A glimpse at the dedication of Dr. Samuel Cockburn (1823 – 1915), a noble Homeopath.
I came across a quote from Dr. Samuel Hahnemann that said: “Experience and scribbling are two very different things! Works of experience, such as my Organon of Rational Medicine, can only be confirmed or refuted by fresh, honest experiments. It is ridiculous, and more than ridiculous, to combat careful real experience by captious verbosity.”
This meaningful statement from Dr. Hahnemann reminded me of the great efforts of Dr. Cockburn who was an outspoken defender of Homeopathy and a critic of the medical system of his era. He conducted many lectures and published great books, such as “Homeopathy, a System of Medicine Founded on Facts, Not on Speculation” in 1850.
In his youth, Samuel Cockburn worked as an apothecary. He then received his Medical Doctorate degree from the University of St. Andrews, in 1848. However, he was more interested in natural remedies. Starting shortly after his graduation, he spent about fourteen years of his medical career as a physician at the Dundee Homeopathic Dispensary, which opened in 1849, and was located in the city of Dundee in Scotland. A few years later, in 1856, he completed his great book titled: Medical Reform. This book, which targeted the conventional practice of medicine, was published in both the United States and England.
In 1862 he moved to the city of Glasgow, where he continued his homeopathic practice, and dedicated his time to lecturing and writing articles to raise awareness about Homeopathy. Dr. Samuel Cockburn was also an active member of the British Homeopathic Society.
Some of his other publications are :
The Laws of Nature – Homeopathic Medical Directory
Fragmentary thoughts on the life and death forces
An Exposition of Homeopathic Law
The Laws of Nature and the Laws of God
Thoughts in Verse – On Natural, Historical and Spiritual Subjects
We salute Dr. Samuel Cockburn, for his immense devotion to science of Homeopathy!