Life history of Dr Hahnemann

Samuel_HahnemannLife history of Dr  Hahnemann

  1. Birth place – Meissen in Germany
  2. Grand father – Cristoph Hahnemann
  3. Father – Christian Gottfried Hahnemann
  4. Father published a book on water color painting
  5. Father’s first wife – Johanne Eleonore Deerens
  6. Hahnemann’s Mother – Johanna Christiane Speissen
  7. Hahnemann’s birth house – Corner House (Eckhaus) at Meissen
  8. Hahnemann – third child of his mother and Gottfried Hahnemann
  9. Birth date – 10th /11th April 1755 (midnight of 10th April 1755)
  10. Baptized into Lutheran faith 3days after birth.
  11. Hahnemann got his primary education from his parents
  12. Schools – Latin Town School & Princesses School at Meissen.
  13. Essay prepared on leaving Princess school – “The Wonderful Construction of Human Hand”
  14. Medical study – at Leipzig University (1775)
  15. Clinical practice – at Vienna at “Brothers of Mercy Hospital” – Dr. Von Quarin was his favorite guide there.
  16. Hahnemann then worked as the family physician and librarian of Mr. Brukenthal (Governor of Transylvania)
  17. Hahnemann got his M.D degree from Erlangen
  18. M.D thesis – “A Summary of the Conditions of Cramp According to Cause and Cure”
  19. Hahnemann began his practice at – Hettstedt
  20. First marriage – 17th November 1782 – Henriette Kuchler adopted daughter of Mr. Haseler (apothecary)
  21. Hahnemann fondly called his wife – Alice
  22. 1790 – Translation of Cullen’s Materia Medica (2 vols)
  23. First mental patient treated by Hahnemann – Klockenbring
  24. Nursing home for mental patients was started at – Gotha.
  25. Works of Hahnemann known as the foundations of Homoeopathy – “Essay on New Principle for the Curative Powers of Drugs and Some Examination of the Previous Principles” and “ Are the Obstacles to the Attainment of Simplicity and Certainty in Practical Medicine Insurmountable”
  26. Hahnemann’s preventive for scarlet fever – Belladona(1801)
  27. 50th year since the conferment of M.D to Hahnemann – 10th August 1929 – Lesser Writing was published.
  28. Second marriage – 32 year old Madame Melanie D’Hervilly – 18th January 1835
  29. Hahnemann died on 2nd July 1843 at 5 a.m
  30. First buried in Montmartre cemetery of Paris
  31. Reburied at – Pere Lachaise Cemetery.

Prepared by IHMA Trivandrum Chapter

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