Other Stars in the Sky

  • Jonathan Davidson


This chapter describes homeopaths who are not easily classified in the other chapters. Dio(cletian) Lewis, inventor of the beanbag, campaigned for temperance, women’s rights, and physical fitness: he developed a system of gymnastics that was adopted throughout the United States and that has influenced teaching in schools. He designed physical fitness instruction for trainee teachers. Lewis was motivated by a fear that American society was becoming unfit due to an increasingly sedentary way of life.

Matthias Roth, a Hungarian homeopath practicing in London, introduced Swedish massage to British medicine. Soon after, the Taylor brothers (one of whom was a homeopath) introduced Swedish massage to the United States. Ira Remsen achieved fame as a chemist and as president of Johns Hopkins University. Carl Fischer became a distinguished pediatrician. Charles Eastman was the first Native American Indian to graduate from a US medical school and devoted most of his life to bettering the conditions of his race; he was one of the first to interpret the values and history of Native American culture to western society from an Indian point of view. Edward Cronin Lowe became well known for his immunization studies in influenza and for early pioneer work with respect to blood transfusion.


Physical Fitness Corporal Punishment Normal Institute British Empire Pine Ridge 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 1.
    Okrent D. Last call: the rise and fall of prohibition. New York: Scribners; 2010. p. 13.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Eastman MF. The Biography of Dio Lewis, A.M., M.D. [Internet]. New York: Fowler & Wells Co; 1891 [Cited 2012 Mar 13]. Available from:
  3. 3.
    Fletcher DM. The pioneer of genteel gymnastics for ladies [Internet]. Sports Illustrated. 8 Mar 1965 [Cited 2012 Aug 23]. Available from:
  4. 4.
    Blocker JS. “Lewis, Diocletian.” [Internet]. American National Biography Online. Feb 2000 [Cited 2012 Mar 13]. Available from:
  5. 5.
    Vest EB. When Dio Lewis came to Dixon. J Illinois State Historical Society (1908–1984). 1947;40:298–312.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Women’s Christian Temperance Union: welcome to the WCTU [Internet]. 20 Oct 2011 [Cited 2012 Mar 13]. Available from:
  7. 7.
    Welch P. Dio Lewis’ Normal Institute for Physical Education. J Phys Educ Dance. 1994;65:29–31.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Leonard FE. The ‘new gymnastics’ of Dio Lewis (1860–1868). Am Phys Educ Rev. 1906;11:87–90.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Barney RK. A historical reinterpretation of the forces underlying the first state legislation for physical education in the public schools of the U.S. Res Q. 1973;44:357–9.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Barney RK. Adele Parot: Beacon of the Dioclesian Lewis School of Gymnastic Expression in the American West. Can J Hist Sport. 1974;5(2):63–75.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Higginson TW. Gymnastics. The Atlantic Monthly. 1861;March:300. Cited in Welch, 1994.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Levine J. Move a little: lose a lot. New York: Three Rivers Press; 2009.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Swedish massage [Internet]. Fine Balance Bodyworks 2008 [Cited 2012 Mar 13]. Available from:
  14. 14.
    Young S. The Taylor surname and homeopathy [Internet]. 2008 [Cited 2012 Mar 13]. Available from:
  15. 15.
    Rutkow IM. The history of surgery in the United States 1775–1900, vol. 1. San Francisco: Norman Publishing; 1988. p. 301.Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Taylor GH. Exposition of the Swedish Movement Cure. New York: S.R. Wells and Company; 1876. p. 29.Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Haller Jr JS. The history of American Homeopathy: the academic years, 1820–1935. New York: Pharmaceutical Products Press: The Haworth Press; 2005. p. 48.Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Editorial. Massage and methodical exercise. J Am Med Assoc. 1887;IX:529–31.Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Skandera-Trombley LE. Mark Twain in the company of women. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; 1994.Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    Slater L. The Taylor brothers bring massage to the USA [Internet]. 3 Apr 2011 [Cited 2012 Mar 14]. Available from:
  21. 21.
    Wershub LP. One hundred years of medical progress: a history of the New York Medical College, Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospitals. Springfield: Charles C. Thomas Publisher; 1967. p. 57.Google Scholar
  22. 22.
    Alumni notes. The Chironian. 1916;32:205.Google Scholar
  23. 23.
    Men and Books. Sir William Osler on full-time clinical teaching in medical schools. Can Med Assoc J. 1962;87:762–5.Google Scholar
  24. 24.
    Anonymous. Annual Report of the National Board of Health for the Year 1884. Washington: Government Printing Office; 1885. p. 13–4.Google Scholar
  25. 25.
    Jones R. Food safety and JHU’s Second President. [Internet]. E-Libris. Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. 18 Jun 2011 [Cited 2012 Jul 1]. Available from:
  26. 26.
    Merrill RA, Francer JK. Organizing federal food safety regulation. Seton Hall Law Rev. 2011;31:61–113.Google Scholar
  27. 27.
    Barbara Williams. Personal communication to author. 14 Sept 2011.Google Scholar
  28. 28.
    Fischer CC. President’s message: President John F. Kennedy’s health message to the congress. Pediatrics. 1962;30:157–8.Google Scholar
  29. 29.
    Hughes JG. American Academy of Pediatrics: the first fifty years. Evanston: American Academy of Pediatrics; 1980.Google Scholar
  30. 30.
    Fischer CC. Role of the physician in environmental pediatrics. New York: Landsberger Medical Books; 1960.Google Scholar
  31. 31.
    Raue CS, Fischer CC. The thymus gland in infancy. J Am Inst Homeopath. 1931;24:541–2.Google Scholar
  32. 32.
    Fischer CC. A study of the modern trend in infant feeding. J Am Inst Homeopath. 1931;24:1056–9.Google Scholar
  33. 33.
    Fischer CC. The bio-chemistry of disorders of children. J Am Inst Homeopath. 1936;29:76–8.Google Scholar
  34. 34.
    Eshman R. Stranger in the land. Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. 1981;Jan-Feb:20–3.Google Scholar
  35. 35.
    Steele VW. Charles Alexander Eastman, M, D. (Ohiyesa): a Sioux physician between two worlds. J West. 2007;46:40–9.Google Scholar
  36. 36.
    Milroy TW. A physician by the name of Ohiyesa. Minn Med. 1971;5:569–72.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  37. 37.
    Graves J. Ohiyesa. Bostonia. 1993;Spring:50–4.Google Scholar
  38. 38.
    Eyre JWH, Lowe CE. Prophylactic vaccinations against catarrhal affections of the respiratory tract. Lancet. 1918;2:484–7.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  39. 39.
    Eyre JWH, Lowe EC. Report upon the autumn influenza epidemic (1918) as it affected the N.Z.E.F. in the United Kingdom. Lancet. 1919;2:553–60.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  40. 40.
    Foreman L. Richard Arnell Obituary. [Internet]. The Independent. [Cited 2013 Apr 18]. Available from:
  41. 41.
    Obituary. E, Cronin Lowe, MBE, MB, BS. Br Med J. 1958;1:1126–7.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Davidson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

Personalised recommendations