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

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Davidson, JR
Published in: J Med Biogr
November 2017

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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J Med Biogr

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1758-1087

Publication Date

November 2017

Volume

25

Issue

4

Start / End Page

214 / 222

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Switzerland
  • Physicians
  • Homeopathy
  • History, 21st Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • Germany
  • General Surgery
  • Denmark
 

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Davidson, J. R. (2017). The Wesselhoefts: A medical dynasty from the age of Goethe to the era of nuclear medicine. J Med Biogr, 25(4), 214–222. https://doi.org/10.1177/0967772015619304
Davidson, Jonathan Rt. “The Wesselhoefts: A medical dynasty from the age of Goethe to the era of nuclear medicine.J Med Biogr 25, no. 4 (November 2017): 214–22. https://doi.org/10.1177/0967772015619304.
Davidson, Jonathan Rt. “The Wesselhoefts: A medical dynasty from the age of Goethe to the era of nuclear medicine.J Med Biogr, vol. 25, no. 4, Nov. 2017, pp. 214–22. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/0967772015619304.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Med Biogr

DOI

EISSN

1758-1087

Publication Date

November 2017

Volume

25

Issue

4

Start / End Page

214 / 222

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Switzerland
  • Physicians
  • Homeopathy
  • History, 21st Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • Germany
  • General Surgery
  • Denmark