Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952)

Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952)Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952) ‘… was an actress, playwright, novelist, and suffragette…

Elizabeth Robins was a patient of James John Garth Wilkinson (Angela John, Elizabeth Robins: Staging a Life ; 1862 – 1952, (Routledge, 1995). Page 197). James John Garth Wilkinson saw her in 1891 and advised her that she was overwrought and should go abroad for some weeks for a change. Elizabeth Robins also experimented with rest cures, vegetarian diet, massages, hot packs and air baths, and walking barefoot in the snow, and hydrotherapy.

Elizabeth Robins was a friend of Edwin Thomas BoothHenry James junior, John MasefieldGeorge Bernard Shaw, Genevieve WardOctavia WilberforceOscar Wilde, Virginia and Leonard Woolf, and many more.

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Samuel Arthur Jones (1834-1912)

Samuel Arthur Jones (1834-1912)

Samuel Arthur Jones (1834-1912) (*photo used courtesy of Homéopathe International by Sylvain Cazalet at PHOTOTHÈQUE HOMÉOPATHIQUE) MD 1860 practiced in New Jersey from 1863 until 1875, and who was a Professor of Histology and Pathology at New York Homeopathic Medical College, and Chair of Materia Media in 1875 (John S. Haller, The history of American homeopathy: the academic years, 1820-1935, (Pharmaceutical Products Press, 22 Sep 2005). Page 162).

In 1878, he moved to Ann Arbour to become Dean (Wilbert B. Hinsdale, University of Michigan, Homeopathic Medical College, (1891). Pages 358 and 379) and Professor at the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan. Samuel Arthur Jones was member of the British Homeopathic Society, an honorary member of the State Homeopathic societies of Pennsylvania and New York, and Senior Honorary Member of the Rowfant Club, of Cleveland, Ohio. Samuel Arthur Jones was editor of Pamphlets – homoeopathic, Volume 1- 11, and Editor of the American Homeopathic Observer.

Samuel Arthur Jones retired from both positions between 1878-1880 to remain in private practice, and to pursue his other interests of collecting books (Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Or The Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition, (Northwestern University Press, 9 Sep 1988). Page 1034).

Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick would have been lost to posterity altogether if it had not been for homeopath Samuel Arthur Jones (Herman MelvilleMoby Dick, Or The Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition, (Northwestern University Press, 9 Sep 1988). Page 1034), who brought his catalogue and preserved his books.

Stuart Close wrote: ‘… To quote only one of many authors, Prof. Samuel A. Jones of Ann Arbor: As long ago as 1872, when editor of the American Homœopathic Observer, he wrote these prophetic words, which have since been literally fulfilled. “Let us guard our homœopathic heritage most jealously. The provings on the healthy, the simillimum as the remedy, the single remedy, the reduced dose, may be and will be filled from us one by one and christened with new names to bide the theft. What will become of homœopathy? It will live, despite them, in Hahnemann’s posology. The very infinitesimals which many are so ready to throw away are all that will save us.”… (Stuart Close, The Genius of Homeopathy, (Nanopathy, 1967). Page 163)…’

The Genius of Homeopathy (2010) by Francis Treuherz contains a chapter called The Porcelain Painter’s Son, a Fantasy by Samuel Arthur Jones, (first published in 1898 by Boericke & Tafel) which is a fictionalised biography of Samuel Hahnemann – see www.homeopathyhelpline.com/books-by-francis

Samuel Arthur Jones conducted the proving of Latrodectus Mactans (Southern black widow spider), which was published in Anon, The Homeopathic Recorder: Latrodectus Mactans: a suggested remedy in angina pectoris, (July 1869).

Samuel Arthur Jones was very interested in Transcendentalism (Kenneth Walter Cameron, American Transcendental Quarterly, Issue 31, (?1876). Pages 31, 32 and 38). Continue reading Samuel Arthur Jones (1834-1912)

Herman Melville (1819-1891)

Herman Melville (1819-1891)Herman Melville (1819-1891) ‘… was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick…’

Herman Melville was an advocate of homeopathy, and his writings were ‘… suffused with spiritualist and phrenological concepts…(Robert Baker, The American Medical Ethics Revolution: How the AMA’s Code of Ethics Has Transformed Physicians’ Relationships to Patients, Professionals, and Society, (JHU Press, 10 Nov 1999). Page 220)…’

Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick would have been lost to posterity altogether if it had not been for homeopath Samuel Arthur Jones (Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Or The Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition, (Northwestern University Press, 9 Sep 1988). Page 1034), who brought his catalogue and preserved his books.

