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Johann Carl Ludwig Pabst 1795 - 1861

February 01, 2009

Johann Carl Ludwig Pabst 1795 - 1861 was a Danish homeopath who practiced in Copenhagen, having spent many years at sea as a surgeon.

Pabst was a patient of Hans Christian Lund and a colleague of his son, Christian Leontin Lund.** \** **

Amongst the best known Danish homeopaths during the first half of the 19th century was Johann Carl Ludwig Pabst who still practiced in Copenhagen around 1860…

Pabst was practicing Homeopathy in Copenhagen as early as 1830. Hansen writes: Pabst was born in 1795 at Corsoer, in the principality of Lundbeck.

He did not study at the University. In June, 1836, he set up as a physician in Copenhagen, having previously been regimental surgeon at Sleswig, and having made several voyages to the East Indies as sea surgeon.

He was a very talented man and had an excellent knowledge of drugs. He had a very good practice, being generally successful in his cures; once, having saved the life of his adopted daughter, he was praised in very strong terms by an allopathic physician; she was married to a professor of music and was, when confined, in great danger.

Pabst gave her Aconite, and in the course of the night she rallied completely. On seeing this change the physician attending her said to Pabst, ” You are the right doctor for people who are at the point of death.”

My father was, in 1834, cured by Pabst of a painful eczema which had been declared incurable by several allopathic physicians.

Pabst died May 18, 1861, of erysipelas. He was converted by Hans Christian Lund on account of being cured by him. (Brit. Jour. Hom., vol. 13, p. 604. Internal. Hom. Congress, 1891, p. 986.)

Of interest:

Earl D Pabst was listed as a homeopath in The Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy in 1922.


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