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Marie Melanie d'Hervilly Gohier Hahnemann; homeopath and Hahnemann's second wife

Melanie Hahnemann biography

Cure and Prevention of Scarlet Fever
Samuel Hahnemann, MD writes of using 'the smallest dosages'
Constantine Hering, MD, author of "Guiding Symptoms", "Domestic Physician", introduced Glonoine, Lachesis, Psorinum

Hering biography

George Heinrich Gottlieb Jahr, author of the first repertorial index to Hahnemann's materia medica
Jacob Jeanes, a founder of The Allentown Academy. Jeanes was the author of the first original English language work on homeopathic practice, The Homeopathic Practice of Medicine, published in 1838. The book was still acclaimed by Hahnemannians a century later.
Carl Friedrich Gotfried Trinks, an early disciple of Hahnemann's and a prover. Trinks published The Handbook of Materia Medica with some assistance from Noack and Muller, 1843-1848.
William Channing. His successful public trials of Veratrum, Camphor, and Cuprum in the 1832 cholera epidemic were to firmly establish homeopathy in New York. He was America's first Hahnemannian - unwilling to resort to allopathic expedients - thereby creating the schism in principles of practice which would lead to the founding of The International Hahnemannian Association in 1881.
Mercy Jackson, MD, first woman member of the Massachusetts Homeopathic Medical Society
On The Effects of Coffee
published by Samuel Hahnemann.
Gustav Adolph Schreter; his success during the 1831 cholera epidemic led to relentless persecution by physicians and apothecaries, nearly driving him to flee to America. The Emperor of Austria, petitioned by hundreds of the doctor's supporters, granted the right of homeopaths to practice and dispense on Schreter's birthday, March 1, 1836. As a prover of Borax, he can be credited with the keynote symptom, 'fear of downward motion', which he verified in many children.
Hahnemann publishes Fragmenta de Viribus Medicamentorum Positivis, which included the first repertory of homeopthic materia medica.
John Epps, one of Britain's earliest and most well known homeopaths. As an allopath, he had been a frequent contributor to The Lancet. In 1843 his homeopathically treated case of haematemesis was published in the Lancet provoking "an avalanche of letters" which led to the rejection of further homeopathic cases.
Hahnemann publishes New System of Medicine Based on Experience
John Romig, a pioneer of homeopathy in Pennsylvania and a founder and faculty member of The Allentown Academy.
Edward Bayard
Gustavus Reichelm, the pioneer homeopath of Pittsburgh, known as "The Sugar Powder Doctor". As attending physician of The Catholic Orphan Asylum for twelve years, during which time there were epidemics of measles, scarlet fever, and whooping cough, he had but two deaths.
Hahnemann's articles that appeared in Allgemeine Anzeiger der Deutschen:
  1. On The Value of Speculative Systems of Medicine
  2. Extract from a Letter To A Physician of High Standing on The Great Necessity of a Regeneration of Medicine
  3. On The Present Want of Foreign Medicines
  4. On Substitutes for Foreign Drugs And on The Recent Announcement of the Medical Faculty in Vienna relative to the Superfluousness of The Latter
  5. Observations on Scarlet Fever
Joseph Attomyr, a pioneer Hungarian homeopath.
Phineas Parkhurst Wells, MD, lifelong friend of Dunham and mentor to many young doctors of his day.

Wells biography

Charles S. Neidhard, a graduate of The Allentown Academy, and author of what was considered the best treatise on diphtheria. He held the conviction that the similarity of the remedy must also include the pathological state.
Hahnemann's articles that appeared in Allgemeine Anzeiger der Deutschen:
  1. To a Candidate for the Degree of M.D.
  2. Signs of the Times in the Ordinary System of Medicine
  3. On the Prevailing Fever
Benoit-Jules Mure; prover of Elaps, Crot-c, Hura, and Manc, and author of Provings of The Principal Animal and Vegetable Poisons of The Brazilian Empire, published in English, 1854.
Joseph Birnstill
Brazil 1810
Jose Silva begins contact with Hahnemann
Amos Gerald Hull, an American homeopath of great prominence in promoting homeopathy in the 19th century.

