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Portrait of William Tod Helmuth, M.D., LL.D, 1833-1902

Portrait of William Helmuth, M.D., LL.D

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Source: History of Homeopathy, volume 4.


Source: The Forty-Third Annual Announcement of the Educational Department at the New York Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Session of 1902-1903.


William Tod Helmuth, M.D., LL.D. was the longtime chair of surgery at New York Medical College. He served as Dean of the College from 1893 to 1902.

Life and Education

Birth:  October 30, 1833, Philadelphia, PA
Death:  May 15, 1902, New York, NY


  • B.A., St. Timothy's College (Baltimore, MD), 1850
  • M.D., Homeopathic Medical College of Philadelphia, 1853
  • LL.D., Yale University, 1888

Additional Biographical Information

At New York Medical College:

  • Dean of the Faculty, 1893-1902
  • Member, Board of Trustees, 1891-1902
  • Chair and Professor of Surgery, 1870-1902

Additional Biographical Information:

  • Published Helmuth's System of Surgery, 1879
  • Co-founder & Chair of Anatomy, Medical College of Missouri, 1859
  • Organizer, St. Louis College of Homoeopathic Physicians and Surgeons, 186


Selected Bibliography (Literary Works)

  • Arts in St. Louis (1864)
  • Medical Pomposity, or the Doctor's Dream: A Satire (Detroit: Dr. Lodge's Homeopathic Pharmacy, 1866)
  • "Scratches" of a Surgeon (Chicago: William A. Chatterton and Company, 1879)
  • A Steamer Book! A Picturesque Account of a City on the Sea, Being the Daily Life on a Steamer of a Trans-Atlantic Seeker after Health, Recreation and Rest (New York: G.W. Carlton and Company, 1880)
  • Humanity: A Vision - A Reality (New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1887)

Works by William Tod Helmuth