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 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.
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)