Johanna Kinkel 1810 – 1858

Johanna Kinkel (1810-1858) was a German composer, writer, and revolutionary.

Kinkel was a patient of homeopath James John Garth Wilkinson (Rosemary Ashton, Little Germany: exile and asylum in Victorian England, (Oxford University Press, 1986). Page 285) (Anon, The English Woman’s Journal, (English Woman’s Journal Co., London 1859). Page 307),

In 1866,  Johann Gottfried Kinkell (1815-1882) (the husband of Johanna Kinkel) was an Occasional Lecturer at the Working Woman’s College at 29 Queen Square Bloomsbury. James John Garth Wilkinson was a subscriber to this college at this time (Anon, Second annual report of the council of teachers, London working women’s college, (1866). Page 2).

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Christian Albert Theodor Billroth 1829 – 1894

Christian Albert Theodor Billroth 1829 – 1894 was a German born Austrian orthodox physician and amateur musician, who converted to homeopathy in Vienna (Karel B. Absolon, Surgeon’s surgeon, Theodor Billroth, Volume 1, (Coronado Press, 1979). Page 81).

As a surgeon, he is generally regarded as the founding father of modern abdominal surgery.

As a musician, he was a close friend and confidante of Johannes Brahms, a leading patron of the Viennese musical scene, and one of the first to attempt a scientific analysis of musicality, Continue reading Christian Albert Theodor Billroth 1829 – 1894

Friedrich Tiedemann 1781 – 1861

Friedrich Tiedemann 1781 – 1861 was a German anatomist and physiologist.

Tiedmann conducted studies into the effects of sugar, feeding animals an exclusive diet of sugar, effectively a proving of sugar. The Hahnemannian monthly, Volume 4 applauded his work in this area, noting how an exclusive sugar diet caused ulceration of the cornea of the eye,

Tiedmann was a colleague of Charles Darwin, an abolitionist after Charles Darwin‘s own heart, and challenging the racial theories creeping into phrenology at this time,

Tiedmann was an advocate of Georges Cuvier, a contemporary of Samuel Hahnemann in Paris,

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Alexander von Humboldt 1769 – 1859

Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt 1769 – 1859 was a German naturalist and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist, Wilhelm von Humboldt. Humboldt’s quantitative work on botanical geography was foundational to the field of biogeography.

Alexander von Humboldt was a profound influence on Charles Darwin, who was given a copy of Alexander von Humboldt’s Personal Narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions as a parting gift when he set off on his travels on the Beagle by his friend John Stevens Henslow. Charles Darwin said of Alexander von Humboldt ‘… like another sun’ Humboldt ‘… illumines everything I behold’.

Alexander von Humboldt was a friend of Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, Constance Marie Theis Princess de Salm Dyck (a close friend of Melanie Hahnemann), Joseph Hyppolyte Pulte (one of the first pioneers of homeopathy in America who remains a widely influential homeopath today), Continue reading Alexander von Humboldt 1769 – 1859

Albert Schweitzer 1875 – 1965

Albert Schweitzer 1875 – 1965 was an Alsatian German-French theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953,

Scweitzer was a close friend of homeopath Leon Vannier, and Professor Paulo de Lacerda recounts (see comments below)

‘I met in Paris the late Dr. Lea de Mattos and in accordance to her report she told me that Leon Vannier and Albert Schweitzer had been mutual friends for long time in Paris since his studies on organ music, and they exchanged correspondences, and that Albert Scwietzer ordered homeopathic remedies several times from Leon Vannier to supply his small jungle hospital in Africa with homeopathic medicines from the Lab. Homeopathique de France founded by late Leon Vannier, for nosodes to treat malaria and other tropical diseases’. Continue reading Albert Schweitzer 1875 – 1965

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 1844 – 1900

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 1844 – 1900 was a German philosopher and classical philologist.

Nietzsche took homeopathic remedies (Walter de Gruyter, Nietzsche-Studien: Internationales Jahrbuch Fur Die Nietzsche-forschung, (GmbH & Co. KG, 30 Nov 2009). Page 397) in 1877 prescribed by Otto von Schron, a Professor at the  University of Naples Pathological Institute, a therapist recommended to Nietzsche by Wilhelm Richard Wagner (who also recommended he try the Water Cure), and Nietzsche also used electrotherapy recommended to him by Otto Eiser 1834- 1898,

Nietzsche’s friend Malwida von Meysenbug was governess to Adolf Salis Schwabe‘s children (Adolf Salis Schwabe was a Patron of the Manchester Homeopathic Hospital and Dispensary, and it is possible the Schwabes also knew Samuel Hahnemann)James John Garth Wilkinson had the name of Mrs. Salis Schwabe in his address book in 1895, at Glyn Garth, Bassetts Bury, High Wycombe, and also at Ex Collegio Medico Largo, S Aniello, Napoli, and 28 Clarges Street, W London (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895).

Nietzsche’s sister Elisabeth Forster Nietzsche was a close friend of Rudolph Steiner, and she introduced them in 1896,

Nietzsche was a close friend of Carl von Gersdorff, whose father Baron von Gersdoff was a close friend of Samuel Hahnemann,

Nietzsche was a close friend of Hippolyte Taine, who was an ardent advocate of homeopathy,

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Apollinaris Victor Jagielski 1853 – 1920

Apollinaris Victor Jagielski ?1853 – 1920 MD Berlin, was a German orthodox physician, Physician to the Prussian Army, who converted to homeopathy and practiced in Britain, where he was awarded MRCP, and FRCP, FBHS, MBMS, Physician at the Middlesex Hospital, Physician at the Margaret Street Infirmary, Governor of the London Homeopathic Hospital, and an advocate of electrotherapeutic baths, Superintendant and Resident Physician to the Royal York Bath Company,

Jagielski practiced at 8, Weymouth Street, and at 14 Dorset Square, and at York Place Regents Park,

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Adolf Salis Schwabe 1800 – 1853

calico printerAdolf Salis Schwabe 1800 – 1853 was a German Jew who converted to Unitarianism, a calico printer and philanthropist, born in Berlin and an immigrant to Manchester, Chairman of the Manchester School of Free Traders,

Adolf Salis Schwabe was a patient of Edward Phillips, and he was a Patron of the Manchester Homeopathic Hospital and Dispensary in 1851,

James John Garth Wilkinson had the name of Mrs. Salis Schwabe in his address book in 1895, at Glyn Garth, Bassetts Bury, High Wycombe, and also at Ex Collegio Medico Largo, S Aniello, Napoli, and 28 Clarges Street, W London (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895).

Adolf Salis Schwabe was married Julie Salis Schwabe 1819 – 1897, who founded a number of elementary schools in Naples, and she also managed the Garibaldi Schools for orphans in Naples and Turin, no doubt she discovered homeopathy there, as Cosmo Maria De Horatiis‘s famous scientific trials into homeopathy caused such a storm. Adolf Salis Schwabe and his wife also lived in Paris, so it is possible they also knew Samuel Hahnemann. Continue reading Adolf Salis Schwabe 1800 – 1853