|PIONEERS IN HOMOEOPATHY|
HAHNEMANN, (Christian Friedrich) Samuel
(1755 -- 1843)
Physician and founder of Homoeopathy, born in Meissen, Germany.
He studied at Leipzig, and for 10 years practised medicine.
He observed that a medicine administered to a healthy person produced similar symptoms to those of the illness it was intended to cure, and
developed his law of "similars', around which he built his system of Homoeopathy. He published Reine Arzneimittellehre (1811, Precept of Pure Drugs), a Homeopathic drug catalogue.
JAMES TYLER KENT
Dr. James Tyler Kent was born in 1849, a native of woodhull, new York. He graduated from Electic Medical institute, cincinnati, ohio in 1871 and the Homeopathic medical college of missouri, St. Louis, where he was awarded the Diploma in 1889. He was Professor of Anatomy in the American Medical College St. Louis, 1877-78 about which time his attention was forcibly directed to Homoeopathy through the serious illness of his wife, whose case refused to yield to any other treatment except Homeopathic. He then became a careful student of Hahnemann's Organon which resulted in his complete conversion to Homoeopathy. He was one of the ablest teachers and exponents of the Homeopathic school in America. His contribution to the Homeopathic literature are known by their strength rather than their length and include more prominently his Repertory, Homeopathic Philosophy, Lectures on Materia Medica and Lesser Writings.
Lectures on MM
Lectures on Philosophy
How to study Repertory
Dr. Constantine Hering was born on 1st Jan. 1800 in Oschath in Saxony. He studied Medicine and then at the request of his teacher Dr. Henrich Robbi studied Homoeopathy in order to write a book against Homoeopathy. But since his infected hand which was to have been amputated was healed by Homoeopathy, he became converted to Homoeopathy and became one of the most famous Homeopaths. After getting his degree from Woodsburg he went to Surinam on an expedition. There he extracted the poison of the Lachesis snake and proved it. From then on he practised, taught and wrote on Homoeopathy for the rest of his life, so much so, that Hahnemann called him as one of his 'most efficient disciples' and 'as the truest and most zealous propagator of our art.' When he died on July 23rd 1880 his friend Dr. Nickle said of him "He who never rested, rests".
The Homeopathic Domestic Physician
Condensed Materia Medica
Analytical Repertory of the mind
Prominent as a physician and author of a number of medical text - books, Dr.Boger came to Parkersburg U.S.A. in 1888 and had since been engaged in the practice of medicine. He graduated from the Philadephia College of Medicine. He later studied at the Hahnemann Homeopathic Medical College in Philadelphia, from which also he graduated. During his long career in medical practice and research, Boger contributed important scientific text-books including the Synoptic Key of the Materia Medica addition to his authorship of a number o" articles for medical journals.
His authorship of several scientific textbooks, his analysis and construction of Repertory, his lively translation of several medical books from notable German authors and his indefatigable labour for the production of orginal works, like the Times of the Remedies and Moon phases and his provings of Samarskite etc. made him universally recognised as an author and physician of great eminence. Dr. Boger passed away on 2nd Sep, 1935, at the age of 74.
Synoptic Key to MM
BB Characteristic MM
Times Of Remedies & moon phases
Studies in the philosophy of Healing
Study of MM and Case taking
BARON CLEMENS MARIA FRANZ VON BOENNINGHAUSEN (1785-1864)
Clemens Maria Franz Baron von Boenninghausen was one of the closest follower and friend of Hahnemann. He was born in Netherlands on 12 March 1785, A lawyer by profession and an agriculturist by inclination.
. In 1806, he graduated from the Dutch university at Groningen – degree of Doctor of Civil and Criminal Law and thereafter for several years he held influential positions at the court of Louis Napoleon, King of Holland, remaining in the Dutch Civil Service until the resignation of the king in July 1810.
In autumn of 1827 he suffered from pulmonary purulent tuberculosis. His health continued to decline until the spring of 1828, when all hope of his recovery was given up. At this time he wrote a letter to his close friend, Dr. August Weihe, who was the first homoeopathic physician in the province of Rhineland and Westphalia, though Boenninghausen was ignorant of this fact. Boenninghausen's recovery was gradual but constant, so that by the end of the summer he was considered as cured.
This event transformed Boenninghausen into a firm believer in Homœopathy. He revived his knowledge of medicine and began to practice.
- The Cure of Cholera and Its Preventatives, 1831
- Repertory of the Antipsoric Medicines, with a preface by Hahnemann, 1932
- Summary View of the Chief Sphere of Operation of the Antipsoric Remedies and of their Characteristic Peculiarities, as an Appendix to their Repertory, 1833
- An Attempt at a Homoeopathic Therapy of Intermittent Fever, 1833
- Contributions to a Knowledge of the Peculiarities of Homoeopathic Remedies, 1833
- Homoeopathic Diet and a Complete Image of a Disease, 1833
- Homoeopathy, a Manual for the Non-Medical Public, 1834
- Repertory of the Medicines which are not Antipsoric, 1935
- Attempt at Showing the Relative Kinship of Homoeopathic Medicines, 1836
- Therapeutic Manual for Homoeopathic Physicians, for use at the sickbed and in the study of the Materia Medica Pura, 1846
- Brief Instructions for Non-Physicians as to the Prevention and Cure of Cholera, 1849
- The Two Sides of the Human Body and Relationships. Homoeopathic Studies, 1853
- The Homoeopathic Domestic Physician in Brief, Therapeutic Diagnoses – An Attempt, 1853
- The Homoeopathic Treatment of Whooping Cough in its Various Forms, 1860
- The Aphorisms of Hippocrates, with Notes by a Homoeopath, 1863
- Attempt at a Homœopathic Therapy of Intermittent and Other Fevers, especially for would be homoeopaths – Second augmented and revised edition. Part 1. The Pyrexy, 1864