Pope John Paul II 1920 – 2005

John Paul IIPope John Paul II, born Karol Jozef Wojtyla 1920 – 2005 served as Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of Vatican City from 16 October 1978 until his death over 26 years later. Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II was a homeopathic patient of Francesco Eugenio Negro,

Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa, who had a special interest in homeopathic medicine because of its effectiveness and low cost. Mother Teresa opened her first charitable homeopathic dispensory in Calcutta in 1950. She even prescribed homeopathic medicines herself sometimes.

Pope John Paul also beatified Antoine Frederic Ozanam, the brother of homeopath Charles Ozanam, who was himself awarded the Order of Saint Gregory the Great by Pope Gregory XVI in 1862,

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Ferdinand Dlugoborsky 1821 – 1894

Ferdinand Dlugoborsky 1821 - 1894Ferdinand Dlugoborsky 1821 – 1894 was a Polish orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy.

Dlugoborsky practiced in Shvekshny (Sveksna) in 1894 alongside Ferdinand Matwievitsch,

Dlugoborsky was an allopath until 1872, but after he had seen how the Roman Catholic priest Pavlovsky’s homeopathic treatment led to the recovery of a woman, he also turned to the practice of homeopathy.

Dlugoborsky is listed in Internationales homëopathisches jahrbuch in 1894.

Adam Lyschinski 1814 – 1878

Adam Lyschinski 1814? – 1878?  LRCS 1837, MD Edinburgh 1837, (Lyschinske) (Lynchinski) (Lyszczynski) (Lyschinsky) was a Polish immigrant to Britain, an orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become Surgeon in Charge of MH Transports to the Isle of Mauritius 1838, Surgeon in Charge of MH Troops to Madras 1839, Medical Officer in the District of Tongue, Sutherland 1844, and Physician at the Edinburgh Homeopathic Dispensary,

Lyszczynski was the homeopath of Frederic Chopin, when he arrived in Edinburgh weak with tuberculosis. Lyszczynski had married and settled in Edinburgh,

Adam Lyschinski was a colleague of George Edward Allshorn, George Atkin, Samuel Cockburn, George Dunn, Thomas Erskine of Linlathen, William Henderson, George James Hilbers, Joseph Laurie, Charles Thomas Pearce, John Rutherford Russell, William Sharp, John Stuart Sutherland, The Wielobycki Brothers, and many others.

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Antoni Kaczkowski 1825 – 1884

Antoni von Chevallier Kaczkowski 1825? – 1884 was a Polish orthodox physician from Lvov, who converted to homeopathy, to become the editor of the magazine Polish homeopathist in 1860, he published the first Polish homeopathic manual in 1863, and he compiled the first comprehensive Materia Medica in the Polish language in 1876.

Kaczkowski was a colleague of Richard Hughes,

Kaczkowski settled in Lemberg in 1857, where he practiced homeopathy until his death. Chevalier de Kaczkowski died at Lemberg, Poland, May 3, 1884. Continue reading Antoni Kaczkowski 1825 – 1884

Joseph Conrad 1857 – 1924

Joseph Conrad 1857 – 1924Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) 1857 – 1924 was a Polish novelist, writing in English.

Joseph Conrad was a distant cousin of Alexander Poradowski, whom he met in Belgium in 1890. Joseph Conrad and Alexander Poradowski were also related to Alice Gachet, the cousin of homeopath Paul Ferdinand Gachet. Marie Poradowska was the neice of Paul Ferdinand Gachet, and Joseph Conrad consulted Paul Ferdinand Gachet.

Joseph Conrad wrote about homeopathy in 1910 in his A Smile of Fortune.

Joseph Conrad was a friend of Henry James JnrArthur William Symons, and he knew Ethel Lilian Boole Voynich (Martin Ray, Joseph Conrad: Memories and Impressions : an Annotated Bibliography, (Rodopi, 2007)).

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Frederick Chopin 1810 – 1849

1810 – 1849 was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic period. He is widely regarded as the greatest Polish composer, and ranks as one of music’s greatest tone poets.

Frederick Chopin was an advocate of homeopathy. In Paris, Chopin consulted homeopaths Jean Jacques Molin and Leon Francois Adolphe Simon. In London Chopin consulted homeopath Henry Victor Malan who was a friend of his ‘Scottish ladies’ (Mrs. Erskine, the wife of Thomas Erskine of Linlathen, recommended Henry Victor Malan to Frederic Chopin, who she knew well from Paris, and who was visiting London and Scotland, where they attended seances together).

Chopin came to Britain after an invitation from Jane Wilhelmina Stirling, youngest daughter of John Stirling, Laird of Kippendavie, where he met their Polish born homeopath Adam Lyszczynski who had married and settled in Scotland. Chopin was extremely ill with tuberculosis when he arrived in Scotland, but after homeopathic treatment he was soon well enough to travel and to perform.

Chopin also taught Emma Darwin, the wife of Charles Darwin, to play the piano.

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