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Dr Frederic Hervey Foster Quin
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Birth: Feb. 12, 1799
Greater London, England
Death: Nov. 24, 1878
Greater London, England

Founder of the British Homeopathic Society

There is some evidence that Dr. Quin was the illegitimate son of Valentine Richard Quin, 1st Earl of Dunraven, and Lady Elizabeth Foster, later Duchess of Devonshire.

He was the first homeopathic physician in England, and a graduate of Edinburgh University. In 1820, he went to Rome to be the travelling physician to the Duchess of Devonshire and treated her during her final illness in 1824.

He practiced in Naples, and eventually met Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha (later King Leopold of the Belgians), and agreed to be his family's physician in England.

Later he practiced in Paris and Moravia, where he contracted and recovered from cholera. He finally settled in London in 1832 and introduced homeopathic medicine to England, founding the British Homeopathic Society in 1844. In 1845, he became a medical attendant to the Duchess of Cambridge.

Frederic was popular in London society and had many influential friends such as, Charles Dickens and William Thackeray.

But he greatly suffered from asthma and it lead to his death at the age of 78. He never married and was buried at Kensal Green on 28 November 1878.
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  Valentine Richard Quin (1752 - 1824)
Kensal Green Cemetery
Kensal Green
London Borough of Brent
Greater London, England
Created by: A. I. Zimmer
Record added: Nov 12, 2011
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Dr Frederic Hervey Foster Quin
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