Adolphous Bauer 1815 - 1867
June 14, 2008
The Bauer surname contributed a founding father of homeopathy in America and two jobbing homeopaths.
Adolphous Bauer **1815? - 1867 **
Adolphous Bauer was born and educated in Germany. He became a citizen of Cincinnati about 1848. He soon acquired a large practice among the best citizens, which clung to him under the most severe trials.
No one could retain a firmer hold upon his patrons than Dr. Bauer. He died in 1867, lamented by a large number of his fellow citizens. Dr. Bauer was always regarded as a friend to the afflicted poor.
On August 23, 1834, the medical society called the Homeopathic Society of Northampton and Counties Adjacent was formed. The members from Lehigh (at that time Northampton) were Rev. Johannes Helffrich, Dr. John Romig, Dr. Joseph Hyppolyte Pulte and Dr. Adolph Batter. Joseph Hyppolyte Pulte practiced in Troxlertown, and Adolphous Bauer (treasurer) in Lyn township.
William Wesselhoeft, Constantine Hering, John Eberhard Freitag, J C Gosewich, Henry Detweiller and Gustav Reichhelm, were also instrumental in this group of founding homeopaths. They founded the Allentown Academy and were essentially responsible for the growth of homeopathy in America.
Later, Adolphus Bauer practiced in Cincinnati and he contributed generously to many homeopathic journals, and he was an active prover of homeopathic remedies, using himself as a guinea pig. Adolphus Bauer was also a member of the American Institute of Homeopathy.
After the completion of his education he went to New York, where he was for some time engaged in the stereotyping and publishing business, which he relinquished, and entered upon the study of medicine in the office of Drs. John Franklin Gray and Amos Gerald Hull.
He graduated from the New York Medical College (old school) in March, 1857. After receiving his diploma he became associated in practice with Drs. John Franklin Gray and Alton Graham Warner, continuing so until 1863, when he commenced by himself.
His practice is composed of a highly cultivated class, and is very extensive -in such degree that it has obliged him to decline all proffered honors of professional preferment.
In his medical views he is, although a believer in the law of homœopathy, independent and liberal, not hesitating to accept real truth on account of its source.
He is a member of various scientific societies, medical and otherwise, and his productions bespeak a quick, comprehensive mind and trenchant mode of expression.
In personal appearance Dr. Bauer is a man about six feet in height, possessed of much presence and dignity, with a venerable looking head of white hair and beard, which surround a face still young and fresh. Nature has been liberal in moulding him to the ideal of his profession.