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The Practice of Medicine on Thomsonian Principles,J W Comfort, Revised & Enlarged Edition, Philadelphia,1850 Leather bound

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THOMSON, Samuel (b 1769) Born in New England and self-educated on his family’s farm where he learned about plants by experimenting on himself and his friends. He proclaimed that the disease was due to excess cold in the body and created the of  Thomsonian cult. He was tried on 20 December 1809 in USA for questionable methods of treatment but found not guilty. He formulated Thomson’s remedies and patented them for various maladies.