On June 21, 1900, a monument of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) , German physician and founder of homeopathy, was dedicated and presented to the US by the American Institute of Homeopathy. It is located on Scott Circle, in Washington, DC.
On that day a crowd assembled for the event. After the ceremony, the veil covering the statue was drawn aside by Misses Sarah and Rachel McClelland, daughters of Dr. McClelland, and Miss Katherine Custis, daughter of Dr. Custis, when the figure of Hahnemann, in bronze, was revealed in its imposing majesty, and when, amid the inspiriting strains of the Marine Band playing “America,” President McKinley and the other distinguished guests rose to their feet, and with demonstrations of delight saluted the beautiful work of art that appeared to their admiring gaze.
ODE BY DR. HELMUTH OF NY
When the excitement had subsided, Dr. William Tod Helmuth of New York, the poet of the occasion, was introduced, who, in a prelude, informed the company that the poem which he would deliver contained references to the great discoveries made in the nineteenth century, and also a tribute to the memory of Hahnemann. The poem is as follows:
ODE TO HAHNEMANN
By Dr. Helmuth
Homeopathy International, Historic Sketch of the Monument Erected in Washington City to the Honor of Samuel Hahnemann, Compiled by Rev. B. F. Bittenger, D.D., Presented by Sylvain Cazalet
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