Hartmann says: Of the life of Hartlaub, Sr.,* though I was more intimate with him than with Caspari, I can say still less :
his brother is still living, a true friend and advocate of Homoeopathy, who can easily supply the deficiency of my narrative.
He was Caspari’ s most intimate friend, and I have learned from his own lips that their conversation turned chiefly upon Homoeopathy and the manner of advancing its interests.
My opinion cannot be taken as decisive, since I was little acquainted with Caspari, yet it seemed to me that Hartlaub was a still more capable man than Caspari, at least his works bear a more decided impress of originality, and manifest more of that power of production, which seems wanting, or at least doubtful, in the works of Caspari.
In 1829 Hartlaub left Leipsic in consequence of an invitation from Counsellor Muhlenbein to take up his residence at Brunswick and assist the Counsellor in his extensive practice, to which he could no longer attend on account of the infirmities of advancing years. I cannot think that he was very happy in his new residence, at least the contrary was currently reported, and one might easily suppose that such would have been the
case from Muhlenbein’s imperious temper, which was often manifested with great rudeness. He died, if I mistake not, of a nervous fever — many years before Muhlenbein — much too soon for science, which deeply deplored its loss.
Rapou says : Hartlaub was the most prolific writer of our school. His works, less rich in theoretic dissertations than those of Caspari, embrace more regarding practical medicine.
He applied himself at first in arranging our pathogeneses in a practical form, and formed a judicious summary and methodical classification of the phenomena. This manner of labor in which Weber, Ruckert, Boenninghausen and Jahr later won great renown, was a source of great honor to this practitioner of Leipsic.
Notwithstanding his feeble constitution, his failing health and his short existence (he died young), he gave to our literature many extended works, the labor on which would seem to have required a long life or the concurrence of a society of savants.
About 1830 Hartlaub left Leipsic to settle at Dresden near his ancient colleague, Dr. Trinks, and with him commenced to edit a clinical journal. This journal appeared in 1830 under the title: ” Annals of the Homoeopathic Clinic.”
His aim was to contribute to perfecting our method by publishing constantly observations in detail on the treatment of many varieties of disease ; it was to complete, to verify, the pathogenesis by means of the clinic, and to fix the new medicine on a firmer and surer basis. These Annals were published till 1834, at which time Hartlaub was called to attend the Duke of Brunswick. They were continued by the Silesian Homoeopathic Society under the title: ” Praktische Beitrage,” till the year 1840, covering a period of ten years and offering to practitioners a valuable col-
lection of results from clinical lessons.
Hartlaub died at Brunswick. Rapou says that Carl Preu, of Nuremberg, who was the first to prove the effects of the mineral waters on the healthy body, about 1826 interested Hartlaub also in these experiments.
Nonnulla de venaesectionis in organismum universum vi, et in curau da
niminatim inflammatione usu. Lipsiae. Voss. 1S24.
Short Treatise on the Homoeopathic Method of Cure. Prepared for the
Laity. Leipsic. Focke. 1829.
The Education of Children. A Word to Parents and Teachers. Leipsic.
The Same. Second edition, with title: The Homoeopathic Physician for
Children. Leipsic. Volckmar. 1S33.
The Art of Preserving Health and of Prolonging the Life. Leipsic. Woller.
1830. Second edition, 1S33.
Tabular Lists for Practical Medicine according to the Principles of Homoe-
opathy. Large folio. Leipsic. Leo. 1829.
HARTLAUB, AND TRINKS (c. F. G)
Annals of the Homoeopathic Clinic, ist year. 1830. 2 nos. Leipsic. Fr. Fleischer.
The Same. 2d year, 1831 — 2 nos. 3d year, 1832 — 4 uos. 4th year, 1833 — 4 nos.
Pure Materia Medica. 3 vols. Leipsic. Brockhaus. 1S2S-31.
Systematic Effects of the Pure Effects of Medicine for the Practical Use of
Homoeopathic Physicians. Leipsic. Baumgartner. 1825-28. 6 vols.
Systematic Presentation of the Antipsoric Remedies in their Pure Effects.
3 vols. Also under the title: Systematic Presentation of- the Pure
Effects of Medicines, for the practical use of Homoeopathic Physicians. Dresden. Arnold. 1829-30. 7-9 vols.
Principles of the New Healing Method Agreeing with Nature, called Homoeopathy. Leipsic Kuenzel. 1834.
Catechism of Homoeopathy. Leipsic. Baumgartner. 1824. 3d edition,
1S29. 4th edition, 1834.
The Pioneers of Homeopathy
Thomas Lindsley Bradford. M. D