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Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior 1808 - 1886

November 30, 2009

RochdaleThomas Hahnemann Hayle senior 1808

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior was the Vice President of the British Homeopathic Society, and the President of the British Homoeopathic Congress in 1876. Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior knew Samuel Hahnemann personally, and he was the homeopathic physician of John Bright, and he was the family doctor of Ethelbert Petrie Hoyle,

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior practiced at 3, Jesmond Terrace, Newcastle on Tyne and at 154 Drake Street, Rochdale,

Henry Kelsall (?-?) Rochdale’s first non conformist Justice of the Peace, proposed an infirmary in Rochdale, with an amendment from Alderman Robinson for a homeopathic ward to be added to the new institution ‘… *in recognitition of the strong tradition of this medical practice in the town, because of the increased subscriptions that would accrue as a result, and with people obviously more likely to subscribe to an institution that encompassed their specific medical beliefs… The proposal was seconded by Counsellor Hoyle and a stormy debate ensued in which is became obvious that the orthodox medical profession in the town, as represented by Doctors Elliott, March and Wood, objected, at times quite vitriolically. ‘No connection with quacks’ was one of the phrases used by Dr. Wood, a Medical Officer in the Dispensary, at the prospect of homeopaths practicing in the proposed Infirmary. Nevertheless despite these objections the proposal was carried and a pledge of £3650 *[£166,805.00 in today’s money] _taken from the various people present…’ _However, the course of the proposed homeopathic Rochdale Infirmary became mired in the perennial argument between old and new medicine. In Rochdale, the supporters of homeopathy were primarily non conformists, dissenters and Liberalists, and included John Bright, Benjamin Butterworth, Dr. Cox, Thomas Hahnemann Hayle,  Dr. HollandEdward Miall,  George Morris, J K Cheetham, and Joseph Seed amongst many others. The Homeopathic Infirmary in Rochdale was never  built as a result of all this upset. (From Helen Kelsall, The Development of Voluntary Medical Institutions in Rochdale 1832-1872), Transactions New Series Number 4, (1994, Rochdale Literary and Scientific Society)).

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle [senior] of 3, Jesmond Terrace, Newcastle on Tyne; M.D.,Edinburgh, 1837; L.RC.S., Edin., 1829; Physician to the Homeopathic Dispensaries of Newcastle and Sunderland; Member of the Hahnemann Medical Society. Author of “An Address on the Homeopathic System of Medicine,” 1843 ; ” Popular Lectures on Homeopathy,” 1851 ; ’* Homeopathy, its Nature and Evidence, with a few words on small doses,” 1850. Contributed articles to British Journal of Homeopathy and Homeopathic Times.

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior’s Obituary is in the Proceedings of the fourth quinquennial session of the International Homeopathic Congress in 1891, and in the Pacific coast journal of homœopathy, Volume 19 in 1908,

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior translated Bernhard Hirschel’s Rules and Examples for the Study of Pharmacodynamics, and he wrote Popular lectures on homœopathy, containing a vindication of Hahnemann and his doctrines from the attacks of Dr. Glover, An Address on the Homeopathic System of Medicine, Alcohol, its action and use, On Belladonna as a prophyllaxis against scarlet fever, On Scurvy, Haemorrhage and the Homeopathic Law, Homeopathy, its nature and evidence, The Relation between Medical Practitoners holding different views, The Medical World; its Parties, its Opinions, and their Tendencies, On Symptomatology, On Self Supporting Dispensaries, and he submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications, including A Case of Diarrhoea, and he continued to lecture on homeopathy into his old age,

Of interest:

Geoffrey Hahnemann Hayle ?1878 - 1948, ?grandson of Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior,

Geoffrey Hahnemann Hayle was a medical graduate of Manchester. Before working as a GP in Chester, he had been a house officer at London Homeopathic Hospital. He committed suicide in 1948.

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle junior ?1852 - 1908 MB London 1879, son of Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior, was a British orthodox physician, who studied at Owens College, General Practitioner, Physician at the Owens College and Manchester Royal Infirmary, and he practiced in Rochdale, Lancashire, who converted to homeopathy to practice from his father’s address at 154 Drake Street, Rochdale, in 1899, member of the British Homeopathic Association,

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle junior attended (Anon, The Homeopathic World, Volume 43, (1908). Page 236) the 5th annual International Homeopathic Congress held in London (Anon, The Medical Counselor, Volume 7, (The Michigan State Homeopathic Society, 1883). Page 347) in on 11th-18th July 1881 (Anon, The Homeopathic World, (August 1,1881)) at Aberdeen House, Argyll Street, Regent Street (Anon, The Monthly Homeopathic Review, (1882). Page 19).

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle junior’s Obituary is in the Journal of the British Homeopathic Society, volume 17,

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle junior wrote The Method of Choosing drugs homeopathically, Thoughts on the Scientific Application of the Principles of Homeopathy in Practice, and he submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications,

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle ?1933 - ?  MB BS London 1959, PhD Liverpool 1971 ?great great great grandson of Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior, resides at The Cottage, Oaklands, Hooton, Cheshire,

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle ?1916 - ?1988, ?great great grandson of Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior, graduated from the University of Manchester in 1939,