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Jules Gaudy 1819 - 1880

October 07, 2009

BrusselsJules Gaudy 1819? - 1880 MD was a Belgian orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, to become President of the Belgian Homeopathic Association. Jules and his son Francois were also veterinary homeopaths.

In 1835, Gottlieb Heinrich Georg Jahr founded the Belgian Homeopathic Society, with ten homeopaths representing seven cities were represented.

Jules Gaudy practiced in Brussels,

This group was soon joined by:

Loosvelt of Tielt, Bogaerts of Thielrode, De Cooman of Oosterzele, Jean Francois Dugniolle, Elewaut of Haasdonck, Van den Stappele of Thermonde, Soenens and Victor Wullaert of Courtrai, Amand of Gavere, Dobbelaere of Bruges, Martiny, Gaillaird, Gaudy, Baron Louis Joseph G Seutin, Huyvenaer, De Mulder, Chevalier, Fauconnier, Haemelrath, Edmond Mersch and Nyssens of Brussels, Leonard Lambreght, Boniface Schmitz and Van den Heuvel of Antwerp, Bernard and Criquelion of Mons, Samuel Van den Berghe of Ghent; the veterinary physicians Mans of Brussels, pharmacists E Seutin and Van Berkekaere of Brussels and Dwelshauverses of Ghent….

The Board of the Belgian Homeopathic Society is composed of : President: Boniface Schmitz; Secretary: Samuel Van den Berghe; Treasurer: Edmond Mersch; Counsellors: Isaac, Leonard Lambreght and Samuel Van den Berghe.

More than 50 Belgian physicians have been educated in homeopathy by Gottlieb Heinrich Georg Jahr himself. Leonard Lambreght, Gaudy, Gailliard, Van den Neucker, Gustave Adolphe Van den Berghe, De Keghel, Prosper Schepens, Van Ooteghem, and a lot of others received the good advices of Gottlieb Heinrich Georg Jahr….

In 1866, Edward Hamilton visited Belgium to investigate the work of Gaudy and E Seutin in the treatment of cattle plague with homeopathic remedies.

During the year 1871, returning by train after a lesson at the clinic of Gottlieb Heinrich Georg Jahr, Rue de Laeken, in Brussels, some physicians of Flanders decides to found in Gent a Homeopathic Medical Society where, like in the Society of Allopathic Medicine, the physicians homeopaths of the two Flanders would meet, would communicate themselves their interesting cases and by reciprocal advises, would learn mutually.

This idea was a proposition of doctor De Keghel. Doctors Van Ootegem, Prosper Schepens, Lados and De Keghel take part in this decision. Each of them assigned to warn, one or the other colleague of Gent and the other localities of the two Flanders, of the date agreed for one first meeting dedicated to the constitution of the new Society. Doctors Dumont, Stockman, Van den Neucker, Pierre Joseph De Moor, Van Ootegem, Prosper Schepens, Lados, Van Peene and De Keghel attends this meeting.

Jules Gaudy’s Obituary is in the Revue homoeopathique Belge, Volumes 7-8 in 1880,

Gaudy wrote Détermination de la valeur fonctionnelle des reins par les méthodes actuelles, submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic and other publications,

Of interest:

Irene Kufferath, the daughter of Edward Kufferath Court Physician, married  Dr Jules Gaudy and they had a daughter, Suzanne Gaudy Verhesen…

Francois Gaudy, son of Jules Gaudy, was a Professeur Emérite de l’École vétérinaire de l’État in 1880,


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