Amos Hull biography

Hahnemann's essay Defense of the Organon
Jean Paul Tessier
The Organon of Rational Healing
1st edition is published
British Journal of Homeopathy commentary, 1878
Hahnemann compiles Materia Medica Pura. This article by Hahnemann is taken from the introduction to the print version:

The Medical Observer

Reine Arzneimittellehre or Materia Medica Pura, Volume One, published.

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Hahnemann moves to Leipzig where Stapf becomes his first pupil.
To establish himself as a teacher at the University of Leipzig, Hahnemann defends his thesis, Disseratio historico-medica de Heleborismo veterum with his son Friederick as respondent.

"...he was able to quote verbatim and give the location of the passages from manifold German, French, English, Italian, Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Arabic medical writers, and he could examine their views - either in disagreement or in extension. He quoted from fifty more or less known doctors, philosophers, and naturalists."
- Sir John Weir, 1933.

Joseph Hypolyte Pulte. The second and most prominent homeopath in Cincinnati, Ohio. His neighbors drove logs through the wheels of his carriage in orders to derail homeopathy.
Charles Julius Hempel. Known as the 'Father of Homeopathic Literature' in America for his early, if imperfect, translations of the major German works of Hahnemann, Jahr, Hartmann, and others. These works had been previously inaccessible for the majority of American physicians.
Adolphus Graf zur Lippe-Weissenfeld
Adolph Lippe, considered to be one of the greatest prescribers in Homeopathy, was involved with the journals, "The Organon", "Hahnemannian Monthly", and "The Homeopathic Physician", among others, and helped form the International Hahnemannian Association

1. Adolph Lippe biography

2. Sketch of Adolph Lippe
by Harvey Farrington

Argentina 1812
General San Martin arrives with homeopathic medicine chest
Germany 1812
Hahnemann acquires followers who form the Prover's Union
Clemence Sophia Lozier, founder of New York Medical College for Women in 1863, which became the first homeopathic college for women in the world.
Samuel Swan, considered a crank by many in his time, but like Hahnemann, he was at least 50 years in advance of the majority of his homeopathic brethren.

Samuel Swan biography

Samuel Lilienthal, MD, author of "Homoeopathic Therapeutics"
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a leader of the suffrage movement who was a lay practitioner and lifelong supporter of homeopathy.
Joseph Thomas Curtis, Gram's second pupil.
Hahnemann constructs handwritten "Symptom Dictionary".
Henry N. Guernsey, MD, author of "Guernsey's Obstetrics"
Chile 1817
General San Martin brings homeopathic medicine chest to Chile
Emperor Francis I of Austria outlaws the practice of homeopathy.
Austria 1818
homeopathy introduced in Austria
Bernhardt Fincke, developer of the Fincke 'fluxion' potencies

Bernhardt Fincke biography

Hungary 1818
Joseph Muller brings homeopathy to Budapest
Robert Dudgeon, MD, translator of the 5th edition of the Organon
The Organon of Rational Healing
2nd edition is published
Hahnemann is arrested in Leipzig for dispensing his own medicines.
South Africa 1820's
South Africa
Homeopathy introduced by European missionaries
Dr. Wilhelm Schuessler, M.D., developer of Biochemic Therapy, which uses potentized doses of cell salts.

Schuessler biography

Denmark 1821
Hans Christian Lund brings homeopathy to Denmark
Hahnemann moves to Köthen
Italy 1821
Dr. Necker begins practice of homeopathy
Hering cured of dissecting wound by Arsenicum.
First journal,
Archive of The Homeopathic Method of Curing edited by Gross and Stapf.
Government of Bohemia grants homeopaths right to dispense medicines.
Reinearzneimittelehre, volume 6 is published and the first homeopathic materia medica, Samuel Hahnemann's Materia Medica Pura, is complete.
Susan Edson, one of the first women admitted to the Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College. Family physician to President Garfield, but allowed only to attend him as a nurse after his assassination.
United States
Hans Burch Gram, America's first homeopath, emigrates from Copenhagen to the United States.
Dr. Bergmann publishes the first homeopathic treatise on a disease, A Manual of The Syphlytic Diseases.
The Organon of Rational Healing
3rd edition is published
Russia 1823
Homeopathy introduced by laypeople

From Russia with Love
A special article on Russian Homeopathy today, by Dana Ullman, MPH