American Homeopaths: 1825- 1963

compiled by Julian Winston

Available as a CD-ROM from Washington Homeopathic Products

Price: $30

This is a database of homeopaths who were practicing in the USA from 1825 until 1963. The database contains 25,277 names.

The fields are ordered as follows. Not all fields contain all the information. Often a first name was not given-- only initials. Schools and place of practice are referenced where known.


The CD-Rom contains the following files:

intro.pdf / intro.rtf

Identical files in pdf format and rtf format. This is an intro to the database and a commentary on the information within the fields.

details.pdf / details.rtf

An extended commentary on the process of developing the database and the problems and questionable areas encountered.


A printout of the database in alphabetical order. It is 1204 pages in length. The two fields relating to the book Medical Obituaries have been left off as well as the "female" field. This is, essentially, "the book." It is not searchable by field, nor can it be modified.

The complete database saved in Filemaker format for the Macintosh (the creator program). It was saved in Filemaker 2.1-- a very early version. Filemaker 5 or Filemaker 6 can open it. And since there is room, there is also database.fm5 , which is already saved in Filemaker 5/6


The following sources were used to obtain the information in the database:

American Institute of Homeopathy Directory of Homeopathic Physicians 1925 . Chicago, IL: AIH, 1925. 316 pages

American Institute of Homeopathy Directory of Homeopathic Physicians 1941 . Chicago, IL: AIH, 1941. 207 pages.

American Institute of Homeopathy Directory of Homeopathic Physicians 1963 . Philadelphia, PA: AIH, 1963. 75 pages

American Institue of Homeopathy Transactions 1876-1908 . Published by the AIH Publication Committee.

Bradford, Thomas Lindsley, Pioneers of Homeopathy . Philadelphia, PA: Boericke and Tafel, 1897. 677 pages

Bradford, Thomas Lindsley. Biographical Index of the graduates of the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania and the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia . Hahnemann Medical College. 1918. (xerox listing)

Boston University School of Medicine; listing of graduates from 1905-1925 (xerox listing)

Broughton, LD. Directory of Homoeopathic Physicians Volume 30 ; 1919. (xerox copy)

Cleave, Egbert, A., Cleave's Biographical Cyclopedia Of Homoopathic Physicians And Surgeons . Philadelphia, PA: Galaxy Publishing, 1873. 512 pages

Haffner, Arthur J. Directory of Deceased American Physicians 1804- 1929 American Medical Association. Accessed as a CD-ROM from Broderbund.

Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. Register of Alumni 1980 . White Plains, NY: Bernard Harris Publishing, 1980. 189 pages.

Hahnemann Medical College of the Pacific, graduates from 1911-1916 (xerox listing)

Holloway, Lisabeth M. Medical Obituaries: American Physicians' Biographical Notices in Selected Medical Journals before 1907 . (CD-ROM version)

King, William Harvey, ed. The History of Homeopathy and its Institution in America . Volume I (early practitioners in each state); Volume II and III (listing of graduates from all homeopathic schools, 1848-1904); Volume III (The Professional Record); Volume IV (Homeopathic Biographies). New York, NY: Lewis Publishing Co., 1905

New York Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital. Directory of the Alumni, 1906. 117 pages.

University of Iowa College of Homeopathic Medicine, listing of graduates 1905 to 1913 (xerox listing)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, listing of graduates 1877-1921 (xerox listing)