Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Lippe, Adolph

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LIPPE, Adolph, physician, b. near Goerlitz, Prussia, 11 May, 1812; d. in Philadelphia, 23 Jan., 1888. His parents were Count Ludwig and Countess Augusta of the celebrated Dur Lippe family of Germany. Adolph was educated at Berlin for the bar, but came to this country in 1837, and was graduated at the Homœopathic medical college at Allentown, Pa., in 1841. He removed to Pottsville, thence to Carlisle, where he remained six years, and was successful in his treatment of the epidemics that prevailed in Cumberland valley. He then settled in Philadelphia, where from 1863 till 1868 he filled the chair of materia medica in the Homœopathic medical college of Pennsylvania, and devoted the best years of his life to establishing the claims of his school of medicine in this country, augmenting and improving its materia medica. Besides some essays and treatises from the French, German, and Italian which are now standard, Dr. Lippe was the author of a “Comparative Materia Medica” (Philadelphia, 1854) and a “Text-Book of Materia Medica” (1866).