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William Wilson Rorke 1886 - 1962

January 15, 2010

William Wilson Rorke ?1886 - 1962 LRCP First Clas 1908, FRCS, MB ChB Glasgow 1909 with Commendation 1909, FFHom, was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy, to become a Consultant Physician for Nervous Disorders and Tutor at the London Homeopathic Hospital, Member of the Faculty of Homeopathy, and Physician to George VI,

Rorke was the teacher of Thomas Lackenby Maughan (and ?maybe Frank Parker Wood), and it is believed that he also taught other lay homeopaths,

Rorke was a colleague of Edward Bach, J Ellis Barker, Ardeshir Kavasji Boman Behram, Francis Henry Bodman, Douglas Morris Borland, John Henry Clarke, Robert Thomas Cooper, Andrew Tocher Cunningham, Charles William Daniel, Donald MacDonald Foubister, Robert Douglas Hale, Clarence Granville Hey, James Douglas Kenyon, George MacLeod, Thomas Maughan, William Burnett Douglas Miller, Elizabeth Paterson, John Paterson, Kathleen Gordon Priestman, Percival George Quinton, William Lees Templeton, Margaret Lucy Tyler, John Weir, Charles Edwin Wheeler, Harold Fergie Woods, Dudley d’Auvergne Wright, and many others

Rorke retired to Deal in Kent between 1941-48, and he formally retired from the Medical Council in 1961,

Rorke wrote Results of homeopathic treatment in a well defined and well known chronic nervous disease. British Homeopathic Journal 1925;25:131-44, Rheumatoid arthritis with psoriasis British Homeopathic Journal 1931;22:414-416, Chronic Disease in its Last Ditch, British Homeopathic Journal Vol. XIV, No 1 January 1924 (63),


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