The Wesselhoefts: A medical dynasty from the age of Goethe to the era of nuclear medicine.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

For six generations, members of the Wesselhoeft family have practiced medicine in Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Canada and/or the USA. In the early decades of the 19th century, two Wesselhoeft brothers left Europe to eventually settle in New England, where they and their progeny gave rise to a regional medical dynasty. The Wesselhoeft doctors became well-known practitioners of homeopathy, hydropathy, conventional medicine and surgery, in academic and general clinical settings. An additional connection was established to the literary worlds of Germany and the USA, either through friendships or as personal physicians.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davidson, JR

Published Date

  • November 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 214 - 222

PubMed ID

  • 26643056

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1758-1087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0967772015619304


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England