Back to Author listDr John Henry Clarke (1853-1931)

Dr John Henry Clarke (1853-1931)John Henry Clarke 1853-1931 was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and the editor of The Homeopathic World for twenty nine years.

John Henry Clarke (1853 24 November 1931) was a prominent English classical homeopath. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies nosodes.

In 1905, John Henry Clarke heavily criticised the medical homeopaths for the lack of adequate training in homeopathy and he began to train lay practitioners, and to raise funds for a Professorship in Homeopathic Therapeutics in memory of James Compton Burnett. The British Homeopathic Association set out to meet the challenge of John Henry Clarke's criticisms. John Henry Clarke dedicated his book Homeopathy Explained to the British Homeopathic Association,

Clarke was keen in his writing and it is even said that he had a desk in his carriage[citation needed]. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica (i.e., the Clinical Repertory), both of which are recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's rules on "Conditions under Which Homeopathic Drugs May be Marketed".


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