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Harris Livermore Coulter 1932 - 2009

March 13, 2010

Harris Livermore Coulter 1932 - 2009 was an American homeopathic historian, the leading homeopathic historian of the 20th century, Director of Publications for the American Foundation for Homeopathy, a Member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, and Advisory Board Member of the Campaign Against Fraudulent Medical Research,

Harris Coulter passed away on October 28, 2009. He was considered the leading homeopathic historian of the 20th century.

His four volume series Divided Legacy on medical history included homeopathy’s rise, its amazing successes and how it succumbed to the politics of medicine in the U.S.

His meticulous research on homeopathy’s success in epidemics has often been quoted to defend homeopathy’s effectiveness. His research was no doubt assisted by the fact that he was fluent in German, French, Spanish, Latin, Russian, Hungarian, and Serbo-Croatian.

He also wrote about the dangers of vaccinations. His PhD thesis from Columbia University, NY was Political and Social Aspects of Nineteenth-Century Medicine in the United States: The Formation of the American Medical Association and its Struggle with the Homeopathic and Eclectic Physicians.

Harris Coulter also served as director of publications for the American Foundation for Homeopathy, and for six years was on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy. He was an advisory board member of the Campaign Against Fraudulent Medical Research.

This quote from his Divided Legacy Vol 3, will give you a sense of how he viewed the medical monopoly:

“Society today is paying a heavy price in disease and death for the monopoly granted the medical profession in the 1920’s. In fact, the situation peculiarly resembles that of the 1830s when physicians relied on bloodletting, mercurial medicines, and quinine, even though knowing them to be intrinsically harmful. And precisely the same arguments were made in defense of these medicines as are employed today, namely, that the benefits outweigh the risks. In truth, the benefits accrue to the physician, while the patient runs the risks.”

Harris Coulter was a champion of homeopathy and of the truth. We will all miss him.

Dr. Coulter was born on October 8, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland and died on October 28, 2009, at the age of 77.

In his significant career he has made contributions in many areas, including cancer, vaccinations, and shedding light on the conflict between the AMA and Homeopthy. His fluency in many languages (German, French, Spanish, Latin, Russian, Hungarian, and Serbo-Croatian) has helped him to communicate to a wide audience.

January 1997 Lectured to homeopathic and other physicians specializing in alternative medicine in Berlin, Germany, Moscow, Russia and London, UK.

October 1996 Lectured on cancer immunotherapy at the 51st Annual Conference of the World Homeopathic League (LIGA) in Capri, Italy and at the Third Dead Sea Conference on Potentiating Health and the Crisis of the Immune System in Zichron Yaacov, Israel. Guest Lecturer at the Convention of the Romanian Homeopathic Society in Bucharest, Romania.

March 1996 Editorial board of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. Appeared as expert witness on risks and benefits of childhood vaccinations (lawsuit by parents refusing to vaccinate their children).

February 1996 Introduced VG-1000, a unique vaccine treatment for cancer, to the IAT Clinic, Freeport, Bahamas. Advisory Board Member of the Campaign Against Fraudulent Medical Research.

November 1995 Lectured on medical and homeopathic history at Centre de Techniques Homeopathiques, Montreal, Canada (lectures published by the Centre under the title: Histoire de l’Homeopathie).

October 1995 Lectured at 50th Congress of International Homeopathic Medical League (Oaxaca, Mexico) on the dangers of childhood vaccinations.

September 1995 Lectured at Conference on Genetic Causes of Violence (University of Maryland) on childhood vaccinations as a cause of violent behavior.

February 1995 Spoke at 49th Congress of International Homeopathic Medical League (New Delhi, India), and to homeopathic physicians in Calcutta, India, on ‘Vitalism and the Future of Medicine.’

December 1994 Published: Divided Legacy. Volume IV. Twentieth Century Medicine: The Bacteriological Era.

April 1994 Lectured at 150th Anniversary meeting of The American Institute of Homeopathy on: ‘American Medicine, Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going.’

September-October 1993 Ad Hoc Advisory Panel of the Office of Alternative Medicine. Worked with Office of Alternative Medicine supervising trial of shark cartilage in treatment of cancer.

September 1992 Pharmacological and Biological Treatments Panel Member on the NIH’s Workshop on Alternative Medicine. The report published was Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons, also known as the Chantilly Report.

September 1992 Lectured at the Fifth International Conference on Neuro-Developmental Issues (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) on the post-encephalitic syndrome.

1990-96 Advisory board of the Cancer Chronicles.

1990-91 Board of Directors, International Foundation for Homeopathy.

1990 Published: The Controlled Clinical Trial: an Analysis, and Vaccination, Social Violence, and Criminality.

1988 Testified before House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor: on AIDS and Syphilis: the Hidden Link.

1987 Published: AIDS and Syphilis: the Hidden Link.

1986 Published (with Barbara Loe Fisher): DPT: A Shot in the Dark.

1985 Awarded the Hahnemann Prize of the Belgian Faculty of Homeopathy.

1983-89 Editorial board of the Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy.

1981-82 Vice President of the American Center for Homeopathy and editor of The American Homeopath; Secretary of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention.

1981 Published: Homeopathic Science and Modern Medicine.

1977 Published: Divided Legacy. Volume II. The Origins of Modern Western Medicine: J. B. Van Helmont to Claude Bernard.

1975 Published: Divided Legacy. Volume I. The Patterns Emerge: Hippocrates to Paracelsus.

1974 May-June 39th Congress of the International Homoeopathic Medical League, Washington, D.C. George Vithoulkas and Harris L Coulter honored as writers on homeopathy.

1973 Published: Divided Legacy. Volume III. The Conflict Between homeopathy and the American Medical Association, and Homeopathic Influences in Nineteenth-Century Allopathic Therapeutics.

1972 Published: Homeopathic Medicine.

July 1969 Awarded Ph.D. by Columbia University, NY; dissertation title: Political and Social Aspects of Nineteenth-Century Medicine in the United States: The Formation of the American Medical Association and its Struggle with the Homeopathic and Eclectic Physicians.

1965-75 - Director of Publications, American Foundation for Homeopathy.

Of interest:

Harris Livermore Coulter was married and then divorced from Catherine R Coulter, who is a practicing  homeopath,