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Baunscheidt's Lebenswecker

A Carl Baunscheidt (1809-1873) 'Lebenswecker' with a copy of the handbook on 'Baunscheidtismus' (1869 edition), his method of curing illnesses of all sorts, and a partially filled bottle of 'Oleum Baunscheidtii.' Together they form a kit of homeopathic medicine that was very popular in nineteenth century Germany and had a sizeable following among German emigrants in Australia and especially the USA.

 

see here for more detail on the history of the instrument..

 

A Baunscheidt Homeopathic Medicine Kit in the Jindera Pioneer Museum. Studies in German Colonial Heritage (ISSN 1834-7797) nº 4, pp. 1-88 ( csusap.csu.edu.au/~dspennem/SGCH/SGCH004.pdf )

 

© 2007 Dirk HR Spennemann, All Rights Reserved

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Taken on May 8, 2007