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The Hahnemann Medical College: 1885 - 86 - 87

A Homeopathic medicine oriented medical college

Medical Student: D. A. Wilson


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The history of homeopathy begins with the discoveries of its founder Samuel Hahnemann (1755 - 1843), a German physician... (homeopathy refers to) the law of similars... Hahnemann was particularly disliked by the apothecaries because he recommended the use of only one medicine at a time and prescribing only limited doses of it... Homeopaths were primarily critical of the suppressive nature of (allopathic) drugs. They felt that they simply masked the person's symptoms, creating deeper, more serious diseases... (Homeopathy) expanded so rapidly that the homeopaths decided to create a national medical society. In 1844 they organized the American Institute of Homeopathy, which became America's first national medical society. Partially in response to the growth of the homeopaths, in 1846 a rival medical group formed which then vowed to slow the development of homeopathy. This organization called itself the American Medical Association." Homeopathy was practiced widely in the Civil War. "It's advocates included WIlliam James, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathanial Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Daniel Webster, William Seward, Horace Greeley, and Louisa May ALcott. WIlliam Cullen Bryant, the famous journalist, was president of the New York Homeopathic Society." (source: Dana Ullmann, MPH 1991 A Condensed History of Homeopathy from the Homeopathic Educational Services website)

The Hahnemann Medical College: 1885 - 86 - 87

Medical Student: D. A. Wilson

First year admission and professor signatures 


Second year admission and professor signatures



Third year schedule and professors


Front and back of session of 1887, listing professors and schedule


List of professors and a three year schedule of classes


Daniel Wilson's

Matriculation tickets for three years


A. R. Thomas, M.D., Lemuel Stephens, M.D., O. B. Cause, M.D., E. A. Farrington, M.D., B. F. Betts, M.D., Pemberton Dudley, M.D., W. C. Goodno, M.D., Charles M. Thomas, M.D., John E. James, M.D., Charles Mohr, M.D., R. B. Weaver, M.D., J. N. Mitchell, M.D., W. H. Keim, M.D.

R. B. Weaver, M.D.

A little sponsorship on a two sided card by firm of Lentz & Son's who were famous instrument makers during this period and during the Civil War.  Also another sponsored card for William Snowden, again a major Civil War instrument house.

Notice for an examination: 1890

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Civil War medical authors and faculty in this collection with their biographies