Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Pulte, Joseph Hippolyt

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PULTE, Joseph Hippolyt, physician, b. in Meschede, Westphalia, Germany, 6 Oct., 1811; d. in Cincinnati, Ohio, 24 Feb., 1884. He was educated in the gymnasium of Söst and received his medical degree at the University of Hamburg. He followed his brother, Dr. Hermann Pulte, to this country in 1834, and practised in Cherrytown, Pa., but became a convert to homoeopathy, and took an active interest in forming the homœopathic academy in Allentown, Pa., which was closed in 1840. He then removed to Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1844 he founded, with others, the American institute of homœopathy in New York city, and in 1872 he established in Cincinnati the medical college that bears his name, where he was professor of the science of clinical medicine. In 1852 he was made professor of the same branch at the Homœopathic college of Cleveland, and he served as professor of obstetrics in 1853-'5. He contributed to various homœopathic journals, was an editor of the “American Magazine of Homœopathy and Hydropathy” in 1852-'4, and of the “Quarterly Homœopathic Magazine” in 1854; edited Teste's “Diseases of Children,” translated by Emma H. Cote (2d ed., Cincinnati, 1857); and was the author of “Organon der Weltgeschichte” (Cincinnati, 1846; English ed., 1859); “The Homœopathic Domestic Physician” (1850); “A Reply to Dr. Metcalf” (1851); “The Science of Medicine” (Cleveland, 1852); “The Woman's Medical Guide” (Cincinnati, 1853); and “Civilization and its Heroes: an Oration” (1855).