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Rudolf Frederick Rabe 1872 - 1952

March 28, 2008

rudolph rabeRudolf Frederick Rabe 1872 - 1952 graduated from the New York Homeopathic Medical College and trained under Timothy Field Allen and William Tod Helmuth.

Rabe was President of the International Hahnemannian Association, editor in chief of the Homeopathic Recorder, and he wrote Medical Therapeutics for daily reference. Rabe was Dean and Professor of Homeopathic Therapeutics at the New York Homeopathic Medical College.

Rudolph Frederick Rabe of Weehawken, New Jersey, was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, January 18, 1872, son of Rudolph Frederick and Elizabeth (Lusbie) Rabe, and is of English and German lineage.

He attended successively the Hoboken Academy, Stevens High School, the Lawrenceville School, the Dwight School and Columbia College, at the latter spending two years in the arts department.

He was for one year a student in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia College, and two years in the New York Homœopathic Medical College and Hospital, where he came to his degree in 1896.

After graduation he went abroad and studied one year in the University of Berlin, Germany, and upon his return in 1897 began the practice of his profession in New York city.

In 1900 he removed to his present location. Dr. Rabe is lecturer on Materia Medica in his alma mater, the New York Homœopathic Medical College and Hospital, and was township physician and president of the board of health of Weehawken, serving two years in each office.

He is a member and treasurer of the New Jersey State Homœopathic Medical Society ; member of the American Institute of Homœopathy, the International Hahnemannian Association, the New York Homœopathic Materia Medica Society, the Bayard Club, and a corresponding member of the New York County Homœopathic Medical Society.

He married Carrie A. Meiners, May 6, 1896, and has two daughters, Edith M. Rabe and Helen E. Rabe.

Rabe worked alongside Guy Beckley Stearns at Columbia College of New York Homeopathic College and New York Homeopathic College where he cured Elizabeth Wright Hubbard of scarlet fever.

Rabe wrote a eulogy of Charles Schreyvogel.

Rabe met Henry Charlton Beck who wrote tales of American trails. Henry Charlton Beck described Rabe. He grew up among the Germans of Hoboken and wrote a booklet about life there as a child. Beck describes Rabe as a:

“…wiry, seemingly ageless gentleman of the old school who liked to talk not only of Hoboken, but of the Europe of old where he had travelled and studied. The walls of his office and the rooms beyond in his homely dwelling in Madison were resplendant with paintings from across the seas, and I saw countless cupboards of sparkling European glass… ” continue reading:

Of interest:

F E Rabe is listed as a homeopath in New York in 1905.

Hanns Rabe 1890 - 1959 Professor of Homeopathy, President of the German Homeopathic Society, and President of the International Homeopathic Medical League 1953 - 55.


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