Dr. Cyrus Maxwell Boger was born in western Pennsylvania on the 13th day of May 1861. His parents were Cyrus and Isabelle Maxwell Boger. He received his elementary education in the public schools of Lebanon.
He graduated in pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and later in medicine from Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia. He settled in Parkersburg, in 1888. Boger had a successful practice and patients from neighboring states and countries used to visit him.
He married three times in his lifetime. He got married for the second time as the daughter of his first marriage died at a younger age. The second marriage brought him four sons and five daughters. His third wife, Anna M. Boger, was his secretary and constant helper. In spite of his busy practice, Boger contributed a large amount of his experience in the form of literature.
Boger was much interested in teaching and writing. He regularly delivered lectures at the Pulte Medical College in Cincinnati. He worked as a teacher of philosophy, materia medical, and repertory in the American Foundation for Homeopathy Postgraduate School from 1924. He worked in this institution till his death. He died on September 2, 1935, from food poisoning after eating a tin of home-preserved tomatoes. He was 74 years at the time of his death. C. M. Boger (1861-1935)
Contributions of Cyrus Maxwell Boger
1. Boger was a scholar of the German language; in the year 1905, he translated “Bœnninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory” into the English Language.
2. Boenninghausen’s Characteristics and Repertory.
3. Boenninghausen’s Anti-psorics.
4. The Homeopathic Therapeutics of Diphtheria.
5. A Synoptic Key of the Materia Medica, 1915.
6. General Analysis with Card Index, 1931.
7. Samarskite -A Proving.
8. The Times characterize the appearance and aggravation of the symptoms and their remedies.