Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873)

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873)Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) ‘… was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era…’

Le Fanu was an advocate (W. J. McCormack, Sheridan Le Fanu, (Sutton Pub Limited, 1997). Page 287) of homeopathy ‘… You, my dear mother, must consult somebody upon the symptoms which you mention. If you will not, at least apply a wet towel to your head… but you ought to see a homeopathist…‘ (Letter 22.5.1858 to his mother. Jay B. Losey, William Dean Brewer, Mapping Male Sexuality: Nineteenth Century England, (Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1 Jan 2000). Page 199). See also ‘… Le Fanu agonised over the contest between normal and homeopathic remedies as his thirty-five- year old wife lay dying in Merrion Square. Months after she died he wrote: ‘I will not trouble myself with the faithless… (Tony Farmar, Patients Potions & Physicians: A Social History of Medicine in Ireland 1654-2004, (A. & A, Farmar in assoc. with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 2004). Page 93)…’

Le Fanu was a follower of Emanuel Swedenborg, and he was the grand nephew of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. He was also a friend of Oscar Wilde‘s mother Jane Francesca Wilde. Continue reading Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873)

John Blyth 1806 – 1892

John Blyth ?1806 – 1892 LRCS Edinburgh 1833, MD St. Andrew’s 1838, was an Irish orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, Physician at the Dublin Homeopathic Dispensary, Member of The Hahnemann Publishing Society,

John Blyth attended the Third Homeopathic Congress in Edinburgh in 1852,

John Blyth, in partnership with James Goodshaw, practiced at 16 Fitzwilliam Square, South Dublin, at 33 Fitzwilliam Square, and in Hawick,

John Blyth’s Obituary is in The British Homeopathic review, Volume 36 in 1892,

John Paul Cavenagh 1862 – 1927

John Paul Cavenagh ?1862 – ?1927 LRCP, LMRCP Ireland, LRCS Ireland, LM Royal Hospital dublin, MBHS West Country Therapeutics Society, was an Irish orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, Member of the British Homeopathic Society,

Cavenaugh attended the Annual Homeopathic Congress held in Harrowgate in 1908,

Cavenagh practiced at Thorneloe House, Worcester, and at Malvern, and at Droitwich, and he succeded to the practice of George Atkin in 1887, Continue reading John Paul Cavenagh 1862 – 1927

Nathaniel Barton 1799 – 1867

Barton and GuestierNathaniel Barton 1799 – 1867 (for photo see the website of Homeopathe International by Peter Morrell and Sylvain Cazalet), was an Irish High Sheriff, a Deputy Lieutenant, and Justice of the Peace, and a partner in the firm of Barton and Guestier, which still operates today, the Barton dynasty is believed to be the longest period of single family ownership of any vineyard in Bordeaux.

Nathaniel Barton was on the Management Committee, a Treasurer and a Trustee of the London Homeopathic Hospital, a Steward at the 1851 Annual Festival in aid of the London Homeopathic Hospital,

Nathaniel Barton was a friend of Washington Irving, the brother in law of Henry van Wart (a Trustee of the Birmingham Homeopathic Hospital), Continue reading Nathaniel Barton 1799 – 1867

Richard Tuthill Massy 1816 – 1889

celtic crossRichard Tuthill Massy ?1816 – ?1889 MD Glasgow, 1844, LRCS Ireland 1843, was an Irish orthodox physician, member of the Surgical Society of Ireland, member of the Devon and Exeter Pathological Society, Physician to the Exeter Allopathic Dispensary, member of the Royal Dublin Society, member of the Brighton and Sussex Natural History Society, member of the Essex Archaeological Society, who converted to homeopathy to become  Physician to the Worcester Homeopathic Dispensary, the Kidderminster Homeopathic Dispensary, member of the British Homeopathic Society, Physician to the Brighton Homeopathic Institute for the Diseases of Children,

Tuthill Massy was also a phrenologist,

Tuthill Massy practiced in Worcester, in Park Road, Redhill, in Wimbledon, in Surbiton, Surrey, in Sydenham, Kent, and at 17 Denmark Terrace, Brighton, Continue reading Richard Tuthill Massy 1816 – 1889

Richard Walter Hely Hutchinson 6th Earl of Donoughmore 1875 – 1948

NPG x167204; Richard Walter John Hely-Hutchinson, 6th Earl of Donoughmore by Walter StonemanRichard Walter Hely Hutchinson 6th Earl of Donoughmore (Donaghmore) (1875-1948) ‘… was an Earl in the Peerage of Ireland who sat in the House of Lords as Viscount Hutchinson in the Peerage of the United Kingdom…’

