Through faith in the Jehovah-God, Dr. Frederica E. Gladwin on May 7th, 1931 passed from this life, limited by the physical, into the unlimited, infinite life.
Born of Puritan ancestry and reared in a Christian home, Dr.Gladwin possessed the qualities which lead to success. Her education in the New England public schools was followed by some years of teaching in the high school of Chester, Pennsylvania; during her last years there she began her direct preparation for the study of medicine under DR.Franklin Powel. Handicapped by a physical barrier, which to many would have spelled discouragement, Dr.Gladwin moved quietly and bravely on, graduating in medicine from the University of Missouri. After returning to Pennsylvania, she spent some months in Chester and Newtown and finally located in Philadelphia where she remained until the completion of her life-work.
Under the teaching of Dr. James Tyler Kent, she continued her study in the philosophy of medicine and the homoeopathic materia, medica, being one of the first students to be graduated from the Philadelphia Post- Graduate School of Homoeopathy. After graduation her services were freely given to the school, serving as clinician and professor of childrens disease until the removal of the school to Chicago. Since that time she has continued to write on repertory work, homoeopathic philosophy and materia medica and to teach in the summer school of the American Foundation for Homoeopathy.
Dr. Gladwin loved her work and gave herself unstintingly to her patients. Her patients testify to her faithful service and sacrifice on their behalf. Only four weeks before the home-call she was in her office. During the days in which she was confined to bed her message repeatedly was, “Tell the members of the International Hahnemannian Association and of the American Foundation for Homoeopathy to be true to God, to homoeopathy and to one another.”.
Bravely did she live and bravely did she die. With bowed heads and uplifted hearts may we press on to carry on the work so loved by her and to which she gave her life.- MARGARET LEWIS.