Remembering Dr. Stuart M. Close on his Birth Anniversary
Today is the birth anniversary of Dr. Stuart M. Close (1860 – 1929), born on 24th November, 1860 at Oakfield, Wisconsin, USA! My humble tribute to this great homeopath on the occasion of his birth anniversary today!
“He made valuable contributions to Homeopathy through his homoeopathic literature esp. in the field of Organon. His notable work: The Genius of Homoeopathy – one of the clearest statements about the philosophical basis of homoeopathic study ever compiled, written with extreme clarity. “
Brief about him: In 1879, when he was reading law, his father died & his then mother re-married to one San Francisco’s leading homoeopathic physician- Dr. Dinsmore. Close studied the Organon with his Step-father. In 1882, he entered the Medical College of the Pacific in San Francisco (now the Cooper Medical College), where he attended the lectures and passed the examinations of the 1st and 2nd years of a 3 years’ course. He then went to New York Homeopathic Medical College, where he graduated in 1885.
S. Close worked with P.P. Wells and Bernhardt Fincke. He set up his practice in Brooklyn, New York. Close was the founder of Brooklyn Homoeopathic Union, in the year 1897- a group devoted to the study of the principles of pure Hahnemannian homoeopathy. In 1905, he was elected as the president of the International Hahnemannian Association. He was professor of Homoeopathic Philosophy at New York Homoeopathic Medical College from 1909 to 1913. Initially his lectures were published in the Homoeopathic Recorder. Later, these lectures were compiled and published in the form of a book, The Genius of Homoeopathy. Close had one of the finest homoeopathic libraries in the country.
Demise: On 26-05-1929