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Francis Black 1820 - 1883

October 14, 2008

Francis Black MD Edin. 1840 MBHS 1820? - 1883 Fellow of the Royal Medical Society, Treasurer of the Hahnemann Publishing Society, Editor of The British Journal of Homeopathy, member of The British Homeopathic Association, member of The Hahnemann Medical Society, Physician to the Edinburgh Homeopathic Dispensary, Physician to The Hahnemann Hospital at 39 Bloomsbury Square.

Francis Black was the Treasurer (Anon, The Homeopathic World, Volume 43, (1908). Page 236) of the 2nd International Homeopathic Congress held in London (Anon, The Medical Counselor, Volume 7, (The Michigan State Homeopathic Society, 1883). Page 347) in on 11th-18th July 1881 (Anon, The Homeopathic World, (August 1, 1881)) at Aberdeen House, Argyll Street, Regent Street.

Francis Black practiced at Clifton in Bristol and in Edinburgh with John Rutherford Russell.

Francis Black was a student of Paul Francois Curie, and he was also a member of the Association for the Protection of Homeopathic Practitioners and Students in 1851.

Francis Black was an MD of Edinburgh of 1840, but moved soon afterwards to Bristol. He was the first co-editor of the British Journal of Homeopathy…

Francis Black’s Obituary is in The Medical Times in 1882.

Francis Black wrote On Sanguineous Tumors on the Scalp in New-born Children, Attitude of the members of the medical profession towards specific medicine, Notes on Causticum, Why Will the Profession not study Homeopathy?, Medicinal Diseases, A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Homeopathy, Homeopathic Treatment of Asiatic Cholera, On the Properties of Digitalis, Arsenic, Ranunculus and Arnica, Apoplexy, Rheumatism, Posology, Remarks on Diphtheria, Arzenium, Belladonna in Scarlet Fever, The Hahnemann Materia Medica with John James Drysdale and Robert Ellis Dudgeon, and many journal articles and lectures and contributions to various books on homeopathy.


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