Thompson, Samuel

Thompson, Samuel

(1769–1843) holistic physician; born in Alstead, N.H. Lame from birth, son of a farmer, he preferred studying the curative powers of plants to working on the farm. With minimal formal education, he developed a theory of disease and a curative process (relying on such plants as lobelia and cayenne pepper) which he patented in 1813 and 1823. Author of Learned Quackery Exposed (1824), he franchised his system and fought litigious attacks from old-school physicians. Although his knowledge was flawed, he anticipated certain modern theories of health and medicine.
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TEAM From left, Vicki Oliver, Sharon Thatcher, John Hyslop, Gill Thompson, Samuel Gibson, Alison Bellew and Claire Whitfield of Strutt & Parker''s Morpeth branch
ST CUTHBERTS (from): Connor Slomski, Connor Brumwell, George Wilson, Nathan Ray, Jack Williams, Dylan Thompson, Samuel Ajayi, Adam Laidler, Reece Young, Paul Moody, Kane Holford, Daniel Mills, Crag Barker, Matthew Elesender, Brendan Dowling.
Co-producers, Michael Flannigan, John Thompson, Samuel Hadida, Marsha Oglesby, Jochen Kamlak, Gerd Koechlin, Manfred Held.
Aston Villa (from): James, Ehiogu, Southgate, Barry, Delaney, Stone, Boateng, Hendrie, Merson, Wright, Joachim, Dublin, Carbone, Watson, Thompson, Samuel, Ghrayib, Enckleman.
SUBSTITUTES: Ehiogu, 5; Vassell, 5; Thompson, Samuel, Enckelman.