Earl Donoughmore was an advocate (Anon, The North American Journal of Homeopathy, Volume 57, (American Medical Union, 1909). Page 402) and Patron (Anon, The New England Medical Gazette, Volume 44, (1909). Page 143) of homeopathy, and the Chair (Mazzini Stuart (son of Peter Stuart), The Life of Peter Stuart: The “Ditton doctor”, (For family circulation 2nd edition, published by Books Limited, 187 Fleet Street London EC4 (Clifford’s Inn Passage), and by Liverpool and Prescot 1921)) of London Homeopathic Hospital meeting to inaugurate the homeopathic museum adjoining London Homeopathic Hospital. Hahnemann House was set up by Mazzini Stuart and Orsini Stuart, the sons of Peter Stuart.

Earl Donoghmore was a patron of homeopathy (Peter Morrell, British homeopathy during two centuries. (Staffordshire University, 1999)), launching in 1909, a National Homeopathic Fund of £50,000 alongside Robert Henryson Caird, Hugh Frederick Vaughan Campbell 4th Earl Cawdor, the Earl of Donoughmore, the Earl of Dysart, Robert Grosvenor 1st Baron Ebury, Sir John Knill, Robert William Perks, John Pakenham Stilwell, and George Wyatt Truscott, which successully raised enough money to renovate (Anon The New York Times, 7.3.1909, To Raise Homeopathic Fund: Lord Mayor of London causes sprprise by lending his aid) the London Homeopathic Hospital.

Earl Donoughmore was also a friend of Francis Wyatt Truscott,

Continue reading Richard Walter Hely Hutchinson 6th Earl of Donoughmore 1875 – 1948

Charles William Bury 2nd Earl of Charleville 1801 – 1851

NPG 4026(12), Charles William Bury, 2nd Earl of CharlevilleCharles William Bury 2nd Earl of Charleville 1801 – 1851 was an Irish Peer who was an enthusiastic advocate of homeopathy,

Charleville was a friend of Frederick Hervey Foster Quin, and Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d’Orsay (who drew his picture, see above, and see his wife Harriett Charlotte Beaujolais, Countess of Charleville Harriett Charlotte Beaujolais, Countess of Charleville, (Engraved by Edward Finden from an original portrait by John Hayter).

Continue reading Charles William Bury 2nd Earl of Charleville 1801 – 1851

William C Lord 1801 – 1874

Captain of17th LancersWilliam C Lord 1801? – 1874 FRPS, MRCVS was an Irish orthodox Veterinary Surgeon of the 14th Light Dragoons, and of the Duke of Cambridge‘s Own 17th Lancers (most famous for its participation in the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War), Veterinary Surgeon to the Cavalry Barracks Canterbury, who converted to homeopathy,

William C Lord was a colleague of William Haycock, James MooreContinue reading William C Lord 1801 – 1874

Patrick A Brady 1826 – 1878

Kings College AberdeenPatrick A Brady 1826? – 1878 MD was an Irish orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy and was refused his graduation diploma at Kings College Aberdeen, and he was also refused a position as Surgeon at Bradford Infirmary in 1852, alongside John Le Gay Brereton 1827 – 1886 (who eventually emigrated to Australia where he opened the first Turkish bath in Australia), as a result.

The Association for the Protection of Homeopathic Students and Practitioners immediately came to his aid. In 1852, Patrick A Brady received his medical diploma.

Patrick Brady practiced in Bradford, Huddersfield and Sunderland.

Patrick Brady’s Obituary is in the British Homeopathic Review in 1878.

Of interest:

In 1855, James John Garth Wilkinson wrote to Benjamin Hall to argue the case for provision of homeopathy into local hospitalsintimating that Francis William Brady MP would argue the case for homeopathy (in fact James John Garth Wilkinson calls Francis William Brady MP the ‘Luther of Homeopathy in the House of Commons‘).

In 1867, Francis William Brady MP and Thomas Emerson Headlam MP, managed to influence (Anon, The Medical Times and Gazette, Volume 1, (John Churchill, 1867). Page 704) the Vaccination Act 1867, and in that same year, Frederick Hervey Foster Quin was able to obtain an amendment to the Medical Registration Bill; a clause was added enabling the Privy Council to withdraw the right to award degrees from any university that tried to impose the type of medicine practised by its graduates.

G S Brady submitted a paper, On the Medical Action of Glonoine, to the British Journal of Homeopathy, Volume 18 in 1860.