers: Miscellaneous papers, 1888-1938, (Basic Books, 1959). Pages 101-102. See also Havelock Ellis, The philosophy of conflict, and other essays in war-time, (Ayer Publishing, 1 Jun 1919). Page 213. See also Sigmund Freud, Zur Vorgeshchichte der Analaystischen Technik, A Note on the Prehistory of the Technique of Analaysis (1920 GW XII (pages 309-312) and SE 18 (pages 263-265) as quoted in Patrick Mahony, Psychoanalysis and Discourse, (Psychology Press, 9 Mar 2004). Page 14. See also Philip Rieff, Freud: The Mind of the Moralist, (University of Chicago Press, 15 May 1979). Pages 89).

Carl Gustav Jung wrote to Sigmund Freud about an article by homeopath Adolf Albrecht Friedlander, who was quite a foe of psychoanalysis (or just of Sigmund Freud?) In the fall and winter of 1908, Adolf Albrecht Friedlander treated one of Sigmund Freud’s patients, Sergei Konstantinovitch Pankejeff – the ‘Wolf Man’, in his sanatorium near Frankfurt, and he attracted some severe criticism from Sigmund Freud as a result. This particular spat got quite nasty! In fact Adolf Albrecht Friedlander was simply criticising the negative portrayal of women in Freud’s theory of sexuality, and he was an enthusiastic advocate of psychoanalysis.

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Christophe Hartung 1779 – 1853

Christophe Hartung 1779 – 1853 was an Austrian orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become a student of Samuel Hahnemann.

Christophe Hartung is famous for the cure of a cancerous tumour in the eye of Johann Josef Wenzel Graf Radetzky von Radetz in 1841.

This cure caused a Europe wide sensation, and details of this cure were widely published around the World.

Radetz served under Karl Philipp Schwarzenberg who was himself a patient of Samuel Hahnemann.

Christophe Hartung was a colleague of Philip Wilhelm Ludwig Greisselich.

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Johann Emanuel Veith 1787 – 1877

Johann Emanuel Veith 1787 – 1877 was an Austrian orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy.

Veith was a complex and revolutionary man who brought homeopathy to Austria in 1818. Veith was a radical Priest and a radical homeopath.

He was a proponent of isopathy, his successful treatment of Cholera by homeopathy, alongside Matthias Marenzeller, Moritz Wilhelm Mueller, and many others, resulted in Francis II (Emperor Franz I) ordering clinical trials of homeopathy in Vienna in 1828, and the successful outcome of these trials led to a wide acceptance of homeopathy as a university discipline in Prague and in Vienna.

Veith’s work was influential enough to influence Louis Pasteur. Veith advocated ‘autopsorin’ to avoid conveying the donor’s other possible diseases to the recipient, thus Veith and Constantine Hering become the forerunners of our modern ‘autogenous vaccines‘.

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Friedrich Edmund Peithner Ritter von Lichtenfels 1795 – 1854

Friedrich Edmund Peithner Ritter von Lichtenfels 1795 – 1854 practiced as a homeopath in Vienna for many years.

Lichtenfels was one of the early homeopaths who fought the Cholera epidemics in Europe, and in Lichtenfels case, he treated 44 cases of which only 3 died.

Lichtenfels taught Paul Wolf, and he was a colleague of Arnold, Lederer, Frantz Hartmann, Matthias Marenzeller, the brothers Veith, and Wricha. Continue reading Friedrich Edmund Peithner Ritter von Lichtenfels 1795 – 1854

Matthias Marenzeller 1765 – 1854

Matthias Marenzeller 1765 – 1854 was an Austrian orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, a contemporary and friend of Samuel Hahnemann, he was one of the first practicing Homeopaths in Bohemia (five years after the Organon was published in 1810), and in 1821, Marenzeller introduced homeopathy into Italy (Bibliografia omeopatica italiana. Antonio Negro, Francesco Eugenio Negro. Franco Angeli, 2007. Page 98).

‘… The Emperor of Austria was cured of his stab by a homeopath, Dr. Marenzeller of Vienna, after the regular Physicians had said that his brain & eyesight were seriously affected and that he would never again be equal to the cares of state… I ought to add that the Emperor of Austria was cured by Arnica… (Swedenborg Archive K124 [b] Letter dated 13.3.1855 from Garth Wilkinson to James John Wilkinson senior. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Joseph_I_of_Austria).’ Matthias Marenzeller James John Garth Wilkinson

Marenzella was the first person to introduce Homeopathy into a hospital, the Invalidenspital in Prague (Sudhoffs Archiv, Volume 38F. Steiner, 1954. Page 111 onwards), and he was the first person to introduce homeopathy into Austria (The British and Foreign Homeopathic Medical Directory and RecordGeorge Atkin. Groombridge & Sons, 1855. Page 112).

Marenzeller conducted the first clinical trials on homeopathy at the Garrison Hospital in Vienna, and he undertook provings and administered Cuprum and veratrum album to 150,000 patients in Vienna, thereby preventing them from catching Cholera, results duplicated on 80,000 in Hungary and Poland ( The British Journal of Homeopathy. 1843. Page 64).

Marenzeller was one of only two homeopaths (the other was Christian Theodore Herrmann) to conduct State clinical trials on homeopathy across Europe, approximately 50,000 patients were involved in these studies.

It was Marenzella who pursuaded Karl Philipp Schwarzenberg to visit Samuel Hahnemann.

Marenzeller was the homeopathic physician of Niccolo Paganini and Prince Solms, the wife of Klemens Wenzel Prince von Metternich, the husband of Countess Kinsky of Vienna, Count Gyulay, and Archduke Johann of Austria, and he taught Joseph Attomyr.

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Karl Philipp Furst zu Schwarzenberg 1771 – 1820

Karl Philipp Furst zu Schwarzenberg (or Prince Charles Philip of Schwarzenberg 1771 – 1820 was an Austrian field marshal.

Karl Philipp became a patient of Samuel Hahnemann when he was referred to homeopathy by Karl Philipp’s physician Matthias Marenzeller.

Karl Philipp’s Chief of Staff Johann Josef Wenzel Graf Radetzky von Radetz was a patient of homeopath Christophe Hartung, a student of Samuel Hahnemann.

Another of his Adjutant Generals, Baron Franz von Koller was a patient of homeopath Georg von Necker, also a student of Samuel Hahnemann.

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Samuel Von Brukenthal 1721 – 1803

Samuel von Brukenthal 1721 – 1803 was an Austrian lawyer and governor of Transylvania for the Austrian monarchy. He was a baron of the Holy Roman Empire, and personal advisor of Empress Maria Theresa, the wife of Francis I of Austria.

His home, a large palace in Sibiu, is currently home to the Brukenthal National Museum

In 1777, Brukenthal was considered to be the richest man in Transylvania and Samuel Hahnemann was close to poverty at this time. Joseph Freiherr von Quarin introduced Brukenthal to Samuel Hahnemann, and he immediately offered Samuel Hahnemann a post as his physician, and an opportunity to access Brukenthal’s extensive library and to catalogue his library and his coin collection.

Brukenthal also introduced Samuel Hahnemann to Freemasonry and made him a member of his Lodge. Continue reading Samuel Von Brukenthal 1721 – 1803