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Richard Sandon Gutteridge 1829 - 1900

February 18, 2010

Richard Sandon Gutteridge ?1829 - 1900 MD Erlangen, LFPS, LM Glasgow 1858, was a British orthodox physician, Physician for the London Chartered Bank of Australia, Physician for the Metropolitan Provident Dispensary, Physician for the Home for the Diseases of Women, Member of the Statistical Society, Member of the Royal Historical Society, who converted to homeopathy to become a Member of the Northern Homeopathic Association, Physician at the Leicester Homeopathic Dispensary, 2 East Street,

Gutteridge practiced in Southgate and at 44 Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, and at 26 Gilberts Street, Brook Street,

Guttridge was a colleague of Ralph Barnes Grindrod (who was also a Member of the Royal Historical Society), The Wielobycki Brothers,

In 1879, Gutteridge’s revision of Joseph Laurie’s _An Epitome of the Homeopathic Guide for Family Use (or Domestic Medicine)_ was part of the kit of British Soldiers in the Zulu War in South Africa, which contained a small medicine chest prescribed in the lid dropping tube and drop conductors, scissors and tweezers, Arnica and Calendula,

In 1889, Gutteridge attended the International Homeopathic Congress in Paris,

From research by Barbara Armstrong in Australia:

Richard was born about 1829 at Aspley Guise in Bedfordshire. In the 1861 Census he was listed at 2 East Street Leicester, a homeopathic practitioner. Wife Mary Ann with 2 sons, one of whom was Matthew. By the 1871 Census he had remarried, to Martha Green Gutteridge, born USA Ohio. He was at High Street, Edmonton. 1891 he was at 58 Brook St Hanover Square, still with Martha.

Gutteridge wrote The distribution, nature, causes, and successful treatment of cancer: _Without Operation and Without Opiates]( (1884), [_The woman’s guide, showing the causes, symptoms, and homeopathic treatment, The Curability of Consumption by Specific Medicines, Mechanical Apparatus and Diet, and he revised and enlarged Joseph Laurie’s An Epitome of the Homeopathic Guide for Family Use (or Domestic Medicine), and he revised Berjeau’s Homeopathic Treatment of Syphilis,

Of interest:

M Wilkins Guttridge was also a homeopath in Tasmania,

In 1898, M Wilkins Gutteridge was in Tasmania, leading research into homeopathy where a new hospital for women had recently opened. As a number of the Members of the Board were advocates of homeopathy, a ward was set aside for homeopathic treatment with Gutteridge in charge, which caused the usual storm of protests from the allopaths. By 1900, the allopaths had launched a major boycotting of Gutteridge in Launceston, and further boycots were in place against his collegues to the south of the island,


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