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A J Davet 1797 - 1873

November 26, 2008

A J Davet 1797 - 1873 was an Italian homeopath who lived and practiced in France, and he was a student and colleague of Samuel Hahnemann in Leipsig.

Davet was the homeopath of Napoleon III, who awarded him the Knight’s Cross of the Legion of Honour. Davet was also the homeopath of the Italian Prime Minister and the Italian Ambassador.

Davet was a member of the Society de Medicine Homeopathique in Paris, and a colleague of Paul Francois Curie and Frederick Hervey Foster Quin and many others. Davet was a physician and acting President at the Hahnemann Hospital in Paris, a Professor at the Val de Grace hospital in Paris, and he was an editor of the Journal Homeopathique, and of the Gazette Homeopathique de Paris with Mathias Roth.

Davet also lectured at the Hospital Saint Jacques in Paris.

For Samuel Hahnemann’s 83rd birthday, the French homeopaths paid for an elaborate bust of Hahnemann, with a golden crown of laurel leaves, and inscribed with the names of many famous French homeopaths, including A J Davet.

Davet wrote cases and papers for the Italian Homeopathic Journal Commentario alla materia medica pura di Cantharis vesicatoria, the German Homeopathic Journal Allgemeine homöopathische Zeitung, and the French Homeopathic Journal Bibliothèque homoeopathique, and Davet contributed to the Pharmacopoeia homoeopathica by Frederick Hervey Foster Quin.

Of interest:

Davet de Beurepaire is mentioned as a homeopathic physician in L’homoeopathie dans les hopitaux in 1865.

Davet de Bennery is mentioned as a homeopathic physician in _L’homoeopathie dans les hopitaux_ in 1865.


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