Dr. Henry Newell Guernsey (10-2-1817 to 27-6-1885)
“ I wish nothing but the simillimum in my case”
Born on 10th February 1817 in Rochester, Vermont, Dr. Henry Newell Guernsey received his medical degree from New York University in 1842.
He was an earnest disciple of Hahnemann and a renowned teacher of Materia Medica.
In 1856, he went to Philadelphia where he taught Obstetrics in the new Homeopathic Medical College. He wrote the classic text “The location of the Principles and Practice of Homeopathy to Obstetrics and Disorders Peculiar to Women and Young Children”.
He was the first public teacher of the “Single Remedy” and the “High Potency” and also wrote the much-claimed ‘Keynote’ Method.
When diagnosed with T.B. in 1879, he quoted these golden words, “I wish nothing but the simillimum in my case. As I have lined and practiced for others I will do by myself, for I know it is the right way. If I must die, I wish it record that I died true to my principles”
An extract from the Pioneers of Homoeopathy by Dr. Mahendra Singh.