William Boericke, an eminent and famous American homeopath was born in Austria, on November 26, 1849. He studied for a period of one year at the Vienna Medical School and later immigrated to the United States. Here he settled in the city of Ohio.
In 1880, he graduated in homeopathic medicine from the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. He started his medical practice in San Francisco where he worked as a homeopath for more than fifty years. He died on April 1, 1929, of a massive heart attack.
William Boericke’s Contributions
1. During the year 1881, Boericke was co-founder of the Pacific Homeopathic Medical College of San Francisco and Hahnemann Hospital.
2. He became the first Homeopathic Materia Medica and Therapeutics professor at the University of California. He remained in this post for thirty years.
3. In 1901, he published his famous Homeopathic Materia Medica. It went through nine editions; his brother Oscar. E. Boericke added a repertory to the book in 1906.
4. He also authored a book by the name “A comprehends of the principles of homeopathy”.
5. He got the prestigious credit of translating the 6th edition of Hahnemann’s “Organon of medicine” into English.