Frederika Bremer 1801 – 1865 was a Swedish writer and a feminist activist. She had a large influence on the social development in Sweden, especially in feminist issues.
Frederika Bremer was an advocate of homeopathy, and a patient of Beal P Downing and David Osgood (Laurel Ann Lofsvold, Fredrika Bremer and the writing of America, (Lund University Press, 1 Jan 1999). Page 144).
Frederika was also a close friend of James John Garth Wilkinson – On 16th October 1851, James John Garth Wilkinson wrote to his father: ‘… Miss Frederika Bremer, the Swedish novelist, is coming to spend an hour with us on Tuesday evening… She is one of the few literary ladies I have seen, who is even still more interesting as a woman. She has just returned from a two year visit to America…’ (Swedenborg Archive Family Register A148a Temple Bar loose leaf Documents and Summary Enclosed English Documents from 1662 (Latin documents begin 1621)).
‘… When, therefore, I now felt my hands burning as in fever, I recollected some homeopathic globules which my friend Downing (Beal P Downing), who is himself a homeopathist, had given me when I was very much excited, and which had calmed me wonderfully..’ (Frederika Bremer, Homes of the New World, (1853). Page 150).
‘… Thanks to homeopathy and my good watchful doctor, I am now again in better health ; but the malady which I have endured, and still endure, is like the old witch who could trip up even Thor…’ (Frederika Bremer, Adolph Benson, Carrie Catt (Eds), America of the 50s, letters of Frederika Bremer, (Applewood Books, 1 Jan 2007). Page 85).
‘… as possible the following day I went out among my acquaintances in Boston, inquiring after a homeopathic physician…’ (Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (Eds), The Living Age Volume 39, Making of America Project, (Littell, son & company, 1853). Page 217). Continue reading Frederika Bremer 1801 – 1865