Amos Gerald Hull

(1810-1859)

Born in New Hartford, NY (date unknown). Perhaps no American except Charles J. Hempel was more prominent the in flowering of early 19th century homeopathic literature than Amos Hull.

At the age of 16 Hull was the first of many influential homeopaths, (among them Benjamin Joslin, Edward Bayard, Jabez Dake and Lewis Sherman), to graduate from Union College in Schenectady, New York.

In 1832 Hull graduated from Rutgers Medical College and began the practice of medicine. He was the first American medical student intent upon the practice of homeopathy, also studying botany and Latin under Hans Burch Gram.

He began his practice in New York City in 1833, later moving to Newburgh, NY. There he was to complete, with the assistance of Egbert Guernsey, the 3rd edition of Jahr's New Manual of Homeopathic Practice, the standard work of the day.

In all Hull translated and edited two editions of Jahr's manual. With another of Gram's circle, Dr. John Gray, he co-edited the American Journal of Homoeopathia in 1835, and The Homeopathic Examiner from 1840 - 1843.

He was also to edit American editions of Joseph Laurie's Homeopathic Domestic Medicine and Elements of Homeopathic Practice of Physic.

The literary work which had done so much for the dissemination of homeopathy in England, A Popular View of Homeopathy by Rev. Thomas Everest was rendered into a second edition by Hull in 1842. He also assisted Hempel in the translation of Jahr's two volume Symptomen Kodex in 1848.