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George James Hilbers 1814 - 1883

February 22, 2009

George James Hilbers 1814? - 1883 MRCS England 1841 was an orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, and who was a student of Paul Francois Curie and Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Fleischman.

George Hilbers was a member of the Northern Homeopathic Medical Association alongside George Edward Allshorn, Booth, Hugh Cameron, Samuel Cockburn, John James Drysdale, George Dunn, Grey, William Simpson Craig, Thomas Hahnemann Hayle, George Calvert Holland, Irvine, Joseph Laurie, Adam Lyschinski, MacDowal, George MacLeod, John Murray Moore, Charles Thomas Pearce, Phillips, Alfred Crosby Pope, Charles Ransford, John Rutherford Russell, William W Scholefield, William Sharp, John Stuart Sutherland, Walker, Wright, and many others.

George Hilbers was a member of the Medical Council of the London Homeopathic Hospital.

George Hilbers was the homeopathic physician of Colonel William Mure and Maria Theresa Earle (nee Villiers).

George Hilbers practiced in Norwich, at the Liverpool Homeopathic Dispensary with John James Drysdale, he was also a Physician at the Brighton Homeopathic Dispensary, and he also practiced at 8 Cavendish Place Brighton and at 112 King’s Road Brighton.

George Hilbert was the first homeopath to apply for an appointment at a public hospital, the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, in 1847.

George James Hilbers wrote a letter to The Medical Times to inform the public that  John Gideon Millingen 1782 – 1862 was a British orthodox physician, Surgeon to the Forces and Physician at Hanwell Lunatic Asylumwas a determined opponent of homeopathy who was open minded enough to study and experiment with homeopathy, and discovering its efficacy, he wrote favourably about homeopathy, and at the end of his life, he converted to homeopathy. (George James Hilbers, The Medical Times, Volume 13, (J. Angerstein Carfrae, 1846). Page 374.)

George Hilbers’ Obituary is in The Monthly Homeopathic Review in 1883, and in The Medical Counselor and Transactions of the … Session of the American Institute of Homeopathy in 1884.

George Hilbers wrote Homeopathy: A Letter Addressed to a Friend, Medical Ethics, articles for the London Medical Times,


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