Franz Josef Hofrichter 1803 – 1883

PragueFranz Josef Hofrichter 1803 – 1883 MD was a Czech orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, Lecturer and Physician at the Homeopathic Department of the Medical Faculty at the Charles University in Prague,

Hofrichter was an active participant in homeopathic provings, and he was a colleague of Elias Altschul, Docent, Dorner, John James Drysdale, Salomon Duseny, Nathan Elsass, Feversbend, Joseph Halla, Heinrichson, Hirsch, Kafka, Komareck, Kowscz, Kovacz, Mayer, Michl, Porges, John Rutherford Russell, Seegen sen., Seegen jun., Mogens Abraham Sommer, Teller, Wehle, Zollner, and many more,

On 15.3.1821, the government of Bohemia indirectly granted license for homeopaths to dispense their remedies,

In 1851 Hofrichter was present at the Hahnemann Jubilee in Liepsig,

Fourteen homeopaths were practising in Prague alone at the time: Salomon Duseny, Elias Altschul, Dr Hirsch, Dr Nathan Elsass, Docent, Dr Hofrichter, Dr Kafka, Dr Komareck, Dr Kovacz, Dr Michl, Dr Porges, Dr Seegen sen., Dr Seegen jun., Dr Teller, Dr Wehle.

Hofrichter was a ‘small, lively man’ who was critical of the repertories he had available, and he made sections of his own repertory, on toothache, and he had plans to prepare a complete repertory,

Hofrichter submitted various cases and articles to various homeopathic publications,

Adolph Heinrich Gerstel 1805 – 1890

Adolph Heinrich Gerstel 1805 – 1890Adolph Heinrich Gerstel 1805 – 1890 MD was a Czech orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, Physician at the Hospital Guns, member of the Vienna Society of Homeopathic Physicians, and was elected an honorary member of the Institute at Philadelphia in 1876,

Gerstel was a student of Samuel Hahnemann, and one of his provers,

Gerstel was a colleague of Archhorn, Joseph Attomyr, Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Fleischmann, Frohlich, Gaspar, Clemens Hampe, M Hanusch, Landersmann, Low, Matthias Marenzeller, Clotar Moriz Mueller, Frederick Hervey Foster Quin, Pierre Augustus Rapou, Schaflin, George Schmid, A Schmidt, Schwarz, Tedesko, Viet, Walter, Philipp Anton Watzke, Franz Wurmb, Wurstl, and many others.

Gerstel practiced in Tischnowitz in Moravia, Brno and Vienna, Continue reading Adolph Heinrich Gerstel 1805 – 1890

M Hanusch 1803 – 1871

TisnovM Hanusch 1803? – 1871? MD was a Czech orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy,

Hanusch was a student of Samuel Hahnemann and one of his provers, and Hanusch was a colleague of Adolph Heinrich Gerstel, Frederick Hervey Foster Quin,

Hanusch practiced in Tischnowitz in Moravia,

The English homeopath Frederick Hervey Foster Quin arrived in 1831 in the small Moravian town of Tisnov in order to assist his colleagues Adolph Heinrich Gerstel, and Hanusch, who had become sick, with treating the numerous cholera patients in the town.

According to the mayor of this town, Ernst Dieble, 680 of the 6671 inhabitants had contracted cholera. 331 of these patients were treated allopathically, but only 229 of these were cured. Of the 278 patients who received homeopathic therapy, apparently only 27 died.

Salomon Duseny 1827 – 1879

PragueSalomon Duseny 1827? – 1879? was a Czech orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, and who worked in Prague.

In 1857, fourteen homeopaths were practising in Prague alone at the time: Dr Salomon Duseny, Elias Altschul, Dr Hirsch, Dr Nathan Elsaß, Docent, Franz Josef Hofrichter, Dr Kafka, Dr Komareck, Dr Kovacz, Dr Michl, Dr Porges, Dr Seegen sen., Dr Seegen jun., Dr Teller, Dr Wehle….

Elias Altschul 1807 – 1865

Elias (Emil) Altschul 1807 (1797) – 1865 was a Jewish Czech orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy and who worked in Prague and taught homeopathy from 1848 on at the University of Prague. Altschul was an Associate Professor at the Prague Medical Faculty.

Elias Altschul was the copy editor of the Monthly Journal for Theory and Practice of Homeopathy.

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Johann Josef Wenzel Graf Radetzky von Radetz 1766 – 1858

Johann Josef Wenzel Graf Radetzky von Radetz 1766 – 1858 was a Czech nobleman and Austrian general, immortalised by Johann Strauss I‘s Radetzky March.

Radetzky was a patient of homeopath Johann Taubes Ritter von Lebenswarth and Christophe Hartung, a student of Samuel Hahnemann, on the recommendation of Friedrich Jaeger von Jaxtthal (who was  the physician of Klemens Wenzel Prince von Metternich), and the story of his cure of a cancerous tumour in his right eye was written up in Homeopathy Explained by John Henry Clarke in 1841, and in The British Journal of Homeopathy in 1843, and in many other homeopathic journals around the World. Continue reading Johann Josef Wenzel Graf Radetzky von Radetz 1766 – 1858