William Boericke, M.D.
William Boericke, M.D., homeopathist, has been for the past twenty years a resident of California, most of which time has been passed in San Francisco. He was born in Austria, in 1849, and received his primary education in the public schools of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he graduated in 1863. He then engaged in the homeopathic pharmaceutic business with the celebrated firm of Boericke & Tafel, in Philadelphia. In 1870 he came to San Francisco and opened for them a branch pharmacy in this city. In 1876 he returned to Philadelphia, and entered the Hahnemann Medical College, where he was graduated in 1880. After two years' study in Europe, he engaged in the practice of his profession, which he has continued since that time. Dr. Boericke was one of the incorporators of the Hahnemann College, of San Francisco, and for four years was professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics. He is a member of the California State Homeopathic Society, and of the American Institute of Homeopathy. He was also the founder of the California Homeopath , which he established in 1882, and has been its editor since its incorporation. Dr. Boericke is, and has been from its organization, one of the board of trustees of Hahnemann Hospital College.
He was married in San Francisco, in 1883, to Miss Kate W. Fay, daughter of the late Caleb T. Fay, an old pioneer, and at one time a prominent commission merchant of San Francisco. They have four children.
Transcribed 9-4-04 Marilyn R. Pankey
Source: "The Bay of San Francisco," Vol. 1, page 490-491, Lewis Publishing Co, 1892.
© 2004 Marilyn R. Pankey.
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