|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1833|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1876|
Amatus Robbins Burritt, M. D., of Huntsville, Ala., was born near Springfield, Illinois, April 19, 1833, and is the son of Dr. Alexander H. Burritt, one of the pioneers of homopathy.
Seeing in the son what he believed to be a peculiar fitness for the study of medicine, he early directed his attention to that profession ; and by familiar converse and explanation upon subjects suited to his youthful comprehension laid the foundation of a thorough knowledge of his profession, and greatly encouraged the spirit of investigation which has characterized the man.
Though entering upon his studies at a very early age, he brought to the work a knowledge of general principles, and the results of observations obtained through his father's practice as rare as they were invaluable to the young student. He received his medical education at Cleveland, O., and graduated from the Western Homopathic College, in 1853. Soon afterward he located in Huntsville, Ala., where he became associated with Dr. Richard Angell, who had for some years been established There.
In 1866, he married Miss Mary K. Robinson, by whom he has now a son and a daughter.
Soon after Dr. Burritt located in Huntsville, a severe epidemic of scarlatina of a very malignant type occurred in that place ; and his remarkable success in its treatment secured him at once a large practice and an extensive reputation ; and made the homopathic system of treatment very popular in that vicinity.
Although at first Dr. Burritt met with considerable opposition, his undeniable success as a practitioner, and his suave and gentlemanly demeanor has created for him a friendly regard even among his opponents, many of whom have been led by his successful practice to greatly modify their treatment of disease.
He is the author of some original methods of medical and surgical treatment in diseases of women, which are worthy of record, and we hope that when the doctor lays aside the more arduous and engrossing ditties of his large and ever increasing practice, he will employ the medium of the pen for the still wider benefit of suffering humanity.
The chief element of his remarkable success lies probably in what might be called an intuitive perception of disease. He rarely fails in a diagnosis. An intricate case is his delight ; and he has unraveled many which have baffled some of the best physicians in the land.
But it is upon his well earned merits as an obstetrician that the largest measure of his fame will finally rest. Few, if any, practitioners even of this advanced day excel him in exhaustive research into, and an almost perfect knowledge of this difficult and often neglected branch of the profession. Being fertile in resource, prompt in action, and daring, though cautious in treatment, he is always reliable in an emergency. Uniting an unusual delicacy with the utmost firmness and self-possession, he is peculiarly adapted to this important work.
Possessing a genial manner, an irresistible humor, and an ardent devotion to friends, he is deservedly popular in the social circle. Without the aid of party, church, or clique, he has achieved for himself a proud position among his compeers, and a reputation destined to widen with the years.
To such men as Dr. Burritt the homopathic fraternity are greatly indebted for the increasing confidence and respect with which they are regarded by the public.
Source : Cleave's Biographical Cyclopędia of Homopathic Physicians and Surgeons By Egbert Cleave
Copyright © Sylvain Cazalet 2002
Alexander Hamilton Burritt (1805 - 1877)
Nancy Coe Burritt (1810 - 1889)
Mary King Robinson Burritt (1844 - 1923)*
Carrie Boardman Burritt Matthews (1867 - 1903)*
William Henry Burritt (1869 - 1955)*
Amatus Robbins Burritt (1833 - 1876)
Ely E. Burritt (1836 - 1927)*
Julia Ann Burritt Gary (1841 - 1909)*
Myra M. Burritt Wilson (1848 - 1913)**
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