Massachusetts Homeopathic Medical Society records, 1840-1964 (inclusive). B MS c26

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Massachusetts Homeopathic Medical Society records, 1840-1964 (inclusive). B MS c26


The Massachusetts Homeopathic Medical Society was incorporated in 1856; it developed from the Massachusetts Homeopathic Fraternity, organized by six physicians meeting in Dorchester, Mass. on December 25, 1840. The Society was the official homeopathic agent in the state; it sponsored a medical dispensary in Boston (incorporated in 1856 and opened in 1857), established the Boston University School of Medicine (opened in 1873) and appointed its faculty by nomination, founded a hospital (1871), and opened a nursing school (1885) near the medical school. The Society began publication of its annual transactions in 1867. Includes membership applications and lists of members; minutes of meetings; agendas and programs; treasurers' reports and reports of the necrologist and secretary; constitutions and bylaws; transcript of 1910 hearing before the Massachusetts State Sanatoria; and clippings containing notices of meetings.

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The Battle of the Pills
This cartoon was published in the Boston Evening Times during the height of the controversy over the expulsion of the homeopaths from the Massachusetts Medical Society.
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