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Charles Samuel Mack (1856-1930)

November 23, 2013

Charles Samuel Mack
(1856-1930) Charles Samuel Mack (1856-1930) (photo from was an American Physician and Coroner who converted to homeopathy (Anon, Transactions of the … Session of the American Institute of Homeopathy, Volume 53, (The Institute, 1897). Pages 796 and 821) to become Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics at the Homeopathic University of Michigan in 1889 (Anon, The North American Journal of Homeopathy, (American Medical Union, 1889). Page 631) and Secretary of the Homeopathic Faculty University of Michigan in 1893 (Anon, Ann Arbor city directories, (1893). Page 118), and Professor of Materia Media at the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in Chicago in 1897 (Anon, The Clinique, Volume 18, (Hahnemann Hospital of the City of Chicago, Illinois Homeopathic Medical Association, Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of Wisconsin, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital (Chicago, Ill.), 1897). Page 655), and a member of the Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of Michigan in 1903 (Anon, Transaction, Volume 34, (Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of Michigan, 1903). Page 28).

Charles Samuel Mack was a friend of James John Garth Wilkinson and is listed in both of his address books at La Porte Indiana, USA (Swedenborg Archive Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson dated 1895. _See also Swedenborg Archive A183r _Address Book of James John Garth Wilkinson ‘Where is it’ dated 1.10.1892). (NB: Charles Samuel Mack moved from Boston to 57th street and Lake Avenue, Hyde Park, Illinois in 1889 (Anon, Southern Journal of Homeopathy, Volume 7, (Southern Journal Publishing Company, 1889). Page 156)).

Charles Samuel Mack was also a Swedenborgian Pastor (, and interest he shared with James John Garth Wilkinson and possibly also with Henry James senior (Austin Warren, The Elder Henry James, (Books for Libraries Press, 1 Jan 1970). Page 242). 

Charles Samuel Mack was also a friend of Isamu Noguchi, and offered him a home at 212 Maple Street sometime in 1921-22 (Masayo Duus, Peter Duus, The Life of Isamu Noguchi: Journey Without Borders, (Princeton University Press, 16 Oct 2006). Page 90. See also

Charles Samuel Mack was the Coroner who identified the burnt, headless body of serial killer Belle Sorenson Gunness in 1908 ( Charles Samuel Mack Gunness
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Charles Samuel Mack’s Obituary is in Anon, Journal of the General Convention of the New Jerusalem, (General Convention of Swedenborgian Churches, 1930). Page 15 onwards. See also Julian Ellis Mack, Mack Family: the Ancestors and Some Other Relatives of the Grandchildren of Charles Samuel Mack (1856-1930) and Laura Gordon (Test) Mack (1871-1962): Through Their Children Francis Test Mack, Cornelia Rebecca Mack, Julian Ellis Mack and David Mack, (Printed under the direction of C.S. Mack, 1961).

Charles Samuel Mack wrote Amalgamation of the SchoolsAre We to Have a United Medical Profession?Philosophy in Homeopathy (1890), Principles of Medicine 1897Similia Similibus Curantur?: Addressed to the Medical Profession, and he also wrote articles published in Homeopathic Journals, Empiricism: Rational Practice, A ForecastKali Chloricum, some of which were reprinted in orthodox journals, Some Considerations bearing upon practice with dynamic antagonists in cases of drug poisoning,


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