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Thomsonianism

Naturopathy
A healthcare movement founded by Samuel Thomson, which was an early form of naturopathy popular in the US in the early 1800s. Thomsonians were at variance with the physicians of the day who, in the pre-germ-theory period of medicine, relied on bleeding, blistering and purging to treat patients.
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SRINIVAS GOVINDARAJULU *, VIVEK LAL *, SAMUEL THOMSON SUGUMARAN DAVIDSON *, THIRUMUGAM MUTHUVEL *, SHIBU GEORGE * & KANAGASABAPATHY VAIKUNDANATHAN *
(4) See Jennifer Orr ed., The Correspondence of Samuel Thomson (1766-1816) (Dublin: Four Court Press, 2012), p.
(16) Other more recent, and more specific, scholarly discussions of Ulster-Scots topographical poetry include Jennifer Orr, '"In Costume Scotch o'er Bog and Park, My Hame-Bred Muse delighted Plays': Samuel Thomson's Poetic Fashioning of the Ulster Landscape", Scottish Titerary Review, 2:1 (2010).
(70) Other major Romantic-era exponents of Ulster-Scots cotter, or cottier, poems include Samuel Thomson, Sarah Leech, Robert Huddleston and David Herbison.
JENNIFER ORR'S edition of the correspondence received by Ulster poet Samuel Thomson between 1791 and his death in 1816 is an important contribution to the ongoing revision of our understanding of Irish and Scottish literary and cultural history and of the Romantic period.
The edition includes 96 Letters organized by author, with the earliest letter from each of his 27 correspondents determining the 1791-1815 chronology, and a "Miscellany in Samuel Thomson's own hand" in which Orr transcribes notes and almost 50 poems by Thomson and others in the Samuel Thomson manuscripts at Trinity College, Dublin.
The Correspondence of Samuel Thomson (1766-1816), edited by Jennifer Orr, contains no letters in Thomson's own hand but rather consists of letters addressed to Thomson at his home in Crambo Cave, near Templepatrick in County Antrim.
The Correspondence of Samuel Thomson demonstrates the importance of publishing archival correspondence and these letters demand a fuller literary examination in order to thoroughly comprehend the significance of Thomson, his literary coterie and the development of Ulster Scots literature; Jennifer Orr has enabled this analysis to now take place.
After a rigorous selection process the candidates selected were three electrical apprentices, Martin McManus, Richard Alderson, and Cliff Bowstead and two mechanical apprentices, Samuel Thomson and Robert Marley.