Hans Christian Lund 1765 – 1846
December 07, 2008
Hans Christian Lund 1765 – 1846 was an Dutch allopathic physician who had already practiced medicine for 56 years before he converted to homeopathy.
Lund translated several of Samuel Hahnemann’s tracts into Danish, and he also translated several important homeopathic books into Danish, and he began the first Homeopathic Journal in Danish in 1833, Homeopathy or The Medical Art Reformed, thus preparing the ground for homeopathy in Denmark.
Hans Christian Lund, the earliest and most prominent of the Danish homeopaths, who may have been a student of Samuel Hahnemann.
His name appears both on the Zeitung list of 1832 and Frederick Hervey Foster Quin’s list of 1834.
Dr. Oscar Hansen writes: “In Denmark the system of Homeopathy was not generally known until the year 1821, when Dr. Lund, a medical practitioner fifty six years old, adopted it”. Lund was a diligent man; he translated into Danish and published a great number of books on Homeopathy. Lund died in Copenhagen, April 17, 1846.
Hans Christian Lund was originally a ships’s doctor, he started practising homeopathically in 1821. Members of the bourgeoisie and upper middle class were the most likely readers of his popular medical translations.
Henrick Lund tried to gain a Doctorate at the University of Copenhagen in 1867 with a Dissertation on Arnica.