Back to Author listDr. Timothy Field ALLEN (1837-1902)

Dr. Timothy Field ALLEN (1837-1902) Eminent US homťopath, Timothy Field ALLEN was born on April 24, 1837, in Westminster, Vermont. Son of a physician, he graduated from Amherst College and gained his medical degree at New York University in 1861. He studied homťopathy in Brooklyn, New York.

In 1867 he taught Anatomy at the New York Homťopathic Medical College.

He was appointed professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica four years later, and then became President for some 11 years (1882-1893).

He was co-editor of the US Medical and Surgical Journal from 1867 to 1870, and the New York Journal of Homťopathy in 1873-74

He was also Director of a Homoeopathic Insane Asylum in Middletown, New York, which for decades was a centre for the research and treatment of mental disease according to scientific homoeopathic principles.

Over 10 years he compiled the massive Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica, 12 Volumes, which was a complete record of all provings done with homťopathic drugs, and wrote a number of other books as well.

Allen's two other interests were music and botany. Renowned as an organist and composer, he was also Director of the New York Botanical Gardens.

His son, Paul Allen, graduated from New York Medical College in 1889. He taught Materia Medica at his alma mater and was an active force in New York homťopathy for more than 40 years.

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