Hahnemann’s Second Marriage

On my next visit in october, 1836, he stated his inability to obtain, or give himself, pecuniary aid, but he would send us his life-size marble statue then just in course of sculpture by the famous sculptor David in paris. He kept his word, but by shipwreck the statue was lost. On my departure he implored God’s blessing to our enterprise, and madame, with a parting kiss, jointed with the imploration that the good work begun might prosper and spread like the Christian religion all over the world.



Hahnemann to Dr. Hering of Philadelphia:

Dearest and keenest further of our Science,

Apparently through some bad stroke of luck both my letters addressed to you were lost and did not reach your hands. In the first one I thanked you for having elected me Honorary President of the Hahnemann Society of Philadelphia and for the Diploma of Honour which was sent to me, The second letter contained a detailed description of my unpleasant connection with the German Homoeopaths. the first letter was sent through the Prussian post-office of Hamburg; the second through the ‘Homoeopath” of Bremenlehe. I have come actually much closer in touch with you through the regular and sure connection via Havre.

I am now in Paris where I shall probably settle. My second incomparable wife, Marie Melanie d. Hervilly, who is a model of scientific and artistic achievements and industry, a nd who is endowed with a noble heart and clear intelligence, loves me immeasurably, and makes a heaven of earth. In her youth she was very much esteemed and valued by the intellectual society here; were we marked at Cothen on January 18th, 1835, and have been living in Paris since 25th June, 1835. She has already acquired much skill in our divine science of healing through her diligence and has already achieved many brilliant cures in chronic disease among poor patients all this has made me ten years younger and never re-marrying. My Melanie senses all my wishes and acquirements without awaiting a hint from me. She is angel in human from

I study very little at present, a s I have scant leisure for racing.

I am very glad to hear of your fine Institute, the Homoeopathic Academy of Allentown. You have already surpassed at we can produce in this respect in Europe. Your journal, the ‘Correspondence Blatter,” which you were to kind as to send me is very practical and written in excellent spirit. But you must see that your colleagues write good German. Abbreviations have their limits. it is not possible to leave out the necessary articles and prepositions. That the Academy is German and is to remain German is patriotic and certainly of advantage to the science, because it was born on German soil and we can count upon it that from these amplifications and additions will come forth as soon as the deliberate fooleries, which now distort it and which have their origin in shameless ignorance, vanity and laziness, have been put in the pillory for their shallowness and futility.

I hope that you may find a capable man for your hospital who will gather the students round him when he visits his patients, and who dictates, in their presence, his notes to the assistant, and later on also notes alternations in the condition of the patients at subsequent visits, and then will give a lecture about it which shall last from one to two hours.

I would advise you not to undertake any dissections on the bodies of allopathic patients in order to obtain pathological preparations, as these would only show the results of incorrect medical treatment. the dissection of bodies of persons who died from natural diseases without much medical treatment is the only one which can be instructive.

Richard Haehl
Richard M Haehl 1873 - 1932 MD, a German orthodox physician from Stuttgart and Kirchheim who converted to homeopathy, travelled to America to study homeopathy at the Hahnemann College of Philadelphia, to become the biographer of Samuel Hahnemann, and the Secretary of the German Homeopathic Society, the Hahnemannia.

Richard Haehl was also an editor and publisher of the homeopathic journal Allgemcine, and other homeopathic publications.

Haehl was responsible for saving many of the valuable artifacts of Samuel Hahnemann and retrieving the 6th edition of the Organon and publishing it in 1921.
Richard Haehl was the author of - Life and Work of Samuel Hahnemann