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William Henry Mayne 1819 - 1876

April 05, 2009

William Henry Mayne 1819? - 1876? MD, LRCS, was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy. Mayne was a member of the British Homeopathic Society from its inception in 1844. Mayne was a member of the Medical Council of the London Homeopathic Hospital, a Medical Officer at the Westminster and Lambeth Homeopathic institute and Dispensary with Edward Hamilton, and at the West End Homeopathic Dispensary with Jones and Gurthrie, and Assistant Demonstrator at the Blenheim Street School of Medicine.

Mayne was a student of Paul Francois Curie, alongside Thomas Engall, John Ozanne, Samuel Thomas Partridge, and Viettingoff.

Mayne practiced in London in 1844, and in Ipswich in 1851, alongside George Mayne MD, MRCS England 1832, and Henry Robertson.

Mayne wrote On the use of Caster oil as a powerful Anti Spasmodic, with satisfactory results from its use in cholera, diarrhoea and dry bellyache, On the use of the accustomed stimulus in delerium tremens,

Of interest:

J Mayne was a Steward at the Annual Festival in aid of the funds of the Charity, and in commemoration of the opening of the London Homeopathic Hospital on Thursday, the 10th of April 1851,