Biographies2022-09-05T16:57:24+00:00

Explore our extensive database of over 1000 articles incorporating biographies of those who have influenced homeopathy over the years. Compiled by leading homeopathic expert Sue Young, with additional contributions from medical historian Dr Mel Draper. The biographies have been kindly donated by Sue Young and originally appeared on sueyounghistories.com.

Adams, Queenie Muriel Francis (1902 – 1999)

Queenie Muriel Francis Adams MRCS, LRCP, MFHom (7 May 1902 – 19 August 1999) taught general medicine at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and at the London Missionary School of Medicine Adams also practiced at [...]

Allen, Henry Chileab (1836 – 1909)

Henry Chileab Allen M. D. (2 October 1836 – 22 January 1909) was Professor of Diseases of the Skin and Miasmatics and founder of the Hering Medical College, City Physician at the Baptist Hospital and [...]

Angell, Henry Clay (1829 – 1911)

Henry Clay Angell MD (27 January 1829 – 28 May 1911) was a noted Boston ophthalmologist. Angell graduated from the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1852, briefly setting up in practice with German homeopathic [...]

Anthony, Susan Brownell (1820 – 1906)

Susan Brownell Anthony (15 February 1820 – 13 March 1906) was a prominent supporter of homeopathy, forming the National Women Suffrage Association and supporting abolitionism and she spoke out forcefully on behalf of homeopathy all [...]

Ashurst, William Henry (1792 – 1855)

William Henry Ashurst Snr (11 February 1792 – 13 October 1855) was a British solicitor who founded the commercial law firm Ashurst Morris Crisp at 6 Old Jewry Street. Ashurst was a political reformer and, [...]

Berridge, Edward William (1844 – 1920)

Edward William Berridge MB, BS (1844 – 13 May 1920) was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy. Berridge trained at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1864, and then travelled to America to study at [...]

Bier, August Karl Gustav (1861 – 1949)

August Karl Gustav Bier (1861 – 1949) was a German surgeon and the pioneer of spinal anaesthesia. Bier was unusual for being very open minded in his support of homeopathy, even though he came across [...]

Blackie, Margery Grace (1898 – 1981)

Margery Grace Blackie CVO, MD, FFHom (4 Feb 1898 – 24 August 1981) was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy. In 1969 she became the homeopathic physician of Queen Elizabeth II, the first woman [...]

Bonneval, Bertrand-Henri de (1806 – 1882)

Count Bertrand-Henri de Bonneval M. D. (9 May 1806 – 13 June 1882), was a practitioner of homeopathy, agronomist and philanthropist. Bonneval was one of the earliest French disciples of Samuel Hahnemann. In 1831-2 he [...]

Burnett, James Compton (1840 – 1901)

James Compton Burnett MD (Glasgow 1872) (20 July 1840 – 2 April 1901) was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy. He worked at the London Homeopathic Hospital and in private practice, and he [...]

Cooper, Robert Thomas (1844 – 1903)

Robert Thomas Cooper (1844 – 14 September 1903) BA, MD, Trinity College Dublin was an Irish orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, to become a Physician for Diseases of the Ear at the London Homeopathic [...]

Dudgeon, Robert Ellis (1820 – 1904)

Robert Ellis Dudgeon MD LRCSE (17 March 1820 – 8 September 1904), studied in Paris and Vienna before graduating as a doctor. Dudgeon then became the first editor of the British Journal of Homeopathy and [...]

Dufresne, Pierre (1786 – 1837)

Pierre Dufresne (1786 – 1837) was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, a Physician at a Maison de Santé, he became the founder of the Society Homeopathique Gallicane (the Gallic Homeopathic Society), the [...]