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Medicine -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Bradford collection of biographies of Homeopathic Physicians

Identifier: HU-064

Dr. Thomas L. Bradford (1847-1918) was a practicing homeopathic physician in Maine, Europe and Philadelphia. While practicing and teaching in Philadelphia he served as curator for the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia. From 1896 to 1916, he collected, organized and maintained material for 35 scrapbooks of biographical information about homeopathic physicians.

Dates: 1868 - 1918

Charles Gatchell postcard

Identifier: 2017-014
Overview The postcard is a brief communication from Dr. Charles Gatchell, a homeopath then on the faculty of the Homeopathic College of Medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to Thomas Bradford. Bradford was the librarian and historian at the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania (later Hahnemann). The note includes a mention of Dr. H.C. (Henry Clay) Aldrich, who was also a member of the faculty at Michigan and subsequently became the President of the Minnesota State Homeopathic...
Dates: 1892 April 18

David A. Johnson collection

Identifier: 2019-035

Collections includes homeopathy materials such as books and other publications, bottles and boxes of remedies, two kits, an illustration, and certificates.

Dates: 1855-1999; Majority of material found in 1855-1915

George R. Mattice papers.

Identifier: HU.089

George R. Mattice was the secretary of Hahnemann Medical College during the first decade of the 20th century. He also collected a number of biographical materials on his colleagues and other homeopathic physicians, such as his 1904 volume “ Homeopathic Physicians of the United States”. Contains one volume, Homeopathic physicians of the United States. Compiled from Polk's Medical Register 1904 and other sources.

Dates: 1904-1904; Majority of material found in 1904-1904

Henry N. Williams papers

Identifier: 2020-010
Overview Henry (Hal) Williams, MD, practiced homeopathic medicine out of his home office in Lancaster, PA from 1950 to 1993. Collection reflects Williams’ practice and interest in anthroposophical medicine, historical homeopathic texts, homeopathic journals, and homeopathic remedies. There is also documentation reflecting the activity of his wife, Dorothea Weiand Williams, his daughters, and his father, James M. Williams, professor of sociology at Hobart College. Materials include wooden homeopathic...
Dates: 1850-1989

Constantine Hering and Calvin B. Knerr family papers

Identifier: HU-100
Overview Dr. Constantine Hering (1800-1880), born and educated in Germany, immigrated to Philadelphia in 1833 and devoted his life to the study, practice and education of homeopathic medicine in the United States. As such, he is considered the father of homeopathy in America. Hering founded several schools and organizations devoted to teaching homeopathy, especially the North American Academy of the Homeopathic Healing Arts, aka the Allentown Academy, in 1836, and the Hahnemann Medical College of...
Dates: 1820 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1820 - 1940

Homeopathic medical societies' records

Identifier: HU.074
Overview Records of 19th-century homeopathic societies including the Homeopathic Institute of Philadelphia, American Provers' Union, Hahnemann Society of Northampton, and the Philadelphia Postgraduate School of Homeopathics. The Homeopathic Institute of Philadelphia appears to be the Philadelphia branch of the American Institute of Homeopathy. The American Institute of Homeopathy was founded in 1844 as a response to the death of homeopathy’s pioneer, Samuel Hahnemann. The Philadelphia branch was...
Dates: 1834-1900; Majority of material found in 1890-1900

Hyland's Foundation Neiswander Library collection

Identifier: 2021-015
Content Description The Neiswander Library was created by the Hyland's Foundation in 2015, built on Allen Neiswander's collection of books on homeopathy and complemented by Julian Winston’s collection of books, publications, and objects, and additional materials from Hyland’s and other donors. The collection documents homeopathic practice and study from the 1800s to the early 2000s.The majority of the collection is an extensive selection of homeopathic books from the 19th century to present day; also,...
Dates: 1795 - 2018

Kristin Mitchell manuscript

Identifier: ACC366

Manuscript title: “‘Her Preference was to Heal’: Women’s Choice of Homeopathic Medicine in the Nineteenth Century United States.” This manuscript, written by Kristin Mitchell in fulfillment of a thesis at the History Department of Yale University, examines “the complex relationship between women and homeopathy.”

Dates: 1989