Home Information Contents Search Links

Parson, Frederick T., M.D.

Frederick Templeton Parson, one of the best known practitioners of "vital magnetism" in the country, was born in England in 1830. He came to Canada as a boy, then went to Buffalo about 1850 or somewhat earlier, and was there educated. He practiced as a "magnetic physician" in that city until 1864, when he went to Brooklyn and there continued his practice until his death of "nervous exhaustion" after a year's lingering illness, July 22, 1895. He left a wife, four sons, and three daughters, and was buried in Greenwood cemetery, Brooklyn.

Parson's "Vital Magnetism" was first published in pamphlet form by C. P. Thorne & Co., New York, in 1875. It was reprinted in enlarged form by Adams, Victor & Co. as a special cloth-bound book in 1877.

REFERENCES: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 24, 1895, 2. Index Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, U. S. Army, first series, X, 1889, 526 (lists the pamphlet noted above); Allibone, Supplement, II, 1891, 1213 (lists only the Adams, Victor & Co. item).

Special publication. Vital Magnetism.

   Go BACK to where you came from