Herman Melville’s wife Lizzie took homeopathic remedies (Hershel Parker, Herman Melville: A Biography, Volume 2, (JHU Press, 15 Aug 2005). Page 838. See also Herman Melville, Family Correspondence of Herman Melville, 1830-1904: In the Gansevoort-Lansing Collection, (New York Public Library, 1929). Page 57). I presume this was from her doctor, homeopath Christopher Cox (?-?) (Dana Ullman, Discovering Homeopathy: Your Introduction to the Science and Art of Homeopathic Medicine Second Revised Edition, (North Atlantic Books, 1991). Page 38).

In 1867, his oldest son, Malcolm, shot himself (?accidentally) and died, and was attended by Dr. Gardener, who would subsequently be prosecuted for consulting alongside a homeopath (Jay Leyda, The Melville Log: A Documentary Life of Herman Melville, 1819-1891, Volume 1, (Gordian Press, 1969). Page xxvi).

Herman Melville was a close friend of Ralph Waldo EmersonNathaniel Hawthorne, Continue reading Herman Melville (1819-1891)

James Pierrepont Greaves 1777 – 1842

James Pierrepont Greaves (1777-1842) was an English mystic, educational reformer, socialist and progressive thinker who founded Alcott House, a short-lived utopian community and free school in Surrey. He described himself as a “sacred socialist” and was an advocate of vegetarianism and other health practices.

Greaves was an advocate of homeopathy, and he recommended that his friend Edward Strachey visit a homeopathy for his injured knee (J. E. M. Latham, Search for a new Eden: James Pierrepont Greaves (1777-1842), the sacred socialist and his followers, (Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1999). Page 66). Greaves was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson from the late 1840’s (John Fletcher Clews Harrison, Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America: The Quest for the New Moral World, (Taylor & Francis, 1969). Page 115). Was James John Garth Wilkinson the homeopath he recommended to his friend Edward Strachey? Continue reading James Pierrepont Greaves 1777 – 1842

From Hahnemann’s hand to your computer screen: building a digital homeopathy collection

With thanks to Pubmed Lisa A Mix and Kathleen Cameron J Med Libr Assoc. 2011 January; 99(1): 51–56.

From http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3016660/?tool=pubmed The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Library holds the unique manuscript of the sixth edition of Samuel Hahnemann’s Organon der Heilkunst,the primary text of homeopathy. The manuscript volume is Hahnemann’s own copy of the fifth edition of the Organon with his notes for the sixth edition, handwritten throughout the volume.

There is a high level of interest in the Organon manuscript, particularly among homeopaths. This led to the decision to present a digital surrogate on the web to make it accessible to a wider audience. Digitizing Hahnemann’s manuscript and determining the best method of presentation on the web posed several challenges. Lessons learned in the course of this project will inform future digital projects.

see also Taubman Medical Library Homeopathy Collection Continue reading From Hahnemann’s hand to your computer screen: building a digital homeopathy collection

Rustum Roy 1924 – 2010

Rustum Roy 1924 – 2010 was an American materials scientist who held visiting professorships in materials science at Arizona State University and in medicine at the University of Arizona, as well as an emeritus position at Pennsylvania State University in three departments. He described himself as a science policy analyst, advocate of interdisciplinary education and alternative medicine, and science and religion.

Dana Ullman writes:

Dear Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that I convey to you that Rustum Roy, PhD, Professor emeritus in material sciences at Penn State University, has passed away at 86 years of age. Continue reading Rustum Roy 1924 – 2010

Thomas Gold Appleton 1812 – 1884

Thomas Gold Appleton 1812 – 1884, son of merchant Nathan Appleton, was an American writer, an artist, and a patron of the fine arts,

Appleton was the brother in law of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In England Appleton visited Charles Darwin, and Appleton was a friend of Horace Mann.

Thomas Gold Appleton was born on March 31, 1812, in Boston, Massachusetts; he would later joke that he just missed being born an April fool.

Harris Livermore Coulter 1932 – 2009

Harris Livermore Coulter 1932 – 2009 was an American homeopathic historian, the leading homeopathic historian of the 20th century, Director of Publications for the American Foundation for Homeopathy, a Member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, and Advisory Board Member of the Campaign Against Fraudulent Medical Research, Continue reading Harris Livermore Coulter 1932 – 2009

Archibald Richard Shaw 1822 – 1899

Archibald Richard Shaw 1822 – 1899 MD Cleveland USA, was an American orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, Physician at the Hahnemann Homeopathic Dispensary, Physician at the St. Mary’s Homeopathic Dispensary

Shaw practiced in America, but came to the UK in 1864 during the American Civil War when he practiced at 1 Carlton Terrace, St. Andrew’s Road, Hastings, and at 32 Marina, St. Leonard’s on Sea,

Shaw is buried in Richmond Cemetary,