John Hudson Storer (5 December 1861 – 9 May 1933) was a homeopathic ENT Physician and Professor of Ophthalmology, Otology, Laryngology and Rhinology, and Dean of The Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago.

In 1899 he was elected a member of the Illinois Homeopathic Medical Association and served as chair of the Ophthalmology, Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology section at the Association’s 45th meeting held in Chicago in May, 1900.

John Hudson Storer was a colleague of Henry Detweiller, John Eberhard Freitag, Constantine Hering, Temple S Hoyne, James Tyler Kent, Joseph Hyppolyte Pulte, John Romig, Alphonse Taft, William Wesselhoeft, and many others.


John Hudson Storer practiced in Chicago, Illinois. He was born in Portland, Maine, December 5, 1861, son of George Lord and Mary (Johnson) Storer.

He completed his literary education by graduation from the high school of Madison, Wisconsin, in 1878, and is a graduate in medicine of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Chicago, of the class of 1889.

He was engaged in general practice at Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts, from 1889 to 1898 and since that time as a specialist on diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat in Chicago. He has taken post graduate work in New York Polyclinic and at various eye, ear, nose and throat clinics in Boston, New York, Paris, and also in the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital in London, England.

He was formerly registrar and treasurer in Dunham Medical College, Chicago, also Professor of Ophthalmology, Otology, Laryngology and Rhinology in Dunham Medical College and Hospital and Hering Medical College and Hospital of Chicago, and Director and Clinical Professor in those institutions.

He was a member of the Country Club of Evanston and the Evanston Golf Club. He married, January 14, 1886, Myra Coffin. Their children are Horace Porter, Natalie (deceased) and John Storer, Jr. (b.1893).

John Storer practiced as an Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist at Suite 1106, 92 State Street, Chicago. He lived in Evanston, IL.

John H Storer wrote articles on paediatric pyelonephritis for The North American Journal of Homeopathy, on corneal ulcers for The Medical Visitor, and on secale cornutum (ergot) in the treatment of gangrene in The Journal of the British Homeopathic Society.

In 1923, John Hudson Storer commissioned a new house from Frank Lloyd Wright to be built at 8161 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. The costs were so enormous that John Hudson Storer became bankrupt as a result.

The house was subsequently owned by Joel Silver, producer of the Lethal Weapon films and such other movies as The Matrix and Thir13en Ghosts.

Joel Silver, who has owned the house since 1984, completed a painstaking restoration with the help of Wright’s grandson, architect Eric Wright. Joel Silver not only worked on the house, but also reinstated the original landscaping and built a pool that had been planned but never completed.

Joel Silver has had the house on and off the market since 1998, and it is valued around $3.5 million.

Of interest:

John Storer Jr., possibly the son of John Hudson Storer, became a member of the American Institute of Homeopathy in 1902 and was a homeopathic physician in Chicago in 1902. He is listed as resigning his membership of the American Institute of Homeopathy in 1906.

Henry Storer (no evident relation) wrote Mesmerism in Disease in 1843 and, prior to this, in 1829 had received plaudits for his translation from the French of Bayle and Hollard’s A Manual of General Anatomy.

John Storer, not related to homeopath John H. Storer, graduated in 1945 from the Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia.