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Alice Boole Campbell 1836 - 1909

January 28, 2008

Women’s Hospital of
PhiladelphiaAlice Boole Campbell 1836 - 1909 was one of the first women to graduate from Clemence Lozier’s New York Homeopathic College in 1863, and she served on the governing board.

She was Consulting Physician at the Women’s Homeopathic Hospital of Philadelphia and a founder of the Eastern District Homeopathic Hospital and the Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn, which came into being when women doctors were refused a clinic in the existing hospitals.

Campbell was also part of the campaign to found the New York Inebriate Asylum and the Women’s National Hospital.

Left a widow with young children, Campbell developed a thriving practice and became active in the suffrage, forcing the General Conference of the Church in 1906 to backdown when they refused to allow women to be Church delegates.

Campbell also forced male homeopaths in the Kings County Homeopathic Society to accept women members. She was a member of the National Woman Suffrage Association.

Campbell was one of the original provers of the remedy x-ray, and she wrote articles for the North American Journal of Homoeopathy (Woman as a Citizen).