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Dr Alexander Hamilton Burritt

1805 - 1877

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Dr. Alexander Hamilton Burritt, M.D. He was born at Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, on April 17th, 1805. He studied medicine with his father prior to attending college. He was an 1827 graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons and practiced medicine for 11 years as an allopathic practitioner.

In 1832, he left Troy, New York locating in first in Carrollton, Illinois and the following year in Jerseyville, Illinois being among the first settlers of that town. He practiced medicine here until 1836, when he moved to an 80 acre farm in Greene County, Illinois. It was here that he helped his mother and step-father, John Adams and Mehitable/Mabel Stratton Burritt-Adams, relocate and settle into their new life in Jacksonville, Illinois.

In 1838 he left Illinois, and he became a student of his distinguished cousin, Dr. John Franklin Gray (1802-1882) of New York City for two years of study of the principles and practice of homoeopathy. After completing his studies in 1840, he moved to Pennsylvania and was the pioneer in Crawford County, where he devoted himself to the study of homoeopathy. He also practiced at Conneautville, Ohio and then went to Burton, Ohio in 1840, being the pioneer homoeopathic Physician in northern Ohio. He was a founder of the Western Homeopathic College in Cleveland, Ohio and received an appointment from the trustees of the College to the chair of the Obstetrics Department. He resigned his professorship in 1854 due to his health and removed to Canandaigua, New York and from there to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he became one of the leading physicians of the South.

During the war he was active in the interests of the Confederacy. It was said that he was a man of great ability as a practitioner and Physician as well as a writer. He died at home located at 63 Bourbon Street, New Orleans of paralysis on October 9th, 1877.

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